Category Archives: 2011

February 18, 2015

Abel Delgado

Abel Delgado
Major and Classification
History and Minor in Human Resource Management
Faculty Mentor

Sherry Velasco, Ph.D.

Department

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Marshall School of Business

McNair Project
The Jewess and Mooress in the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X
Abstract
Amidst the turmoil in Spain and struggle to be crowned the Holy Roman Emperor, Alfonso X, the learned of Castile, embarked on a literary and artistic project “for the

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February 18, 2015

Denise Colome

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Major and Classification
Communication and Minor in Sociology
Faculty Mentor

Amon Emeka, Ph.D.

Department

Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

McNair Project
A Qualitative Study on Black and Latino Service Sector Workers at USC
Abstract
This study seeks to deepen the understanding of the treatment and experiences of Black and Latino service workers at the University of Southern California. From an exploratory approach, this qualitative study

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February 18, 2015

Crispin Collins

Collins, Crispin
Major and Classification
History and Minor in French
Faculty Mentor

Elinor Accampo, Ph.D.

Department

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

McNair Project
Liberal Use of ‘Liberalism’: A Comparison between an 1838 Liberal
Abstract
Alexis de Tocqueville–a French nobleman, celebrity writer, and political philosopher–wrote extensively about France’s newly acquired Algeria, beginning in 1837, as he sought a seat in Parliament. Although based on stereotypes rather than direct experience, his 1837 writings often

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February 18, 2015

Josephine Chou

Chou, Josephine
Major and Classification
Psychology and Minor in Religion
Faculty Mentor

Darby Saxbe, Ph.D.

Department

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

McNair Project
Withdrawal Behavior as a Moderator between Family Aggression and Adolescent Depression
Abstract
While social withdrawal is characteristic of depressed adolescents, it is unknown whether withdrawal behavior (WB) is merely a consequence of depression or if it is a contributing factor. Using a multi-measure, longitudinal design, this study assessed whether

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February 18, 2015

Armando Barajas

Barajas, Armando
Major and Classification
Philosophy and Political Science
Faculty Mentor

Dallas Willard, Ph.D.

Department

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

McNair Project
Truthfulness and Its Limits
Abstract
Should there be limits to truthfulness, or should truthfulness be unconditional? This is a question that has troubled many moral philosophers in ancient, and modern times. In this study I survey both Plato and Kant’s moral perspectives on lying. Although they both have similar

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February 18, 2015

Javier Sotelo, Jr.

Sotelo, Javier
Major and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Masters in Global Medicine
Faculty Mentor

Robert Maxson, Ph.D.

Department

Keck School of Medicine

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

McNair Project
Effects of Defective STAT3/Wnt pathways on Cardiac Neural Crest Cell Migration and Heart Development
Abstract
Approximately one out of every one hundred live births is affected by a congenital heart disease that results in high embryo and infant mortality. Previous

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