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COLBY COLLEGE
 2008 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2008
April 30 - May 2, 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 
African Studies / Theater and Dance  Annelene Fisher ('08)  Coloured Identity and Experience in South African Theatre (Goldfarb Center Student Research)  April 30
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Laura Chakravarty Box 
American Studies  William Fong ('08)  Kung Fu Fighting and Masculinity  May 1
11:30 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Carolyn Lovejoy ('08)  Portrayal of Masculinity in American Society as seen Through The Pickup Artist  May 1
12:00 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Lindsay Tolle ('08)  Seeing Through Color-Blindness: Negotiations of Multiracial Relationships on 'Six Feet Under,' 'The L Word,' and 'Ugly Betty'  May 1
12:15 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Julie Bero ('08)  Coalitions for Victory: The Necessity of Alliance Creation for Progressive Ballot Initiative Campaigns  May 1
11:00 am  
Presentation  Laura Saltz, Margaret T. McFadden 
Anthropology  Melyn Heckelman ('08)  The Language of Sex: Moral Socialization and Reproductive Education in Public Schools  May 1
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Mary Elizabeth Mills 
Art  Justine Ludwig ('08)  From the Kunstkammer to the Art Museum  April 30
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Grant Netzorg ('08)  If it's the Devil's Music, Satan Must Be Awfully Proud  April 30
5:00 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Laure-Helene Caseau ('10)  Jean-Honoré Fragonard: A Sentimental Affair  April 30
4:20 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Virginia Robbins ('09)  Written on the Face: The Grotesque Physiognomy in Northern Renaissance Art  April 30
4:40 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Biology  Jonathan Lefcheck ('09)  Anatomical Review and Standard Operating Procedure for the Atlantic Hagfish (Myxine glutinosa)  May 1  Poster  G. Russell Danner 
Biology  Timothy Maguire ('08)  Antimicrobial Properties of Two Purified Skin Peptides from the Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis) Against A.hydrophila and Chytrid Fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis).  May 1  Poster  Catherine R. Bevier, Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  William Cantley ('08)  Ashkenazi Jews and HIV  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude 
Biology  Escar Kusema ('09)  Cellular Mechanisms of Melatonin-Induced and Calmodulin-Inhibited Neurite Growth in Uca pugilator X-Organ Cells.  May 1
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Leah Gourlie ('09)  Colony Collapse Disorder and the Western Honeybee  May 2  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Biology  Justine Scott ('08)  Conjugative Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria Isolated from the Pre-Antibiotic Era in Maine Sphagnum Bog Core Samples  May 1  Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Megan Watts ('08)  Cytotoxicity of Diepoxybutane and Epichlorohydrin in Relation to Stages of the Cell Cycle  May 2
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Julie T. Millard 
Biology  Emily Wilson ('08)  Embryonic Inbreeding Depression in Witheringia solanacea  May 2  Poster  Judy L. Stone 
Biology  Sarah Clark ('08)  Examining the Viral Properties of Herpes Simplex Virus  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude 
Biology    Fifteen Minute Break  May 2
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Jamie Fierce ('08)  HIV, SIV, and their Evolutionary Relationship  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude 
Biology  Brittany Thomas ('10)  Identification of Surface Attachment Factors in Vibrio Related Bacteria  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude, Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Kirby Walker ('09)  Kuru: You Can Not Kill What Is Not Alive  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude 
Biology  Christine Avena ('08)  Male Sexual Selection based on Immune Function in the Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata  May 2  Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Joshua Lord ('08)  Mangrove Destruction: An Overview of Mangroves and a Comparison of Their Natural and Human-Facilitated Recovery  May 2  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Biology  Emily Lyczkowski ('08)  Microhabitat Selection by the Tortoiseshell Limpet, Tectura testudinalis, in Tide Pools on the Mid-Maine Coast.  May 2
2:45 pm  
Presentation  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Joshua Lord ('08)  Movement Patterns and Feeding Behavior in the Limpet Tectura testudinalis Along the Mid-Maine Coast  May 2
3:15 pm  
Presentation  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Jacqueline Beaupre ('08)  Osmotic Fragility of Embryonic and Adult Erythrocytes in EKLF-Deficient Mice  May 2  Poster  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Aung Kaung ('08)  Overexpression and Purification of the Protein Kinase PKABA1 and the AFN1 Protein in the Abscisic Acid Signalling Pathway in Cereal Grains  May 1  Poster  Russell R. Johnson 
Biology  Ryan Chrenek ('08)  Patterns of Phagocytic Activity in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Kidney Leukocytes  May 1  Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Leslie Wardwell ('08)  Pervasiveness of Heavy Metal and Antibiotic Resistance Due to Co-selection in Sphagnum Core Samples Dating Back 2000 Years  May 2
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Kristyn Loving ('08)  Phosphorus Loading in the South Basin of Long Pond, Kennebec County, Maine.  May 2  Poster  David H. Firmage, F. Russell Cole 
Biology  Zachary Zalinger ('09)  Plasmid-Mediated Transferable Mercury and Multiple Antibiotic Resistance in the Fish Pathogen Aeromonas salmonicida subspecies salmonicida  May 1  Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Emily Beckwitt ('10)  Rabies Virus  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude 
Biology  Kristina Langenborg ('09)  Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude 
Biology  Jennifer Mizen ('08)  Spring Arrival Dates of Maine Migratory Breeding Birds: 1896-1911 vs. 1994-2006  May 2
3:45 pm  
Presentation  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Jacqueline Beaupre ('08)  The Cardioprotective Effects of Melatonin on Reperfusion Injury in Uca pugilator  May 2  Poster  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Richard Katz ('08)  The Effect of Yeast Concentration on the Longevity of Drosophila Mutant, Methuselah  May 2  Poster  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Joshua Lord ('08)  The Effect of the Phillips State Fish Hatchery on Water Quality and Aquatic Life in Meadow Brook  May 1  Poster  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  MaryClaire McGovern ('08)  The Effects of Alcohol and Training on Exercise Recovery Metabolism and Sprint Performance in the Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei)  May 2
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Victoria Work ('08)  The Effects of the Antibiotic Chloramphenicol on Bacterial Slime and Biofilm Formation in Pseudomonas putida  May 2
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Sarah Clark ('08)  The Identification of a Chloramphenicol Inducible Multidrug Efflux Pump in Flavobacterium johnsoniae-like Isolates  May 2
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Timothy Miller ('08)  The Pollination Biology of a Peripheral Population of Witheringia solanacea (Solanaceae)  May 2
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Judy L. Stone 
Biology  Talia Savic ('09)  The Purification of the Abscisic Acid Response Element-Binding Factor, TaABF1  May 1  Poster  Russell R. Johnson 
Biology  Adrienne Angel ('08)  The Replication Cycle of Herpes Simplex 1  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude 
Biology  Katharine Harmon ('09)  The Seven Year Virus: Recurring Pogosta in Finland  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude 
Biology  Kirsten Duda ('09)  The Transmission and Treatment of Lassa Fever in West Africa  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude 
Biology  Zachary Zalinger ('09)  Tulip Break Virus  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude 
Biology  Julianne Kowalski ('11)  Vibrio Binding Protein: GpbA and Human Infection  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude, Frank A. Fekete 
Chemistry  Kristina Langenborg ('09)  DNA Repair Events Triggered by Cloretazine in Cultured Leukemia Cells  May 1  Poster  Kevin P. Rice 
Chemistry  Jennifer Bushee ('08)  Effects of Cloretazine, an Anticancer Agent, on Human Apurinic Endonuclease-1 Activity  May 1  Poster  Kevin P. Rice 
Chemistry  Kimberly Graves ('08)  Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of 2-alkoxyethylidenes  May 1  Poster  Dasan M. Thamattoor 
Chemistry  Kathlyn Harris ('08)  Hydrogen Peroxide Production in Deep, Suboxic Lake Waters  May 1  Poster  D. Whitney King 
Chemistry  Tyler Schleicher ('08)  Inhibition of Cellular Thioredoxin Reductase by the Anticancer Prodrug Cloretazine  May 2  Poster  Kevin P. Rice 
Chemistry  Cassandra Newell ('08)  Pressure Perturbation Calorimetry and Guest-Host Binding  May 1  Poster  Thomas W. Shattuck 
Chemistry  Daniel Herrick ('08)  Reactions of Atomic Carbon  May 1  Poster  Dasan M. Thamattoor 
Chemistry  Leanne Powers ('08)  Reactivity of Superoxide in Natural Waters  May 2  Poster  D. Whitney King 
Chemistry  Kristen Hitchcox ('09)  Stability of Biochemical Analytes in Blood Specimens Subjected to Delayed Processing  May 1  Poster   
Chemistry  Chantal Balesdent ('08)  Synthesis of Copper(I) Complexes with NS2-Cyclodecane Ligands Bearing Phenyl and 2-Naphthyl Pendant Aryl Groups in Quest of Copper(I)-Arene Complexes  May 1  Poster  Rebecca R. Conry 
East Asian Studies  T. U ('08)  Advocating at the Margins: Women’s NGOs in China  May 1
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Hong Zhang, Kimberly A. Besio 
East-Asian Studies  Yin Li ('08)  The Relationship Between Unreality and Strength in 'Kafka on the Shore'  April 30
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Nahita Nishmin ('08)  The West's Impact on the East: Perceptions of Women through Times  May 1
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Jessie Tang ('08)  'Between Tradition and Modernity: Reconfiguration of Public Spaces in Urban China'  May 2
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Hong Zhang 
Economics  Kyle Smith ('08)  An Incumbent's Guide to Reelection: Economic Voting by State in U.S. Presidential Elections  May 2
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Clifford E. Reid, David W. Findlay 
Economics  Joerose Tharakan ('08)  Demographic Differences in Household Expenditure for Low Income Families: Evidence from the United States  May 2
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Michael R. Donihue 
Economics  Andrei Roman ('08)  Developing Reliable Estimates of Poverty and Inequality for Chile’s Ethnic Groups  May 2
12:30 pm  
Presentation    
Economics  Andrei Roman ('08)  Living Arrangements and Subjective Well-being of Older Adults: A Comparison Between China and Japan  April 30
2:45 pm  
Presentation    
Economics  Holly Battelle ('08)  The Marketability of Huangshan Speciatly Tea  May 2  Poster    
Economics  Ishan Singh ('08)  Stock Markets and Household Wealth: Can a Stock Market Crash Cause a Recession in The US Economy?  May 2
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Michael R. Donihue 
Economics  Ivan Balbuzanov ('09)  Thou Shalt Not Kill… Thyself: The Effect of Religious Participation on Suicide  April 30
3:15 pm  
Presentation    
Economics  Yauheniya Sidarchuk ('08)  How Widely Watched Stock Market Indexes Predict Future Economic Activity: Two Centuries of Evidence Since 1800 Until Present  May 2
2:00 pm  
Presentation  David W. Findlay 
Education and Human Development  Heidi Donahue ('08)  Panel on Student Teaching and Portfolio Presentation  May 2
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  Jake Obstfeld ('09)  Teach for Who? Teach for America's Effects on Inner City Schools  May 2
2:40 pm  
Presentation  Karen A. Barnhardt 
Education and Human Development  Terri Bello ('10)  Learning Differences and Higher Education  May 2
2:20 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  Justin Dunn ('08)  Prospects for Reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act  May 2
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
English  Emily Parker ('08)  Moral Philosophy in Twentieth-Century Legal Dramas  May 1
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Michael D. Burke 
English / German/Russian  Hillary Smith ('08)  Representations of Grief in Akhmatova's Requiem and Pushkin's The Bronze Horseman  May 1
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Patricia A. Onion, Sheila M. McCarthy 
Environmental Studies  Benjamin Many ('09)  10,000 Whatts? Visualizing Energy Use  May 2  Poster  James R. Fleming 
Environmental Studies  Bethany Darling ('08)  A Civic Engagement Project to Advance Environmental Health in Maine: Alternatives to the U.S. Approach to Chemicals Regulation  May 1  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Emily Sinnott ('08)  A Civic Engagement Project to Advance Environmental Health in Maine: Human Body Burdens of Synthetic Chemicals  May 1  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Sarah Dallas ('10)  A Civic Engagement Project to Advance Environmental Health in Maine: Human Toxicity of Bisphenol-A and Its Presence in Household Products  May 1  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Emily Fogg ('08)  A Civic Engagement Project to Advance Environmental Health in Maine: Human Toxicity of Lead and Its Presence in Children’s Toys  May 1  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Claire Thompson ('08)  A Civic Engagement Project to Advance Environmental Health in Maine: Human Toxicity of Phthalates and Their Presence in Household Products  May 1  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Eric Hansen ('08)  A Civic Engagement Project to Advance Environmental Health in Maine: Maine’s Brand New Chemicals Law  May 1  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Nicholas Ruocco ('10)  A Civic Engagement Project to Advance Environmental Health in Maine: Student Efforts to Build Local Support for Safer Chemicals Policy  May 1  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Amanda Theberge ('08)  A Civic Engagement Project to Advance Environmental Health in Maine: U.S. Policy Gaps for Chemicals Regulation  May 1  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies / Chemistry  Lindsay Philips ('08)  A Phosphorus Primer for Maine's Lakes  May 1  Poster  D. Whitney King 
Environmental Studies  Patrick Roche ('09)  A Visibility Analysis of the Cape Wind Project  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Charles Carroll ('08)  An Analysis of Carbon Sequestration Potential in Maine  April 30
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Thomas H. Tietenberg 
Environmental Studies  Ian McCullough ('10)  Atlas of Maine - Electric Power Service Areas, Energy Lines and Hydroelectric Dams of Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Alaina Clark ('08)  Atlas of Maine: Wetlands and Development in Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Charles Carroll ('08)  Atlas of Maine: Carbon Sequestration and Population Centers in Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Bethany Darling ('08)  Atlas of Maine: Changing Property Values in Maine, 1999-2008  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Eric Hansen ('08)  Atlas of Maine: Electrical Hookups and Service Providers in Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Caitlin Dufraine ('09)  Atlas of Maine: Fault Lines and Earthquakes of Maine 1568-2005  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Caitlin Casey ('09)  Atlas of Maine: Federally Recognized Indian Lands of Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Lindsay Dreiss ('09)  Atlas of Maine: Fragmentation and Clearing of Maine Forest Habitats  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Courtney Larson ('08)  Atlas of Maine: Impervious Surfaces of Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Patrick Roche ('09)  Atlas of Maine: Maine's Fast Food  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Andrew Young ('09)  Atlas of Maine: Median Household Income in Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Jamie O'Connell ('08)  Atlas of Maine: Organic Farms and Local Food Retailers in Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Frederick Freudenberger ('09)  Atlas of Maine: Population Density and Dams in Maine, 2000.  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Michelle Presby ('09)  Atlas of Maine: Suitable Habitats for Wildlife and Conservation Areas in Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies / Geology  Morgan Davies ('08)  Black Carbon in Taylor Pond, Maine  May 1  Poster  Robert A. Gastaldo 
Environmental Studies  Jamie O'Connell ('08)  Carbon Neutrality at Colby College  April 30
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Thomas H. Tietenberg 
Environmental Studies / Biology  Michael Bienkowski ('10)  Climate Change and Lobster (Homarus americanus) Conservation in Maine  May 2  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Hannah Taska ('09)  Consequences of Biofuel Production in the Amazon Rainforest  May 2  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  William Tyson ('09)  Corridors for Wolf Reintroduction to Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Lindsay Dreiss ('09)  Demographics of Natural Disaster Hotspots in Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Alaina Clark ('08)  Designing a Green Graduation at Colby College  April 30
2:30 pm  
Presentation  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Ian McCullough ('10)  Ecological Effects of Wolf Reintroduction in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem  May 2  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Emma Gildesgame ('10)  Ecotourism as a Means of Conservation in Eastern Africa: Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts  May 2  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies    Environmental Studies Honors Presentations Follow  April 30
2:15 pm  
Presentation  David H. Firmage 
Environmental Studies  Ian McCullough ('10)  Habitat Suitability Analysis of the Critically Endangered Florida Panther  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Sarah Stevens ('09)  Logging's Effects on Maine Forest Habitat: A Case Study of the American Marten  May 2  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Eric Hansen ('08)  Modeling Ice Cover on Trails at Grand Canyon National Park  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Charles Carroll ('08)  Modeling Potential Tiger Habitat in Hupingshan-Houhe and Mangshan-Nanling National Nature Reserves, China  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Lauren Bizzari ('09)  Nitrate Removal in Nitrex(TM) Permeable Reactive Barriers: Investigating Denitrification Using a 15NO3 Tracer  April 30
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Judy L. Stone 
Environmental Studies  Michelle Presby ('09)  Proposed Public Transportation Route for Waterville, Maine  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Courtney Larson ('08)  Separating People and Wildlife: Zoning as a Conservation Strategy for Large Carnivores  April 30
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Bethany Darling ('08)  Smart Growth and Quality of Place: Options and Opportunities in Planning for Rural Maine  April 30
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Rosalind Becker ('08)  The Carbon Emissions of the Boston Red Sox  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Anna Barnwell ('08)  The Global Nature of the Origins and Disposal of Electronic Waste  May 1  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Kerry Whittaker ('08)  The impact of development and changing land-use patterns on the water quality of Long Pond South Basin  May 2  Poster  David H. Firmage, F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Bethany Darling ('08)  Using GIS Network Analyst to Identify Suppliers for a Produce Co-op in Waterville, ME  May 2  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Kerry Whittaker ('08)  Using Variable Stomatal Sensitivity to CO2 in Conifers to Reconstruct Ancient Atmospheres and Predict Future Implications of Climate Change  April 30
4:00 pm  
Presentation  David H. Firmage 
French/Italian  Kristin Weigle ('08)  Catholic Missionnary Efforts in the Antilles and French Guyana Under Colonial Rule: History, Motivation, and Methods  May 1
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Adrianna M. Paliyenko 
French/Italian  Amber Collins ('08)  Rhetoric and Reality: Changing Principles and Ambivalent Implementation of Colonial Policy in French Indochina  May 1
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Adrianna M. Paliyenko 
French/Italian  Nathalie-Claire Chiavaroli ('08)  The Black Napoleon: Post-Colonial Figures of Toussaint Louverture  May 1
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Adrianna M. Paliyenko 
French/Italian  Sarah Goldstein ('08)  The Role of Gender in French Colonial Indochina  May 1
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Adrianna M. Paliyenko 
French/Italian  Alexandra Kenyon ('08)  War on the Seas: Franco-British Scramble for Mauritius Island  May 1
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Adrianna M. Paliyenko 
Geology  C. Clark ('08)  Establishing Taphonomic Trends of Coleoptera Using Three Different Carabid Species in a Laboratory Flume System  May 2  Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology  William Kinder ('08)  Societal Implications and Management of Coastal Erosion in Chatham, Massachusetts  May 1
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Robert E. Nelson 
German/Russian  Michael Hempel ('11)  'Der Reigen als kritisches Bild der Wiener Gesellschaft' (Der Reigen as a Critical Image of Viennese Society)  April 30
5:15 pm  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Melanie Ungar ('08)  Die Frauen in Schnitzlers 'Reigen': Widerstehen gegen stereotype Geschlechtsrollen und gesellschaftliche Heuchelei (The Women in Schnitzler's 'Reigen': Resisting Stereotypical Gender Roles and Societal Hypocrisy)  April 30
6:15 pm  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Gretchen Markiewicz ('08)  Eine zu große Rolle: Zufall in 'Das Versprechen: ein Requiem auf den Kriminalroman' und Dürrenmatts Warnung, ihn in der Wirklichkeit anzuerkennen (Too Great a Role: Chance in Dürrenmatt's 'Das Versprechen')  April 30
5:45 pm  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Daniel Franklin ('10)  Revenge, Relocation, Integration, and Recovery: The Expulsion of Germans from Eastern Europe and their Role in West Germany's Post-WWII Reconstruction  April 30
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Maria K. Morrison 
German/Russian  Catherine Vieth ('10)  The Russian Worker Through Photographs: 1926-1938  April 30  Poster  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
Government  Andrei Roman ('08)  Banco Palmas: Towards a Concept of “Solidarity Economics” - Research Report on a Goldfarb Student Research Grant  May 2
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Ariel C. Armony 
Government  Andrei Roman ('08)  Bom Conselho? - A Case Study of Community Involvement Mechanisms in the FUMAC Design of the World Bank Rural Poverty Alleviation Project (RPAP) in Pernambuco, Northeasten Brazil  May 2
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Ariel C. Armony 
Government  Jacqueline Grady ('08)  Decisions to Abrogate Personal Liberty: The Ethics of Conscription in the United States  May 2
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Joseph R. Reisert, L. Sandy Maisel 
Government  Christina Feng ('08)  Microfinance through a Governance Lens  May 2
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer A. Yoder 
Government  Randi Arsenault ('09)  Predicting Presidential Performance: What Must a Voter Know?  May 2
3:30 pm  
Presentation  G. Calvin Mackenzie 
History  Brian Sweeney ('08)  'A System of Silence': Philadelphia Orphanages and the Limits of Benevolence, 1780s-1830s  May 2
3:20 pm  
Presentation  Jason M. Opal 
History  Adam Boss ('08)  A City at War: Daily life and society in Orléans during the 1428-1429 English Siege  May 2
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Larissa J. Taylor 
History  Timothy Regele ('08)  A Difficult Beginning: American Educational Reform in Post-World War II Germany  May 1
4:45 pm  
Presentation  Raffael M. Scheck 
History  Caroline Brooks ('08)  A Movement in Moments: Exploring Women's Rights and The Iranian 1979 Revolution  May 1
4:00 pm  
Presentation  John P. Turner 
History  Laura Perille ('08)  Fashioning an Ideal: Constructions of Honor Leading Up to the English Civil War  May 1
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Larissa J. Taylor 
History  Hannah Coleman ('08)  Jeane Kirkpatrick, the Committee of Santa Fe, and the Origins of the Reagan Administration's Complicity in the Nicaraguan Counterrevolution  May 2
4:10 pm  
Presentation  Robert S. Weisbrot 
History  Lucia Giordano ('08)  Lessons on Labor and Loss: Organization, Education, and the Women's Trade Union League of America, 1900-1930  May 2
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Jason M. Opal 
History  Evan Kaplan ('08)  Revolutionary Hijackers in Russia and Iran: How Lenin and Khomeini Seized Control of their Respective Revolutions  May 2
3:00 pm  
Presentation  John P. Turner 
History  Jason Hayes ('08)  Western Missionary Perspectives of the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864)  May 1
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Peter B. Ditmanson 
International Studies  Nicole Terrillion ('08)  Cultivating Urban Ecological Citizenship: NGOs and Environmental Perception in Quito, Ecuador  May 2
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Ben W. Fallaw, Jeffrey D. Anderson 
International Studies  Suzanne Moreau ('08)  Female Infanticide in India  April 30
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Nikky-Guninder K. Singh 
International Studies  Leonardo Costa ('08)  Hasta Luego Sucre and Peseta: An analysis of Ecuador’s and Spain’s decision to abandon their national currencies  May 2
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Patrice M. Franko 
International Studies  Gautam Nair ('08)  The Crisis of Liberalism in Egypt: Workers and the Wafd Party (Goldfarb Center Student Research)  May 2
5:00 pm  
Presentation  John P. Turner 
International Studies  Evan Phelps ('08)  The Informal Economy in Urban Dakar: What Role Can Formalization Play?  May 1
5:20 pm  
Presentation  Catherine L. Besteman 
International Studies  Kristen Kouttab ('08)  Urban Islamists: Reshaping Moroccan Politics in the 21st Century  May 1
5:00 pm  
Presentation  John P. Turner 
Latin American Studies  Stephanie Bowman ('08)  In the Absence of Family: How Private Honduran Childrens Homes Meet the Needs of At-Risk Youth  April 30
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Ben W. Fallaw 
Latin American Studies  Abigail Hall ('08)  The Penguins' Revolution: An Analysis of Student Response to the Multi-Dimensional Chilean Educational Crisis.  April 30
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Ben W. Fallaw 
Mathematics  Michael MacNicoll ('09)  Modeling Contradicting Perceptions of Motion During Deceleration in a Centrifuge  May 1  Poster  Jan E. Holly 
Mathematics  Katharine Harmon ('09)  Perceptions in Gondola Centrifuges Predicted by a Whole-Motion Model  May 2  Poster  Jan E. Holly 
Physics and Astronomy  Nolan Gagne ('08)  Hamiltonian Constraint Analysis of Vector Field Theories with Spontaneous Lorentz Symmetry Breaking  May 1  Poster  Robert T. Bluhm 
Psychology  Logan Berg ('08)  Anticipating Regret or Devaluation?: An Investigation of the Causes of Inaction Inertia  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Duy Lyford ('10)  Attraction: Effects of the Environment From Global to Personal on Perceived Beauty and Relationships  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Duy Lyford ('10)  Attraction: The Effects of Environmental and Personal Security on Perceived Attractiveness and Relationship Length  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Angela Barrett ('08)  Coping With Race and Weight Stigma  April 30  Poster  Rachel Kallen 
Psychology  Megan Smith ('09)  Defining the Neuroanatomical Correlates of Tourette Syndrome: A Comprehensive Review  April 30  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Charlotte Morse-Fortier ('08)  Ecological Perception of Spaces  April 30  Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Jennifer Rutherford ('08)  Effects of Variability on Entrainment with an Environmental Stimulus  April 30  Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Katherine Klepinski ('08)  Gender Differences in Anxiety Resulting from Thought Suppression.  April 30  Poster  Lee J. Markowitz 
Psychology  Madison Gregor ('09)  Gender Differences in Facial Emotion Expression  April 30  Poster  Lee J. Markowitz 
Psychology  Cheryl Hahn ('08)  Gender Differences in the Effects of Social Context on Emotional Responding  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Sakshi Balani ('10)  Gender and Maturity of a Face Influence Perceptions of its Competence, Intelligence and Honesty.  April 30  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Madeline Ragan ('08)  Group Decision Making in the Dictator Game: The Effect of Gender and Offer Method  May 2
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Joseph E. Atkins 
Psychology  Emily Schofield ('09)  Group Intentional and Unintentional Interpersonal Coordination  April 30  Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Michele Chu ('09)  Horsing Around: Quadrupedal Gaits and Interpersonal Coordination  April 30  Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Margaret Hayes ('09)  How Much Do I Want Those Shoes? The Effects of Social Comparison on Valuation, Anticipated, and Experienced Regret in Inaction Inertia  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Kaila Saxe ('08)  Maladaptive Attention to Emotion and the Personalization of Objective, Negative Stimuli  April 30  Poster  Lee J. Markowitz 
Psychology  Benjamin Gross ('10)  Measuring Outcome Expectancy in Intellectual and Physical Tasks  April 30  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Jennifer Corriveau ('10)  Memory for Objects and Place Recognition in Adult Male Rats Treated with Dietary Choline Supplementation  April 30  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Sarah Romeo ('08)  Men's Fears of Intimacy: Dismissive Attachment, Masculine Ideology, and Alexithymia  April 30  Poster   
Psychology  Jessica Frick ('10)  Misattribution of Arousal and Stereotype Threat  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Lauren McClurg ('09)  Modulation of Spatial Learning and Cell Morphology in the Basal Forebrain Cholinergic System by Dietary Choline Intake in Adult Female Rats  April 30  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Darshini Mahadevia ('10)  Mood over Mind: How Mood Affects Decision Making  April 30  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Walter Campbell ('08)  Movement Coordination in Joint Action  May 2
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Sarah Romeo ('08)  One Bite at a Time: An Analysis of Eating Disorder Interventions  April 30  Poster  Rachel Kallen 
Psychology  Jessie Guild ('08)  Procrastination: When Missed Opportunities Return and When They Will Be Completed  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Colin Hutzler ('10)  Regulatory Focus and Dietary Restraint  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Katherine Klepinski ('08)  Relationship Between Mimicry And Synchrony  April 30  Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Stephanie Lubin-Levy ('08)  Sequential Looking to Index Categorization in 4-Month-Old Infants  April 30  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Stacey Dubois ('08)  Stereotype Threat Affects False Memory Susceptibility in Older Adults  May 2
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Rebecca Feldman ('08)  Stress, Coping and Mindfulness: Relations to Social Satisfaction and Trends among Different Populations  April 30  Poster   
Psychology  Megan Dean ('09)  The Effect of Ideal and Ought Discrepancies of a Professor on Affect  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Ashley Beaulieu ('09)  The Effects Of Priming College Students With Parenthood And Career Cues  April 30  Poster  Rachel Kallen 
Psychology  Raven Adams ('08)  The Effects of Choline Supplementation throughout the Lifespan on Anxiety and Reactions to Acute Stress in the Rat  April 30  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Linsey Walker ('08)  The Effects of Contextual Backgrounds of Natural and Artifactual Images on ERPs  May 2
2:15 pm  
Presentation   
Psychology  Anuj Kapur ('10)  The Effects of Mood Awareness on Liking and Categorization of Faces.  April 30  Poster   
Psychology  Pamela Dudley ('08)  The Effects of Noise Distribution on Unintentional Interpersonal Coordination  April 30  Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Cassie Sancartier ('08)  The Effects of Parental Alcoholism on Attachment  April 30  Poster  Tarja Raag 
Psychology  Sarah Kunkel ('08)  The Effects of Praise on Preschoolers' Friendship and Performance  April 30  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Raven Adams ('08)  The Effects of Prenatal Choline Availability on Behavioral and Neural Reactions to Social Isolation Rearing in the Rat  May 2
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Kristina Boman ('08)  The Effects of Prenatal Choline Supplementation on Aggressive Behavior in Rats  April 30  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Kristina Boman ('08)  The Effects of Prenatal Choline Supplementation on Infant Rat Exploration  April 30  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Cheryl Hahn ('08)  The Effects of Reproductive Experience and Maternal Behaviors on Mother Rats’ Cognitive Abilities and Anxiety Reponses  May 2
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Devon McIntyre ('10)  The Effects of Seating Arrangement and Auditory Stimulation on Test Performance  April 30  Poster  Rachel Kallen 
Psychology  Jennifer Corriveau ('10)  The Effects of Stigma on Individuals’ Expression of Sexuality and Sexual Orientation  April 30  Poster  Rachel Kallen 
Psychology  Kaila Saxe ('08)  The Hypersensitivity to and Moral Panic of Female Relational Aggression  April 30  Poster  Tarja Raag 
Psychology  Chelsea Stillman ('10)  The Influence of Exercise- and Body Image- Related Cognitions on Eating Behavior  April 30  Poster  Rachel Kallen 
Psychology  Lana Ciociolo-Hinkell ('09)  The Lonely Chameleon: Do Needs for Individuation and Assimilation Affect Mimicry?  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Lacey Favreau ('08)  To Cut or not to Cut: Individual and Societal Perspectives on Cosmetic Surgery  April 30  Poster  Rachel Kallen 
Psychology  Michele Chu ('09)  Which Events Do We Remember Best? The Salience of Achievement and Interpersonal Memories  April 30  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Religious Studies  Julie Casper ('08)  A Comprehensive Examination of New Immigrants: The Reverse Diaspora of Argentinean Jews to Israel  May 1
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Carleen R. Mandolfo 
Religious Studies  Meaghan Jerrett ('08)  Western Converts to Eastern Religious Traditions: Authenticity or Escapism  May 1
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Nikky-Guninder K. Singh 
Science, Technology, and Society    Art for the Environment 
 
Presentation  James R. Fleming 
Science, Technology, and Society  Katherine Klepinski ('08)  Kennebec Valley Co-op: All Local, All Affordable  April 30
1:20 pm  
Presentation  James R. Fleming 
Science, Technology, and Society  Stephen Erario ('10)  Moving Toward a Sustainable Waterville  April 30
1:35 pm  
Presentation  James R. Fleming 
Science, Technology, and Society  Brooke Wanlass ('11)  The State's Benefits from the Maine Solar Rebate Program  April 30
2:10 pm  
Presentation  James R. Fleming 
Science, Technology, and Society  Benjamin Many ('09)  Visualizing Energy Use: 10,000 Whatts?  April 30
2:45 pm  
Presentation  James R. Fleming 
Science, Technology, and Society  Megan Browning ('10)  Climate Change Education and Action in Local High Schools  April 30
1:50 pm  
Presentation  James R. Fleming 
Science, Technology, and Society  Noah Bonnheim ('11)  Feasibility Study: Solar Water Heating at Colby's Harold Alfond Athletic Center  April 30
1:00 pm  
Presentation  James R. Fleming, Paul E. Libby 
Sociology  Sara Benjamin ('08)  A Macro-Sociological Perspective on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Why Reauthorization is Not the Issue  May 2
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Thomas J. Morrione 
Sociology  Carolyn Curtis ('08)  Self-Destructive Behaviors of Adolescent Boys and Girls  May 2
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Teresa J. Arendell 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Lindsay Tolle ('08)  'I'm a Carrie' becomes 'I'm a Cutter': Selling Girls Self-Harming Behavior in Young Adult 'Issue Lit'  May 1
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Laura Webb ('08)  Creating PIP: Conveying the Feminist Movement to the Next Generation  May 1
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Patrick Sanders ('08)  Failing Women and the Failures Who Dress Them: How Gay Male Hosts of Lifestyle Makeover Shows Fail to adDress the True Failure, Heteronormativity  May 1
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 

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