Jul
10

Legislative Barriers to Pretrial Reform: Horror Stories

Through the course of my research I’ve read many stories of people who have been effected adversely by money bail. I’ll share a few with you now.

Jul
06

Unnatural Amino Acid Synthesis

This summer, one of the projects I have been attempting to complete is the synthesis of a novel unnatural amino acid. Unnatural amino acids are those that contain an R group that is not found anywhere in nature–it must be synthesized in a lab setting. Unnatural amino acids are an extremely exciting field of study…
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Jun
30

Henry Fielding’s Politics: An Enigma

Since I arrived in Williamsburg on June 12th, I spend most of my days the same way. I find a bench around campus and start sifting through the immense body of work concerning the development of the novel in the English language. While these studies are indeed very helpful for broadening my background knowledge, they lack…
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Jun
25

An immediate success, followed by several roadblocks

As research has progressed so far in the summer, it is becoming increasingly clear how even simple tasks can become challenges of their own. In the first couple of weeks I was able to focus in on one location of our mutation in the protein, which allows me to concentrate all my efforts on expressing…
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Jun
12

The Life of the Devotional Object: The History Museum Context

My research began in London for just one week of endless museum visits. My interest in London was two-fold–not only does it have many museums with collections of South Asian art, but it also has an added complexity being the former sovereign nation in India. Furthermore, many of the collections explain the object to the…
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