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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


Research Presentations
    
Thursday, April 26  
   
SESSION XII: 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
   
SESSION XIII: 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
   
SESSION XIV: RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Seminar on Sikhism
Lovejoy 215
Session Chair: Nikky Singh
11:30 - 11:50  
   
11:30 am John Holman ('13), Religious Studies
  The Multicultural Art of the Singh Twins
   
SESSION XV: ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology Honors Thesis Presentations
Smith
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
12:30 - 2:00 pm  
   
12:30 pm Hannah DeAngelis ('12), Anthropology
  Maine's History of Hate and Hate and Violence Prevention: The Rise, Tenure, Fall and Future of the Diversity Leadership Institute
1:15 pm Sandhya Fuchs ('12), Anthropology
  Public Imagery and Multicultural Integration; Reflections on BAPS Swaminarayan Hinduism in the British Diaspora
   
SESSION XVI:
General Session III
Whitney
Session Chair: Marilyn R. Pukkila
1:00 - 2:45 pm  
   
1:00 pm Julie Kafka ('12), International Studies
  'El Machismo es Violencia!: Interrogating Cultures of Gendered Violence within Ecuador's Pluriculturalist State
1:15 pm Peter Rand, Education and Human Development
  Initiating Cultural Shift: A Study of Higher Education
1:30 pm Simran Jaising ('12), Religious Studies
  Tale Of Two Devīs: Using The Dakshineshwar Kāli Temple In Kolkata And Mumbadevi Temple In Mumbai As Influential Sites To Examine The Socio-Religious Politics Of Food Production And Consumption
1:45 pm Lucy Wilhelms ('12), English
  Life in Color
2:00 pm Allison Stitham ('12), Religious Studies
  Playing the Part: An Examination of Civil War Era Mourning and the Performance of Social Identity
2:15 pm Katherine Murray ('12), Religious Studies
  Prayer in Matthew: an Old Jewish Tradition or a Radical Christian Beginning?
2:30 pm Michael Trottier ('12), Theater and Dance
  The Process of Playwriting: An Exploration of Structure, Character and Dialogue
   
SESSION XVII: 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), On With the Story: Advanced Projects in Prose II
 
   
SESSION XVIII: EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Japanese Animation
Smith
Session Chair: Tamae Prindle
2:15 - 3:15 pm  
   
2:15 pm Nicholas Balsbaugh ('13), East-Asian Studies
  Virtual Reality: Color in Summer Wars
2:25 pm Max Cushner ('14), East-Asian Studies
  The Sounds of Summer
2:35 pm Kayla Diaz ('14), East-Asian Studies
  Mise-en-scène in Summer Wars
2:45 pm Michael Kellar ('13), East-Asian Studies
  Plot in Summer Wars
2:55 pm Levin Zars ('14), East-Asian Studies
  Wars in Summer Wars
3:05 pm Kathy Wan ('12), East-Asian Studies
  Cherry Blossoms
3:15 pm Christopher Curtis ('14), East-Asian Studies
  Soup Kitchen
   
SESSION XIX: AMERICAN STUDIES
American Studies I
Whitney
Session Chair: Laura Saltz
3:00 - 5:00 pm  
   
3:00 pm Margaret Kruithoff ('12), American Studies
  'Called Her Women Together': Homebirth in Maine
3:15 pm Ashley Oliver ('12), American Studies
  Queer Sex Gods or Patriarchs with Fangs? Gender and Sexuality in Modern Vampire Narratives
3:30 pm Gordon Lessersohn ('12), American Studies
  The Unlikely Renovation of Fenway Park: A Triumph of Historic Preservation
3:45 pm Ruth Frank-Holcomb ('12), American Studies
  A Room of Our Own: Making Spaces for Stories of Sexual Violence, from Consciousness-Raising to the Feminist Blogosphere
4:00 pm Sandra Johnson ('12), American Studies
  Edible Activism: Food and the Counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s
4:15 pm Kathleen Ricciardi ('12), American Studies
  Royal Crisis: Masculinity in Disney Princess Films
4:30 pm Cordelia Cowan ('12), American Studies
  The Normalization of Alcohol Abuse through Popular Media
4:45 pm Nicole Sintetos ('12), American Studies
  No Place to Hide: Pare Lorentz and Nuclear Anxiety in the Atomic Age
   
SESSION XX: LAS
Latin American Studies
Hurd
Session Chair: Ben Fallaw
3:00 - 4:15 pm  
   
3:00 pm Heidi Blair ('12), Latin American Studies
  Protecting Patagonia: Action and Inaction against the HidroAysén Dam Proposal in Chile
3:30 pm Kathryn Wassam ('12), Latin American Studies
  Return from Exile: The Process of Pinochet-Era Exiles Reintegration in Chile
   
SESSION XXI: SOCIOLOGY
Sociology 274
Smith
Session Chair: Victoria Mayer
3:30 - 5:30 pm  
   
3:30 pm Allison Ehrenreich ('12), Sociology
  Pathways to Social Mobility: Educational Inequalities at Waterville Senior High School
3:50 pm Hannah Smythe ('12), Sociology
  Pathways to Social Mobility: Educational Inequalities at Waterville High School
4:10 pm Kirsten Stray-Gundersen ('12), Sociology
  Pathways to Social Mobility: Educational Inequalities at Waterville Senior High School
4:30 pm Hannah Ricketts ('12) and Malcolm Kerr ('13), Sociology
  Pathways to Social Mobility: Educational Inequalities at Waterville High School (Gender)
   
SESSION XXII: HISTORY
History Department Honors Presentations
Hurd
Session Chair: Raffael Scheck
4:30 - 5:30 pm  
   
4:30 pm Susannah Hufstader ('12), History
  Die Deutsche Schrift? Typography Between Tradition and Modernity in Weimar and Nazi Germany
5:00 pm James Hubbard ('12), History
  From the Liffey to the Sheepscot: Pre-Famine Irish Immigration in Whitefield, Maine
   
SESSION XXIII: HISTORY
History 435: Civil War Seminar
Hurd
Session Chair: Elizabeth Leonard
5:30 - 6:00 pm  
   
5:30 pm Lindsay Peterson ('13), History
  The Evolution of the Ambulance Corps During the Civil War
   
SESSION XXIV: THEATER AND DANCE
Move: The Summer of 1963 (April 26-28)
The Cellar Theater
Session Chair: Delaney McDonouogh
7:30 - 9:30  
   
7:30 pm Delaney McDonough ('13), Theater and Dance
  Move: The Summer of 1963
   
SESSION XXIV: RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religious Studies Presentations
Lovejoy 205
Session Chair: Nikky Singh
4:00 - 6:30 pm  
   
 
  Maddie Berger
  Islam in the Black-American Experience
  Andy Estrada
  A Divine Being Clothed by Humanity: A Comparison of Jesus in the Gospel of Judas and the Gospel of Mark
  Rachel Frenkil
  The Face of the Church on the Unborn Child: The Abortion Debate in the American Catholic Church
  Jena Hershkowitz
  Religio-Cultural Identity and Law in Muslim India
  Allison Stitham
  Playing the Part: An Examination of Civil War Era Mourning and the Performance of Social Identity
  Trip Venturella
  Zen Aesthetics in Paula Vogelís The Long Christmas Ride Home
  Jack Vihstadt
  The Good (Face) Book: Catholics and Social Media


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