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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 2011

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The effects of fever temperature on gene expression in Escherichia coli, Germaine Yeku Nendah

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Phylogenetics and biogeography of Hyalospheniidae (Arcellinida), Truc Bang Nguyen

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To be or not to be : examining the role of language in a concept of negation, Ann Elizabeth Nordmeyer

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Is jet lag stressful? : the interactions between circadian disruption and the stress response in mice, Mallery Roth Olsen

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Structural studies of DNA duplexes using 2-dimensional NMR spectroscopy, Joo Hyun Park

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Development of a tandem Diels-Alder/Pauson-Khand strategy for the synthesis of tetracycles, Sarah Jacqueline Perlmutter

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Prosa, poesia e cinema : la contaminazione tra le forme artistiche nell'opera di Pier Paolo Pasolini, Chrysanthe Alana Peteros

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The Tenishev School experiment : pedagogy and poetry, Katey Maya Pillars

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Mary Ann Shadd : an inciting voice for Canadian emigration and Black women's influence in politics and print in the male-dominated, mid-19th century racial uplift movement, Kendra Poppy

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Motivation, meritocracy, and the model minority rights myth : representations of Asian Americans in spelling bees, Kimberly Anne Probolus

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Contesting U.S. feminist imperialism : the transnational activism of Mexican feminist Elena Arizmendi, 1911-1938, Darcy Rendon

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Mitogen activated protein kinase expression in murine C2C12 myogenesis in vitro, Astia Norton Roper-Batker

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Doing time is money : the economic crisis, criminal justice ideology and sentencing reform in Michigan,, Leah Jane Sakala

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Coming home : the struggles of returning girl soldiers in northern Uganda, Lily K. Samuels

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Probing the molecular architecture of bio-films : an in situ FTIR investigation of Poly-L-lysine and alginate on silicon-based surfaces, Cristina Caridad Santarossa

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The effects of surface chemistry and nanoscale topography on biofilm colonization and growth, Carmen Say

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Origin of the enigmatic breccia and folds in the Turners Falls formation, Deerfield Basin, Western Massachusetts, Lily Elizabeth Seidman

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Il fascino del fascismo : la mistica di Mussolini e la politica dell'estetismo, Julia E. Simmons

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Peoples politicized : self-determination, the UN and international human rights, Bethany Hannah Singer-Baefsky

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Bacterial diversity in Avery Brook beaver pond sediments, Sara Hope Sirois

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Cabots talk only to God : a collection of short stories, Quenby MacRae Solberg

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How personal crisis made the Risorgimento : Mazzini and Cavour before and after 1836, Camilla Rose Somers

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Perception and reality of inter-nation stereotypes and images : a test of image theory and the stereotype content model using objective measures, Deborah Jiehyun Song

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Biotic and abiotic factors affecting throughfall volume and spatial variabiity in a New England forest, Caitlin Marie Spence

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Market integration of distributed resources through coordinated frequency and price droop, Chin Yen Tee

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An exploration of restricted lactate dehydrogenase subunit association, Samantha Danielle Torquato

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Between theory and practice : a case study of women's roles within the Landless Workers Movement : Paus Branco, 25 de Maio settlement, Ceará, Brazill, Elizabeth Ruth Tuttle

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Clay-catalyzed natural products synthesis : an investigation of a green organic synthesis of vanillin using montmorillonite clay, Anna Margaret Valentine

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"A very threatened and nervous group of people" : public scrutiny of sexuality at Smith College in two historical moments, Ginina Grace Velocci

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Structural analysis of Precambrian mylonite zones, Henry's Lake Mountains, southwest Montana and Idaho, Alianora Walker

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Harmonic tensions : disciplinary boundaries in Nietzsche and Camus, Sofia Ali Walker

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"That's what makes me, me" : portraits of four high school students reveal the importantance of an after-school program, Elizabeth Marie Wallace

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International images and stereotypes : applying image theory and the stereotype content model to inter-group relationships among three Latin American countries, Raya Jordan Wall

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Art as litany : analyzing Alexej von Jawlensky's work as an Expressionist outsider, Jessica Watson

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Screening Jane Eyre : gender and the construction of character on film, Sarah Jean Wisner

Honors Projects and Theses from 2010

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Hard to be soft : full frontal nudity in cinema : anxieties of alternative masculinities and the recuperation of patriarchy, Ana Abbasi

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Novel method of analysis for DPOAE magnitude and phase, Modupe Florence Adegoke

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Modeling traffic congestion in the Accra metropolitan area, Margaret-Avis Naa Akofio-Sowah

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The Diels-Alder reaction : synthesis of a cationic dienophile, Stephanie Vivian Aldrin

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Power reflectance measurements on infant ears with normal hearing and transient hearing loss, Elizabeth Ann Amadei

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Who shot first? : depictions of children in westerns of the 50s to today, Deborah Amandine Asseraf

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Defining the cellular and molecular identities of diencephalic astroglia associated with postoptic commissure formation during Zebrafish forebrain development, Sarah Lubna Bashiruddin

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The effect of myostatin deficiency on achilles tendon structural and material behavior in male mice, Brianne Kathryn Connizzo

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The role of empathy in the development of theory of mind, Heather L. Crawford

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Automated writer identification for Syriac scribes, Emma Burnell Dalton

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Language ideologies and the politics of language in bilingual Paraguay, Ingrid Nathaly Dávalos López

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Understanding metaphors, irony and sarcasm in high functioning children with autism spectrum disorders : its relationship to theory of mind, Stacy Diaz

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The occurrence of the bacterium Capnocytophaga in the tooth plague of canines, Sara Kate Dilegge

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Cationic Diels-Alder dienophiles stablized by cobalt-complexed alkynes, Rachel Ruth Dorset

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Thermodynamic and conformational features of the Spiroiminodihydantoin (Sp) lesion in duplex DNA, Megana Dwarakanath

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The design and implementation of an applet to simulate curved space, Stephanie Jeanne Erickson

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Performance, politics and patterns :the musical aesthetic in Amiri Baraka's poetry, Susanna Pendleton Flint

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Alaska : seven songs for mixed chorus and piano, Victoria Alyce Fraser

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Hyporheic flow and heat transport across a bed-to-bank transect of a large regulated river : Colorado River, Austin, Tx, Katelyn Elizabeth Gerecht

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Cost effective efficiency improvements of building thermal envelopes, Etta Lauren Grover-Silva

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Blood and tongues, Laurie Guerrero-Garces

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The elephant man : embodying disability, Elizabeth C. Hacker

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Ciliate molecular phylogeny and species concepts, Meaghan Sagar Hall

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Retrograde investigations : methods of interpretation in The woman in white and Lady Audley's secret, Molly Powell Hamer

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Out-group images and stereotypes : applications of image theory and the stereotype content model in international relationships among the northeast Asian countries, Naho Hashimoto

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Gramicidin A and cyclic peptides channel conductances in black lipid membranes, Nataliya Herasymova

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Disarming bacteria through inhibition of quorum sensing, Leslie Ruth Herndon

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Computer experiments for protein flexibility, Diana Jaunzeikare

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The consumption of leisure : decoding Travel and leisure magazine and Architectural digest, Meera Ashok Khandkar

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Situated desires: the construction of race and sexuality in Filipino migration to South Korea, Dongyoung Kim

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Her body, his choice? : comparing men's and women's claims to procreative privacy, Lillian Michaela Lamboy

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Writing under the aspect of eternity : making myth in modern Southern literature, Maria Rose Lantz

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The adolescent rejection sensitivity scale : psychometric properties and relation to resilience and adaptive functioning, Emilie Lauren Lerner

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What should we do with moral offenders? : punishment and moral rehabilitation, Caitlin Anna Liss

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Self-help for hoarding : a follow-up study, Sarah Beth Maxner

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Galectins and lymphatic filariasis : exploring the role of Brugia malayi galectins in parasite persistence, Margaret Mumbi Mongare

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Development of a tandem Diels-Alder/Pauson-Khand strategy for synthesis of tetracycles, Julie Ann Olson

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Authoritarianism and Korean attitudes about marriage and interpersonal relationships, Clare Jungho Park

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Surpassing loveliness and grace : knitting culture in nineteenth-century New England, Laura Katherine Putnam

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A special providence : shifting genre and spiritual growth in Evelyn Waugh's Sword of honour trilogy, Kelsey Lynne Radwilowicz

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The Forsterite-Anorthite-Albite system at 5 kb pressure, Kristen Elizabeth Rahilly

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Carbon neutrality and transportation : policies for influencing Smith employees' commuting choices, Rosalie Singerman Ray

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Computational study of the C-CI bond length, Anna Reznickova

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Heat shock protein localization after exercise based on muscle fiber type in mouse biceps brachii, Nicole Christine Rothenheber

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Justifying punishment, prison and passion? : preserving injustice through neglected conversations, Maria-Fatima Santos

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Knot theory and applications to 3-manifolds, Emma Schlatter

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Differential proteome profiling analysis of murine skeletal muscle following a single bout of exercise, Laura Lindsay Smith

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The homesteads, Halie Elisabeth Theoharides

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Pronoun differentiation in young children : an eyetracker study, Emma Gabrielle Thomas

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Alcohol consumption and drinking game participation among high school students : what they think and why they drink, Kathryne C. Van Tyne

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Effects of early initial stimulation in cochlear implant recipients : a retrospective study, Abigail Reilly Wilkins

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On homometric sets, Jennifer Irene Wise

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Lo sviluppo del jazz in Italia, dalle origini agli anni Sessanta, Adriana Emery Wolfe

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Sustaining Smith : an environmental history of food at Smith College, 1875-2010, Elisabeth Field Wolfe

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Separations at Sinai : boundaries in Exodus 19, Sarah L. Woodbury

Honors Projects and Theses from 2009

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From Qawm to ethnicity : politics of representation in contemporary Afghanistan, Shaharzad Akbar

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Study of non-minimally coupled inflation of the early universe using phase portraits and Poincaré maps, Amanda Stevie Bergman

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La morte e rinascita dell'autrice Elena Ferrante, Echo Bray Bergquist

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Automated analysis of electrophoresis gels, Hannah Bier

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Allozyme analysis of a contact zone between two mtDNA haplotypes in Desmognathus ocoee (Amphibia: Plethodontidae), Noëlle K. Bittner

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The role of motor processes in egocentric mental transformations involving nonbody stimuli, Holly Boyle

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A fully-developed womanhood : the collecting of fine art and a woman's education at Smith College, 1875-1910, Emily Clare Casey

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Russia and Ukranian denuclearization : foreign policy under Boris Yeltsin, Volha Charnysh

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Networked at the intersection : street protest, communications technology and the 2008 Republican National Convention, Candace Clement

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Women of promise, lives of distinction : memoir of a low income student and analysis of class culture at Smith College, Kendra Colburn