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July 2015


  1. Fundamental studies of friction-stir welding (FSW) of magnesium alloys to 6061-T6 aluminum and FSW of dissimilar magnesium alloys
    Somasekharan, Anand Chandrika, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Materials science
  2. Constraints on the carbon cycle and climate during the early evolution of animals
    Bergmann, Kristin D., California Institute of Technology, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geology
  3. The Satanic Verses incident in the memory of the early Muslim community: An analysis of the early Riwayahs and their Isnads
    Ahmed, Mohammed Shahab, Princeton University, 1999, Ph.D.
    Subject: Middle Eastern history
  4. Gendering Nations of Consumers: Migration and Commerce between Italy, the U.S., and Argentina, 1880 to 1940
    Zanoni, Elizabeth Ann, University of Minnesota, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Modern history
  5. Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector
    Cinite, Inta, Carleton University (Canada), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  6. The Bronze-Age Obsidian Industry at Tell Mozan (Ancient Urkesh), Syria: Redeveloping Electron Microprobe Analysis for 21st-Century Sourcing Research and the Implications for Obsidian Use and Exchange in Northern Mesopotamia after the Neolithic
    Frahm, Ellery Edward, University of Minnesota, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Archaeology
  7. An historical examination of the methodological developments in language teaching
    Clancy, Todd, University of Nevada, Reno, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  8. Elite Theban Women of the Eighth-Sixth Centuries BCE in Egypt: Identity, Status and Mortuary Practice
    Li, Jean, University of California, Berkeley, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Near Eastern studies
    FISHER, JAMES LEE, Northwestern University, 1964, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  10. Lens cataract: Biochemical analysis of the alpha crystallins
    Stella, David Ray, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biochemistry
  11. Predatory oligarchy, patrimonial state: The politics of private domestic commercial banking in the Philippines. (Volumes I and II)
    Hutchcroft, Paul David, Yale University, 1993, PH.D.
    Subject: Political science
  12. Clinical Application of Laparoscopic Ultrasonography and Lymphadenectomy in the Management of Cervical Carcinoma
    Cheung, Tak Hong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2012, M.D.
    Subject: Obstetrics
  13. Constructing dialogs to understand transformation: Government devolution and local development in the Philippines
    Malvicini, Peter George, Cornell University, 1998, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Adult education
  14. Organizational justice perception and its effects on knowledge sharing: A case study of forensics in the Turkish National Police
    Can, Ahmet, University of North Texas, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
  15. Central and South Pacific Plate Tectonic Reconstructions
    Croon, Marcel Bernard, University of California, San Diego, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geology
  16. Seeking personal meaning in new places: The lived experience of religious conversion
    Brimhall-Vargas, Mark, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Religion
  17. Seals, Identity and Patronage in the Ancient Near East (ca. 1550 -- 1050 BC)
    Yalcin, Serdar, Columbia University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
  18. The impact of targeting achievement through governance training on school boards: A qualitative study
    Young, Kent, Western Illinois University, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
    REZAZADEH, REZA, Indiana University, 1960, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public administration
  20. Effects of job satisfaction in relation to turnover intentions and employee retirement income planning --- The case of Taiwan
    Shih, Meng-Hsiu Linda, University of Maryland University College, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  21. Evaluating Human Visual Preference and Performance in an Office Environment Using Luminance-based Metrics
    Van Den Wymelenberg, Kevin G., University of Washington, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Architecture
  22. Dispositifs architecturaux et experience spatiale de la ville: Le cas de l'installation architecturale
    Levesque, Carole, Universite de Montreal (Canada), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Architecture
    HORRIGAN, FREDERICK JAMES, Indiana University, 1959, Ph.D.
    Subject: Political science
  24. An investigation of community college students' perceptions of elements necessary for success in online study
    Flow, Jenette, University of South Florida, 2007, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational technology
    Study of the Performance and Characteristics of U.S. Academic Research Institution Technology Commercialization (ARITC)
    Kim, Jisun, Portland State University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Industrial engineering
  25. A survey of Spanish teachers' beliefs and practices for teaching reading in a second language
    Gebel, Terri Ann, The University of Iowa, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Reading instruction

Masters Theses

  1. A new method of surface ornamentation: Ludwig Hevesi's "Malmosaik" in Gustav Klimt's faculty paintings, "Beethoven Frieze" and "Stoclet Frieze"
    Globig, Aleksandra Diana, University of Oregon, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Art history
  2. Through grizzlies' eyes: Assessing the effects of salmon fisheries enhancement on brown bears in Alaska's McNeil-Paint River ecosystem
    Bosse, Edward Scott, University of Montana, 1993, M.S.
    Subject: Wildlife management
  3. Mechanical and embedded systems design for Generic Nanosatellite Bus spacecraft
    Armitage, Scott Edward, University of Toronto (Canada), 2014, M.A.S.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  4. Barn: Designing a restaurant that embodies the convivial + dynamic nature of the Whole Food Movement
    Poindexter, K. C., Corcoran College of Art + Design, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Design
  5. A study of customer satisfaction factors and employee satisfaction in the hospitality industry
    Novikova, Ksenia, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  6. Mechanical Subsystem Development for the CanX-7 Nanosatellite, the NEMO-HD Microsatellite, and the XPOD Mass Dummy
    Chung, John Chi-Jen, University of Toronto (Canada), 2014, M.A.S.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  7. The Sanford Meisner Acting Technique: Implications for an integrative approach to drama therapy
    Treger, Caron Lynn, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1999, M.A.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  8. Sorption of pharmaceuticals in aqueous solution using insoluble beta-cyclodextrin polymers
    Mirani, Atefeh S., Ryerson University (Canada), 2004, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Chemical engineering
  9. Assessing the effectiveness and values of wetland habitat created for amphibians in the nantahala national forest in NC
    Duke, Jessica Rae, Western Carolina University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Ecology
  10. Social support, health behaviors, and academic success in college students
    Fox, Megan C., East Carolina University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
  11. The ideology of the feminine in Byzantine historical narrative: The role of John Skylitzes' "Synopsis of Histories"
    White, Linda L., University of Manitoba (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Medieval history
    Human resources development and planning for tourism: Case studies from PR China and Malaysia
    Liu, Abby Yi-chun, University of Waterloo (Canada), 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Refining Nursing Practice: A Grounded Theory of How Nurses Learn to Nurse Well in the Current Health Care Milieu
    Jantzen, Darlaine, University of Alberta (Canada), 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  12. Forensic information management system
    Srinivasan, Arunshankar, West Virginia University, 2004, M.S.I.E.
    Subject: Industrial engineering
    Posibles usos didacticos del sitio web de red social Opinion de los futuros maestros
    Vincenty Colon, Rose Marie, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2014, M.Ed.
    Subject: Educational technology
  13. Web-based forensic information management system
    Singh, Parmjit, West Virginia University, 2006, M.S.
    Subject: Information science
    External validity of brand image and product-user image: Investigating the relationship between destination image and destination-visitor image
    Tang, Felix Tzu Lung, Simon Fraser University (Canada), 2002, M.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  14. The phenomenology of impairment
    Hobbs, Katherine K., East Carolina University, 2014, M.F.A.
    Subject: Fine arts
  15. Next generation nanosatellite systems: Mechanical analysis and test
    Ligori, Michael Christopher, University of Toronto (Canada), 2011, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  16. Using drama therapy to explore emotional expression in actors: Implications for acting training programs
    Porter, Lise Mary, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1996, M.A.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  17. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
  18. An experiment in integration: Working with "youth-at-risk" in performative style drama therapy at The Centre for the Arts in Human Development (Concordia University)
    Bangham, Nicola Ann, Concordia University (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
    Islamic environmental stewardship through Aboriginal spiritual ecology how Muslim students can learn stewardship through Aboriginal teachings
    Ali, Asma Maryam, University of Toronto (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Environmental education
    The Effects of Watson's Theory of Caring and the Nurse Utilization of Caring Attributes's theory of caring and the nurse utilization of caring attributes
    Owens, Mary Michaele, Gardner-Webb University, 2013, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  19. Contemporary political risk analysis and management: Civil society and sustainable development
    Kulas, Darko Pavo, University of Calgary (Canada), 2004, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  20. Bubble Guts Enterprizes
    Salgado, Rodolfo, Jr., The University of Iowa, 2012, M.F.A.
    Subject: Fine arts
  21. A Nilotic landscape painting from the J. Paul Getty Museum: A visual connection to the cult of Isis
    Delson, Cheryl Anne, California State University, Long Beach, 1999, M.A.
    Subject: Art history
  22. Effects of stand spatial patterns on the accuracy of FVS model predictions of tree canopy cover
    Christopher, Treg A., University of Montana, 2002, M.S.
    Subject: Forestry
  23. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    Yu, Sz-De, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  24. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    E'aa'i ka hula: He kalailailaina o kekahi mau hula a mahele o ke a'o hula 'ana o Mary Kawena Pukui laua 'o Patience Namaka Bacon ma na 1930
    Harman, Pelehonuamea Napua'alaonu'uanu Gin Suganuma, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Pacific Rim studies
  25. Employee motivation, satisfaction and productivity: A study of the workplace
    Guthrie, Yvonne Michelle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1999, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Biochar and vermicompost amendments in vegetable cropping systems:Impacts on soil quality, soil-borne pathogens and crop productivity
    Shoaf, Nathan L., Purdue University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Soil sciences