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COLBY COLLEGE
 2007 Program

Research Symposium


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

Students from the following departments/programs have already submitted titles for papers and posters:

Sponsoring Dept/Prgrm  Lead Author  Title  Date Time  Project Type  Mentor 
American Studies  Meghan Church ('07)  A Gay Gangsta: The Wire's Omar and Homosexuality on Television  May 4
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Laura Saltz 
American Studies  Lindsay Tolle ('08)  It [Doesn't] Always Got to be Blood: Alternative Kinship Systems and Agency of Naming and Self-Identity in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'  May 4
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Laura Saltz 
American Studies  Elani Gonzalez ('07)  Unlikely Romeo or a Modern Day Stepin Fetchit?: How Flavor of Love Negatively Portrays the African-American Community and Women on Television  May 4
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Laura Saltz 
Anthropology  Valerie Friedman ('07)  Photojournalistic Manipulations of Reality: A Globalized Foucauldian Analysis  May 3
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Jeffrey D. Anderson 
Anthropology  Valerie Friedman ('07)  Reclaiming the Power of Knowledge: How the Internet has Changed the Flow of Information  May 2
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Catherine L. Besteman 
Anthropology  Amanda Hilton ('07)  The Cultivation of The Body Shop LLC: the Rhetoric and Reality of a 'Fair Trade' Corporation  May 2
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Catherine L. Besteman 
Anthropology  Weather Potdevin ('07)  The Language of Oil Companies, Politicians and Alaska Native Groups on Drilling for Alaskan Crude Oil and Natural Gases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  May 2
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Catherine L. Besteman 
Anthropology  Adam Robbins ('07)  World Bank -- CPA Conflict: The Struggle to Define Human Rights and Development in the Philippines  May 3
5:15 pm  
Presentation  Mary Elizabeth Mills 
Anthropology  Adriana Nordin Manan ('07)  Citizenship and Boundary Setting in Multiethnic States: The Case of Refugees in Malaysia and Ecuador  May 3
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Mary Elizabeth Mills 
Anthropology  Caitlin Gallagher ('07)  The Influence of Heron's Mechanics on the Role of Temples in Alexandria  May 2
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Catherine L. Besteman 
Biology  Christine Avena ('08)  A Comparison of Avian Diversity in Pine Plantations and Cloud Forests of the Mazar Reserve, Southern Ecuador  May 2
4:45 pm  
Presentation  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Emily Wilson ('08)  A Pollen Chase Experiment; Examining Varying Levels of Embryonic Inbreeding Depression 
 
Poster  Judy L. Stone 
Biology  Kelly Bakulski ('07)  Antimicrobial Properties of Two Purified Skin Peptides from the Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis). 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier, Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Leigh Audin ('07)  Can the American Lobster, Homarus americanus, Detect Other Lobsters When Selecting a Shelter by Using Water Born Chemical Cues?  May 4
1:15 pm  
Presentation  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Tenzin Tsewang ('07)  Characterization of AFN1, a gene associated with cereal grain germination 
 
Poster  Russell R. Johnson 
Biology  Gregory Engel ('07)  Characterization of Cells Cultured from Fiddler Crab X-Organs  May 4
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Victoria Work ('08)  Characterization of the Antibiotic and Mercury Resistance Capabilities of Bacterial Strains Isolated from Soils of Avery Peak, Maine 
 
Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Jennifer Moody ('07)  Characterization of the Pervasiveness of Mercury and Antibiotic Resistance Due to Co-selection Using Population Studies of Sphagnum Core Samples Dating Back 2000 Years 
 
Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Jessica Kaplan ('07)  Circadian Patterns in the Innate Immune System of Zebrafish  May 4
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Katharine Dziedzic ('07)  D-Pax2 Regulates Crystallin in the Developing Drosophila Eye  May 4
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Peter Joshua Kavaler 
Biology  Jessica Harold ('08)  Determining the Effectiveness of Planted Corridors on the Atherton Tableland using Small Mammals as Indicators of Environmental Factors  May 4
3:00 pm  
Presentation  David H. Firmage 
Biology  Kelsey Hilton ('08)  Development of Microsatellite Primers in the Anemone Species Metridium Senile 
 
Poster  Paul G. Greenwood 
Biology  Kristina Langenborg ('09)  Effects of Environmental Conditions on Class-1 Integron Mediated Horizontal Gene Transfer in Aeromonas Salmonicida 
 
Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Jennifer Mizen ('08)  Elephant-Bat Interactions: Commensalism at Work?  May 2
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Kathryn Bizier ('08)  Exploring Optimal Foraging Strategies in Woodpeckers 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Tara Bergin ('07)  Hormonal Influence on Butterfly Territoriality and Aggressive Behavior  May 4
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Kate Ludwig ('08)  Measuring Ultrasonic Communication Between Mouse Pups and Adult Mother Mice 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Cadran Cowansage ('08)  Microsatellite Screening for Estimation of Selfing Rates in Witheringia solanacea 
 
Poster  Judy L. Stone 
Biology  Julia Germaine ('07)  Phylogeography and Demographic History of Gray Foxes, Urocyon cinereoargenteus 
 
Poster  Stacey L. Lance 
Biology  Kyla Wagman ('07)  Size Distribution, Growth Rate, and Condition Factor of Negaprion brevirostris in Coastal Habitats of South Caicos, British West Indies 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Katherine Renwick ('07)  Small Mammal Assemblages under Urban Influence in Central Maine 
 
Poster  Danielle Garneau 
Biology  Cheryl Hahn ('08)  Social Cues and Their Effect on the Development of Learned Helplessness in Mice 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Aynara Chavez-Munoz ('08)  Studying the effects of chronic and acute stress on neurogenesis in cluster 10 and olfactory lobes of Fiddler crabs (Uca pugnax) 
 
Poster  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Jacqueline Beaupre ('08)  The Concentration-dependant Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on X-organ Neuron Growth in Fiddler Crab, U. pugliator. 
 
Poster  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Jonathan Lefcheck ('09)  The Movement of the Gastropod Littorina littorea in the Intertidal Zone During the Onset of Winter 
 
Poster  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Anne Cuttler ('07)  The Neuroprotective Effects of Melatonin on Neuronal Growth in Crustaceans  May 4
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Katharine Harmon ('09)  Transcription Targets of D-Pax2 Activity in Drosophila Sensory Systems. 
 
Poster  Peter Joshua Kavaler 
Biology  Sarah Smiley ('07)  Transcriptional Regulation of D-Pax2 in Drosophila External Sensory Organs. 
 
Poster  Peter Joshua Kavaler 
Biology  JaeHee Yun ('08)  Transformation of merA Genes and Antibiotic Resistance among Gram-negative Bacteria 
 
Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Sharon Fuller ('08)  Using Genetic Analysis to Track the Spread of Tick-Borne Diseases in Maine 
 
Poster  Stacey L. Lance 
Biology  Amanda McGarry ('07)  Mate Choice in the Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata  May 4
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Emily Devlin ('07)  Geographic Distribution of Genetic Variation in Isotria medeoloides  May 4
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Judy L. Stone 
Biology  Lee Kozakiewicz ('07)  Confirmation of Horizontal Gene Transfer of Mercury and Antibiotic Resistance Determinants in Hatchery Lake Trout Gastrointestinal Tract Microflora  May 4
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Frank A. Fekete 
Chemistry  Cedric Owens ('07)  Copper(1) Complexes with a NS2macrocyclic Ligand Bearing Various Aryl Groups 
 
Poster  Rebecca R. Conry 
Chemistry  Marguerite Davis ('07)  Inhibition of Human DNA Polymerase-β by Cloretazine, a Novel Anticancer Drug 
 
Poster  Kevin P. Rice 
Chemistry  Cassandra Newell ('08)  Ion-Pairing and Molecular Recognition 
 
Poster  Thomas W. Shattuck 
Chemistry  Erin McGowan ('08)  Native Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis Assessment of DNA Bending upon Diepoxybutane and Epihalohydrin Cross-linking 
 
Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Chemistry  Ta-Chung Ong ('07)  Photochemical production of micromolar superoxide standards in aqueous solution. 
 
Poster  D. Whitney King 
Chemistry  Michelle Starr ('07)  Potential DNA Binding Boron Neurton Capture Therapy: Carborane-tethered Polyamines 
 
Poster  Marcus A. Juhasz 
Chemistry  Megan Watts ('08)  Quantitative PCR Methods for Assessing Epichlorohydrin Damage within Chicken Erythroid Cells 
 
Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Chemistry  Adam Newman ('07)  Quantitative PCR Suggests Preferential Nuclear DNA Alkylation by Epichlorohydrin in the Chicken Genome 
 
Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Chemistry  W. Crannell ('08)  Selective Synthesis of Oxacalix[6]arenes and Mixed Oxacalix[4]arenes 
 
Poster  Jeffrey L. Katz 
Chemistry  Douglas Rooke ('08)  Synthesis of Caged and Para-Linked Oxacalixarenes 
 
Poster  Jeffrey L. Katz 
East Asian Studies  Canaan Morse ('07)  'The Stewardess': Chinese Author Wang Shuo in Translation  May 2
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Kimberly A. Besio 
Economics  Aimee Williams ('07)  An Analysis of the Effectiveness and Impacts of Child Cap Provisions in Welfare Reform  May 4
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Clifford E. Reid 
Economics  Michael Aquino ('07)  Can the Business Cycle Be Used to Create Predictable Mutual Fund Outperformance?  May 4
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Randy A. Nelson 
Economics  Jennifer Murphy ('07)  Interest-Free Banking, Plus Interest?: A Study of Islamic Banking in Pakistan 
 
Poster  Michael R. Donihue 
Economics  Isaac Opper ('10)  The Conflict between Montana and Wyoming over Coal Bed Methane Production in the Powder River Basin  May 2
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Thomas H. Tietenberg 
Economics  Carolyn Adler ('07)  The Determinants of Recovery Rates on Defaulted Corporate Securities: Why do Fallen Angels recover more than Original High Yield Issues?  May 4
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Randy A. Nelson 
Economics  Magda Tsaneva ('07)  Voices of the Poor: Poverty and Growth in Albania  May 4
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Patrice M. Franko 
Economics  Horacio Diaz Adda ('07)  The Divergent Effect of Social Cohesion on Economic Growth in East Asia and Latin America  May 4
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Jason M. Long 
Education and Human Development / Anthropology  Anne Wachtel ('07)  'A Little Child Shall Lead Them': Education and Cultural Identity Destruction in the Great 'Civilizing' of Indian Country  May 4
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Jeffrey D. Anderson, Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  Rebecca Anderson ('07)  From Policy to Practice: A Look at the Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act in Maine  May 4
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  Ryan Weaver ('07)  The Hill & the 'Ville  May 4
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  G. Albaugh ('07)  Through the eyes of youth: A documentary  May 4
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
English / Philosophy  Catherine Downing ('07)  Interlocking Oppressions of Sisterhood: (Re) Presenting the Black Woman in Nineteenth Century Blackface Minstrelsy  May 3
10:30 am  
Presentation  Cedric Gael Bryant, Jill P. Gordon 
English  Matthew Crane ('07)  Literary Ambiguity: Shakespeare and the Resonance of Language  May 4
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Patricia A. Onion 
English  Patrick Benton ('07)  The Agent of Change: Trickster in Ojibwa Oral Narratives and in the Works of Louise Erdrich  May 4
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Patricia A. Onion 
English  Peter Carty ('07)  The Apocolyptic Landscape in Cormac McCarthy's Works  May 4
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Patricia A. Onion 
English  Elizabeth Finn ('07)  The Apple and the Tree: Shakespeare's Use of Father-Child Relationships in Character Construction  May 4
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth H. Sagaser 
Environmental Studies  Emma Carlson ('08)  Agriculture and Us: an Assessment of the Health Impacts of Organic Produce in Central Maine 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Tammy Lewin ('07)  An Index for Social Welfare 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Elizabeth Benson ('07)  Analysis of Optimum Location, Viability, and Potential Effects of Wind Farm Construction in Maine 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Kali Abel ('07)  Attempts on the South Pole: A Geographic Look at the Factors Contributing to Success or Failure in Early Antarctic Exploration 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Kali Abel ('07)  Competition in the Great Barrier Reef: A Field Study of Two Territorial Damselfish Species, Lizard Island, Australia 
 
Poster   
Environmental Studies  Sarah Stevens ('09)  Conceptions of Wilderness Through GIS 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Ryan Weaver ('07)  Don't Take My Breath Away: The Human Health Impacts of Radon in Maine 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Kaitlin Himmelmann ('07)  Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Colby's Purchasing Practices  May 3
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Kelly Bakulski ('07)  Environmental Health Screening Using GIS 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Michael Piacentini ('07)  From Sewage to Syringes: The Health Impacts of Waste Management in Central Maine 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Julie Hike ('07)  Global and Local Human Health Implications of Global Climate Change 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Alexander McPherson ('07)  Green Building in Maine 
 
Poster  David H. Firmage 
Environmental Studies  Jamie Kline ('07)  Homelessness in California: Using GIS to relate Density of Populations with Services and Resources Provided for the Homeless 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Megan Saunders ('09)  Human Health Effects of Household Furnishings and Electronics 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Elizabeth Benson ('07)  Human Health Impacts of Contaminants Found in Local Drinking Water Supply 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Kali Abel ('07)  Invasive Species Analysis and Public Education, Reynolds Forest, Sidney, Maine 
 
Poster   
Environmental Studies  Caitlin Casey ('09)  Lead and Human Health in Maine: Is It Still a Problem? 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Lent Johnson ('07)  Mississippi River Flood Control: A Priority Analysis using GIS 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Andrew Adelfio ('07)  Modeling Potential Ski Resort Development in Montana Using Geographic Information Systems 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Kerry Whittaker ('08)  Music as Place: What Happens When we Combine GIS and Music Symbology? 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Renzo Mendoza Castro ('07)  Negotiating the Next Climate Treaty  May 3
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Liliana Botcheva-Andonova 
Environmental Studies  Caitlin Blodget ('07)  Personal Care Products: The Effects of Phthalates, Parabens and Fragrances on Human Health 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Eitan Green ('09)  Predicting Rock and Ice Fall on the Disappointment Clever on Mount Rainier: A Model for Increasing Safety on Future Routes 
 
Poster   
Environmental Studies  Eva Farina-Henry ('07)  Revisiting the Oregon Trail 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Emma McLeavey-Weeder ('09)  Silent Killers: A Community Assessment of Outdoor Air Pollution in Maine 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Anna Barnwell ('08)  THE HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS OF HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Rachel Freierman ('09)  The Economic Effects of Ski Resorts on Maine Communities 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Sarah Bartels ('08)  The Human Health Effects of Pesticides on Maine Communities 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Alexander McPherson ('07)  Wetland Remediation by Aroostook County Potato Farmers: A GIS Analysis 
 
Poster  Curtis Bohlen 
Environmental Studies  Jamie O'Connell ('08)  What's in your Nalgene? Health Effects of PVC and Polycarbonate Plastics 
 
Poster  Gail Carlson 
Geology  Brent Aigler ('08)  A Hydrological and Sedimentological Study of the Pointe at Jamestown Detention Pond, James City County, Virginia 
 
Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology  C. Clark ('08)  Close-Interval Pollen Analysis as a Proxy for Determining European Impact on Hamilton Pond Bog in Kennebec County Maine. 
 
Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology / Environmental Studies  Kali Abel ('07)  Drought in Central Maine: Evidence of a Paleoclimatic Event from Tree Ring Analysis 
 
Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology  Elizabeth Littlefield ('07)  Foraminifera from the Presumpscot Formation: Evidence for Paleosalinity and Paleobathymetry in the Waning Phases of Marine Emergence of Central Maine 
 
Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology  Bradford Cantor ('08)  Late Holocene vs. Modern Environments of Central Maine: Comparison of Pollen, Plant Macrofossils, and Coleopteran Assemblages with the Historical Record 
 
Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology  Jamie Kline ('07)  Marine Ostracodes from the Latest Pleistocene of Central Maine: Evidence for Paleosalinity and Paleobathymetry in the Waning Phases of Marine Emergence 
 
Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology  Janet Weidner ('07)  Rock Detective's Introduction to Whale Ear Bone Fossils for Grades K-12 
 
Poster  Robert A. Gastaldo 
Geology  Newton Krumdieck ('07)  The Origins of the Norridgewock Sand Plain, Somerset County, Maine 
 
Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
German/Russian  Elise Washer ('07)  'An Upside Down World: The Opposition between Light and Dark in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita'  May 4
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Benjamin Poulos ('08)  'Good and Evil, The Devil and Stalin in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita'  May 4
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Jessica Zia ('07)  'Off with His Head!': Inexplicable Faith in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita  May 4
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Nicole Crocker ('09)  The Bird and Its Flight: A Struggle for Freedom in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita  May 4
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Cassandra Newell ('08)  The Corruption of Morals in Bulgakov's 'Master and Margarita'  May 4
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Magda Tsaneva ('07)  The Image of the Devil in Bulgakov's 'Master and Margarita'  May 4
4:45 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Holly Duello ('07)  The Nighttime is the Right Time: Images of Power and Influence in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita  May 4
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
Government  Christopher Appel ('08)  ETA and Basque Nationalism: Prospects for Peace  May 3
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Guilain P. Denoeux 
Government  James Cryan ('07)  Sustainable Development in Practice: The Handicraft Sector of Carapeguá Paraguay.  May 3
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Liliana Botcheva-Andonova 
Government  Sarah Faasse ('07)  Tracing the Evolution of the War Power and the Balance Among the Branches  May 4
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Joseph R. Reisert 
Government  Class members   Class presentation  May 3
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Ariel C. Armony 
History  Merle Eisenberg ('07)  Demographic and Religious Changes in Sixth and Seventh Century Romano-Byzantine Edessa  May 4
5:15 pm  
Presentation  John P. Turner, Larissa J. Taylor 
History  Andrew Herrmann ('07)  Devious Politics, Demon Rum: Neal Dow and the Battle for the First Maine Prohibition Law  May 4
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard, Jason M. Opal 
History  Samantha Lawson ('07)  Enduring Violence:A History of Domestic Violence in New England and the Legislative Efforts that Fought Back, 1641-1992  May 3
5:15 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
History  Mary Distinti ('07)  First Response: America's Reaction to the Armenian Massacres, 1894-1896  May 3
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Robert S. Weisbrot 
History  Christopher Hoffman ('07)  Horace Mann and Common Schools: Moral Enlightment and Economic Opportunity  May 4
4:45 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
History  Cornelia Sage ('07)  Museo de la Memoria: An Exploration through Memory of ESMA  May 3
5:00 pm  
Presentation  Ben W. Fallaw 
History  Suzanne Swartz ('07)  Obstacles and Stepping Stones to the Hero's Pedestal: Reunified Germany's Selective Commemoration of Resisters to National Socialism  May 3
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Raffael M. Scheck 
History  Alison McArdle ('07)  Personal Politics: The Intersection of Federalism and Marriage  May 4
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard, Jason M. Opal 
Independent Studies  Christopher Zajchowski ('07)  Themes of Belonging and Indentity in 'Diasporic' Indian Literature  May 2
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Anindyo Roy 
International Studies / Environmental Studies  Mariah Hudnut ('07)  Meaningful Participation: the benefits of climate change policy to Brazil and prospects for the developing world  May 2
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Patrice M. Franko 
International Studies / History  Katelyn Trionfetti ('07)  The Criminalization of Sexual Violence and Wartime Rape Under International Humanitarian Law  May 3
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Paul R. Josephson 
International Studies / Government  Daniela Andreevska ('09)  The Role of Agriculture in Carapegua, Paraguay as a Factor for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals  May 3
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Liliana Botcheva-Andonova 
International Studies / French/Italian  Leora Feldstein ('08)  The Struggle of Urban Refugees in YaoundĂ©  May 3
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Meadow Dibble-Dieng 
International Studies  Nancy McDermott ('08)  Theory versus Reality of Agricultural Development: A Study of GICs and Aid Organizations in Ngoundéré, Cameroon  May 3
4:45 pm  
Presentation  Meadow Dibble-Dieng 
International Studies  Ivica Petrikova ('07)  TOO MANY BAD COOKS SPOILING THE BROTH? Analysis of the Effectiveness of NGO Work in Solving the Problem of Child Labor (field research conducted in El Salvador)  May 3
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Ariel C. Armony, Paul R. Josephson 
Mathematics  Brianna Tufts ('07)  Animation of Humans' Perception of Self Motion 
 
Poster  Jan E. Holly 
Mathematics  Bridge Mellichamp ('07)  Artificial Neural Network for Dynamical Motion 
 
Poster  Jan E. Holly 
Mathematics  Arturs Vrublevskis ('07)  Perceived Self-motion During Acceleration and Deceleration in a Centrifuge 
 
Poster  Jan E. Holly 
Mathematics  Julian Jacobson ('10)  The Physics of Perception in Tilt-Translation Models  May 3
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Jan E. Holly 
Music  Avram David ('08)  A Day in the Life: Beethoven's Influence on Modern Musical Thought  May 4
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Steven E. Saunders 
Music  Ian London ('07)  African-American Influences on Barbershop Harmony  May 4
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Paul S. Machlin 
Music / English  Suzanne Merkelson ('09)  The Contact Zone: Teaching and Learning in Rural India  May 2
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Anindyo Roy, Steven R. Nuss 
Physics and Astronomy  Sarah Langley ('07)  A Quantitative Trait Analysis of the LxS RI Panel 
 
Poster  Murray F. Campbell 
Physics and Astronomy  Margaret Martei ('07)  AN INJECTION-LOCKED DIODE LASER FOR COLD RYDBERG ATOM EXPERIMENTS 
 
Poster  Duncan A. Tate 
Physics and Astronomy  Arturs Vrublevskis ('07)  Constrained Hamiltonian Analysis of Vector Theories with Spontaneous Lorentz Violation 
 
Poster  Robert T. Bluhm 
Physics and Astronomy  Yu-Hwei Chou ('07)  High Magnetic Field Spectroscopy of Vibrational and Electronic Transitions in NTNB and Other Integer Spin Compounds.  May 3
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Virginia C. Long 
Physics and Astronomy  Lent Johnson ('07)  Planetary Nebulae in M82: Kinematic and Photometric Analysis 
 
Poster  Murray F. Campbell 
Physics and Astronomy  Roy Wilson ('07)  Temperature Control in Ultra Cold Plasmas  May 3
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Duncan A. Tate 
Psychology  Monica Phillips ('07)  Test Anxiety and Its Correlation with Poor Examination Performance 
 
Poster  Tarja Raag 
Psychology  Paula Pelavin ('07)  A Meeting of East and West: Can Eastern-Influenced Therapies be Used as a Treatment for Mood Disorders? 
 
Poster  Ayanna Kim Thomas 
Psychology  Nina Gold ('09)  Accepting Help When It Is Offered: An Investigation of Social Role Theory in College-Age Men and Women 
 
Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Kaitlin Hanley ('07)  Anhedonia and Depression: Anticipation, Consummatory, and Recall Deficits  May 4
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Yulia Chentsova Dutton 
Psychology  Alexander Shafer ('07)  Brain-Activation Comparison in Musicians vs. Non-Musicians 
 
Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Alexandra Morrison ('07)  Congruence of Embedded Study Question and Test Question Type and its Impact on Anxiety Levels and Reading Comprehension Test Performance 
 
Poster  Ayanna Kim Thomas 
Psychology  Kathryn Bartholomew ('07)  Decreasing Cognitive Stress through Exposure to Natural Scenery 
 
Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Marissa Meyer ('07)  Developmental Timing of Exposure to an Enriched Environment in Rats  May 4
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer R. Yates 
Psychology  Robert Zondervan ('07)  Don't Supersize Me: A Comparison of Three Anti-Obesity Drugs’ Efficacy in Obese Zucker Rats 
 
Poster  Jennifer R. Yates 
Psychology  Kaitlin Hanley ('07)  Ego Depletion and Control Motivation in a Self-Presentational Context 
 
Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Cheryl Hahn ('08)  Gender Differences in the Effects of Social Context on Emotional Responding 
 
Poster  Yulia Chentsova Dutton 
Psychology  Ira Panova ('07)  Homeschooling: Is It Becoming Traditional Form of Education? 
 
Poster  Tarja Raag 
Psychology  Kelly Brooks ('09)  Implicit and Explicit Attitudes toward Female Appearance Standards 
 
Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Cheryl Hahn ('08)  Lasting Lover or Fleeting Fling: The Effect of Desired Relationship Length on the Extent to which Others' Opinions Matter 
 
Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Natalie Ginsburg ('07)  Levels of Processing of Paired Associates and Retroactive Interference 
 
Poster  Ayanna Kim Thomas 
Psychology  Lana Ciociolo-Hinkell ('09)  Mere Exposure & Dilution: Which has a greater influence over liking? 
 
Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Katherine Lillehei ('07)  Of Mouse and Man  May 4
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer R. Yates, Yulia Chentsova Dutton 
Psychology  Lauren McClurg ('09)  Power as a Threat 
 
Poster  Rachel Kallen 
Psychology  Stacey Dubois ('08)  Reducing Stereotype Threat Improves the Metamemorial Judgments of Older Adults on a DRM Task 
 
Poster  Ayanna Kim Thomas 
Psychology  Madison Gregor ('09)  The Conflict in Female Athletes: Does Observer Gender and/or Athletic Orientation Affect Athletic Performance? 
 
Poster  Rachel Kallen, Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Jessie Guild ('08)  The Effect of Imagined Social Presence on Emotional Responding 
 
Poster  Yulia Chentsova Dutton 
Psychology  Adrian Gilmore ('07)  The Effects of Acute Testosterone Exposure on Aggression in Anolis carolinensis Lizards  May 4
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer R. Yates 
Psychology  Charlotte Morse-Fortier ('08)  The Effects of Regulatory Fit On Ego Depletion 
 
Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Kristen Thatcher ('07)  The Immunological Effects of Written Disclosure in Athletes  May 4
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer R. Yates, Yulia Chentsova Dutton 
Psychology  Katherine Price ('07)  The Impact of Post Event Information on Eyewitnesses 
 
Poster  Ayanna Kim Thomas 
Psychology  Amy Reynolds ('09)  The Influence of Gender and Facial Appearance on Voting Practices 
 
Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Caroline Voyles ('08)  The Influence of Social Contexts on Gender Expression 
 
Poster  Yulia Chentsova Dutton 
Psychology  Lindsay Carlson ('07)  The Neurobiology of Addiction 
 
Poster  Joseph E. Atkins 
Psychology  Margaret Hayes ('09)  Would You Flirt to Get What You Want Out of a Man?: Women, Benevolent Sexism and Power Relations 
 
Poster  Rachel Kallen 
Science, Technology, and Society  Thomas Reznick ('07)  From the Fair to the Laboratory: Agricultural Science and Education in Aroostook, Maine.  May 3
10:00 am  
Presentation  Paul R. Josephson 
Science, Technology, and Society  Brian Fulmer ('07)  Political Biology: Peter Kropotkin and the Darwinian Revolution  May 2
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Piers Hale 
Sociology  Jui Shrestha ('07)  Seeking Modernity: The Growth of Shopping Centers in the city center of Kathmandu, Nepal 
 
Poster  Thomas J. Morrione 
Theater and Dance / African Studies  Ajima Olaghere ('07)  CHANGE THROUGH TRADITION IN THE WORK OF ZULU SOFOLA  May 4
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Laura Chakravarty Box 
Theater and Dance / African Studies  Roy Wilson ('07)  Good and/or Evil: Osofisan and his Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels  May 4
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Laura Chakravarty Box 
Theater and Dance  Annelene Fisher ('08)  What Colour is Coloured? Expressions of Coloured Identity and Experience in South African Theatre  May 4
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Laura Chakravarty Box 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Allison Cole ('07)  Chick Lit: Contemporary Popular Fiction & Consumerism  May 3
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Phoebe Larkin ('08)  Experiencing Trauma: A Personal Account and Analytical Study of How People Experience and Manage the Effects of Trauma  May 3
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Amanda Vickerson ('07)  Marriage as Represented Through the Lens of Reality Television  May 3
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Carolyn Curtis ('08)  Non-Participatory Poverty  May 3
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Rebecca Flint ('07)  The Body as a Medium: Iris Marion Young and Caroline Knap on Women's Body Experience in the United States Today  May 3
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Katherine Price ('07)  Why is Feminism a Bad Word?  May 3
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Adriana Nordin Manan ('07)  Purchase and Set Her Free: Fair Trade as a Vehicle for Women's Empowerment  May 3
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 

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