Recent Submissions

  • Air pollution may exacerbate neurodegenerative disease risk by enhancing proteostasis decline in Caenorhabditis elegans 

    Garcia Manriquez, Bailey (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-dependent neurodegenerative disease that degrades cognitive function resulting in memory loss, difficulty in completing daily tasks and dementia. Both endogenous and external factors can ...
  • Ash Inventory and Management Options for Emerald Ash Borer Response 

    Muth, Adam; Edwards, Graham; Mainolfi, Andrew; Kuers, Dr. Karen (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    The invasive emerald ash borer (EAB, Agrilus planipennis F.) has eradicated populations of ash (Fraxinus sp.) trees across the United States. The major response options include tree removal and stem chemical treatments. ...
  • Air Cannon Physics: Approaching the Sound Barrier 

    Graham, Hugh (University of the South, 2022-04-27)
    A ping-pong ball “cannon” was built and tested, first with the usual air, and then with single composition gases, such as helium and argon. A plastic tube (the canon) containing a ping pong ball snugly fitted inside the ...
  • Ancient Diversity and Genetics in Roman Britain 

    Graf, Paige (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    What do you picture when you think of an ancient Roman? What is their gender? How old are they? What is their race? These questions are difficult ones, as just five years ago in 2017, a controversy occurred over a historical ...
  • Portfolio Analysis Project: FINC 410 

    Mabry, Katherine; Edwards, Ethan (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    As our comprehensive project in Advanced Security Analysis, we construct and analyze a portfolio consisting of five publicly traded companies. Our investment strategy revolves around blue-chip stocks that have shown ...
  • The Effect of Diversity on Revenue in Major League Baseball 

    Smyth, Alexandra; Adams, Caroline; Butler, Mary (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Major League Baseball’s popularity is decreasing and as such, the league seeks to diversify and increase viewership, especially among younger generations. There is not significant literature that measures the relationship ...
  • Fracture Characterization of McMurdo Dry Valley Sandstones with Ilastik Machine Learning Image Segmentation Software 

    Gulick, Brian; Dahlquist, Dr. Max (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Subcritical fracturing, or fracturing driven by stresses below the failure strength of a material, is increasingly recognized as one of the most important processes in rock weathering. Most environmental stresses, such as ...
  • Monitoring and Modeling Salinity to Improve Water Quality of an Urban Retention Pond 

    True, Emily; Miller, Robert L.; Young, Tyler J. (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Wildlife in riparian ecosystems require specific water quality conditions for key variables such as temperature, nutrients, and dissolved oxygen. Humans alter natural water systems to reduce flood risk and facilitate ...
  • A plasmid-launched, highly tractable coronavirus reverse genetics system 

    Sterling, Cade; Wilson, Natalie R.; Harris, Debreiona Y.; Smith, Everett Clinton (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Coronaviruses (CoVs) are a large family of single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses that infect a wide range of vertebrate hosts. Along with SARS-CoV-2, the etiological agent of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are six other ...
  • Basquiat’s Fame: How Style and Warhol Helped Mask Race 

    Langston, Catherine (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    My project is about Jean-Michel Basquiat’s artwork and the collaboration between Andy Warhol and Basquiat in the mid-1980s. Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 22, 1960, to a Puerto Rican mother ...
  • Opsin Evolution in Cave Beetles – Conservation and Loss 

    Young, Brian; Zigler, Kirk (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Cave dwelling invertebrates display many adaptations such as a lack of pigmentation, elongated appendages, and reduced visual systems. Such species can be found in the rich karst terrains of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, ...
  • Conditioned Place Preference for a Possible Cocaine Antagonist 

    Dueñas-Pincay, Daniela; Pusok, Anna (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Cocaine use and addiction are common and problematic. Within the past year, 1.3M people had a cocaine use disorder and 20,000 people died of cocaine overdose (NSDUH 2020). The present study had three goals. First, the same ...
  • Place conditioning for cocaine in male and female mice 

    Dueñas-Pincay, Daniela; Gomez, Eileen; Cammack, Katharine (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Cocaine use and addiction are common and problematic. Within the past year, 1.3M people had a cocaine use disorder and 20,000 people died of cocaine overdose (NSDUH 2020). The present study had three goals. First, the same ...
  • Characterization and Imaging by Transmission Spectroscopy 

    DiNella, Vincent (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    I have constructed an array of LEDs of various wavelengths in order to measure the transmission spectra of materials. I used an Arduino to activate each LED individually to measure the transmittance of the particular ...
  • Effect of Birth Order on Educational Attainment 

    Frank, Avery (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    In 2014, 79% of parents had two or more children, and a majority of parents would agree that they want success for all of their children (Livingston 2020). Educational attainment commonly proxies for success, and birth ...
  • Gender and Power in Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair (1940) 

    Szurop, Szonja (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Observing the popular media of our present day, the phenomenon of “breakup haircut” emerges as a cliché ingrained in our culture. While this trend traces back to the world of celebrities and the fashion industry, it also ...
  • Marine Debris on a Barrier Island in the Southeastern United States 

    Calhoun, Reid (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Anthropogenic marine debris is a global issue that has significant ecological, societal, and economic impacts on marine and coastal environments. Marine debris is defined as any persistent, manufactured, or processed ...
  • Mindfulness-based social and emotional programs in schools: developmental, educational, and curricular components 

    Reid, Madison; Murphy, Chanda; Temple, Nancy; Reeves, Tegan (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Mindfulness-based social and emotional learning programs are associated with a variety of beneficial outcomes for children. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the appropriate age of delivery or what implementation ...
  • The Impact of Casinos on a County's Crime Rates 

    Maloney, Callie; Griffin, Bennett (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Since the mid-nineties, eighteen states have passed laws that allow traditional casino establishments within specific, if not all, counties. Although several economic benefits are associated with the casino industry, many ...
  • Charles Cheston and the King Farm: An Individual's Impact on Ecosystem Change 

    Chee-Awai, Elisabeth; Dr. Evans; Dr. Willis (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
    Human beings are altering landscapes at high rates. When we think of who is causing these irreversible and enduring changes to the environment, we think of large scale industrial decision makers in agriculture and real ...

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