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The 16th Annual Assumption College Undergraduate Symposium

April 19-20, 2010

Symposium Winners 2010:

The faculty mentor’s name appears in parentheses. 



Presentation:  Matthew Owens, “I Do What I Do Because I Like To Do”: Amoral Self-Perception in Three Works of Fiction (Prof. Patrick Corrigan)

Poster:  Thomas McGinley, Young Minds in Bondage:  An Examination of Confederate Educational Print Culture (Prof. Carl Keyes)


Social Sciences

Presentation:  Cathryn Cortesa, Art Therapy for Individuals Who Have Experienced Trauma:  Physiological Evidence (Prof. Maria Parmley)

Poster:  Courtney Stratton, School Application of Applied Behavior Analysis (Prof. Diane Myers)


Natural Sciences and Mathematics  

Presentation:  Amber Morra, Gossypol Induced Apoptosis in Colon Cancer Cells (Prof. Heather Wilkins)

Poster:  Michael McIntyre and Erin Gombos, Effect of Carbon Nanotubes on the Crystallization and Ordering Behavior of Liquid Crystals (Prof. Georgi Georgiev)


Art, Music, Theatre

Presentation:  Lisa Egan, Sometimes a Cigar is Actually a Paintbrush:  A Psychoanalysis of Pablo Picasso (Prof. Toby Norris)

Poster: Denise Gotta, Art as Means of Communication (Prof. Edith Read)


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Monday, April 19, 2010:

  • Sessions from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Speaker and Luncheon 12:00 for mentors and students and invited guests only
  • Poster Reception with Honors Convocation, 5-6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010:

  • Sessions from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Direct inquiries to:

      Ms. Michele Aubin, Secretary for the Research Office


      phone:  508-767-7097

      until April 12, then please call co-chairs

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