Archive for February, 2012

Abstract: Characterizing the Respiratory Rhythm

By • Feb 29th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The focus of my summer project will be developing a model on the NEURON computer software that faithfully represents both the morphology and the physiology of preBötzinger neurons.  Last summer I developed a physiologically accurate model, which assu…



Organizing and Participatory Development in Paraiso, Dominican Republic (Abstract)

By • Feb 29th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

One person is a dynamic, unpredictable roller coaster of emotions, thoughts and actions. Then what of a group of people? A community? Communities may seem impossible to understand, unite, and especially organize. Student Organization for Medical Outrea…



Abstract: From Silver Screen to Small Screen: the development of narrative complexity in modern puzzle films and television

By • Feb 29th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Over the last two decades, television series have incorporated and adapted the narrative structures of modern puzzle films to create extremely complex narratives. In the course of this research, I am interested in looking at not only the transfer of th…



Abstract: The Arab Spring and Middle Eastern Monarchies

By • Feb 29th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The “Arab Spring” emphatically changed the political landscape of the Middle East: Four leaders have been forced out of power by popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Protests have become increasingly common throughout the Middle E…



The last word

By • Feb 29th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Findings While I wish to avoid oversimplifying my research conclusions, I would like to briefly discuss some overarching themes in my analysis. I found a consensus in Cuje that education is important for many reasons, most centrally as a means of devel…



Abstract: The Effects of Advancements to Media Technology and the Rise of New Media on Human Rights Reporting

By • Feb 28th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The increasingly globalized world in which we live is connecting people around the world in ways that have never been seen before. Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are even facilitating the formation on individual connections between people…



Abstract – Dos mil doce: Latin American Mass Media and the U.S. Presidential Election

By • Feb 28th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The goal of my project is to study coverage of the 2012 U.S. presidential election campaign in various Latin American media sources, comparing and contrasting it to major U.S. media. What perspectives are shared by both U.S. and Latin American media, a…



Abstract: Language Variation and Autism Spectrum Disorder

By • Feb 28th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Research on language variation among people with ASD seems to be limited. Conclusively, people with ASD suffer from language production and perception difficulties; this impairment is requisite for diagnosis (Flagg, Cardy, Roberts, & Roberts, 2005)…



Draft Number Two and My Honors Colloquium Presentation

By • Feb 27th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, I can honestly say that I have made a great deal of progress in my novel since the time of my last post. I have finished up a second full draft, complete with additions, rewrites, revisions, and a few deletions here and there. It still isn’t a final draft, but nor is it rough.…
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Abstract: The Regulation of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel Genes in Xenopus laevis

By • Feb 27th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The major question we are investigating in lab is how neurons in the developing vertebrate nervous system acquire a specific identity. If neurons do not adopt the appropriate neurotransmitter phenotype and spatial expression, the resulting nervous syst…