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Honors Theses from 2013

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Synthesis and Characterization of Silica-Coated Nanoparticles for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Jacquelyn Blake-Hedges

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Characterization of Polyamide-12; Hydrolysis Kinetics Comparison, and the Study of Crude-oil Pipeline Applications, Charles J. Blevins

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Allometry of reproduction, weapon size, and colony size in social shrimp: A comparative analysis of four eusocial species in genus Synalpheus, Sarah Bornbusch

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Community and the Site of Memory: The Effect of Internationalization on Community-Museum Relations, Chelsea Bracci

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Using Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators to Accurately Track Temperature Fluctuations, Bain A. Bronner

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Infrared Reflectance of Materials at Elevated and Cryogenic Temperatures, Daniel J. Brooker

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A Mathematical Model of Renal Cell Carcinoma, Taylor M. Broome

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Imaginando el derecho "natural" en el imperio español: Apropiaciones del discurso científico y la posesión de los Andes en la historiografía colonial, Katherine Brown

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Divine on Display: The Śiva Nataraja Bronze in an American Museum, Nina Cavazos

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Surmounting Solo Status: Beliefs and Previous Experience Buffer Solo Women's Learning, Kimberly E. Chaney

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The History Question in Sino-Japanese Relations, Wenfan Chen

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Methodology towards the Construction of Bicyclo[2.2.2]diazaoctane Cores and its Application Towards the Synthesis of Brevianamide B, Alex Chinn

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Metis: Mocking Data for Usability & Privacy, Brett Cooley

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Narrative and the News: The Permeation and Potential Propaganda of the Storytelling Style through Broadcast Media, Shannon K. Crawford

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Parent-Child Emotion Talk in Relation to Parental Socialization and Emotion Regulation: The Role of Parent and Child Gender, Laura M. Crespo

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Characterizing rock erodibility and channel geometry along the longitudinal profile of a bedrock-floored river, Maxwell T. Cunningham

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Musically Understanding the Emotional Content of Speech, Kevin D. Deisz

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Organochlorine Pesticides in the Pantanal: A Qualitative and Semi-Quantitative Water Analysis, Aidan De Sena

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The Harrowing of Hell, a Paschal Oratorio, Patrick Connor Benedict Dittamo

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That the Future may learn from the [reconstructed] Past': Nationalism and Social Drama at Colonial Williamsburg, Eli N. Dollarhide

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Representative Bureaucracy and Latino Student Achievement: A Case for Increased Minority Representation in US Public School Districts, Meredith Gail Dost

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The Origins of Hatred: An Analysis of Antisemitic Political Cartoons in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna, Meredith Lee Duffy

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Disadvantage and Self-interest: Social Class and Policy Preferences, Andrew M. Engelhardt

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Looking for Reality in Latin Love Elegy, Brett C. Evans

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The Enemy Within: Internecine Conflict in the Second Kingdom of Kush, Sophia Farrulla

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The Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX Induces Neuronal Differentiation in PC12 Cells, Brittany M. Flowers

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The Wrong Right Stuff: Why NASA Consistently Fails at Congress, Andrew Follett

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Exhibiting Slavery: How Plantation Museums in Virginia Represent Slavery, Jill Found

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Letters, Desire, and the Novel in the Late Nineteenth Century, Kayla Grant

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A Population Density Model of Domain Calcium-Mediated Inactivation of L-Type Ca Channels, Kiah Hardcastle

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Okun's Law across the Business Cycle: New Evidence on the Sources of Asymmetries, James C. Harkrader Jr.

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Collider Signals of Bosonic Technicolor, Jennifer Hays

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Creating an American Identity--Propaganda During the Second World War, Sarah K. Higgins

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Design and Synthesis of Novel Hydrogen-Rich Polyimides for Radiation Shielding, David J. Hill

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Exercise-Induced Sirtuin Expression in Blood Vessels and Skeletal Muscles of Rats, Rebecka M. Hoffman

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Analyzing Ancient Mitochondrial DNA from Fontabelle Emergency Excavation Site Remains, Katherine Hoptay

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"kind of armour, being peculiar to America" The American Hunting Shirt, Neal Thomas Hurst

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To Arrive and Conquer: An Individual's Rite of Passage through Recognition of Ritual on Stage, Jamar C. E. Jones

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Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors: A Cross-Cultural Analysis in France and the United States, Alix G. Kashdan

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Heritable Variation in Responsiveness to Photoperiod, Reproduction, and Immune Function in a Population of Peromyscus leucopus, Katherine E. Kaugars

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Perceptions of Alleged Criminals as a Function of Target Race, Media Presentation, and Prejudice Level, Aylin Kaya

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Redefining the "Women's Movement" in Modern Japan, Allison Elizabeth Kennington

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Generalizing Holographic Superconductors, Patrick King

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'The Winter's Tale:' Liminality and Communitas in Analysis and Performance, Benjamin Lauer

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Feshbach Resonances in Ultracold Atoms, Gunhee Lee

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The Investigation of Radiation Detectors with Silicon Photomultiplier Readout, Matthew A. Loftus

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Liminal Agency: Texts, Textiles, and Gendered Performance in the Courtship Narrative of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Emily L. Loney

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Effects of coal transportation on heavy metal contamination in wetland environments along the Virginia Peninsula, John Lovette

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Statistical Inference Based on Upper Record Values, Daniel J. Luckett

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The Effect of Masked Performance Techniques on the Perception of Identity, Nicholas Martin

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Copper(I) Bromide and Copper(I) Iodide Complexes of Aliphatic Diamine and Tetramine Ligands, Shannon M. McCullough

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Mozi: the Man, the Consequentialist, and the Utilitarian, Grace H. Mendenhall

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'For A Woman': The Fight for Pensions for Civil War Army Nurses, Hannah Metheny

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"Obscene Odes on the Windows of the Skull": Deconstructing the Memory of the Howl Trial of 1957, Kayla D. Meyers

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"The Green Book": A Representation of the Black Middle Class and Its Resistance to Jim Crow through Entrepreneurship and Respectability, Meagen Kathleen Monahan

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On Almost Normal Matrices, Tyler J. Moran

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Characterization of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Export Pathways, Hallie N. Nelson

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State Education Leadership and Exit Examination Policy: A Study of Centralization and Partisanship, Avery Danforth Newton

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Ultrastructure of the Gill Rakers in American Shad, Alosa sapidissima (Clupeidae), Katherine Ericson Nolan

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Think Place: Geographies of National Identity in Oman, Gretchen Nutz

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Finding Open Locating Dominating Sets on Infinite and Finite Graphs, Allison Oldham

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Materially Mandated, Barbara Pearsall

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The Political Unconscious of Hannah Arendt: An Encounter with Psychoanalysis, Judson R. Peverall

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Adolescence as a Unique Period of Vulnerability to Environmental Stressors: Age-Dependent and Sex-Dependent effects of Nicotine Exposure on Anxiety Utilizing The Light-Enhanced Startle Paradigm, Oliver W. Phillips

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Still Lives, Claire Lewis Pittman

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Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Experiments and Peptide Fragmentation Studies of Lysine and its Homologues, Charlotte B. Platner

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"The Ornament of Human Society": Anti-Southernism in New England Common Schools, Zack Quaratella

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John Locke and the Creation of Liberal Subjects, Mason H. Rayner

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Dvořák and James: Pragmatism and the Music of America's Fin de Siècle, Matthew F. Reese

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Amrita Sher-Gil: Conversations in Modernism, Michelle S. Repper

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An Investigatin of the Extent to Which Two African American Children With Autism Have Developed Social Language Variation, Kiara S. Savage

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Language Attitudes of University of Cape Town Linguistics Students towards Codeswitching, Michael S. Schilling

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How neural cells acquire an identity: the role of calcium activity and voltage-gated calcium channels in neurotransmitter phenotype specification in Xenopus laevis, Lindsay Schleifer

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Paradise Lost: A Vulnerability Analysis of Vernazza, Italy After the 2011 Natural Disaster, Huan Song

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An Investigation of the Autobiographical Memory Biases of Socially Anxious Individuals, Rose K. St. Clair

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A Tale of Two Proteins: The Budding Yeast STUbL Subunit Slx5 Functionally Interacts with the SUMO Ligase Siz1, Eva P. Szymanski

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Synthesizing Narrative Analysis with Peace and Conflict Studies: The Case of African Child Soldier Autobiographies, Elizabeth H. Tompkins

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"worthy to be classed": Slavery and its Legacy in Grayson County, Virginia, Rebekah Elaine Turnmire

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Justice and a Lack Thereof: Comparative Perspectives on Accountability in the Southern Cone, Elsa M. Voytas

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The Personal of the Event: Subjectivity and the English Civil War, Henry Joseph Ware

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A comparison of single-day versus multiple-day sampling designs using occupancy modeling, Kelly Watson

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Modeling nymph lone star ticks in the changing landscape of the Virginian Peninsula: a tool for urban planning in the context of human health, Joanna Kathleen Weeks

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Using an Electrical Network Model to Simulate Gas Flux in Perforate and Imperforate Corals: Calculating the Time Constant of Mixing in Gastrovascular Fluid Compartments, Sara D. Williams

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Spanish Antisemitism? The Jews in Spain Under Francisco Franco, Allyson M. Zacharoff

Honors Theses from 2012

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Divine Harmony Amongst Many Spheres: The Relationship Between Literal and Metaphoric Music in Shakespeare, Ann Katherine Allen

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"The Spirit of Association": The Nelson Family and Commercial Resistance in Yorktown, Virginia 1769-1771, Eric F. Ames

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'Nothing but a Pack of Boys:' Preble's Boys and the Culture of Honor in the Early Naval Officer Corps, 1798-1825, Roger A. Bailey

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The Role of MK-STYX in Stress Granule Assembly/Disassembly, Justin Barr

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Old Masters and Modern Intrigue: Reception of Pieter Bruegel the Elder in the Late Poetry of William Carlos Williams, Catherine E. Barth

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Synchronous Oscillatory Solutions in a Two Patch Predator-Prey Model, Matthew H. Becker

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A Model for Blue Crab Population in the Chesapeake Bay, Timothy J. Becker

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Government Performance, Identity, and Support for Further Devolution in Europe, Nicholas Jacob Bell

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The Nuclear Taboo Paradox: Destabilizing Consequences of the Norm, Andrew Bryan Bessler

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Electrodynamics of Annealed and Unannealed La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 Thin FIlms, Daniel Robert Branagan

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Why Trust Really Matters: How Americans' Declining Trust in Government May Be Altering the Ideological Landscape, Devin Callison Braun

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Maternal Incarceration: Effects on Caregivers' Mental Health, Adrian Bravo

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Exchange Patterns in the Woodland-Period Chesapeake: An XRF Study, Alexandria Elizabeth Brown

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Examining the Effect of a Body Image Cognitive Dissonance Prevention Program on Disordered Eating, Risky Alcohol Use, and Sexual Risk Taking, Meghan Kelsey Brown

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The "Iona Chronicle" And Irish Politico-Ecclesiastical Connections: The Transmission of a Text Reconsidered, Andrew Budiansky

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A form for all cities: The influence of local government form on civic participation, Molly Bulman