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 2007 Program

Research Symposium

Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2007
May 2-4, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address - Dr. William Freudenburg
May 2, 7:30 pm Olin 1

Research Presentations
Friday, May 4  
Chemistry Senior Research
Arey 5
Session Chair: Kevin Rice
11:00-12:30 pm  
  Emily McClure ('07)
  Senior Research Project
  Trevor Hanly ('07)
  Senior Research Project
  Ta-Chung Ong ('07)
  Photochemical Production of Superoxide
Economics Honors
Smith Room
Session Chair: Debra Barbezat
1:00-3:30 PM  
1:00 pm Aimee Williams ('07)
  An Analysis of the Effectiveness and Impacts of Child Cap Provisions in Welfare Reform
1:30 pm Michael Aquino ('07)
  Can the Business Cycle Be Used to Create Predictable Mutual Fund Outperformance?
2:00 pm Carolyn Adler ('07)
  The Determinants of Recovery Rates on Defaulted Corporate Securities: Why do Fallen Angels recover more than Original High Yield Issues?
2:30 pm Magda Tsaneva ('07)
  Voices of the Poor: Poverty and Growth in Albania
3:00 pm Horacio Diaz Adda ('07)
  The Divergent Effect of Social Cohesion on Economic Growth in East Asia and Latin America
African Studies
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Laura Chakravarty Box
1:00-2:30 PM  
1:00 pm Ajima Olaghere ('07), Theater and Dance
1:30 pm Annelene Fisher ('08), Theater and Dance
  What Colour is Coloured? Expressions of Coloured Identity and Experience in South African Theatre
2:00 pm Roy Wilson ('07), Theater and Dance
  Good and/or Evil: Osofisan and his Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels
General Session
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Mark Serdjenian
1:00-5:00 PM  
1:00 pm Elani Gonzalez ('07), American Studies
  Unlikely Romeo or a Modern Day Stepin Fetchit?: How Flavor of Love Negatively Portrays the African-American Community and Women on Television
1:30 pm Lindsay Tolle ('08), American Studies
  It [Doesn't] Always Got to be Blood: Alternative Kinship Systems and Agency of Naming and Self-Identity in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
1:45 pm Meghan Church ('07), American Studies
  A Gay Gangsta: The Wire's Omar and Homosexuality on Television
2:15 pm Avram David ('08), Music
  A Day in the Life: Beethoven's Influence on Modern Musical Thought
2:30 pm Ian London ('07), Music
  African-American Influences on Barbershop Harmony
3:00 pm Jessica Harold ('08), Biology
  Determining the Effectiveness of Planted Corridors on the Atherton Tableland using Small Mammals as Indicators of Environmental Factors
3:15 pm Kristen Thatcher ('07), Psychology
  The Immunological Effects of Written Disclosure in Athletes
3:30 pm Marissa Meyer ('07), Psychology
  Developmental Timing of Exposure to an Enriched Environment in Rats
3:45 pm Katherine Lillehei ('07), Psychology
  Of Mouse and Man
4:00 pm Adrian Gilmore ('07), Psychology
  The Effects of Acute Testosterone Exposure on Aggression in Anolis carolinensis Lizards
4:15 pm Kaitlin Hanley ('07), Psychology
  Anhedonia and Depression: Anticipation, Consummatory, and Recall Deficits
4:30 pm Sarah Faasse ('07), Government
  Tracing the Evolution of the War Power and the Balance Among the Branches
Biology Honors Presentations
Olin 1
Session Chair: Frank Fekete
1:00-5:00 PM  
1:00 pm Katharine Dziedzic ('07)
  D-Pax2 Regulates Crystallin in the Developing Drosophila Eye
1:15 pm Leigh Audin ('07)
  Can the American Lobster, Homarus americanus, Detect Other Lobsters When Selecting a Shelter by Using Water Born Chemical Cues?
1:30 pm Emily Devlin ('07)
  Geographic Distribution of Genetic Variation in Isotria medeoloides
2:00 pm Amanda McGarry ('07)
  Mate Choice in the Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata
2:30 pm Tara Bergin ('07)
  Hormonal Influence on Butterfly Territoriality and Aggressive Behavior
3:00 pm Lee Kozakiewicz ('07)
  Confirmation of Horizontal Gene Transfer of Mercury and Antibiotic Resistance Determinants in Hatchery Lake Trout Gastrointestinal Tract Microflora
3:30 pm Jessica Kaplan ('07)
  Circadian Patterns in the Innate Immune System of Zebrafish
4:00 pm Anne Cuttler ('07)
  The Neuroprotective Effects of Melatonin on Neuronal Growth in Crustaceans
4:30 pm Gregory Engel ('07)
  Characterization of Cells Cultured from Fiddler Crab X-Organs
Student Research in Education
Diamond 122
Session Chair: Mark Tappan
2:00-3:00 PM  
2:00 pm Rebecca Anderson ('07), Education and Human Development
  From Policy to Practice: A Look at the Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act in Maine
2:15 pm Anne Wachtel ('07), Education and Human Development
  'A Little Child Shall Lead Them': Education and Cultural Identity Destruction in the Great 'Civilizing' of Indian Country
2:30 pm Ryan Weaver ('07) and Kate Nevius ('07), Education and Human Development
  The Hill & the 'Ville
3:00 pm G. Albaugh ('07), Education and Human Development
  Through the eyes of youth: A documentary
Studies in English
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Pat Onion
3:00-5:00 PM  
3:30 pm Patrick Benton ('07)
  The Agent of Change: Trickster in Ojibwa Oral Narratives and in the Works of Louise Erdrich
4:00 pm Peter Carty ('07)
  The Apocolyptic Landscape in Cormac McCarthy's Works
4:15 pm Matthew Crane ('07)
  Literary Ambiguity: Shakespeare and the Resonance of Language
4:30 pm Elizabeth Finn ('07)
  The Apple and the Tree: Shakespeare's Use of Father-Child Relationships in Character Construction
Chemistry Senior Research
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Kevin Rice
3:00-4:30 pm  
  Alexandra Fulreader ('07)
  Determination of Hydrogen Peroxide in Natural Waters
  Colby Souders ('07)
  Isolation and Characterization of Frog Peptides
  Eric Bergh ('07)
  The Synthesis of Biomimetic Tungsten Complexes
  Martin Ma ('07)
  Senior Research Project
  Bernadette Bibber ('07)
  Senior Research Project
Russian Student Symposium (Talks are in Russian)
Lovejoy 215
Session Chair: Julie de Sherbinin
3:15-5:00 PM  
3:15 pm Nicole Crocker ('09)
  The Bird and Its Flight: A Struggle for Freedom in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita
3:30 pm Holly Duello ('07)
  The Nighttime is the Right Time: Images of Power and Influence in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita
3:45 pm Elise Washer ('07)
  'An Upside Down World: The Opposition between Light and Dark in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita'
4:00 pm Jessica Zia ('07)
  'Off with His Head!': Inexplicable Faith in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita
4:15 pm Cassandra Newell ('08)
  The Corruption of Morals in Bulgakov's 'Master and Margarita'
4:30 pm Benjamin Poulos ('08)
  'Good and Evil, The Devil and Stalin in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita'
4:45 pm Magda Tsaneva ('07)
  The Image of the Devil in Bulgakov's 'Master and Margarita'
History Honors II
Smith Room
Session Chair: Raffael Scheck
4:00-6:00 PM  
4:00 pm Alison McArdle ('07)
  Personal Politics: The Intersection of Federalism and Marriage
4:15 pm Andrew Herrmann ('07)
  Devious Politics, Demon Rum: Neal Dow and the Battle for the First Maine Prohibition Law
4:45 pm Christopher Hoffman ('07)
  Horace Mann and Common Schools: Moral Enlightment and Economic Opportunity
5:15 pm Merle Eisenberg ('07)
  Demographic and Religious Changes in Sixth and Seventh Century Romano-Byzantine Edessa

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