Archive for September, 2010

Longsword Abstract

By • Sep 30th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My Upperclassmen Monroe project investigated the German longsword technique of Johannes Lichtenaur. Master Lichtenaur was a medieval master whose students reproduced and passed down his technique for several hundred years. The style did not fall out of…



Summer in Thailand

By • Sep 30th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This summer I spent four weeks volunteering with Travel to Teach in Nong Khai, Thailand.  I taught English at a public primary school to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders and conducted basic research on syntactical errors committed by English language learner…



Abstract

By • Sep 29th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

An ‘n’ x ‘n’ companion matrix is defined using ‘n’ complex numbers representing the trailing coefficients of its characteristic polynomial. In this paper, the set of unitarily irreducible complex 3 x 3 companion matr…



Final Summary

By • Sep 29th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! I was at Oxford University while most of you all were doing your research, so I did my seven weeks of Monroe research in two halves: half before I left for the UK in April, and half upon returning to college in the fall. Therefore, I actually di…



Final Summary: A Cross-Country Comparison of Market-Based Environmental Policies

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

This project is a case study of notable market-based environmental policies in the United States and Germany.  The particular policies examined include: The Btu Tax (US), the Ecological Tax Reform (ETR) (Germany), the Clean Air Act of 1990 (US), the E…



Final Post: Reflections

By • Sep 27th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

With the increasing busyness that fall and school brings, it has been difficult to keep Nicaragua and my girls at Casa Havilah fresh in my mind, but I have set up little reminders for myself, such as the photo board that hangs above my bed or the backg…



Civic Traditions in the Atlantic World: Bristol and London – Mercantile Hubs of the Seventeenth Century

By • Sep 27th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The second week of my research took me to the two greatest port towns in England’s seventeenth-century commercial world. London was by far and away the largest and busiest English port, but Bristol was also a key mercantile center, especially for the Atlantic trade as the century progressed. As a result there were inevitably more […]



Final Blog Entry

By • Sep 27th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I certainly could have spent a few more months on the Big Island researching the i’iwi, but I was able to draw some conclusions from my research over the few brief weeks I was there. First, I created artificial mamane flowers that the i&#82…



Final Summary: German Culture and the World Wars in Texas

By • Sep 27th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi everyone! The research is finally done, the paper is finally submitted! It is hard to believe that what started off as a random idea (“hey, wouldn’t this be cool to research?”) has now become a full-fledged research project and pap…



Final Summary

By • Sep 26th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Having studied the Mansions of Newport, RI and the people who lived in them, I feel like I have learned so much about American culture.  Families like the Vanderbilts, Oelrichs, and Berwinds represent the American desire to make everything bigger and …