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etd @ Mason (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

etd @ Mason (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

 

An ETD is a dissertation or thesis that is submitted and archived electronically. Electronic access to research and scholarship is important as more and more people are accessing relevant information online. The etd @ Mason program yields faster access to these important student publications. ETDs give students the freedom to experiment with and attach different types of multimedia and other ancillary materials to help convey their message to the reader more effectively and completely.

University Dissertation and Thesis Services currently gives students the opportunity to submit their thesis or dissertation electronically. Instead of haivng a bound volume on the shelf in the library as a circulating copy, dissertations and theses can now be open access electronic files. ETDs at Mason are stored as PDF (portable document format) files.

This collection contains dissertations, theses, and projects from various programs at George Mason University that were submitted to the University Libraries in electronic formats.

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  • Goswami, Suchismita
    Around terabytes of unstructured electronic data are generated every day from twitter networks, scientific collaborations, organizational emails, telephone calls and websites. Ex- cessive communications in communication ...
  • Wieringa, Jeri
    A Gospel of Health and Salvation is a work of digital history — defined as the critical application of computational technologies to the study of the past — focused on the relationship between time and gender in Seventh-day ...
  • Holloway, Shaun
    A bunch of text that says something profound will soon appear in this document.
  • François, Kyle
    This thesis is a collection of personal essays centered around the Midwest. The essays circle both rural and cityscapes, while moving through the point of view of a narrator obsessed with postmodernity and all of its ...
  • Branca, Katherine
    This thesis is a collection of essays about dance and spirituality. They consider how dance may or may not be a form of spirituality, and what it means for a dancer to lose this connection to his or her “faith” through ...
  • 43.16 
    Boss, Christopher
    Clive Fischer-Kersey is an elite runner who qualifies for the Olympic Games in the 400m sprint. This novel explores the psychological and social pressures that contribute to the life of a world-class athlete.
  • Bolgiano, Anne Taylor
    This novel takes place in Washington, DC. It follows five housemates, all in their early twenties to early thirties and from slightly divergent backgrounds, as they try to make a path forward after the death of their ...
  • Ashby, Elizabeth
    Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are a significant threat to global security and human wellbeing. A majority of EIDs affecting humans are zoonotic, or originating from animals. Human risk of exposure to zoonotic pathogens ...
  • Aadahl, Sarah
    This thesis examines how gender norms are both subverted and reproduced in cosplay through subcultural boundaries and character displays and performance. The cosplay community is examined to understand how cosplay is a ...
  • New Noise 
    Barzditis, Tim
    Music transcends all kinds of distance, both literal and figurative. This collection of poetry evokes a narrative of struggling and reconciling with these distances, primarily through the recontextualization of song lyrics, ...
  • Weeren, Ellen
    Over a hundred years ago in a small Asian village, a young man grows up with the sister he believes to be his twin. She falls ill when they are thirteen with a condition resistant to traditional medical treatment. Relying ...
  • Petrassi, Alexandria
    Nude Study seeks to interrogate the representation of the female nude in Western art. The speaker seeks to understand the purpose and meaning behind the postured representation of nude women in Western art, with special ...
  • Moore, Clare
    This thesis is a creative project that explores character, plot, theme, and setting. The novel follows the story of Sara Ellis and her two brothers as they embark on a journey to “make it” as a band in Los Angeles. ...
  • Li, Huilun
    Background: Migraine is a common neurological disorder that causes moderate to severe headache attacks accompanied by other disabling symptoms. Previous clinical studies have found a daily single dose of 400 mg riboflavin ...
  • Jensen, Elspeth
    Fit for Home is a collection of poetry exploring the idea of home and house, literally and figuratively, and the house’s relationship to the self, memory, and experience.
  • Prosopon 
    Thompson, E Rhodes
    What makes a self? Where is the line between outward appearance and identity? This thesis is a collection of poems which examines through the artifice of Greek myth and entomology a transgender and neuro-divergent ...
  • Johri, Aditya
    This thesis is a collection of essays that portray my experiences with becoming changing nationalities, becoming a citizen of America and relinquishing my Indian citizenship. Beginning with the process of applying for ...
  • Olson, Audrey
    Background: College students’ eating patterns have known nutritional shortfalls, particularly in consumption levels of fruit and vegetables, lean protein, low or nonfat dairy, and whole grains. In addition, excess calories ...
  • Prior, John W II
    This thesis determines that the Alabama Black Belt evolved differently than other regions in Alabama during the post-cotton era 1910-2010. This thesis first quantifies the extent of Alabama Black Belt during the ante-bellum ...
  • Mahuna, Joshua M
    Chinese-Indonesian communities are experiencing identity crises from socio-normative anti-Chinese sentiment and discrimination. Since the conclusion of the Suharto administration, Chinese-Indonesian populations are publicly ...

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