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 2016

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

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The Effect of Chronic Stress on Generalization of Conditioned Fear, Amanda J. Senatore, Psychological Science

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Queering Time and Space: Mediated Desire in The Golden Bowl and Mrs. Dalloway, Alana J. Smith, English

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Effect of variation in ocean temperature on nest attentiveness of a rare seabird, the Kittlitz’s Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris), Katelyn Anne Stoner, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

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Exploring The Neural Correlates of Reading Comprehension and Social Cognition Deficits in College Students with ADHD, Irene J. Sue, Ellen Wixted, Sarahjane L. Dubie, and Alexandra S. Potter, Neuroscience

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Professionalism of Performing Musicians in Burlington, Vermont, Adam Sullivan, Anthropology

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Feminized Asians and Masculinized Blacks: The Construction of Gendered Races in the United States, Emy P. Takinami, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

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Testing Potential Fish Fraud in Community-Supported Fisheries, Ryan J. Tartre, Biology

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Establishing an Ovarian Cancer cell culture model system in order to study the molecular interaction between Src Family Kinases and Protein Kinase A, Jenna E. Todero, Biology

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Renewal of an Extinguished Behavior in the Context of a Preceding Response, Jeremy M. Trott, Psychological Sciences

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The North-South Divide: Regional Economic Inequality in Contemporary Italy, Ashley N. Usseglio, Sociology

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Cortisol as a Moderator of Acute Distress in Predicting PTSD, Hannah L. Ward, Psychological Science

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The United Tasks of Healing and Witnessing: The practice of combined ethics within Médecins Sans Frontières, Emma Clare Waters, Romance Languages

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Phosphorus uptake in emergent macrophytes: An evaluation of Vermont-native wetland plant suitability for floating treatment wetland applications in urban stormwater settings, Kelly Westhelle, Environmental Sciences

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Cognitive Flexibility and Academic Performance in College Students with ADHD: An fMRI Study, Ellen K. Wixted, Irene J. Sue, Sarahjane L. Dube M.S., and Alexandra S. Potter Ph.D., Psychiatry

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The role of the low affinity cyclic nucleotide-binding site B in the activation of cGMP-dependent protein kinase Iα, Jessica Wohlfahrt, Biochemistry

Theses from 2015

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DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE OF STRETCHABLE THERMOELECTRIC NANOWIRE COMPOSITES, Cory M. Arcovitch, Mechanical Engineering

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Functional Characterization of a Drosophila Transgenic Line Expressing a Chimeric Flightin: Implications on Flight Muscle Structure and Mating Behavior, Harshal Athalye, Biology

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UVM Big Data? Aggregating Campus Databases and Creating a Data Warehouse to Improve Student Retention Rates at the University of Vermont, Emily Bates, Business Administration

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Role of p38 MAPK inhibitor in conditioned fear, Brittany Nicole Bauman and William Falls Dr., Biology

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Wine-Dark Sheep: Ancient Color in a Modern Greek Odyssey, Alana R. Benson, Classics

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Hard Incompatibilism and Criminal Law, Samantha M. Berthelette, Philosophy

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Modeling and Analysis of UVM's Campus Energy System with Energy Hubs, Micah Botkin-Levy, Electrical Engineering

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Affinity Seeking in the Writing Center: An Analysis of One-on-One Tutoring Sessions, Allie G. Brimlow and Sarah N. Heiss, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Ayurvedic, Allopathic & Integrated Treatment of Diabetes in Northern India: Practitioner Perceptions, Camille M. Clancy, Individually Designed Major in Global Health