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Theses from 2020

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Tension Within Immigrant Identity in South Asian and Asian Characters in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Everything I Never Told You, and Disgraced, Dania Abdelsalam

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Synthesis of Amide and Sulfonamides as PDE11 Inhibitors, Noor Abouchakra

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Joint Use of Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) and Advanced Reduction Process (ARP) for Alleviation of Leachate Organic Matter (LOM), Ali Albalgane

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Euripides : Suppliant to the Divine Feminine, Liz Amato

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Discovery of Single-Stranded DNA Aptamers for the Detection of Ranavirus, Allyssa Angel

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Bounds for the Number of Independent and Dominating Sets in Trees, Daniel K. Arabia

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Re-envisioning Sections of Anything Goes to Address Gender Identity, Laurena Barros

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Question-Asking in Conversational Tasks : A Gender Comparison, Courtney Bell

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Design of Strips with Geometry Shapes and Mathematical Analysis, Somia Benali

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Manuel Puig y los espacios queer : Una tercera lectura de la realidad, Matthew Berg

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Size Does Matter : Exposure and Effects of Microplastics on the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Erika Bernal

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Transcriptomic Identification of Venom Candidates in the Clinging Jellyfish Gonionemus vertens, Alorah D. Bliese

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Testing Multiple Climate Stressors at the Cold Range Limit of a Marine Calcifier, Christian R. Bojorquez

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Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder : Child Symptom Behaviors, Stigma, and Parental Stress among Minorities and Non-Minorities, Kayla Renee Breeden

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Beliefs and Perceptions of Millennials Pertaining to Climate Change and Sustainability, Rae Cade

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Impacts of Forest Fire on Stream Sediment : A Chemical Analysis of the 16 Mile Fire in Delaware State Forest, Pennsylvania, USA, Bernadette Rosario Calderon

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Paleoenvironment Reconstruction of the Eocene Southeastern Tethys Using Geochemistry of Sedimentary Rocks, Liliana Calderón Convers

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Determining the Relative Activities of Wild-Type Mycobacterium tuberculosis Indole-3-Glycerol Phosphate Synthase and Mutants E57A and E219A With an Investigation Into the Relationship Between Wild-Type Mycobacterium tuberculosis IGPS Activity and pH, Thomas Emmanuel Candela

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"A" is for Ambivalence : Hester Prynne's Conflicted Response to Motherhood in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Stephanie Morecraft Carlson

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“Mutually Exclusive” : Exploring Gender and Sexuality in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Caitlin Moran Casey

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Response to Phototaxic Stimulation in Relation to Sex and Reproductive State in the Urban Adapted Mosquito, Culex pipiens f. molestus, Karen M. Catalina

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The Evolution of Latin Jazz Music and Dance : Under the Skin, Teresa Perez Ceccon

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Preparation and Crystal Structures of Racemic and Quasiracemic Imidazole or N-Methyl Imidazole Copper Complexes Containing Substituted N-Benzoylalanines, Emily Catherine Chong

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“Life Swarms with Innocent Monsters” : the Monstrosity of Gender Inversion in Bram stoker’s Dracula, Natalie Diane Cottrill

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Bullying, Resilience, and Victimization : An Investigation Among Special Needs High School Students, Sandy Dawoud

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Simulation Based Inference in Epidemic Models, Tejitha Dharmagadda

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The Effect of Metabotropic Glutamate 5 Receptors Stimulation on Delayed Non-Match to Odor Performance in Long-Evans Male Rats, Stacy Jesus Duarte

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Beloved : An Immersive Theater Experience, Caitlin Dutton-Reaver

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The Antiviral Effects of Embelin on HSV-1 in Cultured Vero Cells, Tony Elias

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The Expression of Circadian Rhythms in the Non-Diapausing Mosquito Culex pipiens f. molestus, Natalie Rachel Epstein

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Lineage and Legacy : Horton Through the Ailey Lens, Then and Now, Lakey Evans-Peña

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Control of Secondary Extinctions in Stochastic Food Webs, Dunia M. Fernandez

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Identification and Quantification of Black Carbon Particulates in Urban River Sediments Involving a Multi-tiered Analytical Approach, Anastasia Figueroa

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The Spaces Between : Reimagining and Rebuilding Sokolow’s Slaughter of the Innocents, Samantha Géracht

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Stellar Transfigurations of Disabled Bodies : Wangechi Mutu and Afrofuturism, Addys Lorenzo Gonzalez

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A Comparison of Antioxidant Potential, Total Phenolic Content, and Cannabidiol (CBD) Content of Cannabis Infused Hemp, MCT, and Olive Oils, Alexa Gruschow

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"Gazing on Vacancy" : Charlotte Bronte's Critical Portrayal of Church Life in Shirley, Emily Pataki Hamburger

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Sanctuary : Shaping Frames and Shifting Perspectives, Lindsey Anne Hanson

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A Choreographic Exploration of Bullying Through Contemporary Dance, Mark A. Harootian

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Characterizing Functions of Two Regulatory Proteins in the Parasitic Nematode Brugia malayi and Their Potential as Drug Targets in Treating Lymphatic Filariasis, Brittany Amber Hart

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Estimating Parasitoid Wasp Assemblages on Fragmented Land : Do Habitat and Trap Type Matter?, Matthew Charles Christopher Havers

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Trace Element Accumulation and Distribution in Two Turtle Species, Malaclemys terrapin and Chelydra serpentine in New Jersey, USA, Molly Hillenbrand

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Analysis of the Spatial Distribution, and Recruitment of Native and Non-Native Tunicate Species on Zostera marina in New Jersey, Sarah Hoffman

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Identity Stories : Cultural Imprints on the Body, Alexis Kamitses

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A Preliminary Investigation of World Trade Center (WTC) Dust Effects on MRC-5 Lung Fibroblasts and the Cellular Inflammatory Response, Katelyn Anna Kerod

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The Effect of (2R,6R)-hydroxynorketamine (HNK) on 𝛼-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) Expression and Novel Object Placement Performance in Long Evans Rats, Anosha Khawaja

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Home Range Size and Habitat Use : Analysis on the State Endangered Bobcat (Lynx rufus) in Northwestern New Jersey, Rita Isabel Matos

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The Effects of Handedness on Personal Preferences, Ryan McAllen

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Servant Leaders as Facilitators of Couple’s Meaningfulness at Work and Home, Kristine Milorava

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Contrasting Seasonal Presence of West Nile Virus in Mosquitos Between Coastal and Inland Communities of New Jersey, Domenica Mousa

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Womens’ Bodies, Womens’ Stories : A Multi-Media Reflection on Fertility and Childbearing, Rebekka Nodhturft

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Stochastic Modeling of Zoonotic Disease, Sausan Odatalla

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A Study and Synthesis : Bronze Compounds, Patricia Rose Olsen

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Cloning and Expression of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GvFP) from the Clinging Jellyfish (Gonionemus vertens) Using RNA-Seq, Vasilios A. Orologas

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“There is Power in a Woman’s Wit and Will” : Womanly, Wit, Will, and Wiles in Gothic Works of Louisa May Alcott, Alexandra Ortea

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Anti-Semitism in American Realist Literature: Edith Wharton’s Sim Rosedale - a Thorn in American Identity, Elizabeth Pantirer

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Do Chemical Cues Influence Giant Waterbug Belostoma flumineum Say (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae) Turning Behavior?, Olivia Paradis

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The Role of Presentation Type and Spatial Perspective on Wayfinding, Sejeong Park

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A Network Thermodynamic Game-Theoretic Approach to Modeling Amyloid-beta Aggregation Along Competing Pathways, Joseph Pateras

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Impacts of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station on the Zooplankton Community Structure of Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, Alyssa M. Petitdemange

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When Kumbhakar Swallowed a Dead Dog : A Diasporic Rendering of the Reamker, Emmanuele Phuon

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Factors Affecting Clutch Size in a Population of Red-Backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) in Northwestern New Jersey, Veronica Lynn Puza

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Studies Toward the Synthesis of a Novel Diamine Scaffold, Joseph Edward Quinlan III

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Environmental and Trophic Factors that Influence the Prevalence of Gonionemus vertens in the Northeastern United States, Matthew Rigby

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Lateralization of Pitch Processing, Daniel Rynerson

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The Behavior of the Baltic Sea Ice Stream during the Deglaciation of the Baltic Ice Lake, Recorded in the Particle Size and Geochemistry within Bornholm Basin, IODP Site M0065, Mathew Lucas Sandefur

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Tap Dance : The Heartbeat of American Dance Culture, John Scacchetti

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Somatic Awareness and Meaning-Making in Choreography, Candice Schnurr

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Politically Correct Language in George Carlin, Alan Schultz

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A Comparative Study of Drug Affinities Determined by Thermofluor and Kinetic Analysis, Oruba Shatnawi

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Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Movement and Mortality in the Flat Brook-Roy Catch and Release Section of New Jersey, Christopher J. Shea

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Shared Leadership Approaches in Teams : How Understanding Leadership Impacts the Perceived Presence of Shared Leadership, Dana Noelle Sobel

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Ecokinetics : A Dance Film Inquiry, Jody Sperling

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Modeling the Evolution of a Coupled Barrier-Marsh-Lagoon System : Insights from the New Jersey Coastline, Christopher Tenebruso

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Magic in the Classroom: The School Story and the Implications of Discipline in Harry Potter, Megan Thompson

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Ride of the Waelcyrges : Combating Notions of Feminine Passivity and Monstrous Deviance in Anglo-Saxon Literature, Shaina Marie Strang-Wolf Tullo

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Making Meaning : Death, Dignity, and Dasein in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Angel Katrina Tuohy

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The Rise of Defense Spending in the United States, Ashlee Marie Vaca

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Semi-Automated Image Segmentation and Synthesis of Virtual Samples Using Generative Adversarial Networks and Fuzzy Sets, Reza Vafaee

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A Salty Compromise: The Behavioral Response of Red-Backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) to Different Concentrations of NaCl, a Prevalent Road Deicer, Randolph Viola

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Children’s Perceptions of Ambiguous Interracial Interactions : Behavior and Size Judgments, Julia Wefferling

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Physical Listening : The Influence of the Black Arts Movement on Free Jazz-Inspired Movement, Lauren Putty White

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Architecture of the Mind : Narrative Time and Mental Space in The Graduate, Catch-22, and Carnal Knowledge, Monica Cecilia Winston

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The Effects of Group II Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Antagonism on Delayed Non-match to Odor Performance in Male Long-Evans Rats, Andrew Wolfarth

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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Characterization of Red Mangrove Proproot Epibiont Communities of St. Johns USVI, Alan M. Buob

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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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Exploring the Role of Evaporation and Precipitation Rates on Mangrove Island Morphology, Isamar M. Cortés

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

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The Effects of Active Site and Allosteric Residues on Catalysis and Inhibitor Selectivity in the Bacillus stearothennophilus Dihydrofolate Reductase, Tyler Eck

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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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Leadership Conceptualization : The Construct, Jessica Lee Francavilla

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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