Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creativity is student-run and peer-reviewed. Auctus accepts submissions from VCU undergraduates in all disciplines. The journal welcomes submissions of research articles, technical papers, expository articles and works of creative scholarship including visual art, music, creative writing, film and multi-media projects. Auctus is sponsored by the Honors College and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

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Neuronal Migration: How Do You Build a Brain?, Sravya Uppalapati

Social Sciences

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Analysis of the Progression of the Representation of Female Protagonists in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Shows Orphan Black and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Girl Power, Appropriated “Masculinity” in Conjunction with Femininity, Empowered Sexuality, and the Heterosexual Script, Dakota Becker

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Homo heidelbergensis: The Tool to Our Success, Alexander Burkard

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Can Student-Built GSAs Provide Positive Development for LGBT Youth in High Schools? A Review of Literature, Beau Coggsdale

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The Effect of Hawaii’s Vast Diversity on Racial and Social Prejudices, Alexandra Frigerio

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Pornography and Committed Relationships: How Pre-existing Factors within a Dyad Change the Effect of Pornography on Heterosexual and Homosexual Couples, Rachel Gingrich

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Russia’s Energy Diplomacy in the Baltic States, Zachary Hanson

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Depression in Low-Income Adolescents: Guidelines for School-Based Depression Intervention Programs, Gopika Hari

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Confuciansim and Korean Dramas: How Cultural and Social Proximity, Hybridization of Modernity and Tradition, and Dissimilar Confucian Trajectories Affect Importation Rates of Korean Broadcasting Programs between Japan and China, Brianna Jackson

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Effects of Perceived Stigma from College Friends on Students Utilizing Mental Health Services, Shammah N. Okai

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Body Image Perception: Adolescent Boys and Avatar Depiction in Video Games, Usha Raman

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Aftermath of the Hobby Lobby Decision: Implications for Women in the Workforce, Hirsh Shah

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Colonialsim's Role in the Success of the Filipino Skin Whitening Industry, Francine Singson

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The Last Mile of The Way: Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement, Christopher Smith

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Shares of the Great War Effort: Brazil’s Returns from the Second World War, Jon Tyktor

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Cultural Appropriation and the Plains' Indian Headdress, Marisa Wood

STEM

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Improving Health Literacy: Parental Medical Decisions Regarding Lower Extremity Amputations, Rebecca Aber

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Examining a Link between Paraquat, Alpha-Synuclein Fibrillation and Neurodegeneration: A Review, Nikhil Ailaney

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InGaN LEDs for General Lighting: Overcoming Efficiency Droop at High Current Injection, Nicolas Andrade

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Computer Simulation of Tooth Mobility using Varying Material Properties, Allison R. Beckmann, Lena Unterberg, Stefan Raith, and Horst Fischer

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Prenatal Nicotine Exposure as a Teratogen in Neurological Pathways, Monica Grover

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Examining the Relationship between Particulate Matter, Nitrogen Oxide, Carbon Oxides, Sulfur Dioxide and Hypertension in Urban Areas in India: A Review, Hiren Kolli

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The Induction of EMT and Activation of Adipose Stem Cells in Correlation with the Secretion of LTBP-1 in Mammary Cells, Roshni Malik, Lauren Griggs, and Dr. Christopher Lemmon PhD

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Analysis of Humira, Electro-Acupuncture, and Pulsatile Dry Cupping on Reducing Joint Inflammation in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Natalie Noll

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An Investigation of the Efficacy of Curcumin for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, Parantap Patel