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State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) Usage Among Emergency Managers in Texas

Description: Paper investigating current and potential uses for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) data to better assist people with disabilities. STEAR is a state-run database designed to assist emergency managers working for city and county governments to prepare for the needs of citizens with disabilities or transportation needs. Disability or special needs registries similar to STEAR have been widely promoted within emergency management as an improvement for inclusive planning and … more
Date: July 2023
Creator: Goodwin, Crystal & Schumann, Ronald L., III
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Sherman Massacre of 1930

Description: Paper exploring the lynching of George Hughes in Sherman, Texas in 1930, the ensuing race massacre, and how this event impacted the Black community in the city for decades to come.
Date: March 31, 2023
Creator: Elder, Aidan
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Creating the Optimal Experience: An Analysis of Flow Theory Factors in High School Band Programs

Description: Undergraduate thesis explores the link between self-perceived flow states and a feeling of community belonging within the context of the high school band environment. The methodology observed a positive interdependence between a perceived sense of community and the flow parameters of challenge-skill ratio, utilization of clear goals, and provision of unambiguous feedback.
Date: Spring 2022
Creator: Murthy, Amrutha V.
Partner: UNT College of Music

Task List Peer Project

Description: Poster describing the process of updating the framework for the "Task List" that relays what needs to be completed by student assistants during each shift at the service desk.
Date: April 14, 2022
Creator: Rodriguez, Ryan
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Writing, Domesticity, and Suicide: A Biographical Comparison of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath

Description: Undergraduate thesis biographically examining the lives, deaths, and works of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath, including their roles as daughters, wives, mothers, and female writers. This thesis has implications for the relevancy and pertinence of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath to literary, gender, and even political studies today as evident in their being namesakes of their crafts, hallmarks of the literary periods in which they wrote, and some of the most recognized and referenced literary n… more
Date: 2013
Creator: Peebles, Emily
Partner: UNT Honors College
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Wither the Whip, Strengthen the Sword: Colonial Legacy and Geno-/Politicide in the Post-Colonial World, 1945-2012

Description: Undergraduate thesis examining the causes of geno-/politicides and the potential correlation between colonial legacy and the increased likelihood of seeing geno-/politicide across all newly independent states post-WWII from 1945-2012. This study reviews colonialism through an anthropological and sociological lens and applies it to state-structure's impact on political violence.
Date: May 8, 2014
Creator: Wood, Colin
Partner: UNT Honors College
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We Were Once All Gentle Creatures: Modular Stories

Description: Undergraduate thesis that is a collection of short stories preceded by critical preface. The preface, which is divided into two sections, contextualizes the function and presence of the modular narrative. The first section explores the criticism of the form and the second section provides contextual examples of contemporary stories which more or less exhibit elements of the modular. This collection entitled "We Were Once All Gentle Creatures" employs the many conventions and elements of the mod… more
Date: 2013
Creator: Dash, Jessica
Partner: UNT Honors College
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The Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide

Description: Undergraduate thesis examining the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in the United States and its ethics. The authors' study provides that in states where, by legislation, physicians can aid a patient by prescribing a lethal dose which the patient can choose to ingest, the benefits well surpass any risk feared by opponents of physician-assisted suicide.
Date: May 12, 2014
Creator: Horner, Marjorie
Partner: UNT Honors College
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The Influence of Self-Esteem and Perceptions of Infidelity on College Students' Relationship Quality

Description: Undergraduate thesis studying the relationship between self-esteem and relationship quality in college students, while also investigating the mediational role of perceptions of infidelity on that relation. The study uses three different measures in order to understand college students and the dynamics of their romantic relationships. Results indicate that there are possible associations between self esteem, relationship quality, and perceptions of infidelity.
Date: Spring 2014
Creator: Ruales, Dahyan Michelle
Partner: UNT Honors College
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The effects of chronic hypoxic incubation on levels of Nav1.5 in the hearts of the embryonic Alligator mississippiensis (A. mississippiensis)

Description: Undergraduate thesis studying the cause of hypoxic induced bradycardia. The author used western blots analysis to determine the concentration of the cardiac sodium channel, Nav1.5 within embryonic American alligators at 70% and 90% development when incubation occurred in hypoxic conditions (10% O₂) and normoxic conditions (21% O₂).
Date: 2013~
Creator: Pegram, Destiny
Partner: UNT Honors College
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The Confederated States of Africa: A Framework for Continental Unity

Description: Undergraduate thesis presenting a framework for a united African continent. The current international system has left Africa largely behind and a massive portion of Africa's issues such as territorial disputes are the result of Western influence and intervention. A philosophical normative idea is presented whereby those affected by its implementation can develop the methodologies and intricacies such a program requires and no claim should be made by an outside influence.
Date: 2013~
Creator: Lux, Ryan
Partner: UNT Honors College
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"Take, Eat": A Creation Based Perspective on the Eucharist

Description: Undergraduate thesis exploring the Christian tradition of the Eucharist. Throughout the history of the Church, many ideas have been circulated and debated regarding the Eucharist. The author centers on the question "Why a command to eat?" with the goal to provide a supplemental perspective on this ambiguous Christian ritual.
Date: 2014~/2015~
Creator: Puras, Alberto
Partner: UNT Honors College
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Substance Use Disorders Among Patients with Anxiety: Prevalence and Effect on Psychotherapy Outcomes

Description: Undergraduate thesis studying anxiety and substance use disorders (SUD) by examining the prevalence of anxiety-SUD comorbidity in an outpatient psychology training clinic and assessing how it affects psychotherapy outcomes. Results revealed that anxiety and SUD is more highly comorbid compared to when anxiety is paired with another disorder and the presence of a comorbid SUD was associated with worse therapy outcomes at the beginning and end of therapy. However, the comorbid SUD did not affect … more
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: Grimaldo, Gabriella A.
Partner: UNT Honors College
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Student Perception of Feral Cats and Their Effects on Campus Wildlife

Description: Undergraduate thesis exploring feral cat management. In many urban areas, feral cat (Felis catus) populations are so large that they have become a nuisance. The goal of this thesis is to understand student perception of the University of North Texas Feral Cat Rescue Group (FCRG) program, a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program on campus. In particular, the author focuses on the role that ecological information has in shaping student opinions about cats and conservation.
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: Dombrosky, Jonathan
Partner: UNT Honors College
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Student Debt: The Growing Epidemic Without a Proactive Cure

Description: Undergraduate thesis studying student debt decision-making skills. The lack of general knowledge among the student demographic is displayed considering several factors such as: confidence of making short and long-term financial decisions, attitude towards debt, categorical socioeconomics, attitude towards money, political self-efficacy, and political ideology. These nine factors are used to understand the metaphysics of debt using PLS and A priori power Data Analysis.
Date: 2013~/2014~
Creator: Olusanya, Suliat
Partner: UNT Honors College
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Social Support and Type II Diabetes in Older Married Hispanic Americans

Description: Undergraduate thesis exploring psychosocial factors of type II diabetes in older married adults of the Hispanic American population. It is proposed that social support mitigates the effect of psychosocial problems on self-care behavior and posited that greater social support in the form of familial and spousal relationships is related to better health outcomes, specifically better self-reported disease self-management of type II diabetes in married Hispanics.
Date: April 22, 2014
Creator: Delk, Jenna
Partner: UNT Honors College
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Religious commitment, trait forgivingness, and revenge-seeking behavior

Description: Undergraduate thesis examining the relationship between religious beliefs and an antisocial behavior outcome (revenge-seeking behaviors). The researchers hypothesized that those who are religiously committed would be less likely to act in an antisocial manner by declining the opportunity to take revenge against an ostensible offender.
Date: 2013
Creator: Martinez, Kayla S.
Partner: UNT Honors College
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Nanoparticles & Cancer Cells

Description: Undergraduate research thesis studying nanoparticles as a therapeutic approach in cancer-targeting drugs and their effects on mammals. The author hypothesizes that nanoparticles can make cancer-targeting drugs more effective. This thesis also includes the PowerPoint slides presented at UNT Scholar's Day.
Date: 2013~/2014~
Creator: deCarvalho, Roceli
Partner: UNT Honors College
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