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Browsing Scholarship, Student (Honors Theses) by Issue Date

Browsing Scholarship, Student (Honors Theses) by Issue Date

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  • Sloane, Kristin E. (2000-05)
    Pine Hill is a tract of land that is used often by Alfred University students and faculty, but its history has not been well recorded. The forest has been mentioned fondly in diaries and memoirs of students and faculty, ...
  • Pellicciotti, Michael (2000-05)
    The Student Senate has been the student government of Alfred University since 1906. This thesis shows, through a historical record of Student Senate, how national issues correlate with Senate's structure and its issues. ...
  • Williams, Brett (2009-05)
    This paper looks at the political theories of Locke and Hobbes and compares them. It then tries to draw some conclusions from their theories and apply those conclusions to our current lives. Social contract theory is a ...
  • Keith, Tory (2011-12)
    Extract from the thesis: "It is not until we grow, and see the world we have built for ourselves crack from the pressure, that we begin to understand the extent to which our views have shaped what we allow ourselves to ...
  • Dannick, Samantha (2012-04)
    Of the multiple ways to approach conflict resolution, the sport-based and faith-based models discussed in this thesis are only two of the many options. That being said, they are two very dissimilar approaches. What can be ...
  • VanderWeide, Kaitlin (2012-05)
    The race to discover the solution to genetic disease has been a long one; only recently has it come to look like it is a race that may actually be won. Zinc-Finger Nucleases (ZFNs) are synthetic enzymes that can be designed ...
  • Ventura, Annmarie (2012-05)
    I began the process of collecting books with the hope that by transforming them into visual art I would better understand why I loved them so much. The way they smell, the colors, small black letters on white pages helping ...
  • Zajac, Michelle (2012-05)
    In search of authenticity, I have begun to question the different aspects that make up life. Perhaps life is merely an array of experiences felt through time. The concepts of experience and time are both universal and ...
  • Streisel, Jessica (2012-05)
    In an effort to understand how the foreign-language-learning process works, I taught a series of Spanish lessons to a group of 21 fifth-grade students. Using the Total Physical Response Storytelling method, developed by ...
  • Pellicciotti, Anne (2012-05)
    My thesis is a creative nonfiction piece in the subgenre of travel writing. In this small collection of essays, I have written about my experiences of traveling abroad in Florence, Italy. I am working from true experiences ...
  • Kuntz, Kara (2012-05)
    For my honor's thesis, I surveyed Allegany County farmers on their perceptions of abandoned land, with a goal of discovering how they felt personally affected by land abandonment and what personal factors (socio-political) ...
  • Rice-Mitchell, Ean (2012-05)
    I examined the effects of environmental variables on benthic macroinvertebrate community structure in four stream catchments in the Upper Genesee Watershed of Allegany County. I proposed that some variables would be more ...
  • Maffey, Jessica (2012-05)
    My work consists of images of the type of people I have had the most experience with: 20-something year old, white, middle-class men. Almost all of the images are of my closest friends, or of other young men I am around ...
  • Dunscombe, Hannah (2012-05)
    Observational drawing is the artist's way of discovering his or her surroundings. In order to explore this, I constructed an accordion-fold sketchbook and filled it with drawings done around upstate New York. In order to ...
  • Grove, Zachary (2012-05)
    The premise of the thesis was to develop and articulate several ideas for online or mobile app businesses, with varying degrees of niche customers. I wanted to fit the potential businesses along a continuum of market size ...
  • Koltiska, Katherine (2012-05)
    My work is about finding the center. It is about searching for the calm, appreciating the understated, and celebrating the small moments. There are three major elements: simplicity of form; complexity of meaning; and ...
  • Westfall, Kathryn Chandler (2012-05-07)
    "I collect artifacts of the people, places, and events that hold my roots. My inspiration began with the experience of looking through boxes of unsorted ancestral photographs in my grandmother's attic. I would like people ...
  • Habecker, Kelly (2012-12)
    The modern poet Rainer Maria Rilke speaks to the conflict between the need for community and the desire for solitude. For many modern people in Rilke's Europe, the ability to thrive with the support of community existed ...
  • Ray, Marissa (2012-12)
    During the summer of 2011, I studied France's healthcare system in Avignon, France, as part of an internship working in the medical field. For my research project I recruited 5 individuals who agreed to an in-depth interview ...
  • Garletts, Nathan (2012-12-12)
    Solar sails are a form of spacecraft that achieve movement through radiation pressure from the sun. My Honors Thesis focuses on a 'heliogyro type' of solar sail, which is essentially long thin blades that rotate around a ...

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