Students who fulfill all the requirements of the Honors College, including successfully completing a senior thesis or project, earn the special distinction of graduating as an Honors College Scholar. This distinction is noted on student transcripts and the designation of Honors College Scholar is conferred at UVM's commencement ceremony.

The following is a collection of theses submitted by Honors College Scholars.

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Theses from 2017

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The Battle For Cape Wind: An Analysis of Massachusetts Newspapers and Their Framing of Offshore Wind Energy, John Alessi, Political Science

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Understanding the Study Abroad Experience for International Students from China at the University of Vermont, Cecilia A. Baker, Grossman School of Business

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Co-occurrence of /t/ Variants in Young Vermont Speakers, Sarah Bellavance, Romance Languages and Linguistics

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Interactions between BNST PACAP stress system and Estrous Cycling in Non-overiectomized Female Rats, Beniah Brumbaugh, Psychological Science

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A Means to an End, A Means to an End, A Means to an End: Repetition through two filmmakers and four films, Alec O. Buzzell, Film and Television Studies

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The Impact of Act 148 on Food-Insecure Populations in Chittenden and Essex Counties of Vermont, Gina E. Cassara, Environmental Studies

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Phase I Development of a Patient Perspective Measurement of Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care: The Patient-Centered Integration Profile, Brennen Clayton Caveney, Psychology

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Female Auteurs and Their Perceptions of Gender, Sexuality, and National Identity., Elizabeth J. Chesley, Film and Television Studies

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Historical Patterns of Arboviral Seroprevalence across Africa and Asia, George C. Chrisafis, Biology

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Effect of Maple Sugaring on Leaf Litter Decomposition in Vermont Forests, Emma A. Cronin, Biology

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Impact of Sexuality on the Ultimatum Game, Nicholas J. DeMassi, Economics

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A Case Study of Vermont's Health Exchange: Missteps and Progress, Ashlynn R. Doyon, Political Science

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Effects of Roads on Black Bear Distribution in Southern Vermont, Caitlin E. Drasher, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

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Would I Eat This? Negotiating the Boundaries of Risk and Service in the Kitchen, Molly E. Duff, Anthropology

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Pharmaceuticals entering Lake Champlain and their combination effects on developing Zebrafish Embryos, Ariana R. Ferraro, Animal Science

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Unequal Implementation: The Impact of Government Anti-Plague Policies on the London Poor in 1665, Colby J. Fischer, History

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Interstices of Power: Considerations of women’s health and agency through creative nonfiction, Erica Rose Gilgore, Environmental Studies

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Marcel Proust’s 'Le Temps retrouvé': The Inner Book of Impressions and Metaphor as the Language of Thought, Korinne E. Hensley, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

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The Burkini Buzz: Exploring French National Identity Discourse Through Social Media, Katherine Anne Hickey, Global and Regional Studies

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Cultivating Community: The role of the Winooski school system in creating positive relationships between city institutions and the refugee population, Rachel M. Hurwitz, Sociology

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The Scenic Design of Steven Dietz’s "Dracula" for the Royall Tyler Theatre Stage, Rosalind Cardin Isquith, Theatre

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The Impact of Soviet Legacies of Informal Exchange on Corruption in Contemporary Kyrgyzstan, Colin Kamphuis, Political Science

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The Islamic State as a Unique Social Movement: Exploiting Social Media in an Era of Religious Revival, Erik R. Kernan, Global and Regional Studies

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Fictions of Belonging: "New Arrival Literature" and Contemporary Discourse on U.S. Immigration, Olivia M. Langley, English

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Neuroimaging of Habit-based vs. Goal-directed behavior in Instrumental Learning, Michael Jacob Lawler, Neuroscience