Colby Liberal Arts Symposium 2016
April 28, Colby College, Waterville, Maine


Oral Presentations
   
SESSION : ART
WILD CARD: The Visual Culture of Tattooing
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Veronique Plesch
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 - McKayla Blanch ('17)
  Tattoos and the Workplace
  9:07 - Mackenzie Hitchcock ('16)
  Tattoos on Professional Female Athletes
  9:14 - Peter Schow ('16)
  Mathematical Tattoos
  9:21 - Tristan Friedman ('17)
  Tattoos and Music
  9:28 - Shauna Yuan ('16)
  Yakuza Tattoos
  9:35 - Lily Steig ('16)
  Jews and Tattoos: The Convergence of Ancient History and Modern Morality
  9:42 - Emma Bartlett ('17)
  Native Americans and Tattoos
  9:49 - John Walpuck ('16)
  Neo-Nordic Tattoos
  10:56 - Bayley Ray-Smith ('18)
  Tattoos and Shamanism
  10:03 - Amelia Chambers ('16)
  Making Their Own Mark: Covering the Scars of Injury and Surgery with Tattoo
  10:10 - Katherine Southworth ('16)
  Women's tattoos against adversity
  10:17 - Molly Wu ('18)
  Tattoos and Self-Harm
   
SESSION : BIOLOGY
Honors projects
Diamond 145
Session Sponsor: Judy Stone
9:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  9:00 - Christopher Krasniak ('16) and Peter Kavaler
  Disruption of Circadian Rhythms Through Misexpression of CHMP2B intron5
  9:20 - James Connelly ('16)
  Melatonin receptor structure and function in arthropods
  9:40 - Carl Vitzthum ('16)
  A Novel Bioinformatics Approach to Motif Identification in Proteins
  10:00 - William Simmons ('17)
  Chronic Exposure to a Neonicotinoid Increases Expression of Antimicrobial Peptide Genes in the Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens)
  10:20 - Juvenal Lopez ('16)
  Multiple Introductions as a Trigger for Invasive Behavior of Introduced Quercus palustris (pin oak) in Central Maine
  10:40 - Paul Dougherty ('16)
  Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Irruptive Fringillid Movements
  11:00 - Julia Rogers ('16)
  Earthworm distribution and modeling in Kennebec County, ME
  11:20 - Shayla Williams ('16)
  Comparative Seed Bank Survival of Competing Native and Invasive Plants
   
SESSION : EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Senior Seminar
Diamond 221
Session Sponsor: Kim Besio
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 - Lynna Lei ('16)
  Imitation of Zhao Mengfu’s Autumn Colors on the Qiao and Hua Mountains: A Literati’s Commentary on Environmental Issues
  9:17 - William Lin ('16)
  Case Study of the Spratly Islands Dispute: The Strategic and Geopolitical Considerations for the People’s Republic of China’s in Claiming Sovereignty over the Spratly Islands
  9:34 - Zev Newman ('16)
  US-China Collaboration on Sustainability
  9:51 - Tashi Palmo ('16)
  Contemporary Tibetan Art
  10:06 - Felix Liang ('16)
  Preserving Beijing's Heritage: A Discussion of Hutong and Their Forgotten Voices
   
SESSION : ECONOMICS
Honors projects
Diamond 141
Session Sponsor: Andreas Waldkirch
9:00 am - 10:55 am  
   
  9:00 - John Morrow ('16)
  CO2 Cap-and-Trade Impacts on SO2 and NOX Emissions
  9:15 - Zachary Schutzman ('16)
  Computational Simulation and Analysis of Landscape Auctions
  9:30 - Christopher Shorey ('16)
  Defensive Ability and Major League Baseball Salaries
  9:45 - Sylvia Xu ('16)
  Macroeconomic Effects of the Chinese One-Child Policy
  10:00 - Xiaojie Chen ('16)
  Risk Preferences in the Great Recession
  10:15 - Austin Murphy ('16)
  Detecting Stock Market Bubbles: A Price-to-Earnings Approach
   
SESSION : ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Honors Projects
Diamond 122
Session Sponsor: Philip Nyhus
9:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  9:00 - Serena Haver ('16)
  Pharmaceutical and personal care products concentrations in the Belgrade Lakes: A possible threat to aquatic ecosystems and human health
  9:17 - Alexa Junker ('16)
  Assessing LakeSmart: The Development and Effectiveness of a Lake Protection Program
  9:34 - Janice Liang ('16)
  The Roles of Introduced Eucalyptus in the Conservation and Expansion of Ethiopian Orthodox Church Forests in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands
  9:51 - Samantha Lovell ('16)
  Shifting Baselines of Iconic Marine Species in the Caribbean
  10:08 - Eda Reed ('16)
  Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals in Wildlife: Perceptions Among Conservationists
  10:25 - BREAK ('16)
 
  10:30 - Harriet Rothschild ('16)
  Gloeotrichia echinulata and its effect on nitrogen cycling in the Belgrade Lakes, ME
  10:47 - Emily Walker ('16)
  The historical ecology of Queensland’s Australian saltwater crocodile population
  11:04 - Maravilla Clemens ('16)
  The Chachi of Ecuador: A Clash of Cultures
  11:21 - Andrew Currier ('16)
  Analyzing Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment In Kasungu, Malawi
  11:38 - Jacob Wall ('16)
  Missing the Trees for the Forest: The Socioecological Significance of Scattered Trees in Northern Ethiopian Cropland
   
SESSION : GERMAN
Senior seminar, Independent study
Diamond 242
Session Sponsor: Arne Koch
9:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  9:00 - Naomi Schmidt ('16)
  Die Realität der Assimilation oder die Bedeutung der Menschlichkeit?: Interpretationen von Franz Kafkas „Ein Bericht für eine Akademie“
  9:20 - Kristin Esdale ('16)
  Sexuality and Identity in Der Blaue Engel and Gegen die Wand
  9:35 - Chase Brown ('16)
  Die Darstellungen der Wölfe in Märchen und Fabeln
  9:55 - Carter Garfield ('19)
  'Der Untergang', and the Fear of Emotions
  10:10 - Andrew Herwig ('16)
  Kafkas Tiere (Kafka's Animals)
  10:30 - Taylor Haberstock ('19)
  A Comparison of how War was portrayed to German Youth in the Nazi Era vs. the Realities they faced in WWII
  10:45 - Deanna Morris ('17)
  Die Trennung Zwischen Menschen und Tieren (The Separation Between Humans and Animals)
  11:00 - Jiaming Ni ('17)
  Dictatorship in Films The Wave and Triumph des Willens
  11:15 - Olivia Pearson ('16)
  Die Einrichtung der menschlichen Identität durch die Augen von Tieren
  11:35 - Chase Brown ('16)
  How Sound affects the Traditional Aspects of Film Form: M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
  11:50 - William Qualey ('16)
  Isolation, Entfremdung, und das Künstlerleben in Kafkas 'Ein Bericht für eine Akademie', 'Der Bau', und 'Josefine, die Sängerin'
   
SESSION : HISTORY
Honors projects
Diamond 241
Session Sponsor: Raffael Scheck
9:00 am - 9:55 am  
   
  9:00 - Artur Fass ('16)
  The Russian-Speaking Minority in Estonia After the Collapse of the Soviet Union and the 'Forgotten' 1993 Narva Autonomy Referendum
   
SESSION : LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Honors projects
Diamond 343
Session Sponsor: Ben Fallaw
9:00 am - 9:55 am  
   
  9:00 - Caroline Tegeler ('16)
  The Volunteer Tourism Encounter: Exploring Expectations, Affect, and Discomfort in Rural Yucatán Voluntourism
   
SESSION : PHILOSOPHY
Honors projects
Diamond 223
Session Sponsor: Lydia Moland
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 - Griffen Allen ('16)
  Don’t Know, Don’t Resuscitate: Towards a Kingdom of Ends in Critical Care Medicine
  9:25 - Siwarak Ruangsakul ('16)
  On Kripke's Puzzle about Belief
  9:50 - Alex Sarappo ('16)
  In Trust We Trust: An Epistemological Investigation of Ethical and Aesthetic Testimony
   
SESSION : THEATER AND DANCE/COMPUTER SCIENCE
Capstone experience
Diamond 123
Session Sponsor: Jim Thurston
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 - Brendan Leonard ('16)
  Devising Performance & Queer Futurity
  9:20 - Christine Francis ('16)
  Devolution: An Interactive Digital Media Performance
  9:40 - Jeannely Lopez ('16)
  The Script: An Interactive Exploration of Performance
  10:00 - Nicholas Pattison ('18)
  Light Design in the Theatre: The Art of the Breathing Moment
   
SESSION : WOMEN'S, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
Capstone experience, Senior seminar
Diamond 243
Session Sponsor: Lisa Arellano
9:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  9:00 - Dylan Ciccarelli ('16)
  Realizing Gayness: Theorizing Shame and the Commoditization of Intimacy Through Personal Narratives
  9:20 - Kendra Elie ('16)
  'Contested Representations': The Role of Aztlán in Chicano/a Nationalist, Feminist, and Indigenist Cultural Production
  9:40 - Bonnie Maldonado ('16)
  'Another Round' of Black Feminist Thought
  10:00 - Michelle Minkin ('16)
  Keeping the Military Safe: Gender Inclusion Politics, the Myth of Anti-Violence and U.S. Imperialism in the War on Terror
  10:20 - Mackenzie Reimer ('16)
  Bad Mothers: How Food Serves as the Measuring Stick of Successful (and Failed) Motherhood
  10:40 - Sonja Sepkowitz ('16)
  What is Comprehensive Sex Education?: An Examination of Different Types of Sex Education and Their Effects on Perceptions of Consent, Sexual Pleasure, and Sexual Violence
  11:00 - Lydia Nicholson ('16)
  The Colby Queer Zine
  11:20 - Tianyang Zhou ('16)
  From the One-Child Policy to the Two-Children Policy: Population Control, Violence, and Feminism in Trasition
  11:40 - Naomi Schmidt ('16)
  'A Special Place in Hell': Gender and Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential Campaign
   
SESSION : MUSIC
Independent study
Bixler 154
Session Sponsor: Jon Hallstrom
9:30 am - 9:55 am  
   
  9:30 - Stephan Chaikovsky ('18)
  Using Kinect Sensors in Interactive Multimedia
   
SESSION : HISTORY
Naval Strategy in the Era of the World Wars
Diamond 241
Session Sponsor: Raffael Scheck
10:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  10:00 - Kelvin Gonzalez ('16)
  Flags at Sea: Evolution of Capital Ships and World Affairs
   
SESSION : ART
Senior seminar
Bixler 154
Session Sponsor: Tanya Sheehan
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 - Zhicheng Zhang ('16)
  Rethinking Asian Influences in the Art of the Stieglitz Circle
  10:44 - Francesca Soriano ('16)
  A Transnational Conversation: Maine Folk Art, Marsden Hartley, Yasuo Kuniyoshi
  10:58 - Emily Nelson ('16)
  Is There A Need For Artistic Preservation? Investigating Destruction In The Near East In The Twenty-First Century
  11:12 - Eleanor Ozburn ('16)
  What Is Missing? Maya Lins Environmentally Conscious Art and Its Scientific Collaborations
  11:26 - Hye Park ('16)
  To Capture or to Mold: Defining the Border between Visual Anthropology and Contemporary Art Photography
  11:40 - Shauna Yuan ('16)
  Money Matters: Tracing the Role of the International Art Market in the Development of Contemporary Chinese Art
   
SESSION : COMPUTER SCIENCE
Honors projects, Capstone experience, Independent study
Davis 117
Session Sponsor: Bruce Maxwell
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 - Brian Westerman ('16)
  State of the Art and the Best Path Forward for Artificial General Intelligence
  10:45 - William Kearney ('16)
  Exploring The Neuroevolution of Augmenting Topologies (NEAT) Algorithm
  11:00 - John Walpuck ('16)
  Deep Learning for Computer Vision Implemented on an Embedded System
  11:15 - Brittany Chin ('16)
  An Analytical and Visual Look into Giving at Colby
  11:30 - Victoria Edwards ('16)
  Follow Me Robot
   
SESSION : EAST ASIAN STUDIES
20 Century Japanese Fiction
Diamond 221
Session Sponsor: Tamae Prindle
10:30 am - 11:25 am  
   
  10:30 - Christopher Scammell ('18)
  Sacrifice is not Silent: Failed Martyrdom and the Defeat of Christianity n Shusaku Endo's 'Silence' (1966)
  10:45 - Sonita Hav ('17)
  Transitioning into Accountability: Bird's Journey to Accepting his Personal Matters
  11:00 - Zena Abulhab ('19)
  A Japanese Anime, Serial Experiments Lain (1998): Messages from Images
   
SESSION : GOLDFARB CENTER
Goldfarb-funded student research projects and internships
Diamond 223
Session Sponsor: Daniel Shea
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 - Madochee Bozier ('16)
  Icorn (International Cities of Refuge Network): Advancing Freedom of Expression in Stavanger, Norway
  10:45 - Lidia Henderson ('16), Casey Ballin ('16) and Tyler Clevenger ('16)
  Exploring Efficient Targeted Management Strategies and GIS Applications for Contour Planting at Kilimanjaro Plantation, Ltd.
  11:00 - Laura Tierney ('16)
  Education, Empowerment, and Activism in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools
   
SESSION : GOVERNMENT
Civil Society and Social Change in Latin America
Diamond 343
Session Sponsor: Lindsay Mayka
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 - Gregory Morano ('17)
  Protection of Indigenous Land Rights in the Southern Cone: a Comparison of the Mapuche and Qom
  10:50 - Emily Sapoch ('16)
  Passage to Empowerment: Understanding the NGO-ization of Feminism in a Guatemala City NGO
  11:10 - Solon Arguello ('17)
  The End of Racial Democracy: Race-Based Policy Reform in Brazil
  11:30 - Sophia Bartels ('17)
  Victories for Reproductive Rights in Chile: What Has Changed?
   
SESSION : PSYCHOLOGY
Honors projects
Diamond 342
Session Sponsor: Martha Arterberry
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 - Katherine Riley ('16)
  The Effects of the Gonadal Hormones on Pre-Pulse Inhibition in DISC1 Knockout Rats
  10:45 - Sara LoTemplio ('16)
  Is God Green?: Religious Perspectives on Anthropogenic Climate Change
  11:00 - Caroline Minott ('16)
  The effect of studying abroad on personality, identity, self-compassion, self-esteem, and satisfaction with life
  11:15 - Leah Cooney ('16)
  Smashed Exit Signs: Risk and Social Influences on Decisions
  11:30 - Michele Strage ('16)
  The effects of feedback from different sources and different settings
   
SESSION : THEATER AND DANCE
Senior seminar
Diamond 123
Session Sponsor: Lynne Conner
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 - Elisabeth Chee ('16)
  Sit Down and Pay Attention: A Look at Training the Younger Audience
  10:38 - Brendan Leonard ('16)
  Ann Liv Young Wants You To Enjoy This
  10:46 - Olivia Gould ('16)
  Ballez: A Dance Company for Queer Activism
  10:52 - Tong Jin ('16)
  Autumn in the Palace of Han: Historical vs. Modern Theme
  11:00 - Jeannely Lopez ('16)
  Promising Projection: An Analysis of the Role of Interactivity in the Arts Experience
  11:08 - William Bonney ('16)
  If Only We Were Slumming It: Cross Class Social Action In Victorian Theater
   
SESSION : HUMANITIES
WILD CARD: Human/Nature
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Kim Besio and Steve Wurtzler
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  Anna Braverman ('19)
  Panel Participant - On Being Human
  Aanavi Patodia ('19)
  Panel Participant - Environmental Activism
  Jess Thulin ('18)
  Panel Participant - Contemporary Witchcraft
  Rachel Prestigiacomo ('17)
  Panel Participant - Ornithology
  Kate Riley ('16)
  Panel Participant - Humans in the Natural World
  Theo Satloff ('19)
  Panel Participant - Humans/Nature in the 21st Century
   
SESSION : ANTHROPOLOGY
Honors projects
Diamond 323
Session Sponsor: Catherine Besteman
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  11:00 - Katrina Gafner ('16)
  The Villainous and the Virtuous: An Anthrohistorical Look at the Production of Murder in Nineteenth-Century London
   
SESSION : ECONOMICS
Independent study
Diamond 141
Session Sponsor: Michael Donihue
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  11:00 - Osman Bah ('16)
  The Role of Mobile Phones on Economic Growth in West Africa
  11:13 - Gabrielle Carpenter ('16)
  The Effect of Temperature on the Supply and Demand of Lobsters in the State of Maine
  11:26 - Clare Murray ('18)
  From Sojourner to Settler: Becoming Visible
  11:39 - Mark HoSang ('16)
  Game Attendance during 2016 MLB Spring Training
   
SESSION : PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Honors projects
Davis 301
Session Sponsor: Duncan Tate
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  11:00 - Philip Adamson ('16)
  Resonant Collisions of Potassium Atoms
  11:20 - Edwin Ward ('16)
  What is the temperature of a Ultracold Neutral Plasma that evolved from a Rydberg State?
   
SESSION : GENERAL
General Session - Natural Sciences
Diamond 153
Session Sponsor: Nicholas Boekelheide
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  11:00 - Anna Donovan ('17)
  Looking into the Past: Can We (Accurately) Model Ancestral Rubisco Species?
   
SESSION : TEDMED
WILD CARD: TEDMED Takeaways
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Melissa Glenn
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm  
   
  Grace Baldwin ('16)
  - participant
  Susan Fleurant ('16)
  - participant
  Serena Haver ('16)
  - participant
  Laurel Whitney ('16)
  - participant
   
SESSION : AMERICAN STUDIES
Senior seminar
Diamond 123
Session Sponsor: Margaret McFadden
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 - Lauren Gluck ('16)
  Foodie Fascism: Trend Or Tradition?
  1:15 - Angelica Crites ('16)
  The Evolution of the Hockey Coach
  1:30 - Jesse Dritz ('16)
  'Doomed, Bourgeois, in Love': Whit Stillman's 'Yuppie Trilogy' in the Context of Neoliberalism
  1:45 - Erin Figel ('16)
  The Stories We Tell Ourselves About War: A Discourse in War Narratives in American Literature
  2:00 - Margaret Fortier ('16)
  Why We Need to Keep Up with the Kardashians
  2:15 - Carli Jaff ('16)
  You Can’t Sit With Us: Examining Social Power Hierarchies Through The Clique and TTYL
  2:30 - Jennifer Breau ('16)
  LePage's War on Education
  2:45 - Bonnie Maldonado ('16)
  'For Free?': An Analysis of Kendrick Lamar's, 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
  3:00 - Michelle Minkin ('16)
  Neoliberal Dreams and Prison Nightmares: Can Reforming United States Federal Prison Industries Reduce Incarceration?
  3:15 - Lydia Nicholson ('16)
  Art and Radical Empathy in Prison Abolition Activism
  3:30 - Lijie Huang ('19)
  Multimedia Storytelling and Social Aspect Research of Train
   
SESSION : ECONOMICS
Senior seminar
Diamond 341
Session Sponsor: Andreas Waldkirch
1:00 pm - 3:25 pm  
   
  1:00 - Ibraheem Baqai ('16)
  FDI and Firm Productivity: Evidence from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam
  1:12 - Jack Bratches ('16)
  Foreign Direct Investment and Tourism
  1:24 - Andrew Elmore ('16)
  It's Nine a.m. Somewhere
  1:36 - Zoe Gaffney ('16)
  (no title entered)
  1:48 - Timothy Gallagher ('16)
  Financial Markets and their Effects on US FDI Flows
  2:00 - Erik Miller ('16)
  (no title entered)
  2:12 - Harim Park ('16)
  (no title entered)
  2:24 - Martin Turrin ('16)
  Isolating the Great Recession's Effect on U.S. Intra-Firm Trade: Evidence from the Manufacturing Sector
  2:36 - Alexander Walsh ('16)
  Crude Oil Price Fluctuations and FDI Inflows in Oil Rich Countries
  2:48 - Connor McCarthy ('16)
  Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Latin America
   
SESSION : ECONOMICS
Senior seminar
Diamond 342
Session Sponsor: Timothy Hubbard
1:00 pm - 2:25 pm  
   
  1:00 - Jesse Eddy ('16)
  Horse Auctions and Reputation
  1:15 - Julia Levere ('16)
  Non-distressed Residential Real Estate Auctions
  1:30 - Xueqing Qiao ('16)
  How likely to sell? A study of music manuscripts at auctions.
  1:45 - Camden Regan ('16)
  What Do Colby Students Value?: Evidence From Survey Bid Data
  2:00 - Christopher Smith ('16)
  Bookbuilding vs. Auction IPOs: an Analysis of Pricing and Volatility
   
SESSION : EDUCATION
Honors projects, Senior seminar, Independent study
Diamond 141
Session Sponsor: Mark Tappan
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 - Hannah Macquarrie ('16)
  Arts and Elite Schooling: The Accumulation of Advantaging Forms of Cultural Capital
  1:30 - Dylan Alles ('16), Cassandra Biette ('16), Adrienne Carmack ('18), Haley Clifford ('16), Eliza Gesten ('16), Mackenzie Hitchcock ('16), Kat Mackey ('16), Alanna McDonough ('16) and Laura Tierney ('16)
  The Lack of Public Transportation for Waterville Teens and Its Impact: A Participatory Action Research Project Conducted in Collaboration with the Waterville Alternative High School and Maine Children's Home Teen Parent School Program - with high school co-presenters LizMary, Olivia, Sydney, Kayla, Megan, Sydney, and Lexie
  2:00 - Banghyun Lee ('16) and Emily Sapoch ('16)
  Proficiency-based Education in Maine - Where do We Stand?
  2:20 - Haley Fox ('16), Meg Fortier ('16) and Maddie Andrews ('17)
  Taku English School: A Study of Taiwanese Students' Self-Understanding
  2:40 - Lauren Gluck ('16), Bradley Gaffin ('16), Meg Fortier ('16), Emma Marjollet ('16) and Caroline Vaughan ('16)
  Back To School: Examining the Impact of Residential Live on Student Independence
  3:00 - Holly Bogo ('16), Jamaal Grant ('16), Samantha Boudeau ('16), Abigail Hooper ('16) and Haley Fox ('16)
  Leadership on Colby's Campus: Determining the Influence Upper­Level Leaders Have on the First­Year Experience
  3:20 - Ben Crocker ('16), Haley Clifford ('16) and Will Ryan ('16)
  Coming off the Hill: Examining the Town-Gown Relationship at Colby College
  3:40 - Lily Fernald ('17)
  Out and Allied Youth Theatre: A Social Justice Strategy for Youth and Community Development
   
SESSION : GEOLOGY
Honors projects, Independent study
Diamond 223
Session Sponsor: Bill Sullivan
1:00 pm - 2:25 pm  
   
  1:00 - Jenna Hill ('16)
  Fracture Networks and Groundwater Flow
  1:30 - Kelford Mitchel ('16)
  Using GIS and R to Develop a Method for Geologic Analyses
  2:00 - Trevor Thomas ('16)
  Macrofossil Analysis of Sediment Cores from the Turner Farm Archaeological Site
   
SESSION : GLOBAL STUDIES
Honors projects
Diamond 343
Session Sponsor: Patrice Franko
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm  
   
  1:00 - Sarah Higgins ('16)
  Global Reach, Local Markets: The Challenges of Leading Global Innovation
   
SESSION : GOVERNMENT
Honors projects
Diamond 122
Session Sponsor: Sandy Maisel
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 - Molly Feldstein ('16)
  When the Bankers Met the Bureaucrats: An Analysis of the Implementation of the Volcker Rule
  1:25 - Jane Wiesenberg ('16)
  L'dor Vador: Jewish Voting Behavior from Generation to Generation
  1:50 - Emily Boyce ('16)
  Honors Thesis in Government: Police Accountability in Mexico- Understanding the Unequal Application of Justice
  2:15 - Cameron Coval ('16)
  The Egalitarian Shift in Chilean Social Policy: Mobilizing Reform in Health and Education
  2:40 - Timothy Dutton ('16)
  A Failure to Cooperate: Why Canada, the United States, and Mexico have not Developed a Regional Energy Strategy
  3:05 - Dylan Ciccarelli ('16)
  A Bifurcated Chimurenga: The Gendered Effects of Land Reform in Ghana and Zimbabwe
   
SESSION : INDEPENDENT MAJORS
Capstone experience
Diamond 221
Session Sponsor: Jen Coane
1:00 pm - 2:25 pm  
   
  1:00 - Alexandra Bishop ('16)
  Investigation of Social, Biological, and Statistical Factors Contributing to the Emergence and Spread of the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in West Africa
  1:20 - Hannah Corderman ('16)
  Advertising Campaign for Kidz b Kidz
  1:40 - Casey Coulter ('16)
  Icelandic Culture and the Environment: An Exploration through Film and Photography
  2:00 - Alison Grover ('16)
  Meditation and Contemplation: Designing a Campus Sanctuary
   
SESSION : ITALIAN
Introduction to Dante's Divine Comedy
Diamond 344
Session Sponsor: Gianluca Rizzo
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm  
   
  1:00 - Lily Stoelting ('16)
  Contemporary Italian Literature
  1:09 - Ramon Arriaga ('16)
  (no title entered)
  1:18 - James Manning ('17)
  Dante: Poetry that Changed the World
  1:27 - Zachary Mondschein ('17)
  Harmony and Discord in the Divine Comedy
  1:36 - Timothy Ryan ('17)
  (no title entered)
  1:45 - Benjamin Schiller ('18)
  Pagan Hierarchy in Dante’s Christian Realms
   
SESSION : MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Honors projects, Independent study
Davis 301
Session Sponsor: Liam O'Brien
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 - Anna Kronauer ('16)
  Modeling Ocean Ecosystems: Forecasting the Abundance of Gelatinous Zooplankton in the Gulf of Maine
  1:30 - Daniel Medici ('16)
  A Fast Algorithm for Simplifying Triangulations of the 2-Sphere
  2:15 - Nicholas Murphy ('16)
  Topological Data Analysis
  3:00 - Jianing Yang ('18)
  Modular Forms and L-Functions
   
SESSION : MUSIC
Music History II
Diamond 242
Session Sponsor: Steve Saunders
1:00 pm - 2:25 pm  
   
  1:00 - Benjamin Brougham ('18)
  (no title entered)
  1:12 - Liam Butchart ('18)
  The Role of the Wanderer in Schubert’s A Minor Sonata: Schenkerian Analysis in Context
  1:24 - Tessa Hauptman ('18)
  Schubert's Texts: Clues to His Sexuality
  1:36 - Christman Henderer ('18)
  Schubert's Sexuality Considered; Analyzing Musical Femininity
  1:48 - Edward Kim ('17)
  (no title entered)
  2:00 - Josua Lutian ('18)
  Feminine Endings: Schubert's Music Through Time
  2:12 - Lauren Shirley ('17)
  Schubert’s Sexuality: Please Don’t Consider
   
SESSION : RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Honors Project, Senior Projects, and Compagna-Sennett Research Fellows
Diamond 241
Session Sponsor: Carleen Mandolfo
1:00 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  1:00 - Sarah Shimer ('16)
  Laudato Si: A New Environmental Ethic?
  1:19 - Anna Spencer ('16)
  Mishpucha: The Familial Nature of Jewish Pastoral Care in Waterville, Maine
  1:38 - Joy Frederich ('16)
  Imagining a Transnational Christian Community: An Analysis of Identity Formation within International Churches in Shanghai, China
  1:57 - Lucy Soucek ('18)
  An Exploration of the Sikh Diaspora in Vancouver, BC
  2:16 - Kristin Esdale ('16)
  With a Little Help from My Friends
  2:35 - Jane Wiesenberg ('16)
  Focus Groups as an Instrument to Study Intergenerational Transmission of Jewish Political Values
   
SESSION : SPANISH
Capstone experience, Senior seminar, Independent study
Diamond 153
Session Sponsor: Dean Allbritton
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 - Alyssa Kullberg ('18)
  El Error de Holmberg y Su Efecto en la Restauración Ecológica
  1:25 - Taylor Peterson ('16)
  El Patriarcado Personificado: Exploraciones de las Dinámicas del Poder en las Películas de Pedro Almodóvar
  1:50 - Vianny Lugo Aracena ('18)
  El ajo de Santurce: Masculinidad en “El vampiro de Moca” por Luis Negrón
  2:15 - Erin Griffin ('16)
  Todo Sobre Almodóvar en Ocho Minutos o Menos
  2:40 - Julie Wolpow ('16)
  Ríos, mares y arenas en 'Antes que anochezca'
  3:05 - Julian Wise ('17)
  La mortalidad en el cine español
   
SESSION : GENERAL
General Session - Environmental Studies
Diamond 243
Session Sponsor: Loren McClenachan and Benjamin Neal
1:00 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  1:00 - Seung Kim ('18)
  The Effects of Microplastics on Grazing and Fecal Sink Rates of Marine Copepods
  1:15 - Samantha Lovell ('16)
  Arsenic in Maine's Private Wells: Testing Behavior and Implications
  1:30 - Maravilla Clemens ('16) and Alexandra Heisler ('16)
  Cultivating Conservation in the Lake Tana Basin: Implications of a New UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Model for Ecosystems and Livelihoods
  1:45 - Katrina Chicojay Moore ('16), Clea Harrelson ('16) and Emma Wood ('16)
  Past and Future Future Changes in the Gulf of Maine through the Lens of the Lobstermen
  2:00 - George Voigt ('17) and Christina Thomas ('17)
  Coastal Land Conservation and Climate Change: Impacts of sea-level rise on conservation in New England
  2:15 - Altinay Karasapan ('16) and Andrew Currier ('16)
  The Implications of Seed Policy for On-farm Agro-biodiversity and Food Security in Ethiopia and Uganda
   
SESSION : SIGNIFICANCE OF CHURCH FORESTS IN ETHIOPIA
WILD CARD: Multi-Institutional Research Project
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Travis Reynolds, Cathy Collins, Margaret Lowman
2:00 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  Dr. Travis Reynolds (Colby College) and Dr. Margaret Lowman (Calif Academy of Sciences)
  OPENING REMARKS - Student Research in the Church Forests: Introduction to the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Colby College
  CHURCH FOREST Film Screening
  First-ever public preview of CHURCH FOREST - a documentary film about the Church Forests of Ethiopia
  Wilford Briggs (Alabama A&M) ('17) and Janice Liang (Colby College) ('16)
  Tree Species Diversity and Ecological/Economic Productivity in Ethiopian Orthodox Church Forests
  Annika Min (Univ of California - Berkeley)
  Remote Sensing Analysis of Forest Cover Change in South Gondar Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
  Ralph Olacio (Montclair State University)
  Holy Springs and Ecosystem Services: Sacred Forests May Help Mitigate the Impacts of Riparian Deforestation in Amhara, Ethiopia
  Chloe Geffken (Colby College) ('16)
  The Church's Forest: Sacred Sites and Common Pool Resources in a Non-European Context
  Tracy Gatumu (Humboldt University) and Tizezew Shimekach Sisay (University of Maine)<
  Women and Conservation in the Northern Highlands of Ethiopia
  Dawn Brown (Oklahoma City Comm College) and Jacob Wall (Colby College) ('16)
  Seed Trees of Ethiopia in Church Forests: Sociocultural Significance and Reforestation Potential
  Dr. Alemayehu Wassie Eshete (Bahir Dar Univ.)
  CLOSING REMARKS AND REFLECTION
   
SESSION : CHEMISTRY
Honors Projects
Diamond 145
Session Sponsor: Jeff Katz
2:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  2:00 - Nicholas Kim ('16)
  Synthesis and Characterization of Twisted Phenanthrenes
  2:20 - Paul Scott ('16)
  Structural Characterization of the Major Monoadducts and Cross-Links Formed by Epichlorohydrin
  2:40 - Xi Yang ('16)
  Experimental and Computational Study of Methylphenylvinylidene and Its Rearrangements
  3:00 - Yanan Long ('16)
  New Approaches to the Investigations of Hydroxycarbenes
  3:20 - Ryan Weeks ('16)
  Determination of the Synergistic Effects of Laromustine and Small Molecules on Glioblastoma Multiforme using a Chemical Genetic Screen
  3:40 - Daniel Maurer ('16)
  The Photochemical Generation of Cyclohexyne from a Hydrocarbon Precursor
   
SESSION : ECONOMICS
Senior seminar
Diamond 343
Session Sponsor: Kenneth Kletzer
2:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  2:00 - Kathryn Bai ('16)
  Taiwanese Land Reform and Economic Growth
  2:13 - Joseph Maher ('16)
  Senior Seminar Research Paper
  2:26 - Terrence O'Connor ('16)
  Inflation Targeting in Latin America
  2:39 - Anthony Ramirez ('16)
  Effects of U.S. Monetary Policy on Emerging Market Economies
  2:52 - Dylan Rothenberg ('16)
  The Recessionary Effects on the Household and Policies to Induce Spending
  3:05 - Desiree Smith ('16)
  History of Monetary Policy in America
  3:18 - Phillip Swindells ('16)
  Argentina Debt Crisis
  3:31 - Alexander Tuan ('16)
  Negative Interest Rates
  3:44 - Harrison Zhu ('16)
  Post-Crisis Monetary Policy: Asset Bubbles at the Lower Zero Bound
   
SESSION : FRENCH
Narratives of Identities
Diamond 323
Session Sponsor: Benedicte Mauguiere and Mouhamedoul A Niang
2:00 pm - 3:25 pm  
   
  2:00 - Morganne Hodsdon ('16)
  L'identité équilibrée dans L'appel des arènes ; Balanced Identities in L'appel des arènes
  2:17 - Yannik Buchi ('17)
  La Résistance Touarègue: Succès ou Suicide?
  2:34 - Clint Ross ('16)
  Francophones of Maine: Reconnecting with a Cultural Heritage
  2:51 - Asami Hirano ('18)
  Etude comparée du travail en France et au Japon: le cas de Stupeurs et tremblements d'Amélie Nothomb
  3:08 - Sarah Shoer ('18)
  La tente touarègue: entre stabilité, maternité, et tradition
   
SESSION : GENERAL
General Session - Humanities
Diamond 344
Session Sponsor: Laine Thielstrom
2:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  2:00 - Emma Brown ('16)
  Dorothy Allison's Trash: Erasure and Rupture in Internal Queer Migration
  2:15 - Lucy Hadley ('16)
  Leaves of Books and on Trees: The Ecological Ethic of Virginia Woolf
  2:30 - James Grote ('16)
  Abraham Cowley’s Advocacy for Experimental Science in the Poetic Form
  2:45 - Kathleen Carroll ('17)
  What's Cooking: Luca Giordano's Three Depictions of Hercules' Death
  3:00 - Liam Butchart ('18)
  Death, Mourning and Human Narcissism: Faulkner's As I Lay Dying Through a Freudian Lens
   
SESSION : CONCUSSIONS
WILD CARD: Concussions - Making an Impact
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Melissa Glenn
3:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  3:00 - Billy Parker ('16)
  Personal Experience with Concussion
  3:07 - Laurel Whitney ('16)
  Overview of MCMI and Balance Testing
  3:14 - Lily Herrmann ('16) and Erin Maidmen ('16)
  Under Reporting
  3:21 - Abby Johnson ('18) and Lauren Shirley ('17)
  HIT Project
  3:28 - Erin Breen ('17)
  Balance Testing
  3:35 - Shanna Grant ('17)
  Cognitive Testing
  3:42 - Peter Wirth ('16)
  Rat Modeling of Concussion
   
SESSION : SOCIOLOGY
Honors Projects
Diamond 221
Session Sponsor: Karen Macke and Neil Gross
3:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  3:00 - Susan Fleurant ('16)
  Sponsoring Agency: Negotiating Order in School-Based Health
  3:25 - Holly Hogan ('16)
  Health Care Agency: Statewide Awareness of Patient Centered Care in Mental Health Facilities
   
SESSION : CLAS
Highlights
Page Commons
Session Sponsor: CLAS Committee
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
   
  Christopher Krasniak ('16)
  Does Dementia Disrupt Sleep? (Biology, Psychology)
  Lynna Lei ('16)
  Imitation of Zhao Mengfu's Autumn Colors on the Qiao and Hua Mountains: A Literati Commentary on Environmental Issues (East Asian Studies, Psychology)
  Sara LoTemplio ('16)
  Is God Green? Religious Perspectives on Anthropocentric Climate Change (Psychology, Environmental Studies)
  Michelle Minkin ('16)
  Keeping the Military Safe: Gender Inclusion Politics, the Myth of Anti-Violence and U.S. Imperialism in the War on Terror (American Studies, WGSS)
   
SESSION : RUSSIAN
Russian Student Symposium - Bulgakov's Poetics
Lovejoy 215
Session Sponsor: Amanda Murphy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
   
  6:00 - Emily Tolman ('16)
  Falling Eyeglasses, Decapitated Heads, and the Nature of Perception
  6:30 - Vianey Mora ('16)
  Schizophrenia as an Organizing Principle in Bulgakov's Novel
  6:45 - Megan Labbe ('16)
  What does 'God' mean in a Work about the Devil?
   
SESSION : RUSSIAN
Russian Student Symposium - Bulgakov's Politics
Lovejoy 215
Session Sponsor: Artur Fass '16
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
   
  7:00 - Ilana Zyatitsky ('18)
  Bulgakov's 'Bunt': Writing to Change the World
  7:15 - Ben Carlin ('16)
  Illuminating Authoritarian Power through the Novel Within the Novel
  7:30 - Michael Loginoff ('16)
  'Realpolitik' and Putin's Power Politics

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