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Class of 2012

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Analysis of Reaction Forces In a Beam Leaning Against a Wall, Lorenzo Sewanan

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Modeling Cardiac Muscle Mechanics, Lorenzo Sewanan

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Rāmāyaṇa, Parth Sharma

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Bilingual Education in Hamilton Heights: Constructing Student Identity Through Language Policy, Amanda Shifreen

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“How Did We Get Here? Exploring Students of Color’s Journeys at Trinity College”, Candace Simpson

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What do you Tweet? An Analysis of Twitter using Support Vector Machines, Richard Sung

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Contemporary Chinese Art Post 1990, Brian Szeto

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Sahrawi Women as Nation Builders: The Sustainability of Women’s Roles in a Post-Exilic Era, Nabila Taj

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Korean Invasion: Nation Branding in K-pop, Kara Tan

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Landscape and Identity: Competing Claims for the Hearts of Alsatians, 1871-1918, Carolyn D. Taratko

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I am Me and You are You, John D. Taylor

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A Subdivision of the Real Estate Markets: What Does the Commercial Real Estate Sector Have that the Housing Market Doesn't?, Roxanne L. Tehranian

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Alternative Education Programs: School Choice & Student Benefit, Anique Thompson

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Defendiendo mi identidad: Construyendo las identidades de estudiantes latinos de Trinity College, Karina Torres

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Language Policies: A study of Language Ideologies in Connecticut State Policies for English Language Learners, Karina Torres

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A Complex Dynamic: The Relationship Between the United Nations and Regional Institutions in International Peacekeeping, Archana Vamathevan

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Trinity Chapel’s Response to Social Issues: Dare to Be True, Kathryn T. Van Sickle

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Ka-Boom!, Greg Vaughan

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Yield Rates and Enrollment Decisions at Trinity College in the 1990s and 2000s, Jennifer L. Waddington

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Minority Status and School Choice: The Experiences of Native-­‐Born African American and West Indian Immigrants in Hartford, Nathan Walsh

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Why Parents Choose: Patterns of School Choice and the Role of the Hartford Community School, Nathan Walsh

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Students in Need: Benefits and Challenges of a Special Education School, Brooke Weicker

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Trinity College Student-Athletes and Time Management, Kristina Yu

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The Effect of Primary and Secondary Control on Social Anxiety in Latino and Asian American College Students, Helena Zhang

Class of 2011

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She's Not Mad, She's Dangerous: Attitudes toward Mental Illness in Men and Women in Victorian Literature, Elizabeth A. Agresta

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Alone in a Crowded Room? First-Year Students’ Views on the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs in High School Classrooms, Samantha Alcala

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Parents as Citizens of School Communities: Latina Mothers Navigating the Tensions Surrounding Cultural Differences, Language Barriers, and Expectations in Hartford Public Schools., Katherine Apfelbaum

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Psychology and Special Education Reform, Ada Avila

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The Effects of Parent and Peer Attachment on Risky Behavior in First-Year College Students, Jamie L. Callahan

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Historical Simulations in the Classroom: Bringing Race and Class Talk to Students, Katie Campbell

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Gaming with God: A Case for the Study of Religion in Video Games, Vander I. Corliss

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Gwan Ah Foreign: Multicultural Education and the Schooling of West-Indian Transnationals, Alisa Cox-West

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The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System: How It Has Impacted Teachers, Tim Dunn

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The Mystery of Suffering: The Philosophy of Dostoevsky's Characters, Elizabeth J. Ewald

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It's A Small World After All... At The Top: The View From Davos, Katherine S. Fawcett

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The Art of Education: Comparing Classroom Dynamic Influences on the Learning Process, Julie E. Findlay

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Head On: The Concussion Problem in Youth and High School Football, Michael Galligan

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United States Energy Policy: How the Federal Government Can Initiate A National Transition Towards Clean Energy, Stephen R. Gruendel

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Girls’ Self-Esteem Rates in Single Sex & Coed High Schools, Alexa Guglielmi

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“A Counterfeit Arcadia”: Brook Farm, Fruitlands, and the Loss of Transcendental Eden, Sarah Harvey

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Aphrodite and her Influence in Prostitution, Cydni E. Kantor

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Teaching Methods at Single Sex High Schools: An analysis of the implementation of biological differences and learning styles, Sarah Keller

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Centaur, Split: An Inquiry into the Human and the Animal, Benjamin I. Koren

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"Standing strong from the other side of the bars": Examining an arts-based program for students with incarcerated parents, Stacey Lopez

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Toxicity of Diuretic Pharmaceuticals on Daphnia Magna, Rachel A. Lynch

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“A General State of Terror”: The Enforcement Acts, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Struggle over Education in the Post-Bellum South, Kathryn E. Murdock

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A Comparison of Teacher Perceptions of their Teacher Certification Programs, Begaeta Nukic

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Magnetic Analysis of Soils from the Wind River Range, Wyoming, Emily Quinton

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Investigating the Preschool Curriculum, Stephanie Rucker

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Whose side are you on? Examining why teachers unions and charter school advocates clash and how they can stop fighting each other and fight together to improve public education?, Stephen Santos

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Synergism and Antagonism in Toxicity of Mixtures of Pharmaceuticals to Daphnia magna, Pooja Shakya

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Legacy of Tiananmen: The Sino-Japanese Relationship Post 1989, Christine Somemiya

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The Struggle to Meet Housing Needs of Low-Income People: A History of Public Housing and the Role of the State and Local Housing Agencies in the Hartford Region, Sophie D. Starchman

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Mapping Residential Segregation in Baltimore City, Alexandra S. Stein

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Frugal is the New Black: The Impact of the Economic Recession on Fashion and Consumer Spending in America, Alli G. Stein

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Impact of Playing a Collegiate Sport on Satisfaction on Overall Experience in College, Katherine Stoltenberg

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Working for Change: Gender Inequality in the Labor Force in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, Rebecca C. Tompkins

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What Makes a School Successful? A Case Study at the George Jackson Unique Magnet School in Hartford CT, Cyemone Wolliston

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Tongzhi Today, Tomorrow, Jennifer Q. Zhang

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Into the Desert: The Horn Expedition of 1894, Sean K. Zimmer

Submissions from 2010

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Fighting Segregation, Teaching Multiculturalism: The Beginning of the Education/Instruccion Narrative of the 1970s Hartford Civil Rights Movement, Jasmin Agosto

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Educating the Public About Ecstasy: Comparing Two Forms of Research Dissemination, Noelle Bessette

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Student-Athlete Educational Perceptions: A Comparative Study of Division I and Division III Student-Athletes, Jared Boyd

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Playing Catch-Up: Hartford Public School Budgeting in 2007-2009, Vicky Chu

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Reputations and Realities: A Comparative Study of Parental Perceptions, School Quality and the SmartChoices Website, Courteney Coyne

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Food for Thought Nutrition in America’s Schools, Anne de la Mothe Karoubi

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Advocating for change: The creation of a critical learning environment in an urban school with young children, Claudia Dresser

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The Culture of Drug Use During the School Day in an Urban School System, Sari Fromson

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Examining the Exceptions: Beyond the Excuses, What Successful Urban Schools are Doing to Close the Achievement Gap, Lauren Poinier

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The Usage of Maps in Facilitating Conversations with Stakeholders about Educational Desegregation in Hartford, Brittany Price

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Math Teachers: What Influences Their Teaching Methods?, LiJin Yan

Class of 2009

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Why the School for Young Children? An inside look into the institutional and parental motivations and expectations, Kathy Chang

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Identity Formation of Young Adults: An Oral History Exploration, Franci Davila

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Single Sex versus Coeducational Colleges: Who wins the self-esteem battle?, Maria Dixon

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Teachers’ Expectations of Middle School Students, Melissa Harris

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Musical Experience and Career Path in the Trinity College Alumni Community, Brett Jackson

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Who Mentors? Student Involvement and Perceptions of Hartford, Rachel McHugh

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Increasing the Arts in Public Schools: The Arkansas Success Story, Samantha Moorin

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Trinity’s Second-Language Requirement: Focusing on students’ perspectives, Sunny Park

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Helpful or Harmful? Teach For America in a Hartford Elementary School, Cintli Sanchez

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Differences in Black and White Satisfaction at a Predominantly White Institution, Carla Thompkins

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Examining Which Factors Influence the Drinking Culture on College Campuses, Aaron Westbrooks

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Hartford’s Southeast Asian Refugee Population: Servicing the Needs of a Growing Community, Mari Zigas

Class of 2008

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“Who Really Gets Left Behind?” The Impact of “No Child Left Behind” On Special Needs Services at a Hartford School, Laurie DiMartino

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ABC: A Better Chance or A Better Culture?, Cory Edmonds

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The role of sign language in a child’s development: Teacher’s perspectives and practices, Erin Fitzgerald

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Trade School or Menial Jobs: The Messages African American and Latino Boys are receiving about their Futures in an Urban Transitional School, Gloribel Gonzalez

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Suburban Flight from Hartford Magnet Schools: Parents Views, Timothy Goring

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How Catholic School Personnel Perceive and Explain Minority Achievement in the Catholic Setting, Erik Jefferson

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Exploring the Gender Achievement Gap Among Minority Students, Keisha John

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Chile’s Revolution of the Penguins: Potential & Prospects, Jackie Kahan

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Title: Behavior Management Methods for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorder: A Comparative Study, Kelly Mearns

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Parental Motivations for Magnet School Choice A Qualitative Study in Hartford, CT, Heather Moore

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Teaching English to English Language Learners in 1960s and Today, Sunny Park

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A Closer Look at Latino Adult Immigrant Experiences and Their Educational Aspirations, Natasha Rosa

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The Teachers Next Door: A Comparative Study of Preschool Teachers’ Instructional Practices, Alexandra Schmidt

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Exploring Perceptions of the Role of Athletics in NESCAC Schools following Reclaiming the Game, Tyler Simms

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Magnet schools in Hartford: The intersection of race and school choice among applicants, Jesse Wanzer

Class of 2007

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Time Out!: Behavior Management for Children with Special Needs, Katie Brewer

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The Effects of Full Inclusion on Special Education Placement and Practices: The Case of a Hartford Elementary School, Joe Clark