Using Single Molecule Spectroscopy to Analyze Organic Dye Fading

The preservation of artwork is often limited by the fragility of its medium; conservators must constantly be working to counteract the forces of nature. One example is the gradual fading of organic dyes in paintings, leading to a loss of their color and vitality. As a chemist, I want to get an understanding of the process of dye fading by studying the effects of exposing them to their natural friend & foe, light.

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Abstract: Information Dissemination and Uptake

Hello!

I’m Megan Davis, a rising senior, and this summer I will be doing research on the impacts of mobile phone ownership on women’s empowerment.  I will stay in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from late May through the end of July to help conduct this research.

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Analyzing the fault zone of Taww, Oman

Hello!

My name is Cece Hurtado and I am a junior Geology major working with Professor Chuck Bailey over the summer. This past winter break I was fortunate enough to have traveled to Oman, a relatively little-known country in the Arabian Gulf, as part of a cross-disciplinary study abroad experience. I had lived there during my middle school and early high school years and consider it a home in many ways, so you can imagine my enthusiasm when I was approached with the idea of doing my senior thesis on the geology of Oman.

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Abstract: Han-Yi Education Achievement Gap in China

Hi Everyone,

My name is Yukuan Hao, and I am grateful for this opportunity to explore the Han-Yi Education Achievement Gap with the help of Charles Center and the Sharpe Program. I have been working with this proposal for nearly a year, with the help of  Professor David Aday from his Sharpe seminar:”Communities and Neighborhoods: Class, Race and Space” and his research methods course.

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On the Warpath

It was a dark and stormy night.

Well, as a matter of fact, it was a mostly cloudy early afternoon in February when I walked into the Tourist Information office in the small town of Combe Martin in North Devon, England. It did turn out to be pretty dramatic, though. As I looked for a map that would tell me how to access the nearby coastal cliff hiking path, I struck up a conversation with a man standing nearby. He “detected a North American accent,” which led to a discussion of my study abroad term and area of study. This in turn found us marveling at the serendipity that had brought together a (novice) U.S. military historian and a British WWII hobbyist employed by a small nonprofit that preserves the Assault Training Center, where American troops perfected their amphibious assault techniques before launching into Normandy on D-Day.

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