Electronic Theses And Dissertations Etds Collections

Beginning in 2009 (for degrees awarded in August, 2009) all theses and dissertations completed at Washington University were required to be submitted in electronic form. Print submissions are no longer accepted. Dissertations are submitted directly in electronic form to UMI / Proquest Dissertation Services. Master’s theses are locally submitted in electronic form directly into the Washington University Open Scholarship Repository. Please contact your academic department document for information on the preparation and formatting requirements of the thesis itself.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Essays on Firms and Human Behavior, Nicolas Aguelakakis

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Consuming Bodies: Countercultural Citizens of Mexican Capitalism in the 20th Century, Ivan Eusebio Aguirre Darancou

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Phenomenal Marks, Ruptured Spaces, Relearning Language, Crossing Cultures, Meelee Ahn

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Distraction and Community: The Magic of Playtime, Heather Alfaro

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Michelangelo Moving Time, James Philip Anno

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A 2-D Analysis of Strains at the Interface Between the Brain and the Skull, Kashyap Arcot

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GOD BLESS THE WHOLE WORLD NO EXCEPTIONS, Claire Askew

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Prosaic (dis)appearance, Waller H. Austin

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Flexible Plasmonic Sensing Substrates and their application in Explosive Sensing, Justin Bae and Srikanth Singamaneni

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To Laugh or Cry: Examining Intergroup Attitudes through Humor, Katlin Bentley

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Die Verzauberung der Welt - eine Studie zur transgressiven Sakralität an Beispielen der zeitgenössischen Serienkultur, Christine Bernshaus

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How Do Environmental Changes and Shared Cultural Experiences Impact the Health of Indigenous Peoples in South Louisiana?, Shanondora M. Billiot

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Evolution of Olivine Crystallographic Preferred Orientation in the Upper Mantle -- Implications for the Interpretation of Seismic Anisotropy, Yuval Boneh

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Feasibility Testing of a Complex Intervention for Motor and Activity Limitations in Persons with Stroke, Anna Boone

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Mitochondrial damage accumulation in oocytes – a potential link between maternal obesity and increased cardiometabolic disease risk in offspring., Anna Louise Boudoures

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The Role of RNA Interference in the Control of Leishmania RNA virus 1 Infection, Erin Acino Brettmann

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Mitochondrial Dynamics Controls T Cell Fate Through Metabolic Programming, Michael Buck

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Satan's Beach Surf Them Webs 666, Shawn Burkard

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Contemplation of a Place, Slow and Constant, Colton R. Carter

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Crossing Upstream, Rachel Chapman

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Bringing Raised Fists to a Gun Fight: Exploring the Strategic Choice & Persistence of Violent Dissent over Civil Resistance, Ambreen Chaudhri

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Essays on Development, Growth, and Human Capital, Wan-Jung Cheng

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Numerical Simulation of Enhancement in CO2 Sequestration with Various Water Production Schemes under Multiple Well Scenarios, Li Chen

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Market Risk Management for Financial Institutions Based on GARCH Family Models, Qiandi Chen

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Single-step, Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition of Methylammonium Bismuth Iodide Thin Films, Xiao Chen

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Population Genomics of a Baboon Hybrid Zone in Zambia, Kenneth Lyu Chiou

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Better Off Dead: Suicide in Plato's Philosophy, Anna Christensen

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Folk Epistemology of Factual, Political, and Religious Beliefs, John Christner

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Fighting Domestic Terrorism: Art's Role in Social Activism, jonathan cornell

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Particle Enrichment in Longitudinal Standing Bulk Acoustic Wave Microfluidics, Mingyang Cui

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What is Opposition Good For?, Betul Demirkaya

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Numerical Study of the Aerodynamics of DLR-F6 Wing-Body in Unbounded Flow Field and in Ground Effect, NING DENG

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Conjoint Audiogram Estimation via Gaussian Process Classification, James DiLorenzo

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Whistle While You Hum, Ryan Doyle

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The Hierophant and The High Priestess, Sara Duff

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Numerical Drag Prediction of NASA Common Research Models Using Different Turbulence Models, Pan Du

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Healthcare vs. Hawkishness: The Divergent Effects of Affect on Context-Driven Shifts in Attitudes, Fade Rimon Eadeh

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Hepatic Ketogenesis as a Novel Regulator of Liver Metabolism and Injury, Baris Can Ercal

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Fatal Books: Dangerous Reading in Victorian England, 1850-1900, Amanda Sydel Farage

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Design and Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of an Idealized Modern Wingsuit, Maria E. Ferguson

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Women in Ambiguity: Fictitious Monogamy in Genji monogatari, Anita Fike

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Regulation of the Pro-Tumorigenic Senescence-Associated Secretory Phenotype, Kevin Flanagan

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the significance that cause and effect might have, Sara Fleenor

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VRShape: A Virtual Reality Tool for Shaping Movement Compensation, Matthew Hale Foreman

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Contrite Hearts: Lay Clergie in Late Medieval England, Sara Fredman

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Aerodynamics and Shock Buffet of a Transonic Airfoil in Ground Effect, Boshun Gao

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How Do I Fit? Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Social Services among Women Involved in Commercial Sexual Exploitation through Identities, Traumas, and Substance Use, Lara B. Gerassi

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Locating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Ali Ghubaish

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The Technological and Socio-Economic Organization of the Elmenteitan Early Herders in Southern Kenya (3000-1200 BP), Steven Thomas Goldstein

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Gospel Writ in Steel: Puritan Genealogies in the Abolitionist Imagination, Kenyon Gradert

 

ETD Preservation and Access Service: California Digital Library

Overview

The California Digital Library provides preservation and access services to the UC campus libraries for stewarding electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) authored by UC students. CDL's ETD service integrates the Merritt preservation solution with the eScholarship access interface, providing long-term curation and preservation as well as enhanced visibility and robust access tools where appropriate.

Because each campus has its own set of policies and procedures for handling ETDs, the CDL ETD service can be customized to best address local needs. Specifically, while all campuses desire preservation for their ETDs, only some require that these culminating projects be made publicly accessible at this point. CDL's ETD service can accommodate both of these scenarios.

Typical Workflow

The broad steps of the typical workflow are similar across campuses:

  1. Student submits ETD to ProQuest
  2. ProQuest processes ETDs and makes metadata and ETD files available for the campus library to download
  3. Campus library augments metadata (optional)
  4. Campus library submits ETDs (PDF files, metadata records and any associated supplemental files) to Merritt
  5. eScholarship automatically harvests non-embargoed ETDs intended for public access

CDL can now receive ETDs directly from Proquest, cutting out steps #2-4 above. In addition, we can receive MARC records from Proquest and augment them with the link to the eScholarship copy, along with any other changes to match local campus cataloging practices. Contact uc3@ucop.edu for more information.

Currently, the CDL ETD service does not support direct student submissions, though this is a potential future project that could be taken on collaboratively by the campuses and the CDL using Vireo or another similar system. Until then, ETDs are submitted to the CDL after they have been processed by ProQuest.

Costs

The CDL ETD service charge is limited to UC3's cost of storage, which is currently $650 per terabyte per year and is expected to decrease over time. Preliminary estimates show that the cost of preserving an ETD in Merritt is on average less than $0.01 per year.

Submitting ETDs to the CDL

All campuses require preservation for their ETDs, therefore use of the CDL ETD service begins with submission to Merritt. CDL can receive ETDs directly from Proquest and submit them to Merritt, simplifying the process. We can provide reports about the ETDs and metadata received from Proquest.

If you'd like to receive and submit ETDs to Merritt, there are several methods for submission, including a simple web form, as well as RESTful APIs and other methods that allow for easy programmatic submission and/or integration into existing content management tools. See the Merritt User Guide for more information, or contact UC3 at uc3@ucop.edu with any questions about how best to set up an account and submit collections to Merritt.

In addition to the mechanisms of submitting content, some import attributes of the material should also be considered:

  • Public Access: As part of establishing your collection in Merritt, you will be asked if the ETDs should be harvested for public display in eScholarship. It is fine to start with only preservation and add in public access at a later date—simply let us know.
  • Embargoes: If your ETDs are generally intended for public access but include some embargoed items, please let us know so that we can confirm the embargo system after the first harvest of your content. Note that eScholarship follows the ProQuest embargo periods as encoded in the ETD metadata.
  • Versions: Revised versions of an ETD or one of its component files should be submitted to Merritt as a new version of an existing item. For those campuses choosing public access, eScholarship will pick up that new version in its daily automatic harvest.

Providing Public Access

Public access to submitted UC ETDs is provided through eScholarship and many campuses are already taking advantage of this service. In addition to direct end-user access, ETDs on eScholarship are indexed by major search engines alongside other eScholarship content and monthly usages statistic are generated for analysis purposes.

ETDs can be: browsed to as a discrete collection for all campuses, explored as a series for a given campus, found in eScholarship search results and discovered in Google and Google Scholar searches, where all eScholarship content is indexed.

The eScholarship ETD display uses the ProQuest metadata record (or, in the case of UCSD, the UCSD METS ETD profile) to display metadata elements specific to ETDs along with all of the functionality of other eScholarship publications:

  • ETD Specific Metadata
    • Acceptance date
    • Degree
    • Advisor
    • Committee members
    • Embargo date—embargoed items have a metadata only display that indicates when the embargo expires.
      • 0=no embargo
      • 1=6 month embargo
      • 2=1 year
      • 3=2 years
      • 4=until date specified. This requires the date be included, eg:
        <DISS_restriction>
        <DISS_sales_restriction code="1" remove="06/13/2019"/>
        </DISS_restriction>

        This element occurs near the bottom of the XML metadata file. The value of the "remove" attibute represents embargo end date, or restriction on sales/publication. Note that when eScholarship sees the "01/01" value in acceptance date for an embargoed item, it automatically adds a year minus one day to the encoded embargo period.
  • eScholarship Selected Display Features
    • PDF online viewing/reading
    • PDF download
    • Supplemental file listing and download (files can be of any type)
    • Document level metrics
    • Sharing via social networks and email
    • Citation tools

Reports

eScholarship generates monthly data regarding submission activity and end-user requests (views and downloads) for all content published on the site, including ETDs. Administrators wishing to receive an emailed link to these reports (available in HTML and as an Excel spreadsheet) should contact help@escholarship.org. Alternatively, the report for the previous month, which also includes historical data, can be downloaded at anytime directly from eScholarship:

Questions?

Preservation related questions should be sent to uc3@ucop.edu.

Access related questions should be sent to help@escholarship.org.

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