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Vol. 9 (2008)

Journal of Undergraduate Research

Editors
Stephanie Ferrone
Sarah Lichtner
UMBC Review
Designer
Dominique Chirincivc
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction 15 Irene Savvas Pastis
Synthesis of Ring Expanded Nucleoside Analogs for Inhibition of the Hepatitis B and C Viruses
102
Matthew Poland
Into “The Marvellous”: Transformations in Four Poems by Seamus Heaney
20 Jessica F. Knutson
Adsorption of Cyanide, Cadmium, and Lead from Missile Vertical Launch System (MVLS) Wastewater
118
Lidiya A. Mishchenko
Production of Tapered Optical Fibers
38 Michael Patoka
Varying Shades of Darkness: Patterns of Phonological Variation among Gendered Stock Characters in Film Noir
130
Kyle R. Clelan
Are Super Bowl Betting Markets Informationally Efficient? The Time Series Evidence
46 Cathy Cannizzo
Carmichael’s Totient Conjecture and Fermat Primes
160
Serina Jensen, Daniel Staples, and Jonathan Williams
Evaluating the Predictive Accuracy of the Weather Research and Forecast Model in Assessing the Wind Resource at High Resolution
60 Sumita Das
Understanding Documentation Value in Software Maintenance
174
Eric Anthony Grollman
Old-Fashioned and Modern Homonegativity within an American College Student Sample
76 Kacie Smith
The Evolution of Gender Representations in Switzerland: A Content Analysis
190