The Reed College Quest

Cool Thesis of the Week

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity

    All too often, the complaint over the impracticality of the humanities resounds through Hauser: “All these abstract ideas, none of them really exist. Not like what they do in the hard sciences.” Not so for Gabriel Barello ’12, a Physics major from Seattle, Washington. Gabriel, who is working on his thesis with Professor David Latimer, […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: An Evaluation of Court-Ordered Prison Reform

    Each week, The Quest profiles the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. It’s easy to think […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: A Qing Dynasty Social Satire

    Each week, The Quest profiles the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. Throughout their primary education, […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Claire Thomforde-Garner

    Each week, The Quest profiles the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. For most Reedies, dancing […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Healing Cults in Ancient Greece

    Each week, The Quest profiles the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. All too often, a […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Melissa Aslo Islam in a Superhero Comic

    Each week, The Quest profiles the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. Many thesising seniors come […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Lucy Bellwood Creativity and Comics

    Each week, The Quest profiles the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. To most, comics are […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Decadence and Totalitarian Society

    Each week, The Quest profiles the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. Many historians over the […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Cherenkov Radiation to Characterize a Reactor

    Reed’s research nuclear reactor has tons of cool features. Its core contains 3,000 grams of uranium-235, and it can put out as much as 250 kilowatts. However, one feature is probably the coolest: When brought up to power, the water around the reactor core emits a blue glow. This glow, called Cherenkov radiation, is the […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Home Invasion in 1970’s Horror Cinema

    Each week, The Quest profiles the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. It’s a common scary […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Suraj Pant and “The Impact of Tourism on Poverty and Inequality”

    Every week, The Quest will be profiling the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done by people in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Lizzy Martin: Critical Analysis of “Howl and Other Poems”

    Each week, The Quest profiles the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. At the beginning, “the […]

  • Cool Thesis of the Week: Maya Edelstein: “From School Segregation to the Gentlemen’s Agreement: Japanese Immigrants and U.S. Citizenship”

    Every week, The Quest will be profiling the thesis of one senior whose work is worth sharing with the Reed community. The purpose of this column is to increase awareness among Reedies of the work being done by people in various academic fields and to make disparate forms of scholarship accessible and understandable to all. […]

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