Commencement 2004

Class of 2004

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.

Diver and student  

Arts title

Dana Noelani Bangs
Art
Screens

Jessica Jean Barnhouse
Art
Binary Opposition: The Construction of Space and Gender

Katherine Anne Boyer
Art
Two

Kirstin Elysia Bryerton
Art
A Study in Perception: One Drawing in Four Planes

Anthony Richard Cafiero
Art
Dogu: The Art of Tools

Peter Ryan Costanzo
Art
Copies of Carnage: Photographing the Dead in the American Civil War

Laura Ellen Diamond
Art
Demolished and Rebuilt Communities:
Leonard Nadel's Photographs of Aliso Village and Pueblo del Rio

Sylvia Lee Drake
Theatre
This Text Is Hopelessly Corrupt: The Problems and Rewards of Historical Drama

Nadia Velma Fay
Art
Studies in Accidental Systematics: Art and Meaning Between Chaos and Order

Malia Elizabeth Gregory
Art
Sex is Violent: Photographic Appropriations of Reality and Fiction

William Atkinson Hattman
Music
Saturday, Usually

Jennifer Rose Hughes
Art
Refiguring the Past: Three Case Studies of Postmodern Appropriation

Michelle Alaina Kollmeier
Art
Refashioning the Advertisement: The Art of Benetton and Diesel

Alexis Lombardi Nelson
Art
Maiden, Mother, Monster: Alternative Origins and Representations of Medusa and the Grecian Sphinx

Katherine Pearl Mac-A-Cheek Piatt-Eckert
Theatre
The World: A Discussion of Textually Based Scenic Design

Lidiya Potapenko
Art
Between Absence and Presence: Capturing Transition through the Poetics of Form and Color

Lucas Ross Ramsey
Art
A Visual Exploration of Design on the Human Form

Molly Anne Elizabeth Sjöberg
Art
Where Practice and Theory Converge: Guo Xi's Early Spring

Emily Chanley Terhune
Art
Exercises in Ocular Innocence: Translating an Autistic Eye

Rebecca Elisabeth Weisman
Art
The Presence of Absence:
A Photo-Sculptural Investigation into Site-Specificity in the Suburban Environment

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History and Social Sciences

Ahsan Ali
Economics
The Effects of Regime Change on the Level of Corruption in Government

Alissa Graves Andrew
History
Irish Nationalist Violence in the Twentieth Century:
Two Periods of Radicalization, 1912-1923 and 1969-1972

Lewis Alessandro G. Bean
Political Science
Understanding Protest Violence: A Case Study of Seattle's 1999 WTO Week

Miles A. Benham
Political Science
Jus ad Bellum and Humanitarian Intervention

Nicholas Northrup Bentley
History
"Wake Up and Move":
The Rise of the Social Gospel and the Decline of the Episcopal Church in 1960s America

Christopher Earl Bowersox
Political Science
Elevated State

Michael Thomas Boyer
History
An Idea of the Nation: The Emergence and Development of a Czech National Identity

Emilie Hella Broughton
Anthropology
Fashioning Femininity through the 1940s: Gender, Consumption, and Dior's New Look

Jess Scott Burgess
Anthropology
Bali Cultural Tourism and the Problem of "Traditional Culture"

Michael Robert Carlson
History
Occultism and the Third Reich

Kelly Nicole Casteel
Anthropology
Beyond the Biomedical Model: Narrative as Therapy for HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

Adam Edward Clark
History
Pigs in Heaven, Hippies in Hell: Chicago '68

Carrie Grace Cooley
Political Science
On the March and on the Air: The Military-Media Relationship in Time of War

Myriah Lynne Cornwell
Anthropology
The Forest in the Desert: Rainforest Conservation in Australia

Hillary Esde Crane
History
Scotland, as Written: Literary and Historiographic Expressions of Eighteenth-Century Scottish Identity

Monique Joy Cressey
Economics
Geographic Variation in Physician Density and the Corresponding Relationship to Health Outcomes:
An Exploratory Study of the U.S.

Benjamin Ian Dappen
History
Psychiatric Sterilizers: Involuntary Sterilization in 20th- Century America

Christina Mackenzie Decker
Economics
The UMTS Auctions in the UK and Germany

Nathan Reed Durbin
History
The Iranian Oil Nationalization Crisis, 1950-1953

Bernard Gregory Falk
History
Populist Progressivism: Popular Democracy in Oregon, 1892-1910

Jennifer Yi-Heng Fang
History
"Something Old, Something New":
White Weddings, Domesticity, and Consumer Culture in Post-World War II America

Tzvetana Ganeva
History
"You Might Just Make it After All": Constructions of Feminism in 1970s Television

Colin Millington Geiger
Economics
NAFTA's Effect on the Structure of Mexico's Economy

Alison Koto Grande
History
Unpacking the Baggage: Victorian Women Travel Writers in China

Donald Stanley Green
Economics
Principal Agent Theory: Case Study of the Presidio Trust

Bryson Oliver Hadley
Economics
Tax Evasion and Hidden Economic Activity in the United States

Kathryn Louise Halpenny
Political Science
Schoolhouse Rock the Vote: Promoting Citizenship in High School Civics Classes

Kari Rebekah Hexem
Anthropology
Purity, Danger, and Project Helping Hands: An Ethnography of U.S. Medical Volunteers in the Bolivian Altiplano

Rosemary Ellen Hill
History
Between Din and Dunya: The Making of Pakistan and the Partition of India

Ashly Laura Hinmon
Anthropology
Who Is the "New Indian Woman?":
Negotiating Gender and "Modernity" through Indian Mass Media Representations of Femininity

Kyndra Joy Homuth
History
Freedwomen and the Reconstruction of Politics: Family, Labor, and Politics in the Post-bellum South

Katherine Ruth Hopkins
Economics
An Economic Analysis of Academic Departments in a Liberal Arts College

Misha Andrew David Isaak
Political Science
Pledging Allegiance to the Constitution:
The Constitutionality of Religious Invocations in American Civic Life

Alexander Ivanov Ivanov
Economics
Bank Deregulation Revisited: Relationship Banking and the Bank Merger Wave in the U.S.

Hannah Wiggin Kapell
Anthropology
Brewing the Postmodern Self:
Constructions of Producer and Consumer Identities in Fair Trade Coffee Discourses

Teresa Burnelle Keirns
Anthropology
Conceiving Infertility: Navigating the Cultural Dimensions of the Experience of Involuntary Childlessness in the Contemporary United States

Iain Donal Kennedy
History
Indian and Irish Nationalism in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Kevin John Kilpatrick
Anthropology
Minding the Jam: Listening for Ecstasy in American Jamband Subculture

Damir Anver Kouliev
Anthropology
Lithuania in Consciousness and Rhetoric

Olivia Clare Kulander
Anthropology
Huichol Oral Narrative

Manasi Kumar
Political Science
The Making of French Immigration Control Policy (1945-1974)

Ferdinand Norman Kuznik
Economics
Electronic-trading: An Efficient Alternative to Open-outcry?

Soyesh Lakhey
Political Science
Critical Contexts: Violence and the "Political" n the Maoist Conflict in Nepal

Rachel Elizabeth Lemieux
History
The Devil in the Doorjamb: The Black Death and Spaces of Contagion in Western Europe

Elliot Jonathan Levin
Sociology
Beyond the Iron Law: Structure and Behavior in Public Sector Labor Organizations

Melina Martinez
Anthropology
Brahamacarya and Nationalism: The Semiotics of the Body in Colonial India

Roshin Mathew
Political Science
Just Like a Band-Aid or a Loaded Gun?: An Evaluation of Ranch Rescue as a Vigilante Organization

Owen Alexander McGillivray
History
Regeneration and Dissolution: Political Instability, Reform, and Development in Spain, 1898-1936

Michael Hudson McGreevey
Anthropology
"They Will Cause the Sign to be Grasped": Dimensions of Representation in the Rindi Domain of Sumba

Elias Morrel-Samuels
History
Organizing Labor in the Shadow of Slavery: The Struggle for Subsistence in Puerto Rico, 1845-1898

Jalal Akbar Mumtaz
Economics
Reconsidering Gender in the Rural Agricultural Sector of Transitional Economies: Case of Vietnam

Mary Christina Murphy
Sociology
The Mediating Role of Neighborhood Context in Predicting Rates of Female Headship:
Assessing the Relative Impact of TANF Welfare Policies

Erica Anne Naito-Campbell
Political Science
The Ability of Voters to Act Rationally across Voting Systems:
The Relationship between Votes for Legislators and Votes on Referenda

Anaka Narayanan
Economics
Does Civic Participation Affect School Quality?

Pablo Orozco
Political Science
Carl Schmitt's Ontological Grounding of Conflict

Aaron Brown Rabiroff
Political Science
Democracy Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: Oregon's Vote by Mail System

Siiri Roseanne Sampson
Political Science
The Constitutionality of Gay Marriage: A Close Examination of the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution, the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, and Their Interactions

Elizabeth Anne Samuels
History
Beyond Reform: The Rise of the Revolutionary Prisoners' Movement

Elizabeth Erin Schuster
Political Science
Patterns of Minority Group Relations: A Political History of Black and Latino Activism in Portland

Leigh Ann Sellers
History
The Domestic Slave Trade in the Old South: Daily Practice and Public Discourse

Abigail Margaret Sewell
Political Science
After Lula: The Evolution of the Brazilian Anti-FTAA Movement

Susan Helen Shea
History
For Better or Worse Divided: The Partition of India, 1947

Elana Sarah Shneyer
Anthropology
Inside and Outside the Camps: Academia and the Internment of Japanese Americans during World War II

Matthew David Snyder
History
God Willed It Too: Perceptions of the Fourth Crusade by Those Who Participated in It

David Christopher Sorek
Political Science
It Is the Dance, Not the Dancers

Annashay Sutherland
Anthropology
Navigating Indigenousness in Otavalo Transnational Communities

Althea Lynn Swett
Sociology
Family Roles, Resources, and the Gender Gap in Depression

Orion A. Teal
History
One More "S" in the U.S.A.: Soviet Internationalism and African American Communists, 1919-1945

Sean Christopher Thomson
Sociology
Who Protests?:
A Quantitative Analysis of Protest Participation Using the American Civic Participation Survey

Dinko Youstinianov Tilov
Economics
The Economics of Open Source Software

Gabriel Omar Tusinski
Anthropology
Enemies, Allies, Sacrifice, and Smoke: Construction of Relational Ontology in the Lakota Sun Dance

Marc Kenneth Weiner
History
The Diem Card: The Early Years of America's Involvement in Vietnam, 1954-1963

Erin Michelle Weinstein
Anthropology
Mujeres Latinas en Acción: An Ethnography

Johannes August Wetzel
Political Science
The Focus on Non-Indian Communities in the Indian Casino Debates:
How the Lack of Attention to Indian Welfare Obscures a Potential Solution to Indian Poverty

Rachel Meredith Wilch
Anthropology
The Play of Tropes in Long Haul Truck Driving

Skye Winspur
History
British Foreign Policy and the Prussian Connection:
From the Seven Years' War to the Dutch Patriot Rebellion

Elina Henriette Zimmerman
History
From Symphonia to Sobor'nost:
The Russian Orthodox Church and the Search for Collective Identity in Modernity

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Literature and Languages title

Kate Elisabeth Aishton
Classics
Breaking Body Rules in Longus' Daphnis and Chloe and Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon

Alison Beth Annunziata
Russian
Corporeal Suffering and the Corporate Whole:
An Examination of the Suffering Body-in-Text in Soviet and Post-Perestroika Narratives

Jessica Miranda Barbata
English
Cotton Wool, Kinky Hair, and Historical Contradictions:
An Autobiographical Study of Memory in Woolf, hooks, and Wilkomirski

Claire Lamar Barrera
English
The Monster's Struggle: A Deconstruction of John Gardner's Grendel

Elaine Joy Basa
English
Frank Bidart's Poetry: Still Life Images

Chelsea Azona Blake
Spanish
Writing the Revolution:
The Transformative Potential of the Grotesque in Cristina Peri Rossi's El Libro de Mis Primos

Elizabeth Addenbrook Blake
English
Narrating the Decentered Self: Textual Strategies in AVA and Wittgenstein's Mistress

Eleanor Anne Bryant
English
Folding the Magic Carpet: Figures of Absence in Literary Autobiography

Sabrina Jennifer-Kaye Canfield
Russian
Death in the Poetry of Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin

Elizabeth Anne Canning
English
Sentiments of Virtue: An Analysis of the First American Best-sellers, Susannah Rowson's Charlotte Temple and Hannah Foster's The Coquette

Katherine Eunice Churchill
English
A Finite Fulfillment: The Hopeless Individual Condition in D.H. Lawrence's The Rainbow

John Henry Crippen
English
Violence and Subjectivity in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club

Jacinta Maria Cruz
English
Menace and Miracles: A Study of Minimalist Fiction

Edith Darling
English
Theatricality and Self-Negation in Shakespeare's Othello

Anna Marie DiBenedetto
Spanish
Reinaldo Arenas: The Dialogic Revolution against Exile

Jordan Brooke Downing
English
Performative Representations and an Insistent Material Reality in Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men and The Woman Warrior

Ashley Dawn Edwards
English
American Orphic: Jack Spicer and the Poetics of Hell

Darryl William Ellison
English
Regulating Knowledge: Medieval Education and The Canterbury Tales

Tamara Jean Failor
English
Let the Good Time Roll and Other Stories

Lindy Catrin Gerdes
English
Constructing Identity in Slave Narratives

Christopher Rene Hakkenberg van Gaasbeek
Chinese
Re-articulating Literary Dissent: An Analysis of Wang Shuo's Playing for Thrills

Jacob Reynolds Harmon
English
Slaves to Discourse: A Study of Abolitionist and Pro-Slavery Texts

Jesse Hoffman
English
Bodies in the Text: Percy Shelley's Unacknowledged Educator

Elizabeth Swingle Horn
Classics
The Rebirth of Empire: Archaeology, Urban Planning, and Architecture in Mussolini's Rome

Rachael Diana Horst
English
Cincinnatus's Criminal Intuition: The Contexts of Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading

Andrew B. Jameson
English
Drinking Songs

Tristan Ulysses Jean
French
Le Montage de l'image-temps

Rachel Aileen Kanouse
English
Full Time Job: Love, Sex, and the Femme Fatale in Howard Hawks's The Big Sleep

Gavin Orlansky Kentch
Classics
Euripidaristophanizing: Tragedy and Comedy in Four Plays of Aristophanes

Megan Anne Labrise
English
Hot Air and Foul Winds:
The Comedic Grotesque in the Works of Flannery O'Connor and John Kennedy Toole

Jeanette Louise Lehn
English
"To Each / Other We / Will Speak":
Palimpsest, Perception, and Syntax in George Oppen's "Of Being Numerous" and Primitive

Adam Chaikin Levine
English
Languages of Persuasion: Political Oratory and Narratives of Justification in Three Speeches for War

William Ramsay MacLaughlin
English
Heroism and Identity in Conrad and the Imperial Romance Novel

Alexandra Manglis
English
Journey and Release: A Close Reading of Seamus Heaney's Seeing Things

Clark William Matthews
English
The Canonization of Robinson Crusoe

Margot Lindsay Meyers
English
The Thirty-Sixth Vermeer

Lesley Alexis Ofrichter
English
"Please Baby, Please": Spike Lee's Treatment of African American Women and Performers
in She's Gotta Have It, Girl 6, and Bamboozled

Kai Lawrence Prenger
English
"The Same, But Not Quite": An Experiment in Applying Bhabha's Postcolonial Theory to American Literature

Cristina Maureen Rodriguez
English
Creating Constellations: Paranoia and Plurality in the Work of Thomas Pynchon

Cadi Sharon Russell-Sauvé
German
Resistance and Reform in Christa Wolf's Kassandra

Caitlin Ann Scholl
English
"There is Occult Power in Speech": Tradition, Gender, and the Spoken Word in the Mande Sunjata Epic

Tanya Alexis Short
English
Restorative Reconstruction in Toni Morrison's Paradise

Benjamin Alexander Spanbock
English
Evaluations of Ethical Relationships in Ramón del Valle-Inclán's Divinas palabras and
Luces de bohemia

Rachel Keller Timmons
English
Sexual Colonization: Western and Arab Cultural Encounters in Paul Bowles's The Sheltering Sky and Driss Chraibi's Les Boucs

Max Hume Weissberg
German
Philosophies of Greek Tragedy from Schiller to Nietzsche

Devon Parrot Willis
English
Mrs. Brown Goes to War:
How Virginia Woolf Used the World War I Veteran to Reveal Her Modernist Agenda

Christopher Cabot Wood
Russian
Selected Poems of Dmitrii Prigov: Introduced, Translated into English, and Annotated

Sean Thomas Woosley
German
Ice and Snow in the Works of Adalbert Stifter

Jessica Katelyn Young
English
Tracing Literary Origins: Mansfield Park and its Influence on Our Nig and Woman's Fiction

Kathleen Elizabeth Zeman
English
Soul, Desire, and Mortality in Honoré de Balzac's La Peau de Chagrin and Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Mathematics and Natural Sciencs title

Imran Ahmad
Biology
The Identification of Host Factors Involved in Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Stop Codon Readthrough

Anees Muhammed Ahmed
Biology
Gene Overexpression and Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus-Programmed Stop Codon Readthrough in Yeast

Jack Parker Barnett
Physics
Combined Degree Program, Columbia University

Alexander G. Beebe
Biology
Isolation of Non-H-NS Negative Regulators of Virulence Genes of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Ryland Patrick Bell
Mathematics
Deep Holes in the Leech Lattice

Douglas Barry Beringer
Physics
Variational Methods Using Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics

Katherine Fisher Campbell
Physics
The Applications of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Gap Junctions

Royd Litanu Carlson
Biology
Isolation of the 5 ' end of Xenopus tropicalis TRF1 mRNA

Jenny Lauren Carwile
Biology
The Migration and Developmental Plasticity of Neural Crest Cells in the Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum, and the Long-Toed Salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum

Julia Michele Chamberlain
Chemistry
A Bronze of a Different Colour: Synthesis of Reduced Strontium Niobates in Molten Chloride Fluxes

Tenzin Choesang
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Analysis of HIV Nucleocapsid Protein Assembly Function

Timothy Michael Coffey
Physics
Evanescent Waves and the Goos-Hänchen Shift of Water Waves

Gina Veronica Collignon
Biology
Ecophysiology of Brachypodium sylvaticum: Innately Invasive or Child of Circumstance?

Marisa S. Connell
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cloning of the Promoter of the Xenopus Laevis Telomerase Catalytic Subunit

Lily August Cool
Physics
Acousto-Optics and Frequency Signals

Justin Walter Corban
Physics
Stability and Control in One-Wheeled Vehicles

Nathaniel Lawrence Crumet
Biology
Evidence for Post-Transcriptional Regulation of TRF1 in Xenopus laevis

Miranda Jo Diaz
Chemistry
Pick A-site: Synthesis and Structural Characterization of RbCa2-xSrxNb3O10 Solid Solutions Made by Solid State and Molten Salt Methods

Molly Amanda Conway Dodge
Biology
Geographic Variation in American Robin Song: An Oregon Field Study

Thea Simone Doidge
Biology
Vesicle Recycling at the Axon Terminals in the Neuroendocrine Cells of Aplysia californica

Rory Michael Donovan
Physics
Quantization of Constrained Systems

Stephen Andrew Elliff
Mathematics
Continued Fractions

Rachel Louise Epstein
Mathematics
Cyclic Quotient Isogenies of Elliptic Curves

Neil Sinclair Essy
Mathematics
Reconfiguration Algorithms for Computer Networks

Danielle Josselyn Flam
Biology
The Origins of the Adrenal Gland in Bombina orientalis

Ananda Dawn Floyd
Mathematics
Frameworks and Tensegrities

Lisa Marie Fuller
Biology
Survey of Glutathione S-Transferase Expression in Soybean (Glycine max) Root Nodules

Robin Emily Gold
Physics
Tesla Coils

Moira Idso Gresham
Mathematics-Physics
Two-Dimensional Radial Laplacian Growth

Owen Patrick Gross
Physics
Biophysical Mechanisms of Spike Generation in Direction Selective Ganglion Cells

Rebecca Owen Gucciardi
Biology
Relative Size and Escalation of Fights in the Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

Thomas Martin Harlan
Mathematics
An Applied Look at the Fourier Transform

Slayde Amanda Sarah Cheyenne Hawkins
Biology
Grouse, Grazing, and Grange: Is Agricultural Intensification in the Sagebrush West Linked to Bird Population Declines?

Benjamin Keith Helford
Mathematics
The Representation Theorem

Marisa Hemungkorn
Biology
The Absence of an H-NS Predicted Silencing Domain May Affect the Ability of Ler to Regulate Virulence Operons in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Crystal Marie Hervey
Biology
Programmed Readthrough of a TMV Stop Codon in Yeast

Alice Victoria Hill
Mathematics
An Exposition on a Sequence of Thue and Morse

Jeffrey Nicol Hood
Mathematics
Numerical Methods in Stochastic Differential Equations

Michael Blake Hoppa
Biology
Peptidergic Vesicle Structure

Fawn Mitsu Huisman
Physics
Watching Paint Dry: Ring Stain Formation in Circular Drying Drops

Jay Hutchison
Physics
Combined Degree Program, Columbia University

Ethan Macneil Jewett
Physics
Jastrow Wave Functions and the 1-Dimensional Electron Gas

Elham Karamooz
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
An Examination of DNA Binding Ability in MntR Mutants

Sean James Kelly
Mathematics
Systems of Cubic Forms over l-adic Fields

Alan L. Kessler
Physics
Determining the Temperature of Atoms in the Reed MOT
with the Time-Of-Flight Method and Computer Simulation

Ariah R. Kidder
Physics
Magnetic Birefringence Near the Isotropic-Nematic Phase Transition of Liquid Crystals

Judy M. Kim
Physics
Phase Transitions of Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Systems Using Monte Carlo Simulations

Andrew Steffes Korson
Biology
Colonization of Caenorhabditis elegans by Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Edward Kepford Martin
Biology
Density Studies of Brachypodium sylvaticum: Understanding the Spread of a Potential Super Weed

Alexa Hilary Mater
Mathematics
Membership and Identity in Degenerate Groups

Brandon Patrick McPhail
Mathematics
The Complexity of Puzzles: NP-Completeness Results for Nurikabe and Minesweeper

Morgan Raye Miller
Mathematics
Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Katrina Mitchel
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Purification and Characterization of SsmR, an Archaeal DtxR Homologue

Anthony James Mizumori
Physics
Combined Degree Program, Columbia University

Syeda Fahmena Nahar-DeShaw
Biology
A Comparative Study of Cancer Reports in Fish and Amphibia

Megan Kay Diane Othus
Mathematics
An Analysis of the Relative Risk of Cancer Mortality among Atomic Bomb Survivors

Elizabeth Katharine Simpson Perkin
Biology
The Effects of Salmon Carcass Enrichment on Macroinvertebrate Drift in Western Oregon Streams

Jessica Holt Pikul
Chemistry
Progress towards the Strained In-Out ABC Ingenane Ring System

Micha Louise Rahder
Biology
Investigating Polyploidy and Genetic Variation in Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata, Brassicaceae), an Invasive Species

Mercedes Bridie Ramirez
Biology
Early Spider Development and the Role of Extracellular Matrix in Major Cell Movements

Duncan Christopher Ramsey
Mathematics
Multi-cyclic Polytopes

Allison Lorraine Roach
Biology
Constraining the Cruciferae: Stasis, Canalization, and the Tetradynamous Condition in Raphanus raphanistrum (Brassicaceae)

Zygy Roe-Zurz
Biology
What is the G-matrix? Evolution of Tetradynamy in the Brassicaceae

Molly Marie Ross
Biology
Deducing the JNK MAPK Pathway Using RNAi in Drosophila Cells Exposed to Oxidative Stress

Peter S. Rovegno
Physics
Measuring the Galactic Rotation Curve through Observations in Neutral Hydrogen

David Arnold Rubin
Physics
Image Deblurring Algorithms and Computational Optical Sectioning Microscopy

Jonathan Charles Rupp
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Host Factors Involved in Stop Codon Readthrough on Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus RNAs in the Model Host Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Elizabeth Anne Scheibel
Chemistry
Tungsten Hexacarbonyl and Resonance Raman Spectroscopy

Eric John Scheusner
Mathematics
An Introduction to Game Theory

Ravi Indar Singh Sekhon
Physics
Quantized Conductance of a Break Junction

Laura Clare Shaffer
Biology
Response of the Soybean (Glycine max) Root Nodule Antioxidant System to Exogenous Hydrogen Peroxide Application

Nakul Shankar
Mathematics-Physics
Generalized Dirac Matrices

Alison Dawn Sheridan
Biology
Genetic Analysis of Dopaminergic Neurons in the Zebrafish Danio Rerio

Allison Lynn Stelling
Chemistry
Towards the Synthesis of a Transition State Analogue for Fumarylacetoacetate Hydrolase

Katherine Erika Stoll
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The DNA and Metal Ion Specificity of ScaR, the Streptococcal Cell Adhesion Protein Regulator of S. gordonii

Jean Camille Summerton
Chemistry
Progress toward an Efficient Synthesis of 9- and 11-Membered Rings

Daniel Elias Tinker
Biology
Ins-1 Cell Processing and Secretion of GFP-Tagged ELH Prohormone

Mitchell Robert Wintemute
Physics
Compact Objects: Numerical Modelling, Collapse, and Equilibrium

Cimarron J.L. Wortham
Physics
Motion of Launched Wave Packets in the Infinite Square Well

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Philosophy, Religion, and Psychology title

Doron William Blake
Psychology
Praise You Like I Should:
The Motivational Consequences of Ability, Effort, and Strategy Praise for Middle School Students

Annie E. Block
Psychology
On the Time Course of Conditioned Taste Aversion: Transient Inter-chemical Generalization

Alexandra Dorothy Bond-Upson
Psychology
The Introverts' Online Community

Cameron Brick
Psychology
Assessing Math Performance with Stereotype Threat and Gender Concept Manipulation

Jamie Heather Burzo
Psychology
Us vs. Them: Group Membership and Blame Attribution

Kathleen Marie Carbary
Psychology
The Syntactic Priming of Relative Clause Attachment in Language Comprehension

Phillip John Chagoya
Religion
The First Principle Aspect: The Operation, Purpose, and Meaning of Divine Providence
in Giambattista Vico's New Science

Matthew Hale Clarke
Philosophy
Three Interpretations of Scanlon's Contractualism

Julie Elizabeth Coffey
Psychology
Coping with Perceived Stress among College Students: Coping Styles and the Role of Cigarette Use

Emily Marie Craven
Religion
The Huarochirí Manuscript: Postcolonial Theory in Peru

Camille Claire Curry
Religion
Zaynab al-Ghazali's Prison Memoirs: Ethics and Politics through Divine Inscription

Tylor Duncan Doherty
Philosophy
An Analysis of Kripke's Wittgenstein

Jonathan Kleist Donehower
Religion
A Religious Paradox: Hope beyond Hopelessness and Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus

Benjamin James Drury
Psychology
In Search of a Stereotype Threat Effect of Socioeconomic Status on the Academic Performance
of High School Students

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

Emily Anita Fern
Psychology
Disability Identity: Personal and Social Strategies Related to Stigma Management and Self-Advocacy

Rebecca Swan Ferris
Psychology
Face Encoding Strategies as a Function of Set Size and Categorization

Rachel Louise Fredericks
Philosophy
Trouble with Commitment: A Response to the Integrity Objection to Utilitarianism

Erin Margaret Freed
Psychology
Communicating the Marvel Way: Narrative Perception through Combined Image and Text in
Modern Comic Books

Sarah Jean Getz
Psychology
Exploring the Limits of the "Mind's Eye": The Effects of Training on Imagery Skills

Jessica Clare Gillard
Psychology
An Investigation of Different Measures of "Problem Finding" and Relations to Creativity

Joy Noel Gonyea
Psychology
The Relationship between Personal Religiosity and Alcohol and Drug Use in Women

Michael Lorren Jacobs
Philosophy
Talking about Nonbeing and Falsity in Plato:
On the Compatibility of First- and Higher-Order Logical Readings of the Sophist

Jasmin Afarin Kahn
Religion
Nativism in Scholarship on Early Irish Christianity, with a Case Study of Pelagianism

August Franklin Kampf-Lassin
Psychology
Gustatory Detection of Fatty Acids

Jennifer L. Kinsey
Psychology
Effects of Extrinsic Reinforcement on Intrinsic Motivation

Ewan Joaquin Kummel
Philosophy
Necessity, a Priority, and the Semantics of General Terms

Alexis Clarice Leonard
Psychology
The Relationship of Hope to Aggression and Competitiveness in Collegiate Rugby Players

Olivia Jasmine Lindly
Psychology
The Predictive Value of Weight Group Identification on Intergroup Attitudes, Identity Enhancement Strategies, and Psychological Well Being among Women

Cléa Patricia Marie Liquard
Philosophy
An Investigation into Justifying Moral Intuitions

Jesse Johnston Long
Psychology
The Side-Effects of Treatment: Interpersonal Attitudes toward Those Receiving Psychological Treatment

Dylan Mark Madenski
Religion
Avelokitesvara in a Raincoat: Heart Sutra Interpretation and Ritual Practice in Portland, Oregon

Brant Wood Martin
Philosophy
Kantian Ethics, Character, and the Moral Significance of Emotions

Sonya Michelle Masinovsky
Psychology
The Affective Component of Cross-Race Faces in Priming and Visual Search Paradigms

Jason Meinzer
Psychology
Sleep and Motor Skill Learning

Joshua Daniel Moulton
Philosophy
Theoretical Identities, Natural Kind Terms, and the Essence of Substance

Matthew William Nesvet
Philosophy
Minding the Gap: On the Explanatory Gap between Neural, Cognitive, and Psychological Models of Human Minds and Behavior

Robert Alan Nielsen
Philosophy
"The Free Will Problem" and Epistemic Possibility: An Argument for Compatibilism

Eric Martin O'Connor
Philosophy
Meaning and Normativity

Christin Michelle Ogle
Psychology
The Effect of Photo Lineup Procedures on Eyewitness Identification Accuracy: A Comparison of the Elimination and the Sequential Lineup with Adults

Neisha Rose Opper
Psychology
Prejudice Reduction and the Salience Effect: More Than a Black or White Issue

Emily Carter Parke
Philosophy
An Analysis and Evaluation of the Precautionary Principle

Gemma Ellen Schwab Petrie
Philosophy
Decision Theory and New Technologies

Kurt Christopher Petschke
Religion
Religion and the Picturesque: The Contested Landscape of Hafod, Cardiganshire

Paul Kayhan Piff
Psychology
The Psychophysics of Voluntary Behavior

Lindsay Barbara Pour
Psychology
The Relationship between Ethanol Drinking and a New Measure of Impulsivity

Megan Clare Price
Religion
Walter Wink and the Religion of Nonviolence

Paige Evelyn Ramsdell
Psychology
Early Adolescents' Learning Behaviors in Group Situations:
The Impact of Social Goals and Group Composition

William Fowler Riley
Philosophy
On Phenomenalist Direct Realism

Timothy David Russell
Psychology
Identifying Culprits by Their Body-Type and Gait

Jesse Rollins Schaefer
Psychology
Stereotypes of African Americans in the News: Effects on Implicit and Explicit Racial Attitudes

Tresan Stevens-Bollen
Psychology
Beliefs about the Global and Stable Nature of Disability: A Developmental Investigation

Dylan Evan Stone
Psychology
Bilingual Auditory Word Recognition: Language Context and Lexical Access

Lincoln Turner Taggart
Religion
A Theology of Muslim Nationalism: Muhammad Iqbal and the Pakistan Movement

Naomi Beth Tanner
Psychology
Increasing Intrinsic Motivation and Creativity for High and Low Interest Tasks

Anthony Lee Williams
Philosophy
How Weak is Weak Emergence?

Erik Laurens Witkamp
Psychology
Lexical and Sublexical Effects of Word Primes During Spoken Word Retrieval

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Interdisciplinary title

Rene Jonathan Acosta
Linguistics
Examining the Motivations of Conflation and Attrition
among Oblique Cases in Indo-European Languages

James Sandlin Ashby
Literature-Theatre
Gross Generalization

Katarzyna Noemi Bartoszynska
General Literature
Subjectivity and Estrangement in Exile Lifewriting

Alina Bica-Huiu
Economics-Political Science
Toward a Common Security and Defense Policy: The Puzzle of Political and Military Integration in the EU

Angelina Porter Clarke
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Determinants of Corruption Levels in Former Soviet States

Sarah Lindsay Coffer
Linguistics
To "He" or Not to "He": The Linguistic and Social Implications of Gendered Pronouns in English

Jessica Louise Coon
Linguistics
Roots and Words in Chol (Mayan): A Distributed Morphology Approach

Christopher Wright Cronin
Literature-Theatre
No More O' This Shit! Peter Handke, Plays, People

Jacob Kimbal Faleschini
International and Comparative Policy Studies
The Causes of the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas: Bringing the Peasant Back In

Elena Joyce Findley-de Regt
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Institutional and Economic Ramifications of the Federalization of Buenos Aires

Laurel Rebecca Goldstein
Philosophy-Linguistics
A Presentist Semantics for Tense

Rowan Devin Hand
Philosophy-Physics
EPR, Bell, and the Use of Density Matrices in Analysis of Quantum-Mechanical Paradoxes

Anita Hannig
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Closing Doors and Minds: Processes of Marginalization during the Operation and Aftermath of Sangatte

Eileen Rose Hlavka
Political Science-Mathematics
Scales and Blocks, Power and Coalitions: Analyzing Congressional Voting Decisions Using Poole and Rosenthal's Nominate Scoring and Hartigan's Block Clustering Algorithm

Maren Melina Johnstone
General Literature
Salomé: The Stand-In for the Mysterious Monster of Woman's Sexuality

Jolanta Nalecz Komornicka
History-Literature
Shadowing the Other:
Aristocratic Identity in the Fourteenth-Century Middle English Charlemagne Romances

Jayeeta Kundu
Economics-Physics
Thinner is Better: A Study of Liquid Crystals and the Liquid Crystal Display

Hannah Rose Lynn
Linguistics
The Question at Hand: An Exploration of the Wh-Question Debate in ASL

Margo Lynn Meyer
History-Literature
From Mémoires to Roman: The Development of Women's Historical Expression in Early Modern France

Mina Miller
General Literature
A Comparison of Jean-Paul Sartre's La Nausée and André Gide's Les Faux-Monnayeurs

Ethan Paul Nowak
Philosophy-Political Science
Bernard Williams vs. the Objectivity of Ethics

Brigid Caroline Pierce
Theatre-Music
The Holy Ghost

Brendan Lee Regimbal
Literature-Theatre
Catastrophic Conversations in a Chamber of Cruelty: An Examination of Staging Devices and the Creation of a New Character Type in Richard Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theatre

Silvia Svilenova Rousseva
Literature-Theatre
Reconstruction and Its Discontents

Hester Anne Serebrin
Linguistics
Analysis of the Focused Object Construction in Chinese

Sarah Tomchesson-Rhodes
Literature-Theatre
Cocteau's Theatrical Poetry:
The Contradiction, the Artifice, and the Decoy in Orphée and Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel

Mitchell Keith Tribbett
Literature-Theatre
Necessary Cruelty

Heather Grace Van Zee
Literature-Theatre
Seaming and Being: Clothing and the Performance of Identity

Adam Burford Zuniga
German-Philosophy
Zarathustra and Siegfried: The "Star" Friendship of Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Wagner

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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies title

Nadia Mire Butcher
Image and Controversy: Brother Elias and the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi

Dieter F. Hoffmann
Paracelsus and the Decline of Galenism

Dennis Lahmers
Pessimism and Enlightenment in the Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Kristina Susan Satter
Form of One's Own: A Study of Playwright Maria Irene Fornes Accompanied by an Original Play

Maynard Gerald Smith
Galileo: His 17th-Century Trials and 20th-Century Rehabilitation

Keola Robert Whittaker
Queer Ecology: A Theory of Identity and Ecological Ethics

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