UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL

Fall 2015

Commercializing the Body

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Commercializing the Body: Trade, Contract, and Agency in The Merchant of Venice Contracts of Flesh: Portia’s Rise to Agency Abstract In this article, I take Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice as my backdrop to explore and illuminate how the commercialization of flesh and body in the play can only fully be understood through its

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Towards Improving the Performance of the ADCIRC Storm Surge Modeling Software

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Abstract Accurately predicting storms and hurricanes is critical to saving lives and reducing economic loss. Therefore, it is necessary to use the most efficient software and hardware technology available in order to improve the performance and fidelity of these predictive mathematical models. For over ten years, the Computational Hydraulics Lab (CHL) at the University of

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Roman Holiday: December 25, 800, and the Philosophical Origins of Charlemagne’s Purple Reign

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Roman Holiday: December 25, 800, and the Philosophical Origins of Charlemagne’s Purple Reign   By Julius Sykes Faculty Mentor: Alexia Helsley       The late eighth century Frankish king and conqueror Charles the Great was the most powerful monarch in Western Christendom in his day, ruling from the Pyrenees to the Elbe, from the Baltic

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Extending the “Pepsi Paradox” to Diet Cola

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Extending the “Pepsi Paradox” to Diet Cola By Charlotte Schallenberg Faculty Mentor: Melanie Palomares     Abstract Since the invention of cola, the rivalry between Pepsi and Coca-Cola (i.e., Coke) has been in existence. Coke has been the preferred brand over all other colas, despite the preference for Pepsi in blind taste tests. This has

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