Recent Submissions

  • The effect of macrocultures and microcultures on visual perception 

    Heimbender, Emily (2015)
    Culture is defined as the social transmission of ideas, arts, knowledge, and languages (Mish et al, 1993; Pickett et al., 2006; Jewell & Abate, 2001). Psychological research often overlooks small distinct cultures such ...
  • Cross-language neighborhood density effects in early and late bilingual word recognition 

    Lane, Amanda B. (2015)
    A central debate in research involving bilinguals is related to how the languages possessed by bilinguals interact while orthographic processing of one language occurs. Past research suggests that there is influence from ...
  • Effortful or natural? Which athletic traits are most attractive? 

    Shimkus, Andrew (2015)
    The current research sought to investigate the influence of athletic efforts on how one is perceived as a potential short and long-term mate. When conscientiousness, which is the ability to exert self-control in the ...
  • Novation : MFA Thesis - Printmaking 

    Van Atta, Paul (2015-05)
    The resulting thesis derives from studying the local ecology of the Hudson River and relating traditions of cultures affected by electronic waste into a starting point for discussion within an interconnected world. The ...
  • Sweat Equity: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing 

    Little, Christian (2015-05)
    My work examines a voyeur culture preoccupied with sex, drama and the lives of others. It is not my intention to offer a representation of “reality”, but a simulation of an imagined actuality. The nature of this contradiction ...
  • Lateral Improvements: MFA Thesis - Metals 

    Leppo, Maia (2015-05)
    The modern era can be characterized as a constant stream of updates and upgrades. Our technological advancements, in particular, are continuously reiterated with newly invented tools, hardware upgrades, and software updates. ...
  • Construction Documents for the Better Part of 1992, as Remembered: MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

    Longobardo, Jessica (2015-05)
    Human brains are predisposed to remember spatial information more easily than other forms, such as names, dates, instructions, or timelines. This phenomenon is the genesis of my sculptural process: if spaces are easier ...
  • Presence | Absence: MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

    Henry, Sara (2015-05)
    Humans are complex, imaginative, and explorative beings. We are investigators, travelers, builders, and lovers. We create and destroy—build and tear down—come together and fall apart. We are thinkers and doers, and we are ...
  • Lumen - Entering: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Pazmandi, Katalin (2015-05)
    The primary question that inspires me is how to create a sacred space in an outdoor environment where people would feel more connected to their own spiritual essence. To be connected means that you live true to yourself ...
  • Connect: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Drexel, Anna (2015-05)
    "This work explores feelings of intimacy and vulnerability through device­like objects that explore varying degrees of intense physical contact. With the act of contact comes the risk of collision, and with collision ...
  • Calabash Series: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Qu, Mengnan (2015-05)
    In recent decades, the structure of the Chinese family has been transformed by the government’s One Child Policy. Urbanization and industrialization have further complicated the social shifts that have resulted in rapid ...
  • Here | Not Here: MFA Thesis - Printmaking 

    Bisanzio, Taylor (2015)
    A manifestation of two years work, Here / Not Here is an installation that exposes the darkest moments of mental illness – allowing the audience to become familiar with their own demons. Although quite personal, with journal ...
  • Cherished Cavities & Intimate Hollows: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Itter, Katy (2015-05)
    I am interested in the way we form relationships in a current digitally enhanced society and what those relationships mean to us. I use casts from my own body as well as digital media in my work to create spaces that ask ...
  • Collection/Dissection, a Cutaneous Autobiography: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing 

    Rigden, Maria (2015-05)
    Masters in Fine Art Thesis for Artist Maria Vonn. This is a body of work that uses contemporary digital processes in both painting and printmaking to create a body of work reflecting the relationship of the individual to ...
  • Rise of the Cyborg: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Solimanto, Rosary (2015-05)
    The historical social injustice of disability identity creates traumatic experiences from institutionalized biomedical infrastructure. Art on this subject has been long overdue to empower the disabled minority group and ...
  • Eminent Terrain: MFA Thesis - Printmaking 

    Gesel, Kaitlyn (2015-05)
    It can be simple to take for granted how much land there is around us. There are fewer places now that are unseen and unpossessed, but, on the other hand, we also easily overlook the places we have already been. These ...
  • The Lapse: MFA Thesis - Metals 

    Urciuoli, Francesca (2015-05)
    My body of work is concerned with the idea of the psychological defense mechanisms by which our memories, and the objects which evoke those memories, are the foundation of our self-protection. This concept is translated ...
  • Diplopia: MFA Thesis - Metals 

    Grabher, Lena Christina (2015-05)
    Visible and mobile, my body is a thing among things; it is one of them. It is caught in the fabric of the world, and its cohesion is that of a thing. But because it sees and moves itself, it holds things in a circle ...
  • Musical aptitude and emotional intelligence 

    Gleason, Morgan E. (2014-12)
    Prior literature has demonstrated a strong link between musical ability and trait emotional intelligence (Juslin & Laukka, 2003; Juslin & Sloboda, 2001; Lima & Castro, 2011; Trimmer & Cuddy, 2008).The current study seeks ...
  • Obscura: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Mattison, Sarah Reese (2014-12)
    From the architectural element to Microsoft, windows are analogous to notions of the portal, the frame, and the screens of film, television, the computer and mobile phone. They represent a passage to other worlds, new ways ...

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