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2014 Thesis Titles


The American Legal Practice of Thomas Addis Emmett, 1804-1827

A Return to Terroir: The Evolving American Wine Industry

Evaluating Racial Equality in Private America: The African American Golfing Experience in the 20th Century

Melos in Drama: Exploring the Musical Mind Through Melodrama in Wagner, Brecht, and Sirk

Spending Without Saying: Substantive Representation and President Obama's First Term Anti-Poverty Record

Chanting Down Babylon, Race and Reggae in the Post-War Era

Bureaucratic Control of the U.S. Attorney's Office: An Analysis of Criminal Prosecutions under George W. Bush

Practicing to Succeed: The Effects of the Duration and Intensity of Sports Participation on the Development of Intellectual Resilience

Where is the Soul of a Jackalope? Animism in Taxidermic Practice

Home Improvement: An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Parental Involvement on Children's Academic Outcomes

Reassuring Memory: History and Nation-Building at Gilded Age and Progressive Era American World's Fairs

Girls in Transition: The Emerging Role of the Female Heroine in Best-Selling Young Adult Novels in the United States from 2003-2013

Hashtags and Headlines: The Evolving Narrative Forms of Journalism in the Digital Age

Constructing Freaks, Families, and Beauty Queens: The Public Display of the Female Body

A Poor Workman Blames His Tools: Why the System Is Not Broken and How Congress is Responsible for the Imperial Presidency

Using U-PB Geochronology to Constrain the Formation of a New Jersey Nelsonite

Between Mold and Molt: Aesthetics and the Matter of Race

A Union at Risk: Competition, Change, and the Political Influence Processes of New York's Teachers Unions

Beyond Escapism: Rehearsing Reality and Therapy in Children's Fantasy Literature - L. Frank Baum's Oz Series and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series

The Role of For-Profit Ventures in Economic Development: A Case Study of Textile Artisans in the Global Apparel Industry

Just Words? An experimental analysis of presidential rhetoric's impact on African-American opinion

The Power of Perception: Examining the National Rifle Organization's Evolution from Shooting Club to Dominant Political Lobby

"Females But Not Followers": Perceptions of femininity, the Self-Concept, and Leadership Ability in Adolescent Females

Job Accessibility, Affordability, and Federal Housing Assistance

The Netflix effect and remote(ly) shared experiences: How social media enables binge-viewing


Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park, Alaska