MARS: Recent submissions

  • Molloy, Meadhbh
    The majority of wild ungulate species are threatened or endangered by extinction. Populations managed in zoos and breeding centers serve as ‘insurance’ for species sustainability and future reintroductions. However, ...
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    Capobianco, Edward Jesse
    These poems are scripts for their own creation. They do not necessarily share a singular speaker or addressee, but together they create an I and a Thou that are sometimes explicit, sometimes implicit, and sometimes blurred ...
  • Calamas, Blake
    This thesis is a collection of short stories and flash fiction that investigates the themes and realities of grief, belief in God, generational belief systems, and subjective morality on the communal scale.
  • Brida, Kristen
    A portal pops up in a poet’s bedroom and transports her to the afterlife. There, she interviews and observes Eurydice, Helen of Troy, and Philomela in a quest to recontextualize these women in myth, providing them a space ...
  • Ashworth, Samuel
    My thesis is a novel about the life and death of an American chef, told through his autopsy. Entitled The Dissection, it is told in two narratives: the chef, August Sweeney, a Pantagruelian figure, mad for meat and offal, ...
  • Hoffman, Kimberly; Leak, Carl; Kunaparaju, Vamsi; Kan, Teresa; Cocks, Sarah (2018-08-20)
    During the 2016-2017 academic year, George Mason University Libraries' Science and Technology Team began a project with an end goal of capturing trends in faculty research by creating visual representations of faculty ...
  • Wheeler, Sarah
    This novel follows a small family of women at the outskirts of a town in Oregon. After their father, a big game hunter, goes missing in the Congo, sisters Isolde and Jules must keep their family afloat through any means ...
  • Unknown author (2014-03-18)
    Collection Development for academic libraries face many challenges in assessing use of electronic resources. Establishing a national measuring standard COUNTER, evolves as budgets are impacted by ever increasing costs. ...
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    Satterwhite, Rebekah
    This thesis is the opening of a science fiction novel set in the near future. The novel proposes a world where a technological advancement called the Remote Nervous System (RNS), an invention that allows an individual to ...
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    Majewski, Janice
    This manuscript explores the human capacities to look and to love and how that becomes complicated by death, my brother’s. The poems are meditations on these ideas, as well as what it means to be writing about them at all, ...
  • Griffith, Katharine
    This thesis a novel is told from the point of view of Caroline Byrd, privately a struggling writer, professionally an English teacher at the elite St. Margaret School in Washington D.C. At the beginning of the new school ...
  • Bonomo, Kira A
    Archaeologists spend considerable time and effort manually identifying landscape features on maps. This thesis explores the analysis of lidar data by developing and applying automated methods of feature identification ...
  • Unknown author (2017-03-07)
    From surveying the literature, most chat transcript analysis for academic libraries has been based on sampling. This project departs from that approach. Three years of raw data (15,441 chat transcripts) from LibraryH3lp ...
  • Unknown author (2016-02-12)
    Although information seems but just a click away, when libraries embraced licensing as a means of acquisition, the choice had far reaching implications. The hard hit to academic library budgets is well documented, but the ...
  • Kuhn, Josef
    This thesis is a portion of a novel written in fulfilment of the graduation requirements for an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at George Mason University.
  • Hall, Nicolette C
    Caged Bird and Out of the Furnace Smelling Like Smoke is a cross genre fiction novel that begins in a hospital room with disturbing revelations recounted by one of the novel’s primary characters, Little Bird Wruck Giron. ...
  • McDonald, Ryan
    A memoristic essay collection that investigates the intangible aspects of economic and social life surrounding a different specific concrete thing, a commodity, each chapter. On an individual level, our pursuit of commodities ...
  • Sipos, Megan
    This thesis is a collection of fictional stories that intertwine through place and character. Through these stories, the author has attempted to analyze how we experience certain places and why we’re drawn to those ...
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    Wright, Lillian Courtney
    This thesis is the scaffolding of a novel about two young women living in a fictionalized version of a town in southern Virginia. It is about friendship, family entanglements, and loyalty.
  • Ersoy, Meltem
    This dissertation proposes a new theoretical model to explain the causal processes of party transformation. Examining the processes of political transformation from the ideologically oriented Welfare Party (RP) into the ...

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