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Class of 2015

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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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Testing the Marshall Hypothesis: The Effect of Information on Death Penalty Opinion, Catherine Read

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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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Hukou Reform in China: Causes, Resistance and Projections, Bojun Xu

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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 of 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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“Government by a Few Conservative Men”: An Examination of Louis Boudin’s Understanding of the Abuse of the Judicial Power and the Decline of Judicial Restraint by the Supreme Court, Sarah A. Ballinger

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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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A Leader With a Long Road Ahead: Evaluating the Implementation of Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange, Alison M. Caless

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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

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Vanguards No Longer: Challenges to al Qaeda Leadership of the Jihadist Community, Byron J. Doerfer

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The Role of Teachers in Ability-Tracked Mathematics Classrooms, Danyelle M. Doldoorian

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Alternative Tourism and Development: Implications for International Study Abroad and Volunteer Programs in the Global South, Avery E. Dwyer

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How the Lack of Copyright Protections for Fashion Designs Affects Innovation in the Fashion Industry, Serena Elavia

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The Unstable Narrative: an Explication of Ambiguity in Works by Henry James, Thomas Mann, and Richard Wright, Kristen E. Elia

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El desarrollo de la arquitectura y el urbanismo modernista en Barcelona durante los siglos XIX y XX, Sophia M. Filippone

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The Architectural Development and Urban Planning of Modernism in Barcelona during the 19th and 20th Centuries, Sophia M. Filippone

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Sex-Dependent Effects of the Ketogenic Diet in the EL Mouse Model of Autism and Epilepsy, Jessica Fortin

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Edna St. Vincent Millay: Artisan of Violent Feminine Agency, Carolina Galdiz

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Measuring Student Gains on the Connecticut Mastery Test, Taylor K. Godfrey

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Self-Regulated Learning Intervention: Teaching Metacognition to Enhance School Performance and Motivation of Middle School Students, Taylor K. Godfrey

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Jackson Pollock: The Critical Reception, Elizabeth Heimann

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The Development of a Synthetic Route for a Disubsitituted Diphenylacetylene and Its Conformational Characteristics upon Coordination to Tungsten: A Prospect for Beta-Sheet Studies, Francis Herman

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Joint Resolution: A Study of Joint Committees and Legislative Effectiveness in the New England State Legislatures, William T. Hermann

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Negative Externalities and Environmental Regulation: An Application of the Principal-Agent Model, Emily Hickox

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Success by Class: How Socioeconomic Status Affects Students’ Definitions of Success at Private Liberal Arts Colleges, Sophie Katzman

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"The Youth Will Not Forget": Children's Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Nurturing a Cultural Identity, Samia Z. Kemal

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Ignacio Ellacuría: su búsqueda de la utopía salvadoreña, Emily Kleidon

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Profound Interpretations of Scripture: a Shift in the Biblical Understanding of Suffering, Emily Kleidon

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Effects of Public Funding on State Legislative Elections, Eva L. Lauer

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Reproductive Rights and State Institutions: The Forced Sterilization of Minority Women in the United States, Maggie Lawrence

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Loading Peptides into Dictyostelium discoideum Using Pinocytosis, Electroporation, Cell Penetrating Peptides, and Myristoylation, Lorena Lazo de la Vega

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Health Coverage Versus Religious Liberty: The Affordable Care Act's Contraception Mandate, Samuel D. Livingston

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Controls on Private Capital Flows in Colombia: An Empirical Analysis, Juan Diego Lopez

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LEARN 2 LEARN: A Metacognitive Intervention for Middle School, Melva J. Lopez

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Statelessness in Cambodia: Vietnamese on the Tonle Sap, Cambodia and the Making of Homines Sacri, Tram N. Luong

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There Is No Black In The Rainbow (Nation): A Bikoist and Fanonian Approach To Understanding "Xenophobic" Violence In South Africa, Reshoketswe B. Mapokgole

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Mindfulness and its Ability to Alleviate State and Trait Anxiety in College Students, Kaitlyn Mascioli

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Masculinity and Male Identities in the Works of Edith Wharton, Stephanie H. McAleer

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Interpreting the Roman Squatting Tradition, Shaun J. McGann

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We Thought We Had Some Trouble Last Year: Destruction, Survival, and Community during the Civil War on "Indian Territory", Michael McLean

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La muerte, la memoria y la filosofía existencial en la literatura testimonial pos-dictatorial de Primo Levi, Jorge Semprún y Jacobo Timerman, Andrew McNair

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Subprime Disaster Capitalism in New Haven, Jacob D. Miller

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The Age of Technology: How exponentially growing technology impacts utility, Daniel C. Mullan

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Balance of Power in Monetary and Fiscal Policymaking and Its Effect on Economic Outcomes, Rachel Ng

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Gods' Diseases: Conceptualizing the Phenomenon of Hybridity in Sri Lanka, Anfal Yesmien Nyhan

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The Worth of Water: A Look at the Water Scarcity Crisis and the Perceptions of the Basic Need of Water in South Africa, Megan O'Brien

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¿Qué sos vos? Cuestiones del papel de la transculturación y el crecimiento de identidades y culturas híbridas entre la comunidad china en la ciudad de Buenos Aires., Osaremi S. Parham

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Re-Thinking U.S.-Soviet Relations in 1956: Nikita Khrushchev's Secret Speech, the Poznán Revolt, the Return of Władysław Gomułka, and the Hungarian Revolt, Emily Parsons

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Reacciones culturales a la sociedad del consumismo en España contemporánea: correlaciones entre la economía y los repertorios culturales, Taylor M. Perry

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Students’ Perspectives on Looping in a Waldorf School, Pornpat Pootinath

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"J'ai pétri de la boue et j'en ai fait de l'or": l'Evolution Morale des Fleurs du Mal, Rebecca L. Prigot

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Murmurs, Masks, and Murder: Deviancy in Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt", "The Talented Mr. Ripley", and "Strangers on a Train", Rebecca L. Prigot

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Star Trek as an Agent of Cultural Reproduction, Jacob H. Pullis

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La revista Nosotros: Poner el “nosotros” en la perspectiva del campo cultural, Kaitlin Reedy

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The TRAP: Limiting Women's Access to Abortion through Strategic, State-level Legislation, Kaitlin Reedy

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Distribution and Debt: How Consumption and Household Debt Can Affect Economic Growth, Jeremy Rees

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An Exploratory Study Of College Students’ Attitudes About Ecstasy, Rachel Reingold

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The Study of Choice: Looking at Parent Surveys and Putting Them into Perspective, Brigit M. Rioual

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Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympic Games: A Critical Frame Analysis of Competing Legacies, Julia A. Rivera

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A Piece of the Puzzle: Can behavioral insights help understand currency returns?, Samuel D. Russell