Commencement 2003

Class of 2003

Graduating seniors are listed alphabetically under each of Reed's five academic divisions, followed by interdisciplinary majors and master's graduates. The listing includes the academic department in which the student majored, followed by the title of the student's senior thesis or degree paper.

Arts title

Tamara Lee Carroll
Theatre
A Practical Joker Always Takes a Gambol: Orton Has His Way With Farce

Elizabeth Ann Cartozian
Art
Incessant Serial: 3 Absurd Performances?

Sarah Kathleen Champ
Art-Theatre
An Evocative Stage: The Lineage of Robert Edmond Jones

Hanaford Elizabeth DeCell
Art
Method Made

Carlos Durant del Rio
Art
The Myth of Me

Ryan Terrence Dunn
Art
Life We'll Live: Commanding the Aesthetic Experience

Robert Wells Fishel
Music
One Hour in Eden: An Essay in Modern Musical Theater

Anna Reisen Freundlich
Music
What's Held Together: A Study of the Sonata Form Procedure and Its Use in
Modern Composition

Cara Jessica Hallowell
Art
Visual Games

Kelley Elizabeth Healey
Art
The Borrowed Lens: The Role of Photography in the Creation of Frida Kahlo's Self-Portraits and Her Artistic Legacy

Shelley Latimer
Art
Rhubarb Grows Quiet

Sara Sangun Lee
Art
Paul Gauguin's Interest in Being So Strange

Andrea Meservey Miller
Theatre
Burials by Sea: An Exploration of Cubist Form in the Modern Play

Amanda Ellen Kristiina Reed
Art
Yasumasa Morimura's Red Marilyn and Black Marilyn: A Critique of Essentialist Notions of Identity

Rebecca Anne Whalen
Art
Controlled Recognition: A Statue Donor's Trials and Tribulations

Terra Megan Wilcoxson
Art
Four Installations Using Collection, Assemblage, and Storytelling

Andrew William Wray
Music
Slaves and Brahmins


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History and Social Sciences

Amy Elizabeth Armstrong
Political Science
Origins of Disparity: Two Regional Policy Responses to the Problem of Inequities in Municipal Fiscal Capacity

Sarah Rachel Baghdadi
Political Science
Situationist Praxis and Marx's Self Activity

Jonathan Michael Bair
History
"One Never Can Tell": The Culture of Censorship in Russia, 1828 to 1848

Michael Charles Benson
History
Fuzzy Bunnies: Trade and Anglo-Native American Relations, 1790-1820

Nicholas Andrew Blake
Anthropology
Culture in Motion: History and Change among the Tsimshian

Andy Richard Bruno
History
Emasculated Revolutionaries: Vekhi's Attack on Russian Intelligentsia Masculinity

Van Andrew Butsic
Economics
Estimating a Price for Water Rights in the Umpqua Basin

Jennifer Jean Carroll
Anthropology
Radical Democracy and Discourse on Globalization: An Analysis of the Direct Action Network at the WTO Protests in Seattle

Stephanie Anne Cason
Political Science
The USA PATRIOT Act: How the War on Terrorism Has Led to Unconstitutional Governmental Snooping

Toni Valencia Cheatham
Political Science
Reparations for American Slavery: Getting It Done in a Climate of Overwhelming Opposition

Patrick Bell Clark
History
Joyce, Anti-Nationalism, and Humanitarianism: The Joycean Anti-Ideology

Rachel Helene Crocker
Sociology
Understanding the Effects of Welfare State Devolution: The Implications of Ethnic Competition and Welfare Magnet Theory

Susan Meredith Daly
History
Changing Images of the Birth Control Pill, 1960-1973

Stela Dhami
Economics
Why Does So Little Foreign Direct Investment Flow to Developing Countries?

Cosmina Liana Dorobantu
Economics
The Effects of the European Union Enlargement Process on Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe

Jatin Dua
Anthropology
Theorizing Rupture: History, Violence, Memory in the Partitioning of Punjab

Daniel Jacob Etra
Sociology
Wind Turbine (R)evolution: A Study of Technological, Organizational, and Institutional Change, 1980-2003

Katherine Grace Victoria Fidler
History
Rituals of Penance and Restoration: The Function of Torture and Spectacular Execution in Cases of Regicide in the Ancien Régime

Timothy Devon Findley
Economics
Property Rights, Efficiency, and Transaction Costs: The Role of Law and Markets in Western Water Allocation

Jennifer Airis Flashman
Sociology
How Schools Structure Inequality: The Effects of High School Tracking on Status Attainment

Liana Sonja Foxvog
Political Science
Encouraging Participation: Community-Driven Initiatives as a Model for Development

Sarah Rachel Glasband
History
Birthing a Democratic Nation: Single Motherhood, the Discourse of Dependent Citizenship, and Women's Labor: 1959-1965

Ezra Joshua Goldman
Anthropology
On the Implementation of the Urban Utopias of Le Corbusier and Paolo Soleri, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Modernity

Alexander Golubitsky
Political Science
Behind the Trigger: The Military and the Police in America

Aaron Lieberman Good
Anthropology
Sustainable Use or Conservation: The Fur Trade and its Effects on Ojibwa Beaver Trapping Practices

Richard Blakeney Goud
Economics
The Determinants of Firm Performance in Transition: Empirical Evidence from 25 Countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Karin Wolfe Gustafson
Anthropology
The Havana Neighborhood Transformation Project in Atarès: An Ethnographic Study of Marginality in the Cuban Economic Crisis (2001-2003)

Julia Taylor Haskin
History
Music on the Fringe: Music and Musicians in Ireland and Scotland in the Reigns of James I and Charles I of England, 1603-1649

David Clayton Hassinger
History
"Armenia" in Question: The Armenian Massacres and the Ottoman Reform Period

Bartley Thompson Higgins
History
"Root, Hog or Die": The Reconstruction of Black Labor in the Cotton South, 1863-1883

April Elizabeth Holm
History
"Let Us Not Meddle With This Business": Changing White Attitudes toward Race and Slavery in Tennessee, 1820-1840

Thomas Edward Hubbard
Anthropology

The Me That Exists in Your Mind: Japanese Animation and the Ambiguity of the Self

Marissa Danielle King
Sociology
Co-optation or Cooperation?: The Role of Transnational Activists in the Zapatista Movement

Jonah Louis Kushner
Political Science
Making the World Safe for Labor: Arguments and Policy Recommendations for Linking Labor Standards to International Trade

Chad Joseph Lindner
Political Science
The Success of the Cuban American National Foundation in Lobbying for U.S. Foreign Policy: Interest Group Model or Interest Group Anomaly?

Keith Shazad Malik
Sociology
West Meets East: U.S. Involvement in the Ukrainian Women's Rights Movement

Shaun David Mandelkorn
Political Science
The Illicit Economy of Civil Conflict

Ryan Marshall Moran
History
To Learn the Language of Dissent: Japanese Colonial Education and Taiwanese Anticolonial Nationalism, 1920-1937

Christopher Matley Moses
History
Islands of Conversion: Puritan Historiography, Wampanoag Indians, and the Mayhew Family on Martha's Vineyard, 1642-1758

Paul Edward Murphy
Economics
Relating Corporate Financial and Environmental Performance

Aviel Hirsch Nagel
Economics
Modeling Commercial Real Estate: An Empirical Analysis of Ten West Coast Markets

Tsvetanka Dimitrova Nankova
Economics
Understanding the Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Bulgaria

Ian Nicholas Parker
Anthropology
Of Religion and Identity: A Study of Values, Transformations, and Confrontations among the Tobelo of Eastern Indonesia

Ariana Ruth Paulson
Anthropology
The Mitzvah of Remembrance: Holocaust Twinning and the Production of Memory

Lynn Marie Pazzani
Sociology
The Social Construction of Rape

Adam Christopher Peter
Political Science
Economic Liberalization, Television, and Democratization in Mexico

Jeffrey Alan Price
Political Science
The NAFTA Agreement's Dispute Resolution Architecture and Eroding Governmental Sovereignty within Federalist Systems

Payal Rajpal
Economics
Determinants of Migration in a Little Village in India: 1942-1977

Jeremy Eddie Robitaille
History
Cultivating the Nation: Historic and Nature Preservation in the Articulation of National Identity in Japan

Sarah Ross
Sociology
Informal Diversion: A Dilemma in Juvenile Justice

Julia Rachel Sandler
Sociology
On Modernity and Madness: Endorsing the Medical Professions

Nathaniel Merrill Sandy
Anthropology
Structural Crisis in the Pacific Islands

Lindsey Scott Selden
Sociology
Patterns of Mexican American Collective Action, Organizational Mobilization, and Identification

Adela Ruth Soliz
Anthropology
Religious Hegemony in the Rio Grande Valley: The Case of Ácoma Pueblo

Malcolm David Spittler
Economics
Fast Track and the U.S. Senate 1991-2002

Chloë Blake Stevenson
Anthropology
The Production of Gender Categories in Ritual and Narrative in a Melanesian Society (Pentecost, Vanuatu)

Joseph Wladimir Stoller
History
Chinese and Western Discourses on Chinese Minority Nationalities in the Twentieth Century: They Are at an Earlier Stage of Historical Progression; We Can Help Them Catch Up

Sarah Ellen Tucker
Anthropology
The Representation and Re/production of Subculture and Identity: An Investigation of the Performativity of Drag in Third Antenna: A Documentary about the Radical Nature of Drag

Daniel Jacobus Voorhies
History
The Development of Policing in Portland, Oregon, 1870-1903: Professionalization and the Persistence of Entrepreneurial Modes of Policing

Rachael Emily Weighter
Economics
European Integration and the Location Decisions of U.S. Multinational Enterprises

Ethan Wilensky-Lanford
Anthropology
Contemporary Tradition: Marriage and Modernity in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan

Rachel Lauren Wilsey
Economics
The Market for the Performing Arts: A Case Study of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Megan Harrington Wilson
Political Science
Repression and Class Warfare in Guatemala: Making Ethnic Relations Safe for Democratization

Thomas Wilson Wunderlich
History
An Analysis of Florentine Civic Humanist Republicanism

John Taiowa Young-Taft
Political Science
The Arendtian Self

Literature and Languages title

Sarah Caroline Bagley
English
The Reading of Ulysses

James Andrew Blahut
English
Geoffrey Chaucer and Medieval Rhetoric

Colin Jon Blake
English
William Blake in the Forge of Prophecy

Travis Lee Bonilla
English
Contact through the Process of Ordering in the Writing of William Carlos Williams

Kirsten Ashley Broadbear
English
A Gendered Identity: Creation, Entrapment, and Escape in Pamela, Madame Bovary, and Written on the Body

Katherine Carr Chapman
Russian
In Kharms' Way

Jane Newton Davis
English
Representations of Christ in J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey

Elizabeth Carly Edelson
English
Some of the Places We Did or Did Not Go: Stories

Gabriella Anna Ekman
English
Beloved Stranger: The Ethics of Response in Denise Levertov's Poetry

Christopher John Evans
English
Poetic Narratives and Forms in American Hip-Hop

Alan Stuart Felsenthal
English
We're in Public Now

Molly Roseann Fenn
English
"The drunken taxicabs of Absolute Reality": Art, "Real" Life, and Consumer Culture in Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems

Elyse Rose Fenton
English
Hammer-Struck Music

Andrew James Gray
Classics
Prosimetric Petronius

Karin Elizabeth Hamlin
English
The Politics of Biomythography: Audre Lorde's Zami

Krista Ann Hanson
English
Unfurl

Hallie Hart Hodenfield
English
Hamlet's Theatrical Apprenticeship

David Watson Howenstine
English
The Mysteries of Truth: Knowledge in Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White

Christopher Webber Huge
English
"Less Beautiful than Grand": The United States as Negative Example in Latin America's Path to Modernity

Caroline A. Hurley
Spanish
Five Hundred Years of Solitude: Time in El otoño del patriarca

Anjelina Michelle Keating
English
Design Systems, Representation, and Imagination in William Carlos Williams's Spring and All

Matthew Harry Kessler
French
The Discourse of the Kannibal

Elizabeth Kate Kurzweil
English
Towards a South African Post-Apartheid National Literature: Language, Identity, and Politics in the Novels of Sindiwe Magona, Zakes Mda, and J.M. Coetzee

Avery Quinn Larson
Chinese
The Development of Intellectual Historiography in the Classical Period: Early Attempts to Order the Hundred Schools of Chinese Philosophy

Godfrey Leung
English
The Swans at Coole Re-revisited: W.B. Yeats and Figured Poetic Identity

Mary Cameron Leyda
English
Jimmying It Open: Chris Ware's Reinvention of Comics

Anna Carol Loosli
English
William Carlos Williams: Patients and Poetry

Dominic Newman Luxford
English
Translations

Evan David McMurry
English
Dents

Daniel Stanley Meyers
English
Chaucer and the Dream Vision: Courtly Love and the Poetics of Cultural Dissent

Laura Alida Morris
German
Impossible Women in the Work of Arthur Schnitzler

Karen Joy Neese
Spanish
Exile, Identity, and Intertextuality: Argentine Tango Lyrics and Spanish Mysticism in the Poetry of Juan Gelman

Beatrice Yeh Ogden
English
Writings on the Walls: Poetry Written by Chinese Immigrants While Detained at Angel Island Immigration Station, 1910-1940

Catherine Leigh Pelletier
English
Ambiguity and Narrative Strategy in Henry James's The Golden Bowl and The Awkward Age

Elizabeth Kathryn Peters
French
Language, Gender, and the Evolution of Chivalry in the Romances of Chrétien de Troyes

Katherine Rainsford Pistone
English
Ecce Homo: Defining the Human in Three Novels by H.G. Wells

Amelia Metlin Raguso
Chinese
Reclaiming the Self: An Autobiographical Reading of Wang Meng's Bolshevik Salute

James Colby Robson
English
Rhetorical Mediation and the Limits of the Body

Emily Anna Rosenblitt
English
Fictional Autonomy: Russian Formalism, the Serapion Brothers, and Lev Lunts

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld
English
Rhetorical Harlotry and the Generation of Poetic Selves: A Study of the Rhetorical Manipulation of Courtly Love Conceits in Elizabethan Sonnet Sequences

Xenia, (Ohio)

Jacob Alexander Ross
Russian
Aleksei Balabanov's Homme Fatal: Formulations of the Russian Hero in Response to Western Influence

Melinda Mead Scharstein
English
Difficulties of Resonance: Navigating Particularity and Essentialism in Readings of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and The Handmaid's Tale

Rachele Rae Selvig
English
The Pursuit of Knowledge and Vocational Success in George Eliot's Middlemarch

Alexander Fredric Sheriff
English
A Reading of White Noise

Daniel Frederick Spoth
English
Jefferson City Limits: The Impossible Space in Faulkner's Fiction

Patrick Benton Stockstill
Classics
From God to Impulse: Madness in Seneca's Hercules Furens

Joel Deny Stonington
English
Materialist Conversion and Ontological Capitalism: Nathanael West's Critique of Consumer Culture in Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust

Deborah Eileen Strickland
English
Cultivated Ambiguity in the Lais of Marie de France

Brenna Joelle Stuart
English
After-words: Temporality, Narrative, and Historical Knowledge in Three Don DeLillo Novels

Joseph Terence Tierney
English
Representational Authority in Literary History: J.M. Coetzee's Foe and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

Leah Hall Toffolon
English
Lorine Niedecker's Poetics of Place

Matthew Valdini
English
"Stephen Smiled at this Sidethrust": Joyce, Lacan, and Misdirection

Angela Ann Wilson
Russian
Refashioning the Revolutionary: Conceiving "the Look" and Life of the Utopian Body

Nathan James Wilson
English
Adrienne Rich: The Wounded Healer

Sarah Ruth Zseleczky
English
Shimmering Bliss: Descriptive Language in Nabokov's Short Stories


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Mathematics and Natural Sciencs title

Diana Kathleen Aby
Biology
Lipid Rafts and Their Association with SNARE Proteins in Neuroendocrine Cells

Justin Ashworth
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Inhibitor-Resistant Fumarylacetoacetate Hydrolase (FAH) by Mutagenesis of the FAH Active Site

Asher Natan Auel
Mathematics
Volumes of Integer Polynomials over Local Fields

Kristina Marie Barkume
Physics
Small Scale Structures in the Interstellar Medium

Sorrel Fern Barnes
Biology
Mesoderm Formation in Three Local Amphibians: Ensatina eschscholtzii, Rana aurora, and Hyla regilla

Rebecca Suzanne Bart
Biology
Reversible Frame Shift Mutations in the perA Gene of Escherichia coli

Samantha Louise Bates
Chemistry
The Phenomenological Synthesis of a Conundrum of Layered Perovskites and Niobium Clusters

Marla Gwyn Blaney
Biology
Does the Laboratory Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum, Express a Cannibalistic Polyphenism?

Mathieu Wolton Brener
Physics
Neutron Detecting Diodes

Lauren Amanda Byerley
Biology
Phylogeography of Quercus garryana: Location of Pleistocene Refugia

Elizabeth Ann Cahill
Biology
Oxygen Regulation and Nitrogen Fixation by Burkholderia tropicalis, an Endophytic Bacterium Isolated from European Beach Grass

Brooke Andrea Carlson
Chemistry
Wolfranium Hexacarbonyl: Beginnings of an REP of the First d-d Transition

Timothy Alan Cassidy
Physics
The Convergence of Limiting Cases That Approximate the Charge Distribution on a Needle

Alhaji Lamin Ceesay
Biology
Interactions of the Environmental and Transcriptional Factors in Regulation of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Virulence Genes

Ro Crystal Chaw
Biology
Gastrulation and Inversion: Morphogenetic Movements in Spider Development

Kristin Emily deWeese Coan
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Glutathione S-Transferase in Legume Root Nodules

John Patrick Collins
Mathematics
Intersections of Quadric Hypersurfaces

Nicole Whitney Collins
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Chelator That Could: The Biological and Chemical Synthesis of the Chelator Nicotianamine as Explored in the Root Nodules of Glycine max

Laurel Elizabeth Converse
Biology
Color Changes in Hyla regilla: Effects of Background Color and Chemical Cues from Predatory Bullfrogs

Mary Elizabeth d'Alelio
Biology
The Effects of a Polymorphism in Codon 10 of TGF-ß1 on the Time Course of Alzheimer's Disease

Carrie Francis Dammon
Biology
Immunological Tolerance during Placental Reproduction: Overcoming the Juxtaposition of the Maternal Immune System and Fetal Antigens

Jillian Marie De Gezelle
Biology
The Contribution of the Porella/Nostoc Association to the Nitrogen Budget of an Oregon Old-Growth Forest

Andrea Skye Drenguis
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
My Evil Twin: A Novel Attempt at Asymmetric Synthesis via a Meso Intermediate

Scott Benjamin Drutman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Characterization of Xenopus laevis TRF1

Laura Star Dunn-Mark
Biology
Growth Cytokines Interleukin-1 and Interleukin-2 Influence Apoptotic Xenopus laevis Lymphocytes

Andrew Michael Essin
Physics
The Quantum Mechanics of the Inverse-Square Potential

Ann Shaklee Erickson
Chemistry-Physics
Electronic Properties of Ternary Titanates

Nicole Rae Ford
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Frameshifting and Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus Subgenomic RNA Synthesis in the Heterologous Host Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Karen Rae Foster
Biology
Possible Recruitment of Histone Deacetylase-1 to the Nuclear Matrix: Immunocytochemical Colocalization of Histone Deacetylase-1 and the Estrogen Receptor-a

Jonathan William Fowlkes
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ler and H-NS Mediated Transcriptional Regulation of the LEE5 Operon of Enteropathogenic E. coli

Jeffrey Adam Green
Mathematics
Optical Routing in BiChord

Lee DelMonte Hallagan
Biology
Translocation of Hyla regilla into the Reed Canyon

Russell Whitney Hanson
Physics
Fast Fourier Transform Analysis of DNA Sequences

Dylan Nathaniel Hardy
Biology
Construction of a Selectable Reporter System in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Identifying and Characterizing Host Factors Involved in Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus Programmed Stop Codon Readthrough

Althea Seleta Hayden
Biology
Somatic Telomerase Expression in Vertebrate Taxa: Correlations with Life History Variables and Stability in Frozen Tissues

Reece Ian Heineke
Physics
Algebraic Methods in Quantum Mechanics

Amanda Lee Hemmerich
Biology
Allelopathic Potential of Terpenoids in Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana)

Amy Elisabeth Hesse
Biology
Are Atrazine and Heat Making Frogs Croak?: An Investigation of the Endocrine Disruptor Paradigm in Amphibians

Brian Christopher Hoefler
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tight Binding of Orotidine 5'-Monophosphate and Negative Cooperativity in Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Jan Irvahn
Physics
A Brief Study of Lagrange Points

Tomoko Ishihara
Physics
Observing the Dynamics of a Particle in a Wedge Potential from the Quantum and the Classical Perspective

Peter Anthony Jordan
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Solvent-Free Synthesis of an Alpha Amino Acid Derivative

Jahan Salar Khalili
Biology
Chasing CD40 on the DU4475 Human Breast Carcinoma Cell Line

Sarah Catherine Klain
Biology
The Role of Red Alder (Alnus rubra) in Ecosystem Management

Andrew James Lardie
Biology
Evolution of Sexual Dichromatism in Passerine Birds

Eric Eugene Lawrence
Mathematics-Physics
Conservation Laws in General Relativity

Jeremy Harrison Levin
Mathematics
Well Determined Games

Dylan Levy-Boyd
Biology
Blue vs. White, a Molecular Approach to Understanding Floral Differences in Two Species of Delphinium

Michael Joseph Lieberman
Mathematics
Fibration Representations of the Lambda Calculus

Deborah Ilana Light
Biology
Territorial and Breeding Behavior in a Northern Population of the Western Scrub Jay

Meghan Sue Martin
Biology
Plumage Color and Feather Structure of Western Scrub Jays (Aphelocoma californica californica)

Kimberly Carolyn McCoy
Biology
Mitochondrial Apoptosis: PMA and DEX-Induced Apoptosis in Xenopus laevis Thymocytes

Erin Grace McCune
Biology
Cloning of Potential Telomere Adjacent Sequences of Xenopus laevis Using Vectorette PCR

Erica Astrid McDaniel
Physics
Brownian Motion and the Autocorrelation Analysis of Scattered Light

Peter McMahan
Mathematics
Wreath-Product Polytopes

Stefan George Minasian
Chemistry
Electrochemical Behavior of Early Transition Metals in Non-Haloaluminate Room Temperature Ionic Liquids

Sameer Katyal Nath
Biology
Characterization of Tobacco Mosaic Virus-Programmed Stop-Codon Readthrough in Yeast

Hannah Dustan Noble
Physics
Time of Flight: Measuring the Temperature of Trapped Atoms in the Reed MOT

Alexander Yun Parker
Physics
Chaotic Dynamics in a Mechanical Duffing Oscillator

Kristen Parks
Biology
Assay for Exocytosis by 3H-Dopamine Loading and Release from Neuroendocrine Cells in Aplysia californica

Cecilia Goldsmith Phillips
Biology
Processing of GFP-tagged ELH Prohormone in PC12 Cells

Michelle Katharine Poyourow
Biology
The Population Genetics of an Invasive Grass in Oregon

Vanessa Louise Rada
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Progress Towards the Synthesis of the Furanoheliangolide Ring Skeleton

Joaquin Colter Ramsey
Chemistry
The Comparative Yield Strengths of Copper Thin Films as Measured by Nanoidentation and Microtensile Testing

Rachael Anntoinette Relph
Chemistry
Kinetics of the Multiphoton Dissociation of Chromium Hexacarbonyl

Neelaksh Sadhoo
Physics
Pursuing a Vibrational Mechanism for Microtubule Lattice Melting, Using FTIR Spectroscopy

John Edward Saller
Mathematics
Pattern Classification and Machine Learning

Shannon Nicole Stark
Biology
Aplysia californica Bag Cells Transfected with GFP Tagged Pro-Egg-Laying-Hormone

Julia Abigail Staverosky
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Herstatin Inhibition of Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) in s-Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (sEGFR) Driven Tumors is Insufficient to Block Tumor Formation

Tracy Athena Trandum
Biology
Evidence for Maladaptive Low Seed Set in Northern Populations of Oxalis oregana

Nancy Marie Van Prooyen
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molecular Tango: Roles of Erk5 in Cell Differentiation and Death

Jason Karl Wang
Biology
Environmental Endocrine Disruption: Sexual Determination and Differentiation in Amphibians

Elizabeth Erskine Wilson
Biology
Terpene and Antioxidant Analysis as a Means of Legitimation of Eight Ethnobotanical Plants of the Pacific Northwest

Kristina Carrie Wilson
Chemistry
Things Fall Apart: Using Curve-fits to Understand the MPD Mechanism of Chromium Hexacarbonyl

Jonathan Wan Young
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The N-terminal Structural Forms of Histone H4 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Peter Edward Zuckerman
Biology
Female Sexual Ornaments and Operational Sex Ratio in Pelvicachromis pulcher


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Philosophy, Religion, and Psychology title

Meagan Lea Barner
Psychology
Choosing between Variability and Repetition: Effects of Specific Task and Reinforcement

Valerie Margaret Beck
Psychology
Effects of Nicotine on Orientation to Novelty in Human Non-Smokers

Ligaya Ann Beebe
Religion
For "You," From "Me": On Constructed Audiences and Identities of Two Taiwan Buddhist Organizations

B. Jonathan Bieley
Psychology
Variable Behavior and Response Algorithms in Rats: A Modest Investigation

Jason Joseph Bowers
Philosophy
Universals' Natures and Natural Laws

Brandon Isaac Brockmyer
Psychology

Implicit and Explicit Measures of Age Prejudice: Predictions for Behavior

Dylan Michael Burns
Religion
Hyper-Orphic Myth: The Theurgy of Proclus

Harold Hubert Burns
Religion
Prophesying History: Historiography and Religion in the "Caste War" of the Yucatan

Robert Steven Cheadle
Philosophy
What Comes before the Mind's Eye: The Dispositional Theory of Memory

Lily Hope Chumley
Philosophy
Evolutionary Challenges to the Social Sciences in Philosophical Perspective

Jonathan Ash Clark
Psychology
Enhancing Creativity: Searching for the Implicit Roots of a Creative Lightning Storm: As I Look through the Drizzle at the Clouds with a Belly Full of Tea

Todd Winwood Curtis
Philosophy
Corona of the Sublime Eros

Nicole Marie Denmark
Psychology
Perceived Relatedness and Students' Emotional and Academic Well-Being

Timothy John Doyle
Philosophy
Prospects for Logical Atomism: Truth and the Thesis of Extensionality

Joshua Isaac Dulberger
Philosophy
For Who's Sake: Resolving the Units of Selection Controversy

Lena Elizabeth Eberhart
Religion
Tradition Imprisoned: Can Buddhism Support the Rehabilitative Function?

Brent Carr Ellison
Psychology
Is a Cow Easier to Handle than a Cockroach? A Study on Conceptual Information in Spanish Gender Processing

Richard Samsa Eurich
Psychology
Demonstrating Duration Insensitivity in a Simple Choice

Jeremy Michael Fischer
Philosophy
Relative Success: The Possibility of Subjective and Dated Reasons for Action

Lauren Elizabeth Frank
Religion
The Sharing of Eternal Life: Love and Salvation in Symeon the New Theologian

Harold Alter S. Gabel
Philosophy
A More Constructive Approach to Emergence and other Metaphysical Monkey-Business a.k.a. My (ipso facto) Emergent Thesis: When Good Metaphysics Go Bad, Go from Bad to Worse, and Keep Going

Ephraim N. Glick
Philosophy
Propositional Attitudes De Re and De Dicto

Michael Zion Golan
Philosophy
Making Sense of What is Not Common-Sense about Objectivity

Max Aaron Berggren Goldstein
Religion
Green Buddhism, Eco-Buddhism, Buddhist Environmentalism, Environmentalist Buddhism, Dharma Gaia, Eco-Yana, and Terrayana: Navigating the Construction of Buddhist and Environmentalist Identity in America

Todd N.H. Goodenow
Philosophy
The Problem of Normativity: An Attempt at a Psychological Model

Virginia Grace Griffin
Religion
Left Behind in America?: Fundamentalism and Popular Culture

Nicola Manuli'ili'i Grissom
Psychology
The Effect of Affect: The Influence of an Affective Priming Manipulation on the Cross-Race Search Asymmetry

José Enrique Guillen
Psychology
Don't Talk Until You Can See the Whites of Their Eyes: An Investigation into the Effects of Cellular Phone Conversing on Simulated Driving Performance

Sasha Hart
Psychology
The Effects of Single Reinforcers in the Development of Instrumental Performance: An Exploratory Study

Brannon Dobbs Ingram
Religion
The Ahmadiyya Movement: Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and Global Islam

Gregory Guichard Jensen
Psychology
Mechanisms and Variables Involved in Aptitude for Random Generation

Christopher David Jillson
Psychology
Immunizing Students against the Negative Effects of Reward on Creativity

Stephen Sherif Killingsworth
Psychology
Demonstrating a Simon Effect for the Direction of Linear Motion Using Sinusoidal Luminance Gratings

Blerina Kotori
Psychology
Culture and Coping: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Coping Responses of Albanian and American College Students

Sueanne Youngae Lee
Psychology
Self-Presentation and Dress: Why We Dress the Way We Do

Edward Matthew Liljeholm
Psychology
From Silliness to Seriousness, Wackiness Ensues: A Study on the Effects of Positive and Negative Emotion on Memory

Micaela Brack Marquez
Psychology
Mornings are Distasteful: Circadian Susceptibility to Acquisition of a Conditioned Taste Aversion Paradigm

Colin Robert Marshall
Philosophy
Kant's Arguments in the Mathematical Antinomies

Becky Margaret McCoy
Psychology
Strategies for the Implementation of Positive Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Claire Margaret Miller
Psychology
Metavariability: Interrelationships with Creativity, Depression, and SAT/GPA

Jonathan Zachary Nelson
Religion
Aberrant Trance States in Buddhist Meditation: A Cognitive View of Mysticism

Catherine Louise Nichols
Philosophy
Narrative and Good Lives

Acacia Christina Parks
Psychology
Developing a Brief and Cost-Effective Method of Preventing Depression and Anxiety, Promoting Health and Well-Being, and Fostering Resilience in College Freshmen

Ryan David Robinson
Philosophy
The Puzzles of Material Constitution, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Material Objects

Minna Adrienne Scholten
Religion
The American Mosque: Representation and the Formation of American Islamic Identities

Margot Alison Sigur
Psychology
Coerced Confessions and the Use of Expert Witness Testimony: Will Jurors Ever Discount Confession Evidence?

Jami Lee Stephens
Psychology
Repressor Cognitive Style and Attention: Does Personality Make a Difference?

Morgan Danielle Stewart
Psychology
Accent Perception and Stereotypes: A Cross-Cultural Study Investigating Intergroup Biases and Stereotypes of Standard-Accented Speakers on Dimensions of Status, Solidarity, and Other Evaluative Measurements

Tracy Darlene Tomlinson
Psychology
A Theoretical and Applied Empirical Approach to Eyewitness Identification Procedures in Photographic Lineups

Tze Hung U
Psychology
The Academic Achievement Motivation of Asian Students: An Examination of the Cultural Correlates of Achievement Goal Theory

David Marshall Ward
Religion
Inventing Antiquity: The Role of Time-Depth in Creating Religious Significance in Modern Wicca

Natalie Alene Yager
Psychology
Attitudes towards and Support for Class-Based Outreach and Admissions Policies


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Interdisciplinary title

Katharine Anne Alberts
International and Comparative Policy Studies
A Diagnostic Pendulum: Condemning Chinese Psychiatric Abuse

Rachel Elizabeth Anderson
Literature-Theatre
Hysteria in Chekhov's Works: Organic, Psychological, and Cultural Critique Paradigms of the Nineteenth Century

Ayelet Arbuckle
Literature-Theatre
Construction of Feminine Narratives: Giving Voice to the Heroine's Quest in Chekhov's Later Works

Laura Margaret Birek
Literature-Theatre
Hiding Places: Ghosts and the Creation of an Intercultural Theatre

Jane Bulnes-Fowles
Literature-Theatre
Recognizing Death: Two AIDS Tragicomedies

Loren Valerio Crippin
History-Literature
An Exploration of Political Rhetoric in Contemporary Venezuela: Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution

Claire Wells Dennerlein
American Studies

"Let Us All Be Kissing-Friends": Tracing a Common Thread through the Fiction and Anthropological Writings of Zora Neale Hurston

Jacob Brix Fenston
Literature-Theatre
Fear, Worry, and Above All Anger

Kevin Daniel Hodges
Literature-Theatre
Rehearsing Liberation in Paloma Pedrero's The Color of August

Carol Hu
International and Comparative Policy Studies
The Agricultural Surplus-Extraction Mechanism: An Explanation for Owner-Cultivated Land Reform in Taiwan

Jesse Sidney Kupferman
General Literature
Narrative Method and Naturalist Peculiarities in Henry James and Émile Zola

Jaiva Blair Larsen
Linguistics
Merge, Move, and Mate: Is Syntax an Evolutionary
Epiphenomenon?

Chan Yukl MacDonald
Linguistics

Language Planning and Language Policy-Sociocultural Integration or Hegemony? The Case(s) of the Soviet Union

John Jeremy Maughan
International and Comparative Policy Studies

The Dragon Takes Flight: China, Development, and the WTO

Christian Neal McNeil
Mathematics-Economics

Demand for Lift-Serviced Winter Recreation: National Trends and Local Determinants of Ski Area Choice

Natasha Leonid Milenkaya
Linguistics

Stories and Storytellings

Nicholas Anthony Nelson
Classics-Religion
"What Have We Not Heard of the Horned Worm of India?" On the Sources of the Hexameron of St. Basil the Great

Michael Rinaldo
General Literature

Ambivalence in Chairil Anwar and Rainer Maria Rilke

Clint Joseph Sallee
American Studies

Striking Outward: Black Baseball, Black Communities, and Black Masculinities During the Great Depression

Marija Sarac
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Identity Politics: The Case of Yugoslavia

Ivy Elizabeth Schultz
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Prisons and the Shift to Institutionalized Incarceration in England, France, and Germany

Austin John Sherris
Literature-Theatre
Sakharov-A Comedy

Amy Karen Subach
General Literature
Towards a Multivalent Reading of The Poisonwood Bible and L'Enfant des Deux Mondes: Postcolonial Translations

Nicholas Gayle Thornton
Linguistics
Performative Differences of Gender on the Prosody of American English Speech

Natalie Ann Tschechaniuk
Linguistics
American Sign Language and Language Status: An Examination of the Conflict

R.N. Maximillian von Duerckheim
Linguistics
Information Structure and Egyptian Arabic

Stephanie Marie Wood
Literature-Theatre
Clothes Make the Woman: Translating and Performing Sergio Vodanovic's "El delantal blanco"


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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies title

Elizabeth Mary Greason
Third Wave Feminism and Rural Maine: An Exploration of an Interdisciplinary Course

Dove Catherine Hotz
Furious Feminist: The Riotous Radicalism of Dr. Marie Equi