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Model Theses 2016-17

UNIVERSITY CO-OP GEORGE H. MITCHELL STUDENT AWARDS 
FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Luis Cataldo, The Sphynx; or, Scholarship in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

Gabrielle McRoberts, The Sad Clown: Humor Usage and Psychological Well-Being of Stand-Up Comedians

Bronwyn Scott, A pyruvate decarboxylase-mediated therapeutic strategy for mimicking yeast metabolism in cancer cells

LOIS BAIRD TRICE PRIZE FOR CREATIVE SCHOLARSHIP IN A THESIS

Preethi Balakrishnan & Kelsey Boylan, Off Course: A Creative Exploration of Cartography, Cuisine, and Narrative


JOYNES PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING

Connor McCampbell, 675,580 Miles: A Portrait of Texas


DR. HAROLD M. ALBERT PRIZE FOR MEDICAL THESIS

Arushi Pandya, Pediatric Oncology: A Model of Innovation through Collaboration

MODEL THESES

Alishan Alibhai, A Lion to Frighten Wolves: Applying Machiavelli’s Rhetoric to President Lincoln’s Policies

Anna Alvis, Toward a Culturally Responsive Continuum: An Examination of the Relationship between Culture and Teaching in Rural Texas Classrooms

Sonali Arora, Counting What Counts: Using Big Data to Drive Social Impact

Olivia Berkeley, Booking It: Reading Behavior in the Literate Lives of Middle Schoolers

Nora Bess, Tuning In to the Chocolate City: Examining the Black Radio Landscape of Washington, D.C.

Gabe Colombo, Gathering Texas: Evaluating the Socio-Cultural Performance of Urban Public Spaces in the Lone Star State

Dylan Davidson, Body, Mind, and Affect: Three Studies in Contemporary Animated Film

Graham Dickie, Till We All Gone; How Life Is

Mary Elizabeth Guerra, Oliver Sacks: What the Scientist Taught Us by Humanizing Neurology

John Hurt, Archeology and Architecture in the Iron Age Hillforts of Northwest Portugal

Betsy Joles, Refugee Integration in Istanbul: Debunking Crisis Reporting

Christina Nania, Substance and Alcohol Use Prevention in Low-Income High Schools of Austin

Will Patterson, Payroll Distribution and the Modern NBA

Laura Rathmell, Coffee and Conservation: The Ecology and Marketing of Bird Friendly Coffee

Jordan Shenhar, This Land is Pure Land: How Barriers to Property Development Affect the Value of State-Level Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Kenzie Stewart, “From My Own Personal Life”: An Oral History of Abstinence-Focused Sex Education 
in Texas

Michelle Zhang, Black Mothers Matter: Evaluating Racial Disparities and Advancing Maternal Justice in Texas and the United States


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