Carson and Colloquium grants, Presidential Scholars announced

by University Communications,

The grants fund students’ research across a spectrum of disciplines.

Carson grantees 2018

  • Ilan Palacios Avineri, “Echoes of Silence: An Oral History of the Guatemalan Civil War in Huehuetenango”
    • Sponsor: William Smaldone, History
  • Nathan Boone, “Exploratory Composition: Multi-Cultural Harmony”
    • Sponsor: James Miley, Music
  • Kathryn Bordona, “‘Ain’t Nuthin’ But a She Thing:’ Sexuality as Social Liberation in the Medieval Songs of Trobairitz and Contemporary Hip-Hop Feminists”
    • Sponsor: Roy Perez, English
  • Moira Eaton, “Guardians: A Young Adult Novel to Increase Societal Philosophical Awareness”
    • Sponsor: Sammy Basu, Politics
  • Peter Fredenberg, “Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Practices in Marion County Parole and Probation in Reducing Recidivism”
    • Sponsor: Kyle Stephenson, Psychology
  • Jay Hadfield, “Love and its Demons: an Analysis of Love and the Demonic in Lermontov’s ‘Demon’”
    • Sponsor: Sarah Bishop, Russian
  • Diane Jung, “Emotional Stress and College Life: A Comparative Study between American and South Korean College Students”
    • Sponsor: Peter Wogan, Anthropology
  • Jonathan Louangrath, “‘Success’ Stories: Dissecting Asian American Immigration Histories and Pan-ethnic Homogenization Under the Model Minority Myth”
    • Sponsor: Vincent Pham, CCM
  • Zhen Zhen McMahon, “Saving Humanity in the Age of Artificial Intelligenc”
    • Sponsor: Andrea Stolowitz, English
  • Rebecca Nicholes, “Exploring Philosophical and Divine Unity Through Music”
    • Sponsor: Mike Nord, Music
  • Estefania Ramos Torres, “On death’s doorstep: Understanding culture to improve end-of-life-care”

    • Sponsor: Peter Harmer, Exercise Science
  • Maya Roussell, “An Exploration of Filmmaking”
    • Sponsor: Jonathan Cole, Theater
  • Lydia Savelli, “La Féminisation des Professions de Santé en France: An Exploration of the Trajectory of Female Physicians in France”
    • Sponsor: Joyce Millen, Anthropology
  • Kyla Shade, “Retrospective analysis of depression treatment in injured workers with chronic pain
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    • Sponsor: John Berner, M.D.
  • Sydney Sundell, “Culture Through Currency: How Coins Define Antioch”
    • Sponsor: Robert Chenault, Classics and History
  • Max Turetsky, “Alienation in the ‘One State’: A Marxian Analysis of Zamyatin’s We”
    • Sponsor: William Smaldone, History

College Colloquium Student Research Grant awardees

  • Benjamin Burton, “Debating The Necessity of Handmade Crafts in America & Europe”
    • Sponsor: David Altman, Physics
  • Kristianna Drum Bento, “Looking for Support: Identifying Support for Undocumented and Second Generation Immigrant Youth within Public Education”

    • Sponsor: Ellen Eisenberg, History
  • Samuel Johnston, “Willamette’s Divestment Movement: Unfinished Activism Then and Now”
    • Sponsor: Jonneke Koomen, Sociology
  • Evan Kohne, “Dignity and Anti-Semitism; How Audiences React to Controversial Theater”
    • Sponsor: Jeanne Clark, Rhetoric

Presidential Scholars

  • Elizabeth Corpuz, “Reactivity of Anti-Cancer Ruthenium-Based Drugs RAPTA-C and RACAP with Transferrin Protein”
    • Sponsor: Karen MacFarlane Holman, Chemistry
  • Paige Spradlin, “Drug Policy Tweaking : An Analysis of the Diverging Socio-political Responses to the ‘Crack’ and Opioid Epidemics”
    • Sponsor: Sammy Basu, Politics
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