Archive for November, 2015

Tribulations and Applications

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

Hi everyone! I’ll keep it brief for the month of November, because things haven’t made a terrible amount of progress since I last updated you all. Reason number 1 is a relatively exciting one — graduate school applications! I’m applying to molecular and developmental biology PhD programs, which is a terrifying and stressful experience I…
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Keep on Keepin’ On

By • Nov 30th, 2015 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! I cannot believe that I am writing during the last week of classes for the fall semester! How did this happen? It feels like just a few days ago I was writing about orientation. This month has brought along with it a fair amount of road blocks, the worst one in the form…
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The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

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

Well hello again! I know these two blog posts are coming out pretty close together, but I’ve been working really hard on honors work and thought I’d give you a bit of a double update. The last post was mostly regarding the qualitative parts of my honors thesis, where this one focuses more on the…
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An in-depth introduction to SPSS

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

I realize it’s been a while since I posted any updates on my thesis! This will be a short note, before I post an in depth summary of some of my results at the end of the semester. The past few months I’ve been analyzing data! Much of the data that I collected from the…
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Halfway done!

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

This past week, I finished my second chapter, which explored the relationships false saints had with their disciples. I really enjoyed the process of writing; I think this is the best work I have done so far as an undergraduate. I actually used the second chapter as my writing sample for graduate school applications. Since…
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Grunt Work

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

Hey Guys! So I left off last time in my research with the near-end of the growing season and so the end of the initial data taking! After September I took the last of my data on height and diameter, then prepped to move onto the next phase of my experiment. Thanks to my research…
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Manuscript Research at the HMML Part 2

By • Nov 22nd, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Manuscripts, Research

So the last post described in a nutshell what I did. We flew to Minnesota and drove to St. John’s University on Friday, worked on Saturday, and flew back to school on Sunday. The day that I got to work with the manuscript was all too short and it was a race to get as […]



Manuscript Research at the HMML Part 1

By • Nov 22nd, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Manuscripts, Research

For my Student Research Grant, I traveled to St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, to visit the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML). Professor Greenia initially invited me on this trip because another Hispanic Studies student, James Sylvester, is going to do his honors thesis on the manuscript Leyes de los Moros, of which three […]



“Hi, my name is Sarah…”

By • Nov 18th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Data collection has been decidedly ongoing. Reaching out to participants for a follow-up interview is difficult; people change residences, phone numbers, etc. Their work schedules may not line up with when you are calling, they may be busy or not be interested in following up. When you combine those factors with women who may also…
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Post #4: Individual and Collective Memory

By • Nov 15th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am currently making headway on transcribing my interview notes from notebooks to Word document. It’s quite an undertaking, though, considering I’ve done over 50 interviews! We’ve also begun work on the cognitive aspects of the thesis. I’ve been looking over quite a bit of literature pertaining to individual memory consolidation models and trends in…
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