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CSU-AAUP Research Grant Spring 2014 Competition

 

The projects listed below have been recommended to the BOR for funding. Please note that these recommendations are pending BOR approval. Projects may not begin until after official notification of award has been received.

BOR approval of recommendations listed below is anticipated April 17.

* Asterisks indicate a partnered project.

JoAnn Abe, Psychology, Revisiting Emotion and Personlity Relations Ten Years Later

*Sousan Arafeh, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Moving Beyond the Construct "Opportunity to Learn": Extending "Opportunity to Learn to the Educational Teaching and Leading Domains

Charles Baraw, English, Eustace Bright and the Silent Man in the Little Red House

Ericka Barnes, Chemistry, Atomic and Molecular Benchmark Energies for Potassium through Krypton using Complete Basis Set Extrapolations

Stanley Bernard, Public Health, Raising Awareness of Disparities in Healthcare through Film

*Arlene Bielefield, Information and Library Science, Are US urban library websites accessible to those with disabilities?

Kelly Bordner, Psychology, Molecular basis for social deficits observed in offspring of aging fathers

Laura Bower-Phipps, Elementary Education, Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools through Site-Based Teacher Education Courses

Vincent Breslin, Science Education & Environmental Studies, Grain-Size Effects on Arsenic and Cadmium Concentrations in Connecticut Harbor Sediment

Mary Brown, Information and Library Science, Attitudes Toward Interactions with Underrepresented Groups and the Potential of Using Augmented Realities to Counter Resulting Inequalities in the Workplace

Mia Brownell, Art, Solo Museum Exhibition at the Housatonic Museum of Art

Resha Cardone, World Languages & Literatures, Chile's Ergo Sum Project from the Pinochet Dictatorship to the Digital Era

*Deborah Carroll, Psychology, Remediating Reading Problems in Urban Elementary School Children

Siobhan Carter-David, History, Issuing the Black Wardrobe: Fashion and Anti-Fashion in Post-Soul Publications

Jeremy Chandler, Art, Hunting & Hiding

Yunseon Choi, Information and Library Science, Identifying the Accuracy of Social Tags by Using Latent Semantic Analysis

Nikolaos Chrissidis, History, Church and Community Among the Greek Diaspora of Taganrog in the Second Half of the 19th Century

Adiel Coca, Chemistry, Synthesis of 5-Substituted Tetrazoles in Water

Cynthia Coron, Earth Sciences, Volcanism-Induced Climate Change: a Contributory Cause of the End Triassic Mass Extinction

Ilene Crawford, English, English Literacy in a Global Economy: Outcomes of Western Higher Education Models for Vietnamese Undergraduate Women

Sarah Crawford, Biology, Avian: eggs: a novel pre-clinical tool superior to spheroid culture for assessment of tumor microenvironment and chemosensitivity parameters

Joel Dodson, English, Some newer name than Christian: Confessionalization in Early Modern English Literature

*Cheryl Durwin, Psychology, Remediating Reading Problems in Urban Elementary School Children

Nicholas Edgington, Biology, RNA-Seq analysis of Mycobacterium smegmatis and its pahge pathogen during infection

Luke Eilderts, World Languages & Literatures, Linguistic Landscape of Four New Brunswick Cities

Matthew Enjalran, Physics, Development of Monte Carlo Methods to Study Many-bod Models of Magnetism

*Ruth Eren, Special Education, Feasibility Study for Collaborative Training of Speech-Language Pathology and Special Education Students

Ellen Frank, Management/MIS, Young Adults' Attitudes Toward Alimony: Is What's Good for the Goose Good for the Gander?

Terese Gemme, Music, Poems of R.S. Thomas: A Musical Interpretation

*Misty Ginicola, Counseling & School Psychology, Gender Role Identity, Role Conflict and Consequences in Stay-at-Home and Working Mothers

*Jess Gregory, Educational Leadership, Predicting reading skills in young children with music perception tests

Robert Gregory, Exercise Science, Movement Variability: Implications for Running-Related Overuse Injuries

Elena Grossman, Art, Letters from Zurich

Frank Harris, The n-Word Project

Chelsea Harry, Philosophy, Time in Aristotle's Physics iv 10-14: Manuscript Research and Preparation at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies

C. Patrick Heidkamp, Geography, Fair Trade in the Chilean Wine Industry-A Critical Geographical Perspective

Rafael Hernandez, World Languages & Literatures, Portuguese Modernism

Julia Irwin, Psychology, Neurobiological Signatures of Speech Perception in Children with ASD

Shirley Jackson, Sociology, Evaluating Civic Engagement in SCSU's LEP Program

John Jacobs, Psychology, Predicting Smoking Cessation in Men and Women at Fifty

Brian Johnson, English, Tennis in the Sixties

Andrew Karatjas, Chemistry, Total Synthesis of (±)-Coerulescine and (±)-Horsfiline

Lynn Kwak, Marketing, Cultural orientation and prestige brand preference

Erin Larkin, World Languages & Literatures, Benedetta Cappa and the Idea of the Sacred in Italian Futurism

Steve Larocco, English, The Social Economics and Affective Dimensions of Forgiveness

David Levine, Art, Ironic Allusion to Classical Sculpture in 17th-Century Dutch Genre Painting: a Political Reading

*Yan Liu, Information and Library Science, Are US urban library websites accessible to those with disabilities?

Julian Madison, History, Patrons of the Harlem Renaissance

Annette Madlock Gatison, Communication, Body Politics: Women of Color Voice and the Politics of Healthcare

Joseph Manzella, Anthropology, Still Seeking Inner Peace: A Comparative Study of Scientology and Transcendental Meditation Centers in the Netherlands and the United States

*Theresa Marchant-Shapiro, Political Science, Moving Beyond the Construct "Opportunity to Learn": Extending "Opportunity to Learn to the Educational Teaching and Leading Domains

Armen Marsoobian, Philosophy, Bearing Witness to a Lost Armenian Home

Patrick McBrine, English, Biblical Epics

Jane McGinn, Communication, Increasing Student Engagement in the College Classroom: Use of an Online Social Network to Create a Participatory Culture for Learning

Kalu Ogbaa, English, Chinua Achebe: His Life and World

Patricia Olney, Political Science, From Revolution to Democracy: The Return of the PRI and Mexico's Complex Progress toward Modernity

Pina Palma, World Languages & Literatures, Women at War in the Italian Resistance

David Pettigrew, Philosophy, Research and Translation at the Intersection of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Melvin Prince, Marketing, An Exploratory Study of Vulnerability to Payday Lending

Mary Purdy, Communication Disorders, Multimodal Communication Training for Individuals with Aphasia

Jaak Rakfeldt, Social Work, Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for disorders of overcontrol

*Laura Raynolds, Special Education, Predicting reading skills in young children with music perception tests

Debra Risisky, Public Health, Perceptions of Health among Women Recovering from Sexual Violence

Elizabeth Roberts, Biology, Mining the Lichens of New Haven County Connecticut for novel antibiotics

Michael Rogers, Anthropology, Continued Research on the Origins of the Acheulian Cultural Tradition at Gona, Ethiopia

Elena Schmitt, World Languages & Literatures, Role of literacy in first language maintenance and attrition

Todd Schwendemann, Physics, Patterned Deposition of Metal Nanoparticles on Silicon for Growth of Carbon Nanotubes by Chemical Vapor Deposition

Vivian Shipley, English, Writing and revising poetry about how women achieved identity from unusual professions such as Revolutionary and Civil War spies, pirates and explorers and researching and writing ekphrastic poetry that has contemporary social relevance

Rebecca Silady, Biology, Identification of Genes Involved in Vesicle Trafficking

Kathleen Skoczen, Anthropology, Mothers and Babies: The Cultural Construction of Breastfeeding in France

Jeff Slomba, Art, New Impressionism in the Digital Age: testing the sculptural limits of current 3-D technologies

*Cheri Smith, Counseling & School Psychology, Gender Role Identity, Role Conflict and Consequences in Stay-at-Home and Working Mothers

Kelly Stiver, Psychology, The role of individual and life-history variation in cooperation and conflict

*Cindy Stretch, English, Beyond Silos: a Theoretical Framework for Reading Instruction for College Students

*Melissa Talhelm, English, Beyond Silos: a Theoretical Framework for Reading Instruction for College Students

C. Michele Thompson, History, The Totemic Saola: The Asian Unicorn and the Peoples Who Know It Best

Heather Vrana, History, "Do Not Tempt Us!": Oral Histories of Guatemalan University Students in Protest

Thuan Vu, Art, Translating Vietnamese Imagery

Kenneth Walters, Psychology, Assessment of Psychosocial Difficulties among College Students with Continuing Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Jonathan Weinbaum, Biology, Late Triassic Paleontology Field Work and Collections Research

*Deborah Weiss, Communication Disorders, Feasibility Study for Collaborative Training of Speech-Language Pathology and Special Education Students

Jian Wu, World Languages & Literatures, Collaborative and Crowd-Sourced Learning with Mobile and Web-Based Technology in a Foreign Language Classroom

Leon Yacher, Geography, Visiting of archival collections in Bolivia to identify, and report on the country's leading geographers