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SMP Presentations - Monday, May 3 (by Name)


Akca, Rose | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Recipes for Change: Women Reimagining the Mexican Kitchen" | Mentor(s): Leslie Bayers | International Languages & Cultures

Alexander, Bryan Jenkins | Monday, May 3 | Daugherty Palmer Commons | 8:05 PM to 8:20 PM
Bashô and Whitman: Comparing Poetic Personality in the Cultural Landscape | Mentor(s): Brad Park and Bruce Wilson | Asian Studies

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Ashworth, Alexa | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 10:20 AM to 10:40 AM
"An evolutionary force on the human genome" | Mentor(s): Jeffrey Byrd | Biology

Bamberger, Katie | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Gender Messages in Children's Fairy Tales: An Examination Using Content Coding and Literary Analysis" | Mentor(s): Renee Dennison | Psychology

Barbera, Nicoletta | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Is Integration Possible for Muslims in a Christian Europe?" | Mentor(s): Sahar Shafqat | Political Science

Barnes, Andrew | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 1:20 PM to 1:40 PM
"Effect of Farnesol on Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans mixed species biofilm" | Mentor(s): Jeffrey Byrd | Biology

Beattie, Lindsay | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 2:00 PM to 2:20 PM
"The effects of Lithium Chloride on embryonic MAPK expression in the Squid, Loligo pealei." | Mentor(s): Karen Crawford | Biology

Beaulieu, Kathryn | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 4:40 PM to 5:00 PM
"Creation of an Escherichia coli OP50 transposon insertion mutant library." | Mentor(s): Samantha Elliott | Biology

Black, Peter | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"Confronting the Impact of the Melendez-Diaz Decision" | Mentor(s): Susan Grogan | Political Science

Bogdan, Alex | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 2:20 PM to 2:40 PM
"The Creation of Human/Drosophila Muscleblind Chimeric Proteins" | Mentor(s): Danielle Cass | Chemistry

Bramble, Amanda: | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
"Barkley Training: A Look at Parent-child Interactions in Families with ADHD" | Mentor(s): Deborah O'Donnell | Psychology

Brock, Christine | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 10:40 AM to 11:00 AM
"Changing Perspectives: An Ecofeminist Reading of Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia." | Mentor(s): Bayers | International Languages & Cultures

Brothers, Robert | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 195 Lecture Hall | 2:50 PM to 3:10 PM
"Enantiomerically-Specific Microwave Synthesis of Ibuprofen Catalyzed by Alcohol Dehydrogenase D from the Archea pyrococcus furiosus" | Mentor(s): Leah Eller | Chemistry

Brown, Daniel | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 4:20 PM to 4:40 PM
"The effect of prey type on intraspecific kleptoparasitism; empirically evaluating a game theory model" | Mentor(s): Jordan Price | Biology

Bruckner, Andrew | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
"Progress: How the Economic Development of British East Africa Benefited the Native Population" | Mentor(s): Gail Savage | History

Brunner, Elizabeth | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 9:00 AM to 9:20 AM
"Factors affecting cyanobacterial nitrogen-fixation on the Sassafras River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay" | Mentor(s): Robert Paul | Biology

Brunot, Kristen | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
"Influence of Schemas on Media Programming Choice and Perception of Criminals" | Mentor(s): Richard Platt | Psychology

Bryant, Vaughn | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
"Conscientiousness and the Theory of Planned Behavior: An Integrative Theory Incorporating Personality and Other Predictors of Health Behaviors Among College Students" | Mentor(s): Cynthia Koenig | Psychology

Buckingham, Cameron | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 1:30 PM to 1:55 PM
"Training a Guardian: Social Transformation at United States Coast Guard Training" | Mentor(s): Bill Roberts | Anthropology

Caffey, Brian | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 3:20 PM to 3:40 PM
"A Look into the Lives of Chinese Migrant Workers" | Mentor(s): Haomin Gong | International Languages & Cultures

Carino-Herrera, Ariana | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 311 | 9:30 AM to 9:50 AM
"Insufficient Funds: The Impact of the Recent Economic Crisis on Latino College Enrollment and Their Experiences at St. Mary's College of Maryland - A Case Study" | Mentor(s): Helen Daugherty | Sociology

Chaudhary, Sheena | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Long-term Effects of Adolescent Antipsychotic Drug Treatment on Reward-related Behavior and Cognition Functioning in Adult Rats" | Mentor(s): Aileen Bailey | Psychology

Chergui, Adel | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 2:20 PM to 2:40 PM
"The search for a CDK4 pseudogene in mouse" | Mentor(s): Rachel Myerowitz | Biology

Clemens, Grace & Morgan, Erin | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM
"Examining the Link between Gender Role Orientation and Aggression in Adolescence" | Mentor(s): Renee Dennison | Psychology

Clement, Becca | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
"Developing Outreach Exhibits for an Emerging Children's Museum" | Mentor(s): Laraine Glidden | Psychology

Cole, Trey | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
"The Effects of Adolescent Stress on Adult Working Memory and Susceptibility to Drug Addiction in a Neurodevelopmental Animal Model of Schizophrenia" | Mentor(s): Anne Marie Brady | Psychology

Corwin, Cheryl | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 1:00 PM to 1:25 PM
"Useful Plants at Chancellor's Point" | Mentor(s): Bill Roberts | Anthropology

David, Katherine | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 2:40 PM to 3:00 PM
"Examining Intercalary regeneration of Ambystoma mexicanum limbs using GFP blastemas" | Mentor(s): Karen Crawford | Biology

Davis, Brennan | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
"Function vs. Fashion: The Extent of Literacy in Roman Society" | Mentor(s): Linda Hall | History

Diallo, Binta | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 2:00 PM to 2:25 PM
"Ethiopia: My Vision for Improving Maternal and Child Health" | Mentor(s): Bill Roberts | Anthropology

DiGiacomo, Nick | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 195 Lecture Hall | 12:40 PM to 1:00 PM
"Alternative Solvents for the Grignard Experiment" | Mentor(s): Leah Eller | Chemistry

Doran, Julia | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
"Feminist Activism and the Paris Commune of 1871" | Mentor(s): Katie Gantz | International Languages & Cultures

Eckert, Caitlin | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
"Are the Evolutionary and Social Cognitive Theories of Romantic Jealousy Products of a Poorly Constructed Methodology? A Closer Examination of Gender Disparities in Emotional Reactions to Hypothetical Infidelity Scenarios" | Mentor(s): Richard Platt | Psychology

Escalante, Rossina | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 186 | 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
"A Qualitative Investigation of Gender Identity and Emotional Expressivity in American and Peruvian Romantic Relationships" | Mentor(s): Renée Dennison | Psychology

Espinoza, Stephanie | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 4:00 PM to 4:20 PM
"The Regulation of Immune Genes by ELT-2 in Caenorhabditis elegans: Validation of microarray results through analysis of published results" | Mentor(s): Samantha Elliott | Biology

Ewing, Katie | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 186 | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"How Motion and Non-motion Adaptation Affects Gender Recognition" | Mentor(s): Eric Hiris | Psychology

Faggio, Julie | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 186 | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
"Taking a Closer Look at Bullying: Analysis of the Travesties at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech and What We are Continually Missing" | Mentor(s): Debbie O'Donnell | Psychology

Fallon-Oben, Honora | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 311 | 11:20 AM to 11:40 AM
"Interpretations of The Wire: Language Use in a Criminal Drug Subculture" | Mentor(s): Helen Daugherty | Sociology

Farber, Seth | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room | 9:00 AM to 9:25 AM
"Yor Lspps: ffaithfull Servtt: Social Mobility in Late 17th Century Maryland" | Mentor(s): Julia King | Anthropology

Farkas, David | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Economics Seminar Room 222 | 11:40 AM to 12:10 PM
"An Economic Analysis of Oyster Aquaculture on the Patuxent River" | Mentor(s): Asif Dowla | Economics

Fiedelholtz, Sarah | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM
“O Kia Ora!: Maori Literary Identities in the Post-Colonial Era” | Mentor(s): Ruth Feingold | English

Foerster, Matt | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
"Where Loyalty Lies: German versus Christian Identity in Interwar Germany, 1928-1939" | Mentor(s): Christine Adams | History

Fomum-Mugri, Larissa | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 184 | 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
"An Investigation of Preclinical Cognitive Impairments in the Rat Cycad Progressive Model of Parkinson's Disease" | Mentor(s): Aileen Bailey | Psychology

George, Laura | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 8:25 PM to 8:40 PM
"Incomplete and Insensible Women: Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and Female Authorship in the Nineteenth Century" | Mentor(s): Jennifer Cognard-Black | English

Gibbons, Kaitlin | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall 106 | 11:40 AM to 12:00 PM
"Pressure mechanosensory neuron interactions and connections in the leeches Macrobdella decora and Hirudo verbana" | Mentor(s): Mike Baltzley | Biology

Gilbert, Patrick | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Economics Seminar Room 222 | 12:20 PM to 12:50 PM
"Network Neutrality in the United States: An Economic Analysis" | Mentor(s): Barbara Beliveau | Economics

Gonda-King, Liahna | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 3:20 PM to 3:40 PM
"The Importance of Light Conditions and Species Interactions in the Invasive Grass, M. vimineum" | Mentor(s): Christopher Tanner | Biology

Graham-Pardus, Allison | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 7:15 PM to 7:30 PM
“Slaughterhouse Five, Mother Night, and Bluebeard: Vonnegut’s Creation of Absurdity” | Mentor(s): Colby Nelson | English

Gregorini, Sarah | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
"Going, Going, Gone: Telling the Tale of Half-Die" | Mentor(s): Bill Roberts | Anthropology

Gyorgy, Noah | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 9:40 AM to 10:00 AM
"Applied biology in the modern brewing industry" | Mentor(s): Jeff Byrd | Biology

Hall, Linda | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"The Spear of Longinus: Crusader Sanctity and Politics" | Mentor(s): Tom Barrett | History

Hawbaker, Neil | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 195 Lecture Hall | 2:30 PM to 2:50 PM
"Synthesis of pyrroles from Itaconic Acid" | Mentor(s): Leah Eller | Chemistry

Hawkins, John | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
"The Quest for the Real Arthur: An Inquiry into the Arthurian Legend and its Variations" | Mentor(s): Gail Savage | History

Hemady, Karim | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 1:40 PM to 2:00 PM
"Niche partitioning in Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) and Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus)" | Mentor(s): Jordan Price | Biology

Hendrix, Erin | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 2:25 PM to 2:35 PM
“Here, There, and the Spaces In-Between: Building a Home in The Gambia” | Mentor(s): Jeffrey Hammond | English

Hines, Kaitlin | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 184 | 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
"Filling in the Blanks: Self-Projection onto Fictional Characters" | Mentor(s): Roger Stanton | Psychology

Hotchko, Rachel | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 195 Lecture Hall | 1:20 PM to 1:35 PM
"SHAPE Analysis of the Insulin Receptor pre-mRNA" | Mentor(s): Danielle Cass | Chemistry

Johnson, Shane | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 3:40 PM to 4:00 PM
"The Neighborhood Watch in Coral Communities Testing for chemical alarm signaling in Capnella sp, and Paralemnalia sp." | Mentor(s): Dr. Walter Hatch | Biology

Johnson, Tricia | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 186 | 5:00 PM to 5:40 PM
"A Documentary Comparing the Development of a Child with Autism to the Development of a Child without Autism" | Mentor(s): Laraine Glidden | Psychology

Jordan, Sarah | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 195 Lecture Hall | 1:40 PM to 2:00 PM
"Muscular Dystrophy: Novel Targets and Methods of Assessment" | Mentor(s): Danielle Cass | Chemistry

Kaisler, Rebecca | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"Living Truths in Dying Times: A Social Examination of Plague in Early Modern England" | Mentor(s): Gail Savage | History

Kamal, Saara | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 1:00 PM to 1:20 PM
"Tomber la Chemise: Undressing Cultural Secrets through the Music of Zebda" | Mentor(s): Zara Bennett | International Languages & Cultures

Killebrew, Jacen | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Economics Seminar Room 222 | 1:40 PM to 2:10 PM
"Does Ownership Determine Success? A Study on Major League Baseball" | Mentor(s): Russ Rhine | Economics

Kircher, Dan | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
"Perinatal Exposure to Bisphenol-A: Does it Produce Similar Behavioral Deficits to Those Observed in Animal Models of Schizophrenia?" | Mentor(s): Anne Marie Brady | Psychology

Klapper, Stephanie | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
"Exploring Kawaii in a Sample of Japanese College Women: a Mixed-methods Study" | Mentor(s): Renee Dennison | Psychology

Kolm, Richard | Monday, May 3 | Anne Arundel 107 | 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
"Transcendence of Suffering" | Mentor(s): Kate Norlock | Philosophy & Religious Studies

Konigsdorffer, Ian Scott | Monday, May 3 | Daugherty Palmer Commons | 7:50 PM to 8:05 PM
“Burma in a Sea of Crisis: A Nation in Need" | Mentor(s): Bruce Wilson | Asian Studies

Konka, Kimberly (Kimmie) | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"Investigating the Effects of Postnatal Exposure to Prozac on Adult Rat Motor and Emotional Behavior" | Mentor(s): Aileen Bailey | Psychology

Leathers, John | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall 106 | 9:20 AM to 9:40 AM
"Embryonic sensitivity of Kryptolebias marmoratus to sexual development-disrupting chemicals Atrazine and Fadrozole" | Mentor(s): Karen Crawford | Biology

Lopez-Lezama, Danielle | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 311 | 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
"Queervision 2010: A Content Analysis of Queer Representation inPrime Time Television" | Mentor(s): Helen Daugherty | Sociology

Lyman, Austin | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 3:40 PM to 4:00 PM
"Mexican Immigration to Alabama: The Effects of Gender and Economics on Female Mexican Immigrants' Access to U.S. Dental Care in the New Southeast" | Mentor(s): Joanna Bartow | International Languages & Cultures

Mahvi, Artemis | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
"From 'Just Saying No' to 'Just Staying Safe': Sexuality Health Education Policy in the United States" | Mentor(s): Todd Eberly | Political Science

Marian, Claire | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
"The Attention Benefits of Nature" | Mentor(s): Roger Stanton | Psychology

Marth, John | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM
"The Soul-Destroying Middle: Alcoholic Modernism in Three Novels by Jean Rhys” | Mentor(s): Jennifer Cognard-Black | English

Mason, Elizabeth | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
"An Intervention on Music Therapy with Grieving and Hospitalized Children" | Mentor(s): Janet Kosarych-Coy | Psychology

McDermott,Katie | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 3:35 PM to 3:50
“A Graphic Novel About Sex Education” | Mentor(s): Karen Anderson | English

McKee, Molly | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 311 | 10:10 AM to 10:30 AM
"The Perfect Storm and The Response That Followed: A Case Study of Greenville, MS" | Mentor(s): Elizabeth Osborn | Sociology

McKerlie, Katelyn (Kate) | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
" 'If you think you have, then you haven't.' The Female Orgasm: a Socially Constructed, Subjective Experience" | Mentor(s): Cynthia Koenig | Psychology

Mercer, Melissa | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
"Crafting a Character: Theatre and Performance in Colonial Annapolis, 1748-1774" | Mentor(s): Ken Cohen | History

Metz, Sara | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 213 | 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
"Islamic Radicalism in Western Europe" | Mentor(s): M. Fevzi Bilgin | Political Science

Monroe, Amelia | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"On the Outside: Feral Felines in Society" | Mentor(s): Dan Ingersoll | Anthropology

Morgan, Erin & Clemens, Grace | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM
"Examining the Link between Gender Role Orientation and Aggression in Adolescence" | Mentor(s): Renee Dennison | Psychology

Mountain, Taylore | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"Implementation and Evaluation of a Leadership Training Program for Campus Club Officers" | Mentor(s): Janet Kosarych-Coy | Psychology

Murphy, Neil | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 213 | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
"Politics of Reinterpretation: The Failure of the Honduran Constitutional Moment" | Mentor(s): M. Fevzi Bilgin | Political Science

My Student Name | Monday, May 3 | My Location | 4:30 to 5:30
My Title | Mentor(s): My Mentor | My Department

Newcomb, Melissa | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 8:10 PM to 8:25 PM
“You Won’t Know Me: Disrupted Autobiographies by Asian-American Women” | Mentor(s): Jennifer Cognard-Black | Asian Studies

Nugent, Kenneth | Monday, May 3 | Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"Identification of unknown bacterial soil isolates from a two year fallow organic field" | Mentor(s): Jeff Byrd | Biology

O'Donnell, Claire | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 1:40 PM to 2:00 PM
"Sustainable Community Development in Nicaragua: A case study on the Foundation for Sustainable Development" | Mentor(s): Jorge Rogachevsky | International Languages & Cultures

Ormaza, Denisse | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 1:20 PM to 1:40 PM
"Haitian Bodies in America: Edwidge Danticat and Dany Laferrière" | Mentor(s): Zara Bennett | International Languages & Cultures

Park, Shinhee | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 198 | 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
"Comparison of History of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States and the Use of Western Medicine in China Nowadays" | Mentor(s): Haomin Gong | International Languages & Cultures

Patterson, Christine | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 3:00 PM to 3:20 PM
"Salvadoran Women Chasing the American Dream: An Oral History of War and Immigration" | Mentor(s): José Ballesteros | International Languages & Cultures

Perry, Justin Alexander | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 3:50 PM to 4:05 PM
“Re(a)d All Over, Still?—An Investigation Into the Lasting Political Power of American Newspapers in the Twenty First Century” | Mentor(s): Ben Click | English

Piantadosi, Patrick | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
"The Effect of Intrabasalis Orexin A Infusion on Reversal Learning Performance in Rats with 192 IgG-saporin Lesions of the Nucleus Basalis Magnocellularis" | Mentor(s): Aileen Bailey | Psychology

Piantadosi, Sean | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"Examining the Effect of Voluntary Exercise on Spatial Memory, Fear Conditioning and BDNF Levels in the Hippocampus of Male and Female Rats" | Mentor(s): Anne Marie Brady | Psychology

Prince, Ian | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 1:15 PM to 1:30 PM
“The Noh Mask” | Mentor(s): Holly Blumner | English

Publicover, Amy | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room | 9:30 AM to 9:55 AM
" 'The Most Proper Place' : The Search for the Zekiah Fort" | Mentor(s): Julia King | Anthropology

Quick, Tony | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 8:40 PM to 8:55 PM
“Double Fault” | Mentor(s): Jeffrey Coleman | English

Rabano, Nick | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 10:20 AM to 10:40 AM
"Lies of Necessity: The Story of a Gay German Youth in Nazi Germany" | Mentor(s): Anne Leblans | International Languages & Cultures

Ramsay, Lauren | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 3:20 PM to 3:35 PM
“The Face of Homelessness” | Mentor(s): Jeffrey Hammond | English

Reynolds, Amanda | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Economics Seminar Room 222 | 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Conditional Cash Transfers: An Innovation in Poverty Reduction" | Mentor(s): Asif Dowla | Economics

Ritzinger, Louis | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
"Islam and the Creation of Pakistani Identity: An Analysis of Religion as a Function of Power" | Mentor(s): Sahar Shafqat | Political Science

Robinson, Fawne | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
"Caught Between Two Passions, Your Job and Your Spouse" | Mentor(s): Cynthia Koenig | Psychology

Rodkey, Chris | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
"The Chesapeake Bay: Restoration Politics and Policies" | Mentor(s): Todd Eberly | Political Science

Rowlands, Abby | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
"Effects of Isolation Rearing on the Motivational Properties of Cocaine in the Conditioned Place Preference Test" | Mentor(s): Anne Marie Brady | Psychology

Saunders, John Martin | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 11:00 AM to 11:25 AM
"Barn Then, Barn Now: An Examination into the History and Restoration Efforts of the Klobusicky Tobacco Barn" | Mentor(s): Dan Ingersoll | Anthropology

Selckmann, Gordon | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall 106 | 11:20 AM to 11:40 AM
"An investigation of the teleost sensory saccular epithelia: cranial nerve arborization and innervation of the saccule sensory epithelia" | Mentor(s): John Ramcharitar | Biology

Seyoum, Zinash | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
"Soccer, Development, and International Aid (1904-2010): The Case of South Africa" | Mentor(s): Garrey Dennie | History

Shimek, Virginia | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
"The Amish: A Student's Experience" | Mentor(s): Dan Ingersoll | Anthropology

Specht, Rachel | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
"The effects of Perchlorate on Lumbriculus variegatus regeneration" | Mentor(s): Karen Crawford | Biology

Spencer, Jean-Paul | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 195 | 3:10 PM to 3:30 PM
"Greening up the Maltol Experiment" | Mentor(s): Leah Eller | Chemistry

Stutman, Jason | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
"Lifting the Veil: Exploring the Subjective Foundations of Diagnoses in American Psychiatry" | Mentor(s): Janet Kosarych-Coy | Psychology

Swope, Alex | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM
“What Are We Working For? The American Dream of Self-Making in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature” | Mentor(s): Colby Nelson | English

Thorpe, Marie | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"Unraveling the microfinance panacea: a sociological study on achieving the double bottom line" | Mentor(s): Sahar Shafqat | Political Science

Townsend, JaVon | Monday, May 3 | Goodpastor 198 | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"Las Aventuras de la Superminoria: Reflexiones de Mis Experiencias en el Extranjero (The Adventures of SuperMinority: Reflections on My Experiences Abroad)" | Mentor(s): José Ballesteros | International Languages & Cultures

Travers, Deborah | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 2:40 PM to 3:00 PM
"Survival assays In ELT-2 and ELT-7 knockdown Caenorhabditis elegans infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa") | Mentor(s): Samantha Elliott | Biology

Tupper, Mary | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 311 | 9:50 AM to 10:10 AM
"A Small Town with Big City Needs: Social Services in St. Mary's County, Maryland" | Mentor(s): Helen Daugherty | Sociology

VanBlargan, Laura | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 10:40 AM to 11:00 AM
"The effect over time of gentamicin on goldfish auditory hair cell densities" | Mentor(s): John Ramcharitar | Biology

VanBlargen, Kristen | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 1:45 PM to 2:00 PM
“Transforming Silence: Feminist Reinterpretation of Father-Daughter Incest in Fairy Tales” | Mentor(s): Ruth Feingold | English

von Gohren, Anna | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 2:35 PM to 2:50 PM
“Mark Twain the Traveler: An Investigation of the American Vandal Abroad” | Mentor(s): Ben Click | English

Watters, Sara Morgan | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
"The Study Abroad Experience: an Investigation into How International Education Changes St. Mary's Students" | Mentor(s): Deborah O'Donnell | Psychology

Wichtendahl, Kyle | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
"Lincoln in London: Abraham Lincoln and Anglo-Americanism in the Early 20th Century" | Mentor(s): Gail Savage | History

Williams, Olivia | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
"'Eatables': Food and the Politics of Memory at Point Lookout Prison" | Mentor(s): Chuck Holden | History

Wright, Rebecca | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 8:40 AM to 9:00 AM
"The effect of wave energy on Epiphyte Biomass and Diversity" | Mentor(s): Christopher Tanner | Biology

SMP Presentations - Monday, May 3 (by Name)

The St. Mary's Project (SMP) is the capstone of study at the College. The project is an eight-credit, independent, sustained endeavor of research or creative expression that is supervised by a faculty mentor and presented in a public forum. The schedule of presentations for May 2010 is as follows:


Akca, Rose | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Recipes for Change: Women Reimagining the Mexican Kitchen" | Mentor(s): Leslie Bayers | International Languages & Cultures

Alexander, Bryan Jenkins | Monday, May 3 | Daugherty Palmer Commons | 8:05 PM to 8:20 PM
Bashô and Whitman: Comparing Poetic Personality in the Cultural Landscape | Mentor(s): Brad Park and Bruce Wilson | Asian Studies

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Ashworth, Alexa | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 10:20 AM to 10:40 AM
"An evolutionary force on the human genome" | Mentor(s): Jeffrey Byrd | Biology

Bamberger, Katie | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Gender Messages in Children's Fairy Tales: An Examination Using Content Coding and Literary Analysis" | Mentor(s): Renee Dennison | Psychology

Barbera, Nicoletta | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Is Integration Possible for Muslims in a Christian Europe?" | Mentor(s): Sahar Shafqat | Political Science

Barnes, Andrew | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 1:20 PM to 1:40 PM
"Effect of Farnesol on Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans mixed species biofilm" | Mentor(s): Jeffrey Byrd | Biology

Beattie, Lindsay | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 2:00 PM to 2:20 PM
"The effects of Lithium Chloride on embryonic MAPK expression in the Squid, Loligo pealei." | Mentor(s): Karen Crawford | Biology

Beaulieu, Kathryn | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 4:40 PM to 5:00 PM
"Creation of an Escherichia coli OP50 transposon insertion mutant library." | Mentor(s): Samantha Elliott | Biology

Black, Peter | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"Confronting the Impact of the Melendez-Diaz Decision" | Mentor(s): Susan Grogan | Political Science

Bogdan, Alex | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 2:20 PM to 2:40 PM
"The Creation of Human/Drosophila Muscleblind Chimeric Proteins" | Mentor(s): Danielle Cass | Chemistry

Bramble, Amanda: | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
"Barkley Training: A Look at Parent-child Interactions in Families with ADHD" | Mentor(s): Deborah O'Donnell | Psychology

Brock, Christine | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 10:40 AM to 11:00 AM
"Changing Perspectives: An Ecofeminist Reading of Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia." | Mentor(s): Bayers | International Languages & Cultures

Brothers, Robert | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 195 Lecture Hall | 2:50 PM to 3:10 PM
"Enantiomerically-Specific Microwave Synthesis of Ibuprofen Catalyzed by Alcohol Dehydrogenase D from the Archea pyrococcus furiosus" | Mentor(s): Leah Eller | Chemistry

Brown, Daniel | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 4:20 PM to 4:40 PM
"The effect of prey type on intraspecific kleptoparasitism; empirically evaluating a game theory model" | Mentor(s): Jordan Price | Biology

Bruckner, Andrew | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
"Progress: How the Economic Development of British East Africa Benefited the Native Population" | Mentor(s): Gail Savage | History

Brunner, Elizabeth | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 9:00 AM to 9:20 AM
"Factors affecting cyanobacterial nitrogen-fixation on the Sassafras River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay" | Mentor(s): Robert Paul | Biology

Brunot, Kristen | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
"Influence of Schemas on Media Programming Choice and Perception of Criminals" | Mentor(s): Richard Platt | Psychology

Bryant, Vaughn | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
"Conscientiousness and the Theory of Planned Behavior: An Integrative Theory Incorporating Personality and Other Predictors of Health Behaviors Among College Students" | Mentor(s): Cynthia Koenig | Psychology

Buckingham, Cameron | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 1:30 PM to 1:55 PM
"Training a Guardian: Social Transformation at United States Coast Guard Training" | Mentor(s): Bill Roberts | Anthropology

Caffey, Brian | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 3:20 PM to 3:40 PM
"A Look into the Lives of Chinese Migrant Workers" | Mentor(s): Haomin Gong | International Languages & Cultures

Carino-Herrera, Ariana | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 311 | 9:30 AM to 9:50 AM
"Insufficient Funds: The Impact of the Recent Economic Crisis on Latino College Enrollment and Their Experiences at St. Mary's College of Maryland - A Case Study" | Mentor(s): Helen Daugherty | Sociology

Chaudhary, Sheena | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Long-term Effects of Adolescent Antipsychotic Drug Treatment on Reward-related Behavior and Cognition Functioning in Adult Rats" | Mentor(s): Aileen Bailey | Psychology

Chergui, Adel | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 2:20 PM to 2:40 PM
"The search for a CDK4 pseudogene in mouse" | Mentor(s): Rachel Myerowitz | Biology

Clemens, Grace & Morgan, Erin | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM
"Examining the Link between Gender Role Orientation and Aggression in Adolescence" | Mentor(s): Renee Dennison | Psychology

Clement, Becca | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
"Developing Outreach Exhibits for an Emerging Children's Museum" | Mentor(s): Laraine Glidden | Psychology

Cole, Trey | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
"The Effects of Adolescent Stress on Adult Working Memory and Susceptibility to Drug Addiction in a Neurodevelopmental Animal Model of Schizophrenia" | Mentor(s): Anne Marie Brady | Psychology

Corwin, Cheryl | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 1:00 PM to 1:25 PM
"Useful Plants at Chancellor's Point" | Mentor(s): Bill Roberts | Anthropology

David, Katherine | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 2:40 PM to 3:00 PM
"Examining Intercalary regeneration of Ambystoma mexicanum limbs using GFP blastemas" | Mentor(s): Karen Crawford | Biology

Davis, Brennan | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
"Function vs. Fashion: The Extent of Literacy in Roman Society" | Mentor(s): Linda Hall | History

Diallo, Binta | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 2:00 PM to 2:25 PM
"Ethiopia: My Vision for Improving Maternal and Child Health" | Mentor(s): Bill Roberts | Anthropology

DiGiacomo, Nick | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 195 Lecture Hall | 12:40 PM to 1:00 PM
"Alternative Solvents for the Grignard Experiment" | Mentor(s): Leah Eller | Chemistry

Doran, Julia | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
"Feminist Activism and the Paris Commune of 1871" | Mentor(s): Katie Gantz | International Languages & Cultures

Eckert, Caitlin | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
"Are the Evolutionary and Social Cognitive Theories of Romantic Jealousy Products of a Poorly Constructed Methodology? A Closer Examination of Gender Disparities in Emotional Reactions to Hypothetical Infidelity Scenarios" | Mentor(s): Richard Platt | Psychology

Escalante, Rossina | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 186 | 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
"A Qualitative Investigation of Gender Identity and Emotional Expressivity in American and Peruvian Romantic Relationships" | Mentor(s): Renée Dennison | Psychology

Espinoza, Stephanie | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 4:00 PM to 4:20 PM
"The Regulation of Immune Genes by ELT-2 in Caenorhabditis elegans: Validation of microarray results through analysis of published results" | Mentor(s): Samantha Elliott | Biology

Ewing, Katie | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 186 | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"How Motion and Non-motion Adaptation Affects Gender Recognition" | Mentor(s): Eric Hiris | Psychology

Faggio, Julie | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 186 | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
"Taking a Closer Look at Bullying: Analysis of the Travesties at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech and What We are Continually Missing" | Mentor(s): Debbie O'Donnell | Psychology

Fallon-Oben, Honora | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 311 | 11:20 AM to 11:40 AM
"Interpretations of The Wire: Language Use in a Criminal Drug Subculture" | Mentor(s): Helen Daugherty | Sociology

Farber, Seth | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room | 9:00 AM to 9:25 AM
"Yor Lspps: ffaithfull Servtt: Social Mobility in Late 17th Century Maryland" | Mentor(s): Julia King | Anthropology

Farkas, David | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Economics Seminar Room 222 | 11:40 AM to 12:10 PM
"An Economic Analysis of Oyster Aquaculture on the Patuxent River" | Mentor(s): Asif Dowla | Economics

Fiedelholtz, Sarah | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM
“O Kia Ora!: Maori Literary Identities in the Post-Colonial Era” | Mentor(s): Ruth Feingold | English

Foerster, Matt | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
"Where Loyalty Lies: German versus Christian Identity in Interwar Germany, 1928-1939" | Mentor(s): Christine Adams | History

Fomum-Mugri, Larissa | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 184 | 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
"An Investigation of Preclinical Cognitive Impairments in the Rat Cycad Progressive Model of Parkinson's Disease" | Mentor(s): Aileen Bailey | Psychology

George, Laura | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 8:25 PM to 8:40 PM
"Incomplete and Insensible Women: Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and Female Authorship in the Nineteenth Century" | Mentor(s): Jennifer Cognard-Black | English

Gibbons, Kaitlin | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall 106 | 11:40 AM to 12:00 PM
"Pressure mechanosensory neuron interactions and connections in the leeches Macrobdella decora and Hirudo verbana" | Mentor(s): Mike Baltzley | Biology

Gilbert, Patrick | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Economics Seminar Room 222 | 12:20 PM to 12:50 PM
"Network Neutrality in the United States: An Economic Analysis" | Mentor(s): Barbara Beliveau | Economics

Gonda-King, Liahna | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 3:20 PM to 3:40 PM
"The Importance of Light Conditions and Species Interactions in the Invasive Grass, M. vimineum" | Mentor(s): Christopher Tanner | Biology

Graham-Pardus, Allison | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 7:15 PM to 7:30 PM
“Slaughterhouse Five, Mother Night, and Bluebeard: Vonnegut’s Creation of Absurdity” | Mentor(s): Colby Nelson | English

Gregorini, Sarah | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
"Going, Going, Gone: Telling the Tale of Half-Die" | Mentor(s): Bill Roberts | Anthropology

Gyorgy, Noah | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 9:40 AM to 10:00 AM
"Applied biology in the modern brewing industry" | Mentor(s): Jeff Byrd | Biology

Hall, Linda | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"The Spear of Longinus: Crusader Sanctity and Politics" | Mentor(s): Tom Barrett | History

Hawbaker, Neil | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 195 Lecture Hall | 2:30 PM to 2:50 PM
"Synthesis of pyrroles from Itaconic Acid" | Mentor(s): Leah Eller | Chemistry

Hawkins, John | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
"The Quest for the Real Arthur: An Inquiry into the Arthurian Legend and its Variations" | Mentor(s): Gail Savage | History

Hemady, Karim | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 1:40 PM to 2:00 PM
"Niche partitioning in Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) and Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus)" | Mentor(s): Jordan Price | Biology

Hendrix, Erin | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 2:25 PM to 2:35 PM
“Here, There, and the Spaces In-Between: Building a Home in The Gambia” | Mentor(s): Jeffrey Hammond | English

Hines, Kaitlin | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 184 | 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
"Filling in the Blanks: Self-Projection onto Fictional Characters" | Mentor(s): Roger Stanton | Psychology

Hotchko, Rachel | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 195 Lecture Hall | 1:20 PM to 1:35 PM
"SHAPE Analysis of the Insulin Receptor pre-mRNA" | Mentor(s): Danielle Cass | Chemistry

Johnson, Shane | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 3:40 PM to 4:00 PM
"The Neighborhood Watch in Coral Communities Testing for chemical alarm signaling in Capnella sp, and Paralemnalia sp." | Mentor(s): Dr. Walter Hatch | Biology

Johnson, Tricia | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 186 | 5:00 PM to 5:40 PM
"A Documentary Comparing the Development of a Child with Autism to the Development of a Child without Autism" | Mentor(s): Laraine Glidden | Psychology

Jordan, Sarah | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 195 Lecture Hall | 1:40 PM to 2:00 PM
"Muscular Dystrophy: Novel Targets and Methods of Assessment" | Mentor(s): Danielle Cass | Chemistry

Kaisler, Rebecca | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"Living Truths in Dying Times: A Social Examination of Plague in Early Modern England" | Mentor(s): Gail Savage | History

Kamal, Saara | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 1:00 PM to 1:20 PM
"Tomber la Chemise: Undressing Cultural Secrets through the Music of Zebda" | Mentor(s): Zara Bennett | International Languages & Cultures

Killebrew, Jacen | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Economics Seminar Room 222 | 1:40 PM to 2:10 PM
"Does Ownership Determine Success? A Study on Major League Baseball" | Mentor(s): Russ Rhine | Economics

Kircher, Dan | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
"Perinatal Exposure to Bisphenol-A: Does it Produce Similar Behavioral Deficits to Those Observed in Animal Models of Schizophrenia?" | Mentor(s): Anne Marie Brady | Psychology

Klapper, Stephanie | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
"Exploring Kawaii in a Sample of Japanese College Women: a Mixed-methods Study" | Mentor(s): Renee Dennison | Psychology

Kolm, Richard | Monday, May 3 | Anne Arundel 107 | 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
"Transcendence of Suffering" | Mentor(s): Kate Norlock | Philosophy & Religious Studies

Konigsdorffer, Ian Scott | Monday, May 3 | Daugherty Palmer Commons | 7:50 PM to 8:05 PM
“Burma in a Sea of Crisis: A Nation in Need" | Mentor(s): Bruce Wilson | Asian Studies

Konka, Kimberly (Kimmie) | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"Investigating the Effects of Postnatal Exposure to Prozac on Adult Rat Motor and Emotional Behavior" | Mentor(s): Aileen Bailey | Psychology

Leathers, John | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall 106 | 9:20 AM to 9:40 AM
"Embryonic sensitivity of Kryptolebias marmoratus to sexual development-disrupting chemicals Atrazine and Fadrozole" | Mentor(s): Karen Crawford | Biology

Lopez-Lezama, Danielle | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 311 | 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
"Queervision 2010: A Content Analysis of Queer Representation inPrime Time Television" | Mentor(s): Helen Daugherty | Sociology

Lyman, Austin | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 3:40 PM to 4:00 PM
"Mexican Immigration to Alabama: The Effects of Gender and Economics on Female Mexican Immigrants' Access to U.S. Dental Care in the New Southeast" | Mentor(s): Joanna Bartow | International Languages & Cultures

Mahvi, Artemis | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
"From 'Just Saying No' to 'Just Staying Safe': Sexuality Health Education Policy in the United States" | Mentor(s): Todd Eberly | Political Science

Marian, Claire | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
"The Attention Benefits of Nature" | Mentor(s): Roger Stanton | Psychology

Marth, John | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM
"The Soul-Destroying Middle: Alcoholic Modernism in Three Novels by Jean Rhys” | Mentor(s): Jennifer Cognard-Black | English

Mason, Elizabeth | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
"An Intervention on Music Therapy with Grieving and Hospitalized Children" | Mentor(s): Janet Kosarych-Coy | Psychology

McDermott,Katie | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 3:35 PM to 3:50
“A Graphic Novel About Sex Education” | Mentor(s): Karen Anderson | English

McKee, Molly | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 311 | 10:10 AM to 10:30 AM
"The Perfect Storm and The Response That Followed: A Case Study of Greenville, MS" | Mentor(s): Elizabeth Osborn | Sociology

McKerlie, Katelyn (Kate) | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
" 'If you think you have, then you haven't.' The Female Orgasm: a Socially Constructed, Subjective Experience" | Mentor(s): Cynthia Koenig | Psychology

Mercer, Melissa | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
"Crafting a Character: Theatre and Performance in Colonial Annapolis, 1748-1774" | Mentor(s): Ken Cohen | History

Metz, Sara | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 213 | 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
"Islamic Radicalism in Western Europe" | Mentor(s): M. Fevzi Bilgin | Political Science

Monroe, Amelia | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"On the Outside: Feral Felines in Society" | Mentor(s): Dan Ingersoll | Anthropology

Morgan, Erin & Clemens, Grace | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM
"Examining the Link between Gender Role Orientation and Aggression in Adolescence" | Mentor(s): Renee Dennison | Psychology

Mountain, Taylore | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"Implementation and Evaluation of a Leadership Training Program for Campus Club Officers" | Mentor(s): Janet Kosarych-Coy | Psychology

Murphy, Neil | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 213 | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
"Politics of Reinterpretation: The Failure of the Honduran Constitutional Moment" | Mentor(s): M. Fevzi Bilgin | Political Science

My Student Name | Monday, May 3 | My Location | 4:30 to 5:30
My Title | Mentor(s): My Mentor | My Department

Newcomb, Melissa | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 8:10 PM to 8:25 PM
“You Won’t Know Me: Disrupted Autobiographies by Asian-American Women” | Mentor(s): Jennifer Cognard-Black | Asian Studies

Nugent, Kenneth | Monday, May 3 | Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"Identification of unknown bacterial soil isolates from a two year fallow organic field" | Mentor(s): Jeff Byrd | Biology

O'Donnell, Claire | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 1:40 PM to 2:00 PM
"Sustainable Community Development in Nicaragua: A case study on the Foundation for Sustainable Development" | Mentor(s): Jorge Rogachevsky | International Languages & Cultures

Ormaza, Denisse | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 1:20 PM to 1:40 PM
"Haitian Bodies in America: Edwidge Danticat and Dany Laferrière" | Mentor(s): Zara Bennett | International Languages & Cultures

Park, Shinhee | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 198 | 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
"Comparison of History of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States and the Use of Western Medicine in China Nowadays" | Mentor(s): Haomin Gong | International Languages & Cultures

Patterson, Christine | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 3:00 PM to 3:20 PM
"Salvadoran Women Chasing the American Dream: An Oral History of War and Immigration" | Mentor(s): José Ballesteros | International Languages & Cultures

Perry, Justin Alexander | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 3:50 PM to 4:05 PM
“Re(a)d All Over, Still?—An Investigation Into the Lasting Political Power of American Newspapers in the Twenty First Century” | Mentor(s): Ben Click | English

Piantadosi, Patrick | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
"The Effect of Intrabasalis Orexin A Infusion on Reversal Learning Performance in Rats with 192 IgG-saporin Lesions of the Nucleus Basalis Magnocellularis" | Mentor(s): Aileen Bailey | Psychology

Piantadosi, Sean | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"Examining the Effect of Voluntary Exercise on Spatial Memory, Fear Conditioning and BDNF Levels in the Hippocampus of Male and Female Rats" | Mentor(s): Anne Marie Brady | Psychology

Prince, Ian | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 1:15 PM to 1:30 PM
“The Noh Mask” | Mentor(s): Holly Blumner | English

Publicover, Amy | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room | 9:30 AM to 9:55 AM
" 'The Most Proper Place' : The Search for the Zekiah Fort" | Mentor(s): Julia King | Anthropology

Quick, Tony | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 8:40 PM to 8:55 PM
“Double Fault” | Mentor(s): Jeffrey Coleman | English

Rabano, Nick | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 198 | 10:20 AM to 10:40 AM
"Lies of Necessity: The Story of a Gay German Youth in Nazi Germany" | Mentor(s): Anne Leblans | International Languages & Cultures

Ramsay, Lauren | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 3:20 PM to 3:35 PM
“The Face of Homelessness” | Mentor(s): Jeffrey Hammond | English

Reynolds, Amanda | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Economics Seminar Room 222 | 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Conditional Cash Transfers: An Innovation in Poverty Reduction" | Mentor(s): Asif Dowla | Economics

Ritzinger, Louis | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
"Islam and the Creation of Pakistani Identity: An Analysis of Religion as a Function of Power" | Mentor(s): Sahar Shafqat | Political Science

Robinson, Fawne | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
"Caught Between Two Passions, Your Job and Your Spouse" | Mentor(s): Cynthia Koenig | Psychology

Rodkey, Chris | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
"The Chesapeake Bay: Restoration Politics and Policies" | Mentor(s): Todd Eberly | Political Science

Rowlands, Abby | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 184 Large Seminar | 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
"Effects of Isolation Rearing on the Motivational Properties of Cocaine in the Conditioned Place Preference Test" | Mentor(s): Anne Marie Brady | Psychology

Saunders, John Martin | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 11:00 AM to 11:25 AM
"Barn Then, Barn Now: An Examination into the History and Restoration Efforts of the Klobusicky Tobacco Barn" | Mentor(s): Dan Ingersoll | Anthropology

Selckmann, Gordon | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall 106 | 11:20 AM to 11:40 AM
"An investigation of the teleost sensory saccular epithelia: cranial nerve arborization and innervation of the saccule sensory epithelia" | Mentor(s): John Ramcharitar | Biology

Seyoum, Zinash | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
"Soccer, Development, and International Aid (1904-2010): The Case of South Africa" | Mentor(s): Garrey Dennie | History

Shimek, Virginia | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall SOAN Seminar Room 316 | 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
"The Amish: A Student's Experience" | Mentor(s): Dan Ingersoll | Anthropology

Specht, Rachel | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
"The effects of Perchlorate on Lumbriculus variegatus regeneration" | Mentor(s): Karen Crawford | Biology

Spencer, Jean-Paul | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster Hall 195 | 3:10 PM to 3:30 PM
"Greening up the Maltol Experiment" | Mentor(s): Leah Eller | Chemistry

Stutman, Jason | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
"Lifting the Veil: Exploring the Subjective Foundations of Diagnoses in American Psychiatry" | Mentor(s): Janet Kosarych-Coy | Psychology

Swope, Alex | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM
“What Are We Working For? The American Dream of Self-Making in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature” | Mentor(s): Colby Nelson | English

Thorpe, Marie | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Classroom 213 | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
"Unraveling the microfinance panacea: a sociological study on achieving the double bottom line" | Mentor(s): Sahar Shafqat | Political Science

Townsend, JaVon | Monday, May 3 | Goodpastor 198 | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
"Las Aventuras de la Superminoria: Reflexiones de Mis Experiencias en el Extranjero (The Adventures of SuperMinority: Reflections on My Experiences Abroad)" | Mentor(s): José Ballesteros | International Languages & Cultures

Travers, Deborah | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 2:40 PM to 3:00 PM
"Survival assays In ELT-2 and ELT-7 knockdown Caenorhabditis elegans infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa") | Mentor(s): Samantha Elliott | Biology

Tupper, Mary | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall 311 | 9:50 AM to 10:10 AM
"A Small Town with Big City Needs: Social Services in St. Mary's County, Maryland" | Mentor(s): Helen Daugherty | Sociology

VanBlargan, Laura | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 10:40 AM to 11:00 AM
"The effect over time of gentamicin on goldfish auditory hair cell densities" | Mentor(s): John Ramcharitar | Biology

VanBlargen, Kristen | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 1:45 PM to 2:00 PM
“Transforming Silence: Feminist Reinterpretation of Father-Daughter Incest in Fairy Tales” | Mentor(s): Ruth Feingold | English

von Gohren, Anna | Monday, May 3 | Glendening Annex | 2:35 PM to 2:50 PM
“Mark Twain the Traveler: An Investigation of the American Vandal Abroad” | Mentor(s): Ben Click | English

Watters, Sara Morgan | Monday, May 3 | Goodpaster 186 Large Classroom | 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
"The Study Abroad Experience: an Investigation into How International Education Changes St. Mary's Students" | Mentor(s): Deborah O'Donnell | Psychology

Wichtendahl, Kyle | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
"Lincoln in London: Abraham Lincoln and Anglo-Americanism in the Early 20th Century" | Mentor(s): Gail Savage | History

Williams, Olivia | Monday, May 3 | Kent Hall Smart Room 120 | 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
"'Eatables': Food and the Politics of Memory at Point Lookout Prison" | Mentor(s): Chuck Holden | History

Wright, Rebecca | Monday, May 3 | Schaefer Hall Lecture Hall 106 | 8:40 AM to 9:00 AM
"The effect of wave energy on Epiphyte Biomass and Diversity" | Mentor(s): Christopher Tanner | Biology

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