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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Engaging with the Spectrum of Normalcy: Creative Narratives to Challenge Preconceptions of Mental Illness, Brenna Alice Lewis-Slammon, English

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Alexander II and Gorbachev: The Doomed Reformers of Russia, Kate V. Lipman, History

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Sound and Fury: Creating a Graphic Novel Adaptation of Macbeth, Benjamin R. Merrylees, English

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The relations of metabolic syndrome to anxiety and depression symptoms in children and adults, Jennifer R. Michael, University of Vermont College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biology & Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont Department of Psychiatry

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Cultural Heritage and Rising Seas: Water Management, Governance, and Heritage in Venice and Amsterdam, Katherine D. Mitchell, Environmental Studies

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Stand Dynamics and Disturbance History of Champlain Valley Clayplain Forests, Helena F. Murray, Forestry

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Creating Dignity, Not Dependence: Community Development & Food Security Implications of Mobile Food Vending, Mariah N. Noth, Community Development & Applied Economics

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An Investigation Into The Mechanism Of Cysteine-containing Thioredoxin Reductases: How Is Catalysis Conserved Without The Presence Of A Selenocysteine Residue?, Neil C. Payne, Chemistry

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Rio Como Vamos: Assessing the Triple Bottom-Line Legacies Being Left by the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, Zack Pensak, Environmental Department

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Comics That Cross the Line: The Transnational Narrative Work of Latin American Voices, Mary Petronio, UVM Global Studies

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Public Perceptions of Wind Energy in Vermont: The Role of Physical, Social, and Environmental Parameters in the Vermont Wind Energy Debate, Nicole Pidala, Natural Resources

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Examining Children’s Cognitions in Response to Interparental Conflict, Madeline M. Portnoy, Psychological Science

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Tai Chi/Qi Gong in Mental Health Treatment and Prevention: A review of Meta-Analytic Evidence and an Analysis of Evidence Congruence with Training Practices, Colin A. Price, Psychological Science

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Conserving Vermont's Endangered Species through Designation of Critical Habitat, Amanda M. Ramsing-Lund, Environmental Studies

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Determining the habitat use of Varecia variegata in Maromizaha Protected Area, Madagascar, Rebecca E. Roman, Environmental Sciences

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Entertainment Law: Redefining the Role of Transactional Attorneys, Jonathan M. Savicky, The Department of Music and Dance

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A Nation in Concert: The Role of the National Song Festivals in the Estonian Independence Movement, 1987-1991, Sophie Loraine Scharlin-Pettee, Political Science

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Parent-Child Closeness and Coping Outcomes in Emerging Adulthood, Rebecca Lee Stormberg, Psychological Science

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Predicting Vulnerability to Math Stereotype Threat, Jane K. Strudwick, Psychological Science

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Demographic and Emotional-Behavioral Predictors of Emotion Identification Accuracy and Eye Movement in Children, Michelle A. Thompson, Psychological Science

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'Let Us Record the Atoms As They Fall Upon the Mind': Virginia Woolf Wrestles With James Joyce's Ulysses, Sophie Ryan Thorup, English

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A Route to Surface-bound Metalloporphyrins as Models for Oxygen Reduction Catalysts, Stephen J. Van Wyck, Chemistry

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How to Live a Fulfilling Life in a Time of Technology, Hope E.B. Ward, Philosophy

Theses from 2016

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Necroptosis of Glycolytic Dendritic Cells Enhances Activation of Gamma Delta T Cells, Kathleen R. Bashant, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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Differing Prefrontal Cortical Activation Across Multiple Forms of Discourse Production, Max Walter Breidenstein Mr., Neuroscience