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Theses from 2019

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A Privacy-Preserving Framework for Collaborative Association Rule Mining in Cloud, Salha Albehairi

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A Privacy-Aware Framework for Friend Recommendations in Online Social Networks, Mona Fahad Alkanhal

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Assessing Resilience to Flooding and Human Wildlife Conflict in Developing Countries : A Case Study of Flood Related Trauma and Human Wildlife Conflict in Nepal, Gita Bhushal Adhikary

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Saturated Hydrocarbon Analysis of Liberty State Park Soils, Matthew Chi-Hymn Cheung

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The Influence of Meaningful Work on Marital Satisfaction in Dual-Earner Couples with Family Meaning as a Moderator, Nicole Conklin

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The Eternal Detective : Poe’s Creative and Resolvent Duality in the Hardboiled Era, Michael Cresci

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Do Indirect Predator Cues Affect Behavior of the Freshwater Clam Sphaerium simile?, Jesse Bruce Eichler

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The Potential Synergistic Effect f EGCG-S and Antibiotics on the ESKAPE Bacteria Group, Summer Elsayed

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Geostatistical and Hydrochemical Trends in The Upper Passaic River Basin : Impact of Road Deicing Application, Connor Evan Firor

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Elemental Analysis of Species Specific Wood Ash : A Pyrogenic Factor in Soil Formation and Forest Succession for a Mixed Hardwood Forest of Northern New Jersey, Michael T. Flood

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Teaching English as a Second Language in an Urban Public University in Sri Lanka : A Reflective Paper, Kasun Gajasinghe Maramba Liyanage

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Analyzing the Necessity to Modify Standardized Test Statutes, Ashley Hernandez

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Mōnstrum Ex Machina : Reading the Artificial Life as Monster in Three Contemporary Western Narratives, Constance Lynnette Humphrey

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Sampling Studies for Longitudinal Functional Data, Toni Jassel

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“This Unique Empire” : Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton’s Embodied Poetry as L’Ecriture Feminine, Theresa Kircher

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Embryo Litigation : The Legal Categorization of Embryos as Protected Humans or Property, Caroline Koboska

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Assessing the Influence of Salt Marsh Enhancement on Nekton Communities, Evan Thomas Kwityn

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Reproductive Success Increases with Age in American Kestrels (Falco sparverius), Especially in Breeding Males, Emilie Rehm Luttman

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The Effect of Grind Size and Brew Time upon Antioxidant Potential, Sensory Profile, and Consumer Likability of Cold Brew Coffee, Angela Morresi

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The Effects of Emotion on the Holistic Processing of Faces, Julianna M. Murray

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Before Talkies : The Voice of Gesture, Lauren Baine Ohmer

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Student's Explicit and Implicit Attitudes Regarding Breastfeeding in Public : Analyzed Through FaceReader™ Technology, Kaitlin Doherty Overgaard

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Inhibition of HSV-1 Binding by EGCG-Stearate, Valerie Paschalis

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"Pure language" : Authenticity, Punk Ideology, and Belonging in A Visit from the Goon Squad, Kimberly Plaksin

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Commonsense Knowledge in Sentiment Analysis of Ordinance Reactions for Smart Governance, Manish Puri

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Least Action Principle Applied to a Non-Linear Damped Pendulum, Katherine Rhodes

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“A Present Tense People, Modern, Relevant, Alive” : Writing Against Erasure in Tommy Orange’s There There, Greg Riggio

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Evaluating the Relationship Between Depression, Perceived Stress, Sleep Quality, and Lure Discrimination, Jessica Rothberg

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The Impact of Deicing Materials on the Middle and Lower Passaic River Basins, New Jersey : A Geostatistical and Hydrochemical Analysis, Peter Joseph Soriano

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Glauconite Formation in Late Eocene ODP Site 696 Sediment in West Antarctica, Abbey States

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Assimilating Mathematical Thinking to the Learning of Shadows, Taheeda Shwana Street-Conaway

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Curcumin and Hispolon as Potential Antibacterial Agents, Haleigh Elizabeth Sullivan

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Dark Triad Unleashed : Examining Trait-Activating Effects on Counterproductive Work Behavior, Danielle Tarantino

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Light Addressable Electrode for Neurotransmitter Sensing, Irina Michelle Terrero Rodríguez

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You Can Go Your Own Way : Examining the Pathways of College Student Leaders, Margaret Judith Toich

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Effects of Astragaloside IV on GSK-3β and S6K1 Phosphorylation in C2C12 Muscle Cells, Kyle James Tuohy

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Ecocriticism and the Trans-Corporeal : Agency, Language, and Vibrant Matter of the Environmental “Other” in J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Garrett Van Curen

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Targeted Resequencing of CRISPR Cas9 Mediated ICER Knockout in SK-MEL-24 Cells, Justin Wheelan

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Statistical Modeling of Count Data with Over-Dispersion or Zero-Inflation Problems, Chengxin Zhang

Theses from 2018

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The Antimicrobial Activity of Lipophilic Green Tea Polyphenols on S. mutans and the ESKAPE Pathogens, Mathew Milad Abtahi

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Music Therapists’ Experience with Resistance in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting, Mark E. Ackerman

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Analysis of Daily Precipitation Data from Selected Sites in the United States, Sahar Ahmed

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An Assessment of Daily Plain Water Intake Level and Its Association with Total Energy Intake Among College Students, Maria Alanazi

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Dynamics of Coupled Particles in a Time-Dependent, Double-Gyre Flow, Manuel Albrizzio

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Lessons from Isadora : Re-Examining a Century Old Creative Process to Create New Movement and Expression, Rebecca Allen

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Interlace Polynomials of Cycles with One Additional Chord, Jhonny Almeida

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An Enthalpy Model for the Dynamics of a Deltaic System Under Base-Level Change, William Anderson

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The Effect of Dark Personality Traits and Cultural Logics on Counter-Productive Work Behaviors, Anastasia I. Angelbeck

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Green Tea Polyphenol EGCG-S as an Antimicrobial Agent, Theresa Renee Aponte

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Inertial Particle Transport by Lagrangian Coherent Structures in Geophysical Flows, Alexa Aucoin

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Resolving the Populist Paradox : Politics, Perception, and Identity in the United States, Pierre Avalos

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The Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Urban Brownfield Soils, Jennifer Rosalia Balacco

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Establishing a Method to Detect Fragile X CGG Repeats within the FMR1 Gene of Embryo Trophectoderm Biopsies, Jenna Bedard

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Evaluating the Success and Monitoring the Usage of Wildlife Crossing Structures in Bedminster, NJ, Nicole Heather Bergen

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Is the Trail-Following Behavior of Juvenile Physa acuta Influenced by Kinship and Familiarity?, Tiana Bonventre

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Drume Mi Negrita : A Choreographic Spiritual Journey of the Goddess Yemaya, Beatrice Capote

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Seasonal Switching Affects Bacterial-Fungal Dominance in an Ecological System, Kristin Carfora

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The Dispersion Process for Particles on Graphs, Adam Cartisano

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Benefits of a Nutrition Education Program on a Community of Developmentally Disabled Adults, Rory Kathleen Coleman

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Shakespeare and the "Two Masters" In and Around Joyce, Robert Conklin

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Make Way : Jazz Dance in Motion Through Preservation and Towards Innovation, Lisa Harvie Covin

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An Eye-Tracking Investigation of Facial Affect Recognition in Traumatic Brain Injury and Healthy Individuals, Joseph Walter DeAngelis

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Candy Sharing and Chip Firing Games on Graphs, Joseph DeGaetani

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Tortillas y Lagrimas (Tortillas and Tears), Elisa De La Rosa

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A Phylogenetic Analysis of Extinct and Extant Pan-Alcidae (Charadriiformes: Aves), Alexandria A. DiGiacomo

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The Differences of Musical Self-Expression and the Interrelationships Within Group Music Improvisation Between Japan and the United States, Rieko Eguchi

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Community Music Therapy and El Sistema : Addressing the Empowerment Needs of Marginalized Individuals and Their Communities, Virginia Carolina Eulacio-Guevara

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Presence of Cofactor NADPH Slows Down the Dissociation of Methotrexate from Dihydrofolate Reductase from Bacillus stearothermophilus, Ryan Seamus Foley

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Life Cycle Analysis of Sugarcane Bagasse and Switchgrass under Dilute Phosphoric Acid Pretreatment and Simultaneous Saccharification and CoFermentation, Michael C. Fowler

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Mercury Contamination in Benthic Biota and Sediments within the New York Bight Wind Energy Area, Jordan Francis Gilruth

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Garden Path Sentence Processing as a Measure of Belief Updating, Alexis Diana Grant

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Constructing Meaning in Movement Through its Relationship to Music : A Choreomusical Response to the Sarabande, Lauren Grant

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The Study and Analysis of Historic Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister) Sites, Elizabeth Grietzer

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The Stability of Tea Polyphenols as a Food Additive and Its Effect on Streptococcus mutans, Chia-Liang Huang

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Understanding the Flow Structure of Low Reynolds Number Flows, Albert Jarvis

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Behavioral Response of Adult and Larval Wood Frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) to a Common Road De-Icer, NaCl, Dylan Jones

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Classifying Controversiality in Article Data, Kateryna Kaplun

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Gravitational-Wave Memory from Black Hole and Neutron Star Mergers, Matthew Karlson

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Leadership Developmental Readiness : Furthering Our Understanding of This Multi-Dimensional Construct, Quinn E. Knudsen

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La liberté et les deux visages de la France : de la délégitimation de la démocratie franc̦aise, Michael Kolodziejski

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Elucidation of Substrate Binding to Photolyase from Sulfolobus solfataricus Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, Amanda Rose Kuerzi

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Novel Bryophyte Auxin Conjugate Amidohydrolases from Physcomitrella patens and Marchantia polymorpha and Their Role in the Evolution of Auxin Metabolism, Stephanie Lyn Kurdach

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Magic Squares of Squares of Order Three Over Finite Fields, Giancarlo Labruna

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Measuring Early Emergence of Self-Awareness in Infants Using Eye Tracking, Melanie Lawrie

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Geochemical and Sedimentological Analysis of Marine Sediments from ODP Site 696 and Implications for the Onset of Antarctic Glaciation, Allison Paige Lepp

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Impacts of Drainage Basin Characteristics on Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Upper Passaic River, Michael J. Levinson

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The Effect of Thematic Improvisation and Lyric Analysis on Classroom Performance in an Adolescent with a Behavioral/Emotional Disorder, Brandon K. Madsen

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The Non-additive Effect of Food and Wine in the Spanish Diet on Total Antioxidant Capacity of the Spanish Mediterranean Diet, Carol Majkrzak

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“The Unwelcome Truth” : Arthur Miller’s The Crucible as Satirical Political Allegory, Deanna Marie Mattia

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Evidence of POGO Transposable Elements in the Atlantic Bay Nettle (Chrysaora chesapeakei) Genome, Jonathan C. Medina

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Using Eye-Tracking to Explore Preference for High Value Visual Stimuli, Joseph C. Melon

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A Population Characterization of Allegheny Woodrats (Neotoma magister) In the Hudson River Palisades of New Jersey, Amanda Menasion

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Flawed to Start : The Inconsequence of Action in the Novels of Brian O’Nolan, Christopher M. Mitchell

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Biological Factors in the STEM Gender Gap, Yamina Nater-Otero

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“‘Bold Words Vouched with a Deed so Bold’ : Latent Orientalism and Narrative in John Milton’s Paradise Lost”, Carolyn Noury

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A Portrait of Imprints Through the Canvas of the Landscape, Amy Walker O’Brien

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Do Density and Food Availability Influence Survivorship and Reproduction in the Freshwater Bivalve, Sphaerium simile?, Lauren O’Neil

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A Promising Novel Method Targeting Prosthetic Joint Infections, Shanice Otieno

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The Embodied Dance Project : Body Stories, Allison Pagano

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Guided-Inquiry in Biochemistry Laboratory Course Improves Lab Math Skills, Grishma Deven Patel