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Theses from 2010

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Narratives from Grief Counseling: Client Perspectives on Effective Interventions and Strategies for Recovery, Janalee Weaver

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Staff Preparedness for Acts of Violence in School Settings, Jenna L. Winicki

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From the Cold War to the War on Terror: Affecting 1st Amendment Rights in America, Jo A. Zambito

Theses from 2009

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Career Development and College Planning Needs of Rural High School Students, Kimberly A. Ball

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The Effectiveness of Assistive Technology in the Inclusive, Secondary Mathematics Classroom, Krystal Barber

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The Counseling Needs of Middle School Students, Megan Barrell

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The Erie Canal: A Founding of a Village, Early Industry, and a Century of Change, Robert Richard Beeley Jr.

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The Effectiveness of Gender Specific Education on Academics and Behavior among Public Middle School Students, Stephanie A. Bliss

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Bilingual Education : Searching for the Ideal Elementary Bilingual Program, Vanessa J. Brumaghim

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Environmental Print in Kindergarten: How Reading One's Surroundings Influences Early Literacy Development, Lisa Burgin

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The Role of the MRX Complex and the Non-homologous End Joining DNA Repair Pathway in Mitochondrial Genome Stability and Repair, Garry L. Coles

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Dance Your Way to Communication: Dance Movement Therapy to Increase Self-Esteem, Poor Body Image, and Communication Skills in High School Females, Mary K. Corteville

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An Exploration of the Leisure Reading Habits and Attitudes of Eighth-Grade Students, Karissa Alice Covert

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Literature Circles and Their Effects on Student Motivation and Reading Comprehension, Katie Covert

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What Students and Adults Are Allowed to Know About Christopher Columbus, Kimberly Ann Crawford

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The Myth of Autism, Daniel J. Crofts

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Transitioning from High School: A Postgraduate Study, Krystal B. Dunning

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Home Literacy Environment: The Perceptions of Second Graders and Their Parents, Kathryn Antoinette Eckert

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The Effects of Readers' Theater on the Fluency and Comprehension of Students Reading Below Grade Level, Melinda E. Faatz

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Interactive Whiteboards: Implications for K-2 Literacy Instruction, Jessica L. Flood

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Waving at Shepherds, Robb Flynn

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Literacy and the Substitute Teacher, Lindsay Christine Helen Gaylor

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How Nuclearization Changed Americans, Jason A. Genthner

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Journal Writing: Taking Math Instruction to the Next Level, Anthony Gianvecchio

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The Effects of Education and Experience on the Attitudes of Pre-service Physical Educators toward Teaching Children with Disabilities, Justin A. Haegele

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The Collapse of the Confederacy: Class Dissent, Unionism, and Desertion, Adam Hendel

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Retaining Latino CD Patients to Treatment, Doris Hernandez

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School Counseling Services and Student Academic Success, Sally A. Howe

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Independent Student Literacy Activities: What Takes Place During Guided Reading, Natalie Joanne Humphrey

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Students’ Response in Terms of Motivation and Engagement with the Use of Informational and Nonfiction Texts, Melissa Sue Hundley

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Maintaining Untraditional Virginity, Ashley Norris Hurd

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Background Classical Music in a First Grade Writer's Workshop, Ann Marie Koukides

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Fairy Tales And The Heroic Cycle In The Modern World: Modern Authors Empowering The Female Heroine, Susan E. Lamberton

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The American Obsession: The Continuing Influence of the American Civil War on Popular Culture and the Evolution of Lost Cause Mythology, David Latella

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The Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Anti-Bullying Program In Reducing Reported Bullying Behaviors, Lindsay Wold Lazenby

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Classroom Management as an Effective Means 6fPromoting Literacy Development, Deborah Lofthouse-Crowe

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Using Group Therapy to Improve the Well-Being of Children in Foster Care, Joshua Maldonado

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The Effects of Training on Preservice Teachers using Computerized Systematic Observation, Stephen T. Marriott

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Developing Strategies for Regaining Focus Based on Student Needs, Barbara Anna Gardner Messmer

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Science Vocabulary Achievement for English Language Learners, Krista Miglorie

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Differentiated Instruction in the New York State Geometry Curriculum, Vicki S. Newman

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Disaster in the Heartland: The American Dust Bowl, Carl R. O'Connor

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The Impact of Student Choice on Motivation for Struggling Readers to Complete Reading Activities, Rachael Parlett

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Charles Dickens' Trope of Great Gulfs: Irony in Bleak House, Elizabeth A. Pierce

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Women and Economic Self-Sufficiency: An Analysis of a Program in a Community-Based Organization, Lindsay A. Rachow

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The Impact that Daily Exercise Has on a Student with Behavioral Issues in the Classroom, Kelly Radley

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Defining the Limits and Mapping the Control Sequences of the Gene, Enhancer of Rudimentary, in Drosophila melanogaster, Nicholas Rizzo

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The Impact of Empathy Skills Training on Middle School Children, Melissa J. Sakofsky

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Implication of Class Size Reduction for Upper Grades, Betsy A. Spanagel

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Effective Methods to Reach Victims of Domestic Violence, Kate M. Stanford

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The Roles of Middle and High School Reading Specialists, Kathleen M. Stolfi

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The Group Counseling Needs of Chemically Dependent Women, Latoya Taylor

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Child and Family Clinic-Plus Program: How to Involve Children and Families in Mental Health Screenings in a Clinic Setting , Yao-Szu Tsou

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The Lost Cause: An Examination of the Defeat of the Confederate States of America, Thomas Vigneri

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Habitat Associations of Fish Species and their Assemblages in the Tonawanda and Johnson Creek Watersheds of Northwestern New York State, Scott M. Wells

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Strategies for Teaching Literacy, Susan Michelle Wolbert

Theses from 2008

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Making Percents Make Sense, Melissa Leigh Abbott

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The Effects of Peer Tutoring on Fifth-Grade Students’ Motivation and Learning in Math, Janelle Austin

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The Benefits of Social Stories in a Prekindergarten Classroom, Tami Lynne Beaumont

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Teaching Middle School Science Lessons Using Inquiry-Based Methods, Jane M. Bentley

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An Analysis of an Urban Elementary School’s Morning Exercise Program on Overweight/Obese Children’s Academic Ability, Rebecca Lu Beyerlein

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Conquering Counseling: Postsecondary Students and Successful Strategies for Preparedness, William Broome

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What Strategies and Activities Help Sixth-Grade Students Acquire Vocabulary?, Janette Canales

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Career Education and Comprehensive School Counseling: The Needs of High School Seniors, Courtney E. Cannan

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The Affects of Choice Making During Preferred and Non-Preferred Academic Activities in a Grade 3-5 12:1:1 Classroom, Mercy Caparco

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Hawthorne's 1850's Romances: Political and Personal Apologia and Accommodation, Vicki Carbone

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Re-visioning Medea, Nancy A. Caronia

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Deepening Teacher Understanding of Fundamental Concepts in Mathematics, Meghan Carr

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Retention and Attrition in Higher Education: Demographic Characteristics and theRole of the Secondary School, Michael J. Celento

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Katherine Dunham’s Methodologies of Form and Function, Intercultural Communication and Socialization Through the Arts, as a Choreographic Model, Molly E. Christie Gonzalez

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Using Self Monitoring to Increase Time Spent On Task in the Classroom, Joanna Cocuzzi

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The Potential of Pigeon Creek, San Salvador, Bahamas, as a Nursery Habitat for Juvenile Coral Reef Fish, Ian C. Conboy

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Home Range, Movements, And Habitat Use Of Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingil) in St. Lawrence County, New York., Timothy J. Crockett

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Melanin-Concentrating Hormone Receptor-1 is Enriched in Lipid Rafts and the Effects of Lipid Raft Integrity on Receptor Signaling, Elizabeth Delorme-Axford

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Using an After School Martial Arts Program to Increase Student Motivation, Jeffrey R. DeWilde

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Native Americans Past and Present, Tiffany Ann DiDuro

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Elementary Foreign Language Instruction: Teacher and Student Perspectives, Sara M. Dierks

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Downwinders and Edge/Bound poems, Brenna Doran

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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness and Their Effect on Reading Acquisition, Scott Drechsler

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A Technologically Enriched Geometry Curriculum, Nicholas W. Drollette

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Homogeneous versus Heterogeneous Grouping and Differentiation, Kristin Duschen

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The Effectiveness of Psycho-Educational Group Counseling on Sixth Grade Male Students' Anger., Ashley L. Ellis

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Listening to Movement: The Use of Dance Movement Therapy in Groups to Reduce Anxiety in Males Struggling with Addiction, Christine D. Ferris

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Technology : The Positive And Negative Effects On Student Achievement, Jennifer Lyn Flanagan

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The use of a Visual Instructional Plan to Promote Student Motivation and Achievement Within the Classroom, Todd K. Fleming

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How Effective is Guided Reading at Accelerating Reading Abilities of Sixth Grade Struggling Readers?, Kathryn E. Franks

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Reducing Gender Stereotypes in Mathematics, Mark W. Frenzel

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Factors that Impact Performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) between Urban High School Seniors and their Parents., LaConda T. Graham

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An Examination of the No Child Left Behind Act, Christopher F. Grasta

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The Effects of Readers’ Theater on Motivation and Reading Fluency, Dawn Pauline Graves

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The Next Great Adventure: A Child's Literary Journey through Death and Grief, Joelle M. Grifa

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The Immigration Movement From 1880 to Present Day, Elizabeth Barton Grizzanti

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Varying Perspectives on Vietnam: Using Primary Sources to Show Individual Experiences of the Vietnam War, Sheena L. Hamiter

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Educating Parents Effectively to Prepare Them for Their Role in the Special Education Process, Dawn Harnischfeger

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A Case Study: How Do Students with Severe Lead Poisoning Develop and Perform as Readers, and What, as Educators, Can We Do to Help?, Sean D. Heirigs

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The Role of CLU1 in Maintaining Mitochondrial Genome Stability and Morphology in S. cerevisiae, Christine E. Hochmuth

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The Gender Gap: How Utilization of a School Counseling Center Affects Academic Performance, Travis Hooper

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Interactive-Engagement, Conceptual Change, and Self-Efficacy in a Direct Current Unit in a Secondary Physics Course, Daniel M. Hosey

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Using Balanced Literacy to Improve Literacy Instruction, Laurie Kaczanowski

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What Academically At Risk Students Need from a Summer Transition Program, Tiffany N. Kaiser