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    • 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 ...
    • Listen to them: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

      Naganoma, Megumi (2019-05)
      “Listen to them.”, represents a group of twenty-one rape survivors. I know them personally and they have confided in me the details of their attacks. These are all people that I have relationships with: friendships, family, ...
    • 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-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 ...
    • Marks of time: MFA Thesis - Metal 

      Santiago, Jolynn (2019-05)
      For a moment, reflect on the marks of time that are often disregarded or wiped away. Would you ever consider preserving the ring of dust that forms around objects, or collecting the residue that clings to your hands after ...
    • Material memoir: MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

      Sartorius, Andrew (2019-05)
      My family owns a fifty acre plot of rolling red clay hills in West Virginia. When I return home, I dig clay, a pilgrimage to harvest from the strata of memory. This body of work explores the potential of wild West Virginia ...
    • 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 ...
    • Minutiae: MFA Thesis - Metal 

      Li, Ruizhi (2019-05)
      The thesis research is informed by the quotidian, and provokes a reconsideration of what is overlooked. The resulting compositions reflect the intangible divinity and spirituality that are embedded in the mundane. It is ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mushroom shed: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

      Heidel, Amanda (2019-05)
      Mushroom Shed, is a ten year community based durational project space for cultivating edible and medicinal mushrooms. Mushroom Shed is an experimental laboratory for educational workshops, a place to meet up for discussions ...
    • 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 ...