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 or here. View summarized submission instructions (PDF).

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Manuscripts from 2021

Female Perpetrated Violence in Media, Kris Adams

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Sharing Raw Data from Bacterial Genomes for Collaborative Research on the AMPed Server at URI, Deborah Adenekan

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Analysis of Officer Retention and Success in the US Army by Commissioning Source, Daniel Baglini

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URI and Its Students: A Contract for the Provision of a Safe Environment, Danielle Joan Beatrice

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The Public Health Crisis of Alcoholism: What could be done better in Rhode Island?, Carlos Borges

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On the Front Line: URI's Response to COVID-19 and the Role of the Student-Run Emergency Medical Services, Michael C. Brennan

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Exploring the Associations Between Femininity, Burnout, and Health Behaviors Among Middle Age Women, Adelaide Brown

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Reimagining Non-Profit Communications: The Importance of A Digital Media Plan for Rhody Outpost, Madeline Burtt

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A Story Told, Carly Caldarella

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Women's Self Perceptions and Fashion Industry Rhetoric, Grace Cody

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Free Speech in the Internet Era: Reviewing Policies Seeking to Modify Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, Jacob Cordeiro

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Rhody Raves: What to See, Eat, and Enjoy Near URI's Campus, Brigid Cullen

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Low Wage Labor and The Undervalued Essential Worker Through The Lens of COVID-19, Alexandra DelPico

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Seeking Asylum in a Modern Society: Global Responses to Latin American Migration, Rebecca Dickinson

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Social Justice Attitudes and Health: A Cross Sectional Study, Edward Donovan

Patterns in Groups' Perceptions of Sex Work, James J. Donovan

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An Anthology on Human Suffering in America: Notes on Black Lives Matter, Katelyn Dubois

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A Look at the Anti-Vaccine Movement and its Impact on Covid-19, Kathryn Ann Famiglietti

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Nutritional Data and Corresponding Performance Impacts of URI Student-Athletes, Abigael Fenbert

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Masculinity in 1990's Post-Cold War American Thriller Films, John Ferguson

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Dual Diagnosis: Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Mood Disorders, Melody R. Gately

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The Impact of Running Intramural Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Eli Goldfarb

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Swimmers’ Upper Trapezius Activation During Shoulder Abduction Compared to Non-Overhead Athletes, Kendra Graham

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A University Forest Fire: Examining the Spread of the Coronavirus through College Social Networks Using a Modified Forest Fire Probabilistic Model, Raechel Griffin

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Bankruptcy and the Debt-Unemployment Relationship: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Gina C.M. Jouaneh

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Equine-assisted Services for Children with Disabilities, Mara Kleinman

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I Saw the Sunrise in Their Eyes: An Endeavor in the Novel Writing Process, Jordan Laferriere

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The Bloody Reality: An Analysis of Menstruation Representation and Perception in the United States from the 1940s-2010s, Aliya Linder

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Health Communication Support in Baseline Health Literacy Research, Owen Manahan

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Effects of a Pandemic on Supply Chain Networks, Richard Mankavech

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The Journey to Reach Herd Immunity: The United State's Efforts Towards Controlling SARS-CoV-2, Natalina Mastroianni

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The Journey to Reach Herd Immunity: The United State's Efforts Towards Controlling SARS-CoV-2, Natalina Mastroianni

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The New Normal: Crisis and Communication In the Age of COVID-19, Evan McAlice

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Rising Costs, Stagnant Prices: How Video Game Companies Truly Earn Profit, Lucas McCulloch

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Taking the Pulse for URI as an Age-Friendly University, Louisa Melchionno

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The Evolution of Women's Opportunities in the Workplace: A Look at the Past to Interpret the Present, Emily Milich

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Climate Change and Vaccines: Distrust of Science in Politics and the Media, Natalie Montalbano

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Analyzing the Impacts of Loss of the FANCA Protein on Chromatin State, Mileena Nguyen

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An Intersectional Analysis of LGBTQ+ Healthcare in the United States, Nicole Niles

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Combating Public Vaccine Misinformation Through an Educational Podcast for Middle and High School Students, Vincent Nocella

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Plato, Aristotle, and the Political Landscape of the Present, Tanner J. Pacheco

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Examination of the Effects of Speech Disorders on Juvenile Delinquency and the Potential Benefits of Speech Therapy for Offenders, Katie Paparelli

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Seeing Color: America's Judicial System, Elizabeth Poulin

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Tomorrow is Not Promised, Dalia Rajeh

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The Association Between Type-2 Diabetes Pathophysiology & Exercise Adherence, Sydney Raymond

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Early 20th Century African American Women's Suffrage Movement in Rhode Island, Katherine Riordan

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“This is (still) a man’s world”: Gender Inequality in Hollywood from the Silent Era to #MeToo, Kiana Ross

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Predicting and Measuring Support for Populism, Jay Rumas

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Project Title: Home Birthing: Analyzing the Value of Home Births to American Mothers, Julia Santini

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Particle tracking reveals Pelagic Red Crabs as indicators of climate-driven range expansion in the California Current, Elizabeth Saraf

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on College Students through an Analysis of Oral Histories, Miranda Segalla

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An Analysis of Forty Years of Gender Archetypes on the American Silver Screen, Xaviera I. Valencia

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Comparative Gait Analysis of Transtibial Amputees versus, Charlotte Vitale

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Fostering Ethical Awareness in Youth: A Technological Game, Ariana Wynn

Manuscripts from 2020

Improving Survivor Support: An Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Intervention, Jean Amore

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The World is our Oyster: Natural Products used in Medicine Today, Michaela Anelundi

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Educating Youth about Relationships through Video Games, Allegra Angell and Daria Cerce

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Let's Talk about Death: An Open Forum for Challenging and Changing URI’s Response to Student Bereavement, Molly Beluk

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“Mortality’s Wilting Flower:” Terror Management Theory and Music in Animated Films, Lauren Bertsch

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Body Image and Dance: Achieving Perfection at Any Cost, Carolyn Bollerman

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Bilingualism's Effect on GPA, Siobhan Bowser

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Gelatinous Zooplankton Response to Interannual Variation in Sea Surface Temperature in New Zealand, Anna Byczynski

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Calf Heath and Oxidative Stress, Samantha Cardin

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Exploring Gendered Attitudes Towards Time as an Economic Resource, Paige Carmichael

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Human Trafficking in the United States, Amanda Centone

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Supporting Student-Veterans Transitioning to College Life, Isabella Channell

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Life in the Medical Field Before, During, and Projected After COVID19, Eliza Clarke

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Oxidative Stress Responses in Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Kaileigh Cloutier-LeBlanc

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Cyber Seniors: Creating a Framework for Program Expansion to RI High Schools, Sarah Cruz

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Cyber Seniors: Creating a Framework for Program Expansion to RI High Schools, Sarah Cruz

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The Culture Shock of Crisis: A Psychological Review, Melody U. DeMers

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The World On Pause: A Children's Book About Living During a Pandemic, Amanda Desmarais

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Marijuana Use During Pregnancy, Amanda Diehl

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Year Long Water Quality Analysis of White Horn Brook, Kevin Dyer

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Can We Make It? Coming-of-Age in a Covid Kitchen, Maila Erickson

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Signatures of tail posture and wagging in dogs skeletons: A new method for identifying domestic dogs in the archaeological record, Kathryn Fish

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Is the Establishment Clause Asymmetrical?, Sam Foer

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Protistan Diversity of Benthic Habitats in Narragansett Bay, Erin S. Frates

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A Review of Epigenetic (Acyl) Modifications to Histones, Ed Gallucci

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Introducing IPE to URI, Julia Gervais

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The Impact of Deep Brain Stimulation on Speech and Swallowing in Patients with Parkinson's Disease, Julia Gluck

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'Gangstas' and Preachers: A Deeper Look into the Code of the Street and Hip-Hop and Rap Music, Alise Greco

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Don't Dis My Ability, Alexis Grosso

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Rethinking the Evolutionary Tree of Life using Machine Learning, Caitlin Guccione

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Understanding the Varying Causes and Effects of Mass Shootings as Influenced by the Media from a Criminological and Thanatological Point of View, Hannah Marie Ilagan

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Taylor Swift Can't Keep Shakin' It Off, And Neither Can We, Sophie Jackson

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Investigating the Role of Student Perceptions of Research with Self-Esteem and Math Anxiety, Jessica Janus

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Tackling Ocean Plastics, Gal Jennings

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Locked Up and Locked Out: True Stories of Individuals Who Experienced the Intersection Between Homelessness and the Criminal Justice System, Jean Johnson

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Metabolomic Investigation of the Putative Probiotic Bacterium Pseudoalteromonas piscicida, Victoria Johnson

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Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Versus Prescription Hearing Aids, Camille Kefor

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The Impact of Unified Sports at the Collegiate Level, Kimberly Kluglein

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Safe Sleep: Developmental Implications for Hospitalized Infants, Katherine Kohlsaat

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The Implementation of Engineering Practices for the Research and Design of a Surfboard and Wetsuit Surf Booties, Ethan Koproski

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Solitary Confinement as Protective Custody, Arielle LaCroix

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U.S. War Crimes and Accountability with the International Criminal Court: A Critique, Johanna M. Leffler

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Late Preterm Infants Progression of Adaptive Functioning Skills from Age 8 to 23, Kimberly L'Etoile

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Socrates as a Philosophical Exemplar, Aria Mia Loberti

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What Went Wrong with Economics?: Milton Friedman, Alexander Meiklejon, and the Reorientation of Freedom, Aria Mia Loberti