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URCAD 2009
Oral Presentations

Rhonda Bavis

Department of Social Work

Dr. Shelly Wiechelt

“The Effects of Parental Substance Abuse on Children and Families”

Holly-Catherine Britton

Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics

Dr. Thomas Field

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

Alexander Bush

Department of History

Dr. Rebecca Boehling

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

Robin Cagey

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Robert Rubinstein

“The Effect of Incarceration on the Spouses and Partners of Inmates”

Mayukh Chakrabarti

Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Dr. Tomoshige Kino

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

Melissa Chapman

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Andrea Kalfoglou

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

Doha Chibani

Department of Psychology

Dr. Diane Alonso

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

Theresa Columbus

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Mr. Steven Bradley

“Fear and Wisdom and Others”

Yelena Dewald

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Devin Hagerty

“The Internet and Iranian Youth Culture”

Stephanie Ferrone

Department of Physics

Dr. Todd Pittman

“Quantum Interference Effects with Multimode Fibers”

Kristina Gaddy

Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics

Ms. Susanne Sutton

“Creating National Identity and Memory: The German Historical Museum”

Nikoletta Gjoni

Department of English

Dr. Raphael Falco

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

Alexandra Hyland

Department of American Studies

Dr. Jason Loviglio

“The Baltimore Girl: An Experiment in Sustainable Living”

Tamika John

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Lasse Lindahl

“Investigating the Role of RORgammaT in Human Th17 Cell Differentiation”

Neal Karkhanis

Department of Health Administration and Policy

Dr. Andrea Kalfoglou

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

Sunaina Khandelwal

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program

Dr. Alessio Fasano

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

Valerie Lagrome

Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics

Dr. Thomas Field

“Linguistic Norm Enforcement on the Internet: Chatspeak in Forum Communities”

Esther Lei

Department of Health Administration and Policy

Ms. Danika Rockett

“Re-evaluating Malaria Prevention Techniques in Zambia”

Tahira Mahdi

Department of Psychology

Dr. Shawn Bediako

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

Maureen C. Maselko

Department of History

Dr. Amy Froide

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

April Melton & Monica Talcott

Department of Social Work

Dr. Laura Ting

“Volunteerism in the Aging Population”

Scott Murdock

Department of Psychology

Dr. Charissa Cheah

“Autonomy Development, Support, and Future Orientation in Adolescent Mothers”

Dhivya R. Pahwa

Department of Psychology

Dr. Shawn Bediako

“Categorical Person Perception in Sickle Cell Disease”

Dina Popovkina

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Scott Thompson

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

Sasan Salimian

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Hua Lu

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

Matthew Schultz

Department of Information Systems

Dr. Roy Rada

“Knowledge-Supported Evolutionary Computation in Financial Investing”

Sadaf Siddiqi, Elizabeth A. Fitzgerald

Department of Psychology

Dr. Charissa Cheah

“Dual Identity Formation Among Adolescent Mothers”

Fatima Touma

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Seth Messinger

“An Ethnographic Study of an Iraqi Refugee Community in Baltimore City”

Immanuel Williams

Department of Mathematics

Dr. Natalie Eddington

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