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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A portrait of one woman's resilience in navigating her multiple worlds' challenges within community, family, school, and individual/peer experiences, Linda Michelle Abbott

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Organic agriculture development strategies in Tunisia and Uganda: Lessons for African organics, Jelili Adegboyega Adebiyi

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The effectiveness of linking instruction on NNS speech perception and production, Ghinwa Alameen

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Second order characteristic based schemes for chemotaxis system, Saleh Albashrawi

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Convergent evolution of life habit and shell shape in scallops (Bivalvia: Pectinidae) with a description of a new genus, Alvin Alejandrino

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Effect of oregano essential oil and tannic acid on storage stability and quality of ground chicken meat, Marwan Alhijazeen

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Study of mechanical and thermal properties of soy flour elastomers, Kendra Allen

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The protective effect of resistant starch in type 1 diabetic rats, Alysse S. Anderegg

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Hydrothermally stable heterogeneous catalysts for biorenewable-derived molecule conversions to chemicals, Jason Anderson

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Real-time PCR analysis of maize seedlings for assessment of seed treatment efficacy and genetic resistance to infection by Sphacelotheca reiliana, Samuel James Anderson

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Mass spectrometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for analysis of biological materials, Timothy James Anderson

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Soil moisture patterns and hydraulic properties associated with alternative biomass cropping systems across a landscape gradient, Usman Anwar

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Does categorical perception interfere with drawing accuracy?, Larissa F. Arnold

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Measurements of diffusion and clustering of integrin receptors in the plasma membrane of live cells using fluorescence-based techniques, Neha Arora

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Automated logistic processing and downtime analysis of commercial level multi-pass corn stover harvesting systems, Jeff C. Askey

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Genotypic and Phenotypic comparison of Bacteroides ovatus, B. thetaiotaomicron, and B. xylanisolvens isolates obtained from cow, goat, human, and pig feces, Todd Atherly

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Coupled mechanochemical theories for reacting systems with application to nanovoid nucleation and Li-ion batteries, Hamed Attariani

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Use Of Rna Aptamers For Enhanced Drug Therapy And Imaging, Supipi Liyamali Auwardt

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An integrative approach for germplasm utilization, genetic diversity and QTL mapping in Camelina spp. and crop-production issues in Thlaspi arvense, new promising oilseed crops for bioenergy and industrial uses, Ivan Mauricio Ayala Diaz

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Effects of nonideal characteristics of substrate BJT on bandgap reference circuit, Rui Bai

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Big rhetoric: The art and rhetoric of spectacle in classical and contemporary experience, Jonathan Mark Balzotti

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Isolation and binding properties of methanobactin from the facultative methanotroph Methylocystis strain SB2, Nathan Bandow

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Automatic Verification of Interactions in Asynchronous Systems with Unbounded Buffers, Sneha Bankar

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Time-resolved and steady-state studies of biologically and chemically relevant systems using laser, absorption, and fluorescence spectroscopy, Charles Ashley Barnes

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nobile: Design and evaluation of a persuasive technology application for social behavior change, Batzaya Batsaikhan

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Social movement organizations in the local food movement: Linking social capital and movement support, Mark Richard Bauermeister

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Exploring the Leadership Identity Development of Students of Color at a Selective Liberal Arts College, Cameron Carl Beatty

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Recurrent selection to alter seed phytic acid content and iron bioavailability in maize, Alyssa Whitney Beavers

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A qualitative look at middle SES preschoolers: media consumption and social behaviors, Jaime S. Bell

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Grains of God: planting faith and growing cold war fears in Iowa during the 1950s, Lindsay John Bell

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High-quality, real-time 3D video visualization in head mounted displays, Tyler Ray Bell

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Instance selection for model-based classifiers, Walter Dean Bennette

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We can do it, but I wouldn't like it: Gender, interests, and occupational perceptions, CariAnn Marie Bergner

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A novel particle swarm and genetic algorithm hybrid method for improved heuristic optimization of diesel engine performance, Aaron Bertram

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Utilization of durian biomass for biorenewable applications, Ahmad Safuan Bin Bujang

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Characterization of Ebola virus VP35 first basic patch as a therapeutic target, Jennifer Binning

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Grazing management effects on environmental quality of riparian and upland grassland ecosystems, Justin Bisinger

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The foundation of the nation: Exploring tenets of property ideals in nineteenth-century American literature, Rebecca Blanchette

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An investigation of viral fitness using statistical and computer models of Equine Infectious Anemia Virus infection, Derek Blythe

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Racism and the Voting Rights Act of 1965: A natural experiment in Wake & Guilford counties in North Carolina, Zachary Robert Bonner

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Development of an in vitro model and fluorescent protein expression system for the study of highly abortigenic Campylobacter jejuni, Moria Ann Borys

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Enhanced Salmonella virulence instigated by bactivorous protozoa and investigation of putative protozoan G protein-coupled receptors associated with bacterial engulfment, Matt T. Brewer

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A needed response: Fragment molecular orbital analytic gradients, Kurt Ryan Brorsen

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Polymer-based delivery systems for support and delivery of bacteriophages, Alyssa Marie Brown

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Quantifying the economic competitiveness of cellulosic biofuel pathways under uncertainty and regional sensitivity, Tristan Brown

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Sourcing and Framing the 2012 Battle for the White House: A Student Media Analysis, Aimee Burch

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Get Engaged: An investigation of rural community college faculty's experiences with work engagement, Jennifer Kate Burrell

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Investigation of sustainable pavement technologies evaluating warm mix asphalt using recycled asphalt materials, Ashley Faye Buss

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Identifying the effects of human factors and training methods on a weld training program, Alex Preston Byrd

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Fractal-based cloud shadow and irradiance model for power system analysis with high penetration of photovoltaics, Chengrui Cai

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Analysis of malicious input issues on intelligent systems, Yuanfeng Cai

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A study of effects of a new agricultural-based deicer on the properties of pavement concrete, Jianing Cao

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Biochar's fitness as an amendment in bell pepper transplant and field production, Brandon Henry Carpenter

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Kinetic and mechanistic studies of reactive intermediates in photochemical and transition-metal assisted oxidation, decarboxylation, and alkyl transfer reactions, Jack M. Carraher

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Evaluation of an agroecosystem model using cosmic-ray neutron soil moisture, Benjamin David Carr

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The identification and characterization of electronic defect bands in organic photovoltaic devices, John A. Carr

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Educational attainment, college major choice, the gender wage gap, and average starting salaries of college graduates in the United States, 1967-2011, Nicole Stefanie Caviris

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Functionalized Surface-Cross-Linked Micelles for Catalysis and Light Harvesting, Geetika Chadha

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DrAGON: A Framework for Computing Preferred Defense Policies from Logical Attack Graphs, Swapnanjan Chatterjee

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Evaluation of Iowa asphalt pavement joint cracking, Can Chen

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Evaluating thermal imaging for identification and characterization of solar cell defects, Jiahao Chen

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Energy-efficient and cost-effective reliability design in memory systems, Long Chen

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Policy based reinforcement learning approach Of Jobshop scheduling with high level deadlock detection, Mengmeng Chen

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People in Ecosystems/Watershed Integration: Visualizing ecosystem services tradeoffs in agricultural landscapes, Carrie Michelle Chennault

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Bio-based polymeric materials from vegetable oils, Ruqi Chen

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Imputation of missing values using quantile regression, Senniang Chen

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A comparison of the covers of Elle magazine for Mainland China and U.S., Xiaohan Chen

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The influence of self-efficacy on degree aspiration among domestic and international community college students, Yu Chen

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Phylogenetics and Evolution of the Paleotropical Woody Bamboos (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae), Hathairat Chokthaweepanich

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Labor in school meal programs: Measurement of direct costs and their influence on menu planning, Nancy Christensen

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A test of productive English grammatical ability in academic writing: Development and validation, Yoo-Ree Chung

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A review of studies on luxury hotels over the past two decades, Yin Chu

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Use of remote sensing to quantify forest response following a wildfire in northeast Minnesota, Rayma Anne Cooley

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Examination of an emotion-focused therapy intervention to promote self-forgiveness for interpersonal offenses, Marilyn Ann Cornish

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Diversity and flexibility in sustainable supply chain design, David HC Correll

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Introducing transdisciplinary design thinking in early undergraduate education to facilitate collaboration and innovation, Edward Joseph Cupps

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The garden of open mouths, Lindsay D'Andrea

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Methods for removing concrete decks from steel girder bridges, Hongtao Dang

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Theoretical foundations for finite-time transient stability and sensitivity analysis of power systems, Sambarta Dasgupta

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The doubly-fed induction generator in the rotor-tied configuration, Nicholas David

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Infection with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus and Streptococcus suis changes the pharmacokinetics of ceftiofur hydrochloride in swine, Deanne Nicole Day

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Assessing the style of advance and retreat of the Des Moines Lobe using LiDAR topographic data, Sarah Elizabeth Day

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The impact of pig health on public health: quantitative data for risk assessments, Amber Jo DeClercq

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Parental divorce, educational expectations, and children's post-baccalaureate educational attainment, Camron Suzann Devor

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Harsh parenting, deviant peers and adolescent risky behavior: understanding the meditational effect of adolescent attitudes and intentions, Jui C. Dhalewadikar

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A short & sweet story of CHO, Marilu G. Dick-Perez

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Understanding ethical consumption decisions: The role of values, attitudes and expectations in the apparel purchasing context, Sonali Diddi

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The historic rehabilitation of the E.E. Warren Opera House in Greenfield, Iowa: Design of a café, chamber of commerce, and art gallery focused on wayfinding and adaptability, Brittany Noel Dieleman

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A comparison of carbon storage potential in corn- and prairie-based agroecosystems, Ranae Dietzel

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Effects of heat treatment and processing modifications on microstructure in alnico 8H permanent magnet alloys for high temperature applications, Haley Marie Dillon

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Cu2ZnSnS4-Au heterostructures: Toward green photocatalytic materials active under visible light, Patrick Steven Dilsaver

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Registered dietitians in school nutrition leadership and dietetic students' consideration of school nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson

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Feline Upper Respiratory Disease Complex: The detection and epidemiology of respiratory pathogens in Midwestern feline shelter populations, Uri Donnett

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Native mice in a novel ecosystem: Morphology, behavior, and sociology predict the role of prairie deer mice in agriculture, John Watson Doudna

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Parenting practices related to positive eating, physical activity and sedentary behaviors in children: A qualitative exploration of strategies used by parents to navigate the obesigenic environment, Jacy Downey

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Three papers on inverse optimization algorithms, PEV sales forecasting, and PEVs' potential impact on power systems, Zhaoyang Duan

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Modeling, inference and clustering for equivalence classes of 3-D orientations, Chuanlong Du

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Secondary school agricultural teachers understanding of the differences between agricultural awareness and agricultural literacy in Iowa, ASHLEY NICOLE EASON

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Methods and techniques for improving the figure of merit for wide tuning range quadrature voltage controlled oscillators, Amany El Gouhary El Gouhary

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Designing a molecular watchdog timer for safety critical systems, Samuel Jay Ellis