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IMPROVED AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT PLANT-PARASITIC NEMATODES OF FIELD CROPS AND FUNGAL DISEASES OF SOYBEAN AND HEMP IN TENNESSEE, Rufus J. Akinrinlola

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Model Based Force Estimation and Stiffness Control for Continuum Robots, Vincent A. Aloi

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A STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESSORS ON HYPOTHALAMIC REGULATION OF REPRODUCTION USING AN IN VITRO SYSTEM, Lisa L. Amelse

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Troya Victa : Empire, Identity, and Apocalypse in the Frankish Chronicles of the Fourth Crusade, Jordan Amspacher

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Elucidating mammalian cellular responses to the uptake of nanoparticles (NPs), pathogens, and lipoproteins: similarities and differences, Monireh Asoudeh

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Bacterial Communities during Heifer Development and their Impact on the Uterine Environment, Taylor Brianne Ault Seay

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Resituando El Cuerpo Femenino A Través De La Memoria Histórica Y La Ficción: Carlota De Bélgica Y Eva Perón En Las Novelas Noticias Del Imperio De Fernando Del Paso Y Santa Evita De Tomás Eloy Martínez, Krysheida Ayub - Unzon

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Disrupting the Canon with Young Adult Remixes, Arianna Banack

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Leader Type and Responses to State-Sponsored Terrorism, Arjun Banerjee

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ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL: AN AUTOETHNOGRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF FAT REPRESENTATION IN YAL AS A CATALYST FOR FAT ACCEPTANCE, Laura Beal

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Making Sense of Soil Microbiome Complexity for Plant and Ecosystem Function in a Changing World, Kendall K. Beals

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Nodulin 26 like Intrinsic Proteins: Structurally Similar Membrane Channels with Diverse Functions in Plant Hypoxia Stress, Metalloid Nutrition & Toxicity, Zachary Beamer

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“It's Like You're Trying to Get a Meeting with the Pope”: A Narrative Inquiry on Experiences of Social Work Field Staff Establishing Field Placements in Sport, Lauren Beasley

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Investigating Person-Specific Profiles of Readiness-To-Exercise: Exploring Associations with Hypothetical Experiential Outcomes and Perceived Relevance, Cory Beaumont

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Measurement of Neutrino-Induced Neutron Production in Lead, Brandon J. Becker

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Three Essays on the Determinants of Business Activity and Entrepreneurship, Richard H. Beem Jr

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Predators in the Petals: How crab spiders affect plants and their pollinators, Amanda D. Benoit

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“Sometimes the People Giving the Care Get a Little Overlooked”: Athletic Trainers’ Personal Use of Psychosocial Strategies and Interactions with Mental Performance Consultants, Alexander Bianco

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Implantable Medical Devices for Local Drug Delivery and Tissue Regeneration to Combat Chronic Bacterial Infection, Caroline J. Billings

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Chiral Mesogen-Free Liquid Crystalline Polyethers with Sulfonylated Side Chains and Patchy Brush Nanoparticles, Caleb A. Bohannon

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Accelerated Catalyst Diffusion in Chemically Amplified Resists, Christopher M. Bottoms

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The Parasocial Relationships in Social Media Survey, Austin T. Boyd

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Design and Development of the Urban Population Health Observatory to Improve Disease Surveillance and Response, Whitney Brakefield

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Seeing with the Eyes of the Soul: Visionary Women, Meditative Lives of Christ, and Their Readers in Late-Medieval England, Caitlin J. BranumThrash

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An Archaeological Study of Pit Cellars and Ethnic Identity in Tennessee, Daniel Whitaker Howard Brock

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Essays in Experimental Economics and Applied Econometrics, Michael Jacob Brown

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Modeling Basal Sprout Production in Vector-Borne Tree Disease, Kelly Buch

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The Development of Photoinduced Initiation of Olefin Polymerization and its Applications, Justin M. Burroughs

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STABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN RAWLS'S POLITICAL LIBERALISM, Grace Campbell

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Task-based Runtime Optimizations Towards High Performance Computing Applications, Qinglei Cao

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Predictive Capabilities of Laminar-Turbulent Transition Models for Aerodynamics Applications, Jared Alexander Carnes

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Self-Objectification and Alcohol Use in Young Adult College Women, Rachel Carretta

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Poa annua: An Annual Species?, Devon E. Carroll

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We're all friends here: Examining Transparasocial Interaction on Twitch and its Effects on Strategic Communications, Alexander Edward Carter

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Role of temperature, transmission pathways, and pathogen load in Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans epidemiology, Edward Davis Carter

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The Upgraded Measurement of the Neutron Lifetime Using the In-Beam Method, Jimmy P. Caylor

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Crowd Control: Regulating the Spatial Organization of Biopolymers and Gene Expression by Macromolecular Crowding, Gaurav Chauhan

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Essays in Assessing Healthcare Disparities for Improving Healthcare Equity in Southeastern Region of the U.S. Using GIS and Anti-Covering Location Problem, Heewon Chea

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A High Rate Pixelated Neutron Detector for Neutron Reflectometry at the Spallation Neutron Source, Su-Ann Chong

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The Devil Did Not Make Me Do It: Understanding Factors That Influence College Choice of a Faith-Based Institution, Phillip Lowell Cook Jr.

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“In the Skin I’m in…I Represent a Different Version of What Help Looks Like:” Black Women Sport Psychology Professional’s Experiences in Applied Sport Psychology, Sharon R. Couch

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T-PESS and Special Education Teacher Attrition and Retention: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study of Teacher Perceptions of Administrator Effectiveness, Janna R. Crow

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Public Health, Community, and the Making of the Modern Morgue in Bavaria, 1855-1914, Alyssa Nicole Culp

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USING HEURISTIC METHODS AND MACHINE LEARNING TO ENHANCE THE POSITIONAL ACCURACY OF HISTORICAL GEOSPATIAL DATASETS, Pankaj Mani Dahal

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Evaluation of Cotton Management Decisions: Cover Crops, Weed Control, and Injured Stands, Savana D. Denton

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Paying Attention: The Lived Experiences of Female ADHD Graduate Students in Higher Education, Tiffany Michelle Devol

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Ambivalent Sexism and Condom Use Self-Efficacy Amongst Men Who Bottom: A Serial Mediation Model, Elliott Nolan DeVore

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The spatial, temporal, and ecological constraints of plant-host associated microbial communities, Jonathan Dickey

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Corrosion and Microstructural Characterization of Molybdenum-YSZ Cermets Following Hydrogen Exposure up to 2630 K, Taylor G. Duffin

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Studying Electron Dynamics for Quantum Materials with Real Space Resolution: A Wannier Orbital Approach to Spectroscopy using High-Performance Supercomputers, Casey J. Eichstaedt

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WE HAVE REMAINED PATIENT: FORENSIC HUMAN RIGHTS ANTHROPOLOGY IN POST-SIAD BARRE SOMALILAND, Lucia My Maja Karolina Elgerud Norstrom

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Universal Basic Income Favorability: An Examination of Discursive Frames of and Support for UBI Proposals, John Stacy Elliott

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Diffusion of Policy Innovations: State Adoption of Value-Added Models in K-12 Education, Kirsten England

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An Autoethnographic Study Uncovering Disruptive Events that Impacted a Gay Woman's Transformation into Adulthood, Erin J. Ferris

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LATINIDAD IN SUMMER READING: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO MULTICULTURAL LITERACY FOR LATINO/A ENGLISH LEARNERS’ SELF-EFFICACY IN TRANSITIONING TO MIDDLE SCHOOL, Elizabeth Fincher

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The Role of Intimate Partnership Among Older Adults on Pain Severity and the Engagement in Preventative Health Behaviors, Lauren Fox

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Reducing Homonegative Prejudice towards Gay and Bisexual Men by Targeting Diverse Sexual Orientation Beliefs: A Replication and Extension Study, Kevin Matthew Fry

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“PUTTING COYOLXAUHQUI TOGETHER”: AN AUTOETHNOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF IDENTIFYING AND HEALING FRAGMENTATION THROUGH DECOLONIAL FEMINIST CREATIVE WRITING PRACTICES, Elizabeth Parker Garcia

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Demonstrating the use of Multiple Experimental Techniques to Investigate Helium-Hydrogen Synergies in Tungsten, Wendy A. Garcia

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The Hiring Practices of an Olympic-Level Sport Organization: A Case Study, Ashley Gardner

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BLACK MEN HURDLING HALLOWED HALLS: GENDERED RACISM AND ASSIMILATION IN RELATION TO MENTAL HEALTH, Edward Marcellus Garnes

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How Dynamic Bond results in the unique viscoelastic behavior of the associating polymers, Sirui Ge

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Design of Binders for Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing, Dustin B. Gilmer

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Efficient Network Domination for Life Science Applications, Stephen K. Grady

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CHRONOLOGICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL FRAMEWORK FOR OVERLAPPING MAGMATISM, DUCTILE DEFORMATION, AND HYDROTHERMAL CIRCULATION IN THE CORDILLERA BLANCA, PERU, Tyler A. Grambling

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Elucidating molecular structure and interactions of disease-related noncovalent assemblies through ion mobility spectrometry - mass spectrometry, Amber LeAnn Hope Gray

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The Roles of Alcohol Use and Sleep Quality on the Relationship between Fear of Missing out and Intimate Partner Violence, Hannah Grigorian

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Improving Sensitivities in 0𝒗ββ Decay Searches by Utilizing PEN as a Structural Scintillating Material, Brennan Theresa Hackett

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THE JOURNEYS OF SIX MOM PEDAGOGUES: ENACTING PERSONAL CONVICTIONS AND DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO, Macy Halladay

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Cat COVID, CMV and Chemokines, Oh My!, Trevor Hancock

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CMOS Compatible Carbonization of Polymer for Elctrochemical Sensors, Mohammad Aminul Haque

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Driving piezochromism and metallicity in van der Waals materials under compression, Nathan Harms

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Liquid-Liquid Transition in Ionic Liquids, Matthew Albert Harris

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Public Wife: The Life of Jessie Benton Fremont, Lorraine D. Herbon

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Exploration of the Stability of Multicomponent Metal Halide Perovskites utilizing Automated, High-throughput Methods and Machine Learning, Katherine N. Higgins

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Re-Visioning the Modern/ist Body: Literature, Women, and Modern Dance, Marisa Higgins

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Autocracies as Mediators in Conflicts, Jonathan A. S. Honig

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Towards the production of a self-consistent phase space distribution, Austin Hoover

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Sequential Deformations of Hadamard Matrices and Commuting Squares, Shuler G. Hopkins

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Articular Morphology in Human Limb Synovial Joints: Variation, Covariation, and Application, Haley Elizabeth Horbaly

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Essays on Demand and Supply Integration of Disadvantaged Populations for Social Impact, Feigao Huang

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Chimie Douce Approaches to Quantum Materials Synthesis, Nan Huang

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Quantum Magnetism in Effective Spin-1/2 Co2+-Triangular Lattice Antiferromagnets, Qing Huang

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POWER QUALITY CONTROL AND COMMON-MODE NOISE MITIGATION FOR INVERTERS IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES, Yang Huang

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Plant community responses to interactive anthropogenic disturbances along a natural-wildland-urban gradient and undergraduate students’ attitudes toward disturbances, Mali M. Hubert

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Deep Learning-Based Robotic Perception for Adaptive Facility Disinfection, Da Hu

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Measurement of Jet Constituent Yields in Pb-Pb Collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV Using the ALICE Detector, Charles P. Hughes

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Natural Resource Decisions: Discount Rates, Time Horizons, and Evaluations, Amanda Hyman

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Applications of Modeling to Hantavirus, Cholera, and COVID-19, Morganne E. Igoe

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BEGONE THOUGHT: TEMPTATION TO DESPAIR IN LATE-MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS LITERATURE, Caroline Jansen

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Transformative White Identity as a Teacher Educator: A Poetic Narrative Autoethnography, Scott E. Jenkinson

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Essays in Applied Microeconomics, Bokseong Jeong

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Hospital-physician Integration and Physician Collaboration: Implications for Care Efficiency and Outcomes, Hui Jia

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A Rapid and Ultra-sensitive Biosensing Platform based on Tunable Dielectrophoresis for Robust POC Applications, Yu Jiang

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Population Genetics of Populus trichocarpa for Targeted Breeding as a Biofuel Crop, Cai John

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The Student-Athlete Leadership Academy Experience: A Case Study, Hannah M. Johnson

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PLAYING THE GAME: UNPACKING GENDER, RACE, AND APPEARANCE INEQUITIES IN CORPORATE FASHION, Domenique E. Jones

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Multi-Omic Systems Biological Analysis of Host-Microbe Interactions, Piet Jones

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Uranium Hexafluoride Assay Measurement Using Femtosecond Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Benjamin S. Jordan

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KITCHEN INVASION: RESTAURANTS’ BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS, Jaewoo Jung