The Pell Scholars Honors Program was created to serve as an interdisciplinary honors program that focuses on international relations and public policy. It was created to honor the life and work of former United States Senator Claiborne Pell (RI-D, Ret.).

A senior thesis is required in many of the university's disciplines. All senoir theses are gathered here.

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Submissions from 2014

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Revamping the Vampire Heroine: Reshaping the Character of Bella Swan through Twilight Fan Fiction, Kaitlyn D. Boisvert

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From Self-Sacrifice to Self-Preservation: The Changing Roles of Southern Women During America's Civil War, Jennifer E. Edine

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Further characterization of a secreted lipase from the human pathogen Leishmania donovani by determining the effect of various metal ions on its enzymatic activity., Lana Hoertz

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The Judge’s Hold: A Struggle for Voice in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, Daniel R. Johnson

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GoT Lost Behind the Scenes: Underexposed Television Producers in Magazines, Jordan King

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Product of the Past: The Struggle Between the Lakota Sioux Nation and the United States Government, Brittany Lombardo

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Morality and Nonviolent Protest: The Birmingham Campaign, Lindsey A. Mahn

Submissions from 2013

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#PrettyLittleLiars: How Hashtags Drive The Social TV Phenomenon, Melanie Brozek

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Is Snow White Still the Fairest of Them All? How Once Upon A Time Reinvents the Image of the Disney Princess, Hannah M. Gonneville

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Explaining the Unexplainable: A New Cultural Outlook on H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, Erika L. Mutter

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Sméagol Versus Gollum: The Bridge Between Fantasy and Reality: Applying Jungian Psychology to Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Courtney C. Randall

Submissions from 2012

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A Postmodern Sense of Nostalgia: Demonstrating Through a Textual Analysis of Twin Peaks How Cult Membership Can Be Inculcated., Nicholas G. Albanese

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A Failing Correctional System: State Prison Overcrowding in the United States, Susan M. Campers

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Juvenile Delinquency: An Investigation of Risk Factors and Solutions., Lauren Cardoso

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How Blacks became Blue: The 1936 African American Voting Shift From the Party of Lincoln to the New Deal Coalition, Daphney Daniel

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Reading Between the Lines of Slavery: Examining New England Runaway Ads for Evidence of an Afro-Yankee Culture, Lauren Landi

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Mind the Gap: An Analysis of the Function of Love in the Works of Tom Stoppard and C.S. Lewis., Jacqueline C. Lawler

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Darkness in the City of Light: The Great Roundup of 1942 & France’s Role in the Shoah., Benjamin T.C. Mead

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The Prevention of Victory: How the U.S. Government Crippled Support for the Iraq War, Jacob M. Petrarca

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Homelessness: Causes, Culture and Community Development as a Solution, Kaitlin Philipps

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Twitter Technology Trampling Fashion Designs: The Effects of Twitter on the Fashion Industry., Margaret K. Reder

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Development and Evaluation of a Mouse Neocortical Cells Neurodevelopment Assay to Assess the Effects of Pyrethroids, Stephanie I. Savino

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Is Local Food in Your Future?: An Analysis of the Viability of the Local Food Movement, Jennifer A. Sliney

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Chicago: A Movie Musical Mockery of the Media's Razzle Dazzle Image of Murder., Emily Sulock

Submissions from 2011

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The Benefits of Fostering Reciprocal Relationships between Children with Autism and their Typically Developing Peers, Chelsea Bourn

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Teaching Social Justice through the Lens of Multicultural Education, Alana Cimillo

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The Canterbury Tales: Chaucer's Respectful Critique of Church Officials and Their Abuse of Power, Lauren Day

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The Electrochemical Detection of Interleukin-8, Cancer Biomarker, Based on a Gold Nanoparticle Platform and its Political Implications, Jaimee Doucette

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Melville and Women in Specific Relation to "Bartleby, the Scrivener", Kaitlin Eckert

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The Implications of Male Circumcision on HIV Transmission, AliciaMarie Hurlburt

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Green Decarbonylation of Aldehydes using Palladium (II) Acetate, Jessica Konopka

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Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: An Overlooked Issue, Michelle Kuhl

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The Effect of Franco in the Basque Nation, Kalyna Macko

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Executions in America: How Constitutional Interpretation Has Restricted Capital Punishment, Andrea Paone

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An Exploration of Pharmacognosy and its Potential in the Multi-Faceted Solution Required to Address HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, Alexandra Sassi

Submissions from 2010

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The State in Disarray: US Oversight of Private Security Contractors, Rebecca A. Bernard

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The Development of a Comprehensive Mechanism for Intracellular Calcium Oscillations: A Theoretical Approach and an Experimental Validation, Amanda A. Borges, Deanna Salter, Sandor Kadar, and Steven B. Symington

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Screening Culture: Is Western Media to Blame for “Tainting” Traditional Third World Values?, Angelina M. Campbell

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France as a Negative Influence on the Côte d’Ivoire: The Consequences of Foreign Interference, Courtney P. Conroy

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Progressivism and the Executive Branch: Woodrow Wilson's Expansion of Presidential Power, Christopher F. Fisher

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"Lord of the Flies": The Educational Value of Golding's Text, Erin M. Frank

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Meaningful Meaninglessness: Albert Camus' Presentation of Absurdism as a Foundation for Goodness, Maria K. Genovese

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"Persona Non Grata" A Tragicomic One-Act, Maria K. Genovese

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"Clad in Their Country Gray": Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Morgan E. Glossbrenner

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The Conflicts of Secularization and Islam in Turkey, Emily Jones

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Shrouded Sins: An Exploration of Child Sex Trafficking in South Africa, Jennifer L. Kennedy

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Differential Damages Sustained from Hurricane Ike on Varying Growth Forms of Coral at Distinct Locations off the Coast of South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caitlyn A. Kenny

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Now Was Then, Then Is Now: The Paradoxical World of Fahrenheit 451, Michael R. LaBrie

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Norman Morrison Isham: Newport Restoration Foreshadows Modern Preservation, Alyssa Lozupone

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Legal, Moral and Biological Implications of Poaching and Illegal Animal Trafficking on an International Scale, Meghan A. Pastor

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Questioning Objectivity in Mainstream Broadcast Journalism: The Value of Subjectivity on "The View", Monika K. Raczkowski

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Junior Mints and Their Bigger Than Bite-Size Role in Complicating Product Placement Assumptions, Stephanie Savage

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Is Media Coverage of Steroids On The Verge Of Striking Out Baseball Stars?, Nicholas L. Silvestri

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Leading Ladies?: Feminism and the Hollywood New Wave, Allison A. Smith

Submissions from 2009

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Rhode Island's Greatest Natural Tragedy, Stephanie N. Blaine

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The Injustice Of Justice: The Pursuit of a Harmonious, Just, and Merciful World, Robert W. Boyle

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Unity, Charity, and Fraternity: Father Michael McGivney and the Knights of Columbus, Kathleen A. Bruno

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Preventing the Next Enron, John Y. Cannaverde

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Hugo Chavez: Socialism and Dictatorship, Kathryn E. Corridan

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The Sick Man’s Last Fight: The Role of the Ottoman Empire in the First World War, Henry A. Crouse

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Terra Nullius: The Aborigines in Australia, Ashley M. Foley

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The Legal See-Saw: The Rights of the Sex Offender v. The Perception of a Safe Community, Brittany E. Kane

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Counting Girls In - Gender Issues in Science and Mathematics: An Examination of the Research Concerning Innate and Socio-Cultural Gender Differences in the Fields of Science and Mathematics in an Effort to Promote More Female Participation, Valerie R. Mackin

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The Legacy of Race Based Slavery in the United States, Jennifer Maloney

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Italy: The Case for Division, Sara Jane Micali

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Flying the Pirate Flag: Understanding the Fight Against and Prevalence of the Internet Gift Economy, Zachary G. O'Leary

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Cosmopolitan Contract: Kaitiakitanga and Multicultural Conservation Ethics, Cezanne Perez

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Madrassa Education in Pakistan: Assisting the Taliban’s Resurgence, Nicole M. Warren

Submissions from 2008

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Teaching Happiness: The Role of Positive Psychology in the Classroom, Jennifer M. Gilpin

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The Changing Role of Women in Spain, Julie LaConte

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Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Benefits of Thematic Center-Based Instruction, Santia Mazzaferro

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Sobriety Checkpoints: The Case for Implementation in Rhode Island, Scott Naso

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The Injustices Inflicted on Nonviolent Offenders in the U.S. Correctional System, Carly B. Ouellette

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Fixing Foster Care: How Can We Best Support Foster Parents?, Erica S. Pistorino

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The Mercury Connection: Autism and Childhood Vaccines, Sarah Rossi

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The Emerging Role of DNA Analysis in the Criminal Justice System, Sandra Sherman

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AlcoholEDU: Does It Work?, Jennifer Sousa

Submissions from 2007

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A Study of Personality and Student Involvement on the College Campus, Kera Bisson

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Structural Adjustment Programs and the Delivery of Health Care in the Third World, Bianca Brunelli

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Chaos Theory and Military Applications, Judith Crane

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Despair disguised as entertainment: Does Oprah Winfrey sensationalize human suffering in order to fuel her media empire and encourage other media to follow?, Alana D. Cullen

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Investigation of Safe-Level Testing for Beta-lactam, Sulfonamide, and Tetracycline Residues in Commingled Bovine Milk, Richelle R. Goulette

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The Greatest Advancement Since the Shovel: Remote Sensing on Three Historical Case Studies, Ian B. Kerr

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Writers of the Harlem Renaissance at Odds: Wright and Hurston's Different Approaches, Sarah L. Labbe

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Electrochemical Detection of Prostate Carcinoma Biomakers Using Nanotechnology, Kathryn Leonard

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The Impact of Standardized Testing on Student Performance in the United States, Stephanie Linden

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Language Shift: Spanish in the United States, Alison Philbrick

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Rural Schools and Academic Achievement, Elissa M. Slason

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Investigating the Worldwide Popularity of Forensics, Heather Stankiewicz

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When Educational Technology Meets New Pedagogical Methods, Stephanee Synnott

Submissions from 2006

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I Am: Identity, Maturation, and the Ideal Woman in Bronte’s Villette, Malissa Brennan

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Stopping Racism Through Art, Courtney Cowsill

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The Life of Simon Wiesenthal as Told by the New York Times, Mary Cate Kelleher

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The Impact of the European Union on Spain, Christine Ryan

Submissions from 2005

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Americanizing the American Woman: Symbols of Nationalism in the LADIES HOME JOURNAL, 1890-1900, Kaitlyn Kayer

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Driver’s Licenses and Illegal Immigration: Issues of Controversy, Catherine M. Marshall

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Guest Worker Programs: Problem or Solution?, Erin McKenna

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Out of Sync: How Japanese International Students and American Students Misread Each Other, Jennifer Sousa