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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Histamine and Obesity: Do Histamine and Histidine Injections Increase Body Weight and Adipose Tissue Mass?, Ganader H. Almansoori
Department: Biology

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Monsters from Within: A Sympathetic Outlook on the Human Condition, Robert Anthony
Department: Art

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A Story in Many Tongues: A Narrative Inquiry into the Linguistic Development of Multilingual Instructors, Willa Black
Department: English

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Reliability of Laryngeal Diadochokinesis Measures, Megan K. Disher
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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A Faunal Analysis of the Kirshner Site (36WM213), Britney Elsbury-Orris
Department: Anthropology

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The Dangers of Rhetoric: Nationalism in The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Diana L. Forry
Department: English

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The Relationship of Red-Backed Salamander Abundance to the Direct and Indirect Use Value of Undisturbed Forest, a Timberland Mosaic of Forest, and Agricultural Land-Uses, Christopher Garbark
Department: Biology

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A Man, Stands Alone..., Tyler Gaston
Department: Art

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Heating Stones: A Multi-Proxy Approach to the Analysis of Fire-Cracked Rock at Three Monongahela Sites in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Kristina Gaugler
Department: Anthropology

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Human Impact on Shipwrecks in Lake Winnipesaukee, Anthony H. Gilchrist
Department: Anthropology

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Educational Technology Use at Afghan Public Universities: A Study of Technology Integration, Jawad Golzar
Department: English

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Abundance, Movement, and Genetic Patterns of Wild Trout in a Western Pennsylvania Watershed Prior to an Abandoned Mine Drainage Remediation Project, Jennifer Graves
Department: Biology

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Teacher Observations From Using an Informal Learning Framework in an Elementary Popular Music Ensemble, Cody Kelly
Department: Music

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Risk of Eating Disorders Among Female College Athletes Vs. Female Non-Athletes and the Influence of Social Media Usage, Tara Kibe
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Augmented Irreality, Jennifer L. Milkey
Department: Art

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Examining the Role of Capable Guardianship in Revictimization: A Test of Routine Activities Theory, Jodi Miller
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Determining the Effect of R1 Peptide on lhx1a Dimerization, Suraj Niraula
Department: Biology

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The Effect of Computer-Based Simulation on Learning and Self-Efficacy in Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students, Emilie M. Okopal
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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Furnishing Gender, Katie E. Ott
Department: Art

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Exploring the Effects of the R1 Peptide on Zebrafish Development, Tejas Padmanabhan
Department: Biology

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An Investigation into the Policies of Assimilation and Self-Determination Resulting in the Epidemic of Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada and the United States, Caroline Rubash
Department: Political Science

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Silencing Desire: Female-Female Relations and Heterosexual Apathy in Jane Austen, Emily Rupp
Department: English

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Disclosures: Consciousness and Environment, Lauren Scavo-Fulk
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Invisible Work: A Qualitative Study of the Emotional Labor of Professors, Kylie Smith
Department: Sociology

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Revisiting the Houserville Archaeological District: A National Register Reevaluation and Data Synthesis, Christopher K. Swisher
Department: Anthropology

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Keeper of Lost Things, Sheila Valentin
Department: Art

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Caffeine and Social Defeat Stress Potentiate Circadian Photic Phase-Resetting in Mice, Natalie Verbanes
Department: Biology

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Oecumenicus: Our Global Inheritance, Jacob Wareham
Department: Art

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Are You Kidding Me? Comparing Student Perceptions and Recall of Comedy and Hard News, Donald L. Winzer
Department: Communications Media

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Determining the Effect of the R1 Peptide on lhx1a Dimerization, Wafaa A. Aljagthmi
Department: Biology

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The Disruption of the cGMP- Dependent Ion Channel in the Planarian Schmidtea Mediterranea and Its Effect on Phototaxis, Mohammed AlMuhanna
Department: Biology

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Characterization of Double-Stranded (dsRNA) From the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Rhizoctonia solani, Roaa Alnajjar
Department: Biology

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Geospatial Probability Modeling of Stone Structures in Northern Saudi Arabia, Mesfer Alqahtani
Department: Anthropology

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An Assessment of Motivation and Grit in Individuals Who Exercise at a Division II Facility, Kelly Anthony
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Letters Home, Sarah E. Balough
Department: Art

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Characterization of Volcanic Terrains Using Lidar Reflectivity: A Statistical Approach, Michael Barber
Department: Mathematics

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Mindfulness Matters: The Universal Need for a Healthy Mind, Jennifer L. Blalock
Department: Art

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Investigation Into the Innate Immunity System in Planaria, Marem Buhalq
Department: Biology

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Double Stranded RNA (dsRNA) Characterization and Protein Profiling of Viral Infected and Non-Infected Rhizoctonia solani Isolates, Ahana Byne
Department: Biology

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Helping Professionals' Perceptions of Male Victimization in Correctional Facilities, Chelsea Clark
Department: Sociology

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Helping Professionals' Perceptions of Male Victimization in Correctional Facilities, Chelsea Clark
Department: Sociology

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Assessing Genetic Diversity, Hybridization, and Microhabitat Associations in Populations of Plethodon hoffmani From the Allegheny Plateau in Western Pennsylvania, Kathryn Coates
Department: Biology

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Characterizing the Role for the Timeless Gene in Planarian Regeneration, Suzanne Craig
Department: Biology

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Association Between the Body Mass Index and School Attendance Among K-3rd Public School Children, Jason Fallara
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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An Examination of Physiological Responses During Simulated Occupational Stress Among EMT Students in a Hyperthermic Condition, Amy Fiorentini
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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A Landscape Movement and Gene Flow Model of the Fisher (Pekania pennanti) in Pennsylvania Using Circuitscape, Benjamin Gressler
Department: Biology

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Encouraging Learning Transfer Through Writing Prompts, Stephanie L. Hilliard
Department: English

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Development of a Citizen Science Stream Monitoring Program for Western Pennsylvania High School Students and Effects on Student Learning, Erin Janetski
Department: Biology

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Composing Pantun in English: Indonesian EFL Students’ Perceptions and Desire to Write Poetry in the EFL Classroom, Vindi Kaldina
Department: English

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On Bullying and Bullying Prevention: A Poetic Inquiry Into Undergraduate Students’ Experiences, Casey A. Keating
Department: English

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Analysis of Cloned Viral Double-Stranded (ds) RNA From Selected Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani Belonging to Anastomosis Group (AG)-4, Maisa Khoj
Department: Biology

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Living with Fibromyalgia: Confronting Chronic Pain, Kara LaRose
Department: Art

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How to Improve Health Care Given to Intimate Partner Violence Victims From Victims' Perspectives, Shelly Maras
Department: Sociology

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Hardwired Banality: The Everyday of Screen Consumption, Brandon W. McDonald
Department: Art

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Using CRISPR-Cas9 to Create a Yeast Strain for Genetic Selections, Noriko Mikeasky
Department: Biology

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Identifying Smed-Tbx20 as a Pattern Regulator During Planarian Tissue Regeneration, Sujata Mukherjee
Department: Biology

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The Cognitive Capabilities of the Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus), Gina Munir
Department: Biology

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The Evaluation of Core Strength, Endurance, Flexibility, Body Composition, and Physical Activity on the Prevalence of Low Back Pain in College-Aged Individuals, Adam Naugle
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Effective Teaching of English in Large Multilevel Under-Resourced Classes at an Afghan Public University, Kawita Sarwari
Department: English

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Intriguing the Domestic: Exploring the Connections between Elizabeth Bowen and Eileen Chang’s Novels and Short Fictions, Marquel Sherry
Department: English

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Looking Through Dirty Dishes: A Comparative Analysis of Ceramics at the John and Rosie Allen Residence, Pandenarium, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Samantha E. Taylor
Department: Anthropology

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Evaluation of Macroinvertebrate Community Structure in Response to Fracking and Abandoned Mine Drainage in Pennsylvania Streams, Cassie Thomas
Department: Biology

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The Effects of 5-HT2C Receptor Inverse Agonist, Agonist, and Antagonist on Methamphetamine-Induced Behavioral Sensitization and Reinstatement of Drug-Seeking Behavior in Mice, Andrew Vitz
Department: Biology

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Screening for Molecules That Bind to lhx1a, Basma D. Adeeb
Department: Biology

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Comparative Viral and Proteomic Trait, Optimizing Primers/Probes of RT-PCR to Identify the dsRNA from the Selected Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani, Munirah Saad Aleyiydi
Department: Biology

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Stimulus Valence Influences Auditory Discrimination Training Speed and Profile in Finches, Kusuma Anand
Department: Biology

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Saudi English Teachers' Beliefs and Values Towards English Language Teaching in Saudi Arabia, Ebtehal Asiri
Department: English

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The Effects of Acute Caffeine Ingestion on Muscular Endurance and Perception of Pain and Effort in Resistance Trained Women, Stephanie Bartlam
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Expanding Literacy Spectrum: Aesthetic Literacies of Street Artists in a Russian Post-Soviet City, Mariia Barulina
Department: English

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'You Learn How to Make Do': Understanding Food Choices and Feeding Decisions in Low-Income Families, Holly J. Benton
Department: Sociology

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Concussion: Perceptions in Division II Collegiate Athletes, Brittany L. Billand
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Influential Factors in the Parental Decision-Making Process of Child Vaccinations, Amanda Boldy
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Broken Kingdom: An Analysis of Cultural Shifts Amongst the Diné People Upon European Contact, Ashley Bouton
Department: Art

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Effects of Team Identification on Social and Emotional Adjustment at a Division II University, Evan A. Davis
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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A Critical Insight Into the Awakening, Ola Fairag
Department: Art

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Multiscale Habitat Selection and Movement of Fledgling Golden-Winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) in Two Managed Mixed-Oak Forest Communities of Northern Pennsylvania, Cameron J. Fiss
Department: Biology

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Uncovering the Middle Archaic in Pennsylvania: Studies from State Road Ripple Site (36CL0052), Angela Goreczny
Department: Anthropology

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Archaeological Investigations of the South Blairsville Industry Archaeological District: A Functional and Landscape Analysis, Hannah E. Harvey
Department: Anthropology

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Cryptic Diversity and Phenotypic Stasis in a Complex of Highland Anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae: Norops crassulus subgroup), Erich Hofmann
Department: Biology

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An Analysis of Resistance Training History in Ultramarathon Runners and Implications on Performance, Kathryn E. Jones
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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College Underage Drinking: A Test of Low Self-Control and Strain Theories, Matthew C. Kijowski
Department: Criminology

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Analysis of Factors That Influence Satisfaction of Fans at Division II Basketball Games, Brianne Lenhart
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Mathematical Methods for Voice Transformation, Nathan Lilla
Department: Mathematics

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The Adequacy of the Post 9-11 G.I. Bill for Veterans at IUP, Justin A. Mauk
Department: Political Science

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Where Gender and English Language Teacher Identity Intersect: Narratives of Two Ukrainian Teachers, Oksana Moroz
Department: English

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Observing the Effects of Comparing Rest Periods Within a Lower-Body Resistance Training Program on Selected Strength, Power, Aerobic and Cognitive Outcomes, Mitchell S. Moyer
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Measuring the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Safety and Health Professionals, Jarred O'Dell
Department: Safety Sciences

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Synthesis of Non-Toxic Compounds and the Inhibition of Oral Bacteria, Monica Patel
Department: Chemistry

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An Investigation of Challenges Women Collegiate Volleyball Coaches Face in a Male Dominated Industry, Katie M. Pennewill
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Advocating for the Carroll Cabin: Archaeological Investigations at a Historic Home, Katherine S. Peresolak
Department: Anthropology

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Canary in a Coal Mine: Evidence of Late Capitalism in Rural Appalachian Maryland, Rachel Precht
Department:

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Elucidating Ecological Attributes of the Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae) in the Tropical Dry Forest of Agalta Valley, Honduras, Fabiola Rodriguez Vasquez
Department: Biology

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Tropical Elucidating Ecological Attributes of the Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae) in the Dry Forest of Agalta Valley, Honduras, Fabiola Rodriguez Vasquez
Department: Biology

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Evaluation of Culvert Passage, Apparent Survival and Growth of Wild and Hatchery-Raised Trout in a Pennsylvania Headwater Stream, Karli M. Rogers
Department: Biology

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Differences Between Men and Women Regarding Decision-Making Styles for Sport Apparel, Tommy D. Scales
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Effects of the Antihistamine Fexofenadine on Body Fat, Glucose and Body Weight: Impact of Dietary Fat Type and Pre-Drug Run-in Period, Elisabeth C. Smith
Department: Biology

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Effects of the Antidepressant O-Desmethylvenlafaxine on Crayfish Aggression, William G. Stropnicky
Department: Biology

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Geophysical Investigations at the Hanna's Town Cemetery, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Ashley D. Taylor
Department: Anthropology

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Analyzing Spatial Distribution Patterns of Visual Indicators of Slum Conditions: Case of Rajarghat, Kolkata, India, Bryan Tramontina
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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Predictive Model of Illegal Dumpsites in Westmoreland and York Counties, Pennsylvania, Andrea Viazanko
Department: Geography and Regional Planning