The Senior Honors Project allows undergraduate students to pursue independent research, scholarship, and creative work under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. It culminates in the production and presentation of the student's own substantial creative work.

To submit an electronic thesis, click the Submit Research link in the sidebar. View summarized submission instructions (PDF).

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Manuscripts from 2012

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Répétez s’il vous plaît !: L’enseignement de la compréhension auditive dans la salle de classe, Jordan M. Bessette

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Overcoming Negative Perceptions through an Effective Communication Plan, Amanda Blau

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A Mathematical Model for Dengue Fever in a Virgin Environment, Jason K. Bowman

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Street Sights: Empowerment Through the Written Word, Hillary Brady

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The French Community at URI: A Study of Cultural and Linguistic Identity, Kayla L. Butts

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Breaking Free of Managed Democracy in the United States, Sean Cunningham

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The “Green Eating” Project: A Pilot Intervention to Promote Sustainable and Healthy Eating in College Students, Kelleigh E. Eastman

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Mutation and Complementation of a Cellulose Synthase (CesA) Gene, Ahmed Y. El-Araby

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Moss Mural, Chelsea Fredrikson

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Emergency Preparedness Nursing, Emily A. Ganjei and Patricia Grimes

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Essence, Existence, and Necessity: Spinoza’s Modal Metaphysics, Austen Haynes

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Anonymity and Consumption: How Modern Technology and Pressure Affect the Eating Habits of College Students, Jessica A. Laso

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Hydra vulgaris as a high throughput invertebrate for anti-epilepsy drugs, Bianca Marie Lauro

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Microfinance: A Tool for Poverty Reduction?, Kirsten Leikem

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The Starting Line: Examining Inequality in United States, Tristany Leikem

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Effect of Tai Chi Exercise on Cognitive Function during Weight Loss in Obese Older Women, Alice R. Marolla

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Care of the Self, Foucauldian Ethics, and Contemporary Subjectivity, Christopher J. Menihan

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Road Map to Becoming a Physician Assistant, Maguire J. Miller

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Food Ethics: Traceability in the Restaurant, Jake Monaghan

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Barriers to Latina Access of Higher Education, Marissa Montalban

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The Herring River Estuary: Understanding Salt Marsh Restoration and How to Predict the Response of Phragmites australis to Increased Tidal Flow, Theresa Murphy

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Big Blue and You: An Interdisciplinary Look at Science and the Ocean, a Students Teaching Students Course, Benjamin Negrete Jr., Megan Nepshinsky, and Alexa Kretsch

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Big Blue and You: An Interdisciplinary Look at Science and the Ocean, a Students Teaching Students Course, Megan M. Nepshinsky, Alexa Kretsch, and Benjamin Negrete

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An Exploration into Project Management: A Grassroots Experience in a Developing Nation, Brittany L. O'Brien

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Improving the Quality of Life of a Homeless Person Using Co-Design and Paul Polak's 12 Steps to Practical Problem Solving, Nana Ama Ofei-Tenkorang

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Ban the Bag: Narragansett, Marisa A. O'Gara

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Make It Bright Foundation, Jessica Peterson

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Analyzing Traffic Engineering Applications in the Rhode Island Transportation System to Determine Potential Environmental Sustainability, Michael R. Pezzullo

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Transitional Justice and the Truth Commission in Nepal, Andrea Russell

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Exploring the Function of GT2 in Physcomitrella patens, Tess Scavuzzo-Duggan

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Potential Impact of Herbivorous Fish on Ulva Bloom Biomass, Tanja Schollmeier

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Understanding the Importance of the Zinc Binding Domain in CESA Protein Interaction: Some Assembly Required, Alfred Schupp III

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Roger Williams Park Edible Forest Garden, Mark S. Scialla

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The End of Nowhere: The History of Tuberculosis in RI, Emma G. Sconyers

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Students Teaching Students: LGBTQ History, Brian Stack

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Identifying the Relationship Between Benzene Exposure and the Development of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Jacqueline G. Tally

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Cultural Complexity in Medieval Sicily, Rebecca S. Wrightson

Manuscripts from 2011

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Lived Philosophy: How We Define Ourselves and Our Lives, Molly A. Bandola

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Care of the Self and the Will to Freedom: Michel Foucault, Critique and Ethics, Stephanie M. Batters

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Nonviolence Education in Rhode Island, Gillian Bell

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Navigating the Fourth Dimension: Nonlinear Narratives in Film, Literature, and Television, Jason R. Boulanger

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Development for the Past, Present, and Future: Defining and Measuring Sustainable Development, Max Cantor

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Development for the Past, Present, and Future: Defining and Measuring Sustainable Development, Max Cantor

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Love: A Biological, Psychological and Philosophical Study, Heather M. Chapman

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From Inspiration to Reality- Starting a Business Today, Nicole Christie

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Wrench Yourself, Luca W. Cintolo

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An Environmental and Economic Analysis of the Printing Practices of Periodicals and Publications by the University of Rhode Island and Similar Universities Nationwide, Matthew B. Cotton

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Replicants and Cyborgs: Exploring the Future of Technology Through Science Fiction Films, Lindsay Cox

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Transitional Curricula in Leading Research and Land Grant Universities, James T. Crowley

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What Is a Human Person? An Exploration & Critique of Contemporary Perspectives, Emmanuel Cumplido

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Rising Navies and New World Order, Victoria S. Daigle

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The Perpetual Creation and Provocation of the Self, Krista Damico

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Hong Kong and the Future of Green Energy, Kelly DeAngelis

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The Psychology and Behavior of Consumers in the Fashion Industry, Jessica DeLace

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Healthcare Issues in the United States and Beyond with Existentialist Philosophy, Kristen D'Entremont

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Carbon and Nitrogen Stable Isotopes in Fruits and Arthropods that are Eaten by Songbirds during Migration, Sarah E. Donlan

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Cultural Competency: A Student's Examination of Haiti, Heidi Dotson

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Thought and Verse: French Poetry in Conversation with French Existentialist Philosophy, Maxwell E. Edmonds

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Marketing for a Non-Profit, Katerina Foutsitzis

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Investigation of Improvements in the Quality of Life for Cancer Patients, Joelle M. Gagnon

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The Mind in Motion, Shayan A. Gates

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An Exhibition in Student Leadership: The Academic Alternative Spring Break Experience, Elise M. Glidden Ms. and Ryan Kilpatrick

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Students Teaching Students: Changing the URI Honors Program Pedagogy, Bridget C. Griffith

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Marcuse on The Two Dimensions of Advanced Industrial Society and The Significance of His Thought Today, Michael C. Hartley Mr.

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Determining the Effects of Technology on Children, Kristina E. Hatch

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Alternate Models for Forecasting Hedge Fund Returns, Michael A. Holden

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Esophoria and Exophoria in Relation to Personality, Nicole F. Horn

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Exploring the Effects of Hypoxia on Sulfate Reducing Anaerobes, Annaliese K. Jones

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New York: An Analysis of Current Changes in Party Support, Kerianne E. Kane

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The Importance of Course Offerings on the Topic of Environmental Sustainability at The University of Rhode Island, Sarah Kane

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Not Just Another Tea Party, Nicole Kramer

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Assessing the Cultural Competence of Healthcare Professionals in a Psychiatric Setting, Jean Kulas

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Bond Volatility Transmissions Between United States and European Markets, Seth Kulman

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Effectiveness of the URI Senior Nutrition Awareness Project (SNAP) Nutrition Education Programs with Older Rhode Islanders, Brittany L. Loriquet

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The Implications of Merleau-Ponty for the Human Sciences, Ryan Marcotte

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Classic Tailoring for Women's Wear, Michelle McCarthy

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Heartworm in Canines: Trends in Rhode Island Shelter Populations, Kelsey L. McKenna

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Old Media vs. New Media: Characterizations of Free Speech during Times of War, Jamie A. Mercurio

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La Génération Perdue: Youth Unemployment in France and the Policies Behind it, Katharine L. O'Kane

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The Fabrication of Gender: Concept to Catwalk, Emily J. Pascoe

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Library Marketing and Graphic Design, John M. Passa

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Over the Counter (OTC) Analgesics: A Knowledge and Usage Assessment in College Students, Nicole Patel

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The Union Idea in 21st Century America, Amanda M. Perry

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The Effects of Climate Change on Public Health and the Healthcare Provider's Role in Addressing Climate Change, Allyson J. Pfeiffer

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Democratic Nationalistic Privilege and the Exclusion of Europe's "Gypsy", Eli E. Roth

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The Impact of New Social Media on Intercultural Adaptation, Rebecca Sawyer

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A Comprehensive Study of the Patent Process, Andrew Schicho

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Exceling on the Job, Micah Schwartz

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One for All: Employing People with Disabilities, Krista M. Simeone

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The Importance of Undecideds in the Evolution vs. Creationism Debate, Seth Steinman

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Primetime Crime and Its Influence on Public Perception, Katherine E. Stott

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Understanding Autism, Kaileigh J. Sweeney

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A Case Study on Perspectives, Whitney Tallarico

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Finding Healthy in Affordability, Courteney Tucker

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Seasonality on the Oregon Coast: Avian Faunal Remains from Whale Cove (35-LNC-60), Jessica Watson

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How to Excel in the Fashion Industry, Elizabeth Weaver

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Evaluation of RI Middle School Science Kits in Regards to the RI Grade Span Expectations, Melissa L. Wetzel

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Self-Preparation: From New England to the Mississippi Delta, Emily C. Wojtusik

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Associations Between Diet Quality and Perceived Quality of Life in Overweight and Obese Older Adults, Klara Zolotnitskaya

Manuscripts from 2010

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Understanding the Brain-Drain in the African Diaspora: Focusing on Nigeria, Jessica A. Adefusika