Archives for the ‘Research’ Category

Pictures and new semester

By • Sep 17th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have finally returned to the College and am back into the swing of things. The start of the school year was a bit rocky because of hurricane Florence and William and Mary being evacuated, but as of today, I have returned and am ready to start classes again. In my last post, I said…
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Field Season Begins

By • Sep 16th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Field season began this summer in mid June. While my specific task was to collect shrimp samples, I worked under the supervision of a bigger group. The large scale project of the summer was led by several VIMS faculty and Dr. Chambers who were awarded a grant to study living shorelines and natural marshes in […]

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#TIFF2018

By • Sep 14th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

For the last week or so, I’ve been at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This is the first film festival I’ve ever been to, and also my first time in the city of Toronto. It’s been a treat both because the films have been largely exceptional, and my Airbnb landlord is a Canadian in […]

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A Student’s Perspective of the Royal Air Force Museum Archives

By • Sep 13th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After my second research visit to the RAF Museum back in June, I was asked if I would be interested in writing a short piece about my experience at the Museum’s archives. I agreed to write the piece as not only did I enjoy my time at the archives, but it would also be a…
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Weekly Report 0909-Paramore chapter 1-4

By • Sep 10th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Weekly Report 0909 Japanese Confucianism: A Cultural History by Kiri Paramore (chapter 1-4) and the book review by Samuel Hideo Yamashita   The utilitarian nature of Confucianism in Japan   Kiri Paramore constructively explains the introduction of Confucianism to Japan and analyzes Confucianism’s historical significance in Edo-era Japan. Paramore claims that Confucianism had played different…
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Weekly Report 0902-Revised Research Proposal

By • Sep 10th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Weekly Report 0902 Revised Research Proposal Zhengyuan Ling   Topic: The Japanese Proto-Nationalism in the 1700s Confucianism in the Development of Japanese Nationalism Department: History Advisor: Professor Eric C. Han   My research concentrates on Japanese proto-nationalism in the 18th century, when Japanese Confucian aristocrats and bureaucrats witnessed the barbarian usurpation of governance over civilized…
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Gender Reveal Party – Final Update

By • Sep 9th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! I’m posting late because my advisor allowed me to continue to contribute to my project after the deadline, and I wanted this last post to reflect my entire writing experience. As I noted in my previous post, I stopped reading and annotating texts at the sixty-five hour mark; I had thorough outlines for three […]

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Closing Thoughts on My Summer Research Project

By • Sep 7th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello There! With my summer projects complete, and with an adequate time for reflection about my results and the future directions of my projects afforded, I now feel ready to complete my last post of the season.  From the data gathered from the autophagosome, lysosome, autolysosome, and L3CB experiments, I have seen first hand some […]

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End of Summer Updates

By • Sep 5th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have had a very productive summer of honors research. In early June, I set goals for myself of writing a draft of my introduction, and exploring different statistical analyses. Two months later, I am happy to say that I have made significant progress.   I have a solid draft of my introduction written, which…
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Recruiting Study Participants

By • Sep 5th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

While we would all love to foresee and plan for every possible hiccup in the research process, we are still human, and thus we must continue to make adjustments all along the way to ensure the validity of our data and the ease of its collection. So, it is no surprise that after beginning a […]

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