The collection includes undergraduate theses written by students in the University Honors College

Further University Honors College work is available in the Anthós undergraduate journal

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Theses from 2016

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Price Control, Profiteering, and Public Cooperation: The Lagos Market Women's Association and the Limits of Colonial Control, Emily Kamm

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The Effect of pH on the Photoluminescent Properties of Silicon Nanoparticles, Parker Karaba

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Determinants of State Firearms Policy Variation, Brandon Paul Kaskawal

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Abusive Supervision in the Workplace: An Examination of Current Research and a Proposal for Preventive Measures, Samantha Kemper

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Mills and Veblen: An Institutional Analysis, Matthew Klosterman

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The Influence of Presidential Rhetoric on Public Perception of Drugs and the Government’s Handling of the "War on Drugs" in the United States, Nolan Kuenzi

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Preliminary Characterization of Rock Units to Determine Layer Divisions in a High-Pressure Metamorphic Rock Package of the Goshen Dome, Western Massachusetts, USA, Eleanor Lahart

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The Influence of Hydrogen-Argon Mixed Gases on Electro-spark Deposition, Thomas Langston

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Convex and Nonconvex Optimization Techniques for the Constrained Fermat-Torricelli Problem, Nathan Lawrence

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Determining the Relationship between White Matter Volume and Processing Speed in Adolescence, Julius Laxamana

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Mimicking the Bioactivation of the Antitubercular Agent Ethionamide using Peracetic Acid, Isabelle E. Logan

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Refugee Policies and the Interactions of the United Nations and European Union, Siena Loprinzi

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Color Associations as Advertising Strategies: An Analysis of Consumer Attitudes Toward the Healthfulness of Energy Bar Packaging, Rachel Lotz

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International Refugee Law, Olivia A. Loveland

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Rewriting History: Using Reconciliation Processes to Revise Dominant Cultural Narratives and Assessing Cultural Readiness for Reconciliation, Flannery Mack

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Synthesis, Structure and Contrast Efficacy of Bismuth (III) Chelated with 1,4,7,10-Tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-Tetramethylene Phosphonate and its Incorporation into Nano-Assembled Capsules, Karley B. Maier

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Photo Quality Assessment: Predicting Crowd Opinions, Uyen T. Mai

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Self-Infantilizing Women: Paternalism in Abortion Lawmaking and Legislator Gender, Cherie H. Martin

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The Impact of Drought on the Sierra Nevada Range: Using Remote Sensing Data to Estimate Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Flux, Jessica Mazzi

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Depression in Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Review of the Literature, Isabella McCarthy-Zelaya

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Lobbying the European Parliament: Identifying Changing Trends Post-Treaty of Lisbon, Jason Means

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Designing Black Watch: How Being a Military Spouse Shaped My Creation of the Set Design for a Play about War, Nichole Meehl

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Animal Hoarding: An In Depth Look at the Issues and Interventions, Amanda Mooneyham

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Ethiopian Land Politics: Imperial Land Traditions 1889-1974, Wonde Nevens

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The Controversy over Community Water Fluoridation : an Analysis of its Effects and Reasons Behind the Arguments, Grace Noda

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as an Alternative Therapy for Chronic Pain, Kayla Ohlgren

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Characterization of Photonic Waveguides Using Fourier Analysis, Sam Olson

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Regarding the Treatment of Women, Where Did Jesus Set the Bar?, Katerina Paetzhold

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A Comparative Study of the Performance Capabilities of Magnetic Gears, D. S. Painter

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Elsie's Secret, Mersene Pappas

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Future Mrs. President or Simply Bill's Wife? : A Content Analysis of New York Times Coverage of Hillary Clinton in 2008 versus 2016, Chandler E. Paterson

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Precipitation Intensity Required for Landslide Initiation in Rwanda, Angela N. Piller

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The United States’ Criminal Justice System Divided* : …On the Connection between the Exclusionary Rule and Preserving Civil Liberties, Alexandre Pomar

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Migration Movement, Robert Porte

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: a Content Analysis of Self-Inflicted Face-ism on Instagram, Madeline Powell

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Applying Deception Detection to True and False Confessions: a Novel Approach to Conducting Experiments in Legal Psychology, Olivia Preston

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Standing on the Street Corners of Capitalism : Translations of Tawara Machi's Chocolate Revolution Tanka, Jared Ridabock

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The Implications of Contract Manufacturing for a Company’s Brand Equity, Jeremy Riley

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The Russian-German Exiles in Kazakhstan: 1940 & 1990 Migrations, Irina Rudenko

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Gretchen Kafoury: The Personal is Political, Corinne Rupp

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Differences in How Boomers and Millennials Experience Listening to Recorded Music, Pablo Saldana

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Ribozyme/Duplex Binding Interactions as a Thermodynamic Basis for Chemical Game Theory, Elizabeth Satterwhite

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Three Novel Seminaphthorhodamines: Synthesis, Structure, and Spectral Properties, Chris Schweizer

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Autonomous Navigation and Hazard Evasion Platform for Personal UAV's, Ryan Scott

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Best Practices for Internal Controls to Prevent Occupational Fraud in Small Businesses?, Stephanie Shao

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Exploring the Negative Perceptions of Female Legislators: the Consequences of Gender Quotas in Argentina, Marcella Silverman

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#BlackLivesMatter: This Generation's Civil Rights Movement, Tanika Siscoe

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Feminist Outdoor Leadership: Challenging hegemonic masculinity through Outdoor Education, Amber Smith

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Israeli Agency in the Iran-Contra Affair, Eugene Smith

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Physician Quality Reporting System: Initiative to Improve Care for Medicare Beneficiaries, Sara Smith

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Fitness and Fatness: The Conflation of Weight with Health, and the Consequences of Fat-Shaming, Kristin Spurkland

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An Examination of Approaches to Domestic Violence Advocacy: Recommendation for Generalizable, Experimental Study, Melanie Stewart

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Language Sample Length Effects on Various Lexical Diversity Measures: An Analysis of Spanish Language Samples from Children, Morgan Stills

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Fetal Stress and Neurogenesis in Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis, Kalera Stratton

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Adverse Effects of Mercury and Some Management Options to Reduce Dental Amalgam Waste, Marta Szabatin

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Psychology at a Distance: Examining the Efficacy of Online Therapy, Ryan Baird Thompson

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Stephen Langton, the Chanter Circle, and the Semiotics of Violence in a Crusading Culture, Andrew Thornebrooke

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Preventing Campus Sexual Assault: Evaluating Studies of Male Offender Prevention Programs and Determining Best Practices, Cam Tu Tran

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Human Trafficking and Potential Solutions in the Russian Federation, Phil Turoff

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Oregon Youth Peer Courts: Grand Jury Style, Sierra Udland

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The Politics of Water in Mexico City, Richelle Van Dusen

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Downtown Revitalized, Community Organized: a Comparative Analysis of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Portland, Oregon, Amber Wagoner

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A Question of Belief: The Narrative of Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim, Madison Wegener

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Niche Television Content, Taya Welter

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Collective Intervention: an Analysis of the Political Issues Regarding Secession, Self-Determination, and Sovereignty in the Republic of Kosovo, Benjamin Werthan

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Asbestos Exposure in Demolition: an Analysis of Abatement Practices and Alternatives to Demolition, Allison Woolverton

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Looking to the Future of Education: A Social Art Practice Pedagogy, Alexis Xochihua

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Defining Protein Interactions: Ankle Link Proteins of Stereocilia in Hair Cells, Ladan Yazdidoust

Theses from 2015

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Evaluating the Success of Forest Restoration, Josh Adams

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Escaping Cascadia, Todd Albertson

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Vasectomy Disparities among Foreign-Born Latinos Living in the United States : a Preliminary Study, Midori Mawi Altamirano

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Analytic Thinking Predicts Vaccine Endorsement: Linking Cognitive Style and Affective Orientation Toward Childhood Vaccination, Daniel A. Anderson

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Divine Diets: Food and Fasting of Medieval Mystics in the Vitae of Thomas of Cantimpré, Hannah Anderson

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Estella, Roxana L. Arguello

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Fostering Critical Thought Alongside the Common Core State Standards, Bianca Arias

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Algeria in Perspective: Changing the Understanding of the Modern Algerian State, Austin Averett

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α-TEA's Tumor Toxicity may be Attributed to its Capability of Inducing Oxidative Damage in the Endoplasmic Reticulum, Diego Mathias Barragan Echenique

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Romantic Identity and LGBTQ Identification: Variations of Experience in the Asexual Community, Alexa Bell

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Polyethylene Glycol and Silica Coatings of Bismuth Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Whole Serum Compatibilities, Victor Benavides-Montes

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The Corporatization of Retail Pharmacy: Changes in Efficacy, Reliability, and Expedience, Charles Bodreau

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Empowering the Voice of the Female Student: A Gender Inclusive Approach to the High School Language Arts Curriculum, Brittany Bonnet

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Animals in Advertising: Eliciting Powerful Consumer Response, Resulting in Enhanced Brand Engagement, Natasha Braunwart

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"The Avalanche" : A Cantata for Mezzo-soprano, Flute, Viola, and Harp, Lily Breshears

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Drift of Plumes in the Mantle, Luke Douglas Brown

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Conceptualization of the Memorial Tattoo in Scholarly Literature, Nicole Brown

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References to Gendered Grief in Children's Media: A Content Analysis of Grief Picture Books, Machaila Budgeon

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"How to Banish a Demon" : An Attempt to Present Traditional Japanese Theater to an American Audience with an Original Kyogen Play, Chrys Chabot

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The Role of Mitochondrial Superoxide Dismutase (SOD2) During a Coxiella Burnetii Infection, Rachel Diantha Champaigne

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Continuity vs. Discontinuity: The Issue of Race and Forced Labor After Emancipation in the American South, Alexander Elliott Clarke-Ritter

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Culture is a Language, Can't You Read?: Reading Gay Rights as Human Rights, Jen Corbridge

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A Bird Flies Into a Pane of Glass Again and Again and Again, Zachary Cosby

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The Psychological Effects of Medical Research on Animal Subjects and the Ramifications for the Applicability of the Research Results, Morgan Damm

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Digitally Enhanced Classrooms: Understanding the Effect of Individualized Technology on Language Arts Instruction in Elementary Schools, Celine De Clercq

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Determining Initial Firing Temperatures of Thule Era (1000-250 ya) Pottery from Two Northwest Alaskan Archaeological Sites, Jonathan Duelks

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Understanding Patterns of Localized Poverty in the United States: Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses in Contemporary Statistical Analysis, Gregory Dyck

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Making a Meaningful Contribution to Clinical Research, Eric Eddy

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Body-Worn Cameras: A Step Toward Trust and Legitimacy for Campus Police, Jaycee Elliott

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The Body: Conceptualizing Abortion in Contemporary Ireland, Sofia Ellis-Curry

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Methods of Collecting and Separating Atmospheric Organic Aerosols for Analysis Using Two-Dimensional Gas and Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry, Craig Fairbaugh

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Revenant Joe Pilot Script, Will Ferguson