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    • Phosphorus Concentration in Agricultural Runoff 

      Hutchison, Lauren (University of the South, 2022-04-07)
      There are several factors that need to be monitored to fully understand agricultural contributions to environmental degradation as well as the effectiveness of implementing sustainable practices. This study did so by ...
    • How do males choose a mate in the Mangrove Rivulus? 

      Newton, Merrit; Guerra, Jeffrey; Nicotera, Cassie; McGhee, Dr. Katie (University of the South, 2022-04-07)
      Females often use male coloration, courtship displays, body size and armaments in their mate choice decisions in order to choose the highest quality mate. Although less often studied, males also show mate choice and often ...
    • Demonstration of a TAR-based coronavirus reverse genetics system for the generation of recombinant viruses 

      Sterling, Cade; Wilson, Natalie R; Harris, Debreiona Y; Smith, Everett Clinton (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Coronaviruses (CoVs), like all viruses, are obligate intracellular parasites, meaning they rely on host molecular machinery (e.g., ribosomes), resources (e.g., nucleotides, amino acids, NTPs), and cellular environment in ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Measuring the Impact of Education on Happiness in OECD Countries 

      Holladay, Theron; Pritchett, Daniel; Sansone, Wade (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Education is understood to generate important financial and non-pecuniary benefits at the individual level (Cuñado, & de Gracia, 2012). This has led most countries to commit substantial resources towards the education of ...
    • Environmental stressors contribute to Alzheimer’s disease-related protein misfolding 

      Garcia Manriquez, Bailey; Papapanagiotou, Julia A.; Strysick, Claire A.; Rajasekaran, Prisha; Studivant, Jeremiah J.; Green, Emily H.; Kikis, Elise A. (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Air pollution has been previously identified as a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) development. As a progressive neurodegenerative disease, AD is associated with symptoms such as memory loss, cognitive ...
    • The Effect of Marital Status on Income for Women in the United States 

      Sherrill, Anna; Larkin, Hannah (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Research has found that marital status has many impacts on quality of life including health and life expectancy (Lawrence 2019; Maselko et al., 2009). Married women pay a marriage penalty when it comes to their own income ...
    • Exploring the Exploitation of Sustainable Fashion 

      Wheeler, Molly (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      There is a misconception that the fashion industry is flirty and fun, but in reality it is a business that severely harms both its employees and the environment. Consumers are unaware of where and how products are made, ...
    • Waterways Brought into Compliance by the Clean Water Act 

      Hughes, Rebecca; Elrod, Dr. Aaron; Torreano, Dr. Scott (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      The Clean Water Act (CWA) was established in 1972 to regulate the discharge of pollutants into the waters of the United States (EPA). Past research on the CWA has tried to study certain aspects of the legislation, but few ...
    • The Effect of Marijuana Decriminalization/Legalization on Crime Rates 

      Rolston, Thomas; Mata, Emmanuel; Tang, Mikaela (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Marijuana has become one of the most used taboo substances in the United States in the past few decades. Recent literature, as well as literature dating back to the early 2000s, have looked at how marijuana legalization ...
    • The Christian Right and State Legislatures: The New Battleground for ‘Family Values’ 

      Culicchia, Catherine (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      The Christian Right has recently re-emerged on the federal level with the election of President Donald Trump and the prioritization of culture war issues, in particular LGBTQ Rights. This re-emergence has been especially ...
    • Synthesis and Characterization of Modified Carbon Dots to Investigate Fluorescence Sensing Properties 

      Miles, Deon; McKinnie, Hallie (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Carbon-based nanoparticles, or carbon dots (CDs), were synthesized and modified using various starting materials. The CDs were characterized using UV-Vis, fluorescence, IR, and NMR spectroscopy to consider their structural ...
    • Effect of text-background color combinations on saccadic frequency 

      Aldalil, Seifaldin; Gomez, Eileen; Spencer, Peter; Dueñas-Pincay, L. Daniela; Reppert, Dr. Thomas (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      The act of reading is accomplished by making a series of rapid eye movement, also known as saccades. During reading, a major contributor to visual perception is color contrast. An appropriate color combination is necessary ...
    • 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 ...