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  • 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 ...
  • An injection of truth: an exploration of public health inequalities concerning vaccinations during outbreaks 

    Scarimbolo, Laura (2018-05)
    The inequalities in vaccine uptake can lead to outbreaks that further exploit the differences in health. Public health initiatives in the United States attempt to provide better vaccination coverage and awareness in response, ...
  • Is he the one?: courtship as a mechanism to predict male long-term commitment 

    Freuman, Ari (2013-02-15)
    Human courtship is a process whereby one tries to seek the affections of another, usually with the intent of marriage (Merriam-Webster, 2012). In modern society, courtship appears to be a universal precursor to marriage: ...
  • I’m bad at math! A study of statistical anxiety and attitudes across majors 

    Alacam, Egamaria (2018-05)
    The purpose of this research is to assess statistical anxiety and attitudes of students. This includes gender differences within specific majors, as well as differences across majors. Past research has shown significantly ...
  • JAKE QUEST: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Demenkoff, Jake (2018-05)
    Objects made by humans contain within them human characteristics. For example, chairs, like people, have legs, arms, backs, feet. Bottles have necks. Clocks have hands. People and the objects we make are unified by a common ...
  • 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 keeper of the belt: exploring objects, family, and the Russian diaspora 

    Kohn, Carina (2018-05)
    My project consists of a collection of short stories which explore material culture through the lens of the Russian diaspora. Each piece gives voice to Russian immigrants who have experienced what it feels like to uproot ...
  • 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. ...
  • The latest fashion trend: water sustainability and social ethics 

    Mahoney, Musa (2018-05)
    This thesis seeks to present the current state of the fast fashion industry, focusing on water and social ethics to discuss the various health effects and environmental implications stimulated by global fashion trade, while ...
  • 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 ...
  • Living Strange, a novel 

    Giese, Allison (2018-05)
    Living Strange is about a young webcomic artist, Aaron Bateson, as he survives a suicide attempt and must begin the arduous process of recovery. However, a muddled and strained family situation, along with the fact that ...
  • 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 ...
  • Love Canal: community vulnerability and human-induced environmental disaster 

    Goldstein, Hana (2018-05)
    This case study paper will examine the causes and effects of the human-induced environmental disaster at Love Canal. It will specifically highlight the significant impact it had on a lower income, working class neighborhood. ...
  • 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 ...