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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
Thursday, April 29  
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Professor Terry Arendell
10:00 - 12:00 Noon  
10:00 am Greg Dupuy ('04)
  The Politics of Danger: Constructing Identity, Interests and Security in International Relations
10:30 am Michael Hildebrandt ('04)
  Morphing Master Status and the Tormented Mind, Body, and Soul: Reconstructing Identity as an Ex-Athlete
11:00 am Brittney Lazar ('04)
  'Big Team, Little Me:' A Social Psychological Study Of Social Identity Placement for Collegiate Athletic Team Members
11:30 am Ariel Martin-Cone ('04)
  Restricted Environments: Reformatting Special and Specialized Education to Effectively Teach Children with Learning Disabilities.
American Studies Honors Presentations
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Professor Margaret McFadden
10:00 - 12:00 Noon  
10:00 am Kelly McGowan ('04)
  Viewing Race: Deconstructing 'Blackness' in American Situational Comedies, 1969-1992
10:15 am Johanna L. W. Schroeder ('04)
  'Who Are They?': Gender, Class, and Politics in Contemporary Country Music
10:45 am Kristan D. Jiggetts ('04)
  Crazy, Beautiful, Clueless and at the Crossroads: Representation of Reality in Contemporary Teenage Film
11:00 am Alicia M. Burrows ('04)
  The Construction of Killers: Morality and Representation in Vietnam War Films
General Session
Smith Room, Roberts Union
Session Chair: Professor Jeffrey Anderson
1:00 - 3:00 PM  
1:00 pm Meredith Needle ('04), Anthropology
  Anti-Semitism: The Past and Present of the Jewish Community of Buenos Aires, Argentina
1:30 pm Bonnie L. Dowling ('04), International Studies
  Managing the Responsibility: The Private Sector's Role in Combating HIV/AIDS in Lesotho
1:45 pm Morgan S. Pratt ('04), Anthropology
  Seeing Double: The Duality of Body Image in Female College Athletics
2:00 pm Nathan J. Sigworth ('06), Physics and Astronomy
  Religiously Motivated Community Development in Uttar Pradesh
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Professor Paul Josephson
1:00 - 3:00 PM  
1:00 pm Karen Prager ('04), History
  Defense and Defiance: The Russian Old Believers of the 1660s
1:15 pm Karsten Solberg ('04), History
  The Course of the Emprire: The Hudson River School and the Landscape of Progress
1:30 pm Holli Grover ('04), History
  Local Reactions to the Cape Cod Canal
1:45 pm Margaux Leonard ('04), History
  The Eugenics Movement in America: The Case in Massachusetts, 1920-1940.
General Session
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Marilyn Pukkila
1:00 - 3:00 PM  
1:00 pm Allison B. Kolkhorst ('04), Psychology
  Moral Treatment at the Maine Insane Asylum
1:30 pm Emily R. Brostek ('06), Education and Human Development
  Dr. Seuss and Adolf: the Good Doctor's Take on Fascism
1:45 pm Alan Stimpson ('04), English
  Exploration of Implied Line and Motion
2:00 pm Sarah Kaminshine ('04), Mathematics
  The Musical Mondo
2:15 pm Ben Sanoff ('04), International Studies
  Integration of Non Native Students Through Educational Systems Considered From The Varied Perspectives of Puerto Rico, Spain, and The United States
2:30 pm Laura Mistretta ('04), Government
  Who Comes Out to Play? Opportunity and Interest In College Sports: A Critical Analysis of Title IX and Its Effects on Intercollegiate Athletics 1972-2004
2:45 pm Adelin Cai ('05), International Studies
  Manufacturing Visibility
Historical Epidemiology
Lovejoy 307
Session Chair: Professor James Webb
1:00-3:30 PM  
1:00 pm Ashley A. Porter ('04), History
  The Marketing of Depression: The Ladies' Home Journal in the 1950s
1:30 pm Laura L. Snow ('04), History
  Cholera and the Crisis of Public Health in Peru
2:00 pm Mary P. Karottki ('04), Environmental Studies
  Something in the Daily Bread: The Phenomenon of the Witch in Southern Germany, ca. 1600
2:30 pm Sarah G. Wolfrum ('04), History
  The Implications of Culture on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Thailand
3:00 pm Peter L. Burch ('04), History
  The Political Dimension of Hoof-and-Mouth Disease in the United Kingdom, 2001
International Studies Honors
Smith Room
Session Chair: Professor Jennifer Yoder
3:00 - 6:00 PM  
3:00 pm Emma J. James ('04), International Studies
  Victim's Justice? The Desirability of Establishing a Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia
3:30 pm Elizabeth L. Holmes ('04), International Studies
  Building Morocco through Literacy - Women's Participation in Development
4:00 pm Melissa Rosales ('04), Latin American Studies
  Education and Participation as Vehicles to Empowerment: The Impact of Non governmental Organizations on Street Children in Latin America
4:30 pm Kristin Saucier ('04), International Studies
  Evaluations and Project Effectiveness
5:00 pm Spencer Fenniman ('04), International Studies
  Participatory Publics? The Limitations of Democracy in Rural Bolivia
5:30 pm Caitlin Cassis ('04), International Studies
  Silencing the Singing Stone: The Impact of Modern Technology on Indigenous People in Brazil
Freeman Scholars
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Professor Peter Ditmanson
3:00 - 5:00 PM  
3:00 pm Lynn Cole ('04), East-Asian Studies
  Religious Tolerance in Vietnam
3:15 pm Lindsay Grossman ('04), Religious Studies
  Contemporary Orange Robes: Buddhism and the Monastic Community in Modern Laos
3:30 pm Adam Saltsman ('04), Anthropology
  Looking at Sites of Cultural Production: the Tourist Industry in Vietnam
3:45 pm Caroline Swindells ('04), East-Asian Studies
  The Tet Nguyen Dan Festival in Vietnam
4:00 pm Anna Royer ('04), East-Asian Studies
  Fuji Eco Park Village: An Organic Farm in Japan Seeking Self-Sustainability
4:15 pm Tu-Quyen Nguyen ('06), Religious Studies
  Japanese Christianity
4:30 pm Ryan G. Holben ('07), Mathematics
  Researching How Mathematics is Taught in Japan
4:45 pm Michael Howard ('06) and Jia Chen ('06), Biology
  Karate and Kendo: Martial Arts and Experiences from Japan
Environmental Studies
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Professor Tom Tietenberg
3:00 - 5:00 PM  
3:15 pm Kellie K. Phelan ('04), Environmental Studies
  Estimating the Impact of State Policy Incentives on Wind Power Development.
3:45 pm Brandon Smithwood ('06), Environmental Studies
  Colby's Role in Global Climate Change
4:00 pm Brian Kittler ('04), Environmental Studies
  An Evaluation of Energy Conservation Competitions to Reduce Consumption and Change Habits on a College Campus
Computer Science Honors Presentations
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Professor Clare Congdon
4:00 PM  
  Kevin J. Septor ('04)
  Creating a Video Device Application
  Rachel T. Noiseux ('04)
  Designing and Implementing a User-Focused Web-Based Database System
English Honors
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Professor Laurie Osborne
5:00 - 6:00 PM  
5:00 pm Elizabeth W. Lund ('04)
  Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke
5:15 pm Emma McCandless ('04)
  The Aesthetics of Adaptation: Plain Jane Goes to the Movies
5:45 pm Rebecca Avrutin ('04)
  Reinforcement of Patriarchal Society Through Film: An Examination of the Mother-Daughter Relationship in Literature and Film

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