• Previous Summer Collaborative Research Projects

    2009

    Fine Arts

    Lambent Fuse: Moving Ideas into Words and Then into Action
    Hanging by a Thread: An Analysis of how Market Forces and Business
    Strategies Pattern Success in Women-Owned, Non-Chain Custom Dress Shops

    Humanities

    Disarming Religion: Christianity and Violence
    Battered Lives: Addressing the Col lateral Effects of Domestic Violence on College Campuses
    The Horse in American Indian Mythology and Spirituality
    Sex and Swordplay: Teen Fantasy-Fiction in Feminist and Cultural Studies
    The Bible and the Northern Irish Conflict: Exegesis and Authority
    Living the Good Life: What Aristotle and Confucius Teach us about the Best Way to Live
    Politically Marginal, Intellectually Typical: The Racial Ideology of the Pro-Boers
    Dystopian Nightmares: an examination of the rights of the citizen in dystopian literature of the 1930s and 1940s
    What’s in a Name?: An Analysis of Usages of Divine Names in Jewish Religious Thought 

    Natural Sciences

    Creating and characterizing superhydrophobic surfaces
    Analysis of Anomalous Lipid Mixing in Membranes 

    Social Sciences

    America’s Hidden Stigmatized: Atheists in Society
    Spreading Activation of Gist: False Memory in the DRM Task
    Social Rejection: The Moderating Effect of Personality on Aggressive Responses to Ostracism
    Psychopathic Personality Traits, Substance Abuse and Performance on Cognitive Tasks
    The relationship between attributional style and political behaviors
    Development of Renewable Energy on Native American Lands
    The Latino Culture of Honor: Attitudes toward Domestic Abuse
    The Social Dilemmas of Hmong Farmers in Minnesota
    The Significance of E-groups in Maya and other Mesoamerican Cultures
    Developing Government Incentives for Renewables and Energy Efficiency:
    A Case Study on Xcel Energy
    Impact of Layoffs on Survivors in an Organization and Strategies used in Coping with Layoffs


    2008

    Fine Arts

    Dystopian Film: The Paradox of Critical Entertainment
    Searching for the Goddess: A Playwright's Quest
    To Die for Love: Violence against Women in Early Restoration Drama
    Children's Theatre for a Metropolitan and Multicultural Student Audience
    Media Influences on Candidate Images
    Data Into Art: How the Structure of Control Data Affects the Art of Lighting Design

    Humanities

    Magical Realism: A Critical and Contextual Survey
    Modern Imaginations of Medieval Irish Mythologies
    An Analysis of Portrayals of Beowulf in Various Media
    Everyone's a Critic: An Examination of the Blogosphere's Influence on Arts Criticism
    The 'Hard Problem' of Consciousness
    Robots, Pilots and the Endless Waltz of Battle: Examining Japanese Post-War Collective Historical Memory through the Mecha Anime Genre
    Tidal Waves and Undercurrents: Women's Power Expressed through Water Imagery in and around Pregnancy and Rebirth in modern Women's Transatlantic Literature

    Natural Sciences

    Mixing of Dissimilar Lipids in Membranes
    Integration by Parts and Infinite Series
    T-lymphocyte Proliferation

    Social Sciences

    Wal-Mart--Where Chinese Culture and Corporate America Collide: A Study of the Corporate Culture and Economic Expansion in China's Wal-Mart Stores
    Moral Bartering in the 21st Century
    Inclusivity at the Margins: A Critical Evaluation of the Representations of People of Color in the Rainbow Families List of K-3 Books Approved for Inclusivity of LGBT Families
    Women's Path to Activism: An analysis of the Motivational Factors that Contribute to Leadership in Women's Organizations
    The Morphology of Aniakchak Ground Slate Tools
    Opponent Color Vision: Spatial Frequencies and Cancellation
    Children's and Adolescents' Conceptualizations of Mental Illness: Exploring Stigma Intervention Methods in Elementary and Middle Schools
    Stressed Out: The Causes and the Degree of Stress among Hamline Undergraduate Students

     

    2007

    Fine Arts

    DMX512 possibilities and capabilities at Hamline University
    Extended techniques in the context of contemporary performance
    Trainwreck: The Collision of Theory and Practice in The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

    Humanities

    Translating Language into Christian: Kierkegaard and Biblical Parable
    Mammies, Minstrelsy and the Movies: Exploring the Perpetuation of Race and Gender Stereotypes in Popular American Comedies
    Information Age Identities in the Cinema of Michael Mann and Martin Scorsese
    “She Changes the Joke and Slips the Yoke”: Du Bois, Ellison, and the Renewal of the Signifyin’ Tradition in Contemporary African American Women’s Writing
    The Two Pauls: Comparing the authentic Paul and the pseudonymous Paul
    Foucault, Genealogy, and Scientific Expertise: An Examination of Foucault’s Genealogy and its Usefulness

    Natural Sciences

    Analyzing spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes longimanus) invasions of Minnesota lakes using DNA microsatellites
    Determination of Liquid Phase Structure: Analysis of Methanol by Raman Spectroscopy
    Enantiomeric Separation of D/L-Tryptophan using Hollow-Fiber Membranes
    Developing a Mathematical model of Lipid Titrations
    Characterizing Interactions of Phospholipids 

    Social Sciences

    She Wears Combat Boots: Women in the U.S. Army
    Destination China (a documentary video)
    The Alaskan Tundra Hare: A Faunal Assemblage Mystery
    Aniakchak Bay Village: Understanding the Environment Through Lithics
    The Aniakchak Environment: Wood Use and Availability
    “When will I ever use this?”: Continuing language immersion education beyond elementary school in the Milwaukee School of Languages
    Young Adult Substance Use Outcomes Among Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Longitudinal, Community-Based Twin Study
    A Not So Common European Identity: An Examination of European Union Immigration Policy and its Effects on Integration and Identity-Shaping Among Immigrants and Non-Citizens
    An Analysis of Poverty in Post Communist Romania- Poverty and the Elderly
    Brazilian Law and International Law pursuing justice in the contexts of environmental sustainability, Brazilian indigenous people rights, and the development of the Brazilian economy
    Profitable to Pollute? Economic Externalities and Environmental Degradation
    Building Bridges: Twin Cities Churches and Feminist Responses to Sexual Violence