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    • The Narcissism of the Second Family Bestiary 

      Atkins, Bramwell (University of the South, 2020)
      In the mid-twentieth century, an American poet named Wallace Stevens wrote a poem, at once cute and profound, called “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”. What’s remarkable about this poem is how deftly the poet enters into ...
    • 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’ ...
    • A Night to Remember: Cultural Representations of the Titanic in 1950s America 

      Windrow, Ashley (University of the South, 2014-04-25)
      When Titanic's journey as an ocean liner tragically ended in 1912, its journey as a cultural medium through which different generations have reflected, reconstructed, and interpreted its narrative and its meanings through ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Oak Regeneration in the Lake O'Donnell Watershed 

      Wolford, Deana; Smith, Ken; McGrath, Deborah; Nunley, Nicole (2010-04-15)
      Previous studies have examined the effects of thinning and fire on oak regeneration, and changes in oak-hickory forests are related to shifts in the fire disturbance regime and shade cast by mid- and understory vegetation ...
    • The observation of spontaneous ionic currents in sea urchin protractor muscle 

      Schieber, Marq; Besh, Jordan; Sheley, Christopher (University of the South, 2020)
      Sea urchins utilize a complex set of masticatory muscles that surround a centralized structure called the Aristotle’s lantern. The muscles that surround the pentaradial lantern include paired and unpaired muscle groups. ...
    • 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, ...
    • Optimization of Oxidative Desulfurization: Using a film-shear to achieve ultra-low sulfur levels in diesel fuel 

      Dauer, Helen; Fox, Brandy R.; Tyler, David R. (2009-04-16)
      A major focus of clean-fuels research involves the removal of sulfur contaminants from diesel jet fuel. Oxidative desulfurization with aqueous hydrogen peroxide as the oxidizing agent is one possible method of sulfur ...
    • Organic Gardening at Sewanee 

      Jones, Arden (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
      Sewanee’s community garden was cleared for agriculture in 1898. The 2011 Soils and Cultivation class utilized the garden’s student section this spring, and after clearing overgrowth and establishing raised beds, organic ...
    • Particulate Air Pollutants Exacerbate Polyglutamine Aggregation in C. elegans 

      Dagnachew, Mesgana; Green, Emily; Kikis, Elise (University of the South, 2020)
      The proteostasis network refers to the biochemical pathways that together regulate protein synthesis, transport, folding, and degradation. Functional decline in the proteostasis network activity results in protein misfolding, ...
    • Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater in Streams Draining a Forested Watershed on the Cumberland Plateau 

      Teasley, Erica; Bennett, Julie; Crider, Callie; McGrath, Deborah; Smith, Ken (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
      Research has increasingly focused on the excretion of pharmaceuticals into the environment through wastewater effluent. Wastewater treatment at the Sewanee Utility District involves biodegradation of sewage passing through ...
    • Pharmacological Effects of Neurotransmitters on Earthworm Gut Motility 

      Martin, Caroline; Collins, Victoria; Shelley, Christopher (University of the South, 2020)
      Earthworm gut and mammalian smooth muscle motility can be modulated by neurotransmitters, making the earthworm a useful model to study the pharmacological effects of different neurotransmitters. Research has shown that the ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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
    • 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 ...
    • Polymorphic microsatellite markers identified for genotyping of Sassafras albidum 

      Sterling, Cade; Palagi, Jason; Evans, Jonathan (University of the South, 2020)
      We show that 12 loci originally identified in Sassafras randaiense are polymorphic microsatellites in Sassafras albidum and can be used to genotype individuals which belong to the same clone. Microsatellite markers provide ...
    • 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 ...
    • Potential Mountain Lion Habitat on the Domain and Barriers to its Access 

      Mazyck, Mary; Bartenstein, Catherine; Williams, Charlie; Wilson, Elizabeth; Evans, John; Van de Ven, Chris (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
      Although mountain lions were declared extinct in the eastern United States in 2011, there is continued interest in the possibility of small surviving populations in remote areas. In the last several years, there have been ...