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Introducing the 2017 Falvey Scholars

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: May 2, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News
Catherine Stecyk, Father Peter, Falvey Scholars and Millicent Gaskell, University Librarian.

Catherine Stecyk, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research; the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD; Ryan Zalla; Stephen Purcell; Kathleen Boyce; Anna Briker; Emma Max; Danielle Sens-Castet; Millicent Gaskell, University Librarian.


On Friday morning the 2017 Falvey Scholars shared their research with an attentive audience. Millicent Gaskell, University Librarian, was the emcee and award presenter. Craig M. Wheeland, PhD, Vice Provost for Academics, welcomed the attendees.

Scholars and their presentations are Stephen Purcell, “ ‘May I Express Thee Unblam’d?’:  Milton and the Epistemic Limits of Postlapsarian Language;” Anna Briker, “Toward Assessing the Effects of Reactive Oxygen Species on Nrf2/ARE Activation by Electrophiles:  Evaluating and Addressing Assay Variability;” Emma Max, “Just in KASE:  Evaluating Nursing Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Towards Care for the Dying Patient;” Kathleen Boyce, “America’s Youth Go To Nazi Germany:  The Movement to Boycott the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the Racial Divide in American Society;” Danielle Sens-Castet, “Une Série de Tueurs en Série: Le Boucher, La Prochaine Fois je viserai le cœur, et L’Affaire SKı” and “The Importance of Regulatory Factor THI3 across Ascomycota Fungi Thiamine Regulation;” and Ryan Zalla, “Economic Policy Uncertainty in Ireland.”

Scholars were introduced by their mentors. Following their presentations scholars answered questions posed by the audience. The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, gave the closing remarks.


Scholars’ certificates designed by Joanne Quinn, Falvey’s graphic designer. Photograph by Alice Bampton, Communication and Marketing Dept.

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