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❶The use of vertebral measurements and stature as non-specific indicators of stress in order to detect growth disruption and social inequality in postmedieval Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Evaluating the effectiveness of two training formats for grain dust explosion prevention , Wesley Tzungju Chang.

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Upon request, a print copy of the thesis or dissertation will be made available at the Special Collections reading room on the first floor of Olin Library. Special Collections is open Monday-Friday 8: Photocopying, scanning, photographing, etc.

You may take notes but may not take the print copy with you. Washington University Libraries, like most university libraries, has been the depository for theses and dissertations written by successful degree candidates at the university. In the past, students were required, as at most universities, to provide a bound copy of their work, which would be submitted to the library, where it would be catalogued and placed on the stacks. Since , degree candidates at Washington University in St.

Louis have submitted their theses and dissertations electronically. Dissertations are submitted through ProQuest an external service while theses are submitted locally via the library.

Bibliographic records are still created for all theses and dissertations. As universities have transitioned to electronic theses and dissertations, the change in platform—along with other developments in scholarly communications and scholarly advancement—has created new issues in access and exposure. The prior practice of a submitting a bound, print copy of a dissertation to the library where it would be available in the stacks is analogous to the ETD available online only in limited ways.

One of the more obvious differences is that the exposure of the latter is greater by orders of magnitude than the former, and it is simply the case that an author would not have anticipated that level of exposure for this kind of work a generation ago. There are a number of reasons why a degree candidate might not want his or her work at that level to receive that level of exposure—or might not want it to receive that exposure immediately after submission.

Many early career scholars in tenure-track positions, especially due to the pressures of the "tenure clock," elect to base a first monograph—typically required for tenure in the humanities—on a dissertation.

Because of this, degree candidates have expressed concern that potential publishers of their projected work might be reluctant to publish a work that is widely available in a previous form as a thesis or dissertation and have elected to impose embargos on their work.

These are for periods of 6 months, 1 or 2 years, as requested, or permanent. However, an embargo means that access to the work is limited, not that it is inaccessible. It is possible to read embargoed works in an Olin Library reading room, by arrangement with the Digital Library Services staff. Users may call or email to set up reading appointments where a work will be printed for reading on the premises.

Degree candidates may also wish to have their works remain accessible, but not readily discoverable, which can be achieved by restricting the work from indexing by major search engines. Evaluating the effectiveness of two training formats for grain dust explosion prevention , Wesley Tzungju Chang.

Income inequality in China by industry , Yun Chang. An application of fuzzy logic to prospect theory , Jorge Omar Chavez Salas.

Impact of implementing national minimum wage on the Malaysian hotel employees , Nur Hidayah Che Ahmat. Food security and the effects of climatic factors on livestock reproduction , Josue Chinchilla- Vargas. Modeling and control of complex building energy systems , Venkatesh Chinde. Korean fashion media, beauty ideals, and colorism: The effects of brand involvement and message strategy on user responses on Facebook brand pages , Su Yeon Cho.

Magnetic ionic liquids in bioanalytical chemistry , Kevin Clark. Self-exciting spatio-temporal statistical models for count data with applications to modeling the spread of violence , Nicholas John Clark.

Science learning opportunities and the Project Approach in preschool classrooms , Melissa Clucas. A system designed to limit digital distraction within romantic relationships , Alexandria Collins.

Nitrogen fixation, yield, and residue decomposition , S Carolina Cordova Martinez. Mixed glass former effect in borate and thioborate sodium-ion conducting glass systems , Brittany Curtis. On exponential domination of graphs , Michael Dairyko. Xenophobia and its implications for refugee policies: A cross-national study , Elisa A.

Greenhouse gas emissions from saturated riparian buffers and woodchip bioreactors , Morgan Davis. Can multiple-choice testing potentiate new learning for text passages? A meta-cognitive approach to understanding the forward testing effect , Sara Dawn Davis. Predictive analytics in agribusiness industries , Fatemeh Davoudi Kakhki. Host transcriptomic response to Newcastle disease virus in relatively resistant and susceptible inbred chicken lines , Melissa Deist. State space models for partially observed biological and agricultural data , Gabriel Demuth.

A farm in eastern Iowa , Rachel Deutmeyer. Forensic analysis of DWR data for effective prediction of highway production rates , Vijay Devaguptapu. The influence of economic hardship on emerging adult binge drinking: Testing the family stress model over time , Olivia N. Understanding primate polyspecific associations through current literature of primate predation and communication , Kaelyn Melinne Dobson. The promise of biochar: From lab experiment to national scale impacts , Hamze Dokoohaki.

Sensing skin for the structural health monitoring of mesoscale structures , Austin Robert Johnson Downey. Ring-necked Pheasant responses to wind energy in Iowa , James N. Investigation into factors potentially influencing the success of laparoscopic artificial insemination in sheep , Benjamin James Duran.

The problem with homesickness: A new way of coming home , Carolyn Jean Duven. Investigating the impacts of human decision-making and climate change on hydrologic response in an agricultural watershed , David Dziubanski. Germination, survivorship and growth of an invasive desert grass, Schismus arabicus, under varied shade, moisture and soil-nitrogen regimes , Sarah Elizabeth Emeterio. Investigating thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, and cultural factors of relevance , Kelsey E.

Stereotype perceptions at the intersection of race and athletic status , Caitlin Erdman. An examination of ash elutriation from a fluidized bed regenerator , Dane Erickson. Development of a 3D conceptual design environment using a commodity head mounted display virtual reality system , Gabriel Evans. Revisiting delivery in the basic course , Caleb B.

Elucidating how N-glycosylation impacts immunoglobulin G Fc structure and receptor binding , Daniel Falconer. An examination of visualizations of the Zika Virus , Shannon N. A design anthropology approach to understanding human wildlife relationships: Monkeys, local development and participant conservation in southest Costa Rica , Yibo Fan. Critical race theoretical composition pedagogy and its effects , Paula Fender. Development of methods to improve the accuracy and efficiency of unsteady incompressible flow simulation , Matthew Vincent Fischels.

A changing arctic atmospheric circulation in response to global change, and its influence on future extreme weather and convective potential , Brandon Joshua Fisel.

Work-Homes , Satya Charan Ganesuni. Infiltrating the hive mind: Immune and viral effects on behavior of the honey bee Apis mellifera , Amy C.

Evaluation of consumer perceptions and acceptance of sustainable fashion products made of bacterial cellulose , Armine Ghalachyan. A data-driven situation-aware framework for predictive analysis in smart environments , Hoda Gholami. Production of solubilized carbohydrates from lignocellulosic biomass using solvent liquefaction , Arpa Ghosh. The horticultural potential of wastewater-grown algae fertilizers , J Austin Gimondo. Detection of chemical nutrients in water using a fluidic microplasma chip with enhanced optical collection efficiency , Shenmin Gong.

Novel and native community assembly, maintenance and legacy in perennial grasslands , Kaitlin Marissa Goodale. Precision radio-frequency and microwave dielectric spectroscopy and characterization of ionic aqueous solutions , Amin Gorji-Bandpy.

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