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UAlbany Students Recognized for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 26, 2005) -- The University at Albany has honored 15 students with Presidential Awards for Undergraduate Research.

The award honors excellence in undergraduate scholarship and individual initiative, and is given on the basis of a major paper or project produced by the student in conjunction with a course or independent study under the direction of an Albany faculty member.

The 2005 recipients of the Presidential Awards for Undergraduate Research are:

Anthony Bender
Schenectady, NY
Information Science & Policy
“Radio Frequency Identification: Tracking the Populace”

Peter Braden
Ballston Spa, NY
East Asian Studies
“China’s Intimidation of Taiwan: Futile or Shrewd?”

Giselle Castillo
Jersey City, NJ
“Real Mannequins: Reading a Technology of the Self”

Antonio R. Diaz, Jr.
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Biological Sciences
“Role of Peripherin in Axon Growth in Xenopus Laevis”

Jason Ellsworth
Saugerties, NY
Information Tech Management
“Information System for a Volunteer Fire Department”

Laura Fredriksen
Center Moriches, NY
“Spectroscopic Characterization of Amyloid Fibril Formation in Vitro”

David Fronk
Altamont, NY
Political Science
“Hijacked: Abortion, Intense Opinion, and How the Public Became Lost in the Middle”

Christina Holdrege
Ghent, NY
Africana Studies
“The Nature vs. Nurture Controversy”

Kristine Jackson
Albany, NY
Women’s Studies
“Digital Darwinism: The Evolution of Technology & the Digital Divide”

Danielle MacDonald
Valley Falls, NY
Women’s Studies
“No Immigrant Left Behind: The Politics of Exclusion”

Jeanette O’Neil
Catskill, NY
“Ehectl-Quetzaloccoatl in the Aztec Period: Sculptural and Architectural Remains”

Ashkhen Pogosyan
Schenectady, NY
“The Haya Language: Optimality Theory Analysis of Phonological Processes of Consonants”

Edgardo Sosa
Albany, NY
Biological Sciences
“An Evolutionary Approach to HIV Pathogenesis”

Shoko Takizawa
Women’s Studies
“Transformation of Young Japanese Feminized Men”

Rebecca Ward
Rochester, NY
“On Screen: Magic and Fetishism in Harry Potter”


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