Recent Submissions

  • Reactions to the Campus Climate Survey: Policy Considerations for Multicultural Students at Sewanee 

    Jennings, Shameka; Nicholson, Emily; Pate, Miriam; Bardi, C. Albert (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    This study sought to explore and assess multicultural students' academic, social and personal experiences at the University of the South. The researchers conducted individual interviews with a standardized set of questions. ...
  • Preliminary Properties of a New Measure of Assertiveness, Strategic Assertiveness and Passivity 

    Mates, Hadley; Pickett, Leigh Anne; Bryson, Catherine; Robb, Jeannette; Bardi, C. Albert (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Extant measures (e.g. Rathus, 1973) conceptualize assertiveness as social boldness and frankness. Studies assessing minority groups in the U.S. (e.g., Hall & Beil-Warner, 1978) with a variety of measures of assertiveness ...
  • The Changing Histories of Childhood Through Imagery 

    Grabarz, Faith (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Histories of childhood have insisted upon a dramatic shift in the way in which children are represented in art from roughly 1700 to 1900. My project seeks to better understand this shift by analyzing paintings produced in ...
  • Flaubert's Language: Limits and Trancendence 

    Nielsen, Emily (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    This presentation, the culmination of an independent study in French literary analysis, examines the presentation of language in the work of the 19th-century novelist Gustave Flaubert. It draws on his novel Madame Bovary ...
  • Sub-solidus hydrothermal alteration in the Elberton & Stone Mountain granites, Georgia: Waves and Cat's Paws 

    Peel, Charles; Shaver, Steve (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    The Elberton granite is a fine-grained granite (1-2mm grain size) composed of 4-7% biotite, 30% quartz, 30-35% Na-rich plagioclase (An15-27), 30-35% K-feldspar, ~ 1% allanite, and lesser apatite, magnetite, sphene, and ...
  • Churches that Look Like Churches: Traditionalism in Recent Catholic Church Architecture 

    Nielsen, Emily (University of thge South, 2011-04-29)
    This paper examines the traditionalist movement in Catholic church architecture in the U.S. over the past two decades. Taking into account the reasons for discontent with churches built in the Modernist style, this paper ...
  • Potential Mountain Lion Habitat on the Domain and Barriers to its Access 

    Mazyck, Mary; Bartenstein, Catherine; Williams, Charlie; Wilson, Elizabeth; Evans, John; Van de Ven, Chris (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Although mountain lions were declared extinct in the eastern United States in 2011, there is continued interest in the possibility of small surviving populations in remote areas. In the last several years, there have been ...
  • The Synthesis and Analysis of Metallic and Semiconducting Nanoparticles 

    Henry, Elizabeth; Miles, Deon T. (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles were prepared using several different synthetic methods. The prepared nanoparticles were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry (CV), differential pulse voltammetry ...
  • Encouragement and Its Effects on Student's Mindsets and Test Taking Abilities in Sewanee University 

    Anyanwu, Ijeoma; Jennings, Shameka; Butler, Elizabeth; Yu, Karen (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    It is common to find that in various real life situations individuals are encouraged with positive, and sometimes negative, instructions before performing any given task. These situations often occur in educational settings, ...
  • Synthesis of CdSe quantum dots using various metal salts 

    Borchardt, Adrienne; Miles, Deon T. (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Several varieties of cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots (QDs) were synthesized using different metal salts (cadmium perchlorate, purified cadmium chloride, anhydrous cadmium chloride, and cadmium sulfate) and water-soluble ...
  • Vernal Pools II: The Influence of Road Salt on Benthic Vernal Pool Communities 

    Dienzo, Patrick; Hayes, Sierra; Vestal, Patrick; McGrath, Deborah; Patel, Ripal (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Vernal pools are temporal bodies of water that provide habitat free of fish predators for diverse microinvertebrate communities, including microcrustaceans,such as fairy shrimp and copepods. Studies have shown that proximity ...
  • Toward Supramolecular Liquid-Crystalline Materials: Synthesis and Characterization of Platinum (II) Acetylide Complexes 

    Taliaferro, Annie; Bachman, Robert (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Bipyridine complexes of platinum (II) complexes have long been recognized to possess a host of interesting, and potentially useful, structural, optical and electronic properties. By elaborating the structure of the bipyridine ...
  • Dispersal of Light Pollution around Tennessee Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 

    Delong, Sarah; Pfeifer, Carson; Evans, John; Van de Ven, Chris (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    This study will involve using a light meter to measure the levels of light dispersal that surround various sources of human produced night lighting and GIS mapping these sources to form a light map of an area of the Sewanee ...
  • Electrochemical Characterization of Platinum (II) Bipyridine Liquid Crystals 

    Brumby, Breland; Bachman, Robert (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Liquid crystalline materials composed of a platinum center chelated by a bipyridine ring and additional ligands have been of immense interest in recent years for their interesting photochemical and electrochemical behavior. ...
  • Does an Apple a Day keep the Autism Away? The Effects of a Gluten-Free, Casein Free Diet 

    Hague, Chris; Volkmar, Fred (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    At the heart of this matter of how to cure autism is where does autism come from? There is no known cause but many theories. Lately in the news you may have heard that the vaccine theory has been debunked but people still ...
  • Yellow Boy Drainage in Sewanee, Tennessee 

    Buist-Baker, Senemeh; Bui, Thao; Stuart, Meghan; Evans, John; Van de Ven, Chris (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Yellow boy forms from iron and manganese oxide precipitating out of stream water and occurs naturally in Sewanee, TN in the outlet streams of the Lake Cheston, Lake Dimmick, and Lake O’Donnell dams. Usually yellow boy ...
  • Predicting Multiflora Rose Habitat on the Sewanee Domain 

    Henderson, Charlotte; Cowan, William; Evans, John; Van de Ven, Chris (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) is an invasive species on the Sewanee Domain; planted as a solution to soil erosion, as an ornamental plant, and to act as a “natural fence” (USNPS, 2010). It can replace original vegetation ...
  • Sedimentary Origins of an 8000 year-old Rock Shelter through Particle Size Analysis and X-Ray Diffraction of Clays 

    Donn, Leila; Shaver, Steve; Sherwood, Sarah; Smith, Ken (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    This geoarchaeological study was designed to determine the sedimentary and anthropogenic origin of an 8000 year-old Warren Point Sandstone rockshelter on the Domain of the University of the South following a 2.5 month ...
  • Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater in Streams Draining a Forested Watershed on the Cumberland Plateau 

    Teasley, Erica; Bennett, Julie; Crider, Callie; McGrath, Deborah; Smith, Ken (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Research has increasingly focused on the excretion of pharmaceuticals into the environment through wastewater effluent. Wastewater treatment at the Sewanee Utility District involves biodegradation of sewage passing through ...
  • Vernal Pools III: Phenology of Spotted Salamander Egg Laying 

    Wakefield, Katherine; Sadler, Callie; Bui, Thao; Higdon, Alexandria; McGrath, Deborah (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Ephemeral ponds serve as predator-free habitat for larvae of several amphibian species that would otherwise be consumed by fish. These temporary pools also contain a variety of crustaceans that provide food for growing ...

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