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Class of 2015

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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

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A Spot Under the Baobab Tree: The Gender Parity Law and the Fight for Women's Political Representation in Modern Senegal, Salima Etoka

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La résistance comme autonomisation : la représentation des femmes sénégalaises dans Un chant écarlate et Une si longue lettre de Mariama Bâ, Salima Etoka

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Suburban Train: Part One of a Novel, David E. Field

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A Good Girl, A Graduate, A Gynecologist, And A Gladiator: A Qualitative Analysis of Representations of Women in Four Television Shows, Laura M. Figueroa

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The Prevalence of a strong Regional Identity and desire for complete Political Autonomy in Catalonia and not Valencia, Magdalena M. Filippone

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"Undocumented Citizens": Policy Threat and Participation Among Undocumented Youth in Connecticut, Abigail Fisher Williamson and Rachael Lederman DiPietro

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Jews and Arabs in Argentina: A Study of the Integration, Interactions and Ethnic Identification of Argentina's Migrant Groups, Fayola KJ Fraser

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A Collection of Essays, Brendan M. Gauthier

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¿El Arquitecto de Dios o de Cataluña?: La religión y el nacionalismo en el trabajo de Antoni Gaudí, Cassie Goode

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How American Women are Changing Buddhism, Cassie Goode

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Highly Skilled Labor Migration to Norway: A Case of Indian Migrants, Padmini Gopal

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A Connecticut Yankee in London: Mark Twain's Rise from Humble American Humorist to Literary Great, Tyler A. Green

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The Perfect Storm: An Analysis of Discriminatory Policing in East Haven (CT), Amanda G. Gurren

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Violence in Colombian and Cambodian Film: Truth, Past, and Memory, Alexander D. Hermsen

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La Representación Haitiana en la producción cultural Dominicana: Contrastando a Joaquín Balaguer y David Pérez Karmadavis en la representación de una identidad nacional dominicana., Ronaldo G. John

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Représentations de l’identité haïtienne dans la diaspora à travers « La Danse sur le Volcan » de Marie Vieux-Chauvet et « Butterfly’s Way » d’Edwidge Danticat., Ronaldo G. John

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Female Genital Mutilation: Islamic Roots or Culture Conflated?, Mazin E. Khalil

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Investigating Notch Signaling and Sequential Segmentation in the Fairy Shrimp, Thamnocephalus platyurus, Sara Izzat Khalil

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“Prisoner of a stunted progress model”: Ana Tijoux and her Critique of the “Chilean Miracle”, Carolyn B. Kimmick

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Les Entretiens de Fontenelle: The Rhetorical Strategies of a Cosmological Dialogue, Mark R. Komanecky Jr.

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Frauen und Geschlechter in Märchen: Von der Gebrüder Grimm zu Disney, Harrison W. Lawrence

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Buddhism Moves West: Its Influence and Reflection in Literature and Film, Kristin A. Lunghamer

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Pervading Substances, Kristin A. Lunghamer

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La représentation de la figure de l’artiste dans L’Œuvre d’Émile Zola, Elizabeth Lyons

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America's Gospel, Colin R. MacKichan

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Jeune, Jolie, et Genrée : Adaptations de l’espace féminin dans les versions cinématiques des contes de fées (La Belle et la Bête (Gans, 2014) et Barbe Bleue (Breillat, 2009)), Kiely S. MacMahon

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La trilogie marseillaise de Marcel Pagnol: représentations de la culture marseillaise et de l’identité régionale, Bridget E. Maguire

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Decision Inputs of Administrative Law Judges, Patrick J. McCarthy

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The Case for a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights: A Study of Online Behavioral Advertising and Mobile Device Tracking, Andrew P. McChesney

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The Dilemma of Surveillance: Predicting the Future of the Surveillance State, Jade Medrano

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Songs with Political Purpose: The Catalan Nova Cançó and its Social Movement, Brooke Moschetto

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Jacques-Louis David and the Enlightenment: The Intersection of Art and Politics in Prerevolutionary France, Ashley B. Mullen

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ILLUSORY DEMOCRACY: A Platonic Examination of Perception, Opinion, and Neoliberalism, Gregory A. Palmer

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A Tale of Acadie: Le Grand Dérangement Acadien et son identité littéraire, Molly I. Parent

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Following the Androscoggin, Molly I. Parent

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E’ Palante Que Vamo!: Transnational Education in the United States and in the Dominican Republic, Ambar Paulino

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Relationship Between Physiological and Clinical Measures of Prospective Memory in Individuals with Mild Acquired Brain Injury, Severe Acquired Brain Injury and Healthy Adults, Consuelo M.A Pedro

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Derechos culturales como derechos humanos: Las violaciones de derechos humanos en Cataluña durante la dictadura de Francisco Franco y la restauración de la identidad catalana, Katherine Quinn

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Eine Untersuchung der Adolf Hitlers Kindheit, Shannona E. Ryan

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The Relationship Between Academic and Psychological Help Seeking and Attachment Styles, Julia C. Sager

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National Allegory and Postmodernism in Chinese Cinema, Kyra A. Saniewski

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Art Institutions and National Identity in a Post - Conflict Society, Pooja Savansukha

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mTOR Signaling and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Mixed Glial Cultures, William Theodore Schreiber-Stainthorp

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The Built Environment, Utopia, and the American Dream: Suburban Development in the United States in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Nicole Schwartz

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Exploring DACA Recipients' Access to Higher Education in Connecticut, Chloe V. Shiras

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Extended stereotype threat: Parental concern that a child will confirm a negative stereotype associated with dyslexia, Berkley Singer

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Effect of the Ketogenic Diet on Behavioral Symptoms of Autism in the Poly(IC) Mouse Model, Sierra L. Slade

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Orphan Drug Development: Incentives Under the Orphan Drug Act, Sara H D Smith

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"He Could Have Settled Her With a Well-Planted Blow": Rethinking Domestic Violence in Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, Allison Stegeland

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La rappresentazione delle donne nella società italiana in tre romanzi di Elena Ferrante: L’amica geniale, Storia del nuovo cognome, Storia di chi fugge e di chi resta., Sarah M. Stutman

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The Assistant, Georgia E. Summers

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Choices, Chores, and Cheerleading: A Study of Hartford Pubic Housing Residents’ Perceptions of Parent-School Involvement, Karen Taylor

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Deutsche Fussball: eine therapeutische Leistung, George Tilghman

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Enduring City-States: The Struggle for Power and Security in the Mediterranean Sea, Zachary B. Topkis

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"So much scope for the imagination”: Subversive Social Performativity and Spiritual Synthesis in Anne of Green Gables, Sarah Wallingford

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The Failure of the Colorblind Ideal, Bahiyyah Williams

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Ordinary Women: Female Perpetrators of the Nazi Final Solution, Haley A. Wodenshek

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Justice Ginsburg's Call to Action: The Court, Congress, and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, Youlan Xiu

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High-Frequency Trading and Dark Pool Activity, Lauren V. Zimmermann

Class of 2014

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The Way Forward: Analyzing the Comparative Efficacy Chinese and Western Aid in Uganda’s Healthcare Sector, John M. Ambler

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Stuck in the Trauma Story: The Construction and Consequences of Narrative Liminality in a Domestic Violence Center in Cape Town, South Africa, Annie Arnzen

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Art Engagement in an After-School Setting, Rosio M. Baez

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Raptors on the East Coast: A Shift in the Timing of Autumn Migration, Jason M. Baird

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To All Sisters: Defending Lorraine Hansberry's Integral Role in the Black Arts Movement in Juxtaposition with the Works of Sonia Sanchez & Adrienne Kennedy, Candace L. Baker

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Customary Law and the Limits of Female Land Tenure Reform in Kenya, Erica M. Bertoli

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Gender Differences Among College Students With Respect to Work-Parenting Balance, Sara J. Bess

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The Culture of Observation The Native Story Tradition in the Pacific Northwest between 1850 and 1930, Rob Black

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Reform Failure and Underdevelopment in Egypt: An Institutional Explanation, Marissa Block

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Construction Algorithms for Expander Graphs, Vlad S. Burca

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Fast Monte Carlo Algorithms for Computing a Low-Rank Approximation to a Matrix, Vlad S. Burca

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Social Norm and Its Influence on Tax Compliance, Yuxi Cai

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China's Unbalanced Development, And What We Can Learn From It, Manfredo F. Camperio Ciani

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A Greek Stamped Amphora Handle at Akko, Cecilia S. Cho

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Fragmented Communities: Addressing War and Injury-Related Trauma through Community Building among Iraqi Women Refugees in Connecticut, Stephanie B. Clemente

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The Effects of Predation Risk and Thermoregulation Cost On the Foraging Behavior of the Eastern Grey Squirrel (SCIURUS CAROLINENSIS), Anne E. Collier