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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 2013

2013 Mellon Graduates

The 2013 Mellon Scholars from left to right: Athina Alvarez, Tessa Angell, Katie Callam, Madalyn Muncy, and Daniel Owens


From amputee camps in Zimbawee to the creative process of Clara Schuman, the inaugural class of Mellon Scholar researched a wide array topics. They set the standard for future classes to come. Here is a listing of all the conferences where the class of 2013 presented.

 

Posters on the Hill

Description: From the Council of Undergraduate Research Website:

"It is increasingly important that the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress who provide funding for research and education have a clear understanding of the programs they fund and why these programs are important. Undergraduate research must be among those programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported."

Read more about the Posters on the Hill Conference here

Student Name Year Presentation Abstract
Katie Callam 2012 The Compositional Process of Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 17

 

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 NameYearPresentation Abstract
Daniel Owens 2012 The Hybridization of Peacekeeping: the United Nations Mission to Liberia Revisited
Katie Callam 2012The Compositional Process of Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 17

 

Michigan Academy of Science Arts 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
Athina Alvarez 2013

Explorations in Surrealism: Myth, the Occult, and Experimental Writing in the Works of Mexican and European Surrealist Women Artists (1930’s to 1960’s): An Analysis of the Life and Works of Tina Modotti, Kati Horna, and Bridget Bate Tichenor.

Tessa Angell 2013

Experimentation and Transformation: Letters from Surrealist Artist Remedios Varo

Katie Callam 2013

A Warm Welcome and a Pleasant Evening: Clara Kathleen Rogers and Boston's Private Musicales, 1880-1900

2012 The Compositional Process of Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 17

 

Disciplinary Conferences

Disciplinary Conferences consist of any coference specific to particular field. They can be anything from inter-deparmental colloquia to a national conference for the field.

Student Name Year Presentation Abstract
Athina Alvarez 2011 Reading Between the Lines - A Practical Guide to Understanding the Book
  • DePree Art Gallery
    [Curated exhibit]
Daniel Owens 2012 American Foreign Policy During Periods of System War: Learning From Long-Term Trends in an Effort to Minimize the Prospects of U.S. Involvement (with Dr. Jack E. Holmes)
  • 2012 International Studies Association Annual Meeting
2011 The Hybridization of Peacekeeping: the United Nations Mission to Liberia Revisited
  • 2012 Human Development Conference at University of Notre Dame
  • 2012 Hope College History Colloquium

 

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
Daniel Owens 2011 Thabo Mbeki's African Renaissance: A Transformative Vision for African Development?

 

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
Athina Alvarez 2013

Explorations in Surrealism: Myth, the Occult, and Experimental Writing in the Works of Mexican and European Surrealist Women Artists (1930’s to 1960’s): An Analysis of the Life and Works of Tina Modotti, Kati Horna, and Bridget Bate Tichenor.

2012 Exploring Utopia through Graphic Novels in Les Cités Obcures by Schuiten and Peeters
Tulips as Cultural Emblems in 17th-Century Netherlands
2011 Leonardo da Vinci, Francis I, and the Struggle for International Prestige in 16th-Century France
Tessa Angell 2013

Experimentation and Transformation: Letters from Surrealist Artist Remedios Varo

2012 Myth, the Occult, and Experimental Writing in the Works of Mexican and European Surrealist Women Artists (1930’s to 1960’s)
2011 María de Zayas y Sotomayor: A Transnational Protofeminist in Seventeenth-Century Spain
Katie Callam 2013

A Warm Welcome and a Pleasant Evening: Clara Kathleen Rogers and Boston's Private Musicales, 1880-1900

2012 The Compositional Process of Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 17
2011 Ralph Vaughan Williams and the English Musical Renaissance: A London Symphony, “Who Wants the English Composer?”, and a New English Music
Madalyn Muncy 2013

Echoes from the Archive: How Oral History, Radio and the Archive Intersect

2011 “Shakespeare’s Sister” – Victorian Women and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights Through the Lens of Elizabethan Drama
Daniel Owens 2013

Post-conflict Peace-building: What Role for Historical Accounting?

2012 The Hybridization of Peacekeeping: the United Nations Mission to Liberia Revisited
2011 Thabo Mbeki's African Renaissance: A Transformative Vision for African Development?