The seventh annual Senior Symposium at Oberlin College and Conservatory celebrates the academic and artistic endeavors of members of the Class of 2016. More than 50 seniors and fifth-years on 17 panels will each give a 12-minute presentation regarding work they performed for honors or capstones or research they conducted individually or with a faculty mentor.

The 2016 Senior Symposium is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Dean of Students. All events take place in the King Building.

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2016
Friday, April 29th
1:30 PM

2016 Senior Symposium Program

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

King Building

1:30 PM - 5:15 PM

All the Stages of Our Lives: Dramatizing Stories with Men in Prison

Lillian White, Oberlin College

King Building 323

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

An Ontological Inquiry into the Western Art Composer

Joseph Schlam, Oberlin College

King Building 327

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Black and Still Gold: Africana Cultural Approaches to Knowledge and Formal Education

Alexandria Cunningham, Oberlin College

King Building 323

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Black Male: Representation Within the Art Museum

Orly Vermes, Oberlin College

King Building 343

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Boston's Villa Victoria: A Space Produced

Madeleine Aquilina, Oberlin College

King Building 343

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Clades Variana: The Literary Shadows of Teutoburg in Tacitus' Annals

Timothy Chung, Oberlin College

King Building 341

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Covering His Asterick: Allusions to Catullus in Martial Epigrams, Book 9

Katharine Stevens, Oberlin College

King Building 341

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Critical Pedagogy and Arts-integrated Curriculum in K-12 Schools

Miriam DuVall, Oberlin College

King Building 327

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Demonic Bodies Under Construction

Miriam Finkelman, Oberlin College

King Building 321

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Effects of Grain Size, Mineralogy, and Acid-Extractable Grain Coatings on the Distribution of Fallout Radionuclides in River Sediment

Adrian Singleton, Oberlin College

King Building 337

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: How the Demolition of the Chicago Housing Projects Affected Gun Violence

Jasmine Adams, Oberlin College

King Building 343

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

How Do You Describe a New Species? Botanical Illustration of Gysophilic Plants from the Chihuahan Desert, Mexico

Elena Loke, Oberlin College

King Building 337

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

John the Fearless: Demagogue, Tyrant and Visionary – The Second Valois Duke of Burgundy and the Parisian Mob

Sean Para, Oberlin College

King Building 321

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Playing Porteño: Translating History Across Cultural Stages

Rebecca Cohen, Oberlin College

King Building 321

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Effects of the Munich Visiting Program on German-Jewish Memory of the Holocaust, 1960-1972

Jesse Gamoran, Oberlin College

King Building 343

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Los Angeles Beat Scene: Using MIDI Tracing as a Framework for Transcription, Analysis, and Creation

Alex Frank, Oberlin College

King Building 327

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Relationship Between Fat-centric Programming and the Anti-fat Stigma

Briana Thompson, Oberlin College

King Building 323

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Twelve Syllables and Counting: Translating Racine's Andromaque (1667) in Alexandrines

Manon Hume, Oberlin College

King Building 341

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Viewing the Underground with Ground Penetrating Radar

Ashley Ratigan, Oberlin College

King Building 337

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2:45 PM

Architecture and Connectedness to Nature

Sarah Kahl, Oberlin College

King Building 321

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breaking Down “Development”: A Music Theoretical Approach to Understanding Journey in Music

Henry Aberle, Oberlin College

King Building 327

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Contested Land, Contested Representations: Re-visiting the Arab Revolt of 1936-1939 in Palestine

Gabriel Brown, Oberlin College

King Building 339

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Contextualizing Affordable Housing Resistance and Exclusion

Yvette Chen, Oberlin College

King Building 337

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Don't Look Back: A Retrospective on Orpheus and Eurydice in Augustan Poetry

Emma Sterling, Oberlin College

King Building 341

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Managing Racist Pasts: The Black Justice League’s Demand for Inclusion and Its Challenge to the Promise of Diversity

Tomoyo Joshi, Oberlin College

King Building 337

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Post-structural Sounds: Listening to the Relationship Between Post-structuralism and Music in Debussy, Mann, and Joyce

Flora Hollifield, Oberlin College

King Building 327

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Re-Gendering the Eden Serpent

Juliet Vincente, Oberlin College

King Building 341

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Soundscaping: The Art and Theory of Audio Engineering

Cole Lumpkin, Oberlin College

King Building 327

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Spiritual Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes Management

Zoe Braunstein, Oberlin College

King Building 321

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Terrorism in Kenya: The Role of Foreign Involvement in Islamic Radicalization

Sophie Mvurya, Oberlin College

King Building 339

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The True Helen: Identity and Characterization in Euripides

Ryan Walton, Oberlin College

King Building 341

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

To Come Alive in Our Experience: The Sounds of Listening in Sigurd F. Olson

Allison Fulton, Oberlin College

King Building 321

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Waging Wars in Cyberspace: International Law and the Stuxnet Operation

Willa Rubin, Oberlin College

King Building 339

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Women in Resistance: Impacts on Land, Life, and Community

Zia Kandler, Oberlin College

King Building 337

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

4:00 PM

Analyzing Geomorphic Impact of Early Agriculture on the Tibetan Plateau

Dominic Fiallo, Oberlin College

King Building 327

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Analyzing Hunch-based Decision-making

William Lynch, Oberlin College

King Building 337

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Children's Endorsement of Mastery Goals Predicts Their Academic Competence

Carly Oddleifson, Oberlin College

King Building 343

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Dimension to Virtual Reality: Ear-eye Coordination with Frequency-responsive Beam Tracing

James Quintana, Oberlin College

King Building 341

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Do Squirrels Let Birds Do Their Work for Them?

Emma Lucore, Oberlin College

King Building 321

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Entomopathic Nematodes Found in a Population of Emerald Ash Borers from Connecticut

Alexandra Kahn, Oberlin College

King Building 321

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Ethel Merman: The Effect of "Belt" on the Broadway Musical

Eve Kummer-Landau, Oberlin College

King Building 323

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Exact Pattern Containment in Restricted Growth Functions

Robert Dorward, Oberlin College

King Building 341

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Geologic Mapping of Putative Paleolake Deposits in a Coprates Catena, Mars

Joe Martin, Oberlin College

King Building 327

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Habitat Selection and Activity Patterns Among Wading Birds

Nathaniel Wehr, Oberlin College

King Building 321

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Towards Transgender People: The Role of Demographic and Psychosocial Variables

Stephanie Atwood, Oberlin College

King Building 337

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Inverted Quarantine: Individual Response to Collective Fear

Katherine Moncure, Oberlin College

King Building 337

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Luteinizing Hormone and the Brain: A Role for Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

Nate Bohm-Levine, Oberlin College

King Building 343

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

“Music-making in a Joyous Sense”: Community and the Dangers of Modernity at Benjamin Britten's Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts

Daniel Hautzinger, Oberlin College

King Building 323

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

On the Approximability of DAG Edge Deletion

Nathan Klein, Oberlin College

King Building 341

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Pliocine Diatom Abundance as Proxy for Temperature in Weddell Sea: ODP Site 697

Elena Robakiewicz, Oberlin College

King Building 327

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Quantifying Land Use and Erosion in Southwest China

Megan Curiel, Oberlin College
Zanna Doak, Oberlin College

King Building 327

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Quantifying Land Use and Erosion in Southwest China

Zanna Doak, Oberlin College
Megan Curiel, Oberlin College

King Building 327

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

The Earned Income Tax Credit in the American Political Economy

Madeline Peltz, Oberlin College

King Building 337

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

To Sound Jewish: An Exploration of Faith in the Music of Felix Mendelssohn

Lisa Learman, Oberlin College

King Building 323

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Vaping to Lose Weight: Predictors of Adult E-cigarette Use for Weight Management

Amy Wedel, Oberlin College

King Building 343

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM