Highly qualified students are eligible to apply for departmental honors programs during their junior year. Once accepted into a program, students begin work on their individual honors projects. We are pleased to publish those projects in this series.

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Submissions from 2011

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The Role of Receptor Activation and the Inflammatory Response in the Maintenance of Pregnancy and Parturition, Katie Stutz

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Making Makeup Respectable: Cosmetics Advertising During the Great Depression, Danielle Wetmore

Uncle Sam, the Kaiser, and Women: Images of American and German Nationalism and Gender in WWI Propaganda Posters, Allison Woulf

Anti-IL-6 siRNA Therapy Increases Immunosuppressive Cytokine Expression in Human Dendritic Cells, Hiroshi Yano

Submissions from 2010

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The Social Security Reforms in Chile: Can a Privatized System Work?, Daniel Altman

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Reflections Upon Return: White American Students and Study Abroad, Suzanne Burdman

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Quantitative Analysis of Free D-threonines: A Novel Exploitation of L-threionine Aldolase, Marshall Chaffee

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Effects of Progesterone Receptor-B Ablation on Prepartum Remodeling of the Cervix, Tejas Chhaya

Questions of Value: Patterns of Exchange and Morality in Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park", Caitlin K. Clark

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Re-examining Judas: Betrayer or Best Friend?, Samantha Coe

Mathematics is Sometimes Tough to Juggle: A Study of the Mathematics of Juggling, Brent Conley

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Does a Progesterone Receptor Mechanism Maintain Pregnancy?, Jaclyn Cooperrider

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Financial Mathematics: Options, Arbitrage, and the Black-Scholes PDE, Heather Engstrom

"Going All Jackson Browne": Limiting Fair Use and Reclaiming Artistic Integrity In Light of Browne v. McCain, Sarah Gross

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Game Play in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Katherine Hardman

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Shifting Concepts of the "Other" in Modern Science Fiction, Robert Hunter

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Blood Tests on Capitol Hill?, Colin Jennings

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Using Mouse Models to Determine the Effects of Down Syndrome on Mammory Tumors and Lung Metastasis in Mice, Tenley Rawlings

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Substituent Effects on the E/Z Alkene Ratio in Medium-Membered Rings Synthesized via RCM, Cezar B. Rodarte

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"Is There Such a Things as a Detour?": The Study of Language and Comprehension in Charlotte Delbo and Paul Celan, Lauren Rudin

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What are You Looking at? : Gazing at the Non-Western Other, Annika Schaffroth

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Unmasking Mecha Identities; Visual Media Perspectives on Posthumanism in Japanese Popular Culture, Gregory P. Schuster

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Evolutionary Models of Word-Meaning Associations, Daniel Shelby

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Measuring an Elite Opinion Rally in the House of Representatives: President George W. Bush and the 107th Congress, Lauren Sheram

Can Changing Prices Affect Consumer Preferences?, Benjamin Spar

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Hyperbolic Geometry: A Guide to Models and Motion, Danielle J. Strieby

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Manifestations of Male Depression: Theories of (Under) Diagnosis, Laura Tolle

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Progress Towards the Synthesis of Stabilized Carbonyl Oxides, Marisa Gail Weaver

Submissions from 2009

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Investigation of Complemented Transformants of "Kluyveromyces lactis" Temperature Sensitive Cell Division Cycle Mutants RCY426 and RCY435, Elysia Carnagey

Latency analysis of tumor formation and of doxorubicin chemotherapy efficacy in mice with differing levels of carbonyl reductase 1 expression, Alison Davis

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Growing Glucose Minus Mutants on Entner-Doudoroff Pathway Carbon Sources to Explore Glucose-Mediated Catabolite Repression in Sinorhizobium meliloti, Renee DeNolf

Enhanced Doxorubicin Chemotherapy Efficacy in a Carbonyl Reductase 1 Knockout (Cbr1+/-) Mouse Model, Adam Flook

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The Effect of Sex and Background on Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Carbonyl Reductase 1 +/- Mice: A Comparative Study, Megan M. Freeland

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Factoring Large Numbers with Continued Fractions, Matthew S. Frey

Paradoxes in Collective Female Storytelling: A Study of Silence, Voice, Community, and Language in Assia Djebar's Wrok, Clarissa Hadge

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The Great Depression Revisited: How Changing Factor Income Inequality in the 1920s Contributed to the Depth and Duration of the Great Depression, Gabriel Huey

The Influence of Foreign Trade on Morocco's Language Education Policies, Kimberly Junmookda

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Tax - U.S. GAAP - IFRS, Lauren Matta

Analysis on the Korean Wave, Hallyu Phenomenon, and Future Implications, Ji-Eun Mo

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Memory as Re-Vision: The Religious Significance of Ritual, Liturgy, Rhetoric, and Modern Literature, Jessica A. Moore

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Surface Electromyography and Normal Swallowing Force, Lisa O'Kane

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An Investigation of Disaccharide-Induced Osmoprotection in Sinorhizobium Meliloti, Daniel Orr

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What's in Your Integer? Factoring using the Quadratic Sieve and Elliptic Curve Method, Corrine M. Previte

Using Mutants to Explore Glucose-Mediated Catabolite Repression in Sinorhizobium meliloti and Assessing the Differences Between Chemical and Biofertilizers, Adriana Reyes-Gonzalez

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A Not-So-Nuclear Family: I Love Lucy In the Midst of the Suburban Revolution, Jenna Shaffer

Mathematicians Do It Consistently : An Application of Coherentism to Mathematics, Alycia Smith

Role of Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Pregnant Rat Uterine Cervical Ripening, Lindsey Vernon

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The Effects of International Financial Reporting Standards Convergence within the United States, Catherine Williams

Submissions from 2008

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Why Didn't Euclid Think of That?: The History and Development of Geometry in the Western World, Julianne Arends

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Ethnic Banking: Turkish Immigrants in Berlin, David A. Armstrong