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  • Jewelry by Accident: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Ma, Cong (2017-05)
        I investigate the relationship between body, object, and action. My understanding of jewelry is not limited to adornment; my work explores the idea of “jewelry by accident”. I open the freezer, and an ice cube ...
  • Judgements of cross-sex infidelity responses as a component of mating intelligence 

    Johnson, John D. (2007-04-26)
    Mating Intelligence (MI; (Geher, 2005) is operationally defined as the ability to correctly guess the mating relevant thoughts of mates or potential mates. This study focuses on one specific aspect of MI, known as infidelity ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Lesbian and Bisexual Identity in Multiple Ecological Contexts 

    Belmonte, Kimberly (2011-09-12)
    Although sexual minority individuals are embedded in a series of complex systems—legal, political, cultural, and institutional—little is known about how these diverse contexts affect sexual identity and well-being. Using ...
  • Life on the Hudson, A Shad's-Eye View: MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing 

    Miller, Edward Bear (2016-05)
    The four canvases in the thesis exhibition interweave my notions of river life and human consciousness. They demonstrate a love for oil painting and the history of art while calling into question aesthetic conventions and ...
  • Look @ me 2.0: self-sexualization in Facebook photographs, self-objectification, and body image 

    Ruckel, Lindsay M. (2013-02-04)
    Growing attention has been paid to examining people’s self-presentation on Social Networking Sites (SNSs). To date, one study has explored the extent to which women present themselves in a sexualized way in their profile ...
  • Low power partial product reduction stage for booth multiplier 

    Jawharji, Mahmoud (2017-05)
    In this thesis, we explore different avenues to reduce the power consumption of a 16x16 Multiplier. Our approach focuses on an interconnection pattern for the partial product reduction stage of the multiplier, which is ...
  • Low-key Solidarity, Strategies for the Alliance: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Gallira, Ana Azzue (2017-05)
    Giving space for viewers to cultivate curiosity for other people through whimsical and lighthearted objects and interactive experiences grounds my research. I make work that confronts the reality that most human relationships ...
  • 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 ...
  • Make it Plain: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Richards, Shani (2016-05)
    Knowing the history of craft and the material traditions are important to making my work. I insist on having this metalsmithing label, and I purposely challenge and subvert the discourse of what a metalsmith is. As a ...
  • Manic? : a play in two acts 

    Rausch, Zachary (2017-12)
    This thesis is about the power of story. All medical systems throughout the world are based upon specific stories which they believe about the nature of human existence. Oftentimes, it is easy to lose ourselves in the ...
  • Mating Intelligence, Machiavellianism, and Self-Monitoring as Predictors of the 

    Diffenderfer, Jason (2007-10-02)
    Miller (2000) and Buss (2004) suggest that the human mind has evolved its complex qualities to make beneficial mating decisions for the individual and, more generally, to attract and retain mates. According to Miller ...
  • Mise-en-scène : MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing 

    Coté, Amy (2014-02-27)
    My work is an amalgam of personal experience, imagined narratives and a subconscious response to the infinite, available currents of information and imagery present in our world today. It celebrates color, humor and the absurd.
  • Models of offender rehabilitation : a comparison of the risk, need, responsivity model and the good lives model 

    George, Brian (2016-05)
    Within five years of release from prison, three quarters (76.6%) of offenders across 30 state correctional systems are re-arrested, while total state costs for corrections in the U.S. exceed $48 billion. The bleak outlook ...
  • Moderating effects of situational and interpersonal variables on perceived overqualification and job crafting relationships 

    Rokitowski, Leigh (2012-09-20)
    The present study addresses an aspect of perceived overqualification, or the belief of being employed in a position for which one possesses excess education, work experience or knowledge, skills and abilities relative to ...
  • Moments Materialized: MFA Thesis-Ceramics 

    Morton, Rebecca (2017-05)
    Through movement, I am aware that my mind quickens my body and my body invigorates my mind. Movement, for me, is a response to a particular place in time similar to an improvisational dance. I’m interested in large amounts ...
  • 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 ...
  • Navigating Cultures: Immigrant Mothers’ Parenting Beliefs 

    Mangione, Heather (2011-09-12)
    Parenting beliefs of immigrant mothers typically emerge from their culture of origin; each woman negotiates the new challenges that are presented in parenting their “American” children through her own cultural lens ...