Jul
      19

      Finding New Scholarship

      After a nice study-abroad break from thesis work, I am happy to be back in the thick of research! I decided to ease back into it with a book recommended by my thesis advisor; Jeanne Abrams’ First Ladies of the Republic. Published in 2018, it covers the presidencies of Washington, Adams, and Madison but keeps the…
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      Jul
      18

      Mushrooms Tell me I’m a Real Fungi

      Hi all, this week has been marked by constant researching regarding the biological uptake of Americium-241 and Cesium-137. One of the primary variables I am interested in that determines the migration of Cs-137 through the soil is the recycling of Cs-137 due to fungi, plants and trees. I don’t think that this trend applies to…
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      Jul
      18

      Summer Research Post #5

      Hi everyone! Since I last posted, I read several different pieces, mostly articles and one book, that deal in different ways with my topic on Charlotte Brontë’s novels Jane Eyre and Villette and understanding how they explore Victorian female psychology. Not all of the readings address these two novels specifically, but the ideas and theories…
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      Jul
      17

      Deciphering minute by minute

      I think I mentioned in a previous post that I had taken pictures of a book of minutes from the Foundling Hospital, which were written in the worst handwriting ever – and the time has come to decode them. I’m making good progress through my large collection of pictures from the archives, and alternating staring…
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      Jul
      17

      Summer Update #5–Filling in the Gaps

      Hi all! My focus this week has been on filling the gaps that I have in my piece as of now. It was really easy to write about the aspects of my project that I had a lot of background knowledge about, but I as I went back through, I found that pieces of my narrative…
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