Forum for Undergraduate Research

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Forum for Undergraduate Research


Volume 17, Number 1

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Section I: Eastern Colleges Science Conference -- Abstracts -- 3 Effects of the Psychoactive Drug Caffeine on the Behavior of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) / Kevin Lipton and Dr. Brian Palestis -- 3 Epithelial Lining Turnover in the Rodent Small Intestine Based on Mitotic Indices in the Crypts of Lieberkühn / John Acquaviva -- 4 Arsenic and Selenium in Human Tissues: The Investigation of Arsenic Contamination in Human Food and Urine Samples / Lejla Bolevic and Dr. Mohammad Alauddin -- 4 Walking on Eggshells: The Effects of Theobromine on Tooth Remineralization / Anna Cios -- 5 The Effect of Peer-Comparison in Social Media on Food Selection / Lauren Taibi -- 5 Global CO2 Emissions: Sources, Historical Trends, and Links to Economic Growth / Samantha Susi and Jack Leighton -- 6 Analysis of Climate Change Data and Predicted Impact on Japan and Surrounding Areas / Mara Mineo, Tamar Amirov and Vinh Phuong -- 6 Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells / Kelsey Savje and Domenick Palmieri -- 7 Accessing Diynes Containing Thiocyanate and Thiophene End-Groups En Route towards Polydiacetylenes / Oskar Sundberg and Iireyel Gittens -- 7 Effects of Diethyl Phthalate on the Development of Drosophila melanogaster / Ellen Reidy -- 8 Global Sea Level Measurements: History, Current Status, and Future Impact / Derek Avery, Zachary Pandorf and Michelle Hernandez -- 8 Antibacterial Properties of Functionalized Melamine / Piper Skinner -- 9 Analysis of Hurricanes and Cyclones in North America and Asia / Matthew Barreto and Victor Ruan -- 9 The Effect of Semi-Precocial Development on Movement of Juvenile Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) from the Nest / Monica Valero -- 10 Chemistry in the Aerosol Interfacial Region: A Computational Study / Gent Prelvukaj -- Section II: The Natural Sciences & Quantitative Analysis -- Full Length Papers -- 13 Thermal Stresses and Resistive Heating: A Computational Analysis / Adam O’Brien -- Section III: The Social Sciences -- Full Length Papers -- 39 The Role of Overprescription in Antibiotic Resistance among Adult Hospitalized Patients / Cathryn Cantyne, Claire Johnson, Jacqueline Otake -- Section IV: Critical Essays -- Full Length Papers -- 51 Beautiful Nude Girls: Art and Female Sexuality in Nazi Germany (Reprint from Spring 2018 issue with correction) / Jordan Gonzales -- 64 Eréndira and her Heartless Grandmother: Gabriel García Márquez’s Political and Social Allegory / Jacquelyn Thorsen -- 72 Nazi Cinema: Ideology and Politics in Romantic Melodrama / John Badagliacca -- 80 “A Luminous Language”: The Paradoxical Role of English as a Remnant of Colonialism in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun / Elena Rotzokou -- 91 Genocide in Myanmar: The Plight of the Rohingya People / Ethan Meyer -- 98 “Nobody Returns:” Exploring the Limitations of Derrida’s Hauntology in Edwidge Danticat’s Claire of the Sea Light / Glen MacDonald


Wagner College, Staten Island, NY


Fall 2018


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