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Ethan Rudman (History, Class of 2018) wrote “International Insult: An Examination of a Newspaper Libel Case in the Context of Eighteenth Century Anglo-Russian Relations and English Libel Law” under the supervision of Dr. Lawrence Poos for HIST 413: “English Crime: 1200-1800.”

Ethan Rudman is a senior History major with minors in Theology and Medieval & Byzantine Studies from St. Mary’s County, Maryland. He is also a law clerk for a personal injury firm in Southern Maryland.  Upon graduating in May, he plans to continue living and working in the D.C. area. He wrote his paper for a class he took in Spring of 2017, English Crime: 1200-1800. While he had originally tried to research crimes involving the Royal Family or English aristocracy, he was eventually led to a collection of state trials. As someone interested in European history and fascinated by the diplomatic and political developments of imperial Britain, the case discussed in his paper was immediately attractive.

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Jennifer Delasco (Politics and French, Class of 2017) wrote “Pushing the Border Outward: An Analysis of the Evolving EU-U.S. PNR Agreement” under the supervision of Dr. Dorle Hellmuth for her Politics senior thesis.

Jennifer Delasco is currently a first-year law student at St. John’s University School of Law. Prior to attending St. John’s to further her education, Jennifer earned a B.A. in Politics and French as well as a Pre-Law Certificate from The Catholic University of America in May 2017. She is particularly interested in world politics, focusing on monitoring and assessing global challenges and promoting lasting diplomatic solutions. By pursuing a Juris Doctor degree, Jennifer aims to tie her interests in global politics together with a specialty in international law, aspiring to carry out a career in international litigation and international dispute resolution.

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Angelica Sisson (Classics, Class of 2017) wrote “The Tragic Aspects of Antigone in Sophocles and Sophoclean Interpretations” under the supervision of Dr. William McCarthy for CLAS 426: “Senior Project.”

Angelica Sisson graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and a minor in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. Her paper, "The Tragic Aspects of Antigone in Sophocles and Sophoclean Interpretation" was her senior thesis. While she was originally interested in Antigone due to the title character's motivations, after beginning her research Angelica's interest shifted to how Antigone was characterized by her readers. Angelica decided to submit her paper to Inventio after working on its student editorial board for two years. Upon graduation, she has since continued pursuing her interest in publishing.

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Theresa Abela (Philosophy and Mathematics, Class of 2019) wrote “The Value of Political Neutrality: Analyzing the Role of the Papacy in World War II” under the supervision of Dr. David Dawson for HSTR 203: “The Church: Community and Institution.” 

I am a junior mathematics and philosophy double major with a minor in Actuarial Science. I hope to pursue a career as an actuary after graduation. Outside of class, I am also interested in political philosophy and conservatism and serve as the president of the ISI Counter Culture Society, a conservative discussion group.  These interests are what motivated me to write my paper. 

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Veronica McGraw (Music and English, Class of 2019) wrote “Troilus: Our (Pre-Christianity) Christian Hero” under the supervision of Dr. Megan Murton for ENG 352: “Chaucer and His Age II.”

Veronica McGraw is a junior working towards a degree in Music, English, and a minor in French. Her academic interests include early 19th century British literature and the role of jazz and popular music in American society. This is also her second year as the president of the CUA Swing Kids and she enjoys running lessons and dances on campus. After graduation, Veronica hopes to go abroad to do a year of service. Afterwards, she wants to come back to America and open up a bookstore with her friend Rachel.

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First Year Experience Contributors

Genevieve Wietecha (International Economics and Finance, Class of 2020) wrote “The Fulfillment Illusion: Does Democracy Generate Depression?” under the supervision of Dr. Michele Averchi for PHIL 212: “The Modern Mind.”

Kathleen Doman (Nursing, Class of 2020) wrote “On Aristotle and Rousseau” under the supervision of Dr. Scott Roniger for PHIL 201: “The Classical Mind.”

Joel Desmarais (English, Class of 2020) wrote “The Tragedy That Befall Rome” under the supervision of Mr. Erik Gravel for ENG 101: “Writing: Logic and Rhetoric.”