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

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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

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

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Examining Aquatic Facility Managers’ Content Knowledge of Emergency Response Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation, Emily Wujcik
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Parent Reported Healthy Behavior Patterns of English as a Second Language (ESL) Elementary Students, Shannon P. Zimmerman
Department: Health and Physical Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Characterization of Proteins from Virulent and A-Virulent Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani, Douglas Amoo Achempong
Department: Biology

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The Role of S100B in Acquired Epilepsy Induced by Inflammation in a Neonatal Hypoxia-Induced Animal Model, Zahiah Al Mohsen
Department: Biology

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Numerical Simulation of N-Body Orbits and Interaction, Ashi Arwa
Department: Mathematics

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The Ephemeral and the Eternal, Kayla Bennett
Department: Art

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Evaluation of Protein Signatures From Wild-Type and Reduced Genomic Complements of Rhizoctonia solani Isolates, James W.-M. Birch
Department: Biology

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A Predictive Model for the Archaic/Woodland Transition on Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, Leigh Casey Campetti
Department: Anthropology

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Reintegration and College Experience of Military Veteran Students, Hollie Carlson
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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A Faunal Analysis of Fragmented Bones Collected from Flotation From Non-Burial Features at the Logan Site (46LG4), West Virginia, Michelle H. Cole
Department: Anthropology

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An Integrative Assessment of Species Boundaries in Mesoamerican Toads (Incilius coccifer Complex), Thomas Joseph Firneno Jr.
Department: Biology

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Fostering the Creative Mind: Creative Pedagogies in the ELT Classroom, Zachary W. Fish
Department: English

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Fostering the Creative Mind: Creative Pedagogies in the ELT Classroom, Zachary W. Fish
Department: English

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A Neural Networks Approach to Determining Angle and Scale of Partially Occluded Objects, Thomas Gresavage
Department: Mathematics

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Investigating Monongahela Fire-Cracked Rock: An Experimental Approach, Kevin Gubbels
Department: Anthropology

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Indonesian EFL Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences of Professional Development, Rudi Hartono
Department: English

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An Analysis of Faunal Remains From Fort Stanwix, New York: 1758-1781, Jamie Hippensteel
Department: Anthropology

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Modeling Magnetic Signatures of Sunken Ships: 1750-1900, Callista Holmes
Department: Anthropology

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Measurement of Laryngeal Diadochokinetic Strength in Adult Men and Women Between 40 and 59 Years of Age, Alaina M. Howse
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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Molecular and Morphological Systematics of Two Species of the Subgenus Magnadigita (Plethodontidae: Bolitoglossa) from Honduras, Michael W. Itgen
Department: Biology

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Molecular and Morphological Systematics of Two Species of the Subgenus Magnadigita (Plethodontidae: Bolitoglossa) from Honduras, Michael W. Itgen
Department: Biology

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Molecular Function of the lhx1a Transcription Factor in Zebrafish, Vishal Keshari
Department: Biology

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Feminist Themes in Dystopias, Elsa Klingensmith
Department: English

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The Relationship Between Physical Activity Habits, Exercise Motivation, and Health-Related Fitness Levels in College Students, Michael David Kostick
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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In|Dependiente, Crystal A. Latimer
Department: Art

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Laryngeal Diadochokinetic Strength in the Young Adult Population, Amanda N. Laughlin
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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EFL Preservice Teachers' Beliefs About English Language Teaching in Role-Play Based Activities, Arifah Mardiningrum
Department: English

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The Inside Passage, Araina Marsden
Department: Art

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The Seedling Project: A Case Study, Lisa McCann
Department: Sociology

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Integrating Writing Activities in the English Department Literature Courses at an Afghan University, Mir Abdullah Miri
Department: English

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Latina Undergraduate Students’ Experiences with Resources and Student Organizations at a Predominately White Institution, Jonathan Montgomery
Department: English

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Latina Undergraduate Students’ Experiences with Resources and Student Organizations at a Predominately White Institution, Jonathan Montgomery
Department: English

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Bat Species Activity Related to Silvicultural Treatments in Hardwood Forests Managed for Oak Regeneration, with an Examination of the Influence of Microphone Height on Acoustic Survey Results, Amber D. Nolder
Department: Biology

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The Effects of Three 10 Minute Bouts Compared to a Single Continuous Bout of Moderate Intensity Aerobic Exercise on Blood Glucose Levels in Participants With Metabolic Syndrome, Bradley J. Polen
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Wearable Technology: Improving Exercise Habits and Experiences in Adults, Shawn Allen Rause
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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The Investigation of Client Satisfaction Level Among Older Adult Members of a University Based Fitness Center, Darin Joseph Rauso
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Examining Motivation to Participate in Sport: A Retrospective Look at Current and Former Athletes' Motivation to Participate in Athletics, Nicholas Anthony Raymond
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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The Kth M-ary Partition Function, Laura E. Rucci
Department: Mathematics

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Effects of Chronic Exposure to the Antipsychotic Olanzapine on Metabolism and Hormones: Is There an Interaction with Dietary Fat Levels?, Joshua P. Semon
Department: Biology