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Dominican University Mazzuchelli Scholars Honors Program Distinction Projects

Dominican University Mazzuchelli Scholars Honors Program Distinction Projects

 

Students not in the Honors Program may elect to pursue a degree of Bachelor of Arts with Distinction or Bachelor of Science with Distinction by completing a Distinction project. This project is designed to give such students in their junior and senior years the opportunity to complete a distinctive and substantial scholarly or creative work in their major field.

Students who accept this challenge are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Distinction or Bachelor of Science with Distinction on the recommendation of the Honors committee and upon completion of the distinction project.

Recent Submissions

  • Abuaqel, Dalal (2016-04-25)
    Aging is an unavoidable, universal, and biological phenomenon affecting all multicellular organisms. Although different hypotheses have been put forward to explain the cellular and molecular mechanisms of aging, recent ...
  • Wojtach, Paulina (2016-04-27)
    There are a number of factors found to predict grade point average (GPA), including parental attachment, college self-efficacy, and ethnic background (Aguayo et al., 2011; Dennis et al., 2005; Vuong et al., 2010; Yazedijan ...
  • Lehmann, Gabrielle (2016-03-14)
    "Unoccupied" is the title of a year‐long exploration in poetry and illustration. Presented as a series of eight detailed prints, this project integrates writing and visual art into a cohesive narrative. Each visual borrows ...
  • Fledderman, Nicole (2016-04-26)
    Previously known as manic depression, bipolar disorder was once thought to occur rarely in children and adolescents. However, between 1994 and 2003 there was a 40-fold increase in the number of U.S. children under the age ...
  • Kmetty, Kaitlyn (2014-03-23)
    Book and photographs of a semester in South Africa. A project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree with Distinction in Graphic Design.
  • Puhr, Thomas (2013-02-25)
    An original television miniseries, entitled House of Blood. The project is a modern-day gangster story that is loosely based on Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth. The five scripts are also heavily influenced by David Chase’s ...
  • Doherty, Kerri Anne (2013-04-29)
    Queen Elizabeth I and the character of Richard in the Tragedy of Richard the Third are acutely aware of the social limitations that come from their physical bodies. For Elizabeth, her gender is her physical barrier, seen ...
  • Krause, Ernest (2012-05-02)
    Within this paper I explore the path through which cultural exchanges moved between the East and the West during the Era of the Crusades. Starting with the movement of material goods and societal changes brought about by ...
  • Turner, Tyehimba (2015-05-05)
    The pathways involved in rebaudioside A metabolism in humans, bacteria, and fungi are both under researched and poorly understood. This hypothesizes that random transposon mutagenesis of soil microbes is an approach to ...
  • Skeehan, Willa (2015-04-05)
    The body’s approach to wound healing is very sophisticated. There are many different components that allow the body to heal itself when a wound is present. In this paper simplifying assumptions are introduced that reduce ...
  • Neidlinger, Trisha (2015-05)
    This paper is based on research into the relationship between the disability rights movement and the genetic counseling profession. With prenatal genetic counseling playing such an essential role in the decision making ...
  • Moery, Eileen (2015-04-05)
    Moral licensing is the notion that doing good things increases one’s likelihood of doing bad things. Eskine found that exposure to organic food caused harsher moral judgments and a decrease in prosocial behavior (2012). ...
  • Kolek, Stanislaw (2015-05-04)
    This study examines the role that self-importance plays in reducing aggressive reactions to negative feedback. Verbal aggression in particular has spiked researchers’ interests due to the bullying epidemic in schools and ...
  • Kasprzyk, Lauren (2015-04-06)
    A study by Galinsky, Magee, Inesi & Gruenfeld (2006) found that participants who were primed to feel powerful are significantly more likely to adopt an egocentric perspective than those primed to feel less powerful. Although ...
  • Horvat, Monika (2014-06-02)
    The purpose of “Endangered” is to not only call attention to what some call a lost art, tatting, but also determine how I can incorporate my ability to tat into creating a business in the future. From this investigation ...
  • Grewal, Jeewanjot S. (2015-03-16)
    The Dingwall Lab studies a highly conserved group of proteins that form a complex called the COMPASS-like Complex whose main function is to regulate gene expression through direct effects on chromatin structure using the ...
  • Sasara, Joanna (2014-03-10)
    The purpose of this project is to explore a developed model and to give a description of the spread of illicit drug possession and trafficking in Cook County over time. The model is based on the theory of differential ...
  • Nguyen, Christine (2014-03-10)
    Understanding the sense of smell is a fundamental question in neuroscience, and it is important to investigate the basis of olfaction in insects. In previous work, we analyzed behavior of mutants of two odor receptors, ...
  • Landess, Matthew (2014-05-01)
    The events on September 11, 2001 are perceived to have changed the reality of the world in which we currently live. However, this perception is flawed, in that it is U.S. centric. A complex series of events preceding the ...
  • Hunter, Rachel (2014-03-14)
    Objectification occurs any time that an individual’s physical features are viewed as more important than inner characteristics. Women may experience a negative mood when objectified, which is believed to interfere with ...

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