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Vol. 6 (2005)

Journal of Undergraduate Research

Editors
Beth Varden
Scott White
UMBC Review
Designer
Michael Dorsey
Christine Giberson
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction 5 Kevin D. Fisher
A Survey of Abstraction in Reinforcement Learning
86
Justine D. Wagner
Minimum Wages in Costa Rica: Structure, Enforcement, and Compliance
8 Amy Larson
Validating the Invalid: The Discourse of Sick-room Poetics
110
Maura Smyth
Outer Spaces and Extralinguistic Places: The Poetry of Edwin Morgan
24 Emily M. Junod
Lausanne and Baltimore: A Comparative Study of Drug Treatment Services

128
Michael S. McLaurin
Show and Prove: The Politics of Hip Hop Authenticity
34 Lie’ Anne Van-Tull
Interactive Effects of Bt-Active Corn on Corn Litter Decay and Detritivore Foraging in and Agricultural Stream Ecosystem
154
Adrian Yanoshik
Stock Market Reactions to Negative Information and Evidence of Insider Trading: An Event Study of ImClone Systems
54 Biographies 166
Elefteria Papavasilis
Keystone Patriots: Women Soldiers in Pennsylvania Regiments During the American Civil War
64