Archive for January, 2009

Chappell Research Fellowships

By • Jan 29th, 2009 • Category: Funding

CHAPPELL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (posted 1/28/09) The Chappell Fellowship provides funding for undergraduates to do summer research in close association with faculty mentors. The aim of this program is to give students a significant research experience while at the same time providing the faculty supervisor with the services of an able research assistant. The Charles Center […]



Update

By • Jan 27th, 2009 • Category: anthropology, Honors Thesis, Research

Goodness, it’s been a long time since the last update!  I know there was a month-long winter break in there, but that still doesn’t excuse this kind of break.  😉  But, alas, we return to school, and with that comes the home stretch of the honors thesis!  Luckily, progress has been made.   Before we […]

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The trees are dying.

By • Jan 27th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This is a really interesting paper that just came out (http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/323/5913/521.pdf). The forests are dying and it is clear periods of prolonged drought are responsible. Regional warming over the past ~20 years has been greater in the Western U.S. than … Continue reading



Review: Cindy Sherman, Metro Pictures 2008

By • Jan 27th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Thesis

So, we’re finally entering into the last few months before the thesis is due. We’re shooting to have a rough draft by March 7 (the beginning of spring break). That should give a good amount of time for revision, and then hopefully some time to reflect and look back on what we’ve theorized and proposed. […]

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Hidden meanings

By • Jan 27th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Nationalism, Research

Chapter Four came back surprisingly quickly, since it sucked… Well, to be fair, the prose itself wasn’t all that bad, but it needs a good sit-down and comb-through before it’ll be up to snuff. The comments I got back on the first three pages of it (all my advisor would read, at first) smarted. I […]

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Today’s post has been brought to you by boiling water

By • Jan 27th, 2009 • Category: conference, Honors Thesis, Research

Mon affiche et les titres ont fini, et j’irai a Tampa dans une semaine.  Apres Tampa, le monde.  Maintenant, je dois ecrire l’introduction pour ma dissertation honorifique des neurosciences.  Il y a beacoup d’articles scientifique pour va lire.  Beacoup de travail.

In other news, leave it to Lovelock to tell it like it is again.  New […]



Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man

By • Jan 26th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, William and Mary

After a week of emails and phone calls, it now appears that I will be gone quite literally for half of the month of February.  I’m even going to be out of town for Darwin Day…
*tear
And speaking of evolution, cephalopods are extraordinarily intelligent animals:

And yet, Ed Yong writes that apparently there is a female bottlenose […]



Sherrie Levine: So What?

By • Jan 24th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Thesis

by Peter Zimmerman “This in turn suggests that art practices predicated on the production of signature styles rather than constantly modified interventions may be especially vulnerable to neutralization of their purported critique. The history of postmodernist photography overall would appear to confirm this analysis. As various theorists have argued, a position of resistance can never […]

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Hi ho, hi ho…

By • Jan 23rd, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

it’s off to work we go. Snow White was one of my favourite Disney movies as a kid. About the thesis, I didn’t quite match the goals I’d set for myself last week. Chapter Four did get written and cited, although there are a few blanks here and there still. It’s been sent to its […]

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No, I’m not Justin Timberlake

By • Jan 23rd, 2009 • Category: conference, Honors Thesis, Research

I am almost done with my poster, and let me tell you, she is a beauty (mostly pictures and not words so much, but I think that’s for the best).
Now I get to lug it through the airport.
Another edition of DIY science experiments:
The next time you fly anywhere, wear a baseball cap (preferably a fitted […]