Archives for the ‘Honors Thesis’ Category

No One Woke Me Up When September Ended: An August/September/October Research Recap

By • Oct 12th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey, Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here. And I have the biggest news ever. One of my many sources sends us this:   “Spotted: Jackie Keshner, hurriedly recapping two months of research and major life decisions amidst midterm season.”   While Williamsburg is sadly bereft of a local Gossip Girl, everything else is true. Life…
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Weekly Report 1007-State of Field Synthesis

By • Oct 8th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Zhengyuan Paul Ling History 494 Professor Limoncelli 10/02/2018 State of Field Essay Interconnecting the study of Confucianism in Japan and that of Japanese Nationalism is a comparatively novel approach within the East Asian historical studies society. In this millennium, Kiri Paramore and his Japanese Confucianism revive and interact with the discussion of both topics, upon…
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Happy Spook Month – October Blog Post

By • Oct 6th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Halloween is a special time for parents and their children. Filled with trick or treat, costumes, and spooky situations, Halloween can be an important opportunity for parents and children to bond and discuss emotions. Jacqueline Wooley, Psychology Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, has researched the emotional effects of Halloween. Wooley states that…
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September 2018 Update

By • Oct 4th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Once again, I’ve been so busy I forgot to make a post for September. Things have been mostly status quo for now though. Tracking has continued at all three sites – it’s been warm enough here that the toads are still up and about. Thankfully, Hurricane Florence didn’t cause us to lose any animals either!…
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August and September: Moving from Ethnography to Organization

By • Oct 3rd, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Karibuni! Here is an (overdue) update on my research progress for the months of August and September! Quick recap in case you’ve missed my previous posts: I spent the summer interviewing Maasai labor migrants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. My interviews were conducted in Kiswahili (with some help from a translator) and took a variety…
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September: Getting in the Swing of Things

By • Oct 1st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This month has been a whirlwind of getting back into school and classes as well as solidifying my plan for my research. As the analysis of my six transcripts has begun, I’ve finally been able to get into the specifics of the language that my participants use to describe their lifestyle. I have created Excel…
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Blog Post 6: Halfway there!

By • Sep 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

“Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty” -John Finley   The past month has been defined by uncertainty: both in the form of grad school induced existential dread and quantifying the uncertainty of my summer data. My two main goals of the past month have been to answer the following questions:   What…
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September Update: New Semester, Same Science

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

Hello, all! September has been a whirlwind of craziness. I spent the first part of the month studying like crazy for the Chemistry GRE subject test– which was then cancelled due to Florence, yikes. But otherwise, the semester is off to a healthy start! Working out my lab schedule has been a challenge, and I’ve…
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September Update: new season, same research

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

September has been productive, but frustrating month for my research. With the hurricane evacuation there have been several setbacks. At the beginning of September, our goal was to have the diamondback terrapin nesting habitat model solidified by the end of the month. However, after having been working in GIS the last several months I have accumulated…
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September Update: An Exciting Development!

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

Since the beginning of the summer, I worried that my argument that the works of Harkis (particularly Harki daughters) have helped contribute to increasing recognition of the community by the French government was a bit of a stretch. However, about a week ago on the Journée nationale d’hommage aux Harkis (National Day of Harki Recognition),…
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