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Ashley Crump Bies
Bachelor of Science
BIOLOGY/Ecology and Conservation Biology
Plan: A broad examination of the ecology of natural systems and the impact of human actions on these systems.
Project: Ecological field research on the pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) in the context of a literature review.
Sponsors: Robert E. Engel, Jennifer Ramstetter
Outside Evaluator: Todd Fuller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Abigail Bolduc
Bachelor of Science
BIOCHEMISTRY
Plan: A study in virology with a focus on cancer and gene therapy.
Project: The treatment of cancer with adenoviruses as vehicle of delivery for anti-tumor genes.
Sponsor: Todd Smith
Outside Evaluator: Anthony Poteete, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Koren Nicolette Boyd
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE/Political Theory
Plan: A critical exploration of society, property and U.S. government policy.
Project: A paper on property's effect on human motivation, social interaction and government function.
Sponsor: Meg Mott
Outside Evaluator: Alec Ewald, Union College

Joshua Patrick Burns
Bachelor of Arts
THEATER/Variety Arts
Plan: An exploration of practices and issues in the Variety Arts through performance, writing and photography.
Project: A burlesque-style multimedia performance, "Grotesque Desire."
Sponsor: Paul D. Nelsen
Outside Evaluator: Eric Bass, Sandglass Theater

Lyndsay Marie Bushey
Bachelor of Arts
PAINTING & HISTORY/Asian Studies
Plan: A series of landscape paintings which reflect my relationship to the landscape, as well as a historical exploration of China's Song Dynasty.
Project: A series of landscape painting exploring my relationship to the natural world.
Sponsors: Seth Harter, Cathy Osman
Outside Evaluator: Professor Budge Hyde, Greenfield Community College

Sean Michael Carey
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE/Political Theory
Plan: An inquiry into politics of difference, with an emphasis on exclusion and hopes for dialogue.
Project: A personal narrative searching political theory for the means to acknowledge oppositional voices.
Sponsors: Seth Harter, Lynette Rummel, Meg Mott
Outside Evaluator: Amy Angell, Union Institute and University

Jennifer Beth Carlino
Bachelor of Arts
LANGUAGES/Spanish/Literature/Feminism
Plan: Literary studies from original sources, including 17th-century Spanish and Spanish-American literature and a selection of feminist writers.
Project: A paper examining La Respuesta of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.
Sponsor: Edmund M. Brelsford
Outside Evaluator: Lourdes Ramirez-Crusellas, Keene State College

Albert Carvajal
Bachelor of Arts
VISUAL ARTS
Plan: An investigation of ancient Maya thought and culture through interpretive drawing and historical research.
Project: A series of original drawings in response to ancient Maya culture; specifically to the relationship of religion and nature as seen as evidence shown in their artifacts and documented scriptures.
Sponsors: Timothy J. Segar, Cathy Osman, Carol Hendrickson
Outside Evaluator: Brian D. Cohen, Bridge Press

Celena L. Colgate
Bachelor of Arts
AMERICAN STUDIES
Plan: The Plan explores different ways of understanding and representing the past including narratives, autobiography, and fiction.
Project: A paper examining the teaching of high school history focusing on struggles over curriculum and incorporating field work at Brattleboro Union High School.
Sponsors: Kathryn E. Ratcliff, Gloria Biamonte
Outside Evaluator: Anthony Gengarelly, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Jude Elliot Harold Coulter-Pultz
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY/Asian Studies & VISUAL ARTS
Plan: A study of the phenomenal global influences of contemporary Japanese culture, specifically as seen in Japanese and American comics.
Project: A paper examining contemporary Japan as a cultural superpower.
Sponsors: Seth Harter, Timothy J. Segar
Outside Evaluator: Makoto Saito, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Naomi Sharon Craig
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE & LANGUAGES/Japanese
Plan: Exploring and understanding Japanese fantasy manga and the differences in expectations between the Japanese audience and the American audience, focusing on presentation and language and culture differences.
Project: Fire, an original fantasy manga with a fictional culture and an attempt to emulate Shounen style manga presentation.
Sponsors: Laura C. Stevenson, Edmund M. Brelsford, Timothy J. Segar
Outside Evaluator: Makoto Saito, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Elizabeth Esco Crain
Bachelor of Arts
SOCIOLOGY/ Women's Studies and Sculpture
Plan: A study of women in America focusing on changing gender roles related to mothering, social activism and their bodies.
Project: Case studies of a political activist and a priest: redefining women's political and occupational roles.
Sponsors: Gerald E. Levy, Meg Mott, Timothy J. Segar
Outside Evaluator: Amy Angell, Vermont College of Union Institute and University

Nathan Lance Daker
Bachelor of Arts
VISUAL ARTS
Plan: An exploration of visual images that collaborate with the written word to help convey meaning, message and emotion.
Project: A body of original artworks illustrating poetry by Jalaluddin Rumi, from the book The Essential Rumi.
Sponsors: Timothy J. Segar, Cathy Osman
Outside Evaluator: Brian D. Cohen, Bridge Press

Sean Dixon Gumm
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY
Plan: A study of warfare in North America in the 18th century, with a view to illuminating the influence of European styles of war on the development of the American military.
Project: A series of essays on 18th century warfare in North America.
Sponsor: Timothy F. Little
Outside Evaluator: Gregory T. Knouff, Keene State College

John Stephen Dunham
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY/Asian Studies
Plan: A study of aspects of Japan's interaction with China, Korea, and Vietnam in the 20th century.
Project: A section of written work examining some effects of Japanese Imperialism.
Sponsor: Seth Harter
Outside Evaluator: John Dower, MIT

Jonathan Elsensohn
Bachelor of Arts
RELIGION & POLITICAL SCIENCE/Political Theory
Plan: A comparative study of conceptions of the self in religion and politics.
Project: A paper examining Daoist physical practices with supporting papers about individual choice and Hindu asceticism.
Sponsors: Amer Latif, Meg Mott
Outside Evaluator: William Waldron, Middlebury College

David Unger Frye
Bachelor of Arts
MUSIC
Plan: A study of musical composition with a focus on the dramatic function of music in musical theater.
Project: An original musical adaptation of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.
Sponsors: Stanley Charkey, Paul D. Nelsen
Outside Evaluator: Ronald Perera, Smith College

Rachel Marie Gardam
Bachelor of Arts
PHOTOGRAPHY/Sociology
Plan: To gain an understanding from a sociological standpoint of the factors contributing to people leading religiously oriented lives. To expand my photographic skills by documenting interactions between people in religious settings.
Project: A photographic exploration of churches and congregations.
Sponsors: John Willis, Gerald Levy
Outside Evaluator: Amy Angell, Vermont College of Union Institute and University

James Shay Garren
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE & PHILOSOPHY
Plan: A study on literature and philosophy, with a focus on Dostoevsky, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard.
Project: A paper examining Dostoevsky's ethical considerations in Crime and Punishment.
Sponsors: Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, Neal O. Weiner
Outside Evaluator: Laslo Dienes, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sonya Miriam German
Bachelor of Arts
VISUAL ARTS & ANTHROPOLOGY
Plan: A focus on documentary photography and questions of "truth," interpretation and ethics in fieldwork.
Project: An exhibit of documentary photography exploring the relationship between the photographer and her mother.
Sponsors: John Willis, Carol E. Hendrickson
Outside Evaluator: Virginia Beahan, Dartmouth College

Christopher Paul Grenier
Bachelor of Arts
PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY
Plan: A comparative study of philosophy and psychology based on the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant and the psychology of Sigmund Freud.
Project: One long paper divided into four sections. The first and second sections are summaries of Kant's and Freud's respective works. The third and fourth sections of the paper compare and contrast the ideas of these thinkers.
Sponsors: Neal O. Weiner, Thomas L. Toleno
Outside Evaluator: Jed Donelan, Franklin Pierce College

Katherine E. Gypson
Bachelor of Arts
WRITING & HISTORY
Plan: An examination of American foreign policy and its aftermath in Afghanistan.
Project: Three portraits of Afghan refugees living in Albany, New York.
Sponsors: Laura C. Stevenson, Timothy F. Little
Outside Evaluator: F.D. Reeve, MFA Program, New England College

Elizabeth Nicole Hallett
Bachelor of Arts
DANCE/Cultural History
Plan: A study of the elements of dance and their narrative powers using hula as an example of a narrative dance form expressing Hawaiian history and identity.
Project: Choreographing a performance of narrative pieces, including a hula. Teaching a course on how to dance stories.
Sponsors: Dana Holby, Dana P. Howell
Outside Evaluator: Tarin Chaplin, Author

Ernest Helmut Holder I
Bachelor of Arts
VISUAL ARTS/Graphic Design on the Internet
Plan: An exploration of graphic design using computers as the primary tool of design and production with a focus on design for the internet.
Project: Paper on the current design styles on the internet. Translation of paper
into Japanese.
Sponsor: Timothy J. Segar
Outside Evaluator: Yuan Pan, Keene State College

Haley Dane Houghton
Bachelor of Arts
BIOLOGY/Conservation Biology & LANGUAGES/French
Plan: An exploration of conservation biology through three papers (one in French) and two internships.
Project: Two integrated papers reflecting internship experience: The first explores issues involved with captive animals in zoological parks; the second examines forest fragmentations and primate populations in Madagascar.
Sponsors: Robert E. Engel, Laura D'Angelo, Gloria Biamonte
Outside Evaluator: Joyce Poszyk, Wesleyan University

Justin P. Hughes
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE/Writing
Plan: An exploration of issues of faith, language and time in 20th century literature.
Project: A series of papers exploring issues of faith, language and time in the work of T.S. Eliot, Cormac McCarthy, and other modern and postmodern literature.
Sponsor: John Sheehy
Outside Evaluator: Randall Knoper, University of Massachusetts. Amherst

Charles Edward Israel
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY/Asian Studies
Plan: Study of the foundational texts of philosophical Daoism and their historical context.
Project: A study of recurrent concepts in Laozi and Zhuangzi and the reflections of the Late Zhou political climate in these texts.
Sponsor: Seth Harter
Outside Evaluator: David Hinton, Poet and Translator

Trevor R. Johann
Bachelor of Arts
FILM/Cultural History
Plan: Film studies from a cultural perspective.
Project: A paper on influences of Italian neo-realism on contemporary film.
Sponsors: Jay Craven, Dana P. Howell
Outside Evaluator: Steve Bissette, Comic Book Artist and Film Critic

Gary W. Johnson Jr.
Bachelor of Science
COMPUTER SCIENCE/Geoinformatics
Plan: A broad study of computer science with an emphasis on geographic information systems, linux and open source software.
Project: A Web application and associated tools which use open source GIS software and handheld GPS receivers to create digital maps.
Sponsors: Jim Mahoney, Robert E. Engel
Outside Evaluator: Sterling Blake, Moondog Software

Christopher Marley Lennon Jones
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE & WRITING
Plan: A scientific and subjective study of the languages used in and around an Ojibwe Language Immersion School, focusing on the political action inherent in the school's goal of creating young and fluent Ojibwe speakers.
Project: A series of essays, which create my story of personally and academically engaging with the indigenous language revitalization movement.
Sponsors: Meg Mott, John Sheehy
Outside Evaluator: Peter D'Errico, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jesse S. Keane
Bachelor of Arts
RELIGION & LITERATURE/French
Plan: A study in religion, literature and French. A study of Dostoevsky, the Book of Job and the character of Jesus in the four Gospels and will be how each work tries to come to terms with the idea of a monotheistic god and the problem of human suffering.
Project: An analysis of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazav.
Sponsors: Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, Laura D'Angelo, Amer Latif
Outside Evaluator: William Waldron, Middlebury College

Mary T. Kelley
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY & LITERATURE/Irish Studies
Plan: An analysis of nationalism in the history and literature of 20th century Ireland.
Project: A series of papers on Irish history and literature.
Sponsors: Timothy F. Little, Heather Clark
Outside Evaluator: Paul Cullity, Keene State College

Saari Lahja Koponen-Robotham
Bachelor of Arts
WRITING & THEATER
Plan: Studies of the hero in contemporary fantasy and Shakespeare.
Project: A full-length fantasy novel.
Sponsors: Laura C. Stevenson, Paul D. Nelsen
Outside Evaluator: Theodora Goss, Boston University

Alex Frank Lehman
Bachelor of Arts
THEATER & LITERATURE
Plan: An examination of methods for expressing experiences and philosophical viewpoints in theatrical language, assisted by research exploring the drama and directorial approaches to performance surrounding the World Wars and the literature of Albert Camus.
Project: Directing and designing a theatrical production of Albert Camus' Caligula.
Sponsors: Holly Derr, Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, Paul D. Nelsen
Outside Evaluator: David Dalton, Quinnopolis, NY

George T. Leoniak
Bachelor of Arts
BIOLOGY & PSYCHOLOGY
Plan: A study of biology and psychology emphasizing field work and natural history as a way to study nature and as a vehicle for education.
Project: A field study of the red fox with an emphasis on habitat preferences and home range size.
Sponsors: Robert E. Engel, Thomas L. Toleno
Outside Evaluator: Rosalind Yanishevsky, Research Biologist

Noah Emmanuel Levinson
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Plan: A historical analysis of public health in India.
Project: Essay: Did the 19th century Bhore Committee report adequately anticipate the public health concerns facing India today?
Internship: Kolkata, India
Sponsors: Seth Harter, Carol E. Hendrickson
Outside Evaluator: Salehuddin Ahmed, Bangladesh Rural Assistance Committee

Christopher Lewis
Bachelor of Arts
FILM/VIDEO STUDIES/Sociology/French
Plan: A study of alienation and cynicism within contemporary American society as expressed through recent trends in film comedy.
Project: An original feature-length screenplay.
Sponsors: Gerald E. Levy, Jay Craven, Laura D'Angelo
Outside Evaluator: C.J. Churchill, Thomas Aquinas College

Guadalupe V. Linares
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE/Writing
Plan: A plan in American literature with a focus on William Faulkner, and supporting work on Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Project: A two-part analysis of memory and selfhood: a paper about memory and race in Faulkner's Light in August and a personal narrative inspired by Light in August.
Sponsors: Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, John Sheehy, Gloria Biamonte
Outside Evaluator: Margo Culley, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Gail Margaret Look
Bachelor of Arts
VISUAL ARTS/Painting & BIOLOGY/Wildlife Biology
Plan: An exploration of the co-existence between man and the natural world through landscape painting and wildlife biology.
Project: Exhibition of paintings capturing the changing rural landscape, supported by a research project of fisher populations.
Sponsor: Cathy Osman
Outside Evaluator: Gary Niswonger, Smith College

Lakshmi Mireille Luthra
Bachelor of Arts
PHILOSOPHY/Aesthetics & PHOTOGRAPHY
Plan: An investigation of the role of art in the present age, especially the ability, or inability, of art to express truth.
Project: A paper on the aesthetics of Heidegger, looking at how he understands art in relationship to technology and Being, and a photography project, which aims to connect the task of photographing with the experience of illness and the physical space and history of Brattleboro.
Sponsors: John Willis, Neal O. Weiner
Outside Evaluator: Thomas Wartenberg, Mount Holyoke College

Marcea MacInnis
Bachelor of Arts
VISUAL ARTS & RELIGION
Plan: A study in visual arts and religion that investigates the development of the individual and his/her role in society, with a focus on Hindu culture.
Project: An exhibition of artwork and a paper focusing on the development of personal perspective in Hinduism.
Sponsors: Timothy J. Segar, Amer Latif
Outside Evaluator: Olivia Wilson, Independent Artist

Susanna Joy McClintock
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY/Ancient & WRITING/Historical Fiction
Plan: An extended examination of ancient Mesopotamian history and historical fiction.
Project: A paper in ancient Near Eastern history and an original work of children's fiction set in ancient Mesopotamia.
Sponsors: Timothy F. Little, Laura C. Stevenson
Outside Evaluator: Gina DeAngelis, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Alexander Benjamin Millard
Bachelor of Arts
THEATER
Plan: A study examining the role of the actor, director and designer in both theory and practice, with supporting work in dramatic literature and theater history.
Project: Participation in two productions, one as a performer and one as a director and designer.
Sponsor: Paul D. Nelsen
Outside Evaluator: Edward Isser, College of the Holy Cross

Jason Michael Moreau
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE & LANGUAGES/French
Plan: An examination of the idea of "cultural revival" in modern literature, focusing on what is meant by this troublesome term in three different literary contexts using radical strategies undertaken to bring it about and/or critique it: James Joyce's Ireland, Hubert Aquin's Quebec and Occitan France.
Project: Two papers on the phenomenon of cultural revival in two separate, but mutually informative, modern contexts focusing on James Joyce's Ulysses and on the work of Quebec writer Hubert Aquin, the latter of which is executed in French.
Sponsors: Laura D'Angelo, Heather Clark
Outside Evaluator: Maud Alpi, Dartmouth College

Aaron Talan Morganstein
Bachelor of Arts
SOCIOLOGY & PHOTOGRAPHY
Plan: The relationship between communications systems and social behavior.
Project: A series of sociological essays discussing various stages in the development of human communications systems.
Sponsors: Gerald E. Levy, John Willis
Outside Evaluator: C.J. Churchill, Thomas Aquinas College

Sean Patrick Mullin
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE & CLASSICS
Plan: A study of tragedy in the works of Aeschylus, Euripides, and Shakespeare.
Project: An analysis of Euripides' Orestes and Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida that works toward an understanding of tragedy as a genre.
Sponsors: Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, Elizabeth Lucas
Outside Evaluator: Richard Short, Harvard University

Cristin Nicole
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
LANGUAGE/Spanish/Religion/Photography
Plan: To acquire mastery of the Spanish language in order to explore Indo-Hispano-Afro-American culture and to use the medium of photography to record this exploration.
Project: A study of the history, practices and beliefs of the religion of Santeria.
Internship: Mˇrida, Venezuela
Sponsor: Edmund M. Brelsford
Outside Evaluator: Patricia Gonzales, Smith College

Anna Meryl Patton
Bachelor of Arts
MUSIC/Ethnomusicology/Literature
Plan: An exploration of how poetry and music are translated and adapted from one culture into another through research, fieldwork, and the examination of my own practice of bringing these artistic materials and practices from one context to another.
Project: Two papers examining how artistic material is translated from one cultural context into another in the fields of music and poetry.
Sponsors: Stanley Charkey, Heather Clark
Outside Evaluator: Rebecca Miller, Hampshire College

Caitlyn Anne Paxson
Bachelor of Arts
WRITING/Creative Writing & CULTURAL HISTORY
Plan: The study of transformational figures in folklore and fiction.
Project: An original novel based on transformation themes in European folklore and history, entitled In the Likeness of Beasts.
Sponsors: Laura C. Stevenson, Dana P. Howell
Outside Evaluator: Theodora Goss, Boston University

Terence Jude Purtell
Bachelor of Arts
PHILOSOPHY/Music
Plan: An investigation of the correlations between music and affect.
Project: A paper that reviews classical and contemporary literature on the correlations between music and affect, and that also explores some original ideas on this topic.
Sponsors: Neal O. Weiner, Stanley Charkey
Outside Evaluator: Tom Wartenberg, Mount Holyoke College

Linda Ivy Roberts
Bachelor of Arts
FILM/VIDEO STUDIES/Cultural History
Plan: A study of the influences of folklore and ritual on film narrative including development of screenwriting technique.
Project: A paper examining the influences of folk and fairy tales on narrative film. Also, a short screenplay applying fairy tale content and ideology.
Sponsors: Jay Craven, Dana P. Howell
Outside Evaluator: Lawrence Benaquist, Keene State College

Otis Johnson Rogers
Bachelor of Arts
MUSIC
Plan: A study of music theory and history with an emphasis on jazz and jazz bass.
Project: A paper about the history of jazz bass with a focus on Charles Mingus. Also, a performance of jazz music emphasizing the role of the bass in the ensemble.
Sponsor: Stanley Charkey
Outside Evaluator: Eugene Uman, Director, Vermont Jazz Center

Lucas Evan Rountree
Bachelor of Arts
DANCE
Plan: An exploration of dance in Greek tragedy with a focus on visual aesthetics.
Project: A modern ballet interpretation of Greek tragedies.
Sponsor: Dana Holby
Outside Evaluator: William Seigh, Keene State College

Leora Rachel Sapon-Shevin
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE & WRITING
Plan: An exploration of citizenship, political organization and identity through the use of creative non-fiction and political theory with an emphasis on Chile.
Project: Reflections on Chilean and North American identity.
Sponsors: Meg Mott, John Sheehy
Outside Evaluator: Christine A. Kearney, St. Anselm College

Anthony Schein
Bachelor of Arts
AMERICAN STUDIES & POLITICAL SCIENCE
Plan: A study of citizenship and democracy in the U.S. from the constitutional period to the present.
Project: A paper in two parts. The first examines the effects of public policy on citizenship and civic life in the post-War era. The second traces the changes in public space in this period and considers the implications of those changes.
Sponsors: Kathryn E. Ratcliff, Meg Mott
Outside Evaluator: Scott McLean, Quinnipiac University

Lorraine Erica Scripture
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY/Creative Writing
Plan: The historical and cultural situation in 5th and 6th century Britain as a basis for the growth of the Arthurian Legends
Project: A novel and two academic papers.
Sponsors: Laura C. Stevenson, Timothy F. Little
Outside Evaluator: Gina DeAngelis, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Sarah Kate Seagrave
Bachelor of Arts
THEATER
Plan: Developing a skill set in dramaturgy and acting theory and practice with an emphasis on gender.
Project: Performances in various theater projects, including Time of Your Life, Caligula and MacBeth.
Sponsors: Holly Derr, Paul D. Nelsen
Outside Evaluator: Edward Isser, College of the Holy Cross

Curtis Robert Singleton
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE/Creative Writing
Plan: An examination of Dante's Inferno, William Shakespeare's history plays and the short fiction of Raymond Carver focusing on how these works address the limits of language and the struggle for authorial voice.
Project: A selection of original short stories which explore authorial voice in narrative and dialogue.
Sponsors: Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, Brian Mooney
Outside Evaluator: Joanne Hayes, Greenfield Community College

Ian Erik Smith-Heisters
Bachelor of Arts
COMPUTER SCIENCE & DANCE/Performance and Computer Media
Plan: A study of the intersection of information technology and dance with emphasis on experimentation with the audience/performer relationship and how informal human/computer interfaces can facilitate such experimentation.
Project: A three part dance performance exploring one theme with varying amounts of technology. The first emphasizes choreographic and stylistic composition, the second uses performance and interactive technologies and the third uses only interactive technologies.
Sponsors: Jim Mahoney, Dana Holby
Outside Evaluators: Kristin Horrigan, Providence College and Larry Polansky, Dartmouth College

Lisa Anne Sprute
Bachelor of Science
BIOCHEMISTRY/Neuroscience & PSYCHOLOGY/Cognition
Plan: To gain a foundation in biochemistry and cognitive science in which to examine basic processes of learning and memory.
Project: Original lab research on learning and memory: does yotiao modulate
NMDA-dependent CREB phosphorylation?
Sponsors: Todd Smith, Thomas L. Toleno
Outside Evaluator: Jane Couperus, Hampshire College

Somerset Lee Stevens
Bachelor of Arts
AMERICAN STUDIES
Plan: An exploration of gender and family in U.S. history and culture with an emphasis on contemporary motherhood.
Project: An analysis of contemporary media representations of motherhood.
Sponsor: Kathryn E. Ratcliff
Outside Evaluator: Lise Shapiro Sanders, Hampshire College

Thalia G. Stolper
Bachelor of Arts
BIOLOGY/Ecology & PSYCHOLOGY/Education
Plan: A study of ecology with a focus on global climate change and an original study in psychology on the rehabilitation of at-risk youth populations.
Project: A paper investigating biological effects of climate change on extreme environments.
Sponsors: Jennifer Ramstetter, Thomas L. Toleno
Outside Evaluator: Hector Galbraith, Galbraith Environmental Sciences

Jesse Ewan Wagner
Bachelor of Arts
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/Ecology and Policy
Plan: A cross-disciplinary study focusing on ecology and economic policy implications for the development of renewable energy systems.
Project: A case study of wind power focusing on environmental impacts.
Sponsors: Jennifer Ramstetter, James A. Tober
Outside Evaluator: Alex Wilson, Building Green, Inc.

Mary Helen Welch
Bachelor of Arts
BIOLOGY & CERAMICS
Plan: An investigation of the behavioral ecology of marine mammals with an emphasis on the Northern resident population of Orcinus orca and an exploration of marine-based forms in ceramics.
Project: A paper exploring locomotory energetics and social organization of the Northern resident population of Orcinus orca.
Sponsors: Robert E. Engel, Michael Boylen
Outside Evaluator: Kate Sardi, The Whale Center of New England

Bailey Rebecca Whiteside
Bachelor of Arts
AMERICAN STUDIES
Plan: An exploration of the ways in which popular music has reflected and shaped society in the 20th century in the United States.
Project: A series of papers addressing jazz, folk and rock and roll between the years 1930 and 1960.
Sponsor: Kathryn E. Ratcliff
Outside Evaluator: Mark Greenberg, Independent Scholar

Hannah F. Wilson
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
DEVELOPMENT STUDIES/Cultural History
Plan: A study in development and cultural history focusing on post-conflict Sri Lanka.
Project: Two papers: 1) An examination of mechanisms to advance post-conflict justice and reconciliation with a focus on Sri Lanka and the truth commission model. 2) An exploration of culture-specific responses to violence and trauma in Sri Lanka with an emphasis on ritual and collective narratives.
Internship: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sponsors: Lynette Rummel, Dana P. Howell
Outside Evaluator: John Ungerleider, School for International Training

Michelle Kathleen Wruck
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE/Political Theory
Plan: Understanding humanism as a tool and a framework for social change.
Project: A study of the use of humanism in the dissident movements in Czechoslovakia.
Sponsors: Meg Mott, Dana P. Howell
Outside Evaluator: Jed Donelan, Franklin Pierce College

Jonathan Holden Wyckoff
Bachelor of Arts
FILM/VIDEO STUDIES
Plan: A study of art with a focus on experimental and documentary film using sculptural elements as a device
Project: A series of video projects devoted to the transformation of found materials in addition to a research paper investigating the history of outsider artists, particularly those using found materials.
Sponsors: Timothy J. Segar, Jay Craven
Outside Evaluator: Theodore Lyman, University of Vermont

Colin Zeidenstein-Wilson
Bachelor of Arts
SCULPTURE
Plan: A study of sculpture focusing on non-static forms both in studio production and in art historical assessment.
Project: A body of original sculpture work and a paper on other artists working in the mode of non-static art.
Sponsor: Timothy J. Segar
Outside Evaluator: Joseph Smith, Mount Holyoke College

David Brennan Zimmer
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE & POLITICAL SCIENCE
Plan: An examination of critical ethical and spiritual questions in law and literature, with a focus on confession in both spiritual and secular contexts.
Project: Two papers: First, an examination of confession in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, with a focus on faith, forgiveness and eternal memory; and second, a consideration of spiritual, secular and legal confession in St. Augustine, Dostoevsky and Foucault.
Sponsors: Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, Meg Mott
Outside Evaluator: Donald Sheehan, Dartmouth College

Emma Rachel Zurer
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE & DANCE
Plan: An exploration of race in America using dance and Emerson's philosophy of social reform.
Project: Dance performance.
Sponsors: Dana Holby, Meg Mott
Outside Evaluator: Anna Bean, Willliams College

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