Volume IX, 2014

Explorations Volume IX

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Humanities & Fine Arts

HUP! The Presence of Virtuosity in Irish Traditional Music Kieran McCarthy Fell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Desertion in the Confederate Army: A Disease that Crippled Dixie Daniel Franch, East Carolina University

Diachronic Trends in Latin's Basic Color Vocabulary Emily Gering, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

A Force Overlooked: Mainline Churches' Influence on American Civil Rights Movements since the Mid-Twentieth Century Clayton Harrington, Campbell University

The Devils of Cultural Conflict in Louise Edrich's "Saint Marie" Rachel Leahy, Guilford College

Mary Wollstonecraft as Anti-Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Sexuality, Melancholia, and the Death Sequence in Godwin's Memoirs Jaime Watson, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Bowed Seven-Stringed Instruments in the Baroque and Classical Era: Works for Viola de Gamba and Baryton by Marin Marais and Franz Joseph Hadyn Lanson W. Wells, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Creative Work

Veneration Katherine Culatta, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Vampire Luna Plant Courtney Hockett, University of North Carolina Pembroke


Natural Science & Engineering

Vitamin B12 Deficiency and the Role it Plays in Disease Causing DNA Mutation Luke Flood, Appalachian State University

Sickly Sweet: The Development of a Standardized Method Testing for Lactose and Fructose Intolerance and Malabsorption Taylor Lawless, East Carolina University

Quantifying Precipitate Size and Distribution in Aluminum Alloy Friction Stir Welds for Aerospace Structures Ashle Page, North Carolina State University


Social Sciences

Kerala and the Indian Federal System: Restriction and Response Dewey Bennett, University of North Carolina Wilmington

But I said I was Sorry: An Examination into the Interrelationship between Transgression Severity and Relationship Closeness on Apology Acceptance, Forgiveness, and Anger Monica J. Johnson, High Point University

The Role of Religious Values: Young Christians' Opinions towards Tattoos Rachel A. Johnson, East Carolina University

A Study and Methodological Analysis of Neolithic Architecture in the Schist Geology of Kea, Greece David Koppang, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

A Relation between College Mentors and Tranistion Stress among First-Year College Women Lara N. Pantlin and Emily A. Woolard, Meredith College

Measuring Importance, Performance, and Frequency of Green Initiatives among North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Operators: A Pilot Study Mary Stuart Sanderson, East Carolina University



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