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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Focusing immune response on key neutralizing epitopes of HIV- 1 through immune complex vaccination, Aditi Agrawal

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A cross-disciplinary study of stance markers in research articles written by students and experts, Secil Akinci

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Impacts of the amount of hybrid cattail (Typha x glauca) litter on abiotic and biotic conditions in prairie pothole wetlands, Andrew J. Albertsen

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Civic engagement with traditional government and mobile government: comparing rural to urban citizens in Saudi Arabia, Abdulmohsen Saud Albesher

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Investigating impacts of altered central metabolism on ovarian function, Ahmad Abdulrahman Al-Shaibi

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Women's representation in majlis al shura in Oman: how do gender ideology, Islam, and tribalism matter?, Ahlam Khalfan Al Subhi

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Restoration of the forest herbaceous layer: genetic differentiation, phenotypic plasticity, and opportunities for conservation and nursery professionals, Emily Anne Altrichter

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Multi-objective optimization of transonic airfoils using variable-fidelity models, co-kriging surrogates, and design space reduction, Anand Amrit

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An economic comparison of high moisture feedstock biofuel production, Mitchell J. Amundson

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Conceptualization and practice of information literacy instruction in community colleges, April Lynne Anderson

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I can so I will, now we must: a creative response to selfie culture, Eric Andren

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Cover crop options and mixes for upper Midwest corn-soybean systems, Seth R. Appelgate

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The relationship between congruent dimensions of the self and nostalgia, Adrienne Austin

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Translational drug discovery approaches targeting the PKD1 signaling in Parkinson's disease, Muhammet Ay

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Integration of lifetime-balancing schemes in wireless sensor networks, Rui Bai

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School fitness assessment and promotion: state and national evaluations with FITNESSGRAM, Yang Bai

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Modified milk protein concentrates in high-protein nutrition bars, Justin Charles Banach

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A framework for value for money assessment on public private partnership mega-projects, Philip J. Barutha

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The fictional sob sisters: narrative construction of women journalists in popular literature, Kelsey Batschelet

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The Central Iowa Expo site pavement foundation stabilization and paving project: an investigation into the influence of pavement foundation stiffness on pavement design, construction, and performance, Peter Jacob Becker

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Charleston merchants 1790-1819: the structure of a profession, Aaron Michael Benson

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International student-athlete experiences at the NCAA Division I level, Eric Ryan Bentzinger

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A game theory approach to negotiations in defense acquisitions in the context of value-driven design: an aircraft system case study, Garima Vinay Bhatia

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High rate anaerobic digestion of primary and secondary sludge using the static granular bed reactor (SGBR), Tyler J. Biese

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Academic and social experiences of female community college transfer students in engineering fields at Midwestern University, Darryle D. Bohanna

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Place-based communities and neoliberalism: a study of the artisanal fishing community of Chorrillos, Peru, Héctor Andrés Bombiella Medina

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The year of and A statement: two plays, William Joseph Bonfiglio

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Altering macrophage and fibroblast responses with biomaterials for drug delivery, wound healing, and tissue engineering, Hannah Bygd

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A user driven cloud based multisystem malware detection system, Brian Steven Cain

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Analysis of post-harvest handling of corn stover and corn, Xiong Cao

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Introducing memory versatility to enhance memory system performance, energy efficiency and reliability, Yanan Cao

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Utilizing microfluidic technology to replicate placental functions in a drug testing model, Jeremy D. Caplin

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Proteomic features associated with tenderness of aged pork loins, Kelsey BreAnn Carlson

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A teacher development program on CALL materials evaluation: teachers' knowledge and attitudes toward technology, Corry Caromawati

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Green cooperative spectrum sensing and scheduling in heterogeneous cognitive radio networks, Abdulkadir Celik

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Usage and refactoring studies of python regular expressions, Carl Allen Chapman

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Synthesis of high surface area nanomaterials and their application in catalysis, Umesh Chaudhary

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The function and regulation of CIA5/CCM1 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Bo Chen

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Optically accessible bench-scale fast pyrolysis reactor for in-situ analysis using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Eric Kok Hsien Chon

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Understanding the relationship between signage and mobile map for indoor wayfinding, Young Ju Cho

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Salt over the shoulder: a guide to the supernatural in the modern world, Chloe N. Clark

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Modification of flow structures associated with broadband trailing edge noise, Hephzibah Clemons

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Gasification of liquid sprays in an entrained flow gasifier, Nicholas Ryan Creager

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Letting gendered spaces go: striving toward gender and nature balance through bonding in Disney's Frozen and Maleficent, Sarah Chase Crosby

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Iridium porphyrin synthesis, reactivity and catalysis, and the nanogold-catalyzed synthesis of lactams, Taiwo Olawale Dairo

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Fabrication and characterization of novel polymer-matrix nanocomposites and their constituents, Rui Ding

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Application of the family stress model in populations of rural Latina mothers, Kimberly Dawn Doudna

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Effects of diversity on beneficial and pest arthropods, Mike W. Dunbar

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Fandom and fiction: adolescent literature and online communities, Samantha Dunn

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Investigating effects of product visual designs on consumer judgments with the aid of eye-tracking, Ping Du

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Casey Land rambles, Alexis Dwyer

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A method for fixturing, scanning, and reorienting an additively manufactured part in preparation for subsequent machining, Kiersten Erin Eberhart

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Evaluating the microbial safety status of products from sustainable organic agriculture, Sai Deepikaa Elumalai

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Fracture and toughening of soft elastic composite, Xiangchao Feng

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Bayesian contributions to the modeling of multivariate macroeconomic data, Lendie Ruth Follett

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Biomolecules that impact phenotypic transitions in fibroblasts and macrophages, Kiva Diane Forsmark

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Recycling wind turbine blade composite material as aggregate in concrete, Tyler Robert Fox

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Mechanisms of communication in the filarial worm, Brugia malayi, at the mosquito vector-mammalian host interface, Lisa Marie Fraser

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Effects of prior aerobic exercise on high-fat meal-induced inflammation, Kelly Nicole Zender Fuller

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Subdivision, Samantha Futhey

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The formation of a rectilinear ridge network, Múlajökull, Iceland, Geoffrey Thomas Gadd

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The effects of an irregular surface on contact geometry, shock attenuation and metabolic cost during running, Alyssa M. Gantz

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The use of mobile phones in the context of a guanxi system, Lijing Gao

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Hair and beauty choices of African American women during the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1974, Ashley R. Garrin

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Skin maps, Elizabeth Giorgi

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Improved production systems for common bean in south-central Uganda: I. Liddugavu soil, II. Limyufumyufu soil, Lance Henry Goettsch

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Perturbation theory calculations of model pair potential systems, Jianwu Gong

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Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and the development of an ELISA for the detection of ApxIV antibody in swine oral fluids, Wendy Mecía González Guzmán

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Targeted nanovaccines against respiratory pathogens, Jonathan Tate Goodman

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The development of the designer children's wear industry, 1920-1969, Jennifer Farley Gordon

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Using a pen pal program to assess student learning through culture and school gardens, Samantha Kae Green

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Material state tracking by nondestructive evaluation data, Elizabeth Dimmitt Gregory

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The pursuit of happiness: the shifting narrative of suburbia and the American Dream, Kristen Ann Greteman

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An icon recognition study on different simplicity levels, Qing Guo

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The effects of exposure to the environmental neurotoxicant manganese on α-synuclein and its cell-to-cell transmission via exosomes, Dilshan Shanaka Gurunnaselage Don

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The emergence and evolution of trans-corporeality in Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species and Henry David Thoreau's Walden and "Walking", Adam Frederick Haenlein

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The interrelationships between speed limits, geometry, and driver behavior: a proof-of-concept study utilizing naturalistic driving data, Raha Hamzeie

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Discouraging discourse: Mommy War rhetoric in the digital age, Jamie Dale Harsha

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Engineering leadership: important themes identified by recruiters of entry-level engineers, Beth Lin Hartmann

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Life-cycle assessment, techno-economic analysis, and statistical modeling of bio-based materials and processes, Randall A. Haylock

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A rapid tooling method using ultrasonic welding and machining, Nicholas James Hennessy

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Fourier series for singular measures and the Kaczmarz algorithm, John Edward Herr

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Genetic and biological factors influencing host response to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in growing pigs, Andrew Stephen Hess

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Tokens of kindness: explorations in design as a bridge for societal gaps, Calee Himes

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Random and deterministic versions of extremal poset problems, Kirsten Ann Hogenson

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Studies of Dirac and Weyl fermions by angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy, Lunan Huang

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Gender framing in political advertising during the 2014 United States senate election in North Carolina, Louisiana, Iowa and Kentucky, Yiting Huang

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Analysis of a second order discontinuous Galerkin finite element method for the Allen-Cahn equation, Junzhao Hu

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Challenges of accrediting distance education allied health programs with clinical components, Auburne Kay Deming Hutchins

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A multiphysics phase field model on melting and kinetic superheating of aluminum nanolayer and nanoparticle, Yong Seok Hwang

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Evaluation and prediction of hydrology and nitrate-nitrogen transport in tile-drained watersheds, Charles David Ikenberry

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Transitory nature, Josianne Marie Ishikawa

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Magnetic mineralogy and fabrics of small-scale glacial flutes, Múlajökull and Breiðamerkurjökull, Iceland, Libby Rosa Woodford Ives

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Historical accuracy in costume design: experiences and perceptions of Broadway costume designers, Sara Jablon

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Improvement of numerical wind forecasts at wind turbine height for wind ramp events within the stable boundary layer, David E. Jahn

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An evaluation of modern day kitchen knives: an ergonomic and biomechanical approach, Olivia Morgan Janusz

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Microfluidic devices for high-throughput plant phenotyping and bioenergy harvesting from microbes and living plants, Huawei Jiang

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Dual-frequency dual-inductor multiple-outputs (DF-DIMO) buck converter topologies with fully-integrated output filters, Yongjie Jiang

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Discovery of design strategies for enabling pyrolytic sugars tolerance and utilization by Escherichia coli, Tao Jin

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An empirical analysis on the rationalization of world development, Xiaochi Jin