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1 Franklin, JacobRunning forwardFounded in 2009 by Jacob Franklin and John Asher, Running Forward, is a non-profit organization that encourages healthy lifestyle choices in elementary school aged boys and girls by emphasizing nutrition, physical fitness, and personal growth through a mentality of empowerment. Running is the primar...Running for children; Success - Psychological aspects2012-12
2 Kopcrak, GinaUnearthing Hamlet in UlyssesAlthough Ulysses is a complex work, it is possible to discover aspects of it by close reading and analyzing specific aspects of particular episodes. I use a variety of critics of Ulysses to discover aspects of Shakespeare's play Hamlet in the Scylla and Charybdis episode, the ninth episode of Ulysse...Hamlet (Legendary character) - Examination; Joyce, James, 1882 -1941. Ulysses - Examination; Shakespeare criticism2012-07
3 Gallegos, MorganHerThis creative exploration is a study of how a girl comes to identify herself in an increasingly judgmental and harsh world. Her is a collection of short stories that are linked together through one character. The stories are intentionally fragmented to display the fragmentary nature of identity. Eac...American fiction - 21st century2012-05
4 Carroll, Steven MichaelHigh-frequency trading: a survey of market impactThe May 6th "flash crash," the result of an overly large sell order in "e-mini" futures on the S&P 500 index, caused American share and future indices to drop approximately 10% in a matter of minutes, only to recover most of the loss by the end of the trading day. At the time, market volatility was ...High-frequency trading; Financial market - United States2012-08
5 Forrest, Lauren N.The role of perception in eating disordersIndividuals with eating disorders often suffer from severe body dissatisfaction and distorted perceptions of the body (Bruch, 1969; Cash & Deagle, 1997; Farrell, Lee, & Shafran, 2005). Though populations with eating disorders may perceive their body sizes differently, most previous work has investig...Eating disorders - Psychological aspects2012-05
6 Chau, HyThe vix and its applications in the marketSince its first introduction in 1993, the Chicago Board Option Exchange's (CBOE's) Market Volatility Index, the VIX, has become more and more popular among traders and investors in the market. If used correctly, not only is the VIX able to provide traders with useful information to evaluate the mark...Chicago Board Options Exchange.; Market Volatility Index; Hedge funds - United States - Management; Corporate finance2012-05
7 Glauser, DavidThe economic effects of legalizing marijuanaMarijuana legalization would offer an important advantage over decriminalization in that it would allow for legal distribution and taxation of cannabis as well as decrease costly enforcement and incarceration expenses. Despite these costly enforcement efforts, marijuana is the most commonly used ill...Marijuana - Political aspects - United States2012-05
8 Child, Christopher DavisProfessional estimation of valueBusiness valuation experts are often asked to provide litigation consulting for cases involving disputes between two or more interested parties where claimed damages are determined based on a total firm value. The judgment or settlement amounts in these cases are largely determined by the standards ...Business - Valuation2012-05
9 Cash, M. GabrielaThe psychopath: legally, but not morally, responsiblePsychopaths present a peculiar problem for philosophers of legal and moral responsibility. They acknowledge the rules and conventions of society but are impervious to the moral foundations of these rules and conventions. This phenomenon may be attributed to the psychopaths' lack of empathy that lead...Psychopaths - Ethics2012-05
10 Fox, ZachThe physical effects of solvent in molecule-based magnetsMolecule-based magnets are being studied in order to expand the utility of magnets in modern devices. Advantages of molecule-based magnets include less energy intensive synthesis and greater versatility through changes to organic components of the structure. This class of materials is studied to ena...Magnets - Experiments2012-05
11 Oliva, Brenden ClarkSecond hand storiesThis collection of short stories examines human behavior through the lens of biology, particularly the present-day manifestations of evolutionary history. The stories' characters exhibit behavior that appears to contradict Darwinian concepts of individual success. On the surface they are self-destru...American fiction - 21st century2012-05
12 Gordon, Oakley BenedictElecting representative representatives: a case for modified single transferable voting in American legislative electionsAmerican government is founded upon the principle that its rulers should represent and be elected by its citizenry. To this end, America and its states elect large deliberative bodies charged with representing the people within their jurisdictions. The architects of federal and state governments, ho...American government; Voting - United States2012-05
13 German, MassiellA genetic analysis of VSX2 function in the mouse eyeVsx2 is a homeodomain-containing transcription factor essential for maintenance of neuroretinal identity and neurogenesis. Vsx2 is believed to function via mechanisms that are strictly cell-intrinsic. However, recent research reveals evidence for involvement of Vsx2-mediated cell non-autonomous mech...Neurogenesis - physiology2012-05
14 Christensen, David S.Harmonization of EU-U.S. regulatory standards: challenges and opportunitiesThe prevailing trend of lower tariffs over the past half century has dramatically increased global trade flows and has exposed many previously invisible non-tariff barriers to trade, including trade-distorting regulatory practices. In this paper, I provide a broad overview of current practice and th...United States. Trade Development.; Eurupoean Union trade relations; Harmonizing standards2012-05
15 Gregersen, DylanSearching for extragalactic stars among candidate halo moving clustersWe seek to identify stars accreted into the Milky Way which are remnants of its merging with smaller galaxies or star clusters. In our approach, we selected stars from candidate moving clusters in the Milky Way's Halo. These stars were grouped by similar stellar characteristics: orbital energy, orbi...Halo stars; Extragalactic origins; Milky Way2012-05
16 Choi, Andrew YoungExamining off-task behaviors as regulatory mediators of long-term interest and performance onlineLearning via the Internet requires greater reliance on self-regulation (Artino & Stephens, 2009). Online students have easier access to both interesting related materials (i.e.,lesson-related videos) and unrelated materials (i.e., social media). Initial results from the Regulation of Motivation and ...Internet literacy - Study and teaching; Regulation of Motivation and Performance Online (RMAPO)2012-05
17 Johnson, KariAnne RencherIdentification of PASK substrates and/or interacting proteinsPAS kinase (PASK) is an evolutionary conserved serine/threonine kinase that appears to have a role in the regulation of cellular energy metabolism. It has previously been shown that mice lacking PASK (PASK"/_ mice) are resistant to the development of hepatic steatosis (lipid accumulation in the live...Biology2012-05
18 Sibbernsen, ColinDigital activism: Addressing social movements in the digital ageTechnological progression in the area of information and communication technology allows for expansion of prior social movement theorizing. The ways in which social movements are organized and carried out today need to be carefully analyzed and discussed to identify new methods of organization and m...Technology - Sociological aspects2012-05
19 Miller, MeganTransforming spaces: Women's use of communication technology in the Middle East and North AfricaThis paper deals with the use of communication technology by women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and how it relates to concepts of private and public space, i.e., gendered spatial segregation. Using available scholarship and data on female Internet usage in the MENA region as well as se...Communication technology - Social aspects - Middle East; Communication technology - Social aspects - North Africa2012-06
20 Craner, Bethlyn "Buffy" SageA nation of inequality: The effects of inequality on health, crime and economic achievementIncome inequality is on the rise, growing rapidly since the mid 1970's in the United States of America (Weeks 2007). This study will investigate the effects an increasing gap between the affluent and impoverished has on critical factors of social welfare. A meta-assessment will be performed combinin...Income inequality - United States2012-05
21 Johnson, KentIn search of a universal model for personal dataA comprehensive model of personal data provides citizens across the globe with protections to breaches of personal data and facilitates the sharing of valuable data. Personal data are valuable to those who create it and those who use it. Creating a universal model for personal data enables that valu...Personal data protection; OpenID; Facebook Connect2012-05
22 Peterson, Joseph RyanDeflagration and detonation modeling of heterogeneous condensed phase explosivesA modeling approach to the deflagration and detonation phenomena is employed to study a variety of explosive scenarios. An engineering model for macroscale reaction of energetic materials over the wide range of explosive reaction from deflagration to detonation is developed based upon solid foundati...Deflagration phenomena; Detonation phenomena; mesoscale model2012-05
23 Posselli, DarcyThe presence of environmental advocacy through the foundational theology of love, contemplation, and prayer in midcentury ChristianityIn the 1968 essay "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis," Lynn White Jr. makes an argument for what he evaluates as the influence of Christianity on Western culture, which has led to the environmental degradation that marks the 20th century. By looking at a few prominent theologians who wer...Poetry - 20th century; Christianity and nature; Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965; Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968; Cardenal, Ernesto; Levertov, Denise, 1923-19972012-05
24 Jones, Hannah LisbethWeighing iconography of love in classical and early hellenistic art: considering allusions and metraphor in images of aphrodite balancing EROSThough images of Eros and Aphrodite are prolific, appearing in many material and literary sources, scenes of erotostasia, or the weighing of Eros by Aphrodite, are rare and have been historically overlooked in the study of Greek art. However, the four cataloged scenes of Aphrodite raising a balance ...Art/Art History2012-08
25 Johnston, Jessica FaithFrom nanoscience to astrophysics: using high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy of carbonaceous chondrites to understand planet formationIn the field of astrophysics, there currently exists an outstanding gap of knowledge in understanding planet formation dynamics. At the formation scale ranging from millimeters to meters, astrophysicists debate as to how solar nebulae form larger masses-planets and other kilometer-sized bodies-from ...Physics & Astronomy2012-05
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