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Kulik, Rebecca
Rebecca Kulik's submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference

Kuure-Kinsey, Anna
This video is designed for college students preparing to study abroad. It contains information about the differences in nonverbal communication that they might encounter abroad. Once the students are aware of this information, they are better prepared to adjust their behavior while abroad, if needed. The video is also intended to be watched before returning to the home country, to prepare for reverse culture shock that a student might also encounter

Landorf, Brittany
Brittany Landorf's submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference

Lee, Olivia
Olivia Lee's submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference

Lee, Seantasia.
Short film created for Adrian Khactu's class in Spring of 2015 shows a variety of people and couples in the Joseph Rosenfield Center on the Grinnell College campus.

Lenertz, Diane
The catalog of an exhibit by the same name which focuses on Hopkins' experience as a Grinnell student and his contributions to the New Deal.

Leo, Isabella
Isabella Leo's submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference

Levin, Aaron Israel.
For me, I Must Be Sure represents the culmination of my studies in music composition throughout my time at Grinnell, marking my first serious excursion into writing a piece for orchestra. I had written works for smaller chamber ensembles before, but I was initially overwhelmed by the sheer size of the orchestra. Because of the massive scope of the project, I struggled with writer’s block, not knowing how to best dive into composing for the GSO. Many different ideas came and went, but nothing quite seemed to work. Eventually, I stumbled upon the Beatles song, If I Fell, which was one of my favorites as a kid. As I listened to the song, I was very moved by its themes of struggle and indecision—themes that applied to my current struggle with my orchestra piece. To me, If I Fell explores the difficulty of making a decision, not quite knowing what the implications of that decision may be. Compositions are written by making a thousand little (but always important) decisions—which note, which harmony, which rhythm, which instrument—these and countless other elements have to be chosen in order to write a composition. Since I related so strongly to these themes, I decided to use melodic fragments from the original Beatles song as a framework for my own piece. In many ways, I Must Be Sure (a line from the Beatles song), is a retelling of If I Fell, except that, rather than detailing the struggles with a romantic relationship, my work looks into the struggles with creating a piece of music. This idea is evident in the accelerating rhythms and complex textures in the piece. Towards the end, there is some notion of triumph over this struggle, a sense of overcoming; but, in the piece’s final section, with the rising melodic motif, the narrative seems to question itself again, perhaps admitting that nothing is ever truly certain, and that the struggle with decision/indecision, especially within a creative context, is a fundamental part of the artistic process.

Lindstrom, Jake
Jake Lindstrom's submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference

Lobanov-Rostovsky, Sophie
Short film made for Adrian Khactu's Spring 2013 film studies class set in the mail room examining the gaze through the mail boxes.

Lucas, Leah
Leah Lucas' submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference

Maloney, Joseph
Although economists in recent years have begun to apply economic theory to the activities of religious organizations, very few have ventured deeply into the realm of the Roman Catholic Church and almost none have considered the confluence between Internal Labor Market Theory and the promotional job ladder for ordained Catholic clergyman. This analysis explores the implications of the Catholic Church’s internal promotional ladder on its level of theological flexibility and hence its ability to adjust to changing market conditions. Specifically, by treating the Catholic Church as an organization subject to many of the same market forces as ordinary business firms, the research presented in this analysis shows how much of the “crisis” the church is confronting in the modern era—such as the rapid decline in the number of priests—can be explained by microeconomic structures that have developed over the past two millennia. At the broadest level, this analysis offers a new paradigm for viewing resistance to change in the church and provides a model for understanding the long-term implications of inflexibility on the viability of the church as an institution.


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