Archives for the ‘William and Mary’ Category

Post 5: Yale University, Beinecke Library: Lots of Letters (Edward Millman, Nathanael West Project)

By • Jul 11th, 2019 • Category: Charles Center, Honors Thesis, Research, William and Mary

On the last stop of my trip today at Yale University where I have spent the day at the Beinecke Library (bein is pronounced like stein apparently) looking at West’s letters to William Carlos Williams and Josephine Hebst, as well as correspondence from Hebst and others regarding West after his death. I have quite a…
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Post 4: What I Found at Brown (Edward Millman, Nathanael West Project)

By • Jul 10th, 2019 • Category: Charles Center, Honors Thesis, Research, William and Mary

Brown University’s John Hay Library, my second stop in my travels, proved to be an incredibly worthwhile stop. This archive houses a great deal of material on S.J. Perelman, the comic writer who was West’s brother-in-law and frequent collaborator. During this visit, I found a never-before-published manuscript of a play co-written by West and Perelman…
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Post 3: First Stop, Harvard (Edward Millman, Nathanael West Project)

By • Jul 9th, 2019 • Category: Charles Center, Honors Thesis, Research, William and Mary

Just finished my work in the archives at the Houghton Library at Harvard. There were lots of papers regarding New Directions and West’s work, mostly between West’s estate and other people involved with West’s more sucessful posthumous publications. Additionally, I saw F. Scott Fitzgerald’s recomendation for West’s Guggenheim Fellowship application (West did not receive a…
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Diving Into William and Mary’s Past: Research Update 1

By • May 20th, 2019 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research, William and Mary

Finding a Method  In this past week, I began searching through the Colonial Echo yearbooks for examples of racism, racial insensitivity, or offensive traditions. I am extremely grateful that members of the special collections team at Swem library put in countless hours of work scanning yearbooks to make them available in the digital archives. After […]

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What it might really mean when we capitalize certain words

By • Aug 16th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research, William and Mary

We traditionally capitalize proper nouns in the English language in order to distinguish specific entities from generic terms. One capital letter can entirely change the meaning of a sentence. One might say, “I bought an Apple” in order to indicate that an Apple computer was purchased. While, “I bought an apple,” uncontroversially means that someone […]



Strike a Pose: Imaging and Cell Counting

By • Jul 17th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, William and Mary

The next step in the process of determining the effects of treatment on neural development is to visually count the cells in the developing nervous system. To do this, DAPI stained sections are imaged. From those images, a program counts the cells in t…



Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man

By • Jan 26th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, William and Mary

After a week of emails and phone calls, it now appears that I will be gone quite literally for half of the month of February.  I’m even going to be out of town for Darwin Day…
*tear
And speaking of evolution, cephalopods are extraordinarily intelligent animals:

And yet, Ed Yong writes that apparently there is a female bottlenose […]



I will never get tenure?

By • Jan 20th, 2009 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research, William and Mary

How many people have been thinking like this lately?  It is certainly the first I’ve heard of it.
In previous columns and in a recent book I have argued that higher education, properly understood, is distinguished by the absence of a direct and designed relationship between its activities and measurable effects in the world.
I’m not so […]



There is also no texting plan

By • Jan 13th, 2009 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Ideation, pictures, Research, results, William and Mary

Good news: it looks like I have just one more day crunching numbers in the lab before I can start writing it all up.  I have 112 participants and solid p values (and what else do you really need?).
Bad news: I was under the impression that I was to produce an 8 to 10 page […]



Nocturne in E flat major

By • Dec 13th, 2008 • Category: communication, Honors Thesis, popular science, Research, William and Mary

It’s three in the morning (not exactly 4 am, but the metaphor holds true here). I should be working on graduate applications (due in two days), but I can’t focus.  I passed out this afternoon before I could make a second pot of coffee and ended up napping for about 8 hours (my roommate must […]