Cycle 3, 2012

 

Lead to Gold, Sorcery to Science: Alchemy and the Foundations of Modern Chemistry

Glynis L. Coyne

Though the modern world views alchemy as little more than witchcraft and an inherent hindrance to progress, in reality alchemy may have been a precursor to modern chemistry. Alchemy has had an influence on a vast range of scientific discoveries.

 

Follow the Leader: Partisanship in the Processing of Political Speech

Patrick Hahn

Voters in the United States are inundated with political speech during campaign season, and it is important to consider the ways voters evaluate this speech.

 

Are the numbers right? Reliability of Political Polls in Venezuela

Juan Diego Aguilera

What do Venezuela's poll results mean? I will study a set of polls created by Datanalisis, a market research company with more than 25 years of experience in the Andean area, Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

False Assumptions: Why Title IX is not to Blame for Changes in Men’s Athletics

Angell Wescott

The purpose of this paper is to disprove the arguments of those who believe that Title IX negatively impacts men’s athletics and explain how this information is particularly important to lawmakers and those determining how to distribute funds among athletic programs.

 

Pharm.D. or M.D.?: The Growing Role of Pharmacists in Today’s Healthcare

Catie Travis

Pharmacists are beginning to practice Medication Therapy Management (MTM), which is when they meet one-on-one with patients to clarify their medication plan. This paper explores how pharmacists could become just as important as doctors, and perhaps even more so.

 

Listen to the Story: Banksy, Tyler the Creator, and Nihilism in Urban Artistic Expression

Duri Long

Art, as an expression of feelings, worldviews, and personal beliefs, is a reflection of our environment and how we interact with it. In this way, urban art such as rap music and graffiti can serve as a lens through which we are able to examine the state of the urban environment.

 

Constructing Nature: Using Artificial Habitats to Save Bats from Fatal Disease

Lauren Moore

Bats are in danger, but man-made caves could save them. This paper explains the advantages of building these caves.

 

The Prospect of Designer Babies: Is it Inevitable?

Michael Catalano

It might seem like an abstract idea to many, but we may soon be capable of selecting the traits of unborn children.  There have been numerous ethical approaches to the issue, with potential benefits and harms outlined, but few scholars have really looked into the great potential for its developme

 

Concussions: A Career-Changing Collision

Allen Champagne

Concussions in sports are a pressing topic in today's sports-obsessed culture. Football games have numerous injuries, and concussions are especially prevalent among athletes who play the sport. This paper examines the short- and long-term effects on football players who receive concussions.

 

The Ties Imagined: Re-thinking Benedict Anderson through the Arab Spring

Andrew Craig

Benedict Anderson, a prominent twentieth century political theorist, saw the nation as more than a certain form of government acting sovereignly within geographic constrains.

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