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Theses from 2017

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Reading habits of adults: What drives the choice to read or not read?, Jessica Annable

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Using the Superkids Reading Program with a First Grade Inclusive Class, MacKenzie Bailey

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First Grade Teachers' Literacy Instructional Practices Influence on the Learning of Elementary School Students in English Language Arts (ELA) and Reading, Carole A. Barkin

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The Use of Confidence Building Strategies and Self-Concept of Emergent Readers, Gina Bessing

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Listen Up! The Impact of Music on Students' Reading Comprehension, Jenna Bird

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Alternative Teaching Approaches to Promote Student Motivation in Physical Education at the Secondary Level, Brittany Brace

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The Impact of Metacognitive Learning of Reading on Students’ Cross Curricular Success, Katherine Bretsch

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Methods for restoring sedge/grass meadow community in a Typha-invaded Lake Ontario drowned-river-mouth wetland, Kathleen Buckler

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An Exploration of Consultant Teaching: Instructional Methods and Materials to Support Struggling Learners, Karen E. Burdick

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The Effects of the Location of Instruction on Student Engagement., Katherine Burgstrom

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The Impact of Student Completion Requirements Using an LMS (Learning Management System) on Student Achievement and Differentiated Instruction in The Classroom., Laura Burgstrom

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Nutrition and Mental Health, Michelle Burke

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Dieting Restraint and Food Deprivation Effects on Delay Discounting for Food, Alyssa Button

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From Biological Impulse to Analyzed Product: An Exploration of the Choreographic Process, Sara Caplan

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Clinician Perceptions of Barriers to Treatment and Engagement Strategies in a Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic, Elizabeth Cenci

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Exploring Student Engagement Experiences: A Look at Students in the Educational Opportunity Program at a Community College, Erin Coffey

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Effects of Cumulative Concussions on High School and College Athletes and Concussion Prevention Strategies, Taylor Cooke

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What are the ergogenic effects of music during exercise?, Brianne Corigliano

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A Review of the Campus Recreation Programming Factors Impacting the Recruitment and Retention of College Students, Nedeljko Cvijetinovic

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Using Read Alouds to Support a Pre-Kindergarten Student's Emergent Literacy Skills, Kaitlin Dennis

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“How Many More Pages?” One Child’s Reading Experience, Samantha De Rosa

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How Do Interventions through the Self-Determination Theory Affect Middle and High School Student’s Participation in Physical Education Class?, Nicholas Droegmoeller

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Engaging Assessment in English Language Arts, Joseph L. Dugan, Jr.

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The Effects of Individual Counseling on Students with Disciplinary Issues, Kaleigh Dumigan

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Exploring Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Students Career Development Experience: A Look at Social Cognitive Career Theory and Relational Career Theory, Amanda Dunn

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Factors That Increase Physical Activity in Youth Who Are Visually Impiared, Adam Dwyer

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How to Support Students in Reading for Meaning, Gabrielle Dzikowicz Miller

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Thinking like a Historian: How do Sixth Grade Students Analyze Documents?, Sarah Eisenmenger

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Handling the cultural divide: Discussing unfamiliar territory in the classroom, Mikayla Ekwell

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The Impact of a Psychoeducational Workshop on Awareness and Retention of Suicide Prevention Information, Joseph S. Feeny

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The Impact of a Canine Assisted Reading Program on a Reluctant Reader's Literacy Learning, Samantha Fitch

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Digital Reader: Using A Cell Phone to Explore and Engage with Informational Texts, Kayla Fostano

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The Use of iPads in the Literacy Learning of Students with ADHD, Samantha German

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Emergent Literacy Learners and the Achievement Gap: Strategies to Help Struggling Students, Sarah Harradine

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Video Games In Education, Matthew C. Heins

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A Review of Literature on the Benefits of Sport Education on Secondary Physical Education, Hugo Herrera

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The Importance of Career Counseling and Post Secondary Readiness for High School Students, Eleanor Hilling

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Exploring Technology in English Language Arts, Rachel Hovey

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Writer's Workshop and Students' Literate Identities, Sarah Howell

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A Financial Literacy Curriculum Project on Linear Functions in Algebra I Aligned With New York State Common Core State Standards, Michael T. Hughson Jr

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Living Environment Field Trips in Wyoming and Genesee Counties, New York, Breanna Hummel

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High School Seniors’ Perceived Stress of the College and Career Decision-Making Process, Michelle Infantolino

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The Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Group on Anxiety in Sixth Grade Students, Carina Ingoglia

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Factors Affecting the Experiences of LGBT Students in Physical Education and Sport A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Dylan Jaklitsch

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Decreasing Math Anxiety Through Teaching Quadratic Equations, Kaitlyn Kaufman

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Reverence for Éire: Expanding the Tradition, Briana B. Kelly

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Primary Grade Students’ Expressive Oral Language in Social Situations, Caitlin Kier

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The Impact of Instructional Methods and Resources on Vocabulary Development of ENL Students, Carolyn Kovac

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Will physical activity increase academic performance?, Samantha Kreso

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Importance of Support in Weight Management, Michael Lopez

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The Impact of Coaching Styles on the Motivation and Performance of Athletes, Mike Marcone

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Improving Reading Comprehension: For Children Living in Poverty in a Tier 3 Response to Intervention Group, Caitlin Merrifield

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Bullying in Our Schools: The Impact of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Kaylee Mitchell

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Out With the Old, In With the New Digital Era Instruction: 21st Century Education Must Conform to the Needs of "Digital Kids", Sheila Neth

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LGBTQIA Students’ Perceptions of Level of Care in Relation to Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Frank W. Noll

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Changing the Mindset: A Look at Current Literacy Practices and How These Are Failing Boys, Rebecca Oliver

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I Feel Trapped: Motivation, Engagement, and Text Choice with Struggling Readers, Brie Olsen

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Land Use Effects on Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, and Honeoye Lakes, Mitchell C. Owens

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Investigating the Effect of Group Process on Depression for LGBTQIA Adolescents, Michael J. Pernot

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The Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Elementary School Students Anxiety Level, Sarah Perri

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Teacher Attitudes Towards Integrating Technology in Literacy Instruction, Derek Peterson

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A Transition to Flipped Learning: The Oakfield Experience, David R. Porter

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Identification and Literacy: The Way Children Identify Themselves as Literacy Learners, Kristina M. Roberts

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iPad & Paper: Teacher Perceptions of Tablet Literacy Outcomes on Middle School Students, Matthew Rockefeller

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Self-Regulated Strategy Development and its Influence on a Student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Kelsey Romal

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Playing with Literacy, Kailey Rozzi

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Positive Reinforcement Positively Helps Students in the Classroom, Lindsey Rumfola

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The Impact of Past Literacy Experiences on Perception of Motivation, Nicholas Schaller

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Technology Reading Programs and Their Impact on Listening Comprehension, Meghan C. Schott

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Gamification Through Algebraic Coding, Rachel L. Serpe

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Teaching the Strand of CCSS Slope through Metacognition in Middle School, High School, and Advanced Placement Mathematics, Sara Snarr

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The Affective Benefits for Children With Specific Disabilities Associated With Attending Therapeutic Respite Summer Camps From a Camper and Parent Perspective, Abigail Stewart

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Navigating “the Ocean of Matrimony:” Marital Expectations and Experiences in Virginia, 1779-1835, Richard J. Stocking

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Gaining Perspective: Social Media’s Impact on Adolescent Literacy Development, Kayla Swan

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“Please Turn and Talk”: Mathematical Discussions in Elementary Classrooms, Siobhan M. Tarbell

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Twins’ Literacy Development in a Home Child Care, Elisabeth Tytler

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Are You Afraid of Technology? Effects of 1:1 iPads on Standardized Assessment Scores, Michael Vowles

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Multiple Measures of Reading Assessment and the Effects on Data-Driven Instruction, Kelsey Wadhams

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Dance Theater—The Physical Art of Perception, Jiali Wang

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The Effects of Successful Completion of Dialectical Behavior Therapy on Reduction of High Cost Emergency Service Utilization, Christine Wilson

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The Effect of Chromebooks on Disciplinary Literacy in the High School Social Studies Classroom, Joseph Yockel

Theses from 2016

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Exploring Urban Student Perspectives on Literacy Achievement, Cara Accorso

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Social Media in the Classroom, Courtney Altenbach

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Strategies to Support Student Argument and Argumentative Writing in a Secondary STEM Classroom, Laura Arnold

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Mitochondrial DNA Stability and Maintenance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Nicole Ashman

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Behavioral phenotype of Vang6 mutant Drosophila melanogaster pertaining to the Olfactory System, Sarah Lynn Austin

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A Culturally Relevant Conceptual Unit Plan for the Engagement of African American Male Adolescents in the Rochester City School District, Quiana D. Beasley

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Accountable Talk as a Strategy to Increase Reading Comprehension for All Children, Kelly A. Bellamy

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Climb into your skin: A Look at Personal Intimacy in Gaga Practice and Performance, Morgan Bernat

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Using Choice to Promote Intrinsic Motivation within Students during their Literacy Activities, Nicole M. Berntsen

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Engaging Struggling Readers in Literacy at the Elementary Level, Cienna C. Bills

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Why Common Core? Educational Standards, the Legislative Process, and Best Practices, with a Unit Design Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, by a Teacher, for Teachers, Daniel Boyd

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This Fearful Slaughter: The Impact of Civil War Deaths on Rochester, New York, Adam T. Bradford

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Uncovering Models and Visualizations in the Chemistry Classroom, an Assessment of Classroom Activities and Lessons, Michael Brooke-Gay

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Arginine Methylation and Enzymatic Activity of TbLpn, a Lipin Homologue from T. Brucei, Andrew R. Bumstead

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The Effects of KU70 on Mitochondrial Stability in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Allyson Burkhart

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Hablantes de Herencia (H.H.) de Español en las Clases de Idiomas Extranjeros en la Escuela Secundaria: Los Maestros y su Preparación, Hercilia I. Cassell

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Preference-Based Teaching Approach with Children with Developmental Disabilities, Liam D. Cerveny

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Achieving Conceptual Change Using a Differentiated Instructional Approach, Elena R. Chmielowiec

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Fiction Reader: A Case Study Documenting the Impact Reading Fiction has on One Child’s Literacy, Gregory P. Cost