COLBY COLLEGE Research SymposiumStudent Research Opportunities
 2011 Program

Research Symposium

Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011
April 27 - April 29, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Research Presentations
Thursday, April 28  
Death and Spirituality Presentations
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
9:30 - 10:45 AM  
  Dennis Gallagher ('12)
  Hospice Care: An Opportunity for Spiritual Healing
  Ellen Ramage ('11)
  AIDS and Catholicism: Trials and Responses
  David Welsh ('12)
  Free Speech v. Funerals: Snyder v. Phelps & the Sacred Nature of Funerals
Women Gender and Sexuality Studies Honors Presentations
Session Chair: Lisa Arellano
10:00 - 11:30 AM  
10:00 am Qainat Khan ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  'Pretty, Witty and Gay!': Queer Counter Narratives in West Side Story
10:30 am Emma Anastos-Wallen ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  The Regulation of Sex-Oriented Businesses in Maine: Prescriptive Discourses About Sexuality
11:00 am Heather Pratt ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Silencing and Sexual Assault at Colby College
American Studies Senior Research Papers
Session Chair: Margaret McFadden
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM  
10:00 am J. Dodds ('11), American Studies
  Constructed Blackness and the Importance of Genre in Spike Lee's 'Miracle at St. Anna'
10:20 am Maureen Quinn ('12), African Studies
  Racial Outsiders in Spike Lee's Bamboozled
10:40 am J. Muller ('11), American Studies
  Everyone Wants Their Own Slice of the Pie: the Struggle for Equality in Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing'
11:00 am Anne Geraghty ('11), American Studies
  He Got Game: Basketball's shift from the game to the 'green'
11:30 am Margot Apothaker ('11), African Studies
  Spike Lee's 'Girl 6:' Representing Black Women in Hollywood
11:40 am Mavrick Afonso ('11), American Studies
  A Piece of the Pie: Do The Right Thing and Territorial Behavior
Anthropology Honors Presentations
Session Chair: Catherine Besteman
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  
11:00 am Zachary Mitchell ('11), Anthropology
  Profits over People: Inequality and the American Dream
11:40 am Deborah Merzbach ('11), Anthropology
  Summer Camp as a Rite of Passage: An Explication of Camp as a Transformative Experience
12:20 pm Rachel Gleicher ('11), International Studies
  From Victims and Villains to Protagonists: Immigration and Citizenship in Italy
Women Gender &Sexuality Studies Honors Presentations
Session Chair: Lisa Arellano
1:00 - 4:00 PM  
1:00 pm Heather Pratt ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Cosmopolitan Magazine and the Third Wave of Feminism
1:15 pm Qainat Khan ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  'The liberator who destroyed my property has realigned my perceptions:' White Masculine Subjectivity in Fincher's Se7en, Fight Club and The Social Network
1:30 pm Karlyn Adler ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Gender, Athletics, and the Media
1:45 pm Emma Anastos-Wallen ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Eminem's Multiple Masculinities
2:00 pm Katherine Brezinski ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Ellen DeGeneres: One Woman's Impact on the Gay Revolution and Coming Out
2:15 pm Amy Dunlap ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Trafficking in Humans: Modern-Day Slavery and Gender Violence in Our Backyard
2:30 pm Hali Castleman ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Teen Motherhood on MTV: Glamorous or Gritty?
2:45 pm Michael Talarico ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  NFL Players and Sexual Assault
3:15 pm Natasha De Sherbinin ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Hook-Up Culture at Colby College: The Search for Female Sexual Liberation
3:30 pm Margot Apothaker ('11), Women, Gender, Sexuality
  Dove's 'Campaign for Real Women' and U by Kotex 'Break the Cycle:' Advertising Campaigns that Target Girls and Women
American Studies Senior Research Papers
Session Chair: Margaret McFadden
1:00 - 2:00 PM  
1:00 pm Barbara Santos ('11), American Studies
  'By Any Means Necessary': Taking Ownership of Black History in Spike Lee's 'Malcolm X'
1:20 pm Anne Wardwell ('11), American Studies
  'Four Little Girls:' An Ongoing Civil Rights Struggle
1:40 pm Alison Iannotti ('11), American Studies
  Spike Lee's 'He Got Game:' Representing the African-American Family and Socioeconomic Mobility through Sport
History Honors Thesis Presentations
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Paul Josephson
1:00 - 2:30 PM  
1:00 pm Caley Robertson ('11), History
  Hastening the Wheels of Change: International Cold War Pressure and Civil Rights Reform During the Truman Presidency
1:30 pm Christopher Scharff ('11), History
  The Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility
2:00 pm Kristin Nissen ('11), History
  National Myths, Local Legacies, and Personal Stories: Japan's Conflicting War Memories
Identities and Ideologies
Session Chair: Cyrus Shahan
2:30 - 4:30 PM  
2:30 pm Ramsey Meigs ('11), German/Russian
  Die Katastrophe des digitalisierten Selbstes: Kant, Jelinek und Adorno im Zeitalter von Facebook
2:50 pm James Violette ('11), German/Russian
  Zombies, Sex Dolls and the End of the World: Enlightenment and Dystopia in Thor Kunkel's Schaumschwester
3:10 pm Clifford Katz ('11), German/Russian
  Technik, Gesellschaft, und Alexander Kluges 'Lernprozesse'
3:30 pm Meredith Fast ('11), German/Russian
  Die Erfolg der Puppen: Aufklärung durch Komplikation des Subjekts und Objekts
3:50 pm Anna Franzen ('11), German/Russian
  Die Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Wolfgang Koeppens 'Der Tod in Rom' und Arno Schmidts 'Die Gelehrtenrepublik'
4:10 pm Katherine MacNamee ('14), German/Russian
  Literature as a Key Element in Second Language Acquisition
On with the Story: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir
Session Chair: Jennifer Boylan
3:00 - 5:00 PM  
3:00 pm Darcy Bullock ('11), English
  On with the Story 1: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay and Memoir
3:10 pm Duncan Hardock ('11), English
  On with the Story 2: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir
3:20 pm Catherine Hawkins ('11), English
  On with the Story 3: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir
3:30 pm Tajreen Hedayet ('11), English
  On with the Story 4: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir
3:40 pm Peter Johnson ('11), English
  On with the Story 5: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir
3:50 pm Hopestill Kraft ('11), English
  On with the Story 6: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir
4:00 pm Benjamin Mitchell-Lewis ('11), English
  On with the Story 7: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir
4:10 pm Grant Patch ('12), English
  On with the Story 8: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir
4:20 pm Hannah Pulit ('11), English
  On with the Story 9: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir
Arts of Japan
Session Chair: Ankeney Weitz
4:00 - 5:00 PM  
  Petya Andreeva ('13), East-Asian Studies
  Seeds of the Past and Blossoms of Change: The Political Side of Musha-e Prints
  Sally Klose ('12), Art
  The Rise of the Landscape Genre in Takagawa Japan
  Samantha Jaff ('11), Art
  Takeuchi Keishu's Girl in School Uniform
  Hoai Nguyen ('12), Art
  Kiyohime Transforming Into a Serpent
  Yin Fu ('11), Art
  Kunisada's Oiran
Culture of Memory: Monuments and Memorials
Session Chair: Veronique Plesch
4:00 - 6:00 PM  
4:00 pm Nicolyna Enriquez ('11), Art
  Memorializing the Dead in the Victorian Age
4:40 pm Kristin Nissen ('11), Art
  The Vel' d'Hiv' Monument in Paris: A Site of Political Memory
5:20 pm Samantha Richens ('11), Art
  The Renovation of Ellis Island: A Modern Pilgrimage
STS Poster Session
Parker Reed, SSW
Session Chair: Jim Fleming
4:00 - 5:30 PM  
  Boezeman, Emiko L. ('11)
  From Humans to Machines: The Evolution of Japanese Communication Technologies and Their Influence on the Written Language
  Bonnheim, Noah B. ('11)
  The Search for a Hero: The Psychological Appeal of Geoengineering
  Carter, Sarah M. ('11)
  HAPPY PILLS:  The Discovery, Development and Societal Implications of Antidepressant Technology
  Crommett, Marisa K. ('11)
  Communicating Health Care Options: Dominican Herbal Remedies in the Dominican Republic and New York City
  Eaton, Beta ('11)
  Lobstering in Stonington, Connecticut and Stonington, Maine: Two Cases Demonstrating Necessary Cooperation Among Scientists, Fishermen, and Policy Makers for A Sustainable Fishery
  Eberly, Nathan A. ('11)
  Mediavision: Social Lessons Learned from Television History
  Fleming, Amie R. ('11)
  Urban Sprawl: Critiquing the Place of Community and Environment in Suburban America
  Haver, Hana L. ('11)
  Genes on Trial: An Evaluation of Gene Therapy in the Media
  Koallick, Alexander M. ('11)
  Energy, Environment, Embargo: A look at How the Oil Embargo of 1973-74 Changed American Perceptions of Environmental Protection
  McNulty, Mark E. ('11)
  Examining and Understanding Methods to Mitigate the Effects of Agricultural Oil Shock
  Schnettler, Erin M. ('11)
  Tipping Point to Turning Point: Horatio Crie and the Development of a Conservation Ethic in the Maine Lobster Industry
  Sheppard, Danielle C. ('11)
  Social Solutions for Climate Change: Cross Cultural Lessons from Denmark to the United States
  Cizmar, Stephan J. ('11)
  An Assessment of Technological Progress as a Catalyst of Economic Growth Through an Analysis of Two General Purpose Technologies: Electrification and the Internet
Maine Jewish History Project
Robinson-Wormser Rooms, Miller Library
Session Chair: David Freidenreich
4:00 - 6:00 PM  
  Miles de Klerk ('13), Jena Hershkowitz ('12), Spencer Kasko ('12), Madeline Kurtz ('14), Robyn Wardell ('11) and Margie Weiner ('12), Maine Jewish History Project
  Exhibition Curators
Cinema Studies Honors Thesis and Independent Study Presentations
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Sarah Keller
4:40 - 6:15 PM  
4:40 pm Matthew Von Vogt ('11), Independent Studies
  Fritz Lang's Indian Epic: The Failure of Cinema and Modernity
5:00 pm Elizabeth Fort ('11), English
  Pedro Almodóvar: Control of Images through Images
5:20 pm Oliviero Borgna ('11), English
  Terrence Malick and Authorship in Film Art
Senior Poetry Reading
Robinson Room, Miller
Session Chair: Adrian Blevins
7:00 - 8:00 PM  
7:00 pm Molly Bennett ('11), Blair Braverman ('11), Hannah Wagner ('11), Charlotte Wilder ('11), Duncan Hardock ('11) and Caitlin Vance ('11), Senior Poetry Reading
  Senior Poetry Readings
EPSCoR Presentations
Parker Reed SSW
Session Chair: Whitney King
7:30 - 9:00 PM  
  Andrew Maguire ('11), Biology
  Site Fidelity in Libellulid Dragonflies on Johnson Pond
  Malia Kawamura ('14)
  The Use of the Dynamic Reservoir Simulation Model to Predict the Effect of Climate Change on the Thermal Structure of Lakes
  Patrick McBride ('11)
  Site Fidelity Behavior Displayed by the Libelluid Sympetrum vicinum on Johnson Pond
  Sophie Sarkar ('11)
  Buffernomics: Assessing the Motivations Behind Shoreline Residents� Willingness to Pay for Lake Conservation in East Pond and North Pond. �
  Josephine Thiele ('12)
  Sediment Analysis for Great Pond, Long Pond and East Pond: Implications for Belgrade Lake Eutrophication
  Kimberly Bittler ('11)
  Zooplankton, Water Quality and Development in the Belgrade Lakes: A Case Study of the Family Sididae

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