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Theses and Projects from 2020

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Nursing student confidence in implementing comfort measures with the laboring client, Heily Alvelo-Saada (Nursing)

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Exploring the social implications of freedom of speech on the internet, Gwenyth Andrusiak (Computer Science)

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Can normative influences ease the effects of social exclusion?, Autumn Chall (Psychology)

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Developing and testing a cognitive field test for lead-exposed wild songbirds, Samantha Glowacki (Biology)

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Latinx characters in young adult literature: Perpetuating and countering stereotypes, Dallas Gomez (English Language and Literature)

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Análisis retórico de las prácticas sostenibiladad de la industria de cruceros, Jadyn Guess (World Languages)

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The effects of dyslexia in college-aged students studying special education, Kailah Hardy (Special Education)

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Accuracy of self-reported height and weight in collegiate athletes, Jacob Hausch (Health Promotion and Human Performance)

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Genetic analysis of tarantulas in the genus Brachypelma using Inter Simple Sequence Repeats (ISSR), Sarah Holtzen (Biology)

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Selective service: Experiences of speech-language pathologists serving underrepresented populations, Maymuna Najam Jamil (Special Education)

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Media manipulation of the Israeli Palestinian conflict in the United States, Alissa Kennedy (Communication, Media and Theatre Arts)

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Rad51 knockout does not increase the frequency of DNA repair via mmBIR, Aubrey B. Martin (Biology)

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Old and deer: A study of Neoarchean Peridotites in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Rachel Merz (Geography and Geology)

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Phoenician funerary masks and pendant/head beads: A feature analysis and catalogue, Alexandria Miller (History and Philosophy)

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We need our fathers: How welfare policies impact fathers, Lily Nwanesi (Political Science)

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Mutation in SGS1 does not increase the prevalence of mmBIR but causes a reduction in the proportion of gene conversions, Joseph Oberlitner (Biology)

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Examination of the relationship between BIOT 303 students’ achievement goals and metacognitive reflective writing, Anna Pathammavong (Biology)

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The impact of a candidates [sic] race on voter opinion, Yssis Patterson (Political Science)

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Online collaboration platforms: Communication implications for workplace virtual teams, Anthony J. Paz (Communication, Media and Theatre Arts)

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Impacts of variation in food availability on spatial habitat use of breeding and non-breeding red crossbills (Loxia curvirostra), Liam Pendleton (Biology)

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Focus group research for health promotion in faith-based communities, Meghan K. Pendleton (Health Sciences)

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Characterization of cofilin function in Xenopus laevis, Verginio Persicone (Biology)

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Concepts to go!: Early literacy supporting intentional learning experiences in early childhood settings, Melanie Prince (Teacher Education)

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FZR-1 knockdown in C. elegans to test the role of APC/CCdh1 in the abbreviated cell cycle, Cassandra Rigor (Biology)

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An analysis of restoration practices: A look into the future, Brynn Ritchey (Biology)