Archive for June, 2011

Hold Onto Your Watches: Time Reported Missing

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Sorry to burst your bubble, folks, but June is…over. It has left many of us in this blogsphere with glazed eyes and a hand tousling the hair atop our heads; where did the time go? This is a valid question to ask yourself, your friends, your enemies, and maybe even pets. Now, being a mere…
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An Experimental Month

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So this first month of work on my research has had its share of trials and tribulations, but all in all, it’s been good!  I’ll call it my experimental month, since I’m just sort of working things out. Most of the problems I’ve run into involve coordinating the schedules of all the people that have…
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Class is Almost Over…

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

  …and it’s been really, really amazing. I’ve learned so much in the last two weeks. Tomorrow’s the last day, and I’ll be putting the finishing touches on two bindings, one in half leather (that’s with the spin…



An Economics Analysis of Algae Biofuel—Week 4

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This week I had some pretty significant accomplishments. First of all, I think I am fairly close to finishing with the first half of my project, which is analyzing the benefit side of the Cost-Benefit analysis. I did a lot of reading regarding the avia…



The Mother’s Recompense

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I mentioned, I have been thinking about Wharton’s novel The Mother’s Recompense this week. This novel poses some problems for tracing the themes of childhood and space. The story opens when Kate Clephane, middle-aged resident of the French Riviera who left her husband, child, and home almost two decades earlier, is called back to…
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Success So Far

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Since the last time I wrote, everything has gone better than expected.  I got a bit of a late start on recruiting participants because I was hoping to make sure there wouldn’t be any problems with the protocol once I did start.  Every participant run whose data can’t be included in analysis means resources wasted…
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The Dodge Collection, “Nonconformism,” and Three Weeks Down

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’ve been in Europe for approximately three weeks now, and have just less than a month left. It’s amazing how quickly time flies, and how much can happen that makes posting to a blog so much more difficult. This blog post has been on my to-do list …



VHS to Laptop? There’s an app for that

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As week 4 of my research comes to a close I can say with relative certainty that VHS is a dead format, though it constantly rises from the grave like a ghoul in the night to stalk unsuspecting undergrads.  It took me several days to find out that Swem…



Negotiating Bad Handwriting and Unfamiliar Terms

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So the time has come to write another blog update about the research process. I have diligently spent the past several weeks in Swem’s Special Collections, reading my way through each document in their collection. It’s a slow process of coming to understand what is there rather than looking to answer predetermined questions. I have…
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Negotiating Bad Handwriting and Unfamiliar Terms

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So the time has come to write another blog update about the research process. I have diligently spent the past several weeks in Swem’s Special Collections, reading my way through each document in their collection. It’s a slow process of coming to understand what is there rather than looking to answer predetermined questions. I have…
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