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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Decolonizing Representation through Metafiction in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace and Elizabeth Costello, Brooke Stanley

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¡Qué viva México! Del realismo socialista al sarape, Alisa Vereshchagin

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Relative expression of select genes in the Manduca sexta midgut, Kelly Wahl

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Perfectionism: Rediscovering Freedom Without Free Will, Robert Hamilton Wallace Jr.

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Crop Insurance in Emerging Markets: Predicting Risk Aversion in Ethiopian Farmers, Marika West

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Blacked Out Memories and Best Selling Memoirs: Alcohol and the Woman Writer, Nicolyn Woodcock

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Midgut transporter gene expression and RNA interference in the larvae of Manduca sexta, Aaron Yeoh

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Exploring a Novel Enamine/Enal Cycloaddition and Its Application to Natural Product Synthesis, James Beckett

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Nationalsozialistische Homosexuellenverfolgung im Kontext der Konstruktion von Männlichkeit im Europa des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, Cole Dachenhaus

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Plant community assembly and the role of species identity, abundance, and intraspecific functional trait variability in alpine meadows, Amanda Henderson

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Reading Novels: Romance Residue & The Early Novel, Tracey Hutchings-Goetz

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“Sexy Young Things”: What Dressing “Sexy” Means for Young Girls, Alexandra Kirsch

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Theatrics of Invention: Performing Gender and Nation in Three Novels by Elizabeth Bowen, Katherine Kremer

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The effect of larval stage, midgut region, and dietary protein concentration on Aminopeptidase N isoform mRNA expression in Manduca sexta caterpillars, Emily Lewandowski

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The Patronage of Lodovico Capponi, Stephen Mack

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À côté de l’Afrique Une étude historique, sociologique, et littéraire de l’écriture et l’identité malgache, Rachel Martin

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The Interplay Between English Ability, Enclaves, and Earnings for Chinese Immigrants, Cloie McClellan

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The Grotesque Nude in Contemporary Art: Jenny Saville, Robert Gober, Renée Cox, Benjamin McMillan

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Evidence of Staggered Inflation in the Cosmic Microwave Background, Evan Pease

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Steady-State Kinetic Characterization of Sarcoplasmic Calcium-Binding Protein Variants from Procambarus clarkii, Suzanne Rohrback

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Ludwig Feuerbach and the Religion of Humanity, Julia Smith

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Development of a Robust Expression System for E. coli Maltose-Binding Protein and a Novel Fluorescence Assay to Characterize Ligand Binding, Margaret Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center: Zaha Hadid’s Response to the White Cube Ideology and the Advancement of the Museum Design Dialectic, Peter Dumbadze

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Female athletes and the sport environment: positive and negative influences on body image and weight management, Nora Erickson

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Peace and environmental justice in Israel and the West Bank: how cooperation over water issues can build the foundations of political reconciliation, Sarah Friedman

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Al-Jazeera: the origin and transformation of the global news network, Laura Garland

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Accessing the Cyclopenta[c]pyridine substructure: development of an Enamine/Enal Cycloaddition-Pyridine formation methodology, Benjamin Kester

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Soul-searching in South America: political learning in Chile during the age of Pinochet, Ryan Lloyd

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You could try the Crane: Vocal music and the preservation of community in a Galway pub, Kaitlyn Myers

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Hydrogen production by Hydrogenase-3 contributes to the anaerobic extreme acid survival of Escherichia coli, Ken Noguchi

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Se toman de la mano y caminan, caminan: Reconstrucciones de la Malinche en la conciencia feminista mexicana y chicana, 1964-1983, Grace Rosenthal

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Modeling metabolism, growth, and assimilation in Manduca sexta larvae: variation across individuals and instars, Katie Sears

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Federally-funded abstinence-only-until-marriage programs: constructing deserving and undeserving citizenship, Lindsay Stevens

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Steel of the north: the Viking age in Britain, Geoffrey Toy

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Traditional Liberalism: Civic Education and the American Citizen, Christopher J. Blaine

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A fight back into paradise: exploring primitivism, sexuality and gender in works by S.H. Lawrence, Mary Bloom

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Honest signaling by structurally based plumage coloration in the eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis), Elizabeth Carlton

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Don't put all your eggs in one basket: the effects of brood size manipulation on oxidative stress, telomere length, and juvenile survival in the Savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis), Priscilla Erickson

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Protector of the poppies: American Cold War policy and the Southeast Asian opium trade, 1945-1973, Rebecca Fischman

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White trash mother: the shaming and control of poor women in the United States, Risa Griffin

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The role and legitimacy of former liberation movements in democratic societies: a comparative study of South Africa and Poland, Kate Gunby

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Don't count your chicks before they hatch: incubation effort in Leach's storm-petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), Lisa Harn

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Understanding young women's attitudes toward birth: the development of the medicalized childbirth acceptance scale, Arianna Herman

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The future of Nepal: civil society organizations, Millennium Development Goals, and development strategies, Shrochis Karki

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Report cards on state maternity leave laws: do higher grades reduce the family wage gap?, Melissa King

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Unity amid diversity: The Southern Baptist controversy as a social drama, Thomas Lewis

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T.F. Buxton and the age of British humanitarianism: slave trade suppression, the Niger Expedition, "legitimate commerce," and Christianity, 1841-1864, Christopher Myers

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Lower regional monoamine levels and activity in BTBR T+tf/J not C57BL/6J (B6) mice, Nora Pencheva

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Laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it: Langston Hughes, black humor, and politics, Johanna Ralsten

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The problem of prerogative: several examples from the American presidency, Rebecca Riddell

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Walking through Austen, Patricia Robinson

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Oma, Helle Slutz

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Bandit states: robbery, resistance, and redemption in the literature of highwaymen, Patrick Smyth

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Tyranny of taste: the effects of regulating interior designers, Suzanna Stroganova

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The blood of relevant meaning: circulation and the body politic in George Eliot's Middlemarch, Samantha Tett

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Eye movement while reading: a comparison of first and second language processing, Emma Wampler

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The Potential Role of Fish in the Diet of Neanderthals: Ecology, Nutrition and Microscopic Residue Analysis, Rebecca Mae Warren

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The effect of cold exposure on the expression of Ca2+ binding proteins in the freshwater crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, Alexandra White

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To compare small things with greatest: reflourishing heroism in Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes, Elizabeth Woolley

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Moderation and Socratic Examination: An Interpretation of Plato's Charmides, Ariel Helfer

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Building Community: the Relationship of Neotraditionalism and community in the Case Study of Middleton Hills, Wisconsin, Gayle Jeannette Christiansen

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Re-Conceptualizing Adolescent Childbearing Among the High-Risk Population, Sarah Jayne Buek

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Contesting Modern Consciousness: Albert Camus and Max Weber, John Haynal West

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Entrepreneurship Among Black Americans: an Historical Sociological Perspective on Business Development, Amanda Jocelyn Feld

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Classy Theater: The American Theater Arts Audience and Socioeconomic Stratification, Lauren R. Johnson

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Identity and Socialization in Identical Twins, Kathleen Anne Knoll

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Critical Ingredients: An Inquiry into the Foundations of Jurgen Habermas' Diskursethik, Alfred Snyder

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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The Genesis of Genocide: Social Elements of the Rise of Nazism in Germany, Benjamin Albers

Theses/Dissertations from 1973

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E.E. Cummings: A Disappearing Poet of Always, Michael Pullem