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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Not Peace But the Sword: Violence in Contemporary American Catholic Literature, Michael O'Connell

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Feeling Like a Holy Warrior: Western Authors' Attributions of Emotion as Proof of Motives for Violence Among Christian Actors in Military Conflicts, Tenth Through Early Twelfth Centuries, Jilana Ordman

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Novel Role of ErbB-2 in Inhibition of Jagged-1-Mediated Trans-Activation of Notch in Breast Cancer, Kinnari Pandya

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Exploring Predicted Vs. Actual First to-Second Year Retention Rates: A Study of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Colleges, Brenda Porter Poggendorf

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Addressing the Issue of Meta-Analysis Multiplicity in Education and Psychology, Joshua R. Polanin

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The Religion of Consumption and Christian Neighbor Love, Christopher Porter

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Molecular Functions of MLL PHD3 Binding to Its Ligands Cyp33 and H3K4Me3, Gayathree Raman

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Processes Underlying Syntactic Control: Evaluating Linguistically Diverse Children, Vanessa R. Raschke

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Effects of Acute Alcohol Exposure on Post Burn Intestinal Immunity: Role of IL-23, Juan L. Rendon

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The Civilian and the War on Terror: Do Norms Shape Strategy?, Sherri Replogle

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Who's Attending the Party? Elections, Parties, and Democratization in Postcommunist States, Jonathan Windle Riggs

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Opening the Black Box: Understanding Adult Inpatient Falls, Laura M. Rogers

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Influence of Pramipexole on Probability Discounting and Ventral Pallidal Function: Assessments in Parkinsonian-Like Rats, Sandra Lynn Rokosik-Kletzel

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The Rich Chemistry of Cyclotriveratrylene (CTV) And CT-Inspired Reactions: Anthracenes with Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Applications and the Discovery of Cascade Reactions, Samuel Sarsah

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The Role of Linker 2 (L2) Region in RhTRIM5α Assembly and HIV-1 Restriction, Jayalaxmi Sastri

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Effectiveness of Graduate Training in School Psychology: Perspectives of Graduate Practitioners, Mary S. Satchwell

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A Case Study of a Mixed Methods Study Engaged in Integrated Data Analysis, Daniela Marie Schiazza

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A Qualitative Study of Stakeholder Perceptions in Early Childhood Intervention Partnership, Ruth Schumacher

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The Effects of Acculturation, Health, Socioeconomic Status, and Perceived Respect on Older Adult Depression: Analysis of Korean American Older Adults in Chicago, Kyungsoo Sim

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The Politics and Practicalities of Reentry: A Case Study of the Reentry Environment in a Suburban Community, Carlene Sipma-Dysico

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Looked After Or Left Behind: The Effectiveness of Principal Preparation Programs as Perceived by Generation Y Principals, Chandra D. Sledge

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Reducing Narcissistic Defensiveness Through the Activation of Belonging, Jennifer Lee Smith

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Hidden Treasure: The Epistemology of Love According to Hans Urs on Balthasar, Timothy John Squier

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Religious Pluralism and the Catholic Church: Lonergan's Method and the Jacques Dupuis Controversy, Andrea J. Stapleton Berger

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Cheerleaders and Performers: Mental Health Courts in a Midwestern State, Monte Staton

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Reaping the "Colored Harvest": The Catholic Mission in the American South, Megan Stout Sibbel

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Acculturative Stress and Coping Strategies Used by Asian Indians Living in the United States: A Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry, Ritu V. Thaker

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Just Like Everyone Else? Locating South Asians in 21st Century American Popular Media, Bhoomi K. Thakore

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Binge Alcohol and Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury, Ian Vaagenes

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Biases in Children's Cognitive Styles: Investigating Local, Global, and Rule-Based Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Typical Development, Sandra Beatriz Vanegas

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Prolegomena to Kant's Theory of the Derangement of the Cognitive Faculties, Gisele Velarde La Rosa

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The Costumed Catholic: Catholics, Whiteness, and the Movies, 1928 - 1973, Albert William Vogt III

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Understanding the Consequences of Interpersonal Confrontation: The Role of Goal Pursuit in Men's Responses to Being Confronted as Sexist, Dana E. Wagner

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Neuropsychological, Psychological, and Injury Variables Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Individuals Who Suffered an Electrical Injury, Jana Wingo

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Relations Among Endogenous Attention, Executive Functioning, and Global Assessment Measures in Toddlers and Preschoolers Born Full-Term and Preterm, Nancy Wyss

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Hans Urs Von Balthasar and Kenosis: The Pathway to Human Agency, Timothy J. Yoder

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Beyond Retention: Exploring Mental Health Benefits of Living Learning Programs, Christopher Zaddach

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Particulates Initiate Immune Response Via Inducing Oxidative Stress-Mediated NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation, Zhenyu Zhong

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Identity Negotiation of Young Arab Muslim Women Attending College in the United States and France, Danielle Dunand Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Social Cognitive Predictors for Undergraduate College Student's Choice Goals in Math and Science: Understanding the Role of Coping Efficacy, Matthew David Abrams

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Elementary School Teachers' Reasons for Staying in Their Current Schools: A Comparison Study, Luzmila Beanira Adrianzen

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The Locus of Preparation and Privilege: College Choice and Social Reproduction, Daniel Allen

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Perceptions, Attitudes and Acceptability of HIV Testing Among Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in Chicago, Rita Ndidi Amadi

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Neighborhood Attachment Among Latinos in Low-Income Communities, Kathleen Bachtell

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A Study of Human Coronavirus NL63: Characterization of Virus Replication, Targeting of Papain-Like Protease 2 by Antivirals and Probing Virus Mediated Innate Immune Antagonism, Bridget Banach

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A Qualitative Exploration of African American Men's Attitudes Toward Marriage, Rabiatu Barrie

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Building a Climate That Supports and Protects Mandated Reporters: School Principals and Their Perceived Roles and Policies and Procedures in K-8 Schools, Gina Bartucci

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Ontology in Emmanuel Levinas's Philosophy, Stacy Carol Bautista

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On Eros in Plotinus: Attempt at a Systematic Reconstruction (with a Preliminary Chapter on Plato), Alberto Bertozzi

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The Role of Professional Learning Communities in Developing and Using Common Formative Assessments, Diane Gmitro Betts

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An Investigation of the Phospholamban-Serca Regulatory Interaction with Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer, Philip Adam Bidwell

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Disturbing the Power Equilibrium: How Notions of Private and Public Construct the Lesbian Educator in the American School System, Lillian Petrovich Brandt

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Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: An Alternative Approach, Lucy Bridges

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A Case Study Evaluation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support and Its Relationship to Student Well-Being from a Social Justice Perspective, Alissa Briggs

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Examining Support That Exists for Social and Emotional Program Implementation in Elementary Charter Schools, Angela N. Brooks

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The Lord Opened Her Heart: Women, Work, and Leadership in Acts of the Apostles, Teresa Jeanne Calpino

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Receptor-Mediated Hypertrophic Signaling Via Protein Kinase D and Histone Deacetylase 5 in Adult Myocytes, Chia-Wei Jenny Chang

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Roman Catholic Masculinities: A Korean Roman Catholic Ethical Perspective, Hoon Choi

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A Structuralist Controversy: Althusser and Lacan on Ideology, Won Choi

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Serine 910 Phosphorylation of Focal Adhesion Kinase Is Critical for Costamere Assembly, Miensheng Chu

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Superintendent's Perceptions of Adequacy in Illinois School Finance, Mark Alan Cohen

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The Development of Science Identity: An Evaluation of Youth Development Programs at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Sam Cole

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The Crew / of Common Playwrights: Collaboration and Authorial Community in the Early Modern Theater, Lacey Ann Conley

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The Systemic Impact of the Implementation of the Response to Intervention Model in Elementary Schools, Annette Robin Cronin

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Towards a Multidimensional Model of Adaptation for African American Adolescents Exposed to Racial Discrimination, Jamila Cunningham

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The Effects of Curriculum and Social Capital on Post-Secondary Educational Attainment Among Public High School Students: A Multi-Level Analysis, Elisabeth Davis

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Yo Hablo Ingles: The Influence of Motivation and Group Cohesion on Learning English in a Workplace Setting, Adam Henry Dehoek

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In Search of Resilience and Positive Health Outcomes in Low-Income Adolescents with Asthma, Darla Kim Dewolff

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Aliens Found in Waiting: Women of the Ku Klux Klan in Suburban Chicago, 1870-1930, Sarah Elizabeth Doherty

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Coping Mechanisms Among Lebanese First-Time College Students, Rita Doumit

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The Direct and Indirect Impact of Pain Intensity, Weight Status, and Activity Involvement on Social Competence Outcomes in Children and Adolescents with Spina Bifida, Bonnie S. Essner

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Protective Factors Against Intergenerational Conflict in Chinese Immigrant Families: A Pilot Study, Xiaoyan Fan

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The Confluence of Attachment Style, Perceived Social Support, and Role Attainment in Women Experiencing Postpartum Mood Disorders, Carrie Jennifer Feig

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According to What Nomos: Understanding Romans 2 in Conversation with Diaspora Jewish Conceptions of Nomos, Kyle Fever

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Imprisoning Chicago: Incarceration, The Chicago City Council, Prisoners, and Reform, 1832-1915, Susan Marie Garneau

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Secondary School Science Department Chairs Leading Change, Julie Ann Gaubatz

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Rethinking Nation-Building: A Christian Socio-Ethical and Theo-Political Task for Appropriating the Common Good, Artemus Wlemongar Gaye

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Positive Emotions and Immune Respose to Influenza in Medically Stable Older Adults, Maryann J. Gierloff

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Perceptions of Middle School Teachers on the Quality of Professional Development, Safurat Anike Giwa

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Forebrain Noradrenergic Alterations and Anxiety After Myocardial Infarction, Jaimee Glasgow

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Divine Sovereignty, Divine Providence, and Prayer in the Thought of Evagrius Ponticus, Chris Steven Gombos

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Compositional Determinants of the Pharmacological Actions of Heparins, Angel Lee Gray-Shah

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Liturgical Celebrations with Emotional Expectations in Auxerre, 840-908, Thomas A. Greene

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Agnes Nestor: Labor Leader, Politician, and Social Reformer--A Portrait of a Leader, Timothy Michael Grivois-Shah

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On the Move: Games and Gaming Figures in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature, Douglas Anthony Guerra

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How Adopting Stereotypical Roles May Impact Sexual Risk Behavior Among Young African American College Women, Essie Hall

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How Do Secondary Science Teachers Understand and Implement Technological Design in Their Classrooms?, Kathryn H. Heroux

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Culturally Responsive Teaching: An Investigation of Effective Practices for African American Learners, Antonia L. Hill

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The Courage to Attune: The Promise of the Poetic for Naming the Experience of God in the Context of the Self-Other Relation, Andrea Hollingsworth

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Introversion and the Use of Parasocial Interaction to Satisfy Belongingness Needs, Carol Laurent Jarzyna

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Risk Perception, Psychological Well-Being, and Health-Promoting Behaviors in Persons Informed of a Coronary Artery Calcium Score, Jennie Elizabeth Johnson

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Wet Chicago: Prohibition and the Development of the Informal Alcohol Economy, Brian Doumeth Jolet

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Preschool Educators' Perceptions of Practice in Facilitating/modeling Oral Language Acquisition and Development, Nicole Alissa Jones

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The Development of Trust in the Nurse-Patient Relationship with Hospitalized Mexican American Patients, Sharon M. Jones

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Examining Female Principals That Lead Within the Same Schools That They Once Taught, Erica Michele Jordan

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Moral Landscapes: Religion, Secularism, and Symbolic Boundaries, Thomas Jose Josephsohn

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Modernism En Vogue: Popular Periodicals and Their Engagement with Modernist Culture, Natalie Kalich

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The Relationship Between Infant Crying and Father Well-Being, Leslie Katch

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Superintendent Leadership and Student Achievement in Suburban High Schools: A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Analysis, Steven Reese Kellner

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Acute-To-Home Care Nursing Handoffs: Distributed Cognition Across Patterns of Knowledge, Rosemary Kennedy