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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Absurdity and Metaphysical Rebellion in the Philosophies of Albert Camus and Omar Khayyam, Lynn Alsatie

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Drinking in the Dark: Voluntary Co-consumption of Nicotine and Alcohol for Binge-like Drinking Behavior in Mice, Katherine Benson

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Disordered Eating Habits, Emotion Regulation, and Theory of Mind in Undergraduate Students, Brianna Borri

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Limits of Julia Sets for Sums of Power Maps and Polynomials, Micah Brame

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Fans and Adaptation: An Analysis of the Use of Interactive Storytelling in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Margaret Brodbeck

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Flash as Fiction: Exploring Jennifer Egan’s nuanced portrayal of photography, Matthew Del Busto

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Characterization of peroxidase and catalase genes in defense mechanisms of Physcomitrella patens, Lauren Ciulla

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A Glimpse of Casual Queerness: The Radical Progress of Queer Visibility in Weimar Film and the Inevitable Backlash That Followed, Claire Colburn

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Do Socially Conscious ETFs Match their Active Counterparts?, Ryan Cultice

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Analysis of the Thermal Stability of a Diverse Panel of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Strains, Darby DeFord

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E-Books: Cognitive and Visual Effects, Hannah DeGroot

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"Chicas Raras:" A Comparative Literary Study of Historical Spanish and 21st Century Feminism, Serenity Dzubay

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Addressing Drug Misuse on a College Campus: An Academic and Resource Driven Approach, Deborah Ebbinghaus

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Legal Conceptions of Parenthood: Adoptive Parents as Stewards, Ashlyn Edwards

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The Effects of Social Media Use on the Perceptions of Mental Illness Among College Students, Brea Fisher

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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Cognitive Flexibility Influences Career Decision Making and Related Anxiety, Emily Flandermeyer

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If You're Not Cheating, You're Not Trying: An Economic Analysis of the Financial Futility of NCAA Sanctions, Travis Freytag

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The Effect of Tyrosine on Wing Patterns of the Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae), Katelyn Glaenzer

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Evaluation of an Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Program in a Specialty Clinic Setting, Elizabeth Hauk

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How crime dramas influence perception of crime, Abby Hogan

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The Survival of Irish Gaelic in the Gaeltacht of County Galway, 1880-1920, Eileen Hogan

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Archival of the Fittest: The Role of Archives in Constructing Gay Dutch Historical Memory, Brooks Hosfeld

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Comparison of patient outcomes in a pharmacist-led outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy program, Zachary Howe

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“Wide-Awake Drunk”: Observing the Combined Effects of Alcohol and Caffeine on Somatic Withdrawal Signs in C57BL/6J Mice, Montana Jenkins

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Case Studies of Potential Reference Materials in Cultural Heritage Science, Heidi Kastenholz

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Gait development in African elephant calves, Brandon Austin-Elizondo Knepper

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Sub-cloning, Expression, and Purification of the Wild Type and Mutated Sigma-1 Receptor, Christopher Koch

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The Dynamics of Interfaith, Rachel Koehler

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Invisible Minds: Marginalizing Minority Women in the American Academy of Higher Education, Gianna Kujawski

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Soil Health Indicators and Sustainable Practices on Indy Urban Farms: An Investigation of Ecosystem Functionality, Rebecca Lewis

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Understanding the Relationship between Slavery, Self-Esteem, and Income: An Analysis of the Master-Slave Dynamic and the Socioeconomic Status of African American Men and Women, Nyree Modisette

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The motivations and perceived benefits of student participation in Dance Marathon, Emily Nettesheim

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Assessment and analysis of H.pylori infection treatment strategies of St. Vincent Hospital's family and internal medicine clinics, Rebecca Orr

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Utilizing Multi-level Classification Techniques to Predict Adverse Drug Effects and Reactions, Victoria Puhl

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Effect of Rurality on Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations in a Small Acute Care Hospital in Jackson County, Indiana, Lindsey Ridlen

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Who's Your Hoosier? How External Factors Affect Judgement when Choosing Romantic Partners at Indiana Colleges, Amanda Rosenfeld

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Sex Differences in the Play of African Elephant Calves (Loxodonta africana) in Captivity, Samantha Ruppert

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Applying “El Sistema”: An Analysis of The People’s Music School in Chicago, Illinois, Elizabeth Schmidt

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From Fetish to Fashion: Japanese Style as Commodity in 19th and 20th Century Britain, Rebecca Schmiegel

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Nonword Repetition and Word Learning in Children with Specific Language Impairment, Kerianne Schoff

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Seven coordinate molybdenum and tungsten complexes containing Tpm and Tpm derivatives and the impact of ligand substitution on NMR chemical shifts, Cole Seager

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Parent Interaction Between an Infant with a Cochlear Implant and Additional Disabilities, Lillian Southern

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An Investigation of Perspectives on Mental Illness Across Race and Ethnicity, Emily Stark

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Frequency of Academic Interactions with Racial and Ethnic Minority Students and Student Attitudes towards Campus Diversity and Diversity Programs, Sydney Theerman

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Critical Voices: Reinterpreting American History at the Eiteljorg Museum, Megan True

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Say "Oui" to "We": A Longitudinal Analysis of Pronouns and Articles in French and English, Colleen Wilkes

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Maximizing Wins or Profit: Designated Players in Major League Soccer, Zachary Willis

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Investigating the Factors That Best Describe Student Experience and Performance in College, Abigale Wynn

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Reengaging Readers: How Choice Reading Promotes Lifelong Literacy, Breanna Zoephel

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Governmental Funding of K-12 Arts Programs, Elizabeth Abbick

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Narrative Technique in the Works of the Pearl Poet, Karl Agger

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Environmental Organizations’ Litigation Communication in the Polarized U.S. Political Landscape, Rachel Anderle

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Advertising Appeals and Willingness to Pay for a Music Streaming Service, Katharine Baird

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Anxiously Awaiting: A Novella, Alexander Bartlow

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Narrators of Change: A Contemporary Study of Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Malala Yousafzai, and Emma Watson, Evan Davis

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Impact of rapid mecA polymerase chain reaction rapid diagnostic testing for Staphylococcus aureus in a pediatric setting, Emily Drwiega

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The “Americanization” of Global Education: A Comparative Study of American and Italian Students at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, Chiara Evelti

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What a Difference a Course Makes: Early College Experience Fosters Flexible and Transcendent Self-Identities, Hannah Faccio

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Exploring a Possible Mechanism Underlying Stereotype Threat in ADHD, Alexandra Gabor

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Fighting for America's Kids: A Discussion on K-12 Teacher Tenure, Nicholas Yong-Nian Huang

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National Dances of The Nutcracker : A Study of Racial, Cultural, and National Depictions in a Classical Ballet, Meredith Hunter-Mason

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The Influences of Locus of Control, Debt Overhang, and Framing on Saving for Retirement, Patrick Ilcin

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The Effect of Music Syntax Therapy on Speech Production in People with Aphasia, Brandi Kordes

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Implications of Student Debt on Financial Wellness: Can Universities Help?, Anne Leighty

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10 Pieces for Vincent: A Suite for Mixed Chamber Ensemble, Cade Leinbach

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Thriving Beyond Surviving: An Examination of the Role Support Groups Play in Enhancing Later Cognitive and Social Development of Pediatric Cancer Patients, Mary MacCarthy

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The Social Relationships of Captive African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) Juveniles, Julia Machado

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‘There Must Be More Than This Provincial Life:’ An Analysis of the Construction of Femininity of Princesses in Disney Animated Films, Kelsey Grace McDougall

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A Cakewalk Through History: The Evolution of Cake and its Identity in America, Rachel Overby

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More than a Game: Baseball and Southern Textile Communities 1880-1935, Aaron Perch

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Northern Entrepreneur's Counterfeiting of Confederate Currency and The Impact It Had On Inflation, Raymond Rector

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Effects of Gesture on Recollection and Description of Auditory and Visual Stimuli, Mary Kate Richards

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The Impact of College Internships on the Development of Tacit Managerial Knowledge and Career Confidence, Kaitlyn Sawin

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Are We Making Smart Pumps Smarter?, Brittany Schaefer

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Der Sonnenwirt -- Fakt, Fiktion, Held und Verbrecher, Marissa Schoedel

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Perception of emotion in music in adults with cochlear implants, Delainey Spragg

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Total Antioxidant Levels of Individual Foods Versus Combinations of Food and the Effect on Apoptotic Induction in HeLa Cells, Natalie Van Ochten

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Women at the Helm: Rewriting Maritime History through Female Pirate Identity and Agency, Wendy Vencel

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“While the imagination strains / after deer”: William Carlos Williams’s Interrogations of the American Transcendental Imagination and the Proto-Suburban Scene, Tyler Wagner

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The Correlation of Classical, Jazz, and Pop Music to a Reduction of Dental Anxiety Experienced by Adult Patients, Heather Wright

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Using EGA-GC to Analyze Nicotine N-oxide in Order to Explain Low Nicotine Concentrations in E-cigarette Liquids, Cory Wuerch

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Evaluation of Medication Risks for Falls on an Inpatient Medical/Surgical Unit, Joseph Zegar

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Spectroscopic Analysis of the Traditional Cyanotype Process and its Impact on Art, Jacob Applegarth

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Comparative Analysis of Privilege in Relation to the School District of Philadelphia and the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District, Kathryn Battafarano

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Determining the effects of methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, and glycerol on both thermal stability and catalytic activity of Rv0045c, an enzyme from M. tuberculosis, Katelyn Baumer

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Evaluating Prescriber Adherence to Guideline-Based Treatment Pathways of a Newly Initiated Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a Rehabilitation Hospital, Christie Bertram

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A1c Reduction and Weight Loss in a Veteran Population Using GLP-1-RAs, Shelby L. Beutel Darrow

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Dramatic Form: In Theory and in Practice, Alexander Borrello

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Assessment of coronary artery outward remodeling in consequence of excision of epicardial adipose tissue in Ossabaw swine, Kelly Coderre

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Elucidation of Abscisic Acid in Stress Resistance of Mnium cuspidatum Through Salt Exposure and Chlorophyll Content Analysis, Kurt Corsbie

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Dreadlocks (Dock) is necessary to regulate growth of the germline ring canals in the developing Drosophila melanogaster egg chamber, Olivia Crowe

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Using the Placebo Effect as a Potential Mediator for Stereotype Threat, Nicholas Denney

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The Aggravating Alloy: Mercury Amalgam’s Role in the Relationship Between the Educated and Non-Educated Dental Professional in the Nineteenth Century, Gracen Dunn

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Defining Civic Mindedness: A Study of the Butler Community Arts School, Emma Edick

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Play It Again! Individualized Music Improves Social Interaction of Women, But Not Men, With Dementia, Emily Farrer

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An Exploration of Dance Therapy, its Origins, and its Applications in Parkinson’s Disease, Emilia Floody

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Quantitative Analysis of Acetic Acid in Hard Woods as a Way to Improve Museum Artifact Storage, Alexandria Flora

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Undergraduate Students’ Perception of the Consequences of Alcohol Consumption, Elaine Giglio

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The Back Pocket Play: Revealing White Privilege and its Contribution to Institutionalized Racism, Sonia Michelle Goldberg

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When Poetry and Humor Get Hitched, Christian Hartselle