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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Mulk Raj Anand: Moving India Forward, Sandy Wheeler

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Nature Orchestrated, Janice Marie Pratt

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Prairie Restoration and Species Diversity: A Comparison of Propagation Success Between Seeded and Planted Forbs, Julie A. Widinski

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Superman's Ancestors - Beowulf, Odysseus and Roy Hobbs: Application and Analysis of Joseph Campbell's Monomyth Theory, Michael Kealy

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The Dangers of Digital Imaging, Russel Laska

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“The Day Everything Became Nothing”: Finding Meaning in the Postapocalyptic, Joe Chellino

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The Significance of Seeking Truth in Art, Veronica Cook

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"Undone by Murmurs of Love": Traumatic Legacies and the Struggle for Personal and Communal Identity Formation in Toni Morrison's Trilogy, Fida Yasin

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"Untitled", Janet Rose Engel-Julian

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"When Love is Born in a Cage Not of lts Own Building ": The New Woman and Fiction of Kate Chopin, Jennifer Battistoni

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Gothic Representations: History, Literature, and Film, Daniel Gould

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Labor and Media: A Strained Relationship, Mac-Z Zurawski

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Trace Metal Concentrations across Trophic Levels in Cotton Fields of Xinjiang Province, China, Jessica Quinn

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Conflict Resolution Among Terminally Ill Cancer Patients and Their Families: How Nurses Intervene, Mary Ann Wolfenson

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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The Rantoul-Chanute Regionalization of Wastewater Treatment: Small Town Interest Group Success, Francis G. McLoughlin

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

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Executive Powers: The Role of the Supreme Court in an Expanding Presidency, Gale M. Filter