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Honors Theses from 2016

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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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Animating Animals: Exploring Modes of Animal Representation in Classic Animated Children’s Films, Meagan 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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Quantifying Variation in the Seed Scatter-hoarder Relationship, Gina M. Sawaya

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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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Textiles and Trade: Williamsburg's Material Culture, 1699-1815, Evelyn M. Strope

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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

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Equitable Distribution of Microfinance: How language, ethnicity, and religion affect access to microcredit loans, Hallie Elizabeth Westlund

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Characterization of Novel Export Sequences in the Thyroid Hormone Receptor, Cheyenne Williams

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The Effect of Diversity Ideology on the Perception of Political Candidates Varying By Race, Karyne Nichelle Williams

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Domino Reactions Involving Merged Cycloaddition and Cycloreversion Processes Affording Pyridine Products, Jill Williamson

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Improving Optical Gyroscope Sensitivity Using a Fast Light Regime, Owen R. Wolfe

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Graph packing with constraints on edges, Fangyi Xu

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Connecting Herbivore Effects to Population Dynamics of Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) Using an Integral Projection Model, Sivan Yair

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Species Invasion in a Network Population Model, Ryan Clive Yan

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Arthur Matsu's College Years: Historicizing His 1920s Experiences, Benming Zhang

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A Few Good Men: A Quantitative Analysis of High-Level People's Liberation Army (PLA) Promotion Patterns under Xi Jinping, Jimmy Zhongmin Zhang

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(Un)Stable Manifold Computation via Iterative Forward-Backward Runge-Kutta Type Methods, Dmitriy Zhigunov

Honors Theses from 2015

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Developmental responses to fluctuations in environmental conditions in echinoid echinoderms, Salma Abdel-Raheem

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Disaster and Discourse: Reactions to the 1906 Courrières Colliery Mine Disaster, Jacob Abrams

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Examining the Role of Cultural Paradigm Shift on Originalist Interpretation: Implications on the Second Amendment, Arvin Alaigh

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Role of Cholinergic Projections to the Orbitofrontal Cortex in Probability Discounting in a Rat Model, Emma Albert-Stone

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Discovering What Lies Below: the Exploration of William & Mary's Crypt Under the Chapel, Somayah S. Allibhai-Mawani

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Anterior-Posterior Neural Axis Plasticity in the developing central nervous system of Xenopus laevis, Vollter Anastas

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Open wounds, shrunk...but wounds still: Mental Illness in the Life and Literature of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leah C. Bailey

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Characterization of Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX-Induced Neuronal Differentiation in PC12 Cells, Dallas A. Banks

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Measurements of the lead-hydrocarbon cross section ratio for charged-current neutrino interactions, William F. Bergan

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Of Myth and Memory: Collective Memory in the French World War II Museum, Elisabeth S. Bloxam

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Purpose Over Performance: Student Perceptions of International Student Service Projects, Clare K. Boczon

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A Quantitative Analysis of Insulin Signaling in Neurodegeneration, Elise M. Braatz

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A Comparative Analysis of Five Greek Fountain Houses, Maura Brennan

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A Test for Heritable Variation in Reproductive Response to Bisphenol A in a Population of White-footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus), Lauren N. Canestrini

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Central Auditory Processing Disorder: Towards a Therapeutic EEG Neurofeedback Brain Computer Interface, Sean R. Chadwick

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Initiation of Photochemical Reactions via FRET from Fluorescent Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles, Christian Chamberlayne

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Effect of Parental Dependence and Escape Drinking on Affect and Attentional Bias to Alcohol-Related cues in Pre-Adolescents, Lauren Collier

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Black Slaves, Christian Servants: Race and Legal Identity in Northampton and Middlesex Counties, Virginia, 1632-1705, Timothy A. Courtney

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First-­‐Row Transition Metal Coordination Compounds for the Electrocatalytic Generation of Hydrogen from Organic and Aqueous Solutions, Patrick M. Crossland

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Patterns of Controversy: The Factors that Influence the Passage of Voter Identification Laws, Stephen D'Alessio

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Novel methodologies to study protein S-glutathiolation using fluorescence spectroscopy, Jacob Daniels

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Spatial Patterns of Municipal Annexation and the Impact on the Cost of Police Services, Kyle B. DeMaria

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Determining Space Use of Breeding Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) Pairs in Southeastern Virginia, Akshay Deverakonda

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A Rival to the West? Comparing the Effects of Chinese and World Bank Health Aid on Health Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Isabel Jane DoCampo

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Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides and Zuzak's The Book Thief: Impossible Narration in Millennial Fiction, Maria Dougherty

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From Activism to Annoyance: Framing, Threat, and Public Tolerance toward Protest, Samuel E.R. Dunham

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Chinese National Identities and Understanding the Decision for War with India in 1962, Yuhao Du

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Ingestion of Low Density Food Particles by Suspension-Feeding Goldfish, Kristin Edwards

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Creating Cooperation: The Effects of Synchrony in Group Formation Cross-Culturally, Aleeya L. Ensign

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“Among the Graves”: Constructing Community, Resistance, and Freedom on Nineteenth Century Plantation Burial Grounds, Whitney N. Fields

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Priming for Supereruption: the hot pre-Peach Spring Tuff lavas and Peach Spring Tuff magmatic enclaves, Black Mountains, Arizona, Megan E. Flansburg

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A Whole Way of Life: Online Communities and Console Gaming, Carlton Fleenor

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"How Do I Know What I Think Till I See What I Say?" William James's and Carl Jung's Ideas on the Unconscious Mind As Applied to Stegner, Diana J. Floegel

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Foundations of Empire: The American Military Government in the Philippine-American War, 1899-1902, Luke Frerichs

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Persistent Population Biases in Branching Random Walk Algorithms, David J. Geroski

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The Role of Histone Modifying Enzyme SUV420H2 in Pediatric Ependymoma., Sarah Goggin

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Effects of Current Mood State on the Time-Frame Orientation of Mind-Wandering, William D. Gooding

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Diffusion-Based Biomolecular Sensing Using Low-Field NMR, John S. Gray

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Girls without Faces & Other Stories, Molly E. Greer

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Historical Precedents and Early Modern Interpretations: English Histories of America, 1500-1700, Madeline H. Grimm

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Does Entitativity Reduce Behavioral Attentional and Evaluative Biases Toward Homosexual Couples?, Nicholas M. Gupta

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Life That Thrives In Hostility: Mexico's Indigenous Communities and Self-Defense Forces, Kassia M. Halcli

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“A Constant Unfolding of Far-Resonate Action”: George Eliot’s Middlemarch, Spinoza, and the Ethics of Power, Zachary J. Hardy

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Frederick's Chessboard: Domestic Institutions and the Origins of the Seven Years' War, Caitlin Hartnett

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GEANT4 Simulation of Detector Properties in the MOLLER Experiment, Christopher R. Haufe

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The Pendragon Cycle: Celtic Christianity in the Arthurian Legend through Bards, Prophets, and Historians, Rebecca L. Heine

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To Grow or Defend? Effects of Competition and Herbivory on Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, Melissa H. Hey

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On the Non-Symmetric Spectra of Certain Graphs, Owen Hill

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Knickpoints and disequilibrium in an ancient orogen: A study of central Appalachian channel profiles around Crabtree Falls, Virginia, Michelle Hoon-Starr

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Relaxation of Planar Graphs With d∆≥2 and No 4-Cycles, Heather A. Hoskins

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Performativity of Abject Identity: Jonathon Hsu’s Coming Out Asian American, Jonathon I. Hsu