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Falvey Scholars: Outstanding Undergraduate Research

Congratulations to this year’s Falvey Scholars! Their research was presented in the Library on Friday, Apr. 29.

Monica Mazzoli (English) – “Parting the ‘mystic shade’: Poetic Imagination and Prophetic Interpretation in Lucy Hutchinson’s Order and Disorder and John Milton’s Paradise Lost.” (Lauren Shohet, Ph.D., faculty mentor; Michael Berthold, Ph.D., second reader)




Eric R. Bifolck (Economics) – “How Much is Too Much? The Effect of Malpractice Premiums on the Supply of Obstetricians/Gynecologists within New York.” (Mary Kelly, Ph.D., faculty mentor)




Kristopher Doll (Mechanical Engineering) – “Evaluation of Elastic Modulus of Hydroxyapatite-Nanocomposites for Bone Implants Using Finite Element Method.” (Ani Ural, Ph.D., faculty mentor)




Lynz J. Parker, BS (Nursing) – “Health and health care correlates of lower back pain and selected mental health alterations among adult respondents to the 2008 National Health Interview Survey.” (Nancy Sharts-Hopko, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, faculty mentor)




Ronald Ballouz (Astronomy and Astrophysics) – “Disk Accretion onto White Dwarfs in Cataclysmic Variables” and “The Shrinking Orbi of the Exoplanet HD 189733b.”  (Edward Sion, Ph.D., and Edward Guinan, Ph.D., faculty mentors)





Digital copies of the winning papers are maintained in the Villanova Digital Library.

Contributed by Alexandra Edwards; photographs by Alice Bampton



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