1) it is optional, not required (the ProQuest deposit is required); and
2) it will be available to everyone on the Internet; there is no embargo for dissertations in the UNL DigitalCommons.
Master's candidates: Deposit of your thesis or project is required. If an embargo is necessary, you may deposit the thesis at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/embargotheses/ with the prior approval of your department and the Graduate Office (contact Terri Eastin).
All depositors: We try to observe a 24-hour "cooling off" period to give you opportunity to correct those "oops" issues that seem to emerge just after deposit.
Upon deposit, you will immediately receive an email that your submission has been received (and this is what you need to show the Graduate Office).
However, you can still log back in and select Revise and upload a new version with your advisor's name spelled right, or your mother thanked in the Acknowledgments, or whatever you're stressing about.
After about a day, your submission will be "published" or "posted", making it available to the Internet; you will get another email to that effect, and your submission can no longer be changed--by you.
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Okay, get started. That thesis is not going to submit itself.
Knörrer Periodicity and Bott Periodicity, Michael K. Brown
Invariant Basis Number and Basis Types for C*-Algebras, Philip M. Gipson
Boundary Value Problems of Nabla Fractional Difference Equations, Abigail M. Brackins
Results on edge-colored graphs and pancyclicity, James Carraher
Combinatorial and Algebraic Coding Techniques for Flash Memory Storage, Kathryn A. Haymaker
BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS FOR DISCRETE FRACTIONAL EQUATIONS, Pushp R. Awasthi
Periodic modules over Gorenstein local rings, Amanda Croll
Decompositions of Betti Diagrams, Courtney Gibbons
Symbolic Powers of Ideals in k[PN], Michael Janssen
Closure and homological properties of (auto)stackable groups, Ashley Johnson
BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS FOR DISCRETE FRACTIONAL EQUATIONS, Khulud Alyousef
An Analysis of Nonlocal Boundary Value Problems of Fractional and Integer Order, Christopher Steven Goodrich
Commutative Rings Graded by Abelian Groups, Brian P. Johnson
The Weak Discrepancy and Linear Extension Diameter of Grids and Other Posets, Katherine Victoria Johnson
Combinatorics Using Computational Methods, Derrick Stolee
On the Betti Number of Differential Modules, Justin DeVries
Formalizing Categorical and Algebraic Constructions in Operator Theory, William Benjamin Grilliette
Homology of Artinian Modules Over Commutative Noetherian Rings, Micah J. Leamer
Annihilators of Local Cohomology Modules, Laura Lynch
Groups and Semigroups Generated by Automata, David McCune
Hilbert-Samuel and Hilbert-Kunz Functions of Zero-Dimensional Ideals, Lori A. McDonnell
EXTREMAL TREES AND RECONSTRUCTION, Andrew Ray
Applications of Linear Programming to Coding Theory, Nathan Axvig
Vanishing of Ext and Tor over complete intersections, Olgur Celikbas
Modeling and Analysis of Biological Populations, Joan Lubben
OSCILLATION THEORY OF DYNAMIC EQUATIONS ON TIME SCALES, Raegan J. Higgins
A Theory of Non-Noetherian Gorenstein Rings, Livia M. Miller
Algebraic Geometric Codes on Anticanonical Surfaces, Jennifer A. Davis
Two Problems in Extremal Set Theory, Joshua Brown Kramer
Factorability in the ring Z[√–5], Laura Lynch