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Honors Projects Completed, Recognition Given

Each year the students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges who
successfully complete Honors projects get well-deserved recognition for their work

May 5, 2003 Geneva, N Y. – Nineteen students from Hobart and William Smith Colleges successfully completed Honors projects this year. They were recognized, along with their advisors, at a Porch Party given by Provost and Dean of Faculty Patricia Stranahan on Friday, May 2, and the Honors designation will be noted on their diplomas and in the Commencement programs on Sunday, May 11.

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Honors Program makes possible the most sustained and sophisticated work available in the Colleges' curriculum. Qualified students take two or three self-designed courses that concentrate on the same project and are sponsored by the same faculty advisor. In addition to the Honors project, which culminates in a research or critical paper or its counterpart in the creative arts, an Honors candidate takes a written examination in the Honors field and an oral examination that covers both the Honors project and the written examination.

The Honors Committee at the Colleges is comprised of Professors Betty Bayer, Mary Gerhart, Paul Passavant, Nick Ruth, Michael Dobkowski, Lowell Bloss, and Honors secretary Laura Sposato.

Receiving Honors this year were:

Laura DesRochers – Media and Society (Scarsborough, Maine)
Re-Creating Memory: An Herstorical Approach to Historical Connections
Eugen Baer, Advisor

Bradley J. Ellis – English (Cattaraugus, N.Y.)
The Modern Gothic
Claudette Columbus, Advisor

Heather Hawkins – History (Eagan, Minn.)
From Village to City: The Impact of Railroads on Geneva, New York, During the Nineteenth Century
Clifton Hood, Advisor

Shana Hawrylchak – Anthropology (Altamont, N.Y.)
Historical Archaeology: Making Sense of Methodological and Theoretical Debates Within the Field Through the Case Study of Rose Hill
Ilene Nicholas, Advisor

Duayne John – Religious Studies (Jamaica, N.Y.)
The Religious Implications of Empowerment
Mary Gerhart, Advisor

Eden Lenore Kram – Media and Society (Fayetteville, N.Y.)
The Mystery of the Roman Scrolls: An Emma Bea, Time Detective, Adventure
Linda Robertson, Advisor

Erin C. Law – Dance (Maynard, Mass.)
Feminist Dance: Undressing Sexual Signifiers and Shaped Sexualities
Donna Davenport, Advisor

Jennifer Lawrence – Spanish and Hispanic Studies (Lebanon, Maine)
ESL versus Bilingual Education in Geneva, New York
Alejandra Molina, Advisor

Christina Mancini – Economics (Fiskdale, Mass.)
The Impact of Human Capital on Economic Development: The Prominent Role of Education
Alan Frishman, Advisor

Craig W. McClain – Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Studies (Canandaigua, N.)
Herman Melville’s Homotextuality
Eric Haines Patterson, Advisor

Arliss A. Prass – Psychology (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Effects of Music Video Images on Women’s Cognitive and Emotional Experiences
Karen Feasel, Advisor

Jennifer C. Pratt – Chemistry (Rochester, N.Y.)
Conformational Analysis of Four Potent HIV Protease Inhibitors: Amprenavir, Nelfinavir, Ritonavir & TMC-126
Carol Parish, Advisor

Jennifer Rosthal – Economics (Houston, Texas)
Hydrogen Futures: An Economic Analysis of the Roadmap to a Hydrogen Economy
Tom Drennen, Advisor

Emily G. T. Shipman – Anthropology (Piermont, N.H.)
Sustainable Development and a New Ecology: Socio-Cultural Imperatives
Judith-Maria Buechler, Advisor

Emelyn Smith – Chemistry (Tunkhannock, Pa.)
Structural Analysis of Polyazamacrolides: Determining the Role of Conformational Flexibility in O-to-N Acyl Migration
Carol A. Parish, Advisor

Emily Stoehr – Sociology (Old Lyme, Conn.)
Voluntary High Risk Communities: A Case Study of Traditional Rock Climbers in the Shawangunks
Jack Harris, Advisor

Peter G. Tierney III – Individual Major (Expression and Interpretation) (Keuka Park, NY)
Shaping the Line of Science: The Role of Narrative in Scientific Writing
Mary Gerhart, Advisor

David A. Whippen – Studio Art (Nantucket, Mass.)
A. E. Aub, Advisor

Katrina Olympia Wood – Media and Society (Milford, Conn.)
What’s in a Name?: The Significance of Sports and Advertisement in American Society
Iva Ellen Deutchman, Advisor

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