The Politics of Rhetoric: Reagan’s Rhetorical War on Nicaragua

Senior Capstone Experience by Victoria Cline ’19 Submitted to the Department of English and Department of Political Science Advised by Dr. Sean Meehan and Dr. Christine Wade Description: “This thesis explores the linkage between Reagan’s foreign policy toward Nicaragua and the rhetorical patterns he used to communicate this policy in public addresses during the years…

Southwest Native American/White Interaction: History as told by Archaeologists, National Park Service, and Native Americans

Senior Capstone Experience by Nicole DeWitt ’19 Submitted to the Department of Anthropology Advised by Dr. Julie Markin Description: “I completed research in the Southwest that explored the dynamics of race relations between Native Americans and White Americans in museum settings and how this affects the content produced by federal agencies to the public. I…

The Meaning of Art is Lost: A Manifesto

Senior Capstone Experience by Rachel Frebert ’19 Submitted to the Department of Communication and Media Studies Advised by Dr. Alicia Kozma and Prof. Heather Harvey Description: “My project, The Meaning of Art is Lost is a visual thesis that focuses on how the experience of art is based within commodity fetishism as an aesthetic object. I…

The Chester River as a Source of Nitrous Oxide to the Atmosphere

Senior Capstone Experience by Catherine Gaudlip ’19 Submitted to the Department of Environmental Science and Studies Advised by Dr. Rebecca Fox Description: “After introducing the definition and effect of a trace greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide, the paper suggests the Chester River is a source of nitrous oxide to the atmosphere through data collection and analyses…

Photography through the Social Lens: A Case of East Baltimore and Gentrification

Senior Capstone Experience by Danielle Lynch ’19 Submitted to the Department of Sociology Abstract: “The main aim for this Senior Capstone is to explore the visual method of Sociology through photography as a research method to study gentrification in East Baltimore and the social issue’s effects on the subculture of residents. With specific focus on…

The Effect of Gender on Animal Product Consumption Opinions and Behaviors

Senior Capstone Experience by Kelsey McNaul ’19 Submitted to the Department of Sociology and Department of Environmental Science and Studies Advised by Dr. Nicholas Garcia and Dr. Rebecca Fox Abstract: “The dietary and economic consumption of products derived from animals is influenced by various factors. Societal norms and traditions largely dictate the kinds of products…

Stress Granules Link the Environment and Genetics, Contributing to Adult-Onset Neurodegenerative Diseases like ALS

Senior Capstone Experience by Cole Craig Rineer ’19 Submitted to the Department of Biology Advised by Dr. Mala Misra Abstract: “Rapid progress has been made in identifying genetic underpinnings associated with neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In the past few years, there has been significant agreement of the idea of heterogeneous nuclear…

Aerobic Exercise: Potential Rose in the Treatment and Prevention of Depression

Senior Capstone Experience by Joshua D. Samuels ’19 Submitted to the Department of Biology Advised by Dr. Aaron Krochmal and Dr. Cindy Gibson Description: “Depression, one of the most common mental illnesses, is primarily treated with antidepressants that often fail to meet the expectations of the depressed individual for numerous reasons. Due to this, many…

Which Group has a More Sustainable Model of Terrorism, Al Qaeda or ISIS?

Senior Capstone Experience by Aziz Sbeih ’19 Submitted to the Department of International Studies and the Department of Economics Advised by Dr. Lisa Daniels Description: “The thesis compares Al Qaeda and ISIS models of terrorism through both international and economic focuses, and demonstrates that despite similar ideological beliefs the two groups markedly differ in terms…

“A Sea of Equilibrium:” Antoni Gaudí’s Political Undercurrent

Senior Capstone Experience by Lori Wysong ’19 Submitted to the Department of History Advised by Dr. Clayton Black Description: “Antoni Gaudí’s unique architecture draws tourists from all over the world for the sake of its aesthetic and structural qualities. While many art historians such as Joan Bassegoda Nonell and George Roseburgh Collins have examined Gaudí’s…

Senior Recital

By: Michael DeMaio. Senior Capstone Experience in Music Acknowledgments First and foremost, thank you to the professors in the music department—Dr. Schweitzer, Dr. Leupold, Dr. McCollum, Dr. Thomas, Dr. Wharton, Dr. Brower, Dr. Park, and Professor Winter—for believing in me and pushing me beyond what I thought was my fullest potential. A big thank you…

Faculty in Focus: The Power of Paragraphs

Michael Harvey, Associate Professor, Department of Business Management. Dr. Harvey is editor-in-chief of the interdisciplinary journal Leadership and the Humanities and the co-editor of the book Leadership Studies: the Dialogue of Disciplines. He is the author of The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing, a college writing guide now in its second edition, and put to good use by…