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  • 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 ...
  • Oh, Wonder! Votives of the Anthropocene: MFA Thesis Metal 

    Chandler, Emma Olivia (2017-05)
    My research occurs in biological and archeological texts, as well as in mythological realms. The twin tracks of scientific investigation and folklore illuminate a wide range of relationships between that which we imagine ...
  • The origins of spoken language 

    Terwilliger, Megan (2018-05)
    Research regarding the origins of spoken language is extremely broad and considers many different topics in academia. These topics include: biology and anthropology, as well as anatomy, non-linguistic neurological foundations, ...
  • Painting Parallels: MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing 

    Kovacevski, Olivia (2014-05)
    I cut and collage shapes to locate parallel meanings. I trust in the directness of mark making and deploy a formal vocabulary to reveal the structure of my thoughts. The artwork originates in the freedom of play and retains ...
  • Partner insurance : women may have backup romantic partners as a mating strategy 

    Wedberg, Nicole A. (2016-05)
    The science behind reproductive success is arguably the most prominent area of study within evolutionary psychology. Humans utilize a variety of mating strategies as a result of strategic pluralism (Gangestad & Simpson, ...
  • Patterns of past and present body esteem: do they matter? 

    Fish, Jennaleigh (2013-06-25)
    The present study examined the relationship between patterns of perceptions of body image/esteem (past and present) and sexual behavior in young women during emerging adulthood. One hundred and forty-eight participants ...
  • Peeling: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Zhang, Sihui (2017-05)
    Curiosity is a natural instinct. We are easily attracted to things that are unfamiliar, yet we long for a tangible connection. Ultimately, we desire warmth, intimacy, and things that bear similarity to ourselves. I am ...
  • Perceptions of People Who Use Non-Heterosexist Language by People of Different Sexual Orientations 

    Reisner, Michael (2008-04-02)
    One hundred fifty participants who self-identified as heterosexual and 152 participants who self-identified as queer were asked to read a vignette containing a character who used either heterosexist or non-heterosexist ...
  • Performative radicalism: Hea(l/r)ing the Latinx historia 

    Arcos-Pangione, Lua (2018-05)
    This 45 minute staged reading, Performative Radicalism Hea(l/r)ing the Latinx Historia, follows the narratives of 10 Latinx people living in the US today. It encompasses the hard and beautiful realities of being Latinx by ...
  • 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 ...
  • A personal construct psychology perspective on sexual identity 

    Morano, Laurie Ann (2008-05-13)
    This paper examines four of the most widely known homosexual identity development models, as well as some of the literature that explores sexual identity as a fluid process. The suggestion is made that sexual identity can ...
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders: A Golden Section Study 

    Davison, Mitzie (2010-03-18)
    Objectives. Pervasive developmental disability theories are combined with golden section research in an effort to understand how people organize and process interpersonal/social information. In order to comprehend theories ...
  • Point Space: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Fagan, Reed (2016-05)
    In a world increasingly immersed by analytic and abstractions, it is becoming increasingly difficult to grasp some of the new discoveries in mathematics and science. Humans have an innate desire to learn and categorize ...
  • Points of Departure: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing 

    Nazari, Zahra (2014-05)
    I utilize both Architectonic structures and spacial relationships as metaphors for emotions I experienced coming from Iran to America and transitioning between two very different cultures. My working process combines both ...
  • Portrayal of deafness and deaf culture in children's books and juvenile fiction 

    Heavey, Allison (2018-05)
    Throughout the course of history, numerous perspectives on deafness and Deaf Culture have been accepted by larger society. Deafness can be defined in a two dimensional way: as a physical condition, categorized by a profound ...
  • Posthumanism and compassion in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy: a vegetarian, ecofeminist approach 

    Peterson, Audrey (2016-05)
    "Both the genre of VanderMeer’s trilogy and the theme of the posthuman operate in a chiasmic relationship to convey a clear teaching that evokes a powerful message about humanity, posthumanity, and the future of the planet. ...
  • Preschoolers' attachment to grandparent caregivers 

    Filangeri-Parashar, Jessica (2008-03-28)
    Currently, there are over 2.4 million children in the United States living in the custodial care of their grandparents. Grandparents as caregivers and the problems their grandchildren face have received little attention ...
  • 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 ...
  • Professional identity development in music therapy: a phenomenological inquiry 

    McIntyre, Page (2018-05)
    The following research study is a phenomenological inquiry exploring how music therapists develop their professional identities. Three board-certified music therapists were interviewed and asked to describe what has ...
  • Proto-Absurdist strides and leanings: Alfred Jarry’s Shakespearean spirit in Ubu Roi 

    Mittenberg, Corey (2007-04-04)
    Although it is generally accepted that Alfred Jarry’s influential 1896 play, Ubu Roi, was revolutionary for its language, innovative staging, and use of black comedy, little has been written to analyze the work’s many ...