Amherst Explorations: A Celebration of Student Research and Creative Work
Friendly Periodicals Reading Room, Frost Library
Friday, April 5, 2013

Noon
  Welcome    
 
  Lightning
Talks
Devon Geary “Cliffs Crumble”: An Exploration of Traumatic Memory, Time, and the Body in Louise Doughty’s “Whatever You Love”
  Arielle Fein Reconstruct the Body, Reconstruct the Nation: An Exploration of the Public Health Initiatives in France Between 1945 and 1950
  Charles Oluwunmi Terrorism and Hegemony
  James Barrett-Morrison The Mount Holyoke Pyxis: An Examination
  Emily Corwin Immigrant Identity in Educational Experience: The Center for Family Action in Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
  Artwork [lobby] Eirene Wang Comic Strips and the Gift of Feeling: How a Little Frame Can Make a Big Difference
1:00
  Mellon
Tutorial
Panel
Hannah Greenwald
Sylvia Li
Jordan Hugh Sam

American Performance Culture Circa 1900: An Exploration of the Samuel French Collection

The Mellon Tutorials are experimental, small-group experiences based on faculty research.

 
  Woodwind Quintet Erin Pulley, flute
James Yang, oboe
Robert Flynn, clarinet
Hannah Tandon, horn
Joshua Mayer, bassoon

Selections from Six Bagatelles (1953)
by György Ligeti (1923-2006)
1. Allegro con spirito
2. Rubato. Lamentoso
3. Allegro grazioso
4. Presto ruvido

 
  Artwork [lobby] Wrenford Thaffe Designing and Constructing Nature-Inspired Kinetic Sculptures
2:00
  Pease Fellowship Panel Roger Creel
Jeffrey Moro
Jacob Powers
Pease Fellowships support students engaged in projects in the arts, using historical and rare source materials from the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections as inspiration or content.
 
  Video Aaron Lemle The Cracks in the Wall: Unlikely Stories of Collaboration between Israelis and Palestinians
 
  String
Quartet
Julie Christensen, violin
Rachel Szymanski, violin
Anna Wetherby, viola
Caroline Magee, cello
Selections from String Quartet no. 5 in A major, Op. 18, no. 5 (1799)
by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
I. Allegro
II. Minuet-Trio
 
  Posters
[lobby]
David Jeon Norepinephrine Enhances Auditory Response in Zebra Finch Auditory Cortex but Does Not Mediate State-dependent Changes
  Christopher Gerry Organic Synthesis of AMS Small Molecules to Study the Bacterial Membrane Permeability of Antibiotics
  Zach Bleemer Chronological Beauty: Aesthetic Terminology in the King James Bible
3:00
  Mellon
Tutorial
Panel
Nica Siegel
Melissa Lang
Maia Cole
Jess Sidhu

Scenes of Execution: Spectatorship, Political Responsibility, and State Killing in American Film

The Mellon Tutorials are experimental, small-group experiences based on faculty research.

 
  Lightning
Talks
Samuel Hendel Statistical Analysis of the Board Game RISK
  Luke Lavin Nuclear Families: Taking Sides in a Debate over Nuclear Power at Vermont Yankee
  Risalat Khan An Agent-Based Model to Simulate and Explore Farmers’ Decisions on Adoption of Organic Practices
 
  Artwork
& Poster
[lobby]
Arielle Taft   A Dreamer’s Dream
  Nancy Tang The Relationship between the Civil Society and the State in the Chinese Anti-domestic Violence Discourse
4:00
  Folger Fellowship Panel Zach Bleemer
Elizabeth Alexander
Terry Cullen
Devon Geary
Folger Fellowships support students whose academic work can most profit from intensive research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
 
  String
Quartet
Benjamin Boatwright, violin
Rachel Szymanski, violin
Matthew Van Pelt, viola
Daniel Ang, cello
A Selection from String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 (1893)
by Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
Movement I: Animé et très décidé