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Honors Theses from 2018

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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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A Mathematical Study of Competition and Adoption of Two Consumer Products, Chengli Huang

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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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Police Officers and Personality Characteristics, Isabel Marcovici

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The Creation of Original Cymbeline Companion Piece Lady Tongue for Professional Submission: Increasing Opportunity for Women in the Classical Theatre Sphere, Sarah Marksteiner

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Group Differences in Adolescents’ Reluctance to Express Emotions: Relations to Parent Emotion Socialization and Adolescent Internalizing Symptomatology, Daniel McNeil

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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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Development and Optimization of Bioconjugations to Probe and Modulate Protein Function, Christopher Travis

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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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Construction of Bicyclo[2.2.2]diazaoctane Scaffolds via Intermolecular Diels-Alder: Synthesis of (±)-Brevianamide B and Progress Toward (+)-Serantrypinone, Xiye 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

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From Being to Thing: Personhood, Animalhood, and Deanimalization in the Human-Animal Relationship, Madeline White

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The Doubly Stochastic Single Eigenvalue Problem: An Empirical Approach, John Wilkes and Charles Royal Johnson

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Enhancing the Capabilities of Infrared Microscopy Apparatus, Ryan Wilmington

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Citizenship and Partiality: Group Membership and the Bounds of Morality, Hannah Winckler-Olick

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“A qué manera de libros y letras es inclinado”: las bibliotecas privadas de Navarra en los siglos XVI y XVII, Alexandra Wingate

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J.S. Mill the Democrat: Connecting Mill, Athens, and Election Reform, Devon Wolfe

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Investigation of the Catalytic Ability of Iron Complexes Containing Pendant Proton Relays for Proton Reduction, Shichuan Xi

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Ultra-High Dimensional Statistical Learning, Yanxin Xu

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Black Girl Magic: Intersectional Self-Definition in Young Adult Afrocentric Fantasy, Bezawit Yohannes

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A New Upper Bound for the Diameter of the Cayley Graph of a Symmetric Group, Hangwei Zhuang

Honors Theses from 2017

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Empirical Measures of Collective Capacity: A Social Network Approach, Matthew Anthony Adan

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From Invisible Children to Legal Citizens: An Analysis of Low National Birth Registration Rates and Global Efforts to Increase Registration, Mary K. Adgie

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Love on a Blighted Star: Nature and Female Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy, Emily M. Armstrong

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Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Generation by Cobalt Complexes, Jessica E. Armstrong

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"If there be such space:" Haunted Landscapes and Crises of Sonhood in Cormac McCarthy's Westerns, Kayla M. Armstrong

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Acute Intoxication Affects Pavlovian Conditioning in Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Fabiana T. Arrazola

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Characterization of the Role of the Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier (SUMO) on Nuclear Localization and Proteolysis of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor (TR), Amanda M. Back

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Receptor Gone Rogue: Investigating Localization of a Cancerous Thyroid Hormone Receptor, Michelle Barbeau

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Photocontrol of pH via Doped Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles, Aaron I. Bayles

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The Role of Executive Control Deficits in Cognitive Correlates of Dysphoria, Christian A. L. Bean

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Differential Regulation of Drosophila Testis Development by BMP Signaling, Merci N. Best

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The Mechanism of NMDA Receptor Mediated Increased in Gamma Oscillation Frequency, Prajal Bishwakarma

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Hooligans or Saboteurs? Democratic Backtracking in Eastern Europe, Courtney A. Blackington

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An analysis of oxidative damage to lactate dehydrogenase in context of neurodegeneration and catechol-based phenolic antioxidant chemistry, Lydia Boike

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Anterior-Posterior Axis Plasticity in the Developing Nervous System of Xenopus laevis, Lyuba Bolkhovitinov

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Plateau Potential Fluctuations and Intrinsic Membrane Noise, Daniel Scott Borrus

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Neural Correlates of Multisensory Integration and the Role of Musical Experience, Victoria A. Bostler

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Are You What You Eat? Selective Sequestration of Toxic Milkweed Cardenolides in the Monarch Butterfly, Jacob Brammer

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“No Great Mischief if They Should Fall”: Scottish Highland Soldiers in the French and Indian War, Douglas Breton

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Rites: Poems, Lydia G. Brown

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An Analysis of the Effects of Isocurvature Fluctuations in Dantes Inferno Multi-Field Inflation Models, Brandon M. Buncher

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Cultural Variation in Causal Attribution as an Adaptive Strategy: the Role of Relational Mobility, Hannah L. Bunting

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The Efficacy and Safety of Six-Weeks of Pre-Workout Supplementation in Resistance Trained Rats, Justin P. Canakis