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A celebration of scholarly work

April 26 – 29, 2022

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium (LASS) is an annual event that brings together Oglethorpe University students and faculty in a celebration of exemplary scholarly work produced by Oglethorpe students under faculty mentorship. This year’s event will include events throughout the week of April 25 and a full-day program on Wednesday, April 27. Wednesday’s sessions provide a forum for students and faculty to present, discuss, and learn from outstanding student endeavors. Papers, roundtables, oral and poster presentations, art exhibitions, and scholarly musical presentations showcase undergraduate research across the curriculum.

Email [email protected] with any questions.


Schedule

Program overview

Tuesday, April 26: Meeting of the Majors, 1 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27: Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium (LASS), 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 28: Hammack School of Business Internship Presentations, 1 – 2 p.m.
Friday, April 29: “Dialogues Around Decolonization, Migration and Identity,” 1 – 2:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 26

Meeting of the Majors

1 – 2 p.m.

All students are encouraged to meet with their major faculty and peers. Some sessions are casual, others more formal. If your major is not listed, you should attend the session/table most related to your interest.

Cousins Atrium

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Health

Turner Lynch Campus Center, Dining Hall

English/Creative Writing, Theater, Communication Studies, Economics, World Languages, Math, Computer Science

Philip Weltner Library, Digital Media Lab

Music, Studio Art, Film and Media Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Philosophy


Wednesday, April 26

Presentations and Performances

Turner Lynch Campus Center Atrium
Presenters, grab your badge and a bite to eat before the poster session!

Turner Lynch Campus Center Atrium

“The assembly of the novel protein FAP93 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cilia”
Presented by: Sarah Gordon

“Synthesis of Tri(2-piridyl)phosphine for Environmental Applications using Traditional Organic Techniques”
Presented by: Miriam Simma

“Exploring interactions between stress, depression, emotion regulation, and episodic memory”
Presented by: Ian Proser, JT Jones, Jazz Zoughi, Rafael Aragon

“Experimentally discerned melatonin concentrations amongst differing over the counter sleep aids compared to established levels provided by nutrition labels”
Presented by: Faith Miller, Ben Cogar, Bri Daniels

“Chemotaxis Response of human ortholog wdr-5 and jhdm-1 mutant C. elegans”
Presented by: Chandler Robinson, Ramiro Juarez and Hanen van Rossem

“Quantification of Nicotine in E-Liquids”
Presented by: Kevin Rocha Escamilla, Veronica Aguirre and Deicy Vega

“Caenorhabditis elegans mutant in spr-5 and met-2 genes display a defect on a chemotactic assay, suggesting the gene LSD1 is linked to a developmental disorder in humans”
Presented by: Tanya Diaz-Gonzalez, Desiree Griffin, Jaden Devine-Brilliant and Oluwatoni Asekun

“Chemotaxic Response of jhdm-1 to various salt concentrated odorants”
Presented by: Destiny Ducasse, Jill Heatly and Megara Shepperson

“Mutation of Spr-5 and Met-2 dependent Methylation influences Transgenerational Longevity.”
Presented by: Olivia Achikasim Aviva Pechenik, Andrew Westerfield and Evan Rhys

“The Effects of H3K4me2 on Chemotaxis Behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans as a Model for Defects in the Mechanisms that Lead to Human Disease”
Presented by: Jaely Chavez, Scott Roques and Lyla Gomez

“Spectroscopy Characterization of 2-Amino-6-Bromopyridine”
Presented by: Paola Albornoz

“Spectroscopic analysis of epinephrine”
Presented by: Alex Foret

“Putting the Dope in Dopamine”
Presented by: Chandler Robinson and Wyatt Jonske

“Juno Measurements of Solar Wind Flow near Jupiter”
Presented by: Chelsea Russell and Thomas Powers

“Demystifying the Origin of Solar Switchbacks”
Presented by: Cameron Chalker and Andrea Rodriguez

“Analysis of the electron measurements from the Plasmag-1 experiment on board Vega-1 and Vega-2 in the vicinity of 1P/Halley”
Presented by: Jamal Willis and Cameron Lindsay

“Verification of Plasma Observations of Io by Galileo Spaceraft”
Presented by: Jordan Richey, Edgar Romero and Chris Keane

“Lipid Quantification in Edible Mushrooms”
Presented by: Hannah Easley Miriam Simma and Karla Tecum

“Determining Levels of Lead in University Tap Water”
Presented by: Rebecca Castro, Marcus Egan and Elijah Blidge

“Determination of defects in the chemotactic behavior of C. elegans that have the met-2 gene in relation to the human ortholog of JHDM-1”
Presented by: Olivia Kassian, Jaziba Bahri and Briana Scott

“The Spectroscopic Study of 4-chlorobenzaldehyde”
Presented by: Kayla Cooper and Hannah Easley

“Annotation of the D element within Drosophila bipectinata”
Presented by: Elijah Blige, Daniel Cohen, Amo Ikiror, Rebekah Salazar, Jaely Chavez, Leah Wright and Lyla Gomez

“Modeling Hydrogen Proton Spin and Alignment in a Magnetic Field”
Presented by: Malaika Taylor and Priscilla Omotara

“Spectroscopic Study of Citric Acid”
Presented by: Olivia Herrera

“The Inevitability of Quantum Mechanics in Computers”
Presented by: Ivan Gallegos-Casillas

“WDR-5 Mutants Show a Significant Decrease in Chemotactic Responses to Food Odorants.”
Presented by: Shanice Williams Eve Martin, and Hailey Moore

“Localization of Dynein Heavy Chain 11 (DHC11) in the Chlamydomonas fap93 mutant”
Presented by: Tiffany Boynton

“Extroverts and the Difficulty of Transportation”
Presented by: Sydney Hamming

“Confirming wavelengths of varying colors of lasers using diffraction grating”
Presented by: Faith Miller, Sarah Hsu, Aitana Regalado

“Factors Affecting Photovoltaic Cell Response”
Presented by: Adrian Morin, Tim McMurray, Hannah Easley

“Wave Optics and Diffraction of Different Colored Lasers”
Presented by: Aija Mines, Kevin Wisner

“Informational guide for Meade Telescope Instruments”
Presented by: Jordan Richey

“Optical Control and Alignment in the Development of a Saturated Absorption Spectroscopy Experiment”
Presented by: Jingyu Zhang

“DIY Crookes Tube”
Presented by: Cameron Chalker

“Plasma Actuator as Aircraft Air Flow Control”
Presented by: Andrea Rodriguez Lara

“Analysis of Mysterious Gamma Ray Bursts”
Presented by: Ivan Gallegos-Casillas

“Triboluminescence in Minerals and Sticky Tape”
Presented by: Niko Stepniak

“Where’s the Gamma? A look into the distribution of Gamma Bursts”
Presented by: Christopher Keane

“Using BES III Data to Calculate Branching Fractions”
Presented by: Edgar Romero

“Verification of Newton’s Laws”
Presented by: Steven Covarrubias

“Using a Laser to Measure the Widths of CD and DVD Tracks”
Presented by: Jamal Willis

Turner Lynch Campus Center – Trustee Room

“Finding a Sense of Belonging through OUr Shared History” with Mr. Eli Arnold ’06, Library Director and University Librarian
Nearly every member of the Oglethorpe community has heard of the elephant buried behind the library or the Crypt of Civilization time capsule, but there is much more to learn about the nearly two hundred years since our founding. University Librarian Eli Arnold ‘06 will offer a glimpse into the history of Oglethorpe that has been often overlooked and will illuminate aspects of our shared story to develop a greater sense of belonging and connectedness.

TLCC 106
Explore art of various mediums created by Oglethorpe students!

Enjoy a quick break between sessions!

Philip Weltner Library Atrium

“Representation of Dehumanization: China and Cambodia”
Presented by: BreAnna Malone

“Decatur Where It’s Greater? An Examination into the Relationship between the Charter School System and Gentrification in Decatur, Georgia”
Presented by: Zoë Geiger

“An Evaluation on the Bias and Historical Miscommunication surrounding British Women Artists from 1880-1930.”
Presented by: Hayleigh Stonham

Moderated by: Dr. Seema Shrikhande
Student Ambassador: Kerin Meija

Session IA – “Designing with Intention: Web Design Aesthetics and Audience”
Philip Weltner Library Atrium

Presenters: Lando Nunez Espinoza, Araceli Rivas Isidor, Reyna Buggs and Amber Phillips

Moderated by: Mr. Aaron Putt
Student Ambassador: Aidan Kirk

Session 1B – “Digging Through the Data and Finding the Story”
Earl Dolive Theatre

“The Relationship of Athletics and Academic Outcomes”
Presented by: Isley McClure and Patrick o’Sullivan

“Credit Ratings and the Macro Economy”
Presented by: Josiah Butler

“Housing Price Discrimination and Factors”
Presented by: Olumeka Mejeidu and Sydni Donovan

“Inflation and the Phillips Curve”
Presented by: Parrish Studebaker

“The Effects of Government Spending Structure and Strategies on Economic Development”
Presented by: Kuntz Walker

Moderated by: Dr. Peter Kower
Student Ambassador: John Louis-Ugbo

Session 2A – “Learning and Community in Times of Crisis: Problems and Solutions”
Philip Weltner Library Atrium

“Speed Learning? The Effects of Variable Playback Speeds and Multiple Exposures”
Presented by: Rafael Aragon

“Parks Access and the impact on surrounding communities”
Presented by: Lily Sams, Stephanie Pedroza, Marie Stanford, Nicole Buruse

“Fed Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Presented by: Josiah Butler

Moderated by: Dr. Chris Martin
Student Ambassador: Happy Justus

Session 2B- “The Theory of Everything: Stuff to Blow Your Mind”
Earl Dolive Theatre

“5-Amino-1,4-Diphenyl-1,2,3-Triazole as a colorimetric and fluorometric dual sensor for the detection of aluminum and copper ions”
Presented by: Alex Foret

“The Division of Nothing”
Presented by: Alexis Hutson-Hamric

“Uncountable Infinities”
Presented by: Richard McMillan

“The Thermodynamics of Thermobaric Weapons”
Presented by: Niko Stepniak

Moderated by: Dr. Ashley Perko
Student Ambassador: Alanys Elvir Bustillo

Session 3A – “Exploring Faith and Place in a Global World”
Philip Weltner Library Atrium

“The Good life in the Caribbean”
Presented by: Justin Stewart

“The Anthropological Significance of the Amalfi Coast”
Presented by: Ariana Ruocco

“Western Mass Media Bias on Islamic Society”
Presented by: Sam McCalla

“Students of Faith: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Religion and Sense of Belonging on Oglethorpe’s Campus”
Presented by: Morgan Kennedi

Moderated by: Dr. Cornelia Lambert
Student Amabssador: Keturah Mba

Session 3B – “Identity, Power and Representation”
Earl Dolive Theatre

“A Historical and Personal Analysis of James Baldwin’s Biography”
Presented by: John Settles

“Can God Be a Woman, or is that not “Ideal?” An Analysis of Feminine Agency within Contemporary Shojo Manga”
Presented by: Dani Lindmier

“History of Art and Financial Empowerment”
Presented by: Brittney Turner

“‘Speaking Nearby’: Representing Female Experience in Post-war Vietnam”
Presented by: Marnie Neja

Moderated by: Dr. Lejla Marijam
Student Ambassador: Adrianna Newsome

Conant Veranda
Enjoy some light refreshments before music performances begin in the Conant Lobby.

Conant Lobby

“Etude in F minor, Op. 25, #2,” arr. Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Nathaniel Davila, piano

“Concerto for 2 violas in G major, TWV 52:G3,” arr. Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)
Lyric Scott, viola
Parrish Studebaker, viola

“Duet mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern, WoO 32,” arr. Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827)
Lyric Scott, viola
John Erckert, violoncello

“Bésame Mucho,” Consuelo Velázquez (1916-2005)
Jennifer Ramirez-Soto

Conant Veranda
Oglethorpe University’s premier jazz ensemble “The Jazzy Petrels” will close out the day with a performance.


Thursday, April 28

Hammack School of Business Internship Presentations

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Lupton 200
Students in the Hammack School of Business will reflect on their spring internships in presentations to faculty, staff and their peers.

Nick BoobasLe Bilboquet
Brandynn
Campbell, C5 Georgia
Dalton Logan, Marketpros Responsive Solutions
Abraham Lopez-Espinosa, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Connor Murphy, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Leticia Alves Ribiero Sobrinho, Forward Push
Imisha Sayani, One Main Financial Group
Anglo Zaldana Edea, Fricke Associates, PC

Moderated by Dr. Lynn Guhde, Mack A. Rikard Professor of Economics & Business Administration


Friday, April 29

“Dialogues around Decolonization, Migration and Identity”

1 – 2:30 p.m.
Trustee Room, Turner Lynch Campus Center

Part 1: “Decolonizing Western Conceptions of the Human”
Jonathan Sévère, Olivia Achikasim, Alex Nukpi
Moderated by Dr. Iona Wynter Parks, Lecturer of French

Part 2: “How Does Migration Shape Identity”
Ashrakat Hassan, Jose Valtierra, Olumeka Mejeidu
Moderated by: Peter Dye, Assistant Director of Community & Global Engagement


FAQs

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium (LASS) is an annual event that brings together Oglethorpe University students and faculty in a day-long celebration of exemplary scholarly work produced by Oglethorpe students under faculty mentorship. The symposium’s sessions provide a forum for students and faculty to present, discuss, and learn from outstanding student endeavors. Papers, roundtables, oral and poster presentations, art exhibitions, and scholarly music presentations present the fruits of both Oglethorpe’s liberal arts curriculum as well as science, technology, and math research. You can explore programs and schedules from prior years below.
Events will run throughout the week of April 25, but the primary day of LASS will be held April 27, 2022.
The event is open to all students, faculty, and staff. In fact, this is a public event. Students may participate by presenting, volunteering, and attending virtually. If you’d like to present your scholarly work, please see the Student Guide for more details which can be found below. Please email [email protected] if you’d like to be involved. If you are not presenting or volunteering, please attend the event! Come support your peers!
The university strongly encourages attendance at LASS. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the Oglethorpe Community and experience the motto “Make A Life. Make A Living. Make A Difference” up close. Your instructor may require attendance for a particular class, so please check with your individual professors.
If you’re interested in your subject and proud of your commitment to the topic, that will show in your abstract and proposal. Any course-related subject with a faculty mentor is open to consideration by the LASS committee.
The Student Guide includes detailed information on writing an academic abstract or proposal. In addition, the Student Guide includes detailed information including presentation skills, preparing a poster, and dress code.

Resources: 

Poster Template

The 2022 Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium (LASS) Committee invites student proposals for participation in Oglethorpe University’s annual event. Students who wish to present on Wednesday, April 27 are required to submit a proposal or abstract of their work. The deadline for proposal submissions is Wednesday, March 30, 2022 (extended deadline). A committee of faculty from a variety of disciplines including the humanities and sciences will convene to review proposals and abstracts. Notification of proposal acceptance will follow shortly thereafter.
Yes, you must work with a faculty mentor to write your proposal or abstract and to prepare for your presentation.
Business casual. Formal wear, party clothes, or clothing with slogans are generally not appropriate unless relevant to the content or tradition of your presentation. Follow these guidelines compiled by the A_LAB:
  • You may want a tailored jacket over a professional dress or pantsuit.
  • Shoes should be plain and not too tall (no platforms, sandals, or sparkle.)
  • No ‘club wear’ — short skirts, low-cut blouses, or tight-fitting clothes.
  • Hair, makeup, jewelry should be conservative. Pull your hair back if you play with it when nervous.
  • Hair and facial hair should be trimmed and neat; clean-shaven is generally best.
  • Shoes and belt should match in color.
  • No white socks.
  • No polo shirts, t-shirts, hats, athletic wear, sneakers.
  • No chewing gum, food, take-out cups, or cell phones.
LASS/PRISM participation puts you ahead of your peers in graduate school and in your profession when it comes to conference skills. Attending symposia and conferences and presenting research or speaking in your chosen field is a part of professional life. According to the ASAE (American Society for Association Executives), there are nearly 100,000 different organizations for professions in the United States alone. https://www.npr.org/2011/05/25/136646070/time-for-associations-to-trade-in-their-past. Graduate students routinely speak and present at academic conferences throughout their course of study.
Yes, this is a public, free virtual event.

 

Event Archive

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April 16-17, 2020

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium/Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics (LASS/PRISM) is an annual event that brings together Oglethorpe University students and faculty in a day-long celebration of exemplary scholarly work produced by Oglethorpe students under faculty mentorship. The symposium’s sessions provide a forum for students and faculty to present, discuss, and learn from outstanding student endeavors. Papers, oral and poster presentations, art exhibitions, and scholarly musical presentations present the fruits of both Oglethorpe’s liberal arts curriculum as well as science, technology, and math research.

The 2020 LASS/PRISM event was conducted virtually. The schedule was as follows:

Thursday

Posters: Thursday, April 16, 4-6 p.m.

Communication and Community Poster Session: Moderated by Dr. Katherine Keib

View recorded session

Posters and Presenters

The Importance of Centrality in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Network When Talking About the Coronavirus
Presented by: Maya Babbs, Gil Ramos and Justin Thompson

Using NodeXL to Explore the Conversations Around the Astros’ Sign-stealing Scandal
Presented by: Kendal Kosek

Social Media Reactions to the Coronavirus with NodeXL Analytics
Presented by: David Swillum, Katie Hunter and Elizabeth Gomes

Understanding Greta’s Climate Movements via Twitter
Presented by: Veronica Mitchell, Omar Toubassy and Desirae Golden

The interaction activity, in terms of replies and mentions, for Wendy’s consumers in relation to the keywords “Roast” and “Savage” on Twitter
Presented by: Doris Gonzalez and Valencia Barnes

Machine Learning and Credit Card Fraud Detection
Presented by: Rebecca Bryant and Zoe Nelson

Does Manipulating Signature Location Really Increase Honesty?
Presented by: Mikayla Ries and Emily Schultz

Energy and Exoplanets Poster Session: Moderated by Dr. Andrew Walden

View recorded session

Posters and Presenters

A cylinder, an Air-foil, and a Homemade Wind Tunnel
Presented by: Kristoff Dixon and Dee Kelly

Brown Energy – Power Production from Wastewater
Presented by: Stephen Haddox and Nathan Williams

Optimizing Thrust in Air Pressure Rockets
Presented by: Hannah Datillo and Stephen Meyers

Creating Color Difference Plots for Star Clusters
Presented by: Braden Draucek

Water Wave Energy
Presented by: Leondra Freeman, Taj Lowe, Gywneth Wilson and Tuli Mwarumba

Range and Drag Coefficient of a 28-inch Carbon Fiber Arrow
Presented by: Gus Smith, Justin Rickerson, Mishnea Pop and Yueh-Ju Hsieh

Speed of Sound Through Solids and Liquids at Different Temperatures
Presented by: Vivian Manso, Deauntee’ McDuffie and Elijah Foglio

A Physics-inspired Model for Disease Propagation
Presented by: Jose Trinidad

Measuring the Aerodynamic Drag of Sports
Presented by: Yueh-Ju Hsieh, Gus Smith and Mishnea Pop

Structure Dynamics of HIV ESS2p and its Effect on Molecular Recognition
Presented by: NaShea Kendrick

Epigenetics and the Environment Poster Session: Moderated by Dr. Karen Schmeichel

Posters and Presenters

Exploring LIN-52 as a synergistic collaborator with maternally deposited epigenetic modifying proteins, SPR-5 and MET-2, to cause a developmental delay in C. elegans
Presented by: Kendall Kosek, Esteban Martinez and Reina Munoz

Epigenetic/DRM Complex Collaboration of Spr-5, Met-2 and Lin-52 in Somatic-Germline Cellular Determination within Caenorhabditis Elegans
Presented by: Keon Henderson, Shania Fernandes, Gavin Jordan and Anjali Maggan

The DREAM complex gene, lin 37, synergizes with the chromatin-modifying proteins SPR-5 and MET-2 to promote appropriate germline-soma distinctions in C. elegans
Presented by: Ariana Jiminez, Alex Prots and John Lieng

The DREAM complex component, Lin-9, synergizes with the chromatin-modifying enzyme, spr-5, in deterring misexpression of germline genes in the soma of C. elegans
Presented by: Glenda English, Yazmin Salazar and Raquel Ramirez

Blockage of lin 37, a component of the dream complex, and a chromatin modifier like spr 5 or met 2 causes germline expression in somatic cells in C.elegans.
Presented by: Padma Niharika Putrevu, Elena Gierok and Ta’Korya Green

The DREAM complex component, lin-35, synergizes with chromatin-modifying genes, spr-5 and met-2, during germline-soma distinction in C. elegans
Presented by: Abri-Elle Sivertsen, Jaime Croft and Alexis Walker

Can educational signs help dolphins sleep?
Presented by: Alex Prots

Defects in LIN-9 and chromatin-modifiers, SPR-5 and MET-2, causes a developmental delay in C. elegans
Presented by: Monique Ellis,  Idara Johnson, Karishma Patel and Liam Ryan

Using RNAi Knockdown to Explore Synergies Between spr-5, met-2, andlin-35 in Regulating and Reinforcing Germinline-Soma Decisions in C. elegans
Presented by: Courtney Stuart, William Springer and Eilleen Falkenberry

Music: Thursday, April 16, 6-7 p.m.

Musical Performances and Sessions: Moderated by Dr. Brent Runnels

A study of Haydn’s Piano Sonata in Eb major (E-flat), Hob. XVI: 49
Presented by: Elizabeth Kontyko
View performance

Lakmé “Flower Duet”: An Archetype of Romanticism
Presented by: Samantha Foster and Sarah Davidson
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Rachmaninoff Prelude in G minor Opus 23, No.5
Presented by: Jovan Brockett
View performance

Friday

*In addition to the LASS/PRISM virtual sessions, the Hammack School of Business hosted student internship presentations on Friday, April 17 at 1 p.m. View the recorded presentations.

Oral Presentations, Session 1: Friday, April 17, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Honors I: Moderated by Dr. Seema Shrikhande

It Was an Extraordinary Summer: Youth, Memory, and Homosexual Desire in Mrs. Dalloway and The Goldfinch
Presented by: Lexi Covalsen
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Terry

“Feels bad man”: Internet Memes as Alt-Right Discourse
Presented by: Ansley Dyer
Advisor: Dr. Katharine Zakos

Modern-Day Relics of Quaker Ideals: How Solitary Confinement Practices Continue to Negatively Impact the American Prison System
Presented by: Emily Shultz
Advisor: Dr. Robert Hornback

Perception of Child Abuse by Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Marital Status
Presented by: Erin Raquel Battaglia
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Bays

Culture and Society: Moderated by Dr. James Goodenberger

View recorded session

The Use of Public Relations in Civil Rights Advocacy and Social Movements
Presented by: Katie Hunter and Sarah Taphom

Ancient Egyptian Agriculture, Power, and Parasites
Presented by: Christopher Leghorn

Happily Never After: An Exploration of Gendered Socialization Through Princess Culture
Presented by: Elle Summers

Research in STEM: Moderated by Dr. Andrew Walden

Watch on Zoom

Do Hot Temperatures affect Home Blood Pressure Measurement
Presented by: Jalisa Kassam

Localization of FAP93 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Presented by: Ariana Jimenez

Mechanistic Study of Nickel (II) Bipyridine Dichloride: Synthesis and Characterization
Presented by: Taylor Turner

Oral Presentations, Session 2: Friday, April 17, 3:45-5 p.m.

Prized Politics and Poetics: Making Literature Accountable to Continued Systemic Oppression: Moderated by Dr. Reshmi Hebbar

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And The Winner Is: American Life As Seen In the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Presented by: Fernanda Stelzer Rodriguez

The Cry For Representation
Presented by: Olivia Kelly and Margaret Light

How to Take Our Bodies Back: Fighting Against Patriarchal Modes of Discourse on Female Objectification Through Modern Dystopian Works
Presented by: Dani Lindmier

Workers of Atlanta: Moderated by Dr. Lea Alford

View recorded session

Presenters:

  • Syeda Bano
  • Elle Summers
  • Clara Grimaldo
  • Kelli Bryant
  • Manuel Portillo

Forces of Nature: Celestial Phenomena and Muscle Activation: Moderated by Dr. Morgan Vaughn

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Archaeo-Astronomy: Celestial Architecture
Presented by: Mikayla Entrekin

Non-Invasive Investigations of the Correlates in Biophysical Forces and Electrophysiology Within the Biceps Brachii Muscle
Presented by: Jesse Storr

Oral Presentations, Session 3: Friday, April 17, 5-6:15 p.m.

Honors II: Moderated by Dr. Seema Shrikhande

Characterization via transcriptomic analysis of a potential gene interaction between spr-5, met-2, and mep-1 in determining germline versus soma in C. elegans
Presented by: Jovan Brockett
Advisor: Dr. Karen Schmeichel

Engaging the City: An Ethnography on the Beltline’s Promotional Framework
Presented by: Yasmin Tehrani
Advisor: Dr. Janelle Pham

Why Diversity Matters: Finding Community as Desi College Students
Presented by: Syeda Bano
Advisor: Dr. Janelle Pham

Creating Captivating Characters in Fiction: Moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Collins

Presenters:

  • Raquel Battaglia
  • Lexi Covalsen
  • Maggie Thompson

Shaping Socio-cultural Change and Knowledge: Moderated by Dr. Jessica Tomkins

Hierarchy of the [Hum]animal Other
Presented by: Mackenzie Blumberg

“Americanah” and its take on immigration and the narratives surrounding it
Presented by: Dzidula Boney

Akhenaten: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Presented by: Alexa Shipes

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2016 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium

This annual event brings together the entire Oglethorpe community for a day-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work produced by students during the academic year.

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2015 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium

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2013 Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium

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