Archive for October, 2010

Exploration in the Research Process

By • Oct 31st, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

One of the best and worst parts of research…. Is that it is (or appears) endless.  I find myself reading things I know I will never use for my thesis…. but helps me to understand the situation and experience of unwed mothers in Morocco.  I have taken this approach from the beginning of my research […]

And so it begins (analysis, that is)

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

Although I’ve been fretting about the analysis portion of my research for some time now, this worrying has proved unfounded.  Not only that, but I think I may like analysis more than the actual data collection portion of research.  Now that I have data, I get to discover the ideas hidden within it, then engage […]

Manly States and Feminine Men: Politics of the 20th and 21st Century

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

I was thinking about how I would start off this summary post and decided it would be best to discuss my feelings pertaining to my research project as well as what I learned from the past few months. First off, I enjoyed doing research, specifically the…

Office Database, Post #3: Project in Action!!

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

Ah, the end of the freshman Monroe project saga.  As researchers prepare posterboards and oral presentations, it’s nice to look back at how much has been accomplished (or changed!) since that original project proposal.  Let’s take a look:…


By • Oct 19th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Throughout the past studies, it had been evidenced that alcohol-exposed animals get impaired in learning trace fear conditioning, but show normal delay conditioning because alcohol can affect the development and functioning of the hippocampus.  In some cases, behavioral deficits seen in alcohol-exposed individuals (humans and rodents) can go away with development. Hyperactivity, for example, is […]

Problems in historiography

By • Oct 19th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Military history has for a long time occupied an uneasy position in the field of historiography. It has never altogether disappeared but it has nevertheless come very far down from its earlier heights. Ancient or traditional historical accounts from Homer to Clarendon focused on military and political history to the exclusion of almost everything else. […]


By • Oct 19th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This semester, after being back to the lab from summer, I’d been working in the lab to finish up my unfinished project.  As a measure of learning seen in the alcohol induced adult rats in our lab, we used a process called “scoring”. It is a measure of immobility.  We watched the video tapes from […]

Changes in German Language Education, Blog Post #3: Summary Blog

By • Oct 18th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, here I am, at the “final” chapter of this project – and yet I still feel that all I have given you, my loyal reader, is two abnormally-long blog posts and whatever ends up in this one. You may be disappointed after this, and some of you may…

Health and Security – Russia and HIV/AIDS

By • Oct 18th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey all, I realized that I never officially uploaded my final blog posts and summary, so with the presentation date soon approaching I present a discussion on the relationship between health and national security, followed by a summary of my research. …

The Liberal Plea for Courts regarding Trademarks

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

It may be difficult for governments and businesses, in an increasingly globalized society, to completely control the life, perception, and reception of trademarks in the marketplace. Regardless of whether or not the public sphere is becoming increasingly commodified, these commodities can nevertheless be bought and sold, controlled or manipulated through marketing, and hold value for […]