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Honors Theses from 2016

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Composting the City: Urban Farming in the Ethnographic Moment, Matthew William Abel

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The Role of Spontaneous Intracellular Calcium Transients in Neurotransmitter Phenotype Specification in Xenopus laevis, Eileen Frances Ablondi

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Mechanisms of Helicobacter pylori Adhesion Regulation and Impacts on Host Immune Response, Catherine Rose Acio

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Political Attitudes and the Facial Feedback Hypothesis, Josh Albertson

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Hydrogen-Bonding Control of Solvatochromism and Non-Radiative Decay in the Fluorescence of 3-Aminofluoren-9-one Derivatives, Isaac Gregory Alty

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Group Discipleship and Individual Spirituality: Challenging Models of False Sanctity in Early Modern Italy and Spain, Mary Andino

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Studies on the DAQ System of GRINCH detector, Peibo An

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Acetylation Controls the Subcellular Localization of Thyroid Hormone Receptor α1, Cyril S. Anyetei-Anum

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Homer's Music through Plato's Ears, Dereck Wayne Basinger

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On Animal Rights, Speciesism, and the Nature of Social Change, Delaney Berman

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Investigating Dispersal of Red Oak (Quercus rubra) Acorns by the Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), Aaron Samuel Bland

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Emotion Regulation and Friendship: The Shield and Sword against Adolescent Depression, Laurel Olivia Brockenberry

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Oligomers and Polymers of Copper(I) With Dicyanobenzene and Cyanopyridine Ligands, Mark K. Broderick

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Physical modeling of vortical cross-step filtration in the oral cavity of American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula), Hannah Brooks

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“Insane for the destination:” Disrupting the Teleological Impulses of Sylvia Plath’s Ariel and Adrienne Rich’s Diving into the Wreck, Noah Christopher Brooksher

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The Lives of Others: The Colonial Gaze in Albanian Film Coproductions, Michael Burrows

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Catharsis, Shannon Callahan

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Sensitivity Determination in the CHIPS Neutrino Detector, Eve Adde Chase

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Irreconcilable Modes of Masculinity: The Prevalence of Contemporary Irish-American Double-Protagonist Films, Anne Riley Curran

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A Psychological Approach to the Special Composition Question, Connor Drake Dantzler

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Renegotiating the Apocalypse: Mary Shelley’s "The Last Man", Kathryn Joan Darling

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Growing Networks with Positive and Negative Links, Corynne Smith Dech

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The Ludic Life of Things: Explorations in the Vitality of the Ludic Object in Contemporary Narratives, Eamonn deLacy

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Mirror Neuron Activation Priming in Novice Versus Expert Ballet Dancers, Vanessa Duffie

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Our Lady (a novel in progress), Molly Earner

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Interactive Relationships: An Exploration of Ceramic Surface and Form, Katie Fee

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History Influencing History: Changing Perceptions of the Starving Time at Jamestown, Kelsey Fenske

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“The Internal Conflict:” Navigating Transitional Education in Postwar Guatemala, Brenna Michelle Ferris

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Heleluyvn Yvhikares ("I Will Sing Hallelujah") A Documentation of Muscogee-Seminole Hymns and Hymn-Singing Practice Within the Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations of Oklahoma, Sarah Katherine Fredrick

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Declaring War or Sentencing Criminals? Assessing Short-Term and Long-Term Counterterrorism Success, Arielle Lehner Galston

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Corrosion in a Molten Salt Environment, Samuel Peter Paiewonsky Girdzis

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Development of cosmogenic 22Na as a tool to measure young water age in multiple watersheds, Claire Goydan

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"Yeah, But You Rape Women": Hannibal Buress and the Comedy Community's Role in Shaping Public Opinion of the Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Allegations, Alexandra Granato

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Development of a Digital Offset Laser Lock, Ian W. Hage

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Molded from Clay: The Portrayal of Jews through the Golem in Yudel Rosenberg’s The Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague and Gustav Meyrink’s Der Golem, Reynolds Nelson Hahamovitch

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Imposing Change: Analyzing Lustration Policies in Post-War Iraq and Germany, Michael Thomas Hamilton

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Synthesis and Characterization of Interpenetrating Polymer Networks for Applications in Extraterrestrial Radiation Shielding, Josiah Arevalo Hammack

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One Direction and the Marketing Machine, Megan Katherine Haney-Claus

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Plasticity in egg placement in response to predator cues in the mud snail, Ilyanassa obsoleta, Emily A. Harmon

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Iron Complexes for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation, Carolyn L. Hartley

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Fragmentation Studies of Lysine and Lysine Analog Containing Tetrapeptides, Zachariah Imran Hasan

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Quantifying the Sensitivity of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis to Isospin Breaking, Matthew Ramin Hamedani Heffernan

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Light-Enhanced Startle as an Experimental Model of Withdrawal, Augustin C. Hennings

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Memory as Bayesian inference: On the connection between memory and the second law of thermodynamics, Wade Daniel Hodson

Why We Need Asian Pacific Islander American Studies, Jin Ho

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Understanding North Korea in the Korean Diaspora: Teaching North Korea to American Students, So Dam Hong

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Salvador Dalí, Surrealism, and the Luxury Fashion Industry, Chantal Houglan

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Row and Column Distributions of Letter Matrices, Xiaonan Hu

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Investigation of Unnatural Amino Acids as a Means to Modulate Protein Function, Taylor Harrison Jacobs

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Oil Shock Effects and the Business Cycle, Collin Jones

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Paleomagnetic analysis of the Scottsville Mesozoic rift basin, Virginia: implications for regional geologic history, Nathan Charles Keithline

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An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Proton Affinity in Proline-Containing Dipeptides: Exploring the “Proline Effect”, Anton Luke Lachowicz

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Unpacking the Psychosocial Effects of Institutional Racism, Ebony A. Lambert

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The Language of Music and Math: An Investigation of Cross-Domain Effects of Structural Priming, Robert Anthony LaRose

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The Formation of Fluvial Valleys on Alba Mons, Mars, Karin Eva Lehnigk

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Breastfeeding Initiation Among Women Who Have Experience with Incarceration, Natalie R. Libster

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Four-Step Assessment Model in Structural Family Therapy, Edmund Maxwell Lichter

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Keeping birds away from food using sonic technology: a potential for protecting crops, Waverly Gabrielle McClusky

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Characterizing Importin Binding to Thyroid Hormone Receptor α1, Emma Lynn McGregor

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Fed Up: Do Diet Violations Affect Implicit and Explicit Wanting and Liking in Restrained Eaters?, Gabrielle Brett Mecca

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Thinking through the Monarchy in Sixth-Century Visigothic Spain, Cade Meinel

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Studies of the development of intermolecular networks during the curing of coatings using single-sided nuclear magnetic resonance, Frances Jude Morin

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The Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX Colocalizes to Aggresomes, Veronica L. Nagle

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Total Synthesis of Peramine, a Defensive Alkaloid Produced by Endophytic Fungi of Cool Season Grasses Possessing Anti-Insect Properties, Matthew Rolfe Nelli

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Memory, Narrative, and Identity Shifts in Modern Ireland, Erik David Nelson

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Telling the Stories that Can't Be Told: Translating War in Hemingway, Vonnegut, and O'Brien, Emily A. Nye

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Black Holes and Finite-Temperature Field Theory in AdS/CFT, Jackson Cross Olsen

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Utilizing Synthetic Tools to Address Biological Issues, Marshall Scott Padilla

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Coming Home: Challenges Related to Reentry and Recidivism for Previously Incarcerated New Mothers, Sarah Ross Perry

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Margaret Thatcher, Dilma Rousseff, & Angela Merkel: The Impact of Female World Leaders through Collaborative Negotiation, Alexandra Grace Phillips

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Reconstructing a National Silhouette: Avant-Garde Fashion and Perceptions of the Japanese Body, Jon Dominick Querolo

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Increasing Quantum Limited Sensitivity of Interferometers Using Electromagnetically Induced Transparency, Hunter Blake Rew

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Gay Men's Language in Italy: In-Group Perceptions and Attitudes, Anderson Davis Richardson

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Merging Social and Natural Histories at Kiskiak: A Historical Ecology Study, Leanna Grace Richmond

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Do Birds of a Feather Really Flock Together? Ideational Homophily and Development Policy Influence, Kristin Ritchey

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Lieux de Memoire, Lieux d'Amnesie: la Tension Identitaire en Guadeloupe, Kristin Ritchey

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Modeling the Fluid Dynamics of Filtering Structures in Suspension-Feeding Fish, Erin Michele Roberts

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Construction of Bicyclo[2.2.2]diazaoctane Alkaloids via Intermolecular [4+2] Cycloadditions, Jacob Gabriel Robins

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Civil Patrols, Race, and Repression in Guatemala, 1982-1996, Jeremy Ross

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Political Liberalism and a Theory of Justice: Recasting Justice as Fairness as a Political Conception of Liberal Justice, George Eric Rudebusch

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A Historical Examination of Creative Destruction, Turnover Rate, and New Technology Based Firms in the Context of the Financial Times US 500 List, James M. Ryan

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Computing All Isolated Invariant Sets at a Finite Resolution, Martin Salgado-Flores

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Antifascist Graffiti: Crime or Contribution?, Jillian Margaret Sequeira

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Multi-proxy records of anthropogenic impacts on fluvial sediment discharge at Joppa Flats, Massachusetts, Justin Lee Shawler

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What is your present religion, if any? None, not Nun., Ming Siegel

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Peptide Fragmentation Studies on Doubly Charged Proline and Pipecolic Acid Containing Pentapeptides and Methods Development for an HPLC/MS Instrument for Proteomics Experiments, Hannah Emily Smith

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The Effect of Ethanol, Methanol, and Water on the Hydrolytic Degradation of Polyamide-11, Patrick Smith

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Creating a Computational Model of Prion Disease in the Human Neocortex, Christina Alexandra Stephens

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Disgust: An Emotional Component of Conservative Attitudes toward Transgender Individuals, John Stuart

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Sacred Grounds and Profane Plantations: The Spiritual Landscapes of Barbados, Myles Sullivan

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Black Genocide, Reproductive Control, and the Crisis Pregnancy Center Movement: A Conspiracy Narrative of Racial Hegemonic Order, Jordan Taffet

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Probing Single-Molecule Photophysics of Rhodamines on TiO2, Jenna Adrienne Uy Tan

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Bittersweet Recollection: An Ecological Study of Nostalgia, Justin Leroy Thibault

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The Effect of Climate on Population Dynamics of Butterfly Species across Southeastern Virginia, Morgan Nicole Thompson

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Effects of Changes in Egg Size and Larval Food Supply on the Development of Two Species of Seastars, Stacy Nicole Trackenberg

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Implications of Mycorrhizae and Seedling Competition for American Chestnut Restoration, Olivia Ryan Trani

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Theobald Wolfe Tone as a Politician and Diplomat, Abigail Clancy Trevor

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Normal Matrices Subordinate to a Graph, Morrison Turnansky

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The Role of Parental Smoking on Children's Attentional Bias to and Evaluation of Smoking-Related Cues, Sarah Volz

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The Revolutionary New Woman: Renegotiating her Social Contract through Sex, Nicole Walsh