Archive for April, 2012

Day Before Defense

By • Apr 30th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So, I am defending my thesis tomorrow. Crazy. I can’t decide whether I should review everything or just give my brain a break heading into it. So I’m compromising by updating this and doing some *light* philosophical reading. Now to get a good night’s sleep and eat a solid breakfast in the morning. Hurray! Here’s…
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The End (or not)

By • Apr 30th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, this is probably my last blog post, and as promised, I am all done!  I quite literally just finished.  I sent my thesis out to my committee a couple of weeks ago, and earlier this morning I had my defense.  Which was a little frightening, I have to admit!  But it went pretty well…
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The End (or not)

By • Apr 30th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, this is probably my last blog post, and as promised, I am all done!  I quite literally just finished.  I sent my thesis out to my committee a couple of weeks ago, and earlier this morning I had my defense.  Which was a little frightening, I have to admit!  But it went pretty well…
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Cultural Connectivity to Local Food Networks

By • Apr 30th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This summer I will be going to South Africa to do research in a township on how people connect to food. In South Africa, over 2 of 3 people are ‘food insecure,’ meaning they lack regular access to safe and nutritious food.  I want to under…



Little Ambassadors: Fashion Dolls and the Dissemination of Fashion in England

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

Hello everyone, My name is Lauren Greene and I’m a rising senior at the College, majoring in History and minoring in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies. This summer I will start working on my honors thesis, and I’d like to thank the Charles Center and…



How parental messages regarding body image and eating affect girls’ feelings about their own bodies.

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

This summer, I am working through the Center for Eating Behavior and Child Development to examine behaviors in childhood that may be important targets for preventative measures against disordered eating. The study was developed as my senior honors proj…



Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements and the Transparency of Corporate Financial Reports

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

Hey Readers! My name is Joe Carnazza and I am currently a Junior and an Accounting major at the College. This summer, I will be conducting research with Professor Kimberly J. Smith in the Accounting Department. During her time serving as Academic Accou…



Weathering and the Evolution Bedrock Channel Longitudinal Profiles: A Beginning

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

My name is Max Cunningham.  I’m a rising senior, and I like to think of myself as a geologist-in-training. When I explain to people that I study “geology,” the typical response goes something like: “so you study rocks?”  In most cases this …



Germline Stem Cell Development in Drosophila Melanogaster

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

Hello, all! My name is Emma Rudebusch and I’m finishing up my sophomore year here at The College.  I am so excited to have received the Charles Center Summer Scholarship and to have the opportunity to do research over the summer in Professor Waw…



My project in a nut shell

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

My research project focuses on the mutation rate of the poly-C region of the genome of Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium commonly known to cause stomach ulcers, gastritis, and stomach cancer. The project’s aim is to address the question of whether o…