Project title: Abandoning the Bomb and Embracing the Pen: How and Why Ethnonationalist Terrorist Organizations Adopt Non-Violent Tactics
Mentor: Sean Giovanello
During the 2014 Fall semester, I presented two complete research papers at two national conferences. In October, I drove up to Charlotte, NC and presented a paper entitled "From the Battle Field to the Ballot Box: How the Irish Republican Army Gave Up the Bomb" at the International Studies Association South conference on a panel with fellow undergraduate students researching terrorism. In November, I traveled to Savannah, GA, to present at the Georgia Political Science Association. The paper I presented was entitled "From Armed Struggle to Peaceful Change: ETA’s Role in a Basque Peace Process," and I was the only non-Ph.D to present on the particular panel I was assigned. I also submitted this paper for possible publication in the political science journal supported by the GPSA. By presenting at both conferences, I was able to receive constructive feedback on my papers by Ph.Ds and scholars who specialize in my area of terrorism studies. Luckily, all feedback was positive and I am more excited about my research than ever. Over Winter Term, I compiled my two conference papers into one project, and wrote a new cumulative analysis paper comparing both previous papers. I will continue to elaborate upon this section in the upcoming weeks of this imminent semester.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
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Omolayo Ojo is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April.
Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, assistant professor of chemistry, and Karl Sienerth, professor of chemistry, along with Mary Bedard '12 (Biochemistry) and Kelly Giffear '12 (Biochemistry) had a research article accepted to the journal Biophysical Chemistry.
The political science and international studies double major is a Lumen Scholar studying the evolution of LGBT rights in parts of Europe.
Elon University students in a Winter Term "Burst the Bubble" course welcomed local children and their parents to campus in late January for activities that exposed youth to the academic and career possibilities of programming and software design.
Elon University senior Leigh Iler developed strategies for a middle school tutoring program as she studied an emerging technique for deciding whether students require special education.