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COLBY COLLEGE
 2009 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2009
April 29 - May 1, 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 
American Studies  Melissa Martin ('09)  America the Beautiful, the Bountiful, the Healthful and the Hungry: Understanding Contemporary American Food Culture  May 1
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Henry Powell ('09)  Consuming Generations: Race and Society in George Romero's Zombie Films  May 1
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Laura Saltz 
American Studies  Jamie Quine ('09)  Disney's Daughters: The Representation of Gender in Popular Animated Disney Films  May 1
2:40 pm  
Presentation  Laura Saltz 
American Studies  Hope Rosenfeld ('09)  Friend or Foe? Examining the Impact of Facebook and Social Networking on Modern American Society  May 1
1:25 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Tiffany Martin ('09)  The Selfish versus The Lazy: Intra-racial Relationships in Aaron McGruder's 'The Boondocks'  May 1
1:50 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
Anthropology / African-American Studies  Katie-Elyse Turner ('09)  2008 Election Archive: Diaspora, Encounter and Place as the Production of Political Identities in the United States.  April 30  Poster  Chandra D. Bhimull, Chandra D. Bhimull 
Anthropology  Jordana Flick ('11)  Michelle Obama's Interaction with the African Diaspora in the 2008 Presidential Election  May 1  Poster  Chandra D. Bhimull 
Anthropology  Danielle Sheppard ('11)  Racial Identity, Double Consciousness and the African Diaspora in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election  April 30  Poster  Chandra D. Bhimull 
Anthropology  Eitan Green ('09)  Re-imagined Communities: Global Climbing on Local Mountains  April 30
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Mary Elizabeth Mills 
Art  Margaret Gribbell ('09)  A Limoges Reliquary  April 29
4:15 pm  
Presentation  David L. Simon, Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Whitney Lynn ('09)  Byzantine Paten and Chalice  April 29
4:00 pm  
Presentation  David L. Simon, Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Brittany Canniff ('09)  Dutch Food and Identity in 17th Century Still Lives  April 30
4:20 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Thomas Winter ('09)  Façade Relief with Two Birds  April 29
4:45 pm  
Presentation  David L. Simon, Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Megan Conroy ('10)  Ivory Diptych with Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Crucifixion, and Last Judgment  April 29
4:30 pm  
Presentation  David L. Simon, Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Samantha Richens ('11)  The American Portrait and the Invention of the Daguerreotype  April 29
2:30 pm  
Presentation  David L. Simon 
Art  Laure-Helene Caseau ('10)  European Chocolate: the Early Years  April 30
4:40 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Fiona Braslau ('10)  Meat in European Art  April 30
5:00 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Virginia Robbins ('10)  Sins of the Flesh: Gluttony and Lust in Medieval Culture  April 30
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Biology  Sinead Nyhan ('09)  A Plasmid to Rescue the Bristle Phenotype of Shaven Mutants and the Eye Phenotype of Sparkling Mutants of Drosophila melanogaster  April 30  Poster  Peter Joshua Kavaler 
Biology  Charlotte Carrigan ('09)  Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Environments of Carcinus maenas and its Effect on Invasiveness  April 30  Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Jonathan Lefcheck ('09)  Behavioral Traits Maintain a Physical Boundary Between Two Morphs of the Rough Periwinkle (Littorina saxatilis L.) in the Gulf of Maine Rocky Intertidal Zone  April 30  Poster  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Escar Kusema ('09)  Cellular Mechanisms of Melatonin-induced Neurite Growth in Crustacean X-organ Cells.  May 1
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Zachary Zalinger ('09)  Characterization of the Incompatibiity Group A/C Conjugative Plasmid Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida  May 1
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Catarina Ruksznis ('10)  Circadian Fluctuation of Clock Gene Expression in the Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Kidney  May 1  Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Olena Marchenko ('10)  Comparative Analysis of Broad-Host-Range Multi-Drug Resistance IncA/C Plasmids  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude, Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Kimberly Cohen ('09)  Diet Manipulation in Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae, Vanessa cardui: Effects on Larvae, Adult Morphology, and Flight Performance  May 1
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Katharine Harmon ('09)  Engrailed and Other Pax-2 targets  May 1
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Peter Joshua Kavaler 
Biology  Philip Crystal ('09)  Estimation of population reduction and gene flow in the rare orchid Isotria medeoloides  May 1
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Judy L. Stone 
Biology  Andrew McEvoy ('09)  Evaluation of Nocturnal Flight Calls as Useful Tool in the Study of Avian Migration  May 1
2:00 pm  
Presentation  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Andrew Hardigan ('10)  Isolation and Characterization of Colonization Factor GbpA in Vibrio cholerae and Related Marine Species  April 30  Poster  Brooke A. Jude, Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Corey Martin ('10)  Preferential Phagocytosis of Gram-negative Bacteria by Zebrafish Leukocytes  April 30  Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Daniel Heinrich ('09)  Reaction Latency Period in Response to Tactile Stimuli  April 29
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Seth Johnson ('10)  Regulation of D-Pax-2 by Proneural Genes  April 30
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Peter Joshua Kavaler 
Biology  Seth Johnson ('10)  Regulation of D-Pax2 by Proneural Genes  April 30  Poster  Peter Joshua Kavaler 
Biology  Kirby Walker ('09)  Sub-inhibitory Effects of Chloramphenicol on Biofilm Production in Pseudomonads with and without the Presence of an Efflux Pump Inhibitor  April 30  Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Zachary Zalinger ('09)  The Effect of Chloramphenicol on the Conjugation Rate of Aeromonas salmonicida subspecies salmonicida  May 1  Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Ruth Langton ('09)  The Effect of Glutamate on Neurosecretory Cells in the Crustacean Nervous System  May 1
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Lisa Portis ('09)  The Effect of Sea Star Predators on the Retractability of the Whelk Nucella lamellosa  April 30  Poster   
Biology  Jennifer Myers ('09)  The Effects of N-acetylserotonin and Prazosin on Fiddler Crab (Uca pugilator) X-Organ Cell Neurite Growth  May 1
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Colin O'Shea ('10)  The Neurological Phenotyping of Methylmalonic Acidemia  April 30
2:45 pm  
Presentation   
Biology  Talia Savic ('09)  The PKABA1-interacting Factor TaABF1 Mediates Both Abscisic Acid-suppressed and Abscisic Acid-induced Gene Expression in Wheat Grains  April 30  Poster  Russell R. Johnson 
Biology  Cara Whalen ('09)  The Veterinary Care of Retired Racing Greyhounds: The Medical Aspects of the Transition between the Racetrack and the Adoption Home  May 1  Poster  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Soren Craig-Muller ('09)  The rDNA Cluster Regions ITS-1 and ITS-2 Can Be Used to Distinguish Natural Populations of the Sea Anemone Metridium senile  April 30  Poster  Paul G. Greenwood 
Biology  Brian Huntington ('09)  Toxicity of Plastic Lures  May 1  Poster  G. Russell Danner 
Biology  David Brazel ('12)  Transfer of a Multi-Drug Resistance Mediating Megaplasmid to Vibrio cholerae  May 1  Poster  Brooke A. Jude, Frank A. Fekete 
Chemistry  Matthew Strickland ('10)  Familial Paragangliomas and Pheochromocytomas: Succinate Dehydrogenase Deficiency as a Result of SDHB Mutation  April 30  Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Chemistry  Eric Braunstein ('10)  Analysis of the Electron Withdrawing Capability of Acetylene Groups for Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution.  April 29
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Jeffrey L. Katz 
Chemistry  Brian Wadugu ('09)  DNA Cross-linking and Apoptotic Potential of (1-chloroethenyl)oxirane  April 30  Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Chemistry  Christopher Buros ('09)  Disruption of the Thioredoxin System by the Anticancer Prodrug Laromustine  May 1  Poster  Kevin P. Rice 
Chemistry  Jonathan Guerrette ('09)  Intramolecular Rearrangements of Carbenes  April 30  Poster  Dasan M. Thamattoor 
Chemistry  Zachary Helm ('09)  Measuring and Modeling the Kinetics of Bulk Antioxidant Activity in Natural Waters  April 30  Poster  D. Whitney King 
Chemistry  Brian DiMento ('10)  Method for the Photochemical Production of Superoxide Radicals in Water-Ethanol Solutions  May 1  Poster  D. Whitney King 
Chemistry  Thora Maltais ('09)  Synthesis and Characterization of Organometallic Complexes  April 30  Poster  Rebecca R. Conry 
Chemistry  Abbie Frederick ('09)  The Consequences of Carbamoylating Activity from Anticancer Sulfonylhydrazines on the Enzymes of DNA Base Excision Repair  May 1  Poster  Kevin P. Rice 
Chemistry / Biology  Kristen Hitchcox ('09)  The Effects of Exogenous Insulin and Exercise on Glucose and Lactate Metabolism in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei.  April 30  Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Chemistry  Nichole Schmidt ('09)  The Synthesis of a Biomimetic Mo Complex with a New Bidentate Sulfur Ligand  April 30  Poster  Rebecca R. Conry 
Computer Science / Biology  Daniel Nolan ('10)  Imaging for Biological Applications  April 30  Poster  Bruce A. Maxwell 
East-Asian Studies  Amy Lu ('09)  China's Environmental Challenges  May 1
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Hong Zhang 
East-Asian Studies  Jesica Chang ('11)  20th Century Japanese Fiction  April 30
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
Economics  Ling Zhu ('09)  A Nouval Measure of Central Bank Independence  May 1
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Guillermo J. Vuletin 
Economics  Prabhav Rakhra ('09)  Business-Time  May 1
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Jason M. Long 
Economics  Ling Zhu ('09)  Central Bank Independence: The Missing Link in Cyclicality of Monetary Policies  April 29
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Guillermo J. Vuletin 
Economics  Ian Cummins ('09)  Cyclicality of State Budgeting: A Political-Economy Analysis  May 1
1:25 pm  
Presentation  Guillermo J. Vuletin 
Economics  John Roberts ('09)  Forecasting Commodity Prices with Parallel Exchange Rates  May 1
1:50 pm  
Presentation  Guillermo J. Vuletin 
Economics    Hydropower Development and Resettlement Policy on China’s Nu River  April 30
3:55 pm  
Presentation    
Economics  Gregory Zartarian ('09)  Occupational and Geographic Mobility of Armenian Immigrants  May 1
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Jason M. Long 
Economics  Yilin Xu ('09)  Public Goods Provision and Local Governance in China: Evidence from Rural Gansu Province  May 1
3:05 pm  
Presentation    
Economics  Po Wong ('09)  The Effect of Natural Disasters: The Indonesian Forest Fires in 1997  May 1
2:40 pm  
Presentation    
Education and Human Development  Ruth Langton ('09)  Coloring Class Lines  May 1
3:15 pm  
Presentation  M. Adam Howard 
Education and Human Development  Katherine Butler ('09)  No Child Left Inside 
 
Presentation  M. Adam Howard 
Education and Human Development  Amanda Palffy ('11)  Perceptions of Social Class at Colby College  April 30  Poster   
Education and Human Development    Student Teaching Portfolio Presentation  May 1
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan, Mark B. Tappan 
English  Colin Cummings ('09)  Reading Joycean Comedy and Faulknerian Tragedy: Exploring the Significance of Location, Literary Influence and the Possibilities of Heroism with Leopold Bloom in Joyce’s Ulysses and Quentin Compson in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom!  April 30
1:25 pm  
Presentation  Cedric Gael Bryant 
English  Ellen London ('09)  Romantic Representations: The Intercultural Translation of Body and Commodity in Orientalist Discourse  April 30
1:00 pm  
Presentation  David B. Suchoff, Tilar J. Mazzeo 
Environmental Studies  Lauren Corke ('10)  An Assessment of Mangrove Degradation and Conservation Efforts  May 1  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Li Chan ('11)  Atlas of Maine: Alpine Ski Areas of Maine  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Francis Gassert ('11)  Atlas of Maine: Atlantic Salmon Habitat and Dams in Maine  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Emma Balazs ('09)  Atlas of Maine: Biophysical Regions of Maine  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Aurore Anastassiadis ('11)  Atlas of Maine: Farm Size and Lymphoma Cancer in Maine.  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Jennifer Helm ('11)  Atlas of Maine: Fire Incidences, Water Bodies, and Population in Maine  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Brian Lynch ('09)  Atlas of Maine: Hurricane Surge Inundation and Critical Resources in Maine  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Katherine Orrick ('10)  Atlas of Maine: Rabies in Maine: 1998-2008  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Meghan Cornwall ('11)  Atlas of Maine: Range of Endangered Turtle Species in Maine  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Jordan Schoonover ('10)  Atlas of Maine: Sources of Drinking Water and Agricultural Chemical Use in Maine  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Gordon Padelford ('11)  Atlas of Maine: State Senate Environmental Performance  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Kimberly Bittler ('11)  Atlas of Maine: Wetlands, Conservation Lands and Population of Maine  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Andrew McEvoy ('09)  Atlas of Maine:Cell Phone Tower Location and Size in Maine  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Hannah Lafleur ('11)  Atlas of Maine:Medically Underserved Areas and Populations in Maine  April 30  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Katherine Orrick ('10)  Consumption of Endangered Animal Parts as Food and Medicine  May 1  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Rachel Baron ('11)  Ecoagriculture  May 1  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Kimberly Bittler ('11)  Effectiveness of Conservation Lands in the State of Maine Protecting the Habitats of Federally and State Listed Animals  May 1  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Megan Saunders ('09)  Factors Influencing Conservation Success or Failure in Tiger Range States  April 29
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Sarah Stevens ('09)  Greening the Colby Libraries  May 1  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Jordan Schoonover ('10)  How Eco-Friendly are Wind Farms?  May 1  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Aurore Anastassiadis ('11)  Human Tiger Conflict in Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia  May 1  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Ian McCullough ('10)  Land Use Patterns in the Belgrade Lakes  May 1  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Patrick Roche ('09)  Learning the Lay of Their Land: Data Collection by Maine Land Trusts  April 29
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Michael Ambrogi ('09)  Maine: Cropland and Aquifers  May 1  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Emma Balazs ('09)  Orangutans, Palm Oil, and Forest Destruction in Indonesia  May 1  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Francis Gassert ('11)  Outdoor Lighting on Colby College Campus  May 1  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Lindsay Dreiss ('09)  Protecting Maine's Mammals: A Model of Human Footprint and Biodiversity in the North Woods  April 29
2:45 pm  
Presentation  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Katherine Orrick ('10)  Spread of Variable Leaf Milfoil in Maine  May 1  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Andrew McEvoy ('09)  Spring Migration Routes of Birds Returning to Maine  May 1  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Michael Ambrogi ('09)  The Effect of Climate Change on Arctic Landscapes  May 1  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  William Tyson ('09)  The Human Landscape of Potential Wolf Habitat in the Northeastern United States: A Spatial Analysis of the Political and Social Suitability of Wolf Re-Colonization  April 30
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Blair Braverman ('11)  The Iditarod Trail as a Model for Conservation  April 30
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Megan Saunders ('09)  The Impacts of Golf Courses on Stream Water pH and Dissolved Oxygen in the Upper Piedmont, Greenville, SC  May 1  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Jordan Schoonover ('10)  Wind Power in Maine: Balancing Conservation and Energy Production  May 1  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Emma Balazs ('09)  Wind Turbine Visibility on Colby Campus  May 1  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Caitlin Dufraine ('09)  An Identification and Assessment of Human-Carnivore Conflict Hotspots and Large Carnivore Policy Implications in the United States  April 29
2:15 pm  
Presentation   
Geology  Stephanie Grocke ('09)  A Textural and Mineralogical Analysis of Selected Enclaves within the Waldoboro Pluton, Friendship, Maine  April 30  Poster  Valerie Reynolds 
Geology  Rachel Guest ('09)  Can Predatory-Prey Arms Races Intensify during a Mass Extinction Event? Strombid Gastropods from Late Neogene of Florida  April 30
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Robert A. Gastaldo 
Geology  Geoffrey Malick ('09)  Contributions to the Understanding of Glacial Lake Bigelow Between Eustis and Coburn Gore, Northwestern Maine  April 30  Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology  James Beltran ('09)  Geochemical Analysis of Mill Creek Sediments, Bermuda  April 30  Poster  Bruce F. Rueger 
Geology  Frederick Freudenberger ('09)  Morphological Fluctuations of the Sahara Desert: An Overview of Quaternary Climate Change and Geomorphology with Special Attention to Water.  May 1
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology  Jacob Schwarz ('09)  Reconnaissance Fabric Analyses of the Northern Mylonite Zone, Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming  May 1  Poster  Walter A. Sullivan 
Geology  Caroline Hunt ('09)  Testing the Transpression Hypothesis Using Qualitative Porphyroclast Analyses: An Example from the Southern Mylonite Zone of the Cheyenne Belt Shear-zone System, Wyoming  April 30  Poster  Walter A. Sullivan 
Geology  Amanda Smith ('09)  The Influence of Anthropogenic Factors on Trace Metal Content in Bermuda Pond Sediments  May 1  Poster  Bruce F. Rueger 
German/Russian  Sommer Engels ('09)  Bernhard Schlinks 'Der Vorleser' und deutsche Vergangenheitsbewältigung  May 1
11:00 am  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Justin Mohler ('09)  Die Darstellung moderner Identität in Doris Dörries „Bin ich schön?“  May 1
12:10 pm  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Samuel Morales ('09)  Die Individualisierung der gesellschaftlichen sittlichen Sorgen in 'Frühlings Erwachen' und 'Der Vorleser' (The individualization of societal moral problems in 'Spring Awakening' and 'The Reader')  May 1
11:15 am  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Nicole Veilleux ('09)  Die Darstellung des Anderen und des Bekannten: Rassenvorurteil, Menschenrecht und Philosophie in Heinrich von Kleists 'Die Verlobung in St. Domingo'  May 1
11:30 am  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Katherine Dutcher ('09)  Moralphilosophie in Frank Wedekinds 'Frühlings Erwachen': Freiheit plus Ordnung gleich Sittlichkeit  May 1
11:50 am  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Sei Harris ('10)  The Sound of Yourself Listening: Faust and the Politics of the Unpolitical  April 30
3:35 pm  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Matthew Von Vogt ('11)  The Concept of the Modern Family in Fassbinder's Group Films of 1960s Germany  April 30
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Cyrus Shahan 
Government  James Goldring ('09)  Identity Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Obstacles to Reconciliation and Stability  April 29
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer A. Yoder 
History  Lauren Duval ('09)  'La Belle Américaine': Sarah Jay's Experience Abroad during the American Revolution  April 30
1:50 pm  
Presentation  Jason M. Opal 
History  Emily Schofield ('09)  10th and 29th Maine Regiments  May 1
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
History  Noel De Freitas ('10)  A Study of African American Troops and Their Motives For Fighting in the American Civil War  April 30
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
History  Shelley Payne ('09)  Currents of Aggression: The American Agrarian Dream and Mexican Land Grants in Alta California  April 29
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Jason M. Opal 
History  Catherine Coffman ('09)  Dust Between Two Fires: Civilian Militias in Ayacucho, Peru and Middle Magdalena Valley, Colombia in the Late Twentieth Century  May 1
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Ben W. Fallaw 
History  Matthew Quinlan ('10)  Hollywood's Depiction of Irish Soldiers in the American Civil War  May 1
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
History  Daniel Franklin ('10)  Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406): The Medieval Dar al-Islam’s Greatest “Renaissance Man”, His Historical and Sociological Contributions, and His Encounter with the Mongol Conqueror Tamerlane  May 1
4:45 pm  
Presentation  John Jason Thompson 
History  Jennifer MacDowell ('09)  Wartime Attitudes and Morale of Union and Confederate Women  April 30
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
Independent Studies  Pamela Colon ('09)  'It's not all they are': The Lives of Girls in the South End  May 1
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
International Studies  Daniela Andreevska ('09)  Keys and Orchards: Memory and the Palestinian Diaspora, 1948-Present  April 30
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer A. Yoder, Paul R. Josephson 
International Studies  Christine Shu ('09)  Antibiotics, Herbs, and Magic: Health Practices in Contemporary St. Petersburg  April 30
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Mary Elizabeth Mills, Paul R. Josephson 
Latin American Studies  Sarah DeLiefde ('09)  From Colonization to Civil War: Gendering the Guatemalan Counterinsurgency  May 1
1:40 pm  
Presentation  Ben W. Fallaw 
Mathematics  Sarah Harmon ('12)  Human Perceptions of Self-Motion and Orientation during Acceleration and Deceleration in a Centrifuge  April 30  Poster  Jan E. Holly 
Mathematics  Lauren Harris ('10)  Three-dimensional Modeling of Vertigo Sensation in Patients Suffering from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Nystagmus.  April 30
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Jan E. Holly 
Physics and Astronomy  James Jones ('09)  Beyond the Standard Model: Supersymmetry and Large Extra Dimensions  April 30
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Robert T. Bluhm 
Physics and Astronomy  Jennifer Dahnke ('10)  Doppler-Free Diode Laser Spectroscopy of the Balmer-Alpha Transition in Atomic Hydrogen  May 1  Poster  Duncan A. Tate 
Physics and Astronomy  Katherine Nelson ('09)  High Mass Star Formation and Modeling High Mass Protostar IRAS 18151-1208  April 30  Poster  Murray F. Campbell 
Physics and Astronomy  David Connick ('09)  Noether's and Goldstones theorem in particle physics  April 30
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Robert T. Bluhm 
Physics and Astronomy  Nathan Hill ('09)  The Higgs Mechanism and the Search for the Higgs Boson  April 30
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Robert T. Bluhm 
Psychology  Alexander Fenstermacher ('10)  Effects of Changing Stimulus Format and Time Pressure on False Recognition  April 29  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Benjamin Gross ('10)  A Dynamic System's Approach to Motor Interference  April 29  Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Carla Jacobs ('09)  Assesing Body Image Concerns in Preschoolers from a Social Cognitive Perspective  April 29
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Lauren McClurg ('09)  Chronic Unpredictable Stress Increases Anxious and Depressive-like Behavior, but Only a Temporary Hedonic Deficit in Middle-aged Female Rats  April 29  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Elisabeth Grasser ('11)  Cognitive Dissonance in Trust-Choice Incompatibility  April 29  Poster  Martha Arterberry, Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Claudia Sanchez Gutierrez   Confusions of Suffixes in Bilingual Contexts  April 29  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Michele Chu ('09)  David vs. Goliath: Whose Side Are you on Anyway?  April 29
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Sara Field ('11)  Do Gossip Girls Like Cats and Dogs?  April 29  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Tory Gray ('11)  Does Arousal Explain the Effects of Superior Recall After Survival Processing Compared to Other Types of Processing?  April 29  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Olivia Bordiuk ('09)  Gestational Stress Induces Persistent Increases in Anxiety and Alterations in Maternal Care Behaviors in Female Rat Dams  April 29  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Hanna Schenk ('09)  Hippocampal Cell Survival as a Function of Enrichment and Learning in Periadolescent and Adult Male Rats  April 29  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Veronica Romero ('09)  Horsing Around  April 29  Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Julia Bruss ('11)  How Cognitive Processing Affects Recall of Socially Normative Information  April 29  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Pollee Hruby ('09)  Implicit Effects in Survival Processing  April 29  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Catherine Stewart ('11)  Is It All About You?: Investigating Essential Components of Stories to Arouse Survival Processing  April 29  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Jennifer Corriveau ('10)  Past Availability of Dietary Choline Modulates Subsequent Choline Intake and Adult Choline Levels Mediate the Anxiolytic Effects of Enrichment  April 29  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Meredith Tumilty ('10)  Personality: Do Magazine Quizzes Correlate with the Big Five Inventory?  April 29  Poster  Christopher J. Soto 
Psychology  Kelly Brooks ('09)  Postnatal Choline Availability Modulates the Behavioral Consequences of Chronic Mild Stress in Male Rats  April 29  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Veronica Romero ('09)  Power Fitness  April 29  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Tara Brian ('10)  Relationship Between Preschool Children's Numerical Capabilities and Understanding of Age  April 29  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology / Education and Human Development    School Readiness: The Underlying Factors of Socio-Economic Status and the Ways in Which Those Factors Affect Waterville Children's Kindergarten Preparedness  April 29
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Tarja Raag 
Psychology  Megan Dean ('09)  Self, School, Sports: The Relationships Among General Personality, Role Specific Personalities, and Role-Specific Outcomes  April 29  Poster  Christopher J. Soto 
Psychology  Nina Gold ('09)  Simon Is Sick: A Therapeutic Book for Pediatric Patients  April 29
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Tarja Raag 
Psychology  Madison Gregor ('09)  Social Effects on the Dynamics of Group Synchrony  April 29  Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Jennifer Corriveau ('10)  Storage of Idioms in the Mental Lexicon: A Comparison Between Native and L2 Learners  April 29  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Carrie Potter ('09)  The Effects of Eating Behaviors and Exercise Patterns on the Processing of Food and Exercise Related Stimuli  April 29
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Julia Engelsted ('11)  The Effects of Mortality Salience and Regulatory Focus on Survival Processing  April 29  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Alexandra Wesnousky ('10)  The Effects of Outcome Dependency on Stereotype Processes in an Extrinsic Motivational Context  April 29  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Amanda Ivey ('10)  The Effects of Stimulus Variability on Spontaneous Rhythmic Coordination  April 29  Poster  Michael J. Richardson 
Psychology  Alessandra Welker ('11)  The Effects of Survival and Self-Processing on Reading Comprehension  April 29  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Sharonda Bradley ('10)  The Effects of Thought Speed and Level of Thought on Perceptions of Power  April 29  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Aimee Sheppard ('10)  The Perception of Personality Based on SES Names and Facial Images  April 29  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Jessica Frick ('10)  The Relationship Between Joint Attention and Syntax Development in Preschoolers  April 29  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Stephanie Berger ('11)  The Roles of Arousal and Thought Speed on Affect  April 29  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Ashley Beaulieu ('09)  Understanding Self-Efficacy in Others: Children's Knowledge Regarding the Effects of Verbal Persuasion and Vicarious Experiences on Perception of Ability  April 29  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Sociology  Elizabeth Doran ('09)  'Contentment in My Heart': Evangelical Women and Spiritual Journeys  May 1
4:40 pm  
Presentation  Teresa J. Arendell 
Sociology  Kirsten Duda ('09)  Brushing Up on Fundraising: Maine’s Kennebec Valley Dental Coalition  May 1  Poster  Thomas J. Morrione 
Sociology  Margaret Lancaster ('09)  Cents and Sustainability: Building a Maine Community Market from the Ground Up  May 1  Poster  Thomas J. Morrione 
Sociology  Laura Bisbee ('09)  Fun For All Ages: Kicking Off the Alfond Center's New 50+ Clubhouse  May 1  Poster  Thomas J. Morrione 
Sociology  Caroline Hunt ('09)  LUMINA: Enlightened Advertising for the Maine Film Center  May 1  Poster  Thomas J. Morrione 
Sociology  Abigail Sussman ('09)  Midwifery in the USA: An Exploration of the Decline and Rise in Midwife Use.  May 1
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard, Teresa J. Arendell 
Sociology  Rebecca Lipson ('09)  More Shelter with Less Money: Fundraising for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter  May 1  Poster  Thomas J. Morrione 
Theater and Dance  Andrew Bolduc ('10)  A QUICK LESSON IN CAUSE AND EFFECT  April 30
 
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Theater and Dance  Michael Trottier ('12)  CLARITY  April 30
 
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Theater and Dance  Lucy Dotson ('12)  GHOSTS  April 30
 
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Theater and Dance  Frederick Freudenberger ('09)  ONLY A THEORY  April 30
 
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Theater and Dance  Kathleen Brzozowski ('09)  SEXUAL DEBUT  April 30
 
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Theater and Dance  Kris Miranda ('09)  SWORD AND SHIELD  April 30
 
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Theater and Dance  Sean Senior ('10)  THAT ONE DAMN BUST  April 30
 
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Theater and Dance  Kate Vasconi ('09)  THE ELGIN WAR  April 30
 
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Theater and Dance  Kate Tommasino ('09)  THINGS YOU CAN'T SEE 
 
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Pamela Colon ('09)  'Grass Without Roots': Social Programs and Women's Empowerment in India  April 29
10:15 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Katherine Dammann ('09)  'Just imagine it being your sister or mom, and then think about how we should talk about that': The Representation and Consumption of Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Domestic Violence  April 29
10:00 am  
Presentation   
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Elizabeth Doran ('09)  'The Husband, the Wife, and the Lord in the Middle': Evangelical Women, Mutuality, and Submission  April 29
9:00 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Ashlee Holm ('09)  Fantasies: Staging Feminist Performance Art  April 29
9:15 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Danielle Crochiere ('09)  How Porn has been Normalized into Society: A Closer Look at its Effect on College Campuses  April 29
9:30 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Cary Finnegan ('09)  Pushing Boundaries: Expressions of Love and Sexuality in the Life and Work of Edna St. Vincent Millay  April 29
10:30 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Qainat Khan ('11)  Representing Harvey Milk in the Media 1973-1988  May 1
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Gillian Frank 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Naomi Smith ('09)  Sexuality, Gender and the Law in the United States  April 29
9:45 am  
Presentation  Gillian Frank, Margaret T. McFadden 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Amy Dunlap ('11)  The Rise of Second-Wave Feminism at Colby College: The Women’s Organization and Women’s Health on Mayflower Hill, 1973-1980  May 1
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Gillian Frank 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Emma Anastos-Wallen ('11)  Improving Lipstick Quotients: The Media’s Construction of Gender and Romance in The Colby Echo During the 1950s  May 1
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Gillian Frank 

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