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Past Fenwick Scholars, Projects and Advisors

Year

2015-16

 

2014-15

 

2012-13

Name

Joseph MacNeill

 

Nicholas Cormier

 

Greg Peters

Major

CLAS/CATH

 

BIOL/SOCL

 

PSYC

 

 

Project

Encountering God as Logos: A Postmodern Theology

 

The Social Management of Risk and Compliance in the Field of Transplanation Medicine

Schizophrenia in Research and Practice: The Case for Conceptual and Methodological Pluralism

2010-11

Meredyth Winter

VAHI

Conspicuous Consumption: How Indian Textiles Have Come to Shape the Western Design Vocabulary
Advisor: Mika Natif

2009-10

Owen S. Fenton

CHEM

Exploring the Interface Between Chemistry and Education
Advisor: Bianca Sculimbrene

2008-09

Rebecca Krier

RELS

Edith Stein and the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola
Advisor: Mathew Schmalz

2008-09

Emily Rast

THEA

Female Identity in the Ingenues of American Musical Theatre
Advisors: Steve Vineberg and Lynn Kremer

2007-08

Brenton R. Franklin

CHEM

Using Organometallic Chemistry to Develop Imaging Agents
Advisor: Richard S. Herrick

2006-07

Cristina Baldor

ENGL

Our Exilio: Portraits of Life in Cuban-America
Advisors: Leila Philip and Isabel Alvarez-Borland

2006-07

Candida Desjardins

MATH

Blood Pressure Waveform Measurement with a Laser Doppler Vibrometer
Advisors: Edward Soares and Lynn Antonelli (NUWC Division Newport)

2006-07

Catherine A. Hughes

FREN/MUSC

Debussy in Context: Continuity and Change in Fin-de-Siecle France
Advisor: Jessica Waldoff

2005-06

Timothy Duffy

ENGL

Redeeming Elizabethan Poetry: Metaphysical Poets Reform the Word
Advisors: Christine Koch and Helen Whall

2005-06

Ellen Gasparovic

MATH

Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry: An Evaluation of the Synthetic and Analytic Approaches with an Emphasis on Lie Sphere Geometry
Advisor: Thomas Cecil

2005-06

Daniel Ricciardi

HIST

Changing Perceptions of Insanity in Early America, 1750 - 1844
Advisor: Ross Beales

2004-05

Mark Ferraguto

MUSC

Reading the 'Program' in Beethoven's Instrumental Music
Advisor: Jessica Waldoff
Reader: Noel Cary

2003-04

Shayne Piasta 

PSYC

Beginning Reading Instruction in Massachusetts Public Schools: Research, Policy, and Teachers' Knowledge and Beliefs" 

2002-03

Evan A. MacCarthy

CLAS/MUSC

The Contenance Angloise: The Role of Humanism in the Rise of a New Musical Aesthetic in Renaissance Italy." 
Advisor: Jessica Waldoff

2002-03

John T. Giblin, Jr.

MATH/PHYS

Embedding Diagrams for General Relativity and Analysis of Their Educational Potential Advisors: Robert Garvey, Thomas Cecil, Annette Jenner and Danuta Bukatko
Readers: Randy Ross and Andrew Hwang

2001-02

Charles T. Strauss

HIST

Shall We Trust in Liberty?: The Impact of the South African War on Irish American Nationalism, 1899-1902
Advisor: Professor Edward O'Donnell
Reader: David O'Brien

2000-01

Frances Orlando

PSYC

Reducing Psychiatric Diagnoses to Abnormal Brain States: A Case Study of Endogenous Depression
Advisor: Andrew Futterman

1999-2000

Bethany Collier

MUSC

Sound, Texture and Meaning: Text and Music In Balinese Shadow Theatre
Primary Advisor: Shirish Korde
Readers: Lynn Kremer, Susan Rodgers & Jessica Waldoff

1998

Jaime Grande

SPAN/MUSC

Basket of Palm - A Musical Dramatic Work
Directing Advising - Ed Isser, Lynn Kremer & Steve Vineberg

1998

Jessica Suzanne Parker

CHEM/MATH

An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Interfaces Utilizing In-Situ Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Advisors: Dr. Campbell and Dr. Taylor ?

1997

Jonathan W. Hastings

THEA

Towards a Sense of Modern Comedy in Film and Dramatic Literature
Advisor: Steve Vineberg

1997

Michael A. Palumbo

RELS

Masculine Spirituality: A Critical Transformative Approach
Advisor: Professor Mary Ann Hinsdale
Reader: Professor Gary Philips

1996

Marnie J. Cambria

BIOL

The Separation of CD34 Positive Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood and the Ethics of Fetal Tissue Research - "Spare Parts or Beating Hearts?"
Advisors: Dr. Peter Parsons & Rev. William Stempsey, S.J.

1995

Jason F. Hall

CHEM

Constrained Cis-Proline Amides as Potential Inhibitors of HIV Cell Infection
Advisor: Dr. Timothy Curran
Readers: Dr. Peter Parsons & Dr. Alice Deckert

1995

Lisa J. Fluet

ENGL

James Joyce and His Other Language: The abnihilization of the etym" (FW 353:22)"
Primary Advisors: John T. Mayer & Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
Readers: Margo Griffin-Wilson, Kenneth Happe, Sarah Stanbury, Steve Vineberg

1994

Suzanne Buchta

MATH

Applications of Topology to DNA Structure And Function
Advisors: Professor David B. Damiano & Professor Margaret N. Freije

1994

David McCraw

CLAS/THEA

A Post-Mortem of The Bacchae, Theatrical Presentation

1993

Christine E. Doyle

HIST

Constructing History: Literary Historians, Culture And Gender in Late Nineteenth Century America
Advisors: Ross Beales, Jr. & Theresa M. McBride
Reader: Susan Rodgers

1993

Joel P. Poudrier

POLS

Life As a Work of Art: The Philosophical, Political, and Artistic Thought of Vaclav Havel and Friends
Thesis Director: Virginia Raguin
Reader: Noel Cary

1993

Edward G. Soltesz

CLAS/CHEM

 "Hippocratic Pharmacology: Investigations into the Theoretical Assumptions and Function of Drug Therapy in The Corpus Hippocraticum" 
Advisors: Guido Majno & John D. B. Hamilton

1992

John Margiotta

BIOL

Living in a Disenchanted World

1992

Sara L. Toomey

PHIL

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy:  Research and Implications
Advisor: Mary E. Morton 
Readers: Kenneth Prestwich & Maura Ryan 

1991

Philip J. Fournier

MUSC

Musical Presentation - "How James Learns About Flowers"
Advisors: Shirish Korde & Joseph Lawrence

1991

Christopher P. Vogt

RELS

The Catholic Liberal Arts College: A Contradiction in Terms? - Catholic Mission and Identity in an Age of Pluralism
Advisor: Professor Mary Ann Hinsdale
Reader: Professor David J. O'Brien 

1990

Rebecca Runnels

CLAS/MATH

The Political and Intellectual Influences on the Development of Mathematics an Ancient Greece
Advisor: Margaret Freije
Readers: Blaise Nagy & John Little

1989

Rebecca A. Rourke

HIST

Signs of Culture: Deafness in 19th Century America
Advisor: Ross W. Beales 
Readers: Diane Bell & Joseph Bruce, S.J., 

1988

Christine Freemer

BIOL

A Hermeneutical Study of the Language of Dance In Relationship to Our Religious Experience - "Dance As Religious Experience" Advisor: Irena Makarushka
Reader: Mary Paula Hunter

1987

Kathryn Furio

MATH

Riemann Surfaces: A Unifying Approach to Mathematics - "Riemann Surfaces: Distribution of Weierstrass Points on Rational Nodal Curves of Artithmetic Genus 2"
Advisor: John B. Little
Readers: Margaret Freije & John T. ?

1986

James J. Collins

PHYS

Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation: An Analysis of the Biomechanical and Neuromuscular Foundations of Walking - "Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation: Population Variability of Electromyographic Gait Patterns"
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Prestwich
Secondary Advisor: Dr. Edward Kennedy
Reader: Dr. John Axelson

1985

Mark T. Maybury

MATH

M.A.R.K.:Machine Acquisition and Representation of Knowledge- "Artificial Intelligence: Generalized Expert Systems"
Principle Advisor: Robert Haring-Smith
Readers: John Little & Brian Straub

1985

Mark D. Nevins

ENGL

Beowulf for Modern Man: Orality and Literacy And the Anglo-Saxon Heroic Poem
Advisor: John Wilson
Readers: Deborah Boedeker, James Kee, John Mayer & Richard Rodino

1984

Gael E. Reilly

ENGL

My Present Past: A Dramatic Monologue Based on the Life and Works of George Eliot
Primary Advisor: Rev. Philip C. Rule, S.J.
Advisors: Lynn Kremer Babcock, Edward J. Herson & Helen M. Whall

1983

George A. Paletta, Jr.

CHEM

Modified Nucleosides as Anticancer Agents - "The Synthesis of 2-Bromo-9-(3',5'-di-p-toluoyl-2'deoxy-β-D-ribofuranosyl) hypoxanthine; An Important Intermediate for Conversion to Modified 2’-deoxyguanosines with The Potential for Anticancer and/or Antiviral Activity”   

1982

Gary J. Gala

ENGL

An Experiment in Translating Ideas into Fiction: Valley at Dusk
Advisor: Richard H. Rodino

1981

Raymond J. Heisler

CLAS

The Convergence of Christianity with Pagan Philosophical Thought in the 2nd Century A.D. - "Christians Meet Non-Christians: The Contributions of Justin Martyr and Clement of Alexandria to the Dialogue"
Advisor: John D. B. Hamilton, S.J.

1980

Daniel DeFerie

CHEM

Shape Change in Human Erythrocytes

1979

Paula M. Kane

HIST

American Revival Songs, 1820-1850: The Christian Lyre and Spiritual Songs For Social Worship
Advisors: Ross Beales & David McKay

1978

Barbara Tylenda

PSYC

Discovering Jung and Remembering Things Past - "Earliest Childhood Memory: An Integration With Jungian Theory" Approved by: Charles M. Locurto, Ph.D., Gene Qualls, M.D., John P. Reboli, S.J., Ph.D., Wayne G. Rollins, Ph.D., Leonard C. Sulski, Ph.D.

1977

Joyce A. O'Shaughnessy

BIOL

Leukemia: The Wayward Cell of Unknown Origin - "Surface Membrane Activity and Microfilament Function in Murine and Human Leukemia Cells"

1976

Joseph Germino

CHEM

Investigation into the Sex Pheromones of Two Species of Flies: Sarcophaga Bullata and Musca Domestica

1976

Joyce Walczak

ENGL

The Radiating Technique of Dickens: An Analysis of His Thematic Measure

1975

Robert M. Hayden

PSYC

Relationship Between Religiosity and Various Forms of Altruistic Behavior

1975

Elizabeth Peiffer

ECON/PSYC

Levels of Self-Actualization Among Married Working Women Compared Across the Sex-typing of Occupations

1974

Richard A. Johnson

CHEM

Oxygen Content and Consumption in Tumor Cells - "Oxygen Consumption By Acrylamide Polymerization For Rapid Screening of Chemotherapeutic Agents"

1974

Henry P. Miranda

MATH

Paradoxes and their Relation to the Foundations Of Set Theories - Three Papers in Mathematical Logic: "An Algebraic Proof Of Set Theories "An Algebraic Proof of the Completeness of Sentential Logic," "Godel's Proof of the Incompleteness of Axiomatic Number Theory," "The Independence of the Continuum Hypothesis"

1973

James Boulos

SOCL

The Sociology of Social Theory

1973

John Cutting

CHEM

Research on Aromatic and Anti-Aromatic Compounds - "Toward a Triafulvalene, Via Iron Carbonyl Complexes of Cyclopropenes"
Advisor: Michael. McGrath

1973

Brian Hattery

ENGL

Love-Friendship Words in Early Greek Literature - "A Study of the Connotations and Meanings of the Greek Word (philos) And Its Cognates in the Works of Homer, Hesiod, and Selected Lyric Poets"
Advisor: Gerald Lavery

1973

Michael McCarthy

ENGL

Imagism and its Influence on Poetry - "Imagism and the Free Verse Movement"
Advisor: Dr. John Mayer

1973

Gregory Walsh

HIST/PHIL

Biophysical Research - "Polyvinyl Chloride Electrets"
Advisor: Dr. Roy Gunter

1972

Thomas Higgins

HIST

The Haymarket Riot: A Study in American Radical Thought
Advisor: Joseph Holmes

1972

Robert McCabe

CHEM

 "The Relative Viscosities of Urea and Urea Derivatives in Water and Methyl Alcohol"

1972

Edward Vodoklys

CLAS

Sophocles in the Age of Goethe: An Analysis of Sophoclean Influence in the Klassik-Romantik Era
Advisors: William J. Ziobro & Thomas Kennedy

1972

Theodore Wells, Jr.

ECON

A Primer: The Potential Effects of Cable Television Upon Boston's Public Services

1972

William Wolfram

ECON

A Quantitative Examination of Student Impact Upon the Demand for Rental Housing in the Worcester Area

1971

John Balser

SOCL/MATH

 

1971

Frank Capobianco

MATH

Two Results of the Fenwick Scholar Project

1971

Bruce Clouette

HIST

 

1971

Thomas Myers

POLS

The Political Theory of the Black Panther Party: A Study in Marxism-Leninism
Advisor: Walter T. Odell

1970

James Daly

CLAS

Mysticism and Judeo-Hellinism in Philo - "The Correlation of Philo and the Alexandrian Jewish Community with Contemporary Pagan Mystery Religions" Mentor: R. Healey, S.J.

1970

John Day

ENGL

Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort as Renaissance Dialogue Response
Mentor Thomas M. C. Lawlor

1970

John DeCiccio

MATH

Basic Markov Chain Theory
Mentor: Vincent McBrien

1970

James Dorey

HIST

19th Century English Humanitarian Reform Movement - "The Attitude of William Wilberforce and the Evangelicals Toward the Reform of Working-Class Conditions in Early Nineteenth-Century England"
Mentor: William Green

1970

John Hughes

HIST

Utopian and Marxist Elements in Southern Populist Thought
Mentor: Robert L. Brandfon

1970

Kevin Leary

MATH

Closed Schemes with Nil Potent Elements

1970

Thomas Moisan

ENGL

Novels of Henry James
Mentor: John Mayer & S. E.
Teichgraeber

1970

John Muench

POLS

British Cabinet in Policy Making Process in the 19th Century
Mentor: Trowbridge Ford

1970

Joseph O'Mealy

ENGL

Film and Film Criticism
Mentor: Anton I. Klotz

1970

Robert Stokes 

MATH

Numerical Analysis - "Why Use Trigonometric Series?"
Mentor: J. R. McCarthy

1970

John Wilson

PSYC

Manifest Anxiety in the College Student
Mentor: W. J. O'Halloran, S. J.

1969

John Baldovin

CLAS

Ministry and Polity of the Primitive Church

1969

Richard Carriuolo

HIST

American Society in the 1920's

1969

Robert Devaney

MATH

Lens Space as Coset Spaces

1969

Dennis Egan

PSYC

Psychology of Stuttering

1969

Timothy Goodsell

POLS

Reform in Worcester: The Adoption of Plan E Government, 1949

1969

Christopher Kenny

ENGL

Novel

1969

Patrick O'Connell, Jr.

ENGL

George Herbert

1969

Edward Sessa

ENGL

Coherence and Collapse in Shelly's Poetry

1969

John Tutino

HIST

Mid 19th Century Mexican Reform

1969

Dennis White

ENGL

John Barth's Giles Goat Boy: The Novel as Layer Cake

1968

Richard Bonneau 

MATH

Proposed a research project in abstract algebra

1968

Terence Kearns 

ENGL

Proposed a comparative study of the ballad form of poetry in England and Germany during the Romantic Period

1968

Paul McNamee 

CHEM/MATH

Proposed a specialized program in chemistry and math along with a research project in photochemistry

1968

Daniel Monagle 

ENGL

Proposed research on the influence of Fyodor Dostoevski on British novelist Joseph Conrad

1967

Richard Pederson

ENGL

Research on Tristram Shandy