Aug
20

Summer Wrap Up!

August 19, 2015 The summer is over folks! Thus far, I’ve really worked to develop and expand upon my theoretical framework for my research project.  My summer work is related to my work for the upcoming school year in that it has prepared me to do further work on my thesis and really helped me…
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Mar
09

February

Phew! The entire month of February seemingly flew by in a flash. In a short month, I managed to get almost all of my data approved, and I have identified the last two steps to completing my thesis. I also presented my findings at the Charles Center Honors Symposium and, thus, have managed to prepare…
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Feb
07

From January

Wow! What an excellent month!! Shortly after the completion of my Midterm presentation, I (of course) went home for Winter Break. While I was home, still eagerly pursuing my thesis, I was finally able to prove the existence of a residual population bias in branching random walk algorithms. This being the centerpiece of my thesis…
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Jan
28

Corons

I’ll take this opportunity to discuss an important ‘theme’ that will be apparent in my honors thesis, which is the development of the corons in France. The term may appear by itself odd. It doesn’t seem to mean, even in French, what it actually means: a French coal mining village. Ville de charbon comes more…
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Jan
28

Fall break

I’m happy to say that much was accomplished over my Fall break. The tedious task of transcribing, recording, and categorizing 7 million francs worth of aid, both foreign and domestic, given to families of victims is much closer to completion, which means I’m much closer to analyzing them.