Spring 2011 Student News
April 13, 2011
Alex Albritton ’11 will present his research at the Transplantation Society’s Basic Science Symposium held on Cape Cod on June 11-14, 2011. Albritton’s presentation pertains to research he conducted alongside Associate Professor of Biology Josef Kurtz at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Alison Amorello '11 published an essay in the national literary magazine Punkin House Digest. Her essay, titled "Driving in the Breakdown Lane," appears in the publication's family edition from the fall 2010.
Three students collaborated on research with Associate Professor of Psychology Kimberly Smirles and had posters accepted for presentation at the annual Association for Psychological Science Convention to be held May 25-29, 2011in Washington, D.C. Posters presented included: “The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stress” by Susan Bahnan ’11; “Effects of Perceived Stress and Social Support on Students’ Adjustment to College” by Rebecca Delaney ’12; and “Effects of Model Size and Evaluation Type on Women’s Body Satisfaction” by Emily Sullivan ’12.
Rebecca Camarda ’12 had her essay “To Your Memory: New Jersey” accepted by the monthly online magazine Jersey Devil Press. Camarda initially wrote the piece for Associate Professor of English Mary Beth Pope’s “Advanced Prose Writing” class.
Lauren Chartier '11 collaborated with Assistant Professor of Sociology Christine McKenna on an abstract that was recently accepted for a chapter in the third edition of the undergraduate anthology "Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers." Their research explores the question, "Why Are Some Bullying Victims More Newsworthy Than Others?" and relates to research Chartier presented at the New England Popular Culture Association Conference in October 2010.
Lindsay Cyr '12 and Catherine Johnson '12 presented their research, entitled “Astrocytes and Brain Plasticity: Does Vision Loss Affect the Star Players?" at the 3rd annual Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium held at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine on March 5th-6th. Cyr, Johnson, Joe Figuereo '12 and Dylan Hillsburg '13 also presented their research, entitled “Rebuilding a Blind Brain: Cytoskeletal Remodeling in Cortical Astrocytes” at the 69th annual Eastern New England Biology Conference hosted by Emmanuel College on April 9th. The students conduct research in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Jarvinen.
Jack Ferdman '12 had a paper accepted to the third annual undergraduate symposium to be held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on April 1st. Ferdman's paper, "Thomas Cole, Shedding His Leaves," was initially written for the art history course, "American Art to 1940."
Kaitleen Gillis '11, Jake DeLuise '11 and Jessica Robinson '11 have been selected to join the Teach for America program this fall. As Corp members they will each commit to teach for two years in one of 39 low-income urban and rural regions across the country.
Amanda Hickey '11 will have an essay she wrote for Associate Professor of English Mary Beth Pope's "Writing Seminar" course published in the literary magazine, Splinter Generation.
Maureen Kellett '11 had two articles published in the April/May 2011 issue of the economics magazine/journal, Dollars & Sense. Her article "Foreclosures - and Fraud - Continue Apace" discussed the ongoing foreclosure crisis while the "The Short Run" including brief editorial pieces highlighting topics such as equal employment opportunity and health care reform. Kellett served as an intern for the magazine this spring.
Megan LaPorte ’11 received notification that she was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Thailand in English. She is one of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2010-2011 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Michael Lynch '13 and Dan Turman '12 presented their research on lysyl oxidase (LOX), which they conducted with Tyson Rietz '11, at the 241st American Chemical Society's national meeting held in Anaheim, Calif., on March 27th-31st.
Kyle Potter '12 showed his work in the exhibit "New Voices, Unique Visions: AIGA Boston Presents the Best of the Student Design Community." Potter is one of 42 undergraduate and graduate students from around New England represented in the exhibit. His piece was an event poster for the boxing match between Manny Pacquiano and Antonio Margarito, initially designed for a graphic design class with Assistant Professor of Art Erich Doubek.
Elyse Whitehead '11 was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. She will travel to Muscat, Oman to study Arabic as part of the program's Intensive Summer Institute in May. Whitehead was chosen from a pool of more than 5,000 students from across the country.
Patrick Wiklund ’13 was awarded a grant to participate in a leadership role in the 2011 U.S.-China International Youth Festival to celebrate the United Nations’ International Year of Youth. He is one of just 100 students awarded the grant. The program responds to President Obama’s “100,000 Strong Initiative” and runs from July 12th - August 8th in China.