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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Mechanism for compaction and densification of large stover modules, Ann Klein

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Dielectric characterization of high-performance spaceflight materials, Nathan Kleppe

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Security implications of implantable medical devices, Shelby David Kobes

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Contributions to the design and analysis of nondestructive evaluation experiments, Yew-Meng Koh

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A software framework for initializing, running, and maintaining mixed reality environments, Kenneth Edward Kopecky II

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Development of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) for plant metabolite analysis, Andrew Korte

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The evolution of salamander mimicry: Predators, prey, and perception, Andrew C. Kraemer

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Testing implications of the general theory of crime, Kirstin Denise Kerr Kramer Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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On diamond-free subposets of the Boolean lattice: An application of flag algebras, Lucas Kramer

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Polarity trend analysis of public sentiment on YouTube, Amar Krishna

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Investigating effects of surrounding landscape composition and complexity on populations of two polyphagous insect pest groups in Iowa soybean, Cody Daniel Kuntz

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Acoustic timescale characterization of hot spot detonability, Michael D. Kurtz

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Understanding habitat associations and population dynamics of the black redhorse, Moxostoma duquesnei, a species of greatest conservation need in Iowa, Ryan Robert Kurtz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Understanding the impact of vegetation on surface roughness length for enhancing wind resource characterization in Iowa, Andrei Vladimirovich Kushkin Open Access Thesis

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Assessing engineering students' demonstration of workplace competencies in experiential learning environments through internships and cooperative work experiences, Mark A. Laingen

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Design and fabrication of engineered platforms to control multiple cue directed cell migration, Laura M. Lara-Rodriguez

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Type 4 resistant starch diminishes Citrobacter rodentium induced diarrhea in C3H mice, Kirsten Leigh Larson

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Growth and allocation in seedlings of three shade intolerant species: the role of biotic and abiotic factors, Nilsen Leonardo Lasso-Rivas

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Efficient communication using multiple cycles and multiple channels, David Weston Lastine

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A model for measuring student persistence through collaborative learning, Dawn Delaine Laux

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Educator preparedness for teaching children on the autism spectrum, Katherine Lynn Lawrenz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Anion exchange capacity of biochar, Michael Lawrinenko

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Platform approach to diversification: bio-based methyl coumalate to functionalized aromatics via a Diels-Alder strategy, Jennifer Jiyoung Lee

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Assessing the challenges and opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Vietnamese apparel retail market, Jong Geun Lee

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Multifunctional, tunable catalysts from interfacially cross-linked reverse micelles, Li-Chen Lee

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The effects of product information on consumer attitudes and purchase intentions of fashion products made of fur, leather, and wool, Minjung Lee

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CALL-infused project-based learning: a case study of adult ESL students learning prepositions, Susan Lee

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Threshold dynamics in hyperbolic partial differential equations, Yongki Lee

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Older women's experiences with online apparel shopping, Youngji Lee

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Improving customer equity through value creation and value appropriation, Youngsu Lee

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Characterization of bacterial RND efflux systems via transcriptional regulator CmeR and outer membrane channels CusC and MtrE, Hsiang-Ting Lei

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Process planning for the subtractive rapid manufacturing of heterogeneous materials: Applications for automated bone implant manufacturing, Shuangyan Lei

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Subdiffraction instrumentation development and application to the elucidation of biological systems, thin films, and organic photovoltaic devices, Michael David Lesoine

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A multiple case study of professional development and perspective change within the Cooperative Extensive Service, Judith Myers Levings

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Taking back the commons: Motivating factors for the local control of GMOs, Lydia Rae Levinson

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): Examining the overlapping features, co-occurrence, and sex differences, Brittany Lewno Open Access Thesis

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Phenomenological studies of neutrino physics, Jiajun Liao

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High quality three-dimensional (3D) shape measurement using intensity-optimized dithering technique, Beiwen Li

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Iowa agricultural educators' current grading practices and perceptions of standards-based grading, Jenny Ann Lichty

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3D machine vision system for robotic weeding and plant phenotyping, Ji Li

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Biclustering methods and a Bayesian approach to fitting Boltzmann machines in statistical learning, Jing Li

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"Us" and "them": the representation of minority groups in the Statistical Atlases of the United States from 1874 to 1925, Li Li

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Multilevel analysis of the foraging decisions of western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and resource scarcity in a savanna environment at Fongoli, Senegal, Stacy M. Lindshield

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Individual differences in the impact of odor-induced emotions on consumer behavior, Meng-Hsien Lin

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Advancements in active surface wave methods: modeling, testing, and inversion, Shibin Lin

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Mobile mRNA: a long distance signaling system in potato, Tian Lin

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Process modeling and supply chain design for advanced biofuel production based on bio-oil gasification, Qi Li

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Ultrafast laser spectroscopy in complex solid state materials, Tianqi Li

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Function and application of TAL effectors, Ting Li

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Structure-property relationships in rare earth intermetallic compounds RFe4Ge2 and R117M52+xX112+y, Jing Liu

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Novel plant oil-based thermosets and polymer composites, Kunwei Liu

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Modeling the interaction of complex networks, Wenjia Liu

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Role of the PduL enzyme in the function of primitive bacterial organelles found in Salmonella, Yu Liu

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Evaluation of the need for longitudinal median joints in bridge decks on dual structures, Zhengyu Liu

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Genetic and gene expression diversity among maize inbreds, Xiao Li

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Nitrogen removal by combined nitritation-anammox process in an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor, Xiaojin Li

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Modeling spacing factor requirements and measuring water permeability in hydrated Portland cement paste, Xinyao Li

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Transmission design and optimization at the national level, Yifan Li

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Mitigation of sand liquefaction using in situ production of biogas with biosealing, Yishan Li

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Synthesis and characterization of liquid crystalline epoxy resins, Yuzhan Li

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An XML-based system for management and query of video databases with user identifiable and annotated scenes, Zheng Li

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Antigenicity of envelope protein complexes of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and insights into T cell responses of infected animals, Fernando Lopes Leivas Leite

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Behavior of dowels in concrete pavements, Eric Andrew Lorenz

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Economic decision making of renewable power producers under uncertainty, Chenlu Lou

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H, Carolyn Mateal Lovaas

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The gay rites of passage, Zachary Paul Lowe Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Host-virus interactions in the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, Duan Sriyotee Loy

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Effective behavior management strategies for the preschool classroom, Sedona Amber Loy Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Anchor and launching pad: The role of a Latino cultural center in the experience of Mexican American students at a Midwestern predominantly White institution, Sheila Adele Lozano

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Fate and transport of antibiotic resistant bacteria and resistance genes in artificially drained agricultural fields receiving swine manure application, Elizabeth Luby

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Processing and characterization of bio-based composites, Hong Lu

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Cross-cultural differences between American and Chinese college students on self-disclosure on social media, Shan Luo

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A three-part intersection of psychology and information systems, Andrew William Luse

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Constructing realities, Wyeth Lynch

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Video self-modeling as a school based intervention for childhood anxiety, Suzanne Esther Maas Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Investigation of mechanisms of follicle depletion and the ovarian protective response to ovotoxicant exposure, Jill Madden

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Semi Automated User Acceptance Testing using Natural Language Techniques, Arvind Madhavan

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Relaxing the requirements for accurate spectral testing of data converters, Benjamin Thomas Magstadt

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Morphological control in polymer solar cells using low-boiling-point solvent additives, Rakesh Mahadevapuram

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Studies of integrins' lateral dynamics at a single particle level, Dipak Mainali

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Prioritization, security and relay selection in network coded multiple access relay networks, Navneet Malani

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Agricultural technologies for marginal farming systems in Asia: Adoption and diffusion of SALT in the Philippines and SRI in India, Roshani Malla

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Social capital, agricultural technical assistance, access to productive resources, and food security in post-conflict Lira, northern Uganda, Joseph Deng Malual

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Female presidents of Bonwit Teller: Hortense Odlum (1934-40) and Mildred Custin (1965-70), Michael Eugene Mamp

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From sequencing to analysis: Building a comparative genomics tool for the biologist end-user, Paul Mangiamele

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Chronic infection by Leishmania amazonensis mediated through MAPK ERK mechanisms, Pedro Martinez

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Integrating soybean aphid and soybean cyst nematode management, Michael Thomas McCarville

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The potential of Automatic Speech Recognition for fostering pronunciation learners' autonomy, Shannon Michelle McCrocklin

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Getting out of the kitchen and into the bedroom: The objectification of women in advertising through the use of design elements Exploring the perception of sexual imagery and objectification in advertising amongst graphic design undergraduates, Melissa McDonald

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Perceptions of zoo visitors about the suitability of Geochelone elegans as a pet based on exhibit design, Shannon Marie McKinney

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A master's recital in flute, Tara Lynn Meade Open Access Thesis

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We are all here, Lydia Melby

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Borrowing a home: Palestinian women's agency in forming national identity, Bethany May Melendy

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The association between supportive behavior and changes in relationship quality among married and cohabitating African American couples, Ashley Merritts

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Exploring mental effort and nausea via electrodermal activity within scenario-based tasks, Chase Rubin Meusel

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Risk perception of food safety and behavioral intentions to read food safety labels, Weiwei Miao

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Does approach motivation account for the impact of locomotion on positive affect?, Jeffrey Conrath Miller

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The modern court and the reprisal of Lochner in election law and campaign finance, Jeremy Michael Miller

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Effect of short-term versus prolonged freezing on freeze-thaw injury and post-thaw recovery in spinach: Importance in laboratory freeze-thaw protocols, Kyungwon Min

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The phylogenetics and systematics of Physaria kingii (Brassicaceae), Jamie Minnaert-Grote Open Access Thesis

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Sacrificing our daughters: changing perceptions of prostitution in Iowa, 1880-1915, Hope C. Mitchell

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Effects of a short term mental skills training program on mental toughness, Mitchell Edward Mleziva Open Access Thesis

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Individual differences in restrained eaters, Kelly Moore

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Genetic basis of lactation and lactation efficiency in pigs, Dinesh Moorkattukara Thekkoot

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Determining the optimal dietary roughage source and inclusion to decrease hydrogen sulfide in steers fed high-sulfur finishing diets, Sara Morine

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Limitations on the study of tile drainage using a distributed parameter hydrologic model and stable isotopes, Alexander Kevin Morrison

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The impact of radar data assimilation on warm season rainfall forecasts for use in hydrologic models: examples from extreme rain events in Iowa, Ben Moser

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Effect of divergent selection for residual feed intake on immune system of Yorkshire pigs, Ziyanda Mpetile

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Soil ozonation as a sustainable alternative to methyl bromide fumigation and synthetic pesticides, Nahed Msayleb

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A next generation of studies: Heterosis and inbreeding depression, Shreyartha Mukherjee

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System justification, work ethic, and just-world beliefs: A motivated reasoning perspective, Renee Murray

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Numerical simulation of a comprehensive 1-D building energy model and conjugate heat transfer analysis on the internal flow field at the Harran houses in southern Turkey for a brick corbelled internal surface, Lucas Mutti

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Assessment of the factors impacting agricultural extension training programs in Tanzania: a descriptive study, Alunas Maxwell Mwamakimbula

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Teachers' attitudes towards and uses of translanguaging in English language classrooms in Iowa, Kavitha A. Nambisan

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Homocysteine intensifies embryonic LIM3 expression in migratory neural crest cells: A quantitative confocal microscope study, Jordan Naumann Open Access Thesis

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Formative evaluation of intervention methods designed to improve behavior change strategies, Erin Mackinzie Nelson

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Improving predictions of instantaneous camber for prestressed concrete bridge girders, James Nervig

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Polarized and liking it: How political polarization affects active avoidance behavior on Facebook, Bobbi L. Newman

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Defining the energy and nutrient content of corn grown in drought-stressed conditions and determining the relationship between energy content of corn and the response of growing pigs to xylanase supplementation, Monica A. Newman

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A comparison of cellulosic fuel yields and separated soil-surface CO2 fluxes in maize and prairie biofuel cropping systems, Virginia Nichols

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Numerical and experimental investigation of turbulence and transport in mixing geometries, Katrine Marsteng Nilsen

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Evaluating impact of diet, housing and season systems on feedlot cattle finishing programs, Josephat Gichobi Njoka

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Selective dehydration of polyols over solid acids and metal-acid bifunctional catalysts: Towards a catalytic toolbox for rational catalyst design, Michael Robert Nolan

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Predicting application levels and matriculation yield among MBA programs: The use and application of the marketing mix and relationship marketing theories, Michael Carl Norris

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Impact of metabolic perturbation on ovarian function, Jackson Nteeba

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Major equipment life cycle cost analysis, Edward Patrick O'Connor

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Three essays on consumer choices on food, Miyoung Oh

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Differential measures of cellular IFN-γ responses in swine following influenza vaccination, Zahra F. Olson

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Resource optimization, spectrum allocation and fault tolerance planning in broadband wireless networks, Tamer R. Omar

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On the nonlinear regime of electrically induced viscous jets with finite conductivity, Saulo Issachar Orizaga

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Spanish/English bilinguals' strategies for finding bias in historical texts, Theresa A. Orlovsky

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Childhood obesity prevention intervention: Exploring food preferences and physical activity self-efficacy, Hannah Ostrander

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ADAPT: an anonymous, distributed, and active probing-based technique for detecting malicious fast-flux domains, Tsolmon Otgonbold

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An experimental investigation on wind turbine aeromechanics and wake interferences among multiple wind turbines, Ahmet Ozbay

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Advancing techniques to promote the welfare of sows utilized in laboratory based lameness models, Monique Danielle Pairis-Garcia

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Making healthful decisions: A redesign of the Nutrition Facts Label using principles of graphic user interface, Jessica Palo

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Education at its corp, Steven Michael Pals Open Access Thesis

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Development of impedance spectroscopy based in-situ, self-calibrating, on-board wireless sensor with inbuilt metamaterial inspired small antenna for constituent detection in multi-phase mixtures like soil, Gunjan Pandey

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Effects of electrical, thermal and thermal gradient stress on reliability of metal interconnects, Srijita Patra

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Comparison of SMOS vegetation optical thickness data with the proposed SMAP algorithm, Jason Carl Patton

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Enabling natural interaction for virtual reality, Ryan Andrew Pavlik

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Blasting at the Big Ugly: A novel, Andrew Donal Payton

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Evaluation of the chronological impact heat stress has on swine intestinal function and integrity, Sarah Pearce

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Two integral girder connections for precast concrete bridges in seismic regions utilizing extended prestressing strands, Robert Peggar

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Individual rights and government control: A qualitative study of China's censorship, Di Pei

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Tracking above- and below- ground seed persistence and mortality in a native tallgrass prairie restoration, Carmen Pellish Open Access Thesis

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Building a more sustainable sensor network via protocol innovation, Yang Peng

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Exploring alternative methods for population surveillance, Brent John Pepin

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Creativity and its antecedents: An investigation of different assessments and training effects, Anna Llingling Perry

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Exploring critical thinking skills among undergraduate agriculture education and studies students, Dustin Kensel Perry

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A novel approach to central-jet forward-hadron correlations in proton-proton collisions at 200 GeV at the PHENIX experiment, Joshua Paul Perry

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Occupational knowledge in college students: Examining relations to career certainty, career decision-making self-efficacy, and interest congruence, Kathryn M. Pesch

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Nanostructured surfaces for surface plasmon resnonance spectroscopy and imaging, Joseph Petefish

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Influence of video food ads in digital menu boards and healthy eating decisions, Anicia Nicola Peters

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Superintendent leadership: Comparing superintendent and school board president perceptions of essential leadership characteristics and capabilities of the superintendent in today's complex and ever-changing educational environment according to MCREL's superintendent responsibilities and the Iowa standards for school leaders, Daniel J. Peterson Open Access Dissertation

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The mitochondrial ratchet: Examples from non-bilaterian animals, Walker Pett

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Extension program needs by farmers in Tanzania: a descriptive study, Kabura James Philip

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Effect of fenbendazole on shedding and embryonation of Ascaris suum eggs in naturally infected gestating sows, Jeremy Stuart Pittman

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Implementation of a multiuser customized oblivious RAM, Priyangika Rumesh Piyasinghe

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Numerical superposition of Gaussian beams over propagating domain for high frequency waves and high-order invariant-preserving methods for dispersive waves, Nattapol Ploymaklam

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Investigation of bio-derived material and chemical technologies as sustainable warm mix asphalt additives, Joseph Herbert Podolsky

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Impact of sampling interval on GIS data based productivity calculations and optimal configuration and lead time of corn stover biomass harvesting teams, Levi Powell

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Magnetic hysteresis and Barkhausen noise emission analysis of magnetic materials and composites, Neelam Prabhu Gaunkar

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Nuclear subsurface explosion modeling and hydrodynamic fragmentation simulation of hazardous asteroids, Pavithra Dhanuka Premaratne

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The Economic Justification of Semi-Active Damping Systems for Civil Structures, Steven Pritchett

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Graduate recital in choral conducting, Alice Reid Pruisner Open Access Thesis

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Genetic regulation of chloroplast biogenesis in Arabidopsis, Aarthi Putarjunan

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Inference for High-Dimensional Covariance Matrices and Thresholding Tests for High-Dimensional Count Distributions, Yumou Qiu

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Local calibration of the MEPDG prediction models for pavement rehabilitation and evaluation of top-down cracking for Oregon Roadways, Md Shaidur Rahman

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Supply chain collaboration: A literature review and empirical analysis to investigate uncertainty and collaborative benefits in regards to their practical impact on collaboration and performance, Peter Ralston

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Pre-professional perceptions of safety and quality concerns in agricultural work environments, Sai Kumar Ramaswamy

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Asking the players: a mental models approach to how long-term players of a massively multiplayer online game perceive the risks associated with gaming, Sarani Rangarajan

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Combined effects of post-growth thermal treatment and chemical substitution on physical properties of CaFe2 As2, Sheng Ran

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Modification of the Bt toxin Cry4Aa for improved toxin processing in the gut of the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum), Michael Allen Rausch

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Fungal oil with EPA in Mucor circinelloides cultivated on thin stillage from corn-to-ethanol production, Shashank Ravi

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Aptamer sensors for live-cell imaging of Pol II promoter activity, Judhajeet Ray

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Professional Educators of Iowa member perspectives about Iowa State Education Association and National Education Association membership and political activities, Melissa Kay Reade Open Access Dissertation

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Amphibian stress, survival, and habitat quality in restored agricultural wetlands in central Iowa, Rebecca Ann Reeves

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Salir Adelante: a feminist ethnographic study of transnational Latina mothers and the practice of resilience, Angelica S. Reina

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Lead in species of greatest conservation need: free-flying bald eagles as indicators, Billy Reiter-Marolf

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Primary Factors Affecting Growth of Microalgae Optimal Light Exposure Duration and Frequency, Tingting Ren

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Investigating the effectiveness of a professional development program for secondary physics teachers, Meghan Reynolds Open Access Thesis

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Characterization of RNase X25 and Lamp1 in Drosophila melanogaster, Ayesha Riaz

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Climate analysis using tree-rings from the Wind River Range, Wyoming, Derek Richards Open Access Thesis

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Amalgamation: A collection of poetry, prose, and process, Grant Andrew Riedel Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Photosynthetically active radiation and root-zone temperature effects on high-tunnel primocane red raspberry growth and development, Leah Beth Riesselman

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Other worlds than this: Stephen King's Dark Tower Gothic Multiverse, Charles William Ripley

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Analysis of a combine grain yield monitoring system, Nathan William Risius

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Greener and renewable methods for Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling and alkoxycarbonylation reactions, Gina M. Roberts

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Trustee perceptions of effective board functioning: a survey of elected community college trustees in the Midwest, Michelle Robinson

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The effects of canopy management practices on fruit quality of northern-hardy interspecific hybrids of Vitis spp., Dylan Paul Rolfes

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The shadow wars: An analysis of Associated Press coverage of drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, Anthony Roth Open Access Thesis

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Vodka lullabies and purple skies: A collection of creative works, Rachel Routier Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Making my faith my own: church attendance and first-year college student religious and spiritual development, Neil Alan Rowe

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Low-temperature nuclear magnetic resonance investigation of systems frustrated by competing exchange interactions, Beas Roy

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Explorations of the lineup protocol for visual inference: application to high dimension, low sample size problems and metrics to assess the quality, Niladri Roy Chowdhury

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Defining a software genre: timeline navigators, Eduardo Rubio

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Developing an integrated spatially explicit scale dependent modeling framework for wind farm suitability assessment in Iowa, Tesfay G. Russell Open Access Thesis

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Electrostatic levitation studies of supercooled liquids and metastable solid phases, Gustav Errol Rustan

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Bullying and victimization: The role of parenting and childhood behavior across time, Lisa Mae Ryherd

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Identify and manage productivity risks in construction processes, Souhail M. Saad Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Anger, relationships, and intimate partner violence in emerging adults with and without ADHD symptomology, Gina Marie Sacchetti Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Fantastic ecosemiosis: An analysis of Fantasy as nature-text in The Lord of the Rings, Lance Michael Sacknoff

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Indian consumers' patronage intention toward shopping malls: Application of an experience economy perspective, Amrut Sadachar

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Characterization of the transovarial transmission potential, tissue tropisms and genetic determinants of host specificity of single-host flaviviruses, Rungrat Saiyasombat

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The effects of heat stress on energetic metabolism and insulin homeostasis, María Victoria Sanz Fernández

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Corn production with Instinct nitrification inhibitor applied with urea-ammonium nitrate solution and liquid swine manure, Aaron Michael Sassman

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Experimental evaluation of QCSMA and CSMA for ad-hoc wireless sensor networks on the Telosb platform, Bhavani Satyanarayana Rao

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Descriptive sensory analysis of wines produced from Iowa-grown La Crescent grapes, Jennifer R. Savits

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Agronomic impacts of production scale harvesting of corn stover for cellulosic ethanol production in Central Iowa, Dustin John Schau

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School and juvenile justice personnel's perceptions of dangerousness regarding adolescents with mental illness, Amber Lynne Schramm Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Solitary, Anita Ellen Schuck Open Access Thesis

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Incongruence and attitudes toward career counseling, Sara Schwatken

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Socail resources and divorced mothers' economic well-being, Mary Scioneaux

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A psychoeducational intervention for early-stage caregivers of older Iowans: a pilot study, Nichole L. Seedorf

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Numerical investigation of wind turbine and wind farm aerodynamics, Suganthi Selvaraj

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Design of a class-F power amplifier with reconfigurable output harmonic termination in 0.13 µm CMOS, Kossi Komi Sessou

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The Effects of Skill Acquisition in Youth Jobs on Future Work and Earnings, Kyrstin Shadle

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Bayesian analysis of factors affecting crash frequency and severity during winter seasons in Iowa, Mohammad Saad Bin Shaheed

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Developing rating curves in a small Iowa watershed to evaluate nutrient loading in streams, Jennifer Mary Shepeck Open Access Thesis

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Investigation of SNARE-mediated exocytosis controlled by synaptic regulatory proteins, Jaeil Shin

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Genetic parameters for pre-fresh intake and the effects of lameness on feed intake and milk production in dairy cattle, Brittany Nicole Shonka

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The effect of soft tissue oscillation therapy on the management of pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness, Jenifer Ann Shoultz Open Access Thesis

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Metabolomics based gene function annotation in Escherichia coli and Methanosarcina acetivorans with genetic gain- or loss-of-function strains, Lucas John Showman

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Search for pair produced new heavy quarks in proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Suyog Shrestha

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Hybrid drive design: an economics - workload based approach, Joy Shukla

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Topics in cancer genomics, Sachet Ashok Shukla

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The Panic, Eric Everett Sims-Brown

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"Democracy put in action": Experiences of African Americans in the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942-1945, Rebecca Singer Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Empirical study of inter-procedural data flow (IDF) patterns for memory leak analysis in Linux, Damanjit Singh

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Computational modeling of an economy using elements of artificial intelligence, Ekaterina Sinitskaya

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Cue integration and competition during navigation, Lori Ann Sjolund

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The development and validation of a novel canine mucosal endoscopic scoring system applied to dogs with inflammatory bowel disease, Jennifer Ellen Slovak

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Germplasm enhancement of maize: Utilization of doubled haploid breeding on adapted tropical sources, Andrew Smelser

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A graduate recital in voice, Brent M. Smith Open Access Thesis

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The Blossom Project Online: Use of a behaviorally-based website to promote physical activity and prevent excessive gestational weight gain in previously sedentary pregnant women, Katie Marie Smith

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Graphic communications industry trends and their impact on the required competencies of personnel, Sara B. Smith Open Access Dissertation

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Resistance to change among veteran teachers: Providing voice for more effective engagement, Richard R. Snyder Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Strain decomposition for the soft elastomeric capacitors (SECs) network and investigation of sensor placement's effect on estimating accuracy, Chunhui Song

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A single molecular study of the regulation of SNARE-mediated membrane fusion, Jaekyun Song

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Effects of aluminum additions to gas atomized reaction synthesis produced oxide dispersion strengthened alloys, Alexander Spicher

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Objective forensic analysis of striated, quasi-striated and impressed toolmarks, Ryan Edward Spotts

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WRF forecast skill of the Great Plains low level jet and its correlation to forecast skill of mesoscale convective system precipitation, Brian Joseph Squitieri

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An investigation of Indian consumers' adoption of retail self-service technologies (SSTs): application of the cultural-self perspective and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Rama Srinivasan

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Tunnel vision, Celinda Marie Stamy

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Statistical methods for random rotations, Bryan Stanfill

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The impact of digital organization on retention in college algebra, Mary Benac Staniger Open Access Dissertation

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The unexpected talented tenth: Black d/Deaf students thriving within the margins, Lissa Denielle Stapleton

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Environmental assessment and control towards improved swine breeding-gestation-farrowing operation in the Midwestern United States, John Stinn

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Investigating barriers and keys to success when implementing and maintaining farm to school programs: Perspectives of hourly school foodservice employees, Nathan Merrill Stokes

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Generating a framework for the evaluation of structural layout preferences within e-commerce websites, Bennett Stone

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Pushing perfection: Exploring activity systems through international elite gymnastics scoring, Elizabeth Stranahan

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Has the addition of community policing in neighborhoods targeted for revitalization enhanced the community revitalization process - a case study of Des Moines, Iowa from 1966 to 2012, Theodore Stroope

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Numerical modeling of pollutant emissions in practical combustion systems using detailed chemical kinetics, Sujith Sukumaran

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Understanding psychological contract breach in the customer-firm relationship, Lishan Su

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Determining an inter-rater agreement metric for researchers evaluating student pathways in problem solving, Austin David Sullivan

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Top-down and bottom-up effects on plant reproduction and dispersal in grassland systems, Lauren Lavins Sullivan

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Efficiency study of testing and selection in progeny-row yield trials and multiple-environment yield trials in soybean breeding, Minghui Sun

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Genomic prediction using linkage disequilibrium and co-segregation, Xiaochen Sun

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The Effect of self-censorship on news credibility: public's perception of Hong Kong newspapers after the 1997 Handover, Yuwei Sun

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Implementing ZigBee assisted power management for delay bounded communication on mobile devices, Jinu Susan Varghese

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Marketing capabilities, innovation and firm performance, Arunachalam Swaminathan

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Things we found when the water went down, Tegan Swanson

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Assessing population status and identifying key habitat requirements for Parnassius butterflies in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, Kimberly Elizabeth Szcodronski

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Mechanism governing surface stress generation, Nazita Taghavi

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Dynamic security assessment processing system, Lei Tang

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Evaluate the fracture and fatigue resistances of hot mix asphalt containing high percentage reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) materials at low and intermediate temperatures, Sheng Tang

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The Dynamics of Wearing hijab for Muslim American Women in the United States, Erum Tariq-Munir

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Influence of Heterodera glycines infection, plant age and water availability on foliar symptoms of sudden death syndrome, root symptom severity and root morphology of soybean plants infected by Fusarium virguliforme, Nenad Tatalović

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Surface modification of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots, Elham Tavasoli

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The effect of changing juvenile nutritional conditions and compensatory growth on life history traits in a field cricket, Gryllus texensis, Brittany Tawes

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How male attractiveness mediates the effect of an immune challenge on reproductive traits and sickness behavior in the Texas Field Cricket (Gryllus texensis), Melissa Shari Corona Telemeco

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Here be dragons: Functional analyses of thermal adaptation and biogeography of reptiles in a changing world, Rory S. Telemeco

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Loose and baled corn cob management and storage in field effects on subsequent crop growth and soil health, Carlos Gilberto Tenesaca

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Environmental stresses and community responses in four communities of southwestern Uruguay, Diego Thompson Bello

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Evaluation of a commodity VR interaction device for gestural object manipulation in a three dimensional work environment, Frederick Victor Thompson III

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Characterization of inheritance of resistance to maize containing event DAS-59122-7 in laboratory selected colonies of western corn rootworm using the sub-lethal seedling assay, Stephen Drew Thompson

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Visualization-based decision support for value-driven system design, Elliott Tibor

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System of ghosts, Lindsay Tigue

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Elucidating the reactivity and structure-property relationships of benzobisoxazoles for the rational design of conjugated materials, Brian Charles Tlach

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How are we helping our second language writers improve their writing? The case of English 101C and English 150 at Iowa State University, Erin Frances Todey

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The economic impacts of annual community festivals: A case of the Sturgis Falls Celebration, 2013, Chelsea Mae Tolle Open Access Thesis

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A study of effectiveness of ground improvement for liquefaction mitigation, Bin Tong

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The effects of living in a springboard house during one's first year at the University of Northern Iowa, Laura Trettin Open Access Thesis

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Interaction design strategies for open-ended play, Michael Tschampl

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Integrated Robust Optimal Design (IROD) via sensitivity minimization, Punit Tulpule

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Evaluating horticultural practices for sustainable tomato production in Kamuli, Uganda, Sharon Mbabazi Tusiime

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Socialized scholarship: the role of departmental socialization on the institutionalization of Boyer's scholarship at one large research institution, Christine Kay Twait

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Perceptions Regarding Importance and Frequency of Use of Selected Communication Tools by Iowa Cattle Producers, Jaclyn F. Tweeten

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Intraindividual personality change: Situational influences, patterns of change, and frequency-based measurement, Carol Tweten Open Access Thesis

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Needs analysis and the role of education in rural communities, Miriam Brown Tyson

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Gendered power dynamics and unmet need for family planning among married women in Bangladesh, Jalal Uddin

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Computational and experimental analysis of retroviral Rev-like proteins, Chijioke Umunnakwe

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Biochemical characterization of the biotin-dependent carboxylases, acetyl-CoA carboxylase and 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase, Bryon A. Upton

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Searching for a Nation: South Sudanese Refugees in Des Moines, Edgar Valles

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Child Find in early childhood education, Lauren (Burgers) Vanderhorst Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Integral precast girder-to-cap connections for accelerated bridge construction in seismic regions, Justin R. Vander Werff

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Coarsegrained modeling and electrostatics of phospholipid monolayers, Sweta Vangaveti

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On empirical likelihood methods for irregularly located spatial data, Matthew Van Hala

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Evaluation of novel Rhizopus microsporus fungal biomass and its impact on growth performance, and nutrient digestibility in the diet of nursery pigs, Dana Michael Van Sambeek

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Investigating the causes of foam formation in deep pit swine manure storages, Mark Benjamin Van Weelden

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Wayfinding for the blind in a retail setting, Meghana Veeramachaneni

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Classical gully spatial identification and slope stability modeling using high-resolution elevation and data mining technique, Laurimar Gonçalves Vendrusculo

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Development of scalable methods for the utilization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in polymer and metal matrix composites, Danny Vennerberg

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Aphid small RNAs and viruses, Diveena Vijayendran

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Human trafficking and the media: Comparing newspapers' portrayal of victims and offenders, Brittany Leigh Virkus Open Access Thesis

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Stage of maturation, crop load, and shoot density affect the fruit quality of cold-hardy grape cultivars, Randall Vos

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Automated trajectory design for impulsive and low thrust interplanetary mission analysis, Samuel Arthur Wagner

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Changes in the proteome of the barley spike under drought and well-watered conditions, Aaron Walck Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Sequence-based prediction of RNA-protein interactions, Rasna Rani Walia

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Epigenetic interplay between histone H3K9me2 and JIL-1 mediated histone H3S10ph, Chao Wang

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The impact of Ac/Ds alternative transposition on the maize genome, Dafang Wang

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The effect of p(NIPAm-co-AAc) particle chemistry on internalization by activated and non-activated macrophages, Dandong Wang

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Immunogenic and protective properties of recombinant proteins from a highly pathogenic Campylobacter jejuni clone associated with sheep abortion, Fei Wang

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Grasping of deformable 3D objects under gravity, Feifei Wang

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Fabrication and angle compensation analysis of skew rolling mill, Jie Wang

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Pyrolysis and catalytic pyrolysis of protein- and lipid-rich feedstock, Kaige Wang

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Catalytic conversion of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural as a potential biorenewable platform chemical, Tianfu Wang

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Framing food safety controversy in China: Online media vs. networked audience, Wen Wang

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Modeling crack growth and phase separation in soft materials: A finite strain phase field approach to microscopic surfaces and interfaces, Xiao Wang

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An XML-based framework for management of a course catalog system with zero information-loss, Xiaofeng Wang

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Function of class one nonsymbiotic plant hemoglobins, Xiaoguang Wang

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Evaluation of de-icer deterioration of concrete, Xin Wang

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Proportioning and performance evaluation of self-consolidating concrete, Xuhao Wang

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Positive semidefinite propagation time, Nathan Warnberg

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Sequential rhetoric: Teaching comics as visual rhetoric, Robert Dennis Watkins

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The use of school-based forgiveness education and interventions in an RTI framework, Elizabeth Watson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Finna get locked up: The school experiences of five men labeled BD, Jill Renae Mollison Weigel Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Measuring difference in knowledge achievement and satisfaction between viewing interactive and linear online learning modules, Linda Christine Weldon

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The Effects of Mood and Message Characteristics on Information Processing Styles and Advertising Effectiveness, Jing Wen

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Hydrating the Pseudomonas aeruginosa periplasm under desiccating conditions, Seth James Wenner

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Insect pollinators in corn and soybean agricultural fields, Michael Joseph Wheelock

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Solid state NMR studies of the location, immobilization and conformation of short chain branches in semicrystalline polyethylene-hexene copolymers, Allison L. White

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At the boundary between speech and writing: fostering productive interdisciplinary collaboration on multimodal communication courses, Casey Daniel White

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Novel silicon and tin alloy nano-particulate materials via spark erosion for high performance and high capacity anodes in lithium ion batteries, Emma Marie Hamilton White

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What drives participation in the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program?, Julie Whitson

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The distance is more than an ocean, Chris Wiewiora

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Investigation of swine dysentery associated with "Brachyspira hampsonii" strain EB107 and comparison of diagnostic methods, Bailey Lauren Wilberts

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A study of college student attitudes and behaviors related to recycling, Mark Allen Wilcox Open Access Dissertation

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Teaching, connecting, and having fun: The interplay between empathy, play, and comics in graphic design higher education, Cyndi Wiley

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Doing broader impacts? the National Science Foundation (NSF) broader impacts criterion and communication-based activities, Sarah L. Wiley

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Bluffed by the dealer: Distinguishing false pleas from false confessions, Miko M. Wilford

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The environmental performance of biobased resin within phenolic-urethane nobake binders: A feasibility study, Ian David Morgan Williams Open Access Thesis

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User experience: a review of methodology and the creation of an evaluation instrument, Ryan Graham Williams

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Integrating scale and uncertainty to understand microbially derived agroecosystem processes, Ryan James Williams

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Star formation in massive Milky Way molecular clouds: Building a bridge to distant galaxies, Sarah Elizabeth Willis

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Curriculum & course design: preparing graphic design & visual communication students, Ryan Gary Wilson

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Public perception of sustainable interior design practices in residential settings, Stephanie Paula Wingate

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Fidelity, mismatch extension, and proofreading measurements of apPOL, the Plasmodium falciparum apicoplast-targeted DNA polymerase, Bentley Wingert

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Seizing the stake: Female martyrdom in England during the Reformation, Douglas Winkey

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Highway Infrastructure Data and Information Integration & Assessment Framework: A Data-Driven Decision-Making Approach, Asregedew Kassa Woldesenbet

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D-spaces in infinite products of ordinals, Duncan Wright Open Access Thesis

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Particle production at small-x in deep inelastic scattering, Dajing Wu

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Multifunctional polymer composites containing inorganic nanoparticles and novel low-cost carbonaceous fillers, Hongchao Wu

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Development of an algorithm of bidirectional surface strain measurements from soft elastomeric capacitors, Jingzhe Wu

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A stochastic mathematical program with complementary constraints for market-wide power generation and transmission expansion planning, Yang Hua Wu

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Facial movement based human user authentication, Pengqing Xie

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Mechanistic insight into the regulation of Tec family kinase activity - substrate selection and conformational preferences, Qian Xie

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The role of zinc on the chemistry of complex intermetallic compounds, Weiwei Xie

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Towards practical verifiable computation: verification outsourcing, linear arguments without linearity tests, and repeated structures, Gang Xu

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The odd power of dispersion, Peng Xu

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Advanced wound-rotor machine model with saturation and high-frequency effects, Yuanzhen Xu

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Genome-wide association studies to dissect the genetic architecture of yield-related traits in maize and the genetic basis of heterosis, Jinliang Yang

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Effect of racism on African American women's development of psychological distress: The role of psychological well-being and racism-related social support, Jiong Yang

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Protection of access privacy in un-trusted storage, Ka Yang

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Evaluation of low-moisture anhydrous ammonia (LMAA) pretreatment method of lignocellulosic biomass for bioethanol production, Minliang Yang

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Estimation Under Stochastic Differential Equations, Shan Yang

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Novel bio-based and biodegradable polymer blends, Shengzhe Yang

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Fractional imputation method of handling missing data and spatial statistics, Shu Yang

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Health monitoring of pavement systems using smart sensing technologies, Shuo Yang

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Dude, where's my passport?: An exploration of masculine identity of college men who study abroad, Julie Blaser Yankey

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Exploring the origin of pain of payment in cash and its relevance to computer payment interface, Kam Leung Yeung

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Three studies on environmental valuation, DongGyu Yi

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Exploring the dimensions of nomophobia: Developing and validating a questionnaire using mixed methods research, Caglar Yildirim

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Physical layer security against pollution attack in wireless relay networks using random network coding, Duk Hee Yoon

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Correlations between parents' academic achievements, emerging adult children's perception of their parents' socio-economic status and the educational attainment of the emerging adult children, Iris Michelle Young-Clark

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Motivations of Luxury Consumption in America vs. China, Danqing Yu

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Forecasting Iowa gaming volume: A comparison of four time series forecasting methods, Hui Yu

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The effect of social media comment on Chinese consumers' attitude toward the brand, Huiying Yu

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Sustainable wastewater systems: Impact of operational strategies and carbon sources on poly-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) accumulation and nutrient removal in sequencing batch reactor, Miao Yu

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The effects of hotel performance characteristics on customer online ratings, Wanchen Yu

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Unregulated, untrained, and unaware: restraint and seclusion practices in educational settings, Daniel E. Zaccaro Open Access Thesis

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The impact of two-sided messaging on brand attitude: An attribution theory approach, Dianyu Zang

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Effects of ILeVO® on soybean sudden death syndrome and soybean cyst nematode, Edward R. Zaworski

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Polyurethane films, foams and nanocomposites prepared from vegetable oil-based polyols, Chaoqun Zhang

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`My double love of boys': Chinese women's fascination with `Boys' Love' fiction, Chunyu Zhang

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Understanding fast pyrolysis of biomass, Jing Zhang

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Phase-field model simulation of ferroelectric/antiferroelectric materials microstructure evolution under multiphysics loading, Jingyi Zhang

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Path planning for autonomous vehicles, Mengzhe Zhang

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The influence of fear and authority on psychological reactance: a study of the effectiveness of public service announcement campaigns on drunk driving prevention among college students, Xiaotong Zhang

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Portrayals of gay characters in Chinese movies: A longitudinal look, Xuan Zhang

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Development of integrated assessment platform for biofuels production via fast pyrolysis and upgrading pathway, Yanan Zhang

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Does Sun Tzu's The Art of War influence China's military behavior? A case study of the 1962 Sino-India War, Yifei Zhang

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Effects of lecithin in salad dressing on the plasma appearance of fat-soluble micronutrients consumed in salads: contributions of chylomicrons and large VLDL, Yinghui Zhang

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Investigation of an alternative gravel roads rejuvenation method, Ziliang Zhang

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CMOS on-chip temperature sensors for power management, Chen Zhao

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Graph-based forensic investigation of Bitcoin transactions, Chen Zhao

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The People's Daily: A longitudinal content analysis of editorials from 1977-2010, Sicong Zhao

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Implementing a segmentation-based oblivious RAM, Wen Zhao

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Surface stress detection and mechanism study with microcantilever based sensor for biomolecular monolayers, Yue Zhao

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Development of plasmonics-based photoacoustic immunoassay and a photonic crystal substrate for sensitivity enhancement, Yunfei Zhao

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Some Bayesian and multivariate analysis methods in statistical machine learning and applications, Wen Zhou

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Synthesis and reactivity of novel organo main group and rare earth metal complexes, Jing Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The use of selection to improve sow longevity, Caitlyn Elizabeth Abell

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Interplay Between Inhibited Transport and Reaction in Nanoporous Materials, David Ackerman

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Tethers, Logan Adams

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Structures, properties, and digestibility of resistant starch, Yongfeng Ai

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Spatial influences on socialization in preschool classrooms, Zina Alaswad

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Father absence and early sexual debut: Understanding the influence of gender, risk, and protective factors, Lailatul Qamar Ali Husin

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Density response of maize canopy architecture in adapted and unadapted synthetic populations, Naser Bader AlKhalifah

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Robust provisioning of multicast sessions in cognitive radio networks, Abdullah Masoud M Almasoud

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The economic development case for increased funding to education and workforce training in Iowa for middle skills jobs: A policy recommendation, Jasmine Almoayed

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Organic matter in Holocene paleosols at the Farwell site, Najwa Alnsour

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Adult learners and student engagement: A study of the influence of student engagement on community college students and their intention to transfer, Ryan Anderson

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Iridium porphyrins: Catalysis, mechanism, and structural studies, Bernie Joe Anding

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Discovering meaning from biological sequences: focus on predicting misannotated proteins, binding patterns, and G4-quadruplex secondary, Carson Michael Andorf

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Hybrid breeding in perennial grasses based on self-incompatibility and self-fertility, Andrea Sofia Arias Aguirre

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Composition and quality characteristics of carcasses from pigs divergently selected for residual feed intake on high or low energy diets, Emily Katherine Arkfeld

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Modeling and eddy simulation of rotating and curved turbulent flows, Sunil Kumar Arolla

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Ethical judgments of deception in psychological research, Paul Lawrence Ascheman

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Investigation of microscale particles using a microfluidic flow cytometer equipped with a sensitive photodetector, Pouya Asrar

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Non-local interactions in spatial evolutionary games, Ozgur Hakan Aydogmus

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Automated analysis of Learner's Research Article writing and feedback generation through Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, Deepan Prabhu Babu

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Predictors of gains in inductive reasoning strategies and everyday functioning: Results from the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) Study, Joan Blaser Baenziger

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Complex transportation project management: An in-depth look at process integration, alternative financing, and sustainability, Elika Bahrevar

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Validation of cylindrical pavement specimen thermal conductivity protocol, Haotian Bai

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Process planning for fixturing of custom machined implants, Kuntal Hemant Barhate

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Evaluation and prediction of corn stover biomass and composition from commercially available corn hybrids, Ty Jason Barten

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On Modified l_1-Minimization Problems in Compressed Sensing, Man Bahadur Basnet

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The evaluation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex species-specific antigens and purified protein derivatives for the detection of bovine tuberculosis using the interferon-gamma release assay, Kristin Elaine Bass

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Studies on extraction and control of plant-parasitic nematodes on corn, Mychele Batista da Silva

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Injection repair of advanced aircraft composites with a high temperature cyanate ester resin, Amy Elizabeth Bauer

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Self-selection and peer-effects in experimental labor markets, Tushi Baul

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Synthesis of heterocycles: Indolo[2,1-a]isoquinolines, renewables, and aptamer ligands for cellular imaging, Jonathan Scott Beasley

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Self-study of my secondary reading workshop teaching practice: Struggling learners, literate identities and school absenteeism, Kayla Lynn Becker Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Postmodern humanism and the "exhaustion of easy life", Mason Beets Open Access Thesis

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Development of strategies for synthesis of branched Caenorhabditis elegans-associated oligosaccharides and of photo-activated lectin capture reagents, Randy Alan Benedict

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A master's recital in piano, Katrina Ann Benjegerdes Open Access Thesis

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Science Service and the origins of science journalism, 1919-1950, Cynthia Denise Bennet

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Examining rural, low-income families' housing trajectories over three years: A mixed methods analysis, Andrea Lynn Bentzinger

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Understanding biodiversity: The importance of sexual dimorphism in the micro- and macroevolution of hummingbirds, Chelsea Marie Berns

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A survey of literacy instruction in public preschool programs in Iowa, Anne Marie Berthelsen Open Access Thesis

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Parent education for dialogic reading during shared storybook reading: Multiple case study of online and face-to-face delivery models, Beth Ann Beschorner

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`You must make it the fashion:' selling utopia in Roycroft and Arden, 1895-1915, Rachael A. Beyer

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Development of immunotherapeutic approaches to achieve xenophagy in macrophages infected with Rhodococcus equi, Mahesh Bhandari

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Understanding the physics of degradation of polymer solar cells, Joydeep Bhattacharya

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Interaction effects of prevailing weather conditions and crash characteristics on crash severity: A case study on two corridors in Iowa, Dimitrios Vasilios Bilionis

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Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda and black cutworm Agrotis ipsilon susceptibility and avoidance to Bt maize, and implications for global insect resistance management, Rachel Renee Binning

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The mixed glass former effect in 0.5Na2S + 0.5[xGeS2 + (1-x)PS5/2] glasses, Christian Michael Bischoff

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Predicting commitment for those in military relationships, Darrina Sofia Bledsoe Open Access Thesis 2014 Award

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In-plane structural and electronic anisotropy of iron-based superconductors, Erick Blomberg

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The unveiling of W.E.B. DuBois: A qualitative content analysis of diverse interpretations of the works and life of W. E. B. Du Bois, Sonja Lee Bock Open Access Thesis

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The genetic basis of host response to experimental infection with the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in pigs, Nicholas James Boddicker

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The influence of propagation method and stand age on Miscanthus x giganteus performance in Iowa, USA, Nicholas Boersma

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Professor camp: A phenomenological study of the origin and persistence of the Wakonse conference on college teaching and learning, Michelle Lea Boettcher

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Mitigation strategies to ameliorate acute and chronic heat stress utilizing supplemental methionine or embryonic thermal conditioning in chickens, Kevin Bolek

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Examining the construct validity and reliability of student engagement among adult students, Kip Bottenfield

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Fumonisin content in conventional versus Bt maize and implications of fumonisin contamination on fuel ethanol yield and DDGS quality, Erin Louise Bowers

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Dry matter and nutrient accumulation in corn hybrids from the 1960's to 2000's, Matt Boyer

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Molecular regulation of IL-2 inducible T-cell kinase (Itk) and the Tec kinases: A combined experimental and computational study, with emphasis on the N-terminal Pleckstrin Homology domain, Scott Edward Boyken

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A new paradigm in teaching large engineering mechanics courses, Anne (Peggy) C. Boylan-Ashraf

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Optimization of methods for culturing Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis from bovine milk and colostrum and application to samples collected from naturally infected dairy cows, Laura Kaitlan Bradner

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Methods for modeling and forecasting wind characteristics, Lisa Bramer

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Handedness during feeding in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, Zambia, Marguerite Catherine Brandenburg

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Nitrogen fertilization effects on soil organic carbon storage and aggregation mechanisms within continuous corn cropping systems, Kimberly Helen Brown

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Administrative Structural Variables: Towards greater Retention and Efficiencies, Narren J. Brown

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A comparative study of pre-service teachers' understandings of the equal sign, Julie Ellen (Buddenhagen) Hartzler

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Advances in understanding influenza A virus infection in swine: From diagnostics to basic science, Jason Christopher Buehler

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Blueprints, Sarah Elizabeth Burke

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Evaluation of sign language learning tools: Understanding features for improved collaboration and communication between a parent and a child, Melissa Burton

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The Obituary Writer, Corrie Rhoda Byrne

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Testing the Effectiveness of Video to Complement or Replace the Lecture/demonstration Group Training Approach for Farmers in Kamuli District, Uganda, Tian Cai

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Urban forecast: An analysis of a crowdsourced mobile app for crisis management, Jose Camou

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The Turnip mosaic virus and its effects on Arabidopsis thaliana gene expression, Brian Anthony Campbell

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White-faced Capuchins (Cebus capucinus) of Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica: Human Foods and Human Interactions, Jennifer Christine Campbell

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Fatty acid and polyketide synthesis enzymes: sequences, structures, and mechanisms, David Cantu

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Calibration optimization and efficiency in near infrared spectroscopy, Nanning Cao

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Bicultural competence as a mediator and moderator of acculturative family distancing and psychological outcomes, Stephanie Carrera

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Mammalian orthoreovirus localization to stress granules and escape from translation shutoff, Kate Carroll

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From sidebets to sideshow: The influence of gambling on the development of professional wrestling in America, 1870-1911, Lee Casebolt Open Access Thesis

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La Habana, Pedro Xavier Cavazos

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A study of single and multiple vehicle crashes involving heavy trucks in Iowa, Donald Mathew Cerwick

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Swept frequency eddy current (SFEC) measurements of Inconel 718 as a function of microstructure and residual stress, Ramya Chandrasekar

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Longitudinal analysis of perceived body image, sport commitment, burnout, and athletic injury, Erik Chaouch Open Access Thesis

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Automated Software Architecture Extraction Using Graph-based Clustering, John Thomas Chargo

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New synthetic strategies for the synthesis of benzo[b]fluorene skeleton of kinobscurinone, 2,3-diaryl benzo[b] furans and 3-alkenyl salicylic acids, Divya Chaudhary

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Algorithms for constructing more accurate and inclusive phylogenetic trees, Ruchi Chaudhary

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A new trilevel optimization algorithm for the two-stage robust unit commitment problem, Bokan Chen

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Green tea polyphenols prevent Parkinson's disease: in vitro and in vivo studies, Dan Chen

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Wax ester biosynthetic pathway, Daolin Cheng

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Wind farm layout optimization under uncertainty with landowners' financial and noise concerns, Le Chen

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The effect of table tennis racket design on wrist motion, Sicong Chen

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The influence of social media on knowledge gaps about science and technology among Chinese audiences, Xi Chen

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The effect of psychological reactance on acceptance of campaign message: A case of "stop texting while driving" campaign in college students, Yuyang Chen

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An Evaluation of the Levels of Entrepreneurship and Competitive Advantages in Small Midwestern Agritourism Businesses, Lanlung Chiang

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The effects of sleep on performance of undergraduate students working in the hospitality industry as compared to those who are not working in the industry, Yu-Chih Chiang

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Distinct random sampling from a distributed stream, Yung-Yu Chung

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Rheological behavior of oxide nanopowder suspensions, Simge Cinar

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Development, validation, and use of a spreadsheet-based tool for early-stage technoeconomic evaluation of industrial biotechnologies, Joshua Thomas Claypool

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Development of high-lift laminar wing using steady active flow control, Patrick Clayton