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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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Home is Where You are Needed?: The Role of Government-Provided Incentives in Determining the Outcome of International Student Mobility in the Source Country, Elisa Priscilla Toto
Department: Global and International Studies

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Authentically Ethical: An Ethics of Being, Zachary R. Towner
Department: Philosophy

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Lessons from Andøya: The 1995 Black Brant XII False Alert as a Lens on Post-Cold War Relations, John W. Trainor
Department: Film Studies; History

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The Vision of Thomas Malory: The Failure of an Ideal, Mark F. Trankina Jr
Department: English

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Misunderstood and Mistreated: A Case Study of Drug Court as a Functional Treatment Method for Drug Addicts, Claire E. Trescher
Department: Sociology and Anthropology

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American Apparel: Queer People of Color Aesthetics and Professionalism, Jackson Tribbet
Department: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Effects of FDI on Economic Growth in Eastern European Transition Countries, Nikoloz Tsereteli
Department: Business Economics

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Effects of FDI on Economic Growth in Eastern European Transition Countries, Nikoloz Tsereteli
Department: Business Economics

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The Effect of Relationship Length on Empathy toward a Victim of Sexual Assault Using Benevolent Sexist Ideology as an Explanatory Variable, Darleny Urena
Department: Psychology

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To Invest or Not To Invest: Effects of Poor Corporate Governance on Paper-Bill Spread during Asian Financial Crisis, Khairunnisa Usman
Department: Economics

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Examining Conceptions of the Nation at World's Fairs and Expositions, 1958-2015, Elliott H. Valentine
Department: History; Sociology and Anthropology

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The Queen’s Serpent: An Examination of the Serpent Vessel from Burial 61 from El Perú-Waka’, Sarah Van Oss
Department: Archaeology; Art and Art History

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“I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave’s government also”: Forms of resistance in Antebellum Literature, Jacob D. Vellucci
Department: English

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Speak English to Trade: A Study on the Impact of Language Commonality on the U.S. International Trade of Electric Machinery and Equipment, Diep Ngoc Vu
Department: Business Economics

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Fifty-One Shades of Grey: New Readings of the Black Female Body in Literature, Pop Culture and Film, Ashanti Wallace
Department: English

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An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship Between the Diversity in Backgrounds of a Firm’s Board of Directors and a Firm’s Innovation Levels, Marla L. Walton
Department: Business Economics

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Representation Out of Formation, Tarik H. Welch
Department: Business Economics

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Diversity of Glass Frogs Between Primary and Secondary Tropical Forest at La Selva Biological Station, Heredia Province, Costa Rica, Nathan G. Weltman
Department: Biology

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Theory and Synthesis of Heterobimetallic Catalysts Towards Nitrogen Fixation, Joseph R. Whiston
Department: Chemistry

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Pine River Camp: Welcome Home, Griffin A. White
Department: English

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Parent Role Construction, Stress, and Support in Children’s Standardized Testing, Heather M. Whitlock-Williams
Department: Psychology

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Beyond the Binary, Petr Wiese
Department: Art and Art History

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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF TREATMENTS USED TO REMEDIATE THE VOCAL SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE, Angela M. Wiley
Department: Communication

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Flames and Identity: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and The Vision of New Chicago, Julia L. Williams
Department: History

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Emplacement Processes and Monogenetic Classification of Ice Springs Volcanic Field, Central Utah, Michael Williams
Department: Geology

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From Fantasy to Virtual Reality: An Exploration of Modeling, Rigging and Animating Characters for Video Games, Sarah K. Williams
Department: Computer Science

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The Dispositional and Situational Influences of Empathy, Anger and Aggression, Tawanna Williams
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Environmental and Physical Enrichment on the Motor Functioning and Cellular Plasticity in a Rat Model of Parkinson's Disease, Emily R. Wilson
Department: Neuroscience

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America's Invisible Punishment: An Analysis of the History, Impact, and Public Perceptions of Felon Disenfranchisement, Katherine LA Wollmer
Department: Sociology and Anthropology

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Sending Signals: Examining if Brazil Experiences Multiple Signaling Effects from Hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, Zachary J. Woullard
Department: Business Economics

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Board Structure Effect on Firm performance: An Investigation of Potential Differences Between Chinese and U.S. Firms, Yanli Xiong
Department: Business Economics

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Finding The Phenomenological Region of Meditative Experience, Brendan Youngquist
Department: Philosophy

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Euskaldunak or Amerikanuak: An Introduction to the Folklore of the Boise Basques and its Contribution to the Basque-American Identity, Leah Zavaleta
Department: English; Sociology and Anthropology

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An Exposition of Support Vector Machine Classification with a purpose-built GUI for exploring some commonly used kernels, Dagm Zegeye
Department: Computer Science

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A Simultaneous System of Internal Control: An Empirical Study of CEO Compensation Structure, Board Composition and Firm Performance, Jacob Zoldan
Department: Business Economics

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The Effect of Charismatic Leadership Style On The Levels of Support for Self-Determination Movements, Marco Vinicio Zuniga Lopez
Department: International Relations; Political Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2015

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Soeurs d'Empire: Trois histoires de voyage, de genre et de camaraderie dans des récits de voyage féminins d'Algérie, 1869-1900, Elisabeth Abell
Department: French and Francophone Studies; History

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Mycenae and Cultural Memory: 150 to 2015 CE, Elora A. Agsten
Department: Art and Art History; Classical Studies

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Parental human capital and returns to education: The divide between urban residents and migrants in China, Salma Ait Hssayene
Department: Business Economics

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International Nongovernmental Organizations and Democratic Consolidation: How do These Organizations Promote Higher Quality Democracy?, Evan B. Albertson
Department: Political Science

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Forming and Debating National Identity: Three Case Studies of the Ownership of Ancient Artifacts, Rachael Aleshire
Department: Archaeology

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Attraction and the Other-Race Effect: Influences of Perceived Beauty on Facial Perception, Daniel A. Alfonso-Diaz
Department: Neuroscience

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Altering amino acid residues at the dimer interface of the yeast peroxiredoxin Ahp1: Effects on quaternary structure and protection against peroxides, Jonathan K. Allotey
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Smelling Personalities: Preferential Personality Traits Associated With Body Odor, Emily S. Alltop
Department: Psychology

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A Beautiful Self, A Beautiful Home, A Beautiful Romance: Magazine Advertisements and the Creation of Domestic Culture in the 1950s, Chelsea Amis
Department: History

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Navegando por lugares, redefiniendo espacios: un ánalisis de las voces latinas en la nueva zona fronteriza de Apalaches, Erin Elizabeth Andrews-Sharer
Department: Spanish

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L’identité malgache hybride : Exprimer l'identité franco-malgache à travers la langue française dans la littérature malgache, Rebecca Andriani
Department: French and Francophone Studies

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Impacts of Climate Change on Species Invasiveness: Temperature Effects on Agonistic Interactions between Crayfish Procambarus clarkii and Cambarus robustus, Diego Arias
Department: Biology

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Do You Have the Heart For It?: An Anthropological Examination of Portrayals of Aztec Human Sacrifice in Popular Culture, Courtney F. Astrom
Department: Archaeology; Sociology and Anthropology

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Plato and Aristotle on the Ancient Quarrel: A Search for Poetic Meaning in Vergil’s Aeneid, Danielle A. Aviles
Department: Classical Studies; Philosophy

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What Would Jesus Cover? An Examination of the Moral Failures of the United States Health Care System, Eleanor P. Bacon
Department: Religious Studies

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Animating America: A Historical Study of How the Art of Animation has Helped to Define American Culture., Andrew J. Badger
Department: History

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Sexism, Masculinity, and Entitlement as Predictors of Rape Culture Support, and the Role of Empathy as a Possible Explanation, Michelle L. Baker
Department: Psychology

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Two Gods, a Dancer, and a Skeleton Walk into a Bar: an exploration of created space through puppetry and performance, Colin Bauman
Department: Art and Art History

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The Right Combination: How the Coen Brothers Challenge the Boundaries of Genre and Postmodernism in Film, Olivia Baum
Department: English

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And How Does That Make You Feel?: Moderating Effects of Personality on Auditory Dissonance and Emotional Reaction, Charlotte Baxter
Department: Psychology

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Idolatry of Ideology: An Ideological Analysis of the Music of Bruce Cockburn, Lucas Behrens
Department: Communication

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Grazer Dynamics on a Relict Acroporid Patch Reef System and Their Implications for the Carbonate Budget at Coral Gardens, Belize, Sarah K. Bender
Department: Geology

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Attachment and Emotions in Relation to Ideas and Concepts: A Psychological Study and Philosophical Inquiry, Bryce C. Benefield
Department: Philosophy; Psychology

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American Co-eds and the Great Recession: A Study of Job Opportunities for Recent College Graduates Based Upon the Decade of Graduation, Kiara A. Bermudez
Department: Sociology and Anthropology

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Immediate Effects of Meditation on Negative Image Processing, Breanna Bertacchi
Department: Neuroscience

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The Nuke in Our Souls: The Apocalypse Comes Down to Earth in Three Postmodern Novels, Andrew Bevis
Department: History

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An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to Sleep Behavior: Exploring Personality as a Moderator, Alisha R. Bhatia
Department: Psychology

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Trade and Wage Inequality in the Upper-Middle-Income Countries, Sandeep Bhusal
Department: Economics

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Arginine Kinase in Myxococcus xanthus: Investigation of Specificity for Arginine Kinase during Cellular Motility and Fruiting Body Formation, Scott K. Bingman
Department: Neuroscience

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Discussions in and of Conceptual Art: Different Modes of Conveying Experience, Anthony J. Black
Department: Art and Art History

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The Changing of Just War Theory: Understanding how just war theory needs to evolve with modern warfare, changing conceptions, and various ethical systems, Christopher J. Blaikie
Department: Philosophy

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The Clash of Norms: An Examination of Emerging Governance Norms in Cyberspace, Daniel J. Bloomberg
Department: Political Science

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Metamorphosis and Persona in Ned Rorem's Poems of Love and the Rain, Jacob Boca
Department: Music

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The Development and Impact of Investigative Journalism, John Michael Bogusz III
Department: History

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"Nie Wieder...Was?": An Analysis of German Foreign Policy During the First Gulf War and the Bosnian Civil War Using Role Theory, William D. Bolte
Department: German Studies; International Relations

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Modeling the Optical Emission Line Profiles of Active Galactic Nuclei: Working Towards a Continuous Optical Classification Scheme Beyond Type 1/Type 2, Shawn M. Bowman
Department: Physics

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The Functions of Nab2 On Cellular Growth Regulation in Drosophila Melanogaster, Brittany N. Boychuk
Department: Biology

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Where Should We Look? Accountability, Stakeholder Relationships, and the Role of an NGO as a Secondary Political Institution in Tanzania: A Case Study Analysis, Ellen R. Boyd
Department: Sociology and Anthropology

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The Widespread Appeal and Advocacy of Hayao Miyazaki: A Transnational Feminist Analysis of How Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away Unveil and Dismantle the Gendered Effects of the Nation-State and Globalization, Larissa Branovacki
Department: Communication

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Evaluating the Impacts of Strategic Consolidation in Facilitating Multifunctional EMR Adoption and the Comprehensive Cost Effects in U.S. Hospitals, Rachelle Lee Brenner
Department: Business Economics

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Investigation Into the Role of the Poly(A) Binding and Regulating Protein dNab2 in the Mushroom Bodies of Drosophila Melanogaster, Zachariah A. Brewer
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Distributing Scarcity: Structure, Agency, And The Moral Categorization Of Food Pantry Users, Nina R. Breyer
Department: Sociology and Anthropology

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Our Children: A Documentation of Modern Day Lynching in America, Adam Brinson
Department: Art and Art History

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“Pottermania:” The Representations of Female Characters in Harry Potter Films, Berkley E. Brown
Department: Communication

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Objectification vs. Subjectification: Effects of Priming Sexual Objectification, Body Competence, or Social Competence on Cognitive Function in Women, Fiona J. Brown
Department: Psychology

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Affordable Housing Goals and Access to Credit in the Mortgage Market, John M. Brown
Department: Economics

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Zeolite Identification and Distribution in the Vatnsdalur Structural Basin, Northwest Iceland, Olivia L. Brown
Department: Geology

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L'école pour tous : une étude des inégalités dans le système éducatif français, Victoria P. Brown
Department: French and Francophone Studies

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Growth Machines: Powering Up: An Assessment of Growth Machine Theory and Its Potential Viability in Development Planning, Xavier Brown
Department: Urban Studies

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Total Film Nerd: An Exploration of Film Criticism and Film Adaptations, Margot Bruce
Department: English; Film Studies

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Solo Senior Recital: The Idea of Independent Women in Music, Jenny Brumbaugh
Department: Music

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Imprisoned Beyond Walls: the Prison Wife Perspective and the Manifestation of Internal Confinement, Cora W. Bucher
Department: English

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A Paradox of Visibility: Case study of a tent city in Wooster, Ohio, Teresa Butel
Department: Sociology and Anthropology

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Virulence Modulation of Bordetella Pertussis via Inhibition of the Nicotinate Degradation Pathway, Lauren Buyan
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Neuroscience

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Going on a [Power] Trip: A Postcolonial Examination of Select Voluntourism Organizations' Rhetorical Strategies, Caroline M. Bybee
Department: Communication

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An Investigation of the Relationship Between Young Adult Substance Use Behavior, Gender, Peer Influence, and Implications for Future Prevention Programs, Georgia Callahan
Department: Sociology and Anthropology

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The Logical Nexus: Analysis and Application of Wittgenstein's Picture Theory of Language, John T. Cancalosi
Department: Philosophy

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The Adulteress and the Patriarchy: The Search for Female Independence and Autonomy in Anna Karenina and The Awakening, Sarah Carracher
Department: English; Russian Studies

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A Neopagan Renaissance: Appropriation of Medieval Imagery and Pre-Christian Folklore in the Magazine Covers of Harvest, Jennifer C. Caventer
Department: Art and Art History; Sociology and Anthropology

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Persuasiveness of Typefaces: How Non-Verbal Factors Impact the Effectiveness of Emotional and Rational Advertisements, Arielle Nicole Cerini
Department: Psychology

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Art or Artifact? African Objects in the Museum, Elizabeth Chamis
Department: Art and Art History; Sociology and Anthropology

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Elucidating the Degradation Pathway of Venlafaxine(Effexor), Naveeshini Nair Chandran
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Organizational and Activational Effects of Testosterone on Learning and Memory, Philip M. Charnley
Department: Biology

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Latino Students: The Relationship between Ethnic Identity and Attachment with Peers, Self-Efficacy, and Purpose in Life, Crystal Chavez
Department: Psychology