Celebration Spring 2020 | University of Richmond School of Arts & Sciences

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Celebration Spring! ACCOMPLISHMENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS


Welcome!

CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS

For the past several years, the School of Arts & Sciences has held an Honors Convocation and Student Symposium as a “Celebration of Learners.” This term acknowledges that our entire community is committed to ongoing discovery. Faculty mentors learn a great deal from the collaborative research and creative process, even as we are teaching students the skills and body of knowledge in our disciplines. We were unable to have an in-person Honors Convocation and Student Symposium during the spring of 2020 because of the global pandemic resulting from the novel coronavirus. Nevertheless, many departments and programs held videoconferences with their students, where we celebrated our student accomplishments for the 2019-2020 academic year. For seniors, these videoconferences were the culmination of years of study. We congratulate you on your accomplishments. We regret that we were unable to see you in person, but we offer here some highlights from our “2020 Celebration Spring.” We also celebrate the research that would have comprised our Student Symposium. Enjoy!

Patrice Rankine, Professor of Classics Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

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Highest Achievements CELEBRATING HONORS & AWARDS

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Congratulations! CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS

As a behavioral neuroscience professor, nothing compares to being a mentor for undergraduate research. As I was thinking about the current situation with the COVID pandemic and our celebration of your accomplishments this year, Louis Pasteur, the 19th-century medical researcher, came to mind. Before Pasteur was a scientist and medical researcher, he was first and foremost an artist. It has been written that his interests in the visual arts prepared him to make innovative discoveries in structural chemistry. I think that with our liberal arts education, we are preparing you — our future — to tackle the challenging questions that will be presented to you in days to come. So, congratulations on all of your accomplishments representing research endeavors across the disciplines. We’re very proud of you!

Dr. Kelly Lambert Chair of the Undergraduate Research Committee Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience Co-coordinator, Neuroscience Program

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Recognition of Honor Societies ALPHA KAPPA DELTA — SOCIOLOGY Founded at the University of Southern California, 1920

GOLDEN KEY — SCHOLARSHIP Founded at Georgia State University, 1977

ALPHA PHI SIGMA — CRIMINOLOGY Founded at Washington State University, 1942

KAPPA DELTA PI — EDUCATION Founded at the University of Illinois, 1911

ALPHA PSI OMEGA — DRAMATICS Founded at State College, Fairmount, West Virginia, 1905

LAMBDA ALPHA — ANTHROPOLOGY Founded at Wichita State University, 1968

BETA BETA BETA — BIOLOGY Founded at Oklahoma City University, 1922 ETA SIGMA PHI — CLASSICS Founded at the University of Chicago, 1914 SIGMA PI PI — CHEMISTRY Founded at the University of Richmond, 2010 GAMMA THETA UPSILON — GEOGRAPHY Founded at the University of Chicago, 1924

LAMBDA PI ETA — COMMUNICATION STUDIES Founded at the University of Arkansas, 1985 MORTAR BOARD — SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE Founded at Syracuse, New York 1918 OMICRON DELTA EPSILON — ECONOMICS Founded at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard University, 1963 OMICRON DELTA KAPPA — LEADERSHIP Founded at Washington and Lee University, 1914

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Recognition of Honors Societies continued PHI ALPHA THETA — HISTORY Founded at the University of Arkansas, 1921

PSI CHI — PSYCHOLOGY Founded at New Haven, Connecticut, 1919

PHI BETA DELTA — INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS Founded at California State University, Long Beach, 1986

SIGMA DELTA PI — SPANISH Founded at the University of California, Berkeley, 1919

PHI BETA KAPPA — SCHOLARSHIP Founded at the College of William and Mary, 1776 PHI ETA SIGMA — FIRST YEAR HONORS Founded at the University of Illinois, 1923

SIGMA PI SIGMA — PHYSICS Founded at Davidson College, 1925 SIGMA TAU DELTA — ENGLISH Founded at Dakota Wesleyan University, 1924

PHI KAPPA MU — MUSIC Founded at the University of Richmond, 1977 PHI SIGMA IOTA — MODERN & CLASSICAL LANGUAGES Founded at Allegheny College, 1922 PHI SIGMA TAU — PHILOSOPHY Founded at Muhlenberg College, 1930 PI MU EPSILON — MATHEMATICS Founded at Syracuse University, 1903 PI SIGMA ALPHA — POLITICAL SCIENCE Founded at the University of Texas, 1920

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Honors & Awards UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH COMMITTEE (URC) The URC considers matters related to undergraduate scholarship in A&S. It makes recommendations to the Dean regarding the funding of undergraduate research and creative activities mentored by faculty in A&S, and consults with the Dean, as needed, regarding events and materials that highlight or support such activities. The committee also makes awards to faculty mentors and undergraduate students regarding undergraduate scholarship. ARTS COMPETITION Awarded to students participating in the Student Symposium whose research projects entail musical composition, choreography, playwriting, paintings, or making original art (such as paintings, sculpture, drawings, or video).

KAREN FLEMING From the Passage

DAVID EVANS AWARD David C. Evans was a professor in the Department of History, an expert on Japanese history and culture, and an associate dean in the School of Arts & Sciences. He was dedicated to expanding opportunities for students to engage in independent scholarship and creative work. In 1997, the School began honoring students who seized the very opportunities that Evans worked so hard to create.

PAPER COMPETITION Undergraduate research is a hallmark of a Richmond education and building a community of learners that creates and shares new knowledge is an integral part of the work we do together in the School of Arts & Sciences. Each year, this award honors students who have written an outstanding research paper or engaged in outstanding creative work.

JOANNA HEJL JACK SCHEUTZOW

Beyond Day Zero: Lesson From the Cape Town Water Crisis

OUTSTANDING MENTOR Our faculty plays a vital role in our undergraduate research program, sharing their expertise and guiding students through their projects. The role of a faculty mentor requires a great commitment of time. Many of our faculty mentors go above and beyond in supporting our student researchers, and we are thrilled to recognize two of them with our Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.

FLEMING

HEJL

SCHEUTZOW

GOLDMAN

SCHAUBER

BERRY

WILSON

ZADAN

NAT BERRY

SAVANNAH WILSON The Postcolonial Nature-State: Small Lives, Small Worlds, and Resistance to the Powerful in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night

MASON ZADAN Soft and Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators Enabled by Liquid Metal Elastomer Composites

EMMA GOLDMAN NANCY SCHAUBER

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Honors & Awards continued AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD Given to an outstanding graduating senior in American Studies who embodies the program’s dedication to intellectual inquiry, interdisciplinarity, community engagement, and leadership.

JOANNA HEJL

ART AND ART HISTORY DEPARTMENT BOOK AWARDS Presented to students who performed exceptionally well in art and art history classes. The chosen book speaks to student’s creative or scholarly interests.

MARY ALFORD CALLIE ANDERSON LUCY BRANCHFLOWER JAKE CARDWELL HANNAH HOWELL TASHIRA IVERSON GEORGE MAGUIRE LINH NGUYEN

THE BOBBY CHANDLER AWARD IN ART Established in 1989 by Mr. Homer H. “Kip” Kephart, in memory of Mr. Bobby Chandler, to recognize an outstanding art major and an outstanding music major.

IRENE CHANG YUWEI LIN THE PHILIP FREDERICK JR. MEMORIAL AWARD IN ART Established in 1981 by Ann Oppenhimer, in memory of Philip Frederick Jr., to award student(s) in studio art or art history on the basis of character, ability, and academic excellence.

MORGAN MITCHELL KATHERINE WILEY

MY LINH NGUYEN ANNI QU COURTNEY ROG MEGAN SALTERS IMANI SHACKELFORD MARKUS VINSON MOLLY WIERMAN

BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY PROGRAM BMB JUNIOR RESEARCH AWARD Awarded to a rising senior biochemistry & molecular biology major with outstanding research performance and dedication.

KATIE WALL BMB SENIOR ACADEMIC AWARD Awarded to a senior biochemistry & molecular biology major with high academic aptitude.

LINDSEY PAUL JENNY PICIW BMB SENIOR RESEARCH AWARD Awarded to the senior biochemistry & molecular biology major with outstanding research performance and dedication.

NATHAN DINH

BMB SOPHOMORE RESEARCH AWARD Awarded to a rising junior biochemistry & molecular biology major with outstanding research potential.

CHANDLER BARRETT THE CLARENCE DENOON AWARD Awarded to a rising senior for excellence in the natural sciences.

CASSIE ROBBINS COLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Awarded to a science major on the basis of performance and financial need.

JULIETTE COPELAND MOST OUTSTANDING SENIOR BMB MAJOR Awarded to the overall best senior biochemistry & molecular biology major.

SOFIA BUSTAMANTE EGUIGUREN JACK SCHEUTZOW

BMB SENIOR SERVICE AWARD Awarded to a senior biochemistry & molecular biology major who has made outstanding contributions to the program.

NATHAN DINH JULIA SIEWERT

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Honors & Awards continued BIOLOGY COLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Awarded to a biology student for excellence in the sciences.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD Awarded annually to a student who has provided outstanding service as a laboratory prep assistant, teaching assistant, or course tutor.

JEAN PATRICK GONZALES

PETRA HAFKER

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Awarded to students with prestigious academic achievement, including both a high GPA and an additional scholarly achievement that is above and beyond the average. Given yearly, one to a junior and one to a senior, when applicable.

THE CLARENCE DENOON AWARD Awarded to a rising senior for excellence in the natural sciences.

Senior: MEGHAN LIEBER Junior: RACHEL ZIEMBRA

BRIANA LEBECK WILLIE M. REAMS AWARD IN BIOLOGY Awarded to a graduating senior who has made outstanding achievements in biology and shows promise for advanced study.

ANTHONY ISENHOUR

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY RESEARCH AWARDS Awarded to one student in each class year for outstanding contributions in research, based on achievement, not potential.

Senior: MIKAELA ROSEN Junior: JONATHAN HUANG Sophomore: ANNIE WANG DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY SERVICE AWARD Awarded to graduating students who exemplifies qualities of humanitarianism, leadership, and service.

ZACH PERKINS HENNA RAGOOWANSI PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF CHRISTINE HELM

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Honors & Awards continued CHEMISTRY ACS AWARD Awarded by the American Chemical Society to a graduating senior chemistry major deemed outstanding; generally given to a student heading to graduate school in chemistry.

DANI SKLAR ACS INORGANIC CHEMISTRY AWARD Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior with career plans in chemistry who has excelled in inorganic chemistry.

HILARY DJOMNANG FOKWA ACS PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AWARD Awarded to a chemistry or biochemistry & molecular biology major who demonstrates an interest and aptitude in physical chemistry.

HUNTER EVANS ACS SENIOR ORGANIC AWARD Awarded by the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society to a senior chemistry or biochemistry & molecular biology major who displays a significant interest in and aptitude for organic chemistry.

ADRIAN MATTHEWS

AIC AWARD Awarded by the American Institute of Chemists to a senior chemistry major who is likely to go into a career in industry.

GARNETT RYLAND AWARD Awarded to the best graduates in chemistry.

JUSTIN AIRAS ADRIAN MATTHEWS

ISAIAH DUPLESSIS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY AWARD Awarded by the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society to a chemistry major who demonstrates an interest in and an aptitude for a career in analytical chemistry.

J. STANTON PIERCE AWARD Awarded to juniors in the chemistry major most likely to reflect credit on the University and the Department of Chemistry.

CLAIRE FULLER EMILY KUHLMANN

RJ CONK BIOCHEMISTRY COURSE AWARD Awarded to the student (of any major) with the best performance in Chem 326 during the previous fall or spring semester.

JARED THOMAS THE CLARENCE DENOON AWARD Awarded to a rising senior for excellence in the natural sciences, as determined by the faculty of the science departments.

RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Awarded to a chemistry major who has shown the most impressive achievements in research.

GRANT DIXON CARLOS PEREZ MANDRY SOPHIE WEINBERG SENIOR ACADEMIC AWARD Awarded to a senior chemistry major who has excelled in their coursework.

CASSIDY HILTON

RJ CONK

RYAN SHAH JULIA VIDLAK VAS EDWARD S. HARLOW SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Awarded by the Virginia Academy of Science to a sophomore or junior chemistry major planning a career as a scientist.

JULIA VIDLAK THE WILLIAM MYERS CHEM 317 AWARD Presented to an outstanding student who completed Chem 317 the previous spring semester.

RJ CONK SCOTT ISAACSON THE WILLIAM TROUT AWARD Awarded to the student with the best performance in general chemistry.

NARMEEN RASHID

COLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Awarded to a science major on the basis of performance and financial need.

SERVICE AWARD Awarded to a chemistry major who has made outstanding contributions to the chemistry program and/or the University.

WILL CARRICK

KATIE POKORNEY

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THE STUART CLOUGH ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AWARD Awarded to the student with the best performance in organic chemistry.

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Honors & Awards continued CLASSICAL STUDIES BOWEN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LATIN Awarded to the graduating student most proficient in Latin. Established in 1985 by Dr. J. Van Bowen, professor of mathematics at the University of Richmond, in memory of his mother, Mary Madison Bowen. She was a Westhampton College Alumna and Latin teacher.

WILLIAM WASTA WERNER TANNER MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN GREEK Founded in 1882 by Colonel William E. Tanner in honor of his parents, John and Harriet, this is the oldest award given by the University of Richmond.

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Awarded annually to the students excelling in computer science-focused undergraduate research or scholarship.

AALOK SATHE JOSEPH F. AND MARY KENT AWARD Established in 1990 by Dr. Kent and Mary, his wife, to be awarded annually to the outstanding graduate in computer science.

MELISSA GU YUTONG “MAXINE” XIN

TESS MONKS

ENGLISH

COMPUTER SCIENCE

THE CHARLES T. NORMAN AWARD Awarded to the outstanding senior English major, as determined by the English faculty as a whole.

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Awarded annually to the students exhibiting outstanding academic achievement in their computer science course work.

MILES CLIKEMAN RYAN JENNINGS

SAVANNAH WILSON THE MARGARET HALEY CARPENTER AWARD FOR POETRY Presented to a student who has had an outstanding poem submitted for publication in the University of Richmond’s literary magazine, The Messenger.

BRIDGET BODLEY

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Student's Greetings! THE FUTURE AHEAD

LINDSEY PAUL, ‘20 Graduating from the School of Arts & Sciences is an incredible achievement and you should be extremely proud of the work put into making it here. I was able to get to know many of you during our time at UR, and I found myself amazed at everything our classmates were doing at any given moment. I’m truly honored to be graduating with all of you and will continue to celebrate the accomplishments of the A&S class of 2020 for years to come.

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Honors & Awards continued ENGLISH continued THE MARGARET L. ROSS AWARD Presented to the outstanding senior Westhampton College English major, as determined by the English faculty as a whole.

CARSON WATLINGTON THE MARGARET OWEN FINCK AWARD FOR CREATIVE WRITING Presented to the student who has had outstanding creative work submitted for publication in the University of Richmond’s literary magazine, The Messenger.

GABBY KISER THE THOMAS WEST GREGORY AWARD Presented to the outstanding senior English major who has prepared for a career in teaching. This award was named for a faculty member who, for many years, advised students seeking certification to teach English.

NICK SHEROD

THE VALERIE KAY HARDY ENGLISH ESSAY AWARD This annual award, named in memory of a 2001 English alumna, is presented to the English major or minor who has written the best paper in an English course during the most recent academic year. According to her professors, Hardy exemplified the intellectual and moral force that students and faculty alike try to bring to their work. Her essays were serious and honest attempts to convey truth.

GENEVIEVE MARKEE SAVANNAH WILSON

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM CHRISTOPHER L. STEVENSON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES In recognition for achievement as an outstanding environmental studies major.

NIA CAMBRIDGE

GEOGRAPHY AND THE ENVIRONMENT EXEMPLARY GEOGRAPHY RESEARCH AWARD In recognition of the geographer with sustained and enthusiastic demonstration of exemplary geographic research.

NIA CAMBRIDGE EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD In recognition of the student with inspiring commitment to service to the University of Richmond and the Department of Geography & the Environment.

GRIFFIN WALSH OUTSTANDING SENIOR GEOGRAPHER Awarded to the student who best exemplifies the Mission Statement: The Department of Geography & the Environment cultivates informed and engaged global citizens. Our classes and research emphasize spatial analysis, outstanding communication skills, and integrative problem solving. Our interdisciplinary approach bridges the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to address global challenges through a better understanding of the earth’s cultural and biological diversity.

GLOBAL STUDIES JOHN OUTLAND AWARD This prize is awarded each year to the best senior seminar papers in global studies. The award was established in 2005 in honor of John Outland, former coordinator of international studies and now Professor Emeritus of political science.

ROSEMARIE FERRARO

HISTORY FRANCES W. GREGORY AWARD Established in 1987, The Frances W. Gregory Award is given to the outstanding Westhampton College graduating senior.

ALEXIS HILLS NADIA NEMAN ALICE VO J. TAYLOR ELLYSON AWARD Established in 1912 and supplemented since 2014, The J. Taylor Ellyson & Harrison Daniel Award is awarded for the best essay in Virginia or Southern History.

WILL WERNER

EMILY ROUTMAN

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Honors & Awards continued HISTORY continued JOSEPH C. ROBERT AWARD Established in 1987, The Joseph C. Robert Award is given to a graduating history major for outstanding scholarship and leadership in the Department and University.

MIKE LAPOSATA PAIGE LEVINE WILL WERNER SAMUEL CHILES MITCHELL AWARD Established in 1948 by Dr. Jacob Billikopf, the The S. C. Mitchell Award is given to the outstanding Richmond College graduating senior.

ERIC BOSSERT BRYAN CARAPUCCI

JOURNALISM JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD Awarded to a senior who displayed excellence in journalism, exceptional academic achievement, and outstanding community service.

LINDSAY EMERY

LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND CULTURES

LATIN AMERICAN, LATINO, AND IBERIAN STUDIES

OUTSTANDING GRADUATING MAJORS IN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND CULTURES These awards recognize high academic achievement and outstanding performance in the language major. Each student demonstrates an active and increasingly expert engagement in all areas of language acquisition and cultural communication, including immersion in study abroad, student assistant teaching, and advanced research in their field.

OUTSTANDING ASSISTANT TEACHER IN LALIS The Outstanding Assistant Teacher in LALIS award is presented to the students selected as the best Assistant Teachers of the year, based on reliability, performance, and attitude.

KAMI KOSHAROV NATALIE SZUMEL

ARABIC SECTION: MICHAEL LAPOSATA

OUTSTANDING LALIS MAJORS Presented to the two highest ranking students in the Latin American, Latino, and Iberian studies majors.

CHINESE SECTION: BYRAN CARAPUCCI AND ELJOY TANOS

CLAIRE POWELL JACKSON PUCKEY

FRENCH SECTION: CHARLOTTE BEDNARSKI’S, ALEXANDRA KOHNERT, AND JACK SCHEUTZOW

OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE RICHMOND HISPANIC COMMUNITY Presented to the student who has made the greatest impact in the Richmond area Hispanic Community.

GERMAN SECTION: LISA PIZZAGALLI ITALIAN SECTION: ROSEMARIE FERRARO

JACK DRAKE

RUSSIAN SECTION: RUBBLE KAZI AND GEORGES LECONTE

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Honors & Awards continued MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE B. LEWIS BARNETT III AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE Awarded annually to the student demonstrating exceptional service to the Department and broader academic community.

TRACY NGUYEN

MATHEMATICS BESSIE PONDS EPPS SCHOLARSHIP Founded in 1893 by James D. Crump, this annual award honors a student who has demonstrated excellence in mathematics.

ANNA FORTUNATO CRUMP PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS Founded in 1893 by Mrs. James D. Crump, this award is presented each year to a graduating senior student for excellence in mathematics.

RACHEL MORRIS

OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD IN MATHEMATICS Awarded annually to a student with outstanding academic accomplishments in mathematics.

CALVIN REEDY V. S. LAWRENCE SCHOLARSHIP Awarded annually to a full-time student with a declared major in mathematics.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AWARDS Awarded to the top 25% of the Cadets in ROTC and academic subjects, and those who have demonstrated qualities of loyalty, patriotism, dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, and leadership ability.

MUSIC

CADET MADISON M. STRANG CADET CHARLOTTE M. WOODS

BRANDON JOHNSON SARAH SHEN

DIEP NGUYEN

MILITARY SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP ARMY ROTC SPIDER BATTALION TOP CADET OF THE YEAR AWARD The Department of the Army provides Army Top Cadet Awards annually to the most outstanding ROTC Cadet in each year of military science.

CADET MAXWELL W. COLEMAN ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY MILITARY HISTORY AWARD Formed in 1950, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a private, nonprofit educational organization with a mission to support America's Army : Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and their family members.

DISTINGUISHED MILITARY GRADUATE AWARD Presented to distinguished military graduates are who rank in the top 20 percent of Army ROTC graduates nationwide.

CADET MAXWELL W. COLEMAN CADET DILWYN J. PINER RESERVE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA GOLD MEDAL Serving citizen warriors since 1922, the Reserve Organization of America believes the men and women who serve our nation in the cause of freedom deserve a voice in creating government policy. The winning Cadets have demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership, moral character, and aptitude for future military service.

2020 BOBBY CHANDLER AWARD IN MUSIC Established in 1989 by Mr. Homer H. "Kip" Kephart in memory of Mr. Bobby Chandler, awarded to an outstanding art major and to an outstanding music major.

2020 HESCH AWARD Established in 1995 by the family of Dr. C. J. Hesch, this award is presented to an outstanding student or students who made significant contributions to the Music Department through participation in ensembles, applied lessons, and/or classes.

AZALEA GINETE MICAH HUNTER-CHANG 2020 ROY JESSON MUSIC PRIZE Established in 1974 by the friends of Dr. Roy Jesson, this is awarded to one or more students of music, or a graduate of the University of Richmond, who excel in performing, conducting, or composing.

REUBEN DAVIS SARAH SHEN

CADET CONNOR J. FRASCATI

CADET DILWYN J. PINER

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Honors & Awards continued PHYSICS C.W. BEAUSANG AWARD Established in 2019 in honor of Professor Con W. Beausang to recognize a physics student for outstanding achievement in physics and/or for contribution to building a thriving community of physics students.

MOLLY KATE KREIDER CLARENCE DENOON AWARD Awarded to a rising senior for excellence in the natural sciences, as determined by the faculty of the science departments.

CONNOR PAINTER COLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Awarded to a science major on the basis of performance and financial need.

ANNA SHELTON J.J. TAYLOR AWARD Established in 1989 in honor of Jackson Johnson Taylor, professor of physics, by the Taylor and Hesch children to recognize the student judged to have presented the best senior seminar.

ISAIAH DUPLESSIS MASON ZADAN

R.E. LOVING AWARD Established in 1954 by the University of Richmond chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, awarded each year to a senior on the basis of general academic achievement and promise for advanced study in physics.

SPENCER D. ALBRIGHT BOOK AWARD The Spencer D. Albright Book Award was established in 1971 by friend and former students of Dr. Albright, and is awarded to the outstanding graduate or graduates in political science.

MICHAEL WYATT

SARAH ASSOUEL SAM BURNS JAMES GERAGHTY GABE JOSEPHS GRACE KIERNAN CASSANDRA MARTIN SARA MILANO

POLITICAL SCIENCE MAY EVANS SCHOLARSHIP The May Evans Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and involvement in political and public affairs. Recipients of this prestigious scholarship receive a generous financial award to help cover tuition costs for their senior year at the University of Richmond.

ISABELLA DUMITRESCU ANA ESCUDERO RETANA CASSANDRA MARTIN BIANCA WIECK RICHMOND AWARD Awarding political science majors who have shown great initiative, passion, and exceptional achievements in service on behalf of the Richmond metropolitan area.

LAURA PEREZ LINA TORI-JAN

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PSYCHOLOGY GRIGG AWARD Given annually to recognize the outstanding graduating senior who has been accepted into a Masters or Ph.D. program and who combines academic excellence, leadership, and outstanding promise in the field of psychology.

NEELA KLEIN KIMBERLY SMITH

JOHN NEASMITH MEMORIAL DICKINSON AWARD IN PSYCHOLOGY John Neasmith Dickinson was an outstanding Richmond College student whose untimely death in 1976 was deeply felt by the entire University community. This memorial award was established by his family and friends to perpetuate the spirit and enthusiasm for research that John showed during his undergraduate career at the University of Richmond. It is awarded annually to juniors during the spring semester to support research activities during their senior year. The award is based on the quality of their research proposal.

GWYNNA RYAN KENDALL STEWART MIRANDA THOMPSON SALLY WATANABE KACY WORKMAN OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD IN PSYCHOLOGY Presented to senior psychology majors who have accumulated a distinguished record of research accomplishment. These accomplishments can include research grants, travel grants, research fellowships, summer research stipends, publications, and presentations at local, regional, and national conferences.

SYDNEY GARDNER MICHAEL PITTMAN

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Honors & Awards continued PSYCHOLOGY continued OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT IN PSYCHOLOGY The winner of this award shall be a senior psychology major who has demonstrated excellence in the following three areas: A. Academics. The student shall have demonstrated exemplary classroom performance. B. Research. The student shall have acquired a record of significant research experience, grant success, and professional presentation. C. Service. The student shall have accumulated a record of significant service to the Department, to the University, and to the community.

MICHAEL PITTMAN

RHETORIC AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Awarded to the graduating senior who exemplifies intellectual curiosity, commitment to inquiry in rhetoric & communication studies, and demonstrated academic excellence.

CLAIRE NOPPENBERGER ENGAGED LEADER AWARD Awarded to the graduating senior who embodies the values of the Rhetoric & Communication Studies Department and the School of Arts & Sciences.

NICK SHEROD

RELIGIOUS STUDIES PHILIP R. HART PRIZE Established in 1991 by friends and former students of Dr. Hart, awarded to an undergraduate student whose scholarly attainment in the study of religion and achievement in student leadership stand in the tradition of those contributions and commitments of Professor Hart.

CHLOE MCKINNEY

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Honors & Awards continued SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY HENRY HADLEY STEWART, JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR SOCIOLOGY MAJORS Awarded to a full-time undergraduate majoring in sociology who is a good scholar, has a passionate interest in learning, and is involved in University and community affairs.

MAHA HASSAN JAMES A. SARTAIN AWARD FOR GRADUATING SOCIOLOGY MAJORS Awarded to a graduating senior sociology major who best exemplifies the qualities personified by Dr. Sartain: scholarship, humanitarianism, integrity, and commitment to the ideals of the University of Richmond.

JAIDE HINDS-CLARKE

SPEECH CENTER SPEECH CENTER BRITTANY ROBERTSON SERVICE AWARD Brittany Robertson’s dedication of time to the Speech Center was unmatched in the Center’s first 15 years. The service award is bestowed annually upon a graduating consultant whose hours of dedication and quality of work are likewise remarkable.

SPEECH CENTER CATO’S MONUMENT AWARD Named for Cicero’s friend and colleague who claimed, “I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one,” this award recognizes a consultant who always goes beyond what is expected, and who never fails to respond to the unanticipated need. The recipient deserves recognition but never expects it.

DEIRDRE O’ROURKE SPEECH CENTER LEXICON AWARD This honor is a memorial tribute to Larry Witkos. Larry was a member of the first team of consultants and holder of the highest GPA in his class when diagnosed with leukemia in the spring of his junior year. Larry died just two weeks prior to what would have been his graduation, on April 29, 1998. The Lexicon Award was proposed by Larry’s roommates, who declared that the recipient demonstrate an exceptional appreciation for articulate public expression and devotion to the mission of the Speech Center: to pursue speaking and listening to good effect. A copy of the dictionary Larry Witkos compiled, The Lexicon, is presented to the recipient.

EMMA ANETSBERGER

CLAIRE NOPPENBERGER

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THEATRE & DANCE

UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD Awarded to students who have exhibited excellence in their work in theatre and/or dance.

DORIS AND WARREN DIETERICH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS Doris and Warren Dieterich were dedicated supporters of the Museums. This award named in their honor represents their devotion and encouragement for our ongoing exhibitions and programs. Recipients of this award exhibit excellent service and curiosity for the arts.

VAHN CORROTHERS MADISON ERNSTES KAREN FLEMING LESLIE GAINES INDIA HENDERSON MOLLY KRULAK PAIGE LEVINE KAYLA SCHILTZ GABRIELA TELEPMAN DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD Awarded to an outstanding early-career student.

CORINNE MANDERINO

MIKE LAPOSATA JOAN MAITRE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MUSEUM ATTENDANT Established in 2011 in honor of Joan’s dedicated service to the University, and continuous support of the Museums' exhibitions and programs. Recipients of this award demonstrate exemplary commitment to University Museums.

CARISSA GURGUL MYRA DALENG DANCE AWARD Established in 2005, presented to a student displaying outstanding qualities of leadership and creativity in dance who has enhanced the cultural life of the University’s program.

MADISON ERNSTES PEGGY SAWYER AWARD Awarded to a student who is a rising star in theatre.

EMILY MARIE BREAUX

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Scholarship & the Arts STUDENT RESEARCH AND ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS IN 2019-2020

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Welcome!

CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS Dear Students, Colleagues, Alumni, and Visitors, The School of Arts & Sciences Annual Student Symposium has been a much anticipated and joyful day of celebration of scholarship and art for 34 years. While this year the COVID-19 pandemic has made the customary on campus gathering impossible, our students engaged in research and creative endeavors last summer and throughout the academic year, many completing their projects under the conditions of quarantine. I invite you to celebrate their efforts and successes by scrolling through the pages that follow. For exhibitions and recitals, head to the “Visual Arts and Music” section. “Panel Presentations” highlight discipline-specific and interdisciplinary projects in conversation with each other. And as you scroll through the “Poster Presentations” section, you might recall strolling through the poster exhibition halls of years past, always the boisterous heart of the symposium.

Translating an event that thrives on in person conversation into online presence comes with obvious losses. But it also offers new opportunities for different kind of engagement. At the end of this section, you will find a link to the UR Scholarship Repository where you can explore student work via images, videos, PDFs of talks, and digital posters. Study the projects and reach out to the authors with a comment or question. The process of archiving student projects will continue throughout the summer and the collection will grow, so please return again and often. Enjoy!

Dr. Monika Siebert Associate Professor of English A&S Symposium Faculty Coordinator

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Student's Greetings! CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS

SYDNEY COLLINS, ‘20 The School of Arts & Sciences has a very special place in my heart. In A&S I have been able to witness and write about amazing students pursuing their passions. A&S students are known for pushing further into our studies and learning new ways of expanding our knowledge and horizons. You have all accomplished so much and deserve to be recognized for your dedication and hard work. Congratulations, graduating class of 2020!

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From our Student Artist TRANSFORMING PHYSICAL FORMS TO DIGITAL ARTS

Last year, I created an installation with 10 panels of papers to reflect a personal diary recording different stages of understanding my queer identity. I started with a romantic experience and moved on to self-questioning and self-reconciliation. The rectangular shape of the installation created an ambivalent space that worshipped both distance and interaction. The more I interacted with it, the more integrated I feel with the space; but as other people interacted with it, the more remote I feel within myself. Utilizing public spaces to generate an intimate experience has offered relief and an opportunity to explore my identity in the future. Redesigning my installation in a digital form opens up possibilities for me to express energies and emotions other than identity. The process of transforming physical forms to digital arts, and transforming queer love to universal love, shows how art inhabits norms differently and how these approaches create possibilities for our community to appreciate different stories.­” —YUWEI LIN, VMAP ’20

LOV E YO U, T H A N K YO U, S E E YO U BY Y U W EI LI N Queer abstraction has long been used as a method to express the subject matter that is not publicly acknowledged. However, as David J. Getsy, Goldabelle McComb Distinguished Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, said, “Sometimes we need radical visibility. Sometimes we need art that speaks to histories of trauma directly.” With this installation being both intimate and public, it provides the audience a chance to share empathy with those encrypted experiences and people. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM LEE SCHMIDT

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Visual Arts & Music ARTISTS

SARAH SHEN

IRENE CHANG

Franz Liszt: Translating Sonority FACULTY MENTOR: Richard Becker

Nilia FACULTY MENTOR: Brittany Nelson

CARSON WATLINGTON

IRENE CHANG

Skein FACULTY MENTOR: Brittany Nelson

Untitled FACULTY MENTOR: Erling Sjovold

MILES WILSON

RHIANNON EDWARDS

Mistyped Foundations FACULTY MENTOR: Brittany Nelson

Our Bodies FACULTY MENTOR: Tanja Softic

YUWEI LIN Me FACULTY MENTOR: Tanja Softic

CASEY MURANO Contemplative Maps: Life as Pilgrimage FACULTY MENTOR: Tanja Softic

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Innerspace

INSPIRED BY EXQUISITE CORPS AND ROSAS DANST ROSAS, DANCE IN TIMES OF ISOLATION

ALICIA DÍAZ, MFA Associate Professor of Dance, Department of Theatre & Dance

With social distancing due to COVID-19, it is very easy for people to feel separated from each other. However, we believe that dance can connect us and bring people together at this time. “Innerspace” is inspired by the spirit of community in Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba, an ancestral music and dance form we studied this semester in our Advanced Contemporary course. The structure of our

final project is also informed by Mitchell Rose’s “Exquisite Corps” and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s “Rosas danst Rosas — Dance in Times of Isolation.” We hope our work can provide a sense of unity and connection as well as individuality to those undergoing times of social distancing. CHOREOGRAPHY: Aiko Decker, Helene Leichter, Hera Liew, Melisa Raja Gopal, Kayla Schiltz, Anna Tartline DANCERS: Aiko Decker, Alicia Díaz, Helene Leichter, Hera Liew, Melisa Raja Gopal, Kayla Schiltz, Laura Suarez, Anna Tartline MUSIC: Héctor Barez

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Panel Presentations HISTORY HONORS ERIC BOSSERT Reform of the Turkish Medical Infrastructure and the Rockefeller Foundation, 1926-1930 FACULTY MENTORS: Yucel Yanikdag, Sydney Watts

BRYAN CARAPUCCI Ethnicity and Governance in a Multiethnic Republic: Assessing National and Provincial Rule in Republican Xinjiang, 1933-1935 FACULTY MENTOR: Tze Loo

ALEXIS HILLS The Marriage of Harriet Gold and Elias Boudinot: Intersections of Race and Gender in NineteenthCentury America FACULTY MENTORS: Samantha Seeley, Sydney Watts

MIKE LAPOSATA The Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus and Expressions of Military and Economic Power, 1291-1306 FACULTY MENTOR: Joanna Drell

NADIA NEMAN Competing Conceptions of Humanitarianism: Enemy Civilians and Ottoman-American Diplomacy in the Great War, 1914-1918 FACULTY MENTOR: Yucel Yanikdag

WILLIAM WASTA WERNER Victory in Defeat: The Power of Loss and the Construction of the Myths of Cato Uticensis and Robert E. Lee FACULTY MENTORS: Sydney Watts, Walt Stevenson, Elizabeth Baughan

HISTORY CHRIS BARRY Caught With(out) Freedom: Race and Space in Antebellum Richmond FACULTY MENTOR: Samantha Seeley

ROWAN CAI Construction by Constituents: Virginia and Social Security FACULTY MENTOR: Eric Yellin

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MAGGIE CASTELLI

JACKSON LEVINESS

From Männerbund to “Daddy” Trump: Male Homosexuality and the Far-Right Throughout History FACULTY MENTOR: Michelle Kahn

Evaluating the Ontic Structural Realist Response to the Pessimistic Induction FACULTY MENTOR: Brannon McDaniel

EMMA JOHNSON

KRISHNA LOHIYA

Khrushchev and the King’s Two Bodies: Reframing the Legitimacy Debate Through Soviet Jokelore, Political Philosophy, and Stalin’s Ghost FACULTY MENTOR: David Brandenberger

Authenticity, Answerability, and the Self FACULTY MENTOR: Nancy Schauber

LILLIAN SULLIVAN

PSYCHOLOGY

Queer History: Kathleen Lynn, Patrick Pearse, and Memory of Ireland’s Easter Rising FACULTY MENTOR: Chris Bischof

LILLIE CREDLE

PHILOSOPHY, LEADERSHIP

LESLIE GAINES

Gratitude, Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth among Kidney and Liver Recipients FACULTY MENTOR: Camilla Nonterah

RICHARD BONSELL

Exploring Caregiver Treatment Adherence FACULTY MENTOR: Laura Knouse

The Intersection of Faith and Rationality FACULTY MENTOR: Miriam McCormick

GABE THOMAS, SYDNEY WEISKOPF

YIXUE (ANNA) CHENG

Psychological Coping among Male Football Players FACULTY MENTOR: Camilla Nonterah

Trust, Friendship, and Standards of Belief FACULTY MENTOR: Miriam McCormick

KIM SMITH

NOAH LENKER

Public Perceptions and Knowledge of Transplants FACULTY MENTOR: Camilla Nonterah

When is it Permissible for a Combatant to Kill a Noncombatant? FACULTY MENTOR: Jessica Flanigan

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Panel Presentations continued BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY VALERIE GALATI

MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

War of the Warblers: Competition between Male Golden- and Blue-winged Warblers in Southwest Virginia FACULTY MENTORS: Lesley Bulluck, Kristine Grayson

GILLIAN COX

CHARLIE GOOGE

JING DONG

Determining the Direct and Indirect Functions of Wnt Signaling Factors on Hindbrain and Spinal Cord Neuronal Specification FACULTY MENTOR: Isaac Skromne

KATRINA KUHN The Inside Story: Sodalis glossinidius Invasion of Insect Cells FACULTY MENTOR: Laura Runyen-Janecky

ADRIAN MATTHEWS Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Palladium Proazaphosphatrane Complexes Invoked in Cross-Coupling Reactions FACULTY MENTOR: Miles Johnson

Spray Deposited Al Doped Mn3O4 thin-films for Supercapacitors FACULTY MENTOR: Mariama Dias

Using a Markov Chain Model to Predict Reduction in Overdose Deaths due to Placing an Overdose Prevention Site FACULTY MENTOR: Joanna Wares

ASHLEY FRAZIER, NATE DIX Do You Want to Play with Robots? FACULTY MENTOR: Jory Denny

ROBBIE KENT Surface Plasmon Resonance Dispersion Relation of gold-aluminum thin films FACULTY MENTORS: Mariama Dias, Ovidiu Lipan

JULIA VIDLAK Synthesis and Study of Bidentate Bis(phosphino) Pyrrole Ligands and Their Complexes for Nickel Catalysis FACULTY MENTOR: Miles Johnson

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Panel Presentations continued ENGLISH HONORS SYDNEY COLLINS The Byronic Hero and Its Legacy in 19th-Century British Novels. FACULTY MENTOR: Thomas Manganaro

EMILIE ERBLAND Speech, Silence, and Song: Investigating Language and Power in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace FACULTY MENTOR: Monika Siebert

GRIFFIN MYERS Four Forms of Morality: How Female Novelists of the 19th Century Used the Novel to Engage with Enlightenment Principles FACULTY MENTOR: Elisabeth Gruner

VALERIE SZALANCZY “The Narrative Is All That Matters”: Storytelling as Justice in Indigenous Women’s Writing FACULTY MENTOR: Monika Siebert

CARSON WATLINGTON

Revisiting Bloom’s Taxonomy as a Guide for University Writing Consultants FACULTY MENTOR: Joe Essid

Karen Tei Yamashita’s Through the Arc of the Rain Forest: Interrogating Multiculturalism, Globalizing Migration, and Freeing Asian American Literature FACULTY MENTOR: Monika Siebert

JOCELYN GRZESZCZAK

SAVANNAH WILSON

JONATHAN GANDARA

Reconciliation: An Examination of (Hi)stories Past and Present FACULTY MENTORS: Bert Ashe, David Stevens, Elizabeth Outka

Small Lives, Small Worlds: Microecosystems and Postcolonial Resistance to Power Structures in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night FACULTY MENTOR: Elizabeth Outka

ANTHONY ISENHOUR Desire, Confession, and the Body in Andre Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name FACULTY MENTOR: Nathan Snaza

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Panel Presentations continued AMERICAN STUDIES, RELIGION, MUSIC RAVEN BAUGH Gentrification in Church Hill: Narratives and Responses to Key Locations of Change in a Richmond Neighborhood FACULTY MENTORS: Laura Browder, Abigail Cheever

SHIRA GREER, JOHNNETTE JOHNSON, COLE RICHARD, JISU SONG, JENIFER YI The Stories We Tell: Race and Racism Team Oral History 2019 FACULTY MENTORS: Nicole Maurantonio, Andrea Simpson, Sojourna Cunningham, Molly Fair, Ernest McGowen

GABBY KISER, SABRINA GARCIA, NATHAN BURNS, JOY LIM, MEGHNA MELKOTE

DIGITAL HUMANITIES

Race & Racism at the University of Richmond Project: Team Archive FACULTY MENTORS: Nicole Maurantonio, Rob Nelson, Melissa Ooten, Soujourna Cunningham, Ernest McGowen

SALLIE COOK

JULIA RAIMONDI From Shaker Pacifist to Confederate Outlaw: The Story of Sam “One-Arm” Berry FACULTY MENTOR: Douglas Winiarski

JOANNA HEJL Empire City: Sovereignty, Identity and Labor in New York City’s Mohawk Community FACULTY MENTOR: Eric Yellin

BRANDON JOHNSON

The Ford Foundation’s Discourse on Women in Latin American Population Control and Family Planning Initiatives FACULTY MENTORS: Timothy Barney, Nicole Sackley

PATRICK SAWYER Competition & Collaboration: The Ford Foundation and Cold War Exchange Programs FACULTY MENTORS: Nicole Sackley, Timothy Barney

DANIEL SCHERZER Analyzing Ford Foundation Grant Data FACULTY MENTORS: Timothy Barney, Nicole Sackley, Justin Madron

KOBI WHITE Searching for Trends through Topic Modeling: Technology and Human Resources FACULTY MENTORS: Lauren Tilton, Melissa Ooten, Ladelle McWhorter

RHETORIC AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES HANNAH GRACE HOWELL An Unforeseen Identity FACULTY MENTOR: Linda Hobgood

JACK RIDILLA Defining Decision: The Pardon that Shaped a Legacy FACULTY MENTOR: Linda Hobgood

NATALIE SCHAUS Just Say No: Rhetoric that Shaped Identity of a Generation FACULTY MENTOR: Linda Hobgood

MEGAN SCHMITZ Behind the Headlines, The Charming Rebel FACULTY MENTOR: Linda Hobgood

Ambiguity and the Holy Trinity of Music: The Intersection of Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm in Intellectual Property and Copyright Law Within the Music Industry FACULTY MENTOR: Joanna Love

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Panel Presentations continued ART HISTORY CALISTA ANDERSON Feminism and Art in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: How Female Artists Inspired Gender Activism Through Their Work FACULTY MENTORS: Shelia Carapico, Elena Calvillo

YAYUN DENG Giuseppe Castiglione: Art, Agency, Religion, and Imperial Power at the Qing Court of China FACULTY MENTORS: Elena Calvillo, Agnieszka Szymanska

JENNIFER WICKS A Study of The Abundance of Nature in the Context of 19th-Century American Art FACULTY MENTORS: Elena Calvillo, Agnieszka Szymanska

KATHERINE WILEY Andy Goldsworthy’s Art and Text FACULTY MENTORS: Elena Calvillo, Yu-Chuan Chen

JUNRU ZHOU Race and Racism in the Tang Dynasty FACULTY MENTORS: Agnieszka Szymanska, Abigail Cheever

JAY DO Posthumanism: Decentering the Human as the Center of the Universe in Contemporary Art FACULTY MENTORS: Elena Calvillo, Allison Myers

ERIN HAYDON Stacking the Deck: The Ethics of Museum Culture FACULTY MENTORS: Elena Calvillo, Agnieszka Szymanska

MORGAN MITCHELL Kerry James Marshall: Almost All Black FACULTY MENTORS: Elena Calvillo, Allison Myers

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Panel Presentations continued CLASSICAL STUDIES

JOURNALISM

NICHOLAS DEMURIA From Layard to the Museum of the Bible: a History and Analysis of Biblical Archaeology FACULTY MENTOR: Elizabeth Baughan

ARRMAN KYAW, KIERSTEN NESS, VICTORIA DAVIS, JONAS FRYER, YANGYANG CHEN, C.J. SLAVIN, NICHOLAS CALDAS, JADA FRAZIER

FRANCES GICHNER

Beneath the Surface: The Racial History of UR’s Land FACULTY MENTOR: Robert Hodierne

Continuity and Transformation of Sacred Spaces in the Mediterranean FACULTY MENTOR: Elizabeth Baughan

PAIGE LEVINE Ancient Historians’ Uses of Women to Explain Political Change FACULTY MENTOR: Elizabeth Baughan

TESS MONKS Relative Clause Anastrophe in Cato FACULTY MENTOR: Dieter Gunkel

LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND CULTURES LINDSAY EVERHART, EMILY LOMBARDI, JOHANNA GUEVARA Russian Women Past and Present FACULTY MENTOR: Yvonne Howell

ROSEMARIE FERRARO From Fiction to Reality: Migration Literature and the Creation of a Transnational World FACULTY MENTOR: Lidia Radi

ADDISON HUNTER We are (Not) Western: Language, Gender, Propaganda, and Ambivalence in Russian National Identity FACULTY MENTOR: Yvonne Howell

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Panel Presentations continued LATIN AMERICAN, LATINO & IBERIAN STUDIES

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

MARÍA ACOSTA

Social Development in Kerala and an Interpretation of its Relative Resilience through the Confluence of Marxism, Matrilineality, and Malayalam FACULTY MENTOR: Jenny Pribble

NAT BERRY

ZIXUAN LIU

GRACE MILLER

How to: Use the Body as an Agent of Resistance FACULTY MENTORS: Patricia Herrera, Mariela Méndez

RAVEN BULLARD Cuba: Art as Activism FACULTY MENTORS: Patricia Herr, Mariela Méndez

CAMRYN TRAVIS Immigration in Spain: An Analysis of the Sentiment Towards Immigrants of Color in Spain FACULTY MENTOR: Aurora Hermida-Ruiz

MIRA CARROLL

Tool of the Masters: Comparison of Language Education between Public and Private Schools in Chile, Nepal, and Jordan FACULTY MENTORS: Umud Dalgic, Sheila Carapico

ELLIE OWEN Poverty Alleviation in Guatemala: The Complementary Impacts of Remittances and Aid FACULTY MENTOR: Jenny Pribble

VIRGINIA SUN The Churches of Chiloé FACULTY MENTOR: Jennifer Pribble

POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ECONOMICS A Game and Social Norm Theory Analysis of the Cape Town Water Crisis FACULTY MENTOR: Jeppe von Platz

SOCIOLOGY, WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES PHUONG ANH (ANYA) DINH Gender-Based Violence: Sociocultural Analysis (the example of Vietnam) FACULTY MENTOR: Galina Barysheva

Progressively Conservative: A Look into Young, Conservative Women and Activism FACULTY MENTOR: Jennifer Erkulwater

XIANGYI MENG

MIQUELL SHAW

JENNIFER MUNNINGS

Just Education: Why Postsecondary Education Matters in Prisons FACULTY MENTORS: Andrea Simpson, Andy McGraw

The Empowerment of the Other FACULTY MENTOR: Ladelle McWhorter

Gender Discrimination and Sexual Violence in The Bahamas FACULTY MENTOR: Eric Grollman

SHANSHAN WANG Ethical Theory of Contract Pregnancy FACULTY MENTOR: Ladelle McWhorter

VIRGINIA SUN Challenging Narratives of Syncretism in Candomblé FACULTY MENTOR: Dixon Abreu

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Student's Greetings! WE MUST ASK OURSELVES

MIKE LAPOSATA, ‘20 In A&S, we know how to analyze our world and we know how to critically engage with it. We must ask ourselves how we will make sense of this historical moment and how, when the dust settles, we will use this as an opportunity to begin again. We, as UR graduates and as honors students in the school of Arts & Sciences, are prepared to meet this challenge. It is our turn to take on this world.

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Poster Presentations ZACHARY ABDALLAH

JUSTIN AIRAS

Structural Studies of Adenovirus Fiber Attachment to CD46 FACULTY MENTOR: Eugene Wu

Investigating the Structure Function of Nucleotide Bound Myosin XIX FACULTY MENTORS: Carol Parish, Omar Quintero

ROSS ABRASH

RASHEL AMADOR

Associations Between Social Group, Social Pressure to Hookup, and Hookup Behavior FACULTY MENTOR: Karen Kochel

Regulation and Function of Sodalis glossinidius Genes in High Heme Environments FACULTY MENTOR: Laura Runyen-Janecky

MARÍA ACOSTA

CHRISTINE ANCAJAS

Lighting the Stage for Production Studies III FACULTY MENTOR: Maja E. White

DFT Study of the Bergman Cyclization of Several Enediynes FACULTY MENTOR: Carol Parish

AHSAN SUHEER AHMAD, MAHAD BHATTI, HAMMAD HASSAN

NATNAEL ASMELASH, JOEL TABAPSSI FOKWA

Automatically Summarizing Argumentative Tweets FACULTY MENTOR: Jon Park

The Economics of the Sugarscape FACULTY MENTOR: Barry Lawson

JACOB AIRAS Investigation of Controversial Sports Drugs FACULTY MENTOR: Carol Parish

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Poster Presentations continued ELENA BAGNOLI, LILLIE CREDLE, SUSMITA ADHIKARI Examining the role of strength-based attributes on liver and kidney transplant patients’ health and quality of life FACULTY MENTOR: Camilla Nonterah

SOFIA BARNES-HOROWITZ Variation in Life Expectancy Rates in the Commonwealth of Virginia FACULTY MENTOR: Monti Datta

CHARLOTTE BEDNARSKI

EMILY BREW

GABBIE BURNHAM, BRENDA LIM

Signing Polygamy: Navigating Polygamous Relationships in Dakar, Senegal FACULTY MENTORS: Sheila Carapico, Rania Sweis

Examining The Inflammatory Effects of Woodsmoke on Murine Macrophages FACULTY MENTOR: Shannon Jones

Investigating the Cytotoxic Effects of Identified E-Liquid Additives FACULTY MENTOR: Shannon Jones

JANHAVI BHALERAO, GABBY BOWEN, ELLE JACKSON

CLAIRE BROWN, JULIA WILLCOX

HAILEY BUSHNELL, JONATHAN HUANG

Studies into the importance of Arg675 toward the mutagenic potential of 8-oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine with Klen-Taq polymerase FACULTY MENTOR: Michelle Hamm

Retinoic Acid Receptor Function in Hindbrain and Spinal Cord Development FACULTY MENTOR: Isaac Skromne

The Pervasive Reach of Early Life Stress: Effects of Restricted Resources on Coordination, Immunological Responses to Microbiome Interventions, and their Neurobiological Markers. FACULTY MENTORS: Kelly Lambert, Jacy Jacob

LANDIN BARNEY Studying the Effects of Rapamycin on MachadoJoseph Disease in Drosophila FACULTY MENTOR: John Warrick

JEARICE BLACK The Possible Effects of E-Cigarette on Macrophages FACULTY MENTOR: Shannon Jones

MAKAYLA CALLENDER ANNIE BUENAVENTURA, YANISH RAMBOCUS Optimizing Path Planning to Simulate Active Threat Scenarios FACULTY MENTOR: Jory Denny

NIA CAMBRIDGE NGAN BUI

CHANDLER BARRETT

JESSIE BONILLA

Characterizing the Interaction between Phenols and the VirA Linker Region of Agrobacterium FACULTY MENTOR: B. Daniel Pierce

Cloud 9 FACULTY MENTOR: Kristin Bezio

SAMUEL BOTTUM KIRA BARTNICK Academics, Social Life, and Sleep – You Can Only Choose Two. What Happens When You Don’t Choose Sleep? FACULTY MENTOR: Cindy Bukach

Nitrile Aldol Reactions Mediated by Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate FACULTY MENTOR: Wade Downey

EMILY MARIE BREAUX

Expression, Purification, and Inhibition of Pasta Kinase Stk1 FACULTY MENTOR: Julie Pollock

The Transformation of the American Dream Through the Lens of Individualism FACULTY MENTOR: Monti Datta

Building a Transboundary Multi-Criteria Threat Assessment for the Southwestern Amazon (Brazil-Peru) FACULTY MENTORS: David Salisbury, Stephanie Spera

ANTONIO CARDOSO, DONTE LOWMAN, LESLIE GAINES The Student Presented to the Student: Effects of Lexical Repetition and Syntactic Structure on Sentence Processing FACULTY MENTOR: Matthew Lowder

Protein Expression, Purification, and Characterization of a Heme-Nitric Oxide/Oxygen Binding Protein FACULTY MENTOR: Dominique Williams

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Poster Presentations continued WILLIAM CARRICK

JOANN CHONGSARITSINSUK

Application of Vinylogous Aminonitriles to Synthesis of Pyrazoles FACULTY MENTORS: Emma Goldman, Raymond Dominey, John Gupton

Synthesis of Modulators of the MEMO1 Protein-protein Interface FACULTY MENTOR: Julie Pollock

MIRA CARROLL

SAVANNAH DEL CID, MAJD ABOUL-HOSN, GARRETT LANG

Dance Independent Study: Choreographic Hemiolas FACULTY MENTOR: Anne Van Gelder

AgroImmunity FACULTY MENTOR: B. Daniel Pierce

CHRISTY CHADWICK

JANE CLELAND

The Importance of Sodalis glossinidius Gene SG0014 in the Utilization of Mannitol FACULTY MENTOR: Laura Runyen-Janecky

Levels of Self-fertilizing versus Outcrossing within Populations of Invasive Wavyleaf Basketgrass (Oplismenus undulatifolius) FACULTY MENTOR: Carrie Wu

ALLYSON CHARLESTON Delivering a Vision: Stage Managing, Marketing, and Producing The Wolves FACULTY MENTORS: Walter Schoen, Maja White, Dorothy Holland

JULIETTE COPELAND, EMILY WARD Predictive characterization of hypothetical proteins in Proteus mirabilis FACULTY MENTOR: Jonathan Dattelbaum

BRIANNA CHARLTON Reducing Racial Bias in Face Perception: Is Motivation Enough? FACULTY MENTOR: Cindy Bukach

ALLISON CHOE Neurobiological and Anxiety-like Behavioral Outcomes of Perinatal Pb-exposure in Male and Female Rats FACULTY MENTOR: Kelly Lambert

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Poster Presentations continued COLETTE CREAMER

GRANT DIXON

Testing Optimal Conditions for the Capsid Stability of Tupanvirus FACULTY MENTOR: Eugene Wu

Crossed Aldol Additions of Aldehydes and Subsequent Styrene Formation Promoted by Trimethylsilyl Trifluouromethanesulfonate FACULTY MENTOR: Wade Downey

EMILIO DELTORO Wetting and Spreading FACULTY MENTOR: Ovidiu Lipan

JING DONG, STEPHEN OWEN, MAXWELL WALLACH, WENQI XIAO

ANA DEUTSCH

Crafting Adversarial Samples for Automated Speech Recognition Systems FACULTY MENTOR: Doug Szajda

An Exploration of the Impact of Contingency Training on Neurobiological Markers of Cognitive Flexibility and Emotional Resilience FACULTY MENTORS: Kelly Lambert, Jacy Jacob

MAGGIE DONG, ZIHENG SHEN, STEVEN ZHANG, NATHAN LYELL

COLE DEVINE

Transmitting, Compressing, and Denoising Images FACULTY MENTOR: William Ross

Putin’s Altruistic Kleptocracy FACULTY MENTOR: Monti Datta

GIANNA DOWD

MICHELLE DEVLIN

SCOPE FACULTY MENTOR: Alicia Diaz

Effects of E-Cigarette Flavors at Different Concentrations on A549 Lung Epithelial Cells FACULTY MENTOR: Shannon Jones

JACK DRAKE

RICH DIEP

Behind the Mask: Neurobiological Investigations of the Raccoon (Procyon Lotor) FACULTY MENTORS: Kelly Lambert, Jacy Jacob

pH effects on Agrobacterium VirA mutants FACULTY MENTOR: B. Daniel Pierce

EMMA DRESSEL Leaf lLevel Photosynthetic Responses of Invasive (Oplismenis undulatifolius) and Native (O. hirtellus) Basketgrass FACULTY MENTOR: Carrie Wu PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM LEE SCHMIDT

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Poster Presentations continued ANDRE EANES

DARIO FALCONE

HILARY DJOMNANG FOKWA

SYDNEY GARDNER

Accessible Environmental Justice: Using Citizen Science and Low-cost Equipment to Map Disparities in Urban Air Quality FACULTY MENTOR: Todd Lookingbill

Correlations in the Orientations of Galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey FACULTY MENTOR: Ted Bunn

Toward The Development of Diphenylthiophosphinoferrocenyl Polymer FACULTY MENTOR: Miles Johnson

Examining Racial Disparities in Student and Teacher Perceptions of School Climate FACULTY MENTOR: Karen Kochel

HIJAB FATIMA

TAYLOR FROST, ABIGAIL OWSLEY

VALERIE GALATI

Effect of e-cigarettes on Human Lung Epithelial Cells FACULTY MENTOR: Shannon Jones

The Impact of Inclusive Pedagogy on Achievement and Sense of Belonging Among College Students FACULTY MENTOR: Karen Kochel

University of Richmond Campus Trees FACULTY MENTOR: Todd Lookingbill

JAMIE EARLS Resolutions and Closure Post-Human Rights Violations FACULTY MENTOR: Monti Datta

JASMINE FENG SOFIA BUSTAMANTE EGUIGUREN Convergent Evolution of Glandular Trichome Morphology and Chemistry in Montane Mimulus FACULTY MENTORS: Carrie Wu, Kristine Nolin

Actin Chromobody Imaging Reveals Sub-Cellular Organellar Actin Dynamics FACULTY MENTOR: Omar Quintero

BARBARA FUJITA Modeling the Consequences of Mitochondrial Dynamics during Mitosis FACULTY MENTOR: Omar Quintero

EMILY GEORGE, QUINN KIRKPATRICK, CLAIRE POWELL, HENRY HURT, NIA CAMBRIDGE Stream Restoration in the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor FACULTY MENTOR: Todd Lookingbill

MADYSON FITZGERALD SARENNA ENRIGHT Effects of Woodsmoke on Epithelial Cells FACULTY MENTOR: Shannon Jones

The Real Cost of Living: Capitalism and Human Rights FACULTY MENTOR: Monti Datta

KAREN FLEMING CATERINA ERDAS Looking at the Yellow Monkeyflower’s Gene Expression for Anthocyanin Production Using rt-qPCR FACULTY MENTOR: Carrie Wu

From the Passage FACULTY MENTORS: Anne Van Gelder, Monika Siebert

TIARA FULMORE, CAMERON KEELEY-PARKER

SHANNA GERLACH

Comparison of Metal-assisted Hydrolysis of Mono- and Bis-nitrophenyl Phosphates and Cyclic di-GMP FACULTY MENTOR: Dominique Williams

The Wolves: Creating an Environment Through Scenic and Sound Design FACULTY MENTORS: Maja E. White, Josafath Reynoso, Vicki Davis

ULRICK GAILLARD Dative Bonding: A Clue in the Search of Stable Aromatic Borylenes FACULTY MENTOR: Kelling Donald

MADISON ERNSTES Systematic FACULTY MENTORS: Anne Van Gelder, Johann Stegmeir, Maja White

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Poster Presentations continued KATHERINE GILLENWATER, KATHERINE PETERSON Art Beneath the Bombs: Children’s Depictions of the Spanish Civil War FACULTY MENTOR: Sharon Feldman

MELISSA GU Design of New Metal Complexes with Ligand-Centered Reactivity for the Reduction of CO2 FACULTY MENTOR: Michael Norris

CASSIDY HILTON, LUCY ZHOU EVE GILLES Assocations between Time in Nature, Technology Use and Body Image in College Students FACULTY MENTOR: Karen Kochel

Small molecule inhibitors of MEMO1: Biochemical and biological evaluation FACULTY MENTOR: Julie Pollock

HALEY HOM CLARK GLORY Explorations of Varied Enriched Environments on Neural and Behavioral Functions in Male Rats FACULTY MENTORS: Kelly Lambert, Jacy Jacob

LIZZIE GODSCHALL Impact of Immunoinflammatory NF-kB-like Pathway in Drosophila melanogaster on Human Neurodegenerative Machado-Joseph Disease FACULTY MENTOR: John Warrick

ABRA GRANGER Computational Modification of Acyclic Maleimidebased Enediyne for pH dependent Drug Release FACULTY MENTOR: Carol Parish

Visual Acuity: The Perception of a Graphic Novel FACULTY MENTORS: Joe Essid, Timothy Barney

TAYLOR HURTADO Vermiform foliar tracheoids of Podocalyx loranthoides (Picrodendraceae) FACULTY MENTOR: John Hayden

ANTHONY ISENHOUR Phenotypically Investigating a Novel Library of Mutations in MTR4: an RNA Helicase Associated with the Nuclear Exosome FACULTY MENTOR: Angie Hilliker

CARSON GROCE-WRIGHT The Effect of E-Cigarette Liquid on Macrophage Cells FACULTY MENTOR: Shannon Jones

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Poster Presentations continued ELLE JACKSON, GABBY BOWEN, JANHAVI BHALERAO Socioeconomic Status in Rats FACULTY MENTOR: Kelly Lambert

LINA TORI JAN The Afghan Peace Process FACULTY MENTOR: Monti Datta

SAKET KARKI Analysis of CMB Power Spectra using Gibbs Sampling FACULTY MENTOR: Ted Bunn

NEELAMBERI KLEIN, KEVIN PEREZ, LAUREN STENSON It’s Not Just You, It’s the System Too: Examining Implicit Bias in the Context of Systemic Racism FACULTY MENTOR: Kristjen Lundberg

EDWARD JANG Understanding Stochastic bistable reaction system through Braid Group and Topological Phase Transition FACULTY MENTOR: Ovidiu Lipan

VADIM KUDLAY

JILLIAN JETMORE, SYDNEY ROBINSON, SADEISHA TAYLOR

ANNIE LAI, JACK DRAKE, NICK NATALIE, BILAL HINDI

Updated NMR Database for The University Chemical Stock FACULTY MENTOR: Jeffery Simpson

Behind the Mask: Explorations of the raccoon (Procyon lotor) brain FACULTY MENTOR: Kelly Lambert

CAMILLE JULIANA, CAMERON SMITH, SOPHIE HARDTEN

DANIEL LARSON

How impulsivity affects neural markers of resource allocation during stimulus encoding FACULTY MENTOR: Cindy Bukach

Simulation Animation in R FACULTY MENTOR: Barry Lawson

Epigenetic Variation of Oplismenus undulatifolius, a High Risk Species in Virginia’s Forests FACULTY MENTOR: Carrie Wu

JIWON KANG Using Silica Gel Particles and HPU/TPU Films to Attach Molecules onto an Electrode Surface FACULTY MENTOR: Michael Norris

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Poster Presentations continued MEGHAN LEBER

LORETO MALINOWSKI

MOLLY MCCOY

CHARLOTTE MOYNIHAN, CATHY BAYAS

Biodiversity of James River Rock Pools Before and After an Environmental Disturbance FACULTY MENTOR: Kristine Grayson

Analysis of the Agrobacterium tumefaciens Pathogenic Response to Host and Non-host Plants FACULTY MENTOR: B. Daniel Pierce

Effect of Polysubstituted Pyrroles on Macrophage Activity FACULTY MENTOR: Krista Stenger

Expression, Purification, and Modification of QB FACULTY MENTORS: Julie Pollock, Kristine Nolin

GEORGES LECONTE Synthesis of 5’-triphosphate-8-thio-2’-deoxyinosine FACULTY MENTOR: Michelle Hamm

MELISSA LEWIS Anti-inflammatory Effects of Curcumin FACULTY MENTOR: Shannon Jones

JOSEPH MCEACHON CARLOS PEREZ MANDRY A Flow Chemistry Implementation of the “Gupton Vinylogous Amide Chemistry” for Highyield, Regiospecific Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Polysubstituted Pyrroles FACULTY MENTORS: Emma Goldman, Raymond Dominey, John Gupton

PEIZHI LI, VICTOR CHEN Plan A: Stopping an Active Shooter Simulation of an Active Threat Scenario FACULTY MENTOR: Jory Denny

AALIA NARVEL Pro-Ligand of Estrogen Receptor Beta and Implications in Neurodegenerative Diseases FACULTY MENTOR: Julie Pollock

ALLISON NEWMAN CHARLES MILLER Observing Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) Starvation Response Across Temperature Regimes FACULTY MENTORS: Kristine Grayson, Lily Thompson

ADELAIDE MASTERSON Characterization of MYO19 knockdown Phenotypes in a Cultured Neuron-like Cell Model FACULTY MENTOR: Omar Quintero

MEGHAN MILLER-BROWN, KAYLA SALTZMAN

BELLA LONG

Nostalgia and Heroism: Theoretical Convergence of Memory, Motivation, and Function FACULTY MENTOR: Scott Allison

Cicada Wings FACULTY MENTOR: Alicia Diaz

RACHEL MORRIS

EMILY LOPEZ, SYDNEY THOMAS, ANDREW LAPRADE, WESLEY TSAI, KRYSTIAN HAJDUCZKA, JAYLEN BARRIENTOS-COLLINS, ANDY PALUCH, KATIE ANDERSON, PENNY HU, CHARLES MULLIS, TIM MAYES, ADAM LOUDIN, STEVEN GU, LILY DICKSON, FRANK HANSON

Investigating Cerium(IV)-assisted Hydrolysis of Tris(4nitrophenol) phosphate at Various pHs FACULTY MENTOR: Dominique Williams

Math Modeling: Keeping the Blood Pumping FACULTY MENTOR: Lester Caudill

CONRAD NIEBUHR Infectious Surface Proteins in Sneathia amnii FACULTY MENTOR: Michael Harwich

Connectivity of Coloring Graphs FACULTY MENTORS: Heather Russell, Prateek Bhakta

BRYANNA MOUNTFORD Modification of QB Virus-Like Particles FACULTY MENTORS: Julie Pollock, Kristine Nolin

Riverfront UR: Extending Campus from the EcoCorridor to the James River FACULTY MENTOR: David Salisbury

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Poster Presentations continued PEACE NYECHE

INDIA PATEL

Ecapsulation of Smal Molecules in the Virus-like Particle Q_ FACULTY MENTORS: Julie Pollock, Kristine Nolin

Sugar Transporter in the Bacterium Sodalis glossinidius FACULTY MENTOR: Laura Runyen-Janecky

REBEKA MONIKA OKLOPCIC

FRANCY CABRERA PAZ

Influence of the Chemical Environment on Halogen Bonding FACULTY MENTOR: Kelling Donald

Beta-adrenergic Receptor Signaling Reduces Proinflammatory Signaling and Promotes the M2 Phenotype in the RAW264.7 Macrophage Cell Line FACULTY MENTOR: Krista Stenger

JACLYN OPIE, GWYNNA RYAN The ART of Individual Differences FACULTY MENTOR: Matthew Lowder

ROBERT OSTROM The Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) of UR Campus FACULTY MENTORS: Kristine Grayson, Art Evans

CONNOR PAINTER Cosmological Inflation in N-Dimensional Gaussian Random Fields with Algorithmic Data Compression FACULTY MENTOR: Ted Bunn

ZACHARY PERKINS Initiation of Cdx Family Spinal Cord Specification Genes Requires BMP and Nodal Signaling Activity FACULTY MENTOR: Isaac Skromne

NAM PHAM Can Inductive Effects be Quantified through Halogen Bonding: A Computational Assessment for Aromatic Systems FACULTY MENTOR: Kelling Donald

ANISHA PATEL Structural Preferences of Be and Mg Dihalides FACULTY MENTOR: Kelling Donald

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Poster Presentations continued JENNIFER PICIW

EMMIE POTH-NEBEL

Identification of Ded1 Suppressors using High Throughput Genomic Sequencing FACULTY MENTOR: Angie Hilliker

Fascination in Antiquity: Understanding the Evil Eye as an Ancient Migratory, Multicultural Phenomenon FACULTY MENTORS: Elizabeth Baughan, Abigail Cheever

FAITH PINCKNEY Effects of Catecholamines on RAW264.7 Macrophage Activity FACULTY MENTOR: Krista Stenger

MICHAEL PITTMAN The Hammer Sabotaged the Machine: Effects of Verb Intentionality and Syntactic Structure on Fixation Times during Reading FACULTY MENTOR: Matthew Lowder

CLAIRE POWELL, GABRIELLE WILLIAMS The Utility of Transboundary Workshops to Address Socio-Environmental Challenges in Amazonia: The Transboundary Geographic Group of the Southwestern Amazon Case FACULTY MENTOR: David Salisbury

REHAN ABDUL QADEER

COLIN POHLMAN

Optical Properties of AlAu Alloyed and Inter-metallic Thin Films FACULTY MENTOR: Mariama Dias

Reading Tolerance into the ‘Convivencia’ FACULTY MENTOR: Martin Sulzer-Reichel

NARMEEN RASHID

KATIE POKORNY Investigation of the Low-energy Isomers of SO42(H2O)n (n=1-5) Clusters FACULTY MENTOR: Samuel Abrash

Identification of Novel Therapeutic Combinations for Basal-Like Triple-Negative Breast Cancer FACULTY MENTOR: Chuck Harrell

MADELINE POLHILL Bryn Mawr College, 1885–1940: “Mathematics on its Mind” FACULTY MENTOR: Della Dumbaugh

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Poster Presentations continued EBERARDO RAYMUNDO

NAI’LAH ROWE

Reaching Further with Computer Science FACULTY MENTORS: Zachary Dodds, Barry Lawson

Creating the Individual: Production Studies III Showcase FACULTY MENTOR: Johann Stegmeir

NAJNIN RIMI Lysis and Extensibility of Fibrin Fibers FACULTY MENTOR: Christine Helms

GRACE ANN ROBERTSON One-pot Silyl ketene imine Formation-nucleophilic Addition Reactions of Acetonitrile with Acetals and Nitrones FACULTY MENTOR: Wade Downey

TRACY SANTIZO, KELAB ZEWEDU, FERNANDA VASQUEZ, SUSANNA GETIS, MARIA PERRY, KAY JOHNSON Another Kind of Education FACULTY MENTOR: Elisabeth Gruner

REGHAN RUF Abiotic Polymerization of Ribonucleotides on a Mineral Surface FACULTY MENTORS: Eugene Wu, Kristine Nolin

Synthesis of Boronate ester Derivatives of Triphenylphosphine FACULTY MENTOR: Miles Johnson

JULIA SIEWERT SHRUTI SATHISH, YU ZHANG Modeling the Effects of HSV-2 Testing on Transmission Dynamics FACULTY MENTORS: Joanna Wares, Sara Krehbiel

ALEXIS RUSSELL Technology Use, Nature, and Well-Being FACULTY MENTOR: Karen Kochel

SARAH SHEN

Application of 3-chloroenals to the Synthesis of Substituted Pyrroles and Pyrazoles FACULTY MENTOR: John Gupton

JULIA SIEWERT KELLY SAVERINO

Molecular Cloning, Expression, and Characterization of cptB - pore protein from Sneathia amnii Type V Secretion System FACULTY MENTOR: Michael Harwich

MATTHEW ROBINSON, SAM XU

GWYNNA RYAN

Urban Heat Islands of Richmond, VA: A Further Analysis FACULTY MENTOR: Todd Lookingbill

Modeling the Pathogen Dynamics of C. Difficile FACULTY MENTOR: Lester Caudill

Processing of Relative Clauses in Spoken Language FACULTY MENTOR: Matthew Lowder

CAROLINE SCHIAVO

DANIELLE SKLAR

Climate Change: Air Pollution Negative Effects FACULTY MENTOR: Monti Datta

Alkylation-cyclization-aromatization Reactions of Ketones with (3-silyl)propargyl Carboxylates to Yield 2-methylfurans FACULTY MENTOR: Wade Downey

MARIANA ROSADO, KACY WORKMAN, LILLIE CREDLE, SUSMITA ADHIKARI Medical Adherence and Depressive Symptoms: The Role of Health Literacy FACULTY MENTOR: Camilla Nonterah

AMANDA SCHMITT, SAM O’ROURKE, ALEJANDRO VILLALPANDO Methylation of RNA Helicase DED1 FACULTY MENTOR: Angie Hilliker

MIKAELA ROSEN Isofunctional Clustering and Classification of the Arsenate reductase Superfamily using Molecular Dynamics FACULTY MENTOR: Carol Parish

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KARTIKEY SHARMA, CALVIN REEDY, SCARLETT SUN, JACKMAN LIU, CONNOR KISSANE Codes from Difference Sets FACULTY MENTOR: James Davis

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Poster Presentations continued STERLING SMITH Finding Lowest-Energy Isomers of Sulfuric Acid-Water Clusters Using M062X/aug-cc-pVTZ Model Chemistry FACULTY MENTOR: Samuel Abrash

YESIRETH SOLIS Evaluating the Theoretical Binding Affinity of Novel Carbon POSS Derivatives as HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors FACULTY MENTOR: Carol Parish

PETER SOMBOONSONG Investigating the Impact of Astrocytes on the Resistance of Melanoma Brain Metastases to Targeted Therapy FACULTY MENTOR: Jonathan Dattelbaum

KENDALL STEWART, KIM SMITH, ISABELLE WARREN Educating the Public about Organ Donation FACULTY MENTOR: Camilla Nonterah

MATTHEW STRANGE, CHLOË STECKART, CIERA BRYANT Do Individual Differences in Mental Ability Overcome the Negative Effects of Impulsivity? Neural Markers of Resource Allocation During Stimulus Encoding FACULTY MENTOR: Cindy Bukach

WESLEY SU, MAXINE XIN Structures of Coloring Graphs FACULTY MENTORS: Prateek Bhakta, Heather Russell

JANE SONG Bias in Pain Perception: The Role of Mental Health Status in Perceptions of Others’ Physical and Social Pain FACULTY MENTORS: Brandon Ng, Cindy Bukach

PATRICK SUTPHIN, KENDALL STEWART Can Personality Factors Account for Neural Markers of Gender Bias? FACULTY MENTOR: Cindy Bukach

JULIAN STARKS Investigating the Effects of Biomass Derived Pollutants on the Innate Immune System FACULTY MENTOR: Shannon Jones

NATALIE SZUMEL Put Your Phone Down, And Say Hi!: Cultivating Positivity Resonance At UR FACULTY MENTOR: Kristjen Lundberg

KRISTEN STARKS Investigation of the Effects of N-Acetylcysteine on Neurodegeneration in Drosophila Models of Spinocerebellar Ataxia 3 FACULTY MENTOR: John Warrick

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Poster Presentations continued WENYU TANG

NICOLE WALKER

Structural and Bonding Analysis of Particulate Matter using Genetic Algorithm: NO3_ • nH2O FACULTY MENTOR: Samuel Abrash

The Effects of Signaling Molecules on Agrobacterium tumefaciens Tumorigenesis at Plant Wound Sites FACULTY MENTOR: B. Daniel Pierce

TRAVIS TERRY

KATIE WALL

Chemical and Electrochemical Investigations into Transition Metal Catalyzed Reduction of CO2 into Methanol FACULTY MENTOR: Michael Norris

Elimination of Putative Transposase Inhibits Survival of Sodalis glossinidius in Tsetse Host FACULTY MENTOR: Laura Runyen-Janecky

GRIFFIN WALSH JARED THOMAS Synthesis and Characterization of Copper Proazaphosphatrane Halide and Silylamide Complexes FACULTY MENTOR: Miles Johnson

MIMI TRAN Effects of Collector Plates on the Electrospinning of PEO Nanofibers FACULTY MENTOR: Christine Helms

Using ArcGIS Hub to Facilitate Analysis and Sharing of Transboundary Amazonian Conservation and Development Data FACULTY MENTORS: David Salisbury, Elizabeth Zizzamia

ALLISON WALTERS, XINYUE WU, KENDALL STEWARD, KIM SMITH Public Perceptions of Deceased Donor and Living Donor Transplantation FACULTY MENTOR: Camilla Nonterah

ANGEL TSENG The Trump Effect on International Students FACULTY MENTOR: Monti Datta

LEE TYLER Transformation, Flood, and Narrative in Ovid’s Metamorphoses FACULTY MENTOR: Elizabeth Baughan

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Poster Presentations continued ANNIE WANG, WALKER BLACK, ANNA MANN Effects of Polysubstituted Pyrroles on ProInflammatory Signaling in RAW264.7 Macrophages FACULTY MENTOR: Krista Stenger

SALLY WATANABE Can Nature Mitigate a Link Between Social Isolation and Depressive Symptoms in College Students? FACULTY MENTOR: Karen Kochel

MORIAH WILLIAMS, MARIANA ROSADO, KACY WORKMAN, ISABELLE WARREN Breaking Barriers: An examination of barriers to treatment adherence among patients seeking kidney transplantion FACULTY MENTOR: Camilla Nonterah

KAITLIN WILSON Solvation Effects of Halogen Bondeing FACULTY MENTOR: Kelling Donald

BENJAMIN WEISER Patterns in Virginia Gubernatorial Elections since 1977 FACULTY MENTOR: Dan Palazzolo

GWYNETH WELSH Stochastic Kinetic Models of Information Motors and Topological Band Structures FACULTY MENTOR: Ovidiu Lipan

MICHAEL WYATT Techniques for Reducing Catastrophic Outlier Redshift Estimates in Large-Scale Surveys FACULTY MENTOR: Jack Singal

RAN YAN, TENGJIE TANG Population Biology, Pest Management, and Cooperative Game FACULTY MENTOR: Michael Kerckhove

ZHESI YANG, ZHESI YANG MEGAN WIORA Nations With No Land: Mapping the Spatial Displacement of Native Americans FACULTY MENTORS: Tim Barney, Paul Achter

A New CO2 Reduction Pathway: Amine Catalysis Before Traditional Hydride Attack FACULTY MENTORS: Carol Parish, Michael Norris

MASON ZADAN EMILY WU A Stochastic Switch in Heat Shock Response FACULTY MENTOR: Ovidiu Lipan

ANNA LEIGH WHITE Transcriptomic Analysis of CAD Cells Neuron-like Differentiation FACULTY MENTOR: Omar Quintero

KATHERINE WILEY Google Slides in the Gallery FACULTY MENTOR: Richard Waller

ADRIAN ZHOU, NEELA KLEIN, GIBRAN MERCHANT, PETER KADE The Lab Discussed by the Student: Early Sense Selection for Metonyms Appearing as Sentence Subjects FACULTY MENTOR: Matthew Lowder

YING ZHU Chinese International Students Adjusting to Life in the USA and RVA FACULTY MENTOR: Monti Datta

SAMUEL ZIELINSKI Investigations in the Mutagenic Potential of 8-oxo-2’deoxyguanosine with Human Polymerase kappa FACULTY MENTOR: Michelle Hamm

Soft and Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators Enabled by Liquid Metal Elastomer Composites FACULTY MENTORS: Carmel Majidi, Mohammad Malakooti

IVY ZHONG Direct Allylation of Ketones with Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate and Triethylamine FACULTY MENTOR: Chiles Downey

FOR MORE ENHANCED PRESENTATION CONTENT PLEASE VISIT https://scholarship.richmond.edu/ as-student-symposium/

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Welcome New Majors! To all newly declared majors within the School of Arts & Sciences, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have you join us! The School of Arts & Sciences is at the heart of a Richmond education. A&S fosters a community of learners who thrive by questioning, knowing, and acting. Whether you’re majoring in chemistry or theatre and dance, you will be prepared to become lifelong learners who challenge societal and intellectual barriers, who provide ethical leadership, and who lead sustainable and meaningful lives. Welcome to the School of Arts & Sciences!

2020 A&S T-SHIRTS Starting last year, and quickly turning into an annual tradition, students who declared a major within the School of Arts & Sciences before January 2020 receive a t-shirt recognizing their major. This shirt is meant to provide a sense of accomplishment and celebration, so wear it proudly and let the world know you are a part of the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Richmond! PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM LEE SCHMIDT

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A&S Students Discover What's NEXT SEE FOR YOURSELF A&S NEXT is a collaboration between Alumni and Career Services and the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Richmond. The annual program provides students the opportunity to work together with faculty and alumni business professionals to solve problems and demonstrate all the ways their liberal arts education can be used in professional life. Participants selected timely topics in order to spend the day in a small group teasing apart the issue, proposing solutions, and drawing on personal

strengths and those of their teammates. Alumni and faculty who have expertise in the chosen area advised the groups, providing insight into their careers and research. At the end of the two-day gathering, students and mentors together reflected on how the experience could be translated into future career endeavors. Students enjoyed the opportunity to network and make professional connections with alumni that may benefit them when planning for life after the University of Richmond.

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PAGE 21 - Mike Laposata Video Page Insert Laposata headshot (Celebrate Assets_5_12_20) Headline remains “Student Greetings!” Revise Subhead to: WE MUST ASK OURSELVES Update blurb using this below (simply added question mark):

Mike Laposata Blurb

A&S Rewind

LOOKING FORWARD / LOOKING BACK

In A&S, we know how to analyze our world and we know how to critically engage with it. We must ask ourselves how we will make sense of this historical moment and how, when the dust settles, will we use this as an opportunity to begin again? We, as UR graduates and as honors students in the school of Arts and Sciences, are prepared to meet this challenge. It is our turn to take on this world.

-Mike Laposata, ‘20

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Events on Campus CELEBRATING STUDENT, FACULTY, STAFF, COMMUNITY NEWS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Arts & Science events presented by faculty and students at the University of Richmond are part of a proud tradition of sharing, entertaining, and providing thoughtful and timely content on campus and in the community. From examining the global perspective of “Walls, Borders and and Partitions” to the traditional “Annual Writers Series,” to “Listening to Billie Holiday” and examining the history of the “Jim Crow Cigarette in Richmond,” the programming is always compelling, wellattended, and celebrated by all our campus communities. Campus events are produced in part by the A&S Communications Collective. Based in the Dean’s office, this talented team of student associates provides marketing and communication materials promoting positive achievement as well as campus events, making sure important A&S stories are told.

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No Room for Hate MESSAGE OF LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE On January 24, 2020, a University of Richmond first-year student woke to find a racial epithet written on their dorm door sign. Two more first-year students reported racist graffiti on their door signs later that day. The incidents were met with condemnation from University President Ronald Crutcher and a police investigation. This display of intolerance met fierce resistance on campus. On January 25, during the final day of A&S NEXT, Dean of Arts & Sciences Patrice Rankine addressed the incidents with a message of love, anti-racism, and acceptance.

Liberal arts defines the broad-based, integrative education that A&S exemplifies. On January 28, students organized an open mic where they shared stories and called for unity at the University. On January 30, nearly 700 members of the Richmond community gathered in Tyler Haynes Commons for a “No Room for Hate� forum, where students shared their experiences of racism and exclusion. Educating global leaders calls for an analytical disposition among all of us, open hearts and minds. There is no room for hate. We are better together.

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Thank You! APPRECIATIONS ONE AND ALL

DEAN’S OFFICE, SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES Dr. Patrice Rankine Kästle Aschliman Dr. Carthene Bazemore-Walker Dr. Kathrin Bower Dr. Benjamin Broening MJ Chinworth Cynthia Johnson Dr. Dan Palazzolo Robert Plymale Carolyn Smart Surabhi Vittal

A&S COMMUNICATIONS COLLECTIVE Alexis Angelus Sydney Collins Andre Eanes Shanna Gerlach

Mitchell Gregory Elizabeth Harrison Yuwei Lin Imani Shackelford Will Walker

GRADUATING SENIORS Nat Berry Sydney Collins Karen Fleming Joanna Hejl Michael Laposata Lindsey Paul Jack Scheutzow Savannah Wilson Mason Zadan

SPECIAL THANKS Dr. Bertram Ashe Jamie Betts Sunni Brown Kevin Butterfield Sara Cone Heather Campbell Lindsey Campbell Dr. Jory Denny Alicia Díaz, MFA Dr. Wade Downey Dr. Christine Helms Kevin Heraldo Dr. Dorothy J. Holland Dr. Kelling Donald Dr. Kelly Lambert Dr. Barry Lawson Dr. Nicole Maurantonio Lucretia McCulley

Lisa Gradone Miles Jeanne Minnix Dr. Carol A. Parish Dr. Julie Pollock Dr. David S. Salisbury Alaina Schneider Dr. Monika Siebert Linda Smalley Denise Dwight Smith Dr. Krista Stenger UR Communications Gabi Williams

CREATIVE TEAM Brian McClure | StudioBDC Kim Lee Schmidt | Kim Lee Photography Rin-rin Yu | Silver Media Group

... AND TO OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS !

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