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Class of 2016

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The Peerless Second Amendment: Why Gun Control Laws Remain Unaffected After Heller and McDonald, Claire Hogan

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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

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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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Determination of the baseline concentration of mercury and percentage of organic material in sub-alpine forest soil before clear cutting within the White Mountain National Forest, Daniel Sunghoon Hong

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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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Participation in a Group of Formerly Incarcerated Women on Students Self Esteem, Empathy, Self Disclosure and Anxiety, Nicole Lukac

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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