Centre College’s 28th annual John C. Young Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m. and 1 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 divided into two sessions, with presentations at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Over the last 27 years, the John C. Young Scholars Program has encouraged 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 2017-18 scholars and their paper titles are:
(Faculty mentors are listed in parentheses.)
Cameron Beach, “South Carolina and the Confederate Flag: The Untold Story of the Legislative Process to Permanently Remove the Flag” (Tara Strauch)
Vrinda Desai, “Improving Forensic Analysis of Blood Spatter Through Fluid Dynamics” (Bruce Rodenborn)
Jessica Haralu, “Gender Dynamics in Mozart/Da Ponte Operas” (Nathan Link)
Brendan Holly, “What do We Want? Ideological Differences in the Environmental Movement” (Kaelyn Wiles)
Emily McGlone, “Effects of Electrotherapy on the Aggregation Pattern of Amyloid-ß: A Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease” (Kerry Paumi)
Amaryst Parks, “Engaging the Community: The Marriage between Social Justice and Community Engagement” (Andrea Abrams)
Elizabeth K. Williams, “Rape and Suicide in Medieval Law and Literature: The Case of Chaucer” (Mark Rasmussen)
by Centre College News
April 24, 2018