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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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On Designing an ECG-based Intelligent System: Utilizing the Heart’s Electrical Activity to Recognize Humans and Detect Arrhythmia, Sara Saeed Abdeldayem

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THE MICROVASCULAR AND SYSTEMIC EFFECTS OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE NANOPARTICLE EXPOSURE: A PHYSIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, Alaeddin Bashir Abukabda

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Parametric Study of Coal Liberation Behavior Using Silica Grinding Media, Adewale Wasiu Adeniji

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Resilience Modeling of Surface Transportation System in Mixed Traffic Environment, Shofiq Ahmed

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Automated Cleaning of Identity Label Noise in A Large-scale Face Dataset Using A Face Image Quality Control, Mohamad Al jazaery

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USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING TO DEVELOP SYNTHETIC WELL LOGS, Marwan Mohammed Alnuaimi

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Analysis of the Gas Production from Marcellus Shale Horizontal Wells Using Decline Curves, Dalal Alsaadoun

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Explanatory and Causality Analysis in Software Engineering, Yasser Ali Alshehri

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THREE ESSAYS ON TOURISM DEMAND AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, David Naab Aratuo

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Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Carbonate Waters in the Peters Mountain Region of Monroe County, WV, Emily A. Bausher

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Stationary Automata, Anaam Mutar Bidhan

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Cyber Threats and Healthcare Organizations: A Public Health Preparedness Perspective, Lauren Elizabeth Branch

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Thermal-Fatigue and Thermo-Mechanical Equivalence for Transverse Cracking Evolution in Laminated Composites, Javier Cabrera Barbero

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Application of Machine Learning on Fracture Interference, Dennis Wayne Chamberlain Jr.

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THE LIFE AND WORK OF BARBARA NISSMAN, Giuliana Paola Contreras Ampuero

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Lynne Ramsey, Violist: Biography, Pedagogical Background, Teaching Techniques, and Career Advice, Ignacio Cuello

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Algorithmic Issues in some Disjoint Clustering Problems in Combinatorial Circuits, Zola Nailah Donovan

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Differentiating Human Populations Based on k-mer Classification of Hand Bacteria, Thrisha Doppala

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Association of Diet Quality and Body Mass Index with Serum Ceramides in Middle-aged Adults, Margaret Ann Drazba

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Factors Related to the Career Intentions of Senior Athletic Training Students Approaching Graduation, Rae Lee Emrick

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The Principles and Rhetoric of Autarky: Debate and Decision-making in Early Colonial Kenya, Ian Michael Ferguson

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Regulatory and Financial Influence of Federal Government Activities on Local Economies: A Three Essay Approach, Brianne Renee Firth

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Unequal Influence: The Impact of Inequality on Trade Policy, Brian William Fitzpatrick

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Delay Discounting and Cannabinoid Enzyme Inhibitors, Devin Andrew Galdieri

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INTEGRATING MICROSCALE ENZYME AND LECTIN REACTIONS USING NANOGEL ASSISTED CAPILLARY ELECTROPHORESIS, Srikanth Gattu

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Syntheses of azepinoindole alkaloids cimitrypazepine, fargesine and hyrtioreticulins C & D, Ganesh Ghimire

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Socialization and Mentoring of Community and Technical College Faculty, Brad Maurice Gilbert

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The Impact of Comorbidities on Diabetes and Hypertension Co-Management and Healthcare Expenditures, Rashmi Goyat

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Habitat Suitability of Restored Wetlands and an Investigation of Sampling Bias for Freshwater Turtles in West Virginia, Alissa L. Gulette

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An Experimental Investigation of the Cooling System for a Free Piston Stirling Engine, Akshay Milind Gupte

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Boundization, Closure and Convergence For The Ultra Extended Complex Banach and Hilbert Spaces with Applications, Salah Hamad

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INSTRUMENTATION AND INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR TENSEGRITY ROBOT IMPLEMENTATIONS, Scott Edward Harper

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Polarity and Competition in the Development of the Calyx of Held Terminal in the Medial Nucleus of the Trapezoid Body in the Mouse, Paul Steven Holcomb

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Nickel-Catalyzed Oxidative Decarboxylative (Hetero)Arylation Reactions, Aaron P. Honeycutt

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DEVELOPMENT OF OXIDE-DISPERSION-STRENGTHENED NICKEL-BASED SUPER ALLOY POWDERS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, Sizhe Huang

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Applications of Cellular Components in Engineered Environments, Xiao Hu

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Coaching life skills through sport: An application of the teaching personal and social responsibility model to youth sport in eSwatini, Zenzi Huysmans

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Creating Space for Belonging within the West Virginia Progressive Movement, Roger A. Jennette

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Multi-Telescope Radio Observations for Low Frequency Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, Megan L. Jones

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Detection of Buried Non-Metallic (Plastic and FRP Composite) Pipes Using GPR and IRT, Jonas Kavi

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Remotely Sensed Hydroclimatic Variability for Water Security in an Agricultural Basin, Ashish Kondal

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The Nakahara Effect and Its Influence On Solution-Based 3D Printed Films, Daryl Kwakye-Ackah

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Comparison of emissions measurement between a sensor-based compact emissions meter and a standard PEMS, Jordan Matthew Leatherman

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Investigation of Combustion Characteristics of a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Retrofitted to Natural Gas Spark Ignition Operation, Jinlong Liu

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The integration of extrinsic and intrinsic neuromodulators in the olfactory system, Kristyn M. Lizbinski

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A Test of Perseverance: Creating the Scenic Design for The Three Musketeers, Lindsay Maiorano

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Cortactin Phosphorylation by Casein Kinase 2 Regulates Actin Related Protein 2/3 Complex Activity and Invadopodia Function, Steven Michael Markwell

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SCHMICK’S FRONTIER: NATIVE AMERICAN AND MORAVIAN COMMUNITY BUILDING IN COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA, 1753-1765, Megan Trent McGee

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The Effect of Asymmetry on Pregnancy-Related Pain in the Postpartum Period, Krista G. Meder

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Design and Evaluation of Novel Attitude Estimation System Using MEMS Sensors for Indoor UAS, Joshua Bruce Milam

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The Determination Of The Concrete Tensile Creep At Early Age Using The Ring Test, Tadamon Mohammed

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ARL2BP, a novel ciliopathy protein, is required for cilia microtubule formation, Abigail Ruth Moye

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Understanding the Novice Decision-Making Process in Forensic Footwear Examinations: Accuracy and Decision Rules, Madonna A. Nobel

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Characteristics of Activated Carbons Produced from Herbaceous Biomass Feedstock, Oluwatosin Jerry Oginni

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Modeling and Evaluation of a Ridesharing Matching System from Multi-Stakeholders' Perspective, Md Tawhidur Rahman

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Medical Celebrity in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Katherine Richards

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Design and Optimization of a 1 kW Stirling Engine, Garrett Tyler Rinker

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MORPHOLOGICAL, GENETIC AND BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ANTI-MALARIAL HERB, Artemisia annua GERMPLASM COLLECTION AT WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Delini K. Samarasinghe

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Roofing Practices and Fall Prevention in the Construction Industry, Hadi A. Shishtar

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Midterm 2018 and targeting Latino community through misinformation and disinformation online, Manjul Shrestha

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Tire-Derived Geo-Cylinders and Polymer Products for Enhancing the Properties of Base/Sub base Materials in Pavement Systems, Justin Scott Smith

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Best Practices for Sepsis Patients: A Quality Improvement Project, Kevin Mark Smith Jr

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Effects of Delay and Signals on Choice between Delayed Food Alone and Immediate Food with Delayed Shock, Forrest James Toegel

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Flexor Dysfunction Following Unilateral Transient Ischemic Brain Injury Is Associated with Impaired Locomotor Rhythmicity, Kiril Tuntevski

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Experimental Design, Testing, and Evaluation of Methods to Improve the Efficiency and Reduce Emissions from a Small Two-stroke Natural Gas Engine, Christopher Joseph Ulishney

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An Interspecies Investigation of Thyroid Plasma Hormone Concentrations, Histology, and Gene Expression, Emily A. Underwood

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Production and Economic Analyses of Woody Biomass Utilization for Energy, John Edward Vance

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Crop rotations that integrate pasture are less vulnerable to nitrogen leaching due to changes in microbial community composition and reduced nitrification, Jeth GV Walkup

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Application of Molecular Pathology Techniques to Understand Mechanisms of Disease in Smallmouth Bass, Heather Leigh Walsh

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Effects of Reinforcement Rate on the Aversive Function of Timeout from Positive Reinforcement, Cory Whirtley

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A Comparison of Child Abuse Potential Inventory and Parenting Stress Index with Families in the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Treatment as Usual Groups, Keri B. Whitacre

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Climate Science Literacy: A Study of Climate Programs' Usability, Amber Rochelle Williams

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Wintering American Black Duck Ecology of Central Appalachia, Sara E. Yannuzzi

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Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Surface Water Quality in Relation to Marcellus Shale Gas Development in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, Rachel Yesenchak

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Plasmon-Enhanced Optical Sensing by Engineering Metallic Nanostructures, Peng Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Cafe nudge project: choice architecture for eating and nudging healthy behaviors, Shannon N. Ackerman

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Changes in Body Condition from Prepartum to Postpartum on Health and Reproduction in Dairy Cattle, Keli Ann Akers

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Aircraft Abnormal Conditions Detection, Identification, and Evaluation Using Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems Interaction, Dia Al Azzawi

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Human Interaction Recognition with Audio and Visual Cues, Ranya Almohsen

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The Influence of 4-H Judging Team Participation on Career Life Skills Development, Evan H. Anderson

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Non-intrusive anomaly detection for encrypted networks, Luis C. Armendariz Jr.

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Supports of and Barriers to Pursuing a Natural Resource Degree and Career: Perspectives of Culturally Diverse Young Adults, Kelly Balcarczyk

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An automated framework for problem report triage in large-scale open source problem repositories, Sean K. Banerjee

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A Pedagogical Approach to Technique in Chopin's Preludes Op. 28, Sheila Kay Barnhart

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Drawing borders: the political and symbolic importance of the United States in the creation of Czechoslovakia, Samantha Borgeson

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Normal Violence: The Case of Fighting on a College Campus, Brent Boyd

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Middle School Students' Perceptions of and Responses to the Inclusion of Culturally Relevant Units in the Physical Education Curriculum, Luciana Carvalhal Braga

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Vying for Relevancy in Stockholm: American Environmental Nongovernmental Organizations and the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment, Andrew Brown

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The Roles of Resilience and Perceived Discrimination in Sexual Minority Identity Integration, Peter Alexander Brown

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User-Generated Content and Television News, Eva M. Buchman

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The germs inside me: Pediatric patients' conceptualization of illness and regulation of emotions during hospitalization, Sarah E. Buck

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Economic and Monetary Union: An Unexplored Case of Federalism, Alessandro Cagossi

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Flexure modulus of elasticity in living branch wood, Aaron Dwight Carpenter

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Presidential rhetoric in times of crisis: A textual analysis of speeches by franklin roosevelt and ronald reagan, Samantha D. Cart

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Sampling the Radio Transient Universe: Studies of Pulsars and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Jayanth Chennamangalam

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Human and Animal Behavior Understanding, Wenbin Chen

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From Graph Coloring to Receptor Clustering, Ye Chen

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Identit(ies) and Agency: College Students' Navigations of Sexuality and Gender in Complex Figured Worlds, Melissa M. Chesanko

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Mountain top eco-industrial park: An eco-industrial, renewable energy approach for industrial park development, Jing Chu

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Exploring the Components of Prenatal Anxiety, Suzan Walsh Clemens