Political Science / International Studies
Mount Pleasant, N.C.
Project title: Human Rights Norm Change: LGBT Rights in a Wider Europe
Mentor: Safia Swimelar
This past semester has been a whirlwind of research, writing, and revisions. I spent the majority of the fall semester working on my first draft of my thesis and was able to complete several sections (though not nearly as much as I would have like to have). I also spent a great deal of time planning for my trip during WT. During this visit, I was able to meet with representatives from the Council of Europe, a US Embassy representative, and leading LGBT* activists. I also co-facilitated a two-day conference with a local NGO that focused not only on my research, but also on personal and leadership development. This article explains more about the conference/training.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
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.