Archive for May, 2018

Cell Sorting: Conclusions and Future Directions

By • May 29th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Final blog post! I don’t really have much new science to discuss, since I already talked about methods and applications in my previous two posts. After reading endless amounts of literature, I’ve developed an opinion on the future of the field. Flow cytometry has been around for about a half-century now, and it’s barely changed […]

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Why Methodology in the Social Sciences Necessitates a Conversation about How the Academy Perpetuates White Supremacy

By • May 29th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

“In spite of being rendered invisible, Blacks made technological and cultural advancements that rocked the world. White Supremacy and systemic racism aim to suppress and prevent the achievements of African American pioneers. Unless anthropology and the academy as a whole intentionally push back, these accomplishments will continue to go unnoticed. Black anthropologists deserve attention.” –…
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Writing the War (Hero): Update 1

By • May 29th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

The scope of my research has narrowed since I began. I’ve realized there is more than enough of a story for me to tell just by focusing on Akhmad Kadyrov’s place in official histories of the Chechen War, without the other two figures I had initially planned on also examining. I’ve spent the last couple […]

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May Update: Je suis en France!

By • May 28th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As you may have been able to guess by the title, I am in France! I just spent a week in Paris beginning my research on the Harkis. My first stop in Paris was the Mémorial national de la guerre d’Algérie et des combats du Maroc et de la Tunisie, which was inaugurated in 2002 under President…
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Month 2: The Devil is in the Details

By • May 26th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

While the past month has been a scholastic interlude between my time at William and Mary and my project in Maine, I have delved deeper into the ‘hows’ and ‘whats’ of my project resulting in the following notable edits. Many of these edits were spurred by the gracious help of six professors who study plant…
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The Decline of the West: Philosophy, History, and Not Much Brevity

By • May 26th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

     Delving into The Decline of the West      After a week and a half of intensive study, I have finished covering the centerpiece of my project.  (At least for now, that is.)  It feels really rewarding to have studied all 935 pages of The Decline of the West.  Oswald Spengler’s magnum opus is always […]

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Setting the Foundation: An outline for my time in England

By • May 25th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Although the spring semester finished over two weeks ago, I haven’t stopped since submitting my independent study’s twenty page paper. Since touching down at London Heathrow four days ago, I have been working in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Library amongst Cambridge students preparing for their final exams. Ideally, I should have…
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Constructed Language: Second Week

By • May 25th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

During my second week of research into constructed language, I worked on constructing and describing my own language. Hilariously enough, although I expected this phase of research to be the simplest, it was very difficult. I began by creating a list of goals for my language, including a hierarchical derivational morphology, extreme simplicity and comprehensibility, […]

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Takeaways from Case Study Analysis of Clean Energy Startups that Failed

By • May 24th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Even though clean energy startups have received billions of dollars in funding, many of them have fallen into bankruptcy and failed. Why? There are five key reasons I have synthesized from my case study analysis of these startups. These startups were not able to steadily receive cash inflows. Even though they were funded with, at […]

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Cell Sorting: Dynamic Applications

By • May 22nd, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

– Introduction – In this post, I’ll discuss specific applications of the three cell sorting methods I described last post. If you haven’t read my last post yet and are not already familiar with common cell sorting methods, I would highly recommend it, as it provides vital background information for this post. It can be […]

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