Amherst Explorations

A Celebration of Student Research and Creative Work

Friendly Periodicals Reading Room, Frost Library

Friday, April 21, 2017

10 AM Opening Remarks Catherine Epstein, Dean of the Faculty
Lightning
Talks
Sophie Delfeus ’17 The Endless Sentence: The Criminalization of Black Women in a Law and Order Society
Elaine Vilorio ’17 Who Gets to Go to College? A Study of Dominican Students
Panel
Annika Ariel ’19 The Invisibility of Disability at Amherst
Moderated by Olivia Pinney ’17
Joshua Ferrer ’18E
Mariana Lehoucq ’19
Logan Seymour ’19E
11 AM Lightning
Talks
Noah Tager ’18
Jake Vitale ’17
The LEFTOVERS App
Katarina Cruz ’17 The Physicality of the Internet
Mindy Kim ’17 How Can We Decrease Aggression in Children? Examining the Role of Moderators in Reducing Physical and Relational Aggression
Noor Qasim ’18
Jack Malague ’19
America’s Death Penalty
Video
Alexis Ligon ’17 Black Musicians in a White Field: Why African Americans and Classical Music are Often at Odds
Noon Panel Darya Bor ’18
Rachel Boyette ’17
Noely Mendoza ’17
Noah Morton ’17
Chloe Tausk ’19E
The Lane Fellowship
Moderated by Sara Smith, Arts and Humanities Librarian
Lightning
Talks
Tomal Hossain ’17 Structuring The Benedictine Liturgy and Monastic Lifestyle Through Vocal Diversity
Laura Noerdlinger ’17 The Glory of Bordeaux, the Glory of France: The 1855 Classification of the Wines of the Gironde and the Formation of Bordeaux Within the French Nation
Reading Amir Hall ’17 Who Love You?
1 PM Performance Elliot Kuan ’18
Matthew Chow ’18
Brian Min ’18
Judy Lee ’18
Jeff Lancaster ’18
Johannes Brahms’ String Quintet No. 1 in F major, op. 88, movement II: Grave ed appassionato
Lightning
Talks
Shatoyia B. Jones ’19 Born to Be Unique (in Christ)
JoDeanne Francis ’17 Matters of Identity: The Question of Reconciliation of Feminism and Protestantism
Panel Media, Law, and Literature in Asian America
Moderated by Ha Ram Hwang '17
Sophie Chung ’17 “Broadcast Yourself”: Cultural Politics of Asian American YouTube
Libby Kao MHC’17 In but Not of the Model Minority: Myth and Discipline in Asian American Literature
Phillip Pang ’17 We Won’t Go Bakke: Asian American Silence and Higher Education
2 PM Panel The Jewish Experience at Amherst College
Moderated by Professor Wendy Bergoffen
Delancey King ’18 Muscular Amherst: The Experiences of Jewish Student Athletes during the “Golden Age of Sport”
Mikayla Gordon Wexler ’19 Chapel Calls: Religious Culture at Amherst in the Postwar Period
Jacob Nabatoff ’17 The 100% Rushing Rule: A Progressive Step Forward in the Postwar Period
Gabby Rose ’19 Shaping a Jewish Community: Hillel's Changing Role in Jewish Life at Amherst
Lightning
Talks
Yvonne Green ’17 Citizenship and National Identity in the Late Ottoman Empire
Christin Washington ’17 Dare to Remember: A Digital Memorial of Black Brooklyn
Performance Joshua Ferrer ’18E
Alura Chung-Mehdi ’18
Jean Choi ’18E
Faith Wen ’20
David Popper’s Requiem for Three Cellos and Piano Op. 66
3 PM Panel Nathan Needham ’18E
Mariana Lehoucq ’19
Sunna Juhn ’18
Noah Tager ’18
Evelyn Ting ’17
Will Lonnquist ’20
Yrenly Yuan ’19
Bonnie Lin ’19
Julia Pfatteicher ’19
Saharsha Karki ’18
Health Care Transportation and Community Arts Partnerships: Projects of the First Design Thinking Challenge
Moderated by Megan Lyster, Assistant Director of Innovation and Experiential Learning
Panel Alternative Subjectivities in the Latin American Baroque
Moderated by Paul Schroeder Rodriguez, Professor of Spanish
Bailey Plaman ’18 The Subversion of Heteronormativity in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s Love Poetry
Hannah Herrera ’17 Sor Juana: El Arquetipo de “La Mujer Salvaje”
Caitlin Vanderberg ’17 Resilient Religion? Examining La Virgen de Potosí as Syncretic Art