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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Scholarship Sewanee 2011 Abstracts 

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  • Being constrain'd with dreadful circumstance: The Violence of Identity in Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece 

    Nelson, Amy (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    In the catalogue of William Shakespeare’ s female characters, one critical attribute (perhaps surprisingly) can be found among nearly all of them: a consistent identity (Paulina’ s assertive determination and Desdemona’ s ...
  • 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 ...
  • Organic Gardening at Sewanee 

    Jones, Arden (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Sewanee’s community garden was cleared for agriculture in 1898. The 2011 Soils and Cultivation class utilized the garden’s student section this spring, and after clearing overgrowth and establishing raised beds, organic ...
  • Fire on the Mountain 

    Ward, Bestor; Hogsette, Forrest; Schutte, Clay (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    In 2010, prescribed fire was used following tree thinning at two sites on the Domain in an effort to promote oak regeneration. In compartment 46, fire was applied to the site in April and May 2010 and post-treatment seedling ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Professors' Perceptions of Students' Academic Success based on Students' Race and Clothing Formality 

    Weber, Marcela; Phillips-Pitts, CJ; Bardi, Al (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    First impressions often have lasting effects on perceptions of other people (Rule, Moran, et al. 2010, Rule & Ambady 2010). First impressions of physical appearance can even affect whether a person is hired for a job ...
  • Cyberbullying: The New Way to Bully 

    Clark, Sarah; Dashiell, Caroline; Ferrell, Elly; Lambert, Catherine; Logan, Laura; McManus, Johanna; McNaughton, Caitlin; Rolfe, Matney; Hamby, Sherry (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    : To identify up-to-date trends in cyber-bullying and highlight the risks, consequences and contexts of cyberbullying in 2011. METHOD: We held four focus groups lasting approximately one hour each. A total of 45 ...
  • Challenges and Resources of Survivors of Domestic Violence 

    Clark, Sarah; Hamby, Sherry (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Advocacy for battered women often focuses on physical danger, but more attention needs to be paid to other familial, financial, and emotional risks. Research to date has likewise paid little attention to victims’ strengths ...
  • 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 ...
  • Vernal Pools IV: Effects of Depth and Temperature on Pelagic Community Composition 

    Teasley, Erica; Hazelhoff, Ian; McGrath, Deborah (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Vernal pools, in broad terms, are rain-fed wetlands that develop in shallow depressions over impervious surfaces (Keeley and Zelder 1998) and are a hot spot for invertebrate, salamander, and bird diversity (Scheffers, et ...