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 2015

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Population Viability of Mega-Herbivores in Manyara Ranch, Tanzania, in a Climate Change Context, Ellen E. Loftis, Wildlife & Fisheries Biology

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Comparative Representations of Vermont Migrant Latino Farmworkers, Kerry Martin, English

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“Peace Capital”: American Media's Coverage of May 1968 in Paris, Geoffrey J. Matthews, History

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Anxiety Levels and Sibling Relationship Quality of Adults with Siblings with Down Syndrome Compared to those of Adult Siblings of Typically Developing Individuals, Katie L. McCormack, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Quantifying Nutrient and Sediment Loads during Spring Runoff in the Missisquoi River Basin, Baxter G. Miatke, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences: Environmental Engineering

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Grace, Play, and the Body in the Writings of Albert Camus, Derek Neal, Romance Languages and Linguistics

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Creating a resilient food system in Vermont: Gleaning, community engagement, and the importance of embracing complexity, Esther A. Nemethy, Anthropology

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Differentiating the Roles of Redox-Active Cysteine Residues in Plasmodium falciparum Thioredoxin Reductase by using a "Seleno Effect", John P. O'Keefe, Biochemistry

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The Definition and Determination of Death, Brittney Jean Palermo, Philosophy

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Gender Differences in Snowboarding: An Empirical Analysis, Hailey Ronconi, School of Business

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Service Providers’ Perceptions of Refugees’ Needs, Services and Service Delivery Barriers in Burlington, Vermont, Samantha M. Sawyer, Global Studies

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Knowledge Retention over a Two Year Period Following Completion of an Online Course on The Science of Energy Balance, Allison Schrenzel, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Behind the Lines: The Partitions of British India and Mandatory Palestine, 1937-1948, Jessica Solodkin, History

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Assessing Music Listening Habits in a Media Rich Society, Carolyn Spinelli, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Detailed Analysis of Structures in the Foot Wall of the Champlain Thrust at Lone Rock Point, Burlington, Vermont, Christina Marie Strathearn, Geology

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An Agent Based Model of the Diel Vertical Migration Patterns of Mysis diluviana, Nicholas J. Strayer, Jason D. Stockwell, Brian P. O'Malley, and Sture Hansson, Mathematics and Statistics

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Quantification of Criteria and Air Toxic Pollutants in Biodiesel Exhaust using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Flora Kathleen Su, Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Exploring the Evolution of Modularity in Gene Regulatory Networks, Mariko L. Totten, Computer Science

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Lifetime Estrogen Exposure, COMT Genotype, and Cognition in Postmenopausal Women, Jennifer Alice Trimble, Biology

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American Food Aid: Disruption and Development in Haiti, Kaitlyn Vitez, Anthropology

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Parenting as a Mediator of the Link between Parental Depressive Symptoms and Child Depressive Symptoms, Abigail Waite, Department of Psychological Science

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A Computational Approach for Identifying Plant-Based Foods for Addressing Vitamin Deficiency Diseases, Christina Yu and Indra Neil Sarkar, Biochemistry

Theses from 2014

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Eating in Crisis: Culturally Appropriate Food and the Local Food Movement in the Lives of Domestic Violence Survivors, Rachel A. Aronson, Anthropology

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Plant-Derived Bioactive Lipids Impacts Glucose Homeostasis and Energy Metabolism in Mice, Pamela L. Bay, Shae Rowlandson, Jana Kraft, Mina Peshavaria, and Thomas Jetton, Animal Science; Medicine

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Anglo or Apeman? Transatlantic Caricature and the New Irish Race, 1861-1872, Rob Benner, History