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    The Honors Fellowship

    All students who were approved to conduct departmental Honors in the 2013-2014 academic year were eligible to apply for fellowships through the William and Mary Honors Fellowship program. Representing a variety of disciplines, the Fellows receive funding to devote 10 full-time weeks during the summer for research and additional money during the year for project-related expenses.

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    The Blog

    All Honors Fellows will submit posts to the W&M Honors Fellows blog for a full year as they research and write their honors theses. Follow along as these students experience the highs and lows of creating, conducting, and completing an individual research project.

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    The 16th Annual Honors Colloquium

    Each February the Roy R. Charles Center hosts the Honors Colloquium, a presentation forum for Honors students working on theses. W&M Honors Fellows will participate in the Colloquium, presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience of their peers, faculty, family, and friends. The Colloquium are open to the public, and everyone is welcome!

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    The Thesis

    The Departmental Honors Program provides qualified students the opportunity to complete a two-semester, six-credit research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.  Each Honors project culminates in a thesis and oral defense.   Completing an Honors project can be one of the most academically rewarding experiences of a student’s undergraduate career.

Jun
24

Some Iterations on The Subject’s Perspective Objection to Externalism

SPOArticleHT (1) Hey folks! Attached above is an article I wrote on one of the topics my thesis will cover. The Subject’s Perspective Objection to Externalism is widely discussed in the contemporary analytic epistemology literature. To really understand the ways in which it is motivated, used, and objected to, I wrote a short article discussing…
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Jun
24

Starting the Summer Strong (feat. thoughts on Psychology, Academia, and Social Justice)

Hello! Thanks again to everyone who has shown interest and provided support for my honors project. The summer has started off strong: I finalized my experimental procedure, set up all the tasks and surveys, and as I write this I have ran 25 participants. Because I did full-time research last summer too, the whole process…
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Jun
23

Foucauldian Nightmares and Histories of the Present: Finding Methods to the Madness

Greetings from Perkins Library at Duke University! I am sitting by the reference books on the first floor and resisting the temptation to flip through an encyclopedia about New York City. Instead, I am working through my reading list, filling out an outline, and writing this post.

Jun
23

Introduction & Update: Can You See It? Facial Expression Leakage

Hello, everyone! Unfortunately, this is my first blog post of the summer, but I aim to post every few weeks from now on! I was abroad last semester studying in Perugia, Italy (about 2.5 hours NE of Rome in the region of Umbria). It was a fantastic semester, but I was ready to begin my…
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Jun
21

Updates in the Musical World

Hello all! It’s Kevin Kay here. I thought it might be a good time to update my honors thesis blog on what I’ve been doing this summer. It’s been very productive so far! I just finished at my first summer music festival – the Charlotte New Music Festival – where I was learning the intense…
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