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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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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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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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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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"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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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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Sanctuary : Shaping Frames and Shifting Perspectives, Lindsey Anne Hanson

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

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

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

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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

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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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Assessment of Mean Annual Precipitation and pCO₂ Effect on C₃ Land Plant Carbon Isotope Fractionation, Woohee Kim

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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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Impacts of a Natural Disturbance on Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys and Subsequent Recovery Potential of the Sea Urchin Diadema antillarum, Julia Nicole Kobelt

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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 Perversion of Dignity in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions, Lilian Nyanchama Mayaka

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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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Predictive Biomarkers Demonstrating the Effect of Levels of Copper and Zinc from Exposure to World Trade Center 9/11 Particulate Matter on Human Esophageal Cells in vitro, Rossara Nunez

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Before Talkies : The Voice of Gesture, Lauren Baine Ohmer

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Examining a Hypothyroid Model of Depressive Symptoms in Mice: Tests of Behavioral Measures, Hannah S. Ovadia

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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