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Submissions From 2020

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Frege's Conception of Truth as an Object, Junyeol Kim

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Bias Estimation and Coordinate Conversion in 3-D Sensor Measurements, Michael Kowalski

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Recognizing Patient Deterioration: A Quantitative Study on Patient Outcomes in the Adult Acute Care Setting, Zachary Krom

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Three Essays on Welfare and Experimental Economics, Thomas Krumel

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Mesoscale Studies of Nanostructured Multi-Functional Materials, Lukasz Kuna

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From Patient to Pathways: An SH2-based Workflow for Studying Signaling in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Using Biochemical and Computational Methods, Adam Lafontaine

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Identifying Discourses About Gifted English Learners for Equitable Identification, Susan Langley

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Teachers' Self-efficacy When Managing Disruptive Student Behaviors and its Influence on Teacher Burnout, Gail Lanza

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Living in the Impasse: British Writers and Non-Normative Identities, 1880-1940, Nicole Lawrence

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Narrating Complexity in Latin America: Jorge Volpi, Roberto Bolaño, Valeria Luiselli, and Daniel Alarcón, Charles R. LeBel

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Existence of Localized Pulse Solutions to Skew-Gradient Systems, Jieun Lee

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Characterization of the Biogeography and Temporal Dynamics of the Trachymyrmex septentrionalis Fungus Garden Microbiome, Kevin Lee

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Liquid Phase Adsorptive Desulfurization using Modified Zeolites for Transportation and Fuel Cell Applications, Kevin Lee

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Shadow Detection and Classification in High-resolution Aerial Imagery, Qian Lei

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The Effects of Literacy Coaching on Teacher Instructional Behaviors and Fidelity to Tier 1 Reading Instruction, Kaitlin Leonard

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Pinching Politics: An Ontology and Pedagogy of Genocide Film, Shawna M. Lesseur

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Essays on Emerging Risk-Reduction Mechanisms in Online Marketplaces for Professional Services, Hongfei Li

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Domain-Specific Creativity and Vocational Interests: How Do Creativity and Related Factors Relate to Vocational Interests and Different Latent RIASEC Profiles?, Xiaochen Liu

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Integrative Multivariate Learning via Composite Low-Rank Decompositions, Xiaokang Liu

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Adaptive Control with Unknown High Frequency Gain and Unmatched Uncertainties, Yuqian Liu

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Complex Genome Analysis with High-throughput Sequencing Data: Methods and Applications, Xin Li

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High Electric Field Conduction and Polarization in Polymer Dielectrics, Zongze Li

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Mobility, Indigeneity, and the Creolizing Classroom, Josué R. López

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Examining the Aged Immune System: Elucidating the Underlying Mechanisms That Promote More Effective Influenza Responses and Regulate CD4 T Cell Subsets, Erica Lorenzo

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Effects of Emailed Prompts on Teachers’ Verbal Prompt Delivery, Hao-Jan Luh

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Synthesis, Manipulation, and Scalable Manufacturing of TiO2 based Nanoarray Catalysts for Automotive Emission Control, Xingxu Lu

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Three Essays on Executive Compensation, Corporate Policies, and Firm Value, Luchun Ma

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Ayahuasca Therapies: The Making and Remaking of Traditional Healing in Peru, Olivia Marcus

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The Experience of Gender Role Conflict in School Shooters: A Qualitative Study, Polly Marston

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Gaming for a Grade: How Goal Achievement and Causality Orientations Impact the Efficacy of Games for Classroom Engagement, Academic Achievement, and Learner Satisfaction, Kara Theresa McGillicuddy

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Self-Monitoring with Goal-Setting: Decreasing Disruptive Behavior in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Kara McKenna

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Shape Coexistence in 28Mg: Structure of a Transitional Nucleus, Daniel G. McNeel

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Vilém Flusser’s Rhizomatic Autobiography, Britta K. Meredith

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Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Investigation of Conditioned Auditory Percepts, Timothy Michaels

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On the Positivity of the Discrete Green's Function for Unstructured Finite Elements Discretizations in Three Dimensions, Andrew Miller

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Democracy and Place in Practice: Exploring a Community Food Network, Adelina Mkami

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Quantum Information on Graphs and Fractals, Gamal Mograby

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College and Career Readiness and Teacher Expectations of Students with and Without Disabilities, Jessica Monahan

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Design of Materials and Processing Methods for High Temperature Composites, Chris Monteleone

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Talker-specific Influences on Distributional Learning for Speech, Nicholas Monto

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Identifying Developmentally Effective Experiences and Self-Authorship Among Professional Masters Athletic Training Students, Sarah Myers

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Fine-scale Climates and Evolution Alter Species Responses to Climate Change, Christopher Nadeau

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Replicative Bypass of a DNA-peptide Cross-link and Oxidative Single and Tandem DNA lesions in Human cells, Spandana Naldiga

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Exploration of Novel Catalytic Methods: Merging Nitroxides and Visible-Light Energy to Perform Oxidative Functionalization Reactions, Jyoti Nandi

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Rectifiability of Pointwise Doubling Measures in Hilbert Space, Lisa Naples

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Novel Complexes for the Electrochemical and Photochemical Reduction of CO2, John Nganga

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The Relationship between Campus Climate, Sexual Assault Victimization, and Reporting Sexual Assault to Campus Officials for LGBTQ College Students, Sarah Nightingale

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What Makes a ‘Biodiversity Hotspot’ Hot? The Consequences of Trait Variation and Covariation for Individual Plant Performance and Species Coexistence in South African Proteaceae, Kristen Nolting

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Fin-de-Siècle Decadent Writing and the Queerness of Childhood, Katie Nunnery

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“The Main Thing I Would Want Somebody Who's to Ever Read My Story to Understand is…”: Using Narrative Inquiry to Advocate for Systemic Changes for High-Profile Black Athletes, Akuoma Nwadike

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Single and Multi-photon Induced Ionization in Atoms and Molecules, Razib Obaid

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The Minor Spliceosome Regulates Alternative Splicing of Minor Introns in Neuronal Development and Disease, Anouk M. Olthof

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Racial/Ethnic Differences in Attitudinal Treatment Engagement Among Adolescents and Young Adults, Linda A. Oshin

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Targeted De Novo Centromere Formation in Drosophila Reveals Plasticity and Maintenance Potential of CENP-A Chromatin, Jason Palladino

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The Effects of an Acute Exposure to Weight Stigma on Cardiovascular Reactivity among Women with Obesity and High or Normal Blood Pressure, Gregory A. Panza

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy Changes in Advance Care Planning with a High-Fidelity Simulation: Conversations Had at Trying Times (CHATT), Amisha Parekh de Campos

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Novel Algorithms and Applications for Data Mining and Machine Learning, Sudipta Pathak

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Ignoring Language Barriers: Romanian-Serbian Code-Switching, Vanessa Petroj

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Cosmological Fluctuations in Standard and Conformal Gravity, Matthew Phelps

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Fighting Obesity through Communication: A Longitudinal Study Examining the Association between Communication, Relationships, Stress, and Weight-loss, Ambyre LP Ponivas

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Chemical Biology of 6-Nitrochrysene Induced Deoxyadenosine DNA Adduct and Formamidopyrimidine DNA Lesion: Mutagenesis and Genotoxicity in E. coli and Human Cells, Brent V. Powell

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Clinician Approaches to Noise-Exposed, “Normal” Hearing Ears: Investigating the Need & Reliability of a Candidate Measure of Human Vulnerability to Noise Damage., Sarah Powell

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Stirred not Shaken: Functional, Biological, Two-Dimensional Materials, Megan Puglia

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Institutions, Self-transformations, and the Making of the Chinese Middle Class, Sylvia Shi Pu

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Modular Functions and Asymptotic Geometry on Punctured Riemann Spheres, Junqing Qian

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Statistical Methods for Longitudinal Data with Applications to Dementia and Human Microbiome Projects, Qi Qi

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“This is a Place of Business:” The Market Schema and Graduate Employee Unionization in the Corporate University, Kathleen Ragon

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Synthesis of Mesoporous Metal oxides and Nanocomposites as Multifunctional Heterogeneous Catalysts, Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Dinithi Rathnayake

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Stress Appraisals and Coping Strategies in Response to Palatable Food Cues among Women with a Spectrum of Internalized Weight Stigma, Mora A. Reinka

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Englishing Rome: Translation, Adaptation, and Gender in Early Modern Drama, Elizabeth Reinwald

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Predictors of Foster Parents’ Home-based Academic Involvement with their Foster Youth, Jonelle Alicia Reynolds

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Development of a School Climate Walkthrough Assessment, Jesslynn Rocha Neves

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STEM Identity Authoring: Intergenerational Collaborative Learning in Informal STEM Programs, Laura Rodriguez

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Development and Application of Incompatible Graded Finite Elements for Analysis of Nonhomogeneous Materials, Asmita Rokaya

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Democracy is Awkward: Progressive Grassroots Politics and Racial Inequality, Michael L. Rosino

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An Investigation of Motivational Dysfunctions in a Rat Model of Effort-Related Choice Behavior: Behavioral and Neurochemical Evidence for Possible Novel Pharmacological Treatments, Renee A. Rotolo

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Autism and Avatars: An Investigation into the Unique Effects of Avatar Anthropomorphism on Instructor Satisfaction for People on the Autism Spectrum, Brenda Lynn Rourke

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Improving Combination Cancer Immunotherapy with a Novel, Dual-Specific Immunotherapeutic Platform that Links T Cell Costimulatory Pathways, Joseph Ryan

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Microcracks and Metabolism within Articular Cartilage During Mechanical Load, Stephany Santos

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Adaptive Trust Negotiation for Time-Critical Access to Sensitive Data, Eugene Sanzi

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Thermal Macrophysiology of the Estuarine Copepod Acartia tonsa: Adaptation Across Spatial and Temporal Temperature Gradients, Matthew Sasaki

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Exploring the Neurocognitive Bases of Statistical Learning, Oliver M. Sawi

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The Practical Application of Heat Acclimatization Induction and Intermittent Exercise-Heat Exposures in Endurance Athletes, Yasuki Sekiguchi

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A Mechanistic Understanding of Binder-jet Based 3D Printing Process, Koyel Sen

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Three Essays on Industry Organization: Improving Industry-level Efficiency while Reducing Undesirable Outputs, Shilpa Sethia

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Temporal Modeling Frameworks for Coastal Wave Heights, Ellis Shaffer

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End-to-End Structure-Aware Convolutional Networks on Graphs, Chao Shang

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Signaling Networks Regulate Spermatheca Development and Function, Wei Shen

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Multi-Scale Modeling of Nanoparticle-Mediated Drug Delivery, Zhiqiang Shen

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Homomesy for Foatic Actions on the Symmetric Group, Elizabeth Sheridan-Rossi

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New Approaches To The Design And Analysis Of Non-Inferiority Clinical Trials, Yulia Sidi

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Spoken Word Recognition in Typically Developing and Late-Talking Toddlers, Elizabeth Simmons

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Examining Dissolved Gases in a Changing Climate, Allison Staniec

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The Genetics of Floral Carotenoid Pigmentation in Monkeyflowers (Mimulus), Lauren E. Stanley

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Writing National Tragedies: Race & Disability in Contemporary U.S. Literature & Culture, Hayley Colange Stefan

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Executive Functioning and Adherence to Antihypertensive Medications Among a Sample of Older Adults, Lauren Strainge

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Persisting in Unfamiliar Grounds: A Study of Black Males Living in a Learning Community While Attending a Predominantly White Institution, Ngozi Taffe

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Speciation Genomics of the Chrysoperla carnea Complex, Katherine Taylor

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Rising Poverty and Diversity in Suburbs: Decomposing Population Trends for the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville Metropolitan area in the 2000s, Fabian Terbeck

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Informing Sexual Assault Prevention with Student-Athletes: Measuring Bystander Intentions and Awareness of School Policies and Resources, Lorin Tredinnick