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Honors Theses from 2019

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Comparing the Behavior of Indigenous Tribes, States, and Foreign Sovereigns as Submitters of Amicus Curiae within the Supreme Court, Grace Murray

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An 8000-year record of climate and environmental change from Lake Sandsvatn, Faroe Islands, Emily Barrows Mushlitz

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Small Town Justice in the Twenty-First Century: Opportunities and Challenges for Mayor’s Courts in Ohio, Alexander Nocks

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Modelling Deer-Vehicle Collisions on Virginia Roads, Yorick Oden-Plants

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Billy's Burg: Investigating Colonial and Capitalist Constructions through Poetry, Ryan Onders

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White Plague, White City: Landscape and the Racialization of Tuberculosis in Washington, D.C. from 1846 to 1960, Ivie Orobaton

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Cryptic Viral Infections In Benthic Biofilm Communities, Alexandra Payne

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Immigration and Belonging: Chinese Immigration to Argentina 论阿根廷中国移民的归属感及身份认同, Emily Pearson-Beck

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Supreme Court Opinion Authorship Attribution on a Case-by-Case Basis, Blake Phillips

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The Effect of Parental Involvement on Education Aspirations and Outcomes of Children, Sraavya Poonuganti

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Labor Migration and Social Networking: Maasai Labor Migrants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Elise Rakoff

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Using Gleaned Computing Power to Forecast Emerging-market Equity Returns with Machine Learning, Xida Ren

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Machine Learning and Electron Track Reconstruction for the MOLLER Experiment, Mary Robinson

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Le Ventre de la Femme Sénégalaise: Control and Reclamation of the Senegalese Female Body, From French Colonialism to Modern Healthcare, Leah Roemer

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The status of the word-final domain and linguistically-constrained language learning cues, Megan Rouch

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The Theological Thesis: Theology's Role in Western Epistemology, Thomas Rubino

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Utilization of Unnatural Amino Acids in the Development of Novel Functions and Probing Applications, Brent Russell

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"This Great Theatre of Nature": Henry Fielding and the Ancient Comic Stage, Stephen Ryan

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Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms on Dissolved Organic Carbon in the Lower York River Estuary, Joshua Sacks, Mark J. Brush, and Iris C. Anderson

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Proliferation & Instability: How Nuclear Weapons Acquisition Alters Inter-state Relations, Tyler Sagerstrom

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Persuasion in Discourse: Evaluation Methods of Vegans, Kate Sandberg

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Gender and the Connection between Distress Tolerance and Psychopathology, Megan Serody

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Explaining Mental Health Care Delivery in United States Correctional Facilities, Devika Shankardass

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The Methodological Puzzle of Phenomenal Consciousness: What it is, and Why it is Still Unsolved, Qiuyang Shen

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Individual Responsibility for Structural Injustice, Taro Shirakawa

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Utilizing Machine Learning Classifiers to Identify SSH Brute Force Attacks, Dmytro Shmagin

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Difference without Deference: An Individualistic Theory of Group Accommodation, Will Siegmund

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A Qubit Algorithm for Simulating the Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation, Connor Simpson

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The effect of cysteine-reactive catechol antioxidants on alcohol dehydrogenase as a model for oxidative stress in neurodegenerative disease, Rachel Smith

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Preserving Relationship Stability and Self-Evaluations despite Individual Emotional Traits: The SEM Model and Specialization within Romantic Relationships, Stephen Smith

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Construction of an Auger Microscope, Charles Soulen

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Mine, Brooke Stephenson

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Iron Complexes for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation, Indira Stevens

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Thoughtful Books and Thoughtful Lives: Androgyny and Gender Dynamics in the Works of Sherwood Anderson, Rick Stevenson

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The Effects of Tax Revenue Changes on Economic Growth, Xiangwen Sun

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Thyroid Hormone Receptor and Coregulators: A Dynamic Model, Xiaopeng Sun

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MINERvA High Energy Test Beam Calibration, Jessica Sydnor

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Leveraging NLP to Enable Analysis of User Driven Routines, Ruhao Tang

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Partial Difference Sets in Nonabelian Groups and Strongly Regular Cayley Graphs, Gabrielle Tauscheck

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The Feast of Saint Thomas Becket at Salisbury Cathedral: Ad Vesperas, Virginia Elizabeth Martin Tilley

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Mutations in Thyroid Hormone Receptor Alpha 1 and Their Implications for Resistance to Thyroid Hormone Alpha, Elizabeth Trampenau

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Characterizing Flame-resistant Polymers using Single-sided NMR, Anna Tsutsui

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More Than Mortal: Divine Depictions of Livia in Early Imperial Portraiture and Literature, Lillian Waddill

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"Full of Internal Contradictions": A Neutral Case for the Invalidation of the Death Penalty, Carson A. Whitehurst

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A Return to Camelot?: British Identity, The Masculine Ideal, and the Romanticization of the Royal Flying Corps Image, Abby S. Whitlock

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The Sacred Touch of Hallowed Hands: Tracing the Holy through the Haptic in George Eliot’s Early Work, Katharine Isabel Williams

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Sensational Investigations: Social decay and reform in the Victorian sensation novel, Colleen Wilson

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A stage-structured oyster population model for reef restoration, Rachel Wilson

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Nighttime Habitat Use and Movement of Two Anaxyrus Species in Southeastern Virginia, Olivia Windorf

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Wordsworth's British Empire: Property, Liberty, and the Slave Question, Anna Wingfield

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Narrating Public Space: Franz Kafka in Nationalized Prague, Jordan Wyner

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Written in Stone: SEG XXXIV 1581, its Viewers, and their Perspectives, Robert Yancey

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The Social Ecology of Empathy and Helping: A Comparison of Chinese and American University Students, Zihan Yang

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The SUMO-Stress Response (SSR) in Normal and Cancerous Cells, Rui Yin

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A Data-Driven Approach to Quantifying Perceptions of Drivers in Kenyan Health Care Quality, Rebecca Youngerman

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Atomic Force Microscopy Measurements of Interfacial Forces Between Boron Nitride and Polymers for Development of an Optimum Nano-Composite, Hall Zhang

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Continuous Opinion Dynamics on an Adaptive Network, Xinyu Zhang

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Spectrogram Analysis of Blood Pressure on Neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), Tianrui Zhu

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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The Effect of Internalizing Symptoms on Affect Recognition and Theory of Mind Performance in a Community Sample of Adolescents, Sarah Bottari

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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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Clarity: An Exploration of Semantic Information Encoded in Mobile Application GUIs, Michael J. Curcio

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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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Reconstructing Late Holocene sea level change and impacts on early settlements in the Lofoten Islands, Norway, Moussa Dia

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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