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    • 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 ...
    • 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 

      University of the South (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...