Archive for February, 2011

Honors Thesis – Done.

By • Feb 26th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am currently in the process of re-vamping this blog. But it is important to note that Operation Complete Honors Thesis has been successful. A 100+ page document, now in the works of being transformed into a publishable article, any willing readers are more than welcome to browse through the pages of my research. Now […]

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Srebrenica, I Will Never Forget You

By • Feb 26th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

A day in Srebrenica will hit you hard. I made an unforgettable friend here in BiH. We first met in Croatia during our language program, and realized we both shared a common interest: Bosnia-Herzegovina.  More experienced and more versed on this region, I have learned a lot from her.  Coincidentally, we both were going to […]

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Interviewee List (BiH and Austria)

By • Feb 26th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The primary purpose of my visit was to gather subjective views of the effect of BiH’s consociationial government. As can be seen in the following list of interviewees, I aimed to meet and discuss with a variety from different actors – ranging from locally-run NGOs to political parties to international institutions – in order to […]

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final leg

By • Feb 24th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So I am now moving into the final analysis of Philostratus’ Apollonius of Tyana. I have outlined the influences on Philostratus’ depiction of the Indian Wise Ones and Ethiopian Naked Ones, and will soon outline what information concerning I…



pHLIP-assisted delivery of amanitin in cultured cancer cells

By • Feb 22nd, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In this project, I will attempt to use protein pHLIP to deliver toxin alpha-amanitin into cultured cancer cells. pHLIP stands for pH (Low) Insertion Peptide, and encompasses a family of peptides, which share the characteristic of forming an alpha helix…



Starting my Project

By • Feb 16th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I started my project a couple of weeks ago. Right now, I’m working on a story that’s essentially a continuation of a story that I wrote for my creative writing class. It’s told from the point of view of an old friend of the main chara…



better together

By • Feb 13th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

It’s timely that I write in today. Yesterday we made our first phone call the the community of Paraiso, Dominican Republic. As a first year member in SOMOS, the student organization for Medical Outreach and Sustainability I was able to have my first taste of Paraiso, quite literally, on an almost daily basis with the […]



Nous Accusons La France: The Consequences of Nationalism in Europe

By • Feb 9th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Though economically and militaristically overshadowed by competing superpowers, France continues to be one of the most influential players in modern international politics—a phenomenon which can be credited to the worldwide obsession to share in the …



Abstract: Music, Healing, and Children

By • Feb 8th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My project is applied research. To better understand music therapy, I am going to implement a summer music program at a children’s hospital called Cook Children’s. Obviously this program is not music therapy, since I am not qualified to be a music …



Guiding Students in a Turbulent Economy: College Career Centers and their Role Today

By • Feb 7th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

How do college career centers get students engaged early in their college careers?  How do they make the most attractive positions and employers accessible to students?  How do they ensure that students are prepared to obtain the positions that they …