Menstruation As A Spiritual Experience: The Means of Empowerment by Marissa Vitols

  • Title of thesis or project Menstruation As A Spiritual Experience: The Means of Empowerment
  • Name of Student Marissa Vitols
  • Members of baccalaureate committee Dr. Gordon Michalson (sponsor), Dr. Susan Marks, and Dr. Douglas Langston
  • Area of Concetration Religion
  • Start Time 2:00 pm
  • End Time 4:00 pm
  • Date 05/11/2018
  • Location of Examination ACE 115
  • Additional Information "The symbolism and influence of the Goddess in feminist spirituality brings positive effects on women and on how they view themselves and their menses. Through these impacts of feminist spirituality, women become liberated and empowered by overcoming obstacles set forth by patriarchal views about the woman and her body. This thesis aims to uncover how menstruation can become such a liberating spiritual experience, through the means of feminist spirituality, influenced by reformative feminist thought processes." Thesis, Introduction, pgs. 1-2

Ares’ Century: The Long Shadow of the First World War by Kristian Gronhaug

  • Title of thesis or project Ares' Century: The Long Shadow of the First World War
  • Name of Student Kristian Gronhaug
  • Members of baccalaureate committee Katherine Brion, Brendan Goff, David Harvey
  • Area of Concetration History
  • Start Time 10:00 am
  • End Time 12:00 pm
  • Date 05/10/2018
  • Location of Examination ACE 201

The Fall of King Coal: An Analysis of the Factors Leading to the Decline of the U.S. Coal Industry by Julien Baruch

  • Title of thesis or project The Fall of King Coal: An Analysis of the Factors Leading to the Decline of the U.S. Coal Industry
  • Name of Student Julien Baruch
  • Members of baccalaureate committee Professor Sherry Yu. Professor Richard Coe, and Professor Brad Oberle
  • Area of Concetration Economics
  • Start Time 3:00 pm
  • End Time 5:00 pm
  • Date 05/10/2018
  • Location of Examination ACE 201

Embodied Learning: Finding the Creative Process in Everyday Life by Allie Stachura

  • Title of thesis or project Embodied Learning: Finding the Creative Process in Everyday Life
  • Name of Student Allie Stachura
  • Members of baccalaureate committee Maribeth Clark, Samantha Burns, and Kye-Ryung Park
  • Area of Concetration Humanities
  • Start Time 10:00 am
  • End Time 12:00 pm
  • Date 05/10/2018
  • Location of Examination CFA 212

Partial Synthesis of a Novel Oxazolidinone Analogue by Jessica Calzadilla

  • Title of thesis or project Partial Synthesis of a Novel Oxazolidinone Analogue
  • Name of Student Jessica Calzadilla
  • Members of baccalaureate committee Dr. Scudder, Dr. Shipman, Dr. Oberle
  • Area of Concetration Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Start Time 10:00 am
  • End Time 1:00 pm
  • Date 05/10/2018
  • Location of Examination HCL 7

Mass Incarceration of Palestinian Youth as a Potential Catalyst for Socio-Political Change: An Examination of International Report on the Systematic and Institutionalized Ill-treatment of Palestinian Youth in the Israeli Military Detention System by Hannah Procell

  • Title of thesis or project Mass Incarceration of Palestinian Youth as a Potential Catalyst for Socio-Political Change: An Examination of International Report on the Systematic and Institutionalized Ill-treatment of Palestinian Youth in the Israeli Military Detention System
  • Name of Student Hannah Procell
  • Members of baccalaureate committee Sarah Hernandez, Uzi Baram, Frank Alcock, and Nat Colletta
  • Area of Concetration Social Sciences
  • Start Time 1:00 pm
  • End Time 3:00 pm
  • Date 05/09/2018
  • Location of Examination College Hall 214
  • Additional Information In this study I explore how various international non-governmental organizations frame the issue of, and solutions for, the incarceration of Palestinian youth. I employ content analysis in combination with social movement (SM) theory and framework analysis to critically analyze these organizations’ approaches to writing reports on the systematic and institutionalized ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian youth in the Israeli military detention system. In addition to finding how social movement NGOs frame the issue, my research fills a valuable research gap through connecting the topic with U.S. based mass incarceration literature. I discuss the necessity of reforming how SM NGO reports frame the issue of incarcerated Palestinian youth through offering specific improvements and I argue how transnational advocacy networks and youth activism have potential to catalyze socio-political change for the precarious situation of Palestinian youth.

From Overtown to Rosemary: Exploring Race and Space through Oral Histories of Sarasota’s First African American District by William Cooney

  • Title of thesis or project From Overtown to Rosemary: Exploring Race and Space through Oral Histories of Sarasota's First African American District
  • Name of Student William Cooney
  • Members of baccalaureate committee David Brain, Uzi Baram, Brendan Goff
  • Area of Concetration Social Sciences, Urban Studies
  • Start Time 10:00 am
  • End Time 12:00 pm
  • Date 05/09/2018
  • Location of Examination ACE 201

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Drone Transitions in Delivery Systems by Brendan Legel

  • Title of thesis or project A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Drone Transitions in Delivery Systems
  • Name of Student Brendan Legel
  • Members of baccalaureate committee Dr. Doucette Dr. Lepinski Dr Kalmanovich Dr Collins
  • Area of Concetration Computer Science
  • Start Time 12:00 pm
  • End Time 2:00 pm
  • Date 05/09/2018
  • Location of Examination Heiser E168
  • Additional Information The defence will be featuring a presentation going over the thesis. The researched delivery systems and tested two competing delivery systems in order to determine which system was more efficient with regard to profit. The components that made up this thesis were programming the two systems to be tested, testing the data generated, and general discussion regarding the results. Coffee and Donuts from Dunkin Donuts will be supplied.

Calorimetry of glass transition of phosphate glasses by James Blood

  • Title of thesis or project Calorimetry of glass transition of phosphate glasses
  • Name of Student James Blood
  • Members of baccalaureate committee Mariana Sendova, Steven Shipman, Maribeth Clark
  • Area of Concetration Natural Sciences
  • Start Time 1:00 pm
  • End Time 3:00 pm
  • Date 05/09/2018
  • Location of Examination LBR 252
  • Additional Information RSVP suggested

Action and Reaction: Public Higher Education in Florida During the American Counterculture by Dario Macieira Mitchell

  • Title of thesis or project Action and Reaction: Public Higher Education in Florida During the American Counterculture
  • Name of Student Dario Macieira Mitchell
  • Members of baccalaureate committee Brendan Goff, Tyrone Ryba, David Harvey
  • Area of Concetration History
  • Start Time 4:00 pm
  • End Time 6:00 pm
  • Date 05/08/2018
  • Location of Examination ACE 318
  • Additional Information Although I marked the AOC as "History" it really is a student-created AOCcalled "History and Science"