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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Developing an integrated system for biological network exploration, Jennifer Chang

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Optimization of a Crystallographic Protocol for Screening Inhibitors of the DNA Polymerase from the Apicoplast of Plasmodium falciparum, Ai Chen

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The extension of Two-Higgs-Doublet Model with a color-octet scalar, Li Cheng

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Sustainability analysis of soybean refinery: soybean oil extraction process, Ming-Hsun Cheng

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Interface driven engineering of charge transport across molecular tunneling junctions, Jiahao Chen

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Functions and mechanism of WRKY transcription factors in Brassinosteroid-regulated plant growth and stress response, Jiani Chen

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Distributed Data Streaming Algorithms for Network Anomaly Detection, Wenji Chen

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A world in a flower, Xiaohan Chen

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Technology adoption in the public distribution system of Chhattisgarh, India: Analysis of factors that facilitate the transition to technology utilization in food distribution, Varun Chhabra

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Sleep health, resources, stress, and academic performance: Comparing hospitality and non-hospitality undergraduate students, Yu-Chih Chiang

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Threshold-based synchrophasor monitoring of multiple outages on a detailed WECC system using area angle, Vikram Kumar Reddy Chiluka

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A master's recital in horn, Casey M. Chlapek Open Access Thesis

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Three essays on trade policies in developing countries, Yoonho Choi

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Evaluating the effectiveness of select bacteria against Clostridium difficile, Kelsey Choquette

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Insights into retinal cell fate determination in vertebrates using transcriptomic profiling and genome editing, Rebecca Chowdhury

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Living and teaching for social justice: teacher educators' stories and experiences, Courtney Kay Clausen Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Couples social support quality in the context of dyadic emotional experiences, Frederick Clavel

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Pest management of soybean aphid and soybean cyst nematode: Host-plant resistance, entomopathogens, and seed-applied pesticides, Eric Harold Clifton

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The use of lime sludge for soil stabilization, Haluk Sinan Coban

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The impact of motivation, festival attachment, place attachment, and psychological ownership on volunteerism: Understanding the Traverse City Film Festival from the volunteer perspective, Vanessa Phoebe Cooper

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The influence of a naturally occurring health challenge on U.S. pork production in grow-finish pigs, Alyssa Sue Cornelison

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Wearable and other stories, Jennifer Corrigan Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A comparative survey and investigation into the functional role of root anatomy in the Poaceae, Monica Cox

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Modeling long-term impacts of alternative subsurface drainage systems and quantifying impacts of cover crops, Kristina Jo Craft

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Evaluating disintermediation in regional food systems using agent-based modeling, Teri Jo Craven

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Soybean root rot caused by Fusarium oxysporum and Fusarium graminearum: interactions with biotic and abiotic factors, David Ricardo Cruz Jimenez

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Studies of Energy-Relevant Materials by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Jinfang Cui

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Modes of feedback in ESL writing: Implications of shifting from text to screencast, Kelly J. Cunningham

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Nonlinear models with measurement error: Application to vitamin D, Brenna Curley

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Impact of enteric coronaviruses on nursery pigs, Shelby Marie Curry

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Tuning surface texture of liquid metal particles by exploiting material metastability, Joel Cutinho

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Aluminum/calcium deformation metal-metal composites after conversion to Al2Ca intermetallic reinforcement, Charles Czahor

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Large Deviation Results for Random Walks in a Sparse Random Environment, Kubilay Dagtoros

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One Half for Me / the Other for You, Kristen Paige Daily

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Bagged projection methods for supervised classification in big data, Natalia Da Silva Cousillas

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Intercultural competence and employability of students at Iowa State University: Outcomes assessment of study abroad, Katie Marie Davidson

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Attributing rhetorical agency: Corporate social media interactions on Twitter, Katlynne Amy Davis

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Volatile organic contamination analysis in packaged foods, Nathan W. Davis

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Intergenerational conversation: Authentic learning through critical reflection of a community engagement learning experience, Amy Davison Open Access Dissertation

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Hybrid fs/ps coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering for multiparameter measurements of combustion and nonequilibrium, Chloe Elizabeth Dedic

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Fashioning high-heeled identity: Material culture and identity formation in Maya Angelou’s autobiographies, Sonia Marie Del Hierro

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A structural biology approach to the problem of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, Jared Armand Delmar

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Living the creed: How chapters of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc., contribute to civic engagement, Manuel Del Real

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Principal component analysis (PCA) as a statistical tool for identifying key indicators of nuclear power plant cable insulation degradation, Chamila Chandima De Silva

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Elucidation of regulatory mechanisms of the ITK and its substrate PLCγ1, Sujan Devkota

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Modeling of filament deposition rapid prototyping process with a closed form solution, Steven Leon Devlin

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Climate dependent heat stress mitigation modeling for dairy cattle housing, Katlyn Renea DeVoe

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Negation-induced forgetting: Is there a consequence to saying "no"?, Rachel Elizabeth Dianiska

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A computer-adaptive test of productive and contextualized academic vocabulary breadth in English (CAT-PAV): Development and validation, Victor Dias De Oliveira Santos

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Impact of endotoxemia on ovarian signaling and function, Mackenzie Joy Dickson

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Students' perceptions of the impacts of dual enrollment programs on later college experiences, Caralee K. Doak Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Genetic studies on self-fertility in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) with implications for hybrid breeding in allogamous grasses, Javier Do Canto Fagundez

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Maternal Experiences Breastfeeding Infants Later Diagnosed with Autism: A Qualitative Approach, Leslie June Dooley

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A video is worth a thousand words: Scale development for consumer-to-consumer social interaction, Amy Dorie

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Exploring international student adaptation through a first-year experience course at Iowa State University, James Dorsett

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Accounting for structure in education assessment data using hierarchical models, Jillian Dawn Downey

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Accurate Jitter Decomposition in High-Speed Links, Yan Duan

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The role of host genetics in susceptibility to viral disease in pigs, Jenelle Renae Dunkelberger

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Success and failure in the Dakota Territory: Individuals and their unique definitions during the homesteading era, Brandon W. Duxbury

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Ultrasonic thickness structural health monitoring of steel pipe for internal corrosion, Thomas John Eason

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A Comparison of Conventional Annual and Alternative Perennial Cropping Systems Under Contemporary and Future Precipitation Scenarios in the US Prairie Pothole Region, Patrick Michael Edmonds

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Protests, pageants, and publications: Narratives of labor agitators, 1913-1914, Jayme Edmund Open Access Thesis

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Using soybean-derived materials to rejuvenate reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) binders and mixtures, Mohamed Elsayed Elkashef

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Devices for safety-critical molecular programmed systems, Samuel Jay Ellis

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The power of team in IEP meetings, Caroline Elser Open Access Dissertation

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Implementation of Specialized Software in Hospital Foodservice Departments: A Multi-Case Study Approach, Ann Elizabeth Embry

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Parametric study of helmholtz resonator performance and effect of poroacoustic material use in resonator design, Yasaman Esandiari

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The civic and political engagement of Latinos in Omaha, Nebraska, Christian Israel Espinosa Torres Open Access Thesis

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Beyond Transhumanism: The Dangers of Transhumanist Philosophies on Human and Nonhuman Beings, Benjamin Shane Evans

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Prototyping learning and congruence in new realities, Peter Mcneil Evans

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Association of various concentrations of cat's claw herb (Uncaria tomentosa) on lymphocyte proliferation and nitric oxide expression: An in-vitro study of osteoarthritis, Noha Fadlalddin Open Access Dissertation

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Optimizing co-products production in dry-grind corn fermentation, Lei Fang

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Genome wide association study of seed and seedling root traits in sunflower, Ze Tian Fang

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Teachers’ beliefs and classroom practices related to students’ heritage language and culture, Liuran Fan

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Developing soybean oil-based coating and binding materials and environmental friendly solvent system for recovery of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), Tao Fei

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Three essays on agricultural insurance and farm real estate investment, Xiaoguang Feng

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The anti-Salmonella and immunostimulatory properties of yeast-based postbiotics in poultry and cattle, Kristina Marie Feye

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Opportunities and benefits for increasing transmission capacity between the US eastern and western interconnections, Armando Luis Figueroa-Acevedo

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A study of the inter-annual variation of the onset of the North American Monsoon, Sarah Lynn Fingerle

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Quantifying the Effects of Crop-cultural Practices on Growth and Development of Herbaceous Annuals and Perennials in Novel Bioplastic Biocontainers, Nicholas Julian Flax

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Characteristics and enrollment factors of post-degree students at a large, public, community college in the Midwest, Kelly L. Friesleben

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Smart phone-aided insulin injection site management system, Shen Fu

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Evaluating alternative, diverse cropping systems that include canola, wheat, and red clover in Iowa, Stefans Robert Gailans

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Use of ultraviolet laser ablation electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for plant metabolite imaging, Katherine-Jo Galayda

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Inquiries that matter: How social studies teachers employ historical inquiry practices to support social justice civic goals, Jennifer Lynn Gallagher

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Evolution of duplicated pathways and networks in polyploid cotton, Joseph Patrick Gallagher

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Assessment of ethanol production by pentose-degrading yeasts in an integrated corn-soy bio-refinery and testing of efficacy of chemical preservatives in distillers wet grains, Varsha Gaonkar

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The genomic evolution of H1 influenza A viruses from swine detected in the United States between 2009 and 2016, Shibo Gao

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Biorefinery lignin as filler material in polylactic acid composite, Yiwei Gao

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Rethinking adaptive capacity: A study of Midwestern U.S. corn farmers, Syed Maaz Gardezi

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Contemporary portrayals of blacks and mixed-blacks in lead roles: Confronting historical stereotypes of African Americans on the big screen, Melissa Ann Garrett

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Investigating administrators and faculty perception regarding applied baccalaureate degrees at a Midwestern university, Lee John Geisinger

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Would disfluency by any other name still be disfluent? Examining the boundary conditions of the disfluency effect, Jason Geller

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Stimuli-responsive organic materials based on stable free radicals spin switching, Margarita Geraskina

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Syntheses of natural products and molecules for RNA imaging, Ivan M. Geraskin

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Application of ASTAR/precession electron diffraction technique to quantitatively study defects in nanocrystalline metallic materials, Iman Ghamarian

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Engineering analytics through explainable deep learning, Sambuddha Ghosal

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LowLEAC: Low leakage energy architecture for caches, Rashmi Parisa Girmal

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Development of FEA models to study contusion patterning in layered tissue and the shaft loaded blister test, Christopher James Giuffre

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Reflection group diagrams for a sequence of Gaussian Lorentzian lattices, Jeremiah Joel Goertz

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Genetic regulation of aleurone development in Zea mays, Bryan Christopher Gontarek

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Studies to evaluate methodologies used for determining heavy metal content in polyethylene terephthalate food packaging, Bradley Goodlaxson

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Impact of disease in dairy cows on ceftiofur pharmacokinetics, withdrawal times and emergence of antimicrobial resistance, Patrick John Gorden

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Seamless knitted sports bra design: A responsive system design exploration, Adriana Carmen Gorea

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Characterization of the influence of external stimulus on protein-nucleic acid complex through multiscale computations, Agnivo Gosai

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Methods for exploring and presenting contingency tables: A case study visualizing the 1949 Great Britain occupational mobility table, Millicent Alexa Grant

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Inconsequential plan for reorganizing the value of art in the public sphere, Mathew B. Greiner

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Analysis of six monthly distribution system for food grains in the public distribution system of Punjab, India: A beneficiary's perspective, Abhay Kumar Grover

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Lead content of lip balms: A cross sectional convenience sample with exposure assessment estimating an average daily intake for young children, Julie Grunklee Open Access Thesis

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Constraint relaxation and cascading contingency monitoring: A risk-based approach, Xian Guo

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World-wide cloaking phishing websites detection, Ziji Guo

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Convex-Set–Constrained Sparse Signal Recovery: Theory and Applications, Renliang Gu

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Regionally implicit discontinuous Galerkin methods for solving the relativistic Vlasov-Maxwell system, Pierson Guthrey

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Teachers' inquiry stance: Collaboration through data analysis in a professional learning community, Darin Marcus Haack

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Forensic tool mark comparisons: Tests for the null hypothesis of different sources, Jeremy R. Hadler

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Distributed nonconvex optimization: Algorithms and convergence analysis, Davood Hajinezhad

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Two components of maintaining developmental competence: microRNA-21 in the maturing oocyte and autophagy induction in the follicular stage ovary, Benjamin J. Hale

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Recovering valuable products from the aqueous streams of fast pyrolysis, Patrick Hefmon Hall

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Solution-processed all-inorganic bismuth-triiodide thin-films for photovoltaic application, Umar Hussein Hamdeh

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Mourningwood, Elizabeth Hamilton-Poore

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Operations research applications in multi-allelic trait introgression in plant breeding, Ye Han

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Statistical methods for bullet matching, Eric Riemer Hare

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Implications of trace mineral supplementation strategies to overcome the effects of high antagonist diets in feedlot cattle, Sarah Jeanette Hartman

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Student motivation and academic success: Examining the influences, differences, and economics of mechatronic experiences in fundamental undergraduate courses, John R. Haughery

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Genetic and phenotypic characterization of livestock associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus sequence type (ST) 5 in comparison with clinical ST5 isolates from humans, Samantha Jean Hau

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Assessing the effects of stock type and tree shelters on forested wetland restoration in Iowa, William Gerald Heber

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Spatial competition in airport markets: An application of the Huff model, Joel Heilman Open Access Thesis

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The development of carbon nanomaterials enhanced potassium sensor and glucose sensor for applications in wearable sweat-based sensing, Qing He

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Reasonable or restrictive? Mindfulness as a moderator of reactance to environmental messages, Anne Danielle Herlache

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Nanostructure control: Nucleation and diffusion studies for predictable ultra thin film morphologies, Matthew Hershberger

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Constructions for cospectral graphs for the normalized Laplacian matrix and distance matrix, Kristin Elizabeth Heysse

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A medial axis transformation based process planning method for rapid tooling, Ziyang He

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Automated Design for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Using Geometric Data Mining and Machine Learning, Michael Jeffrey Daniel Hoefer

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ZSM-5 catalyzed fast pyrolysis of biomass, Thomas Christopher Hoff

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Greenhouse gas emissions from Iowa Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program wetlands, Hannah Leigh Hoglund

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Investigation of soybean susceptibility to soybean aphids and how aphids affect plant-mediated pest interactions, Jessica Hohenstein

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Family networks and emerging adulthood: The modern extended family, Marissa E. Holst

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Facile large scale solution synthesis of nanostructured iron, nickel and cobalt telluride and possible applications, Sungbum Hong

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Fourier bases on the skewed Sierpinski gasket, Calvin Francis Hotchkiss

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Spin polarization of J/Ψ through lepton decay, Nels Jacob Hotvedt

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Graduate recital in violin, Hannah Rae Howland Open Access Thesis

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Topics in queueing theory, Keguo Huang

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Bilinear and parallel prediction methods, Charles Hubbard

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Investigations into nutritional quality, commercial productivity, and genetic purity of maize grain for organic production systems, Ryan Huffman

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Augmented reality reading support in higher education: Exploring effects on perceived motivation and confidence in comprehension for struggling readers in higher education, Laura Anne Huisinga

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The modified Crank-Nicolson scheme for the Allen-Cahn equation and mean curvature flow, and the numerical solutions for the stochastic Allen-Cahn equation, Junzhao Hu

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Many-to-one private set intersection, Keji Hu

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Head above water weighing: A valid method to measure body fat storage?, Molly Lin Hussey Open Access Thesis

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Flame propagation of Al/PTFE mechanically activated composites, Michael Huston

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High resolution mass spectrometry to explore molecular-level understanding of biomass pyrolysis, Carolyn P. Hutchinson

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American decline and changing global hegemony, Addison Daniel Huygens

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Parity-based Data Outsourcing: Extension, Implementation, and Evaluation, Zhenbi Hu

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Women and agriculture education: A framework for inclusion, Cori Jane Hyde

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Improving learning center usage verification processes using Six Sigma, Latricia C. Hylton Open Access Dissertation

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Genetic architecture of antibiosis and antixenosis aphid resistance in soybean and elucidation of the molecular effect of pyramiding Rag1 and Rag2 resistance genes, Martha Ibore

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Evaluation of raw meat diets on macronutrient digestibility, fecal output, microbial presence, and general health status in domestic dogs., Chelsea A. Iennarella-Servantez

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A graduate recital in piano, Elisabed Imerlishvili Open Access Thesis

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Three essays on agricultural supply analysis, Md Zabid Iqbal

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3D printing porous proxies as a new tool for laboratory and numerical analyses of sedimentary rocks, Sergey Ishutov

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A multiscale assessment of wind energy resources and suitability in the Russian Arctic, Narmina Iusubova Open Access Thesis

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Swine finishing room air infiltration quantification-modelling and use in ventilation system design, Harishchandra Tulshiram Jadhav

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A tablet-based application for older adults to enhance memory: Communication with archiving stories, Wonsil Jang

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Exploring the complex development of a mobile research lab for the design of built environments, Evan Michael Jeanblanc

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Effects of nematicidal seed treatments on the biology of the soybean cyst nematode, Heterodera glycines, Jared Paul Jensen

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The evolution of hardness and tribofilm growth during running-in of case carburized steel under boundary lubrication, Alexander David-Arthur Jenson

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Economic pressure, positivity, and positive child development, Shinyoung Jeon

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On the optimal operation of wireless networks, Yu Jie

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Perceptions of wellbeing and happiness: Exploring and examining perspectives of college youth, Theodora Jn-Baptiste Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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A high-order discontinuous Galerkin finite element method for a quadrature-based moment-closure model, Erica Johnson

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The programmatic manipulation of planar diagram codes to find an upper bound on the bridge index of prime knots, Genevieve R. Johnson Open Access Thesis

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Pretreatment optimization methods for increased sugar yields from biomass pyrolysis, Kayla Elizabeth Johnson

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Methods for analysis and uncertainty quantification for processes recorded through sequences of images, Margaret Johnson

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Dyadic analyses of daily interactions: Effects of perceived social support and social control on physical activity behavior, Melissa A. Johnson-Siegel

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Thermochemical methylation of lignin to produce high value aromatic compounds, Patrick Allan Johnston

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A Case Study of the Development and Implementation of NIACC’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Kelly Lynn Jondle

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Breaking out the monster in Lara Croft, Ashley Patricia Jones Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Identification of spectral disease signatures and resistant QTL for charcoal rot infection in soybean, Sarah Jones

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The impact of scientific management principles on food hub, Dean Jose

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Framing of Nepal’s Constitution: How Indian and Nepali National Media Covered the Controversy Surrounding the Ratification of Nepal’s Constitution in 2015, Amir Joshi

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Smartphone based ubiquitous sensing platform leveraging audio jack for power and communication, Ranjana Joshi Open Access Dissertation

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Moisture Sensing in Baled Crops, John Just

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Enantioselective synthesis of compounds containing bis-benzylic quaternary stereocenters through palladium-catalyzed conjugate additions of arylboronic acids, Abhishek Ashok Kadam

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Reforged in fire: The Central Building of Iowa State, Daniel Kaiser

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Computing change of invariants to support software evolution, Ashwin Kallingal Joshy

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Data Analysis of Transmission Line Restoration Times, Sameera Kancherla

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Don't judge a book by its author: Central and peripheral processing in narrative persuasion, Kelly Ann Kane

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Role of spleen tyrosine kinase in tumor necrosis factor like weak inhibitor of apoptosis induced dopaminergic neuronal cell death and microglial activation in invitro and in vivo models of Parkinson disease, Sri Harsha Kanuri

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Community capitals, community attachment, and migration in the Iowa small towns, Yu-Hui Kao

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On advancing MCMC-based methods for Markovian data structures with applications to deep learning, simulation, and resampling, Andrea Kaplan

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Valuation of flexibility and investment timing in airport infrastructure projects: Cases in airport expansions and alternate design alternate bid bidding, Ilker Karaca

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Effectiveness of best management practices to increase infiltration in urban and rural environments, Camille Emma Karnatz

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Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] agronomic performance, seed characteristics, and aconitase isozymes variability in response to environmental stimuli, Grace Kaudzu

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A longitudinal evaluation of depressive symptoms: The effects of economic pressure, couple conflict, harsh parenting, and emotional support, Shane Kavanaugh

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Triangle counting in graph streams: Power of multi-sampling, Neeraj Kavassery Parakkat

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Community college leadership in the Midwest: Pathways, preparation, and competencies, Robinette Kelley

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Impact of dietary fat composition on digestion, metabolism and deposition of fat in the growing pig, Trey Allen Kellner

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Identity conveyance through multimedia: Kat Blaque’s transformative narrative using Draw My Life, Mariah Kemp

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Black fashion designers matter: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of Black female fashion design entrepreneurs, Samii Lashanta Kennedy Benson

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Exploiting implicit belief to resolve sparse usage problem in usage-based specification mining, Samantha Syeda Khairunnesa

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Total synthesis and characterization of breitfussins A and B, Akbar Husain Khan

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Overcoming challenges in smart phone use among older adults in Saudi Arabia, Muath Alhussain Khawaji

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Three essays on agricultural and environmental economics, Hyunseok Kim

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Building a Dynamic Model of Entrepreneurial Intention Formation in Sharing Economy Platform: The Resource-Based Theory Approach, Jaewook Kim

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In vitro single vesicle fusion study of Ca2+-triggered SNARE-mediated membrane fusion, Jaewook Kim

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Corporate apology and cultural difference: A comparison of the United States and South Korea in cyber-security breach crisis, Nahyun Kim

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Bayesian inference of virus evolutionary models from next-generation sequencing data, Emily Anne King

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A Coupling Analysis Approach to Capture Unexpected Behaviors in Ares 1, David Kis

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An analysis of youth participation in athletics, Jonathan Wayne Klein Open Access Thesis

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Using blended learning to improve undergraduate introduction to literature courses: A mixed methods approach, Julie Leigh Klein Open Access Dissertation

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Modeling of biological data using longitudinal intraindividual means integrated with first and second power time-derivatives, Brandon Skylar Klinedinst

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Multiplex relationships and the impact on rural science education, Peter Nicholas Knutson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Literacy events and practices that position Hmong women to meet academic success in community colleges, Jody C. Koch

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Certified nonprofit professionals early career decisions and college student loan debt, Kristina Elizabeth-Ann Kofoot Open Access Thesis

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Master's recital in jazz pedagogy: A demonstration of proficiency on rhythm section instruments and saxophone performance by Sean Koga, Sean Koga Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Visualizing engineering design data using a modified two-level self-organizing map clustering approach, Adam Robert Kohl

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"A passion to mold young people:" A mixed-methods study of Iowa community college athletics coaches' profile characteristics, Korey Kollasch

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Comparison of forward lean during Bulgarian split squat at high and low box heights, Craig Konrardy Open Access Thesis

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The Role of Involved Positive Parenting and Classroom Emotional Support on Preschool Children’s Prosocial and Problem Behaviors, Carlee Konz

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Female power portrayals in ads: Dimensions and consequences, Melika Kordrostami

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Things Gathered, Things Fallen, Claire Kortyna

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Parents enrolled in graduate programs and their experiences with faculty, Amber Lee Kreischer

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Open Source Test Bed and Test Case Development for Power System Research, Dheepak Krishnamurthy

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Women in public relations: The influence of gender on women leaders in public relations, Elizabeth Krugler

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Effects of cover crops and tillage in a muskmelon production system, John Hampton Krzton-Presson

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Exploring relational self-efficacy: The influences of shyness and attachment, Jake Daniel Kuklinski Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Incorporation of organization design in a value-based systems engineering framework, Benjamin Jekonia Kwasa

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Grassland bird community response to vegetative diversity in restorations in northwestern Iowa, Joseph James Lambert

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Identification of spatial and temporal parameters to support monitoring of Lepidoptera in urban areas, Bret Jonathon Lang

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Evaluation of MALDI Biotyper for identification of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis, Kristina Lantz

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Functions of maize genes encoding pyruvate orthophosphate dikinase in developing maize endosperm and their enzymatic properties, Ryan R. Lappe

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Determinination of the viral kinetics of human RSV M37 strain in newborn lambs for use in therapeutic testing and characterization of clinical signs and sickness behavior, Alejandro Larios

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Opportunities and challenges to use electrical stimulation for enhanced denitrification in woodchip bioreactors, Ji Yeow Law

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Interfacial healing and transport phenomena modeling of biopolymers, Karla Enid Lebron

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A graduate recital in piano, Jennifer Regina LeGarde Open Access Thesis

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Static and dynamic fault tree analysis with application to hybrid vehicle systems and supply chains, Xue Lei

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If customer relationships are so important, why does CRM implementation fail so often?, Russell Lemken

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Co-optimized analysis of electric and natural gas infrastructures, Santiago Lemos-Cano

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Soybean-Pythium pathosystem: Search for host resistance and interaction with Fusarium species, Elizabeth Rose Lerch

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Semantics-based approach for generating partial views from linked life-cycle highway project data, Tuyen Thanh Le

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American presidents, their personal and psychological characteristics, and their uses of military force, Brendan Mitchell Lichtenberg

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Experimental studies on the dynamics of in-flight and impacting water droplets pertinent to aircraft icing phenomena, Haixing Li

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A study on the variability of pavement foundation properties, Jia Li

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Congruence n-permutable varieties, Jiali Li

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Damage tolerance and defect accumulation in ultra-fine grained (UFG) materials, Muchen Li

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Variants of zero forcing and their applications to the minimum rank problem, Chin-Hung Lin

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Impacts of feeding peroxidized oils on growth and oxidative status in swine and poultry, Stephanie C. Lindblom

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The absences of LGBTQ-related language in Iowa school handbooks: School handbooks as a catalyst for change, Joy Marie Linquist

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Properties of agave fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites, Peng Li

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Decision making under uncertainties for renewable energy and precision agriculture, Qi Li

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Online monitoring and control of voltage stability margin via machine learning-based adaptive approaches, Shiyang Li

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Studies on the molecular underpinnings of sex determination mechanism evolution and molecular sexing tools in turtles, Robert Alan Literman

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Statistical methods for estimation, testing, and clustering with gene expression data, Andrew Lithio

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An assessment of the use of the Internet as perceived by fruit farmers in Hebei Province, China, Chang Liu

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Application of photoluminescence imaing and laser-beam-induced-current mapping in thin film solar cell characterization, Geyuan Liu

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Swine blood transcriptomics: Application and advancement, Haibo Liu

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Energy transport at the micro-/nanoscale and structure discovery based on phonon scattering, Jing Liu

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Behavior and production responses of pullets and laying hens to enriched housing and lighting, Kai Liu

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Transcript assembly, quantification and differential alternative splicing detection from RNA-Seq, Ruolin Liu

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Composition identification, aging mechanisms and nondestructive aging indicator of commercial filled cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) cable insulation materials, Shuaishuai Liu

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Constrained path planning of unmanned vehicles, Yen-Chen Liu

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Quantitative Ultrasonic Coda Wave (Diffuse Field) NDE of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Polymer Plates, Richard Livings

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Development of High-Efficiency Switch-Mode Concurrent Dual-Band RF Power Amplifiers, Yifei Li

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Ensemble bias-correction based state of charge estimation of lithium-Ion batteries, Yifei Li

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Information security research: External hacking, insider breach, and profound technologies, Yuanxiang Li

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Three essays on commodity markets, Ziran Li

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Leishmania infantum infection at the cellular and organismal levels : foamy macrophages and sex-dependent responses, Ryan David Lockard Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2018 Award

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The relationship between smartphone use, symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety, and academic performance in college students, Elizabeth Mae Longnecker

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Iowa schoolmarms: The significance of rural schools and the feminization movement, 1865-1920, Ashley Nicole Loper Open Access Thesis

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Estimate freeway travel time reliability under recurring and nonrecurring congestion, Chaoru Lu

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A graduate recital in piano, Yizhou Luo Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Performance-based design prodedure for a novel semi-active cladding connection applied to blast mitigation, Sijia Lu

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Millennial pedagogy: Towards understanding millennial myths and identity, Bryan Alan Lutz

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Electronic structure studies of complex intermetallic arsenides and borides, Laura C. Lutz-Kappelman

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New Hypervelocity Terminal Intercept Guidance Systems for Deflecting/Disrupting Hazardous Asteroids, Joshua Lyzhoft

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Quadrature-based models for multiphase and turbulent reacting flows, Ehsan Madadi Kandjani

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The primitive crane flies (Diptera: Tanyderidae), Ruben Isai Madriz Villanueva

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Evaluation of a distributed streamflow forecast model at multiple watershed scales, Tyler J. Madsen

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Faculty perceptions regarding the infusion of global perspectives into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences curriculum: A comparative study, Ronaldo Lising Magtoto

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Identifying meaningful patient health outcomes among the athletic population, Tricia Lyn Majewski-Schrage Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Afro culture and performance within the bar space, Jessany Maldonado Open Access Thesis

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Thermally stable encapsulated intermetallic and bimetallic nanoparticles for heterogeneous catalysis, Raghu Maligal Ganesh

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Gender differences in cognitive dissonance reduction strategies for partner's physical attractiveness, Lijing Ma Open Access Thesis

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Principals' early career instructional leadership experiences in rural schools, Carolyn Suzanne Manard

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Enhanced Light Out-Coupling of Organic Light Emitting Devices (OLEDs) using Novel Plastic Substrates and Improved Performance of OLED-based Photoluminescence Sensing Platform, Eeshita Manna

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Message framing and physical activity: One size fits all versus a tailored approach, Konstantinos Mantis

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An enzymology and structural biology approach towards elucidation of E. coli fatty acid biosynthesis and its application to the production of bio-renewables, Aaron Michael Marcella

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder stigma: Accurate and inaccurate portrayals in electronic media, Camille Mirabelle Marie Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2018 Award

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The economic and social impact of the gaming industry during economic downturns, Byron Aaron Marlowe

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Flow and transport from a stream to a well in an unconfined aquifer, Cynthia Louise Maroney

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Development of a novel, bicombinatorial approach to alloy development, and application to rapid screening of creep resistant titanium alloys, Brian William Martin

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Women’s motivations to sew clothing for themselves, Addie Martindale

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Does the money matter? Analyzing the relationship between the change in veteran expenditures and the changes in veteran suicide and homeless rates, Michael Joe Martinez

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Principal rank characteristic sequences, Xavier Martinez-Rivera

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Extending removal and distance-removal models for abundance estimation by modeling detections in continuous time, Adam Martin-Schwarze

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Characterization of strain PTV-2 USA/IA65463/2014 and strain PTV-11 USA/IA09592/2013 of Teschovirus A: Experimental inoculation, distribution of nucleic acids and development of Teschovirus encephalomyelitis, Franco S. Matias Ferreyra

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Electrochemical hydrogenation of muconic acid: Application to the production of biorenewable polyamides and polyesters, John Edward Zeug Matthiesen

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Effects of chromium (Cr) and zinc (Zn) supplementation on metabolism, inflammation, and production parameters in heat-stressed and nutrient-restricted pigs, Edith J. Mayorga Lozano

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Where does the Oxygen go? – Pathways and Partitioning in Autothermal Pyrolysis, Ross David Mazur

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Placed: Assessing the developmental progression of remedial math students at a large Midwestern community college using ALEKS, Jeanice Ann McCarville Kerber

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Morphologic characterization of upland depressional wetlands on the Des Moines Lobe of Iowa, Samuel Marcus McDeid

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Graduate voice recital abstract, MaKayla McDonald Open Access Thesis

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Young alumni perspectives about philanthropically supporting their alma mater, Kimberly Mae McDonough

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Smoking Cessation: A Human Factors Solution Approach, Kellie Ann McGrath

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Development of a multi-agent quadrotor research platform with distributed computational capabilities, Ian Scott Mcinerney

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A liberal arts education in film production: Instructional assessment of student film projects, Troy Daniel Mckay

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BlossomUP (BUP): A pilot randomized control trial to assess strategies to reduce sedentary time during pregnancy, Caroline Lund Mckinney

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Cloud composition technologies in multimodal composition program documents, Philippe Peter Meister

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Modeling and control to improve blood glucose concentration for people with diabetes, Yong Mei

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Interstices news on mobile media: A comparison between the United States and China, Sha Meng

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Synthetic exploration of halide perovskites and germanium semiconductors, Long Men

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Reverse credit transfer: Associate degree attainment in the State of Iowa, Eric Neil Merten

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Arctica islandica shell growth and geochemical records from northern Norway as North Atlantic marine climate proxies for the last millennium, Madelyn Mette

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Psychophysiological measures of mental effort and emotion within user research, Chase Rubin Meusel

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Three essays on environmental and resource economics, Kevin Michael Meyer

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Our Animal Anatomy, Camille Meyers

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The horticultural potential of six species of North American hickories, Brandon Michael Miller

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Kill line, Jeff Miller

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The influence of child safety warning signs on vehicle speeds, Luke Alan Miller Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A master of music recital in bassoon, Annalea Milligan Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Strength in diversity and diversity of strengths of state FFA officers: An analysis of Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment data for state FFA officers, 2006-2010; 2012-2015, Denise Mills

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Cortisol and testosterone in association with history of sexual abuse within incarcerated adolescent youth, Olga Miocevic

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Applications of Bayesian hierarchical models in gene expression and product reliability, Eric Thomas Mittman

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Seismic design study of concentrically braced frames with and without buckling-controlled braces, Seyedbabak Momenzadeh

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Leadership Competencies in Data Driven Decision Making, Brett Monaghan

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Common-mode termination requirements in concurrent dual-band push-pull power amplifiers, Byron Montgomery

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Estimating energy fluxes and evapotranspiration of corn and soybean with an unmanned aircraft system in Ames, Iowa, Áthila Gevaerd Montibeller Open Access Thesis

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Synthesizing species trees from gene trees using the parameterized and graph-theoretic approaches, Ju Cheol Moon

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Evaluating the potential roles of body dissatisfaction in exercise avoidance, Kimberly Rae More

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Development and initial results for roller-deposition metal powder bed laser fusion additive manufacturing, Dakota Wayne Morgan

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Characterization of multiphase flows integrating X-ray imaging and virtual reality, Timothy Burkgren Morgan

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Do differing levels of physical activity influence markers of appetite?, Courtney Mork

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Physical activity in the preschool classroom: An approach to enhance executive functioning through the Move for thought prek-k program, Morgan Nichole Morse

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Herbivore effects on plant coexistence and diversity, Brent Mortensen

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Coloring problems in graph theory, Kevin Moss

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Roll bonding of metal-polymer-metal sandwich composites, Saeed Mousa

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Positivity-preserving finite volume methods for compressible Navier-Stokes equations, Heather Muchowski

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Creation and evaluation of multimedia materials to promote development of current and prospective international students’ pragmatic competence in academic settings, Ananda Astrini Muhammad

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Dynamic space utilization of lame and non-lame sows as determined by their lying-standing sequence profile, Jared M. Mumm

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Magnetohydrodynamic flow in closed channels, Monalisa Munsi

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Understanding electronic defects in organic solar cells: Defect identification, characterization & mitigation, Tanvir Muntasir

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An instrument for assessing the public communication of scientists, Rachel Collier Murdock

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Analysis and modeling of structure formation in granular and fluid-solid flows, Eric James Murphy

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Modeling requirements to value formulation in the design of large-scale complex engineered systems: A satellite system case study, Suresh Murugaiyan

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Spanish listening comprehension test development project: Considering learner L2 listening comprehension in the course placement equation, Jennifer Elise Musgrove

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Synthesis of new classes of ionic liquids and their utilization in biological and pharmaceutical analysis, Omprakash Nacham

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The asymmetric cell division machinery in early annelid embryogenesis: Maternal and embryonic contributions, Aron Nakama

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Verification of Well-formedness in Message-Passing Asynchronous Systems modeled as Communicating Finite-State Machines, Shiva Shankar Nalla

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The human-alloprimate interface in Gandoca, Costa Rica: an ethnoprimatological approach to assess conflict between residents and three Neotropical primates, Giselle M. Narvaez Rivera

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Prevalence of Salmonella species and Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in organically managed cattle and food safety status of selected meat products, Joshua Raymond Nazareth

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RR Lyrae stars as high-precision standard candles in the mid-infrared, Jillian Rose Neeley

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ISEConf: A management tool for the ISEAGE Environment to allow users to create a custom mock internet for testbed research, Jeffrey Lincoln Neel

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Bridewell’s Fall: Summary Justice in London, 1730-1800, Benjamin Nelson

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The relationship between sleep and sedentary time, and the impact of varying sleep patterns, Claudia Lynn Nelson

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Gibberellin biosynthesis by bacteria and its effect on the rhizobia-legume symbiosis, Ryan Stephan Nett

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Architecture of care in the urban public space: A philosophical inquiry in ‘Ethics of care’ to inform the nature of the urban public space, Rucha Vivek Newalkar

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The effect of trace mineral supplementation on natural and conventionally raised feedlot beef cattle, Emma Kay Niedermayer

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Effectiveness of median cable barrier in Iowa, Ellen E. Nightingale

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"If you have money, you have water": Intersectional influences on women’s participation in irrigation management in Batken, Kyrgyzstan, Rebecca E. Nixon

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Graduate voice recital: Kelly Noltner, soprano & James Jenkins, piano, Kelly Noltner Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Seth Nordin in recital, Matthew Seth Nordin Open Access Thesis

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Topics in self-interacting random walks, Steven Ronald Noren

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Negotiation Based Resource Allocation to Control Information Diffusion, Sai Sravanthi Nudurupati

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A numerical investigation of cavitation in valves and techno-economic analysis of Pinewood solvent liquefaction, Daudet Nsabengo Nzombo

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Building Eugene, Matthew Brian Obbink

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Exploring Iowa school district funding: Equity of costs per pupil and rules of the road, Steven David Oberbroeckling

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Perceptions of transgender populations: An educational module to increase knowledge and reduce negative attitudes, Dacia Kay Oberhelman Open Access Thesis

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Chimpanzees in the Island Of Gold: Impacts of artisanal small-scale gold mining on chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in Fongoli, Senegal, Kelly Morgan Boyer Ontl

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Engagement experiences: Adult English language learner students in advanced manufacturing at a midwestern community college, Ahmed Kwasi Onwona-Agyeman

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Bridge design efforts and cost estimation models for PPCB bridge projects, Tejas Ostwal

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Assessment of genetic diversity and recombination in maize, Alina Ott

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Factors influencing wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) home range size in Iowa: A comparison between suburban and rural populations, Joshua Gregory Otten Open Access Thesis

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Effect of a dual enteric and respiratory pathogen challenge on swine growth efficiency, carcass composition, and pork quality, Amanda Outhouse

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Engineering tunable bio-inspired polymeric coatings for amphiphobic fibrous materials, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso

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Peer Response in L1 Writing: Impact on Revisions and Student Perceptions, Altay Ozkul

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Acceleration of bridge construction with prolonged service life, Anmol Mohiniraj Pakhale

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Trajectories in religious development among African American young adults, Yuk C. Pang

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Computational models for turbulent bubbly flows in bubble columns, Nithin Panicker

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Synthesis, characterization and catalytic studies of N-doped ordered mesoporous carbons and functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilicas, Bosky Lalitkumar Parikh

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Rhetorical dilemmas in funded science annual reporting, Sara Beth Parks

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The effects of metolachlor exposure on the THP-1 alveolar monocyte and macrophage function, Jared S. Parmater Open Access Thesis

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Flattening methods for adaptive location-based software to user abilities, Thitivatr Patanasakpinyo

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Estimating production losses from disruptions based on stock market returns: Applications to 9/11 attacks, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Hurricane Sandy, Aditya Kiran Pathak

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Repairing Casting Defects by High Pressure Cold Spraying Method, Prathamesh Shivakumar Patil

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Ultrafast laser dynamics and interactions in complex materials, Aaron E. Patz

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Periodically patterned structures for nanoplasmonic and biomedical applications, Akshit Peer

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User data spectrum theory: Collecting, interpreting, and implementing user data in organizations, Andrea J. Peer

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Design and structural testing of tall Hexcrete wind turbine towers, Robert Peggar

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Effect of negative work-to-family spillover on adolescent externalizing behavior via parental stress and parental involvement, Cheng Peng

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Topics in statistical inference for massive data and high-dimensional data, Liuhua Peng

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Gender differences associated with combat-related and military sexual assault-related post-traumatic stress disorder, Marjorie Perkins Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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An investigation of train drag reduction using sub-boundary layer vortex generators on a simplified intermodal well car geometry, Alexander Montgomery Peters

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A master's recital in conducting, Lucas Harry Petersen Open Access Thesis

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Linking process-structure-property relationships: Modeling and optimization in thin film morphologies, Spencer Pfeifer

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Vowel variations among speakers of Malaysian English, Sock Wun Phng

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Virtual learning community: Utilizing learning communities in hybrid and online graduate programs, Amy J. Pilcher

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Comprehensive partnering management model for highway construction projects delivered using traditional and alternative methods, Milagros Del Carmen Pinto Nunez

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Search for Type III Seesaw Heavy Leptons in proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Daniel Pluth

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Nitrogen fertilization and crop diversity effects on soil carbon and nitrogen cycling in Iowa cropland, Hanna Jane Poffenbarger

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Behavioral and physiological responses of a freshwater turtle to anthropogenic activity, Rebecca Leigh Polich

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Sick of deviants: How the behavioral immune system may impact responses to violated norms, Neal G. Pollock Open Access Thesis

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Effects of lumbopelvic stabilization program in young, non-elite, community-based gymnasts, Miranda Katherine Pomije Open Access Thesis

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An investigation of passive antibody and its effects on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection, Korakrit Poonsuk

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Development of the naturally occurring Severe Combined Immunodeficient pig model of Iowa State University with an emphasis on characterization and immunological exploration of porcine Natural Killer cells, Ellis Jordan Powell

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Physical and chemical effects of citrus fiber as a natural alternative to sodium tripolyphosphate in uncured all-pork bologna and oven-roasted turkey breast, McKenna Jane Powell

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Determination of gelation mechanism and prevention methods of frozen-thawed hen egg yolk, Monica Primacella

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Morality and Medicine: Opium and Addiction in Wilkie Collins’s Armadale and The Moonstone, Joshua John Prindle

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Measuring the testing mode in general chemistry: The effect of computer versus paper mode on test performance, cognitive load, and scratch paper, Anna Agripina Prisacari

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Impact of soybean trichomes on Aphis glycines (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and their interaction with natural enemy abundance and predation, Shelby Rae Pritchard

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λir : A language with intensional receive, Swarn Priya

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What limits the yield of levoglucosan during fast pyrolysis of cellulose?, Juan Sebastian Proano-Aviles

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Defect structures, phase characterization, and microstructure complexity of rare-earth GdNi1−xCox alloys, Timothy Prost

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The roles of fyn and tau in the early phase of epileptogenesis: Studies from transgenic mouse models, Marson Rubianto Eka Putra

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Interaction between regulation of autophagy, stress responses and growth in Arabidopsis thaliana, Yunting Pu

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Seeking meaning: Overseas Chinese students' conversion to Christianity, Hongming Qiao

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Discrete element method modeling of biomass fast pyrolysis granular flows, Fenglei Qi

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The use of filler samples moderates the effect of contextual information on forensic match decisions, Adele Quigley-McBride

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Structural and magnetic properties of metastable phases and undercooled liquids in Fe83B17, Dante Gabriel Quirinale

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Biomimetic pneumatic soft actuator and microfluidic imaging system for analyzing nematodes locomotion, Jikang Qu

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The impact of experience on satisfaction and revisit intention in theme parks: An application of the experience economy, Kangli Qu

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Synchrotron x-ray radiography, fluorescence, and imaging of coaxial rocket injector sprays, Christopher Daniel Radke

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The effects of prequestions on classroom learning, Shuhebur Rahman

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Essays in the economics of energy development and disamenities, Timothy John Rakitan

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Production planning in different stages of a manufacturing supply chain under multiple uncertainties, Goutham Ramaraj

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Analysis of workers' compensation claims data for improving safety outcomes in agribusiness industries, Sai Kumar Ramaswamy

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A novel approach to measure, understand, and assess the thermal environment in grow-finish swine facilities, Brett Carlos Ramirez

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A hybrid approach for selecting and optimizing graph traversal strategy for analyzing big code, Ramanathan Ramu

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At the intersection of space, place, and experience: An ethnographic case study of affordances in Architectural Design 1, Melissa Leigh Rands

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On minimal support solutions of underdetermined systems of linear equations, Darrin Thomas Rasberry

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Graduate voice recital: Blair Remmers, Tenor & James Jenkins, Piano, Blair Remmers Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effect of student characteristics on the frequency of faculty-student interaction in the community college, Bryan Dale Renfro

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The adaptability of women’s captivity narratives in American literature, Ellen Campbell Rhodes

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Optimal mean-square performance for networked control systems with unreliable communication, Matthew Christopher Rich

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Measurement error modeling of physical activity data, Daniel Ries

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Examining the safety performance of urban/suburban arterials and freeway segments in consideration of roadway geometry and traffic control, Emira Rista

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Anti-proliferative effect of hibernating American bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus, blood plasma on the THP-1 cells, Sean L. Robbins Open Access Thesis

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Discourse Strategies in Technical-support Interactions, Vincent David Robles

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Real-time ellipse detection on an embedded reconfigurable system-on-chip, Daniel Roggow

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Strategies for improving reproductive performance in gilts, Matthew Robert Romoser

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A survey of butterfly diagrams for knots and links, Mark Ronnenberg Open Access Thesis

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Indistinct boundaries and intersections: The role of threshold concepts and disposition in students with early college credit, Kathy Sanders Rose

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High temperature infrared transmitting glasses based on the xBaS + yLa2S3 + (1-x-y)GeS2 glass system, Joshua Raymond Roth

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Microwave resonant sensor for measurement of ionic concentration in aqueous solutions, Subhanwit Roy

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Graduate recital in viola, Andrea Carolina Del Pilar Sánchez Ruiz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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CIMoRE: Developing a framework for a critical infrastructure modeling and response environment, Julie Ann Rursch

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Reverse transfer credit: A case study of the perceived influence on degree recipients, Shawna Saad

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International student-athlete adjustment experience at community colleges in the Midwest, Jennifer Sabourin

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Experimental investigation of inclined cantilever beams in vertically falling soap films, Veera Brahmendra Chary Sajjanapu

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Molecular and phenotypic characterization of doubled haploid exotic introgression lines for nitrogen use efficiency in maize, Darlene Lonjas Sanchez

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Characterizing effects of defect induction on thermal transport and structural rippling under uniaxial strain of phosphorene through classical molecular dynamics computations, Oswaldo Sanchez

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Scenario generation quality assessment for two-stage stochastic programs, Didem Sari

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Thermo-mechanical modeling and parametric analysis of lithium-ion battery, Abhishek Sarkar

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The impact of content knowledge, specialized content knowledge, peer analysis and self-analysis on pre-service physical education teachers' error detection abilities, Debra S. Sazama Open Access Dissertation

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Fully pneumatic semi-active vibration isolator design and analysis, Hans William Schaeffer

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Analysis of commercial lines insurance claims in the nursing home industry, Jason Schaufenbuel

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Properties of left-separated spaces and their unions, Eric Scheidecker Open Access Thesis

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Detecting drones using machine learning, Waylon Dustin Scheller

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Predicting academic major satisfaction using environmental factors and self-determination theory, Mary Catherine Schenkenfelder

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Predicting student persistence of community college transfer students to a large, urban, transfer destination four-year institution, Megan M. Scherzberg

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Shifting sands: a spatial examination of class and environmental change on Lima’s Costa Verde, Brandon Valentine Scheuring

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A crack closure model and its application to vibrothermography nondestructive evaluation, Bryan Schiefelbein

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A crack closure model and its application to vibrothermography nondestructive evaluation, Bryan Schiefelbein

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Targeted nano-carriers to combat neurodegeneration, Benjamin William Schlichtmann

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Developing protocols for analysis of cellular adaptations to peripheral injury in proprioceptive circuits, Garrett Reid Schmidt-McCormack

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The influence of professional development and culture on data-driven decision making participation among senior and non-senior community college leadership., Matthew J. Schmit

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Impact of teacher scientist partnerships on high school students' perceptions of science, Kevin John Schneider Open Access Thesis

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The fine arts in Midwestern community colleges: Six case studies portraying a cross-case analysis of sustainability, Meghan Ruth Schumacker

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Is Iowa making the grade?: An assessment of K-12 health education programs in public schools, Jamie L. R. Sebring Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Determining aroma differences among basil, parsley, and dill grown under varied supplemental light wavelengths using consumer sensory and flash gas chromatograph-electronic nose analyses, Anne Kalyn Seely

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Big data and Parkinson’s: Exploration, analyses, data challenges and visualization, Mahalakshmi Senthilarumugam Veilukandammal

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Inside Queen Victoria's household: The ladies of the royal nursery and schoolroom, 1839-1889, Kayla Jo Seppelt Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Efficacy of soybean seed treatments in Iowa and the effect of cold stress on damping-off caused by Pythium sylvaticum, Mauricio Serrano

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A qualitative study of how teacher perceptions within a 1:1 iPad® Program may contribute to changes in teacher practices, Eric Christopher Shafer

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Secure data sharing by restricting user to one-time access, Ahmed Shaik

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The Role of Perceived Control and Redress Propensity on Propensity to Complain, Xiaolong Shao

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Bottom-up approach to fabricate nanostructured thin films from colloidal nanocrystal precursors, Santosh Shaw

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Recognition of symbols in different cultures: Chinese culture vs. non-Chinese culture, Tian Shen

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Design and characterization of novel immunogens for AIDS vaccine development and evaluation of a sample inference method for NGS Illumina amplicon data, Heliang Shi

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Selection of functional RNA aptamers against Ebola glycoproteins, Shambhavi Shubham

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Efficient similarity computations on parallel machines using data shaping, Parijat Shukla

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The effect of egocentric and environmental cues on macro-reference frame selection, Zachary Daniel Siegel

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Sensemaking in a value based context for large scale complex engineered systems, Nazareen Sikkandar Basha

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JFK: A body of evidence - 1955-1965, Vicki J. Simpson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Analysis of Force, Time, Energy, Psychological demand and Safety of common kicks in Martial Arts, Anupam Singh

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Improved predictions of contaminant transport in rivers, Rusen Sinir

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What does decision making with intervals really assume? The relationship between the Hurwicz decision rule and prescriptive decision analysis, Sarat Sivaprasad

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Effect of seed treatments and soybean cultivars on root rot caused by Fusarium virguliforme, Daniel Allan Sjarpe

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A long time growing up, Kelly Slivka

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Definition and development of a measurement instrument for compellingness in human computer interaction, Alisha J. Smith

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Student perceptions of teacher care: Experiences and voices of recent high school graduates, Jared Rodger Smith

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Graduate recital in voice, Noelle Smith Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Hazard identification, diagnostic investigations, and risk communication on the subject of pine needle abortion, Douglas Byron Snider

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Proof of concept and feasibility assessment of manufacturing a portable bio-char reactor, Saeed Zaher Soleimani Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Determining why agricultural educators are leaving the profession and how to increase the retention rate, Jay Solomonson

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Targeted Influence Maximization In Labeled Social Networks with Non-Target Constraints, Naresh Somisetty

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Electrically induced strain and polarization fatigue in lead-free ceramics, Daniel Sommer

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Estimating longitudinal dispersion coefficients in natural channels, Yuqi Song

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The influence of an online pronunciation teacher’s manual on teachers’ cognitions, Sinem Sonsaat

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A case study analyzing the traits, programs, actions, and beliefs necessary to overcome the correlative relationship between high free and reduced lunch rates and low standardized test scores, John Speer Open Access Dissertation

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Student affairs approaches to religion and spirituality in U.S. public higher education, Kayla J. Stafford Open Access Thesis

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Anthropocentrism, the other face of patriarchy: an investigation into patriarchal attitudes and perceptions of non-human nature, Alexis St. Claire Open Access Thesis