Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Characterization of Novel Neurodegenerative Genes Implicated in Mitochondrial Dynamics, Alexander J. Abrams

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A Novel Stacking Method for Multi-label Classification, Abdulaziz Alali

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Preschool Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Science, Alexandra D. Alexander

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Spirituality and Scottish Identity in Selected Works of James MacMillan, Bethany L. Alvey

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Cognitive Complexity in Carnivora: The Evolutionary Link between Social Complexity and Cognitive Complexity, Natalia D. Borrego

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Critical Flow Analysis and Understanding of Automotive Exhaust Ports, Kevin Boutsen

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A History and Performance Guide of A Concerto for Trumpet and Chamber Ensemble: Fanfares for the Apocalypse By Ken Ueno, Philippe P. Brunet

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On Geometric Problems Involving Schwarzschild Manifolds, Armando J. Cabrera Pacheco

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Foundational Evidence towards HIF-2α Mediated Translation as a Therapeutic Target in Glioblastoma Multiforme, Steven Carlsson

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The Analysis of Salidas and Romanzas in Cuban Zarzuela, Raquel Castaneda Rubi

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An Investigation of The New High Efficiency 3 Cylinders Internal Combustion Engine, Shanghua Chen

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The Spatial Structure of Unified Consciousness, Bartlomiej Chomanski

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Pianistic Mastery of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition: Developing Associative Thinking through Analysis of Musical Texture, Ana Cristea

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A Selected Review of Prevention and Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Performance-Related Injuries Common Among Oboists, Sara L. Diehl

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Garden Cities of the Americas: Greenbelt and El Palomar, a Comparative Case Study on the Model's Translation to the American Continents, Maria G. Dines

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The Role of Gene Co-option in the Evolution of Sap-Feeding Insect Endosymbioses (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Rebecca P. Duncan

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A History and Discography of the Oboe in Jazz, Kimberly K. Everett Ganong

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From the Five-Key Flute to the Boehm Flute: Exploring Structural Differences and Recreating Idiomatic Performance Practices in Cuban Charanga-Based Genres., Ernesto Fernandez

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The Impacts of Bycatch from the Atlantic Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishery on Ecosystem Structure and Function, Francesca C. Forrestal

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Autonomous Brain-Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation for Grasp and Release in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury, Katie Gant

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Contemporary Strategies for Fundamental Development: Utilizing Extended Techniques to Advance Foundational Trumpet Methodology, Cameron Lee Ghahremani

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Applying World Music Pedagogy Techniques in the Intermediate String Orchestra: A Curriculum for the Study and Performance of Latin American Folk Music, Sarah Gongaware

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Part 1: Lagrangian Coherent Structures in a Coastal Upwelling Envirnonment; Part 2: Near-Inertial Oscillations in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Matthew K. Gough

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Media Framing and Health Policy: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Editorial Coverage of the Affordable Care Act, Alison B. Hebert

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Psychosocial Predictors of Depression and Medication Adherence in People Living with HIV, Sarah M. Henry

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Physiological Downstream Consequences and Tradeoffs Associated with CO2 Compensation in Marine Fish, Rachael M. Heuer

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The Unrealized Potential of the Alto Clarinet: Introducing the Unique Aspects of Alto Clarinet to Contemporary Composers, Inhyung Hwang

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Prediction and Predictability of North American Seasonal Climate Variability, Johnna M. Infanti

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LIN28/let-7 Axis as a Regulator of Myocardial Ischemic Injury, Shaurya Joshi

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Reduced Surrogate Light Chain in Old B Cell Precursors Compromises B Lymphopoiesis and Increases B Cell Reactivity to Common Self Antigens, Kelly M. Khomtchouk

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Investigating the Inter-relationship between Mind Wandering and Working Memory: Expanding upon the Executive-Resource Account of Mind Wandering, Marissa Krimsky

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Sparse Model Learning for Identifying Nucleotide Motifs and Inferring Genotype and Phenotype Associations, Indika Priyantha Kuruppu Appuhamilage

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ENSO Predictability, Sarah M. Larson

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Coupling Between Nutrient Availability and Thyroid Hormone Activation, Lattoya Josephine Lartey

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Proactive or Predetermined?: Contextualizing Color-Blind Policing Practices in New York City, Rachel E. Lautenschlager

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BRAF Inhibitor (Vemurafenib) Resistance Confers Sensitivity to Arginine Deprivation in Melanoma, Ying-Ying Li

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Thermodynamic and Kinetic Investigation of Oxygen Atom Transfer to Phosphines, Metal Phosphido and Vanadium (III) Complexes: Mechanistic Differences and Effect of Axial Base Coordination on Metal Chalcogen Bonds., Subhojit Majumdar

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LFDA: A Probabilistic Graphical Model for the Study of Excitation Emission Matrices, Oscar Luis Martinez

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Objective Measurement of Head Movement in Autism, Katherine B. Martin

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Predicting Anxiety Using Measures of Negative Interpretation Bias in Clinically Anxious Youth: a Pilot Study, Jamie A. Mash

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Development of a Rubric for Collegiate Jazz Improvisation Performance Assessment, Kendall R. Moore

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Complex Resistivity Spectra in Relation to Multiscale Pore Geometry in Carbonates and Mixed-Siliciclastic Rocks, Jan H. Norbisrath

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The Tropical Cyclone Response to Structural and Temporal Variability in the Environmental Wind Profile, Matthew J. Onderlinde

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Balkanophonia, Mirjana Petrovic

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Synthesis and Optical Properties of Novel Turn-On, Fluorescent Nuclear Stains with Live Cell Compatability, Demar R. G. Pitter

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An Alternative Method for Evaluating the Risks Resulting from the Use of Procedures, Gregory T. Praino

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Mediating Prostate Cancer Metastasis Through the MicroRNA Cluster MiR-23b/-27b, Meghan A. Rice

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Coach Contact During a Brief Online Intervention for Distressed Couples, McKenzie K. Roddy

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Alternative Splicing of Drosophila Nmnat: A Neuronal Self-protection Mechanism, Kai Ruan

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Observations and Modeling of Exchange and Residence Time in Tidal Inlets, Patrick F. Rynne

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Memories That Won't Desert. Transnational Legacies of Francoism and the Spanish Civil War in 21st Century Novel, Comic and Film., Julie Samit

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Evolutionary Consequences of Recent Secondary Contact Between Myzomela Honeyeaters, Jason M. Sardell

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The Contribution of Cancer Associated Fibroblasts in Breast Cancer Progression, Sanket H. Shah

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Cultivating Hybridity: An Interdisciplinary Philosophy of Applied Tuba Instruction, Immanuel Claude Shuford

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Comparative Properties of Stromal Cells and Their Role in Tissue Regeneration, Santhosh Kumar Sivajothi

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The Rise and Development of Contemporary European Big Band Writing: An Analysis of Composers Peter Herbolzheimer, George Gruntz, Kenny Wheeler, Helge Sunde, and Florian Ross, Russell A. Spiegel

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In His Own Words: The Choral Music of Eric Whitacre from 1991-2004, Phillip A. Swan

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Role of DEAD-Box Protein DDX28 in Human Mitochondrial Ribosome Biogenesis, Ya-Ting Tu

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Reviving the Body, Rina M. Tzinman

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Social Metaperception in High Functioning Adolescents with Autism, Lauren V. Usher

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Analysis of Region-Specific Transcriptomic Changes in the Autistic Brain, Dmitry Velmeshev

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Maturation and Transplantation of Retinal Ganglion Cells, Praseeda Venugopalan

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Hearing What You See: A Case for the Use of Ancillary Gesture in Individual Percussion Performance, Tyson J. Voigt

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Plant Interactions Across Common Mycorrhizal Networks, Joanna Weremijewicz

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Plasticity and Ontogeny in Dynamic Environments: A Case Study of Two Neotropical Understory Herbs, Andrea C. Westerband

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China's Strategic Partnerships in Latin America: Case Studies of China's Oil Diplomacy in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, 1991 to 2015, Yanran Xu

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Impacts of Disrupting Early Motor Behaviors on Spatial and Temporal Patterning of Synapses in Zebrafish Spinal Cord, Qing Yan

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Numerical Modeling of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Repair, Qiaoqiao Zhu

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Masters of Return: Traveling Between Homelands in Contemporary Jewish American and Cuban American Fiction, Izabela Zieba

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Learnable Knowledge for Autonomous Agents, Saminda W. Abeyruwan

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Early Summer Rains and Their Mid-Summer Cessation Over the Caribbean: Dynamics, Predictability, and Applications., Theodore L. Allen

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Predictors of Treatment Integrity in an Adherence Intervention Delivered by Multidisciplinary Healthcare Providers, Adrianne N. Alpern

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Factors Influencing Hispanic Male Student Sense of Belonging and Achievement Outcomes at a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Stephanie Alvarez

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Development of Virtual Air/Water Flow Meters Using Fan / Pump Head and Motor Power, Esber Andiroglu

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Study of the Role of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) and Circulating Cellular Microenvironment Components in Metastasis Formation and their Clinical Value, Zheng Ao

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Outcomes in Patients with Degenerative vs. Non-Degenerative Meniscus Tears, Eryn K. Apanovitch

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"The Eurasian Union: Do Not Count Your Member States Before They Are Hatched.", Lilia Arakelyan

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Automated Theorem Proving by Translation to Description Logic, Negin Arhami

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Forging an Anonymous Voice in the Spanish-Language Mass Media of the United States, Hannah Artman

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Utilizing the Agarophyte (Gracilaria tikvahiae) as a Biofilter for the Bioremediation of Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) Nitrogenous Effluents in Flow-through Aquaculture Systems, Neal Asthana

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Clumped Isotope Signals of Biogenic and Non-biogenic Carbonates, Deniz Atasoy

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Smoke Screens or Transparency? The Analysis of Cuban Military Trial 1A from 1989, Ariela M. Atwell

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Forward-Scan 2-D Sonar Image Formation and 3-D Reconstruction, Murat D. Aykin

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The Interactive Effects of Beta-Alanine and Resistance Training on Muscular Endurance in Older Adults, Christopher H. Bailey

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Accountant Quality: Evidence from LinkedIn, John M. Barrios

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Phenotypic Assays for Reactive Gliosis: Towards Multicellular Polypharmacology for Spinal Cord Injury, Samuel Robert Beckerman

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The Influence of Cloud Feedbacks on Climate Variability and Change, Katinka Bellomo

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Role of FANCA in DNA Damage Repair, Anaid Benitez

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p27 Drives PI3K-dependent Cancer Metastasis by Activating EMT Transcription Factors to Induce an EMT Program, Alexandra H. Besser

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The Stress of Adolescence: The Impact of Self-Perceived Body Development on Adult Health, Isabelle C. Beulaygue

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Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecast Error Predictions and Their Applications, Kieran Bhatia

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A Multimethod Assessment of Emotion Regulation and Associations with Anxiety Symptoms in a Clinical Sample of School-Age Youth, Emily Laird Bilek

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Minority Stress and Well-Being in Adult Gay Men: The Mediating Role of Authenticity, Daniel K. Birichi

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Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves: Structure and Variability Analysis with Different Model Configurations, Joaquin E. Blanco

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Legal Fictions: The Trope of Criminality in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Brian D. Breed

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Peptide-Capped Nanoparticles for Catalysis and Assembly, Beverly D. Briggs

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The Pain of Combat for Mexican-American Veterans: A Cohort Analysis of Vietnam and Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans, Roberto Cancio Jr

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S-nitrosoglutathione Reductase-dependent PPARgamma Denitrosylation Participates in MSC-derived Adipogenesis and Osteogenesis, Yenong Cao

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Profiles of Classroom Engagement in Head Start Children: Associations with Academic Readiness, Tracy Carter

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An Examination of the Relationship between Accreditation and Learning Outcomes Assessment Standards in English Language Programs, Julia R. Cayuso