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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Transformative Power of Social Entrepreneurship, Kathryn E. Polio

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The Consequences of Plan Colombia: Domestic Drug Policies in Colombia, Brittany T. Reid

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Management plan to promote advanced regeneration of chestnut oak (Quercus prinus) and red oak (Quercus rubra) in the upland forests of the Mohonk Preserve, Eastern New York, Fiona Robins

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The Third Dimension of Power within Education Based NGOs in Nicaragua, Emily Catherine Roseman

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Interpreting Innocence: Romantic Thought in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Rachel S. Ryan

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Apocalyptic Simplification as Human Renewal: Examining the Tropes of Hope found in Post-Apocalyptic American Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Elizabeth Frieda Sangree

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Going West: An Interdisciplinary Study of Marfa, Texas, Martha Schnee

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Aging in Japan: An analysis of the growing vulnerability of the elderly in the context of the Tohoku Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011, Hannah T. Siegel

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UNDER THE COVERS: Deconstructing the Presentation of the Human Reproductive System in Secondary Biology Education, Alexandra M. Skaperdas

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White Privilege: A Study of White Students' Racial Awareness at a Predominantly White, but Historically Inclusive Institution, Quincy Elizabeth Snellings

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"Infinitesimal Progress": Rethinking Bergsonian Modalities of Time in William Faulkner's Novels, 1929-1932, Beau P. Sperry

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“To my virginity!”: Queerness, Silencing, and Dominicanity in Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Nicholas Jason Steverson

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What Role Did the Sassanid Empire Truly Play in the Fall of the Western Roman Empire? Exploring Divergences in Causal Frameworks, Nicholas Vladimir Strunc and Nicholas Vladimir Strunc

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Tourist or Traveler? An Examination of Local-Outsider Relations in Patagonia, Lucy Kaplan Triedman

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"The Way We Gaze On A Loved One": Lessons in Ecological Consciousness from American Science Fiction, Shana AvRutick Wallace

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Analysis of Sediment Traps in Linnévatnet, Svalbard for Reconstruction of Annual Sediment Flux and Lacustrine Processes, Tess L. Walther

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Decreased Attentional Abilities are Related to Dissociation in Undergraduates: An Exploratory Study of Dissociation, Cognition, Sleep and Mood, Hannah L. Weiss

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Controlling Birth Control: Media Representations of Contraception in the 1960s, Anna Forest Whetzle

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Isotopic analysis of the role of the cyanobacteria, Gloeotrichia echinulata, in the nitrogen cycle and water quality of Lake Auburn, ME, Amy C. Wyeth

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Bedrock Geology of the Mt. Dartmouth 7.5' Quadrangle, New Hampshire, Sarah Mei Xiao and J. Dykstra Eusden

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The Gentrification of Munjoy Hill, Felix Xie

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Evaluation of the ubiquitin-protein ligases UBE3A and DTX3L as mediators of EMCV 3C protease concentration, Joshua T. Zimmer

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Microbial Isolates on Waiting Room Toys in Two Maine Pediatric Clinics, Zachary D. Abbott

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Scottish Nostalgias: Evocations of Home in the 1990s Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, and Kathleen Jamie, Kathryn A. Ailes

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Neuromodulatory Effects of Delta Opioid Receptors on Accessory Olfactory Bulb Processing, Abigail Jane Alexander

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An Investigation of Quantum Dynamics in a Three-Level Bose-Einstein Condensate System, Saad J. Ansari

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Same Sex Relationships and the Right to Intimate Association: Developing an Alternative Constitutional Framework in Support of Gay Rights, Evan L. Binder

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Scotland within Empire: the Quest for Independence with or without Union, Michaela E. Brady

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Why Haiti?: A case study of human processes in a "natural" disaster, Lucy Louisa Brennan

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The Use of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in a Baseline Characterization of the Input Streams of Lake Auburn, Jordan J. Buetow

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Materiality and the Literary Letter, Alexandra McDowell Carley

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A Chemical Method for Testing Total Phosphorus, Bridgette Krishna Chandhoke

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Petrographic Analysis and Tectonic Implications of the Plutons in the Gilead 7.5 Quadrangle: Connections to the Piscataquis Volcanic Arc and Sebago Batholith, Saebyul C. Choe

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Detroit's Development of a Rebellion: Understanding the 12th Street Rebellion in a Spatial Framework, Jedd Daniel Countey

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In the Interest of Coexisting: Evaluating Industrial Agriculture Using Paul Taylor's Theory of Environmental Ethics, Caroline Serena Daniels

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The Disproportionate Effects of Environmental Toxins on Women: A Study of Love Canal and Breast Cancer Exposure in Relation to Environmental Justice and Ecofeminism, Hadley P. Dawson

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Urbanization, Racism and the Environment: Identifying the Effect of Racism-Driven Uneven Development on Environmental Injustice in Cape Town, South Africa, Sarah J. Dik

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A Sustainability Assessment of Bioenergy as a Potential Primary Energy Source for Maine and Bates College, Catherine Elizabeth Dioli

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An Evaluation of the Ecological Effects of Wind-Powered Facilities on Bat Fatalities in the United States, Rakey Drammeh

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Monitoring Sedimentation Patterns and Inlet Migration at Popham, Seawall and Small Point Beaches, Phippsburg, Maine, Sara May El Assaad

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Family Planning and Democratization: The Employment and Impact of Foreign Intervention in Kenya, Laura M. Entwisle

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The Power to Envision Change: Art as Environmental Activism, Sonja Raven Favaloro

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The Anthropology of Think Tanks: Democracy Promotion in Egypt after the 2011 Uprisings, Sabina Erika Lee Frizell

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A Wooden Alternative: Examining the Environmental Impact of the Production of Surfboards, Tyler H. Grees

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A Study of Matter-Wave Diffraction in Bose-Einstein Condensates for Atom Interferometry Applications, Yang Guo

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Assessing the Landscape: In Search of a Coherent Value Theory for Environmental Ethics, Alex J. Hamilton

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Assessing the Landscape: In Search of a Coherent Value Theory for Environmental Ethics, Alex J. Hamilton

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Using LiDAR to Map the Geomorphology of the Swift River Region of the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire, Cameron A. Held

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Abstracting Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe's White Rose and River Paintings, Daniel Edward Huston

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The role of the Local in Offshore Renewable Energy Development in the United States: A Case Study of the proposed Cape Wind project in Massachusetts, Sarah Elizabeth Jacobson

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Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Service Losses Associated With Mangrove Conversion Due to Shrimp Aquaculture, Rohan K. Jaffrey

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Edward Abbey’s Indirect Affect on National Park Service Ideology: Abbey’s Literature as “Media” in Parallel with National Park Service “Media”, Gretchen Flora Kaija

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Water Quality and Phosphorus Budget of Lake Auburn in Auburn, Maine, Megan L. Kearns

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I Protest!: A Look into Causes of Protest Responses in Contingent Valuation Surveys, Bo Ra Kim

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Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Water Supply and Sanitation: A Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment in the Context of Africa and Tanzania, Adelaide Sayi Makwaia

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Do Reentrant Processes Facilitate Feature Binding?, Mariya E. Manahova

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Shifting Identities: Analyzing the Effect of Non-Coercive Power on Karen Identity, Benjamin James McCormack

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The More the Merrier: Exploring the Efficacy of Foreign Supernatural Agents as Mechanisms of Compensatory Control, Mary Alice Millard

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El poder de la emoción en una marcha sin fin: Un diálogo con los académicos, la prensa internacional y las palabras de las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, Hannah A. Miller

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Information as a Tool for Invasive Plant Management: Targeting Phases of Invasion, Hannah Bernstein Mitchell

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Design and construction of multi-dimensional optical lattices for 87 Rb Bose-Einstein condensates, Edward Russell Moan

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Critical Speed Analysis of Railcars and Wheelsets on Curved and Straight Track, Joanna Charlotte Moody

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The Ainu Speak of Famine: How Oral Traditions Reflect and Inform Historical Analysis of Changing Food Practices and Trade Relations in Early Modern Period Hokkaido (1603-1868), Joanna Charlotte Moody

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Transplanting Culture Back into Agriculture, Matthew R. Mosca

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The Strategies of Environmental Non Governmental Organizations to Better the Environment in Face of the Laws Restricting NGOs, Kristian Benbow Muldoon Mr.

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Ecopoetry: Evolution and Practice, Kathryn Mulholland

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Education from the Ground Up: Benefits of School Garden Strategies, Derek William Murphy

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Legal Hybridity: Rule of Law under Authoritarianism, Aung Phone Myint

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Climate Refugees: Evaluating and Re-purposing the Term in the Face of Modern Day Vulnerabilities, Anne Ngo

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The Tropical Eigenvalue-Vector Problem from Algebraic, Graphical, and Computational Perspectives, Alex William Nowak

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The Biopolitics of Marriage and Motherhood: Understanding the Transformative Role of White Middle-Class Women in the American Eugenics Movement 1900-1930, Emma Barrett Perkinson

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Finding a Balance for Man and Nature: A Study of Prespa National Park in Northern Greece, Wallis H. Pierce

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The Reign of “King Henequen”: The Rise and Fall of Yucatán’s Export Crop from the Pre-Columbian Era through 1930, Nyle Lucien Rioux

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Heritage Tourism and Local Identity in Greenville, Maine, Anne K. Rockwell

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Right to Know GMO: MOFGA's Campaign in Support of LD718 and its Potential for Replication Beyond Maine, Carole Judith Rosenberg

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Managing Risk in Modernity: An analysis of modern technological risks and risk management techniques, Eric Ruta

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How the Mind Refigures Memory: The Role of Social Construction and Fallibility in the Fictions of Faulkner, Woolf, and Nabokov, Rebecca H. Salzman-Fiske

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Maine summertime blooms: Variability in populations of Gloeotrichia in three Maine lakes, Anabel Rose Schmelz

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Chilean University Students’ Understandings of Dating Violence: A Qualitative Study, Simone H. Schriger

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Religion and the Postmodern in Contemporary North American Fiction, Alexandra T. Sentner

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Human exploitation may not be the cause for the declining size of Patella vulgata (Common limpet): A comparison between the Late Norse and the modern populations of Patella vulgata at Sandwick Bay, Unst, Shetland Islands, UK, Sarah Mae Brennan Silverberg

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The Politics of the Gate: Byzantine City Walls and the Urban Negotiation of Imperial Authority, Samuel Aldred Slattery

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Sex Scandals in Victorian Britain: Moral Codes and National Reputation in Crisis, Rachel Spence

"Another Landscape, Another Tongue:" The Queer Language of Silence in Virginia Woolf's Fiction, Sarah Streat

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LiDAR as a Tool for Lineament Mapping and the Reevaluation of Bedrock and Glacial Geology: Examples from the Mount Moosilauke Region of the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire, Joshua T. Sturtevant

LiDAR as a Tool for Lineament Mapping and the Reevaluation of Bedrock and Glacial Geology: Examples from the Mount Moosilauke Region of the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire, Joshua T. Sturtevant

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The Education of ELL Students in Lewiston, Maine, Malia K G Taggart

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Tribe (™): An Investigation of Ethnic Agency in Sebei, Uganda, Devin Tatro

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Giant in the Hillside: Hip-hop and Copyright Law, Benjamin L. Vanasse

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Depositional Setting and Deformation History of Central-Western Maine: Silurian Stratigraphic Revisions for the Newry-Gilead Region, Sula Q. Watermulder

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Control of Digital Information: Why Privacy Violations Reduce Our Freedom, Stephanie J. Wesson

Theses from 2013

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Social Anxiety and Memory Conformity in Eyewitnesses, Alexandra Abry

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Satire and the Necessity of Locale: Genealogical Readings in Max Beerbohm and Karl Kraus, Matthew Joseph Bettles

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Structural and mechanistic characterization of the integral membrane non-heme diiron protein, alkane monooxygenase, from the oil-degrading bacterium Alcanivorax borkumensis, David Allan Born

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Regulatory Focus Theory and Reactions to Anti-Egalitarian Humor, Stephanie Boyle

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Synthesis and Antioxidant Activity of Phenylpropanoid Glycoside Analogs, Jennifer C. Brown

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Assessing the impact of marine-derived nutrient on nitrogen cycling in Nequasset Lake in reponse to the 2012 migration of anadromous alewives (Alosa pseudoherangus), Chester Chiao, Beverly Johnson, Philip Dostie, and Theodore V. Willis

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Classical Music Education: a transcontinental comparative study of classical music for today’s youth, Jessica Diana Cooper

Macroinvertebrate variability in Lake Sunapee tributaries in relation to abiotic metrics and land cover assessed at three spatial scales, Naomi Janet Crimm

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Thymic Morphology and Increased Apoptotic Rates in Juvenile and Adult Female Mice Following Exposure to Low Levels of Arsenic Early in Development, Isabelle Lane Curran