Archive for March, 2012

Bye March!

By • Mar 31st, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Goodness – I cannot believe that it is almost April. I have been inundated with work these last few months, working hard on my honors thesis, organizing a philosophy conference, figuring out where to go to grad school, finishing up the requirements for my psychology major, taking a philosophy seminar on rules (for fun!), and…
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Writing it up….

By • Mar 31st, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So, things are getting intense – my thesis is due in two weeks! – but at the same time, there’s not too much to say.  Last week, though, I did go to the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference in Virginia Beach, along with a few other undergraduates and grad students who are working with my advisor. …
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Abstract: Cooperation in a New Domain — A NATO-Russia Strategy to Combat Cyber Crime

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

In this project, I will analyze potential avenues for cooperation between NATO and the Russian Federation to combat transnational cyber crime. Using existing institutions, namely the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) and its sub-groups, I will identify current…



Conclusion of Swastha Nepal Trip

By • Mar 24th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Nepal was truly an amazing experience. While in the capital, Kathmandu, I would say we spent a good amount of our time learning about public health in an urban environment in Nepal, although we did get to soak in the culture while we were there. We toured 5 working hospitals and spoke with both patients […]



Plugging away

By • Mar 23rd, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello all,   Since I last updated the blog, we have been primarily working on tightening up the parameter values as well as calculating the bifurcation derivative, which will give evidence as to the bistability of our model. Beyond that, there has been a lot of writing and editing, as we go to press quite…
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Abstract: The Invasion of Evasion

By • Mar 22nd, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The recent economic recession has shed light on the prevalence of tax evasion in developed nations around the world—especially in Europe.  But what factors help explain a nation’s level of tax evasion?  What are the implications of tax evasion on…



Abstract : A Review of the Implementation of NESCAFÉ’s Global Strategy

By • Mar 19th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

NESCAFÉ is currently in the process of overhauling its strategic communications, transitioning into a single global brand communication strategy with only a certain amount of flexibility for each of its national and trans-national markets. Before, eac…



Abstract: The Presence and Effect of Prophage II in Helicobacter acinonychis

By • Mar 19th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Helicobacter acinonychis is a feline pathogenic bacterium that infects the gastric mucosa of big cats such as lions, tigers, and cheetahs. Some strains of H. acinonychis have been known to cause severe gastrointestinal diseases, including chronic gast…



Abstract: Soccer as a Unifying Force Throughout the Hispanic Community of the Washington, DC Metro Area.

By • Mar 19th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The integration of the Hispanic community into the workforce of the Washington, DC area came before their acceptance into the domestic culture, forcing populations of South American, Central American, and Caribbean immigrants to rely on the game they g…



The Effects of Soil Acidification, Moisture, and Temperature on Salamander Symbionts and Pathogens: Abstract

By • Mar 18th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Environmental factors such as climate warning and acidification are causing declines and shifts in species’ populations and ranges. The extent of the impacts of global change is a critical question for understanding how to predict and mitigate undesi…