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November 9, 2009
Two students go to upstate New York in search of female prophet
"It was really a cultural experience," said Julie Schorr and Lauren Kleimola, '08, of their experience in a small New York town that is home to a female prophet.
Katey Reighard, '08
Student travels to Israel for help deciding on post-grad plans
Although Katey Reighard, '08, was raised a Christian, she found herself most interested in religion classes on Judaism and traveled to Israel to build on this interest.
November 5, 2009
Tony DeRosa, '09
Student explores citizen deliberation as a vehicle to better public policy
"Regarding the local dimension of my research, I argue that social capital — or the bonds that tie citizens together — is best strengthened by deliberation at the level of a city or town," explains Tony DeRosa, '09.
Xenia Schneider, '09
A love for animals leads student ethicist to thesis topic, conference presentation
At first apprehensive that people would think her senior thesis topic, the ethical treatment of animals, childish, she soon discovered there is nothing childish about researching a topic that critically examines how another living being is treated.
Student's research could lead to leadership training program for underprivileged girls
During Rebecca Frazier's freshman year, she found a mentor in Dr. Crystal Hoyt, a social psychologist and associate professor at Jepson. She was intrigued by the overlap of psychology, leadership studies, and women's studies.
Chris Genualdi, '09
Creativity, global experience lead student to interdisciplinary research on poverty
Leadership studies major Chris Genualdi, driven by interests in fighting global poverty and the innovative side of business, connected the two through his senior thesis at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
Summer Institute 2009
Economists devote a day to all about Adam Smith, father of their field
Scholars devoted a day to discussion of Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, at the Jepson Summer Institute for the Preservation the History of Economics 2009 conference. Adam Smith is a moral philosopher and the father of modern economics.
Economists discuss financial crises, historically considered at Summer Institute at Jepson School
Scholars from across the country and Europe joined conference co-chair Jepson Dean Sandra J. Peart on campus for the opening of the 10th annual Summer Institute for the Preservation of the History of Economics.
Evan Baum, '03
University worker stays committed to Model United Nations years after his own student involvement
For more than 10 years, he has had an active role in the academic simulation of the United Nations that educates participants about global cooperation, civics, communications, globalization and diplomacy.