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Andrew Peart '10
Emerson Project Examines How Literature is Adapting to Digital 21st Century
For Andrew Peart ’10, the literary movement known as Language poetry is the “pinnacle of modernist experimentation.” In the middle of our discussion at the library, he got up out of his seat and brought back Poetry magazine. Within seconds, he was pointing out what he thought were the best poems in the magazine. More ...
Corinne Bancroft '10, left, with representatives from other border justice groups.
Corinne Bancroft '10 Meets With Secretary of Interior
Corinne Bancroft ’10 represented No More Deaths in a small coalition of border justice organizations (also including Humane Borders and the Samaritans) that met with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. For the past 10 years these organizations have provided humanitarian aid such as water, food, and medical assistance, to people crossing in response to the increased number of deaths in the border region. More ...
Laurel Emurian '11
Research Project Seeks to Reduce Computer Vulnerabilities
If your computer begins to flash neon colors and warning signs, it’s not about to explode. It could be a malware or virus that resulted from a buffer overflow – a problem that occurs when a program stores data outside the memory the programmer set aside for it. A buffer overflow won’t kill the computer, but it will make it more vulnerable to hackers. More ...
Elizabeth Pendery '10
Rare Ecosystem of Green Lake is Subject of Research
Meromictic lakes are stratified like layers of cake. They are interesting biological case studies because their surface and bottom waters never mix, and their sediments often date back thousands of years. One example of a meromictic lake is Green Lake located in a New York State Park just east of Syracuse. It was the first lake in North America to be classified as such, and scientists began recording data on it as early as 1839. Sean Linehan ’10 and Elizabeth Pendery ’10 are studying the biological diversity of Green Lake this summer with Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick. More ...
Stefanie Linnan '11
Stefanie Linnan ’11 Scouts Music Talent in Internship
Stefanie Linnan’s ’11 job this summer is to pull out her headphones and listen to music. For one of her two internships, she is responsible for tracking unsigned artists on MySpace and Purevolume. Each day she sends her manager information on five artists she likes and he gives her feedback. More ...
Julia Pollan '11
Julia Pollan '10 Studies Small Philanthropy's Big Success
A man with a red nose and white face paint strolls into a pediatric hospital. He greets a small child who has cancer. Pulling out a letter “e” made of construction paper, he shows it to the girl. The letter is solid brown, and when the clown asks her what it is, she looks confused. But then a smile flickers across her face: “Oh, it’s a brown ‘e,’” she understands. “A brownie!” A non-profit organization like Clown Care is small but has a huge presence in both the hearts of its clientele and the nation.
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Erica Kowsz '11
CLIC Maps Changes of Irish Coast
If she ever had trouble falling asleep during her trip to Ireland this summer, Erica Kowsz ’11 could have just counted sheep. They roamed outside her tent on the abandoned island of Inis Airc, and although living with them for almost a week was a bizarre experience, Kowsz says they made good company. More ...
Chandra Thompson '10, Grace Stadnyk '10, Luke Maher '11 and Professor Richard Bedient.
This Could be a Puzzle But It’s Knot
Luke Maher '11, Grace Stadnyk '10, Chan Thompson '10 and Professor of Mathematics Richard Bedient just returned from the first Unknot (Undergraduate Knot Theory) Conference at Denison University where they gave a paper titled "Three-Trip Lorenz Knots," heard many more and generally had a great time meeting knot students from all over the country. More ...
Emina Memisevic '12, Kristen Pallen '12, Lisa Olszewski '11 and Melissa Nezamzadeh '11
Ideas for Clathrate Take Shape in Student Research
Clathrate hydrates are like cages. They are sculptures of ice-like water-based solids that can trap very small molecules inside of them. Studying their behavior can help decide what uses they might have and what kind of industries could benefit from their reactions. More ...
Samuel Hincks '11
Samuel Hincks '11 Examines Role of Brain in Technology's User Interface
iPhones are slick and manageable, which is why the owner of one gets a certain satisfaction out of using it. He likes the sleek black frame and the way the icons slide effortlessly across the screen. The way in which he interacts with this piece of technology is called the user interface -- the ease with which a person is able to assess the state of system and how he can use it to his best advantage. This summer, Samuel Hincks '11 will analyze how cognitive workload can help facilitate user interface. More ...
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