Centre seniors honored as John C. Young Scholars
DANVILLE, KY -- Danville resident Emily Denham is one of ten Centre College seniors who
will be featured in a Saturday research symposium on the campus. Denham was chosen this year for the prestigious John C. Young Scholars program, which provides stipends for a select number of Centre seniors to pursue advanced research.
Denham and the other Young Scholars will explain their research results Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Olin Hall room 124. The presentations are scheduled on the half-hour, with a break for lunch from noon until 1:30 p.m. Denham is on the program at 10 a.m. The presentations are open to the public at no cost.
Denham, who is earning a double major in history and government, focused her research on the role of Japan in the Olympic games. Among her findings: Japan and all of Asia have been less frequently chosen to host the Olympics than Western nations. Financial support has been an increasing factor in site selection, thereby increasing the potential for corruption and scandals.
Denham's faculty mentor was Richard Bradshaw.
The other scholars and topics are as follows. Julee Baber of Winchester, who collaborated with faculty member Sarah Standing on a study of gender issues related to women in drama. Zachary Clark of Perrysburg, Ohio, who worked with Chalene Helmuth to study the integration of migrant workers in Central Kentucky.
Kristel Clayville of Frankfort, with Thomas McCullough as her mentor, studied images in ancient mosaics uncovered in archaeological digs in Sepphoris, Israel. Nathan Fisher of Savannah, Ga., worked with Steve Asmus to investigate innervation in neurons in rats.
Charles Hokayem of Knoxville, Tenn., with Robert Martin as his mentor, looked at the effect of noise trading on financial markets. Lara McCoy of Signal Mountain, Tenn., worked with Michael Hamm to compare the Episcopal Church in the United States with the Russian Orthodox Church.
Bryan Proksch of Muskego, Wis., collaborated with Vince DiMartino to look at performance practice on the baroque trumpet. Shavonne Smith of San Antonio, Texas, had two faculty mentors, Robert Brownlee and Phyllis Passariello, for her study of microcredit programs in Merida, Mexico. Alexander Wulff of Cincinnati collaborated with Daniel Manheim and Jennifer McMahon in a study of Eudora Welty and existentialism.
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