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Honors Theses from 2019

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On Macroeconomic Nowcasting and Forecasting with Satellite Imagery and Convolutional Neural Networks, Adam Abate

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The Dimetrodon dilemma: Reassessing posture in sphenacodontians and related non-mammalian synapsids, Caroline Patterson Abbott

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The Genetic Basis Underlying the Evolution of Commensal Microbes to Opportunistic Pathogens, Maliha Ahmad

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Totally Positive Completable Matrix Patterns and Expansion, David Allen

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Cloning and Characterizing Nrf2-Antioxidant Pathway Gene Expression During Embryonic Neurogenesis in Xenopus laevis., Nana Yaa Amoh

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Egoism and the Repugnant Conclusion, Nathaniel Anderson

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Sketching to Learn in High School Biology Classrooms, Emma Arents

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A Woman's Place is in the House: A Sociological Analysis of the Political Campaigns of Newcomer and Incumbent Women in the 2018 House of Representatives Elections, Caroline Arnold

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Effect of environmental history on the physiology and acute stress response of the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Jill Ashey

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(In)Human Anatomies: Constructions of Whiteness and Otherness in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, Katherine Avery

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Light Limitation of Eelgrass, Zostera marina, by The Egg Capsules of The Mud Snail Tritia obsoleta, Matthew Baker

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Exclusive neutral pion production and Compton scattering at GlueX, Zach Baldwin

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The Impact of Guided Pretend Play on Preschool Children's Theory of Mind, Valerie P. Bambha

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Using the Prisoner’s Dilemma to Evaluate Personality Indicators of Cooperation, Vansh Bansal

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A General Weil-Brezin Map and Some Applications, Benjamin Bechtold

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The relationship between acute exposure to hypoxia and heart rate variability in unacclimatized individuals, Grace Becker

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Disentanglement of Whisker Deflection Velocity and Direction, Srijan Bhasin

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Peer-Mediated Interventions for Middle School Students with High-Functioning Autism, Katelyn Birchfield

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Median Energy Imaging of Supernova Remnants with Chandra X-ray Observatory, Anne Blackwell

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Interactions Between an Education Polygenic Score and SES in Determining Health in Young Adulthood, James Bolyard

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'I walk pure before God!': Narrative Structure and Reimagined Negotiations in the Victorian Female Bildungsroman, Devon Boyers

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An investigation of the role of Ttyh1 in neuronal development via CRISPR/Cas9 genetic knockouts in Xenopus Laevis, Sabrina Bracero

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Spatial Encoding with Single-sided NMR, Madeline Brass

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Pion Identification through Machine Learning for the MOLLER Experiment at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Anne-Katherine Burns

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Spheroidal Carbonaceous Particles in a Virginia Mill Pond Provide a Record of Local and Regional Coal Combustion, Kayla Cahoon

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Rankin-Cohen Brackets and Fusion Rules for Discrete Series Representations of SL(2,R), Emilee Cardin

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Identity in Flux: Gender Norms and the English Language in Today’s Ukraine, Melanie Carter

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Flow Dynamics in the Oral and Opercular Cavities of the American Shad (Alosa sapidissima), Cassandra Chang

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Deconstructing Patriarchal War Narratives: State Mythmaking and Documentary Prose of Svetlana Alexievich, Molly Charles

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Annual Movement Patterns and Microhabitat Use of Two Anaxyrus Species in the Southeastern Coastal Plain, Courtney Check

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Parcel area and distance to protected land but not complexity explain avian richness on private property in fragmented forests, Ellen Chinn

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The New Covenant: Welfare Reform and American Exceptionalism, Villemaire Choo

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“Deceived by Misrepresentations”: An Examination of Nicolino Calyo’s "Servants at a Pump", Rachel Ciampoli

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Ghosts of the Anthropocene, Riley Covert

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Twitter Sentiment Analysis on Leicester City's Phenomenal 2015/16 EPL Title Winning Season, Eyosyas Dagnachew

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Universal Love and “Ageless Ambiguity”: Political Erasure in Call Me By Your Name, Alicia Devereaux

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Deconstructing Resilience: Running, Personality, and Psychopathology, Laila Drury

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U/Pb Zircon Evidence for a Cryptic Suture in the Goochland Terrane, Virginia, Hope Duke

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Everyone is Pro-life: The Historical and Cultural Influences on Elite Discourse of Abortion in Argentina, Emily Earls

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Christianity During Times of Crisis: The European Refugee Movement, Kathryn Eckler

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(Re-) Staging Translation: Meaningful Interaction with Hindu Devotional Objects in the Western museum, Emma Efkeman

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Identity Among Barbadian University Students and Their Attitudes to Migrant Labor, Daniil Eliseev

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Jumping through Hoops: The Rise and Demise of the Hoop Petticoat in the Eighteenth Century, Charlotte Engel

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How Effective are Retention Ponds at Mitigating the Effects of Urban Runoff?, Joanne C. Ensley

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Optimizing Silver Nanoparticles for Pigment Identification in Art, Carolyn Farling

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Effect of Descriptive Social Norms on Implicit and Explicit Responses to Foods, Giselle Ferguson

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Crazy Women and Crazier Men: Mental Illness and Gender in Television Shows and Fan Conversations, Hannah Ferster

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Meridian, Benjamin Fox

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Peer Emotion Socialization and the Development of Aggressive Behavior in Adolescence, Sara Franklin-Gillette

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Who Does The Dying?: 'Martial Races' and War Time Unit Deployment in the Indian Army, Ammon Frederick Harteis

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Impacts of Projected Sea Level Rise on Diamondback Terrapin Nesting Habitats in Virginia, Holly Funkhouser, Robert Isdell, and Randy Chambers

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Gardens Beneath the Ash: Contextualizing Naturalistic Imagery within Pompeii's Urban Fabric, Rebecca Marie Gaborek

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Calculating a Drought Vulnerability Index for South Africa based on Social and Biophysical Characteristics, Mollie Gaines

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Food Neophobia in Children and the Role of Sensory Characteristics of Food, Elizabeth Gallary

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The Art of Repression: Digital Dissent and Power Consolidation in El-Sisi’s Egypt, Wesley Garner

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Chiral Transport in Anisotropic Materials, Jacopo Gliozzi

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Minimal Principal Series Representations of SL(3,R), Jacopo Gliozzi

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Food Insecurity in Local Communities: How Data Collection Can Improve Community Policy, Allison Greenday

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Sometimes Enemies, Sometimes Friends, Christopher David Gundermann

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An Incongruous Present: Identifying the Absurd Aesthetic in William Faulkner’s "Requiem for a Nun" (1951), Blake Hani

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The Effects of Intra- and Interspecific Phenotypic Variations for Competition in Freshwater Zooplankton, Zeyi Han

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1,4-Benzoquinone and 1,4-Naphthoquinone Natural Products: C-H Functionalization and Enzymatic Activity, Zhenyu Han

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"The Celebrated Madame Campan": Educating Republican Mothers à la Française in Nineteenth-Century America, Lydia Heaton

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On the Divergence of Schopenhauerian and Schweitzerian Ethics-of-Will, Bryce Herndon

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Political Motivations in Government Debt Issuance: Evidence from Mexico, Daniel Herrera

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Reassessing the Neustadt as a Site of Outstanding Cultural Value, Sophie Higgerson

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The Rust on Gideon’s Trumpet: A Theoretical Diagnostic of Public Defense in America, Luke Hogg

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Impact of China's One Belt One Road Initiative at Different Geographical Scales, Yuxiang Hou

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Image at Surface, Zhengyang Huang

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Remembering the River: Traditional Fishery Practices, Environmental Change and Sovereignty on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation, Alexis Jenkins

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Measuring Magnetic Field Gradients using Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in Rb Vapor, Ravn Jenkins

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Creation and Characterization of Synthetic Biological Tools for Modular Genetic Circuit Design, Ethan Jones

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Reducing Quantum Uncertainty via Spatial Optimization, Austin T. Kalasky

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Creative Currencies: Circulation and Sovereignty in The Alchemist, Urania, and The Blazing World, Jacqueline Keshner

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Haunted Housewives: Shirley Jackson’s Domestic Gothic, Caroline Kessler

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From Pain to Pillar: History and Identity Politics of Asian-American Students and Youth in the 21st Century and Cultural Self Development Theory, Noah Kim

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How Classifications Shape Asylum Seeker and Italian Interactions and Experiences in Siena, Italy, Erin Kitchens

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When Science Isn’t Enough: The Importance of a New Social Contract for Conservation Communication, Deborah Kornblut

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Atlanta's Curtain Call: AIDS Activism on the Southern Stage, Matthew Kowal

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Electrocatalysis for Proton and Oxygen Reduction Reactions, William Lake

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Bird response to prairie wetland loss and to adjacent land-cover change differs depending on conversion type and spatial extent, Emma Lather

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Controlled Hierarchical Biomaterial Utilizing Diatom Nanostructure, Benjamin Lazarus

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Canine Ceremonialism in the Algonquian Chesapeake: An Eventful Archaeology of Dog Burials at the Hatch Site, Caroline Lehman

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« Je suis harki » : les sphères de la mémoire harkie, Sarah Lettau

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Pre-Modern Japanese Proto-nationalism: A Study of Japanese Confucianism’s Intellectual History, Zhengyuan Ling

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Effects of Action Intention, Binocular Depth Cues, Motion Parallax, Haptic Feedback, and Body Posture on the Perception of the Ebbinghaus Visual Illusion, Ruitao Lin

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A Portrait of Women’s Property: An Analysis of Married Women’s Property Rights in The Portrait of a Lady, The Spoils of Poynton and Howards End, Kelsey Llewellyn

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Determinations of Proton Affinities of Methylated Cysteine and Serine Homologs, Danielle Long

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Arrested Development: Political Barriers to Modern Pretrial Reform, Alexander Love

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Exploring the Blinking Dynamics of Eosin Y Photosensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Photocatalysis Using Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Pauline Lynch

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A Comparative Analysis of Media and Legislative Rhetoric on Gun Control, Samyuktha Mahadevan

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Urban Environmental Gentrification: Evaluating the Impact Large Green Infrastructure Projects Have On Urban Residents, Maxim Maiello

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The Impact of Cancer-associated Mutations in Thyroid Hormone Receptor on Its Localization, Sri Harshini Malapati

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Comparison of Global Solution Methods to a Zero Lower Bound Model, Emily Martell

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A Sociological Exploration of Intimate Relationships among Chinese International Students at the College of William and Mary, Xufan Ma

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Recovering Affiliates: Reclassifying Emily Dickinson's Variant Poems, Anna McAnnally

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Urban Renewal in the Colonial Capital: Contextualizing the Williamsburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Zach Meredith

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Exploring Stochastic Quantum Mechanics and Emergent Gravity, John Mitchell

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The use of foundational mathematical modeling techniques to inform understanding & design of complex biological systems, Callan Monette

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An Analysis of Whether Victorian England Shares Central Tenets of Modern Rape Culture, Emily Murray