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April 17: Tischer Scholars present research

FREDERICK, Md.—Twenty-two of Hood’s most accomplished seniors will present their research findings Friday.

The 2015 Tischer Scholars Departmental Honors presentations will take place April 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Rosenstock Hall. The presentations are open to the public.

Eligible Tischer Scholars are students who have earned an overall grade point average of 3.0 and a 3.5 in their major at the end of their junior year. They are invited to participate in Departmental Honors work during their senior year. The prestigious and highly selective yearlong program is designed for students who wish to pursue intensive research or a special project.

In consultation with a departmental faculty adviser, students choose a topic of interest, usually in their major, and select a committee of two additional faculty members to serve as advisers and readers.

A brief opening session in the Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall at 3:30 p.m. will precede the presentations.

The following presentations will be held in Rosenstock Hall, Room 305: Caitlin Battey, East Meets West: The Battle of Modernity and Jihad; Kara O'Leary, Views and Challenges of Feminism in the Post-Colonial Maghreb; and Amanda Shaffery, Nefertiti Regnant.

The following presentations will be held in Rosenstock Hall, Room 212: Caitlin Bean, Challenging Racial Boundaries: The Effects of Racism in Flannery O'Connor's Literature; Kerri Sheehan, The Velocity of Mind and the Tenacity of Spirit: Exploring Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems; Laura Hanna, Are We There Yet? : The Evolution of LGBT Characters in Young Adult Fiction; and Samuel Jacob Wynn, Covering Hitler's ‘Little War’: American Correspondents in Europe, 1939 – 1940.

The following presentations will be held in Rosenstock Hall, Room 306: Kristen Squires, The Christian Conversion of Viking Settlers in Britain c.800-1100 CE Through the Lens of a Cultural Theory of Religion; William Cheyne Marshall, Georgi Vins and Baptist Dissidence in the Soviet Union; Jasmine Smith, Mothers and Sisters: The Language of American Women's Anti-Vietnam War Protest; and Erin Botker, Estonian Refugees in Maryland after World War II.

The following presentations will be held in Rosenstock Hall, Room 218: Patrick Cairo, The Media's Effect on Fantasy Sports and American Sports Culture; Rowela Silvestre, Career Expectations of Undergraduate Millennials: Does Corporate Social Responsibility Matter?; Emily Eckard, Shifting Stigma: Positive Outcomes of Labeling for Those with Disabilities; and Brianna Livesay, Pseudoscience and Integrative Medicine: An Exploratory Study.

The following presentations will be held in Rosenstock Hall, Room 223: Kelsey Koerner, The Relationship Between State Optimism and Frustration; Nicole Wilson, The Effect of Sexualized Male and Female Video Game Characters on Self-Esteem; Mary Hickman, Gender Role Conflict in College-Aged and Older Adult Men; and Annie Mercer, Exploring Multidimensional School Shooters: Removing Risk Factors From Their Categorical Box.

The following presentations will be held in Rosenstock Hall, Room 215: Rachel Linette Meyer, The Structural and Photochemical Dynamics of [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Model Compounds; Megan Rodriguez, Graph Theory Representations and Computational Complexity of Sliding Block Ice Puzzles Inspired by Legend Of Zelda; and Alison Schuetz, Combinatorial Game Theory: The Search for Winning Strategies in Games of No Chance.