Archive for January, 2010

Recruitment, Part 2

By • Jan 28th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey everyone, This is the latest in a series of retrospective blog posts, detailing my recruitment efforts for my thesis project. Enjoy! Okay, ready for action. There are 8 sections of Calculus I this semester, with a total enrollment of 261 students, and 4 sections of Study of Language, the introductory Linguistics course, with 115 […]

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The Force of History: Nostalgia in Chinese Culture

By • Jan 25th, 2010 • Category: China, Chinese, Comparative literature, Cultural Revolution, Honors Thesis, performance studies, Research, Shakespeare, Thesis

Winter Break is over, Spring semester has officially begun, and all of the wonderful research opportunities that are involved with writing a thesis are falling into. While I was enjoying staying cozy and warm this Winter (whether it be inside under a blanket, or at a comparatively warm island in Florida), I spent a lot […]

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Recruitment, Part 1

By • Jan 23rd, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Hey everyone,
This is the latest in a series of retrospective blog posts, detailing my recruitment efforts for my thesis project. Enjoy!
Ah, the beginning of the school year.
It’s a time filled with anticipation, as returning students reconnect with old friends and brace for the new year, and new freshmen and transfers stand on the cusp of […]



Start of the new semester

By • Jan 20th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well my last undergraduate semester has started.  I’m using my relaxed senior schedule to spend a lot of extra time on my thesis. My goal is to write five pages a week, maybe even two pages a day. Currently I’m working on the Bolghar capital section. It’s really interesting to read about the differing interpretations […]

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India, don’t do it

By • Jan 20th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Al-Qaeda wants South Asia war = http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8470357.stm
i hope India can resist fighting violence with violence.



coming together. and shorter :)

By • Jan 17th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

so, here’s what i am thinking these days: my thesis is an investigative report of sorts that uses a combination of history and observation of modern media practices to advance the speed at which developing nations can resist corporate interference and violence. i argue that helen gurley brown’s reinvention of Cosmopolitan magazine in 1965 was […]



Photochemistry Phun

By • Jan 16th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Christina and I had a great time at the conference.  We got to attend a variety of talks. They make up the bulk of the conference.  I really was interested in two particular talks. Kevin Belfield explained how he is using photochemistry to develop 3-Dimensional optical data storage; it was fascinating.  And Rober Liu talked […]

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Processing

By • Jan 13th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Not much exciting has happened this past semester because the thesis is currently in the ‘sample processing’ stage. Effectively this means that I spend most of my time sorting through the samples that we collected in August by hand searching for any remnants of the clams that I marked and any other ambient clams in […]



first full day of research @ smith

By • Jan 12th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

ah smith. what a nice atmosphere. every half hour some young student walks up to the research desk and asks for information on some empowering topic. birth control, women’s friendships, maternal rights…all very good. while these students work on their winter break projects, i am surrounded by boxes of helen gurley brown’s letters and achievements. […]



Week 3 or 4

By • Jan 12th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’m not really sure what week of observations I’m on…would have to check the field notes to know for sure. They’re going well. I’ve learned a lot. First round of interviews start this week. I’ll let you know how those … Continue reading