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Honors Theses from 2013

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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

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Franco-Senegalese Relations through the Lens of Development Aid (1895-2012), Bridget Marie Carr

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Multicultural Science Education, Jerome J. Carter

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Ephemeral Organic Carbon Fluxes to the Chesapeake Bay from Agricultural Runoff on the Virginia Coastal Plain, Emma Katherine Caverly

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"No Order Save That Which Death Has Put There": Identity Formation In Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, Matthew Miles Chaney

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Latin America during the Cold War: The Role of U.S. Soft Power, Kate Elizabeth Hagey Clough

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Global Dynamics of Pulse-Coupled Oscillators, Allison Leslie Corish

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Cosmic-Ray Bounds on Lepton-Flavor-Violating Dark-Matter Decays, Ariel J. Cukierman

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Debt Ceiling Politics, Christopher E. D'Alessio

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Fabrication and Evaluation of Copper(I) Iodide Sensor Substrates, Lars Erik Dunaway

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The (Re)Production Craze: Taylorism, the Modern American Family, and Non-Progressive Narratives in Edith Wharton's Late Fiction, Katelyn Durkin

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Representaciones de la opresión social y la degradación medioambiental en la poética de Pablo Neruda y César Vallejo que trata la Guerra Civil Española (1936-1939), Eleonora Maria Teresa Figliuoli

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Current Account Determination in the Eurozone, Amy Filipek

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Do Forecasters Know the Slope of the Phillips Curve?, David Thomas Fisher

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Communal Identity through Cultural Essentialism: The Evolution of the American Anime and Manga Fan Community and the Orientalism of its Conception of Japan, Charles Joseph MacRobie Fliss

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"For the Advancement of So Good a Cause": Hugh MacKay, the Highland War and the Glorious Revolution in Scotland, Andrew Phillip Frantz

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Mirrors in the Sky: A Novel, Brianna Nicole Frentzko

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Three-Dimensional Magnetic Mapping using Electromagnetically Induced Transparency and the Effects of Retro-reflected Light on EIT, Jacob Alexander Fry

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Using GIS to Quantify Riparian Buffer Bypassing in the Coastal Plain of Virginia within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Lyndsey Karin Funkhouser

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Evaluating the Mismatch Negativity Response to Emotionally Salient, Frequency Modulated Tones, Diana Gal

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A Victim Who Hasn't Been Wronged Yet: Can Events in the Future Make Us Selfish in the Present?, Dolores A. Gano

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Strongly Real Conjugacy Classes of the Finite Unitary Group, Zach Gates

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Visual Mismatch Negativity as an Indicator of Emotion Processing in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Personality Traits, Leigh Catherine Gayle

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Legal Systems and Competing Notions of Justice: Explaining Variance in Religious and Nonreligious Philosophical Exemptions across Western Democracies, Chelsea Olivia German

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Life History Trade-offs Between Growth and Reproduction in Wild Yeast, Simone M. Giovanetti

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Synthesis of 1-(6-(dimethylamino)naphthalen-2-yl)-2,2-dimethylpropan-1-one as a Fluorescent Probe of Solvent Acidity in HSA, Amy Michele Green

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The Opportunity Gap in the Age of Accountability: Experiences of Students from One Urban District, Danielle Greene

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Development of an Ultra-Cold Atom Atomic Clock, Alexander Gvakharia

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Transcriptional Regulation of the Acetone Carboxylase Operon via Two-Component Signal Transduction in Helicobacter pylori, Samuel Emerson Harvey

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Impacts of Phage Predation on Microbial Dynamics in Temperate Ecosystems, Kaitlin R. Helsley

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Shame of a Nation: The Evolution of Hanjian since the Late Qing, Stephen John Hurley

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Role of Maternal Messages on Girls' Body Image and their Approach and Avoidance of Foods, Maegan Elizabeth Jones

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The Laplacian on Isotropic Quantum Graphs: Solutions and Applications, Patrick King

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Visions of the Good: International Politics and the Struggle for Justice, John F. Kirn III

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How to Incite Audiences and Engage Actors: Environmental Theatre and the Second Circle, Larissa Anne Kruesi

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Le Front Oublié: Une analyse de la représentation de la guerre par l'auteur francophone., Stephanie Kumah

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Finding the Minimum Randic Index, Sarah Joyce Kunkler

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From the Trenches of Stalingrad to the Digital Front: The Myth and Memory of WWII in the Soviet Union and the New Russia, Jacob Evan Lassin

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Beyond Jericho: The Resurgence of German Jewish life since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Max Harrison Lazar

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Combinatorial contribution of neuroendocrine variables and food intake to male fertility, Se-Jun Lee

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Preparation of Spirooxazine-Functionalized Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles by Click Chemistry, Elena A. Lepekhina

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Rehabilitating the Consequentialist View of Moral Responsibility, Adam Jared Lerner

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"What You Can Learn From the Kinsey Report": Kinsey and the Gay and Lesbian Population, 1970-1993, Becky Little

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Deference or Defiance: State Court Treatment of Blaine Amendments, Ani-Rae Lovell

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Courting Revitalization: Companionate Marriage and the Problem of the Landed Gentry's Reform in Jane Austen, Meredith Paige Luze

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Nationalism and the Nanjing Massacre, Emily Marie Matson

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Hit: A Novella, Hannah McCarthy

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Analysis and Simulation of an Optimal Control Model of an Oyster Population Displaying an Allee Effect, Timothy Raymond McDade

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Design, Testing of a Prototype Heavy Gas Ring-Imaging Cherenkov (GRINCH) Detector, Christine McLean

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Children with Incarcerated Mothers: Relations among Risk Factors, Child Emotion Regulation, and Psychological Adjustment, Rachel L. Miller

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An Experimental Analysis of Power and Aggression in Close Relationships, Jennifer Leigh Mills

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"And They Never Did Find Him": Dialogues of History, Geography, and Fear in Adolescent Legend-Tripping, Stephanie M. Monohan

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Potential of PRODAN derivatives as chemosensors of the microacidity of cyclodextrin host-guest complexes, Hannah R. Naughton

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Are Twisted Derivatives of PRODAN More Effective than Planar Derivatives as Detectors of Solvent Acidity in Micellar Solutions?, Zachariah Bach Nealy

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Memory Derailed: Vichy Memory in International Court Cases and Business Legislation against the French National Railway, Diana Margaret Ohanian

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"Yeah, My Mom is Milk and My Dad is Granola:" The Depiction of Interracial Relationships and Racial Hybridity in U.S. Visual Culture, Andrew M. Ojeda

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Meta-analysis of Extinction Selectivity in Fossil Marine Bivalves and Gastropods, Emily Orzechowski

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The Role of Affect in the Control of Attention to Monoracial and Racially Ambiguous Faces, Alice Grace Proia

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Structural Geology of the Scottsville Mesozoic Basin, Virginia, Kevn Quinlan

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Can sexual selection drive extinction and speciation? A case study in yeast., Luke Philip Reding

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A Comparative Study of Feminine Reproduction in a Rhabditis Clade, Kathryn Rehain

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Madness, Reason, and Truth: An Examination of Two Philosophical Debates, Catherine Leigh Robey

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'A Counterfeit Presentment': The Duality of Portraiture in the Novels of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy, Sarah Catherine Ross

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Close to Home: The Use of an Area-Based Socioeconomic Measure as an Indicator of Chlamydia Risk in Virginia, Sarah Eileen Salino

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Maternal effects on reproduction and development in the mud snail, Ilyanassa obsoleta, Daniel Bryan Schwab

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Effects of Self-Other Distinctions on Attributes of Anxiety Symptoms, Nicole Scott

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Perfect Partitions of Some (0,1)-Matrices, Jeffrey Soosiah

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Variability of erodibility in bedrock-floored channels produced by differential weathering, Matthew S. Sparacino

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Non-Combat Operations of China's Armed Forces in the 21st Century : Historical Development, Current Drivers and Implications for Military Projection, Austin Michael Strange

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Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange of Lysine Homologs and Construction of a Nanospray Ionization Source, Rita N. Straus

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Dancing Through Trauma in Post 9/11 New York, Jacqueline Marie Stykes

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Accent, Attitudes, and the Speech-Language Pathologist, Kenay Sudler