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 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
Wednesday, April 29  
WGSS Senior Seminar
Session Chair: Margaret McFadden
9:00 - 11:00 AM  
9:00 am Elizabeth Doran ('09), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  'The Husband, the Wife, and the Lord in the Middle': Evangelical Women, Mutuality, and Submission
9:15 am Ashlee Holm ('09), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Fantasies: Staging Feminist Performance Art
9:30 am Danielle Crochiere ('09), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  How Porn has been Normalized into Society: A Closer Look at its Effect on College Campuses
9:45 am Naomi Smith ('09), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Sexuality, Gender and the Law in the United States
10:00 am Katherine Dammann ('09), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  '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
10:15 am Pamela Colon ('09), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  'Grass Without Roots': Social Programs and Women's Empowerment in India
10:30 am Cary Finnegan ('09), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Pushing Boundaries: Expressions of Love and Sexuality in the Life and Work of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Conservation Biology Presentations
Olin 234
Session Chair: Russ Cole
11:00 AM  
  Rachel E. Baron ('11), Bryan J. Brown ('09) and Brooke E. Wanlass ('11), Conservation Biology Presentations
  What is Ecoagriculture?
Environmental Studies Honors Presentations
Session Chair: Russ Cole
1:00 - 4:00 PM  
1:00 pm Patrick Roche ('09), Environmental Studies
  Learning the Lay of Their Land: Data Collection by Maine Land Trusts
1:30 pm Megan Saunders ('09), Environmental Studies
  Factors Influencing Conservation Success or Failure in Tiger Range States
2:15 pm Caitlin Dufraine ('09), Environmental Studies
  An Identification and Assessment of Human-Carnivore Conflict Hotspots and Large Carnivore Policy Implications in the United States
2:45 pm Lindsay Dreiss ('09), Environmental Studies
  Protecting Maine's Mammals: A Model of Human Footprint and Biodiversity in the North Woods
General Session
Session Chair: Suzi Cole
1:00 - 4:50 PM  
1:00 pm Hilana Bernheimer ('10) and Anna Kelemen ('10), Psychology
  School Readiness: The Underlying Factors of Socio-Economic Status and the Ways in Which Those Factors Affect Waterville Children's Kindergarten Preparedness
1:15 pm Carla Jacobs ('09), Psychology
  Assesing Body Image Concerns in Preschoolers from a Social Cognitive Perspective
1:30 pm Nina Gold ('09), Psychology
  Simon Is Sick: A Therapeutic Book for Pediatric Patients
1:45 pm Daniel Heinrich ('09) and Dylan Perry ('09), Biology
  Reaction Latency Period in Response to Tactile Stimuli
2:00 pm Eric Braunstein ('10), Chemistry
  Analysis of the Electron Withdrawing Capability of Acetylene Groups for Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution.
2:30 pm Samantha Richens ('11), Art
  The American Portrait and the Invention of the Daguerreotype
2:45 pm Shelley Payne ('09), History
  Currents of Aggression: The American Agrarian Dream and Mexican Land Grants in Alta California
3:00 pm James Goldring ('09), Government
  Identity Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Obstacles to Reconciliation and Stability
3:30 pm Michele Chu ('09), Psychology
  David vs. Goliath: Whose Side Are you on Anyway?
3:45 pm Carrie Potter ('09), Psychology
  The Effects of Eating Behaviors and Exercise Patterns on the Processing of Food and Exercise Related Stimuli
4:00 pm Ling Zhu ('09), Economics
  Central Bank Independence: The Missing Link in Cyclicality of Monetary Policies
Realms of Faith (AR397)
Session Chair: Veronique Plesch/David Simon
4:00 - 5:00 PM  
4:00 pm Whitney Lynn ('09), Art
  Byzantine Paten and Chalice
4:15 pm Margaret Gribbell ('09), Art
  A Limoges Reliquary
4:30 pm Megan Conroy ('10), Art
  Ivory Diptych with Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Crucifixion, and Last Judgment
4:45 pm Thomas Winter ('09), Art
  Fašade Relief with Two Birds

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