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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Daughters of Ares: Iconography of the Amazons, Peyton K. Ashley, Classics Department

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Understanding Public Perceptions of Immigrant Criminality, Hayley S. Barriere, Global Studies

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El papel de mujeres españolas en la conquista y colonización de las Américas: las mujeres más importantes en el Pacífico sudamericano durante el siglo XVI, Lucille J. Bisselle, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

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An Evolution of Jane and Lizzie: Adaptation Studies Need to Accommodate for the Rise of Internet-Based Media, Katherine Anne Bryce, English

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Targeting the Roots of Disaster: Community Work Dismantling Vulnerability in Mariana, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Rachael E. A. Carrell, Geography

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Evolution of sociality in Anelosimus Spiders, Adelaide Speedie Cotter, Biology

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A Wilderness Techscape: Land-Use Conflict, Work, and Recreation on the Central Klamath River, Claire E. Dumont, Geography

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UAV-Based Photogrammetric Profiling of Lessor's Quarry in South Hero, Vermont, Erin Lee Dundas, Geology

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The Not-So Frozen Conflict: Russia’s Ambitions in the Arctic and their Implications for NATO in the Far North, Anya Gorodentsev, German and Russian Department

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“The Wickedest Man on Earth”: US Press Narratives of Austria-Hungary and the Shaping of American National Identity in 1898, Evan Haley, History

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Evaluation of Mucosal 5-HT Signaling and Potential Sex Differences in Motor Activity in the Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis, Emily Anne Holt, Neurological Sciences

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Control of Organic LED Emission Through Optically-Resonant Microcavity Confinement, Benjamin Isenhart, Physics

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Non-Profits as Creators of Public Policy in Public-Private Partnerships, Emily Victoria Klofft, Political Science

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Experimental Archaeology and Formation Processes: New Experiments with Spatial Modeling, Hayley Malloy, Anthropology

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Embryonic Heat Shock and its Effect on Larval and Adult Performance in Drosophila melanogaster, Ana Marie Manuelian, Biology

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Investigating Kinesin Kif18A as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Aggressive Cancers, Carolyn Anne Marquis, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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From Consumer to User: Illicit Drugs and Pharmaceuticals in Postmodern Art, Alice Matthews, Art and Art History

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Effects of Voluntary Exercise on Prefrontal-Dependent Set-Shifting in Adolescent Rats, Izabella Ostrowski, Psychological Science

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Wild Emptiness: A Zen Approach to Environmental Ethics, Arden D. Porter, Philosophy

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Reclaiming Cities and Spatial Citizenship: Contemporary Street Art as a Form of Political Aggravation and Protest, Morgan K. Quigg, Art History

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Assessing Hurricane Maria’s Effect on Landscape Erosion Using In Stream Sediment From the Caribbean Island of Dominica, Melinda Quock, Geology

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Riding the City: Renegade Spaces of Street BMX, Connor Smith, Geography

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Impact of Language and History on Identity in Mauritius and La Réunion Through the Lens of Torabully and Marimoutou, Brooklyn Isabel Sophie Stam, Global Studies

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Implementing Chronic Exercise After the Completion of Extinction Training in Mice Shows Promise in Reducing the Return of Fear in the Long Term, Mallory S. Stultz, Neuroscience

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Personalities and Perceptions: Churchill, De Gaulle, and British-Free French Relations 1940-1941, Samantha Sullivan, History

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International Monetary Fund Structural Adjustment Policy and Loan Conditionality in Ghana: Economic, Cultural, and Political Impacts, Samantha Terry, Global and Regional Studies

Theses from 2018

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Positive allosteric modulators of VPAC1 receptor-mediated ERK activation, Justin Abbott, Neurological Sciences

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Seeking Asylum Across the International Boundary: Legal Terms and Geopolitical Conditions of Irregular Border Crossing and Asylum Seeking Between the United States and Canada, 2016 - 2018, Sarah E. Barrett, Global and Regional Studies

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Critical Films on Graphene Substrates, Renee Beneeski, Adrian Del Maestro, Juan Vanegas, and Valeri Kotov, Physics

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Spectacular Tropes: Representations of the Roman Arena, Tiger Maurice Britt, Classics

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Optical Properties of Mesoporous Tungsten(VI) Oxide Functionalized with 𝜋-Conjugated Organic Molecules for Heterogeneous Photocatalysis, Jack Henry Burke, Chemistry

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88.9: A Documentary Poem Examining Whiteness at the University of Vermont, Addison Campbell, English

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Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whale Song in Pacific Central America, Emma P. Chereskin, Department of Biology

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The Influence of Pain on the Development of PTSD Across the Acute Post Trauma Period, Julie P. Connor, Psychological Science

Slant, Mattie Friberg, Film and Television Studies

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Early Phonological Systematization in Children with Williams Syndrome: A Longitudinal Study, Claudia G. Garber, Linguistics

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The Role of Sex Hormones in Inducing Maternal Uterine Remodeling and Vasodilation During Pregnancy, Annie D. Glessner-Fischer, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

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Welcome Here: Defining History Through Playwriting, Stephen D. Indrisano, Theater

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Iterative Exponential Growth through Manipulation of Sulfide Oxidation States, Tyler Jacob Jaynes, Chemistry

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Investigating a Catalytic Approach for the Polymerization Reaction of Dichlorophosphinylphosphorimidic Trichloride, Aimee Johnston, Chemistry

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De Jure School Segregation as the Result of Racist Housing Policies, Devin C. Kane, Economics

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Lagrangian Coherent Structures: A Climatological Look, Andrew Sven McCall Jr., Mathematics and Geography

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Microbiome composition of Pisaster ochraceous sea stars affected by sea star wasting disease, Becky Nesnevich, Biology

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Nonsense Mutation in AIMP2 Reduces Protein Expression and Causes a Severe Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Pryce Patterson, Biochemistry

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Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of the Childcare Cliff: A Case Study of Vermont, Lauren Alexandra Rayson, Economics

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“The Greely Sensation”: Arctic Exploration and the Press, Stephen Noah Reck, History

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Wildlife Values of Conservation Professionals: A Case Study of Bear Researchers and Managers, Lucy E. Rogers, Geography

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Quantifying stream phosphorus dynamics and total suspended sediment export in forested watersheds in Vermont, Sophia C. Ryan, Beverley Wemple, and Donald Ross, Geography

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Plant essential oils do not alter antimicrobial susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus after exposure to sub-lethal concentrations, Heather S. Schuettner, Zoology

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PACAP Expression in an Auditory Neurocircuit Relay Center, Matthew N. Segil, Neuroscience

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Lifetime Estrogen Exposure, Cumulative Lifetime Stress, and Cognition in Later Life, Anna Erika Senft Miller, Psychological Science

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In vivo characterization of hippocampal electrophysiological processes in the heterozygous Pten knockout model of autism, Anthony J. Spinella, Matthew Weston, and Jeremy Barry, Neuroscience

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Enumerating Curves of Genus 2 Over Finite Fields, Rose K. Steinberg, Mathematics and Statistics

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Investigating the Tumor Suppressor Role of RUNX1 in Human Breast Cancer, Adam S. Weinheimer, Biochemistry

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5-HT6R Viral Vector-Mediated Indirect Pathway Activation in the Dorsolateral Striatum: A Discussion on Basal Ganglia Habitual and Goal-Directed Circuits, Caleb S. Winn, Neuroscience

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EXPLORING THE DECLINE IN THE MALE SHARE OF COLLEGE ENROLLMENT: WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT MASCULINITY, Julia Wood, Economics

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Disability and Mere-Difference: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Disability and Well-Being, Kel M. Wright, Philosophy

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Effects of Confomational Change on the Angiogenic Activty of Threonyl-tRNA Synthetase, Khadar H. Abdi, Biochemistry

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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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Optical and Electronic Investigation of Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Semiconductor Quinacridone, Michael V. Arnold, Physics

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FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES and KEN OKIISHI: The Evolution and Representation of Experience, Ashlin Artemesia Ballif, Art History

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Fyn-Mediated Regulation of Protein Kinase A, Sam Barritt, Biology

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

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Polarization and Pulsars, Casey Lynn Brinkman, Physics

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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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Pathways of p38, GSK3b, and Their Extensions to Mental Health, Amanda Carr, Neuroscience

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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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Computational Fluid Dynamic Modelling of a Small-Scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbine, Ashley Victoria Chase, Mechanical Engineering

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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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Implications of Notch Signaling in Taste Cell Replacement, Nicholas B. D'Alessandro, Biology

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

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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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The Prodigal Journey in Modern Fiction, Max Eidelman, English

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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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The Effects of a Prolonged Administration of Amifostine on the Taste System, Jessica Lee Girardin, Biology

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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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Investigating the Grassroots Activities of Northeastern State Political Parties, Ruby Forelle LaBrusciano-Carris, Political Science

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

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PACAP-induced ERK phosphorylation in VPAC1 and VPAC2-expressing HEK cells is mediated by receptor endocytosis and PKC signaling, Anne K. Linden, Neuroscience

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

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What You Look At, You Make: Menstruation and Fertility in Italian Renaissance Art, Rachael G. Nutt, Art History

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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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Multi-informant Agreement on Emotional-Behavioral Symptoms in Families with and without Children with Dysregulation, Mickayla E. Royer, Neuroscience

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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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Sleep Quantity and the Perception of Weight-Stigma Threat, Megan E. Speck, Psychological Science

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Representations of Self and City in Botticelli's Illustrations of Dante's Commedia, Julia C. Spelman, Art History

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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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Making Gamer Worlds in Mass Appeal Futuristic Online Games, Emma R. Tait, Geography

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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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Grave Matters: Understanding Life and Death in a Rural Nineteenth Century Vermont Community by Studying a Family Interred at a Country Cemetery, Sophia E. White, History

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Autumn Storms Trigger Enhanced Export of Iron, Phosphorus, and Carbon from a Forested Vermont Catchment, Austin E. Wilkes, Geology

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Performance and Limitation in Direct Cinema, Zackary Michael Adams, Film and Television Studies

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Lower-Socioeconomic Status Patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation: Clinical Characteristics, Attendance, and Implications for Future Practice, Hannah Lauren Apfelbaum, Psychological Science