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    • Silicon Photomultiplier as an Alternative to Traditional PMT 

      Haque, Ashraful (University of the South, 2021-05-04)
      Silicon photomultiplier is a cheaper and more efficient alternative to traditional PMTs. Advantages include low operating voltage, insensitivity to magnetic field and high photon sensitivity. We have used an SiPM coupled ...
    • 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” ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Women of Viennese Musical Modernism 

      Michalik, Jana; Belshaw, Alice; Dr. Kerry Ginger (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      The celebrated composers of music’s Second Viennese School (circa 1905-1935) undoubtedly had connections to female associates, including musical colleagues and students, but the mainstream historical narrative is oddly ...
    • 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 ...
    • “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 ...
    • Age and Gender Patterns in Strengths and Their Association with Trauma Symptoms 

      de Wetter, Elizabeth; Taylor, Elizabeth; Dr. Sherry Hamby (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Objective: To examine age and gender patterns in three strengths (community support, endurance, religious meaning making), and to explore whether the protective effects of strengths on trauma symptoms varies by age and ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Effects of Outdoor Air Pollution on Asthma Hospitalizations 

      Lombard, Julian; Whitehead, Andrew (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      It is widely accepted that there is a definite link between air pollution and asthma, a disease that the CDC estimates costs the U.S. Economy over $80 billion per year (ATS, 2018). Concerns about these economic and human ...
    • The Effects of Industrial Real Estate on Residential Real Estate Prices 

      Huff, Sam; Donnelly, Max; Burnum, Daniel (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Amazon Inc. has been at the forefront of the consistent rise in the development of industrial warehouses and fulfillment centers. This trend has the potential to impact residential real estate values through increased job ...
    • 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’ ...
    • Exploring the Local Economic Effects of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Closure 

      Spada, Salvatore (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      With a focus on reducing global carbon emissions and volatility in the power grid, nations, localities, and individual companies are deciding to close coal and nuclear plants that have become increasingly unprofitable. As ...
    • Comparison of organic matter treatment on a previously graveled site 

      Mayfield, Lee (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      The Lake Cheston study site is a previously graveled parking lot that was converted into green space. In summer 2017, gravel was dug from the site, and replaced with mostly subsoil from a strip mining operation, along with ...
    • The Effects of Mass Shooting on Backgrounds Checks in the United States 

      Rhys, Trevor; Talley, Robert; Weatherly, Walker (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Gun violence in America has been a national crisis for years, and the most destructive form of this crisis is mass shootings. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, the United States saw more gun violence in 2020 than it ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Effect of Broadband Internet on RGDP in OECD Countries 

      Simonin, Alexandra (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      This paper aims to measure the impact of broadband internet access on economic growth in OECD countries. The data for this study were collected from OECD databases and Penn World Tables. With this, annual cross-sectional ...
    • “That was the happiest time of my life”: Understanding Eco-Connections in Appalachian Communities 

      Montgomery, Katherine; Hamby, Lynnaya; Hamby, Sherry (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Objective: To further the psychological study of place and understand how eco-connections, the quality and strength of our relations to nature, can influence an individual’s wellbeing and impact their experience of ...
    • Acute exposure of Roundup is sufficient to induce behavioral changes in larval stream salamanders 

      Bratton, Catherine; Cecala, Kristen (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Glyphosate is a commonly used agricultural pesticide that can have non-target effects on a wide range of organisms. Although directly applied to agricultural fields, runoff during rainfall introduces the chemical into ...
    • 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 ...
    • Music therapy and the brain 

      Seegars, Jared; Ph.D Cammack, Kate (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      The evolution of speech has coincided with the development of music over the course of human history. In spite of this research into the therapeutic potential of music has until recently been scarce. Only recently have ...