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Class of 2016

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Of Maps, Margins and Storylines: Sociologically Imagining Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "The Thing Around Your Neck" and "Americanah", Omolara F. Abiona

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The Romulus and Remus Myth as a Source of Insight into Greek and Roman Values, Dimitri Adamidis

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Electrophysiological Correlates of Time-based Prospective Memory Across the Lifespan, Erin E. Aisenberg

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L'identité des Françaises d'Origine Arabe : Les Vies des Femmes Françaises Dans les Banlieues de France à Travers les œuvres Fictives, Mohammed A. M. Amaren

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L’Impatto dell’ISIS sulle Politiche Interne Italiane, Michael Richard Battista Jr.

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"Outside and Also Beside Herself:" A Discussion of the Treatment of Hysteria in Female Characters within the Western Theatrical Tradition, Molly Belsky

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Clinical and Physiological Measures of the Efficacy of Prospective Memory Treatment, Tessa Bloomquist

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Maternal Estrogen Exposure and Autism Risk, Geoffrey Bocobo

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Factors that Promote Engagement in a Youth Violence Prevention Program, Lyndsay J. Brattan

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Les Effets Psychologiques de la Première Guerre Mondiale dans les Poèmes et les Lettres de Guillaume Apollinaire, Lyndsay J. Brattan

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“Tell all the truth but tell it slant—”: An Exploration of the Role of Gender in the Formal Experimental Poetry of Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, and H.D., Madeline Burns

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"We must answer for what we see": Exploring the Difficulty of Witness in the Poetry of Philip Levine, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Robert Pinsky, Julia O. Callahan

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Corruption and Economic Growth in the Middle East and North Africa, Nour Chamseddine

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The View of Women in Buddhism - From the Comparison between the Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Precepts, Shuaiyu Chen

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Conscience Collisions: the Search for Public Policy Solutions to the Problem of Doctrine in Medicine, Christina M. Claxton

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From Holy to Hunted: The Early Modern Witch Trials as a Catholic Response to Female Mysticism, Gaia Cloutier

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Impossibility of Tremor on Social Media, Gregory Convertito

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Theory of Stieltjes Integration, Gregory Convertito

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Literarische Zensur als Meinungsbildung: Zensur in der Bundesrepublik und die Entwicklung einer neuen Wahrnehmung der ehemaligen DDR, Lauren M. Davidson

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What Makes a Good Birth? A Qualitative Study on Choices and Experiences Among Women in Greater Boston, Kathryn M. Dimond

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Motivations and Implications of Corporate Tax Inversion, Brendan R. Dowling

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Les Mystères du Surréalisme : Le Thème du Rêve à travers Du Lac, Buñuel et Man Ray, Kanzy El Defrawy

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Storia Orale di immigrati Italiani, Stephen A. Falcigno

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Production, Consumption, and Marketing Italian Wine Culture, Shannon Farrell

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What are you Laughing At? The Comedy and Social Commentary of Dave Chappelle, Andrew J. Fishman 5373761

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"He's a Complicated Man": Representations of black masculinity in Blaxploitation Films, Lucey Gagner

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Learn 2 Learn: A Metacognition Intervention for Improving Academic Performance and Motivation on Middle School-Aged Students, Bettina Cecilia D. Gonzalez

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(Un)Privileged: The Cost of Being Poor ​at an Elite Institution, Bettina Cecilia D. Gonzalez

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Shamanistic Traditions in Vietnam: Comparative studies of the Mother Goddess religion and Thái shamanism in modern Vietnam, Chi Yen Ha

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Spanish Milan, Rome, and Sardinia during 1492-1700/ Un’Italia Spagnola durante gli anni 1492-1700, Guadalupe R. Hernandez

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Profits with Purpose: An Economic Justification of Conscious Capitalism, Luke Hickox

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Preventing and Reducing Non-Medical Prescription Stimulant Use: An Intervention Study, Tyler R. Hightower

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The Impact of Earnings Announcement Surprise on Stock Prices, Jiayi Huang

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Domanda: Che influenza ha avuto la Primavera Araba nella migrazione irregolare nell'Unione Europea? Le politiche adottate dall'Unione Europea sono state efficaci nell' accomodare i migranti e diminuire la crisi dell’immigrazione irregolare?, Keyla S. Inoa Santiago

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Equity Crowdfunding: How it will look in the United States, Malcolm A. Joseph

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“The Thing that made her beautiful and not us”: Visible Identity and Postmodern Emotion in Contemporary American Fiction, Madeleine Kim

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La Représentation du génocide rwandais dans la bande dessinée, Lauren-Anne Konopka

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Does Gut Flora Change in a Mouse Model of Autism Spectrum Disorders on a Ketogenic Diet?, Shelby A. Labe

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Words Left Unsaid: Justice Kennedy's Opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges and the Future of LGBT Rights in America, Antonia Lluberes

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Deflation and Economic Output, Brian T. Love

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An Intractable Issue? Gun Control in America, 1968-Present, Julia Mardeusz

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Lieux de Mémoire, Lieux d'Oubli: La Mémoire et L'Espace Urbain dans Deux Romans de Patrick Modiano, Julia Mardeusz

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Feeling and Speaking: The Role of Sensory Feedback in Speech, Francesca R. Marino

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Policy Statements Versus Social Outcomes: An American Analyzing Assessment in France, Emily Meehan

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United in Diversity? The Political Implications of Intra- EU Migration, Isabel Monteleone

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An in vivo study of the effects of perinatal caffeine exposure on synaptic efficacy in the hippocampus of freely moving adult rats, Jee Eun Park

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Le Voile : Le Dévoilement de L’Interprétation de la Laïcité par la Jeunesse en France, Madison Peterson Starr

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The Fabric Behind the Doll - The Performance of the Black Doll in Early 20th Century America, Madison Peterson Starr

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The Blonde Salad: The Social Construction of a Fashion Blogger, Galen Polise

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Understanding the Push-In/Pull-Out Method: Why Support Matters for Socialization, Christina L. Raiti

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Europe and the rise of populism in Germany, Cameron Rayder

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"There is a wisdom that is woe": Knowledge through Narrative in Milton, Coleridge, and Melville, Bridget T. Reilly

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Parent Report on the Impact a Service Dog has on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Danielle M. Rock

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Teachers and the Common Core in Connecticut: From the State Capitol to a City School, Elaina G. Rollins

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Juvenile Culpability and the Felony Murder Rule: Applying the Enmund Standard to Juveniles Facing Felony Murder Charges, Sterling Root

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The Common Core State Standards: How did we get here and do we even like it?, Rachel E. Rossetti

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An Initial Analysis of a Long-Term Ketogenic Diet’s Impact on Motor Behavior, Brain Purine Systems, and Nigral Dopamine Neurons in a New Genetic Rodent Model of Parkinson’s Disease, Jacob Rubin and William H. Church

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The Crazy Quilt of Laws: Bringing Uniformity to Surrogacy Laws in the United States, Makenzie B. Russo

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Is there a Long-Term Relationship among European Sovereign Bond Yields?, Ian Schaeffer

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The Public Perception of Immigrants in France, Ian Schaeffer

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Il Ruolo dei batteri nel Salame Italiano Fermentato: Il Mantenimento di Artigianato nella Produzione Industriale, Franco Serrao L. Serrao

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Foucault, Power and the Modern Panopticon, Connor Sheridan

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Life After-, Connor Sheridan

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MOSE: Salvare Venezia, Salvatore T. Siciliano

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Amor Fati in Jaco Van Dormael's Film, Mr. Nobody, Rebecca L. Smith

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How do People Update Beliefs about Themselves under Risk, Zhongyi Tang

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Learn 2 Learn: Enriching Student Success Through Metacognitive School-Based Intervention - A Developmental Perspective, Lauren O. Thomann

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"I Began To Realize That I Had Some Friends:" Hardship, Resistance, Cooperation, and Unity in Hartford's African American Community, 1833-1841, Evan Turiano

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Structural Failure: Identifying Sites of Resistance in the Partnership Between Israel and HeidelbergCement, Jake Villarreal

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ISIS: A Product of the United States' Quest for the Neoconservative Identity, Christopher White

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The Effects of the Ketogenic Diet (KD) on Inflammatory Pain, Livia S. Wyss

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A Healthy and Sustainable Relationship: The Symbiosis Between Korean-American Protestant Churches and New Immigrants, Heewon Yang

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Transmission of Banking Crises Using a Proximity Based Learning Model, Steven Yee

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La Crisi della Spazzatura a Napoli: The Factors Behind Naples’ Garbage Management Crisis and How to Fix It, Anthony R. Zucaro

Class of 2015

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Individualized Cognitive Rehabilitation for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury, Emily M. Aiken

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Depictions of Femininity and Female Sexuality Across Levels of Culture in Contemporary Hollywood, Chinyere E. Aja

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La Barcelona “magnética:” la opresión y el re-invento de la ciudad por un gobierno tiránico, Dayana A. Aleksandrova

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Terrorists Created? The Radicalization of Muslims in Denmark, Yanique A. Anderson

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Events that led to the Czechoslovakian Prague Spring and its immediate aftermath, Natalie Babjukova

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Assessment of Novel Auditory Rehabilitation Training Methods, Erin C. Barney

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The Relationship Between Executive Functions and Prospective Memory in Survivors of Acquired Brain Injury, Alexis Benedetto

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Common Core Conversations in CT: Analyzing Public Testimonies, Richelle Benjamin

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El devenir-animal como crítica de la historia latinoamericana: Literatura desde la perspectiva del giro animal (How Becoming-Animal Critiques Latin American History: Literature from the Perspective of Animal Turn), Richelle Benjamin

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The Effect of Familial Support, Socioeconomic Status and Stigma on Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy Among Women in Hartford CT: A Qualitative Approach, Hayley E. Berg

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¿Gentrificamos Ya?: Una Investigación de la gentrificación de Malasaña, Bradley C. Berry

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Effects of Ketogenic Diets on Autistic Symptoms of Female EL Mice, Subrina N. Bisnauth

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From Housewife to Sex Goddess: the Shifting Portrayals of Females on the Covers of Sports Illustrated Magazine, 1954-2000., Alison Blaine

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Desde la tauromaquia a los castillos humanos: formas de representar la identidad cultural en Cataluña, Jackson Brewer

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Réécritures de la féminité dans Les Héroïnes de Claude Cahun, Meredith Briggs

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Who to Call in Europe, Alexander V.G. Brown

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History Textbooks and the Construction of National Identity in Burma, Ada Chai

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Foreign Direct Investment and Income Inequality in Southeast Asia, Hyungsun Chloe Cho

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Das aufstrebende Macht des digitalisierten Wortes: Die Darstellung von das Deutschlands 2014 FIFA Weltmeisterschaft Sieg über digitale und soziale Medien, und die anschließende Wirkung auf Nationalstolz in Deutschland, Marie E. Christner

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The Effect of Serrate Transmembrane Domain Substitution on Notch Signaling, James Z. Curlin

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La significancia de un corredor hispano comercial: La concentración de negocios latinos añade un sentido de propiedad y poder latinos en la calle Park en Hartford, Connecticut, Mary C. Daly

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Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After: Enduring Themes and Life Lessons of Fairy Tales in “Snow White” and “Beauty and the Beast”, Alexandra J. Deluse

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BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, WE’LL ALL BE DEAD: The failures of history and institutions regarding the 2013-2015 West African Ebola Pandemic., George Denkey

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What Makes Life Meaningful? A Study of Urban Youth and the Relationship Between Prosocial Tendencies, Civic Engagement, and Purpose in Life, Ian Douglas

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Preventing and Reducing Non-Medical Prescription Stimulant Use: A Group Motivational Enhancement Intervention, Dana Engle

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A City in the Making: An Analysis of the Built Environment, Lived Experiences and Perceptions of Pikine, Senegal, Salima Etoka