Archive for February, 2013

(Abstract) Motherhood and Nutrition: the Impact of Pregnancy on Perceptions of Food Security

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Pregnancy is a nutritionally vulnerable time for both mothers and babies; nutritional demands increase as do the consequences for failing to meet these needs. Growth faltering, improper physical and cognitive development, birth complications, and incre…



“The Pornification of Protest”: Abstract

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In January 2011, Constable Michael Sanguinetti of Toronto said that “Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized” during a talk on crime prevention at York University. These words sparked the SlutWalk protest marches, a movement of rallies around the world protesting both the use of the word “slut” and the… [Continue Reading]



The Lines are Blurred: Abstract

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My research will investigate the phenomenon of economic queues within small businesses (or small franchises) using both classical economic and behavioral economic arguments. The phenomenon of economic queues occurs when price is lower than the market clearing price without any market pressure forcing it to that level (ie. government regulation).  In some models this phenomenon… [Continue Reading]



RenFaires and Who Works There: Abstract

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

I have been a theater person almost my entire life, and, as a result, have been exposed to many different theatrical sub-cultures. Of these cultures, I have found that one of the most fascinating is that of Renaissance Faires. A Renaissance Faire is a …



Abstract: A survey of contemporary Catholic environmental theology

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

While the Catholic Church is well known for its work in social fields such as hospitals, foster care systems, and of course schools run by ruler-wielding nuns, if you were to venture outdoors and question the average pedestrian (Catholic or not) about …



Abstract – Creating and Detecting Ultracold Molecules

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Over the past twenty years advances in technology have allowed atoms to be cooled to temperatures near absolute zero, where they form Bose-Einstein condensates, a new quantum state of matter. Cooling atoms to these temperatures has opened the doors for…



Abstract: American Women Novelists, Education, and Female Culture: 1790-1860

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My Monroe research project will consider the influence of early American female writers on the education of women and female culture in America at the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries. The first American women authors con…



Abstract: Impacts of Social Media on the Chinese Governance

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Research

In 2008, China surpassed the U.S – not in economic size or military spending – in how many people are online. In 2011, there were 565 million English internet users, compared to 510 million Chinese users. Just like in many other countries, Internet has changed the lives Chinese people. Among Chinese web users, it has… [Continue Reading]



Abstract: Wheels at William & Mary: an Adventure in Accessibility

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Over the course of the summer of 2013, I will be working to identify aspects of William and Mary’s campus that could be changed to better facilitate the needs of students, faculty, and visitors with disabilities.  This research is significant because not only is campus inaccessibility a problem for current students, but it could also… [Continue Reading]



Developing a new method to date groundwater and surface water using cosmogenic ²²Na

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Assessing and maintaining the health of freshwater sources is vital for the health of the world’s population. Calculating the age of groundwater and surface water on a local level helps develop an understanding recharge rates, or how quickly water moves through a particular system, a key aspect of describing contamination risks. Sodium-22 is a naturally… [Continue Reading]