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2011 Senior Symposium Schedule

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The 2011 Senior Symposium took place on April 15, 2011.

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Cleveland L1


9:30AM Session in Cleveland L1

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"I'm HIV Positive. So What?" HIV Illness Narratives from Zimbabwe and the United States PDF
Rebecca E. Engell '11

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From Korean Missionaries to International NGOs: Comparative Study of Ethics in International Health PDF
Hae Inn Woo '11

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Ideals and Realities of Afghan Health Policy: The View from an Afghan Birthing Hospital PDF
Nagina Khudaynazar '11


10:30AM Session in Cleveland L1

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Revealing the Truth About Drug Culture: Alternatives for Treating Psychotic Mental Illness PDF
Mia Przyborowski '11, Katherine Silvius '11

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Nervous Exhaustion: A History of Neurasthenia, and its Relationship to the Development of American Military Psychiatry (1870-1930) PDF
Alexandra L. Fleagle '11

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Embodied Consequences: Mercury and Fish Advisories on the Savannah River PDF
Lauren Wooten Smith '11

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"Holding the Space": Certified Nurse Midwives' Discourses of Empowerment and Informed Choice in Natural Childbirth Practice PDF
Rosalie Schurman '11

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Access to Death: Prisons, Voices and Hospice PDF
Sophia Turner Axtman '11


12:15PM Session in Cleveland L1

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Body As Container: A Material Discussion of the Sacred PDF
Sarah C. Coates '11

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Can Biological Evolution Be Reconciled with Islam? PDF
Zahra Aliza Hanif '11

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Connecting with Allah: Religious Practice and Identity among American Muslim College Students PDF
Schuyler Marquez '11

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Credo: Beethoven's Faith as Reflected in the Missa Solemnis PDF
Martha H. Brundage '11


1:30PM Session in Cleveland L1

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Dickinson and Her Disciples: The Poetry of Belief PDF
Emily Ann Yates '11

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Symbolism and Translation: The Works of Emile Verhaeren PDF
Siobhan Marie Anderson '11

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Intersections between Anthropology and Poetry PDF
Melissa Yang '11


2:30PM Session in Cleveland L1

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In Quest of the Elusive Nabby PDF
Elizabeth Brannagan King '11

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Frederick Douglass's Dispute with William Lloyd Garrison: The Evolution of Douglass's Abolitionist Ideology (1845-1863) PDF
Katherine Indira Duceman '11

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Unjust Compensation: Grand Coulee Dam, Indian Claims, and The Colville Nation PDF
Holly Sprague '11


3:30PM Session in Cleveland L1

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Vietnamization: Analyzing Perceptions of Success PDF
Meeraal Shafaat Bokharee '11

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Panchayats, Seat Reservations and the Women's Question in India: A Historical Trajectory PDF
Amelia W. Nugent '11

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Elders, Women and Outsiders: The Evolution of Male and Female Initiation Rites among the Chewa Peoples of Southern Africa PDF
Janice Wairimu Ndegwa '11

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The State, the Nation and Corruption in Nigeria PDF
Muoyogbemi Genevieve Popo '11

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The Refrigerated Railway Car and its Effects on British Agriculture and Society PDF
Haley Creed '11


5:00PM Session in Cleveland L1

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Who is the 'Big Man'?: Understanding Power in Ibo Society and Colonial Rule 1900-1930 PDF
Rebecca Brown '11

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Constructing Whose Civil Society? From Post-Tiananmen Intellectuals to 21st Century Women's Activists in China PDF
Songqiao Yao '11

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The Rise and Fall of a Leader: What Would Mary Lyon Say? PDF
Jennifer K. Kovacs '11

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Re(producing) Inequality: The Persistence of Poverty in Contemporary America PDF
Ariela Lovett '11

Cleveland L2


9:00AM Session in Cleveland L2

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Glycoprotein Biosynthesis PDF
Kathryn Patricia Krueger '11

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A Drosophila melanogaster Model to Study the Pathogenesis of Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis PDF
Anisha Singh '11

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Pink1 RNAi and Parkin Expression in Drosophila melanogaster PDF
Catherine Elizabeth Braine '11

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The Role of Inhibitor of Apoptosis in Fat Body Remodeling in Drosophila melanogaster PDF
Yoana Y. Gendzhova '11

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Investigation of the Fine Structures of E. coli RNA Polymerase-N25 Promoter Open Complex Using Mass Spectrometry PDF
Xiaowen Wang '11


10:30AM Session in Cleveland L2

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Thermodynamic Effects of the cis, syn-Thymine Dimer Lesion on Duplex DNA PDF
Elisa Frankel '11

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NMR Characterization of a Thymine Dimer in DNA PDF
Belinda B. Wenke '11

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Female Mate Choice in the Fiddler Crab Uca musica: The Role of Sand Structures in Mate Attraction PDF
Alison D. Zulick '11

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Occurrence of Hybridization in Quercus section Lobatae: Morphological and Genetic Analysis of Local Trees PDF
Rose Aileen Keith '11

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Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells Regulate their Microenvironment to Ensure their Survival and Self-Renewal PDF
Maria Yeah Hyang Park '11


12:30PM Session in Cleveland L2

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Determination of a Genetic Fine Structure Map of a Mitochondrial Small Ribosomal Subunit Gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae PDF
Justyna Gozdz '11

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Immunolabeling of Cholinergic Neurons of the Basal Forebrain Using Fluorescent Antibodies Against p75 Neurotrophin Receptors PDF
Sarah Ashley Keating '11

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Imaging the Cytoskeleton of Migratory Cells PDF
Anna E. Baccei '11

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Effect of Kinesin Eg5 Inhibition on Mitotic Spindle Elongation during Anaphase PDF
Joeeta J. Chowdhury '11


1:45PM Session in Cleveland L2

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An Examination of the Effect of Nestbox Orientation on Continued Occupancy by the Western Bluebird, Sialia mexicana PDF
Lindsey L. Reader '11

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Macrophage Phenotype Differentiation in the Rat Uterus during Normal Pregnancy PDF
Eleni Stampouloglou '11

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The Role of Dendritic Cells in the Development of Murine Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (MAIDS) PDF
Barret Jean Zimmermann '11

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Immunomodulation in the Murine AIDS Model PDF
Lindsay Anne Sceats '11

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The Role of Vision in the Neuromuscular Control of Cane Toad Locomotion PDF
Catherine Margaret Tierney '11


3:15PM Session in Cleveland L2

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Crabs, Flies, Yeast, Drip: A Maggot’s Take on Evolution and the Origin of Pee-cies PDF
Ruth Hala Asch '11

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The Kindness of Strangers: What Unrelated Ants Bring to their Colony PDF
Ioulia Ivanovna Bespalova '11

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The Bony Lung of the Coelacanth Macropoma PDF
Melissa K. Hartley '11

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Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), Blessing or Curse: The Environmental Effect of a Toxic Chemical PDF
Sarah Lynch Patches '11

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Thermometry of Leucogneiss in Lamoille Canyon, Nevada PDF
Sarah Virginia McKnight '11


4:45PM Session in Cleveland L2

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Analyzing Epileptic Brain Data Using Dynamic Linear Models PDF
Samrachana Adhikari '11

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Estimating the Density of Pitcher Plants in a Bog PDF
Natalie Hsiang '11

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Comparison of Perceptual and Visuomotor Susceptibility to Illusions Processed at Different Levels of the Visual System PDF
Sweyta Lohani '11

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Listen and Learn: The Role of Learning in an Insect Predator/ Prey Relationship PDF
Meredith M. Baker '11

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Hey! What's going on out there? In Utero Stress and Postnatal Development of Cognition and Emotion in Mus musculus PDF
Taylor Laura Fuss '11

Cleveland L3


9:15AM Session in Cleveland L3

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An Evaluation of Pregnancy Characteristics Associated with the Results of a Fetal Fibronectin Test PDF
Elisabeth S. Belisle '11

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Synthesis of Silver Colloid Nanoparticles for Use as Antimicrobial Agents PDF
Dhriti Das '11

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Synthesis of Fullerene Derivatives for Materials and Molecular Electronic Applications PDF
Floriana Foarta '11

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Treating Alzheimer’s Disease Using Nanoparticles that Cross the Blood Brain Barrier PDF
Caitlin Conover '11


10:30AM Session in Cleveland L3

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Preparation of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications PDF
Lauren Amy Simpson '11

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A Model of Hierarchical Spatial Reasoning PDF
Surabhi Gupta '11

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Shape Recognition Using Polygonal Simplification PDF
Cleo Madeleine Schneider '11

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Automated Protein Classification Using Rigidity Analysis PDF
Courtney Lenna Schirf '11


12:15PM Session in Cleveland L3

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The Young, Enterprising and "Greenergetic": Youth Employment, Sustainable Livelihoods and Carbon Finance in Rural Kenya PDF
Yiting Wang '11

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Post Oil Spill Louisiana: A Cultural and Social Profile PDF
Morgan Stacy Wilson '11

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The Effect of Non-native, Nitrogen-fixing Species on Plant Community Structure in Northeastern Open Meadow Habitats PDF
Allison L. Gill '11

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The Potential Allelopathic Properties of Two Polygonum Species: Native Polygonum virginianum and Non-Native Invasive Polygonum cespitosum PDF
Ellen R. Kujawa '11

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Urbanization and Industrialization in the City of Holyoke: An Environmental History PDF
Sarah Halle '11


1:45PM Session in Cleveland L3

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Effects of Fertilization and Carbon Substrate Addition on Microbial Respiration in Mer Bleue Bog, Ontario PDF
Christine A. Kobyljanec '11

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The Role of Sphagnum Mosses in the Methane Cycling of a Temperate Fen PDF
Bianca J. Young '11

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Evaluating Photostability of Fluorescein Biarsenical Dyes, FlAsH and Difluorinated FlAsH PDF
Lorencia Chigweshe '11

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An Isotopic Study of the Cycling and Distribution of Plant-Wax Lipids in an Andean Watershed PDF
Sarah E. Knudsen '11

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Fabrication and Characterization of "Nano-Beakers" for the Synthesis of Ceramic Colloids PDF
Hannah M. Zukswert '11


3:15PM Session in Cleveland L3

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Preparation and Characterization of Silver Nanorod Films: The Effects of Chain Length of Capping Molecule on 2D Assembly PDF
Jiaxi Song '11

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Designing HIV-1 Clones to Study Regulation of Viral Budding PDF
Raheal Boadi-Yeboah '11

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From NMR to MRI: The Development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology PDF
Kaitlin M. Mitchell '11

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Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogels as Reaction Matrices for pH-dependent Diffusion-controlled Reduction of Tetrachloroauric Acid PDF
Alison S. Erlwanger '11

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Investigation and Preparation of Hydrolytically Stable Aminosilane-derived Layers on Silica Surfaces PDF
Mojun Zhu '11


4:45PM Session in Cleveland L3

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Photoexcitation and Charge Transport in Donor/Acceptor Photovoltaics PDF
Alyssa M. Goncalves '11

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A Micromagnetic Computational Study of Vortex Chirality Control in Ferromagnetic Nanorings PDF
Abigail Sofia Licht '11

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Synchrotron Micro-XANES Analysis of Fe3+ in Oriented Amphiboles PDF
Elizabeth Byerly Brown '11

Kendade 305


9:15AM Session in Kendade 305

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Language, Image, Action: Experiments in Multimedia Choreography PDF
Michelle E. Rose '11

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Private Spaces, Postmodern Play: A Look at the Films of Wong Kar-Wai PDF
Zehra Nabi '11

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Dis/Connections: A Study of Life and Love Abstracted in Movement PDF
Bergin Elizabeth Smith '11

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"Projected Fantasies": The Cinematic Art of Lynn Hershman Leeson PDF
Linda Witkowski '11


10:30AM Session in Kendade 305

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No Guts No Glory, Dissecting Flesh With Paint PDF
Caterina Fran Bozzelli '11

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Discovering 18th Century French Culture and Art Through Multimedia PDF
Sealia Thevenau '11

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Using Light, Color and Form to Bridge Physics and the Arts PDF
Allison D. Miller '11

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Changing Landscapes: The Ecological and Man-made Systems PDF
Nika L. Meyers '11

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Darme cuenta: To Give Myself Account PDF
Lauren Elizabeth Ricke '11


12:15PM Session in Kendade 305

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The Souls in the Jungle: A Collection of Modern Vietnamese Ghost Stories PDF
Violet M. Kupersmith '11

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Following Ophelia: The English Madwoman in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries PDF
Katherine Frances Fitzpatrick '11

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This Side of the Border: The Dusk of War PDF
Marija Tesla '11

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Stories from the Workplace PDF
LeeAnn Rose Maryeski '11

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"A Gentleman for Life": Masculinity, Domesticity, and the Gothic in Two of Elizabeth Gaskell's Novels PDF
Meghan Healy '11


1:45PM Session in Kendade 305

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Diversity and Confusion: Perceptions of Sexual Health Education at Mount Holyoke College PDF
Alison S. Erlwanger '11

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Gender, Race and History: Gone With the Wind and its Place in American Culture PDF
Nina L. Joly '11

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Gender, Sexuality, and Fanfiction: Writing Sex on the Internet PDF
Madeline Devillers '11


2:45PM Session in Kendade 305

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The Hard Sell of Globalization: France's Ambivalence Towards Digital Communication and Online Social Communities PDF
Cheryl Kelson '11

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Confessional and Strategic Motivations for Swedish Intervention in the Thirty Years War PDF
Jane W. Arden '11

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Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Romania PDF
Grainne Lee Dunne '11

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Power to the People? Electoral Systems and Political Participation in Post 1989 Czechoslovakia PDF
Victoria R. Yeager '11


4:00PM Session in Kendade 305

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An Ecofeminist Model of Youth Empowerment: Project F.R.E.E. (Facilitating Responsive Energy Empowerment) PDF
Sarah M. Vazquez '11

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Translating Gender PDF
Adrienne Plaskon Jacaruso '11

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The Prison Birth Project: What Separates Social Justice from Charity PDF
Marcella Maxine Jayne '11


5:15PM Session in Kendade 305

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Transformation of Land Perceptions in Ireland and Consequences: Land Tenure PDF
Jordan Marie Josselson '11

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Eastern Europeans and the Tragedy of Race in Nineteenth Century Argentina PDF
Lauren Cara Palulis '11

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Subjective Science, Objective Facts: How Values Lead to Truth PDF
Delal Deniz Aktas '11

Reese 302


9:15AM Session in Reese 302

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Will You Stand by Me? PDF
Khushbu Mishra '11

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Competing Economic Discourses on Carbon Emissions Reductions Solutions in the United States PDF
Megan Nicholson '11

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A Thriving City with a Popular Wal-Mart: The Effect of the Chain Store Infusion on the Keene, New Hampshire Economy PDF
Sarah Elizabeth Goodby-Botting '11

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Transferrability of Low-cost Model to Long-haul Flights PDF
Dung Daphne Pham '11


10:30AM Session in Reese 302

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Risks and Consumption Smoothing in Developing Countries PDF
Prashanti Ghale '11

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Net Results: Free Trade and the Future of Fisheries PDF
Ariel M. W. Kagan '11

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The Importance of Women's Power for Child Health Outcomes PDF
Yifan Yu '11

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Microfinance: Beyond Numbers and Anecdotes PDF
Zilin Cui '11

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Microfinance for Development: The Case of Chile PDF
Isabel C. Tepedino '11


12:15PM Session in Reese 302

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"Maintaining the Fiction": The Creation of Diego Garcia as a Military Base and the Plight of the Chagossians PDF
Sealia Thevenau '11

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Economic Development in the West Bank PDF
Anabelle Harari '11

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One Voice, One Phone Number: The Reform of the High Representative Position and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union in the Aftermath of the Lisbon Treaty PDF
Demet Duran '11

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US-China-Brazil Relations PDF
Lilian C. R. Alves '11


1:30PM Session in Reese 302

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Sí, quiero: The Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina PDF
Margaret Linley Bryce Beckner '11

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Current Relations between the Chilean Nation-state and the Mapuche People: Unlawful Terrorism Prosecution towards the Mapuche Population PDF
Jenae G. Armstrong '11

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What’s Common and Distinctive about Costa Rica for China’s Latin American Policy? PDF
Diying Wu '11


2:30PM Session in Reese 302

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Rhythm and Stress in Speech Cue Temporally Selective Attention PDF
Yue Jiang '11

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Fooling the Teacher: How to Tell When a Student is not Paying Attention: An Eye Movement Analysis PDF
Johanna Sharon Shapiro Ledley '11

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An Exploration of Reading Comprehension and Morphological Awareness in Adult Readers PDF
Nancy L. To '11

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The Acquisition and Teaching of the Contrast between the Preterite and the Imperfect Verbal Tenses in Spanish L2: A New Approach into the Spanish "Past" PDF
Ye Li '11


3:45PM Session in Reese 302

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Leading, Problem Solving, and Effectiveness: A Four Frames Analysis of Student Leaders PDF
Tracy Rae Etkins '11

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Feeling Like a Typical Student?: Perceptions of Personal Fit and Deviance from Social Norms at Mt. Holyoke, Smith, and Amherst Colleges PDF
Emily E. Carol '11

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The Effect of Primed Specific Relational Schemas on Depression and Self-Esteem PDF
Jacquelyn E. Hyde '11

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Dissociation and Running: An Exploration of Adaptive Dissociation PDF
Jennifer Lewis '11


5:00PM Session in Reese 302

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Doing or Undoing Gender in Middle School Curricula PDF
Leslie Walbridge '11

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Women in the Armed Forces: Contextualizing and Understanding Narratives PDF
Tara Agnes Penny '11

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College Women and Alcohol Use: The Roles of Attachment, Guilt and Parental Drinking PDF
Mina Chulkova '11

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Investigating Facebook Friendships PDF
Cassady L. Clark '11