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    Honors Program Induction: Fitting into a Community that is Born to Stand-Out

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    Overall, Southern Utah University’s Honors Program would greatly benefit from an induction program, a symbol of inclusion, and a mentorship program to foster a stronger sense of group cohesion. By understanding various theories of belonging, I have realized that members are only willing to put effort into a program if they have a place, purpose, and particular gains. From this information, I discovered that the Honors Program needs to create a community based on belonging, so members will become more committed to the program itself. My personal experiences within a study abroad fellowship and a local sorority have provided me with the insight that this goal is possible through support and driven members. An induction ritual will provide a source of common ground as well as cause members to make a promise to the Honors Program. Without feeling like one belongs, an individual will never transcend into higher levels of development, making the need for a closer Honors Program essential. Hopefully, with the development of these recommendations, Southern Utah University’s Honors Program will become the perfect home-away-from-home that students, just like me, desire

    Honors Program Induction: Fitting into a Community that is Born to Stand-Out

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    Watching, waiting, wondering—I knew that in this moment I would either sink or swim in my desire to find my place in this university. I was standing on the sidewalk looking at the open green field; however, this field was not empty. All I had to do was step out onto that grass, but my fear of the unknown held me captive. I really felt like the little freshman I was. Since I had been in college, I had searched for that “home away from home” feeling. I longed to find this feeling, but after searching in the academy . . . I realized that this idea came from something more than my classes, my books, and my studies. A feeling of home comes from finding yourself in others, forming a sense of community, which is what college means to me. So, I decided to step across the sidewalk onto the grassy field, transitioning from self-­‐isolation towards a sense of belonging

    A 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Approach to the Synthesis of Resiniferatoxin

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    The Rh(I)-catalyzed allenic cyclocarbonylation reaction is a formal [2 + 2 + 1] cycloaddition process that has been used to gain access to 4-alkylidenecyclopentenones. Incorporation of a six-membered ring on the tether between the allene and the alkyne components allows access to a variety of [6-7-5] ring structures featured in the skeletons of various natural products, including resiniferatoxin. This thesis describes the development of two systems, each with a future synthesis of resiniferatoxin in mind. First, a model system was designed to demonstrate the compatibility of the isoxazoline moiety with the Rh(I)-catalyzed cyclocarbonylation reaction. The second investigation involved the synthesis of an asymmetrically functionalized 2-cyclohexenone in order to attempt a stereoselective 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition. The first model system successfully led to the synthesis of the unfunctionalized [6-7-5] core of resiniferatoxin via cyclocarbonylation of an isoxazoline-containing allene-yne. Unfortunately, under numerous conditions, the functionalized cyclohexenone synthesized for the second study failed to undergo [2 + 3] cycloaddition with a nitrile oxide

    Proprioception

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    The Evolving Landscape of IP Rights for Plant Varieties in the United States, 1930-2008

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    The United States was the first country in the world to explicitly offer intellectual property protection for plant varieties. Beginning in 1930, asexually reproduced plants were afforded plant patent protection, in 1970 sexually propagated plants could be awarded plant variety protection certificates, and beginning in 1985, courts confirmed that varieties of all types of plants were eligible for utility patents. From 1930 to 2008, a total of 34,340 varietal rights applications were lodged. The number of rights being sought continues to grow, with 42 percent of all the varietal rights claimed since 2000. Contrary to popular perception, most of these rights are for horticultural crops (69 percent), with ornamentals accounting for the lion’s share of the horticulture-related rights (73 percent, or 50 percent of all plant rights). Food and feed crops constitute only 24 percent of the rights sought, although just two crops (corn and soybean) made up 84 percent of the 3,719 varietal rights claimed via utility patents. The structure of these rights has changed dramatically over the years. During the 1930s when the only rights on offer were plant patents, 72 percent of the rights sought were for ornamental crops and individual innovators played a substantial role (50 percent of the rights). By 2004-2008, the annual applications for plant patents had increased in number but fallen to a 60 percent share of the total rights claimed. During this recent period, utility patents were as popular as plant variety protection certificates, and ornamentals made up a large but much reduced share of the total (52 percent). Individual innovators accounted for only 12 percent of the rights, whereas the corporate sector sought the dominant share of varietal rights (82 percent in 2004-2008). These intellectual property markets are complex, with corporations, universities and other agencies seeking different types of rights for different crops.plant patents, plant variety protection, utility patents, Agricultural and Food Policy, Crop Production/Industries, Environmental Economics and Policy, Resource /Energy Economics and Policy, Q16, Q18, O32, O34,

    Parks with Restroom Facilities in Spartanburg County, South Carolina

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    Census Tracts in Spartanburg, South Carolina (city)

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    Amenity Presence Per Census Tract in Spartanburg County, South Carolina

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