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 Expression and Regulation of Chemokines (CXCL9, CXCL10, CXCL11) in Urinary Bladder Inflammation of the Mouse, Michael Guo, Neurological Sciences

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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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Establishing the Reliability and Accuracy of Data Collection for the FIFA 11+ Pre-Participation Study, Tessa E. Kettelkamp, Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences

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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

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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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Genetic Regulation of NKT Cell Function, Murisa Malagic, Biology

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Histories of Consent: Consent Culture and Community in Feminism and BDSM, Amanda Meltsner, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

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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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Mothers who are Refugees: An analysis of trauma, social support, and parenting efficacy., Sophia Valeria Papka, Psychological Science

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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