Recent Submissions

  • Statistical verification techniques for stochastic dynamic systems 

    Massoud, Mohammad (2015-12)
    Electronic chip design, aircraft stability, finance, economy and even our social life can be affected by random events. Noise is a random process that occurs due to unwanted signal interactions in electronic circuits and ...
  • Brain MRI landmark identification and detection 

    Asaei, Ali (2015-12)
    Knowledge of the location of anatomical landmarks on the brain is important in neuroimaging. Applications include landmark-based image registration, segmentation of brain structures, electrode placement in deep brain ...
  • Perpetually Fleeting: MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

    McCullough, Allora J. (2015-12)
    I am approaching a representation of the ethereal body. I am exploring the sculptural figure as both a body and as a vessel for the physical body. By forming metaphorical vessels for the spirit through visceral abstract ...
  • Transformations into the Botanical Conversation: MFA Thesis - Printmaking 

    Carlone, Tony (2015-12)
    As a hand papermaker and printmaker, I see my work as a hybrid between the two processes. I am interested in creating local-plant based art by using the natural environment as a source of inspiration, raw material, and the ...
  • Experiential time : the special world of music therapy composition 

    Olsher, Dean (2015)
    Paul Nordoff challenged music therapists to compose original clinical music informed by works of master composers such as Mozart, Schumann, and Debussy. Nordoff’s understanding of idioms was derived from Rudolf Steiner's ...
  • Evolutionary mismatch and online dating 

    Chapleau, David (2015-09)
    This study aimed to identify how individuals advertised themselves to socially familiar and socially anonymous audiences using online dating profiles. It was demonstrated that when male participants advertized themselves ...
  • The cognitive effort of lying 

    Altebrando, Geena (2015-07)
    Being able to directly measure if an individual is lying or not can have many advantages. The current study set out to determine if there were differences in cognitive effort when lying and telling the truth. Participants ...
  • The influence of phonetic features on the perception of accented speech 

    Cali, Richard (2015-07)
    When learning a second language, speakers often produce certain phonetic features of that language differently than native speakers, which results in accented speech. Between Spanish and English, there are a number of ...
  • 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 ...

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