The Senior Scholars Program is a college-wide program that provides the opportunity to devote significant time to a major project resulting is an intense independent research project which is completed during a student's senior year. The Independent Study Committee sets the requirements for the project and its final format. Each student, upon completion of the Senior Scholars Paper, is asked to archive his or her project in Digital Commons so that it may be made available to the Colby community and to the world at large.

All Senior Scholars Papers in this collection are available for review and research purposes at no cost. This open access policy in no way diminishes the copyright responsibility of those viewing or downloading the documents. The authors of these documents retain the copyright to the intellectual property these works represent in their current form.

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Senior Scholars Papers from 1993

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Theatre of the mind: an Experiment in Modern American Audio Fiction, Thomas M. Gerencer

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Something Whole: Poems, Christopher Iannini

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Softly spoken, Sarah Inman

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Latin American Liberation Philosophy and its Literature: Differing Approaches Towards an authentic Latin American cultural identity , a study of Jose Maria Arguedas' "Los rios profundos", Warren H. Kelly

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Loyal Parent: an Analysis of the Role Played by Zhou Enlai in China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1969), Sumner Lemon

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The Cultural Construction of the Maine Sporting Camps, March O. McCubrey

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Exploration in oil painting and charcoal drawing, Eric Miles

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Choreographic exploration of physical duress: motivation for and responses to exhaustion (a project in performance), Sara F. Regan

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Dust, Kristin J. Winkler

Senior Scholars Papers from 1992

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Religious Justification of Violence: a Look into the Crusades, Bryan Chase

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Paleoenvironmental Analysis of Three Subfossil Coleopteran Faunas from the Toklat River Drainage, Central Alaska, Lisa L. Churchill

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VOICES Three Stories and a Novella, Brooke Daniella Coleman

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Momentary loss : stories, Craig Damrauer

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Third Eye of the Hindu Goddess Durga, Pika Ghosh

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Imperial shoe palace: a collection of poems, Alexandria Peary

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Involvement of free radicals in peroxidatic reactions catalyzed by chloroperoxidase, David P. Provencal

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Characterization and Implementation of a Continuos Flow Trace Metal Preconcentration System for Inductively Couples Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry, Robert N. Sibley

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Paleofloristic Trends in Devonshire Marsh, Bermuda, Theodore N. vonWallmenich

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Bleeding: A Collection of Poetry and Short Fiction, Cecily Von Ziegesar

Senior Scholars Papers from 1991

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Molecular genetic analysis of the interaction between the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria and the tomato plant, Peter M. Antall

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Effects of Treating Females with Exogenous Gonadotropins on the Utrastructure of Mouse Embryos and Oocytes, Todd Astor

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Pollen analysis of the Sepphoris archaeological site, Beit Natofa Valley, Lower Galilee, Israel, Tristram Hussey

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Bringing Japanese manufacturing systems to America: the feasibility of implementing just-in-time production in the United States, Magda Lacharite

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Caught Under the Sky: a Collection of Poems, Erika Mailman

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Looking through windows: a collection of short fiction, Christopher Quentin Overly

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Adrienne Rich: The Emergence of a Female Poetic Voice, Susan Willis

Senior Scholars Papers from 1990

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Constructive Picture Formation with Emphasis on Natural Structures: a Senior Scholar Project in Studio Art, K. Girvin

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Paleoenvironmental analysis of a late-holocene subfossil Coleopteran fauna from Starks, Maine, Heather A. Hall

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Re-present-ing the past: identity, re-memory and historical resonance in the works of contemporary African-American women writers, Joseph Lilore

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Enforcement in environmental law: an economic analysis of citizen suits, Wendy S. Naysnerski

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Two-dimensional gel electrophoretic analysis of cellular proteins from escherichia coli in the presence of mutated and homologous genes for 4.5S RNA, Michael O'Loughlin

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Analysis of the Chlorination and Bromination Reaction Mechanisms of the Enzyme Chloroperoxidase, Amy Shedd

Senior Scholars Papers from 1989

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Figure and abstraction, Joanna Brace

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Figurative sculpture and drawing, a sumation of a year's work, Matthew Burke

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Strings of light: stories about fathers and sons, Gary DeAngelo

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Symbolic interactionist and neurophysiological models of action towards an integration, David Spencer Fearon

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Beyond a Patriarchal Interpretation, Holly Nicole Schamban

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Sarongs - A Collection of Poems, Jody A. Zorgdrager

Senior Scholars Papers from 1988

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Chutes and ladders: poems, Susan Hallawell

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Role of presidential personality in the Carter administration, Colleen McKenna

Senior Scholars Papers from 1987

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Proper Emptiness, Gregg Bach

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Did she donkeystone her doorstep?: the Victorian ideal of domesticity and the reality of working class women's lives, Rebecca Binder

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Pivoting: a novel, Glenn Cummings

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House Burning and Other Poems, Julie D'Amico

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Project in Choreography, Maura Murphy

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The Necessity of Desire, Pamela Sherbondy

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The Modern Welfare State: Pathway to Progress, or Road to Ruin? A Comparative Analysis of Social Policy in the US, Great Britain, and Sweden, Jeffrey D. Thaxter

Senior Scholars Papers from 1986

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Good thing: a novella, Wendy Lapham

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Poems, Grantland S. Rice

Senior Scholars Papers from 1985

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What we bury: poems and epilogues, James Harry Nicholas Martin

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Greek shipping and the crisis of the 1980's, James Eyre McHugo

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Painting: exploring an evolutionary process, Lincoln C. Peirce

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Eugene O'Neill and The Hairy Ape: a Study in Background and Production, Susan A. Perry

Senior Scholars Papers from 1984

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The National Book Awards and The American Book Awards: The Treatment of Women in Prize-Winning American Fiction, 1962-1983, Kathleen M. Shaw

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X-Ray Crystallography, Keith P. Wilson

Senior Scholars Papers from 1983

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Images of Women in American Popular Culture: The Post-World War II Legacy, Jennifer Beever

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Monetarism and its Application in the Australian Economy, Linwood C. Downs

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Nature and Abstraction in painting, Douglas Kopsco

Senior Scholars Papers from 1982

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Women involved in Maine's political culture, Donna K. Curran

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Women Involved in Maine's Political Culture, Donna K. Curran

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Comparative slave systems: an economic analysis of sugar production in Jamaica and Louisiana, Martin J. Eisenberg

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Contemporarary American women poets: new voices, new visions, Diana Fuss

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Theoretical and experimental optical holography, Warren A. Krueger

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The Human Figure in Drawing and Sculpture, Carolyn J. Treat

Senior Scholars Papers from 1981

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Labor study of the Franco-American community of Waterville, Maine from 1890 to 1940, Margaret Bernier

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The Use of Economic Incentives to Control Pollution: The Case of Chlorofluorocarbons, Kenneth A. Bruder

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Synthesis of carbon nucleosides : potential antibiotics, Jeffery Davis

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"Painting in half-light" and other poems, Jane Eklund

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Women in the Hebrew Bible: misunderstanding and the tyranny of tradition, Dana Johnston

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Nude and its environment, Margaret Libby

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Women's quilts, women's lives: a study of historic Maine quilts and their makers, Susan M. Meyer

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Exploration of the idea of the horse in graphics and sculpture, Katherine H. Moore

Senior Scholars Papers from 1980

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Dancing with Mr. Penrose and other stories, Geoffrey Becker

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World of Elizabeth James Seelye: Female Culture in Upper Middle Class Victorian America, Susan Erb

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Policy analysis of the revision of the national ambient air quality standards for photochemical oxidants: focus on Maine, Susan MacKenzie

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Independent study in the applied arts, Susan M. Miller

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Senior Scholar in Painting, Cathy Mueller

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Two Centuries of Change in Personal Wealth holding Patterns: the United Kingdom vs. the United States, Kelley Osgood

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Short fiction of Thomas Hardy: an exploration and assessment, Rebecca G. Peters

Senior Scholars Papers from 1979

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Nine old men and one New Deal -- the Supreme Court crisis of 1937 -- a political history, Dwight Darrow

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Philosophical perspectives on American studies methodology, Gregory Mark Pfitzer

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High anxiety, Andy Plante

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Philosophy and the environmental crisis: foundation for a new technological paradigm, David M. Rice

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Spring into summer : a novel, Jeff Wuorio

Senior Scholars Papers from 1978

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Room at Dawn, Jennifer Barber

Ice House and Other Poems, Sam Cremin

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Visual Interpretation of Man's Environment through Photo-realistic Techniques in Painting, Katherine Kincaid

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The Realization of the Basso Continuo in German and Italian Music, 1680-1750, John Saunders

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Optical Management of the Spruce-Fir Forest against the Spruce Budworm, Gari B. Simon

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Crown ethers : applications in inorganic synthesis, Robert L. Sundberg

Senior Scholars Papers from 1977

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Synoptic problem : an investigation of synoptic relationships, George Capone

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The seaswan : a first draft for a novel, Kevin Farnham

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Saul Bellow and New Nonfiction: A Comparative Approach To Contemporary American Literature, Kenneth Fox

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Socioeconomic Analysis of Population Growth, Qaiser Khan

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Moral Decision and Moral Development, Deborah Kraus

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Historical reasons for differences in comparative accounting systems, Mona Pinette

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Formalism and Post-Formalism in American Art Since 1960, John E. Sawyer

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Maine and the Hartford Convention: The Impact of the War of 1812 on the Politics of Maine and Massachusetts, Alan S. Taylor

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Off Soundings, William H. Welte

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Do Tell, Jane C. Williams