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    • 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 ...
    • Predicting Body Image Avoidance in Predominantly White College Undergraduates 

      de Wetter, Elizabeth; Sweeting, Elizabeth; Dr. Carl A. Bardi (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      The purpose of this study was to examine how personality, especially introversion, was related to body image perception in college undergraduates. We hypothesized that higher levels of introversion, specifically anxious ...
    • Predicting Multiflora Rose Habitat on the Sewanee Domain 

      Henderson, Charlotte; Cowan, William; Evans, John; Van de Ven, Chris (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
      Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) is an invasive species on the Sewanee Domain; planted as a solution to soil erosion, as an ornamental plant, and to act as a “natural fence” (USNPS, 2010). It can replace original vegetation ...
    • Preliminary Properties of a New Measure of Assertiveness, Strategic Assertiveness and Passivity 

      Mates, Hadley; Pickett, Leigh Anne; Bryson, Catherine; Robb, Jeannette; Bardi, C. Albert (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
      Extant measures (e.g. Rathus, 1973) conceptualize assertiveness as social boldness and frankness. Studies assessing minority groups in the U.S. (e.g., Hall & Beil-Warner, 1978) with a variety of measures of assertiveness ...
    • Professors' Perceptions of Students' Academic Success based on Students' Race and Clothing Formality 

      Weber, Marcela; Phillips-Pitts, CJ; Bardi, Al (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
      First impressions often have lasting effects on perceptions of other people (Rule, Moran, et al. 2010, Rule & Ambady 2010). First impressions of physical appearance can even affect whether a person is hired for a job ...
    • The Purple Sea Urchin (S. purpuratus) Utilizes AMPA-type Glutamate Receptors in the Righting Response 

      Jordan, Rowan; Besch, Jordan; Rodriguez, Patrick; Lancaster, Abigail; Shelley, Chris (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      While the developmental and reproductive systems of the purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, have been studied for many years, there is little known about the neurobiology of the adult sea urchin. There has ...
    • Quantum Mechanics in Practice: Calculating the Ionization Energy of Helium 

      Walker, Bryan (University of the South, 2020)
      Quantum mechanics is a phenomenal tool for modeling the physical world; its predictive power is unparalleled among other quantitative theories in physics. However, the mathematical formalism is a painfully abstract beast ...
    • Reactions to the Campus Climate Survey: Policy Considerations for Multicultural Students at Sewanee 

      Jennings, Shameka; Nicholson, Emily; Pate, Miriam; Bardi, C. Albert (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
      This study sought to explore and assess multicultural students' academic, social and personal experiences at the University of the South. The researchers conducted individual interviews with a standardized set of questions. ...
    • The Relationship between Range and Foraging Behavior of Free Ranging Supported Lemur Catta on St. Catherine's Island, GA 

      Ghandhi, Michelle; Keith-Lucas, Timothy (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
      Lemur catta, commonly known as ring-tailed lemurs, inhabit Madagascar (where the species is endemic), feeding on a diet primarily composed of natural fruit such as tamarind (Jolly 2006). Previous research shows that a ...
    • Remittances and HDI 

      Olcoz-Amaya, Kevin (University of the South, 2020)
      ABSTRACT. This paper’s purpose is to evaluate how remittances compare to other sources of aid, namely foreign direct investment (FDI) and official developmental assistance (ODA), in its effect on the Human Development Index ...
    • A Review of Interventions That Promote Meaning in Life 

      Manco, Nicholas; Hamby, Sherry (University of the South, 2020)
      Increasing meaning in life in people undergoing various forms of trauma or adversity has shown promise as a means to improve well-being, coping mechanisms, and resilience. The purpose of this review was to characterize the ...