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Theses from 2017

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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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Perceptions of Stress Experienced by Student-Athletes in an Education Opportunity Program, Renee Finnemore

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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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Physical activity interventions for children with Down syndrome: A synthesis of the research literature, Maleda Funk

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

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The Implications of a Quality Teacher Education Program Implementing a Multicultural Studies Curriculum: Combating the Old Diversity Paradigm of the 21st Century Classroom, Yvonne Gibson

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The Impact of School-Based Health Centers on Ethnic Minority Adolescents’ Awareness, Perception, and Utilization of Mental Health Services, Latrina Green

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Abusive Behavior in Sport: When Does a Coach Cross the Line?, Margeaux Gupilan

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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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Relationships and Mental Health: A Qualitative Perspective of Individuals within the Transgender Community, Amanda Horth

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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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Effects of Sport Specialization on Youth and Interscholastic Athletes, Joseph Innes

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Periodization Programs and their Effects on the Physiological Outcomes of Collegiate Athletes, Raymond Irish

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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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Investigation of the Distribution of Lead (Pb) in Soil in Rochester, NY: Correlation with Children’s Blood Lead Levels, Nicholas LaGamba

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Ignorance Isn't Strength: The Need for Secondary Education to Address Fake News, Joseph P. Larkin

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Sport Specialization and the Creation of Elite Soccer Athletes, Nathan Lawson

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Personalized Learning, The New Look of a Classroom in the Twenty-First Century, Nicole Lock

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Importance of Support in Weight Management, Michael Lopez

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Inner Dialogue Reading Behaviors and Student Comprehension of Texts, Antonio Madau

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Peaceful Embodiment: Not Merely Tranquil In Nature, Caitlin E. Mahon

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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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Evidence-Based Best Practices in Physical Activity for Children with Serious Disabilities A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Roselym M. Miranda-Mercado

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

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School Personnel Attitudes and Knowledge Towards LGBTQ Students, Jenna Mollura

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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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Teaching and Learning about Diverse Cultures in Africa, Alyssa Owen

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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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Teacher and Staff Perspectives on the Needs of High School Students who are At Risk of Academic Failure and Truancy, Allison Parry-Gurak

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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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Breaking the Chains that Prevent Student Comprehension: Exhuming and Rectifying Common Chemistry Misconceptions through Music, Anthony Raymond

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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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A Review of Literature on the College Experience of Students Employed in Campus Recreation Programs, Domonique Sak

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Effects of Running up the Score in Sport, Jonathan Santana

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Personality Traits and Positive Reinforcement in Exercise, Amy Schaefer

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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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Mindful and Positive Relationships as Foundational to Student Support, Luke Townsend

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

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An Analysis of Factors Contributing to Anxiety in Athletic Performance, James Vanderhoof

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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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Physical Activity Events for Children: Do the Benefits Justify Time Away from Academics?, Laura L. Wright

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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

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Modification of Linguistic Instructional Strategies for Application in Chemistry: Progressing beyond Scientific Literacy to Chemical Fluency, Genevieve Marie Criss

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Psychoeducational Group Counseling to Enhance Self-Control in Middle School Students, Amanda Crowley

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Parental Involvement: Barriers Hispanic Parents Face, Iris M. Cruz