Race, Values, and Social Welfare

Christopher Pulliam

“Do not be afraid,” shares Christopher Pulliam, Class of ’17. Pulliam offers this advice to anyone working on their capstone. As he worked on piecing his project, he found it challenging to remain confident in his research. He says it is easy to second guess your ideas and to get lost in the literature, but…

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Going the Distance for Science

Genevieve Pilch

Are you planning your capstone and realizing you might have to do research off campus? Genevieve Pilch ’17 had a similar challenge as she was working on her capstone. Through her capstone, she is researching Mimulus guttatus’, the common monkey flower, genetic composition and its phenotype. Her lab is combining phenotypic observations with genetic data…

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Dinner Parti

Evangeline Soileau

Evangeline Soileau ’17 completed her capstone in architecture titled “Dinner Parti” under her advisor, Professor Amber Bartosh Evangeline was interested in investigating the architectural relationships between events and spatial production via the lens of social dining. The way a space is designed—its materials, structure, and technology, in relation to rapidly changing cultural transformations—affect the functionality…

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Rural Retreat / Urban Myth

Rural Retreat / Urban Myth By Meredith Coccoluto Celeste’s project focused on understanding the changing landscape of camping vacations. No longer are these for the nuclear family loading the station wagon with tent, sleeping bags, camping gear, and miscellaneous R.E.I. accessories – but she looks at a younger, less established camper. Celeste focuses on New…

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Concrete, So Sweet!

Concrete, So Sweet! by: Anna Feldman Steven Carlson (SOA ’17) completed his Architecture Capstone under the advisement of Nicole McIntosh. Concrete, So Sweet! A Study in Sustainable Durability seeks to counter concrete’s perception as uninviting and environmentally irresponsible by highlighting its ability to create buildings that are playful and sustainable in their durability. The ambitions…

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Using Your Personal Story

Using Your Personal Story By Giovanna Saccoccio You might hear your professors say that your personal story is your best asset and needs to be integrated in your scholarship. Through her Capstone, Hasmik Djoulakian (AS ‘17) fully understood the weight and power of bringing poetry about her personal life into her academic analysis. Hasmik’s Capstone,…

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Crisis Text Line Benefit Festival: So Much More than a Capstone

Crisis Text Line Benefit Festival: So Much More than a Capstone By: Dulce Morales & Giovanna Saccoccio You might hear your capstone advisors say, “You can do whatever you want to do for your capstone.” Rebecca Duke, a senior in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries, took this advice to heart. Rebecca…

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2017 Capstone Presentation Day Schedule

Take a look! It’s the Capstone Presentation Day schedule! We hope you’ll join us! Details in the PDF below. To search for a student, or anything in particular, just Ctrl + F.

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Senior Collection Fashion Show 2017

Senior Collection Fashion Show 2017 APR 27, 2017 Senior fashion design majors (including Honors senior Laura Fidati) will present their collections at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows. SHOW TIMES Matinee: 12:30 p.m. Evening: 7:30 p.m. TICKETS Matinee: all seats $6. Evening show: floor seats $30; balcony seats $20 for general public; $15 with SU…

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Social Science Capstone Award Winner

Social Science Capstone Award Winner Congratulations to Julia Jones (AS ’16), who won the Prize for Best Capstone Project in the Social Sciences. Julia’s project, “Sustainable Urban Alternatives: Rethinking Informality in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas,” is a study comparing the sustainability of a small favela, Asa Branca, with its formal counterpart Olympic Village using the…

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