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Graduated in 2009

Matthew Cole, Political Science (POSC) 2009, Political evil and the limits of liberal theory

Lauren Colwell, Geology (GEOL) 2009, Evidence for differential Louisville and Emperor-Hawaiian mantle plume motion based on 40Ar/39Ar geochronology

Tiffany F. Cox, Geology (GEOL) 2009, June 2006 seismic swarm and dike emplacement beneath the Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field, Mexico

Tiffany F. Cox, Physics (PHYS) 2009, Molten rock: a perspective on magma genesis, magma chamber dynamics, and the effects of crystallization

Michelle K. Deeter, Political Science (POSC) 2009, Non-state actors and their effect on policy in China

John Delehanty, Religion (RELG) 2009, Metro-evangelization: faiths, religion, and social capital in American metropolitan politics

Frank M. Dolce, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, How can I read this title? The contributions of pre-lexical and sub-lexical pathways to Chinese word recognition

Katelyn Donisch, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, Using gain-framed messaging to change attitudes toward menstruation and menstrual suppression

Lacey Dorman, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, Goal urgency versus goal importance: which goals do people pursue and which goals lead to satisfaction?

Aparna Dua, Economics (ECON) 2009, How does mother's education affect child health : evidence from India

Andrea Duron, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, I like boys, I like sports : gender performance among female athletes

Lisa Dyson, Asian Studies (ASST) 2009, Chinese history, Uyghur identity: Chinese history education and the place for Uyghurness in modern China

Erin Feehan-Nelson, Political Science (POSC) 2009, The effects of divisive primaries on national elections

Masha Finn, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, The intelligence failure of the Yom Kippur War: how structural faults of intelligence communities intensify psychological perils of analysis

Marissa Fischer, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, Egbe aya efutoo mbia (The hawk never gets lost in its journey to other lands) : brain drain, transnationalism, and the migration of the Nigerian Igbo

Timothy Foran, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, Reforming an ineffective community: how organization theory can rebuild the U.S. intelligence apparatus

Aaron Fricke, Geology (GEOL) 2009, Precambrian geologic history of the Gravelly Range, southwest Montana

Lukas Fried, Physics (PHYS) 2009, The sun and its spots

Christa Frintner, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, Gender imbalance of fields despite equal opportunity : gender and higher education decision-making processes at Carleton College

Lisa Gaetjens, Spanish (SPAN) 2009, El uso de la revisin mtica en Seora de la miel por Fanny Buitrago

Michelle Gajewski, Economics (ECON) 2009, Are you considered eligible for health? Medicaid and its effect on state-level aggregate health measured by infant mortality rate and mortality rate

Michelle Gajewski, Political Science (POSC) 2009, Religious doctrine with a new court: what effect will a new justice have on religion in America?

Christopher Gardner, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, Economic growth and success in Sub-Saharan Africa: is politico-economic realignment enough?

Thea Garon, History (HIST) 2009, Media censorship and control, the Argentine press campaign during the Malvinas War

Kenneth Geiger, Chinese (CHIN) 2009, Jia Zhangke's The world and Still life

Kenneth Geiger, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2009, Re-made in the USA: the journey of film from Asia to Hollywood

Peter Gill, History (HIST) 2009, The politics of land reform in Nepal, 1950-1964

Charlotte Goodrich, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, Beyond nation-state paradigms : globalization and classic sociological theory

David E. Guild, Michael A. Sawi, Tyler L. Thorsen, Emma R. Turetsky, and Erik W. Ulberg, Computer Science (CS) 2009, Of bits and bots: the digital adventures of Alice

Rebecca Hahn, English (ENGL) 2009, Beastly desires, rational souls: women writers transforming femininity

Hope Harvey, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, Insisting on integration : Jefferson County, Kentucky

Sarah Hashmall, Religion (RELG) 2009, The Bhikkhuni debate in Sri Lanka

Mary A. Henke-Haney, Geology (GEOL) 2009, From formation to faucet: groundwater in Southeast Minnesota

Yusi He, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, A review of current estrogen research: implications and future directions

Theodore J. Hickey, Economics (ECON) 2009, Are we sensitive to cost? Exploring the healthcare market given price distortions

Temara Holt, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2009, Learning, performing, and embodying respectability in an all girls African American Catholic school

Hannah Hosotani, Political Science (POSC) 2009, Health politics: learning from state models to create national health care reform

Juliana Houston, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, Exercise and stress reduction: testing a theory of arousal attribution

Marlea Iiams, Physics (PHYS) 2009, The physics of woodwinds

Sam Kalar, Economics (ECON) 2009, Exploring stock market bubble phenomena : an adaptation of the classic Keynesian beauty contest

Timothy D. Kane, Economics (ECON) 2009, The moral hazard of mental health parity legislation

Aaron Kaufman, Economics (ECON) 2009, Can lifestyle predict health care expenditures? Creating a forecasting model using lifestyle risk factors

Tyler Keating, Physics (PHYS) 2009, Nuclear power: basic principles and future directions

Kevin Kensler, Russian (RUSS) 2009, Aleksandr Vampilov's Last summer in Chulimsk: beyond the bounds of Chekhov

Michael Kern, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, Dangerous liaisons: dual transitions and institutional transfer in eastern Germany

Christina Knudson, Edward Kuhn, and Bassirou Sarr, Mathematics (MATH) 2009, A Bayesian spatial temporal model of ozone

Seong-chang Koh, Economics (ECON) 2009, Change in effect of wage penalty for obese Americans

Rodney Kuhl, Economics (ECON) 2009, The causes of the obesity epidemic in the United States

Heung Jin Kwon, Economics (ECON) 2009, An experimental test of the generalized Anglo-Dutch auction

Amalia Lam, History (HIST) 2009, Founded on reason and choice: Moors, mastiffs, and establishing "Britishness" through marriage in the periodical literature of the northern British Colonies

Justin LaMont, Geology (GEOL) 2009, A survey of throughgoing fractures in Upper Ordovician carbonate rocks, Goodhue County, Minnesota

Annelise Lawson, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, To burn out or fade away: the effects of the peak/end rule on prospective assessments of life quality

Alexander Leedom, Classics (CLST) 2009, The Greco-Latin Negro: a postcolonial reading of The Golden Ass

Yong Kwon Lee, Economics (ECON) 2009, Portfolios diversification and the determinants of bilateral investment flow

Thuy Le, Economics (ECON) 2009, Wrinkles in fiscal policy: an examination of the effects of aging demographics on public expenditures and revenues

Dylan Scott Linet, Geology (GEOL) 2009, The Spring Creek project series: two geology projects to be taught at the introductory level

Emily Litwin, History (HIST) 2009, Nationalism, feminism, and the women of Ireland's Revolutionary Period

David Lonoff and Daniel McDonald, Mathematics (MATH) 2009, Bijective proofs: a comprehensive exercise

Megan C. Lynn, French and Francophone Studies (FREN) 2009, L'anorexie comme un probleme social en France

Erinrose Mager, Philosophy (PHIL) 2009, Importance of the contextual framework when addressing kitsch objects and why this framework validates kitsch aesthetically and socially

Caitlin Magnusson, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2009, The animated feature film: encoding and decoding across cultures

Nora Mahlberg, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, A demand to be made whole : a critical examination of environmental justice movement theory and uranium contamination on the Navajo Reservation

Ayesha Mahmud, Economics (ECON) 2009, Health impact of microcredit programs : does microcredit participation have a positive impact on health-seeking behavior?

Jason Malashevich, Political Science (POSC) 2009, The great value of human intelligence

Michelle Margoles, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, The "Saint Louis-ism" of Mame Coumba Bang : a gendered perspective of changing perceptions and observances of a river goddess in Saint Louis, Senegal

Jessica Marks, Geology (GEOL) 2009, Using major, minor, and trace element geochemistry of melt inclusions to study magma dynamics and evolution at Augustine Volcano, Alaska

Theodore Marschall, Physics (PHYS) 2009, Superstates: Bose-Einstein condensation in the states of matter

Michael Martin, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, An inconvenient solution? An economic and political analysis of global warming policy

Brian Mason, Russian (RUSS) 2009, Oligarkhi: the development of a new cultural concept in post-Soviet Russia

Melissa Mayer, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, The interactive effects of alcohol cues, alcohol outcome expectancies, and motives fulfillment on hostile impression formation

Yael Mayer, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, An evaluation of remedial education programs using cognitive research

Caitlin McMurtry, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, The relationship of housing type, isolation, and hopelessness to involvement in risk behaviors among adolescents in low income neighborhoods

Nicholas Merkelson, Religion (RELG) 2009, Ritual ecstasy and the shamans of prehistory: an archaeological approach to the study of religion

Reid Merriman, Economics (ECON) 2009, The determinants of demand for dental healthcare

Amy Mixa, Economics (ECON) 2009, Determining the ideal smoking ban for the United States : a quantitative analysis of workplace, restaurant, and bar bans

Carolyn Morales, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, Taking the time to care : Hallmark cards and the commodification of time

Samantha Morin, Economics (ECON) 2009, Business cycles and health : how the level of development of a country affects the relationship between the strength of its economy and the health of its population

William Morrison, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, Strategic economic incentives in counterinsurgency efficacy

William Mueller, Physics (PHYS) 2009, Energetics of a hovering hummingbird

Laura Myers, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, Selective attention in bilingual students: a comparison of skills in both languages

Nicholas Netland, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, American media in Iraq and the influences of Vietnam

Elizabeth Nguyen, African/African American Studies (AFAM) 2009, Alternatives in dialogue and race

Khanh Nguyen, Economics (ECON) 2009, The effect of monetary policy and openness to trade on total factor productivity : a cross-country analysis

Blake Nicholson, Economics (ECON) 2009, The college wage premium : changing skills and market returns

Arata Niizuma, Economics (ECON) 2009, Children as an investment for parents : a study on intergenerational transfer in Malaysia

Hannah Oken-Berg, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, The Five-Factor model and food choices: personality and the foods we eat

John Olmsted, History (HIST) 2009, Poverty, the pulpit, and the polis: John Chrysostom's sermons on wealth and poverty

Amanda Otero, Religion (RELG) 2009, Guadalupe: devotion, identity, and power

Andrew Park, Economics (ECON) 2009, The internet and differences in state unemployment from 1998-2003

Paul Imon Pedtke, Economics (ECON) 2009, Construction investment, interest rates, GDP, and the S&P 500

Martha Perez, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, Dissociative symptoms, episodic memory, and a neurological basis for childhood trauma

Alexander Persaud, History (HIST) 2009, Rodney, history, and the dialectic: rethinking Walter Rodney's Marxist methodology

Sabrina M. Peterson, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, The Islamist movement in Saudi Arabia : an interaction of structure and culture

Robert J. Phillips, Economics (ECON) 2009, Determining the predictive power of economic and financial indicators in the US stock market

Jared P. Plotz, Economics (ECON) 2009, Reevaluating the effect of futures positions on the direction of natural gas price movements

Jeffrey Potempa, Economics (ECON) 2009, Private and public third-party punishment in a public good game

Jerome C. Potter, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2009, Telepop: a subjective composite of twentieth century American popular culture and history

Chelsea Lyn Prax, French and Francophone Studies (FREN) 2009, Criminels: la presse et les homosexuels au Mali

Erica Prochaska, History (HIST) 2009, The imperial world of Verrier Elwin

Myles Radtke, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, Breaking reciprocity: prospect theory and the EC-121 crisis and Black September