Colby Liberal Arts Symposium 2018
May 3, Colby College, Waterville, Maine


Oral Presentations

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SESSION : WILD CARD
CARA Project Blitz--research by first-year presidential scholars
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Martha Arterberry
9:00 am - 9:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Sethares, Lileana A. ('21)
  The Symbolism and Use of Water in Japanese Anime
  9:04 -  Marchant, Sam W. ('21)
  With Intent to Kill: Apoptotic Response to Anti-cancer Drugs in Human Leukemia Cells
  9:08 -  Anderson, Aliza M. ('21)
  DrinkingCulture@colby.edu
  9:12 -  Hartnett, Hannah O. ('21)
  Transforming Rural Educational Experience: Understanding School Success in Children
  9:20 -  Guo, Moshan ('21) and Heisler, Alexandra R. ('21)
  Buzzed Flies: The Effect of Caffeine on the Ethanol Sedation Rate of Fruit Flies
  9:24 -  Neumiller, Grace C. ('21)
  Fact or Fraud: Memory for Real and Fake News
  9:32 -  Lermond, Jacklyn A. ('21) and Broadwater, Macey R. ('21)
  Making an Impact: The Youth Concussion Project
  9:36 -  Allen, Meredith H. ('21)
  Where in the World are Women in Art?
  9:40 -  Oh-Willeke, Grace ('21)
  The Enlightenment Origins of Data
  9:44 -  Bassman-Lyons, Alli ('21) and Gould, Samantha ('21)
  GIS and Large Landscape Conservation in the High Peaks of Maine
   
SESSION : ART
Capstone Projects: Art Historians at Work
Bixler 154
Session Sponsor: Ankeney Weitz
9:00 am - 11:25 am  
   
  9:00 -  Coakley, Signy C. ('18)
  Joseph Wright of Derby and His Experimentation of Light
  9:13 -  Ding, Ling ('18)
  The Mysterious Long-Lost Kingdom in Tibet: Murals from the White Temple of Tholing Monastery
  9:26 -  Egner, John E. ('18)
  Abstracting Reality and Redefining Aesthetics: The Socially Conscious Work of Mark Bradford and Theaster Gates
  9:39 -  Wei, Gillian ('18)
  The Intersection of Class and Art: Reading Manet's Olympia Through Bourdieu
  9:52 -  Martin, Emily M. ('18)
  Disability Studies in Art History: Encountering Disability
  10:05 -  Nuckols, Clara R. ('18)
  Viewing Rothko
  10:18 -  Oleynik, Nina K. ('18)
  Identity, Hybridity and Change: Animal Forms in the Work of Female Surrealist Artists
  10:31 -  Restrepo, Katherine P. ('18)
  Subversive and Satirical: How Laurie Simmons and Cindy Sherman Challenged Outdated Representations of Women through their Photography
  10:44 -  Ryan, Katherine E. ('18)
  "Women's Work": Contemporary Embroidery in the Western World
  10:57 -  Stanfill, Jina ('18)
  The New Woman: Fashion Photography in American Vogue During the 1970
  11:10 -  Hill, Nora M. ('18)
  Nazi Imagery and Collective Memory in the Posters of the Atelier Populaire
   
SESSION : BIOLOGY
Honors Projects
Diamond 145
Session Sponsor: Lynn Hannum
9:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Desrochers, Stephanie S. ('18)
  Longitudinal evaluation of DISC1 knockout rats reveals sexually dimorphic patterns of impairment across development
  9:25 -  Kim, Brian Seung_Taek ('18)
  Spatial and temporal variation of lake metabolism in New England lakes
  9:50 -  Miranda-Katz, Margot R. ('18)
  A transcriptomic analysis of Haloferax volcanii under osmotic stress
  10:15 -  Park, Julia M. ('18)
  The effects of nutrient limitation on toxin production for the harmful algal bloom species, Pseudo-nitzschia, in the Gulf of Maine
  10:40 -  Swart, Jane S. ('18)
  The role of ERK and insulin pathway cross-talk in wing development in Jadera haematoloma
  11:05 -  Wilson, Caroline M. ('18)
  Variant of human CHMP2B gene responsible for frontotemporal dementia can disrupt sensory organ de velopment in Drosophila
  11:30 -  Ye, Jiayu ('18)
  DNA replication of templates modified by anti-cancer drugs
   
SESSION : COMPUTER SCIENCE
Honors Projects, Independent Study Projects
Davis 117
Session Sponsor: Bruce Maxwell
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 -  Chance, Graham T. ('18)
  Functional Programming and its Modern Implications
  9:20 -  Chistolini, Victoria A. ('18)
  Species Distribution Model Development and Validation
  9:40 -  Ali, Fatimah ('19) and Abulhab, Zena ('19)
  Understanding the Effects of Interaction on Trust in Artificial Bots
  10:00 -  McDonell, Kyle ('18)
  Learning to Communicate and Cooperate with Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning
   
SESSION : EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Honors Projects, Senior Capstone Projects
Diamond 221
Session Sponsor: Kim Besio
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 -  MacLean, A. C._Ling ('18)
  Model Mules? A History of Asian Students at Colby College, 1954-2014
  9:40 -  Das Gupta, Gayatri ('18)
  After the 2008 Tainted Formula Scandal: Infant Formula Preferences in China
  10:00 -  Settele, Kristen H. ('18)
  China and Angola: Oil Relationship in Crisis
   
SESSION : ECONOMICS
Senior Theses
Diamond 141
Session Sponsor: Michael Donihue
9:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Al-Shakhshir, Daliah ('18)
  Governance and Corruption in the Middle East and North Africa: A Neoclassical Analysis
  9:15 -  Barnatchez, Keith ('18)
  Employer Mandates and Firm Dynamics
  9:30 -  Beland, Jason T. ('18)
  An Analysis of the Demand Functions Faced by New England Region Alpine Ski Resorts
  9:45 -  Dinelli, Mirco ('18)
  Sacrifice, Benefit, and Reciprocity: Evidence from a Trust Game
  10:00 -  Do, Chi Y. ('18)
  Stock Price Reaction to Cash Dividend Changes: Comparison Between the US and European Market
  10:15 -  Mohanty, Yashaswi ('18)
  Mechanism Design, Matching Theory and the College Housing Allocation Process
  10:30 -  Murray, Clare F. ('18)
  Arts Education: A Philanthropic Priority?
  10:45 -  Ng, Stephanie ('18)
  The impact of MTR stations on Housing Price in Hong Kong:An Empirical Study based on Hedonic Pricing Model
  11:00 -  Young, Joshua A. ('18)
  What EffectsDid United Airlines'De-Hubbingof Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Have on Cleveland Passengers?
  11:15 -  Choephel, Tenzin C. ('18)
  Environmental Regulation: Effects on Economic Growth
  11:30 -  Decker, Michael W. ('18)
  Building Ecolabeling's Effect on Boston's Commercial Office Markets
   
SESSION : ENGLISH
Honors Projects
Diamond 342
Session Sponsor: Megan Cook
9:00 am - 10:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Alenson, Grant E. ('18)
  Beckett and Joyce: Influenced to Be an Other
  9:25 -  Desjardins, Ryanne M. ('18)
  Talking About Race: The Influence of Transatlantic 17th and 18th Century British Literature on Colonial Racial
  9:50 -  Jones, Natalie K. ('18)
  Beyond Normativity: Queerness and Perversity in the Works of Gertrude Stein and Juliana Spahr
  10:15 -  Macdonald, Tyler H. ('18)
  African-American Poetry, Music, and Politics
   
SESSION : ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Honors Projects, Independent Study Projects
Diamond 122
Session Sponsor: Philip Nyhus
9:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Zebrowski, Wesley ('18)
  Biodiversity Conservation as an Adaptation Strategy in Response to Climatic and Economic Shifts: Species Stewardship in Sacred Forests and Smallholder Crop Fields in Eastern Africa
  9:25 -  Wang, Chengyang ('18)
  Stable Bromine Isotopic Signature of Bromoform from Enzymatic and Abiotic Formation Pathways and its Application in Identifying Sources of Environmental Bromoform in Damariscotta River
  9:50 -  Kullberg, Alyssa T. ('18)
  Presence and Potential Sources of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Product Chemicals in Messalonskee Lake
  10:25 -  Hawkinson, Vivian F. ('18)
  Developing generalizable spatial patterns of human-wildlife conflict
  10:50 -  Ravenelle, Jeremy P. ('18)
  Waste Reduction in Public School Cafeterias through Sorting and Diversion: An Analysis of Three Southern Maine Schools
  11:15 -  Dodge, Henry A. ('18)
  Breaking down barriers: using Brownian bridge movement models and point pattern analysis to analyze a seasonal migration of zebra (Equus quagga) in the Makgadikgadi-Nxai Pans conservation area
   
SESSION : FRENCH
Senior Seminar: Wrting of Place: Migration, Nationalism, and Memory
Diamond 344
Session Sponsor: Mouhamedoul Niang
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 -  Hirano, Asami ('18)
  L'aîné des orphelins -- la problématique de la mémoire pendant le génocide rwandais
  9:20 -  Rhodes, Nicholas B. ('18)
  À la porte l'entre-deux: la construction et la revendication de l'identité de l'émigré dans Le Ventre de l'Atlantique de Fatou Diome
  9:40 -  Seck, Adji Astou ('20)
  La représentation du personnage de l'immigré: son rôle dans l'argumentation de Fatou Diome
  10:00 -  Shoer, Sarah A. ('18)
  Feminism and Post-colonial criticism in Fatou Diome's Le Ventre de l'Atlantique
   
SESSION : GERMAN
Senior Seminar: Ideologies and Identities
Diamond 242
Session Sponsor: Alicia Ellis
9:00 am - 9:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Caughron, Anna M. ('18)
  Literary Analysis of W.G. Sebald's The Emigrants
  9:12 -  Hale, Christopher H. ('18)
  Franz Kafka's Animal Stories: Examining the Other to Deconstruct the Self
  9:24 -  Lyons, Alexa S. ('18)
  Time and Memory Examined Through Narrative Structure in Anna Seghers: Transformation Rather Than Transcendence
  9:36 -  Walters, Kylie R. ('18)
  "You Must Change Your Life": Reverence for the Object in Rilke's "Archaic Torso of Apollo"
   
SESSION : GLOBAL STUDIES
Honors Projects
Diamond 343
Session Sponsor: Maple Razsa
9:00 am - 9:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Endicott, Julia C. ('18)
  Welcome To Europe:Consequences of the E.U.-Turkey Deal on Refugee Health and Well-Being on Lesvos
  9:25 -  Hill, Nora M. ('18)
  Drawing Borders: Images and Representation of Migrant Mobility on the Balkan Route
   
SESSION : HISTORY
Senior Seminar: The American Civil War
Diamond 223
Session Sponsor: Elizabeth Leonard
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 -  Alden, John R. ('18)
  The Louisiana Native Guard and the Civil War as a "Social Good"
  9:07 -  Byrnes, Annie R. ('19)
  Divided State: Maryland Soldiers During the Civil War
  9:14 -  Entwistle, Molly O. ('18)
  The Moral Fabric of the North
  9:21 -  Fressilli, Mathias F. ('18)
  Nice Dream: Forty Acres and a Mule
  9:28 -  Glynn-Ferrarone, Luke ('18)
  The Impact of the Crimean War on the American Civil War
  9:35 -  Krumholz, Samuel L. ('18)
  The Role of Religion in the Fight over Emancipation
  9:42 -  Pappas, John D. ('18)
  What Really Happened at Antietam: Eyewitnesses versus Historians
  9:49 -  Robertson, Samantha F. ('18)
  Civil War Soldiers and Mental Health
  9:56 -  Sparacio, Christian R. ('18)
  The 22nd United States Colored Infanry: Unsung Heroes of the Union Army
  10:03 -  Walkey, William C. ('18)
  Teaching about the Civil War in Different Times and Places
  10:10 -  Watson, Andrew D. ('18)
  The Influence of Sherman's Capture of Atlanta on Northern Views of Grant's Overland Campaign
   
SESSION : ITALIAN
Italian Student Research
Diamond 241
Session Sponsor: Gianluca Rizzo
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 -  Eber, Iliana S. ('20)
  Sweet Hypocrisy: A Journey from the Streets of Brooklyn to the Hallways of Lovejoy
  9:25 -  Schiller, Benjamin R. ('18)
  A Four-Star Stoic in Dante's Purgatorio
  9:50 -  Singh, Haransh ('18)
  Nature: Leopardi and Calvino
   
SESSION : WOMEN'S, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
Senior seminar: Gender and Violence
Diamond 243
Session Sponsor: Lisa Arellano
9:00 am - 10:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Plunkett, Molly H. ('18)
  Constitution of Naturopathic Medicine in Central Maine
  9:18 -  Burgos, Margaret X. ('18)
 
  9:36 -  Dorsey, Greta L. ('18)
  Women, Agency, and Birth
  9:54 -  Snyder, Abigail L. ('18)
  Queer Eye & Queer Politics: How the Fab 5 Assimilated
  10:12 -  Carmack, Adrienne ('18)
  Baby Mamas: Reproduction in Lesbian Families
   
SESSION : GENERAL SESSION
Social Science Presentations
Diamond 323
Session Sponsor: Laine Thielstrom
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 -  Dixon, Nile E. ('20)
  The Influence of High Profile Incidents of Police Violence on Calls for Service
  9:15 -  Vaitkeviciute, Aiste ('18)
  From USSR to the European Union: Transforming Gender Equality in Lithuania.
  9:30 -  Kaplan, Zoe Ellen ('18)
  Hitting close to home: The Opioid Epidemic in Maine and the Bullshit Hindering its Abatement
   
SESSION : WILD CARD
Universal Experiences: Designing Your Future - Davis Connects
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Alisa Johnson
10:00 am - 10:55 am  
   
  LaMarre, Lily F. ('18), Lopez, Graciela ('18) and Brown, Tahj ('20)
 
   
SESSION : GERMAN
ConTexts in German Culture
Diamond 242
Session Sponsor: Rory Bradley
10:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  10:00 -  Bruce, Amy E. ('19)
  Personal Responses to Vergangenheitsbewltigung
  10:05 -  Holland, Elizabeth M. ('19)
  Dealing with the Past Through Post WWII Literature
  10:12 -  Skodock, Myriam ('21)
 
  10:18 -  Winkelman, Cassandra J. ('21)
  The Evolution of Vergangenheitsbewltigung
   
SESSION : PSYCHOLOGY
Honors Projects
Diamond 153
Session Sponsor: Chris Soto
10:00 am - 11:25 am  
   
  10:00 -  Adams, Elizabeth H. ('18)
  Examining Coping and Resilience Development During Emerging Adulthood.
  10:25 -  Tice, Chiara L. ('18)
  Using the Power of Imagination to Decrease Stigma towards Depression
  10:50 -  Yu, Zhichun ('18)
  Metacognition and False Memory
   
SESSION : FRENCH
Creolization and Social Change in Francophone America
Diamond 344
Session Sponsor: Benedicte Mauguiere
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 -  Cheff, Victoria A. ('18)
  Oral traditions of the indigenous peaople of Quebec
  11:00 -  Kirkwood, Kailey S. ('20)
  Créolisation et routes migratoires en Guyane
  11:15 -  Hirano, Asami ('18) and Horwood, Bridget E. ('19)
  Migratory routes and creolization in Acadia
  11:30 -  Shoer, Sarah A. ('18)
  Between Lapin and Bouki: French and African Influences in Louisiana's oral tradition
   
SESSION : HISTORY
Europe and the Second World War
Diamond 223
Session Sponsor: Raffael Scheck
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 -  Bao, Yilei ('20)
  The Ardennes: The Achilles' Heel of France
  10:42 -  Byrnes, Annie R. ('19)
  The Collective Memory of the Italian Partisan Resistance
  10:54 -  Holland, Elizabeth Mabel ('20)
  Saving the Children: A Comprehensive Study of Government-Implemented Evacuation Programs for Children in Britain, France, and Germany in World War II
  11:06 -  Kim, Harris K. ('20)
  German Defeat or Soviet Victory?
  11:18 -  White, Margaret S. ('20)
  Wonder Drug: The Role of Penicillin in World War II
  11:30 -  Hanson, Eleanor A. ('18)
  History Honors Thesis Defense
   
SESSION : EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Second Language Pedagogy
Diamond 221
Session Sponsor: Andie Wang
10:30 am - 10:55 am  
   
  10:30 -  Au, Jamie H. ('18), Hirano, Asami ('18) and Beach, Alexander I. ('18)
  Why does everyone need to know about second language acquisition? And what do we need to know?
  10:38 -  Gonzalez Martinez, Stephanie N. ('20), Marcus, Jessica E. ('21) and Lee, Crystal P. ('20)
  Why does everyone need to know about second language acquisition? And what do we need to know?
  10:46 -  Chen, Wen-Hui, Taylor, Jonathan B. ('21), Winkelman, Cassandra J. ('21) and Yang, Ruyu ('21)
  Why does everyone need to know about second language acquisition? And what do we need to know?
   
SESSION : WILD CARD
Visual Storytelling
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Erin Murphy
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  Ashley, Ethan T. ('19)
  A Good Life Ever Since
  Benjamin, Connor J. ('18)
  The College Vs. The City
  Brashich, Elizabeth A. ('21)
  A Shadow of the Past
  Cao, Michelle ('21)
  Women's Health at Colby
  Crisp, Thomas ('19)
  SPACE, or Meditations on Four Sides
  Dangui, Saduo ('20)
  "IT's" in Maine
  Jutras, Jacqueline V. ('21)
  Lost Ski Areas of Maine
  Lee, Annie H. ('20)
  Wabanahkik
  Martell, Annika L. ('20)
  Rise Up
  Robinson, Carter W. ('21)
  Colby Frats
  Russell, Paige H. ('20)
  Swish
  Southwick, Hannah S. ('21)
  Shadows of the Past
  Vaitkeviciute, Aiste ('18)
  Just Lobster
   
SESSION : PHILOSOPHY
Honors Projects
Diamond 241
Session Sponsor: Keith Peterson
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  11:00 -  Lam, Ryan C. ('18)
  Political Philosophy of the 'Impossible': Domination, Anarchism, and Social Movements
   
SESSION : PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Honors Projects
Davis 301
Session Sponsor: Charlie Conover
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  11:00 -  Bossi, Hannah J. ('18)
  Lorentz Symmetry Breaking in Horava Gravity
  11:25 -  Wen, Yuewei ('18)
  Investigating Lorentz Symmetry Breaking in Massive Gravity Theories and Potential Signatures in Matter Interactions
   
SESSION : THEATER AND DANCE
Senior Seminar
Diamond 123
Session Sponsor: Jim Thurston
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  11:00 -  Book, Kelsey R. ('18)
  The Theater Industry and Mental Health Issues
  11:00 -  Borges, Julia ('18)
  Reimagining Movement Practices Through Childhood Games
  11:00 -  Mariani, Joseph R.,, III ('18)
  The Arts and Psychotherapy: How Theater Can Affect People With Autism
  11:00 -  Monteleone, Katelyn J. ('18)
  Audience Identity and Agency in Immersive Theater
  11:00 -  Morrissette, Kyah A. ('18)
  How Your Theater and Dance Major Uniquely Prepares You For Any Job
  11:00 -  Pattison, Nicholas M. ('18)
  Staging Age in Contemporary American Theater
  11:00 -  Soucek, Lucy E. ('18)
  The Changing Face of Ballet Today
   
SESSION : PHI BETA KAPPA
David H. Mills Memorial Speech Contest
Page Commons
Session Sponsor: Travis Reynolds
12:00 pm - 12:55 pm  
   
  Carmack, Adrienne ('18)
 
  Snyder, Mark W. ('18)
 
  Dangui, Saduo ('20)
 
  Paulino, Elizabeth ('18)
 
  Zebrowski, Wesley ('18)
 
  Vu Thanh Vy, Radhika ('18)
 
   
SESSION : WILD CARD
Transdisciplinary Humanities
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Adrianna Paliyenko
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Gallagher, Natasha N. ('20)
  I Always Write of You: Muse and Writing Style with Shakespeare
  1:06 -  Alvarado, Josephina E. ('20) and Grant, Maya P. ('21)
  Hope and Hopelessness in 19th-CenturyFrench Art Forms
  1:16 -  Beaulieu, Charlotte A. ('20)
  The Origins of Zola's Experimental/Naturalist Novel La bête humaine
  1:22 -  Cheff, Victoria A. ('18)
  Images of the Home: A Creative Nonfiction Reading
  1:28 -  Monteleone, Katelyn J. ('18)
  Immersive Theater and the Creative Process
  1:34 -  Soucek, Lucy E. ('18)
  Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Bonds in the Language of Colors
   
SESSION : AMERICAN STUDIES
Honors Projects
Diamond 123
Session Sponsor: Laura Saltz
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Friedman, Isabel P. ('18)
  Rusticators, Resorts, and Road Trips: The Construction of Maine as Vacationland from 1845 to the Present
  1:25 -  Restrepo, Katherine P. ('18)
  Humor and Feminism in the Visual Culture of the 1970s: Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Maude, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and SNL
   
SESSION : ANTHROPOLOGY
Honors Projects
Diamond 323
Session Sponsor: Catherine Besteman
1:00 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Bird, Rachel R. ('18)
  What the Walls Say: Exploring Value and Meaning in Tel Aviv's Street Art
  1:40 -  Gauvin, Charles F.,, Jr. ('18)
  Diasporic placemaking: Forging Somali community and identity in Lewiston, Maine
  2:20 -  Lang, Alyssa M. ('18)
  un-landed
remembering, family stories, and Chinese-American immigrations
   
SESSION : CHEMISTRY
Honors projects
Diamond 145
Session Sponsor: Kevin Rice
1:00 pm - 2:25 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Smith, Danielle M. ('18)
  Examining molecular markers of fertility in the male germline of the soapberry bug, Jadera haematoloma
  1:20 -  Wen, Yuewei ('18)
  Generating Strained Heterocyclicalkynes
  1:40 -  Srour, Noura ('18)
  Silicon and tin substituted halocyclopropanes: approaches to strained cyclic allenes and new carbenes
  2:00 -  Smith, Erika ('18)
  Haloferax volcanii for carotenoid production
   
SESSION : CINEMA STUDIES
Cinema Studies Across the Curriculum
Bixler 154
Session Sponsor: Steve Wurtzler
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Crisp, Thomas ('19)
  3 Films
  1:30 -  Frederick, Austin E. ('18)
  Mapping MIFF: 20 Years of the Maine International Film Festival
  2:00 -  O'Donnell, James F. ('18)
  A Historical Analysis of Colby College Film Consumption Through the Echo Archives
  2:15 -  Peters, Benjamin J. ('19)
  The Forks
  2:30 -  Pitter, Marissa S. ('19)
  A Work In-Progress: "A Cultural Tool"
  2:45 -  Shaw, Dylan N. ('19), DeFrancisco, Jenna P. ('19) and Lindberg, James A. ('19)
  Whiting Farm
  3:00 -  Von Ehr, Julia M. ('19)
  A Summer with Kesho Wazo
  3:15 -  Yu, Long Yung ('19)
  A Work In-Progress: "In Search of the Invisible Hands"
   
SESSION : EDUCATION
Honors Projects, Senior Seminars, Independent Study Projects
Diamond 141
Session Sponsor: Adam Howard
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Martin, Emily M. ('18)
  Gender and Physical Capital in Elite Schooling Environments
  1:20 -  Carmack, Adrienne ('18)
  Talking Back: Youth Participatory Action Researchers Discuss Stereotypes and Their Implications at School
  1:40 -  Burgos, Margaret X. ('18), Patodia, Aanavi ('19), Petherbridge, A. Nicole ('20) and Ray-Smith, Bayley E. ('18)
  Facilitating Student Voice Through Microadventures
  2:00 -  Friedman, Isabel P. ('18), Taylor, Emily L. ('18), Wrean, Katherine C. ('18) and Zolper, Natalie B. ('18)
  False Hopes: Exploring the Role of Marketing on Colby Students' Expectations and Experiences
  2:20 -  Carmack, Adrienne ('18)
  The Impact and Radical Queer Possibility of Youth Participatory Action Research with Small-Town Youth
  2:50 -  Furusho, Amy K. ('18), Giles, Margaret E. ('18), Larock, Zoe C. ('18) and Robertson, Samantha F. ('18)
  Sexuality and Social Belonging: Examining the Differences between Heterosexual and LGBQ+ Students' Experiences with Social Life at Colby College
  3:10 -  Desjardins, Ryanne M. ('18) and Ray-Smith, Bayley E. ('18)
  Student Leaders Influence on First-year's Transition Into College and Beyond
  3:30 -  Scammell, Christopher K. ('18)
  eXXXcess? : Findings from a Qualitative Study on Masculinity and Pornography
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
SESSION : ENGLISH AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Global Change Ecology and Environmental Humanities: Stories of Crisis and Resilience
Diamond 242
Session Sponsor: Chris Walker, Denise Bruesewitz
1:00 pm - 2:25 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Backstrand, Sarah W. ('18)
  Kudzu: A Reflection on Interconnectedness and Love
  1:14 -  Donchik, Katherine A. ('18)
  The COtune
  1:28 -  Hurley, Meghan A. ('20)
  Growth and Decay of Nature, Humans, and Human Nature
  1:42 -  Kullberg, Alyssa T. ('18)
  Catfish bleed crude
  1:56 -  Plante, Tucker B. ('18)
  Bees in the Anthropocene
  2:10 -  Theyerl, Benjamin T. ('20)
  Becoming With the Season; Becoming With Home
   
SESSION : GOVERNMENT
Honors Projects
Diamond 122
Session Sponsor: Jen Yoder
1:00 pm - 3:25 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Erwin, William N. ('18)
  Political Decisions, Practical Consequences: An Examination of State Implementation Decisions Under the Affordable Care Act
  1:25 -  Harris, Timothy M. ('18)
  The Dark Side of Cartography: Evaluating Potential Solutions to Partisan Gerrymandering
  1:50 -  Keenan, Meredith F. ('18)
  Gendered Approach to Waterville Community Power Structure
  2:15 -  LaValle, Nellie S. ('18)
  Emerging care regimes: An analysis of the domestic labor market of Shanghai
  2:40 -  Levesque, William M. ('18)
  Strategic Nationalism: Deciphering Chinese Maritime Strategy in the South China Sea
   
SESSION : INDEPENDENT MAJORS
Capstone Research
Diamond 344
Session Sponsor: Natalie Zelensky
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Bullock, Adelaide C. ('18)
  Examining the Socio Political Impact of President Trump's Foreign Policy Agenda in Sub Sarahan Africa
  1:15 -  Chandler, Thomas H. ('18)
  Subsidized Housing in the Neoliberal Era: HOPE VI Implementation for Chicago's Cabrini-Green Public Housing Project
  1:30 -  Smith, Chandler D. ('18)
  Education at Colby: a strategic response to the global challenges we will face in 2052
   
SESSION : MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Honors Projects
Davis 301
Session Sponsor: Liam O'Brien
1:00 pm - 3:25 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Huang, Weiyan ('18)
  Parametric Polynomials for Small Galois Groups
  1:50 -  Yang, Jianing ('18)
  Algebraic Number Theory and Cyclic Cubic Fields
  2:40 -  Zhang, Muyuan ('18)
  The spectral radius theorem for matrices
   
SESSION : RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Honors Projects, Independent Study Projects, and Compagna-Sennett Research Fellows
Diamond 241
Session Sponsor: Nikky Singh
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Gentry, Brooke K. ('18)
  From Antagonists to Protagonists: Muslims on the Hollywood Screen
  1:30 -  Oakley, Elizabeth R. ('18)
  The Red Tent: Biblical Women in Contemporary Fiction
  2:00 -  Snyder, Mark W. ('18)
  Respect or Resist? Contextualizing Evangelical Identity in the Trump Era
  2:30 -  Soucek, Lucy E. ('18)
  Forging Religious Bonds through the Language of Colors
  3:00 -  Geoghegan, Eleanor M. ('18)
  Reimagining Sita Through a Feminist Lens
  3:20 -  Labbe, Skylar R. ('18)
  How MLK Jr. Worked to Reach White Christians
  3:40 -  Trivedi, Shivani B. ('20)
  Women in the Swaminarayan Temple: Ahmedabad and Houston
   
SESSION : SPANISH
Honors Projects, Research Presentations
Diamond 153
Session Sponsor: Dean Albritton
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Balla, Jemimah S. ('20)
  El eterno invierno del exilio cubano en El Super
  1:20 -  Boudreau, Daniel ('18)
  Gender expression in post-Franco Spain
  1:40 -  Hanson, Eleanor A. ('18)
  El romanticismo de la narcocultura
  2:00 -  Hochstadt, Olivia G. ('21)
  La aceptación de la realidad en "La noche boca arriba"
  2:15 -  Lugo Aracena, Vianny C. ('18)
  Exploración de la identidad de género y sexualidad en La mucama de Omicunlé
  2:35 -  Murray, Clare F. ('18)
  Reading Between the Lines: El desafío de crear una comunidad en la frontera mexicana
  2:55 -  Plunkett, Molly H. ('18)
  Marcos: señales representacionales y conductos para labor doméstica en Amador (2010)
  3:15 -  Rhodes, Alexander K. ('20)
  Heraldry and Religious Symbolism in a Seventeenth-Century Carta Ejecutoria
  3:35 -  Young, Amanda V. ('18)
  Working with Wikipedia to Increase Access to Information
   
SESSION : GENERAL SESSION
Environment and History
Diamond 342
Session Sponsor: Kara Kugelmeyer
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm  
   
  1:25 -  Vinh, Madeline ('20)
  Concrete Footsteps: Exploring Manzanar's History Through Its Land
   
SESSION : WILD CARD
Community-Based Learning: What and How We Learn from Community
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Kurt Nelson
2:00 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  2:00 -  Martinez, Regina ('20), Vaitkeviciute, Aiste ('18), Barnes, Jeremy B. ('20), Gamedze, Mkhanyisi G. ('19), Charest, Meghan E. ('20), Mateo, Nancy ('19) and Smith-Erb, Hannah ('21)
  Houston Faith in Action--Alternative Spring Break
  2:12 -  Chesney, Alyssa C. ('20), Ma, Bohan ('20), McFadden, Chasity A. ('20), Munns, Avery C. ('21), Johnson, Hannah L. ('21) and Glassman, Taylor C. ('21)
  Colby Lives of Purpose
  2:24 -  Fung, Ming Y. ('21)
  Lewiston Alternative Spring Break
  2:36 -  Ramirez, Anna ('20) and Wessman, William J. ('20)
  Colby Cares About Kids (CCAK)
   
SESSION : FRENCH
Independent Research Projects
Diamond 343
Session Sponsor: Adrianna Paliyenko
2:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  2:00 -  Pipernos, Benjamin E. ('18)
  Portrait du Pied-Norir: Exode et rapatriement
  2:15 -  Shoer, Sarah A. ('18)
  Sex Work, Scandal, and Syphilis: Representations of Prostitution in Nineteenth-Century France.
  2:30 -  David, Jacob ('20) and Powers, Rachel E. ('21)
  Romanticizing or Romancing Nature? A Comparative Analysis of Selected Works of Thophile Gautier and Alfred Sisley
  2:45 -  Buell, Paige L. ('19)
  The Discovery of the Ovem: A New Weapon for Feminist Writers in the Nineteenth Century
  3:00 -  Abrams, Douglas ('19)
  Painting Insanity: From Diagnosis to Degeneration
  3:15 -  Ruiz Chico, Luis Jorge ('20) and Xu, Xiaohui ('18)
  Against the Grain: Tristan Corbière and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
   
SESSION : AMERICAN STUDIES
Senior seminar: Space, Culture, and Neoliberalism
Diamond 123
Session Sponsor: Ben Lisle
2:30 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  2:30 -  Aplin, Thea ('18)
  The Revitalization of Grand Central Terminal’s Retail Space: A Neoliberal Project
  2:35 -  Borges, Julia ('18)
  Combating Neoliberal Structures of Commodification in Contemporary Dance Choreography and Performance
  2:40 -  Chandler, Thomas H. ('18)
  The State of Public Housing in the Neoliberal Era
  2:45 -  di Galoma, Camilla G. ('18)
  Individual Gun Ownership: Spreading Neoliberal Ideology through NRA Advertisements
  2:50 -  Friedman, Isabel P. ('18)
  Thompson's Point and the Rise of Portland's Creative Class
  2:55 -  Gomez, Samuel J. ('18)
  Casinos and Community
  3:00 -  Holvenstot, Scarlet S. ('18)
  Etsy vs. H&M: How to fight Neoliberalism and Corporations
  3:05 -  Houston, Marcques A. ('18)
  Fast Food, Diners, and Urban Development in Neoliberal America
  3:10 -  MacDonald, Cameron J. ('18)
  Fenway Park: Aesthetics and Capitalism
  3:15 -  Nuckols, Clara R. ('18)
  Holy Donut and the Creative Class
  3:20 -  Parker, Jordan Marie ('18)
  Death & Hip Hop: Profiting off Pain in a Neoliberal Society
  3:25 -  Restrepo, Katherine P. ('18)
  HGTV's Fixer Upper: Selling the American Dream
  3:30 -  Snyder, Mark W. ('18)
  Neoliberal Impacts on Wrigleyville
  3:35 -  Stanfill, Jina ('18)
  Man Repelling: Neoliberal Feminism and its Commodification in Fashion
  3:40 -  Sullivan, Slater W. ('18)
  Hollywood's Critique of the Neoliberal City through Science Fiction
   
SESSION : ECONOMICS
Senior Seminar: Global Production
Diamond 341
Session Sponsor: Andreas Waldkirch
2:30 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  2:30 -  Akingba, Omolara A. ('18)
  The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment on Growth in Africa
  2:40 -  Benicky, Mario ('18)
  Economic Transition of Post-Communist Countries in Europe and their Assimilation within the European Union
  2:50 -  Dickert, Patrick J. ('18)
  The Effect of Political Cycles on Foreign Direct Investment into Taiwan
  3:00 -  Gould, Danielle L. ('18)
  The Effects of the Costs of Doing Business on FDI
  3:10 -  Klitirinos, Philip ('18)
  The Impact of Greece's Financial Crisis on Inward FDI
  3:20 -  Lin, Vincent ('18)
  The Changing Nature of FDI in South Korea and Japan
  3:30 -  Papapetros, Isabella P. ('18)
  U.S. Outward FDI and Host Country Employment
  3:40 -  Seymour, Jacqueline ('18)
  Pharmaceutical Foreign Investment in India: Evolution and Recent Changes
   
SESSION : GLOBAL STUDIES
Senior Seminar: Insurgent Mobilities Lab
Diamond 223
Session Sponsor: Maple Razsa
2:30 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  2:30 -  Bah, Mariama ('18), Bhalla, Amya ('19), Powers, Chloe M. ('19), Hill, Nora M. ('18), Kopp, Miriam E. ('18), Ledue, Catherine L. ('19), McCarthy, Shona B. ('18) and Endicott, Julia C. ('18)
  Insurgent Migration: Ethnographies of Resistance and Solidarity on the Balkan Route
   
SESSION : SOCIOLOGY
Honors Project, Independent Study Projects, Research Projects
Diamond 221
Session Sponsor: Neil Gross
2:30 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  2:30 -  Carter, Samantha M. ('18)
  Colby Women in Economics: The Influence of Gender on Self-selection of Academic Majors
  2:45 -  Dixon, Nile E. ('20)
  The Influence of Race and Crime on Police Staffing Across the US
  3:00 -  Guerrero, Marlen ('18)
  In Search of Higher Ground: How Hurricane Harey Affected Houston's Undocumented Immigrants
  3:15 -  Lee, Jongwon ('19)
  Migration and Identity among Korean Students
  3:30 -  Wei, Gillian ('18)
  The Art of Privilege: A Bourdieusian Reading of Manet and Degas
   
SESSION : GENERAL SESSION
Global Histories of Food
Diamond 342
Session Sponsor: Sarah Duff
2:30 pm - 3:25 pm  
   
  2:30 -  Pattison, Nicholas M. ('18)
  Jewish Food and Theology
  2:45 -  Patterson, Caleb R. ('20)
  The Dissemination and Sanitary Effects of Colonial Foods
  3:00 -  Haut, Catherine E. ('18)
  The History of Kombucha: Medical Miracle, Yucky Yeast, or Trendy Tea?
   
SESSION : BIOLOGY
Development, Genes, and Evolution
Diamond 145
Session Sponsor: Dave Angelini
3:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  3:00 -  Feeney, Noel J. ('18)
  Gene editing applications to HIV resistance and treatment
  3:00 -  Hilton, Michael C. ('18)
  The evolution of malaria resistance
  3:00 -  Moore, Jay A. ('18)
  Investigating critical genes in the evolution of cavefish morphology
  3:00 -  Smith, Danielle M. ('18)
  Investigating the protein glycosylation across animals and plants
  3:00 -  Tiemann, Sydney F. ('18)
  Genetic parallelism across 794 million years? The role of shavenbaby in wildy divergent taxa
  3:00 -  Wardwell, Ben A. ('18)
  Development and evolution of olfaction in social insects
   
SESSION : CLAS HIGHLIGHTS
CLAS Highlights
Page Commons
Session Sponsor: Philip Nyhus
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
   
  Soucek, Lucy E. ('18)
  Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Bonds in the Language of Colors
  Hill, Nora M. ('18)
  Drawing Borders: Images and Representation of Migrant Mobility on the Balkan Route
  Wilson, Caroline M. ('18)
  Does Dementia Disrupt Cell Fates?
  Adams, Elizabeth H. ('18)
  Examining coping and resilience development in emerging adulthood

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