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Theses from 2019

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Localized Method Of Approximate Particular Solutions For Solving Optimal Control Problems Governed By PDES, Kwesi Acheampong

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Localized Method of Approximate Particular Solutions for Solving Fourth-Order PDEs, Lionel Amuzu

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A Machine Learning Approach to Network Intrusion Detection System Using K Nearest Neighbor and Random Forest, Ilemona S. Atawodi

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Discrepant Self-Perceptions as Predictors of Rule Violating Behavior Among Juvenile Offenders, Kimberly Barajas

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The Ecology and Evolution of the Freshwater Turtles of Southern Mississippi, Gabrielle Berry

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Investigating Diel Periodicity in Export Flux in the Gulf of Mexico Using a Particulate Imaging System, Justin Edward Blancher

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Effects of Light and Macroinvertebrate Consumers on Detrital Microbial Biofilms in Streams, Cheyenne Brady

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The Effect of Historic Shipwrecks on Sediment Microbiomes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Melissa Brock

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Attenuated Responses To Inflammatory Cytokines In Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells: Biological Implications And The Molecular Basis, Bohan Chen

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A Comparison of Social Learning in Domestic Canines, Beatrice Chenkin

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Distribution, Abundance, and Trophic Ecology of Anguilliform Leptocephali in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Lillian Collins

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Involuntary Signal-Based Grounding of Civilian Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Civilian Airspace, Keith Conley

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Extended-Range Oscillations and the First Sharp Diffraction Peak in Amorphous Silicon: A Systematic Study, Devilal Dahal

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Is the Written Component of Tootling Effective? A Comparison of the Group Contingency to a Comparison Writing Procedure, James Derieux

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The Variability of High-Frequency Motions and Their Interactions with the Mesoscale on the Mississippi Shelf, Jordan Earls

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Acting Black: An Analysis of Blackness and Criminality in Film, Blake Edwards

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Horses, Culture, and Trade: The Impact of the Horse on Southeastern Native Nations, 1650-1830, Jacob Featherling

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Emotion Reactivity, Emotion Dysregulation, and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury among At-Risk Adolescents: A Multiple Mediation Analysis, Paula N. Floyd

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Using Refuse Disposal Patterning Methods to Discern Site Structure on an Antebellum Backwoods Plantation’s Big House Site in Mississippi’s Pine Hills, Brian Flynt

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The Effects of Salinity on Zootechnical Performance of Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion Nebulosus) in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, Eric Gigli

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Changes in Antarctic Bottom Water Formation During Interglacial Periods, Samuel Glasscock

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Response and Recovery of Horn and Petit Bois Islands, Mississippi, USA to Tropical Cyclone Impacts: 2004 – 2016, Shara Gremillion

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Multiple Species of Distinctiveness in Memory: Separating Task Distinctiveness from Statistical Distinctiveness, Matthew Robert Gretz

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Estimating Body Mass through Bone Mineral Density Studies Using Dexa (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry), Kaitlin Harstine

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Archaeobotanical Analyses of the Winterville Mounds Site (22ws500) and Other Southeastern Ceremonial Complexes, Dana Hauffe

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Krylov Subspace Spectral Methods with Non-homogenous Boundary Conditions, Abbie Hendley

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The Evolutionary Diversity and Biological Function of Phenazine Metabolite Biosynthesis in Burkholderia SPP, Samuel Hendry

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Their Culture Against Them: The Assimilation of Native American Children Through Progressive Education, 1930-1960s, Jamie Henton

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Fracture Analysis of the Lower Oceanic Crust, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge, Trent Jackson

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Evaluating Alternate Management Strategies for Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Nathaniel Wallace Jermain

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The Effects of Aqueous Atorvastatin on Steroidogenesis of Xenopus Laevis at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations, Jeremy Johnson

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Vocal Response of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) to a Novel Stimulus, Lindsey Johnson

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The Thiol Specific Antioxidant (TSA1) Gene is Required for Survival in Macrophages and Oxidative Stress Resistance in Histoplasma Capsulatum, Lauren Kennedy

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Effects of Water Table Depth and Edaphic Characteristics on Plant Diversity in a Southern Mississippi Pitcher Plant Bog, Patrick Kirby

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Influence of Varying Inorganic Nutrients Supply on Ergosterol and Glucosamine Concentrations and Biomass Nutrient Stoichiometry in Ectomycorrhizal Fungi, Stephanie Koury

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The Road to Recovery: Injured Athlete's Perspectives on Recovery Through Social Support, Brooke Kuhn

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Organized Chaos: Daily Routines as a Potential Mechanism Linking Household Chaos and Child Behavior Problems, Kristy Larsen

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Multi-Point Flux Approximations via the O-Method, Christen Leggett

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Werewolves: A Three-Dimensional Content Analysis of Films from 1980-2014, Jennifer Lewis

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What's Cookin'?: An Analysis of Food as a Method of Control in the Penal System, Zoe Livengood

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A Case Study of Police Use of Force on Juveniles in a Southeastern Police Department, Kayce Lowe

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Exploring the Moderating Effects of Aggression on the Relationship Between Negative Urgency and Suicidal Desire, Rachel L. Martin

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Posture Affects Affordance Perception of Reachability in Virtual Reality, Hannah Masoner

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Online Political Participation: Evaluation of the Changing Effects Over Time, Gabriel Davis May

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A Linear Approach to John Adams' Recent Works, Olivia Maynard

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Terrorism And Organized Crime: An Analytical Study From An International Law Perspective, Leila Mejdoubi

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Maize and Bone: An Evaluation and Expansion of a Proposed Model for the Differential Diagnosis of Pellagra in Human Remains, Myra Miller

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Early Recruitment of Crassostrea Virginica to Restored and Natural Oyster Reefs in the Western Mississippi Sound: Larval Supply and Post-Settlement Success, Leah Morgan

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Zika Message Analysis, Alexandria Phipps

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Methylation-Specific Differentiation of Vaginal Epithelial Cells for Forensic Tissue Typing by Bisulfite Conversion and Pyrosequencing, Elise Pood

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Geographical Analysis of Offender Vulnerability: Modeling Coastal Hazards and Social Disorganization in Southern Mississippi, Ashleigh N. Price

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The Fighting Blue Ridgers: Combined Arms Capabilities of the US Army's 80th Infantry Division in World War II, 1944-1945, Brannon Price

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Human Agent Transfer from Observations, Sneha Racharla

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Elevated ADHD Symptoms as a Predictor of Rule Violations among Male Juvenile Offenders, Kathleen Ramsey

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Soldaten Des Westens: An Analysis of the Wartime Experiences of Three German-American Regiments from the St. Louis-Bellville Region, John Sarvela

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“The Monster of Her Own Creation”: Freud’s Seduction Theory and Algernon Blackwood’s Jimbo: A Fantasy, Kristina Schluter

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The Quiet Classroom Game with an Indiscriminable Contingency in a High School, Stefanie Schrieber

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Development and Employment of Environmental DNA Methods for the Detection of Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus Leucas) in a Freshwater and Estuarine Interface in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and Mobile Bay, Alabama, Katherine Schweiss

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Within, Without: Stories, Erika Shoup

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First Thirty Days of Life: Examining Calf Behavioral Development in Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) and Pacific White-Sided Dolphins (Lagenorhyncus obliquidens) at One Zoological Facility, Kendal Smith

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Expanding the Fear of Loss of Vigilance Theory: Using Intolerance of Uncertainty, Responsibility for Harm, and Fear of Sleep to Predict Nocturnal Panic Attacks, Nicole S. Smith

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Are You Happy? Local Economic Development in Northern Thailand, Katherine Sorensen

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Spool, Mary Spooner

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Acute Cardiovascular Response to Low-Load Unilateral, Bilateral, and Alternating Resistance Exercise with Blood Flow Restriction in the Lower Body, Daphney Stanford

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Processing Speed for Action and Semantic Memory, Tyler Surber

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Hope for Struggling School Districts, Mary Travis

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Predicting College Students' Career Interests To Be a Police Investigator Rather Than a Patrol Officer, Alyssa Viator

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Team Learning from Human Demonstration with Coordination Confidence, Syamala Nanditha Vittanala

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Detecting Coastal Marsh Change from Aerial Imagery using Spectral and Textural Methods: Pascagoula River Estuary, Mississippi, 1955-2014, Margaret Waldron

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More than Gal Pals: Female Romantic Friendships in Northanger Abbey, Katherine Waldrop

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The Quiet Cafeteria Game, Mary Ware

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Structure/Property/Processing Relationships in Poss-Modified High Temperature Thermoplastic Composites, Mitchell Woellner

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First Set, Alfonso Zapata

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GOGO: An Improved Algorithm to Measure the Semantic Similarity Between Gene Ontology Terms, Chenguang Zhao

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SCL: A Lattice-Based Approach to Infer Three-Dimensional Chromosome Structures from Single-Cell Hi-C Data, Hao Zhu

Theses from 2018

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A System For Conducting Laser-Induced Fluorescence Measurements On Gas Mixtures Exposed To Alpha Radiation, Patrick Ables

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Parental Attachment and Adult Attachment: The Moderating Role of Dispositional Forgiveness and Gratitude, Christian Ammons

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Improving Interview Skills in College Students Using Behavioral Skills and In Situ Training, Laura-Katherine Barker

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Life-History Characteristics and Fishery Dynamics of Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Corbin Bennetts

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A Content Analysis of Section 1983 Litigation Against Reserve Police Officers, Michael Broadus

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The Conundrum of Causal Reasoning in Elephants, Beri Brown

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Creating renewable energy through the pairing of wastewater remediation and biofuel production with two species of microalgae, Laura Brown

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Political Beliefs, Region of Residence, and Openness to Firearm Means Safety Measures to Prevent Suicide, Sarah E. Butterworth

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A Computational Analysis of the Gradient Concentration Profile of DEET and the Mosquito Behavioral Response, Brandon Carver

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T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land", and Yoga Philosophy, Jessica Cloud

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Growth and Reproduction of Atlantic Chub Mackerel (Scomber Colias) in the Northwest Atlantic, Taylor Daley

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Ecological Stoichiometry: What Role Does it Play in the Competition and Spatial Distribution Patterns of Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypti?, James Deerman

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Impact of Prolonged Sitting on Central Hemodynamics: Role of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy, Anna K. Downey

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Evaluating the Effects of an Independent versus Interdependent Reinforcement Contingency on Teachers' Use of Behavior Specific Praise, Ashleigh Eaves

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Get To The “Point”: Improving Location Services in Tippah County Mississippi, Haley Feather

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Epic Adolescence: Contemporary Adolescence in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, Chloe Felterman

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Spatial Variation in Basal Resources and Trophic Position of Selected Fishes of the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Christopher Fleming

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Holocene Formation and Evolution of Horn Island, Mississippi, USA, Nina Gal

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Revisiting Magee: A Mississippian Mound Center Site, Nicholas Glass

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Investigating Possible Scurvy in the Postclassic Maya of Tipu, Emmalea Gomberg

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"There was something grotesque": The Application and Limits of Respectability in the Daughters of Bilitis, Elizabeth Diane Greer

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Identifying Overwash Deposits in Arid Environments: Towards a Millennial-Scale Record of Cyclones and Makran Trench Tsunamis from Sur Lagoon, Oman, Anne Griffis

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Coastal Wetland Dynamics Under Sea-level Rise and Wetland Restoration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico using Bayesian Multilevel Models and a Web Tool, Tyler Hardy

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The Effect of Changing Appraisals of Current Life Success on Memories of Love Towards Parents, Mario Herrera

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The Role of Emotion Regulation in the Relationship between Trait Anger and Relational Aggression, Skylar Hicks