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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 đťś‹-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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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

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Bernini’s Four Rivers Fountain: A Monument to Global Catholic Conversion, Kirsten S. Beard, Art & Art History

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

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Responding to the Darwinian Dilemma: Navigating the Lure of Universal Normativity and the Threat of Evaluative Skepticism, Jonathan P. Cares, Philosophy

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Women Writers in the Medieval Church: Context, Hierarchy, and Reception, Erin Clauss, History

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The Gurlitt Trove: Its Past, Present and Future, Jacob R. Collins, Art & Art History

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The Rising Cost of Tuition at Four Year Public Universities: A Comparison of the Explanations Offered by the Academic Literature and University Decision Makers, Katherine Ann Cudé, Economics

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The Abolitionist Archetype: Andrew Delbanco and the Ethics of Political Protest, Ariel F. Eaton, Political Science

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Making Something From Nothing: Exploring Food, Transition, and Globalization in Post-Socialist Poland, Julianna F. Fedrizzi, Global & Regional Studies

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Parental Tobacco Use: Impact on Child Emotion Identification Ability, Allison R. Giroux, Neuroscience

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The effect of cyclophosphamide on salt taste in mice, Michael Gomella, Biology

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Rumination, Negative Life Events, and Depressive Symptoms in a Sample of College Students, Molly B. Gormley, Psychological Science

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A Peculiar Approach to Death: The Work of Edward Gorey, Lydia Horne, Art History

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Repackaging Grand Narrative: From Narrative to Database in the Remakes of Space Battleship Yamato and Mobile Suit Gundam, Aaron J. Kane, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures

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Effects of a Secretin Receptor Antagonist on Cerebellar Learning, Josefina M. Kather, Psychological Science

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Fear Conditioning and Extinction: Examining the Role of GSK3β ser 389, Benjamin Liebman, Psychology

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Impacts of chronic stress on urinary bladder function & recovery through modification of PACAP signaling, Morgan E. Mathews, Neurological Sciences

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Multiple Queens versus Multiple Mates: A Test of the Polygyny/Polyandry Tradeoff Hypothesis in the Ant Veromessor pergandei, Rachel Mellen, Biology

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A Market for Water Transfers in the Upper Colorado River Basin and the Role of Transaction Costs, Genevieve Meller, Economics

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The effects of thermal acclimation on feeding rates and thermal tolerance in the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in Lake Champlain, VT, USA, Marissa Ng, Biology

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Photocatalytic degradation of an organophosphorus compound by porous Au- and WO3- modified TiO2, David M. Parker, Chemistry

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Brazilian Perspectives on the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Kishan Patel, Anthropology

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Optimization of a Diagnostic Platform for Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) Measurement in Human Plasma and Exploration of ORP after Trauma, David A. Polson, Biology

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Pubertal Timing and Youth Internalizing Psychopathology: The Role of Relational Aggression, Hayley E. Pomerantz, Psychological Science

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Use of a Chemical Chaperone to Attenuate Allergic Airway Inflammation, Gurkiranjit Kaur Rattu, Department of Biology; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Dissolution, Cleo Rohn, English

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Can a T-Shirt Create Long-Term Change? Cause-Related Marketing in Preemptive Disaster Response and Mitigation Efforts, Alexander J. Rosenberg, Geography

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Effects of Insulin on Brain Functioning in Postmenopausal Women, Sienna Marie Searles, Department of Psychiatry