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 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

Research Presentations
Thursday, May 1  
Asia Pacific Modernities Presentations
Diamond 323
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
11:00 PM  
  Diana Sternberg ('09)
  The Sex Trade in Thailand and its Effect on Gender Roles
  Katie-Elyse Turner ('09)
  Narratives of China: Bodies and the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  Silas Gill ('09)
  Localization in Chinese Rock Music
  Ethel Chou ('10)
  Taiwan’s Foreign Brides
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
American Studies Honors Presentations
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Margaret McFadden
11:00-12:45 PM  
11:00 am Julie Bero ('08)
  Coalitions for Victory: The Necessity of Alliance Creation for Progressive Ballot Initiative Campaigns
11:30 am William Fong ('08)
  Kung Fu Fighting and Masculinity
12:00 pm Carolyn Lovejoy ('08)
  Portrayal of Masculinity in American Society as seen Through The Pickup Artist
12:15 pm Lindsay Tolle ('08)
  Seeing Through Color-Blindness: Negotiations of Multiracial Relationships on 'Six Feet Under,' 'The L Word,' and 'Ugly Betty'
General Session
Smith Room
Session Chair: Clem Guthro
1:00-3:30 PM  
1:45 pm Meaghan Jerrett ('08), Religious Studies
  Western Converts to Eastern Religious Traditions: Authenticity or Escapism
2:00 pm William Kinder ('08), Geology
  Societal Implications and Management of Coastal Erosion in Chatham, Massachusetts
2:15 pm Escar Kusema ('09), Kirsten Duda ('09) and Jennifer Myers ('09), Biology
  Cellular Mechanisms of Melatonin-Induced and Calmodulin-Inhibited Neurite Growth in Uca pugilator X-Organ Cells.
2:30 pm T. U ('08), East Asian Studies
  Advocating at the Margins: Women’s NGOs in China
2:45 pm Nahita Nishmin ('08), East-Asian Studies
  The West's Impact on the East: Perceptions of Women through Times
3:00 pm Melyn Heckelman ('08), Anthropology
  The Language of Sex: Moral Socialization and Reproductive Education in Public Schools
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Lisa Arellano
1:00-3:00 PM  
1:00 pm Lindsay Tolle ('08), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  'I'm a Carrie' becomes 'I'm a Cutter': Selling Girls Self-Harming Behavior in Young Adult 'Issue Lit'
1:30 pm Patrick Sanders ('08), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Failing Women and the Failures Who Dress Them: How Gay Male Hosts of Lifestyle Makeover Shows Fail to adDress the True Failure, Heteronormativity
2:00 pm Laura Webb ('08), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Creating PIP: Conveying the Feminist Movement to the Next Generation
The Cell Cycle and Cancer Symposium
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM  
  Dylan Perry ('09)
  Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and Lynch syndrome: two forms of hereditary colorectal cancer
  Jessica Egan ('08)
  Improving treatment of ALL in adults and infants
  Megan Watts ('08)
  Surviving pediatric acute myeloid leukemia: Emily’s story of relapse and remission
  Jennifer Zuar ('08)
  Proteasome inhibitors: a treatment for multiple myeloma and applications to other cancers
  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
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
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Diamond 341
Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg
2:30 PM  
  Brett McNeice ('08)
  Electricity Deregulation: Theory and Evidence
  Bobby Gorman ('08)
  The Economics of Green Architecture
The Other French Empire, Then and Now
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Adrianna Paliyenko
2:30-5:00 PM  
2:30 pm Kristin Weigle ('08), French/Italian
  Catholic Missionnary Efforts in the Antilles and French Guyana Under Colonial Rule: History, Motivation, and Methods
3:00 pm Nathalie-Claire Chiavaroli ('08), French/Italian
  The Black Napoleon: Post-Colonial Figures of Toussaint Louverture
3:30 pm Alexandra Kenyon ('08), French/Italian
  War on the Seas: Franco-British Scramble for Mauritius Island
4:00 pm Amber Collins ('08), French/Italian
  Rhetoric and Reality: Changing Principles and Ambivalent Implementation of Colonial Policy in French Indochina
4:30 pm Sarah Goldstein ('08), French/Italian
  The Role of Gender in French Colonial Indochina
Dammed Maine Biographies
Diamond 223
Session Chair: Peter Sly
2:30 PM  
  Hannah Lafleur ('11)
  Edwards Dam
  Anders Nordblom ('10)
  Passamaquoddy/ St Croix
  Amanda Lindsay ('11)
  Veazie Dam and Penobscot River Restoration Project
  Sarah Stevens ('09)
  Harris Station
  Megan Saunders ('09)
  Churchill Dam
General Session
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Jim Terhune
3:45-6:00 PM  
3:45 pm Emily Parker ('08), English
  Moral Philosophy in Twentieth-Century Legal Dramas
4:00 pm Hillary Smith ('08), English
  Representations of Grief in Akhmatova's Requiem and Pushkin's The Bronze Horseman
4:30 pm Julie Casper ('08), Religious Studies
  A Comprehensive Examination of New Immigrants: The Reverse Diaspora of Argentinean Jews to Israel
5:00 pm Kristen Kouttab ('08), International Studies
  Urban Islamists: Reshaping Moroccan Politics in the 21st Century
5:20 pm Evan Phelps ('08), International Studies
  The Informal Economy in Urban Dakar: What Role Can Formalization Play?
History Honors
Smith Room
Session Chair: Raffael Scheck
4:00-5:00 PM  
4:00 pm Caroline Brooks ('08)
  A Movement in Moments: Exploring Women's Rights and The Iranian 1979 Revolution
4:15 pm Laura Perille ('08)
  Fashioning an Ideal: Constructions of Honor Leading Up to the English Civil War
4:30 pm Jason Hayes ('08)
  Western Missionary Perspectives of the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864)
4:45 pm Timothy Regele ('08)
  A Difficult Beginning: American Educational Reform in Post-World War II Germany

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