All master’s theses completed and available to us at Western Michigan University since 1941 have been entered into ScholarWorks. Some may be embargoed or restricted by the authors and may be only available from on-campus computers. Print copies from earlier years are available through interlibrary loan. If you have any questions, please contact maira.bundza@wmich.edu.

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Theses from 2015

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Progressive Decline of Testicular Function in Leptinreceptor Deficient Obese Mice, Long

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Computer Simulations of Propulsion of Self-Propelled Flexible Nanobody, Luo

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Design of Digital Down Converter Chain for Software Defined Radio Systems on FPGA, Marappa

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Sleep Hygiene Practices: A Cross Cultural Survey of Sleeping and Dreaming in College Students, Martinez Salazar

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Ancient Magic and Modern Accessories: Developments in the Omamori Phenomenon, Mendes

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Canning Jars and Patterns of Canning Behavior: A Study of Households on the Hector Backbone, New York. 1850-1940, Michaels

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Choice--‐Based Art: Students Who Create, Not Replicate, Moczerad

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The Effects of Electronic Response Systems on Student Learning, Morrison

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The Demand for Change: A Study of Recreational Amenities for Ramona Park, Mucha

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Ways in Which Community Involvement May Influence Girls’ Education in Senegal, Ndiaye

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Simulation of Lateral Migration and Sedimentation of a Flexible Fiber in a Vertical Weak Shear Flow, Neamah

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The Experience of Social Flow in Vocal Jazz Improvisation, Neuser

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Evolutionary Convergence of the Caffeine Biosynthetic Pathway in Chocolate Followed Duplication of a Constrained Ancestral Enzyme, O'Donnell

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Zinc Oxide Based Inks for Semiconductor Applications, Pathak

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Formulation and Evaluation of Soy Polymer Based, Gravure Printed Resistive Inks for Applications in Printed Electronics, Patil

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Tourism and Organic Food Production in Croatia: Case Study of the Cetina Region, Pavletic

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: The Analysis of the Specter Cell Cycle Mutant in Zebrafish, Petrachkova

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A High Performance Architecture for an Exact Match Short-Read Aligner Using Burrows-Wheeler Aligner on FPGAs, Qader

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Wind Oscillator for Power Genration, Ramasamy

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Development and Verification of a Method to Determine the Long Term Load Carrying Performance of a Double Sided Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape, Rasheed

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The Foundation of Cistercian Monasteries in France 1098-1789: An Historical GIS Evaluation, Rasmussen

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Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy of Niagaran-Lower Salina Reef Complex Reservoirs of the Guelph Formation, Michigan Basin, Rine

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Clinical Efficacy of Music Therapy in Addiction Counseling: A Systematic Review, Rinehart

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Expression of Insulin Responsive Genes in Insulin Resistant Conditions, and the Effect of Selenium on Gene Expression, Ruff

Examining the Definition of Literacy in an Awakened Mexican Pueblo Fantasma and Flourishing Pueblo Mágico: A Case Study, Sackett

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Fragility Assessment of High-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings, Sadraddin

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Ramon Llull’s Conversion Program in His Recovery of the Holy Land Treatises, Sanders

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Spatial Patterns of Drought Persistence in Xinjiang (A.R), China, Sataer

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Lithologic Properties of the Upper Ordovician Utica Formation, Michigan Basin, USA: A Geological Characterization and Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Confinement Potential, Sattler

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Monte Carlo Simulations on Xeon Phi: Offload and Native Mode, Shareef

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Acceleration of Agent-Based PandemicModeling on Multiple GPUs, Shekh

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Naturally-Occurring Metals Concentrations in Michigan Soils: A 2015 Survey, Spotts

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Examining the Effects of Robot-Enacted Guilt Appeals in a Human-Robot Negotiation, Stoll

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Preliteracy Skills Promoted in Children’s Spanish-Language Books, Suter

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Recent Seismicity and Regional Extension aithin Southwestern Montana, USA, Szkody

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Oxidized Phospholipids Regulation of the Monocyte Recruitment Parthway in Human Aortic Endothelial Cells, Tan

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Simulation of Drainage Rates of a Flexible Fiber Network on Wire Screen, Tang

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A Gravity Investigation of the Tobacco Root Batholith Southwest Montana, Tatum

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Modeling and Analysis of PCA Workflow, Tiong

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An Integrated Framework for Cardiac Sounds Diagnosis, Tong

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The Adoption and Diffusion of LEED Certification in the Great Lakes Region: 2008-2015, Vander Hulst

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Thermal History of the Michigan Basin: Results from Thermal Maturation Data and Geodynamic Modelling, Wagenvelt

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String Quartet, brut, Walasavage

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Microbial Community Analysis from Petroleum-Contaminated Sediments with High Magnetic Susceptibility, Williams

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Performance Analysis of Magnetic Indoor Local Positioning System, Wroble

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Modal Logic and Ontological Arguments, Yousif

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Effects of Altering Motivation in Pigeons Performing a Titrating-Delayed-Matching-To-Sample Task, Zimmermann

Theses from 2014

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The Effects of Varying Duration of Reinforcement on Novel Selection-Based Mands Versus Topgraphy-Based Mands, Acker

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An Enhanced Self-Healing Protection System in Smart Grid: Using Advanced and Intelligent Devices and Applying Hierarchical Routing in Sensor Network Technique, Aljahani

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Effects of Health Expenditures on Population Age Distribution and Labor Force Participation Rates: Empirical and Comparative Analysis, Al-Jebory

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Generation and Use of Monoclonal Antibodies to ldentify Subpopulations of Post Thaw Stallion Sperm, AlMuhanna

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Informal Institutions and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan, Amiri

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The British Women’s Land Army: Gender, Identity, and Landscapes, Anderson

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Credit Card System in Ghana: An Investigation of Why Credit Cardsare Not Widely Used in Ghana and How Widespread Use May Be Implemented, Andoh

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The Status of, Teacher Attitudes Towards, and the lmpact of Music Therapy lnclusive Music Education in Michigan, Armbruster

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An Integral Framework for Sustainable Building Design, Asfari

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Multi-Threaded Automatic Integration Using OpenMP and CUDA, Assaf

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A Climatological Study of Drought in Southern Michigan, Bartels

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Localization and System Identification of a Quadcopter UAV, Befus

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Rhetoric of Revolt in Thirteenth-Century Castile and England, Bjerke

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Predictive Modeling in the Search for Vertebrate Fossils: Geographic Object Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) in the Eocene of Wyoming, Bommersbach

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A Study of the Symbolic Clothing Disposition Behaviors of Generation Y, Borrello

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Gesture-Sensing Technology for the Bow: A Relevant and Accessible Digital Interface for String Instruments, Boyt

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A Comparison of Two Variations of a Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing Procedure On Novel and Infrequent Vocalizations of Children with Autism, Bulla

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The Monastery of Saint-Michel du Tréport and the Borderlands of Northeast Normandy, 1059-1270, Callender

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Direct Torque Control of an lnduction Machine Using Multi-Layer Perceptron Network, Chandrashekharan

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Transport and Catabolism of Inositol Isomers in Sinorhizobium meliloti, Choong

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Salmonid Habitat Restoration on the Chocolay River, Michigan, Crawford

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A Suryey of Music Therapists' Use of Music to Facilitate Reading Development in Children, Cross

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Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistants: A Comparison of the Classroom Discourse within Expository and Problem-Based Learning Laboratories, Current

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Replacement of Solvent Based Ink by Water Based Inks for Gravure Presses with Low Efficiency Ink Driers, Dalvi

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Local Planning and High-Speed Rail: Responses and Perceptions in a Developing Amtrak Corridor, D'Ambrosio

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Economic Analysis of Michigan Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Strategies, Díaz

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Development of Safety Performance Functions for Non-Motorized Traffic Safety, Dolatsara

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Owning Our Food System: Urban Community Gardening and Local Food Movements, Edwards

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Michigan's Clay Bluffs: The Description and Comparison of an Erosion-Dependent Natural Community, Fuller

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Trajectory Optimization for a Misson to the Trojan Asteroids, Gadsing

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"Race Becomes Biology": Co-occurring Oral and Systemic Disease as Embodiment of Structural Violence in an American Skeletal Sample, Gengo

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The Effectiveness of a Clinical Ladder Program, Gevaart

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Vaccinia Virus Flll Mediated Expedition of Tanapoxvirus Replication in Cell Culture, Goh

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Electron Transfer in Pnicogen Bond, Guan

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Stratigraphic Framework and Landsystem Correlation for Deposits of the Saginaw Lobe, Michigan, USA, Guzman

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Electron Capture by Multiply Charged Ions from Molecular Targets, Harris

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Combined Effects of MDMA and Ethanol on Locomotor Activity and Place Conditioning in Male and Female Adolescent Sprague-Dawley Rats, Herr

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GPU-Accelerated Influenza Simulations for Operational Modeling, Holvenstot

Expression of Hla-Dr Is Up-Regulated in Microglia/Macrophages of the Multiple System Atrophy, Hu

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Self-Supported Printed Multi-Layer Capacitors, Joyce

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The Effects of Different Warm-Up Methods on Anaerobic Power, Kendall

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The Nucleic Acid Binding Properties of the PWI Motif, Keshavarz-mohammadian

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Investigation of the Development of Educational ICT Courses on Pre-Service Teachers’ Education Curricula, Kojima

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Simulation of an Intake Manifold Pre-Heater for Cold Diesel Engine Startup, Kreun

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Translating and Adapting the Postt for Formative Assessment of Indonesian Preservice Science Teachers’ Pedagogical Orientations, Listiani

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A Remote Sensing Based Early Warning System for Algal Blooms in Kuwait Bay and Coastal Waters, Manche

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Emerging Technologies in Art Education, Marshall

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No Fracking Way! A Study on the Spatial Patterns of and Changes in Perception and Distance from a Michigan Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing Site, McEwen

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Microglia Respond to Both Permanent and Temporary Deaferentation in the Adult Zebrafish Olfactory Bulb, McKenna

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Impersonal Trust in Versus Dependence on FDA, Meyer

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Physicochemical Characterization of Novel 1,1 0-Phenanthrolines, Millheim

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Integrating Art Education and Literacy Education: A Curriculum for the Secondary Level, Moody-Zoet

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Of Tribes, Wars, and Jungles: A Study of U.S.College Students’ Perceptions of Africa and Africans, Mou