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 2007 Program

Research Symposium

Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2007
May 2-4, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address - Dr. William Freudenburg
May 2, 7:30 pm Olin 1

Research Presentations
Wednesday, May 2  
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Catherine Besteman
1:00-3:30 PM  
1:00 pm Weather Potdevin ('07), Anthropology
  The Language of Oil Companies, Politicians and Alaska Native Groups on Drilling for Alaskan Crude Oil and Natural Gases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
1:30 pm Amanda Hilton ('07), Anthropology
  The Cultivation of The Body Shop LLC: the Rhetoric and Reality of a 'Fair Trade' Corporation
2:00 pm Valerie Friedman ('07), Anthropology
  Reclaiming the Power of Knowledge: How the Internet has Changed the Flow of Information
2:30 pm Caitlin Gallagher ('07), Anthropology
  The Influence of Heron's Mechanics on the Role of Temples in Alexandria
General Session
Smith Room
Session Chair: David Firmage
2:00 pm Canaan Morse ('07)
  'The Stewardess': Chinese Author Wang Shuo in Translation
2:30 pm Christopher Zajchowski ('07)
  Themes of Belonging and Indentity in 'Diasporic' Indian Literature
3:00 pm Suzanne Merkelson ('09), Sameera Anwar ('10), Joel Biron ('07), Ratul Bhattacharyya ('09) and Christopher Zajchowski ('07)
  The Contact Zone: Teaching and Learning in Rural India
3:15 pm Isaac Opper ('10)
  The Conflict between Montana and Wyoming over Coal Bed Methane Production in the Powder River Basin
3:30 pm Mariah Hudnut ('07)
  Meaningful Participation: the benefits of climate change policy to Brazil and prospects for the developing world
4:00 pm Brian Fulmer ('07)
  Political Biology: Peter Kropotkin and the Darwinian Revolution
4:15 pm Jennifer Mizen ('08)
  Elephant-Bat Interactions: Commensalism at Work?
4:45 pm Christine Avena ('08)
  A Comparison of Avian Diversity in Pine Plantations and Cloud Forests of the Mazar Reserve, Southern Ecuador

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