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2007 PURF projects

Nov. 15, 2007

Projects receiving support from the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund this year (in alphabetical order) are:


Project: "National Collegiate Wind Ensemble to Perform at Carnegie Hall"

Recipient: Aaron Bagby

Adviser: Roger Braun, School of Music

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "Presentationof "In the Right Place,At the Right Time, With the Right Style: Margaret Bourke-White's World War IIPhotographs for Life Magazine"at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication'sSoutheast Regional Colloquium"

Recipient: Meredith Barnett

Adviser: Patrick Washburn, School of Journalism

Amount: $775

 

Project: "Elucidatinggenes and cis-regulatory elements involved in gravity signal transduction in Arabidopsis thaliana using geneexpression and bioinformatics approaches"

Recipient: Jasmine Bascom

Adviser: Sarah Wyatt,Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

Amount: $934

 

Project: "JNK-dependentcell death in Drosphilia blood cell development: regulation by SUMO"

Recipient: William Bell

Adviser: Soichi Tanda,Department of Biological Sciences

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "You Know HowUs Catholic Girls Can Be"

Recipient: Avery Blair-Wilson

Adviser: Julie Drummermuth, School of Art

Amount: $400

 

Project: "Tree ofHeaven: An Invasive Mystery"

Recipient: Jason Bonham

Adviser: Kim Brown,Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

Amount: $750

 

Project: "Housemates"

Recipient: Wrion Bowling

Adviser: Eric Williams,School of Telecommunications

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "Three-dimensionalorientation of an otoconial organ, the utricle, in the skull: A micro-CT andconfocal microscopy analysis"

Recipient: Jennifer Bowman

Adviser: Michael Rowe,Department of Biological Sciences

Amount: $1,378.50

 

Project: "Role ofPhytohormones in Leaf Development of the California Poppy"

Recipient: Clare Bruggeman

Adviser: Stefan Gleissberg,Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

Amount: $1,354

 

Project: "A Waste ofPaper"

Recipient: Robin Bundi 

Adviser: Patricia Cue, Departmentof Graphic Design

Amount: $650

 

Project: "InnovativeEnergy Saving Technologies for an Existing Commercial Building"

Recipient: Leigh Buzzard

Adviser: Daniel Gulino,Department of Chemical Engineering

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "EnvironmentalDance: The Vitality of Moving with Nature"

Recipient: Lindsay Calvert

Adviser: Ruben Graciani, School of Dance

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "Surfacereconstructions on GaN at liquid He temperatures"

Recipient: Anthony Canterbury

Adviser: Nancy Sandler,Department of Physics and Astronomy

Amount: $200

 

Project: "Creation oftwo NF-кB reporter cell lines to study the role of translation regulation inNF-кB activation"

Recipient: Oliver Carpenter

Adviser: Shiyong Wu,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $1,220

 

Project: "Functionalizationof a Natural Product Scaffold, Nonactic, Through C-H Bond Activation"

Recipient: Katie Castor

Adviser: Mark McMills,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "Study ofmolecular pathways of novel anti-cancer drugs"

Recipient: Cynthia Cipolla

Adviser: Susan Evans,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "On theEffectiveness of Political Theater: Gauging the influence of A House With No Walls on the Philadelphia community"

Recipient: Gail Clendenin, Honors Tutorial College

Adviser: Jeff St. John,School of Communication Studies

Amount: $446

 

Project: "An examinationof event tourism in Appalachian Ohio: visitors' motivation, perceptions, andbuying behaviors"

Recipient: Kristen Cox

Adviser: Fang Meng, School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Amount: $750

 

Project: "SubcultureGraphics"

Recipient: Jodie Coyne

Adviser: Patricia Cue, School of Art

Amount: $700

Project: "The Effect ofOne Exercise Session on Blood Triglycerides of Men with Above Average Levels"

Recipient: David Cunningham

Adviser: Roger Gilders,Department of Recreation and Sport Sciences

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "BrandIdentity: Print and Promotion"

Recipient: Joseph Czalkiewicz

Adviser: Karla Hackenmiller, School of Art

Amount: $500

 

Project: "An Anaylsis ofCaucasian and African-American Young Women: The Effects of Social Comparisonand Thin Media Standards on Self-Esteem"

Recipient: Naomi Drakeford

Adviser: Emily Balcetis,Department of Psychology

Amount: $700

 

Project: "A Safer PrintEnvironment"

Recipient: Laura Drapac

Adviser: Karla Hackenmiller,Department of Printmaking

Amount: $1,466.39

 

Project: "Phylogeographyof freshwater red alga, Batrachospermumboryanum, in North America"

Recipient: Sam Drerup

Adviser: Morgan Vis,Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

Amount: $865

 

Project: "Female Voicesfrom the French Resistance"

Recipient: Katie Flynn

Adviser: Lois Vines,Department of Modern Languages

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "Biomechanicalconsequences of popping a wheelie in lizards"

Recipient: Alex Fotis 

Adviser: Stephen Reilly,Department of Biological Sciences

Amount: $750

 

Project: "Characterizingthe Possible Contribution of Ca²+ in UV-Induced ER-Stress"

Recipient:Brian Gallagher

Adviser:Shiyong Wu, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $1,278

 

Project: "From Managua to New York: AContent Analysis of Barricada and The New York Times' Coverage ofRevolutionary Nicaraguafrom 1981-1983"

Recipient: Maria Gallucci

Adviser: Bernhard Debatin, School of Journalism

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "Suzuki TeacherTraining at Capital University"

Recipient: Connor Grace

Adviser: Marjorie Bagley, School of Music

Amount: $1,085

 

Project: "S to O LinkageIsomerization In Ruthenium Metal Complexes"

Recipient: Tod Grusenmeyer

Adviser: Jeffery Rack,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "50 Years ofWihdat: A Life Spent as a Palestinian Refugee"

Recipient: Shannon Guenther

Adviser: Haley Duschinski,Department of Anthropology

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "AlternativeAppalachian Communities"

Recipient: Robert Hardin

Adviser: CaryRoberts Frith, School of Journalism

Amount: $1,000

 

Project: "FightingWildfires: From Ash to Zinc"

Recipient: Alexander Herbert

Adviser: Jared Butcher,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $460

 

Project: "The Effect ofConsuming a Meal on the Anti-Oxidant Enzyme Paraoxonase and Oxidized LowDensity Lipoproteins in Men"

Recipient: Jared Hickok

Adviser: Michael Kushnick, College of Health and Human Services

Amount:$1,500

 

Project: "A Case Studyof IT/IS Outsourcing: Successful Experience in Marathon,EDS and SAIC"

Recipient: Joseph Hooker

Adviser: Raymond Frost,Department of Mangement Information Systems

Amount: $500

 

Project: "AlternativeAppalachian Communities"

Recipient: Eric Hornbeck

Adviser: CaryRoberts Frith, School of Journalism

Amount: $1,000

 

Project: "AnInvestigation of the Real Representation of Women Portrayed in High FashionMagazines"

Recipient: Julie Horton

Adviser: Mathew Friday, School of Art

Amount: $500

 

Project: "Hearing God'sVoice: Conversations with Bishop CarltonPearson"

Recipient: Max Korn

Adviser: Elizabeth Collins,Department of Classics and World Religions

Amount: $832

 

Project: "Defining theRole of Zinc Transporter Genes in Fruit Fly (Drosophilia Melanogaster Cultured Neurons"

Recipient: Andrew Kouse

Adviser: Robert Colvin,Department of Biological Sciences

Amount: $1,489.07

 

Project: "ArthogenicMuscle Response during a Ten Day Functional Ankle Immobilization"

Recipient: Greg Kuhlman

Adviser: Bentley Krause,Department of Recreation and Sport Sciences

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "InformingQueer and Feminist Identity: The Creative Process in the Visual and Moving Arts"

Recipient: Amanda Kurtz

Adviser: Ruben Graciani, School of Dance

Amount: $1,000

 

Project: "Characterizationof C. elegans monoamine oxidasemutants amx-1, amx-2, and amx-2;amx-1"

Recipient: Melissa LaBonty

Adviser: Janet Duerr,Department of Biological Sciences

Amount: $720

 

Project: "AlternativeStudy Abroad at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance"

Recipient: Mary Lachman

Adviser: Michele Geller, School of Dance

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "CyberspinningMySpace and the Music Industry: Public Relations Practices on the LargestOnline Social Network"

Recipient: Jerrod Lemaster

Adviser: Bernhard Debatin, School of Journalism

Amount: $950

 

Project: "That WhichPasses Show: Contradictions and Incongruities in Narrative"

Recipient: Miles Liebtag

Adviser: Paul Jones,Department of English

Amount: $1,050

 

Project: "Between Lives"

Recipient: Thomas Mantle

Adviser: Stan Alost, School of Visual Communication

Amount: $500

 

Project: "Establishing aCell-Based Model for Evaluating the Efficacy of the Immunomodulator IIRF"

Recipient: Kyle Martin

Adviser: Shiyong Wu,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $1,325.45

 

Project: "Detection ofLiquid and Cocktail Explosives Using Ion Spectrometry"

Recipient: Danielle Melaragno

Adviser: Peter Harrington,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $1,100.95

 

Project: "Changes ingene regulatory networks by epigenetic reprogramming due to arsenic exposure"

Recipient: Bailey Miles

Adviser: Lisa Crockett,Department of Biological Sciences

Amount: $1,481

 

Project: "InlandDesalination Operation and Disposal in Rural, Isolated Communities"

Recipient: Zachary Morgan

Adviser: Darin Ridgway,Department of Chemical Engineering

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "Detection ofMarijuana and Cocaine Metabolites in Adulterated Urine Using Solid PhaseExtraction--Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Gas Chromatography--Mass Spectrometry"

Recipient: Ryan O'Donnell

Adviser: Peter Harrington,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $953.50

 

Project: "AnExperimental Analysis of Gape and Bite Force in the carnivorous NorthernGrasshopper Mouse, Onychomys leucogaster,and the herbivorous Deer Mouse, Permyscusmaticulatus"

Recipient: Erika Peiffer

Adviser: Susan Williams,Department of Biomedical Sciences

Amount: $698

 

Project: "PromotingSustainability through Maps: AthensGreen Guide"

Recipient: Samuel Pepple

Adviser: Margaret Pearce,Department of Geography

Amount: $750

 

Project: "The Role ofDance in Post-Soviet Russia"

Recipient: Jennifer Petrie

Adviser: Benita Blessing,Department of History

Amount: $250

 

Project: "My Name is Rachel Corrie"

Recipient: Kathryn Primeau

Adviser: Shelley Delaney, School of Theater

Amount: $795

 

Project: "Depictions ofAllegorical Figures in Medieval French Manuscripts of Roman de la Rose"

Recipient: Nicole Re

Adviser: Marsha Dutton,Department of English

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "Rented Space:Leisure and Commerce"

Recipient: Mark Reamy

Adviser: Jodi Boatman,Department of Photography

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "SuzukiInstitute"

Recipient: Julia Reeves

Adviser: Marjorie Bagley, School of Music

Amount: $1,200

 

Project: "eMotion [ATH2]"

Recipient: Morgan Riles

Adviser: Katherine Milton, College of Fine Arts

Amount: $900

 

Project: "Determiningthe Activation Time of White Blood Cells Versus Pipette Size"

Recipient: Steven Rogers

Adviser: David Tees,Department of Physics and Astronomy

Amount: $1,337

 

Project: "Start to Care,Make it Fair--Educating Americans on Social Responsibility In A MaterialSociety"

Recipient: Nora Rye

Adviser: Frederick Lewis, School of Telecommunications

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "CollegeStudents' Conceptualization and Response to Unwanted Sexual Experiences: TheRole of Victim and Perpetrator Alcohol Consumption"

Recipient: Amy Saling

Adviser: Christine Gidycz,Department of Psychology

Amount: $922

 

Project: "Spatialpatterns in glutamate receptor sub unit composition across the turtle utricle"

Recipient: David Sams

Adviser: Ellengene Peterson,Department of Biological Sciences

Amount: $1,340.75

 

Project: "DifferentialResponse in Rating of Perceived Exertion to Moderate Intensity Exercise atDifferent Times of the Day"

Recipient: Will Scherer

Adviser: Edward Potkanowicz,Department of Recreation and Sport Sciences

Amount: $1,045

 

Project: "ExhaustiveSingle Leg Side-to-Side Hopping as a Method to Study Fatigue in AnkleStabilizing Musculature"

Recipient: Gregory Schneider

Adviser: Andrew Krause,Athletic Training

Amount: $1,000

 

Project: "The Role ofMilk Proteins in Reducing Oil Absorbtion in Fried Foods"

Recipient: Maria Schott

Adviser: Rob Brannan, School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Amount: $855

 

Project: "NISH (National Industries for the Severely Handicapped)National Scholar Award for Workplace Innovation and Design"

Recipient: Austin Seigneur

Adviser: Greg Kremer,Department of Mechanical Engineering

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "Structure andevolutionary implications of a new fossil Equisetumfrom the Cretaceous flora of Apple Bay"

Recipient: Nicholas Stanich

Adviser: Gar Rothwell,Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

Amount: $900

 

Project: "Initiation ofGait: "Front-Wheel Drive" Versus "Rear-Wheel Drive""

Recipient: Kristin Stover

Adviser: Audrone Biknevicius,Department of Biomedical Sciences

Amount: $500

 

Project: "The impact offresh produce on the food security and health of impoverished women living inAppalachian Ohio"

Recipient: Celia Struble

Adviser: David Holben, School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Amount: $1,000

 

Project: "MolecularSystematic and Biogeographic Studies on Tree-Violets (Rhinorea) in Madagascarand Southeast Asia"

Recipient: Dustin Sutherland

Adviser: Harvey Ballard,Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

Amount: $975

 

Project: "Musikstudiumin Wein, Österriech"

Recipient: Nicole Thomas

Adviser: Rebecca Rischin, School of Music

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "ThePurification of Innate Immunity Regulatory Factor (IIRF)"

Recipient: Ted Weissfeld

Adviser: Shiyong Wu,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $1,104

 

Project: "Determiningthe Forensic Viability of DNA from Chewing Gum Undergoing DifferentEnvironmental Conditions"

Recipient: Megan Wenning

Adviser: Glen Jackson,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amount: $1,000

 

Project: "SpanishColonialism in Hispaniola"

Recipient: Carolyn White

Adviser: Nancy Partyka,Department of Modern Languages

Amount: $1,200

 

Project: "The evaluationof hydration status following mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in collegiateice hockey players"

Recipient: Angela Whittington

Adviser: Chad Starkey, School of Recreationand Sport Sciences

Amount: $550

 

Project: "NutritionKnowledge and Practices of High School Coaches and Athletic Trainers"

Recipient: Julia Wiesenborn

Adviser: Darlene Berryman, School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Amount: $1,336.40

 

Project: "Testing GalaxyEvolution in Early Cluster Environments"

Recipient: Jess Wilhelm

Adviser:Douglas Clowe, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Amount: $1,055

 

Project: "BiochemicalCharacterization of Putative Fucosyltransferases for Arabinogalactanproteins"

Recipient: Matthew Williams

Adviser: Ahmed Faik,Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

Amount: $1,200

 

Project: "Assessing theBioavailibilty of Grape Seed Extract in Meat During Processing and Digestion"

Recipient: James Woll

Adviser: Robert Brannan, School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Amount: $351.90

 

Project: "Effects ofWeight Cycling in Mice"

Recipient: JacobWright-Piekarski

Adviser: Darlene Berryman, School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Amount: $1,500

 

Project: "Deforestationin Nicaragua:A Reciprocal Relationship"

Recipient: Laura Yates

Adviser: Frank Bernard,Department of Geography

Amount: $1,000

 

Project: "Renal RNA NOSIsoforms in the Diabetic Zucker Rat"

Recipient: Jennifer Yee

Adviser: Felicia Nowak,Department of Biomedical Sciences

Amount: $610



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