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Honors Theses from 2018

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Children of the Bible: American Protestantism, "A Formula of Agreement," and the Twentieth-Century Ecumenical Movement, Brittany Acors

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The Women of the PWA: The Politics and Writings of Rashid Jahan and Qurratulain Hyder, Mehr Ali

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Counting Real Conjugacy Classes in Some Finite Classical Groups, Elena Amparo

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Spectral Analysis of Lattice QCD Two-Point Correlation Functions, Elena Amparo

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The Impact of Racial Group Status on Neural Activity, Belongingness, and Distress during Social Exclusion, Brian Anyakoha

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Standing At A Crossroad: An Examination of Societal Expectations on the Attitudes of African American Men & Women towards Academic Achievement at a PWI and a HBCU, Dara Bright

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Particle Interactions with the Gill Rakers in the Filter-Feeding American Shad (Alosa sapidissima), Hannah Bruzzio

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Income Segregation Across Schools and The Shapes of School Attendance Zones, Kathleen Bryant

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Time-Course of Acute Exercise-Induced Endothelial Dysfunction, Morgan Bucknor

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Stress Perception in L1 and L2 Spanish and English, Jessica Campbell

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Strongly Real Conjugacy Classes in Unitary Groups over Fields of Even Characteristic, Tanner N. Carawan

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Islamic Rhetoric in Pakistan: A Comparison at the National and Sub-national Levels, Ava Chafin

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The Acid Response in Helicobacter pylori via the Two Component System ArsRS, Jiajia Chen

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Quantitative Approaches in Bioengineering, Kalen Clifton

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The Test-Retest Reliability of ERP Components as Assessed by the Brief Neurometric Battery, James D. Cole and Paul Kieffaber

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Timelike Compton Scattering in the GlueX Experiment at Jefferson Lab, Alexandra Cramer

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The Role of the Air Force in the Conduct of the Coup d’Etat, Graeme Cranston-Cuebas

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A Mathematical Model of Late Phase Calcium Dyshomeostasis in Axon Degeneration Promoted by SARM1's NAD Cleavage Activity, Jessica Crowley

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Homeolog Gene Regulation in the Developing Allotetraploid Frog, Xenopus laevis, Ronald Cutler

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"O God Within My Breast": The Religion of Emily Brontë, Christina Danberg

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Gas-Phase Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange and Fragmentation Studies of Tetrapeptides Containing Lysine and Its Homologs, AnnaTram Do

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Anterior-Posterior Neural Axis Plasticity in Xenopus laevis, Chen Dong

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A Song of Arms and of the Woman: Confronting Cleopatra in the Augustan Era through the Carmen de Bello Actiaco, Rachel Dubit

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"Istwa Sa A Pa Senp": Body, Land, And Family In Haitian Afrofuturist Fiction, Sora Edwards-Thro

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Are Approach-Avoidance Emotions Represented in the Brain as Approach-Avoidance Actions?, Channing Everidge

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Efficacy of Intranasal Administration: A Clinical Approach to Attention, Jacob Feldmann

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“Reader, I Did Not Marry Him:” Marriage Proposals, Choice, and Female Desire in the Victorian Era, Elizabeth Rose Flood

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Resistance and Women's Solidarity in The Handmaid's Tale, from 1985 to 2017, Dana S. Florczak

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Health and Medicine among First-Generation African Immigrants in the United States, Anne Fuller

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Setting and Success in Resistance Campaigns, Eric Gelles

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Accessing the Right to Choose: Factors Predicting the Enactment of State-Level Abortion Clinic Access Laws, Hannah Gourdie

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Diatomaceous Solar Cells, Jesse Granger

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Supporting Meaningful Career Paths: Effects of Mentoring and Adulthood Perception on Vocational Outcomes for Emerging Adults, Mary Grutta

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External Cavity Diode Laser for Ultra-cold Atom Experiments, Benjamin Halkowski

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Potential Stability of Matrix Sign Patterns, Christopher Hambric

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Linguistic Feminism & The Body in 20th-Century French Feminist Texts, Lauren Hammett

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Sketching Science: How Students Use a Drawing-to-Learn Based Method to Learn and Solve Problems in Undergraduate Biology, Emily Hauge

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The Guns of al-Fao: Saddam, the War, and the Weapons That Made it Possible, Travis Haycraft

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Tonogenesis in Korean, Anna Henshaw

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Breaking the Stereotype: Age and Public Opinion Towards Refugees in Germany, Michelle Hermes

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Procedural Generation and Rendering of Ink Bamboo Painting, Yangyang He

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Evolutionary Competition as Religion: A Religio-Biological Model of the Maori and Vaisnava Sahajiya Traditions, Benjamin Highland

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The Mechanisms of Pond Expansion in the Marshes of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, Joshua Himmelstein

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An Analysis of the Life and Work of Alice Fletcher and Frances Densmore, Lauren Hoak

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Maritime Governance: How State Capacity Impacts Piracy and Sea Lane Security, Yuito Ishikawa

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Popular Motherist Activism in Argentina: Why do Mothers Radicalize?, Emily B. Jackson

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The Role of Protein-coding and Regulatory Evolution in Speciation of Wild Yeast, Danting Jiang

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Education in the Novels of Thomas Hardy, Jiayue Jiang

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Stripping the Paint: Uncovering the Self-Made Man in The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Great Gatsby, Emma Elena Johnson

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pH Tolerance and Luminescence in Vibrio fischeri, Devin Jones

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Effect of Implicit and Explicit Prejudice on Perceptions of Drug Users of Different Races, Yajna Jowaheer

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The Relation Between Trustworthy Behavior and Facial Mimicry: An Examination of Behavior in a Trust Game, Sulleen V. Kauffman

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The Unusual Paradigm of the Acid Response Two Component System of Helicobacter pylori, Anna Kenan

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Characterizing the Ductile-Brittle Transition of Polyamide-11/ Purification and Characterization of Boron Nitride Nanotubes, William Kim

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Exploring Nucleophagy and Inflammation in the Tumor Microenvironment, Likhitha Kolla

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Mental Health and Resource Utilization among Underrepresented Students Transitioning to College, Yoojin Kook

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Kinematics of Brittle and Ductile Deformation in the Catoctin Formation near Rockfish Gap, Virginia, Katherine Lang

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Photo-Controlled Release of Zinc Ions in Aqueous Solution with Simultaneous Fluorescence Detection, Tyler Larson

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Imagining Oppression in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction, Heather Thompson Lawrence

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Implementation and Analysis of the Nonlinear Decomposition Attack on Polycyclic Groups, Yoongbok Lee

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Investigating Phenotypic and Genetic Variation in Quorum Sensing in Natural Isolates of the Model Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Benedict Lenhart

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"Glimmerings, Hints, and Secret Amazements": William Blake, Walt Whitman, and the Spiritual Incantations of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl", Elijah Levine

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Lost and Found in Figurative Painting, Erin Lottes

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Perceptual Experiences Cannot Be an Inference’s Conclusion, Yuanchen Lu

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The Evolutionary and Genomic Analysis of the Axon Degeneration Gene SARM1 and use of similar genomic techniques on the C9ORF72 gene, Sri Harshavardhan Malapati

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Transparent Sketches: A Field Journal of Silence, Annabel McSpadden

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Firearms Trafficking in Virginia: Federal Firearms Licensees' Policy Perspectives, Emma Merrill

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Winter's Bane: Part One, Jessica Molz

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Pion Charge Exchange Cross Section on Liquid Argon, Kevin Nelson

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Employing Unnatural Amino Acids Towards Therapeutic Bioconjugates, Zachary Nimmo

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The importance of STEM: How Rust Belt universities can drive economic growth by supporting high-technology industry, Robert O'Gara

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The Devil's Café au Lait: the Métis Question in Colonial French West Africa, 1870-1940, Rose Olwell

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The Genetic Basis of Social Behaviors in Yeast: An Investigation into FLO11, Zachary Oppler

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The Forgotten Beauty of the Feminine: Elena Guro’s The Little Camels of the Sky, Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, and the Holy Grail of the “Woman’s Sentence”, Bailey Orr

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Effects of Traffic Noise on Foraging, Vigilance, and Aggression of the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata), Sophia Palia

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Imaging the Dynamics of CH2BrI Photodissociation in the Near Ultraviolet Region, Changen Pan

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Characterizing the role of spe-6 in C. elegans spermatogenesis, Elena Parcell

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Characterizing the Intracellular Distribution of Mutant Thyroid Hormone Receptor α-1 A382PfsX7, Kristin Passero

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The Effect of Appearance-Related Media on Cognitive Responses to Food, Rachel Plummer

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Turning Detection in Sandbar Sharks Through Accelerometer Data, Benjamin Powell

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Compensatory responses to Notch signaling perturbation in polyploid vertebrates, Xenopus laevis and Xenopus borealis, during embryonic development, Mark Pownall

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Lacustrine Records of Holocene Climate History and Human-Driven Landscape Evolution in the Lofoten Islands, Norway, Genevieve Pugsley

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Exposure to environmentally-relevant levels of ultrasound has biological effects: reduction in the cellular growth of yeast colonies, Elizabeth M. Ransone

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Relationship between Injury and Spirituality in Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, Katelyn Rennyson

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Ultrasound noise pollution and the potential for chronic human exposure, Isabel Ritrovato

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Founded Upon Death: A Structural Analysis of Tacitus' Annales, Nicholas Rudman

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Althea Hunt: Behind the Curtain, Samantha Ryan

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Mutant Thyroid Hormone Receptors and the Potential Effects on Cancer, Michael Salomon

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Virginia Woolf and the 'Objective' Camera: The Relationship Between Text and Image in Three Guineas and Orlando, Meilan Solly

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Accessing Light-Sensitive Polycyclic Aromatics through an Alkynyl-Prins Cyclization, Daniel John Speer

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Two-Mode Squeezing and Conservation of Optical Angular Momentum via Four-Wave Mixing in Rubidium, Nathan Super

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Modeling Social Interactions of Yeast Biofilms with a Stochastic Spatial Simulation, Aparajita Sur

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“Keeping It Real”: Re-diversification of French hip hop through Islam, Gender, and Globalization, Jesse Tanson

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From Bias to Behavior: Predicting Prejudice Towards Autistic Individuals, Caitlin Taylor

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"Back to Batoche: Métis History and Memory 1885-2015", Brendan Thomas

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Eclogitization and Shear Zone Kinematics in the Lofoten Islands, Northern Norway, Catherine Valery

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TP Matrices and TP Completability, Duo Wang

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Towards an Interactionist Dualism, Yonghao Wang

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A Flash of Creative Genius: The Effect of Implicit Motives on Inspiration, Xiaoqing Wan

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Alkyl Arylinium Iodocuprate Clusters: Structural and Spectroscopic Diversity, Amelia Marie Wheaton