April 27, 2012 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Oberlin College Science Center

The third annual Senior Symposium at Oberlin College and Conservatory celebrates the academic and artistic endeavors of members of the Class of 2012. More than fifty seniors on 17 panels will each give a presentation regarding work they performed for honors or capstones or research they conducted individually or with a faculty mentor.

The 2012 Senior Symposium is cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of Studies and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

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2012
Friday, April 27th
1:00 PM

2012 Senior Symposium Program

Office of the Dean of Studies
Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences

Science Center

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

1:30 PM

Authorship, Ambiguity, and Authoritarianism in the Fictionalized Prison Writing of Sinan Antoon’s I’jaam and Dulce Chacón’s La Voz Dormida

Naila Paul

Science Center, A155

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Canon, Code, and Cloister: A Legal History of the Nuns' Revolt at Sainte-Croix, 589-591

Jake Purcell

Science Center, K209

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Classical References in the Révolutions de Paris and the Rise of Republicanism, June-September 1791

Suzanne Levin

Science Center, A255

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Decoding a 15th Century Fool

Alex Cavander

Science Center, A255

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Dos caras a la luz: El lugar de la objetividad en obras españoles de la época posfranquista

Evanne Gordon

Science Center, A155

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Egalitarianism, Musical Excellence, and Style Preservation in the Barbershop Vocal Contest

Chad Putka

Science Center, A154

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Evangelical Protestants and Political Trust

Phil Lee

Science Center, K209

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Interpretation as Analysis: Sonata Form in the First Movement of Ravel's String Quartet

Amy Hess

Science Center, A154

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

La memoria histórica en España y Chile: La Influencia de los documentales de Montserrat Armengou / Ricard Belis y Patricio Guzmán

Aubrey Dueweke

Science Center, A155

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Left Parties in Western Europe: Capitulating to Xenophobia

John Cheng

Science Center, K209

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Los niños que se quedan atrás: The Double Standard of Bilingualism for Minority Language Children in American Public Schools

Emily Gazda

Science Center, A254

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Mind the Gap

Meghan Farnsworth

Science Center, A262

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Robert of Hangest's Beauvais Missal: Reconstructing a Medieval Illuminated Manuscript

Claire Jenson

Science Center, A255

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Sexual Relationships at the Transition to College

Rose Wesche

Science Center, A262

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Taiko Drumming in the Northeastern United States: Transmission, Innovation and Power

Galen Rogers

Science Center, A154

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Funding of Education in Ohio and the Perpetuation of Inequality

Roger Kligerman

Science Center, A254

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl and Huitzilopochtli: Indigenous Imagery in the Murals of Mexico City and Los Angeles

Samantha Williams

Science Center, A262

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Mozart Effect: Music, Success, and Socioeconomic Status in an American Classroom

Netta Rappaport

Science Center, A254

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2:45 PM

Archaeometric Characterization of Roman Tile Fabrics from the Sangro Valley, Italy

Eli Goldberg

Science Center, A155

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Automatic Generation of Shakespearean Sonnets

Claire Nelson

Science Center, A254

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Education, Citizenship, and Participation: Defining Variables for Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sonia Roubini

Science Center, A154

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

French Choral Music from the Renaissance to the 20th Century

Lydia Stout

Science Center, A155

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

(Inter)active Listening: A study of Video Game Music

Daniella Sanchez

Science Center, A255

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Living Greguerías

Violet Peña

Science Center, A155

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Location Security in Android Smartphones

Aaron Kanter

Science Center, A255

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Nonactive Verb Morphology in Classical Nahuatl

Miriam Rothenberg

Science Center, A254

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Phylogenetics and Phylogeography in a Gypsum Endemic Clade: Haploësthes and Sartwellia

Rachel Plumb

Science Center, A209

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Re-Transforming Identity: Testimonial Literature by Jewish Argentine Survivors of Argentina's Dirty War

Maya Matalon

Science Center, A154

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The Age and Origins of Arid Adaptations and Gypsum Endemism in Nyctaginaceae Inferred Using Relaxed Molecular Dating

Chloe Drummond

Science Center, A209

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The Utility of Social Media in Public Diplomacy

Owen Henry

Science Center, A254

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Time-Lapse in Tappan Square

Maya Coleman

Science Center, A255

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Tract-Tracing Study in the Goldfish: A Suspected Homologue of the Mammalian Central Nucleus of the Amygdala

Matt Hartsock

Science Center, A209

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Why Study Violence?: Trauma and Survival After the Pinochet Dictatorship

Hannah Joseph

Science Center, A154

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

4:00 PM

A Biological-Historical Narrative of the Bengal Famine of 1943-44

Joe Leffler

Science Center, A255

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Never-Changing Map: Cartographic Experiments and a Return to the Subject in Cloud Atlas

Rebecca Nieto

Science Center, A254

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Community Based Stormwater Management Action: OSWAMP

Annika Sullivan

Science Center, A262

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Control The Past, Control The Future: The Struggles Behind The Chinese Communist Party’s Historiography of The Cultural Revolution

Ricardo Barrios

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Corporate Presence in Trinidad and Tobago: The Stories of Protest Media

Melissa Elie

Science Center, A262

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Elimination of Implant-Induced Distortions in Computed Tomography Images

Christopher Haddad

Science Center, A155

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Genetic Investigation of a Digestive Motor Program

Renee Brielmann

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

HIV Cell Entry and Genetic Host Factors

Inyang Udo-Inyang

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lyndon Johnson and the Atlantic Alliance

Nicholas Adell

Science Center, A255

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Neurological Predisposition to Risk-Taking in Chronic Alcohol Abusing South African Secondary School Students

Alex Edwards

Science Center, A155

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Nuclear Power Policy in Japan

Sarah Fries

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Role of pYap1 in Trophoblast Formation in the Laboratory Opossum

Nadia Safa

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Symbolism and Language Within The Handmaid’s Tale and its Relevance to Literary Scholarship

Brittany Brahn

Science Center, A254

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Acrosome Reaction of Paired Sperm in Monodelphis domestica

Jebran Haddad

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Reinvention of Britain: British National Identity and the European Community, 1967-1975

J. Meade Klingensmith

Science Center, A255

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Sino-Tibetan Dialogue

Rene Kamm

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

“Trying to Say”: Memory, Overheard Mothers, and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

Arielle Kaplan

Science Center, A254

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Water Privatization in Latin America

Kelsey Atkinson

Science Center, A262

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM