Archive for April, 2014

Exploring Applied Linguistics at CoLang

By • Apr 30th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi guys! My name is Marissa Messner, and I’m a rising sophomore and a future Linguistics/Computer Science double major. This summer, I’ll be attending CoLang, a two-week linguistics workshop/summer school in Arlington, TX. For those of you who haven’t gotten a chance to interact with the Linguistics department here, I urge you to take Study […]



Senior Honors Thesis Abstract

By • Apr 30th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The Fall of 2014 will test the borders of Europe. On September 18th and November 9th the regions of Scotland (UK) and Catalonia (Spain), respectively, plan to hold referendums on their independence from their larger states. Such referendums are unheard…



Lesioning Thalamic Reticular Cholinergic Neurons

By • Apr 30th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My name is Emily Masi and I am a rising sophomore studying neuroscience and public health here at the College. I have been working in Dr. Burk’s lab since the beginning of this semester, and its focus has been the role of orexin projections to the basal forebrain in attention, the effects of reward delay […]



The Promotion of Self-Efficacy for Improved Health and Dengue Prevention

By • Apr 30th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Salutations! Thanks for stumbling upon this post (or seeking it out if you are one of the kind-hearted souls that has), hope you enjoy. As a Freshman at the College, I have been extremely fortunate to have found a place within the Sharpe Scholars Progr…



Clothing in the Sensation Novel (abstract)

By • Apr 29th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The Victorian era was a time of rapid change in most aspects of society, including clothing, industry, technology, and literature. Changes to both literature and fashion were highly controversial, particularly—for literature—with the introduction of the sensation novel in the 1860s. With two such hotly debated topics as these, it follows that crucial information about the […]



Researching History: What we can get from it.

By • Apr 28th, 2014 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! My name’s Jacob and I’m very excited to be typing what is my very first blog post, which is quite surprising given my being alive in the technologically advanced age of the internet, things that have an ‘i’ as a prefix, and cell phones that seem to get flatter and flatter. It is especially […]



Investigating the role of Hsp90 in the nucleus

By • Apr 28th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am a biology major currently finishing my chemistry degree requirements at St Andrews University, Scotland. For the past couple of years, I have become intrigued with new discoveries in scientific journals concerning phenotypic plasticity, miRNA regulation, agouti mice, and modification of histone tails.  Epigenetics fascinates me. The more I learn, the more I look […]



Post-Franco Spain: Testimony and Mourning as Acts of Resistance

By • Apr 28th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My name is Michael Le, and I am a rising senior majoring in Hispanic Studies with a minor in Japanese, though it is my affinity for cultural studies and frank curiosity that drives my ultimate goals of becoming a translator. Having said this, I never i…



Kinetic Method

By • Apr 28th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi! My name is Denise Lee and I am a sophomore. My major is chemistry. I am very interested in physical chemistry and have been conducting research under the supervision of Professor Poutsma whose research involves physical chemistry.   This summer, I will continue my research of entropy effects in the kinetic method. This research […]



Investigating Rates of Suicide and Treatment of Mental Illness in Cancer Survivors

By • Apr 27th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Cancer survivors have a unique set of characteristics and vulnerabilities lending to the intense treatment they experience, and is therefore a group in critical need of research and insight into their condition. Cancer survivorship research is a relati…