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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Scholars Program
in the Arts and Humanities
Hope College
Holland, MI 49422-9000

 

Mellon Scholars'
Grants & Conference Presentations

Class of 2014

2013 Mellon Graduates


The second class of Mellon Scholars has expanded upon the foundation set by the first. This year represents a great amount of growth for the program, growth which helped to solidify the Mellon Scholar Program as a permanent fixture on Hope's campus.

 

National Celebration on Undergraduate Research

The National Celebration of Undergraduate Research represents the research performed by over 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States. There is a wide of array of research presented at the conference. From Computer Science to Political Science. From Accounting to Chemistry.

Read more about the National Celebration of Undergraduate Research here

Student Name Year Presentation Abstract
Kaitlyn Holmwood 2013 From Personal to Political: How Alicia Alonso Influenced the Changing Culture of Ballet during the Cold War Era
2012 Dancing for Democracy: How Dance Influenced the Cultural Conversation of the Cold War

 

Michigan Academy of Science and Letters

From the MASL Website:

"The Michigan Academy of Science was founded by a small group of scientists from the public universities and private colleges of Michigan. The organization met yearly in Lansing, East Lansing, or Ann Arbor, with the stated purpose of reading and discussing scientific papers and "to forward the scientific [study of the] resources of the state."

Student Name Year Presentation Abstract
Elizabeth Badovinac 2013 Defining Arthur: Morgan le Fay’s Influence on King Arthur’s Unexamined Moral Code in Malory and Zimmer-Bradley
Anthony Bednarz 2013

The Dissonance of a Nation: the Psychological Strategies in Uncle Tom's Cabin

 

Arts and Humanities Colloquium

This event offers students from the Arts and Humanities courses at Hope College an opportunity to present their work to an audience of faculty and of their peers. The Colloquium is a semi-formal occasion resembling as much as possible a professional academic conference.

Student Name Year Presentation Abstract
Kayleigh Forlow 2012 Reading, Writing, and Living the Revolution: Intertextual Conversation in Ginsberg’s “A Supermarket in California”
Kaitlyn Holmwood 2012 Dancing for Democracy: How Dance Influenced the Cultural Conversation of the Cold War
Elizabeth Badovinac 2013 Defining Arthur: Morgan le Fay’s Influence on King Arthur’s Unexamined Moral Code in Malory and Zimmer-Bradley

 

Celebration of Undergraduate Research

Hope College's national reputation stems from its undergraduate research opportunities. The Research Celebration is a means to showcase the original and creative student work from the previous year. Those who visit see the importance of hands-on experiences in a liberal arts setting.

Read more about the Celebration of Undergraduate Research here

Student Name Year Presentation Abstract
Elizabeth Badovinac 2013 Virginia Woolf’s Exploration of Bipolar Disorder in To the Lighthouse
2012 Defining Arthur: Morgan le Fay’s Influence on King Arthur’s Unexamined Moral Code in Malory and Zimmer-Bradley
Anthony Bednarz 2013

The Dissonance of a Nation: the Psychological Strategies in Uncle Tom's Cabin

2012 To Cure the Criminal: The Practice of Institutionalization in Asylum and Penitentiary History
Lauren Ezzo 2013

bobrauschenbergamerica Project

2012 Twins and Eugenics in the Holocaust
Kayleigh Forlow 2012 Reading, Writing, and Living the Revolution: Intertextual Conversation in Ginsberg’s “A Supermarket in California”
George Getschman 2013 The Leap of Faith: Prescriptivism in the King James Bible
2012 Still America’s Pastime: The Longevity of Baseball in U.sS. Culture
Kaitlyn Holmwood 2012 Dancing for Democracy: How Dance Influenced the Cultural Conversation of the Cold War
Tessa Judge 2012 A Revolution in American English: The Transformation of American Spoken Language from the 1940s to the 1970s
Lauren Madison 2012 History and Environmental Issues in the Lake Macatawa Watershed
Madalyn Northuis 2013 Ellen H Richards: America's Forgotten First Lady of Science and Nutrition
2012 From 'Savage' to 'Civilized' and Back Again: White-Cherokee-African Relations from 1790 to 1861
Amanda Palomino 2013 A New Song: Theology and Music in the Hymns of Ambrose
2012 Creativity in Community: Using the Inklings as a Model for Collaborative Groups Today
Hailey Perecki 2012 When Images and Words Collide: The Artist Book and Where the Wild Things Are
Taylor Rebhan 2013

This is the Hope: Digital Poetics as a New Form for a New Age

2012 Believing Versus Being and Living: The Correspondence Between Leo Tolstoy and Gandhi
Kara Robart 2013 What's in a Name? Jane Austen's Characterization from a Creative Writing Perspective
2012 The Yorkshire Moors in the Romantic Tradition: Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and J. M. W. Turner’s Frosty Morning
Chikara Saito 2012 Sunyata and Kenosis: Examining the Forms of Emptying in Buddhism and Christianity Through the State of Suffering

Does Liberalism Need Modernity?: A Hermeneutical Analysis of Early Modern Political Theology in Jean Bodin to Thomas Hobbes

Sara Sanchez 2013

Strokes, Flashes, and Jottings: the Lives and Work of Alice Rahon and Lola Alvarez Bravo

2012

“Teasing with the Fumes”: Succèss de Scandale and the Reception of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton

Kevin Wonch 2013

Betty Ford and Breast Cancer

2012

Returning to the Roots: Urban Farming and Environmentalism in Detroit