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COLBY COLLEGE
 2009 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2009
April 29 - May 1, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address
April 29, 7:30 pm Ostrove Auditorium


Research Presentations
    
Thursday, April 30  
   
SESSION VI:
General Session
Whitney
Session Chair: Suzi Cole/Marilyn Pukkila
1:00 - 4:30 PM  
   
1:00 pm Ellen London ('09), English
  Romantic Representations: The Intercultural Translation of Body and Commodity in Orientalist Discourse
1:25 pm Colin Cummings ('09), English
  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!
1:50 pm Lauren Duval ('09), History
  'La Belle Américaine': Sarah Jay's Experience Abroad during the American Revolution
2:30 pm Eitan Green ('09), Anthropology
  Re-imagined Communities: Global Climbing on Local Mountains
3:15 pm Matthew Von Vogt ('11), German/Russian
  The Concept of the Modern Family in Fassbinder's Group Films of 1960s Germany
3:35 pm Sei Harris ('10), German/Russian
  The Sound of Yourself Listening: Faust and the Politics of the Unpolitical
3:55 pm Yilin Xu ('09), Economics
  Hydropower Development and Resettlement Policy on China’s Nu River
   
SESSION VII:
Natural Sciences and Environmental Studies
Smith
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
1:00 - 3:45 PM  
   
1:00 pm Nathan Hill ('09), Physics and Astronomy
  The Higgs Mechanism and the Search for the Higgs Boson
1:15 pm David Connick ('09), Physics and Astronomy
  Noether's and Goldstones theorem in particle physics
1:30 pm James Jones ('09), Physics and Astronomy
  Beyond the Standard Model: Supersymmetry and Large Extra Dimensions
1:45 pm Seth Johnson ('10) and Frances Still ('10), Biology
  Regulation of D-Pax-2 by Proneural Genes
2:00 pm Rachel Guest ('09), Geology
  Can Predatory-Prey Arms Races Intensify during a Mass Extinction Event? Strombid Gastropods from Late Neogene of Florida
2:30 pm Lauren Harris ('10) and Michael MacNicoll ('09), Mathematics
  Three-dimensional Modeling of Vertigo Sensation in Patients Suffering from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Nystagmus.
2:45 pm Colin O'Shea ('10), Biology
  The Neurological Phenotyping of Methylmalonic Acidemia
3:00 pm Blair Braverman ('11), Environmental Studies
  The Iditarod Trail as a Model for Conservation
3:15 pm William Tyson ('09), Environmental Studies
  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
   
SESSION VIII: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Transboundary Environmental Policy and Dispute Resolution Presentations
Diamond 223
Session Chair: Cat Ashcraft
2:30 - 3:45 PM  
   
  Laura Gray ('09) and Alexi Greenberg ('09), Environmental Policy and Dispute Presentations
  Confict and Cooperation Over Water Rights: Cases from the Middle East and Indian Water Rights in the Western United States
   
SESSION IX: EAST ASIAN STUDIES
East Asian Studies
Hurd
Session Chair: Tamae Prindle
3:00 - 4:00 PM  
   
3:00 pm Jesica Chang ('11), Lauren McGrath ('12) and Sundine Chizzonite ('09), East-Asian Studies
  20th Century Japanese Fiction
   
SESSION X: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
International Studies Honors Presentations
Hurd
Session Chair: Jennifer Yoder
4:00 - 5:00 PM  
   
4:00 pm Daniela Andreevska ('09), International Studies
  Keys and Orchards: Memory and the Palestinian Diaspora, 1948-Present
4:30 pm Christine Shu ('09), International Studies
  Antibiotics, Herbs, and Magic: Health Practices in Contemporary St. Petersburg
   
SESSION XI: HISTORY
Senior Seminar on the Civil War
Smith
Session Chair: Elizabeth Leonard
4:00 - 5:00 PM  
   
4:00 pm Jennifer MacDowell ('09), History
  Wartime Attitudes and Morale of Union and Confederate Women
4:30 pm Noel De Freitas ('10), History
  A Study of African American Troops and Their Motives For Fighting in the American Civil War
   
SESSION XII: ART
Food in Art, Food as Art
Bixler 154
Session Chair: Veronique Plesch
4:00 - 5:30 PM  
   
4:00 pm Virginia Robbins ('10), Art
  Sins of the Flesh: Gluttony and Lust in Medieval Culture
4:20 pm Brittany Canniff ('09), Art
  Dutch Food and Identity in 17th Century Still Lives
4:40 pm Laure-Helene Caseau ('10), Art
  European Chocolate: the Early Years
5:00 pm Fiona Braslau ('10), Art
  Meat in European Art
   
SESSION XIII: THEATER AND DANCE
New Play Festival
Strider Theater
Session Chair: Lynne Conner
7:30 PM  
   
  Lucy Dotson ('12), Theater and Dance
  GHOSTS
  Sean Senior ('10), Theater and Dance
  THAT ONE DAMN BUST
  Kathleen Brzozowski ('09), Theater and Dance
  SEXUAL DEBUT
  Frederick Freudenberger ('09), Theater and Dance
  ONLY A THEORY
  Kate Vasconi ('09), Theater and Dance
  THE ELGIN WAR
  Kris Miranda ('09), Theater and Dance
  SWORD AND SHIELD
  Andrew Bolduc ('10), Theater and Dance
  A QUICK LESSON IN CAUSE AND EFFECT
  Michael Trottier ('12), Theater and Dance
  CLARITY


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