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    • China in Global Value Chains: Implications for Industrial Policy and Development 

      Jiang, Chun (2016-09-21)
      Rapid technological advances and liberal trade regimes permit functional reintegration of dispersed activities into new border-spanning business networks variously referred to as global value chains (GVCs). Given that the ...
    • Clean, Green and Endless - Linking Renewable Energy to Food Security in Pakistan: A Global Value Chain Analysis 

      Kayani, Mahrukh (2015-05-05)
      This paper talks about the energy sector in Pakistan and its current issues, the areas affected by the energy shortage crisis and the implications that has on the agricultural production and food security in Pakistan. The ...
    • Closing Climate Change Belief Gaps 

      Ricciardi, Reid (2014)
      This paper addresses belief gaps that exist around the contentious and often misunderstood issue of climate change by highlighting the history and science behind the existing research, incorporating the most up-to-date policy ...
    • Communications of Frequent Flyer Programs on Weibo and WeChat: Examining Social Media in China's Commercial Sphere 

      Zhao, Yang (2015-12-17)
      In my thesis I set out to explore communications of Frequent Flyer Programs (FFPs) on Chinese social media, particularly Weibo and WeChat, to examine social media’s effects on China’s commercial sphere. My research and scholarly ...
    • Compensatory Education: Approaching the Problem from the Wrong Direction 

      Prince, Francesca (2016-05-23)
      *Designated as an exemplary master's project for 2015-16*The American approach to disparities in educational achievement is deficit focused and based on false assumptions of equal educational opportunity and social mobility. ...
    • Confession, Sexuality, and Desire in the Decameron 

      Zhang, Yamei (2019-06-12)
      This essay discusses how in Boccaccio’s Decameron, the stories of I.1, III.3, VI.7, and VII.5 subvert the fundamentally religious and juridical activity – confession – to serve a wholly different and erotically-charged function. ...
    • Coping With Injury: How High Performance Athletes Mitigate the Biopsychosocial Consequences of Sports Injury 

      Anunike, Kenny (2017-11-06)
      In this paper, I examined various coping methods that high-performance athletes use to recover from injury in order to determine if further research is warranted. To meet the research purpose of this paper, literature available ...
    • Cultivating Community: Gardening as a Vehicle 

      Viste, Solveig (2014)
      This paper explores the question of whether and how a community garden, i.e. a piece of land cultivated by a group of individuals, fosters relationships and skills in the garden that can be put to use outside the immediate ...
    • Curious Tales and Captivating Voices: The Ballad Singing Tradition of the Southern Appalachians 

      Baker, Wendy (2014)
      This paper explores the ballad singing tradition of the Southern Appalachian mountains, with a particular focus on Western North Carolina. This oral tradition and its rich array of songs, some of which date back to the Middle ...
    • Dear Madison 

      Bechtold, John (2017-05-01)
      It seems to me that we valorize soldiers and military service in contemporary American culture. That is to say, we see soldiers as heroes because, according to a patriotic narrative, they protect freedom and keep America ...
    • Enrollment Growth and Equity of Access: A Critical Analysis of the University of North Carolina's Strategic Plan 

      Levitt, Jessica (2019-03-25)
      The University of North Carolina System’s strategic plan contains initiatives to increase access for low-income and rural students, improve student outcomes, and close achievement gaps. A complete assessment of UNC’s strategic ...
    • Epigenetics: A Paradigm Shift or Tweaking the Details? 

      Barber, Emily (2015-05-12)
      *Designated as an Exemplary Master's Project for 2014-15* We know that our lifestyle choices and experiences can influence our health: the food we eat, the environment we live in, and the social relationships we form can ...
    • Equal Care versus Graded Love 

      Liu, Botian (2017-05-15)
      The central question for this paper is: what should we do when the interests of our family members conflict with the interests of strangers? There has been a heated debate within the Chinese philosophy community on this ...
    • Examined Life: Xiaoqiong Zheng's Story and Mine 

      He, Yuan (2014)
      Translated and introduced the People’s Literature award-winning essay Iron, written by migrant worker & poet Xiaoqiong Zheng, and weaved in my own story with Zheng's, finding parallels below the surface. Zheng’s work reveals ...
    • Examining the Role of Public-Private Partnerships in K-12 Career Readiness 

      Hanauer, Kimberly Ann (2014)
      This paper explore the central questions: Is there a skills gap in the U.S. work force? If so, what role does K-12 education play in solving the problem, and can public-private partnerships support their effort while truly ...
    • Filling the Gaps: Examining Reach, Engagement and Impact in North Carolina’s News Nonprofits 

      Duncan, Charles (2015-05-01)
      In an attempt to fill gaps in coverage caused by shrinking newsrooms in the traditional news industry, numerous nonprofit digital news organizations have been established around the United States in recent years. ...
    • Finding Home: Journey of an Italian Immigrant 

      Carlevaro, Alexandra (2015-04-06)
      This paper accompanies an interactive multimedia documentary that tells the story of the Carlevaro family’s journey from Palermo, Sicily to New York City, then to Brooklyn, Rutherford, NJ and eventually Stony Point, NY. ...
    • Flip the Script 

      Taylor, Shy (2018-03)
      The following project illustrates how one storytelling medium can be altered to tell a story using a different medium. The project consists of three parts. The first part is a fictional short story. The second part is a ...
    • Fluidity in Women's Sexuality 

      Johonnot, Karli (2016-08-09)
      Sexual fluidity has been proposed as a key component of women’s sexuality. However, not all women acknowledge or experience fluidity in their sexual attractions and behaviors. Because this is the case, what proportion of ...
    • Food for Impoverished Americans: A Right or a Gift? 

      Haggar, Sara T. (2014)
      This paper explores US federal hunger policy in the period from 1960 to present day.  First, I provide a historical perspective, examining the growth of federal nutrition assistance in the 1960s and 1970s, subsequent cutbacks ...