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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Role of Notch-1-Mediated Repression of PTEN on Growth and Cancer Stem Cell Survival in Trastuzumab Resistant, Her2+ Breast Cancer, Andrew Thomas Baker

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Patriots and Practical Men: British Educational Policy and the Responses of Colonial Subjects in India, 1880-1890, David Thomas Boven

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She Shot Him Dead: The Criminalization of Women and the Struggle over Social Order in Chicago, 1871-1919, Rachel A. Boyle

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Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers: An Ethnonursing Study, Catherine M. Clarey-Sanford

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Cellular Determinants of Coronavirus Entry Routes, James Thomas Earnest

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Endocytic Vesicle Rupture in the Pathogenesis and Propagation of Neurodegenerative Proteinopathies, William P. Flavin

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We Can Do Better: Evaluating an Intervention Remedying Caseworkers’ Negative Racial Bias towards African American Families Involved in Child Welfare, Adrianne Michele Fletcher

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Examining the Regulation of Kv7 K+ Channels in Airway Smooth Muscle Cells and Their Potential as Novel Therapeutic Targets for the Treatment of Asthma, Jennifer Haick

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Role of the Interleukin-22 and STAT3 Signaling Pathway in Gut Barrier Maintenance Following Intoxication and Burn Injury, Adam M. Hammer

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Practice and Practitioner Correlates of Psychotherapists’ Self-Perceived Clinical Wisdom, Shveta Kumaria

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Character Luck and Moral Responsibility: The Character of the Ordinary Person in Aristotle's Rhetoric and Politics, Marcella Linn

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Characterization of the Effect of Aeration on a Commercially Available Fibrin Sealant for Use in Wound Therapy, Adam Robert Marek

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Research Practices of Music Educators: A Review of the Journal of Research in Music Education, Clifton Brent Mcreynolds

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Behavioral Symptoms, Functional and Cognitive Recovery Post-Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Seema Nasser

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Toward the “Better Than Well” Cultural Ideal: Understanding Changing Conceptualizations of Illness and Wellness and North American Parenting, Pedagogy, and Education Policy (19th-21st C.), Nicole Ortegon

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Forgotten Soldiers from a Forgotten War: Oral History Testimonies of African American Korean War Veterans, O. Eliot Pope, Jr.

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Investigating Novel Methods of Interaction with Pharmaceutically Relevant Enzymes, Cory T. Reidl

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The Effects of Alcohol and Traumatic Brain Injury on Neural Stem Cell Responses, Son Trung Ton

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FRNK Regulatory Complex Formation with FAK Is Regulated by ERK Mediated Serine 217 Phosphorylation, Taylor J. Zak

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Comparisons of Artifact Correction Procedures for Meta-Analysis: An Empirical Examination on Correcting Reliabilities, Lei Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Impact of Social Class Connectedness, School Belongingness, and Family Cohesion on Lower Class-Identified College Students, Kristen Eileen Adams

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Expectations and Quality of Life During the Antepartum and Postpartum Period, Mary Kathryn Adams

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Noble Freedom: The Importance of Freedom in the Theology of Beatrice of Nazareth and Hadewijch, Seth Alexander

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The Parent Advisory Council for Spanish-Speaking Parents: A Program Evaluation, Alison Alves

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The Relationship between Light Exposure and Fatigue and Mood in the Patient Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant, Kimberly S. Anderson-Drevs

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Organized Activity Involvement Among Urban Youth: Understanding Predictors and Mechanisms, Nicole Arola Anderson

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Self-Esteem and Critical Consciousness in the Relation between Subjective Social Class and Subjective Well-Being Among College Students: Mediation and Moderated Mediation Models, Fatma Aydin

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Habermas and Public Reason in the Digital Age: Technology and Deliberative Democracy, Asaf Bar-Tura

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Performance of Individuals and Teams on Cryptographic Tasks: Factors That Affect the Consideration of Alternative Strategies, Joseph Bihary

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Cardiac Calcium Atpase Dimerization Measured by Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer and Chemical Cross-Linking, Daniel Blackwell

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“But Who, We?”: Derrida on Non-Human Others, Thomas Helmut Bretz

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The Influence of Race and Ethnicity on Giving Among Latin@ Young Alumni from a Predominantly White Institution, Michael Bumbry

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Adenovirus Evasion of Cell-Intrinsic Immunity, Andrew Michael Burrage

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Restoring Trust: A Grounded Theory Study of Cyberbullying Among Young Women, Nancy H. Camp

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Quality of Math Instruction Matters: Examining Validity and Reliability of High Impact Strategies in Early Mathematics (his-Em), Bilge Cerezci

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Status Quo Vs. Change in the Face of Death and Uncertainty, Justin S. Cheng

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Understanding the Role of Leadership Motivation in College Student Leadership Development, Benjamin Paul Correia-Harker

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Earthly Destruction: Catholic Social Teaching, War, and the Environment, Daniel Cosacchi

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Kant, the Natural Law, and the Question of Normativity in Catholic Ethics, John Robert Crowley-Buck

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A Fire That Could Not Be Extinguished: Sovereignty and Identity in the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, 1634-1994, Melisa Cushing-Davis

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What Is the Process of Relational Work of the Nurse?, Daniela Terrizzi Defrino

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Atomic Oxygen Adsorption and Absorption on RH(111) and AG(111), Jonathan Derouin

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A Higher Law: Transatlantic Revolution and Antislavery Radicalism in Early America, 1760-1800, Anthony Di Lorenzo

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Cooking, Cooking Pots, and Cultural Transformation in Imperial and Late Antique Italy, Andrew Donnelly

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Dating Violence Prevention Through a Change in Gender Norms, Katie Doud

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The Psychological Impact of Smartphones: The Effect of Access to One's Smartphone on Psychological Power, Risk Taking, Cheating, and Moral Orientation., Amanda Christine Egan

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Evaluating the Impact of Integrative Mental Health Treatment in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bella Etingen

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Remains to Be Seen: Execution and Embodiment in the Early English Atlantic World, Erin M. Feichtinger

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Special Education Disproportionality through a Social Lens: A Mixed Methods Approach, Marianne J. Fidishin

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The Seat of Justice in the House of Love: Toward an Ecclesial Theory of Justice, James Grant Gholson

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Dreamers and the College Dream: A Case Study Analysis Examining the Influences of High Schools and High School Agents, Aliza Joy Gilbert

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Mentoring Pre- and in-Service School Leaders Through a Combined Principal Mentoring Model: A Case Study of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Alicia Haller

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Subjectification in the Southern Baptist Conservative Resurgence, Adam Hankins

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“Englishing” Horace: The Influence of the Horatian Tradition on Old and Middle English Poetry, Justin A. Hastings

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Defect Or Defend? Explaining Military Responses During the Arab Uprisings, Timothy Hazen

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No Taxation Without Discrimination: The Racial Politics of American Property Taxes, Kasey Henricks

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Regulation of the Subunits of Hypoxia Inducible Factors by Sprouty2 and Its Impact on Different Biological Processes, Kristin Caroline Hicks

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Studies Into the Allosteric Regulation of ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylases, Benjamin Luke Hill

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Social Skills in Youth with Spina Bifida: A Longitudinal Multimethod Investigation of Bio-Neuropsychosocial Predictors, Christina Ehrman Holbein

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You're Kind of Just Conditioned: Women and Female College Students' Defiance of Dominant Social Messages in the Development of Leader Self-Efficacy, Shannon Darracott Howes

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Saving Marriage One Relationship at a Time: Culture, Family, and Social Change in Christian Premarital Counseling, Courtney Ann Irby

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To Be Black, Caribbean, and American: Social Connectedness As a Mediator to Racial and Ethnic Socialization and Well-Being Among Afro-Caribbean American Emerging Adults, Gihane Emeline Jeremie-Brink

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Development of Folate Directed, Protein Based Photodynamic Therapy Agents, Rojenia Jones

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“My Masculinity Is a Little Love Poem to Myself”: Trans*masculine College Students’ Conceptualizations of Masculinities, T.j. Jourian

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United States Foreign Policy Toward HIV/AIDS in Africa: The Role of Pharmaceutical Companies in the Formulation and Implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 2003-2008, Toussaint Kafarhire Murhula

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Inhibition of B Lymphopoiesis by Adipocytes and Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells, Domenick Kennedy

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Moral Distress and the Health Care Organization, Andy Kondrat

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The Best Poor Man's Country?: William Penn, Quakers, and Unfree Labor in Atlantic Pennsylvania, Peter B. Kotowski

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Cognitive and Neural Correlates of Coping and Resilience in Depression, Catherine Lee

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Monocyte-Induced Regulatory T Cell Differentiation, Jessica Genevieve Lee

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Heart and Sole: The Functional Role of Fast-Skeletal Myosin Binding Protein-C in Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle, Brian Leei Lin

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Emature: Intergenerational Networks in Digital Media Spaces, Andras Lukacs

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The Role of Microrna in Cardioprotection: Ischemic Preconditioning and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Paracrine Effects, Kristin Luther

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The Amino Terminal Region of Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C Is Necessary for Cardiac Function, Thomas Lawrence Lynch

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How Can Parent-Child Interactions in a Museum Support Children’s Learning and Transfer of Knowledge, Maria Marcus

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Collaborative Community Prevention: An Ecological Approach to Mental Health Support for Children in Rural America, Adria Casey Mcpherson

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Individual Criminal Accountability After Civil Wars: Enforced Disappearances in Algeria and Turkey, Jessica Mecellem

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Coping with Trauma: Reflections from Angolan Refugee Returnees, Michael Robert Milco

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Simulation Learning and Transfer to the Clinical Environment in Undergraduate Nursing Students, David A. Miles

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Men As Caregivers: Latino Fathering of Children with Cancer, Noe Mojica

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Philo’s Εὐσέβεια and Paul’s Πνεῦμα: The Appropriation and Alteration of Hellenistic and Greek Philosophical Traditions in Their Ethical Discourses, Nelida Naveros Cordova

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The Spatial Dynamics of Shakespearean Drama, Mark B. Owen

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Scribal Harmonization in Greek Manuscripts of the Synoptic Gospels from the Second to the Fifth Century, Cambry Pardee

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The Chilean Student Movement: A Family Matter. The Intimate and Conflicting Construction of Revolution in a Post Dictatorial Country, Leslie Parraguez Sanchez

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Mechanism by Which Commensal Bacteria Limit Inflammation, Mallory Paynich

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Community Violence Exposure Among Urban African American Males: Understanding the “Buffering Effect” of Adaptive Social Support Coping on Psychosocial Outcomes, Cynthia L. Pierre

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Consequences of Estrogen Receptor Beta Phosphorylation in the Aged Female Brain and Heart, Elena Pinceti

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A Concurrent and Longitudinal Examination of a Bio-Neuropsychosocial Model for Predicting Medical Adherence and Responsibility in Youth with Spina Bifida, Alexandra Psihogios

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Exploring Conditions for the Enhancement of Acene Semiconductors Through the Use of the Diels-Alder Reaction, Brittni Qualizza Qualizza

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Badr al-Dīn Ibn Jamāʿah and the Highest Good of Islamic Education, Omar Qureshi

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The Utilization of Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Related Techniques for the Analysis and Identification of Emerging Contaminants in Aqueous Matrices, Matthew Reichert

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Trauma in the Classroom: Teachers' Perspectives on Supporting Students Experiencing Child Traumatic Stress, Kassandra Reker

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Symbolic Centers in the Background Or Units at the Forefront of Change? Race Specific Cultural Centers and Student Support Programs and Their Potential Impact on Students of Color, William Rodriguez

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Changing Medical Education: Early Efforts to Integrate Women's Health Into Education and Training, Mary Katherine Rojek

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The Role of FoxO Transcription Factors in Alcohol-Induced Deficient Fracture Repair, Philip M. Roper

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Exploring the Relationships between Spiritual Well-Being, Team Regard and Turnover Intention of Hospice Social Workers: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction, Kimberly Lynn Sangster

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Comparing Predominant Spiritual Approaches in a Chicago Archdiocese Vicariate Using the Spirituality Opionnaire and Assessing Its Reliability, John Peter Segvich

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Examining the Effects of Anti-Nogo a Immunotherapy on Post-Stroke Neurogenesis in the Adult Rat, Daniel Shepherd

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“I Am Because We Are”: A Portrait of Trans* Postsecondary Educators’ Experiences in Higher Education, Symone L. Simmons

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The Impact of Altered T Cell Receptor—Peptide-Major Histocompatibility Complex Interactions on Antigen Recognition and T Cell Function, Timothy T. Spear