Archive for April, 2011

Riparian Buffers

By • Apr 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This summer I’ll be storm chasing!  That’s because my entire research project depends on rain, and lots of it.  I’m studying riparian buffers, riparian for river, and buffer meaning a wooded area around an agricultural field that fi…



From Magic School Bus to Honors Thesis

By • Apr 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi. My name is Ksenija Kapetanovic, I am a rising senior at the College studying Neuroscience and Biochemistry, and am about to embark on my honors thesis research! I feel in love with science reading my favorite book series growing up: Magic School Bus. I learned to appreciate how and why things happened starting at…
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The Birth of the Middle East: Cultural Developments and Misperceptions between the European and Islamic Worlds of the 14th Century

By • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey everyone! My name is Jeff Rohde and I am originally from just outside of  Baltimore, Maryland. I am in love with everything about William and Mary, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to conduct research here during the summer. I have met …



Journey to Modernity: Morocco in the Midst of the Arab Revolutions of 2011 [Abstract]

By • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

History is being made today, hundreds of miles away, in the regions of North African and the Middle East, where the forces of modernization have reached a critical temperature and the reaction has become volatile.  It all started in December 2010, whe…



Abstract- Analysis of Relative Payroll Differences and Win Percentage in Major League Baseball

By • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

Many people, sports enthusiasts included, tend to believe the notion that teams with the most money win the championships. My project will look at data for the past ten years from Major League Baseball and examine if that is the case. Sports economists…



Abstract: Class, Capital, and the Construction of Race in Apartheid South Africa

By • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

To understand capitalism, as Marx says, you have to enter its “hidden abode,” the processes of labor and value. In addition to its policies of racial supremacy, Apartheid South Africa is notable for concerted attempts to undervalue and expl…



How to Get Involved in Psychology Research at William & Mary

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

Getting involved in Psychology Research at William & Mary is quite easy, and an opportunity that all psychology majors should take advantage of. As I am now a junior and planning to study psychology in graduate school, I realize the importance of the opportunities William & Mary offers in undergraduate research. Research gives students a […]



In the beginning, there was neoprene…

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

“Italian Carnival Masks and Aphra Behn’s The Rover: Applying Historical Research to Constructive Skill.” Post #1. If I’m to document the process of our team’s designing and constructing these fifty-some-odd masks for this spring’s production of The Rover, I suppose it would be best to start, O Gentle Reader, with where we first learned the […]



Abstract: Catalyst for Change: The Role of Science Communication in Shaping Public Environmental Consciousness

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

Environmental issues are increasingly at the forefront of the public consciousness, and promise to demand political attention throughout the coming decades. Since the understanding of environmental problems and their potential solutions is deeply roote…



Abstract: Clinical Effects of Vancomycin-resistant Strains of MRSA

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

Today bacteria that cause infections like strep throat are easily treated with antibiotics; however, in the pre-antibiotic era even strep throat could lead to death. The discovery of antibiotics was one of the most important in the history of medicine….