Alex Christian Lucas, Assassin in the Crescent City, The Untold Story of John Wilkes Booth on His Only Visit to New Orleans in the Spring of 1864
Was Booth fully radicalized into the Confederate cause during his time in New Orleans? This thesis examines the personal problems and failures Booth experienced in the months leading up to President Lincoln’s assassination, specifically during his time in New Orleans, to explore how they contributed to his turning from struggling actor to Confederate assassin.
John Wilkes Booth’s time in New Orleans brought several major issues in his life to the forefront of his consciousness, which all potentially culminated to spur his subsequent radicalization: his constant public comparison to his family and its legacy, his faltering stage career, his troubles with financial security, and his perception of oppression of the Confederate South, which he adored and defended incessantly.
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Especially in the baseball training world, there has been a history of guesswork, velocity training gurus, and a lack of individualization in thrower training programs. We constantly see coaches making up the practice or training plans on the spot with no development plan for the next month, 6 months, year, etc. for each athlete. We see a lack of communication between the athlete and his coach. We also see a lack of coaches assessing their athletes prior to whatever development plan or practice plan that they will have them go through. A lot of this comes from a lack of knowledge of how a thrower training program should look and a lot of it comes from a lack of time to build out an organized system to develop a training plan and track data through the process. This failure in the baseball training world has led to athlete’s never reaching their full potential, athlete’s suffering from throwing injuries, and team’s not winning at the level that they have the potential to win at.
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Belize is a tropical country hosting a rich biodiversity. It also supports several U.S. operated military bases. Ticks can carry and transmit dangerous pathogens that put both local residents and soldiers at risk. Herein we compare 564 ticks collected in two villages (Red Bank & San Roman) in the SE district of Stann Creek in 2018 with those collected in 2014 & 2015 from Cayo (SW), Orange Walk (NW), and Corozal (N) Districts (n = 154) (Polsomboom et al. 2017). DNA was extracted from 564 ticks and DNA barcodes successfully obtained from 417 confirming the presence of 10 taxa. Differences were detected in tick species recovered across the four districts sampled to date. All 564 ticks were also screened for Rickettsia spp., Babesia spp., Babesia microti, Borrelia spp., and Ehrlichia spp. using a series of available species- and genus-diagnostic primers. Seven ticks were found to be infected: six by Rickettsia parkeri (A. ovale (n = 5), 1 unidentified) and one by Ehrlichia canis (specimen unidentified). It is important to understand the connections between vectors and the pathogens they may carry to work towards preventative measures and improving healthcare.
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Welcome to the Loyola University Honors Program Senior Research Presentations! This semester has been one of unexpected and unprecedented challenges. Despite these challenges, we've continued our research, and, on this site, we celebrate the accomplishments of the Loyola honors community. The title for this post, drawn from Shakespeare's Sonnet XLIV, invokes the power to communicate despite the distances that separate us from one another. I invite all of you, as members of the Loyola community, to engage with the brilliant research carried out by the University Honors Program class of 2020. Please leave comments and questions for the authors as you engage with their work!
Director, University Honors Program
Welcome to the Loyola University Honors Program Senior Research Presentations! On this site we celebrate the accomplishments of the Loyola honors community. All members of the Loyola community are invited to engage with the brilliant research carried out by the University Honors Program class of 2020. Please leave comments and questions for the authors!