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Abstract: Differential Regulation of the ArsRS Regulon in Helicobacter pylori

By • Mar 27th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, The Research

Nearly 50% of the world’s population is infected by the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori. H. pylori infection is one of the major causes of peptic ulcer disease as well as some forms of stomach cancer. H. pylori utilizes a variety of molecul…



Honors Colloquium Report Back

By • Mar 1st, 2011 • Category: From the Blogs, Honors Thesis, Research

Last Friday I had my Honors Colloquium and presented my research publicly (at least in a lecture format) for the first time. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Honors Colloquiums at the College, I’ll briefly outline their primary purpose, which…



Abstract: “The Negro Motorist Green Book: an International Travel Guide”: Following in the 21st Century the Travel Guide of the Jim Crow Years

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, The Process

The Negro Motorist Green Book: an International Travel Guide was a travel guide for the average black American family during the mid-20th century. Created by postal worker, Victor H. Green, this book soon known only as the “Green Book” was publishe…



Lima Beans, Manikin and Minikin, and the Provincetown Players

By • Dec 13th, 2010 • Category: Featured Research, Honors Thesis, Research

The following is a short assessment of Kreymborg’s role in the Provincetown Players, as well as brief analyses of “Lima Beans” and “Manikin and Minkin.” After hearing about the Provincetown Players from William Zorach, Kre…



Lost in Transcription

By • Dec 1st, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have to say, one of the most difficult things about doing a thesis-sized project on a document that’s over 3,000 miles away, across the ocean, and into the foothills of the Pyrenees is obviously the distance. Although there is one major transcr…



Exploration in the Research Process

By • Oct 31st, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

One of the best and worst parts of research…. Is that it is (or appears) endless.  I find myself reading things I know I will never use for my thesis…. but helps me to understand the situation and experience of unwed mothers in Morocco.  I have taken this approach from the beginning of my research […]



And so it begins (analysis, that is)

By • Oct 27th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Although I’ve been fretting about the analysis portion of my research for some time now, this worrying has proved unfounded.  Not only that, but I think I may like analysis more than the actual data collection portion of research.  Now that I have data, I get to discover the ideas hidden within it, then engage […]



Office Database, Post #3: Project in Action!!

By • Oct 20th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Ah, the end of the freshman Monroe project saga.  As researchers prepare posterboards and oral presentations, it’s nice to look back at how much has been accomplished (or changed!) since that original project proposal.  Let’s take a look:…



Problems in historiography

By • Oct 19th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Military history has for a long time occupied an uneasy position in the field of historiography. It has never altogether disappeared but it has nevertheless come very far down from its earlier heights. Ancient or traditional historical accounts from Homer to Clarendon focused on military and political history to the exclusion of almost everything else. […]