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- ItemADAPTIVE REUSE OF TINY HISTORIC OUTBUILDINGS AS A PRACTICE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF CHARLESTON, SCWilkinson, Johnsie Caroline; Stiefel, Barry LHistoric preservation, adaptive reuse of existing buildings, and designing new construction to be as small and efficient as possible have all three generally been accepted as sustainable growth measurements in modern society. However, little research has been conducted on the adaptive reuse potential of tiny, historic outbuildings (THOs), between 80 and 800 square feet. Looking at the National Historic Landmark District of Charleston, SC, four THOs are proposed as case studies to determine if the variety of existing THOs could viably be adaptively reused as residential additions, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or commercial buildings, as a practice of sustainable development, in alignment with the Tiny House Movement. Research is conducted through analysis of comparable city policies, site visits, Sanborn Insurance Maps counts, statistical measures of outbuilding ratios, and analysis of social, economic, and environmental issues pertaining to THOs, specifically in Charleston, SC. The adaptive reuse of THOs is found to be a viable future practice for the City of Charleston to increase density, provide affordable housing, and align the city with the modern Tiny House Movement, while preserving historic neighborhood integrity. The research findings show that while other cities have successfully adopted procedures to encourage the building of ADUs, the City of Charleston faces legal discrepancies in the ability for residents to build new ADUs, adaptively reuse THOs, or incentivize such actions. Legal and financial adjustments are suggested on municipal, state, and federal levels to allow for the adoption of adaptive reuse practices of THOs.
- ItemAnalysis of the Effects of SEALED UP SEPALS on floral development in Arabidopsis thalianaMcCarthy, Luke; Rutter, Matthew
- ItemComparing Brazilian and American Conceptions of the Transition to AdulthoodCrotty, Kathleen Marie; Finnan, Christine
- ItemEvent Recovery Actions and Sponsors' Commitment to Consumer Social ResponsibilityMiller, Frances Rebecca; Pitts, Robert E.; Smith, Wayne$
- ItemEvolutionary Relationships of Hammerhead sharks (Sphyrnidae): Reconciling signals across anatomical and molecular dataGraham, Jasmin Rae; Naylor, Gavin JTwo conflicting hypotheses have been forwarded to account for the evolution of hammerhead sharks. The first, based on phenetic assessment of overall form, suggests that the hammer-like structure on the head (the "cephalofoil") has become exaggerated over the course of its evolution. The second, based on comparisons of DNA sequence data, suggests that the early forms likely had a well-developed cephalofoil that became reduced over the course of evolution. These two hypotheses invoke opposing directions of natural selection. In the current study, skeletal anatomical features of seven species of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrnidae) and two species of requiem shark (Carcharhinidae) were used to estimate a phylogenetic hypothesis for the group. Specimens were CT scanned and segmented to create virtual 3-D models of the sharks. A character matrix was derived from the segmented CT scans and subjected to phylogenetic analysis. The phylogenetic tree estimated from these data was contrasted with the two prior conflicting hypotheses. The phylogenies created using the anatomical data gathered from the CT scans were consistent with the former hypothesis. They showed that the hammerhead shark most closely related to the outgroup sharks from the Carcharhinidae family was <i>Sphyrna tiburo</i>, the “bonnethead” shark, which has one of the least developed cephalofoils among all of the hammerhead family. The data suggested that cephalofoil size has increased over the course of evolution, suggesting that the laterally expanded head shape may indeed confer some evolutionary advantage. In contrast, however, an analysis of both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequence data using a newly developed cross species gene capture approach yielded a tree that was concordant with previous hypotheses based on molecular data but strongly discordant with the tree created based on the anatomical data. We attempted to reconcile these two conflicting hypotheses and pinpoint the causes underlying the conflict between the analyses. Initial indications suggest that the way the trees are rooted may account for the apparent conflict.
- ItemGraecia capta: The Hellenization of the Late Roman RepublicEdwards, Hannah Catherine; Gerrish, Jennifer; Bodek, Richard$
- ItemModulation of the antitumor immune response by complement anaphylatoxins C3a and C5aGetchell, Ashton; Scheiber, Melissa N; Tomlinson, Stephen$
- ItemPost-Marxism?Jackson, Meredith Claire; Krasnoff, LarryWhat remains of the radical Left today? Has global capitalism truly won, or are alternatives to the "end of history" worth exploring? This paper seeks to crystallize some of the most recent developments in Marxist thought into a coherent, distinct branch called post-Marxism. Differences from classical Marxism, critiques of the current system, and visions for a more democratic future are all addressed by three notable Leftist theorists.