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Capstone Festival – May 13, 2010 Schedule of Presentations

OPENING CEREMONY
Hunt West 1:30–1:50 p.m.

DELIVERED PAPERS SESSION 1
GLOBAL FORCES AND NATIONAL CONTEXTS
Miller Chapel 2-3:15 p.m.

  • Rachel J. Evans. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Genocide, Reconciliation, and the Future of International Humanitarian Law. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Gordon Bowen.
  • Jennifer Lynn Holshey. Mission Incompetence: President Reagan’s Deregulation of OSHA in the Meatpacking Industry. Project Advisors: Dr. Kenneth Keller and Dr. Mary Hill Cole. Academic Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Keller.
  • Katharine R. Newman. Uneasy Allies: An Analysis of U.S. Relations with Saudi Arabia. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Gordon Bowen.
  • Erin Spencer Paschal. Taking the Initiative: A Case Study of Proposition 8 in California. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Laura van Assendelft.
  • Kathleen H. Todd. Hikikomania: Existential Horror or National Malaise? The Japanese Psyche Post-World War II as Symptom of a Dying Nation. Project Advisor: Dr. Daniel Métraux. Academic Advisor: Dr. James E. Gilman.

MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATIONS SESSION 1
MANAGING CHANGE IN A CHANGINGWORLD
Nuthouse 2-3:15 p.m.

  • Elizabeth E. Daniel. University of Virginia Facilities Management, Human Resources & Training Web Site. Project Advisor: Mr. Robert Oliver. Academic Advisor: Ms. Lallon Pond.
  • Angela Catherine Bartolacci. The Impact of Cultural Competence on Quality: A Case Study of Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Steven Mosher.
  • Shaterika J. Parks. Employing Health Promotion Initiatives in School Settings: A Program Evaluation of the Working on Wellness Program in the Staunton City Schools. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Steven A. Mosher.
  • Rena Antoinette Pegram and LaShante Denise Robinson. Staunton City Schools: Waste Reduction. Project Advisor: Ms. Janet Ewing. Academic Advisor: Ms. Claire Kent.
  • Kathryn L. Stephens. The Effectiveness of an Interoperable Electronic Medical Records System between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Improving System and Information Quality: A Case Study. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Steven Mosher.

POSTER SESSION
PROBLEMS AND PUZZLES IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
Hunt West 3-4:30 p.m.

  • Jessie Agatha Blekfeld-Sztraky. Racism: The Root of the Cambodian Genocide. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Daniel Métraux.
  • Kimberly N. Clum. Austerity in a Time of Recession: Hungary’s Experiment in Giving Priority to International Obligations over Domestic Well-Being. Project Advisor: Dr. Judy Klein. Academic Advisor: Dr. Amy Diduch.
  • Katherine-Jo Galayda. Use of the Yeast Estrogen Screen to Determine Endocrine- Disrupting Chemicals in and Around the Shenandoah River. Project Advisor: Dr. Peter Ruiz-Haas. Academic Advisor: Dr. Karl Zachary.
  • Johanna A. Gleason. The Effects of Different Latitudinal Characteristics on the Intensity of Avian Malaria in Red-eyed Vireos. Project Advisor: Dr. Paul Callo. Academic Advisor: Dr. Paul Deeble.
  • Masayo Maeda. The Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on College Students’ Social Life: An Exploratory Study of ICT Usage at Mary Baldwin College. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Carey Usher.
  • Garnett A. Mingledorff. Neuroendocrine Differentiation Induced by Epidermal Growth Factor: Effects on and Implications for Chemoresistance in Androgen-Independent Prostate Cancer Cells. Project Advisor: Dr. Paul Deeble. Academic Advisor: Dr. Lundy Pentz.
  • Rachel Nieves. Cutting Back: College Students Spend More with Meal Plan Cards than with Cash. Project Advisor: Dr. Louise M. Freeman. Academic Advisor: Dr. Heather Macalister.
  • Naïanka Rigaud. Hormonal Birth Control Affects Women’s Face Shape and Perceived Attractiveness.Project Advisor: Dr. Louise M. Freeman. Academic Advisor: Dr. Andreas Anastasiou.
  • Kathryn Polak. Sexual Differentiation in the Dorsolateral Nucleus of the Asian Musk Shrew (Suncus murinus). Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Louise Freeman.
  • Samantha Lee Skiba. Comparative Study of Avian Malaria Parasites Plasmodium and Haemoproteus in Relation to Nesting Height in Red-Eyed Vireos and Ovenbirds. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Paul Callo.
  • Perri Lee Weldy. Strengthening Hamas: Israel’s Role and Repercussions. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Daniel Métraux.
  • Lindsay A. WengerSexual Behavior Differences Based on Experience and Gender of the Asian Musk Shrew. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Louise Freeman.

DELIVERED PAPERS SESSION 2
CULTURAL LEGACIES AND PERSPECTIVES
Miller Chapel 3:30-4:45 p.m.

  • Jill Jordan-Long. Blending Eastern and Western Cultures in Multigenerational Relationships in the Novels of Amy Tan. Project Advisor: Dr. Katherine Turner. Academic Advisor: Dr. Patricia Murphy.
  • Pamela Gayle Brown. Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Alcoholism. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Carey Usher.
  • Carrie Frances Camden. A Maxim of Altruism: The Ethical Theories of Kant and Levinas and a Twenty-First Century Ethics of Dialogue. Project and Academic Advisor: Dr. Roderic Owen.
  • Kathryn A. Reyna. Analysis of The Lord of the Rings from the Perspectives of Feminist, Post-Colonial and Queer Criticism. Project Advisor: Dr. Katherine Turner and Dr. Sarah Kennedy. Academic Advisor: Dr. Nicole Oechslin.
  • Ruth Marie Sousa. The Power of Cattle: The Supremacy of the Cattle Industry in the West During the Late 1800s. Project Advisors: Dr. Kenneth Keller and Dr. Mary Hill Cole. Academic Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Keller.

MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATIONS SESSION 2
TRUTH, EVIDENCE, LESSONS
Nuthouse 3:30-4:45 p.m.

  • Leslie A. Freed. Beyond True and False: Wittgenstein and Religious Sense. Project Advisor: Dr. James Gilman. Academic Advisor: Ms. Lallon Pond.
  • Corinne Rose Kasura. Got Melamine? A Thematic Analysis of the Tainted Milk Melamine Scandal in China. Project Advisors: Dr. Alice Araujo and Dr. Bruce Dorries. Academic Advisor: Dr. Bruce Dorries.
  • Aubrey Cooper. The Effectiveness of Case Linkage and Analysis. Project Advisor: Dr. Louise Freeman. Academic Advisor: Dr. Andreas Anastasiou.
  • Rachel L. Paulus. Learning from Honduras: Examining the Costs of Maternal Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa and Policy Options for Reducing It. Project Advisor: Dr. Judy Klein. Academic Advisor: Dr. Nicole Oechslin.

VISUAL/AUDIO-VISUAL SESSION
Hunt Gallery 3:30-4:45 p.m.

  • Olivia Burn. Abstract Forms: A Body of Work Dedicated to Instinct and Self- Expression. Project and Academic Advisor: Mr. Paul Ryan.
  • Lana D. Elder. In Between Time. Project and Academic Advisor: Mr. Paul Ryan.
  • Erika Mikhailova. A Creation Story. Project Advisor: Mr. Paul Ryan. Academic Advisor: Ms. Lallon Pond.
  • Hannah Elizabeth Scott. 2,300 Marks: A Senior Thesis Exhibition in Painting. Project and Academic Advisor: Mr. Paul Ryan. Work: A Senior Thesis Exhibition in Printmaking. Project Advisor: Mr. Jim Sconyers, Jr.

CELEBRATION RECEPTION
Hunt West 5-5:45 p.m.
Participants, family and friends, and the MBC community are invited to celebrate at an informal wine-and-cheese reception.

RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Hunt West 5:45-6 p.m.
Participants will be recognized and several special awards given.

The Capstone Festival is sponsored by the Advisory Board of Visitors, The Office of Sponsored Progams and Undergraduate Resarch, The Committee on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, and the All Thinkgs Considered Student Club