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Spring Symposium: A Celebration of Ideas

Date: Friday, April 29th, 2011

Time: 1:30 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Gurley Hall - Multiple Rooms

Contact: David A. Salomon |

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1:30-1:45: Session One: Bush Memorial

  • Brittany Beyus and Caitlynne Cash, "I'm Not A Feminist, But . . . "

2:00-3:00: Session Two: Gurley 201

  • Cailtin Maloney, "An Examination of the Social Disorder that Occurs in the South after the Civil War"
  • Grace Collett, "Cinema of Dreams"
  • Ashley Brennan, "Befriending the Captor: Colonization and Stockholm Syndrome in Zimbabwe"
  • Stephanie Ford, "Reading as Self-Knowledge through Meditation in Saint Augustine"

2:00-3:00: Session Three: Gurley 202

  • Cheryce Harvey, "Can bats be saved?: Investigation of the effectiveness of bacteria and fungi in controlling growth of Geomyces 
  • Sarah Fink, "Standing Metachrony in Humans"
  • Elisabeth Knoll, "Reducing expression of RNA interference genes in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus"
  • Briana Bixler, "Will Red Light Exposure Make Winners Out of Losers?"

2:00-3:00: Session Four: Gurley 203

  • Kathryn Saulsbery
  • Danielle Dobbs, "'God Grew Tired of Us': Unintended Colonialism"
  • Sara Skye Huck, "'God is Dead': Adopting Existentialism in Post-Occupation France"

2:00-3:00: Session Five: Gurley 204

  • Carly Farnan, "Suicide Risk Assessment in Psychiatric Settings"
  • Victoria Brandt, "Violent Video Games and Aggression—Are 
Adolescents in Danger?"
  • Jessy Willette, "Lost Boys of Sudan: A Study of Identity and Cultural Difference in Christopher Quinn's God Grew Tired of Us"
  • Nicolette Demagistris, "'The Judson School'—Avant-Garde Art in the 1960s and 1970s"

3:15-4:15: Session Six: Gurley 201 (Poster Presentations)

  • Tessa White, "Grass Fed versus Grain Fed Beef: Health Implications for Consumers"
  • Tara Joyce, "Resveratrol in Peanuts may Protect Against Cancer"
  • Edda Pauze, "The Relationship Between Cruciferous Vegetable 
Consumption and Cancer"
  • Elizabeth Richardson, "Effect of Oatmeal on Cholesterol Level in 
Relation to Coronary Heart Disease"

3:15-4:15: Session Seven: Gurley 202

  • Lauren Schroder, "Carbamate and Organophosphate pesticides: The effect on acetylcholinesterase activity in Notropis hudsonius"
  • Jamie Lee McNary, "Microscale Multi Step Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals"

  • Melissa Sweeney, "Converting to Non-Isotopic Labeling and Detecting of DNA"
  • Sarah Fischer, "Evidence Based Nursing: Sleep for patients in the 
critical care setting"
  • Caitlynne Cash, "The Role of Women's Studies Courses in the Core Curriculum: An Examination of Variability in Existing Programs"

3:15-4:15: Session Eight: Gurley 203

  • Stephanie Fay, "Historical Troy in Photographs"
  • Christine Dorn, "Raining on Colonial Imperialism
  • David Girard, "The Feminine Mystique in Post-Colonial African Literature: A Feminist Analysis of Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions"
  • Miranda DiStefano, "It Happened: Reclaiming and Owning Troy's 
Sordid Past"