Archive for March, 2013

Abstract: Treatment of Tuberculosis in Rural Zambia

By • Mar 31st, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Tuberculosis (TB) is among the leading causes of death worldwide.  As it predominantly affects people in developing countries, TB has been very difficult to treat sustainably in the areas of greatest need.  With the emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the 1980’s, the prospect of gaining complete control over the disease has become virtually unattainable.  […]



Abstract: Study of African and Australian Archaeoastronomy

By • Mar 31st, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Archaeoastronomy is the study of how past peoples have understood and used astronomical phenomena and incorporated them into their culture. Ancient architecture is commonly studied, as the majority of archaeoastronomical data emerges from the study of …



Differences in Standards for Teaching Evolution and Public Opinion

By • Mar 31st, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Charles Darwin first proposed his theory of evolution by natural selection in 1859. His theory proposed that evolution by natural selection occurs if there is a struggle for survival (typically through competition for resources and a high population gr…



Abstract: Examination of Human Remains from Fontebelle, Barbados, through mtDNA Analysis

By • Mar 31st, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In recent years, DNA sequencing and analysis have become important tools in anthropological and archaeological research, particularly regarding the study of human populations and migration patterns. Because of its high mutation rate and simplicity of i…



Abstract: The Novels of Charlotte Bronte: Fact, Fiction, or Far In-Between?

By • Mar 31st, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Charlotte Brontë, author of the famed Jane Eyre and several less-known works, led a life that has been analyzed endlessly, mostly through her letters and diaries, as well as those of her likewise literary siblings. It is readily apparent that many aspects of her life have been included in her books, such as Lowood Boarding […]



Abstract

By • Mar 31st, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In recent years, the political atmosphere in the United States has experienced drastic polarization, both at the federal and state level.  Not only is this development shown in the media and the national discourse, but also in the way the public votes and the candidates nominated by each party.   This pattern is repeating itself in […]



Abstract: A Comparison of US and UK Health Care Systems Through Nutrition Policy

By • Mar 31st, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

To the great disadvantage of the American people, the US health care system is greatly flawed. International health care systems are comparatively much more cost-effective and the percentage of national GDP devoted to health care in countries such as T…



The Delta Blues, Race, and the Southern Recording Industry

By • Mar 30th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In the early twentieth century Mississippi Delta, work songs and spirituals from the days of slavery gave birth to the blues.  Great musicians like Robert Johnson were recorded by Southern record labels selling “race music” as the genre was then known.  This project will examine the early transition of the Delta blues from a vernacular […]



Abstract: Keatsian Ideas of Beauty and Their Influence on the Oeuvre of DF Wallace

By • Mar 30th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

‘I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of Imagination- What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.‘ John Keats, the famed English Romantic poet, made this statement in a letter he wrote to his friend Benjamin Bailey in 1817. The lines reflect at once many of Keats’s […]



Abstract: Writing Scottish Inspired Short Stories

By • Mar 29th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In 2004, UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, picked the first ever City of Literature.  The organization was looking for a city where literature, publishing, and literary events and festivals played an integral role – a city in which one couldn’t walk a block without passing a bookstore or library.  UNESCO needed […]