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Preference Or Prejudice?: Does Phenotype Influence Interracial Dating And Mating Attitudes Among African American And Latino College Students?, Kela Allen May 2020

Preference Or Prejudice?: Does Phenotype Influence Interracial Dating And Mating Attitudes Among African American And Latino College Students?, Kela Allen

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Historical evidence has shown that issues of skin tone (e.g., the lightness or darkness of one's skin color) are embedded in the lives of African Americans and Latinos (Childs, 2005; Cobas & Qian, 2004; Landor & McNeil Smith, 2019). Skin tone bias originates from the idea that European phenotypic characteristics (e.g., lighter skin, thinner lips, and straighter hair) are more desirable than the other end of the spectrum (darker skin, fuller lips, kinkier hair) (Bany, Feliciano, Robnett, 2014). Research suggests that European phenotypic characteristics are considered more desirable when selecting a partner (Hunter, 2007; Landor, 2017). Using data from a sample of 145 African American and Latino college students (African American, n = 91 or Latino, n = 54) who participated in the Health and Relationships During College (HRDC) study, I conducted hierarchical regression analyses to determine how European phenotypic characteristics (e.g., lighter skin, thinner lips, lighter hair color, and straighter hair) influences interracial mating and dating attitudes for African American ...


Senior Bonner Reflection, Emily Shiplett Apr 2020

Senior Bonner Reflection, Emily Shiplett

Bonner Presentations

The mission of the Bonner Program is to transform the lives of students and members, their campuses, their local communities, and the world through service and leadership. The Bonner Program is designed to heighten the overall education students and members receive by asking them to engage in ongoing service work and helping them develop the experience, skills, knowledge, and values necessary to make that work meaningful and lasting. In this presentation, Emily Shiplett describes the people and experiences which were most meaningful to her throughout her years in the Bonner Program at Ursinus College.


Rehabilitation And Reintegration Of Child Soldiers, Jennifer Delgado Apr 2020

Rehabilitation And Reintegration Of Child Soldiers, Jennifer Delgado

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Over the years, armed forces have repeatedly recruited and kidnaped children to be used during conflict. Because of their vulnerability, children have become a strategic source for groups such as ISIS, Boko Haram, and Al Shabaab. According to the United Nations (2017), approximately 115,000 children have already been released from armed forces globally since 2000. As these children are being released from these terrorist organizations, it raises questions about how these children should be integrated back into society after participating in an unknown number of traumatic and criminal events. National governments and international organizations remain uncertain as to whether ...


State Sanctioned Violence Across Latino, Black, And Arab And Muslim Communities In A Post-911 America, Ronnie Alvarez, Nourel-Hoda Eidy, Madeline Simone Apr 2020

State Sanctioned Violence Across Latino, Black, And Arab And Muslim Communities In A Post-911 America, Ronnie Alvarez, Nourel-Hoda Eidy, Madeline Simone

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Following the inauguration of President Trump, communities are witnessing an increase of vocal anti-immigrant sentiment. Immigration enforcement is moving away from solely the border and into the heartland of America, spreading throughout the Midwest states. Latino communities, particularly, are experiencing this escalation of immigration enforcement, which has been characterized by hypermilitarized activity and a return to local police collaboration. While the increase in interior immigration enforcement is perhaps unique in scale, state violence against communities of color has historical precedents in the U.S., including in Black and Arab and Muslim communities. We consider the experiences of immigration enforcement and ...


Strange Frequencies: Development Of A Post-Human Sequential Narrative, Jessica Young Apr 2020

Strange Frequencies: Development Of A Post-Human Sequential Narrative, Jessica Young

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Posthumanism embodies a wide-ranging scope of philosophies, including works of transhumanism dealing with cybernetics or androids. Few works treat advanced technological developments like A.I. and androids as equal to, or companions to humanity. In many literary works in the genre of posthumanism, the lead characters are humans after the collapse or evolution of modern societies. Despite potentials for future technology to be equally as intelligent as humans, there remains a limited number of stories treating android or A.I. characters as main characters and narrative lenses. This project developed a posthumanist narrative that grapples with questions of humanity, spirituality ...


Breastfeeding And Feminism In France, Megan Wadsworth Apr 2020

Breastfeeding And Feminism In France, Megan Wadsworth

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Women in France have some of the lowest breastfeeding rates among high-income countries in Europe. The World Health Organization encourages new mothers to breastfeed for up to two years, and globally around 60 percent of women are still breastfeeding at this point. However, only 63 percent of French mothers ever start breastfeeding, and typically stop after just 17 weeks. These numbers are perplexing because they are significantly lower than the breastfeeding rates among other high-income countries such as the US at 74.4 percent and the UK at 81 percent. After researching the debate surrounding breastfeeding in France it became ...


Conflict In Kashmir, Matthew Atkison '22, Sarah Oquendo '22, Manaal Shamsi '22 Apr 2020

Conflict In Kashmir, Matthew Atkison '22, Sarah Oquendo '22, Manaal Shamsi '22

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

The topic we are discussing in our presentation is the controversy of Kashmir. Kashmir is a region that has recently been in a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan due to it being between the two nations and it having access to an abundant supply of resources. Kashmir has basically been blocked off by the rest of the world and because of this, many protests have sprung in the region, often violent ones with students throwing rocks at officers. Nothing has been done to solve the situation other than Pakistan and India pointing the blame to each other. Many have ...


Hong Kong, Alvaro Harrison Hucker '22, Blake Barth '22, Philip Yi '22 Apr 2020

Hong Kong, Alvaro Harrison Hucker '22, Blake Barth '22, Philip Yi '22

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

The relationship between China and Hong Kong has been very tense for years ever since Britain allowed Hong Kong to become for 50 years in 1997, before the region would have to officially return to China. Knowing that their 50 years of having a self-governing body will end in 2047, Hong Kong citizens are constantly afraid of their rights. Now to add to the tension, China attempted to pass the Extradition Bill, which would have any citizen of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau who has committed a crime, be tried in China instead of where they live. This created an uproar ...


My Bonner Journey, Allison Degerlia Apr 2020

My Bonner Journey, Allison Degerlia

Bonner Presentations

The mission of the Bonner Program is to transform the lives of students and members, their campuses, their local communities, and the world through service and leadership. The Bonner Program is designed to heighten the overall education students and members receive by asking them to engage in ongoing service work and helping them develop the experience, skills, knowledge, and values necessary to make that work meaningful and lasting. In this presentation, Allison DeGerlia describes the people and experiences which were most meaningful to her throughout her years in the Bonner Program at Ursinus College.


Bonner Impact, Emily Thomas Apr 2020

Bonner Impact, Emily Thomas

Bonner Presentations

The mission of the Bonner Program is to transform the lives of students and members, their campuses, their local communities, and the world through service and leadership. The Bonner Program is designed to heighten the overall education students and members receive by asking them to engage in ongoing service work and helping them develop the experience, skills, knowledge, and values necessary to make that work meaningful and lasting. In this presentation, Emily Thomas describes the people and experiences which were most meaningful to her throughout her years in the Bonner Program at Ursinus College.


My Bonner Experience, Noel Mccampbell Apr 2020

My Bonner Experience, Noel Mccampbell

Bonner Presentations

The mission of the Bonner Program is to transform the lives of students and members, their campuses, their local communities, and the world through service and leadership. The Bonner Program is designed to heighten the overall education students and members receive by asking them to engage in ongoing service work and helping them develop the experience, skills, knowledge, and values necessary to make that work meaningful and lasting. In this presentation, Noel McCampbell describes the people and experiences which were most meaningful to her throughout her years in the Bonner Program at Ursinus College.


Stories Across Borders: Recontextualization Of Home, Identity, And Trauma In Contemporary Stories Of Syrian Displacement, Kayla Nicholls Apr 2020

Stories Across Borders: Recontextualization Of Home, Identity, And Trauma In Contemporary Stories Of Syrian Displacement, Kayla Nicholls

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The 2011 Syrian Civil War shattered the lives of too many people, but the media snatched the story and quickly turned it into one of unending violence and malice rather than one of complex individual actions. As the conflict continued, media began engaging only with images of the war, Syrias destruction, not of the Syrian peoples strengths but only their weaknesses. Perhaps the most popular image was of three-year-old Alan Kurdi who lay on the sand in Turkey, his face to the side, dead. Media outlets all over the world published this image, and his human face launched the conflict ...


The Association Between Mandatory State Arrests And Intimiate Partner Homicides, Magdelene Thebaud Apr 2020

The Association Between Mandatory State Arrests And Intimiate Partner Homicides, Magdelene Thebaud

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Battered women have had to deal with a great rise in violence once mandatory arrests were decided on their intimate partner. The determination of the police to arrest the abuser was not always made with their best intentions. The motivation to arrest the abusers would often stem from the pressure of liability. Often times the police racially profile the victims and the abusers which may result in a dual arrest or unwillingness for victims of domestic violence to contact the police. This study refines our current understanding of the certainty of arrest in relation to domestic violence occurring after the ...


Not Quite "The End Of History": An Examination Of European Populism And Its Threat To The European Union, Courtney Rosenstiehl Apr 2020

Not Quite "The End Of History": An Examination Of European Populism And Its Threat To The European Union, Courtney Rosenstiehl

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Populism has been a rising phenomenon, overtaking the entire international system with varying degrees of success. The characteristics of populism, deemed to be one of the most important political buzzwords of this age, is contested as it has been applied so broadly to both political actors and parties by each other and the media. While there are many ways to define this term, this paper defines it as a thin-centered ideology that can take different forms with varying political consequences. There is a specific type currently that is cropping up within different political regimes across the world. Alarmingly, this populism ...


Creating The Warrior Mentality Through Chemical Influence: The Use Of Drugs In Warfare And Its Consequences, Michael Richardson Apr 2020

Creating The Warrior Mentality Through Chemical Influence: The Use Of Drugs In Warfare And Its Consequences, Michael Richardson

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

How prevalent has the use of psychoactive substances been in warfare throughout history and what are the consequences of drug-fueled warfare? In conducting this research, I read several texts on not just the history of drugs in warfare, but also of the history of drugs in the context of globalization. When we hear the words "war" and "drugs" we automatically think of the War on Drugs. While the War on Drugs is a modern event, the presence of psychoactive substances in society and warfare has existed for millennia: from the use of opium mixed with wine in Ancient Greece to ...


Red Lines, Class Codes, Highways, And Hipsters: Invisibility Politics And "Racial Progressivism" In Portland, Oregon, Olivia Ilene Fuson Apr 2020

Red Lines, Class Codes, Highways, And Hipsters: Invisibility Politics And "Racial Progressivism" In Portland, Oregon, Olivia Ilene Fuson

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

This analysis of Portland Housing Authority documents, Portland Development Commission Records, historical newspaper articles, and other archival sources unravels the historical origins of racial invisibility politics in Portland, Oregon. As this article reveals, racial dissonance is not a new phenomenon in Portland. Rather, a history of misdirection in the 1940's and class coding during the 1950's has created and perpetuated a divide between rhetoric and reality which continues to impact Portland politics to this day. This divide has subsequently allowed white Portland homeowners and Portland officials to implement racially discriminatory urban land use and housing policies in order ...


Alcohol In Asia: How Grain Cultivation Lead To The Asian Glow, Taylor Nixon Apr 2020

Alcohol In Asia: How Grain Cultivation Lead To The Asian Glow, Taylor Nixon

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Alcohol is one of the oldest beverages in the world. There are certain genes are responsible for the breakdown of alcohol within the body in a healthy manner. A mutation to these very specific genes results in individuals being more sensitive to the negative effects of alcohol. The main symptom is becoming very red and flushed and is often accompanied with nausea and headaches. These combinations of symptoms are considered the alcohol flush reaction, and colloquially known as the Asian Glow. It is a common occurrence within East Asian populations to experience, with approximately 30% of the world's population ...


In-Group Solidarity Or Out-Group Resentment?: Evaluating The Foundations Of White Punitiveness, Jacob Levy Apr 2020

In-Group Solidarity Or Out-Group Resentment?: Evaluating The Foundations Of White Punitiveness, Jacob Levy

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Many White Americans strongly identify with their racial group. Does this identity impact their views on policy? Until recently, it was thought that white racial solidarity was essentially inconsequential when it came to the formation of policy preferences. However, recent scholarship has demonstrated that White Americans who exhibit a higher degree of racial solidarity are more likely to support specific policies with respect to immigration and social welfare. This paper expands the literature on White Americans'in-group attitudes by exploring the relationship between white racial solidarity and support for punitive criminal justice policy. Using data collected by the American National ...


Digital Liberal Arts Fellows, Tiffini Eckenrod Apr 2020

Digital Liberal Arts Fellows, Tiffini Eckenrod

Library Presentations

This poster describes recent activities of the Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) Fellows at Ursinus College, including workshops and supported technologies.


The Impact Of Social Influences On Msum Students' Decision To Go To College, Jenna Ellertson Apr 2020

The Impact Of Social Influences On Msum Students' Decision To Go To College, Jenna Ellertson

Student Academic Conference

With a cultural image that portrays a “college for all” mantra, there are a variety of measures that may be impactful on one’s decision to go to college. This paper focuses on Minnesota State University Moorhead students’ narratives around social influences and pressure to continue their education through the means of a four-year degree. It was found that areas of social impact were based on the influences of family, friends, media, and the American dream in relation to one’s self-identity and future aspirations. In terms of individual decisions towards college, major choice and university location were almost exclusively ...


Helping Bereaved Students: The Effects Of Early Traumatic Loss And The Role Of School Personnel And Supportive Services, Sarah Moss, Breanna Couts, Etienne Hopkinson, Emily Jobson, Oliviah Rachael, Abigail Danzig, Gabriella Demelfi, Taylor Pyle Apr 2020

Helping Bereaved Students: The Effects Of Early Traumatic Loss And The Role Of School Personnel And Supportive Services, Sarah Moss, Breanna Couts, Etienne Hopkinson, Emily Jobson, Oliviah Rachael, Abigail Danzig, Gabriella Demelfi, Taylor Pyle

Psychology Presentations

In 1998, Felitti et al. conducted a ground-breaking study that showed how ACES, or adverse childhood experiences, can have major psychological and physical effects not only in the early years, but throughout the lifespan. This study focused primarily on 10 ACES (see chart). Our studies have been investigating whether grief and loss are also ACEs with similar consequences. If so, school personnel and other educators may be in a unique position to support bereaved students.


Fighting Waste And Feeding People: Exploring The Context Of Campus Food Waste And Student Recovery Efforts, Sarah Becker, Max Stout, Maddie Kuklentz, Savona Cerra Apr 2020

Fighting Waste And Feeding People: Exploring The Context Of Campus Food Waste And Student Recovery Efforts, Sarah Becker, Max Stout, Maddie Kuklentz, Savona Cerra

Environmental Studies Presentations

Wismer on Wheels is dedicated to our mission of not only reducing food waste on campus, but also reducing food insecurity in our wider community. The work of our team of over 35 student volunteers reflects that dedication. This past year we became the official Food Recovery Network chapter for Ursinus, broadened outreach efforts on- and off-campus, and boosted food waste education, all while recovering unprecedented quantities of food. In this presentation, we celebrate the accomplishments of our dedicated volunteers while exploring deeper questions about food waste on the Ursinus campus. Why are we seeing such massive food recovery numbers ...


A Fishy Situation: Large-Scale Versus Small-Scale Aquaculture In Zambia, Ellie Templeton Apr 2020

A Fishy Situation: Large-Scale Versus Small-Scale Aquaculture In Zambia, Ellie Templeton

Business and Economics Presentations

This study examines the socio-economic effects of large-scale and small-scale farmers on fish production in Zambia. The government has recently encouraged small farmers to raise fish in order to decrease poverty and increase food security. However, it can be hard to make money when the large-scale, wealthy farmers are taking over the market. The possession of chicken manure to aid in fish production was significant in its impact on yields. It can be assumed that since this manure is expensive, poorer, smaller farmers are not reaping the benefits of this fertilizer since they cannot afford it.


Cash For Gold: An Economic Analysis Of The Olympic Games, Connor De Faber-Schumacher Apr 2020

Cash For Gold: An Economic Analysis Of The Olympic Games, Connor De Faber-Schumacher

Business and Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


When Pigs Fly: A Study On The H1n1 Virus, Femi Adetola Apr 2020

When Pigs Fly: A Study On The H1n1 Virus, Femi Adetola

Business and Economics Presentations

In early 2009, a severe respiratory infection began to spread through the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Initially ruled an “outbreak”, it was officially declared an “epidemic” after evidence had shown that the virus had been present for months. From this it led to 12 months of panic and uncertainty around the globe. In this presentation I will look at what economic impact, if any, the H1N1 virus also known as Swine Flu had on the economy.


Invisible Hand Or Collective Command: Unionized Effect On State Wages, Michael Felix Apr 2020

Invisible Hand Or Collective Command: Unionized Effect On State Wages, Michael Felix

Business and Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Million-Dollar Smile: The Economic Analysis Of Facial Symmetry In The Nfl, Marion Fortino Apr 2020

The Million-Dollar Smile: The Economic Analysis Of Facial Symmetry In The Nfl, Marion Fortino

Business and Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


New Age Of Cinema: Factors Affecting Movie Theater Ticket Sales, Victoria Kroha Apr 2020

New Age Of Cinema: Factors Affecting Movie Theater Ticket Sales, Victoria Kroha

Business and Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


From Physical To Digital: The Evolution Of The Recorded Music Industry, Ronald Matthew Apr 2020

From Physical To Digital: The Evolution Of The Recorded Music Industry, Ronald Matthew

Business and Economics Presentations

In this project, through time series regression analysis I look to explain the reemergence of the recorded music industry through variables such as paid streaming subscriptions, downloads, physical sales, and lastly online video and social media advertising spending. I plan to answer the research question, “What are the most impactful factors on recorded music revenues, and where will revenues be in the near future?” This will be answered by hypothesizing that the adaptation of the recorded music industry is due to the utilizing of the digital world’s tools, instead of condemning it for piracy and illegal streams. The independent ...


Copyright & Fair Use In The Time Of Covid-19, Sarah A. Norris, Rich Gause Apr 2020

Copyright & Fair Use In The Time Of Covid-19, Sarah A. Norris, Rich Gause

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This session provides information to library staff and instructional designers about assisting faculty with navigating copyright and fair use during emergency situations, such as the public health crisis related to COVID-19.