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    • Acute exposure of Roundup is sufficient to induce behavioral changes in larval stream salamanders 

      Bratton, Catherine; Cecala, Kristen (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Glyphosate is a commonly used agricultural pesticide that can have non-target effects on a wide range of organisms. Although directly applied to agricultural fields, runoff during rainfall introduces the chemical into ...
    • Age and Gender Patterns in Strengths and Their Association with Trauma Symptoms 

      de Wetter, Elizabeth; Taylor, Elizabeth; Dr. Sherry Hamby (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Objective: To examine age and gender patterns in three strengths (community support, endurance, religious meaning making), and to explore whether the protective effects of strengths on trauma symptoms varies by age and ...
    • Analysis of the Interlayer Force in Graphite by the Thomas-Fermi-Dirac Method and Kirzhnits Correction 

      Atwater, Henry (University of the South, 2021-05)
      Density functional theory is an approach to mathematically model and interpret complex many-atom systems by expressing the energy of the system as a functional of electron density. There are many variations of density ...
    • Comparison of organic matter treatment on a previously graveled site 

      Mayfield, Lee (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      The Lake Cheston study site is a previously graveled parking lot that was converted into green space. In summer 2017, gravel was dug from the site, and replaced with mostly subsoil from a strip mining operation, along with ...
    • Do Florida and Belize populations of mangrove rivulus differ in aggression and fecundity? 

      Lopez, Jonathan; Barbosa, Angela; McGhee, Katie (University of the South, 2021-05)
      In many species, aggressive behaviors are crucial to determining the outcome of dominance interactions and to successfully defend a territory. However, being overly aggressive can be costly in terms of injury as well as ...
    • The Effect of Broadband Internet on RGDP in OECD Countries 

      Simonin, Alexandra (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      This paper aims to measure the impact of broadband internet access on economic growth in OECD countries. The data for this study were collected from OECD databases and Penn World Tables. With this, annual cross-sectional ...
    • The Effect of SAT Scores on Undergraduate Graduation Rate 

      Schorno, Alexis; Westerfeld, Elizabeth (University of the South, 2021-05)
      This paper studies the effect of SAT scores on college graduation. Due to college admissions placing heavy emphasis on these scores, high schools and families may channel resources towards SAT preparation, rather than other ...
    • The Effects of COVID-19 on the Change in Real Estate Prices 

      Murphy, Alan; Ladson, William (University of the South, 2021-05)
      The Coronavirus pandemic disrupted the global economy as governments enacted stay-at-home orders and businesses shut down to combat the spread of the disease. These actions led to an increased prevalence of remote work in ...
    • The Effects of Industrial Real Estate on Residential Real Estate Prices 

      Huff, Sam; Donnelly, Max; Burnum, Daniel (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Amazon Inc. has been at the forefront of the consistent rise in the development of industrial warehouses and fulfillment centers. This trend has the potential to impact residential real estate values through increased job ...
    • The Effects of Mass Shooting on Backgrounds Checks in the United States 

      Rhys, Trevor; Talley, Robert; Weatherly, Walker (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Gun violence in America has been a national crisis for years, and the most destructive form of this crisis is mass shootings. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, the United States saw more gun violence in 2020 than it ...
    • The Effects of Outdoor Air Pollution on Asthma Hospitalizations 

      Lombard, Julian; Whitehead, Andrew (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      It is widely accepted that there is a definite link between air pollution and asthma, a disease that the CDC estimates costs the U.S. Economy over $80 billion per year (ATS, 2018). Concerns about these economic and human ...
    • Exploring the Local Economic Effects of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Closure 

      Spada, Salvatore (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      With a focus on reducing global carbon emissions and volatility in the power grid, nations, localities, and individual companies are deciding to close coal and nuclear plants that have become increasingly unprofitable. As ...
    • The Impact of Mexican Immigration on United States' Native Workers 

      Williams, Elizabeth; Bedell, Mallory (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Previous studies by Borjas (2007), Ottaviano and Peri (2008), and Card (2001) focus on the impact Mexican immigration has on the U.S. labor market. Specifically, whether immigration has a direct effect on natives’ wages ...
    • Incarceration Effects on Voter Turnout 

      Pichardo, Bianca; Kebede, Samuel; Huerta, Edgar (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and disproportionately imprisons minorities, particularly African-Americans. Research shows that incarceration has many impacts on the individuals and ...
    • “Keep Positive Things In Your Life, And You Know You’ll Be Alright”: Adolescents Recovering Positive Affect 

      de Wetter, Elizabeth; Dr. Sherry Hamby (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Objective: To examine how adolescents recovered positive emotional affect during or after challenging experiences. Methods: 50 youth (ages 12 to 20) from rural communities in southern Appalachia participated in ...
    • Measuring the Lifetime of Cosmic Ray Muons Using One NaI Scintillation Detector 

      Abdelhamid, Alaa (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Cosmic rays are energetic particles from outer space that penetrate and interact with the atmosphere, producing more particles. One of these particles that reaches the surface of the Earth is the muon. A muon is a “heavy” ...
    • Music therapy and the brain 

      Seegars, Jared; Ph.D Cammack, Kate (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      The evolution of speech has coincided with the development of music over the course of human history. In spite of this research into the therapeutic potential of music has until recently been scarce. Only recently have ...
    • NBA Contract Phenomenon: Performing When It Matters 

      Warlick, Jordan; McDonough, Sean (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      The contract year phenomenon is when professional athletes'-performances increase in their final year of a contract in hopes of securing another deal. In this paper we estimate the effect of a contract year on NBA players’ ...
    • North Carolina Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs): The Implications of Swine Waste for Freshwater Ecosystems 

      Calhoun, Reid; Cecala, Kristen (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      North Carolina is the second largest producer of swine in the United States where concentrated animal feeding operations provide economic benefits with significant environmental risks. Unfortunately, North Carolina ranks ...
    • Place-Based Strengths: Review & Assessment 

      Chen, Xiaodi; Hamby, Sherry (University of the South, 2021-05)
      This is the research project that I have done in my Independent study. The research evaluates and defines the main topics of psychology that relate to resilience and geography