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  • Silences on the Strand: Contesting Public Memories of Slavery and Freedom in Galveston’s Civic Historical Landscape (1871-2021) 

    Landry, Katelyn (2022-05)
    On June 19, 2021, a mural was unveiled in Galveston, TX titled Absolute Equality. It depicts several scenes representative of enslavement and freedom and it is located at the former site of the Union Army Headquarters and where U.S. Gen. Granger read the orders that abolished America’s last vestige of slavery. The mural was unveiled with effervescent ...
  • Negotiating Mexican Foreign Policy on Cuba: Between Domestic Interests and the United States: 1959-1964 

    Saeki-Serna, Victoria (2022-05)
    This thesis analyzes Mexico's foreign policy regarding Cold War era developments in Cuba and the United States' response to said policy. It finds that while Mexico oftentimes defied the anticommunist agenda the United States pushed on to Latin America during this period, it did so not as an immediate affront to the United States, but rather to keep ...
  • Freedom’s Archive: Slavery, Emancipation, & Reconstruction in Fort Bend County 

    Schachter, Ben (2022-05)
    This thesis tells the story of the Wheat family from their enslavement in Fort Bend County by Frederick Allen Rice through their experiences during emancipation, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow. It studies questions of change and continuity and grapples with the inadequacies of traditional sources to try and tell a rich, colorful story of one Black ...
  • Machine Learning Detection of P-Waves in Laboratory Acoustic Emission Events to Understand Deep-Focus Earthquakes 

    Sheehan, Jack (2022)
    The mechanisms of deep-focus earthquakes (DFEQs)—those between 350 and 700 km depth—remain poorly understood due to our inability to directly measure their fault properties in situ. One potential explanation for DFEQ nucleation is the transformational faulting hypothesis, which theorizes mineral transformations initiate the faults. To analyze these ...
  • When is Drone Photogrammetry Useful for Flood Risk Assessment? 

    Sheldon, Jessica (2021-05)
    Drone technology and the high resolution datasets it enables stand to revolutionize our understanding of the Earth’s surface. This research is Houston specific, and studies how drones can be used to systematically collect photogrammic data to detect environmental changes, and how that data is valuable for flood planning purposes. This data is the ...
  • Diversity, Equity, and Justice in Voluntary Carbon Markets 

    Hartge, Anja; Guo, Lingkun; Gupta, Trisha; De La Fuente, Diego (2021)
    Demand for carbon credits in the voluntary carbon markets is expected to grow exponentially in the next decades [1], with the market projected to reach $30 billion in transactions by 2030 [2]. Because of this projected increase in market scale, it's important to consider who will be able to participate in and financially benefit from the voluntary ...
  • Orgullo Crítico: An Anti-Capitalist Approach To Pride In Spain And The United States 

    Lin, Amy (2021-05)
    Every June, many people around the world come together to celebrate queer identities at various state-sponsored Pride events. However, given the infiltration of rainbow capitalism in mainstream Pride movements, many radical leftists within the queer community have begun to organize anti-capitalist "Critical Pride" protests. In this thesis, I trace ...
  • The Impacts of Concrete on pH and Calcium Concentration in Houston’s Bayous 

    Hale, Meagan (2021-05)
    As the human population grows, so does the percentage of people living in urban areas. This means that an increasing amount of landmass must be used for urban infrastructure and housing to accommodate a greater number of people. The environmental impacts of urbanization are not completely understood. However, one important aspect that may be impacted ...
  • Affection: Essays on Affect, Empathy, and the Politics of Feeling 

    Li-Wang, Jennifer (2021-05)
    Often, we view feelings as squishy—personal and subjective, therefore private and apolitical. Even within ourselves, our feelings can often seem reflexive and out of our own control. This thesis represents my attempt to hold these squishy feelings and look at them up close, from different angles. In doing so, I hope to see how our affects may not ...
  • Exploring Barriers to Women's Political Representation in Thailand 

    Palladino, Lauren (2020)
    Gender quotas have proven to be one of the more effective ways of improving women’s representation in legislatures worldwide. While extensive literature exists on the efficacy of these quotas throughout Europe, the Americas, and Africa, there is a newfound need to shift focus to gender representation in Southeast Asian nations. This study applies ...
  • Talking Trump: Exploring the use of Populist Rhetoric in Partisan Rallies 

    Palladino, Lauren (2020)
    Presidential speeches have immense power to advocate for policy, influence public opinion, and portray an image of a president. While extensive literature exists studying presidential addresses until the Obama era, this body of work needs to be updated to include the Trump presidency. Donald Trump’s rhetorical strategies have become a spectre of ...
  • Increasing Health Literacy 

    Messineo, Ashley (2020)
    Low health literacy is a widespread problem in the United States. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Education released the first-ever national assessment of health literacy for English-speaking adults. The survey indicated that 9/10 adults struggle using everyday health information. Possessing health literacy skills is essential for safeguarding against ...
  • Tom Wheeler Audio Interview 

    Wheeler, Tom (2020-11-22)
    Thomas M. Wheeler, MD, serves as the W. L. Moody, Jr., Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). From 2004- 2018 he served as chair of the department and is now a Senior Vice Chair. He serves presently as a member of Medical Advisory Board at Medscape, Insightec, Inc., Nucleai, Inc. ...
  • Sara Rozin Video Interview 

    Rozin, Sara (2020-11-19)
    Sara Rozin has had fifteen years of management experience in public and private sectors in the areas of health education, disaster preparedness, and disease management, in both domestic and international healthcare settings funded by governments, non‐government agencies, and private industries. Her project management experience includes project design, ...
  • Boris Yoffe Video Interview 

    Yoffe, Boris (2020-11-20)
    Boris Yoffe, MD is Professor of Medicine and Molecular Virology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The research in his laboratory was focused on pathogenesis of virally induced liver diseases. In early years he also was involved in HIV research and his laboratory was one on the first to ...
  • Ridha Arem Video Interview 

    Arem, Ridha (2020-11-24)
    Ridha Arem, MD, is a world-renowned endocrinologist and director of the Texas Thyroid Institute. He has served as a clinical professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine for many years and was also chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston. Dr. Arem has lectured extensively locally, nationally, and internationally ...
  • Robert Emery Video Interview 

    Emery, Robert (2020-11-23)
    Dr. Robert Emery is Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Professor of Occupational Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Bob has over 35 years of experience in health & safety and possesses master’s degrees in health physics and environmental ...
  • Tomoko Steen Video Interview 

    Steen, Tomoko (2020-11-27)
    Dr. Tomoko Steen is a tenured Senior Research Specialist at a leading government academic agency and an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown’s Medical Center. Over the years, Dr. Steen has taken on a broad range of scientific research projects: on theoretical population genetics, on the epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant ...
  • Tom Abrahams Video Interview 

    Abrahams, Tom (2020-11-25)
    KTRK-TV Weekend Evening Anchor Tom Abrahams has traveled the world for Eyewitness News since arriving from Orlando in 1999. From Chernobyl and the Panama Canal, to The Amazon Jungle and the Black Sea, he has shown Eyewitness News viewers how faraway places affect our lives here in Southeast Texas. Tom also covers national politics and stories that ...

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