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Theses from 2019

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

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

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

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Using Signage to Direct attention May Increase Motivation, Sharon Lynn Smith Pidgeon

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Projected Trends in Climate Extremes in the Passaic River Basin Based on Bias-Corrected and Spatially Downscaled Global Climate Model Simulations, Archana Prasad

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Meaningfulness of Work and Family in Working Parents as a Predictor of Work Family Balance, Enrichment, and Conflict, Sydney Reeves

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The Expression of ICER Under the Control of the Ovarian CYP19A1 Promoter in Zebrafish Ovaries Danio rerio, James Reilly

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Prediction Intervals for Functional Data, Nicholas Rios

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The Library in the Mountains and the Writing on the Wall : Fragmented Memories and Cultural Amnesia in Ursula K. Le Guin, Erin Michelle Roll

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How Big is Too Big? : The Potentially Coercive Effects of Plea Discount on Innocent Defendants, Ryan Schneider

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Increased Levels of Oxidative Stress in Human Fibroblast Lung Cell Cultures and the Loss of Mitochonndrial Function Due to Exposure to Particulate Matter from September 11, 2001, Lara Seder

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Immigration Experiences : Maintenance and Promotion of Cultural Values Among Asian Indian Women and Their Children, Harshi Shah

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Green Tea Polyphenols as Potential Food Additives, Danxia Shi

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Trajectories of the Postcolony in The Color Purple, Kim Silva-Martinez

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Magic Squares of Cubes Modulo a Prime Number, Yevgeniy Sokolovskiy

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Footfalls : A Choreographic Exploration of Sensorial Images from T.S. Eliot’s Poem Four Quartets, Tammy Warren Stanford

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The Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Amyloid Beta Protein Aggregation in Competing Pathways, Edward Steen

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Effects of World Trade Center Particulate Matter From September 11, 2001 on Biochemical Pathways Associated with Apoptosis and Cell Viability, Eric Tobias

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Queens of Failing Nations in Classical Tragedy, Katie L. Toledano

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The Mitigation of Stereotype Threat Through Embodied Cogition, Darla van Govan

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Young Seasonal Employees : How Work Conditions and Burnout Contribute to Turnover Intentions, Marlee Wanamaker

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Making Narrative Theory Teachable : Experiments and Overlaps in Lost, Arrested Development, and A Visit From The Goon Squad, Kristen Lynn Zosche

Theses from 2017

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Who Participates? Who Leads? What are the Outcomes for College Students in Co-Curricular Activities?, Nicole Ashley Alonso

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Fluid Dynamics of Watercolor Painting : Experiments and Modelling, David Edward Baron

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Petrogenesis of Pleisto-Holocene Basalts and Basaltic Andesites from Newberry Volcano, Oregon, John Mitchell Clay

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Watershed Sub-Basin Scale Forest Fire Impacts on Soil Chemistry : A Case Study in Delaware State Forest, Pennsylvania, USA, Jason Scott Darley

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La vitalité actuelle de la langue française au Liban : une langue en péril ou en évolution?, Caesar Anthony Dommar

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Sleep in Adolescents : Sleep and the Prediction of Academic Investment and Achievement, Justin Farhat

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Mineral and Bioclimatic Factors Controlling Soil Black Carbon Sequestration Potential Along an Elevational Gradient, Adam Fernandez

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The Experience of Thirdness for Music Therapists Working with Children on the Autism Spectrum, Jamison Chester Fox

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CRISPR/Cas9 in Leishmania Genome Editing : Towards a Proof of Concept, Zein Kasbo

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Molecular Cloning and Characterization of a Hemolytic Lectin from Venom of the Stinging Sea Nettle, Chrysaora quinquecirrha, Anup Khanal

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Analyzing the Quality of Attention of a Client with Williams Syndrome During Improvisational Music Therapy, Hyun Kyoung Kim

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Geochemical and Particle Size Analysis of East Antarctic Shelf Sediments Through the Eocene Oligocene Transition, Jennifer Joanne Light

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Orphan Benefactors and Orphan Innocence in Charles Dickens and Helen Hunt Jackson, Monika Mezyk

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The Antiviral Effect of Epigallocatechin Gallate-Stearate on Enterovirus-69, Hager Mohamed

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Mitochondrial D-Loop Markers and Size Variation of Sorex Species, Joseph Andrew Osei

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"Motiv 8" : An Inspirational Media Interface, Gabriel Rodriguez

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A Small Molecule EGCG-S, a Modified Green Tea Polyphenol, as a Synergistic Agent to Enhance Antibacterial Activity of Antibiotics on Bacterial Biofilms, Shrameeta Shinde

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Measurements of Emotional Attributional Biases : A Confirmatory Study of Infrahumanization, Courtney Tobin