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 2004 Program

Research Symposium

Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2004
April 28-30, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address - Dr. Alan Rabinowitz
April 28, 7:30 pm Olin 1

Research Presentations
Friday, April 30  
Economics Honors
Smith Room
Session Chair: Professor Patrice Franko
1:00 - 4:00 PM  
1:45 pm Katherine Brown ('04), Economics
  Passenger Car Sales in the Peoples Republic of China: What Are the Macroeconomic Factors Affecting Automobile Demand in China?
2:15 pm Andre Garron ('04), Economics
  A Theoretical Mathematical Model of Fishery Economics
3:00 pm Andriy Avramenko ('04), Economics
  Wealth Effects on Consumer Spending in the US Economy
Research from Senior Scholars and Independent Majors in Art
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Professor Véronique Plesch
1:00 - 3:00 PM  
1:00 pm Rachel Tobie ('04), Art
  Word & Image in the Contemporary Artist's Book
1:30 pm Josh McConnell ('04), Art
  Rethinking Israhel van Meckenem's Engraved Oeuvre
2:00 pm Kathryn Hulick ('04), Art
  Thought Made Visible
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Professor Herb Wilson
1:00 - 6:00 PM  
1:00 pm Rebecca Evans ('04), Biology
  Development of Microsatellite Markers For Evaluation of Plant Mating Systems
1:15 pm Naomi Appel ('04), Biology
  The Effects of Melatonin on the Metabolism of Fiddler Crabs
1:45 pm Gregory A. Cary ('04), Biology
  Determining the Effects of Melatonin on in vitro Neural Regeneration from Uca pugilator X-Organ Neurons
2:15 pm Meredith Crane ('04), Biology
  Development of a Radioligand Binding Assay for the Identification of [3H] Melatonin Binding in the Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii
2:45 pm Aubris L. Pfeiffer ('04), Biology
  Neurogenesis in Fiddler Crabs: is Neuronal Proliferation Regulated by Tidal Rhythms?
3:15 pm Miranda R. Bertram ('04), Biology
  Environmental and Hormonal Influences on Activity Patterns in Free-Ranging Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis)
3:45 pm Jonathan Romak ('04), Biology
  The Effect of pH on an Antitumor Drug as Determined by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
4:15 pm Molly Hyde ('04), Biology
  Dissemination of Mercury Resistance Genes and Antibiotic Resistance Genes by Horizontal Gene Transfer Among Trout Gastrointestinal Tract Flora.
4:45 pm Nicholas O. Markham ('04), Biology
  Isolation and Characterization of Mercury and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria from the Gastrointestinal Tracts of Hatchery Grown Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis
5:15 pm John Cole ('05), Chemistry
  Elemental Analysis of Crickets and Cricket Diets as Suitable Food for Captive Animals
General Session
Smith Room
Session Chair: Mr. Clement Guthro
4:00 - 6:00 PM  
4:00 pm Vanessa L. Verri ('04), Anthropology
  How Natural History Museums Fell From Grace and Why They Shouldn't Have or, Defending Museums During The Age of Hypersensitivity
4:30 pm Adam Saltsman ('04), Anthropology
  Alternative Sites of Misrepresentation: Going from Borderland to Homeland in a Transnational Setting
5:00 pm Michael B. Greenberg ('04), Anthropology
  Power, Positionality, and Conceptions of Stewardship and Ownership in the Cleanup of Nomans Land Island, Massachusetts.
5:30 pm Josiah J. Taylor ('05), Anthropology
  Steam Rising : Innu Environmental Struggle In Nitassinan (Labrador), Canada
General Session
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Dean Mark Serdjenian
3:00 - 5:00 PM  
3:15 pm Chris W. Surprenant ('05), Government
  Kant’s Argument for the Immortality of the Soul
3:30 pm Cassandra Cote ('04), Religious Studies
  Return to the Womb
Chemistry Senior Research
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Professor Whitney King
3:00 - 5:00 PM  
3:15 pm Jessica H. Hayward ('04), Chemistry
  Synthesis of a Tetradentate Sulfur Ligand and New Biomimetic Nickel Complexes of That Ligand
3:45 pm Justin E. Juskewitch ('04), Chemistry
  Mapping of Diepoxybutane Damage in the Cytochrome b Domain of Mitochondrial and the b-globin Domain of Genomic Chicken DNA Using Quantitative PCR
4:15 pm Jeffrey H. Goldberg ('04), Chemistry
  A Laser Flash Photolysis Study of Dihalocarbenes in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids

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