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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Gear Driven, Richard Cammarata

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Identity of a Single Black Woman, Daphne Stevenson

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Interaction Between Humic Acid and DNA, Sree Divya Bikki

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Preconciousness, Michael James Ripp

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Project Synthesis of N Acetyl L Histidine Ethyl Amide and Standard Operating Procedure for Fractional Collector, Maneesha Jakkampudi

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Quantitative Determination of Acetylsalicyclic Acid and Acetaminophen by Q-NMR (Quantitative Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Technique, Gouthami Kanduri

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Redefining the Gothic: How the Works of Carson McCullers, Tennessee Williams & Flannery O'Connor Retained Gothic Roots and Shaped the Southern Gothic, Sarah N. Koehler

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Restructuring of State Policing Post 9/11, Joseph Iniguez

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Stone in the Center, Amy Lubke

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Taxidermy of Thought, Jason Walker

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The Cultural Consciousness of John Updike: Rhetorical Spaces as Representations of Americana through the “Rabbit” Series, Michael Bonifacio

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The Iconographic Owl through the Eyes of American Artists: From Native Americans to Joseph Cornell, Elizabeth McArthur

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Using Computers to Aid in Successful Trading and Investing, Spencer Davis

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Welfare Reform: The Politics of Redistributive Policy, Carolyn Winfrey Holcomb

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West Nile Virus Seroreversion and the Influence of Herd Immunity on Disease Risk in a Long-term Study of Free-ranging Birds, Eileen M. McKee

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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A Face in the Crowd, Brenda Farris

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A Meditative Art, Lori White

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Contrast, Heidi Stachulak

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Developing Novel Nanoparticulated Imaging System using Luminescence Enhancement of Eu(III) and TB(III) by Single-Strand DNA Encapsulation, David A. Corcoran and Diana L. Harms (Galindo)

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Don't Shoot the Messenger, Wayon C. Collins

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Exploring the Effects of Text Messaging on the Spelling Skills of Ninth and 12th Grade Students, James G. Muhammad

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Impact of the Menstrual Cycle on Communication, Laura Moustis

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Impressions of Reality, Brooke Nicholson

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Kurt Vonnegut's Early Novels: Searching for Meaning in a Meaningless World, Matthew Praxmarer

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Le Nouveau Cirque, Diana C. Lynch