Recent Submissions

  • Why Women Don't Run for Office 

    Pearson, Jonesia (University of the South, 2013-04-24)
    Since the evolution of women’s rights and social movements, there has been an increase in the number of political scholars exploring the role gender plays in politics. Many researchers’ studies have been motivated by the ...
  • The LIfe Goals, Strengths, and Resources of Domestic Violence Victims 

    Chi, Yooson Esther (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Services for domestic violence victims have long assumed that the violence is the main issue. With few exceptions, there has been little effort to focus on the issues that are identified by battered women in a more ...
  • C.caretta Nesting Habitat and Hatch Rate Success 

    Wakefield, Katie (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Because the beaches of St. Catherines Island, Georgia are not manipulated and maintained like beaches of tourist destinations, the loggerhead sea turtles that come to nest on this island have to contend with a relatively ...
  • Understanding SElf, Nature, and Civilization through Rice: Comparative Anthropology of Rice Culture in Thailand and Japan 

    Brock, Alisha; Shennandoah, Britten (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Although intensive wet-rice agriculture was not indigenous to either Japan or Thailand before theYayoi Period (c. 300 BC) in Japan and approximately 1000 BC in Thailand, it has become the dominant crop and staple food of ...
  • Archaeological Testing of Two Late 19th-Early 20th Century Rural Farmsteads on the Domain 

    Niquette, Mason (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Across the Domain are rock features composed of loose, native stone thought to be anthropogenic in origin (chimney falls, field clearance, rock cairns, or potential graves). In an effort to understand the variability and ...
  • Urban Farmer Perceptions of Agroecology and Worker Agency in Cuba 

    Grantz, Michael; McGranaham, Devan (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the small island nation of Cuba has become famous for the prevalence of urban agroecology, which grew rapidly out of a harsh food shortage, economic crisis, and scarcity of agrochemicals. ...
  • Toward Liquid Crystalline Supramolecular Squares Based on PLatinum (II) Diimine Complexes 

    Braham, Erin; Bachman, Robert (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Bipyridine complexes of platinum(II) possess a host of interesting, and potentially useful optical and electronic properties. Conjugating the [bpyPt(II)Cl2] chromophore to b-branched aliphatic fragments results in a new ...
  • The Hall Effect in N and P-Type Semiconductors 

    Talley, Trey (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Many important conduction properties of semiconductors can be obtained through the Hall Effect. The Hall Effect can be clearly observed in n and p type semiconductors when a current is flowing through the conductor with a ...
  • Cantilevers 

    Talley, Trey (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Cantilevers can be found all around us, and they include objects such as signs, diving boards, and horizontal flagpoles. The cantilever beam is a key concept in civil engineering, and it is used in the construction of ...
  • Fire as a Management tool for Oak Hickory Regeneration 

    Nugent, Elizabeth; Vaughan, Will; Jenkins, William; Harris, Mason (University of the South, 2013-04)
    The former pasture that is now Compartment 50 is a naturally regenerated mixture of hardwood and pine species located on the Domain of Sewanee: University of the South at the end of Breakfield Road. The site was reforested ...
  • Glowing Gels: The Exploratory Synthesis of Glutamate-derived Rylene Organogelators 

    Denham, Rachel (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Perylenediimides and related molecules are well known for their optical properties, which included intense photoluminescence. Low molecular mass organogels offer a unique method for preparing responsive nanoscale materials. ...
  • The 1950s: A Decade of Intensive Forest Management on the Domain 

    Brooks, Jase; Nunley, Nicole (University of the South, 2013-04)
    The objective of this semester long Independent Study was to gain GIS skills and to create maps and imagery of harvests that occurred throughout the 1950s. All of this Domain harvest contracts in this important decade ...
  • Wet savanna restoration through harvest and burning 

    Frye, Will; King, Bennett; Zehr, Andrew (University of the South, 2013-04)
    This study took place on a 10-acre tract of mixed hardwood and grassland adjacent to the Sewanee airport located in Franklin Co., TN. The objective of this study was to use harvesting and fire as a management tool to ...
  • Interpreting Domain History using GIS Data 

    Carey, Andrew; Salazar, Jonathan Brenes; Strange, Robert (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a dynamic software program that combines, manipulates, analyzes and displays geographic data. The goal of this study was to introduce students to the fundamentals of GIS while ...
  • Forest dynamics on the hickory ridge of St. Catherine's Island 

    Keith-Lucas, Alastair; Smith, Ken (University of the South, 2013-04)
    The Hickory Ridge of the Georgia barrier island, St. Catherine’s Island, stands as one of the few remaining of its kind and recently received its own habitat designation by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. While ...
  • Oak and shortleaf pine regeneration through harvest and fire 

    Grello, Alli; Mayer, Forrest; Skinner, Drake; Mia, Trevor; Keith-Lucas, Alastair; Warm, Sally (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Forest restoration is practiced with the goal of restoring a given piece of forest to predetermined reference conditions in order to restore the presence of native species and promote forest health. University Domain ...
  • White Pine Invasion of Woodlands: Competitive Displacement or "Empty-Niche" Colonization? 

    Schutt, Drake; Williams, Daniel (University of the South, 2013-04)
    Following the removal of white pine, native hardwoods may either re-colonize the niches formerly occupied by the white pine or the hardwoods may be unable to exploit the resources necessary to replace them. Although other ...