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Human Intuition, Perception, and Execution of a Five-Beat Versus a Seven-Beat Rhythmic Cycle

Music/Music Theory
About the Scholar: Sahana Prasanna grew up in the United States and attended Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. The Research: Traditional Western music is mostly based on two-beat or three-beat patterns. Eastern music can be quite different in structure. Pioneer scholar Sahana, who has been studying South Indian Carnatic music, assumed that the […]

A Blended Culture: Greater Houston Area’s Native American Children’s Contest Powwow

Computer Science
About the Scholar: Ruochen Jin grew up in Canada and attended The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas, USA. The Research: Most Native American communities value passing on their traditions to their children, who are mostly immersed in today’s technological American culture. Contest powwows are one way to do this. To examine how these […]
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Social Media and Its Effects on the Foreign Language Curriculum for Undergraduate University Students

Education
About the Scholar: Justine Kum grew up in South Korea and attended Dulwich College Seoul in Seoul, South Korea. The Research: With nearly 60% of the world now connected by the internet, social media is becoming “more dominant and essential in modern life.” Pioneer scholar Justine wondered how social media might be used to promote […]

The Market Efficiency of “Smart Money” During the Tech Bubble

Economics
About the Scholar: Kevin Li grew up in the United States and attended Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois The Research: The “efficient market theory” hypothesizes that professional investors at major financial institutions are less prone to make trades influenced by emotion than individual “noise traders” and retail investors. Kevin observes that the collapse […]
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The Ceiling of the Cappella Palatina

Art History
About the Scholar: Annalise Selden grew up in the United States and attended Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA The Research: In 1130, Roger II was crowned king of Sicily, succeeding to a position his father had invented after nearly 150 years of Muslim rule through “a myth of the resurgence of a […]

Sri Lanka Risk Analysis

International Relations
About the Scholar: Aditya Waddodagi grew up in the United States and India and attended Greenwood High International School in Bangalore, India The Research: Pioneer scholar Aditya prepared this risk assessment for a tour company contemplating expansion into Sri Lanka in mid-2019 by analyzing open source information to evaluate the risks in the area, concluding […]
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Comparing and Contrasting Economics Development: the Case of Malaysia and Singapore

Economics
About the Scholar: Alesha Wong Yun Ying grew up in Malaysia and attended Tenby International School in Setia Eco Park, Malaysia The Research: When Singapore and Malaysia became separate countries in 1965, Singapore was tiny and underdeveloped, had no natural resources, and was populated by recent immigrants. However, although both Singapore and Malaysia have flourished […]

Kiezdeutsch: A Youth Dialect in the Face of Linguistic Conservatism

Anthropology
About the Scholar: Zehan Zhou grew up in Canada and attended St. George’s School in Vancouver, Canada. The Research: Kiezdeutsch is a hybrid dialect combining elements of Standard High German and the languages of Southern Europe. Originally “a form of self-empowerment for second- and third-generation immigrant Germans,” it is now associated “with the cliché of […]
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Sofonisba Anguissola and Her Self-Portrait at the Easel

Art History
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Xingzhi is from Hangzhou, China, where she attended Hangzhou Foreign Languages School The Research: Sofonisba Anguissola was one of the pioneering professional female artists of the Italian Renaissance. Xingzhi researched her painting Self Portrait at the Easel to highlight its religious and feminist significance in the 16th century. In Self […]

The Application of the Buddhist Idea of “Non-Self” to Western Psychotherapy Practices

Philosophy
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Elijah grew up in the United States and Italy. He attended New Paltz High School in New York The Research: Elijah researched one of Western psychology’s most popular new tools: Buddhist mindfulness and meditation practices. His paper explains that although Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy has become popular in the last several […]
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