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The Managed Family: An Examination of the Role of the Military Family in the Institution

Mai-Ling Garcia, Haas Scholar 2006 - 2007 : Sociology

The family is often considered a primary source of emotional support and an institutional constant amidst every day challenges. For military personnel, the circumstances of every day life are more unpredictable, more dangerous, and further complicated by the intensive debate surrounding military duties and functions. Military families are intimately intertwined with... Read More

Programa Pueblos Mágicos: A Comparative Study of Equity and Social Inclusion in Talpa de Allende, Mexico

Adrián García Hernández, Haas Scholar 2017 - 2018 : Sustainable Environmental Design and Forestry and Natural Resource Management - Human Dimensions

Rural areas compose 86% of Mexico’s territory and account for 36% of the population while rural GDP per capita ranges between 27% and 43% of the national average. To address this urban/rural developmental divide, the Secretariat of Tourism created the Programa Pueblos Mágicos (PPM). Its goal was to raise local levels of wellbeing by promoting economic... Read More

The Commodification of Place: Tourism in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Mary Gardner, Haas Scholar 2005 - 2006 : Geography

Tourism, as Jamaica’s largest and fastest growing industry, is vital to the country’s growth and development. Montego Bay, the second largest city in Jamaica, is the tourist capital of the island. The juxtaposition of a large local and tourist population in Montego Bay has created a unique form of physical and material segregation. Mary’s research project will explore... Read More

Secret Trials and Deportations

Faisal Ghori, Haas Scholar 2003 - 2004 : History

Faisal will examine the changes made to Immigration and Naturalization Service statutes following September 11, 2001, focusing on the ways these changes targeted Pakistani immigrants, who were often detained for months and then were summarily deported. His project hopes to shed light upon the legalistic basis for this treatment of Pakistani immigrants, and its... Read More

Investigation of the Biophysical Origin of Proteolytic Resistance

Jacqueline Gilmore, Haas Scholar 2003 - 2004 : Molecular and Cell Biology

Proteases are a class of enzymes that cleave other proteins. Interestingly, the susceptibility of proteins to proteases differs, with some proteins being more resistant to proteolysis than others. The mechanism for this resistance is unclear. By studying model proteins that resist cleavage by the protease trypsin, Jacqueline hopes to determine the biophysical basis of... Read More

Rock Art in the Matopos: Interpretation, Impact and Identity

Rachel Faye Giraudo, Haas Scholar 2000 - 2001 : Anthropology

This summer, Rachel will travel to Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe to conduct a community-based study of rock art sites, dating from approximately 9,000 years ago when San hunter-gatherers painted images on rock shelters. Her goal is to develop a collaborative interpretation of the sites, through empirical research and qualitative interviews with local... Read More

Thioredoxin in Bioremediation

Natalia Oleg Glebova, Haas Scholar 1998 - 1999 :

Natalia's Senior Honors Thesis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology evolves out of her passionate commitment to contribute to the restoration of the environment, a matter she believes should be a priority for modern society. She will be investigating the molecular mechanisms of selenite detoxification in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis, focusing on the function... Read More

Characterization of DNA Damage Repair in Myogenic Precursors

Say Tar Goh, Haas Scholar 2008 - 2009 : Molecular and Cell Biology

Muscle stem cells, or satellite cells, are located in muscle fibers and are responsible for muscle repair in mammals throughout adult life. As individuals age, the capability of satellite cells to repair muscle dramatically declines. The loss of such capabilities can be related to the host environment, in that extracellular niches provided by old hosts hamper their... Read More

Building an Urban Wilderness

Benjamin Golder, Haas Scholar 2009 - 2010 : Architecture

The fact that wilderness can be literally built is a profound one, especially in this era of ecological crisis. Wild plants and animal species are rapidly being lost due to climate change and loss of habitat. What if wildlife were built into the fabric of the city? What if the city, often regarded as the antithesis of wilderness, nurtured a variety of plant and animal... Read More

Targeted Genome Modification Using Zinc Finger Nucleases

Michael Goldrich, Haas Scholar 2009 - 2010 : Molecular and Cell Biology/Public Health

Genetic work with model organisms, such as fruit flies, mice, and zebrafish, has provided invaluable insights into the mechanisms behind human disease and development. One tool for creating these models is direct modification of the genome. Michael is optimizing the use of reagents, called zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs), in order to create specific and targeted... Read More

International Standards for Grassroots Democracy? A Case Study of a Guatemalan Fair Trade Coffee Cooperative.

Benjamin Goldstein, Haas Scholar 2002 - 2003 : Interdisciplinary Studies Field

The recent growth of the Fair Trade coffee niche market in the United States suggests that consumers are beginning to concern themselves with the social conditions under which their coffee was produced. Fair Trade coffee consumers accept that the Generic Fairtrade Standards established by the International Fairtrade Labeling Organization (FLO) provide certain de... Read More

The Loneliest Brides in America: Japanese War Brides and African American Servicemen After WWII

Sonia Gomez, Haas Scholar 2010 - 2011 : History

Immediately following the end of World War II, the United States stationed nearly 450,000 troops in Japan. The U.S. occupation of Japan led to intimate relationships between American Servicemen and Japanese women, resulting in a large number of marriages. Between 1947 and 1975, an estimated 45,000 Japanese women immigrated to the United States as wives of U.S.... Read More

Undocumented Latina/o Students' Struggle and Academic Resiliency in Higher Education

Geraldine Gomez, Haas Scholar 2011 - 2012 : Social Welfare, Education (minor)

An estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from the nation’s high schools each year, and only 5-10% of those continue on to a two/four-year college or university (Passel, 2003 & Passel and Cohn, 2009). Their obstacles, beyond lack of federal financial aid, contribute to psychological stress and limited opportunities in higher education. Geraldine will... Read More

"Framing" China: Congressional Commissions' Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy

Ana Cristina Gomez-Vidal, Haas Scholar 2014 - 2015 : Interdisciplinary Studies Field & Public Policy

The rise of China is arguably the single most important event to shape international politics in the 21st century. The United States’ understanding and response to China’s ascent will shape global political stability. The U.S. Government, through legislative mandate, created two commissions, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) and the U.S... Read More

The World Seen Without a Self: The Epistemology of Unoccupied Perspectives in To the Lighthouse

Zachary David Gordon, Haas Scholar 2000 - 2001 : English/Philosophy

Located at the nexus of linguistics, philosophy and literary studies, Zach's Senior Honors Thesis in English will examine Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse, specifically to illuminate the relationship between the theory of knowledge inherent in the novel's syntax and the epistemological issues the novel thematizes. In order to understand... Read More

The Architecture of the Invisible: Women, Workers, and Water in the New Argentine Cinema

Nicole Gordon, Haas Scholar 2007 - 2008 : Rhetoric/Film

The placement of a woman’s body attests to the gender dynamics of a film, so how do recurring spatial settings figure female characters into the collective national imagination? To address this question Nicole will conduct a survey of contemporary women’s roles in American and Argentine national cinemas. She will approach this project through a phenomenological lens... Read More

Geographies of Justice: Reconciliation, and the Role of Transitional Justice in Brazil

Rachel Gottfried-Clancy, Haas Scholar 2013 - 2014 : Geography

On November 18, 2011 federal law #12,528 created the National Truth Commission (Commisão Nacional da Verdade, CNV) in Brazil. The truth commission was created to examine the events carried out by the government, Forças Armadas, during the country’s military dictatorship and produce an official, truthful account of the period. The hope was that by embarking on a... Read More

From Steel Mills to Steel Bars: Historicizing the Carceral State in Deindustrialized Rust Belt America

Chance Grable, Haas Scholar 2016 - 2017 : History

Since the 1970’s, two simultaneous processes of mass incarceration and deindustrialization have transformed the US into a postindustrial society with the largest incarceration system globally. Chance’s research will explore the intertwined history of these two processes through a close study of the prison siting in Youngstown, Ohio, an extreme example of... Read More

Palatial Architecture and the Mitanni Mode of Governance: a Cross-Comparative Analysis of Administrative Centers from Tell Brak, Alalakh, and Nuzi

Matthew Gracia, Haas Scholar 2006 - 2007 : Near Eastern Studies

Matthew hopes to contribute to discussion within scholarship of the Ancient Near East on the study of the Mitanni state, a polity in Upper Mesopotamia that attained international power during the second millennium BCE. He proposes to elucidate one, fairly restricted aspect of the larger question regarding the Mitannian system of governance by comparing recently... Read More

Making Synthetic Chemistry Greener: More Sustainable Processes via Catalysis with New Transition Metal Compounds

Lauren Grant, Haas Scholar 2014 - 2015 : Chemistry

Catalysis, a critical field in synthetic chemistry, reduces the release of hazardous chemicals into the environment by decreasing the amount of reagents needed for chemical synthesis on industrial scales. Lauren’s research will investigate more sustainable methods of conducting chemical synthesis via the study of a new class of transition metal complexes... Read More

An Archaeology of Food, Race, and Gender at Fort Davis, Texas

Leah Grant, Haas Scholar 2013 - 2014 : Anthropology; History

My project will investigate the foodways of three distinct populations who occupied Fort Davis, Texas, during the second phase of the fort’s active period from 1867-1891. While permitting issues will not allow for excavation this summer, there are alternatives to excavation. One collection of artifacts was previously excavated from the enlisted men’s barracks; I will... Read More

Decoding the “Fah Flor”: Archeological Discovery and the De-Mystification of a Lost Metaphor in Beowufl

Olivia Graves, Haas Scholar 2016 - 2017 : English | Classical Civilizations

The dating and provenance of the Old English epic Beowulf have been topics of wide scholarly debate for the past two hundred years. Combining literary and archaeological research techniques constitutes one way of approaching this inquiry. Based on close readings, there is some evidence to suggest that the poet refers to a tessellated (mosaic) floor left over... Read More

The Effect of Awe on Collective Creativity

Kristophe Green, Haas Scholar 2015 - 2016 : Psychology

Researchers have found that, in general, positive emotions lead to greater creativity (operationalized as increased cognitive fluency, flexibility, and divergent thinking) than do negative emotions. Increasingly, innovations and game­changing insights are the product of not one creative person, but teams of people working together to produce results. It is... Read More

New Monopolist For the New Economy: The Case of Microsoft

Morgan Greene, Haas Scholar 2000 - 2001 : Political Economy of Industrial Societies

Morgan's project will seek to address the timely question of whether the current body of antitrust law is adequate to ensure consumer welfare in the new technology-driven economy. Through extensive historical research, he will study how courts have interpreted the original antitrust statute through the decades focusing on representative cases. He will explore... Read More

Disability Studies, Disabled Student Services: Making the Link in Physical Education at UC Berkeley

Matthew Grigorieff, Haas Scholar 2010 - 2011 : Women's Studies/American Studies, Disability Studies (minor)

In the spring of 2009, UC Berkeley (UCB) offered 98 courses in their Physical Education Department-- none designed for disabled students. Forty years after UCB helped forge a civil rights movement for people with disabilities, neither Berkeley nor any UC has a plan or program for addressing the fitness needs of the disabled. Matthew hopes to address that deficiency. He... Read More

Emotion Narratives in Schizophrenia

June L. Gruber, Haas Scholar 2002 - 2003 : Psychology

The primary objective of this project will be to examine the way in which patients diagnosed with schizophrenia use language to describe their subjective emotional experiences. Using a clinical interview, the Schedule for Deficit Syndrome, patients with schizophrenia will be asked to provide a brief narrative of salient emotional experiences in their lives (e.g.... Read More

Lyric in Public: Exploring Lyric Subjectivity and the Outdoor Advertisement Through Ekphrastic Poetry

Shawna Gubera, Haas Scholar 2009 - 2010 : English

Shawna will travel to New York and Los Angeles to collect her primary text, which will be an extensive photographic record of static advertisements displayed in public space. Using this index of images, along with personal interviews gathering individuals' responses to advertising, she will produce a collection of lyric poetry that investigates the boundary... Read More

L'Enfer en Soie

Sylvan Guerveno, Haas Scholar 2001 - 2002 : Music

Sylvan will compose a symphonic poem in two movements, titled "L'Enfer en Soie" (Hell in Silk), based on "L'Héautontimorouménos" (The Self-Tormenter)--a poem from the 1857 collection Les Fleurs du Mal, by Charles Baudelaire. The dualism that is present in the poem becomes, in this piece, an exploration of the pain of psychological torment, and the relief that may... Read More

Appraising the Role of the Hippocampus in Mediating Prosocial Behaviors

Jay Kumar Gupta, Haas Scholar 2015 - 2016 : Molecular and Cellular Biology & Psychology

Humans display an intrinsic capability for prosocial behaviors: behaviors undertaken to benefit others. Stress disrupts this capability but also induces neurogenesis in the hippocampus, a brain region that functions in social memory. Understanding the relationship between stress and prosociality allows better treatment of diseases such as Autism Spectrum Disorder... Read More

Surveillance of Permanent Workers in a Temporary Economy

Hector Gutiérrez, Haas Scholar 2010 - 2011 : Ethnic Studies

Current research on Latino masculinity is just beginning to address the rich diversity of gendered experiences found among Latino men, suggesting that Latino men, like all men, are gendered in and through various ways. Still unaddressed, however, are the various different ways in which jornaleros (day laborers) are gendered, disrupting the assertion of a monolithic “... Read More

Erasing Arizona: The Purging of Mexican-American Educational Rights

Salvador Gutierrez Peraza, Haas Scholar 2012 - 2013 : History

In 2010, the Arizona legislature banned the teaching of Ethnic Studies in public schools (K-12) via House Bill 2281.  The bill specifically targeted Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American Studies program.  According to the proponents of this bill, the MAS program was “dangerous” because it promoted ethnic, racial, and class divisions among students. ... Read More

The Material Language of Elizabethan Artificers

Trevor Hadden, Haas Scholar 2013 - 2014 : History of Art (minor: Rhetoric)

Although historians have studied Elizabethan England’s social and aesthetic transformations of the built environment, little attention has been paid to the labor of its craftspeople. Scholarship on Elizabethan architecture and decorative arts has privileged the study of stylistic trends, written records of patronage, and named surveyor-architects. This approach... Read More

An Analysis of Candidate Genes Involved in Neural Tube Closure during Xenopus Development

Saori Haigo, Haas Scholar 2002 - 2003 : Molecular and Cell Biology/Integrative Biology

The coordination of cell movement is an integral process in development, affecting morphological shape as well as cell fate specification. While the importance of this process has been long realized, the molecular regulation of cell movement remains poorly understood. Saori plans to investigate the roles of two genes, fuzzy (fy) and inturned (in), in establishing... Read More

Egyptian - American Novel in Progress

Zeina Halim, Haas Scholar 2003 - 2004 : English

Zeina, an English major, will write a novel of literary fiction that narrates the lives of three generations of Egyptian-Americans. It explores social issues such as cultural and gender conflict between old world Egyptian-Muslim values and more modern Western values. Intergenerational conflict is examined within the three generations of this family with the first... Read More

Automation of Carbon Flux Explorers for the Study of the Ocean Biological Carbon Pump

Christina at Sea!

Christina Marie Hamilton, Haas Scholar 2013 - 2014 : Earth and Planetary Science; Marine Science

Marine-atmosphere gas exchange plays a major role in the global carbon cycle. A key parameter of oceanic CO2 uptake and sequestration is the biological carbon pump (BCP). The BCP is composed of planktonic organisms that fix CO2 in photosynthesis, converting it to food and tissue. The biomass of these organisms turns over about once every week, exporting the... Read More

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