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Thesis Awards 2010/2011

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These eleven Plan II Honors theses, which are among the best completed in the 2010-2011 academic year, are representative of the excellent work done by a variety of students engaged in different areas of research. They are worthy of emulation by all senior thesis writers.

  • Tamara Beassie, Plan II Honors and English; The Lonely Mind of Virginia Woolf:  A Solitary Symphony
  • Barbara Borodziewicz, Plan II Honors and French; Asylum Seekers and Immigrants in France:  Living in Limbo Between Legal Status and Deportation
  • Ben Cox, Plan II Honors andBiology; Painted Lenses: The Triumphs and Trials of Scientific Writing Style
  • Colin Doyle, Plan II Honors and Fine Arts; Portrait of a Young Artist
  • Melissa Duell, Plan II Honors and Civil Engineering; Plug-in Electric Vehicles:  Implications from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey
  • Barira Munshi, Plan II Honors, Islamic Law and Legal Pluralism: A Look at Islamic Arbitration in the United States
  • Kate Phillips, Plan II Honors and Radio-Televison-Film; Entartete Kunst: The National Fantasies of Leni Riefenstahl
  • James Powers, Plan II Honors and Government; Freedom From Crime: New Deal Politics and the War on Crime of 1933-35
  • Sumita Sami, Plan II Honors and Electrical Engineering; The Foundations of Fear: Psychological Barriers to a Human-Robot Hybrid Society
  • Eric Solomon, Plan II Honors and Spanish; Brazilian and American Media Perspectives on Rio-2016 Olympic Success
  • Shirley Yang, Plan II Honors and Biology; Improving the Activity and Pharmacokinetics of Gilap--A Potential Chemotheraputic Agent Against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

2011 DR. HAROLD M. ALBERT PRIZE

The annual Albert Prize recognizes an outstanding Plan II senior thesis related to the field of medical science.

  • Mauro Caffarelli, Plan II Honors and Biology; The Danger of Clinical FMRI

2011 JOYNES LITERARY PRIZE

The annual Joynes Literary Prize recognizes an outstanding Plan II senior thesis related to the field of literature.

  • Holly Day, Plan II Honors and English; Wonder at Yourself: Essays on Family, History, Genocide and Bicycles

UNIVERSITY CO-OP GEORGE H. MITCHELL STUDENT AWARDS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE WINNERS FROM PLAN II IN 2010-2011

  • Dylan Bumford, Plan II Honors, Math, Linguistics and B.S. in Psychology; Making Sense of Sense: Lessons from Synaesthetic Metaphor ($20,000 Grand Prize)
  • Mauro Caffarelli, Plan II Honors and Biology; The Danger of Clinical FMRI
  • Emily Hawthorne, Plan II Honors, French and Linguistics; Halal Food as a Harbinger of Harmony: Comparing Developments in the Halal Markets in France and America
  • Margaret Sanders, Plan II Honors and B.S. in Psychology; Learning from Olympia: What Art Can Teach Us About Education

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