Colby Liberal Arts Symposium 2017
April 27, Colby College, Waterville, Maine


Oral Presentations
   
SESSION : ANTHROPOLOGY
Asia Pacific Modernities
Diamond 323
Session Sponsor: Mary Beth Mills
9:00 am - 9:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Bounds, Kamresse B. ('18)
  Tea Life in Japan: Consuming Cultural Identity
  9:09 -  Gormezano, Koji ('18)
  Sexual Seduction as a Commodity: Male Host Clubs in Japan
  9:18 -  Heilner, P. Loan ('18)
  Forming Ethnic Identity Within Lijiang’s Tourism Industry
  9:27 -  Lee, Alisha S. ('18)
  Imperfect By-products of Beauty Practices in Asia
  9:36 -  Terry-Shindelman, Maya M. ('17)
  Imagining Tourism: A virtual ethnography
  9:45 -  Young, Joelle E. ('18)
  Shanghai Nightclubs: More than food, drinks, and dancing
   
SESSION : ART
Capstone projects: Art History
Bixler 154
Session Sponsor: Veronique Plesch
9:00 am - 10:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Bilodeau, Leah ('17)
  Redefining the Female Nude through Performance Art
  9:12 -  Blanch, McKayla J. ('17)
  Warning: Paul McCarthy’s Use of Sexually Explicit Content and Violence May Cause Cultural Introspection of the Female Body
  9:24 -  Cohen, Madeleine H. ('17)
  Uproot and Revive—Interacting with the Environment Through Eco-Art
  9:36 -  Davies, Wilder R. ('17)
  Catharsis and Destruction: Apocalyptic Anxiety In Contemporary Japanese Art
  9:48 -  Esmat, Muhebullah ('17)
  The Queens to McQueen’s World: The Role of Women in Alexader McQueen's Work
  10:00 -  Friedman, Tristan K. ('17)
  I Made that B*itch Famous: Picasso’s Influence on Contemporary Hip Hop Culture
  10:12 -  Heilbronner, Sara R. ('17)
  Do Judge a Book by its Cover: How the Museum Paratext Presents a Democratic, Accessible, and Commoditized Institution
  10:24 -  Lu, Yichen ('17)
  Grasping the Ineffable: Zen and American Artists of the Fifties and Sixties
  10:36 -  Pelham, Caroline C. ('17)
  Metal To Lipstick: The Alchemy of Materials in Post-Minimalist Feminist Art
   
SESSION : BIOLOGY
Honors projects
Diamond 145
Session Sponsor: Judy Stone
9:00 am - 10:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Aydemir, Baturay ('17)
  Effects of Ethanol on Neutrophil Migration in Zebrafish Embryos
  9:23 -  Chun, Yoona ('17)
  The Choline Chronicles: Exploring Novel Place Activation in the Hippocampus, featuring special guests c-Fos and Doublecortin
  9:46 -  Enrico, Taylor P. ('17)
  Protein Kinase Activity Toward TaABF1 in Imbibing Grains
  10:09 -  Le, Phuong M. ('17)
  Assessing cytotoxicity and repair of DNA cross-links by bifunctional alkylating agents
  10:32 -  Plesa, Alexandru M. ('17)
  Examining interactions between opsins and carotenoid biosynthetic proteins in halophilic Archaea
   
SESSION : COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science research presentations
Davis 117
Session Sponsor: Bruce Maxwell
9:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  9:00 - Murphy, Akira T. ('17)
  Correcting Pedestrian Dead Reckoning with Monter Carlo Localization Boxed for Indoor Navigation
  9:30 - Murad, O. Vlad ('17)
  Beating the Odds: Data Analysis and Visualization of the History of Tennis
  9:50 - Salerno, Ryan M. ('17)
  Malicious Uses of the Domain Name System
  10:10 - Sah, Vivek K. ('17)
  Using recurrent neural networks to build translation models
  10:40 - Remondi, Michael A. ('17)
  Crave: Building Modern Consumer Software from Backend to Frontend
  11:00 - Sherman, Demosthenes C. ('17)
  Fantasia: When Video meets Music
  11:30 - Waligory, Justin H. ('17)
  Live Coding: Using Algorithms to Create Electronic Music
   
SESSION : ECONOMICS
Honors projects
Diamond 141
Session Sponsor: Michael Donihue
9:00 am - 10:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Anile, Joseph S.,, IV ('17)
  Is Zero a Bad Thing? Investigating Spillover Effects of Zero Nominal Interest Rates
  9:23 -  Heaps, Caitlin M. ('17)
  Would YOU donate your kidney to a stranger?: A look at organ donation and incentivisation
  9:46 -  Voigt, George A. ('17)
  Optimizing Coastal Land Conservation: A Case Study Application of Modern Portfolio Theory to the Coastline of New England
  10:09 -  Matsuura, Ryunosuke ('17)
  Fuelwood collection and deforestation: The effects of improved stoves on the fuelwood collection behaviors in rural Ethiopia
  10:32 -  Morris, Deanna M. ('17)
  Stimulating economic growth in Western Maine: a case study of Maine Huts & Trails
   
SESSION : ENGLISH
Honors projects, Senior presentations
Diamond 342
Session Sponsor: Mary Ellis Gibson and Katherine Stubbs
9:00 am - 10:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Kathleen Carroll ('17)
  Twilight and The Hunger Games: Portrayals of Normative Female Behavior in Twenty-First Century Children's Literature
  9:28 -  Dunn, Catherine A. ('17)
  Virginia Woolf and the Greek Inheritance
  9:56 -  Tocci, Noah X. ('17)
  Swift's Bodily Lens of Satire
  10:24 -  Blackburn, Brandon C. ('17)
  Positive Incapability: Shelley, Keats, Rilke and the Aesthetic of Frustration in the Personal Lyric
   
SESSION : ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Honors projects
Diamond 122
Session Sponsor: Philip Nyhus
9:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Zheng, Xinyi ('17)
  Exploring spatial changes in Maine's Lobster Fishery
  9:25 -  Baker-Wacks, Elizabeth M. ('17)
  Can community-based resource management conserve biodiversity?: A case study from Bhutan
  9:50 -  Chmiel, Rebecca J. ('17)
  Determination of ammonium isotope ratios with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
  10:15 -  Lewis, Robin C. ('17)
  Outsider: Personal Essays about Nature, Conservation, and People
  10:40 -  Hall, Jackson M. ('17)
  Katahdin: The Value of Land in a Changing Region
  11:05 -  Batchelder, Jessica P. ('17)
  Temporal changes in the larval Placopecten magellanicus population in a small-scale fishery closure area in coastal Maine
  11:30 -  Marra, Madison T. ('17)
  The Effects of Past Climate Anomalies on United States Atlantic Coast Fisheries
   
SESSION : GERMAN
Senior Seminar
Diamond 242
Session Sponsor: Cyrus Shahan
9:00 am - 9:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Blackburn, Brandon C. ('17)
  Infection and Understanding in Georg Büchner and Peter Sloterdijk
  9:25 -  Ni, Jiaming ('18)
  Technology and Spirit in Hauptmann’s Bahnwärter Thiel
   
SESSION : HISTORY
Sexuality and Disease in Premodern Europe
Diamond 223
Session Sponsor: Larissa Taylor
9:00 am - 9:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Deagle, Celie M. ('17)
  Deformed and Dangerous Women: The Medieval Church and Female Reproduction
  9:13 -  Zak, Alison P. ('18)
  Vested Interests:Cross Dressing as Public Performance
  9:26 -  Hopf, Eileen M. ('19)
  Lust and Control: How Saint Augustine of Hippo Shaped the Future of the Christian World
  9:39 -  Pauker, Andrew ('18)
  Bodysnatching: The Foundation of an Industry
   
SESSION : SPANISH
Honors projectcs, Research presentations
Diamond 153
Session Sponsor: Dean Allbritton
9:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  9:00 -  Balla, Jemimah S. ('20)
  'Mujer Negra' o simplemente 'Negra': El feminismo interseccional en la poesía de Nancy Morejón
  9:15 -  Bhatia, Arunika ('19)
  La experiencia afro-cubana en el régimen de Fidel Castro (a través de la poesía de Nancy Morejón)
  9:30 -  Vailas, John A. ('17)
  'No más amo hermafrodita': travestismo femenino y liminalidad en Don Gil de las calzas verdes
  9:50 -  Rumph, Meghan A. ('17)
  Hombre burlado y soltero: el fruto de las mujeres monstruosas en El Prevenido engañado de María de Zayas
  10:10 -  Webb, Caroline C. ('19)
  La penitencia de un patriarcado interiorizado: el sistema patriarcal en “Elgoce y la penitencia” y “Casa tomada”
  10:30 -  Holtzer, B. Henry ('17)
  A Spanish Major at Colby, and other sketches
  10:50 -  Hoffman, Kaleigh E. ('17)
  Masculinidades en Transición: La evolución del género en Matador (1986)
  11:10 -  Kawamura, Kiana E. ('17)
  Subversive Spirituality and Healing in So Far From God
  11:30 -  Wallack, Carina M. ('17)
  El poder crea el pecado: religión y la monstruosidad en el episodio del Endriago del Amadís de Gaula
   
SESSION : VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS
General Session: Social Forces on Three Continents
Diamond 343
Session Sponsor: Jim Sloat
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 -  Zebrowski, Wesley ('18)
  Consumed From Within: Social and Ecological Drivers of Expanding Internal Clearings in Ethiopian Orthodox Church Forests from 1960 to Present
  9:15 -  Dixon, Nile E. ('20)
  Analyzing Police Use of Force in Cincinnati, Ohio
  9:30 -  Lukic, Tamara ('19)
  Displacement and Forced Migration in Serbia during the “European Refugee Crisis” of 2015-2016
  9:45 -  Fisher, Elsie, Abame, Alfa, Benjamin, Gary, Reynolds, Travis, Bruesewitz, Denise A. and Wassie Eshete, Alemayehu
  Community Engagement and Church Leadership in Participatory Forest Management: Priests, Men, and Women
  10:00 -  LeFeber, Samuel C. ('17)
  The American Guide Series: a Gift to Colby and a Gift to America
   
SESSION : WILD CARD
CARA Project Blitz
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Martha Arterberry
9:00 am - 9:55 am  
   
  9:00 - Lincoln Lenderking, Hania M. ('20) and Zhou, Peisen ('20)
  Islands of Green on a Degraded Landscape: Ethiopian Church Forests
  9:06 - Ruddy, Lauren A. ('20) and McKenna, Megan A. ('18)
  How Global Health Disparities Shape HPV Vaccine Development
  9:12 - Ahn, Injung ('20)
  'It's MY turn!' Measuring Children's Social Problem Solving
  9:18 - Eber, Iliana S. ('20)
  Human Rights Abuses in the Congo: An Ongoing Issue Amidst an Ever Changing Conflict
  9:24 - Nguyen, Cindy P. ('20)
  Why Can't We Say Bye (Bye)Omass?: An Exploration of Failures in Improved Cook Stoves
  9:30 - Poore, Tiffany M. ('20) and Ross, Camille H. ('20)
  Watts Up with Colby's Energy Trends?
  9:36 - Soice, Emily H. ('20) and Li, Yin ('19)
  Controlling the Laser Show
  9:42 - Kempkes, Erin M. ('20) and Zheng, XiaoyueM. ('20)
  The Repercussions of Concussions: Researching Mild TBIs in Student Athletes
  9:48 - Zhang, Hongyong ('20)
  Ultimate Aesthetics: The Collaboration of Technology and Performance
   
SESSION : WOMEN'S, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
Senior seminar: Gender and Violence
Diamond 243
Session Sponsor: Lisa Arellano
9:00 am - 10:25 am  
   
  9:00 -  Jensen, Laura A. ('17)
  Dead Girls Don't tell Stories: The Sexuality of white feminine suicidality in Contemporary Literature
  9:14 -  Kureishi, Tanya ('17)
  Searching for Female Pleasure at Colby College
  9:28 -  Makino, Lina S. ('17)
  Eating Habits, Exercise Hapits, and Body Images in Female Runners
  9:42 -  McLaughlin, Kathleen C. ('17)
  Gendered Bodies and Sterotypes in Ice Hockey and Lacrosse
  9:56 -  Middendorf, Emily M. ('17)
  The Rhetoric of Development Discourse: A look at microfinance NGOs, Kiva and CARE and the narrative of the 'Third World Woman'
  10:10 -  Mustefa, Nadia ('17)
  The Medicalization of Childbirth: An Analysis and Critique of Increased Rates of Caesarean Sections
   
SESSION : EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Japanese Anime
Diamond 221
Session Sponsor: Tamae Prindle
10:00 am - 11:25 am  
   
  10:00 -  Aguilar-Arizmendi, Ernesto ('17)
  Tori Mushi Kemono
  10:20 -  Marrie, Luc Y. ('17)
  Color Art in Princess Kaguya
  10:40 -  Qiu, Shiyun ('17)
  Gender Dtnamics in Spirited Away
  11:00 -  Wilson, Braden E. ('17)
  Christianity in Evangelion
   
SESSION : WILD CARD
Engaged Experiences
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Kim Besio
10:00 am - 10:55 am  
   
  Akingba, Omolara A. ('18)
  Panel Member - Internship Cape Town HVTN Immunology Laboratory, South Africa
  Aukland, Cleo T. ('17)
  Panel Member - Internship Croco Magazine, London, UK
  Blackburn, Brandon C. ('17)
  Panel Member - Off-Campus Study Ireland and Germany
  Fotos, Katherine L. ('17)
  Panel Member - Off-Campus Study, SFS Tanzania
  Lin, Elenia L. ('18)
  Panel Member - Off-Campus Study Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East B oothbay, ME
  Mo, Douglas L. ('18)
  Panel Member - Off-Campus Study Middlebury in China, Kunming
  Mouradian, Christina E. ('19)
  Panel Member - Off-campus Study Saha Global Summer Water Fellows Program, Gha na
  Webb, Kyra A. ('17)
  Panel Member - Off-campus Study College Year Athens
   
SESSION : ANTHROPOLOGY
Honors projects
Diamond 323
Session Sponsor: Catherine Besteman
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 -  Topolarova, Ester ('17)
  How do we go on? Community care in climate activism in Maine
  11:10 -  Anne Vetter ('17)
  It's not you, it's ------ Whiteness, Hookup Culture, and Sexual Subjectivity
   
SESSION : HISTORY
The First World War
Diamond 223
Session Sponsor: Raffael Scheck
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 -  Chenail, Katherine C. ('17)
  Colby at War: Sergeant Harold B. Taft and the American Expeditionary Force in France 1917-1918
  10:50 -  Weaver, Lucy P. ('19)
  From Waterville to the Western Front and Back: The Career of Murray A. Morgan (Colby Class of 1915)
  11:10 -  Therriault, Dylan W. ('19)
  Singing in the Trenches: Tunes and English-language Songs of World War I Soldiers
  11:30 -  Kopec, Amy C. ('18)
  The Forest for the Trees: How World War I Impacted Forestry in Europe
   
SESSION : PSYCHOLOGY
Honors projects
Diamond 341
Session Sponsor: Martha Arterberry
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 -  Boland, Sarah C. ('17)
  How Do You Solve a Problem Like Suggestibility
  10:45 -  Carroll, Grace S. ('17)
  The Anonymous Truth: Honesty and Hostility in Anonymous and Public Forums
  11:00 -  Grant, Shanna M. ('17)
  Going Beyond the Big Five: The Dark Triad, DSM-5, and Prediction of Normal and Pathological Outcomes
  11:15 -  Morriss, Nicholas J. ('17)
  Chronic exposure to and withdrawal from ethanol induces depressive-like symptoms that are reduced by prenatal choline supplementation
  11:30 -  Bainbridge, E. Lucy ('17)
  Motivation to self-administer cocaine as function of prenatal choline availability and adult neural plasticity
   
SESSION : THEATER AND DANCE
Honors project; Senior seminar
Diamond 123
Session Sponsor: Annie Kloppenberg
10:30 am - 11:25 am  
   
  10:30 -  Butler, Kathryn I. ('17)
  Senior Honors Thesis - Devising from a Distance: A Study of the Differences in Process, Composition, and Audience Response Between In-person and Digitally-mediated Choreographic Collaborations
  10:55 -  Bilodeau, Leah C. ('17), Fernald, Lily C. ('17), Lawrence, Emery M. ('17), Regan, Chelsea B. ('17) and Butler, Kathryn I. ('17)
  Senior Seminar Presentation - Revisiting Performance: Reflecting, Articulating, and Challenging Our Values
   
SESSION : VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS
General Session: Alternate Spring Break Experiences
Diamond 242
Session Sponsor: Jim Sloat
10:30 am - 11:55 am  
   
  10:30 -  Shortsleeves, Paige E. ('17), Carter, Samantha M. ('18), Wan, Chloe ('20), Ahn, Injung ('20), Ferragamo, Mariel ('20) and Harris, Nathan H. ('17)
  Alternative Spring Break: Portland, Maine
  10:45 -  Shortsleeves, Paige E. ('17), Jones, Natalie K. ('18), Ng, Wing Tung_Jocelyn ('18), Wu, Molly Ann ('18), Tenzin Passang ('19) and Petrie, Kristiana Y. ('20)
  Alternative Spring Break: New Jersey
  11:00 -  Shortsleeves, Paige E. ('17), Wu, Laura E. ('18), McKenna, Megan A. ('18), Young, Amanda V. ('18) and Lucas, Alexandria H. ('17)
  Alternative Spring Break: Costa Rica
   
SESSION : CREATIVE WRITING
Documentary Film
Bixler 154
Session Sponsor: Adrian Blevins
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  Schmidt, Amanda J. ('20)
  16 People Who Make Waterville Great
   
SESSION : PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Honors projects
Davis 301
Session Sponsor: Charles Conover
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  11:00 -  Ottenstein, Alan M. ('17)
  Conformal Symmetry in Theories of Gravity
  11:25 -  Robbins, Kenneth W.,, III ('17)
  Gravity Waves: Close, Not as Close, Very Close and Not as Very Close
   
SESSION : WILD CARD
Revolutions (interdisciplinary)
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Kim Besio
11:00 am - 11:55 am  
   
  Bowen, J. Fenwick ('17)
  EN333: Environmental Revolutions in American Literature and Culture
  Clark, Christine ('19)
  LT232 Love and Revolution
  Jean, Melissa G. ('17) and Johnson, Catherine M. ('17)
  FR377: Staging the Revolution: The Theater of Revolt
  Simpson, Edward F. ('17)
  ES 346: Global Food Policy
  Stern, Elisa F. ('17)
  PS349/350: Seminar and Collaborative Research in Neural Plasticity and Behavior: The Revolution of Adult-Born Neurons
  Stewart, Kyndell C. ('19)
  TD197: Revolutionary Movements: Black Dance in America
  Woodruff, Beatrice B. ('19)
  RU242: Russian Cinema from from Lenin to Putin
   
SESSION : PHI BETA KAPPA
Student Speech Contest
Page Commons
Session Sponsor: Kevin Rice
12:00 pm - 12:55 pm  
   
 
 
   
SESSION : AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Special Topics in African American Studies: Remembering to Tell the Whole Story
Diamond 243
Session Sponsor: Cheryl Townsend Gilkes
1:00 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Arsenault, Ryder J. ('17)
  Healing Under Jim Crow: An Exploration of Hospitals and Segregation
  1:07 -  Berolzheimer, Asa B. ('20)
  Going to Jail for the Movement: Race and the Penal System, Then and Now
  1:14 -  Cajuste, Bethashley ('20)
  Whites in Black Spaces: White Volunteers in the Civil Rights Movement
  1:21 -  Guerrero, Marlen ('18)
  Cities and Their Roles in Civil Rights Coverage
  1:28 -  Houston, Marcques A. ('18)
  Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, and Their African Diaspora Impacts
  1:35 -  Lucas, Alexandria H. ('17)
  Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X: Beyoond Nonviolence vs. Violence
  1:42 -  Marano, Christopher J. ('17)
  Religions, Race, and Civil Rights: A Comparative Exploration
  1:49 -  William McElroy ('17)
  Remembering Movements: Cultural Forgetting and Social Inequality
  1:56 -  Muench, Weston W. ('18)
  The Old Jim Crow vs. The New Jim Crow: A Focus on Law and Violence
  2:03 -  Oleynik, Nina K. ('18)
  Artistic Expression for Freedom: Art in the Civil Rights Era
  2:10 -  Pascal, Siobhan M. ('20)
  From Garvey to Carmichael: How West Indians Impacted the American Civil Rights Movement.
  2:17 -  Pesina, Kimberly M. ('19)
  Thank God Almighty, Free at Last? Black Churches in the Civil Rights Movement
  2:24 -  Rivera, Stephanie D. ('18)
  Women and the Civil Rights Movement: A Focus on Leadership
  2:31 -  Sherman, Demosthenes C. ('17)
  The Law of the Land: State, Federal, and Civil Rights
  2:38 -  Tapia, Aremi ('17)
  The Black Panthers Then and Now: Their Activist Legacy
  2:45 -  Zolper, Natalie B. ('18)
  Media During the Civil Rights Era: The Who, What, and Why
   
SESSION : AMERICAN STUDIES
Senior seminar: Space, Culture, and Neoliberalism
Diamond 123
Session Sponsor: Benjamin Lisle
1:00 pm - 2:25 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Gibson, Zoe C. ('17)
  From Mass Incarceration to Environmental Degradation: Neoliberalism and its Consequences
  1:10 -  Van Leesten, Aliza K. ('17)
  Urban Lifestyle as Commodity: AirBnB and the Digital Search for Authenticity
  1:20 -  Gomez, Olivia G. ('18)
  Neoliberal Urbanism and the Creation of an 'Authentic' Somerville City Space
  1:30 -  Robinson, Florence K. ('17)
  Town-Gown Urban Development: Colby, Waterville, and Public-Private Partnerships
  1:40 -  Nappi, Gianna M. ('17)
  The Bean Brand: Freeport and the Neoliberal Development of an 'Authentic' New England Village
  1:50 -  Shawn, Oliver J. ('17)
  Gentrification in Spike Lee's Brooklyn
  2:00 -  Hickok, Lucas A. ('17)
  Pushed Away: Portland's Resistance to Skateboarders and their Reclaiming of Public Urban Space
  2:10 -  Van Leesten, Aliza K. ('17)
  Coffee Shops to Dog Walks: Cultural Consequences of Neoliberal Gentrification, Creative Destruction, and Post-Racial Planning in Boston's South End
   
SESSION : CHEMISTRY
Honors projects
Diamond 145
Session Sponsor: Jeff Katz
1:00 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Hardikar, Tarini S. ('17)
  Photochemical Generation of Vinylidenes: An Experimental and Computational Study
  1:20 -  Fan, Rui ('17)
  Photochemical Generation of Cyclopentyne from a Hydrocarbon Precursor
  1:40 -  Cincotta, Dylan J. ('17)
  Evolution of a Novel DNA Binding Protein via Phage Display
  2:00 -  Berger, Emma G. ('17)
  Quantum Dynamics of Hydrogen Transfer – Temperature Dependence of the Kinetic Isotope Effect
   
SESSION : EDUCATION
Honors projects, Senior seminar, Independent study
Diamond 141
Session Sponsor: Adam Howard
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Huber, Elizabeth C. ('17)
  The Unique Path to College for Rural Students
  1:25 -  Peck, Sarah A. ('17)
  Social Class Identity Development in Elite Schools
  1:50 -  Davis, Jasmyn M. ('17)
  Race in the Neoliberal Classroom: Black Students in '“No Excuses'” Charter Schools
  2:05 -  Abukar Adan ('17), Anita Guaman ('17) and Alyssa Andrews ('17)
  20 Years Later: Where Are We Now?
  2:20 -  McLaughlin, Kathleen C. ('17), Morris, Anne A. ('17) and Noyes, Elizabeth A. ('17)
  Sexism In Colby Athletics: How Stereotype Threat Disadvantages Females in Athletics and Beyond
  2:35 -  Andrews, Madeline M. ('17)
  Elite Schooling in Taiwan: The Social Aesthetics of Privilege
  2:50 -  Fernald, Lily C. ('17)
  Using YPAR in a Queer Youth Theatre
  3:05 -  Freeman, Kayla L. ('19) and Gaffney, Sarah A. ('19)
  Gender and Majors at Colby
  3:20 -  Insuik, Hannah M. ('17) and McLaughlin, Kathleen C. ('17)
  Perceptions of Mental Health and Mental Resources at Colby College
   
SESSION : FRENCH/ITALIAN
Senior seminars, Independent studies (various)
Diamond 323
Session Sponsor: Valerie Dionne and Serena Ferrando
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Friedman, Tristan K. ('17) and Montagni, Tommaso ('17)
  Mapping Uncharted Waters: Promoting Ecological Citizenship through Digital Humanities
  1:20 -  Clemens, Ryan ('17)
  Reflections in the Margins: Personal Influence in Italian Literature
  1:27 -  Dinelli, Mirco ('18)
  Marginality and Submission in the Writings of Two Italian Women
  1:34 -  Ryan, Timothy R. ('17)
  The Two Italos
  1:41 -  Singh, Haransh ('18)
  Moravia, Fascism, and Marginality
  1:48 -  Buchi, Yannik ('17)
  Third Sex, Third Gender: What Can We Learn from French Legal History?
  2:08 -  Horn, Madeleine J. ('19) and Ashley, Ethan T. ('19)
  Plotting the Art of Poetry: Visualizing Charles Baudelaire's 'Élévation' (1857)
  2:25 -  Buchi, Yannik ('17)
  Léger-Félicité Sonthonax (1763-1813): Unsung Hero of the Haitian Revolution
  2:38 -  Ashley, Ethan T. ('19)
  Communicative Silence: Analyzing Trauma, Memory, and Empathy in Claude Lanzmann's Shoah
  3:00 -  Buchi, Yannik ('17)
  L'avenir des énergies renouvelables à l'Ile Maurice
  3:10 -  Jean, Melissa G. ('17)
  L'évolution des relations inter-ethniques à l'île Maurice
  3:20 -  Rhodes, Nicholas B. ('18)
  L'impact du réchauffement climatique sur les iles des Seychelles
  3:30 -  Gallagher, Shane ('17)
  Une analyse des créoles parlés dans les iles de l'Océan Indien
  3:40 -  Buell, Paige L. ('19)
  Putting Words into Song: Slamming French Phonetics
  3:47 -  Gallagher, Shane ('17)
  Translating Linguistics: The Challenges, Hiccups and Successes of a Non-Linguist
   
SESSION : GEOLOGY
Principles of Geomorphology
Diamond 223
Session Sponsor: Bob Nelson
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Batchelder, Jessica P. ('17)
  Impacts of bedrock geology and glaciation on landforms in Kittery, Maine
  1:09 -  Carroll, Kathleen A. ('17)
  Geologic History and Geomorphology of the Outer Banks, North Carolina
  1:18 -  Chmiel, Rebecca J. ('17)
  El Niño and La Niña -–Impacts on Global Clmate and Geomorphic Systems
  1:27 -  Denlinger, Soren A. ('20)
  Geologic History and Geomorphology of the White Mountains, New Hampshire and Maine
  1:36 -  Egger, Andrew J. ('18)
  Geology and Geomorphology of Olympus Mons, Mars
  1:45 -  Eli Hanschka ('19)
  Geology and Geomorphic History of Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  1:54 -  Harrison, Scott D. ('19)
  Geomorphology and Geologic Origins of the Great Lakes
  2:03 -  Hyatt, Jacob O. ('18)
  Geologic History and Geomorphology of Coastal Knox County, Maine
  2:12 -  Kurry, Iain A. ('19)
  Geologic History and Geomorphology of Portland Harbor, Maine
  2:21 -  Leydecker, Carson D. ('17)
  Geologic History and Geomorphology of Aspen, Colorado
  2:30 -  Ling, Chang ('20)
  Geology and Geomorphology of the Three Gorges Dam Region, China
  2:39 -  Losert, D. Travers ('20)
  Glacial and volcanic geology and geomorphology of the Grímsvötn volcano and the Vatnajokull ice-cap, Iceland
  2:48 -  Mapstone, Elli C. ('19)
  Geologic History and Geomorphology of the Sawtooth Range, Idaho
  2:57 -  Miller, David ('19)
  Volcanic and Glacial History and Geomorphology of Mount Hood, Oregon
  3:06 -  O'Hara, Emma J. ('20)
  Geologic History and Geomorphology of San Francisco Bay, California
  3:15 -  Robert, Zena V. ('18)
  Geologic Processes Active on the Shores of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
  3:24 -  Ware, William F. ('17)
  Glacial Geology and Geomorphology of Central Upstate New York
  3:33 -  Webb, Caroline C. ('19)
  Geology and Geomorphology of Fuego Volcano, Guatemala
  3:42 -  Yoder, Margaret F. ('19)
  Geologic History and Geomorphology of the Adirondack Mountains, New York
   
SESSION : GOVERNMENT
Honors projects
Diamond 122
Session Sponsor: Jennifer Yoder
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  
   
  1:00 -  DeGraw, Kay G. ('17)
  Failure or Adjustment?: An Analysis of the Slowing Growth of the Chinese Economy
  1:30 -  Neider, Madeleine F. ('17)
  Trump, Twitter and the Death of the American Political Party: A Discussion of the Fate of the American Party System before, during, and after the Presidential Election of 2016
  2:00 -  Stovicek, Nadia L. ('17)
  Constructing (Hu)man Nature: A Feminist Critique of Western IR theory, Liberal Economics and U.S. Foreign Policy
  2:30 -  Summers, Landon J. ('17)
  Explaining the Golkar Party's Legislative Dominance in Sulawesi, Indonesia
   
SESSION : INDEPENDENT MAJORS
Capstone experience
Diamond 344
Session Sponsor: Stephanie Taylor and Jen Coane
1:00 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Irwin, Katherine R. ('17)
  Children's Perspectives on Food and Local Solutions to Food Access
  1:20 -  Serhan, Karolina A. ('17)
  The relationship between healthcare autonomy and tribal sovereignty: an analysis of the Indian Health Service and the Federal Trust Responsibility with a particular case study of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian healthcare system
  1:40 -  Mustefa, Nadia ('17)
  TBD
  2:00 -  Gibson, Zoe C. ('17)
  From Mass Incarceration to Environmental Degradation: Neoliberalism and its Consequences
  2:20 -  Thomas, Christina A. ('17)
  TBD
   
SESSION : MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Honors projects, Independent study
Davis 301
Session Sponsor: Liam O'Brien
1:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Malionek, Joseph D. ('17)
  Some Examples of the (Co-)Mingling of Algebra and Topology
  1:45 -  Hews, Joshua D. ('17)
  Normal Surfaces and 3-Manifold Algorithms
  2:30 - Montagni, Tommaso ('17)
  Motions that one perceives to be upright and stationary
  3:00 -  Hardikar, Tarini S. ('17)
  Tying the Knot: Applications of Topology to Chemistry
   
SESSION : RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Honors project, Senior projects, and Comagna-Sennett Research Fellows
Diamond 241
Session Sponsor: Carleen Mandolfo
1:00 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Gutow-Ellis, Noa E. ('19)
  Not My Judaism: Lessons From Brooklyn's Ultra-Orthodox Community in Collective Empowerment Post-Holocaust
  1:25 -  Poole, Kelseyann B. ('17)
  Slut Shaming and the Bible
   
SESSION : VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS
General Session: Aspects of the College Experience
Diamond 342
Session Sponsor: Jim Sloat
1:00 pm - 2:25 pm  
   
  1:00 -  Hojlo, Margaret A. ('17)
  Independent Study in Lifespan Development: Identity Transcendence and Formation in College
  1:15 -  Kureishi, Tanya ('17)
  Investigation Student Activism at Colby
  1:30 -  Strawinski, K. Owens ('17)
  The Value of Experiential Education
  1:45 -  Herrmann, Lillian ('19)
  Pluralistic Ignorance in Concussion Reporting Among Collegiate Athletes
   
SESSION : WILD CARD
TED MED
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Cathy Bevier
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm  
   
  Longerstaey, Anoush M. ('17)
 
  Tocci, Noah X. ('17)
 
  Shortsleeves, Paige E. ('17)
 
  Le, Phuong M. ('17)
 
   
SESSION : VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS
General Session: Applying the Scientific Method
Diamond 344
Session Sponsor: Jim Sloat
2:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  2:00 -  Breen, Erin O. ('17)
  Saliency of the Pumpkin Spice Latte
  2:15 -  Amber, Olivia ('17)
  Fracture Quantification Using ArcMap
  2:30 -  Dunlavey, Julia M. ('17)
  Movie Therapy for Autism, Alzheimer's, and More
  2:45 -  Caspi, Tal, Reynolds, Travis W., Bruesewitz, Denise A., Lowman, Margaret and Wassie Eshete, Alemayehu
  Potential Pest Regulation Services Provided by Forest Fragments in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands
   
SESSION : WILD CARD
Activist Alley
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Becky Ferguson, Travis Reynolds
2:00 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  Middendorf, Emily M.. ('17) and Adan, Abukar A. ('17)
  Beyond the Impression: Stories About Identity at Colby
  Hojlo, Margaret A. ('17) and Naimie, Lillian E. ('19)
  Sustainable Food Practices at Colby and Beyond
  Wagner, Tommaso E. ('19)
  Save the Queen: Environmental Engagement through Community Beekeeping
  Huang, Lijie ('19) and Yu, Long Yung ('19)
  Empowering International Environmental Activism through Documentary Film
  Jensen, Laura A. ('17), Gottsegen, Holly C. ('20), MacKerron, Jane A. ('20) and Wyndham, Mattie L. ('19)
  Conversations on Feminism on Colby's Campus
   
SESSION : MUSIC
Sounds of Maine
Diamond 341
Session Sponsor: Natalie Zelensky
2:30 pm - 2:55 pm  
   
  2:30 -  Huang, Mingyan ('18), Shirley, Lauren C. ('17) and Webel, Thomas H. ('17)
  Music, Memory, and Song: Collecting and Representing Franco Music from Les Troubadours (Lewiston, ME)
 
 
 
 
   
SESSION : PHILOSOPHY
Environmental Ethics
Diamond 242
Session Sponsor: Keith Peterson
2:30 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  2:30 -  Baker-Wacks, Elizabeth M. ('17), Martin, Lena E. ('20), Padgett, Catherine G. ('17), Wright, Olivia G. ('19) and Hojlo, Margaret A. ('17)
  Natural Resources Council of Maine Composting Project
  2:45 -  Bowen, J. Fenwick ('17), Garcia, Matthew M. ('18), Held, Emily A. ('17), Andreini, Amy M. ('19) and Jones, Marcus John_B. ('18)
  Coyote Lives in Maine Project
  3:00 -  Kramer, Michael E. ('19), Bailin, Sage S. ('20), Carter, Emily S. ('20), McKinney, Matthew B. ('18) and Lechtman, Bronya E. ('20)
  Wild Folk Farm Project
  3:15 -  Lolar, Ryan L. ('18), King, Katherine S. ('19), Lee, Annie H. ('20) and Kim, Tae Min ('17)
  Maine Food Strategy Project
  3:30 -  Walton, Eric S. ('17), Hanschka, Eli T. ('19), Gould, Sophia A. ('18), Yang, Ivan ('17) and Flynn, Jack C. ('17)
  Conservation Law Foundation Project
   
SESSION : GLOBAL STUDIES
Honors projects
Diamond 343
Session Sponsor: Patrice Franko
3:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  3:00 -  Chen, Xiaojing ('17)
  The Study Abroad Industry and the Rise of Education Consultants in the People's Republic of China
   
SESSION : SOCIOLOGY
Honors projects
Diamond 221
Session Sponsor: Neil Gross
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm  
   
  3:00 -  Wolansky, Alexander L. ('17)
  Waterville's Future: Perceptions of Its Residents
  3:10 -  Morris, Anne A. ('17)
  Gender Disparity in Education: A Cross-National Analysis of Economic Opportunity in Russia, India, and the US
   
SESSION : WILD CARD
Water
Diamond Ostrove
Session Sponsor: Whitney King
3:00 pm - 3:55 pm  
   
  3:00 -  Kibet, Benard ('18)
  Bringing Water to a Community
  3:15 -  Lee, DaWon ('17)
  Ethiopia Stream Team
  3:21 -  Corin Balan ('18) and Michael DiCosmo ('18)
  Water as Environmental Cohesion
  3:31 -  Clemens, Ryan ('17)
  Fluidity: Intersections of Water, Landscape, and Humanity
  3:36 -  Kwak, Carolyn J. ('19) and McDonough, Mara ('20)
  A collaborative research network for undergraduate limnologists: NE GLEON
  3:42 -  Arthur, Samuel D. ('17) and Beacham, Andrew J. ('17)
  Climate Monitoriing on Alllen Island
  3:48 -  Clemens, Ryan ('17)
  Climate change and adaptation in Maine's lobster fishery
   
SESSION : CLAS HIGHLIGHTS
CLAS Highlights
Page Commons
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
   
  Taylor, Palmer I. ('17)
  Humanities: 'Still Here'
  Chmiel, Rebecca J. ('17)
  Interdisciplinary Studies: Weighing the Invisible: Creating a New Method to Measure Nitrogen Isotopes
  Battifarano, Oriana K. ('17)
  A Meteorite's Guide to the Galaxy
  Vetter, Anne C. ('17)
  Social Sciences: It's Not You, It's -- Whiteness, Sexual Subjectivity, and Hookup Culture
   
SESSION : RUSSIAN
Russian Student Symposium
Lovejoy 215
Session Sponsor: Ellena Monastireva-Ansdell
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  
   
  5:30 -  Ladina, Albertha ('17)
  The Role of Nature in Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago
  5:45 -  Hughes, Phoebe L. ('17)
  Yury Zhivago and Pavel Strel'nikov in the Context of Socialist Realism
  6:00 -  Dave, Meera A. ('17)
  Characterizing Lara Antipova's Circle in Doctor Zhivago
  7:00 -  Dave, Meera A. ('17)
  Viktor Bely's 'Hunger March': Defining Socialist Realism in Music

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