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April 17, 2008

College Will Host International Conference on French Literature April 24-26

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50 scholars from across the nation and Europe will present their research Scholars from across the nation and Europe will be on campus April 24-26 for the annual North American Society for 17th-Century French Literature Conference. The conference, which will be hosted by the foreign languages and literatures department, will be held at the Hampton [...]

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March 3, 2008

Peter Dimmick ’08 Explores the Possibility of ‘Justice After War’

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Religion and politics major is working on honors research with Stephen Lammers, Manson Professor of the English Bible Peter Dimmick ’08 (Sewickley, Pa.) is majoring in religion and politics. He is currently working on his honors thesis “Justice After War” with Stephen Lammers, Helen H.P. Manson Professor of the English Bible. The following is a [...]

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January 29, 2008

Uneasy Politics in the Era of Good Feelings

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John Siemann ’08 discusses his research of political adjustments made in a time of shifting social values in 19th century America John Siemann ’08 (Clarksburg, N.J.) is a history and government & law major. He is performing honors thesis research on the influence of changing social and economic values on American politics during the early [...]

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January 16, 2008

George Armah ’08 Completes Two Challenging Independent Studies

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Mathematics and computer science dual major explores the technical side of computer graphics A love of video games and a desire to create them led George Armah ’08 (Accra, Ghana) to pursue a B.S. in mathematics and an A.B. in computer science. In the fall semester, he undertook an ambitious independent study in each of [...]

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December 21, 2007

The Biology of a Black-Out

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Katie Schultes ’08 explores how alcohol affects memory in honors research Katie Schultes ’08 (West Deptford, N.J.) is a biology major. She is performing honors research on the biological mechanisms that connect alcohol intoxication and memory deficits with Elaine Reynolds, associate professor of biology and chair of neuroscience. The following is a first-person account about [...]

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December 19, 2007

Amanda Pisetzner ’10 and Rachel Gallagher ’07 Present at International Conference

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Research focuses on strategies for addressing health and educational needs of low-income single mothers Government and law major Amanda Pisetzner ’10 (Puyallup, Wash.) and Rachel Gallagher ’07 presented research on health and educational needs of single mothers at the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) Conference in October in Toronto, Canada. The presentation, “Maternal Health [...]

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December 18, 2007

Teaching, Studying, and Researching in Vienna

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<5>Briana Niblick ’06 discusses her experiences in Austria as a Fulbright Scholar Briana Niblick ’06 graduated with a B.S. civil engineering and A.B. with a major in German. Through a Fulbright Grant, she is spending September 2007-June 2008 teaching, studying, and performing research at BOKU, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in [...]

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December 17, 2007

Health Care for All

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Lauren Moulder ’08 explores possibilities for universal health care in the United States Lauren Moulder ’08 (Eden Prairie, Minn.) is a double major in economics & business and French. She is working on an honors thesis exploring possibilities for universal health care in the United States under the guidance of Susan Averett, Dana Professor and [...]

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December 13, 2007

Getting Home for the Holidays

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Brian Thomsen ’11 creates website to help students find rides Brian Thomsen ’11 (Concord, Mass.) has put together the website www.ridefind.net to help students from any school find rides. The website provides students with information about potential carpooling to and from home, or wherever they are heading. Thomsen’s website serves as a modern update to [...]

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December 12, 2007

Megan Carpenter ’08 Studies at Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts

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Biology major completes semester-long project at world-renowned center for environmental research Biology major Megan Carpenter ’08 (Mechanicsburg, Pa) is spending the fall semester taking part in the rigorous Semester in Environmental Science (SES) program at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Mass. The program, designed to immerse serious science students in an intensive [...]