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Make Some Noize: Rap as a Form of Political Protest in Russia

Student: Daphne Letherer Majors: Global and International Studies (...

Understanding Behavioral and Emotional Responses to Frames Used by ...

Student: Alysa Tarrant Majors: French and Francophone Studies, Comm...

Laughing Matters: Late-Night Political Comedy Television & Ind...

Student: Nicholas Shereikis Majors: Political Science, Communicatio...

“First the Pain, Then the Rising”: Assessing Student Kn...

Student: Kaci A. Carpenter Major: Communication Studies Minor: Educ...

The Effect of the Status of Women on Sexual Violence Against Women

Student: Emily Davis Major: Political Science Advisors: Dr. Michele...

Redemption of the Gàidhealtachd: The Formation of Highlandism from...

Student: Isaiah Corso-Phinney Major: History Advisor: Jeff Roche, C...

An Investigation of the Counseling Strategies Used by Pediatric Aud...

Student: Morgan Faldowski Major: Communication Sciences and Disorde...

Welcome to the Masquerade: Deception in the Preliminary Job Search ...

Student: Rebecca D. Wells Major: Communication Studies Minor: Music...

A Predictive Model for Coach Firings in NCAA Division I Men’s Bas...

Student: Eli M. Samuelson Major: Mathematics Advisors: Dr. Drew Pas...

Optimizing Crop Rotations and Pest Management Strategies in Agricul...

Student: Madeleine Ferguson Major: Mathematics Minors: Environmenta...

The Identification and Characterization of a Halophilic UvrD Homolo...

Student: Kevin Miller Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology M...

Arguing Over America’s Best Idea: Examining the Congressional...

Students: Anna Medema Major: Political Science Minor: Environmental...

SimCity meets The Lorax: Simulating Community Forest Management

Student: Maya M. Lapp Major: Mathematics Advisor: Dr. Colby Long Me...

The Planar Rook Algebra

Student: Henry Potts-Rubin Major: Mathematics Advisor: Robert Kelve...

“Let It Be” An Examination of the Supreme Court’s...

Student: Robin Perry Major: Political Science Minor: History Adviso...

Spacing in the 5CSRTT Proves Beneficial in Early Levels

Student: Rebecca Warren Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience Ad...

Being Moved by the Wild: A Study of Wilderness Spirituality and the...

Student: Elise M. Nikolich Major: Religious Studies Minors: Chemist...

Ecologically relevant cooling early in life does not affect express...

Student: Anna James Major: Biology Minor: Spanish Advisor: Dr. Shar...

Calculators in the High School Classroom: Anxiety Levels and Attitu...

Student: Kendall Lloyd Majors: Mathematics, Education Advisors: Dr....

A History of Groundwater Contamination and Treatment in Wooster, Ohio

Student: Mason Minerva Major: Geology Advisors: Dr. Alex Crawford, ...

East vs. West: A Study of Orientalist Tropes in Sports Journalism

Student: Ben Blotner Major: English Minor: Communication Studies Ad...

Greenbean Comics: An Independent Study!!!

Student: Samantha Green Major: English Advisors: Christopher Kang T...

Investigating Changes in Protein Ubiquitylation Following Sleep Dep...

Student: Koral Kasnyik Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ad...

The Surge of Religious Polychrome Sculptures in the Golden Age of S...

Student: Samantha Tromba Major: Art History Minor: Education Adviso...

The Scars and the Moon: Theatrical Monologues Telling LGBTQIA+ Stories

Student: Casey Lohman Major: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality S...

The Same and Other Race Effects: The Minority Classroom Experience

Student: Micaela Watson Major: Psychology Minor: Education Advisors...

Sourcing groundwater contamination from possible mine drainage in N...

Student: Alexis Lanier Major: Geology Minor: Ancient Mediterranean ...

A Boolean Model of Microglial Phenotype Transitions Under Acute and...

Student: Bao Chau Nguyen Major: Neuroscience Minor: Environmental S...

How do mothers influence the gut microbiomes of their infants

Student: Kathleen Loftus Major: Biology Advisors: Dr. Sharon Lynn, ...

The effects of melatonin in the glymphatic system in an Alzheimer&#...

Student: Eleni Miliotou Major: Neuroscience Advisors: Dr. Amy Jo St...

What’s in the Water?: Examining Contamination by Poly- and Perflu...

Student: Kyndalanne Pike Majors: Chemistry, Mathematics Advisors: D...

Building Multilateral Military Coalitions: A Study of Bribery and C...

Student: Marina Rae Roski Major: Political Science with an Internat...

Repairing a Nation: A visual exploration into the American debate o...

Student: Desi LaPoole Major: Journalism & Society (self design)...

Through the Looking Glass: a Self Portraiture Exploration of Selfho...

Student: Kelsey Nolin Major: Studio Art Advisors: Bridget Milligan,...

On The Long-Term Future Importance of Investments in Economic Growt...

Student: Pedro Adami Oliboni Majors: Mathematics, Philosophy Minor:...

Scanning and Spending: Examining the Impact of Mobile Payment Penet...

Student: Yuxuan (Katie) Ke Majors: Business Economics, East Asian S...

What a Mouthful! Modeling Geographic Tongue as a Reaction Diffusion...

Student: Margaret McGuire Major: Mathematics Advisors: Dr. R. Drew ...

The Audio-Visual Processing of Horror

Student: Timothy Perales Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience A...

Witch’s Luck

Student: Claire Montgomery Major: English Advisors: Kate Beutner, C...

Remembering the City: An Augmented Reality Deconstruction of Memory...

Student: Thuy Dinh Major: Computer Science, History Advisors: Dr. ...

Thoughts and Prayers or Policy and Action?: The Role Interest Group...

Student: Abby Donohue Major: Political Science Minor: History Advis...

We’re All in This Together: The Relationship Between Ethnic I...

Student: Mia Palmejar-Takaki Majors: Psychology, Communication Stud...

Cashing In On Kaepernick:  A Visual Ideological Analysis of the Co...

Student: Benjamin Ferling Major: Communication Studies Minor: Polit...

Paleoenvironments Containing Coryphodon in the Fort Union an...

Student: Emily Randall Major: Geology Minor: Environmental Studies ...

The Palm Oil Industry – Destructive or Sustainable? Defining Sust...

Student: Henry Epling Major: Environmental Studies Advisors: Matt M...

Mother Nature and Menvironmental Politics: How Gendered Frames Affe...

Student: Grace Montgomery Major: Political Science Advisor: Profess...

Explaining the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity: An Analysis...

Student: Efua Aferiba Hayford Major: Economics Advisors: Dr. Melani...

How Minority Candidates’ Intersectional Identities Affect The...

Student: Emma Cotter Major: Political Science Minor: History Adviso...

The Effect of Violence and Active Gameplay on Recognition of Advert...

Student: Charlie Quigley Major: Psychology Minor: History Advisors:...

Write It Slant: Queerness and Form in The Argonauts and Time Is the...

Student: Eleanor Linafelt Majors: English, Women’s, Gender, a...

The Effect of an Antioxidant Supplement on a Mouse Model of Alzheim...

Student: Jennifer Grossmann Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscienc...

Empty Stadiums, Empty Promises: A Study of the Impact of Mega-Sport...

Student: Brandon Borges Major: Political Science Advisors: Fiacre B...

Compactness Measures for Legislative Districts

Student: Isaac Weiss Majors: Mathematics, Political Science Minor: ...

Contested Commemoration: The Relationship Between Politics and the ...

Student: Alexandria Joyner Major: History Minor: Education Advisor:...

The Song of Siros

Student: John-Paul Richard Majors: English, Russian Studies Advisor...

Parks for the People: A Comparative Analysis of Diversity Engagemen...

Student: Cami Miller Major: Anthropology Minor: Spanish Advisors: D...

Effects of Viscosity on the Isomerization of Calix[4]arene Capped A...

Student: John Nugent Major: Chemistry Advisor: Dr. Paul Bonvallet C...

Documerica: How Environmental Photography Captured an Era

Student: Ingrid Buckley Major: History Minor: Environmental Studies...

Pedagogía Política: Un análisis de la enseñanza de la dictadura...

Student: Emily Beuter Majors: History, Spanish Minor: Education Adv...

Durkheim’s Day in Court: A Sociological Analysis of Supreme Cour...

Student: Libbie Main Major: Sociology Minor: Political Science Advi...

The Continuation of Violence: Analyzing the Retraumatization of Inc...

Student: Eliana Kahn Major: Sociology, Women’s, Gender & ...

Does Age Matter? The Effects of Age Composition on Social Movement ...

Student: Claire Miller Major: Political Science Minor: Chinese Advi...

Chasing Gold Statues: A Study of Kanye West and the Case for Abstra...

Student: Sarah Stutler Majors: Art History, English Advisors: Chris...

Effects of Culture on Mental Health Stigma

Student: Dena Nashawati Major: Psychology Minors: Anthropology, Eas...

An Investigation into the Possible Impact of Early-Life Stress on M...

Student: Sarah Vandenbergen Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscie...

All My N*ggas is Casket Pretty: Projects of Sustainability for Blac...

Student: Sharah “Georgia” Hutson Major: Philosophy Advi...

Britain First: The British Union of Fascists’ Peace Campaign, 193...

Student: Cormac Kelly Major: History Minor: Political Science Advis...