Category Archives: 2010

February 18, 2015

Adriana Lovera

Lovera, Adriana
Major and Classification
International Relations and French
Faculty Mentor

Kristan M. Venegas, Ph.D.

Department

Rossier School of Education: Higher Education Policy

McNair Project
Closing the Educational Gap: A Comparison of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] Country Educational Policies on Migrant Education
Abstract
Migrant children often face many disadvantages when it comes to receiving a quality education as compared to their native peers. Statistics from several Organisation for Economic Co-operation and

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February 18, 2015

William Lopez

Lopez, William
Major and Classification
Architecture, and Politics, Philosophy, & Law
Faculty Mentor

Daria Roithmayr, J.D.

Department

Gould Law School

McNair Project
The Theory of Emergence: Racial Segregation Patterns in the City of Los Angeles, (1900’s-2010)
Abstract
Los Angeles has always been unique among American cities as a multiethnic metropolis and destination for immigrants seeking a better life in the United States. Its multiethnic character makes it a perfect case study for segregation, particularly

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February 18, 2015

Cymone Lonon

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Major and Classification
Economics and Mathematics
Faculty Mentor

Lawrence Picus, Ph.D.

Department

Rossier School of Education: K- 12 Policy

McNair Project
Employers’ Perceptions of Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degrees
Abstract
The number of interdisciplinary Bachelor’s conferred grew from approximately 6,300 in 1970 to approximately 33,700 in 2007 (NCES, 2008). Undergraduate students across the nation are finding interdisciplinary degree programs more appealing to their educational pursuits, however employers have yet to formally agree with this

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February 18, 2015

Daija Lewis

Lewis, Daija
Major and Classification
Communications Emphasis in Media, Marketing, and Culture and Minor in Music Industry
Faculty Mentor

Josh Kun, Ph.D.

Department

Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism

McNair Project
The Melodies of the Black Soul in Diverse America : Attitudes Toward R&B, Rap, and Black Life
Abstract
Popular music has a direct influence on popular culture, and it contributes to the ways in which people think and

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February 18, 2015

Monika Langarica

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Major and Classification
Political Science and American Studies
Faculty Mentor

Ricardo Ramirez, Ph.D.

Department

College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences

McNair Project
School Counselors & Policy Mediation: Understanding and Affecting Urban Student Outcomes
Abstract
Within the past few decades, the educational climate in the United States has shifted. According to nationally recognized leaders, one of the main said purposes of the American educational pipeline has now become to

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February 18, 2015

Gina Jaqua

Jaqua, Gina
Major and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Double Minor in Natural Science and Gerontology
Faculty Mentor

Tess Boley-Cruz, Ph.D.

Department

Keck School of Medicine

Keck- Institute For Preventive Research

McNair Project
Demographic and Behavioral Factors Associated with African American’s Preference for Menthol Cigarettes and their Preferred Methods of Cessation
Abstract
African Americans have a high rate of menthol cigarette use and an associated high prevalence of heart disease and lung cancer.

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February 18, 2015

Erika Humphries

humpheries, erika
Major and Classification
Policy, Planning and Development and Minor in Dance
Faculty Mentor

Gary D. Painter, Ph.D.

Department

School of Policy, Planning & Development

McNair Project
Barriers Associated with Mothers Entering Post-Secondary Education Programs: Mitigating the Barriers
Abstract
Prior research on mothers entering post-secondary education has demonstrated that investing heavily in education will promote an increase in skilled labor in the American economy, and enrich individual lives,

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February 18, 2015

Bernadette Gholami

Gholani, Bernadette
Major and Classification
Sociology
Faculty Mentor

Annalisa Enrile, Ph.D.

Department

School of Social Work

McNair Project
The Effects of the Juvenile Justice System on the Lives of Latinas in Los Angeles County
Abstract
This paper examines Latina female youth and their experiences in the juvenile justice system. It looks critically at their experiences and analyzes how their time spent in the system affected their lives.  With increasing number of female youths

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February 18, 2015

Reza Ghassemi

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Major and Classification
Civil Engineering
Faculty Mentor

Burcin Becerik, D.Des

Department

Civil/ Environmental Engineering

McNair Project
Transitioning to Integrated Project Delivery: Strategies to Overcome Barriers
Abstract
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a new delivery method gaining momentum in the construction industry. IPD demands that parties from multiple disciplines work together and share information to maximize project results.  This integrated approach requires additional effort and presents several new challenges. These challenges include distribution of

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February 18, 2015

Luis Garcia Rico

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Major and Classification
Political Science and American Studies
Faculty Mentor

George Sanchez, Ph.D.

Department

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences

McNair Project
Learning the Terrain: A Study of Catholic Religiosity and Latino Immigrant Political Socialization
Abstract
This project studies the influence of catholic religiosity on the political socialization of Latino immigrants in Los Angeles. Using data from semi-structured interviews with Mexican and Central American immigrants who self identified as consistent religious

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