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    • 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 ...
    • The Impact of Immigration on Employment 

      Kujbus, Brigitta (University of the South, 2020)
      This paper examines the economic impact of Hispanic immigration on two major metropolitan areas: Miami and Los Angeles. More specifically, I examine the effect of Hispanic immigrants on the employment of African American ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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) ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Invasion of Chinese Tallow along a dune chronosequence on Sapelo Island, Georgia 

      Burress, George (University of the South, 2020)
      Chinese tallow, coastal dune, Sapelo island, succession, chronosequence, invasive species, hurricane disturbance Regimes of frequent disturbance facilitate the spread of invasive species. Hurricanes striking the ...
    • “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 ...
    • Latino/a Conceptions of Assertiveness: Preliminary Results from a Qualitative Study 

      Bardi, C. Albert; Chandrasekaran, Chetna; Clark, Sarah; Croasdaile, Lauren; Mates, Hadley; McNair, Caroline; Pickett, Leigh Anne (2010-04-15)
      Assertiveness has been defined as the verbal and nonverbal, direct expression of feelings (Gay, Hollandsworth & Galassi, 1975) and the positive, productive expression of one's needs, feelings, preferences or opinions ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Match Point: The Gender Pay Gap by Tennis Tournaments 

      Whitlock, Noel; Jones-Quaidoo, Adriana; Kirby, Clay (University of the South, 2020)
      Using a sample of the prize winnings of both male and female professional tennis players during different tournaments in 2017, 2018, and 2019, this study examines characteristics that lead to variations in earnings gaps ...
    • Mathematically Generated Fife Tunes 

      Tracy, Anna; Drinen, Doug (2009-04-16)
      Trying completely to reduce musical composition to a simple mathematical algorithm may be impossible, but mathematics undeniably plays a major role in writing music. To investigate the role of mathematics in musical ...
    • Measuring the galvanotaxic response of Amoeba proteus to a changing DC electrical field 

      Palisano, John; Sealander, Bryce; Merriman, Joseph; Brown, Jim; Hart, Francis X. (2009-04-16)
      Galvanotaxis is the change in cellular movement created by an electrical field. Different types of motile cells have been shown to exhibit galvanotaxis on a time frame of an hour in previous investigations. Amoeba typically ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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” ...
    • 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)
      Participating in mindfulness-based social and emotional learning programs is associated with an array of beneficial outcomes for children. However, little is known about age-specific delivery or what implementation may ...
    • Models and Measurements of Heat Flow in an Aluminum Plate 

      Koopman, Will (University of the South, 2020)
      I have constructed a device to quantitatively measure two-dimensional heat flow across an aluminum plate using a grid of temperature sensors. This array is regulated by a user-programmable microcontroller, which allows for ...
    • 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 ...