FY 2013 URC Abstracts

Tamarah Adair
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Genome-Wide Analysis of Blue Light Regulation of Staphylococcus aureus

Kara Alexander
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
Writing Matters: Technical and Professional Writing in Careers

Francesca Arnone and Terry Lynn Hudson
Department of Instrumental Studies (Music)
School of Music
French Connections: 20th Century Flute and Piano Repertoire

Janet Bagby
Department of Educational Psychology
School of Education
Examining Chinese Students' Understanding of Plagiarism: A Mixed Methods Study

Claudia Beal
Nursing
Louise Herrington School of Nursing
Medical Help-Seeking for Ischemic Stroke Symptoms in African American Women

Katie Binetty
Department of Anthropology, Forensic Science & Archaeology
College of Arts and Sciences
Paleontological Investigation of Marsabit Road, Chalbi Basin, Northern Kenya

Chris Blocker
Department of Marketing
Hankamer School of Business
Consumer Desire Deprivation and Trajectories in Poverty: Implications for Human Flourishing and Social Enterprise

Gerald Cleaver
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Investigations of the String Landscape and Causal Dynamical Trianulation

Marjorie Cooper
Department of Marketing
Hankamer School of Business
Effects of Narcissism, Religiosity, & Orthodox Beliefs on Ethical Judgment, Judgmental Confidence, & Willingness to Forgive

Kevin Dougherty
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Congregational Diversity and Growth in a Mainline Protestant Denomination

Kent Eshelman
Department of Instrumental Studies (Music)
School of Music
Compact Disc Recording Project ("Flavors")

Perry Glanzer
Department of Educational Administration
School of Education
College Students' Search for Meaning and Purpose: What Role Does Student and Institutional Religious Identity Play?

Diane Hartman
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Determining the MRSA Carriage Rate in Domestic Animal Species to include Dogs, Cats and Horses

Kyle Irwin
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Explaining Antisocial Punishment in Groups

Kevin Klausmeyer
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry of Pyridyl Containing Phosphines and Diphosphines

Paul La Bounty and Rodney Bowden
Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation
Robbins College of Health and Human Science
The Effects of 12 Weeks of Fish Oil Supplementation in Diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients

Boris Lau
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences
Probing the role of surface chemical features in nanoparticle-biofilm interactions

Suzanne Nesmith
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
School of Education
Paludology Pedagogy: Creating a Wetlands Environmental Academy for P-12 Educators

Sandor Ostlund
Department of Instrumental Studies (Music)
School of Music
Living Music: Contemporary Solo Double Bass Compositions from Baylor University

Reva Rogers and Lori Sigrist
U.S. Military - Baylor University Graduate Program in Nutrition
Assessment of hydration status in new and experienced Army officers prior to physical fitness testing in a hot environment

Dwight Russell
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Use of Contemporary Astronomical Infrared Databases, 2MASS and WISE, for the Determination of Extinction due to Dark Clouds and Characterization of Young Stellar Objects (YSOs)

Terrill Saxon
Department of Educational Psychology
School of Education
Developing a scale for teacher self-efficacy among early childhood special education teachers

Emily Setina
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
'Mountains Being a Language with Me': Marianne Moore, Marsden Hartley, and Modernist Revision

Daniel Shafer
Department of Communication Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychological Dynamics of Mobile Game Play: Expanding the Video Game Enjoyment Model

Qin (Tim) Sheng
Department of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
Domain decomposed compact computations for high oscillatory waves-a collaborative endeavor

Lori Spies
Nursing
Louise Herrington School of Nursing
A Qualitative Exploratory Study of Nurses and Task-Shifting in Uganda

Joseph Stubenrauch
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences
The Evangelical Age of Improvement in Britain, 1780-1851

JoAnn Tsang
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
College of Arts and Sciences
Using Online Community Data to Study Religiousness, Forgiveness, Self-Forgiveness, and Prejudice

Anzhong Wang
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Horava's Quantum Theory of Gravity at Lifshitz Fixed Points and Its Applications to Cosmology and Astrophysics

Daniel Williams
Department of Religion
College of Arts and Sciences
Interpreting Scripture in Antiquity: Gospel of Matthew

Lesley Wright
Department of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Temperature Determination Using Infrared Absorption for Gas Turbine Cooling Applications

Christopher Wynveen
Department of Health, Human Performance & Recreation
Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences
Impacts of demographic change on Great Barrier Reef recreational use and environmental protection: The effects the recent mining employment boom in Queensland, Australia

Joe Yelderman
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences
Evaluating the microbial communities and performance of different on-site residential wastewater treatment systems