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Honors Theses from 2015

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A Smoking Structure: Firm Organization in the Transatlantic Tobacco Trade, Hannah K. Tucker

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Payoffs, Probabilities, and Preferences: Relative Risk Aversion Across Treatments of Multiple Payoff Structures., Andrew L. Turscak III

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Unnatural Amino Acids in Proteins for Development of Novel Biochemical Tools, Jordan Villa

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Ecology and Theatre: Teaching Environmental Stewardship Through Performances of The Jungle Book, Stephanie A. Vinsavich

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He Do the Police in Different Voices: the Influence of Detection Fiction in T. S. Eliot's Works, Claire Weaver

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Narrativity in French Depictions of the Crusades, Sydney Morgan Weaver

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Counter to Intelligence: The Glamorization of Espionage in the International Spy Museum, Melanie R. Wiggins

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The Electro- and Photocatalytic Activity of a Ni-NNSS Schiff-Base Complex for Hydrogen Generation, Catherine F. Wise

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Assessing the Role of Maternal and Community Capabilities in Preventing Childhood Diarrhea, Stephanie E. Wraith

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Cu(I) Networks With Polycyanoaromatic Ligands, Congqi Yang

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Production of B Modes in the CMB from Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Christopher G. Zoghby

Honors Theses from 2014

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"Can't They Stop The Guns?" Trauma and Inter-War Detective Fiction, Kyla J. Ainsworth

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Democratic Activism and Partitioned Space in Online Muslim Communities, Andrew H. Anderson

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Mathematical Analysis of ALS Biochemistry, Emily Rose Bainwol

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"The Art of Questioning": Interrogations of Exceptionalist History and Cultural Mythology in the Novels of Salman Rushdie and William Faulkner, Hannah R. Barnhart

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The Geometry, Kinematics, and History of the Thousand Lake Fault System, Central Utah, Hanna C. Bartram

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Unravelling the Consumer Brain: The Role of Emotion in Purchase Behavior, Enrique Bello

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"Wit so rare and grace so peerless": The Collaborative Construction of Frances Sargent Osgood's Public Image, Madeline V. Benjamin

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Yard Areas and Middens: The Creation of Space by the Enslaved at Fairfield Plantation, Colleen Betti

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Designing with Gendered Space: Incorporating Gender into the Scenic Design of Clybourne Park, Joshua Blum

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A Love Story, a Tragedy, or Both, Hannah Boes

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Olfactory Ratio as a Potential Proxy for Behavior in Theropoda, William H. Brightly

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A Summary of Virginia High School English Teachers’ Cultural and Linguistic Classroom Experiences: Learning about Learning and Talking about Talking, Rachel E. Brooks

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Local Zeta Functions over p-Adic Fields, Stephen P. Cameron

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Cooperation in a Repeated Public Goods Game with a Probabilistic Endpoint, Daniel M. Carlen

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The Internal Foe: Rethinking Slave Resistance in Antebellum America, Bryan Casey

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Culture-as-bit: Culture and Cultural Evolution, Mitchell T. Caudill

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“All Persons Living and Dead Are Purely Coincidental:” Unity, Dissolution, and the Humanist Wampeter of Kurt Vonnegut’s Universe, Danielle M. Clarke

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An Iron Polypyridyl Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Generation in Aqueous Solutions, Gannon P. Connor

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When George Washington's Ghost Turned Handsprings: South African Conflict and American Identity, 1899-1902, Robin K. Crigler

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Songs of Love and Revolution: Performing Gender, Reforming Heterosexuality, and Escaping Domesticity in the Musicals of the Takarazuka Revue, Elizabeth M. Denny

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Investigating Water Ice in Persistently Shadowed Craters in Mercury's North Polar Region, Ariel N. Deutsch

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Commitment without Control: The Burdensharing Dilemma in the US-Japan Alliance, Jake A. Douglas

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"See here my show": Providence and The Theatrum Mundi in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, Miles S. Drawdy

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Population Matrix Model for American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) and the Implications for Re-introduction, Elise C. Elwood

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Freedomland, Elyse J. Endick

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¿Quién amuralla una voz?: Poetry, Resistance, and Memory within Franco’s Prisons, Crosby D. Enright

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Blurred Lines: Exploring Poetic and Musical Subjectivity in Verlaine and Debussy's "Romances sans paroles", Emily Eyestone

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One State, One People, One Language: A Comparison of Chinese and Soviet Langauge Policy in the 20th Century, Rachel Faith

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Synthesis of a Novel Unnatural Amino Acid for Protein Incorporation and Click Mediated Conjugation, Christopher A. Farley

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Political Chameleons: An Exploration of Personality and Political Conformity, Taylor N. Feenstra

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BMP Regulation of Stem Cell Development During Drosophila Testis Formation, Ashley P. Fidler

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Increasing the Hydrogen Content of Aromatic Polyimides for Radiation Shielding, Geoffrey T. Geberth

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Population Modeling of Diamondback Terrapins, Sarah C. Gilliand

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Towards an Understanding of Race and Academic Achievement in the Lives of African American Students, Mary E. Grech

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Storytelling in Bronze: The Doors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni as Emblems of Florence's Roman History and Artistic Progression, Erin M. Gregory

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Basins of Attraction for Pulse-Coupled Oscillators, Ryan Gryder

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Combinatorial Contributions of Kisspeptin Neurons and GnRH Neurons to Male Infertility, Hwa In Han

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Land Use Impacts on Selenium Accumulation in Vegetation and Soil, Sharon E. Hartzell

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The Skinny on Regulating Media Images to Prevent Eating Disorders, Anna K. Hochgraf

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Effects of core temperature on exercise-induced mitochondrial biogenesis: Potential role of PGC-1α, AMPK eNOS, SIRT1, and SIRT3, Taylor M. Hodge

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Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Cryogenic Capability, Arlough Hollingshad

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Combinatorially Derived Properties of Young Tableaux, James R. Janopaul-Naylor

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Functional role of an epifaunal grazer (Ampithoe valida) in eelgrass communities: A comparative study between native and invasive ranges, Kathrynlynn W. Jenkins

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Trends of Loanword Origins in 20th Century Finnish, Mirva Johnson

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A Framework for Understanding the US Air Bombing Campaign in Korea, 1950-51, Yonsoo P. Kang

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Emirati Foreign Aid: Overview and Foreign Policy Implications, Maryam I. Kanna

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Bard in the Gondola, Barred in the Ghetto: Operatic Adaptations of Shakespearean Text and Italian Identity in the Late Nineteenth Century, Anne M. Kehrli

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Fixing failing schools: How states and localities implement federal reforms, Keenan Kelley

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Ratification and Reliability: The Strategic Logic of Formal Treaties, Benjamin L. Kenzer

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Nonlinear Models of Zooplankton Communities, Catherine King

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Study of Oil-Mineral Interactions by Atomic Force Spectroscopy, Jeffrey S. Knox

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Good Neighbors: Trade, Culture, and Institutions in the Resolution of Territorial Disputes, Dylan R. Kolhoff

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Evaluation of the Tensile, Water Diffusion, and Water Hydrolysis Properties of Graphene Oxide/Polyamide-11 Composites and Their Synthesis, Christopher Houston Komatsu

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I’ll Drink to That: Differential Effect of Fat Labeling, Weight Salience and Dietary Restraint on Consumption, Blina Kruja

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Partisan-Colored Glasses? How Polarization has Affected the Formation and Impact of Party Competence Evaluations, Rachel Lienesch

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Taking the Aid Debate to the Sub-National Level: Impact and Allocation of Foreign Health Aid in Malawi, Robert Marty

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The Role of MK-STYX in the eIF2alpha Stress Response Pathway, Alex McFarland

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Remembrance, Reflection, Reconciliation: The Performance of Collective Memory in Civil War Commemoration, Kathryn L. McLane

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Clinical and Physiological Analysis of Very Long Apneas in Premature Infants, Anne Mennen

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Parents and Preschool Decisions: How Networks, Research, and Priorities Affect Program Choice, Molly Michie

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Investigating The Use Of Quadrupolar Nuclei for NMR-Based Quantum Information Processing, Tim W. Milbourne

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Studies Directed toward the Synthesis of Asymmetric Loline Alkaloids, Kelsey E. Miller

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Emotional Priming and Spontaneous Facial Mimicry of Asian and Caucasian Faces: An Investigation Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), Katie Mitchell

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The effect of sub-lethal methylmercury exposure on corticosterone hormone and the glucocorticoid receptor in the Australian zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), Christina S. Moore

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The Construction of Activist Identities in the Democratic Party: A Study on Collective Identity and Political Activism, Derek J. Moretz

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A Byzantine Adam: Explicating the Suda's Encomiastic Entry on Adam, John P. Mulhall

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Diffusion of Revocation: The Movement Away from the Common Core State Standards, Ashley N. Napier

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Faith-Based Foundations of Social Justice: Where learning and life converge, Lindsey C. Neimo

Phonetic Knowledge as an Aid to the Perception of Mandarin Tone by Second Language Learners, Jeffrey Ngare

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Modeling Dispersive Electron-Transfer Dynamics in Single Dye Molecules on TiO2, Alana Ogata

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An environment up in smoke?: Evaluating the effects of fire management practices on red-backed fairy-wren habitat usage, Kelly O'Toole

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"As the Work had its origin in love": Masculine Responsibility and the Economy of Sympathy in Anti-Tom Novels, 1852-1854, Eleanor A. Pace

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Learning in Harm's Way: The Effects of Neighborhood Violence on School Performance, Elizabeth Froom Pelletier

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An Agent-Based Network Simulation Model for Comprehensive Stress Testing and Understanding Systemic Risk, Christopher J. Pickett

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Re-staging Rivera's Marisol: Identities, Projections, and New Mythologies, Kevin Place

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The Effects of Nicotine on a Probability-Discounting Task, Cassidy Reich

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Taboos and Primitivism: James Frazer, H.G. Wells, and the Intersection of Anthropology and Science Fiction, Eleanor L. Riesenberg

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The Relationship between Access to Healthcare and Civil Conflict, Jeffrey T. Rohde

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Synthesis and Characterization of Cadmium(II) Complexes with Biologically Inspired Multidentate Ligands, Carolina Rojas Ramirez

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SEED: Searching Encrypted Email Dependably. A design specification for secured webmail., Alessandro Roux

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The Allure and Scandal of Otherness in the Operas of Georges Bizet and their Source Texts, Maria E. Santini

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Modeling Drosophila Stem Cell Development through Ex Vivo Live-Cell Imaging Studies, Mohima Sanyal

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Racial Expectancy Violations in Mixed-Race Minimal Groups, Matthew Schafer

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Keep Calm and Carry On?: Examining WWII Great Britain through the Lens of Overseas Evacuation, Amy Schaffman

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"The Embrace is Inevitable": Connection and Audience Engagement in Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play, Kelsey C. Schneider

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When Social Pressure Fails: Evidence from Two Direct Mail Experiments, Margaret Schwenzfeier

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From the Barracks to the Frat House: Hegemonic Masculinity and the Normalization, Promotion and Replication of Rape Culture in Male Dominated Spaces-- A Comparison of the United States Military and the American College Fraternity, Elizabeth H. Scott

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Spatially variable rock erodibility related to the interaction between erosion rate and weathering in bedrock channels, Great Falls area, Virginia, Charles Shobe

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The Impact of Solar Lights on the Individual Welfare and Fishing Productivity of Liberian Fishermen, William Smith