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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Spectroscopic Analysis of the Traditional Cyanotype Process and its Impact on Art, Jacob Applegarth

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Comparative Analysis of Privilege in Relation to the School District of Philadelphia and the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District, Kathryn Battafarano

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Determining the effects of methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, and glycerol on both thermal stability and catalytic activity of Rv0045c, an enzyme from M. tuberculosis, Katelyn Baumer

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Evaluating Prescriber Adherence to Guideline-Based Treatment Pathways of a Newly Initiated Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a Rehabilitation Hospital, Christie Bertram

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A1c Reduction and Weight Loss in a Veteran Population Using GLP-1-RAs, Shelby L. Beutel Darrow

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Dramatic Form: In Theory and in Practice, Alexander Borrello

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Assessment of coronary artery outward remodeling in consequence of excision of epicardial adipose tissue in Ossabaw swine, Kelly Coderre

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Elucidation of Abscisic Acid in Stress Resistance of Mnium cuspidatum Through Salt Exposure and Chlorophyll Content Analysis, Kurt Corsbie

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Dreadlocks (Dock) is necessary to regulate growth of the germline ring canals in the developing Drosophila melanogaster egg chamber, Olivia Crowe

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Using the Placebo Effect as a Potential Mediator for Stereotype Threat, Nicholas Denney

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The Aggravating Alloy: Mercury Amalgam’s Role in the Relationship Between the Educated and Non-Educated Dental Professional in the Nineteenth Century, Gracen Dunn

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Defining Civic Mindedness: A Study of the Butler Community Arts School, Emma Edick

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Play It Again! Individualized Music Improves Social Interaction of Women, But Not Men, With Dementia, Emily Farrer

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An Exploration of Dance Therapy, its Origins, and its Applications in Parkinson’s Disease, Emilia Floody

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Quantitative Analysis of Acetic Acid in Hard Woods as a Way to Improve Museum Artifact Storage, Alexandria Flora

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Undergraduate Students’ Perception of the Consequences of Alcohol Consumption, Elaine Giglio

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The Back Pocket Play: Revealing White Privilege and its Contribution to Institutionalized Racism, Sonia Michelle Goldberg

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When Poetry and Humor Get Hitched, Christian Hartselle

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Theory of Mind and its Relation to Psychopathy, Ariana Hays

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Use of Trispyrazolemethane in the Synthesis of Organometallic Compounds, Claire Hazelton

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Educating English as a New Language Students Using a Multimedia Based Approach: How Educators Can Assist ENL Students in the Mainstream Classroom, Ashley Marie Jones

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Why Can’t a Woman Fail Like a Man? Gender Differences in Perceived Competence Following a Mistake, Kathryn Kincaid

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A Historical Fiction Detailing the Trauma of Mental Institutions in the mid 1940’s, Jessica Klingensmith

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Disordered Eating Habits and Theory of Mind in Undergraduate Students, Stephanie Kuhlman

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The Desires to Work for an Organizational Culture Type Based on Personality Characteristics and Gender, Emily Lauth

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Pharmacy Interventions in Transitions of Care from Hospital Discharge (PITCH) Pilot Program for Medicare Part D Patients at High-Risk for Readmission, Muirisha Nicole Lavender

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Crossed Product Algebras over Dihedral Field Extensions, Kaitlyn Lee

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“Culture Shock”: An Ethnographic Account of a Small Business in the Face of Change, Alexia Maggos

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How to Explain Cancer to a Child and the Effects of Coloring Therapy in Children with Cancer, Alexandra Mauer

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Speculative Literature in Modern Society: Octavia Butler and the Tragedy of the Commons, Katherine Elyse Miller

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Producing Dihydrofurans Using Palladium (II) Catalyst and Optimized Base, Chandler Mitchell

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Public Financing and the Underrepresentation of Women in United States Elected Political Offices, Libby Moyer

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Episodic Salutary Experiences (ESE): A New Type of Positive Affect and its Relationship to Physical Health, Natalie Nusinow

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Imprisoning Sexuality: The Abuses of the State in Homosexual Male Incarceration at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary (1934-1957), Vic Overdorf

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The Role of Black Hole and Neutron Star Interaction on the Dynamical Evolution of Dense Stellar Systems, Michael Pajkos

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The Media and Teenage Violence: How Much Is Too Much When It Comes to Adolescent Aggression?, Taylor Pearson

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We Just Want My People Thriving: Hip Hop as a Catalyst for Social Change in St. Louis, Joel Pettus III

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Complexities of Bi-Colored Rubik's Cubes, Taylor Pieper

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What Am I Thinking Right Now?: Social Anxiety Symptomology and Its Impact on Theory of Mind Ability, Shannon Reid

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Our Nuclear Quandary: Deliberating U.S. Nuclear Armament & its Alternatives for Execution 1946-1961, Andrew Ross

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Conformity to Gender Stereotypes Impacting Body-Esteem, Eating, and Exercise Behaviors in Female College Students, Madison Rae Sauerteig

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Religiosity and Depression in College Students by Year in School, Ciara Saylor

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An Evaluation of Mumps Antibody Titers Among Pharmacy Students Before and After a University Mumps Outbreak, Kiley Shelley

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The Relationship Between Demographic Characteristics, Types of Contact with Police, and Perceptions of Police, Allison Simko

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The Social Construction of Winston Churchill: How Life Experiences Shaped the Identity of a Wartime Legend, Molly Elisabeth Smith

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A Question of Food Intake: The Impact of Living Arrangement and Meal Factors on Total Daily Caloric Intake, Kalei Sorenson

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Can You Feel it? How Asking Influences Reports of Psychophysiological States, Trevor Spelman

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Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy in Patients with Healthcare-Associated, Hospital-Acquired, or Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Septic Shock: Does Antimicrobial Reuse Influence Outcomes?, Nicole Stagge

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The Impact of Accountable Care: Interactions between patients and payers – Where do pharmacists lie?, Danielle Stone

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Raising the Stakes: The Impact of Emotional Investment on Learning Stage Combat, Sarah Tam

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Living the Lake Life: Indiana’s Lake James in the 1950s and 1960s, Warren Travis

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Islamic Influence on Spain: Discussion of Women’s Rights and Islamic Influence, Samreen Uzzama

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Investigation of the anthropogenic factors influencing Eastern fox squirrel, Sciurus niger, distribution and abundance in urban residential areas, Gabrielle Vinyard

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Late L2 Acquisition and Phonological Memory Development, Madeline Westerhoff

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Analysis of Public Accountants: What personality traits and skill sets distinguish auditors and tax accountants in the public accounting sphere?, Lauren Madison Wood

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Tabaquismo: ¿Negocio y forma de identidad cultural?, Caroline ZuHone

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Etiological study of molt abnormalities in the African penguin, Spheniscus demersus, Carah Austin

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Designing and Curating a Classroom Library for Lifelong Readers, Katie Bennington

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The Role of Calcium in Pathogen Defense Responses in the Moss Mnium cuspidatum, Morgan Blake

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"Are You With Us?": A Study of the Hoosier Suffrage Movement, 1844-1920, Sarah Bowman

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The Crisis at Fort Sumter: The Symbolic Monument That Transformed Northern and Southern Opinions During the Start of the Civil War, Olivia C. Cabanban

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Investigation of the localization and expression of the G-protein coupled receptor FSHR-1 in C. elegans neurons, Kyle Cherry

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When You Need More Than Just an Apple a Day: A review of the empirical evidence relating to disparities in access to health care and a preliminary perspective on the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Alexis Coulis

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Effect of Endophytes in Physcomitrella patens on Cellular Respiration During Abiotic Stress, Michael Danh

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The Relationship Between Conversational Pause Duration and Vocabulary Acquisition in Infants with Cochlear Implants, Kelsey De La Croix

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Movement and Music: Exploring the Relationship Between Movement and Dance, Savannah Dunn

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The Link Between American Deaf Culture and Dance: Assessing nonverbal communication and recognizing the value of deaf dancers., Chloe Edelstein

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The Effects of Sleep Quality on Theory of Mind, Julie Erwin

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Stealing the Mic: Struggles of the Black Female Voice in Rap, Miranda Flores

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Relative Preservation of Emotion Recognition Abilities in Women Compared to Men with Parkinson's Disease, Colleen Frank

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Realistic Acting Methods in Non-Realistic Theatre: Konstantin Stanislavsky's Theories Applied to Bertolt Brecht's Epic Theatre, Taylor Galloway

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The Prevalence of Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Senses Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities Utilize When Receiving Instruction, Elizabeth Gormley

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Effects of familiarity and presentation mode on auditory-visual speech recognition in adults with aphasia, Rachel Hahn

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Examining the Effects of Culture on Preference of Social Cause in Cause-Related Marketing: A Cross-Cultural Study of the United States and Chile, Alicia Helfrich

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How Can We Teach About the Holocaust to Seven to Ten Year Olds?, Eleanor Hersh

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Factors Related to High Risk Drinking and Subsequent Alcohol-Related Consequences Among College Students, Courtney Hittepole

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Perceiving Dance: Examining the Foundations of American Ballet and Influence of the Press in Establishing Today's Perception of Dance, Robyn Jutsum

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The Role of Diaphanous in Ring Canal Development in Drosophila melanogaster, Alexandra M. Kindred

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Hay What's That Smell? The Effects of Barn Associated Odors on Equestrians and Non-Equestrians, Kathryn Kirkham

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The Relationship between Fraternity Recruitment Experiences, Perceptions of Fraternity Life, and Self-Esteem, Kendall Ladd

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"Living for the Soul": Dolly's Heroism in Anna Karenina, Mara Minion

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Soil Health within Indianapolis Urban Gardens, Blake Moskal

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Incremental Strategy-Oriented Feedback Promotes Positive Leadership Perceptions and Feedback Reactions, Lauren Murphy

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Solvent Free Vanadium Mediated Organic Transformations, Garrett Oberst

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A Computational And Theoretical Exploration of the St. Petersburg Paradox, Alexander Olivero

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Effects of Fiscal Policy on Consumer Confidence, Sara Omohundro

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The Efficacy of Antidepressants in Alleviating Anhedonia in Depressed Patients, Paras Patel

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Political Agendas and Education: Textbook and Geographical Impacts, Rachel Patterson

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The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation on Students' Creativity, Paige Poure

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Substrate Specificity of the LipN Hydrolase from Mycobacterium ulcerans, Stephanie Raynor

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To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate: A Qualitative Description of the Information Available on Popular Search Engines Regarding the Vaccine Debate., Madeline Rhinesmith

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Manifest Imperialism: Race and American Imperial Aspirations in the Pacific, Bryan Richter

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Pacific Horizons: The Transformation of European Perceptions of Paradise, 1880-1900, Luke Scalone

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Food/Drug Interactions: Assessing student knowledge before and after viewing an interactive educational website, Cole Smith

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The New American Revolution: Economic Inequality and Economic Democracy, Alec Stubbs

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The Cartography of the New World: Hernán Cortés’s Literary Mapping of America, Sarah Tietz

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The Role of Arp2/3 in Ring Canal Development in Drosophila melanogaster, Marina Tipold

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Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) and Personality: Their Relationship to Collegiate Alcohol Abuse, Kristen D. Webb

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The Role of Ethylene in Systemic Acquired Resistance in Moss, Keiffer Williams

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The Political Dimensions of Dance: The Viability of Dance as a tool for Generating Conflict Awareness and Peacebuilding in the Context of the Arab Israeli Conflict, Alexandra Zaslav