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Graduated in 2009

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

Reza Rahnema, Political Science (POSC) 2009, Violent religious movements: exploring the factors and the elements leading to violence

Steven Ramey, Economics (ECON) 2009, The effects of declining home equity on household consumption patterns : new evidence from 2006-2008

Sarojini Rao, Economics (ECON) 2009, Do vegetable and fishpond technologies impact investment in human capital? Evidence from rural Bangladesh

Bedrich Rios, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2009, Web design: type and layout

Lucy Robson, History (HIST) 2009, Reading past the label: exploring Second World War evacuation in Britain through the child's perspective

Sara L. Rothwell, Music (MUSC) 2009, The compositional techniques of Luigi Dallapiccola's twelve-tone music

Sara L. Rothwell, Physics (PHYS) 2009, The quantum effects of light

Evan Rowe, Political Science (POSC) 2009, Out of the "jungle": the rise of the American county as regional power-player

Jacob O. Schak, Economics (ECON) 2009, The dynamic effects of changes in business and income taxes on output : evidence from American fiscal policy

Taylor Schieck, History (HIST) 2009, Merovingian kings and bishops: relationship of reciprocity

John D. Schlaefer, Chinese (CHIN) 2009, Madness in contemporary Chinese literature: a case study of Lu Xun's use of madness carried out through contemporary Chinese writers

David Schmidt, History (HIST) 2009, Ecology, nature and the national parks : redefining the relationship between science and the national park service

Alex Sciuto, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, Pathway to change: a model of the evolution of the Federal Reserve system

Laura Shatzer, Religion (RELG) 2009, Missional, incarnational, communal: an emerging church ecclesiology

Natalie Sheneman, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, Faith, community, and independence: a comparative study of religion and organizational structure in the Tibetan and Uyghur nationalist movements

Mio Shimma, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, Merging civilizations: the emergence of Islamic democracy in Indonesia and Turkey

Lisa Short, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2009, The modification of melodrama in Tyler Perry's films

Maija Sipola, Geology (GEOL) 2009, Geomorphologic and anthropogenic impacts on artifact distribution within the Mugello Valley, Tuscany, Italy

Don Smith, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, Students for sale : how YOU can take our money

Ryan Andrew Smith, Philosophy (PHIL) 2009, Semantic externalism and Quine's indeterminacy of translation

Ryan Andrew Smith and Yuan Tian, Mathematics (MATH) 2009, Analytic proof of the prime number theorem

Nathan Stephens, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, Come be citizens with the rest of us : Ecuadorian selves and indigenous others in Ecuadorian constitutional law

Kathryn Stroud, Cognitive Science (CGSC) 2009, Cue type and biasing verb presence: factors influencing false memory development in pseudo-jurors

Danielle Sumita, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2009, When commercial interests reclaim racketeering

Kristin Sweeney, Geology (GEOL) 2009, Characterization of a partitioned section of the Hoh Serh Fault: Mongolian Altai

Andrew Tatge, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2009, Police states in film and Foucault's Panopticon: negotiating spiritual and physical

Kaarin Taylor, Economics (ECON) 2009, Trade and the environment : the effects of trade liberalization on seven measures of environmental quality

Ryan Terrien, Physics (PHYS) 2009, Fringe science: optical astronomical interferometry

Eirik S. Thoen, Economics (ECON) 2009, Seeking an optimal health care system : an empirical investigation in the context of cost and longevity

Yuan Tian, Economics (ECON) 2009, State mandates on health insurance and moral hazard : the case of diabetes

Lena Tjosvold, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, What's in a name: does your name affect memory for positive and/or negative narrative?

Julian Tokarev, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, What you think is what you get: the effects of affective orientation on incidental learning of words are dependent on item valence and evaluator orientation

Gene Uenishi, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, Stereotype threat and social facilitation: how both affect math performance among white males

Ariel VandeVoorde, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2009, Transforming education for social change : student experiences grounding academic civic engagement in social theory

Phillip Varela, Geology (GEOL) 2009, New evidence for reconstructing the marine faunal assemblage of the Decorah formation (southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, USA): a qualitative survey of microfossils.

Dominic Vendell, History (HIST) 2009, Feeding the body, feeding the soul: Swami Vivekananda, religious universality, and social welfare in an Anglo-American imperial world, 1893-1897

Elizabeth Webb, Geology (GEOL) 2009, Re-mapping the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami inundation in the Banda Aceh region with attention to probable sea level rise

Hannah Weinstein, Philosophy (PHIL) 2009, Identifying with your country : an argument for immigrants' cultural rights in liberal democracies

W. Patrick Whitehead, Economics (ECON) 2009, Exchange rate volatility and bilateral trade flows : evidence from the group of three

Andrew Widmer, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, Differential social behavior development in the mouse as a result of nicotine- or codeine- influenced juvenile social environment

Katrina Wood, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, The strategic management and structural organization of working memory distinct roles for D1 and D2 dopamine receptors

Mena Xiong, Political Science (POSC) 2009, The cloak of assimilation: the Chinese in Thailand

Gao Yang, Psychology (PSYC) 2009, The effects of partial sleep deprivation on adaptation to anxiety

Andrew Ziller, Economics (ECON) 2009, Trust, reciprocity, and fairness : an ultimatum-trust experiment

Graduated in 2008

Andrew Joseph Lauer, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2008, Some films are better than others: Lyman H. Howe, cultural capital and bringing the world to Northfield, MN

Annelise Lawson, Theater Arts (THEA) 2008, Edward Albee's "Seascape"

Graduated in 2005

Drew Dara-Abrams, Cognitive Science (CGSC) 2005, Architecture of Mind and World: How Urban Form Influences Spatial Cognition

John M. Floberg, Physics (PHYS) 2005, The physics of boron neutron capture therapy: an emerging and innovative treatment for glioblastoma and melanoma

Kira Grogg, Physics (PHYS) 2005, Harvesting the Wind: The Physics of Wind Turbines

Alanna McLeod, Cognitive Science (CGSC) 2005, ”Putting the Baby Down”: The Role of Physical Proximity in Mother-Infant Vocal Communication

Graduated in 2004

David J. Auerbach, Geology (GEOL) 2004, The Steptoean Positive Isotopic Carbon Excursion (SPICE) in siliciclastic facies of the Upper Mississippi Valley: Implications for mass extinction and sea level change in the Upper Cambrian

Joseph Durham, Physics (PHYS) 2004, Feedback Control

Josep Graly, Geology (GEOL) 2004, An Intrusive Complex in the Khövsgöl Ulaanbadrakhin Terrane, southeastern Mongolia

Bess Koffman, Geology (GEOL) 2004, Molecular phylogenetic analysis of a bacterial mat community, Le Grotte di Frasassi, Italy

Sarah Margoles, Geology (GEOL) 2004, Terrestrial carbon storage and sedimentation in the Coon Creek Watershed, Wisconsin

Leah Morgan, Geology (GEOL) 2004, Molecular Evidence for Microbially-Mediated Sulfur Cycling in the Deep Subsurface of the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa