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Theses from 2014

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Collected Short Stories, Arthur Ross Walton

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Asymptotic Behavior of Finite-Time Ruin Probability in a By-Claim Risk Model with Constant Interest Rate, Lei Wang

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Because a Fire, A Lover's Quarrel: Poems, Clifton Clyde Ward

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Jackson's Flying Dutchmen: The Significance of the Royal Netherlands Military Flying School, Samuel Howard Ward

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A Tale of Two Cities: Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi During the American Civil War, Ruth Poe White

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Predictors of Major Commitment, Anna Jill Womack

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Exploration of Biophysical Interactions Associated with Mesoscale Variability in the Central Gulf of Mexico, Katharine Celeste Woodard

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An Evaluation of Metric Methods of Race Differentiation in the Human Pelvic Girdle for the Application of Expert Witness Testimony, Laura Natalie Yurka

Theses from 2013

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Determining Hydrocarbon Distribution Using Resistivity, Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, Southwestern Mississippi, John Edward Allen Jr.

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Manufacturing Exports and Job Creation: A Case Study of Mississippi, Daniel Assamah

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Are Fingerprints Really Individualized Evidence? A Meta-Analytic Study, Jonathan Dillon Barber

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The Oaks: Interpretation and Analysis of the Support Structures of a 19th Century Urban Farmstead, Justin Dwayne Beavers

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Hope for Better Things, Nicholas William Benca

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Variations of Vibrio Populations in Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, Aquaculture Raceways, Tracy Rene Berutti

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Conservation Genetics of Gar (Atractosteus spp.), Sandra Elizabeth Bohn

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Mitochondrial DNA Control Region Sequence Polymorphisms from a South Indian Population Sample: A Forensic and Phylogenetic View, Robin Gwydion Bombardi

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Primary Productivity Distributions Along the River-Dominated Shoreline of the Bay of St. Louis, MS Estuary, Adam Douglas Boyette

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Why I Killed the Draft Horse: The Golden Bough, Robert Frost, and "Progress", Eugene Charles McGregor Boyle III

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Madness, Scalawagery, and Reconstruction: Dr. William M. Compton and Civil War Era Politics, Eugene Allan Branstiter

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An Insight Into the Microbial Diversity and Expression of Cysteine Protease Inhibitors (Cystatin) in Rickettsia parkeri Infected Amblyomma maculatum, Khemraj Budachetri

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Sandcastles in the Sand: Liminality at the Seashore in Carolyn Wells's Marjorie at Seacote, Olivia Jeanne Bushardt

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The Tweet Delete of Congress: Congress and Deleted Posts on Twitter, Theresa Loraine Cardenas

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Role of Electric Utility Companies in Economic Development Within Deregulation, Jessica Alys Cheeks

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Solutions of Matrix Equations, Thir Raj Dangal

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The Effects of Angiogenic Growth Factors on Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation and Differentiation to Vascular Cell Fates, William Anthony D'Angelo

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Analysis of Post-Cranial Traits for the Assessment of Biological Distance among Temporally Distinct New World Populations of African Descent, Claire Marie Dansereau

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The Identification of the Mid Transcription Factor Regulatory Network Specifying Cell Fate and Regulating Survival in the Drosophila Eye, Sudeshna Das

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Family Structure and Child Emotion Regulation Difficulties as Important Factors in the Relation Between Maternal Depression and Child Externalizing Behaviors, Kristy Marie DiSabatino

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The Effects of Snowmelt Percolation on Stratified Pollen Records: A Cooler Study, Michael Edward Ewing

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Waves of Change: Tourism and Vulnerability in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, Matthew Lee Fahrenbruch

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Sedimentary Characteristics of an Estuarine Marsh System and the Roles of Storm Overwash, Micro-tidal Currents, and Organic Production: Big Branch Marsh, Louisiana, John Andrew Sebastian Fleming

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Inconspicuous but Indispensable: Charles Anderson Dana as Assistant Secretary of War, Aaron Edward Foster

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Spring Landbird Migration along the Northern Coast of the Gulf of Mexico: Multi-Scaled Investigation of Stopover Ecology Within an Urbanized Landscape, Jill Marie Gautreaux

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Conservation Genetics of Threatened Gopher Tortoises, Gopherus polyphemus: An Assessment of Genetic Variation and Parentage in Two Populations in South Mississippi, Angela Huang Getz

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The Effect of Social Networking on Grief, Heather Margaret Gianatassio

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Solving the World's Problems: Walker Percy's Cultural Critique in Love in the Ruins, Jeremy Ryan Gibbs

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Settlement, Mobility, and the Organization of Technology at the Clark Lake Site (22SH535): A Small-Scale Woodland Settlement, Michelle Renee Hammond

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Synthesis and Study of Stimuli-Responsive Fluorescent Polymeric Thin Films for Early Corrosion Detection by Directly Monitoring Iron Dissolution from Steel Substrates, Kevin William Harman

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An Examination of Media Accounts Before and After School Shootings: A Content Analysis of Newspaper Articles Pertaining to Firearms on Campus, John Ronald Harrington

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Convergence of Life History Phenotypes in Two Species of Topminnows, Fundulus notatus and Fundulus olivaceus, Jared Aubin Harris

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Response of CYP1A and VEGF in Cyprinodon variegatus When Exposed to Source/Dispersed Oil and Hypoxia, Bryan Matthew Hedgpeth

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Stimulant Use, Associated Psychopathology, and Eating Disordered Symptomatology, Tiffany Ann Hopkins

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Topological Network Alignment Based on Graphlet Degree Signature, Shengai Jin

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Scenic City, Joshua Michael Johnson

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The Limitations of Democratic Peace, Anthony Glenn Jordan

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Maladaptive Personality Traits and Sex Addiction Profiles, Jonathan Knute Jore

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Design of Functional Benzoxazine Materials Via Thiol-Mediated Reactions, Matthew James Jungman

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Adolescent Narcissism and Prosocial Behavior as a Function of Peer, Parent, and Self-Perception, Rebecca Lynn Kauten

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Influence of Parenting Styles and Protective Behavioral Strategies on College Students' Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences, Saarah Danielle Kison

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Automated Filtering and Attribution of Archive Bathymetry Based on A Priori Knowledge, Rodney Wade Ladner

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The Development and Use of a Color Discrimination T-Maze Learning Task in the Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Elizabeth Ann Lamb

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A Critical Examination of Green Economic Development as a Post-Disaster Recovery Approach: The Case of Greensburg, Kansas 2007-2012, David Edgardo Leiva

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Characterizing the Persistence of Sewage Enterococci in Mississippi Coastal Waters, Kimberly Anne-Marie Lewis

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Mississippi's First Annual Farm to School Week: Evaluation of School Participation, Kelsey Jean Lingsch

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Cretaceous and Paelogene Stratigraphy of Forrest County, Mississippi, Joel Kenneth Loeffler

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From Corporal to Corporate: Defining the Body Politic in the Twenty-First Century, Ashley Estelle Lord

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Comparison of Liquid-Liquid Extraction and Solid Phase Extraction of Mephedrone, Brittany Simone Love

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Net Productivity On Artificial Reefs In the Mississippi Sound Estimated From Settlement Plate Measurements, Viviana Mazzei

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Seasonal and Diurnal Behavioral Patterns of Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, That Exhibit High Site and Low Site Fidelity to Mississippi Sound, Shauna Marisa McBride

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Growth and Carboxysome Composition of the Csosia Pore Mutants of Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Jenifer Milam

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Debating the Ideal Soviet Woman: Public Discussions of Gender and Morality in Khrushchev's Russia, Chelsea Jo Miller

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Alcohol Consumption and Unwanted Sexual Experiences Among College Females: The Mediating Role of Protective Behavioral Strategies, Kayla Darlene Moorer

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Molecular Detection of Tick-Borne Pathogens Associated With Ixodid Tick Species Infesting Migratory Songbirds and Ruminants, Nabanita Mukherjee

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Age, Growth, Mortality, and the Effects of Trawling on Mortality of the Longspine Porgy, Stenotomus caprinus, Cher Marie Newman

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Drive-By Geography: Perceptions of Urban Growth and Land Use in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Courtney Shea Norville

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Lincoln: Reformer or Revolutionary? An Analysis of Lincoln's Legacy as Compared to the Political Ideals of the Amerian Revolution, Hayley Elizabeth Patterson

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Comparison of Stated Iron Concentrations Between Name Brand and Generic Children's Multivitamins, Ashlea Nicole Pettengill

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The Role of Hardiness, Family Hardiness, and Parenting Self-Efficacy on Parenting Stress in Adoptive Parents, Erica Danielle Raisanen

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Legislated Landscape: A Comparison of New Deal Farm Communities in Hattiesburg, McComb, and Tupelo, Mississippi, Joy Delaine Rhoads

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Do Gender, Delinquent Peer Affiliations, and Parenting Practices Moderate the Relation Between Callou-Unemotional Traits and Delinquency, Nicole Rivera-Hudson

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Direct Chain-End Functionalization of Living Polyisobutylene With Phenoxyalkyl(meth)acrylates, Conor Patrick Roche

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Anticipated Life Role Salience and Career Decision-Making Difficulties, Emily A. Schedin

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Victims of Liberty: Virginia's Response to Loyalists and Loyalism in Williamsburg, 1770-1781, Stephanie Anne Seal

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Sensitivity and Species Specificity of Bisulfite Modification and Pyrosequencing Technology Used to Identify Tissue-Specific DNA Methylation Patterns in Common Biofluids Foudn in Crime Scenes, Sitara Christian Shirwani

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Interactions Between Protozoan Prey (Phylum protista) and Their Mosquito Predators (Order Diptera, Family Cuclicidae) Prey Size and Predator Behavior Effects, Jeffrey Jay Skiff

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Development of a Genetic Monitoring Program for Stock Enhancement of Mississippi Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus), Carly Renee Somerset

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Loyalist or Patriot: The Precarious Position of Edmund Randolph, 1774-1786, Tanisha Jean Staten

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An Investigation of the Relationship Between Measures of Service Quality and Satisfaction of Golf Spectators in a Korean Ladies' Professional Golf Association Tournament, Jaemon Sun

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From Servitude to Freedom: Gender, Labor, and Domestic Relations, Elizabeth Michelle Talbot

From Individual Trauma to Global Healing: An Ecopsychological Reading of Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, Sarah Marie Taylor

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Melancholia & Metaphor in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, Kristin Lasheaú Teston

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Comparative Analysis of Antiviral Responses in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells and in Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Jundi Wang

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Narratives by Six Year Old and Nine Year Old Boys: Brute: Institutional, and Non-Institutional Mental Facts, Adam Craig Whipple

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Religious Fundamentalism and Death Penalty Attitudes: Towards a New Operationalization of the Constructs, William H. Whited

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Assessing Respiration Rates and Nutrient Dynamics of Aritifical Reef Biofilms and Bacterioplankton in the Mississippi Sound, Lynn Elizabeth Wilking

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Renewable Ocean Energy Site Selection Using a GIS: Gulf Coast Potential, Thomas Paul Wissing

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Friction Ridge Dysplasia and Its Preponderance in the Afghanistan Population, Chelsea Elyse Woullard

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The Influence of Extended Cure on Mechanical Performance of Aerospace-Grade Film Adhesives, Ryan Marcus Young

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Wireless Cooperative Communication and Networking, Yi Zhu

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Adsorption/Desorption Process of Stimuli-Responsive Polymers on Simulated Natural Surfaces Using QCM-D & AFM Analysis, Yan Zong

Theses from 2012

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The Relationship Between Parent Nutrition Knowledge Level and Child Weight Status, Jameshyia Shandria Ballard

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"Where the Deepening Thunders Call": Voice in Herman Melville's Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War, Loren Percy Bishop

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Designing and Developing an Alternative Implementation of the Digital Bathymetric Database, Variable Resolution (DBDB-V), Donald Lester Brandon Jr.

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What Doesn't Count and Other Short Stories, Jennifer Jill Brewington

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Analysis Methods and Characterization of the Electrical Properties of Nanostructured Particle-Containing Polymer Thin Films, Steven Lee Bunkley

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Zifazah: A Scientific Visualization Language for Tensor Field Visualizations, Haipeng Cai

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Life History of the Southern Kingfish, Menticirrhus americanus, from the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Samuel Dee Clardy

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Improved Numerical Quadrature over General Two-Dimensional Domains Utilizing Curvature Based Domain Decomposition, Eva Lynn Comino

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Christianity, the Duty to Assist Others, and Supererogation, Billy Max Condrey Jr.

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Social Status Inflation, Narcissism, and Aggression: The Role of Peer Victimization as a Potential Moderator, Laura Ashley Cook