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Dissertations from 2017

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POPULATION STRUCTURE, CONNECTIVITY, AND PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF TWO BALISTIDAE WITH HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LARVAL DISPERSAL BALISTES CAPRISCUS AND BALISTES VETULA, Luca Antoni

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AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE UTLIZATION OF EVIDENCE-BASED PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT ON HEART FAILURE PATIENTS IN MISSISSIPPI AND ITS IMPACT ON READMISSION, Keri A. Barron

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Evaluating the Effects of "On-Task in a Box" as a Class-wide Intervention for Increasing On-Task Behavior and Academic Performance, Allison Ashley Battaglia

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THE GOOD BEHAVIOR GAME: EFFECTS ON AND MAINTENANCE OF BEHAVIOR IN MIDDLE-SCHOOL CLASSROOMS USING CLASS DOJO, Komila Dadakhodjaeva

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HYPERMASCULINE, ANTIFEMININE: THE ROLE OF MASCULINE IDENTITY IN RELATIONAL AGGRESSION AMONG GAY MEN, Daniel Locke Deason

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEALTH LITERACY AND SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING READINESS OF OLDER ADULTS, Robin Justice Dennis

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Advancing Structure-Property Relationships in Functional Materials Via Thiol-ene Photopolymerization, Brian Richard Donovan

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EVALUATION OF A POSITIVE VERSION OF THE GOOD BEHAVIOR GAME UTILIZING CLASSDOJO TECHNOLOGY IN SECONDARY CLASSROOMS, William Blake Ford

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More Than Mere Synonyms: Examining The Differences Between Criminogenic Thinking And Criminogenic Attitudes, David W. Gavel

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“AN ALPHABET OF SOLDIERS”: JAKE HEGGIE’S FAREWELL, AUSCHWITZ, Lori Jo Guy

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DEFINING DELIBERATE PRACTICE IN SUPERVISED DIETETICS EDUCATION, Kevin D. Haubrick

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Beacon Light and Other Stories, Joseph Arnold Holt

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Educating Students with Visual Impairments in the General Education Setting, Kerri Janae Johnson-Jones

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Effect of Chain Rigidity on Network Architecture and Deformation Behavior of Glassy Polymer Networks, Kyler Reser Knowles

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CLASSROOM ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE IN FIFTH GRADE MATH CLASSROOMS AND THE EFFECT ON STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES, Dallas Marie Lane

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Introduction to Chemistry, Sara Ann Lewis

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A MOTIVATIONAL PROFILE OF NURSES WHO PURSUE DOCTORAL EDUCATION, Tomekia Yvette Luckett

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Tootling With a Randomized Independent Group Contingency in a High School Setting, John Dylan Ken Lum

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THE DESIGN OF AN INSTRUMENT TO ASSESS CLINICAL LABORATORIES EFFICACY POST IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, Harry McDonald Jr.

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UN-OTHERING THE ALBINO: HOW POPULAR COMMUNICATION CONSTRUCTS ALBINISM IDENTITY, Niya P. Miller

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A NOVEL ROLE FOR OSTEOPONTIN IN FACILITATING WEST NILE VIRUS NEUROINVASION, Amber M. Paul

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THE MODERATING ROLE OF SEX ON GENDER ROLE ORIENTATION’S MEDITATION OF WORK-FAMILY/FAMILY-WORK CONFLICT AND SATISFACTION OUTCOMES, Deirdre Lynn Paulson-O'Donovan

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LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES FOR THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON, Jason Carl Ross

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Uncovering the Identity and Metabolism of Bacterial CoA-RNA, Joseph R. Spangler

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FORWARD MYTH: MILITARY PUBLIC RELATIONS AND THE DOMESTIC BASE NEWSPAPER 1941-1981, Willie R. Tubbs

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SOCIAL ANXIETY DIMENSIONS AND ALCOHOL-RELATED OUTCOMES: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF DRINKING CONTEXT, Margo Cooley Villarosa

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POLYISOBUTYLENE TELECHELIC PREPOLYMERS BY IN SITU END-QUENCHING AND POST-POLYMERIZATION MODIFICATIONS, Bin Yang

Dissertations from 2016

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Addressing the Issues of Drug Delivery via Advanced Macromolecular Design, Brooks Allen Abel

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Character Interpretation in Poulenc's La Voix Humaine: A Performer's Guide, Stefanie Nicole Anduri

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OPTIMIZING WORKFORCE PERFORMANCE: PERCEIVED DIFFERENCES OF ARMY OFFICER CRITICAL THINKING TALENT ACROSS LEVEL OF EDUCATION, Richard B. Ayers

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PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SINGLET-OXYGEN GENERATING THIOL-ENE NETWORKS CONTAINING FULLERENE AND METALLOFULLERENE DERIVATIVES, Emily Matthews Barker

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The Influence of the Electric Supply Industry on Economic Growth in Less Developed Countries, Edward Richard Bee

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Property Rights and International Trade: An Institutional Determinant of Export Structure, Gregory Alan Bonadies

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Refinement of the Attitudes Toward Anger Management Scale, David Jerome Boudreaux

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CURING OF POLYMER THERMOSETS VIA CLICK REACTIONS, Mark Richard Brei

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A Comparison of Multipath and Conventional Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Cody Brian Bremner

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The Ones I Loved First: Stories, Jennifer J. Brewington

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The Synthesis of Chemosensors for Toxic Analytes, Johnathan Hugh Broome

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INSTRUCTOR-STUDENT CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF LANGUAGE, SEX-DIFFERENCES, AND STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF INSTRUCTORS, Carl Joseph Brown

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Behavioral and Environmental Analysis of Self-Reported Dysphonic and Non-Dysphonic High School Music Teachers, Emily Pence Brown

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SUBURBAN RUIN, Susan Lang Brown

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FACTORS INFLUENCING ACCESSIBILITY TO AMERICAN PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION, Angela Leanne Bryan

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CHARACTERIZATION OF GLYCINE RICH PROTEINS FROM THE SALIVARY GLANDS OF THE LONE STAR TICK AMBLYOMMA AMERICANUM, Rebekah Lynn Bullard

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PREFERENTIAL TRADE AGREEMENTS AND QUALITY OF GOVERNMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, Sharon Camara

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18 Dorset Ct., Allison Catherine Campbell

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EXPLORING THREE COLOMBIAN-ANDEAN FOLK STYLE (DANZA, PASILLO, AND BAMBUCO): AN ANALYSIS AND ARRANGEMENT OF THREE COLOMBIAN PIECES FOR FLUTE AND PIANO, Jesus Castro Turriago

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WHY DO PEOPLE CONTINUE USING FACEBOOK: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AND SOCIAL CONTRACT, Chen-Wei Chang

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Novice and Veteran Teachers’ Perceptions of Crisis Management Training Concerning School Fights., Heather Ann Chesman

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ECOLOGICAL AND PHENOTYPIC FACTORS INFLUENCING THE MOVEMENT DYNAMICS OF THE BLACKSPOTTED TOPMINNOW, FUNDULUS OLIVACEUS, Scott Richard Clark

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SEEING IS BELIEVING, BUT IS IT THE TRUTH? REALITY VS. REPRESENTATION OF MEN IN CONTEMPORARY MAGAZINE ADVERTISEMENTS, 1980-2010., Dana Ann Lopez Coleman

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Transition between phases of the annual cycle: Spring migration to breeding in Nearctic-Neotropical songbirds, Kristen Marie Covino

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IN ABSENTIA PARENTIS: THE ORPHAN FIGURE IN LATTER TWENTIETH CENTURY ANGLO-AMERICAN CHILDREN’S FANTASY, James Michael Curtis

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A LIBRARY OF COUMARIN-ENAMINONE CHEMODOSIMETERS FOR THE DETECTION OF ANALYTES, Aaron Berrell Davis

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Teacher Beliefs Regarding Positive Behavior Support Programs in Mississippi Middle Schools, Chad Joseph Davis

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Not Created Equal: The Effectiveness of Two Types of Educational Computer Games, Timothy Brent Dedeaux

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Lignocellulose as carbon source promotes bacterial synergism and reduces antagonism, Yijie Deng

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REBUILDING SECURITY AND PEACE FOR WOMEN: EXPLORING WOMEN’S SECURITY CHALLENGES AND ACTIVISM FOR SECURITY AND PEACE BUILDING IN NORTHEAST INDIA, Rubi Devi

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THE TOOTLING INTERVENTION WITH CLASSDOJO: EFFECTS ON CLASSWIDE DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR AND ACADEMICALLY ENGAGED BEHAVIOR IN AN UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SETTING, Melissa McHugh Dillon

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EMOTION-RELATED FACTORS AS MEDIATORS IN THE RELATION BETWEEN FAMILY STRESS AND ADOLESCENT EXTERNALIZING PROBLEMS, Kristy Marie DiSabatino

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BEARING THE DOUBLE BURDEN: COMBAT CHAPLAINS AND THE VIETNAM WAR, John Donellan Fitzmorris III

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EVOLUTION IN LIGHT OF MITONUCLEAR LANDSCAPES AN EXAMINATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL REPLACEMENT IN KILLIFISH (FUNDULUS SPP.), Stephen D. Flanagan

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Remittances as Contributor to Risk Management and Poverty Reduction in Grenada, Dianne Jntl Rosemary Forte

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DUAL ENROLLMENT EFFICACY ON COLLEGE READINESS AS PERCEIVED BY HIGH SCHOOL DUAL ENROLLMENT TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS IN SOUTH ALABAMA, Shulanda Stallworth Franks

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The Relationship Between Early Childhood Education and Student Success, Fina F. Gayden-Hence

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U.S. STATE BUILDING AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT, Darren Dale Gil

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EXAMINING THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF DISSOLVED OXYGEN, TEMPERATURE, AND BODY SIZE ON THE PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF A MODEL MACROBENTHIC POLYCHAETE SPECIES, CAPITELLA TELETA, Kelsey Burns Gillam

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Effects of Human Disturbance on Physiology, Behavior, and Ornamentation in the Eastern Bluebird, Lauren Marjorie Gillespie

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Virtual Communities of Practice for Non-Native K-12 Spanish Educators as Professional Development, Javier Gerardo Gómez

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Cacophony: Stories, Michael J. Goodwin

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THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE TYPE OF ACADEMIC ADVISING AND PARENTAL TYPES ON THE TRANSITION OF FRESHMEN STUDENTS TO COLLEGE, Elizabeth Ruth Gordon

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Cub Reporters: American Children's Literature and Journalism in the Golden Age, Paige Marie Gray

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NANOSTRUCTURED MORPHOLOGIES IN GLASSY POLYMER NETWORKS, Brian Greenhoe

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Social Media As A Tool To Effectively Communicate With Stakeholders: School Administrators and Superintendents' Perceptions, Steven Coleman Hampton

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TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI STATEWIDE TEACHER APPRAISAL RUBRIC (M-STAR) EVALUATION, Steven Douglas Hampton

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FAMILY COMMUNICATION MOTIVATING ATHLETICS OVER GENERATIONS: A MIXED METHOD EXPANSION OF SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY, Elizabeth Hanson Smith

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DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF DYNAMIC COVALENT POLYMER SCAFFOLDS WITH CONTROLLED ARCHITECTURES, Emily Annette Hoff

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Material Matters, Thomas George Holmes

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THE IMPACT OF VARIETIES OF SHAME ON DISORDERED EATING: EXPLORING THE INFLUENCE OF EMOTION REGULATION AND SELF-COMPASSION, Tiffany Ann Hopkins

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AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE COMMENTARY OF THE WORKS FOR CONCERT BAND AND WIND ORCHESTRA BY COMPOSERS AWARDED THE PULITZER PRIZE IN MUSIC 1993-2015, AND A LIST OF THEIR WORKS FOR CHAMBER WIND ENSEMBLE, Stephen Andrew Hunter

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ANALYSIS OF THE INTRICACIES OF SUBSTRATE RECOGNITION OF HIGH MOBILITY GROUP PROTEINS AND AMINOACYL-TRNA SYNTHETASES USING NON-COGNATE SUBSTRATES, Douglas Van Iverson II

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A Discussion of Shiguang Cui’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Focusing on a Stylistic Analysis and Traditional Chinese Musical Elements, Yuting Ji

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The Influence of Informant and Measurement on the Relations Among Adolescent Narcissism, Prosocial Behavior, and Emotional and Social Intelligence, Rebecca Lynn Kauten

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STUDENT PERSPECTIVES ON THE MUSIC-LEARNING CULTURE IN A COMPETITIVE HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATES, Jeremy Scott Kellett

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OUR VOICE, OUR CHOICE: RACE, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY BUILDING ON THE PAGES OF FIVE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY NEWSPAPERS FROM 1930 TO 1959, Sheryl Monique Kennedy Haydel

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Hybrid Chebyshev Polynomial Scheme for the Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Balaram Khatri Ghimire

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Administrators', Counselors', and Teachers' Opinions Regarding the Impact of Freshman Academies, Schools-Within-Schools, and Ninth Grade Schools as It Relates to Effective Transitioning, Robyn Suzanne Killebrew

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ACCESS VERSUS SUCCESS: AN EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SUMMER DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM IN MISSISSIPPI HIGHER EDUCATION, Amanda Susanne King

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ANALYSIS OF PROFESSORS’ PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS INSTITUTIONAL REDEVELOPMENT OF BROWNFIELD SITES IN ALABAMA, Berkley Nathaniel King Jr.

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PREDICTIVE EFFECTS OF PARENTING STYLES, SELF-REGULATION, AND RESISTANCE TO PEER INFLUENCE ON DRINKING BEHAVIORS IN COLLEGE FRESHMEN: A SOCIAL LEARNING PERSPECTIVE, Saarah Danielle Kison

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Surface and Interfacial Design and Control of High Performing Thermoplastics: Polysulfones and Beyond, Katrina Marie Knauer

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INVESTIGATING THE FUNCTIONAL ROLE OF TICK ANTIOXIDANTS IN HEMATOPHAGY AND VECTOR COMPETENCE, Deepak Kumar

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THE EFFECT OF AUDITORY STIMULATION ON SLEEP DISRUPTION IN WEST INDIAN MANATEE (TRICHECHUS MANATUS LATIROSTRIS), Natalija Lace

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ECOLOGY AND GENETICS OF LUNGLESS SALAMANDERS (FAMILY PLETHODONTIDAE) IN THE GULF COASTAL PLAIN, Jennifer Yasmin Lamb

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FAST METHOD OF PARTICULAR SOLUTIONS FOR SOLVING PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, Anup Raja Lamichhane

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PERCEPTIONS OF SEGREGATION, DESEGREGATION, AND INTEGRATION FROM BURGLUND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MCCOMB, MISSISSIPPI, Cynthia Loren Lamkin

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TEACHER PERCEPTION OF SCHOOL SAFETY BETWEEN MISSISSIPPI SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND SCHOOL SAFETY OFFICERS, David Audet dit Lapointe

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Energy Management Mechanisms Employed at the Human-Material Interface of Traditional and Minimalist Shod Running, Nadine M. Lippa

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A COMPARISON OF THE ATTITUDES OF ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS ON CELL PHONE USE AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL, Karen Smith Lockhart

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Implementing a positive variation of the good behavior game with the use of a computer-based program, Shauna Lynne

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The Milkweed Pods of St. Lazarus Parish, Max Frances Macpherson