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Honors Theses from 2014

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Freedomland, Elyse J. Endick

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¿Quién amuralla una voz?: Poetry, Resistance, and Memory within Franco’s Prisons, Crosby D. Enright

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Blurred Lines: Exploring Poetic and Musical Subjectivity in Verlaine and Debussy's "Romances sans paroles", Emily Eyestone

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One State, One People, One Language: A Comparison of Chinese and Soviet Langauge Policy in the 20th Century, Rachel Faith

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Synthesis of a Novel Unnatural Amino Acid for Protein Incorporation and Click Mediated Conjugation, Christopher A. Farley

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Political Chameleons: An Exploration of Personality and Political Conformity, Taylor N. Feenstra

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BMP Regulation of Stem Cell Development During Drosophila Testis Formation, Ashley P. Fidler

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Increasing the Hydrogen Content of Aromatic Polyimides for Radiation Shielding, Geoffrey T. Geberth

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Population Modeling of Diamondback Terrapins, Sarah C. Gilliand

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Towards an Understanding of Race and Academic Achievement in the Lives of African American Students, Mary E. Grech

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Storytelling in Bronze: The Doors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni as Emblems of Florence's Roman History and Artistic Progression, Erin M. Gregory

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Basins of Attraction for Pulse-Coupled Oscillators, Ryan Gryder

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Combinatorial Contributions of Kisspeptin Neurons and GnRH Neurons to Male Infertility, Hwa In Han

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Land Use Impacts on Selenium Accumulation in Vegetation and Soil, Sharon E. Hartzell

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The Skinny on Regulating Media Images to Prevent Eating Disorders, Anna K. Hochgraf

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Effects of core temperature on exercise-induced mitochondrial biogenesis: Potential role of PGC-1α, AMPK eNOS, SIRT1, and SIRT3, Taylor M. Hodge

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Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Cryogenic Capability, Arlough Hollingshad

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Combinatorially Derived Properties of Young Tableaux, James R. Janopaul-Naylor

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Functional role of an epifaunal grazer (Ampithoe valida) in eelgrass communities: A comparative study between native and invasive ranges, Kathrynlynn W. Jenkins

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Trends of Loanword Origins in 20th Century Finnish, Mirva Johnson

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A Framework for Understanding the US Air Bombing Campaign in Korea, 1950-51, Yonsoo P. Kang

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Emirati Foreign Aid: Overview and Foreign Policy Implications, Maryam I. Kanna

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Bard in the Gondola, Barred in the Ghetto: Operatic Adaptations of Shakespearean Text and Italian Identity in the Late Nineteenth Century, Anne M. Kehrli

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Fixing failing schools: How states and localities implement federal reforms, Keenan Kelley

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Ratification and Reliability: The Strategic Logic of Formal Treaties, Benjamin L. Kenzer

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Nonlinear Models of Zooplankton Communities, Catherine King

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Study of Oil-Mineral Interactions by Atomic Force Spectroscopy, Jeffrey S. Knox

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Good Neighbors: Trade, Culture, and Institutions in the Resolution of Territorial Disputes, Dylan R. Kolhoff

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Evaluation of the Tensile, Water Diffusion, and Water Hydrolysis Properties of Graphene Oxide/Polyamide-11 Composites and Their Synthesis, Christopher Houston Komatsu

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I’ll Drink to That: Differential Effect of Fat Labeling, Weight Salience and Dietary Restraint on Consumption, Blina Kruja

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Partisan-Colored Glasses? How Polarization has Affected the Formation and Impact of Party Competence Evaluations, Rachel Lienesch

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Taking the Aid Debate to the Sub-National Level: Impact and Allocation of Foreign Health Aid in Malawi, Robert Marty

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The Role of MK-STYX in the eIF2alpha Stress Response Pathway, Alex McFarland

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Remembrance, Reflection, Reconciliation: The Performance of Collective Memory in Civil War Commemoration, Kathryn L. McLane

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Clinical and Physiological Analysis of Very Long Apneas in Premature Infants, Anne Mennen

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Parents and Preschool Decisions: How Networks, Research, and Priorities Affect Program Choice, Molly Michie

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Investigating The Use Of Quadrupolar Nuclei for NMR-Based Quantum Information Processing, Tim W. Milbourne

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Studies Directed toward the Synthesis of Asymmetric Loline Alkaloids, Kelsey E. Miller

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Emotional Priming and Spontaneous Facial Mimicry of Asian and Caucasian Faces: An Investigation Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), Katie Mitchell

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The effect of sub-lethal methylmercury exposure on corticosterone hormone and the glucocorticoid receptor in the Australian zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), Christina S. Moore

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The Construction of Activist Identities in the Democratic Party: A Study on Collective Identity and Political Activism, Derek J. Moretz

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A Byzantine Adam: Explicating the Suda's Encomiastic Entry on Adam, John P. Mulhall

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Diffusion of Revocation: The Movement Away from the Common Core State Standards, Ashley N. Napier

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Faith-Based Foundations of Social Justice: Where learning and life converge, Lindsey C. Neimo

Phonetic Knowledge as an Aid to the Perception of Mandarin Tone by Second Language Learners, Jeffrey Ngare

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Modeling Dispersive Electron-Transfer Dynamics in Single Dye Molecules on TiO2, Alana Ogata

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An environment up in smoke?: Evaluating the effects of fire management practices on red-backed fairy-wren habitat usage, Kelly O'Toole

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"As the Work had its origin in love": Masculine Responsibility and the Economy of Sympathy in Anti-Tom Novels, 1852-1854, Eleanor A. Pace

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Learning in Harm's Way: The Effects of Neighborhood Violence on School Performance, Elizabeth Froom Pelletier

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An Agent-Based Network Simulation Model for Comprehensive Stress Testing and Understanding Systemic Risk, Christopher J. Pickett

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Re-staging Rivera's Marisol: Identities, Projections, and New Mythologies, Kevin Place

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The Effects of Nicotine on a Probability-Discounting Task, Cassidy Reich

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Taboos and Primitivism: James Frazer, H.G. Wells, and the Intersection of Anthropology and Science Fiction, Eleanor L. Riesenberg

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The Relationship between Access to Healthcare and Civil Conflict, Jeffrey T. Rohde

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Synthesis and Characterization of Cadmium(II) Complexes with Biologically Inspired Multidentate Ligands, Carolina Rojas Ramirez

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SEED: Searching Encrypted Email Dependably. A design specification for secured webmail., Alessandro Roux

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The Allure and Scandal of Otherness in the Operas of Georges Bizet and their Source Texts, Maria E. Santini

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Modeling Drosophila Stem Cell Development through Ex Vivo Live-Cell Imaging Studies, Mohima Sanyal

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Racial Expectancy Violations in Mixed-Race Minimal Groups, Matthew Schafer

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Keep Calm and Carry On?: Examining WWII Great Britain through the Lens of Overseas Evacuation, Amy Schaffman

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"The Embrace is Inevitable": Connection and Audience Engagement in Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play, Kelsey C. Schneider

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When Social Pressure Fails: Evidence from Two Direct Mail Experiments, Margaret Schwenzfeier

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From the Barracks to the Frat House: Hegemonic Masculinity and the Normalization, Promotion and Replication of Rape Culture in Male Dominated Spaces-- A Comparison of the United States Military and the American College Fraternity, Elizabeth H. Scott

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Spatially variable rock erodibility related to the interaction between erosion rate and weathering in bedrock channels, Great Falls area, Virginia, Charles Shobe

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The Impact of Solar Lights on the Individual Welfare and Fishing Productivity of Liberian Fishermen, William Smith

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Association between invasive lionfish and native fish species in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean, Erin T. Spencer

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Reconciled Liberalism as a Mechanism for Foreign Aid Evaluation, Taylor S. Stephens

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An assessment of the frequency and cause of concentrated flow on agricultural fields in the Virginia Coastal Plain portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Monica H. Stone

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A New Wessex: The Influence on Shakespeare on Genre in the Novels of Thomas Hardy, Catherine G. Strycharz

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"A Density of Meaning": Literary Representations of the British Museum, 1818-1929, Rory E. Sullivan

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Memory Dress: Fiction and Nonfiction Inspired by Fukushima, Jordan Thomas Sutlive

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“Things as they are/Are changed upon the blue guitar”: Wallace Stevens and the Visual Arts, Olivia Sweet

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Determination and Simulation of Kinematic Parameters in the Qweak Experiment, Rachel C. Taverner

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Investigating Facial Mimicry Responses to Emotional Stimuli in Spanish-English Bilinguals, Benjamin D. Thomas

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The Reverie Genre: Rousseau, Dostoevsky, Eliot, and the Roots of Modern Consciousness, Corinne Tucker

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'What Light. What Possibilities. What Hope." Revolutionary Millennialism in José Rivera's Marisol, Rebecca A K Turner

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Development of an Ultracold Rubidium-85 System for Magnetic Molecules and Feshbach Physics, Elana K. Urbach

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Cobalt Salen Complexes for Catalytic Hydrogen Production, Matthew J. Van Dongen

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An Osteological Analysis of 18th Century Dog Burials at the Williamsburg Public Amoury, Katherine R. Wagner

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To Polish or Demolish? : The Resurgence and Reimagining of American Rail, Ryan R. Warsing

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Charlotte Bronte's Other Belgian Novel: Sex, the Foreign Body, and the Legacy of Brussels in "Jane Eyre", Rachel M. Watson

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The Effect of Gender, Type of Statement, and Individual Differences on Perceptions of Individuals who Make and Confront Sexist Remarks, Danielle M. Weber

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"To Thine Own Self Be True": Robert F. Kennedy, The Inner Cities, and the American Civil Rights Movement 1963-1968, Dwight A. Weingarten

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"You gon' let me hold that card": Directive speech acts and authority in The Wire, Benjamin P. Weissman

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Evolutionary Conservation of a Modified Spermatogenesis Program in Rhabditis Nematodes with Skewed Sex Ratios, Ethan S. Winter

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Linear and Nonlinear Trees: Multiplicity Lists of Symmetric Matrices, Eric Wityk

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Photophysics of Single Rhodamine Dye Molecules on TiO2 Substrates, Natalie Wong

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"Infallible Proofs": Math, Knowledge, and Religion in the Medieval Islamicate World, Deborah Wood

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Discordia in Concordia: The Two-Step Development of the Post-Gratian Gloss and the Emergence of a New Era in Canon Law, Zachary A. Woodward

Honors Theses from 2013

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Silencing the Black Body; A Look at Non-Traditional Casting in a Liberal Arts Education, Nathan L. Alston

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The Aftertaste of Memories: Capturing the Cultural Zeitgeist in Fiction, Arthi Aravind

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"New Music to the Very Ears of God": Heloise the Composer, Taylor Ann Ashlock

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Effect of Chronic Adolescent Nicotine Exposure on Anxiety in Adulthood, Bilal Ashraf

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"The vernacular of light": Wallace Stevens' Constructions of Belief, Emma Carter Aylor

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Searching for a Voice in Bongo-land: Bongo Fleva Music and the Global Imagination in Neoliberal Tanzania, Fiona A. Balestrieri

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Voyages, Aaron Aubrey Barksdale

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United States Foreign Policy and Multilateral Institutional Effectiveness, Kathryn E. Beaver

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Über das Verhältnis von Apollo und Dionysos und seinen Belang für den Wahrheitsbegriff bei Nietzsche: zu einer Anerkennung der größeren Bedeutsamkeit von "Die Geburt der Tragödie", Thomas Donald Bettge

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The Gaze of the Woman Artist in Novels by the Sisters Bronte, Elaine L. Bevington

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Maternal effects on cloning frequency, larval development, and juvenile size in the seastar Asterias forbesi, Holly N. Blackburn