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COLBY COLLEGE
 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
    
Thursday, May 3  
   
SESSION : ECONOMICS
EC 312 Presentations
Diamond 341
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
2:30-3:45  
   
  Stephanie Agrimanakis; Discussant: Le
  A Closer Look at Free Speech in the Global Context: The Truth Behind Restrictive Advertising
  Amy Fredrickson; Discussant: Tutu Mus
  The Evolution of Abortion Law in the United States
   
SESSION III:
Senior Scholars
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Howard Lupovitch
10:00-11:00 AM  
   
10:00 am Thomas Reznick ('07), Science, Technology, and Society
  From the Fair to the Laboratory: Agricultural Science and Education in Aroostook, Maine.
10:30 am Catherine Downing ('07), English
  Interlocking Oppressions of Sisterhood: (Re) Presenting the Black Woman in Nineteenth Century Blackface Minstrelsy
   
SESSION IV: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environmental Studies
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
1:00-2:00 PM  
   
1:00 pm Kaitlin Himmelmann ('07), Environmental Studies
  Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Colby's Purchasing Practices
1:30 pm Renzo Mendoza Castro ('07), Environmental Studies
  Negotiating the Next Climate Treaty
   
SESSION V:
General Session
Smith Room
Session Chair: Julie Millard
1:30-3:00 PM  
   
1:30 pm Yu-Hwei Chou ('07) and Ian Cross ('07), Physics and Astronomy
  High Magnetic Field Spectroscopy of Vibrational and Electronic Transitions in NTNB and Other Integer Spin Compounds.
2:00 pm Roy Wilson ('07), Physics and Astronomy
  Temperature Control in Ultra Cold Plasmas
2:30 pm Julian Jacobson ('10), Mathematics
  The Physics of Perception in Tilt-Translation Models
   
SESSION VI: BIOLOGY
BI320: Evolutionary Analysis
Arey 205
Session Chair: Judy Stone
1:00-3:00 PM  
   
  Sarah Clark ('08)
  Genetic markers reveal excess homozyogosity in two closely-related orchid species
  Dan Dewey-Mattia ('08)
  Genetic variation in Isotria medeoloides as assessed by Simple Sequence Repeats
  Heather Nickerson ('09)
  Lack of genetic variation in Isotria verticillata as assessed by Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism markers
  Kristine Robin ('08)
  A comparison of geographic and genetic distances among populations of the rare orchid, Isotria medeoloides
  Talia Savic ('09)
  Comparison of Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism markers for two closely related orchid species
   
SESSION VII: GOVERNMENT
Scouting for Grassroots Knowledge: A Global Network
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Ariel Armony
1:00-2:00 PM  
   
1:00 pm Class members, Government
  Class presentation
   
SESSION VIII: BIOLOGY
BI392: The Cell Cycle and Cancer Symposium on Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00-3:30 pm  
   
  Sarah Faasse ('07)
  Pediatric soft tissue sarcomas: causes, clinical manifestations, and treatments
  Beth Hirschhorn ('07)
  Skin cancer
  Julie Hike ('07)
  The diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and challenges of pancreatic cancer
  Katie Lillehei ('07)
  Molecular markers in the classification of gliomas and their implications for treatment
  Andrew Herstein ('07)
  Chronic myelogenous leukemia: a success story in targeted cancer therapies
  Kate Dziedzic ('07)
  Downs syndrome and leukemia
  David Amadu ('07)
  B-lymphocytes gone wild: cell biology, clinical manifestations and treatment of Hodgkin’s disease
   
SESSION IX: HISTORY
WGSS Senior Seminar Presentations
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Lisa Arellano
2:00-4:00 PM  
   
2:00 pm Allison Cole ('07), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Chick Lit: Contemporary Popular Fiction & Consumerism
2:15 pm Rebecca Flint ('07), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  The Body as a Medium: Iris Marion Young and Caroline Knap on Women's Body Experience in the United States Today
2:30 pm Phoebe Larkin ('08), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Experiencing Trauma: A Personal Account and Analytical Study of How People Experience and Manage the Effects of Trauma
2:45 pm Adriana Nordin Manan ('07), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Purchase and Set Her Free: Fair Trade as a Vehicle for Women's Empowerment
3:00 pm Katherine Price ('07), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Why is Feminism a Bad Word?
3:15 pm Amanda Vickerson ('07), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Marriage as Represented Through the Lens of Reality Television
3:45 pm Carolyn Curtis ('08), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Non-Participatory Poverty
   
SESSION X:
General Session
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Jim Terhune
2:30-6:00 PM  
   
2:30 pm Adriana Nordin Manan ('07), Anthropology
  Citizenship and Boundary Setting in Multiethnic States: The Case of Refugees in Malaysia and Ecuador
3:00 pm Valerie Friedman ('07), Anthropology
  Photojournalistic Manipulations of Reality: A Globalized Foucauldian Analysis
3:30 pm Christopher Appel ('08), Government
  ETA and Basque Nationalism: Prospects for Peace
4:00 pm James Cryan ('07), Government
  Sustainable Development in Practice: The Handicraft Sector of Carapeguá Paraguay.
4:15 pm Daniela Andreevska ('09), International Studies
  The Role of Agriculture in Carapegua, Paraguay as a Factor for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
4:30 pm Leora Feldstein ('08), International Studies
  The Struggle of Urban Refugees in Yaoundé
4:45 pm Nancy McDermott ('08), International Studies
  Theory versus Reality of Agricultural Development: A Study of GICs and Aid Organizations in Ngoundéré, Cameroon
5:15 pm Adam Robbins ('07), Anthropology
  World Bank -- CPA Conflict: The Struggle to Define Human Rights and Development in the Philippines
   
SESSION XI: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
International Studies
Smith Room
Session Chair: Paul Josephson
3:00-4:00 PM  
   
3:00 pm Ivica Petrikova ('07), International Studies
  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)
3:30 pm Katelyn Trionfetti ('07), International Studies
  The Criminalization of Sexual Violence and Wartime Rape Under International Humanitarian Law
   
SESSION XII: HISTORY
History Honors I
Smith Room
Session Chair: Raffael Scheck
4:00-6:00 PM  
   
4:00 pm Suzanne Swartz ('07)
  Obstacles and Stepping Stones to the Hero's Pedestal: Reunified Germany's Selective Commemoration of Resisters to National Socialism
4:30 pm Mary Distinti ('07)
  First Response: America's Reaction to the Armenian Massacres, 1894-1896
5:00 pm Cornelia Sage ('07)
  Museo de la Memoria: An Exploration through Memory of ESMA
5:15 pm Samantha Lawson ('07)
  Enduring Violence:A History of Domestic Violence in New England and the Legislative Efforts that Fought Back, 1641-1992


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