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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.

Sep
10

So ends summer

It was a great summer of research. While I am excited for my classes this fall, I am a bit nostalgic for the hot days of summer when I could devote more time to my research.

Sep
02

“你有女朋友了吗?” (Do you have a girlfriend?)

2010到2011年我在石家庄跟一个美国政府奖学金留学了。那时候,我在一个中国高中学习中文,跟一个中国家庭住在一起了。我会叫他们我接待家庭,直接叫他们妈妈,爸爸,和弟弟。我们公寓的旁边就是我接待姥姥和姥爷的家,我们经常去过他们家吃饭。我和姥姥和姥爷关系很好。

Sep
02

Summing Up the Summer

With the Fall semester officially underway, and my Thesis research shifting into a new phase, I’ll take this blog post as an opportunity to quickly reflect on my summer research experience. At the beginning of the summer, I started with a broad idea of what my Thesis would look like–an examination of how different governmental…
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Sep
01

August: Why White Teachers?

Recently, as I’ve been acquiring permission from the school district I’m working in for my Thesis, I’ve come across questions about why I am choosing to interview and observe White teachers in particular.  Some were worried that I was being discriminatory, and that my research findings wouldn’t apply to all teachers’ practices.  In this blog…
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Sep
01

Is there a “correct” way to speak brianzolo?

Apologies for the super-late update! Last post I mentioned that I would write about the best interview ever….so I’ll start with that! This post will focus on how I somewhat changed the focus of my research from strictly regional identity and how its maintained through dialect,  to how the dialect changes even in the next…
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