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URCAD 2009 Oral Presentations

Presenters:

The Effects of Parental Substance Abuse on Children and Families

Rhonda Bavis, Social Work
Mentor: Dr. Shelly Wiechelt

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Lexical Variations in Telling Clock Time: A Study of Age and Style Differences

Holly-Catherine Britton, Modern Languages & Linguistics
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Field

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Comparing Procedure, Evidentiary Rules, and Sentencing in Three World War II POW War Crimes Trials

Alexander Bush, History
Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Boehling

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The Effect of Incarceration on the Spouses and Partners of Inmates

Robin Cagey, Sociology & Anthropology
Mentor: Dr. Robert Rubinstein

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Mechanism of Action of the CDK5-GR-APP Pathway in Beta-Amyloid Production and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis

Mayukh Chakrabarti, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Mentor: Dr. Tomoshige Kino

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To Tell or not to Tell: The Ethical Dilemma of Carrier Testing for Gaucher’s Disease

Melissa Chapman, Biological Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Kalfoglou

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Effects of Apparent Ethnicity in an Individual’s Name on Perceived Qualifications in the Professional Service Industry

Doha Chibani, Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Diane Alonso

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Fear and Wisdom and Others

Theresa Columbus, Interdisciplinary Studies
Mentor: Mr. Steven Bradley

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The Internet and Iranian Youth Culture

Yelena Dewald, Interdisciplinary Studies
Mentor: Dr. Devin Hagerty

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Quantum Interference Effects with Multimode Fibers

Stephanie Ferrone, Physics
Mentor: Todd Pittman

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Creating National Identity and Memory: The German Historical Museum

Kristina Gaddy, Modern Languages & Linguistics
Mentor: Ms. Susanne Sutton

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Communism and Censorship: A Stunting of Albania’s Literary Culture or the Birthing of a Unique National Movement?

Nikoletta Gjoni, English
Mentor: Dr. Raphael Falco

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The Baltimore Girl: An Experiment in Sustainable Living

Alexandra Hyland, American Studies
Mentor: Dr. Jason Loviglio

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Investigating the Role of RORgammaT in Human Th17 Cell Differentiation

Tamika John, Biological Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Lasse Lindahl

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Survey of UMBC Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about Seeking Care for Emotional and Mental Health Problems

Neal Karkhanis, HAPP
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Kalfoglou

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PBMC from a Subpopulation of Celiac Patients Respond to Gliadin with Interleukin-8 Production That Is CXCR3-Dependent

Sunaina Khandelwal, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Alessio Fasano

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Linguistic Norm Enforcement on the Internet: Chatspeak in Forum Communities

Valerie Lagrome, Modern Languages & Linguistics
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Field

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Re-evaluating Malaria Prevention Techniques in Zambia

Esther Lei, HAPP
Mentor: Ms. Danika Rockett

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It’s Written All Over Your Face: Perceptions of Genetic Illnesses

Tahira Mahdi, Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Shawn Bediako

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Under the Colour of Religion: The Formation of Group Identity in Early Modern Ireland

Maureen C. Maselko, History
Mentor: Dr. Amy Froide

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Volunteerism in the Aging Population

April Melton & Monica Talcott, Social Work
Mentor: Dr. Laura Ting

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Autonomy Development, Support, and Future Orientation in Adolescent Mothers

Scott Murdock, Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Charissa Cheah

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Categorical Person Perception in Sickle Cell Disease

Dhivya R. Pahwa, Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Shawn Bediako

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The Effect of Corticosterone and trkB Receptor Downregulation on Dendritic Spine Density

Dina Popovkina, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Scott Thompson

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Exploiting acd6-1 in Dissection of Defense Signaling Networks in Arabidopsis

Sasan Salimian, Biological Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Hua Lu

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Knowledge-Supported Evolutionary Computation in Financial Investing

Matthew Schultz, Information Systems
Mentor: Dr. Roy Rada

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Dual Identity Formation Among Adolescent Mothers

Sadaf Siddiqi & Elizabeth A. Fitzgerald, Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Charissa Cheah

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An Ethnographic Study of an Iraqi Refugee Community in Baltimore City

Fatima Touma, Sociology & Anthropology
Mentor: Dr. Seth Messinger

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Pharmacokinetics of D3 Receptor Analogs: Potential Drug Therapy for Cocaine Addiction

Immanuel Williams, Mathematics
Mentor: Dr. Natalie Eddington

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