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The Honors Project is a research project for which eligible students apply during their junior year and complete in their senior year. A successfully completed thesis project leads to the awarding of the bachelor of arts degree with the notation "honors," "high honors" or "highest honors" in the student's major subject.  Each student is asked to archive his or her project in Smith ScholarWorks for access and preservation.

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Honors Projects and Theses from 2017

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Understanding intergroup relations among disadvantaged groups : how collaborative collective action can be achieved, Murong Li

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Quantifying reward for social partners in two vole species, Sarah Anne Lopez

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Banking on metaphors : an analysis of economic metaphors in literature and economics, Evelyn Maria Mandel

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Training and injury prevention for the hypermobile dancer : a means to functional and aesthetic mobility and Choreography and analysis of Confluent peripheries, Alison Georgia Marsh

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The queen is a ripe fruit : an exploration of drag through queer theory, Nietzsche and camp, Benjamin Anderson Matcho

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The responsibilities of audiences to speakers : a speech act theory of epistemic violence, Helen Celia Mayer

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Guerreras de la cancha : leveling the playing field: exploring the role of government in facilitating equal access to soccer for girls in the United States and Ecuador, Maya Nicole McCann

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Locating slow slip events in Cascadia across space and time, Elias Greylin Molitors Bergman

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Nanoscale cargo transport of spherical DNA origami structures by ensembles of molecular motor proteins, Jessica Marie Morgan

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The role of sex and ovarian cycles in rodent behavioral and physiological variability, Kathleen Jane Moshofsky

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The effect of circadian disruption and a high fat diet on arcuate microglia in C57/B6 mice, Donna L. Mosley

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The isolation and derivatization of sesquiterpene lactones from Neurolaena lobata, Megan Elizabeth Neubig

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Effects of accelerated UV exposure on mechanical properties of natural nylon, technora, and polyester fibers, Thuy Xuan Nguyen

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Wideband acoustic imitance measurements and time domain reflectance, Jingping Nie

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Engineering protein-drug conjugates for therapeutic targeting of mesothelin-positive tumors, Elsie Akinyi Odhiambo

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Before and after : uncovering temporal patterns of biodiversity in microbial communities of tide pools, Abigail Angelina Onos

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Rewriting absence : appropriation and identity in the art of Hung Liu, Kehinde Wiley, and Glenn Ligon, Samantha Grace Page

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Exploring genome architecture, protein evolution and epigenetic processes in ciliates, Olivia A. Pilling

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Queer undertakings : an ethnographic analysis of the funeral industry in transition, Vanessa A. Pius

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Allüberall : the textual genesis of Mahler's "Der Abschied", Erin Caroline Pratt

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The Countess of Pembroke's Cleopatra : translation and transformation in Mary Sidney's Antonie, Mary Ruth Robinson

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Using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to explore development of the somatic nucleus of the extensive fragmenting ciliate chilodonella uncinata, Anna Jollyette Rogers

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Para conocer a Irzubeta : una exploración de la traducción del "aire lingüistico" de Buenos Aires, Sawnie Bertran Smith

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Supporting inclusion in early childhood : contextual effects on perceptions of violating in-group preference norms, Suzanne P. Stillinger

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Differential potency of cyclohexanol isomers for positive modulation and inhibition of GABAa receptor currents, Varsha Subramaniam

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Identification of TPX-2 promoter binding proteins in the parasite Brugia malayi : a novel approach to stage specific anthelmintic drug discovery, Amalia Rose Sweet

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Opinions we loathe : speech rights on college campuses, Julie Marie Voorhes

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Separation of the diastereomers of 2,6-Diisopropylcyclohexanol & synthesis and purification of 2,6-Disubstituted cyclohexanols and cyclohexylamines for application as potential anesthetics, Htoo Tint Wai

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Reactive azlactone hydrogels : fundamental characteristics and cell compatability, Megan Marie Wancura

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Developing a new system for bioluminescence in vivo imaging of free-moving mice : a new way to measure circadian rhythms, Wanqi Wang

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Aesthetic men and vanishing women : Oscar Wilde's homosociality and the rejection of desire, Emma Cairns Watson

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Modeling sediment transport during sluicing events in Paradise Pond, MA, Cheryl Lyn Watts

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A location-based visualization tool for the development of smart parklets in downtown Northampton: Design Clinic project: mobile parklet design in Northampton, Flora Weil

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Measuring liver gene expression using in vivo bioluminescence imaging, Ivana William

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Investigating genome architecture and composition in the class Litostomatea, Monica Annmarie Wilson

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No John Trumbull : social, political, and cultural resonance of Hamilton: an American musical, Maria Dougherty Wood

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The effects of age, gender, race and ear canal area on normative adult wideband acoustic immittance (WAI) measures, Lu Xia

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On the path to mutual understanding : the image of Islam among modern French thinkers and the image of France among Muslim thinkers, Jiaying Xu

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Práticas educativas no sistema educacional Brasileiro : necessidade e perspectivas de reforma, Natassia Yahoub

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Improving access to open-source data about the NYC bike sharing system (Citi Bike), Weijia Zhang

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DNA-catalyst conjugates for site-selective transformations in biological sciences, Yu Zhang

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Aerobic, copper catalyzed phenol methylation via the Chan-Lam coupling reaction, Yingchuan Zhu

Honors Projects and Theses from 2016

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Implications for Middle Easterners and North Africans in the United States within the 2020 census, Najwa Faris Alsheikh

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DNA-catalyst conjugates (DCats) for site-selective chemical transformations in complex milieus, Ana Emilia Arguello

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Spatial and temporal distributions of ciliates in New England tidal ponds, Mary Elizabeth Badger

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Heroes of their kind : male and female heroism in old Norse sagas, Gwendolyn Rose Baltera

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Sexually stigmatized peer groups and reproductive health : a quantitative approach to management behavior, Emma Rose Beauchamp

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Characterizing PAH-induced teratogenesis of the pharyngeal system during Zebrafish craniofacial development, Kathryn Soule Berg

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Bottom-up and top-down controls on red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) distribution : a possible "landscape of fear" on the forest floor, Elizabeth Mary Besozzi

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Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of a cisplatin-modified DNA 9-mer, Emily Anne Boerger

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"We post to give inspiration to other people" : LGBTQ young adults of color and degital spaces of empowerment, Eden Green Bonjo

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How choice matters in the Mass effect series : the effect of simulated realities on our perception of alien individuals, Sydney Jean Stallings Brown

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Synthesis and analysis of multi-functional polymer hydrogel biomedical materials, Anna Laura Carroll

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Islam in France, radicalization, and the unintended consequences of official rhetoric and media coverage, Sarah Anne Cassidy-Seyoum

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Histories, cultures, and identities : Africanist dance in America, Charnice Ometa Charmant

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Modeling cytoplasmic dynein motor ensemble motility with cargo designed using DNA oragami : the effect of rigid and and segmented cargo on dynein movement, Karen Wing Lam Chau

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Ethylene carbonate ethoxylation on aromatic nitrogen nucleophiles, Peishan Chen

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Music in senses: 2015-2016 for voice, flute, piano, violin, saxophone, percussion, and electronics, Yunzhu Chen

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a sadgurl'z republic : [is poetry enuf?] language turns to zound, Ntozake Shange, Yolandi Elvira Cruz Guerrero

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An investigative study of cardiovascular abnormalities using mathematical models of the cardiovascular system and its regulatory mechanisms, Jamie Alexandra Cyr

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Cultural cues and their effects on shooter bias, Emily A. Derosier

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Investigating cytoplasmic dynein function using chimeric proteins to isolate subdomain mechanisms, Ria Anand Deshpande

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Origin and metamorphism of xenoliths in the Cuillin Center, Isle of Skye, Scotland, Emily Abbott DiPadova

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"Dangerous memories" : the Holocaust in French documentary film, Catherine Day Ellsberg

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Experiments investigating retention of sodium in peatlands affected by road-salt pollution, Hannah Ruth Francis

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Bangladeshi Muslim immigrant experiences in the U.S., Shabia Furkan

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Reconceiving environmental justice : a Foucauldian discussion on power, green governmentality and the formation of subjects, Gabriella Veronika Grange

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Stereotype activation in gun identification : pattern of ducking behavior indistinguishable from shooting behavior in the shooter bias paradigm, Karina Gruesz

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Effects of Withania somnifera on human glycine receptor, Elizabeth Sullivan Halpin

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Copper mediated C-H methylation with methylboronic acid, Clare Elizabeth Jacobson

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Multiple object tracking using convolutional neural network in wireless sensor networks, Hee Jin

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Migration versus mutualism : can the small-ranged endemic plant Rhododendron catawbinse form specialized ericoid mycorrhizae with soil fungi north of its native range?, Elena Maria Karlsen-Ayala

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Investigating varied reactivity in aerosol-mimicking solutions, Claire Elena Keller

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Women's responses to the partition of the Indian subcontinent in Attia Hosain's Sunlight on a broken column, Bapsi Sidhwa's Cracking India and Sadat Hasan Manto's Mottled dawn, Ayesha Sadaf Khan

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Analysis of creatine kinase expression and regulation throughout C2C12 myogenesis, Arcadia June Kratkiewicz

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Peas in a pod : environment and ionization in green pea galaxies, Heather Rose Kurtz

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The morality of commercial surrogacy : an assessment with evidence from India, Nikila K. Lakshmanan

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Sensational internationals : gender, sexuality, and foreignness in Ruth Landshoff-Yorck's Die Vielen und der Eine, Dinah Rose Lensing-Sharp

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The prospects of ZnO in metal oxide sensors for chemical sensing, Sara Lorić

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The role of the orexin/hypocretin system in the incubation of alcohol craving in rats, Olivia Gilman Mallari

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The evolution of androgen receptor distribution in the spinal cord to support specialized sexual displays : a comparative analysis using a foot-flagging frog, Staurois parvus, Gina Elizabeth Mantica

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Good against goods : viewing health and its social determinants through a Platonic lens, Marianna Victoria Mapes

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Iskra : a folk opera in two acts, Jessica Leigh Marlor

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Methylation of oxygen nucleophiles using dimethyl carbonate : mechanistic studies, Noelia Margarita Martinez-Muñoz

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Disrobing modesty : how female practitioners articulate Christian womanhood in the blogoshere, Gabrielle Sara Martin

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Developing a molecular method for estimating the effective population size of ciliate morphospecies Chilodonella uncinata, Cynthia Jepkosgei Masai

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Archaeocyathan reefs and chemostratigraphy of the lower Cambrian wood canyon formation in Titanothere Canyon, Death Valley, California, Teresa Claire McGann

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Extraction and functionalization of Neurolinens from Neuoleana lobata, Catherine Patricia McGeogh

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The synthesis and use of stimuli-responsive cross-linkers to prepare PVDMA hydrogels, Isabella Frances McNamara

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The presence of lateral gene transfer events in fungal genomes : determining the presence of viral lateral gene transfer events in Eukaryotic genomes, Jiaqi Mei

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Jorge Amado in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics : publications and popularity, Victoria Melnikova

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Dancing westwards : depictions of the American west in the mid-twentieth century ballets of Balanchine and de Mille, Katelynn Anne Mikulka

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Shooter bias and sunk costs in a policing context : using an escalation of commitment framework to investigate shooting decisions, Martha Miller

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A life cycle assessment of packaging for Medtronic's veress needle, Dakota R. Murray

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Design and testing of a miniature PEM fuel cell stack, Julianna Pei-Hsien Niu

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Analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of genes along chromosomes in the genome of the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum, Esther Nwaka

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Exploring stigma, personhood and citizenship among persons with disability in urban Ghana, Enu Beula Otsyina

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Analysis of two approaches for inferring lateral gene transfer in the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum, Zuliat Owoade

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Product characteristics in a pilot scale biomass torrefier with heated screw conveyance, Anna Hester Partridge

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Hoarding behavior and sleep patterns in a college sample, Margaret Sophie Peebles-Dorin