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COLBY COLLEGE
 2006 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2006
May 3-5, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address - Dr. Robert D. Bullard
May 3, 7:30 pm Olin 1


Research Presentations
    
Thursday, May 4  
   
SESSION IV: ANTHROPOLOGY
Gender Studies
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
11:00-12:15  
   
11:00 am Laura Snider ('06), Anthropology
  Travesti Rights are Human Rights
11:15 am Stephanie Atwood ('06), Anthropology
  To Be a Good Italian Woman
11:30 am Jamie Manzer ('06), Anthropology
  Denaturalizing Sex Binaries: Professional Women Officials Transgressing Gender Boundaries
11:45 am Jane Lee ('06), Anthropology
  Status and Gender in Korea
   
SESSION V: RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion and World War II
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 - 12:15  
   
  Robert Rosenbaum ('07)
  The Third Reich Church
  Ryan Ahearn ('07)
  The Khalsa in World War II
  Jen McAleer ('07)
  Resistance in the Nazi Government and Army
   
SESSION VI: BIOLOGY
Cell Cycle and Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM  
   
  Erin Schlossman ('07)
  Ewing’s Sarcoma and Possible Gene Therapies Involving EWS/FLI-1 and CD99
  Alexander White ('07)
  The Genetics of Prostate Cancer
  Carolyn Litty ('06)
  Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Incidence, Biological Features, and Treatments
  Peter Steinour ('07)
  Glioblastoma multiforme: Hope for Pacification
  Nichol Penna ('06)
  Synovial Cell Sarcoma: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Case Study
   
SESSION VII:
General Session
Smith Room
Session Chair: Mark Serdjenian
1:00-3:30 PM  
   
1:00 pm Sara Booth ('06)
  Human Trafficking, Immigration, and Prostitution in Italy
1:45 pm Adil D'Sousa ('06)
  The Family Novel in the Emerging Nation-State: A Comparative Study of Ba Jin's Jia and Lev Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
2:15 pm Hye Kim ('08)
  Was Handel a Plagiarist?
2:30 pm Jonathan Bastian ('06)
  Logical Liberation: Perspectives from the East and West
3:00 pm Kathryn Lidington ('06)
  Variation in Beach Profiles and Sediment Characteristics at Popham Beach, Phippsburg, ME
3:15 pm Elizabeth Mollo-Christensen ('06)
  Potential Effects of Deep-Ocean Carbon Dioxide Sequestration on Foraminifera
   
SESSION VIII: EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Research in Japanese Fiction
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Tamae Prindle
1:00-3:00 PM  
   
1:00 pm Morgan Manoff ('08), East-Asian Studies
  The Confessional Hero of the 'Temple of the Golden Pavilion'
1:20 pm Liza Mitchell ('08), East-Asian Studies
  Secrecy, Sexuality and the Covert Feminine Power in 'Masks'
1:40 pm James Luckenbill ('08), East-Asian Studies
  Botchan's Transformation in Accordance with Justice
1:45 pm Katherine MacBain ('06), East-Asian Studies
  Reality and Liminal Space in Murakami Haruki's 'Dance Dance Dance'
2:00 pm John Kester ('08), East-Asian Studies
  Silence in Silence: The Titular Significance of Shusako Endo's Novel
2:15 pm Alexander Connors ('08), East-Asian Studies
  Narrative Structure in Kenzaburo O롯s A Personal Matter: Hierarchy of Chatman¡¯s ¡°Kernels¡± and ¡°Satellites,¡± Suspense and Surprise
   
SESSION IX:
General Session
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Toni Katz
2:00-4:00 PM  
   
2:15 pm Erin Rhoda ('06)
  Let Us Now Praise Famous Women
2:45 pm Erica Dorpalen ('06)
  Carry Emptiness: The Ecology and Zen Buddhism of Gary Snyder's Poetry
3:00 pm Christabel Kwabi ('06)
  An Evaluation of the Ghanaian Education System
3:15 pm Emily Brostek ('06)
  “The Kind of Person I Am:” Reassessing the Aims of Community Service and Its Impact on College Students Through Identity Development
   
SESSION X: ECONOMICS
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Miller 319
Session Chair: Thomas Tietenberg
2:30 - 3:45 PM  
   
  Charles Reed ('06)
  Insurance and the Management of Environmental Risk: The Case of Climate Change
  Emilia Tjernström ('06)
  Co-management of Natural Resources: Evaluating the Concepts and Empirical Evidence from Protected Areas
   
SESSION XI: AMERICAN STUDIES
Honors Projects in American Studies
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Margaret McFadden
3:15-5:45 PM  
   
3:00 pm Kara Fagan ('06)
  From Ball of Fire to Cattle Queen: Gender and Class in The Films of Barbara Stanwyck
3:15 pm Emily Judem ('06)
  Off the Tracks
3:45 pm Katherine Hamm ('06)
  Why Do Men Hate Ani DiFranco? The Connection Between Women Rock Musicians and the Image of Feminism
4:00 pm Christina Terrell ('06)
  The Racialization of Female Body Image Perception in the United States
4:15 pm Jairus Steed ('06)
  Blue-eyed Soul in the 21st Century: African-American Influence on Popular American Music
   
SESSION XII: ECONOMICS
Research in Economics
Smith Room
 
4:00-5:30  
   
4:00 pm Alexandra Funk ('06), Economics
  The Adequacy of Health Care Services for the Elderly in China
4:20 pm Michael Poplaski ('07), Economics
  Econometrically Modelling Alumni Giving to Colby and Other NESCAC Schools
4:40 pm Brian Tierney ('06), Economics
  Religion and Happiness among China's Oldest-Old
5:00 pm Jonathan Wong ('06), Economics
  Analyzing the Determinants of Obesity in Maine
   
SESSION XIII: HISTORY
New Studies in American and European History: Senior Honors Theses
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Paul Josephson
4:00-6:00 PM  
   
4:00 pm Jonathan Ashcroft ('06), History
  British and French Intelligence on the “German Question” and the Growth of Pacifist Movements
4:20 pm Timothy Stenovec ('06), History
  The Taking of Mayflower Hill: the Vietnam Antiwar Movement at Colby College
4:40 pm Julia Malkin ('06), History
  From Private Protest to Public Philosophy: The Democratic Society of Pennsylvania and the Election of 1800
5:00 pm Courtney Kubilis ('06), History
  Space Age Learning: Education Reform in the USSR and USA in the Age of Sputnik
5:20 pm Katie Fuller ('06), History
  Spinners and Losers: Lewiston's Irish and French-Canadian Immigrants 1850-1930


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