Archive for July, 2015

Blog Post: Children’s Processing of Smoking-Related Cues

By • Jul 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The past month has involved a lot of data work to prepare for analysis. Before we even decide what tests we want to run, we need to be sure that the tests we’re running are producing valid results. If the data hasn’t been cleaned properly, it can hide significant results or show significant ones where…
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Public Health in Detoit: Final Post

By • Jul 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

When I only received 25 responses to my survey, I was really disappointed, but all of the excitement of my project came back when I started analyzing the results! Quoting from the paper I wrote, here’s the summary of my results: “…the demographic questions included gender, race, age, education, marital status, and employment status. The […]



A Kimono and a Recluse

By • Jul 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Doing research on one of the most reclusive designers has its ups and downs. Despite having permanently altered the way in which critical fashion theory understands the human silhouette and clothing’s functionality at its core, Rei Kawakubo lives her life without explanation. She has completely isolated herself from celebrity status in its conventional sense as…
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July Update!

By • Jul 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello Readers! It’s been a whirlwind month of research, making, traveling, cleaning, and collaborating for me.  At the beginning of the month, I left the old power plant studio to visit home and participate in another studio’s workshop.  The workshop was excellent!   I was able to work at Arrowmont School with other college students, learn…
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A Productive Month

By • Jul 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Again I am amazed at how fast time is going by.  As I am writing this, week 8 of 10 is coming to a close and the new school year is almost upon us.  I am somewhat excited that this is coming to an end because I will be able to go home and be…
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Poetry and the Sea

By • Jul 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’m back! In my last post, I talked about my first encounter with the poet I studied this summer, Nada Skaff. What I didn’t get to discuss was the day we spent together on the Amalfi Coast. My second day in Italy, I woke up a little later than usual exhausted from my flight and […]



Storyboard, Act I: Structure and Plot

By • Jul 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Early this summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Jonesborough, TN to visit the International Storytelling Center. The ISC is an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the ancient art form of storytelling, and the whole town of Jonesborough seems really excited about storytelling, all the time. I detailed my travel experiences here, if […]



A New Direction

By • Jul 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In my focus on the Corpus Domini convent, I hit a rather large roadblock. The chronicle of the convent itself gives me many things to investigate, like noble families and religious figures. Unfortunately, I do not have the ability to research these items further, as I lack access to archives. As I did more secondary…
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Bajan Excavation

By • Jul 31st, 2015 • Category: archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

Regardless of how organized and scientific archaeological field seasons are, they always seem to be an adventure. Rather unexpectedly, there were several small earthquakes and the island was put under a code orange alert for an volcano eruption. Everything was fine and nothing major happened on the island, but it definitely added a bit of […]



Pre-Canada Update

By • Jul 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi all!  July seems to have flown by.  I’ve been busy working on my poster that I will be presenting at the American Psychological Association conference in Toronto next week.  The poster describes all of my quantitative findings of factors associated with breastfeeding initiation among incarcerated women (I explained these results in my last blog…
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