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 senior theses are gathered here.

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Submissions from 2009

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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 Biomarkers 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, Kaithlyn 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

Submissions from 2002

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Harry Potter: An Archetypal Hero's Journey in Four Books, Caitlin CP Burrows