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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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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

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Theory of Mind and its Relation to Psychopathy, Ariana Hays

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Use of Trispyrazolemethane in the Synthesis of Organometallic Compounds, Claire Hazelton

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Educating English as a New Language Students Using a Multimedia Based Approach: How Educators Can Assist ENL Students in the Mainstream Classroom, Ashley Marie Jones

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Why Can’t a Woman Fail Like a Man? Gender Differences in Perceived Competence Following a Mistake, Kathryn Kincaid

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A Historical Fiction Detailing the Trauma of Mental Institutions in the mid 1940’s, Jessica Klingensmith

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Disordered Eating Habits and Theory of Mind in Undergraduate Students, Stephanie Kuhlman

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The Desires to Work for an Organizational Culture Type Based on Personality Characteristics and Gender, Emily Lauth

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Pharmacy Interventions in Transitions of Care from Hospital Discharge (PITCH) Pilot Program for Medicare Part D Patients at High-Risk for Readmission, Muirisha Nicole Lavender

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Crossed Product Algebras over Dihedral Field Extensions, Kaitlyn Lee

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“Culture Shock”: An Ethnographic Account of a Small Business in the Face of Change, Alexia Maggos

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How to Explain Cancer to a Child and the Effects of Coloring Therapy in Children with Cancer, Alexandra Mauer

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Speculative Literature in Modern Society: Octavia Butler and the Tragedy of the Commons, Katherine Elyse Miller

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Producing Dihydrofurans Using Palladium (II) Catalyst and Optimized Base, Chandler Mitchell

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Public Financing and the Underrepresentation of Women in United States Elected Political Offices, Libby Moyer

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Episodic Salutary Experiences (ESE): A New Type of Positive Affect and its Relationship to Physical Health, Natalie Nusinow

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Imprisoning Sexuality: The Abuses of the State in Homosexual Male Incarceration at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary (1934-1957), Vic Overdorf

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The Role of Black Hole and Neutron Star Interaction on the Dynamical Evolution of Dense Stellar Systems, Michael Pajkos

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The Media and Teenage Violence: How Much Is Too Much When It Comes to Adolescent Aggression?, Taylor Pearson

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We Just Want My People Thriving: Hip Hop as a Catalyst for Social Change in St. Louis, Joel Pettus III

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Complexities of Bi-Colored Rubik's Cubes, Taylor Pieper

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What Am I Thinking Right Now?: Social Anxiety Symptomology and Its Impact on Theory of Mind Ability, Shannon Reid

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Our Nuclear Quandary: Deliberating U.S. Nuclear Armament & its Alternatives for Execution 1946-1961, Andrew Ross

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Conformity to Gender Stereotypes Impacting Body-Esteem, Eating, and Exercise Behaviors in Female College Students, Madison Rae Sauerteig

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Religiosity and Depression in College Students by Year in School, Ciara Saylor

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An Evaluation of Mumps Antibody Titers Among Pharmacy Students Before and After a University Mumps Outbreak, Kiley Shelley

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The Relationship Between Demographic Characteristics, Types of Contact with Police, and Perceptions of Police, Allison Simko

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The Social Construction of Winston Churchill: How Life Experiences Shaped the Identity of a Wartime Legend, Molly Elisabeth Smith

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A Question of Food Intake: The Impact of Living Arrangement and Meal Factors on Total Daily Caloric Intake, Kalei Sorenson

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Can You Feel it? How Asking Influences Reports of Psychophysiological States, Trevor Spelman

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Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy in Patients with Healthcare-Associated, Hospital-Acquired, or Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Septic Shock: Does Antimicrobial Reuse Influence Outcomes?, Nicole Stagge

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The Impact of Accountable Care: Interactions between patients and payers – Where do pharmacists lie?, Danielle Stone

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Raising the Stakes: The Impact of Emotional Investment on Learning Stage Combat, Sarah Tam

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Living the Lake Life: Indiana’s Lake James in the 1950s and 1960s, Warren Travis

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Islamic Influence on Spain: Discussion of Women’s Rights and Islamic Influence, Samreen Uzzama

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Investigation of the anthropogenic factors influencing Eastern fox squirrel, Sciurus niger, distribution and abundance in urban residential areas, Gabrielle Vinyard

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Late L2 Acquisition and Phonological Memory Development, Madeline Westerhoff

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Analysis of Public Accountants: What personality traits and skill sets distinguish auditors and tax accountants in the public accounting sphere?, Lauren Madison Wood

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Tabaquismo: ¿Negocio y forma de identidad cultural?, Caroline ZuHone