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  • Marvel for a Remnant: The History and Hope of the Church in the Middle East 

    Simons, Bethany (2014-06-02)
    The Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity. It appears, however, that Christianity has found its home further west of its birthplace, and in fact, may not be able to maintain any significant existence there for much ...
  • The Mason Jar 

    Dodrill, Teal (2013-05-24)
    My idea of original research for this thesis project was to search inside of myself to create a work of art that is my very own: a culmination of some of the most important lessons I have learned in my life up until now, ...
  • Measurement of Event-Specific Capitalization in Couples 

    Carson, Chelsea
    Capitalization is a component of intimacy that consists of how a partner responds when the other discloses good news. Previous research has identified four capitalization patterns: active-constructive, passive-constructive, ...
  • Memory's Consolation: Right Remembrance in Boethius 

    Barta, Caroline (2012-05-01)
    The impetus for my thesis is the psychological predicament injustice creates, namely, the paralyzing effect of suffering. As presented in Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, I examine how the resolution to this problem ...
  • Mental Pictures in a Rustic Setting: Ekphrasis in Virgil's Georgics 

    Cross, Jeffrey (2014-06-02)
    For the better part of the last century, the literary and rhetorical term ekphrasis has been applied primarily to poetic descriptions of art and architecture. Best known for its application to such famous examples as the ...
  • Meta-Analysis of Psychotherapy and Alternative Treatments for Combat-Related 

    Kim, Sarah Suhhyun (2013-05-24)
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder that can affect returning combat soldiers as they try to reintegrate into civilian life. Recent conservative estimates indicate that 25% of veterans returning ...
  • Metastasis and Cathepsin B 

    Wang, Elizabeth (2013-05-24)
    Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality in the United States as well as the developing world. Metastasis is responsible for about 90% of cancer deaths, and is a cause of morbidity in those who continue to battle ...
  • Miles to Go 

    Nosrat, Michelle
    For my honors thesis, I have written an original screenplay that explores the themes of tragedy, family, and friendship. Inspired by independent movies such as Sunshine Cleaning and Perks of Being a Wallflower, and ...
  • Mining the Prospects of Community Literacy: A Tentative Model for University-Community Collaboration 

    Aberin, Ariadne (2013-05-24)
    The social tensions between the Waco community and Baylor University, often ill-perceived, are complicated. While the university is a place that fosters a sense of community among its students, there is still a disparity ...
  • A Model for SIFT Optimization Using FPAA-Driven Block Convolution 

    Eustice, Dylan (2014-06-02)
    The Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) is a useful algorithm for describing local features in an image. This research successfully demonstrates a model for optimizing SIFT using a Field Programmable Analog Array ...
  • Modeling and Predicting the Behavior of Viscoelastic Materials 

    Goodwin, Morgan (2013-05-24)
    Polymeric reinforced composites are ideal materials for structural applications because of their low weight to high strength ratio. However, the polymers used to bond the composites are both time and temperature dependent. ...
  • The Modern State of Being: Mystical Spirituality in Twentieth Century American Avant-Garde Painting 

    Young, Rebecca (2014-04-28)
    The singlemost misunderstood aspect of twentieth century art is the advent of abstraction. In the aftermath of the first half of the twentieth century, modern man felt that in order to regain his humanity, in order to ...
  • The Monk, the Monarch, and the Court Painter: On the Production, Uses, and Artistic Significance of the Green Collection's Speculum Humanae Salvationis 

    Butcher, Rachel (2013-05-24)
    The purpose of this thesis is to introduce the reader to the Green Collection’s copy of the Speculum humanae salvationis (Shelfmark MS.GC.000321), a previously unstudied illuminated manuscript which I have had access to ...
  • The Moral Permissibility of Medically-Assisted Suicide 

    Ahmed, Syed (2014-06-02)
    Despite medical advances the effects of disease, injuries, and old age will continue to occur. While cures have been found for some medical conditions, others continue to take a toll on patients. Although treatments ...
  • Mothers and Widows: Gendered Violence and the Birth of Female CSOs in Argentina and Guatemala 

    Gutierrez, Alexandra (2012-05-02)
    From the 1970s into the 1980s, Argentina and Guatemala were both ruled by ruthless military dictatorships that systematically killed and tortured men, women and children as a part of their respective wars on subversion. ...
  • Music and the Mind: How the Brain is Affected by Music 

    Shan, Elaine (2012-05-03)
    Music is often thought of as a nonverbal language, capable of communicating emotional messages. Areas of the brain have been identified that, when damaged, affect only musical skills. At the same time, while the initial ...
  • Musical Expression: A Comparative Study on the Emotional Experience of Music 

    Pereira, Niharika (2014-04-28)
    Music pervades our world like no other art form. Among the subtle powers of music is its connection to the emotions. The question of how music is able to express emotions has fascinated thinkers for centuries. Susanne ...
  • A Musical Interpretation of Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia 

    Carver, Jessie (2013-12-17)
    St. Augustine in his De Musica, uses the example of the nightingale to describe those who know and create music only through sense, singing “harmoniously and sweetly” although ignorant to the “numbers or intervals of acute ...
  • Mysterious Elements: A Studio Art Thesis 

    Wyns, Vanessa (2013-05-24)
    The enigmatic nature of Gerhard Richter’s black and white photorealist paintings with their blurred atmospheres is what originally inspired this project. The blur of the woman’s face in his piece Woman Descending a Staircase ...
  • A Natural Signs Approach to the Argument from Desire 

    Davis, Ashley (2012-05-06)
    C.S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity that “If I find in myself a desire that no experience in this world can satisfy, the best possible explanation is that I was made for another world.” From this experience of desire for ...