16th Annual McNair Research Presentation

Oct. 1, 2008 • Violette Hall 1000

Session One

9 a.m. • Sammone Kidd
What Explains Variation of Women’s Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Parliaments?

9:20 a.m. • Liza Castillo
Factors that Influence English Word Learning in Bilingual Children

9:40 a.m. • Van Le
Environmental Criticism of the Late Roman Republic in Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura

10 a.m. • Harold Kaid
How Should Undergraduates Deal with Interpersonal Stress? A Comparison of Catharsis, Guided Relaxation, and Sitting Quietly

10:20 a.m. • Joshua Hallows
Narcissism, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior: An Online Survey

10:40 a.m. • Amber Jones
The Conflict of Passing: Hypermasculinity in African American Male Educational Experiences

11 a.m. • Angela Carter
Feminist Smut(?): A Study of Anais Nin’s Erotica

11:20 a.m. • Jacqueline Gonzalez
BRAVE NEW GIRL: Girls’ Life and Answer-Seeking Adolescents

11:40 a.m. • Joshua Harris
Religiosity and Attitudes toward Violence in Hispanic Street Gang Members

Session Two

2 p.m. • Casey Sharp
Bread and Circuses: How Red Meat Ballot Initiatives Feed Voter Turnout

2:20 p.m. • Michele Kaminski
Race, Identity and Power-Where Art and Popular Culture Unite: George Herriman’s Krazy Kat and Philip Guston’s Flatlands

2:40 p.m. • Break

3 p.m. • Jesse Badoe
Foot-In-The-Door Phenomenon: Its Relationship to Perceived Legitimate Authority

3:20 p.m. • Sonia Mejia
College Students’ Perceptions of Dialect Influenced English

3:40 p.m. • Anna Pechenina
Environmental Degradation and Genocide/Politicide, 1958-2007

4 p.m. • Gemmicka Piper
Creating a Space for Expression of Both Black and Female Selves: An Examination of Toni Cade Bambara

4:20 p.m. • Jeffrey Sanders
Economic Inequity in Ancient Rome: A Study of the Elite Class and Its Role in Socio-Economic Disparity

The programs are open for all to attend
at their convenience.
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