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    Kwok, Kammy Kam-Yi
    Fraction concepts are notoriously difficult for children to grasp and thus, much effort has been spent examining the effective instructional strategies. Many studies suggest that instructional practices in elementary mathematics should emphasize the u . . .
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    Keaveney, Hiroki Kimiko
    The purpose of my research is to tell a story about a queer interracial couple that used Christianity to create a relationship, in a climate of homophobia and antimiscegenation. Pauli Murray and Irene Barlow’s partnership began in the 1950s and ended . . .
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    Smith, Arnetta
    Using content analysis and a combination of manifest and latent coding to decipher meaning from messages found in media, From the Margins: Representations of Africana Queer Women in Visual Media is a qualitative thesis that examines the representation . . .
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    Plotitsa, Alex
    A magic labelling of a set system is a labelling of its points by distinct positive integers so that every set of the system has the same sum, the magic sum. The most famous class of examples are magic squares (the sets are the rows, columns, and diag . . .
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    Boyer, Chase James
    The intergenerational origins of emerging adult dating violence have been explored through many perspectives, but explanations have failed to account for the influential roles of multiple members of the family. Structural equation models explored whet . . .
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    Hassett, William Charles
    The Leo Pargil, Renbu, and Yalashangbo gneiss domes are among the western and eastern most in the chain of north Himalayan gneiss domes. The processes of gneiss dome formation are still debated, but there is a growing consensus that they result from t . . .
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    Bell II, Chris Edward
    This thesis examines selected works of two representative Black writers of the 18th century who used writing to fight oppression and advocate for the emancipation of African Americans from slavery. The specific writers are Phillis Wheatley (poetry) an . . .
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    Baleria, Gina Carole
    The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover how a single intervention focused on civil, respectful conversation across difference might influence marginalized college students’ sense of belonging and privileged college students’ level of cur . . .
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    Huntley, Brenna Rae
    Women are underrepresented in tech organizations, despite ongoing efforts to increase employee representation. The present vignette study investigates the effects of microaggressions and supervisor responses at a fictitious tech startup on perceptions . . .
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    Leech, David Alberto
    This thesis recasts the traditional arguments for how to interpret both the Daoist work, the Zhuangzi, as well as Socrates’ daemon using Islamic thinker Henri Corbin’s concept of the imaginal. Examining the outward manifestation of masterful skill is . . .
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    Elhaderi, Jason K.
    This thesis examines the state of quantum programming languages (QPLs) and QPLsby- extension, and presents one such Python-based QPL-by-extension called pypSQUEAK Orienting concepts from the twin threads of quantum computing — quantum mechanics and co . . .
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    Bradley, Colleen
    Curse Tablets and the Romanization of Britain focuses on the underutilized defixiones of Britain in order to better understand the social history of Roman Britain. The Greco-Roman practice of creating curse tablets was adopted by the Britons, but with . . .
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    Franklin, Vidrale Antoinette
    Through narrative inquiry, a qualitative study of the lived experiences of six African American female elementary school principals in two urban districts was conducted within the theoretical frameworks of Black feminist and critical race theories. Th . . .
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    Schynert, Kendra Elizabeth
    A novel that explores the collapse of narrative through the viewpoints of two main characters. One of the protagonists is semi-aware of the collapse and is in the process of using his extensive literary knowledge to understand and fix the narrative. T . . .
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    Franks, Duane Ray
    Fluid intake during exercise is essential for athletic performance and health. Some athletes overcompensate by drinking in excess, resulting in hyponatremia. ACSM guidelines have identified that sweat rate is individual, influenced by several factors, . . .
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    Fisher, Jarrad Nathaniel
    Floodplains are an important part of a healthy function stream system. Restoring floodplain within impaired stream systems can increase biotic diversity, minimize flood hazards, provide sediment storage and improved water quality, reduce channel incis . . .
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    Wood, Philip
    This instrumental piece was inspired by my experiences as a trumpet player. I have employed serial methods to create energies, colors, textures, and patterns of tension and release that reflect life and my own daily transformations.
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    Zhang, Chensong
    This thesis is concerned with the optical trapping and analysis of biological specimens. The change in momentum of light due to the interaction between light and matter generates force. Optical trapping permits the manipulation of microscopic objects, . . .
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    Moore, Casey
    We test the IDL package EZ_Ages for validity on spectra with low signal to noise ratios. EZ_Ages is a program, written by Genevieve Graves, that calculates age, [Fe/H] and abundance ratios for unresolved spectra. We dilute high signal to noise ratio g . . .
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    Lansang, Mie A.
    The specific activity of an engineered threonine protease within trypsin framework containing an Asp/His/Thr catalytic triad was substantially increased by optimizing the amino acid residues at position 42 and 58 (Cys42-Cys58; a disulfide bridge in th . . .