Exploring Applied Linguistics at CoLang

Hi guys! My name is Marissa Messner, and I’m a rising sophomore and a future Linguistics/Computer Science double major. This summer, I’ll be attending CoLang, a two-week linguistics workshop/summer school in Arlington, TX.

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Senior Honors Thesis Abstract

The Fall of 2014 will test the borders of Europe. On September 18th and November 9th the regions of Scotland (UK) and Catalonia (Spain), respectively, plan to hold referendums on their independence from their larger states. Such referendums are unheard of in the history of both regions and largely possible due to the democratic norms that exist in Europe today. These votes for secession in Scotland and/or Catalonia will put the Westphalian nation-state model to the test and create a precedent which could change the continent for decades to come. As such, these events call for our acute attention. My senior honors thesis will compare and contrast the referendums taking place in both regions.

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Lesioning Thalamic Reticular Cholinergic Neurons

My name is Emily Masi and I am a rising sophomore studying neuroscience and public health here at the College. I have been working in Dr. Burk’s lab since the beginning of this semester, and its focus has been the role of orexin projections to the basal forebrain in attention, the effects of reward delay discounting on impulsivity and the role of the cholinergic system in this pathway, and the actions of acetylcholine at muscarinic and nicotinic receptors under cognitively challenging conditions.

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The Promotion of Self-Efficacy for Improved Health and Dengue Prevention

Salutations! Thanks for stumbling upon this post (or seeking it out if you are one of the kind-hearted souls that has), hope you enjoy.

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