Project title: Welfare Narratives In United States Political Rhetoric: Stories, Power, and Contestation in Central Appalachia
Mentor: Laura Roselle
This semester I finished coding of interviews and spent significant time on research. I read mainly about political communications, presidential power and persuasion, and welfare narratives in the Reagan and Clinton administrations. Towards the end of the semester and during Winter Term I began writing my final paper. I am currently in the middle of condensing my notes and writing the sections of the paper on the Reagan and Clinton administrations, welfare narratives in the media, and welfare narratives in Alamance County. The bulk of my research recently has been on the Office of Communications in the White House and how it operated during Reagan and Clinton’s tenures.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
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The professor of human service studies worked with Lauren Taylor '10 and Jamie Albright '13 on recently completed studies that have been published or presented to international audiences.
As a growing number of grade schools complement traditional textbooks with computer tablets, senior Jeff Stern is using a top Elon University award to research the way children retain information from the two types of media.
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.