Archive for August, 2012

On Campus and Continuing the Process

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

I’m back on campus, and I’m continuing my honors research. I have spent most of my summer reading scholarly articles and books concerning the rise of New Judicial Federalism and possible reasons for engaging federalism more generally.  This reading forms the foundation of my hypotheses about state courts’ protection of religious liberties. For instance, Jeffrey…
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Strategy and Culture Recommendations for Business Leaders

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

As my time in Paris drew to a close, I left with four major recommendations for business leaders based on my findings about business strategy and culture: Think about where your communication is the most important and invest there To put this in terms …



H5N1 Vaccine Production Blog #3

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

Hey everyone! This is the last of my blogs about vaccine research. In the previous blog, I described the process of selecting the virus seed and testing for safety, specificity, immunogenicity, and efficacy.  The virus seed solution that has passed these assessments is ready to move on to the next step. For this part of […]



H5N1 Vaccine Production Blog #2

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

Hey everyone! This is my follow-up to my previous blog about inactivated H5N1 avian flu vaccine production in China. As you know, there many multiple steps involved in vaccine production. Each step has many evaluations for safety, quality, and efficacy…



H5N1 Vaccine Production Blog #1

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

Hey everyone! This is the first of my blogs about my research concerning inactivated H5N1 avian influenza vaccine production in China this summer. My research took place in the Harbin Weike Biotechnology Company, the largest biological product manufact…



The Heirs of All Revolutions- The Broader Picture

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

In this post I’ll try to explain how the experiences of the African leaders I studied fit in with the larger transformations taking place across Africa in the 20th century. Many of the trends seen in Africa today have roots in the pre-colonial hi…



Glass Transfer Paintings: Paper Submitted!

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

Yes, I just posted a second ago, but this is my third and final post- yay! I submitted my final paper to my advisor earlier today and it feels so good! I ends up opening up the paper with a discussion of the trade in prints, especially mezzotints, from…



Glass Transfer Paintings: Winterthur Edition

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

So back in June I had the awesome opportunity to spend two days exploring Winterthur, this giant old mansion that is now a decorative arts museum. The museum is in Delaware, but I stayed in an adorable bed an breakfast just over the border in Pennsylva…



Same-sex Marriage, State Referenda, and Democracy: Applications of Research and Further Areas of Study (Post #3)

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

As my summer project comes to a close, I’d like to talk about implications of my research and potential areas of further research. I think the most important use for my research on two federal court cases dealing with same-sex marriage is the implica…



Trichotillomania: fMRIs, Animal Modeling, & Psych Studies [3]

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

As promised, the let-me-sum-up/Reader’s Digest version of the findings from Dr. White, Dr. Garner, & Dr. Keuthen. I was going to type up a whole scientific explanation of what they did, but then I realized I was just paraphrasing my whole paper. …