FY 2011 URC Abstracts

Erich J. Baker, Greg Speegle, and Greg Hamerly
Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering and Computer Science
High-performance large-scale graph mining using MapReduce

Lynne Baker
Department of Environmental Science
College of Arts and Sciences
The Sacred Monkeys of Nigeria: Conservation and Understanding Using Oral History and Ecology

Lucy Barnard-Brak and Janet Bagby
Department of Educational Psychology
School of Education
Oral Histories of Post 9/11 Returning Student-Veterans

Christopher P. Blocker
Department of Marketing
Hankamer School of Business
Emotional Symmetry in Social Interactions

Joel S. Burnett
Department of Religion
College of Arts and Sciences
Religious Evidence for Iron Age Jordan

Brian Elliott
Department of Communication Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Strangers & Aliens, a film project

Brian Garner and Carolyn Skurla
Department of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Science
A Mechanical Apparatus to Simulate Horse Movement for Human Therapy

Greg Garrett
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
War, Torture, and Popular Culture

Cynthia Harr and Kim Kotrla
Department of Social Work
School of Social Work
An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Faith Based Pre-marital Education

Victor J. Hinojosa
Honors Program
Honors College
Terrorism in Colombia

Julie Ivey and Beth Lanning
Department of Educational Psychology and Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
School of Education
The Effect of Extreme Camps on Self-Efficacy, Self-Perceptions, and Behaviors of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Gouri Jas
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Folding Dynamics and Membrane Transport in the Neuropeptide Y Family

Hope Johnston
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
Organizing Systems in Late Medieval and Early Modern Books

Robert Kane
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Evaluation of SELEX as a method to target Immunological Receptors

Sung-Kun Kim
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Protein-Protein Interactions between Arsenate Reductase and Glutaredoxin

Owen Lind
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Biodiversity studies: Does greater algal diversity result in greater organic matter diversity?

Sang-Chul Nam
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Cell Polarity in Drosophila hearing organ development

Linda J. Olafsen
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Transparent Contacts for Dual Optical and Electronic Excitation in Mid-Infrared Semiconductor Lasers

Terrill Saxon
Department of Educational Psychology
School of Education
The Relationship between Parenting Styles and Creativity in a Sample of Jamaican Children

Rebecca J. Sheesley
Department of Environmental Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Tracking the Emission and Evolution of Carbonaceous Aerosols in Los Angeles during the 2010 CalNex study

Carolyn Skurla and Brian Garner
Department of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Modeling Compression-Spring Behavior under Three-Dimensional Loading

Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes
Department of Modern Foreign Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
The Myth of Racial Democracy in Afro-Brazilian Literature: The Quilombhoje Group

Kathryn Steely
Department of Instrumental Studies
School of Music
Discovering the Voice of the Viola: English Viola Sonatas of William Flackton

Gabrielle Sutherland
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences
Archival Research and Material History in Central & Northern Italy

Michael W. Thompson
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Robust Methods for Multi-sensor Geolocation

Thomas Ward
Department of Theatre Arts
College of Arts and Sciences
Binge, an original full-length play

Trena L. Wilkerson
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
School of Education
Algebra Teacher Efficacy Instrument Development

Cindy Wu
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Hankamer School of Business
The Effects of Work Day Breaks on Employee Performance and Well-being