PFP Director Jack Selzer and Paterno Fellow
Katherine Burlingame at Fall 2011 Commencement
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We mentioned earlier that Kerri Jasinnas was the first to finish up, this past summer (see Penn State Live for details).
At the Schreyer Honors College medal ceremony on December 16, four more Fellows were honored on the occasion of their Penn State graduation:
Giulia Borriello graduated with honors in Psychology and a second major in Italian; her thesis, supervised by Professor Lynn Liben, was on "Parental Supports for the Development of Preschoolers' Skills through Play." Her research was supported by a Discovery Grant last summer.
Kate Burlingame finished a semester early, so how did she manage to complete majors in History and in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies--and to do an interdisciplinary honors thesis (supervised by Professor Mark Munn) entitled "Forces of Destruction: The Collapse of the Mediterranean Bronze Age"?
Jackie Gauthier, a shrewd linguist, majored in Spanish and in French and Francophone Studies and completed a thesis (supervised by Professor Nuria Sagarra) that touched on both languages: "Processing L2 Tense: A Cross-Linguistic Investigation." L2 has to do with second-language learning.
Lisa Lotito, with a passion for philosophy and the cultures of the Middle East, completed multiple study-abroad ventures, several interconnected minors, and a major in History. Her thesis topic, supervised by Professor Janina Safran, was "Freya Stark: A Study of Travel, Gender, and Empire in the Middle East from 1932-1950."
Congratulations to these outstanding Paterno Fellows!