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OF NEW ROCHELLE HOSTS
19th ANNUAL HONORS CONFERENCE TO SPOTLIGHT STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
ROCHELLE, NY, April 29, 2004 – The School
of Arts &
Sciences at The College of New Rochelle (CNR) recently hosted its 19th
Annual Honors Conference Day to spotlight independent study student
projects and those done for the CNR Honors Program focusing on:
in the World. The subjects included:
American pop culture in Latin America; the
impact of outsourcing; landmine campaigns; biodiversity in tropical
and gay censorship in American media.
of the 18 female students who presented their
research projects at the
part of the CNR Honors Program and did their research under the
faculty mentors. In order to be in this
academically rigorous program, each student needs to maintain a 3.5
average (GPA) by the beginning of their junior year, take Honors
independent study, and conduct an individual honors project in their
senior year. The CNR student presenters
Cindy Bastien (Brooklyn, NY) -- Over 50 years ago, Simone de
Beavoir, author of the breakthrough 1949 book, The Second Sex, provided
a unique vision of womanhood. Cindy seeks to answer the question
Simone’s ideas were ahead of her time and if so, did Simone herself
live a woman’s life as she defined it?
Vanessa Ceron (Bronx, NY) -- As American jobs continue to
be outsourced to countries such as India,
what will happen to our domestic
economy? Vanessa looks at the impact
outsourcing has had on the global job market, the industries most
whether the benefits of outsourcing outweigh the negatives.
Michele Dola (Selden, NY)
– Her project sheds light on the
differences in news coverage in the Great
Britain and the U.S.
and the reasons behind these
different perspectives when covering the exact same news event.
Maya Georgieva (New Rochelle, NY)
-- Maya conducted two
projects: she examined the success of
landmine campaigns in affecting global governance and created the web
site for the
CNR Honors Program.
Leslie Paola Gonzalez (Elmhurst,
NY) –- Leslie’s
project examines the effect of American pop culture on sexual attitudes
Latin America, a region more typically known for its conservative
Maria Gonzalez (Torrington, CT) -- Her project looked into the
influence that the aesthetics of English and Arabic letterforms have on
cultural and national identity for American and Arab people.
York, NY) – What happens to the global
environment when biodiversity goes down in the tropical rainforests?
Amy seeks to answer the question of how this will
impact the success of pharmaceutical companies’ race to develop
for human problems.
Judith Jeremie (Brooklyn, NY) –
Judith’s goal was to examine
the impact Japanese and American pop culture have on each other’s pop
and whether a singular “fusion” Japanese-American culture is being
without losing either one’s distinctiveness.
Giau Nguyen (Endicott, NY) -- Giau’s project examined what
happened to the Hudson River when its ecosystem
was disturbed by invasive species such
as the zebra mussel.
Amy Perry (Westbrook, ME) – Is the ultimate American Boy
Scout, Superman, a valid and relevant hero at a time when there is so
instability in the U.S.
Amy sheds light on the appropriateness of Superman in good times and
Kimberli Ringel-Kane (Columbia, MD)
– Is Disney a branding goliath or
a company savvy enough to selectively promote its trademark “castle”
only in the most ideal circumstances?
Kimberli’s research takes us behind the scenes throughout the Disney
empire to answer this question.
Alana Ruptak (Forked River, NJ) -- Over the years, art therapy
have attempted to create codes of ethics to ensure certain levels of
and conduct among practitioners. Alana
reviewed these codes to see if having them was a realistic attempt
Betsy Skrip (Oxford, MA) – Betsy’s
focus was on exploring
the changes in the Hudson River and surrounding landscape as depicted
literary and artistic descriptions. She also investigated what the
for this natural resource.
Samantha Turano (Patterson, NY) – Samantha’s project examines the
difference between how the American and Canadian media portray
national television. Why is it that in
the “land of the free,” homosexuality is rarely portrayed in a positive
M. Tyranski (Mt.
Vernon, NY) – Her project compares the use of
propaganda during World War II and the Iraq War.
The first Catholic college for women in New York
State, The College
of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it
the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which
women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult learners), the
of Nursing and the Graduate School. The main campus of the
is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York
The College maintains six other campus locations in New York City.
the College’s website at www.cnr.edu
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