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COLBY COLLEGE
 2008 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2008
April 30 - May 2, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address - Dr. Roger D. Launius
April 30, 7:30 pm Olin 1


Associated Sessions
   
 
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion in the USA Presentations
Lovejoy 213
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 AM 
  
Alice Evans ('10)Free Speech or Unlawful Hate-Mongering?: Albert Snyder v. Westboro Baptist Church
 Casey Shea ('09)The Christian Right and Its Ties to Immigrant Political Beliefs
 Hannah Kim ('08)Keith Ellisonís Religious Campaign Controversies
 Alex Richards ('09)Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week: Islamophobia and Religious Pluralism in Contemporary America
 Gil Haylon ('10)Female Priesthood in Modern America
 Chris Darrah ('10)Religious Pluralism: Somali Muslims in Lewiston, Maine
 Erica Kreuter ('08)The Gender Gap in American Christianity
 Emily Pavelle ('10)Alienation through the Presence of Christianity in Politics
 Dan ZawitowskiThe Attempt at Pluralism on the Part of Church Leaders
 Dan Marden ('10)Buddhist and Muslim Chaplains in the Military
  
Gil Haylon ('10)Female Priesthood in Modern America
 Sam Hough ('09)Warren Jeffs and the FDLS: Corruption vs. Pluralism
 Erica Kreuter ('08)The Gender Gap in American Christianity
 Lauren Goethals ('08)The Megachurch Phenomenon
 Lane Mahoney ('09)Changing the Face of Catholicism: Female Priests in the Catholic Church
 Kim Graves ('08)Foreign and Dangerous: Misperceptions in the Opposition to Rep. Keith Ellisonís Oath on the Koran
 Jessica Levasseur ('10)Pluralism in the United States: The Episcopal Church
 Harry Goldstein ('09)Wicca Leaves an Open Ending for Pluralism in America
 Hannah Kim ('08)Keith Ellisonís Religious Campaign Controversies
 Stephanie Kramer ('10)The Somalis Struggle for Religious Freedom
  
Alex Richards ('09)Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week: Islamophobia and Religious Pluralism in Contemporary America
 Casey Shea ('09)The Christian Right and Its Ties to Immigrant Political Beliefs
 Dan ZawitowskiThe Attempt at Pluralism on the Part of Church Leaders
 Dan Marden ('10)Buddhist and Muslim Chaplains in the Military
 Emily Pavelle ('10)Alienation through the Presence of Christianity in Politics
 Sarah Romeo ('08)Religious Pluralism and the Anglican Schism
 Naomi Smith ('09)Public and Private, Church and State: The Complex Relationship between Religion and Politics in a Multicultural Society and How It Affects American Presidential Hopefuls in Campaign 2008
 
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
 
BIOLOGY
Animal Behavior Symposium
Arey 205
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
1:00-4:00 PM 
  
Caitlin Coit ('08)Exploring the effects of music on maze learning in mice.
 Dan Dewey-Mattia ('08)Effects of melatonin injection on male courtship behavior in the Zebra Finch.
 Heather Nickerson ('09)The effects of diet on voluntary wheel-running and learning abilities in Mus musculus.
 Jamie Enos ('08)The response of Black-capped Chickadees, Poecile atricapillus, to the auditory cues of predators.
 Jessica Snyder ('09)Effects of different colored observers in the male fighting fish, Betta splendens.
 Kathleen Nicholson ('08)The effect of diet on swimming speed and alertness in Xiphophorus nigrensis.
 Kim Cohen ('09)The effect of sub-lethal copper exposure on the chemosensory abilities of zebrafish.
 Margaret Chute ('08)The effects of music types on voluntary wheel-running behavior in the mouse, Mus musculus.
 Natalie Clay ('08)The ability of ants to successfully learn a maze.
 Nicole Turgiss ('08)The effects of environmental manipulation on aggression and nest building behavior in Betta splendens.
 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2007
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Catholics Presentations
Lovejoy 319
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
9:30 AM 
  
Amanda Burgess ('10)Contemporary Inter-religious Dialogue Between Catholics and Muslims
 Amanda King ('08)Exorcism in the Modern Roman Catholic Church
 Andrea Heidt ('08)Battling Itself: The Catholic Churchís Struggle with Catholic Politicians
 Anita Buragohain ('08)The Vaticanís Recent Interactions with Islamic Leaders and Nations Seen in Historical Perspective
 Abby Finkel ('08)The Catholic Church in China
 Henry Beck ('09)Immigration and the American Catholic Church
 Meaghan Jerrett ('08)Mother Teresa: A Look at Secular Portrayals of Recently Discovered Aspects of a Saintís Identity
 Jessie Prentice ('08)Gay Adoptions: Church vs. State
 Margaret Chute ('08)Dignity and Precedence: Amnesty International and the Catholic Churchís Debate over Abortion
 Marissa Mullane ('08)Gay Adoptions and the Catholic Church
  
Sarah Stoddard ('08)Catholic Perspectives on Stem Cell Research
 Jessie Prentice ('08)Gay Adoptions: Church vs. State
 Shelley Payne ('09)The Role of the Roman Catholic Church Today: A Case Study. Access to Contraception at the King Middle School in Portland, Maine
 
 
Friday, December 7, 2007
 
MATHEMATICS
Abstract Algebra Presentations
Keyes 103
Session Chair: Nora Ganter
12:00 NOON 
James Jones ('09) and David Connick ('09)
 Categories, Functors, Tensor Products and Topological Quantum Field Theory
Brian Putnam ('08), Sara Burbine ('09) and Soule Sow ('09)
 Cryptography!
Yin Fu ('10) and Mike MacNicoll ('09)
 Fundamental Groups and Covering Spaces
Aichatou Fall ('10), Loredana Popescu ('10), Chad Stecher ('08) and Justin Russel ('09)
 Introduction to Codes
Emilie Hansen ('09), Alison Holmes ('08) and Isaac Opper ('10)
 The Modular Group and MŲbius Transformations
 
 
Monday, March 3
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Physics and Astronomy Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Duncan Tate
3:00 PM 
Emily Plumb ('08) and Christa Miller-Shelley ('08)
 Optical studies of a Nickel Chain Compound (NTNB)
Kristen Barnico ('08)
 The Strength of Biomedical Materials and the Effect of Gamma Ray Sterilization
 
 
Monday, March 10
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Physics and Astronomy Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Duncan Tate
3:00 PM 
Nolan Reis ('08)
 Exploring Fluid Structure through Computer Simulation of Lennard-Jones Atoms
Taylor Kilian ('08) and Aditya Bhat ('08)
 Ion-Ion interactions in Simple Metals: a Fundamental Approach
 
 
Monday, March 17
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Physics and Astronomy Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Duncan Tate
3:00 PM 
  
Nolan Gagne ('08)Hamiltonian Constraint Analysis of Vector Field Theories with Spontaneous Lorentz Symmetry Breaking
 Alex Gill ('08)A Search for Novel Molecular Species Formed by Cold Rydberg Atoms in a Magneto-Optical Trap
 
 
Monday, March 31
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Physics and Astronomy Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Duncan Tate
3:00 PM 
  
Connor Tubridy ('08)The Formation of High-Mass Stars and the Analysis of Infrared Images and Spectra of High Mass Protostellar Candidate IRAS 18247+1147
 Bill Whitledge ('08)Diode lasers for use in experiments on cold Rydberg atoms
 
 
Monday, April 7
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Physics and Astronomy Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Duncan Tate
3:00 PM 
Mike Gwaze ('08), Drew Auerbach ('08) and Jamie Waters ('08)
 Analysis of Infrared Images and Spectra of Candidate High Mass Protostar IRAS 18530+0215
 
 
Monday, April 14
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Physics and Astronomy Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Duncan Tate
3:00 PM 
  
Evan Eshelman ('08)Analysis of Infrared Images and Spectra of High Mass Protostar IRAS 19410+2336
 Luke LaViolet ('08)Low Temperature and Magnetic Field Dependence of the Electronic Transitions in NINO, a Nickel Chain Compound
 
 
Monday, April 21
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Physics and Astronomy Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Duncan Tate
3:00 PM 
  
Cory Johnson ('08)The Foundations and Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics
 Erin Bast ('08)Development of Singlet Oxygen Quantitation Methods by Flow Injection Analysis with Chemiluminescent Detection
 
 
Tuesday, April 22
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Death and Spirituality Presentations
Lovejoy 319
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 AM 
  
Julie Casper ('08)Spirituality and Tradition in Jewish Burial Practice
 Henry Beck ('09)Death, Judaism, and Tradition
 
ECONOMICS
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Diamond 341
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
2:30 PM 
  
Sanval Nasim ('08)A Detailed Look at the Economics of Marine Reserves
 Austin Ross ('08)Water Marketing and Pricing
 
 
Thursday, April 24
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Death and Spirituality Presentations
Lovejoy 319
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 AM 
  
Elizabeth Byrne ('09)Death and death in Neil Gaimanís The Sandman
 Ned Warner ('09)Grace and Grit: Cancer, Spirituality, and Approaches to Healing
 
BIOLOGY
The Cell Cycle and Cancer Symposium
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
  
Tara Allain ('08)How UV radiation causes skin cancer: is there such thing as a ďsafe tan?Ē
 Eva Gougian ('08)Future directions in the treatment of NSCLC
 Sarah L. Clark ('08)The search for cancer: the effectiveness of tumor markers as early screening devices
 Daniel Dewey-Mattia ('08)Red meat consumption and cancer
 Christian Crannell ('08)The links between obesity and cancer
 Jocelyn Burke ('08)There are two sides to every story: the carcinogenic potential of bisphenol-A
 
ECONOMICS
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Diamond 341
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
2:30 PM 
  
Adam Rich ('08)Policy Driven Technological Change in the Auto Industry
 Caroline Allison ('08)Pricing Highway Traffic Congestion
 
 
Friday, April 25
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Presentations
Arey 5
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry and Das Thamattoor
11:00 AM 
  
Michael Smokey Collins ('08)Tin Oxide Decorated Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Gas Sensing
 Cassandra Newell ('08)Pressure Perturbation Calorimetry and Solvent Effects on Guest-Host Binding
 Chantal Balesdent ('08)Synthesis of Copper(I) Complexes with NS2-Cyclodecane Ligands in Quest of New Copper(I)-Arene Complexes
 
RUSSIAN
Russian Senior Research Symposium
Whitney Room, Roberts
Session Chair: Julie de Sherbinin and Sheila McCarthy
2:00 PM 
  
Evan Kaplan ('08)Early Soviet Poster Art
 Hillary Smith ('08)Faith and Free Will: Konstantin Levin and Aleksei Karenin
 Ben Poulos ('08)The Russian Elections
 Nicole Crocker ('09)The Power of Women in Society: Dolly Oblonskaya and Anna Karenina
 Cassandra Newell ('08)The Role of the Family Home in Anna Karenina
 Caroline Voyles ('08)Forgiveness in Anna Karenina
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry and Das Thamattoor
3:00 PM 
  
Nolan Gagne ('08)Hamiltonian Constraint Analysis of Vector Field Theories with Spontaneous Lorentz Symmetry Breaking
 Kim Graves ('08)The Photochemical Generation and Intramolecular Chemistry of β Alkoxycarbenes
 Erin McGowan ('08)Native Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis Assessment of DNA Bending Upon Diepoxybutane and Epihalohydrin Cross-Linking
 Erin Bast ('08)Development of Singlet Oxygen Quantitation Methods by Flow Injection Analysis with Chemiluminescent Detection
 Christian Crannell ('08)Selective Synthesis of Oxacalix[6]arenes and the Exploration of Azacalix[n]arenes
 Aynara Chavez-Munoz ('08)Mifepristone Reduces HPA-axis Responsivity and Increases Neuronal Activation in Medial Prefrontal Cortex Following Acute Stress
 
GEOLOGY
Geology Honors Banquet
Robins Room, Roberts
Session Chair: Robert Gastaldo
6:00 PM 
  
Rachel G. Daly ('08)The Effect on Stomatal Proxies as a Function of Geographical Position Relative to Growing Season Sunlight
 Bradford M. Cantor ('08)Historical Records of Stomatal Indices for Quercus and Nyssa from the Southeastern U.S.
 
 
Monday, April 28
 
BIOLOGY
Behavior and Physiological Ecology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
11:00 AM 
  
Christine Avena ('08)The effects of agricultural byproducts on response to chemical cues in the Red-Spotted Newt, Notophthalmus viridescens
 Jennifer Mizen ('08)The influence of temperature on nocturnal weight loss in the Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapilla
 
 
Tuesday, April 29
 
HISTORY
Historical Epidemiology Presentations
Waterville Senior High School
Session Chair: Jim Webb
 
12:00 NoonKathleen Maynard ('09)
 Alzheimer's: How We Came to Understand Aging's Neurodegenerative Disease
12:45 PMLeora Feldstein ('08)
 Dengue Fever: A Neglected Worldwide Disease
1:30 PMJuan Colůn
 Smallpox and Bioterror: From 2002 Until Today
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
Asia Pacific Modernities Presentations
Diamond 323
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
 
  
Suzanne Moreau ('08)Sherpas and Tourism in Nepal
 Judith Murphy ('08)Women and Gender in Contemporary China
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Death and Spirituality Presentations
Lovejoy 319
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 AM 
  
Jess Coliflores ('08)Ancestor Worship in Asian Religions
 Esther Boyd ('09)Sati: Social and Religious Implications Seen from Spiritual, Feminist, and Anthropological Perspectives
 
ECONOMICS
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Diamond 341
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
2:30 PM 
  
Jessica Vogel ('09)Expanded Producer Responsibility
 Alex Russell ('08)The Double Bottom Line: Can Companies Concurrently Pursue Both Sustainability and Profitability?
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Women in American Religion Presentations
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
2:30 PM 
  
Liz Doran ('09)Tammy Faye (Bakker) Messner
 Shelley Payne ('09)Paganism on the West Coast: An Exploration of Female Adaptation of American Religion
 
 
Wednesday, April 30
 
BIOLOGY
Behavior and Physiological Ecology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
11:00 AM 
  
Jessica Harold ('08)Assessment of the dose-effect response of atrazine on behavior, oxygen consumption, and gonadal malformations in Xenopus laevis
 
 
Thursday, May 1
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
Asia Pacific Modernities Presentations
Diamond 323
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
11:00 PM 
  
Silas Gill ('09)Localization in Chinese Rock Music
 Ethel Chou ('10)Taiwanís Foreign Brides
 Katie-Elyse Turner ('09)Narratives of China: Bodies and the 2008 Beijing Olympics
 Diana Sternberg ('09)The Sex Trade in Thailand and its Effect on Gender Roles
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Death and Spirituality Presentations
Lovejoy 319
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 AM 
  
Fran Still ('10)Families, the State, and the Church of Christ, Scientist: Balancing Religious Autonomy and Child Welfare
 Becky Feldman ('08)The Complicated Relationship between Music, Religion, and Suicide
 
BIOLOGY
The Cell Cycle and Cancer Symposium
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
  
Megan Watts ('08)Surviving pediatric acute myeloid leukemia: Emilyís story of relapse and remission
 Jessica Egan ('08)Improving treatment of ALL in adults and infants
 Jennifer Zuar ('08)Proteasome inhibitors: a treatment for multiple myeloma and applications to other cancers
 Dylan Perry ('09)Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and Lynch syndrome: two forms of hereditary colorectal cancer
 Richard Katz ('08)Viruses, parasites, and cancer: a critical interplay between Epstein-Barr virus, malaria, and Burkitt lymphoma with implications on public health
 Cadran Cowansage ('08)Ewing's sarcoma: an overview of symptoms, treatment, and current research
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Women in American Religion Presentations
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
2:30 PM 
  
Nicole Raheja ('10)The Struggles and Triumphs of Muslim Women In America
 Amanda Burgess ('10)The Habit: Official Vatican Position, Impact of Vatican II, Modern Roadblocks to Wearing It
 
ECONOMICS
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Diamond 341
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
2:30 PM 
  
Bobby Gorman ('08)The Economics of Green Architecture
 Brett McNeice ('08)Electricity Deregulation: Theory and Evidence
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Dammed Maine Biographies
Diamond 223
Session Chair: Peter Sly
2:30 PM 
  
Megan Saunders ('09)Churchill Dam
 Sarah Stevens ('09)Harris Station
 Amanda Lindsay ('11)Veazie Dam and Penobscot River Restoration Project
 Hannah Lafleur ('11)Edwards Dam
 Anders Nordblom ('10)Passamaquoddy/ St Croix
 
 
Friday, May 2
 
BIOLOGY
Behavior and Physiological Ecology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
11:00 AM 
  
Lauren Bizzari ('09)The effects of melatonin on thermoregulation in the nocturnal gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Presentations
Arey 5
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry and Das Thamattoor
11:00 AM 
  
Katie Harris ('08)Hydrogen Peroxide Production in Deep, Suboxic Lake Waters
 Doug Rooke ('08)The Synthesis Of Oxacalixarenes Using Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution Catalyzed By Cesium Fluoride
 Tyler Schleicher ('08)The Inhibition of Thioredoxin Reductase by the Anticancer Drug Cloretazine
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry and Das Thamattoor
3:00 PM 
  
Danny Herrick ('08)New Frontiers in Reactions of Atomic Carbon
 Jenn Bushee ('08)The Effects of Cloretazine, an Anticancer Agent, on Human Apurinic/Pyrimidic Endonuclease-1
 Michael Finnerty ('08)Molecular Dynamics Conformational Study of p-Sulfonatocalix[6]arene with Various Guest Molecules
 Matt Stein ('08)Determination of the Cytotoxic Mechanism of Epihalohydrins and Diepoxybutane
 Leanne Powers ('08)Reactivity of Superoxide in Natural Waters
 
 
Monday, May 5
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 344
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
10:00 AM 
Blair Slater Braverman ('11), Meghan Allison Cornwall ('11), Carin M. Rising ('10) and Sam Mathes
 What factors influence the wide variation in college or university recycling rates?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 242
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
10:00 AM 
Courtney A. Beaulieu ('11), Hannah W. Pulit ('11), Amelia A. Fogg ('11) and Emily J. VanWyk ('11)
 What determines why some states have higher percentages of agricultural production or consumption that are organic?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environmental Studies Research Presentations
Diamond 342
Session Chair: Ngeta Kabiri
10:00 AM 
Francis H. Gassert ('11), John F. Abbett ('10), Lauren E. Corke ('10) and Kersten E. Vasey ('10)
 Some household appliances have succeeded in becoming increasingly energy efficient, while others have not. What explains this difference?
 
BIOLOGY
Behavior and Physiological Ecology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
11:00 AM 
  
Christine Avena ('08)The effects of agricultural byproducts on response to chemical cues in the Red-Spotted Newt, Notophthalmus viridescens
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environmental Justice Case Studies
Diamond 223
Session Chair: Peter Sly
2:30 PM 
  
Frances Nixon ('11)Houston v Chevron
 Hannah Taska ('09)Pacificorp Dam/Yurok
 Kristina Shiroka ('08)Penobscot Subsistence Fish
 Victoria Loomis ('10)Los Angeles MTA
 Elizabeth Harwood ('11)Devilís Tower
 Emily Pavelle ('10)Peabody Coal/ Black Mesa
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Physics and Astronomy Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Duncan Tate
3:00 PM 
  
Cristian Vesa ('08)Interactions of Rydberg atoms and electrons in ultra cold plasmas
 John Chung ('08)Diffeomorphism Invariance in General Relativity
 
 
Tuesday, May 6
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Molecular Biology Research Presentations
Olin 213
Session Chair: Russell Johnson
 
1:15 PMDenis Reyna Ruiz ('09) and Zach Zalinger ('09)
 Expression of the RBCS gene in Arabidopsis thaliana is organ/tissue specific
1:30 PMPrisna Dixit ('09), Becky Thorburn ('09) and Sarah Clark ('08)
 Light dependent and tissue specific regulation of RBCS expression in Arabidopsis thaliana
1:45 PMAbbie Fredrick and Jennifer Bushee ('08)
 Organ-specific expression of RBCS genes in Arabidopsis thaliana is regulated by light
2:00 PMPhil Crystal ('09) and Leslie Wardwell ('08)
 Time-dependent RBCS gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana
2:15 PMDarren Argabright ('09) and Kathleen Minor ('08)
 Light mediated regulation of the RBCS gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana
 
HISTORY
Historical Epidemiology Presentations
Waterville Senior High School
Session Chair: Jim Webb
 
12:00 NoonMatt Stein ('08)
 Global Efforts Against Disease-Resistant Tuberculosis
12:45 PMKatyanyi Seth ('09)
 The Impact of Colonial Medicine on Midwifery in India in the Late 19th Century
1:30 PMJeff Carroll ('08)
 Ergotism and the Great Fear in France, 1789
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Death and Spirituality Presentations
Lovejoy 319
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 AM 
  
Megan Watts ('08)ĎTill Our Strivings Ceaseí: Embodying a Spirituality of Death through Music on the Warfront
 Joe Slater ('09)Prayer for the Dead in Eastern and Western Christianity
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
Asia Pacific Modernities Presentations
Diamond 323
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
11:00 PM 
  
Kaila Saxe ('08)Womenís Reproductive Health in China: Shaping Identity, Citizenship, and Modernity
 Ling U ('08)Parasite Singles: A Product of Japanís Globalizing Society?
 Elizabeth Powell ('10)The Effects of Tourism on Thailandís Hill Tribes
 Tatiana Kowalewski ('10)Images of Women and Sex in Advertisement: A Global and Local Comparison in Asia
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Biochemistry of the Cell Metabolic Disorders Poster Session

Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
Katy Bizier ('08) and Sarah E. Clark ('08)
 Acute intermittent porphyria
Tyler Schleicher ('08) and Thora Maltais ('09)
 Barth syndrome
Chris Buros ('09) and Brian Wadugu ('09)
 Cori's disease
Kristen Hitchcox ('09) and Talia Savic ('09)
 Diabetes type I
Rebecca Kamins ('09) and Emily Berghoff ('09)
 Fabry's disease
Leslie Wardwell ('08) and Jacqueline Beaupre ('08)
 Lesch-Nyhan
Delia Massey ('09), Jordann Dunn ('09) and Kristina Langenborg ('09)
 Maple syrup urine disease
Katy Harmon ('09) and Whitney Miller ('09)
 Menke's disease
Aung Kaung ('08) and Joe Meyer ('09)
 Pernicious anemia
Tatenda Mahlokozera ('09) and Phil Crystal ('09)
 Phenylketonuria
Chris Lapointe ('09) and Zac Helm ('09)
 Pompe's disease
Becky Thorburn ('09) and Aynara Chavez-Munoz ('08)
 Wilson's disease
 
ECONOMICS
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Diamond 341
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
2:30 PM 
  
Matthew Hirsch ('08)Transferable Development Rights in Principle and Practice
 Greg Smith ('08)Sustainable Agriculture
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Women in American Religion Presentations
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
2:30 PM 
  
Jenny Katzman ('10)Women and Religious Conversion
 Coua Vang ('10)A Room of Oneís Own
 
 
Wednesday, May 7
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Molecullar Biology Research Presentations
Olin 213
Session Chair: Russell Johnson
 
1:15 PMKaty Harmon ('09), Molecular Biology Research Presentations and Aung Kaung ('08)
 Arabidopsis thaliana: cold, dark, and blue lights
1:30 PMElizabeth Disney ('10) and Liz Petit ('08)
 Go towards the light: light and RBCS gene expression
1:45 PMKaty Bizier ('08) and Olena Marchenko ('10)
 Temperature and light effects on RBCS gene expression
2:00 PMMatthew Stein ('08) and Andrew Hardigan ('10)
 Inducible circadian expression of RBCS in Arabidopsis thaliana
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 344
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
10:00 AM 
Sabrina D. Correll ('10), Gordon F. Padelford ('11), Peter J. Kirn ('09) and Michelle Graff ('10)
 Does the amount of foreign debt inhibit environmental sustainability?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 242
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
10:00 AM 
Aaron M. Block ('10), Devin M. Cahill ('11), Lauren B. Hendricks ('11) and Jeffrey A. Oakes ('10)
 Do geography or socio-economic factors affect the percentage of new cars purchased that are hybrids?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 342
Session Chair: Ngeta Kabiri
10:00 AM 
Michael C. Schwartz ('11), Christopher P. Lapointe ('09), Andrea J. Notopoulos ('11) and Bryce A. Pludow ('11)
 What factors explain the difference between successful and unsuccessful attempts to recover marine mammal or fish populations?
 
BIOLOGY
Behavior and Physiological Ecology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
11:00 AM 
  
Emily Wilson ('08)Variation in oxygen consumption in different strains of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environmental Justice Case Studies
Diamond 223
Session Chair: Peter Sly
2:30 PM 
  
John Abbett ('10)Buffalo Creek Spill
 Courtney Chilcote ('09)Kettleman/Kings County
 Henry Curme ('10)Katrina Trailers and Formaldehyde
 Walter Sainsbury ('08)Chef Menteur Landfill
 Michelle Presby ('09)Arizona Snowbowl
 Laura Gray ('09)Allen National Heritage Area
 
 
Thursday, May 8
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Death and Spirituality Presentations
Lovejoy 319
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 AM 
  
Marissa Onaga ('09)The Effects of Near-Death Experiences on Spirituality
 Emily Pavelle ('10)Political and Religious Issues Related to Euthanasia
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
Asia Pacific Modernities Presentations
Diamond 323
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
11:00 PM 
  
Sarah Goldstein ('08)Tourism and its Effects at Angkor Wat in Cambodia
 Laura Smith ('08)Anime Nation: Japanese Animationís Cross-Cultural Influence on the United States
 Zachary Redlitz ('09)Japanese Hip-Hop and Japanese Youth: Consuming and Creating
 Phinney McIntire ('10)Congestion and Pollutionís Effects on Thailand
 
BIOLOGY
The Cell Cycle and Cancer Symposium
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
  
Margaret Chute ('08)The role of microRNAs in cancer
 Tim Maguire ('08)Itraconazole and other inhibitors of angiogenesis
 Derek Leaderer ('08)Circadian disruption and cancer
 Claire Thompson ('08)HPV and Gardasil
 Abbie Frederick ('09)The role of microRNAs in cancer
 Caitlin Coit ('08)Active immunotherapies: new and exciting treatment options for cancer
 
ECONOMICS
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Diamond 341
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
2:30 PM 
  
Gautam Nair ('08)The Environmental Kuznets Curve: A Summing Up
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Women in American Religion Presentations
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
2:30 PM 
  
Gardiner Parker ('09)Women in Southern Appalachian Religion
 Foua Vang ('10)Superstitions and Traditions: Depicting the Dynamic Spirituality of Asian-American Women
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 344
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
7:00 PM 
Theodore C. Papademetriou ('11), Jessica M. Bond ('10), Tamer H. Hassan ('11) and Michael S. Noll ('11)
 What factors explain why some companies are acting more sustainably than other similar companies?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Societ Research Presentations
Diamond 242
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
7:00 PM 
Danielle G. Stillman ('10), Sophie D. Sarkar ('11), Jennifer E. Helm ('11) and Richard M. Schwartz ('11)
 Do geography or socio-economic factors affect the variation in recycling rates across communities or states?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 342
Session Chair: Ngeta Kabiri
7:00 PM 
Benjamin A. Weinberger ('11), John G. Perkins ('11) and Allison D. Seidel ('11)
 What explains the wide differences in the success of managing environmental resources among developing countries? [Water]
 
 
Friday, May 9
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 341
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
10:00 AM 
Shira E. Pindyck ('11), Danielle C. Sheppard ('11), Julie C. Achenbaum ('10) and Alexander F. Place ('11)
 Some countries have been much more successful in reducing energy per capita than others. What factors explain these differences?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 223
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
10:00 AM 
Samuel B. Rooney ('10), Jevan N. Jammal ('10), Cassandra L. Knight ('10) and Fazal Rashid ('11)
 What factors are leading to the rise/fall of differing big cat populations in different locations?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentation
Diamond 323
Session Chair: Ngeta Kabiri
10:00 AM 
Emily A. Barlow ('10), Lia C. D'Hemecourt ('11), Rachel E. Baron ('11) and Li Yu Chan ('11)
 What explains the wide differences in the success of managing environmental resources among developing countries? [Forestry]
 
BIOLOGY
Behavior and Physiological Ecology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
11:00 AM 
  
Emily Sinnott ('08)Assimilation and growth efficiency of Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) caterpillars on diets of sunflower and lettuce
 
 
Friday, May 16
 
GERMAN
German 493 Seminar Presentations
Lovejoy 450
Session Chair: Ursula Reidel-Schrewe
3:00 PM 
  
Melanie Ungar ('08)German-Americans in WWI and WWII
 David SternetskyDegenerate Music
 Morad Bey ('09)How American is German Television?
 Geoff Blanding ('08)Neo-Nazis in the Internet
 Daniel Franklin ('10)The Expulsion of Germans from Eastern Europe and their Role in the Post-WWII Reconstruction of West-Germany
 Clayton Marshall ('08)Germany's Democratization 1945-1949
 Chris Shelley ('08)Turks in Germany. A Special Minority
 Gretchen Markiewicz ('08)German Scientists in Exile in the United States

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