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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Multifunctional Coronavirus Papain-Like Proteases as Targets for Antiviral Therapeutics and Vaccines, Anna Maria Mielech

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The Molecular Components of Estrogen Receptor Beta (ERβ) Signaling in Neuronal Sytems, Natasha Mott

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Internalization of Race Messages Among Mixed Race Individuals, Jennifer Moulton

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Moderating Variables in the Treatment Effects of Second Step, Gregory Eugene Moy

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The Backgrounds and Outcomes of Allopathic Medical School Applicants: Exploring Stratification and Inequality, Sunshine Nakae

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Social Media and Reflective Thinking: A Case Study of Generation Y Business Students, Stacy Neier

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The Fashionable Life: Fashion Imagery and the Construction of Masculinity in America, 1960-2000, Kelly Ann O'connor

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Producing a Past: Cyrus Mccormick's Reaper from Heritage to History, Daniel Peter Ott

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Putting "community" in Community Schools: Organizational and Cultural Contention in a Public-Private Partnership, Kathleen D. Pacyna

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Perceptions of Value and Perceived Strengths of Arts Education During an Age of Accountability: Conditions and Qualities That Shape a Citizenry - Implications for Leadership, Stephen Tyler Plank

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Effects of Cultural Awareness Training in Conjunction with an Established Bullying Prevention Program, Megan Kallie Polanin

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Expertise, Democratic Values, and Tolerance, Erika D. Price

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Peripubertal Binge Ethanol, Age and Sex Modulate Microrna Expression in the Ventral and Dorsal Hippocampus of the Adolescent Rat, Sarah Arianne Prins

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Moving Social Spaces: Public Transportation, Material Differences, and the Power of Mobile Communities in Chicago, Gwendolyn Purifoye

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Identifying Novel Factors Involved in Biofilm Formation by Vibrio Fischeri, Valerie Ray

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'We're Not Little Babies Anymore': A Cultural History of Small Girls in America, 1920-1945, Stella A. Ress

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The Ethics of Vision and Black Theology and Experience, Angelo Sylvester Riley

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I Do Activist Things Even Though I'm Nothing: A Critical Ethnography of Immigrant Youth Identity Formation in an Urban Community-School, Sophia Rodriguez

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Sorority Women & Eating Pathology: Communities of Unhealthy Body Standards?, Ashley Marie Rolnik

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Superintendent Leadership and Collective Bargaining Processes, Procedures, and Outcomes, Kevin David Rubenstein

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Seeing the State: Women, Incarceration, and Social Marginality, Cesraea Rumpf

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Life Course Narratives from U.s. Expatriates: Continuity Work, Victoria L. Russo

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The Affective Consequences of Expressing Moral Convictions, Lisa Diana Sandberg

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Motivating Factors of Elementary Teachers (K-5) in Illinois Who Belong to Veteran, Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Generation Y Age Bands: A Study of Ways in Which Improved Generational Intelligence Can Impact School Leaders, Scott Schwartz

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The Restorative Justice Talking Circle Process with Probation Officers: A Phenomenological Approach, Constance Marie Sheehan

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New Teacher Induction Programs: A Case Study of an Exemplary School District and How It Prepares Its New Teachers for the Use of Instructional Technology in the Classroom, David Brian Sherman

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A Summer Reading Enrichment Experience: One District's Effort to Prevent Summer Reading Loss, Angela R. Sopko

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The DapE-Encoded N-Succinyl-L,L-Diaminopimelic Acid Desuccinylase (DapE) from Haemophilus Influenzae as a Prospective Target for the Development of Novel Antibiotics, Anna Starus

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Closing the "Revolving Door": Identifying Predictors of Time to Rehospitalization in a Sample of Psychiatric Inpatient Youth, Alison Merri Stoner

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Impact of First Disclosure Experience and Internalized Stigma on Disclosure Patterns in the HIV+ Community, Mary Elizabeth Talbot

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The Hidden Costs of Success: A Mixed Methods Approach to Examining Achievement Pressures in Affluent Youth, Lea Ventura Travers

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When Subcultures Become Careers: Working in Indie Rock, Annmarie Schneider-Edman Van Altena

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Extending Students' Practice of Metacognitive Regulation Strategies in the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory and Investigation of Pb2+ Binding to Calmodulin with Circular Dichroism and Molecular Dynamics Modeling, Mary Twist Van Opstal

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Activation of 5-HT1A Receptors in the Nucleus Tractus Solitarius Facilitate Ventilatory Responses to Hypoxic Hypercapnia and Promote Sympathetic Recovery Following Hypotensive Hemorrhage, Jaime Vantrease

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Neuroscience and Galen: Body, Selfhood and the Materiality of Emotions on the Early Modern Stage, Devon Wallace

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Profiles of Neuropsychological Functioning in Children and Adolescents with Spina Bifda, Rachel Wasserman

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Some of My Best Dolls Are Black: Colorblind Rhetoric in Online Collecting Communities, Rebecca Joan West

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Fitting Things Together: A Grounded Theory Study of Clinical Judgment in Nursing, Mary Elizabeth Wilber

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How Do District Level and Building Level Leaders Collaborate to Implement Mandated Change?, Gwendolyn Zimmermann

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Grounded Theory of How Jewish Experiential Education Impacts the Identity Development of Jewish Emerging Adults, Scott Turberg Aaron

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International Education Exposure in Secondary Schooling: Impacting Academic Outcomes Among Urban Girls of Color, Tiffini L. Andorful

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Q 10:21-22 and Formative Christology, Olegs Andrejevs

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Remembering the Cultural Trauma Legacies of Slavery: African American Young Adult Perceptions on Racism, Ethnic Identity, and Racial Socialization, Kimya Pearl Barden

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Social and Emotional Learning: An Argument for Religious Pluralism, Debra Mayconich Baron

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A Study of the Therapeutic Potential of AF4 Mimetic Peptides, Nisha N. Barretto

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Synthesis and Assembly of Dihydroindolizines on Gold Surfaces for Light Induced Work Function Alterations, Matthew Alan Bartucci

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Gothic Slumming: Realist Writers and Gothic Texts in Progressive Era America, Gillian Nelson Bauer

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Socially Responsible Leadership Capacity Development: Predictors Among African American/ Black Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly White Institutions, Michael R. Beazley

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The Rhetoric of Gender in the Household of God: Ephesians 5:21-33 and Its Place in Pauline Tradition, Lisa Marie Belz

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Interventions That Help the Helpers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Interventions Targeting Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Traumatization in Mental Health Workers, Melissa Lynn Bercier

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Critical Functions Specified by the MLL CXXC Domain Determine Leukemogenic Capacity, Noah Warren Birch

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Risk Perception in Cardiovascular Disease, Michelle Ellen Block

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The Many Functions of Taste: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century England, Julia Bninski

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Effect of Advanced Age on the Innate Immune Response to Cutaneous Wound Infection, Aleah Lin Brubaker

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A Phenomenological Study of Indonesian Cohort Group's Transformative Learning, Markus Budiraharjo

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Fideism, Evidentialism, and the Epistemology of Religious Belief, Matthew P. Butcher

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The National Security Education Program and Its Service Requirement: An Exploratory Study of What Areas of Government and for What Duration National Security Education Program Recipients Have Worked, David J. Comp

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Towards a Roman Catholic Soteriology for the Sinned-Against Creature: An Intercultural Dialogue between the Soteriology of Edward Schillebeeckx and Korean-American Theologies of 'Han', Kevin Patrick Considine

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Ethnicity, Assimilation and Transnationalism: a Comparative Study of Eastern European Migration to the United States (1940-2012), Cezara Olga Crisan

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How Do Professional Learning Communities Foster Strong Career and Technical Education Programs of Study in Illinois Public High Schools?, Wendy Custable

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The Presence of Empathy in Male Completers of a Partner Intervention Program, Katherine Dahlberg

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John the Baptist and the Jewish Setting of Matthew, Brian C. Dennert

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Kant's Change of Heart: Radical Evil and Moral Transformation, Christina Drogalis

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Characterization of Chronic Glucocorticoid Exposure on Natural Killer Cell Function: A Model for Stress Induced Alterations on the Epigenetic Landscape, Justin Lee Eddy

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Visual Analysis of E-Textbooks for Senior High School in Indonesia, Ouda Ena

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Examining Predictive Validity and Rates of Growth in Curriculum-Based Measurement with English Language Learners in the Intermediate Grades, Ella Farmer

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Funk My Soul: The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And the Birth of Funk Culture, Domenico Rocco Ferri

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The Rebel Leader: A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Analysis of Rebel Superintendents in Suburban Public Schools, Christopher Leigh Finch

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The World Is Not Yet Completed: Moral Imaginaries and Everyday Politics in Progressive Religious Communities, Todd Nicholas Fuist

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Student Achievement in Middle Grades: Gauging the Effect of Teacher Training on Student Learning, Natalya Gnedko

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Emergency Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes and Preventive Practices Regarding Firearms and Firearm Injury Prevention for Children, Dorothy Ann Gomez

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¿Déjalo Descansar? The Parental Bereavement Experience of Mexican Migrant Mothers, Illeana Gomez

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Down to Earth Ethics: Exploring Relation and Environmental Responsibility, Matthew Gowans

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The Student's Perspective: Exploring Ethnic Group Variances in Bullying Behavior Using Mixed Methods Research, Stephanie Grunewald

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Second-Class Families: The Challenges and Strategies of Mixed-Status Immigrant Families, Diana Maritza Guelespe

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The Effects of Organized Activity Involvement on Latino Adolescent Well-Being, Maria D. Guzman

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Mothers' Nonstandard Work Schedules and Young Children's School Readiness, Kelly Haas

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Perceived Social Class, College Interest, and Post-Secondary Goals: An Application of the Scat Interest and Choice Model, Jason Daniel Hacker

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Organizational Constraints and Supports for Psychosocial Care of Ethiopian Children at Risk: The Case of Services in Addis Ababa, Daniel Hailu

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An Investigation of Chinese Graduate Student Understanding of Academic Integrity in U's Higher Education, James E. Hammerschmidt

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Making Something Out of Nothing: Asexuality and Narrative, Elizabeth Hanna Hanson

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A Historical Analysis of South Holland School District 151 Desegregation Order: An Examination of Superintendent Decisions Based on Board Actions Grounded in the Context of Prevailing Social, Political, Legal and Educational Conditions for the Period 1967-2010, Cecilia Villanueva Heiberger

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Toward the Development of the Stereotypical Roles of Black Young Men Scale, Amber Hewitt

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Understanding the Posttranslational Regulation of the Response Regulator Rcsb and Acetyl Phosphate as an Acetyl Group Donor in E. Coli, Linda Hu

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Ex Vivo Induction of Human Regulatory T Cells, Kathleen Elizabeth Jaeger

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The Mother of Chaos and Night: Kant's Metaphilosophical Attack on Indifferentism, Matthew Allen Kelsey

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Psychotherapist Understanding of Genital Self-Mutilation Amongst Male to Female Transsexuals, Michael Robert Kenney

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Stereotypes and Patient-Provider Communication: Testing the Effects of Depression, Socioeconomic Status, and Race, Amy N. Kerr

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Liberian Refugee Women's Personal Narratives on the Effects of War on Motherhood, Florence Wanjiru Kimondo

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Psychosocial Distress Mediates Immune Dysregulation Through Alterations in Global Epigenetic Patterns and Chromatin Remodeling Proteins, Karen Krukowski

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First Ladies of the United States-Advocates for Children, Women Leadership and Social Causes: A Historical Examination of Nancy Reagan and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nimsiha Bhatt Kumar

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discovered by the Process: A Methodology for Twentieth-Century Moral Fiction, Sean Adriaan Labbe

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Personal and Contextual Resilience Factors and Their Relations to Psychological Adjustment Outcomes Across the Lifespan: A Meta - Analysis, Kristen Lamp

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Word of Life, Word of God: An Examination of the Use of the Term Logos in the Johannine Literature, Joseph Michael Latham

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A Survey Study of Prepare Workshop Participants' Application of Knowledge, Confidence Levels, and Utilization of School Crisis Response and Recovery Training Curriculum, Brian Richard Lazzaro

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Targeting the Notch-1/IGF-1R/Akt Axis in at Orthotopic Model of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Shuang Liang

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Going Beyond Phosphorylation: Acetylphosphate-Mediated Ran Polymerase Acetylation and Caper Phosphorylation Co-Regulate Transcription of Escherichia Coli Stress-Responsive Gene cpxP, Bruno P. Lima

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Utilizing Response to Intervention (roti) As a Means of Studying Capacity Building and Motivation of Staff by School Leadership Teams, Brian James Mahoney

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Significance of Protein Interactions in Mediating AF9 Function, Bhavna Malik

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The Game They All Played: Chicago Baseball, 1876-1906, Patrick Mallory