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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
Wednesday, April 30  
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
Science, Technology, and Society Studies
Diamond 242
Session Chair: James Fleming
1:00-3:00 PM  
1:00 pm Noah Bonnheim ('11) and Caitlin Dufraine ('09), Science, Technology, and Society
  Feasibility Study: Solar Water Heating at Colby's Harold Alfond Athletic Center
1:20 pm Katherine Klepinski ('08), Science, Technology, and Society
  Kennebec Valley Co-op: All Local, All Affordable
1:35 pm Stephen Erario ('10), Science, Technology, and Society
  Moving Toward a Sustainable Waterville
1:50 pm Megan Browning ('10) and Alice Evans ('10), Science, Technology, and Society
  Climate Change Education and Action in Local High Schools
2:10 pm Brooke Wanlass ('11) and James Pinkston ('08), Science, Technology, and Society
  The State's Benefits from the Maine Solar Rebate Program
2:45 pm Benjamin Many ('09), Science, Technology, and Society
  Visualizing Energy Use: 10,000 Whatts?
Environmental Studies Presentations
Smith Room
Session Chair: Russell Cole
1:30-5:00 PM  
1:30 pm Bethany Darling ('08)
  Smart Growth and Quality of Place: Options and Opportunities in Planning for Rural Maine
2:00 pm Lauren Bizzari ('09)
  Nitrate Removal in Nitrex(TM) Permeable Reactive Barriers: Investigating Denitrification Using a 15NO3 Tracer
2:15 pm
  Environmental Studies Honors Presentations Follow
2:30 pm Alaina Clark ('08)
  Designing a Green Graduation at Colby College
3:00 pm Courtney Larson ('08)
  Separating People and Wildlife: Zoning as a Conservation Strategy for Large Carnivores
3:30 pm Jamie O'Connell ('08)
  Carbon Neutrality at Colby College
4:00 pm Kerry Whittaker ('08)
  Using Variable Stomatal Sensitivity to CO2 in Conifers to Reconstruct Ancient Atmospheres and Predict Future Implications of Climate Change
4:30 pm Charles Carroll ('08)
  An Analysis of Carbon Sequestration Potential in Maine
General Session
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Suzi Cole
1:45-3:30 PM  
1:30 pm Suzanne Moreau ('08), International Studies
  Female Infanticide in India
1:45 pm Yin Li ('08), East-Asian Studies
  The Relationship Between Unreality and Strength in 'Kafka on the Shore'
2:00 pm Annelene Fisher ('08), African Studies
  Coloured Identity and Experience in South African Theatre (Goldfarb Center Student Research)
2:30 pm Daniel Franklin ('10), German/Russian
  Revenge, Relocation, Integration, and Recovery: The Expulsion of Germans from Eastern Europe and their Role in West Germany's Post-WWII Reconstruction
2:45 pm Andrei Roman ('08), Economics
  Living Arrangements and Subjective Well-being of Older Adults: A Comparison Between China and Japan
3:15 pm Ivan Balbuzanov ('09), Economics
  Thou Shalt Not Kill… Thyself: The Effect of Religious Participation on Suicide
Latin American Studies
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Ben Fallaw
4:00-5:30 PM  
4:00 pm Stephanie Bowman ('08), Latin American Studies
  In the Absence of Family: How Private Honduran Childrens Homes Meet the Needs of At-Risk Youth
4:30 pm Abigail Hall ('08), Latin American Studies
  The Penguins' Revolution: An Analysis of Student Response to the Multi-Dimensional Chilean Educational Crisis.
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Veronique Plesch
4:00-5:30 PM  
4:00 pm Justine Ludwig ('08)
  From the Kunstkammer to the Art Museum
4:20 pm Laure-Helene Caseau ('10)
  Jean-Honoré Fragonard: A Sentimental Affair
4:40 pm Virginia Robbins ('09)
  Written on the Face: The Grotesque Physiognomy in Northern Renaissance Art
5:00 pm Grant Netzorg ('08)
  If it's the Devil's Music, Satan Must Be Awfully Proud
Sex, Madness, and Transgression in German Literature
Smith Room
Session Chair: Arne Koch
5:15-6:30 PM  
5:15 pm Michael Hempel ('11), German/Russian
  'Der Reigen als kritisches Bild der Wiener Gesellschaft' (Der Reigen as a Critical Image of Viennese Society)
5:45 pm Gretchen Markiewicz ('08), German/Russian
  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')
6:15 pm Melanie Ungar ('08), German/Russian
  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)

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