April 25, 2014 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Oberlin College Science Center

The fifth annual Senior Symposium at Oberlin College and Conservatory celebrates the academic and artistic endeavors of members of the Class of 2014. Forty-nine seniors and fifth-years on 16 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 2014 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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2014
Friday, April 25th
1:00 PM

2014 Senior Symposium Program

Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences
Office of the Dean of Students

Science Center

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

1:30 PM

Aloha, Marriage Equality: Unsettling Gay Constructions of Paradise

Cuyler Otsuka, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

An Arbitrary Death? Capital Punishment and the Supreme Court

Truman Braslaw, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

“Anyone Can Improvise”: Technology and the Quantification of Jazz Improvisation

Nicholas LoVallo, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Don Quixote in Western Classical Music

Julia Connor, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Histological Changes in Monodelphis domestica Uteri During Pregnancy

Karin Yoshida, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Luteinizing Hormone and the Brain: Implications for Post-Menopausal Memory Decline

Veronica Burnham, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Minds, Bodies, and Political Selves: Embodying Pro-Choice Activism

Samantha Aisen, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

My Summer in Costume: Crane Reintroduction and the Conservation of Small Populations

Emily Lumsdaine, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Response of Herbivorous Fish Communities to a New Resource: Insight into Macroalgal Phase Shifts on Coral Reefs

Christopher Pickens, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Selection of DNA Aptamers for Ovarian Cancer Biomarker CA125

Tae Kyu (Brian) Uhm, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Spinning Stories: The Narrative Styles of Ovid's Minyeids

Michal Sagal, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Symmetries in Practice: Ruth Crawford Seeger's Diaphonic Suites in Graphical Representation, Technical Analysis, and Historiographic Discussion

Alyssa Civian, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Complete Mitochondrial Genomes of Two Crayfish in the Genus Orconectes: O. Rusticus and O. Sanbornii

Dyani Sabin, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Fusion of Timbre and Pitch in the Spectral Music of Gérard Grisey

Rhys Hertafeld, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

"The Long Watch": Original Poems / An Exploration of Poetic Voice

David Leach, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2:45 PM

Analysis of an RNAi-Induced Defect in the Caenorhabditis elegans Defecation Motor Program

Trip Freeburg, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Anxious Seas: Reading Affect in Dazai and Murdoch

Joseph Lubitz, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Art as Communication Objects in a Practice-Centered Account of Albrecht Durer

Elias Wright, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Comparing Students’ and Educators’ Perspectives on Composing Music in the Elementary Classroom

Siena Castañares, Oberlin College

Science Center, A247

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Democracy and the Effects of Drought

Samsun Knight, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Ethnic and National Identities in Jewish and Israeli Minority Literature

Hadas Binyamini, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Is Participatory Democracy Possible? A Study of Participatory Budgeting in Porto Alegre, Chicago, and New York

Arielle Swernoff, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Life Imitates Art, When Art Holds the Upper Hand: The Scope of Turkish Contemporary Art and the Aesthetics of Hegemony

Meriel Stein, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Negotiating Respectability: Black Women's Struggle for Self-Representation

Nicole Nance, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Parasites of the Damselfly Ischnura verticalis: Relationships to Sex and Egg Load

Ben Garfinkel, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Reynard the Fox in Medieval Marginal Illustrations

Anna Feuer, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Self-Made Spines: Healing, Politicization, and Education through Zines

Joelle Eliza Lingat, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The Balue Nielli: Intercultural Exchange and Conspicuous Consumption in 15th-century France and Italy

Brenna Larson, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The Politics of Display: The Exhibition of Islamic Art in a Post-9/11, Revisionist Context

Ruby Robina Saha, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The Unsolved Problem: Anger and Female Authorship

Ryann Eastman, Oberlin College

Science Center, A247

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Understanding Lateral Root Formation: Genetic Control of Lateral Root Spacing and Emergence

Ari Schwartz, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Without the Closet: A Critical Exploration of Queer Experiences of Visibility

Julia Harris, Oberlin College

Science Center, A247

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

"You Started Something when You Joined the International Brigade, Papa": Alvah Bessie, the Spanish Civil War, and the Communist Party of the United States of America

Reid Palmer, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

4:00 PM

An Exploratory Investigation of Word Aversion

Christopher Bromberg, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Becoming the Breath: Experience in the Practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Alexander Bianchi, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Between Force and Law: The Early Years of the Pinochet Regime

Lily Bryant, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Black September and Jordanian Nationhood

Sarah Cole, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Calcium Signaling and Neuropeptide Secretion in the Expulsion Step of the Caenorhabditis Elegans Defecation Motor Program

Sam McCright, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Do Eastern Gray Squirrels Eavesdrop on Black-Capped Chickadee Referential Alarm Calls?

Pearl Rivers, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Effects of Providing Real-Time Feedback About Electricity and Water Consumption

Evan Tincknell, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

"God Knows What I Know": Trans-Eurasian Influence on the Sacred-Secular Conflict in 13th Century Europe

Matthew Kendrick, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

"i some hear words:" Authors and Authority in Representations of Mormon Prophecy

Porter James, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Identity and Commerce along the Maritime Spice Route between Egypt and India

Ryan Reynolds, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Innovation and Reaction to Change in the Music Industry

Gabriel Kanengiser, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Interactions Among Myosin, Twitchin, and Troponin I in Caenorhabditis elegans Muscle Contraction

Helen Rich, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Sin in Hiding: Re-Envisioning Contemporary Christian Theology Through Shame-Talk

Timothy Woods, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

The Fragile Sovereign? Sovereignty, Citizenship, and Conscription in Northern Ireland, 1938-1946

Connor Jerzak, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

The Hood Takeover: New York City’s Housing and Gentrification Organizing in the Face of Non-Profit Surveillance

Katrina Cortes, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Tree Core Analysis for Heavy Metal Carcinogens in a Childhood Cancer Cluster

Anne Nigra, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM