2011 Senior Honors Projects

University Scholars’ senior honors projects represent advanced work in their individual majors and engage in reflections on their faith and learning. These are the projects of the 2011 University Scholars.

Tyler Guy Dalton Anders — Changes in Sovereignty: Political Islam and the Rise of a Post-secular International System

William Ross Anderson — Philosophical Perspectives on Semantic Web Development

Kristen Leigh Andre — Waking Sleeping Beauty: A Translation of Ana Maria Matute’s El verdadero final de la Bella Durmiente

Sarah Louise Baggs — Who Wears the Pants in Evangelical Marriages? An Analysis of Headship and Submission

Joel Thomas Bradshaw — Personal Sound Localization: Building a Device to Monitor Sound Events Outside Visual Focus

Tyson James Conner — Spiritual Acculturation: North American Missionaries in Southeast Asia

Lorrie J. Cope — The Economic and Psychological Effects of Cash for Clunkers

Sarah Beth Cunningham – Confession and Conscience in Four Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Harrison Fletcher Dietzman — A Solitary Journey Home: What it Means to be Lost and the Possibility of Salvation in Denis Johnson’s Tree of Smoke

Laura Grace Grafham — The Just Death: Destruction and Repair in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony

Derek E. Hanson — TheaSearch.com: A Search Engine for Theatre Company Websites

Alexander Akira Kato — Mark Driscoll, Aristotle, and Authoritative Preaching in a Postmodern World

Caitlin Emily Kincaid — Revolutionary Referendum: The AKP and Turkey’s Quest for Democratization

Hannah Marie Shun-yu Larson — An Exploration of Graph Similarity Scores

Olivia Marie Lenz — Chemical Synthesis of Inorganic Nanomaterials for Energy-harvesting Devices

Christopher Charles Lute — Women Priests: A Case for the Ordination of Women in the Eastern Orthodox Churches

James Isaac McDonald — Investigation of Homologous Recombination Efficiency in Agrobacterium tumefaciens C58

Zachary Hansen McNay — David Lewis’s Counterparts: Too High a Price to Pay, to Gain Modal Satisfaction

Brent Neil Miles — Writing “in a field cultivated with such labor”: The Chronica of Guilhem de Puylaurens and the Future of the Midi

Emily E. Miller — Civil Society in Algeria

Valerie Kathleen Moser — The Internalization of the Onion: Grushenka’s Transformative Discourse in The Brothers Karamazov

Lauren Michelle Oglesby — Synthesis and Subversion: Word-tone Interaction in Three Settings of Gretchen am Spinnrade

Michael James Richards — Mobile Money at the Base of the Pyramid: Profitable Business Empowering the Poor

Nathaniel Elliot Tanner Rogers — One Hand on a Hexagram, One Hand on a Girl: Leonard Cohen and the Heresy of Artistic Creation

David Ron Rowan — An Ethical Perspective on the Use of Personal Genomics in Medicine

Alina Rose Sayre — Light: A Palimpsest

Stephen Paul Schale — Classifying Biodiesel Source and/or Biodiesel/Petrodiesel Blend Rations Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry With Chemometrics

Anna Lynn Schwulst — A Holistic Philosophy of Story: Exploring Human Relationality Through Myth and Magical Realism

Noah Glenn Simpson — Re-narrating Hutu and Tutsi: Identity and Reconciliation in Rwanda

Kali E. Wagner — Poetry and the Art of Conciliation

Adam Michael Waldo — Peace Talks Reinitiated: Palestinian, Israeli, and U.S. Policy in 2010 and 2011

Kael Marie Wanamaker — Childrearing Experiences and Practices Among Three Generations of a Tlingit and Mixed-ancestry Family