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Class of 2014

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

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The Problem of Hollowness as Addressed in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and in the Poems of T.S. Eliot, Leonard A. Rutigliano III

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The Effects of Even- and Odd-Numbered Medium Chain Triglyceride Ketogenic Diets on Autistic Behaviors in a Mouse Model, Lisa Saa

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The Effect of Aggressive and Prosocial Video Games on Aggressive and Prosocial Behavior, Valerie L. Scelsa

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Mayan Copàn, its Hieroglyphic Stairway, and Museum Collecting: Issues of National Identity in Honduras, Margaret P. Scheerer

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Online or Traditional University: A Comparison of the Labor Market Returns to College Type, Leslie Schotz

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The Mane Attraction: Black Women's Hair Beauty Standards, Xonana R. Scrubb

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'Connecticut's Most Auncient Towne': A Brief History of Homes in Wethersfield, 1634-1934, Emily Sesko

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Development of an Electrolarynx Capable of Supporting Tonal Distinctions in Mandarin, Bicky Shakya, Vishal Bharam, and Alexander Merchen

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The Project of the Physician: An Inquiry into the Nature of Medicine, Alexander X. Shea

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Epidemic Modeling with Contact Heterogeneity and Multiple Routes of Transmission, Sama Shrestha

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The Effect of Gender on Aggressive and Prosocial Behavior with Gaming Technology, Nikita Singhal

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Dos senderos al nacionalismo peruano: Cotejando la filosofía utópica en las obras de Manuel González Prada y José Carlos Mariátegui, David S. Sipprelle

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The Miracle of Being, Carolyn Toner

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Ethnicities in Flux, Gaurav Inder Singh Toor

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The Temporal Challenge of Civil War Recurrence, Gaurav Inder Singh Toor

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The Masked Other: Patricia Highsmith in Cold War American Culture, Natalie Weinstein

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College Students’ Perceived Risks of Ecstasy Use and the State of Ecstasy Prevention, Maria Young

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"It Would Never Happen to Me": Female Perceptions of Community and Experience of Crime on and Off Campus, Jillian Zieff

Class of 2013

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The United States of Islam: Islam’s Integration into America through Shared Concepts of Pluralism and Tolerance, Mohamed H. Abdo

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Determination of Catecholamine Content Changes in Mouse Brain Following Chronic Ketogenic Diet, Ryan Adams

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In Death, Immortality, Irenae A. Aigbedion

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The Art of Crime, Irenae A. Aigbedion

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Gay Christians: Living out Faith in the Light of Exegesis and Experience, Megan Baxter

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Standard Oil: Cost Reductions and Predatory Pricing, Francisco Bedoya

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Homosexuality and the Bible: A Reconciliation, Emma Belluomo

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The Politicization and Criminalization of Anabaptism: Perspectives of Huldrych Zwingli and Menno Simons, Elizabeth Bilfinger

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The Merits of Anger: "Put Out" and "Being Outdoors" in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, E. Frances Bower

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Development of a Rapid SPME/GC-MS Method for the Detection and Quantification of Synthetic Cathinones in Oral Fluid, David Correll

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From the Page to the Stage: A Composition of Literary Adaptation for the Theater, Caitlin Crombleholme

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The Philosophy of Anxiety, Julie B. Daniels

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Neoliberalism as a Threat to Environmental and Social Security, Marguerite E. de Chaumont Quitry

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Los NO-DOs en la historia española del siglo XX: El caso de Cataluña, Jynette M. DeMarco

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Major League Baseball's Antitrust Exemption: Does it Remain Relevant Today?, Taylor Denson

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From Sectation to Nation, Anthony F. El-Hachem

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Exploration of Globalization and Culture in Taipei City, Lauren LT Eng

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LOVE KILLS: Exploring Young Women in Shakespeare, Malcolm X. Evans

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How Good is Gold? Recognition of The Golden Rectangle, Rebecca A. Eydt

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The New Literati: Sarah Josepha Hale and Edgar Allan Poe in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture, Julia D. Falkowski

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"To Promote the Reputation of My Sex and Do Something For My Own Country": Nation and Gender in Sarah Josepha Hale's Godey's Lady's Book, 1836-1837, Julia D. Falkowski

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The Orphan Train Movement: Examining 19th Century Childhood Experiences, Sophie Goldsmith

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What Should we Do with the Social Construct of Race?, Jason A. Gordon

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Waiting for Errol, Brianna R. Gross

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The Spirituality of Food and Nutrition: A Critique of The United States' Food Practices Through an Analysis of Three Asian Religions and Philosophies, kiley g. hagerty

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Colonial Trajectory As a Determinant of Economic Development in Cuba and Puerto Rico: A Comparison, Carleigh Haron

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Mo Yan: Dissent or Conformity, Lam T. Hoang

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The Avengers: How Superhero Comics Preserve Ruling Class Ideology, Wendy Huang

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Unlearning a Great Many Things: Mark Twain, Palestine, and American Perspectives on the Orient, Christopher Hyde

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The Achievement of the 1996 National Firearms Agreement in Australia: Lessons for Federal Gun Control Reform in the United States, Amy Imbergamo

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“I ne’er saw true beauty till this night”: Conventions of Petrarchan Courtly Love in Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew, Emily D. Jensen

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Accessing Human Rights Through Faith-based Social Justice and Cultural Citizenship: Hartford's Low-income Latino Immigrants., Sarah C. Kacevich

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Logros, Desafíos y Justicia: La cultura política LGBTQ en Argentina e Italia, Michael E. Kozek Jr.

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Computer-Technology Helper, Pauline H. Lake

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Teachers’ Perceptions on the Availability and Quality Of Computer Science and Technology in Schools, Pauline H. Lake

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A Cold War Narrative: The Covert Coup of Mohammad Mossadegh, Role of the U.S. Press and Its Haunting Legacies, Carolyn T. Lee

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“Like a Mad Geyser in the Moonlight”: The Harlem Riots of 1935 and 1943 and the use of Surrealism in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Diana Lestz

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Federalism and The Modern Presidency From Eisenhower to Obama: If All Men Were Angels, Daisy Chastain Letendre

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An Index of Macroeconomic Performance, Leo L. Liyeung

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An Empirical Analysis on Excessive Reserves in U.S Banking System and Its Application, Lianjiang Lu

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The Unit Theory, Lianjiang Lu

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Disciplinary Practices in the Elementary School Setting, Alicia MacNabb

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Welfare as We Ought to Know It: A Case for Revitalizing the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program, Alexis Maguina

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Welfare as We Ought to Know It: A Case for Revitalizing the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program, Alexis M. Maguina

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Catch-22 and the Triumph of the Absurd, Matthew H. Mainuli

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American Sign Language: Culture, Community, & Identity, Hannah Malenfant

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Sex Trafficking of Young Women and Girls from Nepal to India: Searching for a Solution, Addressing Issues of Police Complicity, Kathryn Masi

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Differences in Empathy Between High and Low Schizotypal College Students, Spencer McCauley

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What is Hip Hop? The Local as the Global: An Evaluation of the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival, A. McKenzie

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Redefining Sexual Subjectivity: A Look at Sexuality in the 1.5 and Second Generation Caribbean Immigrant Females in the Northeast, Kristina J. Mereigh

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Injustice and the Persistence of the Dirty War Lie, Samantha M. Montalbano

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The Rise and Fall of the State Attrition through Enforcement Trend: A Story of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 and Arizona v. United States as the Fulcrum of the Trend, Samantha M. Montalbano

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Sheff v. O’Neill: Conflicting Agendas and Stymied Progress, Austin Moody

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"You Never Leave Anyone Behind": A Story of the Young Unemployed Veteran, Jack Nettleton

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"You Never Leave Anyone Behind": A Story of the Young Unemployed Veteran, Jack Nettleton

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The Investigation of a TIMP-1-modulated Glial-Derived Factor Affecting Neuroblastoma Cell Death, Alexandra Nicaise

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A Girl’s Own: Opportunities for Reader Resistance and Empowerment in Victorian Girls’ Texts, Leah R. Novak

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Effects of Judicial Warnings About Cross-Race Eyewitness Testimony On Jurors' Judgments, Molly C. O'Connor

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Gays and God Can Commune Together, Timothy Dustin Pepler

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The Impact of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions on Development in Ethiopia and Ghana, Adrienne Poplawski

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Graduating Class: Race, Economics and Education in Bloomfield, CT, Jamil R. Ragland

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Changing Ideals in the Hegemonic Salaryman: A Study of Post-War Japanese Masculinity in Relation to Hikikomori, Freeters, and Women in the Workforce, William Rahardjo

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Device for on-site Production of Sterile Water for Injection in a Disaster Zone, Chislon M. Richardson and Jeff Hebert

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Señas de identidad del teatro romántico español: Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino y Don Juan Tenorio, Alyssa Rosenthal

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"The Best Idea of All": An Examination of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Nonfiction, Alyssa Rosenthal

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Health Care Crisis: Potential Solutions to the Perverse Reimbursement System and the Fragmented Care Delivery System, Britney Ryan

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India's Boom Towns: Socio-Economic Consequences of Information-Technology Led Development in Chennai and Bangalore, Ananya Sahay

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Storytelling and Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Roles of Truth Commissions and the Arts in Argentina, Chile, and Guatemala, Anna Seidner

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America’s Military Obsession and the Military-Industrial Complex, Nicholas G. Shaheen

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A Leg Up For Women? Stereotypes of Female Sexuality in American Culture through an Analysis of Iconic Film Stills of Women’s Legs, Lauren E. Smith

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History, Language, and Power: James Hammond Trumbull's Native American Scholarship, Emma W. Sternlof

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Que Se Vayan Todos!: An Analysis of Antineoliberal Social Movements in South America, Jeffrey Sybertz

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The Effect of Myanmar’s Foreign Investment Policies on FDI Inflows: An Analysis of Panel Data across ASEAN Member Countries, Blake Tretter

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The Relations among Psychological and Demographic Factors in Individuals with Lower Limb Amputation, Jasmine Washington

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For the Good of the Empire: The Basis of Decisional Thought at The Council of Niceae, Ian Waterhouse-Terrell

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An Analysis of the Shamanistic Healing Practices of the Navajo American Indians through Mircea Eliade’s Theories of Time, Space and Ritual, John W. Wick

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Que Se Sepa: Perspectives from the Puerto Rican Diaspora in Hartford, Christina T. Williams

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Design and Implementation of a Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) Fuel System with Temperature Controlled Heating for a 1985 Mercedes, Han Wu

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What Drives Shanghai, Patricia Yee

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Prince Sihanouk: The Model of Absolute Monarchy in Cambodia 1953-1970, Weena Yong

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Socially Responsible Investing from a Christian Perspective, Lillian M. Young