Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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Abstract HIV: An Evolutionary Perspective Arthur J. Stepp; April 2001 Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) poses a significant threat to global health. Despite the fact that the number of cases of HIV is growing exponentially, there is no known cure for the disease and little understanding of its mechanism of pathogenesis. An application of an evolutionary perspective understanding may provide new insight into how natural selection acts upon HIV to increase its level of virulence, and also HIV’s pathogenesis. By applying the replication rate hypothesis theory developed by Paul Eward in 1994 to epidemiological evidence from Africa, it becomes clear that ...

Contributors
Stepp, Arthur, Burke, William, Schmidt, Jean, et al.
Created Date
2001-04-01

An AFM equipped with a conductive-coated tip and sensitive current detector can be used to measure tunneling current through thin (1 – 3 nm) aluminum oxide layers formed on a bottom, conducting electrode. From these measurements, the spatial current distribution and the product of area and resistance for different thicknesses of A1Ox films can be found. The effects of different tip coatings, sample preparations methods, and AFM techniques will be experimentally determined and discussed. Also, a model is to be presented for the interpretation of the tunneling current results.

Contributors
Tracy, Lisa, Lindsey, Stuart, Barrett, The Honors College
Created Date
2001-03

Abstract Mergers and Acquisitions: A Study of mergers and Acquisitions of Banking Institutions in Arizona and the Effect on the Community Benjamin Paul Taylor II A great deal of research has been conducted on mergers and acquisitions of banks across the country; however, few studies have consisted of mergers of Arizona banks. Therefore, this study focused on (1) gaining a greater insight on how mergers of banks personally enhance or impede employees and the community of Arizona, (2) addressed the issue of whether some bank employees received and “golden parachutes,” which are compensation packages given to top level management when ...

Contributors
Taylor, Benjamin, Mata, David, Barrett, The Honors College
Created Date
2000-12-01

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.