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    • Techniques in Vocal Pedagogy 

      Hitel, Madeline; Hitel (University of the South, 2020)
      In voice lessons, teachers often utilize different images and abstractions to help the student with any given concept. For many students, this is incredibly effective. However, there is a complex technical explanation for ...
    • Carryover effects of wastewater treatment reduce anuran success 

      Zeitler, Emma; Cecala, Kristen; McGrath, Deborah (University of the South, 2020)
      Constructed wetlands are a potential solution for wetland mitigation and wastewater treatment due to their ability to simultaneously support native species and provide tertiary wastewater treatment. However, they can expose ...
    • Understanding conservative women in the Trump era 

      Walsh, Lilly; Skulley, Carrie; Swift, Clint (University of the South, 2020)
      The 2016 presidential election was a turbulent one that required many voters, particularly women, to make difficult decisions when it came time to vote. With this in mind, this research examines whether the particular issue ...
    • Shortleaf Pine Restoration at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee 

      Rhinehardt, India; Smith, McRae (University of the South, 2020)
      In upland oak-pine systems in the eastern United States, mesophication is suppressing oak, hickory, and shortleaf pine regeneration. The forests on the Cumberland Plateau are historically a pyrogenic ecosystem, but due to ...
    • The Effect of Presidential Political Affiliation on Economic Conditions in the U.S. 

      Sipila, Alpo; Hawthorne, Dane (University of the South, 2020)
      The goal of this research is to examine the effect of presidential political affiliation on economic conditions in the US. Previous studies focus extensively on the effect of political affiliation on the stock market. We ...
    • Ethanol preference, affective withdrawal and relapse-like behavior in female mice 

      Collins, Victoria; Cammack, Kate (University of the South, 2020)
      Alcohol use disorder (AUD) currently affects over 14M adults in the United States, with ~10% of college students reporting heavy alcohol use within the past month (NIAAA 2020). The students in PSYC350 Drugs & Behavior ...
    • Pharmacological Effects of Neurotransmitters on Earthworm Gut Motility 

      Martin, Caroline; Collins, Victoria; Shelley, Christopher (University of the South, 2020)
      Earthworm gut and mammalian smooth muscle motility can be modulated by neurotransmitters, making the earthworm a useful model to study the pharmacological effects of different neurotransmitters. Research has shown that the ...
    • Institutional Injustice: An Under-explored Form of Trauma 

      Land, Jenna; Hamby, Sherry (University of the South, 2020)
      Objective: This study aims to explore institutional, systemic, and interpersonal injustices found in semi-structured interviews conducted in rural Appalachia. Method: Interviews from a previous study were reviewed for ...
    • Best of the Best: Differentiators in Outcomes of Selective Private Business Schools 

      Crumly, Jonathan; Barry, Michael; Falk, Carter (University of the South, 2020)
      This study investigates the impact of a variety of factors on outcomes for graduates of elite private business schools in the United States from 2015-2019. Results show that tuition, class size, and age, all have a ...
    • Remittances and HDI 

      Olcoz-Amaya, Kevin (University of the South, 2020)
      ABSTRACT. This paper’s purpose is to evaluate how remittances compare to other sources of aid, namely foreign direct investment (FDI) and official developmental assistance (ODA), in its effect on the Human Development Index ...
    • Variants of Glucagon-like Peptide 1 Receptor Modify Intracellular Signaling 

      Dagnachew, Mesgana; Printz, Richard; Niswender, Kevin (University of the South, 2020)
      Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is a peptide hormone that is mostly produced in the intestinal epithelial endocrine cells and released in response to food intake. The actions of this hormone include stimulating insulin ...
    • Fracking and the Housing Market: A Texas Case Study 

      Broeksmit, Henry M.; Jackson, Samuel P.; Shill, Robert D. (University of the South, 2020)
      The Permian Basin is one of the most significant oil and natural gas production basins in the world. With a surge in production in the last decade, the economic impact of oil and gas development in the basin has prompted ...
    • Exploring sex differences in oxycodone place preference in the mouse 

      Pusok, Anna; Minor, Andrew; Cammack, Kate (University of the South, 2020)
      Opioids drugs, like oxycodone, are often used as medicines because they can relieve the pain, but can also cause euphoria and are thus commonly abused and addictive. Research suggests that there are sex differences in the ...
    • Explicit Krein Resolvent Identities for Singular Sturm-Liouville Operators with Applications to Bessel Operators 

      Rung, Donald; Allan, S. Blake; Kim, Justin Hambin; Michajlyszyn, Gregory; Nichols, Roger (University of the South, 2020)
      We derive explicit Krein resolvent identities for generally singular Sturm-Liouville operators in terms of boundary condition bases and the Lagrange bracket. As an application of the resolvent identities obtained, we compute ...
    • Donation After Cardiac Death Liver Transplant with Steatotic Livers 

      Piatt, Jacob; Taner, C. Burcin; Mao, Shennen; Croome, Kristopher P. (University of the South, 2020)
      Background: The obesity epidemic has led to an increase in the frequency with which steatotic donor livers are encountered. The usage of steatotic livers from DCD donors has generally been avoided due to the potential for ...
    • Impacts of Summer Olympics on GDP and Tourism 

      Myers, Mary Kate; Czura, Ellie; Vaeth, Ben (University of the South, 2020)
      It is commonly believed that hosting the Olympic Games generates substantial revenue and has a significant positive effect on a country's economy. In this paper, we examine the long-run economic impact (GDP and Tourism) ...
    • Traditional and Redefined Success of the Janissary Corps 

      Mathews, Charles (University of the South, 2020)
      If you were an Austrian, Hungarian, Venetian, or frankly any soldier fighting during the fifteenth to seventeenth century, there were few enemies you would fear facing more than the Ottoman Janissary. The Janissaries Corps ...
    • Electronic Noise 

      Norton, Hank (University of the South, 2020)
      Electronic noise plagues all of our systems today we use today. What do people mean when we use the term “noise”? What exactly is noise and how does it affect our measurements? Noise by definition is unwanted disturbance ...
    • The Narcissism of the Second Family Bestiary 

      Atkins, Bramwell (University of the South, 2020)
      In the mid-twentieth century, an American poet named Wallace Stevens wrote a poem, at once cute and profound, called “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”. What’s remarkable about this poem is how deftly the poet enters into ...
    • A Review of Interventions That Promote Meaning in Life 

      Manco, Nicholas; Hamby, Sherry (University of the South, 2020)
      Increasing meaning in life in people undergoing various forms of trauma or adversity has shown promise as a means to improve well-being, coping mechanisms, and resilience. The purpose of this review was to characterize the ...