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Submissions From 2019

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Nuclear Organization and the Epigenetic Landscape of the Mus musculus X-Chromosome, Alicia Liu

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Segmentation, Feature Extraction and Selection in Sequential Data with Missing-Data Imputation, Kangyan Liu

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Bayesian Item Response Theory: Methods and Applications, Yang Liu

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Scaffolding for Teachers: An Exploratory Study on Supporting Teachers’ Scaffolding Decisions in a Technology-assisted Learning Environment, Yingjie Liu

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Improved Understanding of Trends, Variations, and Causes of Atmospheric Aerosols Using Ground Measurements, Satellite Observations, and Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling, Xueke Li

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Cyber-Physical Networked Microgrids, Yan Li

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Evaluating Methods for Handling Multilevel Selection for the Purpose of Generalizing Cluster Randomized Trials, Yujia Li

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Creating Norma Rae: The Erasure of Puerto Rican Needleworkers and Southern Labor Activists in a Neoliberal Icon, Aimee Loiselle

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Pathways from Cumulative Adversity to Self-Regulation and Early Student-Teacher Relationships: Identifying a Need for Trauma-Informed Preschools, Alysse Loomis

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Collective Behavior in Dissipative Systems: Flocking & Futbol, Maurici López-Felip

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Evaluation of a Self-Adjuvanted Self-Assembling Protein Nanoparticle as a Platform for Vaccine Development, Sarah Low

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Towards Provable and Scalable Machine Learning, Jin Lu

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Interpreting the Information Embedded in Observed and Modeled Air Quality Time Series and Using Regional Air Quality Models for Regulatory Policies, Huiying Luo

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Spatial Control of Gold-Silica-Quantum Dot Nanostructures and Single Particle Optical Study of Plasmon-Exciton Strong Coupling Effect, Yi Luo

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The Emergence of an Oral-Textual Mentality: Social Practices and the Politics of Death in Medieval co. Dublin, 1257-1483, JOANNA A.H. MACGUGAN

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Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Less-mobile Domain Processes in Naturally Occurring Porous Media, Farzaneh Mahmood Poor Dehkordy

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Towards Security Analysis of OpenStack, Hoda Maleki

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Prediction of Supersaturation from Amorphous Drugs and Mechanisms of Crystallization Inhibition from Supersaturated Solutions, Arushi Manchanda

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Biopolymer-Nanotube Nerve Guidance Conduit Drug Delivery for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration, Ohan S. Manoukian

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Unsupervised Pattern Recognition on Large-scale Genomics Data, Disheng Mao

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Unpredictability, Social Beliefs, and Neural Dynamics, Natasza Marrouch

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Uncertainty Analysis of Optimal Dynamic Linear System Models, Lee Mazurek

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A Tale of Two Symbioses: Development and Maintenance of Bacterial Partnerships with the Hawaiian bobtail squid, Sarah J. McAnulty

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Conservation, Acquisition, and Maturation of Gut and Bladder Symbioses in Hirudo verbana, Emily Ann McClure

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Emotional Manipulation and Cognitive Distraction as Strategy: The Effects of Verbal Insults on Motivation and Performance in a Competitive Setting, Karen C. P. McDermott

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Torsion Subgroups of Elliptic Curves over Function Fields, Robert John Sweet McDonald

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Three Essays on the Opioid Epidemic: Insurance, Treatment and Supply Side Policy, Mark McInerney

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On the Topic of Spatial Capture-Recapture Modeling, Paul McLaughlin

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Full-Scale Evaluation of a Novel Repair for Corroded Plate Girders with UHPC, Kevin F. McMullen

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Inorganic, Polymeric and Metabolite Chemistry for Catalyst Development and Energy Applications in the Chemical Industry, Andrew G. Meguerdichian

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Relationship between Dietary Furocoumarins and Melanoma Risk, Melissa Melough

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Scan Statistics for Detecting a Local Change in the Scale Parameter for Gamma Random Variables, Qian Meng

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Evaluation of the Regenerative Potential of a Bioengineered Ligament, Paulos Mengsteab

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The Effect of Plant-, Animal-, and Microbe-derived Bioactive Compounds on Atherosclerosis, Courtney Millar

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The Impact of Developmental Level on the Emergence of Autism Symptoms: Implications for Diagnosing Children with Low Mental Age, Lauren Miller

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Exploring Avenues in Synthetic Methodology: Novel Approaches to Organoselenium and Organofluorine Chemistry, and Greener Methods for Oxidation and Amidation, Shelli Miller

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Large-Scale Freeze-Thaw Process and Its Impact on Lactate Dehydrogenase Stability, Bruna Minatovicz

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Three Essays on Family Leave and Childcare, Samantha Minieri

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Approaching Cadavers: A Philosophical Consideration of Suicide and Depression in the African Diaspora, Dana Miranda

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Understanding Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Transition Metal Oxide Catalytic Systems for Partial Oxidation Reactions, Ehsan Moharreri

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A Mixed Methods Evaluation of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice for Older Adults, Anna-Rae Montano

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Making Space: Community Writing and Performance toward the Production of Location, Sarah Moon

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Sexual Aggression in Greek Life: Perceptions, Definitions, and Recommendations for Prevention, Lauren Moss-Racusin

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Computational Methods for the Analysis of Single-Cell RNA-Seq Data, Marmar Moussa

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Evaluating Climate Change Impacts on Drinking Water Reservoirs and Wastewater System Resilience in Connecticut, U.S.A., Cristina Mullin

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High Temperature Non-equilibrium Non-isothermal Semiconductor Modeling, Sadid Muneer

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The Eye of the Larval Firefly Photuris: A Structural and Functional Description, Fred Murphy

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An Experimental Evaluation of the Sensitivity of Coastal Marine Fishes to Acidification, Hypoxia, and Warming, Christopher S. Murray

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Housing Dynamics of Older Americans in the 21st Century, Tim Murray

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Parents' and Principals' Perception of Twins' Classroom Placement and Language Development: Practices and Policies of Public and Private Elementary Schools in Three Connecticut Urban Cities, Eman Mursi

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An Examination of the Impact of Work and Family Stressors on Correctional Supervisors’ Family Life and Mental Health, Sara Namazi

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La Représentation de la Voix des Femmes dans la Littérature Africaine : Cas du Sénégal, Babacar Ndao

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New Platform of Functional Liquid Crystalline Copolymers: Synthesis, Morphology, Properties and Applications, Dennis Ndaya

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Are Civility and Candor Compatible? Examining the Tension Between Respectful and Honest Workplace Communication, Kerri C. Nelson

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Phenomenological Approach toward Understanding the Experience of Men Living with Breast Cancer, Lisa Nemchek

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Investigating Students' Mathematical Needs and Successful Tutoring Strategies, Melissa Newell

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Characterization and Analysis of Neural Progenitor Cells from Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Alexandra Nicaise

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Effective Techniques in Reverse Mathematics, David Nichols

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The Economics of Climate Change Adaptation and Water Resources: An Application to Dams, Yuan Niu

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Exploiting Phase Change Memory Nano-device Properties for Hardware Security Applications, Nafisa Noor

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Coercing Magnetism into Diamagnetic Ceramics: A Case Study in Alumina, Erik Nykwest

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Electric Form Factor of the Neutron from Asymmetry Measurements, Richard Frederick Obrecht Jr

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Replication-Inducible Vaccinia Virus Vectors for Vaccines and Therapeutics with Single or Double Safety Features, Caitlin O'Connell

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The Role of VP1 and VP2 in the Humoral Immunity Against Chicken Parvovirus-Induced Enteric Disease, Nastassja Ortega-Heinly

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Team Social Capital in Self-Managed Project Teams: A Case Study of a Shared Leadership Development Intervention, Leah Osborn

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Examining the Role of CELF5 RNA-Binding Protein in Neuronal Development and Function, Ahmad Osman

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Characterizing Restriction-Modification Systems and DNA Methyltransferases in the Halobacteria, Matthew Ouellette

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A Behavioral and Physiological Investigation of the Effects of Nicotine on Human Reward Responding and Fear Conditioning, Alexandra N. Palmisano

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A Survey of Early Childhood Special Educators’ Meeting Experiences, Beliefs, Practices, and Training Needs to Increase Parent Participation during Individualized Education Program Meetings, Chelsea Panse

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Machine Learning Assisted Screening of Porous Crystalline Materials for Gas Adsorption and Separation, Maryam Pardakhti

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The Emergence and Evolution of Conflict Relations: Conflict Dynamics in Emergency Medical Response Teams, Semin Park

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Methods in Studying Red Blood Cells in Sickle Cell Disease, Kostyantyn Partola

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The Impact of Estradiol and Stress on Spatial Memory, Soniya Assudani Patel

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Molecular Simulation Study of Protein Conformation Change, Binding Mechanisms, and Allosteric Communication, Jason Pattis

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The Lived Experience of Parenting a Child with Type 1 Diabetes in Poland: Adapting to "Fighting the Windmills", Dorota Pawlak

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Influence of Northward Redistribution of Marine Prey and Predator Species on the Trophic Dynamics of Environmental Contaminants and Nutrients in Arctic Marine Food Webs, Sara Pereira Pedro

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Natural Strategies for Controlling Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance in Clostridium difficile, Abraham Joseph Pellissery

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Understanding Chronic Pain Trajectory in Adolescents Undergoing Spinal Fusion Surgery, Mallory Aaron Perry

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Gaussian Limits and Polynomials on High Dimensional Spheres, Amy Peterson

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3D Genome Organization and Transcriptional Regulation in Mammalian Cells, Emaly Piecuch

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Conflict and Pressures Faced by Secondary School Athletic Trainers: A Comparison Across Employment Models, Alicia M. Pike

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Characterization and Optimization of Carbon Based Electrocatalysts and Supports for Fuel Cell Applications, Abhinav Poozhikunnath

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Sense of Belonging and Racial Diversity at the U.S. Service Academies, Leah Pound

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A Nominalistic Theory of Logical Consequence, David Pruitt

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Identification of Potential Cancer Therapeutic Elements, Veneta Qendro

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Exploiting Memristors for Compressive Sensing Applications, Fengyu Qian

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Insurance Analytics with Tree-Based Models, Zhiyu Quan

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Novel Cryptographic Authentication Mechanisms for Supply Chains and OpenStack, Reza Rahaeimehr

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Pattern of Gene Expression during shift in Ploidy and Function in the moss Funaria hygrometrica, Nasim Rahmatpour

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The Station “Scientist”: Examining the Impact of Race, Sex, and Education of Broadcast Meteorologists on Credibility, Trust, and Information Retention, Adam M. Rainear

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Determining the Efficacy of Insulin for use in Factor Delivery Device for Tendon Healing and Regeneration, Daisy Ramos

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Cartographies of Comedy: The Rhetoric of Adaptation in Early 20th Century War Literature, Kristina H. Reardon

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Music in Motion: Interpreting Musical Structure through Choreography in Gershwin’s "An American in Paris", Spencer Reese

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Outcasts – Criminals, Enemies, and Refugees in Contemporary German Literature, Maria Reger

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Impact of Mixer Design on Lean Direct Injection Combustion, Xiao Ren

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Misfit at the Intersection of Measurement Quality and Model Size: A Monte Carlo Examination of Methods for Detecting Structural Model Misspecification, Graham Rifenbark

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Studies of Quark Momentum in the Proton by Use of the SIDIS Process, David Riser

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Fabrication, Characterization and Application of Zinc Oxide and Zinc Magnesium Oxide Nanostructures, Abdiel Rivera

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Assembly and Inhibition of the Rev1/Polz Mutasome, Alessandro A. Rizzo

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Contralto Marian Anderson as Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie Rocke