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COLBY COLLEGE

2012 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2012
April 25 - April 27, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address
April 25, 7:30 pm Ostrove Auditorium


Associated Sessions
   
 
 
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
 
AMERICAN STUDIES
American Studies Seminar: Nature and Nation

Session Chair: Laura Saltz
 
  
Gordon Lessersohn ('12)The White Pass and the Yukon Route: From Conquering to Conserving Nature
 Aarika Ritchie ('12)Simulation in the Great North Woods: A Tourism Reality
 Zoe Sherman ('12)The Call of Glacier National Park: Advertising from 1910-1930
 
 
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
 
AMERICAN STUDIES
American Studies Seminar: Nature and Nation

Session Chair: Laura Saltz
 
  
Caitlin Burchill ('12)Women and Weather: Our Society's Obsession with Having Control over Both
 Katie Ricciardi ('12)Crumbling Luxury: Upper-Class Identity at the Mountain View House during the Great Depression
 Margaret Kruithoff ('12)The Remaking of a Natural Woman in Our Bodies, Ourselves and Spiritual Midwifery
 
 
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2011
 
AMERICAN STUDIES
American Studies Seminar: Nature and Nation

Session Chair: Laura Saltz
 
  
Sarah G. Janes ('12)The Impossibility of Knowing Animals: Patterns of Natural Desire in Modern America
 Bailey Girvan ('12)Reviving 'Sacagawea': Trailblazing for Women's Suffrage through Appeasement of Male Skittishness
 Coco Cowan ('12)The Fishing Industry: Friend or Foe? Understanding the Unknowable Stories of The Perfect Storm
 Sandy Johnson,Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan, and New Agrarianism in Contemporary American Society
 
 
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
 
GOVERNMENT
Government Department Presentations
Diamond 122
Session Chair: Joe Reisert
 
  
Emma Eschweiler ('14)Citizenship and Migration: the Roma of Europe
 Kayla Lewkowicz ('14)Identity and Marginalization: the Berbers of Morocco and France
 Katy Lindquist ('14)The Confused Identity of the Banyamulenge
 Allison Nolan ('14)Standing for Change: The Mobilization of Indigenous Movements in Bolivia
 Rachel Rosenbaum ('13)Brazilian Travesti: Spaces of Abuse and Agency
 Jenny Sher ('14)Religion and Land: The Uyghurs of Northwestern China
 
 
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
 
AMERICAN STUDIES
American Studies Seminar: Nature and Nation

Session Chair: Laura Saltz
 
  
Mike Mastrocola ('12)The Major Issues with Major League Baseball Stadiums: The Deterioration of America's Pastoral Pastime
 Aurore SpiersPainting Niagara Falls in the Nineteenth Century: Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, William Hunt, and George Inness's Role in the Creation of a National Symbol
 Sam Deeran ('12)Our Past Is in the Future: The Non-Linear HIstory of the American Frontier, and How Science-Fiction Texts Influence Expansionist Ideology
 
 
Monday, Feb. 27
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Department Senior Talks
Keyes 102
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 pm 
  
David Furman ('12)Two lasers: a Pulsed Dye Laser and a Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser
 Anika Lindemann ('12)What Does a Stable Network Look Like?
 
 
Monday, Mar. 5
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Department Senior Talks
Keyes 102
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 pm 
Sam Grant ('12) and Austin Duncanson ('12)
 Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics
 
 
Thursday, Mar. 8
 
EAST ASIAN STUDIES
East Asian Studies Student-Faculty Research Colloquium
Robins Room, Roberts Union
Session Chair: Hong Zhang
5:00 - 6:30 pm 
  
John O'Brien ('12)An Appreciation of Political Pressure: Does US Political Pressure Motivate China's Exchange Rate Policy?
 Genevieve Hsueh ('12)Cosmetic Surgery in South Korea: Multi-dimensional and Evolving
 Taro Gold ('12)Entrepreneurship: Is Japan Willing to Take the Risk?
 Yuri Min ('12)Foundations and Development of Nationalism in the South Korean State Under Park Chung Hee: Focused Analysis of Park's Saemaul Undong (New Community Movement) Policy
 Christopher Crabbe ('12)China's Healthcare Assistance in Zimbabwe
 Peter Graham ('12)Learning from the Social Web of Japan:What Makes Online Communication Engaging?
 
 
Monday, Mar. 26
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Department Senior Talks
Keyes 102
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 pm 
  
William Voigt ('12)Constructing a Magneto Optical Trap for Potassium Atoms
 David Jensen ('12)Continuous-Wave Laser Excitation of Rydberg States in Rubidium
 
 
Monday, April 2
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Department Senior Talks
Keyes 102
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 pm 
  
Chris Halladay ('12)Fluid Dynamics and Biolocomotion at the Interface
 
 
Monday, April 9
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Department Senior Talks
Keyes 102
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 pm 
  
Andrew McDonough-Lee ('12)Development of Improved Comprehensive Models of High Mass Protostellar Objects
 Erik Baish ('12)Formation of Very-High Mass Stars
 
 
Friday, April 13
 
GOVERNMENT
Government Department Presentations
Waterville Senior High School
Session Chair: Joe Reisert
 
  
Kayla Chen ('12)Democracy in Argentina
 Mike Whalen ('12)Military in Brazil, South Korea and Turkey
 Yuri Min ('12)Civil Society in South Korea
 Katie Selin ('12)West Bank v. Gaza, Palestine
 Kelsey Werner ('12)Botswana v. Swaziland on HIV-AIDS
 Luke Siebert ('12)Boliva v. Paraguay on Ethnic Heterogeneity
 Clay McMickens ('12)Haiti v. Chile on Agricultural Exports
 
 
Monday, April 16
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Department Senior Talks
Keyes 102
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 pm 
  
Nirakar Poudel ('12)Ultra-Cold Neutral Plasmas
 Kent Momma ('12)Pattern Formation in Excitable Media: Stripes, Spirals, and Stirring
 
 
Tuesday, April 17
 
BIOLOGY
Evolutionary Analysis Presentations
Diamond 242
Session Chair: Judy Stone
11:00 am - 12:15 pm 
  
Victoria Abel ('14)Conservation Genetics of the Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)
 Emily Arsenault ('14)The Evolution of Mimicry and Coevolution in Heliconius Butterflies
 Stefan Davatz ('13)The Molecular Basis for Intelligence in Octupuses
 Sarah Fensore ('13)Maternal Effects of Nutrient Deficiencies in a Modern Diet
 Allison Hess ('13)Coevolution of Languages and Genes Amongst the Bamiléké, in the West Region of Cameroon
 Zakary Jaques ('13)Population Genetics and Conservation of the Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
 Adam LaViolet ('13)The Speciation of the Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) into Six Separate Species
 Drew Mealor ('14)The Effects of Pine Nut Availability and Genotype on Grizzly Bear Diets in Yellowstone National Park
 Allana Sanborn ('13)Evolution of the p53 Tumor Suppressor Protein and its Role in Reproduction
 
 
Thursday, April 19
 
BIOLOGY
Evolutionary Analysis Presentations
Diamond 242
Session Chair: Judy Stone
11:00 am - 12:15 pm 
  
Brittney Bell ('13)Amylase Activity, Taste Preference, and Oral Health in European-American and Somali Ethnic Groups of Central Maine
 Michelle Burt ('14)The Evolution of Mimicry in Octopuses
 Laura Crowley ('13)Epigenetic Alteration of Drosophila Genes Through Polycomb Group Proteins in Response to Temperature
 Maxwell Hogue ('13)The Generational Impact of Maternal Care as Expressed Behaviorally and Epigenetically in Mice
 Alice Hotopp ('15)The Evolution of Cooperative Hunting in Orca Whales
 Ashley Johnson ('13)Environmental Factors and Evolution of Influenza A
 Hilary Perrey ('13)Pathogen-induced Selection and Autoimmunity in Sjogren’s Syndrome
 
EAST ASIAN STUDIES
East Asian Studies Student-Faculty Research Colloquium
Robins Room, Roberts Union
Session Chair: Hong Zhang
5:00 - 6:30 pm 
  
Fiona Masland ('12)Northern Dragons: The Transformation and Balancing of Ethnic and Gender Identities in the Imperial Court of the Early Qing (1644-1722)
 Annie Chen ('12)Party Rhetoric and Corrupt Action: A Study of Systemic Corruption in the People's Republic of China
 
 
Friday, April 20
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Major Research Presentations
Arey 5
Session Chair: Das Thamattoor
11:00 - 11:50 am 
  
Josie Thiele ('12)TBA
 Michael Verschoor-Kirss ('12)TBA
 Vanesa Silvestri ('12)TBA
 
GEOLOGY
Geology Honors Banquet and Thesis Defense
Roberts Union
Session Chair: Robert Gastaldo
6:00 pm 
  
Chishala Kapupu ('12)Characterization of a Middle Permian Deltaic Distributary Channel, in the Karoo Basin, South Africa
 Daren McGregor ('12)Sedimentology and Geochemistry of Fjord-Floor Sediments in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, Norway
 Nathan Katsiaficas ('12)Geodynamic Constraints on the Flow of Samoan-plume Mantle into the Northern Lau Basin
 
 
Monday, April 23
 
BIOLOGY
Behavioral and Physiological Ecology Research Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
10:00 - 10:50 am 
  
Laura Gigliotti ('12)The Effect of Temperature on the Foraging of Ladybeetles (Coccinellidae) on Aphids (Aphidoidea).
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Department Senior Talks
Keyes 102
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 pm 
  
Greg Merritt ('12)Isometries and Spontaneous Lorentz Violation in General Relativity
 Austin Hoag ('12)Cosmological Effects of Spontaneous Lorentz Symmetry Breaking
 
MATHEMATICS
Mathematics Department Honors Presentation
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Andreas Malmendier
4:00 - 5:00 pm 
  
Sarah Harmon ('12)Recurrence Relations, Fractals, and Chaos
 
 
Tuesday, April 24
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion and World War II Presentations
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
9:30 - 10:45 am 
  
Jay Holman ('13)Zen and the Art of World War
 Kristen Robinson ('14)Can Divinity Be Bombed?: A Look at the Emperor Cult and the State of Japan During World War II
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Marine Conservation and Policy Presentations
Diamond 223
Session Chair: Loren McClenachan
9:30 - 10:45 am 
  
Trip Smith ('12)Mislabeling of Seafood
 Anna Leavitt ('12)The Marine Stewardship Council: Certification of Unsustainable Fisheries
 Taylor Witkin ('14)The Effect of Trade and Regulation on the Sustainability of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
 Matt LaPine ('13)Atlantic Salmon: A Species in Peril
 
 
Wednesday, April 25
 
BIOLOGY
Behavioral and Physiological Ecology Research Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
10:00 - 10:50 am 
  
Charlotte Veazie ('12)The Effects of Copper and EDTA on Growth and Mortality in a Freshwater Amphipod (Gammarus)
 
ENGLISH
On With the Story: Advanced Projects in Prose I
Hurd
Session Chair: Jennifer Boylan
3:45 - 5:15 pm 
Lindsay Roberts ('13), Katherine McCarrick ('13), Grant Patch ('12), Jenna Gundersen ('12), Emily Stuart ('12), Courtney Yeager ('12) and Michael Southard ('12), English
 
 
 
Thursday, April 26
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Marine Conservation and Policy Presentations
Diamond 223
Session Chair: Loren McClenachan
9:30 - 10:45 am 
  
Peter Smithy ('12)Managing Ballast Water Invasive Species Introductions
 Tierney Dodge ('14)Invasive Marine Algae in Hawaii
 Leti Douglass ('12)Improving Fisheries Management: Solutions to Ecosystem Degradation and Stock Depletion in Indonesia
 Michael Stephens ('13)Nassau Grouper Spawning Aggregations: A Dangerous Game to Find a Mate
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion and World War II Presentations
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
9:30 - 10:45 am 
  
Geoff Bell ('12)Baptism in Crisis: How God Changed During World War II
 Allison Polchinski ('13)Circumstantial Faith
 
ENGLISH
On With the Story: Advanced Projects in Prose II
Hurd
Session Chair: Jennifer Boylan
1:00 - 2:30 pm 
Tyler Parrott ('13), Eli Dupree ('13), Matthieu Nadeau ('12), Lucy Wilhelms ('12), Mike Rifkin ('12) and Jennifer Cox ('12), English
 
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religious Studies Presentations
Lovejoy 205
Session Chair: Nikky Singh
4:00 - 6:30 pm 
  
Maddie BergerIslam in the Black-American Experience
 Andy EstradaA Divine Being Clothed by Humanity: A Comparison of Jesus in the Gospel of Judas and the Gospel of Mark
 Rachel FrenkilThe Face of the Church on the Unborn Child: The Abortion Debate in the American Catholic Church
 Jena HershkowitzReligio-Cultural Identity and Law in Muslim India
 Allison StithamPlaying the Part: An Examination of Civil War Era Mourning and the Performance of Social Identity
 Trip VenturellaZen Aesthetics in Paula Vogels The Long Christmas Ride Home
 Jack VihstadtThe Good (Face) Book: Catholics and Social Media
 
 
Friday, April 27
 
BIOLOGY
Behavioral and Physiological Ecology Research Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
10:00 - 10:50 am 
  
Corey Park ('12)The metabolic effect of multiple stresses on levels of lactate and glucose in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Major Research Presentations
Arey 5
Session Chair: Das Thamattoor
11:00 - 11:50 am 
  
Alex Hymanson ('12)Synthesis of Ortho and Para Bridged Tetraaza[1,4]cyclophanes
 Emily Kaye ('12)The Apoptotic Cleavage of Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase by Laromustine and its Subspecies
 Kristina Blazanovic ('12)Experimental Evolution of Plasmid Compatibility
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Major Research Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Das Thamattoor
3:00 pm 
  
Lindsay Dale ('12)The Effects of the Anticancer Prodrug Laromustine on DNA Ligase III
 Erin Powers ('12)Modeling Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase: The Study and Synthesis of Tridentate Pincer Complexes
 Catherine Gallagher ('12)Determining ASK1 Activation in Endothelial Cells Via Apoptosis-Inducing Laromustine
 
 
Monday, April 30
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 142
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
10:00 - 10:50 am 
Lily S. Crane ('15), Anne E. Schechner ('15), Elizabeth C. McCormack ('15) and Matthew R. Lipman ('15)
 From Seattle to Boston; Factors Affecting Public Transportation Ridership In Select U.S. Cities
Andrew J. Newcomb ('15), Lindsay C. Jarrett ('14), Olivia R. Avidan ('15) and Peter B. Quayle ('15)
 Removing America's Dams: Influences of Dam Removal Across the United States
Ruth C. Hawley ('15), Amara M. Weiss ('14), Rumbidzai Gondo ('14) and Madison M. Scheer ('15)
 What's in a Rate? A Comparative Analysis of Total Fertility Rates in African Countries
 
BIOLOGY
Behavioral and Physiological Ecology Research Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
10:00 - 10:50 am 
  
Sara Mason ('12)The effect of acclimation temperature on metabolism and respiratory quotient in the Asian House Gecko, Hemidactylus frenatus
 
HISTORY
Introduction to History Presentations

Session Chair: Raffael Scheck
1:00 - 2:15 pm 
  
Jena Hershkowitz ('12)From Captivity to Independence: Indian POW Uprisings and the Indian Independence Movement
 Beth Fleming ('13)The Venetian Ghetto in the 16th and 17th Centuries through the Lens of Civilian Internment
 Stephanie Marano ('14)Italian American Internment during the Second World War
 Stephanie Ruys de Perez ('14)Hell Ships: The Transport of Allied POWs by the Japanese in World War II
 Mckenzie Love ('13)What Was the Big Deal? Reactions to the Treatment of Rebel Prisoners of War on the British Prison Hulks of the American Revolution
 Luke Henneberger ('14)POW and MIA: Where the Lines Blur
 Patrick Martin ('13)POWs in the Korean War
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Department Senior Talks
Keyes 102
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 pm 
  
Dan Pennachio ('12)Long-Term Frequency Stabilization of Cavity Diode Lasers using Digital Feedback
 Chris Hoder ('12)Theoretical Study of the Manipulation of Entanglement with Laser Pulse Sequences
 
GOVERNMENT
Government Department Senior Thesis Presentations
Diamond 141
Session Chair: Joe Reisert
4:00 - 6:00 pm 
  
Samantha Bassman ('12)Vlaanderen voor de Vlamingen: A Historical Exploration of the Vlaamse Beweging and the Flemish Quest for Autonomy
 Laura Maloney ('12)Should She Run? The Decision for Female Candidates
 Mason Roberts ('12)Anti-Intellectualism in American Politics
 Desiree Shayer ('12)The Expulsion of the British from Iraq and Egypt: Analysis and Conclusions
 
MATHEMATICS
Mathematics Department Honors Presentation
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Andreas Malmendier
4:00 - 5:00 pm 
  
Jennifer Beatty ('12)The Radon Transform and the Mathematics of Medical Imaging
 
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
Science, Technology, and Society Senior Research Posters
Robins Room, Roberts Union
Session Chair: Jim Fleming
4:00 - 5:30 pm 
  ST483 honors
Canning, Robert T. ('12)Forecasting the Future: The Early United States Weather Bureau
 Kasprak, Christopher J. ('12)Hurricanes as Social Probes: Galveston 1900, New England 1938, New Orleans 2005
 Meehan, Thomas P. ('12)Electronic Health Records and the Future of Health Care in Connecticut
 Sintetos, Nicole G. ('12)The Sexual Brain: Essentialism in Queer Popular Science
 Weiner, Margie L. ('12)Computer Clashes in the Classroom: Teachers as Agents of Reform in American Public Schools
  Senior Posters
George C. Carpenter ('12)Your Brain in the Cloud: Online Learning and the Paradigm of Education
 Kyle P. Donovan ('12)Saving Hollywood? The Struggle to Protect Intellectual Property Rights
 Katherine E. Graichen ('12)Your Brain in the Cloud: Online Learning and the Paradigm of Education
 Elliot A. Mermel ('12)Breaching Boundaries: The Impact of Intellectual Property Laws on The Healthcare Industry
 J. Arya Moallem ('12)Blooming Industry, Ancient Roots: Green Buildings in Red China
 Spencer C. Phillips ('12)Keeping the Center Alive: Portland, Oregon and the Urban Growth Boundary
 Amanda L. Reynolds ('12)From Bubble to Burp: The Unlikely Technologies that Made Brewing an Industry
 Campbell Stevenson ('12)Urban Parks and City Development: Neglected Green Space
 
 
Tuesday, May 1
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Marine Conservation and Policy Presentations
Diamond 223
Session Chair: Loren McClenachan
9:30 - 10:45 am 
  
Lydia Ball ('13)Is Conservation Effort Distributed Fairly Among Marine Species?
 Amanda Reynolds ('12)Solutions for Curtailing Japanese Whaling: Direct Action or Traditional Conservation?
 Eliza Reynolds ('12)Sea Otter Recovery 
 Grace O'Connor ('14)Impacts of Coastal Development in Florida, USA on Nesting Populations of Leatherback, Loggerhead, and Green Sea Turtles
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion and World War II Presentations
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
9:30 - 10:45 am 
  
Laura Waingrow ('14)Cinematography of Spirituality and Religion in World War II
 Kathy Shei ('13)Soldiers and Their Faith
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Global Food Policy Presentations
Diamond 153
Session Chair: Travis Reynolds
11:00 - 12:15 pm 
  
Shreya Balakrishna ('12)Through the European Grapevine: One Continent's Precarious Position in the Global Wine Market
 Letson Douglass ('12)Farmer Brown's Plight: The Impact of Federal and State Regulations on Small-scale Dairy Farmers in Maine
 Sally Holmes ('13)An Analysis of Swine Manure Management Strategies in Brazil
 Julie Kafka ('12)Cultivating the Miracle Drink: Argentine Mate and World Exports
 Olivia Kefauver ('12)Seeds of War: US Agricultural Policy in Afghanistan
 Sarah Large ('14)Corn-Based Ethanol in the United States: Creating Incentives to Use Renewable Fuel
 Frances Lee ('12)Trade Liberalization and the Future of Korean Beef
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Biochemistry Poster Presentations
Olin Arcade
Session Chair: Julie Millard
12:30 - 2:00 pm 
Lloyd Liang and Kristina Blazanovic
 ATP Synthase Deficiency
Beatrice Nakiryowa and Byung Kim
 Glucose 6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Sam Lessard and John Gilboy
 Maple Syrup Urine Disease
Adam Spierer, Meredith Reynolds and Jackson Clark
 Wilson's Disease
 
BIOLOGY
Behavioral and Physiological Ecology Research Presentations
Olin 223
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
1:00 pm 
  
Heather Cronin ('13)Male-male Interactions in the Electric Fish, Brienomyrus brachyistius
 Kelsey Tyler ('12)The Possible Implications of Climate Change on the Spring Arrival of Migratory Birds
 
HISTORY
Global Health History Presentations
Waterville High School
Session Chair: Jim Webb
1:00 pm 
  
Emma Suojanen ('12)The Global Campaign to Eradicate Guinea Worm
 Leti Douglas ('12)Poisoning India: The Negative Impacts of Pesticides on Human Health
 Shreya Balakrishna ('12)Peerless Plastic: Discoveries and Global Perceptions of Polyvinyl Chloride
 Vincent Todd ('12)Libya, Eritrea, and Italian Somaliland: The Real Malaria Problems of Italian Africa
 Sean Michael ('12)L'ducation Sexuelle versus Sex Education: The statistical repercussions of sex education in France and the United States
 Emma Pearson ('12)Smoking: An Examination of the Tobacco Industry's Political, Economic and Human-Health Impacts in the United States and the United Kingdom
 Natalie Biederman ('12)Tuberculosis in South Africa
 Kelly Roth ('12)A Global Examination of Multiple Sclerosis
 Caitlyn Lancaster ('12)The History and Rise of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in the Hospital Setting
 Lauren Kerr ('13)Forget Me Not: A Cross-Cultural and Environmental History of Alzheimer's Disease
  
Becky Mayer ('13)Scientific Racism and the Treatment of Leprosy on the Hawaiian Islands
 
GOVERNMENT
Government Department Presentations
Diamond 241
Session Chair: Joe Reisert
7:00 - 9:30 pm 
  
Toreyan Clarke ('12)Measuring Democratic Despotism
 Patrick Cronin ('12)New Media v. Newspapers: Prospects for Active Citizenship in the Internet Age
 Charles Diamond ('12)Burke and Tocqueville on the French Revolution
 John Tully ('13)Prospects for Liberty in an Era of Declining Civic Engagement
 Maddie Strachota ('13)Mill and Tocqueville on Individualism, Individuality, and Liberty
 
MUSIC
Senior Seminar Presentations on Bartok
Given Auditorium
Session Chair: Steven Nuss
7:00 - 9:00 pm 
  
Tom Hurley ('12)Expanding and Contracting Interval cycles in Bartok's Final Mikrokosmos
 Charlotte Veazie ('12)Spatial Logic in Bartok's First Violin Concerto
 Chris Bertelsen ('12)The Brave Struggle of Octatonicism in Bartok's “Wrestling” from Mikrokosmos
 Evan O'Neill ('12)Tetrachordal Foundations and Mathematical Relations in Bartok's Merriment
 James Lasher ('12)Spatial Organization in Bartok's Op. 14, Suite, Mvmt. II
 Lauren McCrary ('12)Space and Symmetry in Bartok's “Game” from Mikrokosmos
 Austin Hoag ('12)Hexatonicism in Bartok's String Quartet No. 4/III
 Allison Emery ('12)Symmetry and Suppression in Bartok's “Ostinato” from Mikrokosmos
 Jesse Goldman ('12) and Jenna Gundersen ('12)Modes and the Golden Ratio in Bartok's 'Pe Loc' from Romanian Folk Dances
 
 
Wednesday, May 2
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 142
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
10:00 - 10:50 am 
Matthew E. Ayers ('15), Carolyn J. Bennett ('15), Tara L. Chizinski ('14) and Caroline A. Lauth ('15)
 Powered by Water and Wind: Renewable Electricity Production by State
Olivia L. Collins ('14), Rebecca S. Herman ('14), Kushveer S. Jadeja ('15) and Katherine C. Rizk ('15)
 What Factors Lead to the Successful Recovery of Australian Marine Fish Populations?
Jingying Xu ('15), Zachary E. Esakof ('15), John Z. Hartnett ('15) and Conor R. Schlosser ('15)
 Why Do Some Cities Have Higher Levels of Air Pollution Than Other Cities?
 
BIOLOGY
Behavioral and Physiological Ecology Research Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
10:00 - 10:50 am 
  
Sarah Nalven ('13)Interactions between Skin Secretions and Epibiotic Bacteria of the Wood Frog, Lithobates sylvatica
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Biochemistry Poster Presentations
Olin arcade
Session Chair: Julie Millard
12:30 - 2:00 pm 
Jennifer Gemmell and Tyler Parrot
  Pompe Disease
Justine Partridge and Garth Franklin
 Hunter Syndrome
Abigael Cheruiyot and MeghanTedoldi
 Metabolic Disorders in HIV Patients on Highly Active AntiRetroviral Treatment
Charlie Frank and Rachel Guerra
 Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency
Kayla Gross and Christine Reynolds
 Phenylketonuria
 
HISTORY
Introduction to History Presentations

Session Chair: Raffael Scheck
1:00 - 2:15 pm 
  
Amelia Kennedy-Smith ('14)The Gypsy Family Camp at Auschwitz
 Raymond Duffy ('13)An Internal Struggle: The United States and the Plight of its ‘Native Inhabitants’
 Kayla Diaz ('14)No Longer Human: Changes in Japanese Treatment of POWs, 1900-1944
 Jasmine Phillips ('14)The Usefulness of the Geneva Convention on POWs of 1949 in the Vietnam War
 Chris Henderson ('14)The Motives Behind Japanese-American Internment during World War II
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Molecular Biology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Elizabeth Bean
1:15 - 2:00 pm 
Beatrice Nakiryowa ('13) and Vanesa Silvestri ('12)
 RBCS-3B gene expression under different light conditions in Arabidopsis thaliana
Kristina Blazanovic ('12), Audrey Gourlie ('12) and Jesus Vidaurri-Martinez ('13)
 Expression levels of HSP70 in two, three, and four week old Arabidopsis thaliana under heat stress
Josie Thiele ('12) and Michael Verschoor-Kriss ('12)
 Molecular Analysis of Leaf Senescence in Varying Sized Leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana
 
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
Weather, Climate, and Society Poster Session
Parker Reed,
Session Chair: Jim Fleming
2:00 - 4:00 pm 
 
Professor Kloppenberg's Improvisational Practices in Dance (TD 258) students will be dancing the weather and climate on five continents conjunction with the Weather, Climate, and Society poster presentation.
  
 The student dancers are: Justin De Santis '13, Sara Gibbons '15, Emilie Jensen '15, 'Sally' Tong Jin '15, Madeline Kurtz '14, Jordan Lorenz '15, Delaney McDonough '13, Mackenzie Milne '14, Elizabeth DiMarco '13, Mikela Mintz '14, Alison Reader '12, Desiree Shayer '12, Jamie Suzuki '14, Francesco Tisch '12, and Sujie Zhu '14

 
 
  AFRICA
Annalisa Teste ('14) and Margie Weiner ('12)Weather, Climate, and Society in Kampala, Uganda
 Chishala Kapupu ('12) and Sydney Hammond ('14)Weather Climate and Society in the Congo Basin
 Madeline Wilson ('14) and Isabel MacKinnon ('15)Weather, Climate and Society in Egypt
 William Bloomhardt ('12) and Claudia Aviles ('15Interactions Among Weather, Climate, and Society in Zimbabwe
  ASIA
Campell Stevenson ('12) and Amanda Walujono ('14Extremes of Tibet
 Thomas Kimball ('12) and John Hartnett ('15)Magnificent Maldives
 Margaret Fasel ('12) and Neal Kopser ('13)Environmental and Social Issues in Beijing
 Alex Finigan ('14) and Pete Hamblett ('14)Weather, Climate, and Society in Siberia
  AUSTRALASIA
Spencer Phillips ('12) and Jared Scharf ('15)Weather, Climate and Society in Indonesia, with an emphasis on the island of Bali
 Matthew Cheever ('12) and Jenna Mahaffie ('14)Weather, Climate and Society in Suva, Fiji
 David Deneroff ('13) and Marianne Ferguson ('14)Weather, Climate, and Society in Rotorua, New Zealand
 Brett Depper Goldstein ('13) and Ben Hannon ('13Weather, Climate, and Society in Papua New Guinea
  EU GREENLAND
Hilary Barr ('13) and Robbie Canning ('12)Rotterdam, A City Underwater
 Toreyan Clarke ('12)Weather, Climate, and Society in Southern Spain
 John Vanasse ('14) and Charles Diamond ('12)Weather, Climate, and Society of the English Channel
 Eoin McCarron ('13) and Matthew Seff ('14)Weather, Climate, and Society in Edinburgh
  LATIN AMERICA
William Supple ('12) and Olivia Avidan ('15)Weather, Climate, and Society in Quito, Ecuador
 Theresa Petzoldt ('14) and Cassandra Smith ('15)Weather, Climate, and Society in Brasilia, Brazil
 Brooke Chandor ('15) and Dan Hussey ('13)Weather, Climate, and Society in Lima, Peru
 Charlotte Deavers ('14) and Kylie VanBuren ('15)Weather, Climate, and Society in Panama
 
MATHEMATICS
Mathematics Department Honors Presentation
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Andreas Malmendier
4:00 - 5:00 pm 
  
Anika Lindemann ('12)Odd or Even: Detecting Parity of Rank in a Family of Rational Elliptic Curves
 
 
Thursday, May 3
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Marine Conservation and Policy Presentations
Diamond 223
Session Chair: Loren McClenachan
9:30 - 10:45 am 
  
Rhiannon Archer ('14)The Japanese Whaling Loophole
 Ellie Linden ('14)Effects of Climate on Polar Bears and Possible Solutions
 Max Pollinger ('14)Lessons Learned from the BP Oil Spill
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion and World War II Presentations
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
9:30 - 10:45 am 
  
Rachel Frenkil ('12)The German Degenerative Art of Karl Zerbe
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Global Food Policy Presentations
Diamond 153
Session Chair: Travis Reynolds
11:00 - 12:15 pm 
  
Sarah Madronal ('14)Impacts of U.S. Food Aid in Central and South America
 Charlotte Olena ('12)Touched by the Hands of a Slave: Forced Labor in Modern American Agriculture
 Nick Papanastassiou ('13)Costa Rica’s Banana Production System is Owned by Others
 Sergei Poljak ('14)The Case for GM Crops
 Mandy Reynolds ('12)Potatoes in Peru: Solving World Malnutrition and Poverty
 Kelsey Werner ('12)Food Aid and Conflict in Somalia
 Dylan Nisky ('14)Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Policy
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
Global Mobilities
Diamond 344
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
1:00 - 3:30 pm 
  
Andrea Birnbaum ('12)Institutional Identities and Global Citizenship: An Ethnographic Analysis of Study Abroad at Colby
 Adrienne Bowles ('12)Citizenship & Identity in the US-Mexico Borderlands
 Francesca Breene ('12)Medecines Sans Frontiers and the Narrative Power of Medical Humanitarianism
 Jennifer Gemmell ('12)Citizenship and the Discourse of Fertility and Family Planning
 Hannah Goodwin ('12)New Mainers: Processes of citizenship and identity for refugees and immigrants in Portland, Maine
 
BIOLOGY
Advanced Neurobiology Presentations
Olin 213
Session Chair: Tariq Ahmad
1:00 pm 
Chelsea Nickerson ('13) and Andrew Rhoads ('14)
 Caffeine Modulates Paraquat-induced Locomotor Deficits in a Drosophila melanogaster Model of Parkinson's Disease
Jessie Rottersman ('14) and Arvia Sutandi ('13)
 Characterization of the Olfactory Response to Positive, Neutral, and Negative Odors in Drosophila dunce Mutant Larva
Gabrielle Donahue ('14), Audrey Gourlie ('12) and Cassie Huang ('13)
 The Effects of Nicotine on Motor Control Defects in a Paraquat-induced Motors Defects in a Drosophila Model of Parkinson’s Disease
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Molecular Biology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Elizabeth Bean
1:15 - 2:00 pm 
Catherine Gallagher ('12) and Sarah Lake ('13)
 Changes in gene expression of RBCS-3B in Arabidopsis thaliana with varying light color
David Brazel ('12) and Claire Herbig ('13)
 Chitin Induces Polygalacturonase Inhibition in Arabidopsis
Katarina Sirka ('13) and My Phuong Tong ('14)
 The Effect of Temperature on the Expression of the HSP70 gene in Arabidopsis thaliana
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 142
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
7:00 - 9:00 pm 
John T. Papa ('14), Samantha F. Draper ('14), Ilanna W. Fricks ('15) and Leah E. Powley ('15)
 Determinants of Urban Green Space: An 8-City Analysis
Abigail E. Arndt ('15), Meredith P. Braun ('15), Beatrice C. Smith ('15) and Caroline Keaveney ('15)
 Determinants of the Conservation Status of Tuna
Savannah C. Judge ('15), Connor D. Whitley ('15), Meghan F. Harwood ('15) and Shadiyat O. Ajao ('15)
 Effects of Economic Policies on Wind Power: A Comparative Case Study Analysis
Christopher W. Abbott ('15), Monique L. Kelly ('14), Jeffrey C. Meltzer ('15) and Sydney C. Morison ('15)
 Exploring Local Food Systems: Why Farmers' Markets Succeed or Fail
Jake J. Lukach ('15), Sangay L. Thinley ('15), Danielle B. Levine ('15) and Molly E. Nash ('15)
 Higher Education and Sustainability: Energy Efficiency on College Campuses
 
 
Friday, May 4
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Research Presentations
Diamond 142
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
10:00 - 10:50 am 
Victoria E. Abel ('14), Sophie R. Frishberg ('15), Sara D. Miller ('15) and Mark O. Vargas ('15)
 Saving Our Species: An analysis of successful animal conservation
Angela R. Cross ('15), Margaret M. Fein ('15), Doris O. McAuliffe ('14) and Alexander G. Wilsterman ('15)
 The Panthera Problem: Factors Influencing the Densities of Big Cat Populations
Natalie T. Cecere ('15), Devki Rana ('15), William T. Vietze ('15) and Helaine M. Linden ('14)
 The Underlying Causes of Coral Degradation: An Eight-Case Study
 
THEATER AND DANCE
Theater and Dance Senior Research Presentations
Runnals 110
Session Chair: Lynne Conner
12:00 - 2:15 pm 
  
Eva Ludwig ('12)When Performance Becomes a Social Event: Environmental Theater
 Alison Reader ('12)Walking, It's Art
 Ahmed Asi ('13)The Mythic Rhythm
 Francesco Tisch ('12)Art is Dead, Long Live Art
 Sally Meehan ('12)The Living Newspaper
 Michael Trottier ('12)Breaking the Contract: Examining Reaction to The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
 
 
Wednesday, May 9
 
FRENCH AND ITALIAN
Parisian Encounters: Great Loves, Grand Passions

Session Chair: Adrianna Paliyenko
6:00 - 9:00 pm 
  
Dominique Brunelle ('12)Genius and the Discourse of Medicine
 Lucy Wilhelms ('12)The Visages of Josephine Bonaparte: The Politics of Art
 Annie Kramer ('14)Medicine and Art, or Representing Monomania
 Sarah FensmoreLiterary Memory: The Paris Insurrection of June 5 and 6, 1832
 Molly Rogers ('13)George Sand on Gender and Genius
 Julie Solomon ('12)Did George Sand Influence Chopin’s Musical Genius?
 Natalie Biedermann ('12)The Truth and Falsity of Gender: The Illustrated Magazine in 19th-Century France
 Cara Gaynor ('13)The Art of Prostitution in 19th-Century Paris
 Sophia Rothschild ('12)The Importance of Rosa Bonheur as a Woman Artist in the 19th Century
 Margaret Hunziker ('12)Mary Cassatt and the Impressionist Circle
  
Sarah Braselton ('13)Berthe Merisot: Familial Impressions
 
 
Friday, May 11
 
PHILOSOPHY
Philosophical Approaches to Global Justice Presentations
Lovejoy 212
Session Chair: Lydia Moland
9:00 am 
  
Avram Reisman ('13)Rousseau, The General Will, and Collective Responsibility
 David Furman ('12)Third-Party Responsibility in Foreign Conflict
 Jack Harris ('12)Terrorism as an Adjective
 Shaquan Huntt ('13)The Nature of the Machine and the Invisible Hand that Oppresses
 Wayne Kim ('14)A Philosophical Analysis of Kony 2012
 Najah Magloire ('14)Pogge’s Haiti
 Amber Ramirez ('14)The Lost, Killed, and Forgotten: Cd. Juarez, Women, and “Official Disrespect”
 Jon Riesenbach ('12)Terrorism or Hacktivism?
 Josh Rothenberg ('14)The Lack of Innocents
 
FRENCH AND ITALIAN
Parisian Encounters: Great Loves, Grand Passions

Session Chair: Adrianna Paliyenko
1:30 - 4:30 pm 
  
Pamela Alakai ('14)The Rise and Fall of Napoleon’s Military Genius
 Jane Munger ('13)Marie Antonin Carême: The Genius of French Cuisine
 Solon Arguello ('15)The Role of French Jews in European Politics
 Aileen Evans ('12)The Education of Girls during the 19th Century in France
 Maddie Purcell ('12)Napoleonic Propaganda
 Michel O'Shea ('14)The Legacy of Toussaint Louverture
 Hannah Goodwin ('12)Odilon Redon: Science and the Psychology of Dreams in Symbolist Art of the 19th Century
 Kimara Nzamubona ('14)Haussmanisation: the Birth of Modern Paris
 Tate Kaneshige ('12)European Colonisation and its Effect on the Representation of Identity in French Polynesia
 Caroline Riina ('12)The Life of Marie Curie and her Impact on 19th-Century Feminism in France

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