John C. Young Scholars present research at symposium April 29

Posted by Centre News in John C. Young Program, News 27 Apr 2017

JCYCentre College’s 27th annual John C. Young Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Vahlkamp Theatre in Crounse Hall.

This year, seven seniors will present the results of their research on the topic of their choice. Each scholar will give a 20-minute presentation and will take questions from the audience for 10 minutes after each presentation. The event is broken up into two sessions, with presentations in the morning from 8:45-11:45 a.m. and in the afternoon from 1:15-3:30 p.m.

Over the last 27 years, the John C. Young Scholars Program encourages independent study and research by a select group of outstanding students. It honors Centre’s fourth president, who served 1830-1957 and helped establish the College as a leading institution of higher education.

The 2016-17 scholars and their paper titles are:

(Faculty mentors are listed in parentheses.)

Valentine Banor, “White Artists in Hip-Hop: Emulation, Appreciation, or Appropriation?” (Nathan Link)

Kirsten Giesbrecht, “Mathematically Modeling Splenic Artery Aneurism Formation” (Ellen Swanson)

Michael Hart, “Determination of the Inhibitory Effects of Antibodies on Amyloid-ß Aggregation in Alzheimer’s Disease” (Kerry Paumi)

Alexandra Hibbs, “Mevlevi Sufism in America: Contemporary Applications of Islamic Discourse and Spirituality” (Matthew Pierce)

Courtney Lucas, “Welcome to Pikeville: Exploring Local Color Through Literary Analysis and Creative Writing” (Azita Osanloo)

Sadhvika Reddy, “The Exoticized Woman: The Commodification of Other-ized Women in Visual Culture” (Amy Frederick)

Genda Zhao, “Ethnographic Investigation on the Manchu Ethnic Minority in the Age of Growing Urbanization in China” (Kaelyn Wiles)

by Centre College News
April 27, 2017