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 2005 Program

Research Symposium

Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2005
April 27-29, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address - Dr. Sandra Steingraber
April 27, 7:30 pm Olin 1

Research Presentations
Friday, April 29  
Molecular Ecology
Olin 335
Session Chair: Stacey Lance
10:00 AM  
  Dave Civitello ('06) and Steve Markesich ('05)
  Molecular Ecology of Wolves and Coyotes.
American Studies
Smith Room
Session Chair: Margaret McFadden
9:00-11:00 AM  
9:00 am Emma Lynch ('05)
  If You Build it, They Will Come: A History of Changing Notions of Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail
9:30 am Nathaniel Hulme ('05)
  Marriage and Family: A Closer Look into the Debate over Same-Sex Marriage
10:00 am Karinna Russo ('05)
  Deceptive Simplicity: A Study of Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series
Hurd Room
1:00-3:00 PM  
1:00 pm Pawel Brodalka ('05)
  Strong Nobility, Weak State: An Institutional Analysis Of Poland’s Economic And Political Development In The Middle Of The Second Millennium
1:15 pm Matthew Bucklin ('05)
  Sources of Market Inefficiency
1:30 pm Richard Downing ('05)
  Determinants of Contractible Sickness in South Africa
2:00 pm Warner Nickerson ('05)
  Determinants of Divorce in China
2:30 pm Emilia Tjernström ('06)
  Satan Makes Me Spend My Money – A Study of Street Children’s Concept of Money and Economic Behavior, Tangiers, Morocco
Biology Research Papers
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Josh Kavaler
1:00-5:00 PM  
1:00 pm Patrick J. Slipp ('05)
  A Study of Innate Immune Function in Fish of the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers
1:30 pm Joel G. Morash ('05)
  Patterns of Respiratory Burst Activity in Zebrafish
2:00 pm Lydia R. Durant ('05)
  Exploring the Ability of Melatonin to Reduce Oxidative Stress in Fiddler Crab Hepatopancreas Cells
2:30 pm Jocelyn J. LeBlanc ('05)
  Endogenous Rhythmicity of Retinal Photosentivity in the Fiddler Crab, Uca pugilator.
3:00 pm Eric S. Luth ('05)
  Determining the Specific Sites and Patterns of Melatonin Production in the Fiddler Crab, Uca pugilator
3:30 pm Dana Gwinn ('05)
  Development of DNA Microsatellites for a Tropical Shrub
4:00 pm Maureen M. Sherry ('05)
  Overexpression and Purification of the Cereal Grain Proteins TaABF, TaWD40, and AFN1
General Session
Smith Room
Session Chair: Mark Serdjenian
1:00-5:00 PM  
1:30 pm R. Elliott Katz ('05), Art
  Exploration of Structure: Natural Forms in Sculpture and Drawing
2:00 pm Jane Leary ('06), Mathematics
  Women in Mathematics: Ada Lovelace
2:15 pm Julie Jaenicke ('06), Mathematics
  Stretching the Path: Hamiltonion Paths in Graphs
2:30 pm Hannah Emery ('05), Sociology
  Popular Culture and the Child Author
3:00 pm Caroline E. Williams ('07), Sociology
  The Key Suffix: From Network to Networking; The Evolution of a Study of Waterville's Social Service Agencies
3:15 pm Christopher Surprenant ('05), Philosophy
  Cultivating a Good Will: Moral Progress and the Kantian State
3:45 pm Pawel Brodalka ('05), Government
  The Political Ethics of Poland's Communist Security Service, Lustration and Wildstein's List.
Senior Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Julie Millard
3:00 PM  
  John Cole ('05)
  A Biomimetic Tungsten Complex
  Yan Kung ('05)
  Towards the Production of a Mutant S-RNase that Inhibits Self-incompatibility
  Galia Debelouchina ('05)
  Guest-Host Chemistry of Calix[6]arenes
  Jonathan Lees ('05)
  Predicting Guest Host Binding
Environmental Studies
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
3:30-5:00 PM  
3:30 pm Allison Stewart ('05)
  The Forest Service's Quest for Power and Money and its Implications for the American Public
4:00 pm Brendan Carroll ('05)
  The Transboundary Implications of Wolf Reintroduction and Recovery in Maine
4:30 pm Jessica Beetz ('05)
  The Role of Private Ownership in the Conservation of Exotic Species
Honors Presentation
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Jan Holly
4:00 PM  
  Jamie Falk ('05)
  Wedderburn Structure Theory

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