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2012 Senior Symposium Schedule

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The 2012 Senior Symposium took place on April 20, 2012.

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Cleveland L1


8:45AM Session in Cleveland L1

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The Effects of Extracellular Calcium Concentration on the Morphology of Physcomitrella patens PDF
Vera Gaun '12

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The Genotypic Diversity of the Invasive Grass Species Phragmities australis. PDF
Kathleen Hayden '12

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A Cup of Tea a Day, to Keep Aging at Bay? The Role of Camellia sinensis in Oxidative Stress Resistance PDF
Natasha M. Naidoo '12

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Zebrafish Cardiac Development: The Effects of Retinoic Acid on Heart Tube Morphology and Function PDF
Molly Ann Markowitz '12

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A Comparative Study of Forelimb Muscle Recruitment during Landing in Rana catesbeiana, Rana pipiens, and Bufo marinus PDF
Erica M. Levin '12


10:15AM Session in Cleveland L1

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Invasion Biology: Paradigms Glossed PDF
Anne H. Arbuthnot '12

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Voyant la forêt pour les arbres branchus: How Darwin Used Alphonse de Candolle PDF
Courtney Buckley O'Connell '12

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The Role of Nurr1 and β –catenin in Dopaminergic Neuronal Specification in Human Neuroblastoma Cells PDF
Gloria Soo-yeon Lee '12

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Characterization of a Human Neuroblastoma Cell Line and Its Differentiation into Dopamine Neurons PDF
Erika M. Norabuena '12


11:30AM Session in Cleveland L1

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The Role of E93 in Fat Body Remodeling in Drosophila melanogaster PDF
Wai Yan Lam '12

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Regulation of Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 Expression by E93 during Fat Body Remodeling in Drosophila melanogaster PDF
Nshunge Musheshe '12

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The Role of MMP2 in Drosophila Tissue Remodeling PDF
Jennifer Ty '12


12:45PM Session in Cleveland L1

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Macrophage Trafficking and Polarization in the Pregnant Uterus: A Potential Link between Maternal Metabolic Syndrome Disease and Fetal Abnormality PDF
Ge Wang '12

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Pharmacological Characterization of GABAergic Input to the Stomatogastric Ganglion PDF
Stefanie Lauren Eisenbach '12

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Characterizing Biotic Fe(III) Transformation in a Deep-Sea Hyperthermophilic Archaeon PDF
Molly LeGate Williams '12

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Transforming Growth Factor-β in Breast Milk from Women with Breast Biopsies PDF
Sidra Mahmood '12


2:00PM Session in Cleveland L1

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Role of E93 Expression in Fat Body Dissociation in Drosophila melanogaster Third Instar Larvae PDF
Loretah Chibaya '12

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The Role of E74A in Fat Body Remodeling in Drosophila melanogaster PDF
Uchechukwu S. Chimeh '12

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The Role of the "Early" Genes in Drosophila melanogaster Fat Body Remodeling PDF
Iris Sandra Almonacid '12

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The Role of Drosophila melanogaster Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein (DIAP1) in Fat Body Remodeling PDF
Anne Sarie Sarie Yva Cossogue '12


3:15PM Session in Cleveland L1

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IL-17A Cytokine Levels in Early Stages of MuLV Infection in MAIDS Resistant BALB/c versus Susceptible C57BL/6 Mice PDF
Zarnab Iftikhar '12

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Immune Suppression via IL-10 in the Mouse Model of AIDS PDF
Abena Kumiwaa Kwaa '12

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Immunosuppression in the Murine AIDS Model System PDF
Yemsratch Macy Akalu '12

Cleveland L2


9:00AM Session in Cleveland L2

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Construction and Single-Molecule Characterization of a DNA Hairpin Construct Based on the TAR RNA Sequence PDF
Catherine A. Dietrich '12

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Induction of Epstein-Barr Virus Lytic Replication PDF
Anastasia Hyrina '12

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Site-Specific Incorporation of Photo-Crosslinker L-Photo-Methionine in Escherichia coli to Identify Protein-Protein Interactions In Vivo PDF
Ilene N. Magpiong '12

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mer Operon: Hg2+ Resistant Bacteria and Their Use in the Detoxification of Contaminated Environments PDF
Sarah Kavana Munyoki '12


10:15AM Session in Cleveland L2

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Targeted Drug Delivery Using Guest Encapsulated Polymer Nanogels PDF
Saranya Ramakrishnan '12

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Optimizing the Purification Protocol for the NEAT-1 Domain of IsdB PDF
Ellen Shamansky '12

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Characterization of Initial Transcribing Complex Bubbles in T5 Phage N25 Promoter and Its Variants by Permanganate Foot-printing PDF
Mya Thandar '12

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Crosslinking Very Long Abortive Transcripts (VLATs) to RNA Polymerase: A Technique to Elucidate Forward Hyper-Translocation PDF
Rebekah S. Wieland '12


11:30AM Session in Cleveland L2

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The Relationship between Radar Scattering and Surface Roughness at Lunar Volcanic Domes PDF
Erica R. Jawin '12

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The Characteristics and Formation Processes of Central Pit Crater Interior Valley Networks on Mars PDF
Samantha Peel '12

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Comparison of Small Valley Networks on Earth and Mars through Scaling Laws PDF
Julita Christine Penido '12


12:45PM Session in Cleveland L2

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Sticky and Fast: Jumping and Landing of the Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) PDF
Rebecca B. Hicks '12

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Making a Splash: The Effect of Substrate on Landing Preparation of Bufo marinus and Rana catesbeiana PDF
Hilary Katz '12

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Food for Thought: An fMRI Investigation into Dietary Decision Making PDF
Martha Laura Streng '12

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Multitarget Visual Search: Analyzing Visual Search for Two Objects Defined by Different Orientations to Understand Visual Attention PDF
Reema Upadhyaya '12


2:00PM Session in Cleveland L2

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A Time-Lapse Video Presentation of Sessile Droplets Drying on Surfaces with Different Wettabilities PDF
Lan He Zhang '12

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Applications of Empirical Potentials and Pathway Combinations to Extending Perovskite Simulation Sizes PDF
Luong T. Nguyen '12

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Surface-initiated Ring-opening Metathesis Polymerization and Subsequent Hydroxylation PDF
Mimi N. Hang '12

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Fuel Cells: Optimizing Grain Boundaries in BaZrO3 and Modeling Proton Conduction Using Kinetic Monte Carlo PDF
Regina K. Ciszewski '12


3:15PM Session in Cleveland L2

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Applications of Shrunken Regression Methods for Major Element Analysis of Rocks Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) PDF
Marie Veronica Ozanne '12

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Experimentation on the Vinylogous Mannich Reaction with a 1,3 Keto Aldehyde PDF
Kelsey Rose Schramma '12

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E.coli Biofilm Adhesion on Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) Measured by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) PDF
He Xu '12


4:15PM Session in Cleveland L2

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Individual Domain Wall Manipulation in Local Circular Magnetic Field PDF
Xiaolin Hu '12

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Measuring the Material Properties of Hydrogel Thin Films Using Atomic Force Microscopy PDF
Alyssa Jennifer Mckenna '12

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Growth and Electrical Properties of Vertically Oriented Organic Single-Crystalline Nanostructures PDF
San Theingi '12

Cleveland L3


9:00AM Session in Cleveland L3

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The Effect of Child-Care Subsidies on the Employment of Mothers PDF
Miriam Larson-Koester '12

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China's Trade with Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Growth-inducing Structural Change PDF
Rusudan Kareli '12

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Failed Aid? An Understanding of Donor-Recipient Interactions Using a Repeated Game Framework PDF
Noor El-Edroos '12

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Guaranteed to Fail: Analyzing the Demise of the Mortgage GSEs through a Common Agency Framework PDF
Bochao Zhao '12


10:15AM Session in Cleveland L3

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Does Economic Freedom Determine Economic Growth? PDF
Kristina Hristova '12

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Prostitution Laws and Sex Trade: Economic Considerations
Lyubina Martinova '12


11:30AM Session in Cleveland L3

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Identity, Citizenship, and Spatial Boundaries: Unpacking the Development Implications of Skilled Labor Migration in Vietnam PDF
Anh Q. Hoang '12

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Urbanization, Poverty, and Crime in Johannesburg
Hilda C. Barasa '12


12:45PM Session in Cleveland L3

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Measuring Forest Biomass Using AIMS Lidar and Aerial High Resolution Imagery PDF
Danelle Laflower '12

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A Glimpse into the Water Bottling Industry PDF
Alison S. Rogers '12

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Calibrating Annual Sedimentation in a Glacial Lake - Lake Linné, Svalbard, Norway PDF
Sidney Katherine Snyder '12

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Quantifying Physical Characteristics and Weathering of Tors in Relation to Hillslope Development in Gordon Gulch, Front Range, Colorado PDF
Alexandra Michelle Horne '12


2:00PM Session in Cleveland L3

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What Are We Really Breathing? An Examination of Air Toxics and Criteria Pollutants in Springfield, MA PDF
Claire Daley '12

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Sneezing My Way across Massachusetts: A Story of Ragweed Pollen PDF
Jamia Linn Jennings '12

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Cyborg Environmentalism: Creating a Unified Environmental Movement PDF
Leila Roxanne Quinn '12

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Reconceptualizing Food Deserts through Gardening the Community in Springfield, Massachusetts PDF
Molly Redfield '12


3:15PM Session in Cleveland L3

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In the Name of the Tiger: Conservation and Indigenous Rights in India PDF
Melissa Woytek Rice '12

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From Shelter to Sustainability: Building Haiti’s Future PDF
Claire L. Gregg '12

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Healthy CHOICES: Combating Childhood Obesity in Holyoke, Massachusetts PDF
Ashley Esther Metellus '12, Sabina Dhakal '12, Shayla Marie Brown '12

Kendade 305


8:45AM Session in Kendade 305

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Cleaning Scandals and Early Conservation Efforts at the National Gallery in London during the Nineteenth Century under the Keepership and Directorship of Sir Charles Lock Eastlake PDF
Hannah Orli Braun '12

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The Gears in Things: A Comprehension of Personal Systems PDF
Quynh Thu Le '12

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Vanishing Act: The Role of the Object in the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum
Laura Quintrell '12

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Painting Bodies in Space PDF
Nora Marlow Smith '12


10:15AM Session in Kendade 305

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The King's Dilemma: A Comparative Study of the Moroccan and Jordanian Monarchies PDF
Amber L. Atteridge '12

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How Much Less Evil Could God Have Made? PDF
Taylor Myers '12

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Egoism and Altruism PDF
Augusta Moore '12


11:30AM Session in Kendade 305

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I Have an American Dream: Barack Obama's Reimagination of the American Dream for the Middle Class PDF
Carol R. Still '12

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Tea Party for the Left: How Can Progressives Use the Tea Party's Strategy to Promote Their Own Political Perspective? PDF
Sarah K. Chase '12


12:45PM Session in Kendade 305

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Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict Environments: Kosovo Examined PDF
Brittany Jordan Finder '12

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Becoming Born: Examining Fetal Imaging and Its Contemporary Political Consequences through the Theories of Hannah Arendt PDF
Rachel Gwynne-Terra Marston '12

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Impetus for Violence? Perpetuating Contention in Post-Conflict Elections PDF
Annah Kim Nelson-Feeney '12

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Mining Without a Blueprint: Coal, Bureaucracy, and Policy Making in China PDF
Yutian An '12


2:00PM Session in Kendade 305

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Gangsters, Warlords and Salt Tax: State Building in Republican China, 1911-1937 PDF
Jingyi Huang '12

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Unpacking Honor Crimes and Killings PDF
Hannah Lane Howard '12

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Taiwan 1949: Wartime Retreat, Refuge, and Rebirth of Military Dependents PDF
Jarin Chu '12

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The New Miracle: Brazil's Journey to Becoming a World Power PDF
Linnea Sandin '12


3:15PM Session in Kendade 305

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"Frightful Persecutions" or "Persians Who Protect Us"?: Reexamining the Jewish Experience Under Sasanian Rule PDF
Dana Gwen Mirsky '12

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Teenage Pregnancy in Zimbabwe: The History behind a Multicausal Phenomenon PDF
Laura Tolosa-Leiva '12

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Applying GIS to Women's Social History through the Use of Personal Diaries PDF
Lisa A. Welter '12

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Mr. Madison's Intentions: Constructing the U.S. Constitution from 1787
Katherine Elizabeth Boyles '12

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Melisende: Queen of the Crossroads PDF
Elizabeth A. Reif '12

Reese 302


8:30AM Session in Reese 302

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Evolutionary Game Theory and the Institutional Evolution of Chinese Foot-Binding PDF
Jialu Chen '12

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Classification and Sample Size Analysis of LIBS Data for In-Situ Chemistry of Rocks on Mars PDF
Michelle Lynn DeVeaux '12


9:15AM Session in Reese 302

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Does the Quality of Sibling Relationships Correspond with the Quality of Peer Relationships? PDF
Catherine G. Tootell '12

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Before Adopting: Decision Making in International Adoption PDF
Sophie R. Strassberg '12

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Traditional vs. Nontraditional Students: Personality and Academic Differences
Heather Mae Richardson '12, Sarah Holly Moore '12


10:15AM Session in Reese 302

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Women's Experiences of Social Support and Coping: An Analysis of the Variables Contributing to a Diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder PDF
Emma Hinkens '12

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Undergraduate Perceptions of Rape PDF
Aalya M. Magsi '12

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Unforgettable: A Qualitative Examination of Memories Following Peak Experiences PDF
Jenna Medaris '12

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Attachment Style and Appraisal of Conflict PDF
Charu Tara Tuladhar '12


11:30AM Session in Reese 302

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Anti-Predator Behavior in Ants PDF
Katherine Taylor '12

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Comparisons Between Oral and Silent Reading Skill in Developing Readers PDF
Caitlin Brianna Walsh '12

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Rhythm and Stress: The Effect of Distal Prosody on the Perception of Word Stress PDF
Nina Gumkowski '12


12:45PM Session in Reese 302

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Books in Mad Houses: The Gothic Library as Womb, Tomb, and Bower in Wollstonecraft, Shelley, and Jackson PDF
Mary Hofto Grae '12

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The Mirror Stage and Identity as an Iterative Process in Eliot, Tennyson and Wilde PDF
Nadia Khawaja '12

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Keen Vision and Feeling: Memory, Sympathy, and Imagination in George Eliot's Fiction PDF
Sophie E. Heller '12


2:00PM Session in Reese 302

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La Historia de Cuba: Home and Exile PDF
Kate Oberdorfer '12

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Poe and Baudelaire: The Creation of Reputation and Legacy PDF
Margaret Kelley '12

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In Time o' Strife: Agit-Prop and the British Workers' Theatre Movement PDF
Rachel V. Czwartacky '12

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The Interpretation of the Shrew: A Recent Stage History of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew PDF
Katrina Kass '12


3:15PM Session in Reese 302

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Eccentric Poet: Edith Sitwell and the Rise of the British Avant-Garde PDF
Isabelle R. Dienstag '12

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The Significance of Satan: Eikonoklastes as a Guide to Reading the Character in Milton's Paradise Lost PDF
Emily Chow '12


4:00PM Session in Reese 302

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Developing a Framework for Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine PDF
Liana Simonds '12

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Open Heart Operation: Morocco and Libya Post-Arab Spring 2011 PDF
Ghita Hassoun '12

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Extraordinary Rendition and the War on Terror: Decision Making in the Bush Administration
Alexandra Skarka '12

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The Changing Face of Political Marketing: Alternative or Prelude to Democracy in Vietnam? PDF
An Thi Minh Vo '12

Reese 304


9:00AM Session in Reese 304

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Women in Dance: Evolution through Revolution PDF
Jennifer Lauren Cobb '12

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Performance as Power: Theatrical Representations of Women PDF
Tamar S. Westphal '12

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African Uprisings: When the Masses Revolt PDF
Eyitemi Popo '12

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The Role of One Manuscript in the Development of French Secular Polyphonic Music of the Sixteenth Century PDF
Alexandra L. Mcie '12


10:15AM Session in Reese 304

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Stripped: A Choreographic Exploration of Female Objectification and Empowerment in Contemporary Society PDF
Jennifer Lauren Cobb '12

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Becoming Undone: Exposing the Science within the Art of Ballet PDF
Zoe Emilie Henrot '12

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Discovering Freedom: The Moving Body's Imagination in Improvisation PDF
Hau Wun Gina Leung '12

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Relative Experience: Translating M.C. Escher to a Live Performance Setting PDF
Clare Louise Schweitzer '12


11:30AM Session in Reese 304

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Amherst College Class Albums: A Study in Memory and Masculinity at the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections PDF
Lucy Abbott '12

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"Rise Above, We’re Gonna Rise Above!": The Symbolic Practices and Semiotic Conversations of American Early Hardcore Punk PDF
Danuta Janiszewski '12

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Black Women's Sexuality in Music 1920-2012 PDF
Gizelle S. Fletcher '12


12:45PM Session in Reese 304

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Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Discourses of Color with New York City Painters PDF
Noa Danielle Kasman '12

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From the Classroom to the Streets: Deconstructing Education Hierarchies through an Argentine Social Movement PDF
Claire Rita Meade Skotnes '12

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Legislation, Nordic Culture, and Childs' Play: Social Reform and Its Collaboration with the Danish Educational System PDF
Jennifer Eileen Walsh '12

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Reading the African American Intellectual: Dialogues on Race, Class, and Representation PDF
Imani Griffin Strong '12


2:00PM Session in Reese 304

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Television and the Sense of Self: Teenage Girls, Body Image, and Gender Roles PDF
Sarah E. Murphy '12

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The Chilean Winter: Student Movements and Higher Education Reform in Chile PDF
Hilary Pollan '12

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Owning Culture, Renting Culture: Reimagining Kimono in Present-Day Kyoto PDF
Rachael Ann Ragalye '12

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Redefining the Educational Crisis: A Search for Resolve through Six Case Studies in Brooklyn, NY PDF
Diane Jihae Kim '12


3:15PM Session in Reese 304

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Motion Simulation of Geometric Constraint Structures PDF
Felicia Cordeiro '12

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Adapting Bridge for the Visually Impaired PDF
Allison Marie Dejordy '12

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Identifying Hinge Motion in Proteins PDF
Rittika Shamsuddin '12

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Capturing, Persisting, and Querying the Provenance of Scientific Data PDF
Sofiya Kostadinova Taskova '12

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An Analysis of the Discourse of Internet Trolling: A Case Study of Reddit.com PDF
Emily Rose Merritt '12