Here is a list of some of the research published in this thesis: a new synthetic material called “Geckskin” which mimics the adhesion power of Gecko feet developed in Polymer Science department; UBot, a robot designed by UMass’s Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics, can learn by interacting with its environment; Gregory Tew, of the Polymer Science department, has found a way to look inside their previously impenetrable membranes of T cells; and Dr.
Caitlyn Shea Butler of the Environmental Engineering department has designed a “Microbial Fuel Cell Latrine” that purifies human waste and produces electricity at the same time.
This thesis explores the cultural uses and revisions of Dickens’s text.
Key topics of discussion include the highly varied representation of the orphan Smike; the portrayal of physical, sexual, and financial violence; and the sociopolitical and economic themes of the novel that allow it to resonate with contemporary audiences down through the centuries.
Students using a fifth or sixth semester to write their Master's thesis have the right to feedback on a single full and final draft of their thesis if submitted to the supervisor no later than two weeks before the desired final submission deadline. Students are expected to participate actively in their discipline's work-in-progress seminars by presenting their own work and by taking part in discussions about others' presentations.
Work-in-progress seminar As part of the Master's thesis, students give hold two approved presentations at the Department's work-in-progress seminars for Master students:1. It is especially important that students take part in these seminars the two semesters they spend writing their Master's thesis, but it is also advantageous that they participate in their first and second semester. Likewise, all obligatory requirements must be met before examination. submission of the master's thesis and subsequent oral examination) can be carried out at the beginning and end of each semester.
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Students are advised to choose a topic for their Master's thesis as early as possible in the second semester.
Author: Timothy Conklin Thesis Type: Independent Thesis Approved By: Rebecca Lorimer Leonard and David Fleming, English Department Published 2016 Abstract: This thesis explores the hierarchies of literacy that are upheld and perpetuated in the university.
By using a case study of three different institutions at the University of Massachusetts Amherst—the Writing Center, Commonwealth Honors College, and the University Writing Program, this thesis argues that the university functions as a sponsor of white, middle-class English and that this sponsorship is manifested in the physical spaces of those three sites of inquiry.