Archive for April, 2019

Thesis=Defended

By • Apr 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Today I concluded the longest research project I’ve ever worked on. Over the past year I’ve learned and matured through this project. Additionally, this project has catalyzed my academic career, as I am pursuing a PhD this coming fall! In summary from my study on the light limitation of eelgrass by mud snail egg capsules…
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Abstract: Refrigerators for Economic Development

By • Apr 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Approximately 600 million people in Africa today live without electricity. At current electrification rates, as many as 500 million people within Sub-Saharan Africa will remain un-electrified by 2030. Given that the world’s most persistent strands of extreme poverty also reside within this region, it’s no surprise that energy poverty is a major barrier to social […]

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Research in the 11th hour: Snail Collecting and Egg Laying

By • Apr 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

  With my student research grant I set out to test the inhibitory effects of mud snails on eelgrass in the context of climate change. Specifically, I wanted to see if mud snails change their oviposition preferences with increasing temperature. Two weeks ago my advisor and I went to Cape Charles on the eastern shore […]

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Women in The Waste Land: Part One

By • Apr 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Fertility and Sterility: Women in The Waste Land “‘You gave me hyacinths first a year ago; ‘They called me the hyacinth girl.’ —Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden, Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not Speak, and my eyes failed…” – The Waste Land After World War I,…
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Abstract

By • Apr 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

“Is there a higher mortality rate for Black incarcerated women compared with non-incarcerated Black women?” I will look at issues affecting maternal mortality in the US and globally and examining social, economic and political factors that affect maternal mortality. The maternal mortality rate for black women is extremely high and it is important to determine […]

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Breaking Staff Notation (Sheet Music) to Reveal Its Presumptions About Music

By • Apr 28th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have grown up listening to and making western music. It is so much of a part of me that it is sometimes hard to imagine what other forms music can take. Just in traditional five-line staff-notation, certain assumptions must be made about what music is. But these assumptions can be broken, which can cause problems when […]

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April Update: The Post-Defense Life

By • Apr 26th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

On Wednesday (April 24), I had my defense in the History Department Library. I had spent the day prior preparing, rereading parts of my thesis and outlining answers and points for possible questions Professor Corney said may come up. Honestly, there is no way to really prepare for your defense; after working on it for…
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Mentors & Children of Incarcerated Parents

By • Apr 25th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As of 2010, approximately 1.9 million US children had a parent currently in prison, with the number of children who had experienced parental incarceration at some point in their childhood estimated to be around 7% of all US children (Wakefield & Wildeman, 2018). This rupture in attachment is linked to relational, psychological, and behavioral difficulties, and…
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Abstract, Children’s Experiences During Simulated Visitation Experiences, Rita McInerny

By • Apr 25th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Abstract Children of incarcerated parents are at higher risk for negative developmental outcomes than their peers, such as substance abuse, academic difficulty, and mental and physical health concerns (Poehlmann-Tynan et al., 2015). While previous research has shown that parent-child visits are a contributing factor to the well-being of children with incarcerated parents, the quality of […]

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Abstract: Thyroid Hormone Receptor

By • Apr 24th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi everyone, welcome to my Honors blog! Over the next few weeks, I will be researching the thyroid hormone receptor. Through this blog, you will be able to see my updates and results as I learn more about this exciting protein. I cannot wait to share my results with all of you. The thyroid hormone receptor (TR) is a…
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