Archive for October, 2015

Presenting My Research

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

Just yesterday, I had the chance to give a talk on my honors research to a group of linguistics faculty and students.  It was part of an ongoing effort by the Linguistics Program for both students and professors to present their research projects (in whatever stage they’re in).  Every week, someone who is or will…
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One Step at a Time

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

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I have been hard at work! There has also been some slow-coming, but exciting progress thus far. As a recap, here are my research questions once more and progress for each research question: 1) In hopZ gene expression regulated by slip-strand mispairing of the poly-A tract? We…
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Words on the page!

By • Oct 29th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am happy to report that at long last I have actually started writing my thesis! I never though I would be so excited to say those words. That has been an area of research that has surprised me. While I have obviously written research papers throughout my college career, the depth and breadth of…
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The number you are trying to reach is not in service…

By • Oct 28th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’ve finally began contacting participants and collecting data for my project.  The process has been much more difficult than anticipated.  I’ve been attempting to contact the women by phone, but the numbers tend to be either out of service or connected to the wrong person.  I’ve called about 30 women so far and have only…
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‘Crazy’ One Direction Fans

By • Oct 28th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

An article was published this week on Pop Matters entitled: “We’re Not Groupies, We’re Band-Aids: How the Fans Loved and Destroyed One Direction“. The author, Kaitlyn Tiffany, writes about how the success of the band was built upon the dedication and support of its fans, but she blames the fans for many of the hardships the boys…
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Chapter 2: Gender

By • Oct 28th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have begun the writing process for the second chapter out of three total for the thesis. This chapter deals with how the Japanese avant garde fashion movement has contributed to conceptions of gender identity, specifically in the way in challenges the gender binary. It will be structured in five parts: Introduction to the intersection…
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Time Point Studies and Research Conferences

By • Oct 28th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The month of October has flown by and been full of many time points and learning about the research of scientists in the solar energy field! The major challenge I’ve faced this semester continues to be coordinating with other students to get time points taken. Coordinating between classes and activities has proved tricky and is…
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Making Progress

By • Oct 24th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have been making a good amount of progress with my thesis this month. I wrote and revised my introduction. It feels good to have fifteen pages done! I am now working on outlining my second chapter, which will focus on the relationships false saints had with their disciples. In Aspiring Saints, Schutte does not…
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Things Heat Up

By • Oct 22nd, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The research for my honors thesis continues! I am still recruiting participants, and keeping our kitchen stocked up with the necessary materials. I have ran 78 participants so far, so I am more than halfway there! I hope by the end of October that I can reach about 90 participants. I am also hoping that…
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Collaborative Art in Theatre: A Sketch of the Process of “Seascape”

By • Oct 16th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Collaborative art is a funny thing. In theatre, we rely intensely on collaboration, not only in designing the artistic vision for the final product, but also in the realization of the product; communication and trust is key. This fall, I’ve been directing Edward Albee’s Pulitzer-prize winning Seascape as my Senior Directorial, my capstone project, if […]