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Theses/Capstones from 2020

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Efficacy of a Motivational Video on Heart Rate, RPE, and Total Work Performed During Stationary Cycling, Hannah Angelella

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Predicting Academic Dishonesty Using Personality, Impulsiveness, Morality, and Somatic Faking, Lauren Barbee

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The Importance of River Influx and Pump Storage Operation on Water Quality in a Storage Reservoir, Ethan Batchelor

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Hosting the FIFA World Cup: An Economic Analysis of how the World Cup has Impacted the Economy of a Developed and a Developing Nation, Juan Borga

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The Effectiveness of the European Union’s Environmental Policies, Wendolyn Borkoski

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Efficiency Analysis of Harvesting Solar Energy to Perform Mechanical Work, Haden S. Bragg

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How Parents Interact with their Children in Literature and How it Affects the Child’s Development, Trinity Byerly

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The Relationship between Urbanization in the Blackwater Creek Watershed and Potentially Toxic Elements in Sediment, Hannah Chapman

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Water Quality Degradation from Dam Removal: Impact on an Urban River System in Central, Wrenn Cleary

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Assessment of the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Evan Cobey

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Creating Worlds of Endless Variety: An Evaluation of Procedural Content Generation in Gaming, David Cole

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The Benefit of Neonatal Intensive Care Units Providing a Specialized Program for Newborns in Drug Withdraw, Jessie Creekmore

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A Seasonal Crime?: A Quantitative Examination of the Relationship Between Criminal Charges in the City of Lynchburg and Seasons of the Year with Reference to Gender and Race, Caitlin Ann Ann Dorsch

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The Impact of Religiosity and Personality on Resilience and Coping Strategies, Leah Eldred

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Effects of Nicotine on Contextual Fear Conditioning in Adult Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Brianna Fann

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Catalan Artist Pierre Daura as Exile, Refugee, Naturalized American Citizen, Teresa Gunter

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Predicting the Federal Funds Rate, Danielle Herzberg

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Visualization of Musical Instruments through MIDI Interface, John Jaminet

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Media Content Analysis of Governmental Impact on Terrorist Reporting, Maggie Kaliszak

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Analysis of the Evolution of the Hominin Jaw & Dentition, Matthew Koelbel

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The Impact of the Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado on Education Funding and Car Crash Fatality Rates, Lauren McDonald

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The Role of Guaranteed Sexual Education in Argentina and its Influence in the #AbortoLegalYa Movement, Shannon McGovern

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The Effect of Information Interventions on Retention among University of Lynchburg Students, Sara Mills

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Proceeding Without Consent: The Ethics of Disregarding Patient Preference for Paternalistic Reasons, Nicholas Munsey

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A Search for Aristotelian Political Friendship in Thomas Jefferson’s Ideal American Regime, Christopher Hiatt O'Connor

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Effectiveness of Plyometric Drills on Peak, Average and End Anaerobic Power in Trained and Untrained Individuals, Erik Oehler

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A Comparative Study of the Spin Rates of Golf Balls, Carter W. Old

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The Acute Effects of Blood Flow Restriction During Exercise, Madison Rechenberg

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Dose response effect of Mycobacterium smegmatis-derived lipomannan in RAW 264.7 murine macrophages, Cassandra Robertson

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How User-Friendly Operating Systems and Interfaces Make Technology Harder for Everyone, Cameron Short

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Pioneering Feminism: How Early American Female Authors' Heroines Defy Gender Norms, Julie Short

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Youth Tackle Football: A Parent's Decision, Steven Smallshaw

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How Health and Physical Education Teachers Feel About the Virginia Communications and Literacy Assessment, TC Thacker

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The Effects of Aerobic Exercise Intensity on Acute State Anxiety, Kathryn Vest

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The Distribution of Potentially Toxic Elements (PTEs) in Core Sediments from Industrial Areas Along the James River in Lynchburg, Virginia Using Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (MP-AES), Hope Wason

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The Need for Change in Emergency Medical Approach When Caring for Individuals with Autism, Hannah Watkins

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The Impact of Temporary Gender Embodiment on the Accuracy of Personality Judgment: Drag Performance as a Lens, Adele Weaver

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The Effect of Competition in the Sports Market on the Popularity of Baseball, Noah Winslow

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Daenerys Targaryen: Mad or Madly Ended? A Feminist Analysis of Her Downfall, Barbara Yauss

Theses/Capstones from 2019

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What are the consequences of the rise of the “black dollar movement, and what does it implicate for black businesses owners in the South?, D'Andria Alston-Thomas

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Mathematical Models: the Lanchester Equations and the Zombie Apocalypse, Hailey Bauer

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The Effects of Cognitive Stimulation of Instagram on Anxiety, Fear of Missing Out, Memory, and Self-Esteem, Anna Destino

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Are they Young, or are they Different? A Comparative Study of Voting Millennials and Baby Boomers, Benjamin Jones

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The Effects of Common Treatment Modalities on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), Jessica Koontz

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Feeding Biomechanics in Esox lucius.: Prey Capture Kinematics and Performance, David Lagueux

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“Navigating the Impact of Trauma in the Classroom: An Analysis of the Trauma-Informed Care in Three Alternative Public Schools”, Hanna McWilliams

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Socioeconomic Influences of Property Crime Rates: A Study in Virginia’s Counties, Mary Passley

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Autonomous Watercraft Simulation and Programming, Nicholas J. Savino

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Exploration of Prostate Cancer Cells: The Significance of Active HERV, Dakota Shepherd

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Police Officers Killed or Assaulted in the Line of Duty from 1998 to 2015, Kacie Smith

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A Tale of Two Bonnies: Comparing "Lost Cause" Narratives and Post-War Memory from the American Civil War and the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion through Art, William Tharp

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Manipulated Memories: Post-War Confederate and Jacobite Memory through Art of the Homefront, William Tharp

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Los peligros de echar una mano económica: México, el FMI, y el Banco Mundial, Hannah Wolf

Theses/Capstones from 2018

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Evaluating Effects of Gene Mutations and Light Intensity on Arabidopsis thaliana Development, CarolAnne Bekus

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Analysis of 2016-17 Major League Soccer Season Data Using Poisson Regression with R, ian d. campbell

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Effects of Daily Forced Exercise on Anxiety of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Living in Impoverished Environments, Meagan Collins

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Examining Manganese Oxidation in Bacteria through Bioinformatics and Environmental Sampling, T'onna Collins

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The Immediate Effects of Abdominal and Core Exercise on Balance for College-Aged Dancers, Katharine Cusack

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A Socioeconomic Valuation of Urban Wetland Ecosystems and Policy Recommendation for College Lake, Michael Dunmyer

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Running performance and mental toughness in task vs. time-oriented exercise bouts., Logan Evans

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Creating a Predictive Model for Flowering of Virginia Orchid, Cypripedium pubescens, Emily Horton

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Predictors of sleep quality: Depression, anxiety, and sleep self-efficacy, Rayanna Johnson

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Monetary Policy Implications of Cash, Other Money Supplies, and Cryptocurrencies in Singapore: A Growing Cashless Society., Sarah Kesler

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Political Affiliation and White Privilege: The Effect of Exposure to Symbols of Political Affiliation and Race on Perceptions of White Privilege and Anti-Black Discrimination, Hannah Knechel

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The Effects of Exposure of Political Affiliation and Race on Perceptions of White Privilege and Anti-black Discrimination, Hannah Knechel

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Analysis of GDP using Linear Regression, Ryan Mayolo

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The Effects of Inhibiting PI3K on Tumor Suppressor Gene p53 and Cell Proliferation, Kelsi Peters

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That’s Not Funny: The Effect of Exposure to Sexist or Feminist Humor on Rape Myth Acceptance, Gina Romano

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Quantifying Nitric Oxide Production in Platelets using a Griess Reagent System, Chelsea Shultis

Theses/Capstones from 2017

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Policy Liberalism in the American States, William J. Browning

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An Analysis of the Sex Offender Registry: Compliant and Non Compliant Sex Offenders, Jordan Cindrick

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Foreign Aid Allocation and Impact in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): A Cross-Country Analysis of Foreign Aid Impact on GDP Per Capita and Life Expectancy, Ancito Etienne

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The Relationship Between President Obama's Foreign Policy Decision Making Process, Public Opinion, and International Pressure: Guantanamo Bay, Intervention in Libya, and the Drone Program, Emily Harmon

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The Relationship Between President Obama's Foreign Policy Decision Making, Public Opinion, and International Pressure: Guantanamo Bay, Intervention in Libya, and the Drone Program, Emily Harmon

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Social Services in Campbell County: The Issues and Concerns with Labeling and Its Impacts on Funding and Equality, Lindsey Lewis 7908671

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Displays of Power in English Tudor Painting, Laura Meisner

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TJUKURPA: Contempory Australian Aboriginal Paintings from The Central Desert, Shelby K. Miller, Casey Altamuro, Kimber Butler, Isabella Hudson, and Hunter Moore

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GROWING PAINS: AN HONORS THESIS OF CREATIVE WRITING, Angelica L. Santiago Gonzalez

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The Intersection of Politics and Theology: Reading Augustine in Light of Augustine, Landon P. Wilcox

Theses/Capstones from 2016

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THE WEIRD AND THE WONDERFUL: POETRY DEDICATED TO EXPLORING SOCIAL STEREOTYPES SURROUNDING MENTAL ILLNESS AND THE MISFIT, Sarah Grace Bryant

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Comparative Study of British-Argentine Relations and Chinese-Argentine Relations: A Look at Core-Periphery Models, Maggie Flynn

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SETTING THE NETS, April Elizabeth Love

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Emotional Responses and Coping Strategies Associated with Cyber Victimization via Social Media, Amanda G. Mayhew

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Ethical Dilemmas When Refusing Medical Treatment: Modernized Bioethical Principle of Autonomy, Melissa A. Micek

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A Response to Glaucon’s Challenge: The Sachs Problem and the Account of the Tyrannical Man, Matthew Myers

Theses/Capstones from 2015

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UNDER ARMOUR CONSULTING REPORT, Heather Dommer

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Religión, género y contradicción: la motivación de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Kendall Faris

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Stopping at Stoppard: Decompositional Linguistic Models and Deconstructionism in Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound and Arcadia, Erin Gough

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The Skinny on Eating Attitudes, Body Image, and the Thin-ideal in College Women, Lyndsay N. Greene

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Kierkegaard on Truth, Caroline Moore

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Gender through the Generations: Changes in the Representation of Women in Spanish Advertising, Andrea Muransky

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The Legitimacy of Fundamental RightsAsserted Using Substantive Due Process: Privacy, Abortion, Sodomy, and Marriage, Jamie Kainalu Nakoa

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Where Have All the Young Voters Gone?, Jordan Nunn

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THE ODYSSEY'S RE-VISION: FEMALE AGENCY AND WOMEN SHAMING WOMEN IN MARGARET ATWOOD'S "HELEN OF TROY DOES COUNTERTOP DANCING” AND THE PENELOPIAD, Deirdre Scanlon

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Factors that Influence Perceptions of Others: An Emphasis on Down syndrome, Briana J. Walls

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Is That Feminism I Hear: Recognizing Feminist Language, Lavender Williams

Theses/Capstones from 2014

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Mitigated Skepticism Explanations and Why Its Valuable, Shane Crouch

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Dating Violence on the College Campus: Exploring Student Perception and Awareness, Patrice Gibson

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Seeking a Comprehensive Worldview: The Religious Seeker in the Modern World, Michael Gregory

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Seeking a Comprehensive Worldview: The Religious Seeker in the Modern World, Michael Gregory