Archive for March, 2018

Abstract: The Effects of Medial Prefrontal Cortical Administration of an Orexin-1-Receptor Antagonist on Attentional Performance in Rats

By • Mar 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The brain is undoubtedly the most complex organ in our body. Decades of research have been dedicated to unraveling neural circuitry. In the field of neuroscience, the complete understanding of neural pathways and how they contribute to various cognitive functions requires a comprehensive investigation of the specific components involved. This project will explore key components […]

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The Dimetrodon Dilemma

By • Mar 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Dimetrodon was the apex terrestrial predator of the early to middle Permian. This genus is a “pelycosaur”-grade synapsid, and a member of Sphenacodontidae the most derived family of basal synapsids. This “sail”-backed ancestor of mammals is conventionally depicted with sprawling posture, but this may be incorrect. Its trackways lack belly-dragging marks and its spine exhibits […]

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I have ALL THE SOURCES

By • Mar 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Last month I blogged about how all the best sources for my project went up in smoke as the Confederates were evacuating Richmond in 1865, but how I wasn’t loosing hope. And I have been rewarded for my positive thoughts! To recap, I am researching how African Americans used credit in Virginia in the early […]

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The History of Federal Regulation of Transgenic Crops

By • Mar 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The role of genetically modified crops, specifically transgenic crops, is a current point of contention to those in the US concerned with diet, agriculture, and the environment. While scientists, consumer groups, and individuals each participate in the discussion, I’m particularly interested in the role of the federal government in this conversation. How has the government […]

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Ian Cropley Freshman Monroe Project- Abstract

By • Mar 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Obesity is heavily stigmatized and obese people are regularly stereotyped and discriminated against. Because obesity and obesity-related stigma are so prevalent, it is important to understand obesity stigma and how it is related to self-perception in obese people. Over the summer I will investigate the relationship between prevailing attitudes toward obesity and psychological outcomes associated with […]

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The Fort Wilson Riot: A Case Study of Conflict Between Patriots in the American Revolution – Abstract

By • Mar 29th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My project, The Fort Wilson Riot: A Case Study of Conflict Between Patriots in the American Revolution, will study the Fort Wilson Riot, a skirmish in the streets of Philadelphia between radical and conservative factions within Philadelphia. The only Revolutionary War battle fought within the city limits of Philadelphia, the Fort Wilson Riot occurred within […]

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Abstract: Predict​ ​and​ ​Quantify​ ​the​ ​Effects​ ​of​ ​Job​ ​Outsourcing​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States

By • Mar 29th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

From 2001 to 2015, about 800,000 jobs moved to overseas production. Job outsourcing is beneficial to society, mainly due to how it promotes the specialization of labor, which increases the productivity of industries and thus raises the overall income level. However, job outsourcing can expand the gap of inequality in society, since specialization mainly raises […]

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Monroe Project Blog Abstract: The Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids to Regulate the Chemical Function of Protein Arginine Methyltransferases

By • Mar 29th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This summer I will be returning to the Young biochemistry lab on campus at William and Mary to continue my research endeavors. As a returning member of the lab, I bring with me the basic knowledge of most relevant lab procedures and techniques. This gives me an edge during my research period, as I will […]

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Monroe Project Blog Abstract: The Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids to Regulate the Chemical Function of Protein Arginine Methyltransferases

By • Mar 29th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This summer I will be returning to the Young biochemistry lab on campus at William and Mary to continue my research endeavors. As a returning member of the lab, I bring with me the basic knowledge of most relevant lab procedures and techniques. This gives me an edge during my research period, as I will […]

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Slow Food in a Fast Food World: American Collegiate Chapters’ Approaches to Food Production Issues

By • Mar 29th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The Slow Food movement began in Italy in 1986 in response to the opening of a McDonald’s in Rome. The organization encourages the production of foods that are “good, clean, and fair.” Its supporters believe that food should be high-quality, local, organic, healthy, and produced in a humane and environmentally-friendly manner. The group’s primary aim […]

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