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Honors Theses from 2017

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Empirical Measures of Collective Capacity: A Social Network Approach, Matthew Anthony Adan

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From Invisible Children to Legal Citizens: An Analysis of Low National Birth Registration Rates and Global Efforts to Increase Registration, Mary K. Adgie

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Love on a Blighted Star: Nature and Female Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy, Emily M. Armstrong

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Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Generation by Cobalt Complexes, Jessica E. Armstrong

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"If there be such space:" Haunted Landscapes and Crises of Sonhood in Cormac McCarthy's Westerns, Kayla M. Armstrong

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Acute Intoxication Affects Pavlovian Conditioning in Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Fabiana T. Arrazola

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Characterization of the Role of the Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier (SUMO) on Nuclear Localization and Proteolysis of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor (TR), Amanda M. Back

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Receptor Gone Rogue: Investigating Localization of a Cancerous Thyroid Hormone Receptor, Michelle Barbeau

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Photocontrol of pH via Doped Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles, Aaron I. Bayles

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The Role of Executive Control Deficits in Cognitive Correlates of Dysphoria, Christian A. L. Bean

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Differential Regulation of Drosophila Testis Development by BMP Signaling, Merci N. Best

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The Mechanism of NMDA Receptor Mediated Increased in Gamma Oscillation Frequency, Prajal Bishwakarma

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Hooligans or Saboteurs? Democratic Backtracking in Eastern Europe, Courtney A. Blackington

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Anterior-Posterior Axis Plasticity in the Developing Nervous System of Xenopus laevis, Lyuba Bolkhovitinov

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Plateau Potential Fluctuations and Intrinsic Membrane Noise, Daniel Scott Borrus

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Neural Correlates of Multisensory Integration and the Role of Musical Experience, Victoria A. Bostler

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Are You What You Eat? Selective Sequestration of Toxic Milkweed Cardenolides in the Monarch Butterfly, Jacob Brammer

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“No Great Mischief if They Should Fall”: Scottish Highland Soldiers in the French and Indian War, Douglas Breton

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Rites: Poems, Lydia G. Brown

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The Efficacy and Safety of Six-Weeks of Pre-Workout Supplementation in Resistance Trained Rats, Justin P. Canakis

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TP and TN Completability of Border Patterns, Haoge Chang

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Paintings with Doors: Three Case Studies from the Fifteenth Century Netherlands, Jacqueline T. Chapman

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Investigating Biological Properties Utilizing Synthetic Methods, Lindsay E. Chatkewitz

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Interactions between Fiscal and Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Model with Regime Switching Process, Zihao Chen

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Beyond "self-eating": The Role of the Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX in Regulating Autophagy, Patrick Christian

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Working the Garden: Women and Religion in Apocalyptic Fiction, Sarah C. Collier

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U.S. Combat Morale in the World Wars: The European Theater of Operations, Monica J. Cronin

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Responding to International Health Emergencies: Comparing the World Health Organization Response to Ebola and Zika, Halia M. Czosnek

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Regulation of Neurite Outgrowths by the Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX in PC12 cells and Primary Neurons, Arya Dahal

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The Role of EU and NATO Conditionality on Developing Democracies: A Georgian Case Study, Carolyn A. De Roster

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The Fitness Effects of Biofilm Formation and Toxin Production in Natural Yeast Isolates, Bernadette M. Deschaine

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Saving Babies Using Big Data, Evan Dienstman

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Advancements in the Photocatalysis of Iron Complexes and the Electrocatalysis of Cobalt Complexes for Hydrogen Generation, Ryan J. DiRisio

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A Numerical Study of Non-Perturbative Unification, John C. Donahue

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The neural basis of breathing rhythm: TRPM4 and TRPC3 ion channels contribute to inspiratory burst generation in Dbx1-derived interneurons of the preBötzinger Complex in mice, Kaitlyn E. Dorst

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Understanding Colorism Through the Perceptions and Social Interactions of African Diasporic Women, Ebimene Doubeni

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Feminist Theatre: A Practical Application, Rosalynd I. Duerr

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Erschaffung interkultureller Identität durch Sprachkontakte in den Texten von Yoko Tawada, Shihao Du

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The Neurometric Correlates of Trauma Using the Brief Neurometric Battery (BNB), Lauren N. Dybel

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The Subversion of Wagnerian Gender Dynamics in James Joyce’s Ulysses, Sophia S. Farion

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3-3-1 Models With Unique Lepton Generations and Analysis of Higgs Decays, Karen Ficenec

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When the World Becomes Flesh: The International Day of Remembrance as Spatially Redressing Hampton, Virginia's Buckroe Beach, Amirio Freeman

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Pragmatic Creative Interventions in Latin America, Catherine Freund

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Variations in flanking residues of thyroid hormone receptor alpha1 isoform, Christine W. Gao

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Nameless Art in the Mao Era, Tianchu Gao

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A Threefold Defense of Perceptual Dogmatism, Hunter R. Gentry

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A Novel Method for Quantifying Spatial Patterns in Plants, Logan H. George

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Jimmy Carter’s Human Rights Diplomacy and the Democratization of Taiwan, Cody A. Grogan

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Exploring the Multi-Mode Structure of Atom-Generated Squeezed Light, Melissa A. Guidry

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Characterization of Venusian atmospheric dynamics using Venus Express images and ground-based observations, Jacob L. Gunnarson

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Cytological and Bioinformatical Analysis of SPE-26, a C. elegans Kelch-like Protein that Functions during the Karyosome Stage of Spermatogenesis, Stephen A. Gurley

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Aphra Behn, One of Churchill’s Top Girls?: Assessing Caryl Churchill’s Lack of Deference to Behn’s Legacy, Hayley A. Hahn

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Structural Comparison of Copper(II) Thiocyanate Pyridine Complexes, Joseph V. Handy

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Operating Under Uncertainty: The Public and Private Funding of Domestic Violence Service Providers in Virginia, Jenifer N. Hartley

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Characterizing the Growth Rate of a Corrosion Layer on Stainless Steel in a Molten Salt Environment, Calvin E. Hensler

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Alternative Notions of Dissent: Punk Rock’s Significance in the Soviet Union and East Germany, Gabrielle E. Hibbert

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An Analysis of Outer Inflammatory Protein A in cag Pathogenicity Island Negative and Positive Strains of Helicobacter pylori, Danielle N. Horridge

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Utilization of Unnatural Amino Acids in Novel Bioconjugates and Probing Applications, Christina A. Howard

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Can You See It? Facial Expression Leakage in Response to Emotional Intensity, Samuel Ault Jens

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Composed in the Closet: Ingolf Dahl's A Cycle of Sonnets, Cody M. Jones

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Reimagining Urban Place and Governance in Semarang, Indonesia, Emmaleah K. Jones

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A Spectralist Approach to the Vibrations of the Universe, Kevin M. Kay

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Total synthesis of barettin: Model study of specialized aldol condensation to directly access diketopiperazine targets, Elizabeth W. Kelley

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Yet Another French Exception: The Legal, Cultural, and Political Dimensions of France’s Support for the Digital Right to Be Forgotten, Zarine Kharazian

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A Defense of Retributivism as a Theory of Punishment, Samantha Kim

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Improving Water Barrier Properties of Epoxy Coatings with Addition of Graphene Oxide, Sang H. Kim

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Holographic Non-perturbative Thermodynamic Systems, Michael C. Kopreski

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Community Radio in Guatemala: A Half-Century of Resistance in the Face of Repression, Polly W. Lauer

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Examination of Noninvasive Alternatives to Blood Pressure Waveform Measurement in Preterm Infants, William E. Lawrence

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American Education Reform and the Humanism of Mathematics, 1890-1940, James Leach

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The Effect of Conformity to Feminine Norms on Women’s Food Consumption after a Sad Mood Induction, Thomas P. Le

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Chilling the Right to a Jury Trial: The Unconstitutionality of Jury Costs, Stephanie E. Levin

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A study of a novel self-fertility mechanism in the hermaphroditic nematode Rhabditis sp. SB347, Xiaoxue Lin

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How Some Islamic Monarchies Use Religious Ideology to Maintain Domestic Control and Exert Regional Influence: a comparative study of Morocco and Saudi Arabia, Abigail M. MacMillan

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In Between and Nowhere at all: How an Autobiography Reveals Hybridity, Francesca H. Maestas

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A Cup of Imperial Taste: The Formation of Ceramic Aesthetics under Emperor Huizong (r. 1100-1126), Kexin Ma

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The Christian Right and Israel: A Love Story?, Joseph Malanson

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A Mathematical Model of Remyelination in Multiple Sclerosis, Matthew J. McGuinness

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The Northern Novel of Manners: Wuthering Heights & The Invention of a Genre, Cameron I. Menchel

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Words Matter: A Study of Justice-Oriented Communication by Chesapeake Bay Environmental Nonprofits, Rachel Merriman-Goldring

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Natural Debts, Natural Dangers: An Ideology of Nation-State and Subject in an Immunology Text, Quinn Monette

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"Qui me rendra présent?": Francophone Representations of Lebanese Civil War Memory, Paul Naanou

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The Myth of Egalitarianism in Wartime and Austerity Britain, Sloane H. Nilsen

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Personality and Fear Conditioning: Effects of Neuroticism, Rachel Maku C. Orleans-Pobee

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Fluorescently-Labeled Glutathiones to Quantify Cysteine Reactivity, Saloni H. Patolia

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Understanding Human-Landscape Interaction: Geoarchaeology in the Society Islands, French Polynesia, Katherine M. Peck

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Optogenetic Investigations of the PreBötzinger Complex: Support for the Dbx1 Core Hypothesis, Francis D. Pham

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The Value of Statistical Life for College Students in the Context of Death by Homicide, Brandon Posner

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Links Between Maternal Emotion Socialization and Adolescents' Social Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Peer Emotion Socialization, Natalee N. Price

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Thresholds of barrier island change: A case study of Parramore Island, Virginia Eastern Shore, Jessica L. Raff

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Defining Ambiguous: Lesbianism and the Vampire in “Christabel” and Carmilla, Holly E. Reynolds

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Things Fall Apart: The Role of Small Arms Acquisition in Insurgent Fragmentation, Matthew K. Ribar

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Fandom, Racism, and the Myth of Diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ashley S. Richardson

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Characterization of Mixed N,S Donor Ligand and Group 12 Metal Complexes with X-Ray Crystallography, ESI-MS, and NMR, Mikhaila D. Ritz

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Ambisyllabic Consonant Lengthening in English, Alexa Rosalsky

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A Case Study in the Interdisciplinary: The Role of Anthropology, Archaeology and History in Academia and Museums, Alexnadra A. Rosenberg

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Modulating Intra-Nuclear LC3 with Small Molecules Rescues Cells from an Aneuploidogen-Induced Phenotype, Daniel P. Rosenberg

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Oscar Micheaux’s Cinematic Legacy: Through the Eyes of Contemporary Black Newspapers, Rachel E. Rosenfeld

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Center Manifold Theory and Computation Using a Forward Backward Approach, Emily E. Schaal

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Hemichordates as a model system for investigating intertidal zonation in soft sediments, Kharis R. Schrage