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2023-2024

Date

Description

Forms & Links

September 11
(Last day of drop/add period)

Honors Thesis Applications due to the Director of Undergraduate Research (Hall of Sciences 141). If this form is submitted by email, all signatories must be copied on the email.

Honors 410 registration completed. After this date, registration is by petition to the Honors Faculty Advisory Committee and Academic Standing.

Thesis Application Form

Course Registration

Academic Standing Petition

September 25
Honors Thesis Committee form due to the Director of Undergraduate Research (Hall of Sciences 141). If this form is submitted by email, all committee members must be copied on the email. Thesis Committee Form

October 17

6:30PM-8:30PM

Thesis Colloquium & Reception —

We will have an evening of presentations and workshops. All thesis writers and advisors are expected to attend.

On or Before  November 10 Meeting of full thesis committee (student, thesis advisor, and committee members) to discuss Honors candidate’s thesis proposal and schedule and determine the role of each committee member.
November 21 Last day to drop Honors 410 with a W. If you and your advisor agree that you should earn credit for your work on your project this semester, you may convert your thesis to an independent study. Convert HON 410 to Independent Study
Spring Registration Register for Honors 411 course for the spring using the online form, “Individual Instruction Registration Request for CLA” found on the Registrar’s website. Honors 411 Registrations will not be approved unless Thesis Application and Committee Forms have been submitted Course Registration
By December 8
(End of Fall classes)
Completion of first chapter or equivalent. If the student fails to meet this deadline they should consider converting their thesis into an independent study. (This is a suggested deadline only; it is up to thesis advisors, committee members, and writers to determine what is most appropriate for success of individual theses regarding Fall progress.)
January 17
(Start of Spring classes)
Draft of thesis or detailed progress report due to thesis advisor. Nature of draft or progress report should be approved by thesis advisor.
January 30
(Last Day of Drop/Add Period.)
The student and advisor should have determined by this point whether the thesis is viable. After this date the 411 Spring Honors Course can only be converted into another four-credit independent study; it cannot be dropped without a “W” appearing on the student’s transcript. Convert HON 410 to Independent Study
February 14 First draft due to entire thesis committee.
February 21– February 28
Schedule a meeting with your entire thesis committee to discuss your draft of the thesis.
March 27
Second draft (full) of your thesis due to all members of your committee.
April 3 – 10

Arrange your defense. Choose a date before the last day of classes that is convenient for your committee. Arrange a place for your oral defense by emailing Matthew Dizinno, University Scheduler at mdizinno@drew.edu with your preferred room and start/end times.

Fill out the Defense Announcement Form and submit to Director of Undergraduate Research (Hall of Sciences 141). If this form is submitted by email, all signatories must be copied on the email.

Defense Announcement Form

April 19 Day of Scholars Event: Present your research as a poster! See what others are working on!
At least one week before defense Final defense draft due to all members of your committee.
April 16 – April 30
Thesis Defenses will take place during this time.
May 1 Honors Banquet
May 8

Submit revised thesis to the library via Guy Dobson (gdobson@drew.edu) by 5pm:

The thesis must be in proper format, with 200-500 word abstract, as a PDF document. Please copy your thesis advisor on the email.

You must submit the EDT Release form by the same time. This is an online form that you must submit by the same deadline.

Submit to library via gdobson@drew.edu

EDT Release Form

May 8 Conversion of Honors 411 to independent study must occur no later than today. Convert HON 410 to Independent Study
May 11
GRADUATE WITH HONORS IN YOUR MAJOR!!

Oral Defense Calendars

Specialized Honors Thesis Defenses, Spring 2024
Date Student Name Defense Time Defense Location Discipline and Mentor Thesis Title
April 12, 2024 Molly Reidmiller 12:10 PM Kean Room Political Science (Mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ebin) Defending Dignity: An Exploration of the Menstrual Equity Movement in Prisons Through the Lens of the Missouri Case
April 19, 2024 Chekwube Okunowo 1:00 PM LC 28 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) International Relations (Mentor: Dr. Jason Jordan) Sino-Africa Investment: Examining its Role as a Political Preservation Strategy of African Political Elites
April 22, 2024 Hayden Mattson 2:30 PM EC145 Psychology (Mentor: Dr. Jill Cermele) A Case Study of ‘The Wolverine’: How film represents comorbid mental disorders in the Wolverine through a fantastical lens and the impact of this representation on men
April 22, 2024 Bram Carter 4:00 PM BC120 Philosophy (Mentor: Dr. Erik Anderson) How to Choose a Theory: Empiricism from Verificationism to Pragmatism
April 23, 2024 Eleanor C. Poethke 4:30 PM BC101 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Anthropology (Mentor:  Dr. Maria Masucci) Summer Camp and Cultural Memory: The intersection of memory and physical space at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center
April 23, 2024 Rachel Sirica 5:30 PM Sem101 Environmental Science (Mentor: Dr. Jess McQuigg) The influence of aquatic macroinvertebrates on the abundance of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
April 24, 2024 Sage Lidzbarski-Lahti 12:00 PM BC102 Media and Communications (Mentor: Dr. Evan Johnson) White Male Apologists: How Online Fandom Treats Their Pet Narcissists
April 24, 2024 Melinna Sanchez 3:15 PM HS142 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Public Health (Mentor: Dr. Phoebe Tang) Protecting Preimplantation Genetic Testing Patients: A Social Support Perspective
April 24, 2024 Tyler Cochran-Branson 3:30 PM BC201 Political Science (Mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ebin) Crossing the Rainbow Bridge: Exploring the Intersections Between Anthroposophy and Contemporary Alt-Right Radicalization
April 24, 2024 Ethan Bockhorn 4:30 PM BC103 Biology (Mentor: Dr. Tammy Windfelder) The Effect of Human Population Density on Water Quality of Ponds and Lakes in Morris County, NJ
April 25, 2024 Joel Moses 10:30 AM Seminary Hall 109 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Mentor: Dr. Adam Cassano) Investigating the Effects of pH and Salt Concentration on Substrate Inhibition of Yeast Aldo-Keto Reductase 163
April 25, 2024 Grace Rinehart 11:50 AM HS3A and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Psychology (Mentor: Dr. Scott Morgan) Is AI “Taking Over” Our Responses to (Mis)Information? How Artificial Intelligence and Group Membership Shape Perceptions of Political Messaging
April 25, 2024 Megan Slater 4:30 PM BC101 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Neuroscience (Mentor: Dr. Christina McKittrick) Sex Differences in Long Evans for Developing Anxiety and Depression Related Behaviors After Early Life Exposure to Chronic Variable Stress
April 26, 2024 Angelae Wunderle 10:00 AM BC204 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Mathematics (Mentor: Dr. Sarah Abramowitz) Mathematical Movements: Bringing Dance into the Classroom
April 26, 2024 Michelle Lombardi 10:45 AM BC104 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Environmental Science (Mentor: Dr. Shagufta Gaffar) The Effect of Urban Agriculture on Soil Quality
April 26, 2024 Muhammad Mir 10:30 AM HS4 Mathematics and Middle East Studies (Mentors: Dr. Yi Lu and Dr. Jennifer Olmsted) Modeling Water Optimization in Jordanian Agricultural Economy
April 29, 2024 Daniel Magda 2:30 PM HS244 Environmental Science (Mentor: Dr. Tammy Windfelder) Avian Richness and Population Dynamics in Drew Forest During the 2023 Fall Migration
April 29, 2024 Kris Perez 3:00 PM Arts 106 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Theatre Arts (Mentor: Dr. Judy Tate) “Beheading” The Minotaur: How Anna Ziegler’s Modern Myth Reframes Classical Storytelling for a Modern Audience
April 29, 2024 Edilson Dylan Torres 5:00 PM BC120 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies (Mentors: Dr. Chelsea Ebin and Dr. Wendy Kolmar) Contra Ella: The impact of the Dobb’s decision on Latina Reproductive Justice
April 30, 2024 Casey Brookes Richardson 3:00 PM HS244 International Relations (Mentor: Dr. Carlos Yordan) Professionals or Predators: Patterns of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict
Specialized Honors Thesis Defenses, Spring 2023
Date Name Time Location Discipline Thesis Title
April 7 Dillon McCarthy 3PM EC145 Media and Communication
(mentor: Dr. Evan Johnson)
Orxploitation: Racism in Fantasy Fandom as a Battleground in the “Culture War”
April 17 Alexa Hinkle 2:50PM Arts106 and Virtual
(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)
Theatre Arts
(mentor: Dr. Rosemary McLaughlin)

“Tears and a Wedding”

A dark comedy play dealing with the issues of: Sex trafficking in Romania, Inter-Generational Trauma, Alcoholism, and Social Media

April 18 Andrew (Ezra) Sutter 4:45PM BC202 and Virtual
(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)
Neuroscience
(mentor: Dr. Christina McKittrick)
Evaluating shape selectivity from simultaneous multi-unit recordings along the ventral visual pathway
April 19 Zoe Bowser 2:30PM Methodist Archives Classroom Art History
(mentor: Dr. Rita Keane)
Art History in STEAM: Integrating Art Historical Content and Pedagogy into High School Mathematics Curricula
Samara Fishkin 2:30PM Virtual
(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)
Theatre Arts
(mentor: Dr. Rosemary McLaughlin)
Dead Serious: Script/Short Film
April 21 Cristabella Fortna 11AM Concert Hall Livestream on Concert Hall YouTube Page Music and French (mentors: Dr. Trevor Weston and Dr. Marie-Pascale Pieretti) French Flute Music as heard in Griffes’ Poem for flute and orchestra: A contextualized analysis and performance that demonstrates the French influence in an American 20th century piece
Laila Andaloussi Serraj 4PM HS3A and Virtual
(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(mentor: Dr. Jonathan Crowther)
Investigating and Improving the Accuracy of Bilirubin Measurement in Neonates
Pooja Kasarapu 4:30PM BC101 and Virtual
(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)
Neuroscience
(mentor: Dr. Roger Knowles)
The effects of clobetasol propionate on neuronal viability and myelination in a cellular model of Alzheimer’s disease
April 24 Jane Hahn 9AM Founders Room (Mead Hall) and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) English
(mentor: Dr. Sandra Jamieson
Reconceptualizing Patchwriting: Achieving Success through Understanding Failure
Hailei Clark 12PM Seminary 109 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Environmental Science (mentor: Dr. Tammy Windfelder) Evaluating Local Water: How Development Affects Water Quality and Dissolved Solids in Lakes and Ponds of Morris County, NJ
Gabriel Dutra 2PM HS4 Computer Science
(mentor: Dr. Steven Kass)
Forecasting Financial Time Series: An Empirical Analysis of LSTM Model Performance Across Minute, Hourly, and Daily Time Frames
Gabby Tronosky 2PM HS105 Chemistry
(mentor: Dr. Adam Cassano)
The Effect of Salt Ions on the Substrate Inhibition of a Novel Aldo-Keto Reductase
Cristabella Fortna 4:15PM HS105 Chemistry
(mentor: Dr. Mary-Ann Pearsall)
Kinetics and Mechanism of Carbonyl Substitution of Os3(CO)10Iby P(OR)3 (R = Me, Ph)
April 25 Harrison Neal 4PM EC145 and Virtual
(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)
Business
(mentor: Dr. David Anderson)
The Demystification of Decentralized Finance (Defi) and the Implementation of DeFi Technology within The Central Bank of America
April 26 Juliet LaVigne 9:30AM Faulkner 2 Anthropology
(mentor: Dr. Lisa Monetti)
Fashion and Disease: An analysis of the effects of tuberculosis and corsetry in a social context on the physical remains of a 19th century cemetery in Philadelphia
Lauren DiRienzo 12PM HS139 Biology
(mentor: Dr. Stephen Dunaway)
Investigating the Role of the Interaction of USP18 With Proteins of the IFI16/cGAS Pathway
Jeehae Park 12PM LC28 Political Science
(mentor: Dr. Jason Jordan)
Hwaiting! South Korea’s Struggle with Democracy
April 27 Elizabeth Shack 11AM Seminary Hall 116 Anthropology, Art History and French
(mentors: Dr. Maria Masucci, Dr. Margaret Kuntz, and Dr. Marie-Pascal Pierretti)
Skeletons in our Closets: The Ethics of Displaying Human Remains in Museums Case Studies of the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Musée de l’Homme
Jamie Lynn Connors 1PM HS244 Mathematics
(mentor: Dr. Sarah Abramowitz)
Two Approaches to Statistical Research: Frequentist and Bayesian
Vincent Toth 4:30PM HS105 Biology
(mentor: Dr. Tammy Windfelder)
Assessing the impact of fertilizers on the introduction of microplastics in New Jersey’s ponds and lakes
April 28 Rachel Comfort 10:30AM EC145 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Special Major: Statistics and Leadership
(mentor: Dr. Sarah Abramowitz)
Soccer Substitution Patterns: Analysis of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Sarah Escamilla 10:30AM BC117 Business
(mentor: Dr. Maliha Safri)
The Role of Latinx Women in Nonprofits
Emma-Li Downer 12PM Wendel Room (Mead Hall) English
(mentor: Dr. Sandra Jamieson
‘Who’s Sexy to Me?’: Exploring Asexuality and Recovering Asexual Meanings
Charlotte Clements 1PM BC201 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Biology
(mentor: Dr. Tammy Windfelder)
The effects of individual history and housing style on the behavior of domestic cats (Felis catus) in animal shelters.
Cameron Orefice 1:15PM Wendel Room (Mead Hall) English and Italian Studies
(mentors: Dr. Sandra Jamieson and Dr. Emanuele Occhipinti)
Give me Creative Liberty or Give me Death: Translation as Adaptation/Datemi la libertà creativa o datemi la morte: la traduzione come adattamento
May 1 Mehek Agrawal 1PM HS 326 Biology
(mentor: Dr. Marvin Bayne)
Integrative Taxonomy of New Jersey Tardigrades
Avianna Miller 1:15PM Arts 106 Studio Art
(mentor: Dr. Rory Mulligan)
On the Threshold: Rituals of Renewal in Jewish Space and “Crip Time” Through a Lens-Based Practice
Tori Cavallo 3:30PM Arts Seminar Room Theatre Arts
(mentor: Dr. Rosemary McLaughlin)
Disability: Advocation and Representation in Theatre and the Community
Ryan Money 4PM HS244 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(mentor: Dr. John Perkins)
Isolation of Bacillus subtilis Mutants That Increase the Production of GTP, a Key Precursor of Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Biosynthesis.
Britney Bossman 4:30PM Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link) Economics
(mentor: Dr. Miao Chi)
Sustainability in the Clothing Industry: A Case Study Analysis on H&M, Zara, and Shein
Narisa Diana Lee 5:30PM HS4 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(mentor: Dr. Adam Cassano)
Investigating Substrate Inhibition and the Effects of pH in an Aldo-keto Reductase from an Ancient Yeast Strain using Electron Withdrawing Substrates
May 2 Lucas Portadin 1:30PM HS244 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(mentor: Dr. Adam Cassano)
Product Inhibition of AKR163: an Aldoketoreductase Recovered from an Ancient Yeast
Kiersten Greiner 2:45PM HS244 Psychology
(mentor: Dr. Christopher Medvecky)
The Integration of Self-Compassion Programs into School Curriculums
Specialized Honors Thesis Defenses, Spring 2022
Date Name Time Location Discipline Thesis Title
April 18 Emma LiVigne 11:30AM

Virtual
(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Psychology
(mentor: Dr. Jill Cermele)

College Students on Campus with Chronic Illnesses: Resources and Recommendations for New Methods of Care at Drew University
April 19 Alyssa Sileo 10:30AM

BC 215 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Masks required for in-person attendance

Theatre Arts

(mentor: Dr. Lisa Brenner)

The Virtues of Virtual Dramaturgy: Collaboration, Engagement, Access
April 20 Ianto Porter 3:30PM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Anthropology

(mentor: Dr. Marc Boglioli)

Social Media Use and Impacts on Mental Health: An Examination and Close Look at Tumblr
Candace Foltiny 4:30PM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

French and English

(mentors: Dr. Marie-Pascale Pieretti and Dr. Hannah Wells)

How Representation in French and American Literature and Media Affects Students with Disabilities
April 21 Olivia Thompson 10 AM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

English

(mentor: Dr. Wendy Kolmar)

“My revenge has just begun! I have spread it over centuries”: Gender, Sexuality, and Invasion Anxiety in 20th- and 21st-Century Adaptations of Dracula” 
Bryanna Gould 6PM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

French

(mentor: Dr. Marie-Pascale Pieretti)

La langue française: comment la rendre inclusive à une diversité de genres?
April 22 Erica Cowper 8:45AM BC 215 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Biology

(mentor: Dr. Tammy Windfelder)

Climate change and the Asteraceae family: Changes in leaf length and area from 1886 to 2021 in Morris County, NJ
Caroline Tramontana 11:50AM HS-3A

Chemistry

(mentor: Dr. Kimberly Choquette)

Protocol Development for the Synthesis and Applications of Samarium Diiodide

April 25 Helen Navas Carrera 10 AM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Media and Communications

(mentor: Dr. Evan Johnson)

Mediated Images of Latinxs: Histories, Agendas, and Repercussions
Celine Alhout 1PM BC103

International Relations

(mentor: Dr. Jinee Lokaneeta)

Revealing and Resisting Gender-Based Violence in Palestine
Shady Barsoom 5:45PM HS-4 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Neuroscience

(mentor: Dr. Roger Knowles)

The potential synergistic effects of DCP-LA and resveratrol in mitigating cytotoxicity in an oxidative stress model of Alzheimer’s disease
April 26 Matthew Macaulay 1:30PM

Seminary Hall 212 and Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Classics

(mentor: Dr. John Lenz)

Alexandria was no Longer Troubled by Philosophers: The End of Greek Philosophy in Egypt and the Legend of Hypatia of Alexandria

Dana Kit 6:30PM Arts 106

International Relations

(mentor: Dr. Sangay Mishra)

Unraveling White Supremacist Discourse Within Right-Wing Populist Groups

April 27 Tessa Bagby 11AM ARTS 105, DOYO

Theatre Arts and Media & Communications

(mentors: Dr. Lisa Brenner and Dr. Jeremy Blatter)

Presenting… The Angry Brigade: Structural-Ideological Implications of Theatre and Media Forms as Representational Modes

Melanie Haber 12 PM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

International Relations

(mentor: Dr. Timothy Carter)

From Clickbait to Cruelty: An Analysis of Terrorist Recruitment via Social Media
Matheus Ishizuka da Silva 3 PM HS-4  and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Political Science

(mentor: Dr. Phil Mundo)

Neoliberalism and Processes of Development in Mato Grosso, Brazil
Daniel Blumenthal 4PM HS-244

Chemistry

(mentor: Dr. Vincent Gullo)

Discovery of Novel Isoindole Antibacterial Compounds
Caroline Chovanes 4:30PM BC118

Psychology

(mentor: Dr. Scott Morgan)

“It’s a terrorist organization” versus “A much needed movement”:
Exploring Predictors of Support and Opposition toward the Black Lives Matter Movement
Marwa Elessawy 4 PM BC-103 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Political Science

(mentor: Dr. Jinee Lokaneeta)

Containing the Contradictions of the Arab Spring through the New Administrative Capital: A Postcolonial Critique of the Egyptian Armed Forces’ Transformation
Amber Frikkee 4PM Arts106 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

International Relations

(mentor: Dr. Jason Jordan)

Population Decline In Europe: How will it impact Europe’s global position of power?
Sierra Joy Williams 4:30PM

BC 215 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Masks required for in-person attendance

Biology

(mentor: Dr. Tammy Windfelder)

Stress Responses in Eastern Chipmunks (Tamias striatus) at Two Locations – Drew University and the Great Swamp Watershed Association’s Conservation Management Area (GSWA-CMA)
April 28 Renata Primmer 9:45AM

BC 104

and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Business

(mentor: Dr. Rachelle Belinga)

An Employee-Based Perspective on Corporate Investments in Human Capital: The Value of Personalized and Supportive Employee Development Programs
Emily Jones 11 AM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

English

(mentor: Dr. Shakti Jaising)

Cinematic Women as Warriors Against Capitalism
Justin Roskam 12PM HSC-244

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

(mentor: Dr. Chris Fazen)

Yeast Alcohol Dehydrogenase Catalyzed Reduction of Nitriles to Amines
Cole Grossman 3PM BC 215

Political Science

(mentor: Dr. Sangay Mishra)

The Corporation Cycle of Environmental Injustice That Disrupts Equity
Morgan Zielinski 3PM Seminary Hall 210 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Environmental Science

(mentor: Dr. Tammy Windfelder)

Effects of freezer storage on soluble solids, anthocyanins, and titratable acidity in Rubus phoenicolasius fruits
April 29 Genesis Perez 10 AM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

English

(mentor: Dr. Shakti Jaising)

The Representation of Native Americans in Film: Focalization, Political Economy, and Anachronistic Space
Stephen Rampolla 10AM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Philosophy

(mentor: Dr. Darrell Cole)

Divine Omniscience, Grace, and Free Will: A Defense of Catholic Molinism
Chara Proud 11 AM BC-203 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Psychology and Public Health

(mentors: Dr. Graham Cousens and Dr. Jonathan Reader)

COVID-19 Health Beliefs and Perceptions Impact on Individual Response to Future Health Emergencies
Jose Fabrizzio Cevallos 12PM Seminary Hall 109 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Biology

(mentor: Dr. Roger Knowles)

Modulating Neurotrophin P75 Receptor to Protect Neurons from an
Alzheimer’s Disease Cell Culture System through the use of LM11A-31
Hannah Primiano 12PM BC 101 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Chemistry

(mentor: Dr. Ryan Hinrichs)

Nutrient Availability in the Ocean: An analysis of 2-nitrophenol on iron containing mineral dust and the effects of nutrients on phytoplankton distribution in the Southern Ocean.
Amiya Young 12PM Seminary Hall 101

Classics

(mentor: Dr. John Lenz)

Analyzing the Role of Greek Women in Athenian Religious Festivals: Are the Conventional Roles of Women Reinforced or Offered an Alternative Reality?
Beyza Yilmaz 1:15PM HS-4

Chemistry

(mentor: Dr. Kim Choquette)

Samarium Diiodide: Air-Free Synthesis Methods and Some Applications in Simple Reduction and Cross Coupling Reactions
May 2 Olivia Yepez 10:15AM BC 215 and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Media and Communications

(mentor: Dr. Jeremy Blatter)

War & Conflict News Media Consumption Habits and Perceptions of University ROTC Cadets
David Nesterov-Rappoport 11:45AM HS142

Computer Science

(mentor: Dr. Emily Hill)

The Evolution of Trust: Understanding Prosocial Behavior in Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning Systems
Stephanie Wang 1PM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Neuroscience

(mentor: Dr. Marvin Bayne)

Modeling neuroligin based autism spectrum disorders in Caenorhabditis elegans
Jacob KurtzFreilich 1:15PM

BC215 and Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Business

(mentor: Dr. Raphaele Chappe)

Development of Central Bank Digital Currencies in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies
William Badrigian 4PM BC120

Economics

(mentor: Dr. Steven Firestone)

The value of gold acts as a hedge to the U.S. economy, because as a whole, the value of gold moves inversely to the U.S. economy on average, rather than during times of stress alone
Sophia George 4PM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Sociology

(mentor: Dr. Jonathan Reader)

Stigma of Homelessness: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Homeless Population
Julia Sinatra 4PM

BC215

and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Business

(mentor: Dr. Jennifer Olmsted)

A Gendered Analysis of the Evolution of Post Conflict Aid
Evan Fairweather 4:15PM

BC102

and Virtual (Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Neuroscience

(mentor: Dr. Marvin Bayne)

Developing a LRRK2 Model of Parkinson’s Disease in C. elegans
Cassidy Conklin 6PM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Psychology

(mentor: Dr. Scott Morgan)

Barriers and Promoters of Using Social Services: Applying demographic, practical, and psychological predictors through partnership with a real-world service provider
May 3 Paxtan Perry 12PM HS-244

Chemistry

(mentor: Dr. Mary-Ann Pearsall)

The Synthesis and Analysis of Triosmium Carbonyl Clusters with Potential Biological Activity
Krishna Patel 2PM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

(mentor: Dr. Marvin Bayne)

The Roles of Neurexin in Caenorhabditis elegans Behavior
Amneh Alqudah 2:45PM

BC218 and Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Political Science

(mentor: Dr. Jinee Lokaneeta)

Double Trouble: The Intersectionality of Women of Color in American Politics
Morgan Alley 3PM

Seminary Hall 212 and Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Media & Communications

(mentor: Dr. Jeremy Blatter)

The Role of Social Media in the January 6th Insurrection
Sidney Resnik 4PM Seminar Hall 116

Classics

(mentor: Dr. John Lenz)

Anatomy of a Mutiny: Reexamining the Conspiracy of Vindex with a Focus on the Role of Coinage
Caio Hummel Hohl 5:15PM

Seminary Hall 205 and Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Psychology

(mentor: Dr. Adijat Mustapha)

Relationship Between Mindfulness, Interoceptive Awareness, and Somatization: Examining Competing Perspectives
May 4 Nicholas Ramirez 10AM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Philosophy

(mentor: Dr. Darrell Cole)

The Limpining Violinist: Why Thomson’s Defense of Abortion Does Not Demonstrate that Abortion is Morally Permissible
May 9 Audrey Borba 3PM

Virtual

(Please see student, mentor, or Dr. Barker for link)

Media and Communications

(mentor: Dr. Jeremy Blatter)

Aesthetic Directors Creating Space for Complex Female Characters
Specialized Honors Thesis Defenses, Spring 2021

All Spring 2021 Defenses will take place over Zoom. Please contact the student or advisor for the Zoom link and password.

Here is a link to the defense announcement documents. The Zoom link for each defense can be found on the defense announcement.

Date Name Time Discipline Thesis Title
April 20 Ryan Strauss 5 PM

Political Science

(adviser: Carlos Yordan)

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Philosophy

(adviser: Erik Anderson)

The Anglo-American Special Relationship: Antiquity or Destiny?
April 22 Sarah Gass 11 AM

Political Science

(adviser: Phil Mundo)

The Promulgation of the Alt-Right in American Politics: Nativism in Contemporary Political Discourse
April 23 Rebecca Schuman 11 AM

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

(adviser: Summer Harrison)

The Case for Linking Causes: Why Animal Rights are an Environmental Issue
Maxxe-Albert-Deitch 11 AM

Anthropology

(adviser: Allan Dawson)

Controlling the Narrative: How National Mythology and Archaeology Shaped Identity in Modern-Day Israel
Elsa Nygard 1 PM

History

(adviser: James Carter)

Coeducation at Brother’s College, 1942-1950
April 26 Robert Sutter 10:30 AM

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

(adviser: Brianne Barker)

Role of Chromatin structure in Innate Sensing of DNA
Karishma Patel 1:30 PM

Neuroscience

(adviser: Marvin Bayne)

Modeling, Manipulating, and Measuring Mutant Neurexins in Caenorhabditis elegans
Annalisa Manabat 2:30 PM

English

(adviser: Wendy Kolmar)

Bad Girls, Bold Wives, Bloody Mothers: Monstrous Women in Film Through the Lens of Women’s Liberation (1960-1981)
April 27 Peace Oyekola 1 PM

Political Science

(adviser: Jason Jordan)

Elite Bargaining: The glue that holds Nigeria’s Democracy together.
Shivani Mody 1:30 PM

Neuroscience

(adviser: Marvin Bayne)

The Search for a Reliable Behavioral Assay for Modeling Parkinson’s disease in C. elegans
Brett Cheadle 2 PM

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

(adviser: Phil Mundo)

Analyzing Community-Based and Centralized Approaches to Natural Disaster Management
Lisa Stites 4 PM

Business

(adviser: Maliha Safri)

California’s Wildfire Problem: The Neglected Role of Class and Housing
Stephen Dechert 4 PM

English

(adviser: Jens Lloyd)

The Practicalities of Literary Studies: Depictions of Ordinary Life in Ulysses
April 28 Julia Kenner 12:30 Sociology “Boys Masturbate, Girls Menstruate:” Reframing and Reforming Sex
Education in the United States
Kayla Witkowski 1:15 PM

Neuroscience

(adviser: Roger Knowles)

Exploring neuroprotective effect of a combined strategy of LM11A-31, Resveratrol, and Methylene Blue as a treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology: A pilot study
Kelly Maegerlein 4:30 PM

Neuroscience

(adviser: Roger Knowles)

Investigation the effects of RD100, a potential group III mGluR positive modulator, in a primary rat cortical FAB/NMDA model of Alzheimer’s disease
Brianna Perrone 4:45 PM

Political Science

(adviser: Carlos Yordan)

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French

(adviser: Muriel Placet-Kouassi)

International Intellectual Property Rights and the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Comparison of Former French Colonies
April 29 William DeJianne 11:45 AM

Psychology

(adviser: Adijat Mustapha)

Demoralization: Do Perceptions of Low Harm Reduce Moral Conviction?
Brynne Growney 12 PM

Psychology

(adviser: Jill Cermele)

Masking Up: The Impact of Political Ideology, Empathy, and Conformity on People’s Choice to Wear a Mask in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Kara Dobias 2:30 PM

Theater Arts

(adviser: Lisa Brenner)

Rectifying a Historical Wrong: A Critical Examination of the Economic and Racial Politics of American Opera
Madison Dudziec 6 PM

International Relations

(adviser: Jason Jordan)

Consociationalism and the Ethno-Sectarian Conflict: Iraq’s Political Fragmentation and Flawed Federalism
Theresa Vaillancourt 4:05 PM

International Relations

(adviser: Carlos Yordan)

Scottish Independence in a Post-Brexit World: A legal analysis on the Scottish right to hold an independence referendum
April 30 Grace Crozier 10:30 AM

Neuroscience

(adviser: Graham Cousens)

Effects of Physical Activity on Cognitive Development in Adolescents
Erin Feith 12 PM

History

(adviser: James Carter)

Nursing the Hangover: The Response of the Methodist Church to the Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment (1934-1950)
Lauren DeLillo 1:30 PM

Italian Studies

(adviser: Emanuele Occhipinti)

Le lettere di Fortunata Mauro: esempio di scrittura epistolare come processo di identità e assimilazione culturale degi immigrati italiani negli Stati Uniti di inizio Novecento
May 3 Benjamin Strickland 12:30 PM

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

(adviser: Vincent Gullo)

In Silico Discovery of FtsZ Inhibitors for the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Arman Sawhney 2 PM

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

(adviser: Brianne Barker)

Investigating Intrinsic Immune Functions of IFI16 and IFIX
Emily Graves 3 PM

Anthroplogy

(adviser: Carina Marques)

LIFE AND DEATH DURING INDUSTRIAL PHILADELPHIA: SKELETAL HEALTH AND PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF THE 1800s.
May 4 Kayla Rockhill 11 AM

Physics

(adviser: Minjoon Kouh)

Image Estimation by means of Function Approximation and Gradient Descent
Matheus Macena de Carvalho 2:30 PM

Physics

(adviser: Bjorg Larson)

Single-Laser Optical Tweezers: Background, Applications, and Calibration Methods.
Angelo Angione 2:45 PM Neuroscience In Vitro Exploration of Androgen Receptor Mediated Neuroprotection of Testoterone in an Oxidative Stress Model of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Caroline Polich 3:30 PM

Studio Art

(adviser: Claire Sherman)

World on Fire: Painting Landscapes Altered by Climate Change
Katelynn Fleming 5:30 PM

Physics

(adviser: Bjorg Larson)

Probing Particle Physics: The Search for New Physics in the WWγ Decay
Mode
Aisha Arain Anthropology (adviser: Allan Dawson)
January 19, 2021 Janna Fadler

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

(adviser: Lisa Jordan)

Representation of the Environment in Social Media through Australian and Amazon Forest Fires
Maria Reidy

Psychology

(adviser: Scott Morgan)

December 10, 2020 Michelle Nestor 10 AM

Political Science

(adviser: Phil Mundo)

U.S. Presidential Nominations: Outsiders in the 2016 Election
Specialized Honors Defense Calendar 2020

All Spring 2020 Defenses will take place over Zoom. Please contact the student or advisor for the Zoom link and password.

Date Name Time Discipline Thesis Title
April 15 Violet Wallerstein 11:30AM

Biology

(Advisor: Dr. Roger Knowles)

Don’t Break a Leg: The Effects of Vitamin D Intervention and Lactose Intolerance on the Bone
Health of Pediatric Patients
April 17 Virginia Leach 11:00 AM

Sociology

(Advisor: Dr. George-Harold Jennings)

Exclusion of the Included: Racialized Microaggressions at
Predominately White Universities
Melissa Viana 3:00 PM

International Relations

(Advisor: Dr. Carlos Yordan)

France as a Target for Terror: A Study of Lone-Wolf Terrorism in the 21st Century
April 20 Kassel Franco Garibay 10:30AM Women’s and Gender Studies and
International Relations(Advisors: Dr. Wendy Kolmar and Dr. Carlos Yordan)
Falling Through the Cracks: Invisibility and Rural Women in Ecuador’s
Comunas
April 21 Adam Sandonato 3:00 PM

Political Science

(Advisor: Dr. Jason Jordan)

The Role of Elite Consensus in the Post-war Foreign Policy of the United States and West
Germany
Stefanie DeFronzo 3:30 PM

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

(Advisor: Dr. Marvin Bayne)

Worms on the brain: the role of Autism-related genes nlg-1 and nrx-1 in thermotactic and
chemotactic behavior of C. elegans
Mason Scher 4:30 PM

Chemistry

(Advisor: Dr. Ryan Hinrichs)

Carbon Isotope Discrimination in Ginkgo: Testing a Paleo-CO2 Proxy
April 22 Malavika Vishwanath 10:00AM

Psychology

(Advisor: Dr. Christopher Medvecky)

The Effects of Social Comparison in Athletes: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of
Body Image and Motivation among Indian and American Competitive Swimmers
Anna Walker 1:00PM

Sociology

(Advisor: Dr. Caitlin Killian)

Birth Mothers in Adoption Reunion Stories: The Complicated Status of Women Who
Place Their Children for Adoption
Bongiwe Bongwe 2:00PM

International Relations

(Advisor: Dr. Jason Jordan)

Redefining Corruption: The role of the British Government and the African National Congress in the 1999 South African Strategic Arms Package
Ludovica Gioacchini 2:30PM

Anthropology

(Advisor: Dr. Allan Dawson)

Italy, A Promised Land of Populism: An Analysis of the Five Star
Movement and Its Strategic Ascent to Power
Lloyd Goldstein 2:30PM

Statistics

(Advisor: Dr. Jon Kettenring)

What Makes a Good Quarterback? Longitudinal Analysis of NFL Data Using Latent Variable Clustering Methods
Thomas Potts 4:30PM

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

(Advisor: Dr. Brianne Barker)

Interactions Between IFI16 and Chromatin Silencing Proteins
April 23 Brady Thexton 8:00AM

Environmental Science

(Advisor: Dr. Alex Bajcz)

Surviving or thriving: carbon trade-offs between growth, defense, and sexual reproduction in Rubus allegheniensis and R. phoenicolasius in Northern New Jersey, USA
Fabrice Nozier 11:00AM

Film Studies

(Advisor: Dr. Shakti Jaising)

An Analysis of Black Panther: Challenging the Revolution
Alyson Axman 3:00 PM

International Relations

(Advisor: Dr. Carlos Yordan)

Exploring the Driving Factors of the Opioid Crisis Using the United States as a Case Study
John Rinald 4:00 PM

Neuroscience

(Advisor: Dr. Roger Knowles)

Molecular mechanism of DCP-LA in an oxidative stress model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Marina Hahn 4:30 PM

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

(Advisor: Dr. Brianne Barker)

Understanding the Innate Immune Response to Single-Stranded DNA and
Parvoviruses
April 24 Kelly Hartwick 11:00AM

Economics

(Advisor: Dr. Maliha Safri)

Analyzing Christianity and Social Justice through Christian Social
Movements
Makayla Pardo 11:00AM

Biology

(Advisor: Dr. Bimal Dasmahapatra)

Identification and characterization of small molecules that reactivate mutant p53 in human
cancer cells
Lydia Segal 12:00PM

Studio Art

(Advisor: Dr. Jason Karolak)

Using nostalgia and the grotesque to explore imbalanced human-animal relationships
Tess Liddy 1:30PM

Political Science

(Advisor: Dr. Jason Jordan)

A Country Changed: The Dramatic Shift of Irish Social Values
María José Navas Espinal 2:00 PM

Studio Art

(Advisor: Dr. Rory Mulligan)

Úrsula: The practice and authenticity of portraying contemporary women
Madeleine Taylor 2:00 PM

Philosophy/Comparative Religion

(Advisor: Dr. Darrel Cole)

The Use of Civic Reason: Religious Freedom, Secular Government, and the Duty of
the Elected Official
Lisa Cappiello 2:30 PM

Economics

(Advisor: Dr. Maliha Safri)

Income inequality vs. production: what story will the NBA tell?
Vincent Costa 3:00 PM

History

(Advisor: Dr. Wyatt Evans)

“Here We Have a Special Way of Waging War”: British Military Adaptions to Warfare in North
America, 1775-1783.
April 27 Eva Wagenknechtova 10:00 AM

Psychology

(Advisor: Dr. Scott Morgan)

The Firehose of Falsehood: How Does Power and Group Membership
Impact Perceived Legitimacy
Maimouna Kante 2:00 PM

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

(Advisor: Dr. Tammy Windfelder)

Flowering Phenology: People, Lemurs, & Climate Change
Mea Rose St. Amour 2:00 PM

Studio Art

(Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Soderholm)

Expression through Depiction: An Analysis of Aesthetic Vs. Contextual
Qualities
Lena Hadler 3:30 PM

Business

(Advisor: Dr. Christopher Andrews)

“It’s the Management, Stupid”: The Effects of Turnover on NHL Team Performance
Master Calendar of Thesis Defenses, Spring 2019
Date Name Time Place  Title of thesis Discipline
April 12 Shaylyn MacKinnon 12:00 pm BC 218 The Language of Peace?: Understanding the Impact of Peace Corps English Language Education on Developing Economies International Relations
April 15 Caitlin Shannon 1:15 pm BC 203 Reconstrucciones de identidad: El arte callejero en San Juan, Puerto Rico Spanish
Brooke Winters 2:30 pm ARTS 106 It Don’t GTMO Worse Than This: An Interpretative Examination of Language, Decision-making, and Jurisprudence of Due Process Rights at Guantanamo Bay Political Science
Tanner Euston 4:00 pm HS 244 Investigating the role of granulocyte colony stimulating factor as a regulator of the striatal proteome. Neuroscience
April 16 Zarina Akbary 11:15 am BC 102 Ketoreductase Activity of 45-million-year-old Yeast Strains Revived from Amber Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Brianna Siciliano 12:00 pm BC 216 Are plus size bodies represented in body positive ways?: An exploration of the complex relationship between demanding visibility and empowering audiences. English
Jake Levine 3:00 pm SW Bowne L’esprit de résistance: Legality in Albert Camus’s Philosophy of the Absurd History & French
April 17 Ansel Bloom 1:00 pm HS 142 Unique or Ubiquitous? Tattoos in a Modern Context: A Mixed-Methods Study to Provide Some Answers Psychology
April 18 Rebecca Filetti-Andujo 6:30 pm DOYO Directing Lab 138 WOUNDED DELICACY: Female-bodied sexual performance as a mode of resistance to objectification. Theatre Arts
April 19 Olivia Winters 10:30 am ARTS 137 La Vie Que J’avais Prévue: The Complicated Relationship between Documentary Theatre and Hate Crimes, a Praxis & Analysis Theatre Arts & French
Kyle Majid 4:30 pm HS 139 Benefits of the Reintroduction of Crassostrea virginica in New York State Environmental Studies and Sustainability
April 22 Alexandra Koeck 4:30 pm ARTS 106 Identity, Political Ecology, and Human Security: A Study of Climate-Induced Intra-Ethnic Conflict among the Fulani in the Sahel Region of Nigeria Anthropology
April 23 Hannah Ponturo 12:00 pm DLAB-DOYO Topsy-Turvy — a new play Theatre Arts
April 24 Priya Dutt 1:15 pm HS 142 The roles of Mediated and Direct Intergroup Contact in Shaping Attitudes Toward Immigrants Psychology
Ruth Kim 1:20 pm BC 217 Circle of Corruption: A Study of the Chaebol-Government Relationship and South Korean Anti-Corruption Efforts Business
Sofia Amorim 1:30 pm BC 203 Whose American Dream?: Identity and citizenship in Latinx Literature English
Brian Heist 3:00 pm HS 244 Effect of Ca2+ ions on the hydrolysis of phenyl esters and anilides, p-nitrophenyl acetate and p-nitroacetanilide Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Kelly Duddy 5:00 pm BC 101 The Ideological Flexibility of Nazi Propaganda: A Case Study of The Nazi Primer History & Holocaust Studies
Laila Hanandeh 5:30 pm BC 203 “It’s Not a Bag. It’s a Birkin!” Can the Demand for Hermès Birkin Bags be Explained Through a Neoclassical Framework? Economics
April 25 Julien Hryshko 11:00 am BC 102 Central Bank Liquidity Swaps of the Financial Crisis: An Analysis of Long-Term Financial Instability Economics
Meghan McDermott 12:00 pm HS 244 Evaluating Vitamin D Supplementation Compliance and Socioeconomic Status in a pediatric Fracture Population: Clinical Evaluation of Bone Mineral Density. Biology
Jackie Moldawsky 12:30 pm ARTS 105 Frédéric Chopin’s Life and Work: The Scholarly Debate and the Limitations of Nineteenth-Century Nationalism Music
Mohammed Hassan 2:00 pm BC 104 Toward Automatic Summarization of Arbitrary Java Statements for Novice Programmers Computer Science
Sanchit Sahni 3:00 pm BC 217 Future of Cryptocurrency: An empirical analysis of Bitcoin as a mode of transaction and investment. Business
Nicolina Lentine 3:30 pm BC 103 Colony Collapse Disorder: An Exploration of Causes, Relationship and Prevention Policies Environmental Studies and Sustainability
Michael Galioto 4:00 pm BC 218 Brutum Fulmen: Protestant Ministers and their Impact on the Legacy of the American Civil War History
Kyra Jean Cipolla 4:30 pm HS 139 Investigating the relationship between coral species diversity, most abundant coral growth form, and live coral cover with habitat structural complexity in the Caribbean Environmental Studies and Sustainability
April 26 Josephine Emanuelli 11:00 am BC 201 Thinking Outside the Box: Using Alternative Food Networks to Alleviate Food Insecurity in New York City Economics
Ryann Callaghan 12:00 pm HS 3A Production of Kibdelomycin by Kibdelosporangium sp. and Discovery of Potential Structural Analogues. Biology
Sarah Costa 12:00 pm HS 3B Synthesis and Reactivity of the Diosmium Diamide Carbonyl Complex Os2(CO)6(RCONH)2 (R=CH3, Ph) Chemistry
Dorian Crimmins 2:30 pm Concert Hall Celestial Bodies: Three Themes on Chinese Folk Stories Music
Alexandra Greulich 2:45 pm HS 3A Searching for baseline or odor-elicited activity in the BNST and the potential for CBD to modulate activity in this brain region. Neuroscience
Olivia Sznaza 3:00 pm ARTS 106 Out with a Bang: Exposing the Relationship between Gun Violence and the Strength of Gun Laws in the United States Political Science
David Van Dongen 4:00 pm HS 4 Circulating Tumor Cell Isolation using Immuno-Microbubbles Biochemistry
April 29 Eric DiPietro 12:00 pm BC 13A The Realities of Drew Business Majors Business
Uma Kantheti 1:15 pm HS 142 The Interferon Response to Exogenous DNA and DNA Damage is Dependent on the cGAS/STING Pathway Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Shayna Miller 2:45 pm ARTS 106 Paintings as Talismanic Vessels: an Investigation into Ritual through a Studio Practice Art
João Pedro Martins Pinheiro 3:00 pm BC 218 On the Sociological Dynamics of Scandal and Their Consequences: The Case of Zara Brasil, 2011 Sociology
Arline Tarazona 3:00 pm HS 139 Divalent Calcium Cation-Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Phosphodiester Bonds in Cyclic Dinucleotide Molecules Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Karan Erry 4:00 pm BC 203 Rsolving Abbreviations and Domain Terms in Source Code using Documentation Computer Science
Emma Gillespie 4:00 pm Seminary Hall 109 Midwifery and Masculinity: Gender and the Medicalization of Childbirth in the United States, 1880-1935 History
Inji Kim 4:00 pm ARTS 106 Art Experience in the Digital Age: Augmented Reality as a Medium Art History
Master Calendar of Thesis Defenses, Spring 2018
April 13 Leah Nadel 1:15 HS244 Quantifying Compliance to Vitamin D Supplementation
April 16 Dalton Valette 3:00 LC28 “The Dangerous Faggot” or A Gay Man with Different Opinions.
Pearl Sutter 4:00 HS4 Effects of DCP-LA on Learning and Memory in an in vivo Alzheimer’s Disease Model with Ovariectomized Rats
April 19 Olivia Blondheim 1:15 HS142 In situ observations of pyrosomes in the northern California Current during an anomalous bloom year
Nicole Kinney 1:30 BC204 Marketing Towards the Hispanic American Population: The Microtargeting of Hispanic Subgroups in Advertisements
April 20 Jo Fekete 10:30 SEM 116 A Short Story Series in Fiction: Traversing Boundaries
Blaine Taylor 3:00 BC117 Is There an Association Between Partisan Control of State Legislatures and State General Obligation Bond Ratings?
Marta Muncharaz 4:30 BC101 The causes and future financial consequences for the City of London after Brexit
April 23 Ian Nadler 9:30 MUS211 A Technical Analysis of Polyphonic Vocal Styles
Marybeth Wynen 11:45 HS3A Behavioral Changes in a Propionic Acid Rat Model of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Julie Alex 1:30 HS4 Ca2+ Catalyzed Adenosine 3’, 5’-Cyclic Monophosphate Hydrolysis: Insights into the Role of Metals in Phosphodiesterase Active Sites
Crystal Caragine 2:00 LC30 Emancipative Values and Democracy: Is a Desire for Freedom a Cause or an Effect of Democracy
April 24 Jennifer Stein 3:45 HS3A Do Adults Make Babyface Overgneralizations When Perceiving Adults Who Have Down Syndrome?
April 25 Jennifer Benedict 10:30 BC217 Automatic Munsell Color Detection in Mobile Applications
Emily Dzioba 10:30 ARTS138 Devising Form and Content: The Dramaturg as Performance Curator
Keith Costello 1:30 BC217 The U.S., India, and the Colonial Question
April 27 Hayat Abdelal 1:00 BC120  Jefferson and Islam: Rethinking America’s Religious Framework
Alexa Young 1:30 BC101 Mom’s the Word: Counternarrative Constructions of Single Motherhood in 1970s-1980s Popular Fiction
Zoe Coates Fuentes 2:00 HS244 The Heterogeneous Uptake of Ozone on Kaolinite as a Function of Atmospheric Processing
Tyler Dorrity 3:30 HS244 Cytokine Responses Generated by cGAMP and other CDNs Depend on Delivery Method
April 30 Haviland Atha-Simonton 11:00 A-Lab (ARTS 140) (Working title) Plays about New York City’s Gentrification: the Gentrifier, the Gentrified, and the Tension in Between
Jared Sutton 4:00 BC101 A Labor of Love: The Impact of Union Strength on Democratic Consolidation in Post-Arab Spring Egypt and Tunisia
Kyla Moutenot 5:00 HS4 Mapping Odor Representation in the Olfactory Tubercle and Amygdala.
May 1 Michael Clancy 10:00  HS4  A Mathematical Development of Quantum Mechanics