This collection includes college honors projects completed by University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students who were approved to graduate either summa cum laude or magna cum laude from December 2012 forward.

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Theses from 2016

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Bipolar cell dendritic morphology analysis in mice with model retinitis pigmentosa., Simra Ahmed

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The priorities and accomplishments of Kentucky legislators : is there a gender difference?, Amanda Allen

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A world in flux : envisioning climate change from an ecocentric perspective., Katlyn Brumfield

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“Divest now!” The student divestment campaign at the University of Louisville : a crusade for equality., Chris Burns

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The effect of interspecies signaling on Stenotrophomonas maltophilia growth., Zachary Ethan Dickinson

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Cycling around the car : an analysis of America’s car culture, cycling for transportation in the Netherlands, and an exploration of policy solutions., Stephanie Dooper

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Filifactor alocis, a newly appreciated oral pathogen, fails to induce the respiratory burst response of human neutrophils., Jacob S. Edmisson

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Habeas Corpus and the exceptions clause : exploring intergenerational institutional struggle., Kevin Grout

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Lung cancer-related emotional growth : the role of coping styles and prior trauma., Moriah Horn

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The effect of Medicaid expansion on emergency department utilization in Kentucky., Anmol Kanotra

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Characterization of plethodontid TIMP-like protein (PTP) and its role in tissue remodeling during pheromone gland development., Andrew Knight

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The state of tobacco : a remote sensing approach to understanding tobacco crop production in Kentucky., Laura Krauser

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Effects of talker variability on spectral contrast effects., Asim Mohiuddin

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A survey of the Cuban government’s prospects of attracting foreign direct investment., Philip Moore

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Obergefell v. Hodges and support for same-sex marriage : changes in national and state public opinion., Adria Neal

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Whiteness in contemporary feminist campaigns : Free the Nipple., Laura Patterson

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The Western diet's negative impact on the health of the Pacific Islands., Jessica Ruikka

Theses from 2015

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Facing technology : creative solutions to real-world problems., Taylor Juanita Beisler

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The Chinese civil service examination's impact on Confucian gender roles., Albert Oliver Bragg

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The mankurt remembers : the politics of language in Kazakhstan., Paige Brewer

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Correlation between crime and vegetation : a case study of Jefferson County, Kentucky., Yi Ling Chan

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Kentucky mineral spring resorts : an archaeological reconnaissance of medical trends and land use., Sara Marian Deurell

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The consequences for children of incarcerated parents., Lashawn Ford

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The effects of perceived enjoyable activities on cognition in late-life., Hannah D. Gardner

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The impact of evaluative pressure and higher working memory capacity on sensorimotor skill performance., Lauren Grant

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Swimming behavior in temperate forest ants., Sarah Frances Handlon

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Electrocatalyst decorated hematite nanowire arrays for photoelectrochemical water splitting., Erica James

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Role of ribosomal biogenesis in axonal morphogenesis., Nicholas McChesney Lynch

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Thrombospondin-1 decreases NO-mediated vasodilation in coronary arterioles in advancing age., Grant McKenzie

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Finding a resolution : religion's role in resolving man's internal dyad., Marianna Michael

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Effects of intergroup anxiety, and outgroup tolerance and trust on intergroup contact quality among emerging adults and adults in Bosnia and Herzegovina., Carli J. Mosby

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The effect of predator positioning and related angles on the flight-initiation distance and refuge choice of the eastern gray squirrel., Lindsay Nason

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Making theatre special without special effects : You better sit down : tales from my parents' divorce., Anna Neikirk

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The effects of international laws on modern day slavery., Sadmira Ramic

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Bilingual intercultural education in Ecuador : education as a means of language revitalization., L Danielle Robinette

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Goodnight moonshine : the lasting effects of prohibition on the United States., John Slack

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James Wilson and Anglo-American customary constitutionalism., Sean Allen Southard

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Relation between intergroup anxiety, depression, intergroup contact quantity and quality in Northern Ireland adolescents., Austin L. Stethen

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An act of creation : solo storytelling of Greek mythology., James Thompson

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A new tradition : understanding Othello through the performance of Emilia., Megg Ward

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The electoral victory of John Bell and the constitutional Union in Kentucky, 1860., Samuel Thomas Whittaker

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Holocaust etiquette, myth, and metanarrative : representations of Nazism in contemporary comics., Tessa Withorn

Theses from 2014

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The impact of mindfulness and test anxiety on academic performance., Mariam A. Altairi

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Identification and expression analysis of sugar transporters in microbotryum violaceum., Jared Morris Andrews

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Some place to be that's not on the map : Chuck Palahniuk's demarginalization of the gothic monster., Morgan Blair

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Microgenomic approaches to identify clinically relevant gene signatures that discriminate histologic types of breast carcinomas., Sean Thomas Butterbaugh

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Building reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina : the effects of ingroup identification, outgroup trust, and intergroup forgiveness on intergroup contact quantity., Branka Damjanovic

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A mindfulness-based intervention to reduce stress in undergraduates., Dirk Anthony Dorsel

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Sovereign democracy : Russia's response to the color revolutions., Sarah Fisher

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Virginia's pursuit of self-government : the effects of the civil war and interregnum on England's first successful colony in North America, 1652-1660., Lloyd Franklin Fowler

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Women's activism and social networks in post-genocide Rwanda., Michelle Cecelia Marie Fox

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Concealment and construction of knightly identity in Chretien's romances and Malory's Le Morte Darthur., Taylor Lee Gathof

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Comparative analysis of varying theoretical frameworks in Argentine music therapy., Talia Girton

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Epidemiology and virulence of Clostridium difficile : an evolutionary perspective., Lindsey E. Hastings

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Developing a cardiomyocyte proliferation probe utilizing non-degradable CKAP2., Suraj Kannan

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Infall as a function of position and molecular tracer in dense cores., Jared Alan Keown

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Examining the effects of saccade execution and handedness on proactive interference., Montgomery A. Kroger

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Kentucky politics : where are all the women?, Carrie Mattingly

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Is it the thought that counts? : investigating children's understanding of helpfulness, effort, and utility., Danielle McCarty

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The human immune response to the flagellins of Burkholderia dolosa., Molly McDonald

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Portrayals of mental illness and physical disability in 21st century children's animation., Amy Sue Marie Miller

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Interactions between human neutrophils and mycobacterium smegmatis : a comparative general analysis., Irina Miralda

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Reflective tales : tracing fairy tales in popular culture through the depiction of maternity in three “Snow White” variants., Alexandra O'Keefe

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Imperial masculinities from late Victorianism to early global modernism., Michael Anthony Phillips

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From hip to hypocrisy : an exploration of the hipster and the cooptation of style., Melissa Rothman

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Working memory, emotion regulation, and effortful control levels in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder., James Rush

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Promoting diversity in the universal : rethinking universal design for learning., Jill Sadowski

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Student government leadership in the 21st century : its importance and why it must be supported., Spencer Scruggs

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The best intentions : does positive parental religious coping moderate the relationship between parental perceived control and child anxiety in African American family dyads?, James V. Simms

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Costume design for the UofL Department of Theatre Arts' production of Tim Robbins' Dead man walking., Rachel Jennifer Siow

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Racial-ethnic identity development in Hispanic young adolescent students : synthesis of literature., Katherine Elizabeth Stemle

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Graphic design in the United States targeting Hispanic consumers., Chelsea Vaal

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"A more perfect union" : exploring the nature and terms of the American Union., Meghan A. Waters

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A retrospective study on the effect of immunotherapy treatment on nasal polyposis., Johanna Haejean Yun

Theses from 2013

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Improving student learning of organic chemistry by the use of case comparisons., Divine-Favour Ekene Anene

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Global-health diplomacy : the social determinants perspective of health approach and the future global policy agenda., Naseem Ansari

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Examining the substrate specificity of factor XIIIa towards peptide substrate modelsaC fibrin domains., Jacob Bell

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Subjective depression and thought disorder in schizophrenia : are they related., Ariel Briggs

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Public health department perspectives on cervical and prostate cancer prevention in southeastern Kentucky., Jordan Danielle Burns

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Handling a social threat : the fate of women beyond Victorian societal definition., Alexandra Clifton

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Ethical imperatives of teaching stress control to promote well-being., Clayton Coleman

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Television and depression., Rachel Marie Cunningham

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Revisiting the achievements of the Ancient Celts : evidence that the Celtic civilization surpassed contemporary European civilizations in its technical sophistication and social complexity, and continues to influence later cultures., Adam Dahmer

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders : identifying family factors, characterizing child behaviors, and evaluating a parent education program., Lauren B. Davis

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Demographic effects on attitudes toward dating violence and the need for legal protections., Kellianne K. Doan

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Injustice and the industrial food system : a structural reconstruction., Alexandra Bree Farrell

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An examination of interest groups : impact on public opinion., Olivia Feldkamp

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An explication of Nietzsche's views on punishment., Erik Jay Hascal

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Political polarization : an exploration of its effects on congressional action and public opinion., Jennifer Henry

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Identity crisis : the development of ethnic identities in South Africa and Northern Ireland and resolutions to ethnic violence., Erran Michael Huber

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Comparing resiliency in early and late-life bereavement., Janna Lynn Imel

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Talking across borders : information and communication technology use among Iraqi refugees in Amman, Jordan, and Louisville, Kentucky., Irene Levy

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The effects of gender on anxiety sensitivity in relation to interoceptive task performances : an exploratory study., Brittany Deanne Miller

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Effects of short term high fat diet on obesity and perivascular adipose structure and function in mice : role of aldose reductase, and aldehyde metabolizing enzyme., Daniel Alan Murphy

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The effect of inversion on infant attention disengagement from faces., Jessica Pence

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Homological algebra : Tor functors, Betti numbers, and free resolutions., Ian Philipp

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Sinusoidal endothelial cell-derived extracellular matrix regulates basal and stimulated macrophage activation., Lauren G. Poole

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Mutant drought phenotype investigation : a look into effects of protein prenylation on water utilization in conditions of varying soil saturation and gene knockout., Casey Rasmussen

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Targeting the anaphase promoting complex/cyclosome to induce mitotic arrest in ovarian cancer., Douglas John Saforo

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The investigation of protonation of [Mo2(NTo)2(S2P(OEt)2)2(SO)(SBn)(O2CMe)], Adria Schwarber