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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Flawed Knighthood and Kingship in the Medieval Literary Tradition, Leta Bressin

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Snapchat's Ability to Build and Maintain Friendships, Chris Clements

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The Hetzel-Hunter Quarry: A Case Study in the Use of Photogrammetry to Reevaluate Previously Excavated Sites, Catherine G. Kinsley

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Plays and Punks; Or, Aphra Behn and the Restoration Woman, Amanda J. Thompson Miss

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Oh Sinnerman, Where You Gonna Run To?, Semein Washington

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Cyber-Bullying Portrayals in the News Media, Mary L. Alexander

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Through an Officers' Eyes: An Exploratory Study of Felonious vs. Accidental Law Enforcement Line of Duty Deaths, Sarah Coen

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Perfecting Pamela: Samuel Richardson's Final Revisions to his Earliest Novel, Jennifer S. Elliott

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Mind the Gap: A Case Study in Instructor Intention and Feedback, Meredith R. Grady

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A TEXTBOOK CASE: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN TEXTBOOKS, STANDARDIZED TESTING, AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, Megan P. Miller

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The Evaluation of Isatin 3-Hydrazone Derivatives toward Biofilm Regulation, Sarah E. Nuckolls and Andrew A. Yeagley

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SCARRED: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction Essays, Jason A. Ruiz

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THE NERD HOUR IS AT HAND: PORTRAYALS OF GEEKS AND NERDS IN YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE AD POPULAR MEDIA, Jessica M. Stanley

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FOOD AS SYMBOL: Steps Toward A New Taiwanese-to-English Translation of Nursery Rhymes, Jason Tsai

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: A TEST OF MARKET EFFECIENCY, Jessica H. Woodard

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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FRIENDS IN BED, Andrew Baker

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Alternative Extraction Method of Guanidine Metabolites from Marine Sponge, Ptilocaulis spiculifer, Savannah Barnett, Andrew A. Yeagley, and Amorette Barber

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The effects of land-based plyometric training and timing of plyometrics fusion on selected acute swim performance measures, Joshua R. Beard

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THE GRAVELY HOUSE: A Case Study in Twentieth Century Archaeology and Material Culture, Jessica L. Clark

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Life on the Back Roads: Poems, Jessica R. Dennis

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Almost a Man: A Collection of Short Drama, Tyler Fruge'

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TOWARD AN ETHICAL RESPONSE: READER COMPLICITY IN TONI MORRISON'S BELOVED AND PARADISE, Michael A. Hampton

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The January Effect: A Test of Market Efficiency, Shelby Klock

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FOREVER OPENING & OTHER POEMS, Ashley Maser

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An Inquiry Into the Harshness of German Colonialism in Kaiser-Wilhelmsland, Jessica Rohr

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SEHNSUCHT, Dena ten Pas

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields on Moving Liquid Paint on a Glass Surface, John J. Blalock

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THE LINE OF THEN AND NOW: A NOVELLA AND OTHER STORIES, Brittany Clark

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Text and Technology: Creating Open Educational Resources for Students and Teachers of American Romanticism, Jeff Everhart

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THE IMPACT OF INCREASED DIVIDEND ANNOUNCEMENTS ON STOCK PRICE: A TEST OF MARKET EFFICIENCY, Douglas S. Laabs

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MIRROR IMAGE AND OTHER STORIES, Amanda Inman Mull

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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOOGISTS' PRACTICES & PERSPECTIVES PERTAINING TO ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY, Jessica S. Popp

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DIVIDEND POLICY AND STOCK PRICE VOLATILITY IN THE U.S. EQUITY CAPITAL MARKET, Kyle A. Profilet

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Factors Influencing Nest Site Selection by Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in an Altered Forest Landscape, Ellery Ruther

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Identifying pathogenic Salmonella serotypes isolated from South Central VA waterways via sequential PCR analysis, Timothy M. Smith, Jr.

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ELEMENTS OF LIVING, Dan Steele

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Punishment and Praise: Grappling with Shyness in Children's and Young Adult Literature, Katherine Stein

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SPILLING OVER: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES, Jaleesa M. Watkins

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Surviving the Eco-Apocalypse: Losing the Natural World and the Self in Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Literature, Samantha Drake

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HOME-PLACE, Beth Feagan

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EXHIBITION AND INTERPRETATION OF VIRGINIA HISTORY: TRANSFORMING MULBERRY HILL, Alyssa R. Foley

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A General Among Diplomats: General James Van Fleet, the Truman Doctrine, and the Greek Civil War, Oliver R. Garland

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YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM: EXPLANATION AND APPLICATION OF TEACHER/SCHOLAR: STUDENT/SCHOLAR PEDAGOGY, Colleen Barnes Herndon

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Alternative Banking Systems and Economic Growth, David Hockenbury

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Assessing the Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Effect of Profitability on the Depth and Breadth of Outreach, Mary Catherine Hoyt

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Debt and Dividend Decisions: Stock vs. Non-stock Firms, William R. Nixon III

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The Virtuous Lady G.; Or, the Evolution of Samuel Richardson's Feminine Ideal in Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison, Ruth A. O'Dell

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EFFORTS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY IN THE COSTA RICAN CATTLE INDUSTRY, Stephanie Skipp

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The influence of tropical cyclones on Chesapeake Bay dead zones, Chelsea Dayne Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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FORM AND FUNCTION OF THE COLONIAL PLANTATION: RECREATING THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF NOMINI HALL, Meghan E. Banton

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Retention of Science Majors Through Different Avenues of General Chemistry Education, Benjamin P. Bilodeau and Melissa C. Rhoten

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FINDING HOME AND OTHER ESSAYS, Melissa Clampitt

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Chaucer's The Parlement of Fowls and the Rejection of the French Tradition, Patrick V. Day

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Romanticism, Language, and the Vox Popul: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Wordsworth and Whitman, Jeff Everhart

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Detecting counterfeit Anti-malarials through Comparison between High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography and other Methods of Analysis, Andrea Irby

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WE'RE ALL MONSTERS HERE AND OTHER STORIES, Lindsey Jones

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The Perseverance of Neoliberalism: Why Obama Has Not Shifted Trade Policy in Response to the Great Recession, Brian Pratt

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Effect of Education Tablet Applications on Beginning Reading Skills of Students with Autism, Jillian Ratliff

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Heat Induced Cis/Trans Isomerization in Vegetable Oils and Oleic Acid, John Harwood Scott and Sarah E.G. Porter

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"'Ic paet secgan maeg, hwaet ic yrmpa gebad'": Christian Scribes' Condemnation of Blood Feud and its Effect on Women in Anglo-Saxon Society, Tara Seate-Beck

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The Invisible Other: White Trash in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and The Hamlet, Bryant Edwards Trihey

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Service Learning with Individuals with Disabilities: Emerging Themes, Angela Brickhouse, Jennifer Harris, Kelly McGraw, and Lauren Wernli

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PUT INTO PLACE, Heather C. Carey

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Narrative Distance in the Works of George Gordon, Lord Byron, and Jonathan Swift, or "A Digression in Praise of Digressions", Samantha M. Cash and E. Derek Taylor Ph.D.

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The Bush and the Obama Administrations and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 2001-2009, Laura Simon Espinalt

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The Young Adult Addiction Novel: A Modern Tragedy, Carrie Rosson Hicks

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Rise to the Challenge: Examining the Relationship of Swimming & Autism Spectrum Disorders, Elizabeth Paige Kuhfuss

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Presidential Embodiment of Soft Power: The Missing Element of the Current Theory of Soft Power, Ashley Lauer

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Successful Grassroots Mobilization: Explaining the Victory of Tom Perriello's 2008 Congressional Election, Brian John Mandeville

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Analysis of water soluble vitamins in energy drinks by HPLC, Stephen P. Sibley and Sarah E.G. Porter

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THE DEBT AND DIVIDEND DECISIONS FOR NON-STOCK COOPERATIVES: PECKING ORDER VS. TRADE-OFF, David P. Smiy

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Environmental Analysis of Toxic Metals Produced by Cigarette Smoking, Catherine H. Swandby, Melissa C. Rhoten, and Joseph E. Garcia

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APS: Neglected Agency in Feed of Transformation, Suncica Sue Vilic

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Principal-Agent Conflict and Seller's Strategy Approaching Listing Contract Expiration, Zhenyu Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Does Supervisory Information Explain Security Market Information? Evidence from the Credit Default Swap Market, Timothy Buckler

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Papacy in Paganism: The Great Schism of Palamon and Arcite, Samantha Kathleen Diaz

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THINGS I REMEMBER WHICH I CANNOT PROVE AND OTHER STORIES, Austin Eichelberger

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DETERMINANTS OF DEBT AND DIVIDEND DECISIONS: TRADE-OFF VS PECKING ORDER, Caitlin A. Farrell

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Neutron Production Analysis on Inertial Electrostatic Deuterium-Deuterium Fusion, Louis Franzel

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THE IMPACT OF STOCK SPLIT ANNOUNCEMENTS ON STOCK PRICE: A TEST OF MARKET EFFICIENCY, Carlos Garcia de Andoain

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An Analysis of Primary Resources Used as Tools for Discovery and Research at Archaeological Sites: Nomini Hall Case Study, Jamie Elizabeth Mesrobian

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King of the Who? The Collective Unconscious and the Crafting of National Identity in the Medieval Arthurian Tradition, Melissa Ridley-Elmes

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LOST SEX AND OTHER POEMS, Katherine Ringley

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Gene expression of Saccharomyces cerevisiae exposed to commercial wood preservatives by DNA Microarray Analysis and RT-PCR, Madison M. Stevens

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The determinants of obesity rates: A municipal-level Empirical Analysis, Elena Triebskorn

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Investigating the Mind with Heller, Vonnegut, and O'Brien: Psychological Trauma and Narrative Structure in the American War Novel, Daniel Trump

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An Empirical Test of Hirschi's Theory of Delinquency, Barbara R. Vanderpool

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Portraiture in Colonial Virginia: A Transatlantic Narration of Identity, Erin West

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Making the Grade: Authentic Assessment through Music Portfolios, Kendra June S. Aylor

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Positive Breathing Techniques for Vocal Health in High School Choral Curriculum, Cynthia C. Breckenridge

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The Cross Beyond the Wall: Protestant Christianity in Communist China, Jennifer Clapp

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Alcoholic Beverage Sales to Underage Buyers in The Commonwealth of Virginia: Deterrence and Equality, William L. Goodman

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Reducing Attrition Rates in the Middle School Band Program: A Study of Motivating Factors that Encourage Students to be Successful in Playing an Instrument and Continuing in Middle School Band., Daphne Guill

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Two-Stage Least Squares: Simultaneous Determination of Days on Market, Length of Contract, and Percentage Overpriced, Caitlin Hooe

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Inspiration Plus Performance Equals Success: A Study of Instrumental Music Participation and its Effect on Fifth Grade Students in an Inner-City School, Gary E. Jack

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The Influence of the Hungarian Language and Hungarian Folk Song on a Performance of Selections from Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs by Bela Bartok, Teri Duke Kidd

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STOCK REPURCHASE ANNOUNCEMENTS: A TEST OF MARKET EFFICIENCY, Nicholas A. Kinsler

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Successful Teaching Strategies in Band Programs with At-Risk Students, Kevin D. Lewis

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Application of the Probability Distribution of Distances in a Layered Sphere to Electrostatic Energy, Neal Livesay

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Statistically Designed Experiments in the Examination of Factors Influencing Regioselectivity in Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions, Jason Adam Mann