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COLBY COLLEGE
 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
    
Thursday, April 28  
   
SESSION I:
General Session
Smith Room
Session Chair: Clem Guthro
1:00-3:00 PM  
   
1:15 pm Andrew Orr ('05), English
  Knowing the Void, Hearing the Sound, and Ordering the Fury: Faulkner's Agency, Through Art, from The Sound and the Fury to Absalom, Absalom!
1:30 pm Christopher Rodney Yeoh ('05), Religious Studies
  The Religous System of the Australian Aboriginals: A Study of the Arranda People of Central Australia
2:00 pm Rebecca Nisetich ('05), English
  Maternal and Cultural Influences on Individual Identity in the Novels of Toni Morrison and William Faulkner
   
SESSION II: HISTORY
History Honors Presentations
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Jason Opal
1:00-3:00 PM  
   
1:00 pm Adam Harvey ('05)
  The Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the Battle Over National Identity During the Civil War
1:30 pm Aaron Poplack ('05)
  Road Rage: The Turnpike Debate In Dedham, Massachusetts, 1801-1803
   
SESSION III:
General Session
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00-3:00 PM  
   
1:15 pm Timothy Newhouse ('05), Chemistry
  Rod-and-Panel Macrocycles
1:30 pm Gabriel Reyes ('05), Latin-American Studies
  The Continuous Struggle for Representation in the Venezuelan State
2:00 pm Sean Baron ('05), Psychology
  An Event Related Potential Study of the Role of Attention and Gender in the Illusory Flash Effect
2:15 pm Mao Zheng ('06), Mathematics
  Neural Networks for Mathematical Operations
2:30 pm Asma Husain ('05), Art
  Exploring Memories and Imagination
   
SESSION IV: GOVERNMENT
Democratization in Latin America
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Ariel Armony
1:00 PM  
   
  Graham Hennessey ('05)
  The Effects of Neoliberal Policy on Economic Inequality in Brazil
  Mike Miller ('05)
  Plurinationalism and Democracy? Bilingual Education and Symbolism at Play in Bolivia
   
SESSION V: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM
International Studies
Smith Room
Session Chair: Patrice Franko
3:00-5:00 PM  
   
3:00 pm Justin Dubois ('05), International Studies
  Extension of National Membership: Government Promises, Immigrant Expectations and the Impact on the Foreign Population in Germany
3:30 pm Erica Hill ('05), International Studies
  The Liberalization of Village Banking in Guatemala
4:00 pm Emily Honig ('05), International Studies
  Governmental Resistance in International Intellectual Property Rights
   
SESSION VI: EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Freeman Scholars
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Walter Hatch
3:00-6:00 PM  
   
3:00 pm Timothy Saw Sunshine ('05), Government
  Transitional Justice and Prospect of Reconciliation in Burma
3:15 pm Jayadev Vadakkanmarveettil ('06), Government
  Ethnic Cleansing in Burma: How Long, How Many More...
4:00 pm Jingjing Zhou ('07), History
  Recovering My Past--for Those Who Should Be Remembered
4:15 pm Catherine Fillebrown ('05), East Asian Studies
  Two Contemporary Representations of Honglou Meng
5:00 pm Matthew M. Meredith ('06), East-Asian Studies
  Biochemical Research in Japan
5:30 pm Sarah Eilefson ('05), English
  Vietnam: Beyond Tim O’Brien’s Literature
   
SESSION VII: COMPUTER SCIENCE
Honors Presentations
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Dale Skrien
4:00 PM  
   
  Chris Ries ('05)
  Automated Identification of Malicious Code Variants
  Russ Spitler ('05)
  Eclipse Java Security Scanner - JSS
   
SESSION VIII: GOVERNMENT
Government Honors Presentations
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Sandy Maisel
4:00-5:00 PM  
   
4:00 pm Marc J. Kassin ('05)
  Do Presidential Debates Influence Voter Perceptions? National Election Studies Comparisons of Viewers and Nonviewers, 1996 and 2000
4:30 pm Michael Rutherford ('05)
  Presidential Management, Fiscal Policy, and Public Rhetoric: An Empirical Investigation of Public Discourse and the Federal Budget
   
SESSION IX: GOLDFARB CENTER
Corporate Responsibility
Smith Room
Session Chair: Patrice Franko
5:00-6:00 PM  
   
5:00 pm Caitlin McCusker ('05), Alan Ashbaugh ('05), Melissa Landau ('05), Shannon Emerson ('05) and Jonah Waxman ('05), Economics
  Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America
   
SESSION X: BIOLOGY
The Cell Cycle and Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
7:00 PM  
   
  Brian Rodriguez ('06)
  Adult and Childhood Leukemia: A Developmental and Fundamental Comparison of AML and ALL
  Megan Daley ('05)
  Cervical Cancer
  Amy Campfield ('05)
  Neonatal Neuroblastomas: Causes, Detection, and Treatment of Cancer in Newborns
  Noah Hoffman ('05)
  Prostate Cancer: The TGF-b Pathway and Treatment
  Lily Maltz ('05)
  Pancreatic Cancer: The Silent Killer
  Christina Pluta ('05)
  Breast Cancer: Men Can Get It Too!


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