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 Fall 2010: Recent Projects 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Recent Projects

(Project Abstracts and Photos)

1. Cubero, Christopher G., Alcohol & Other Drug Program, SRU Student Counseling Center  

Project Title: Dissertation entitled An Investigation of Master’s Level Counselor-In-Training Multicultural Skill Competence and Personality by Christopher G. Cubero (defended and accepted October 26, 2009 at East Carolina University in partial fulfillment of a Ph. D. in Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration). 

2. Hadley, S., Hahna, N. D., Miller, V. H., & Bonaventura, M., Department of Music (2010). The use of music technology as an adaptive tool in music therapy.  Ongoing research.  Grant source: Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

3. Hahna, N. D., & Catino, C., Department of Music (2010, March 23). HeARTbeat of Haiti: Ethnographic research on Haitian culture. Performance. Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA. 

4. Hahna, N. D., & Feagin, M., Department of Music (2010). Are there best practices in music therapy for adults with autism? Investigating the relationship between interventions and outcomesOngoing research. Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA. 

5. Hahna, N. D., & Junker, A., Department of Music (2010). A survey on music therapy students’ song knowledge. Ongoing research. Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA. 

6. Hahna, N. D., & St. Ives, S., Department of Music (2010). A general survey of music therapy students’ practices and ideas. Ongoing research, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA. 

7. Lee Layton, a senior Biology major, has been doing research with Dr. DeNicola , Department of Biology, examining recovery of benthic stream-algae (algae that grows on rocks) following treatment for impacts caused by coal mining activities in The Slippery Rock Creek Watershed. 

8. Mitrik, Robert, Department of EnglishIn late February, 2010, Robert Mitrik signed a publishing agreement with The Edwin G. Mellen Press. The agreement commissions his first book, which is based on his scholarly research: “Applications of Literary Semiotics for English pedagogies.”

9. Rehorek, Susan. Department of Biology

Project Title: Development of the nasolacrimal duct in rabbits

Listed below are the students who have presented their research on this topic: 

Jessica Johnson (faculty sponsors: Rehorek SJ and Smith, TD).  The nasolacrimal bony canal in the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).  Sigma-Xi undergraduate symposium.  

Jennifer Caprez (faculty sponsors: Rehorek SJ and Smith, TD).  Development of the nasolacrimal dust in the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).  Sigma-Xi undergraduate symposium.

10. Rehorek, Susan. Department of Biology

Project Title: Salamander faces

Listed below are the student presentations regarding these descriptive efforts: 

Xenakis, N (faculty sponsor: Rehorek SJ).  2010.  Orbital and facial glands of the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigirumum.   SRU Research Symposium 2010. 

Jewell, B (faculty sponsor: Rehorek SJ).  2010.  Orbital and facial glands of two species of Plethodontid salamanders.  SRU Research Symposium 2010. 

Constantine, J (faculty sponsor: Rehorek SJ).  2010.  Orbital and facial glands of an aquatic salamander, Notophthalmus viridescens.  SRU Research Symposium 2010. 

Jewell, BS (faculty sponsor: Rehorek SJ).  2009.  Orbital and facial glands of the red salamander, Pseudotriton ruber (Plethodontidae).  SRU Symposium for student research, scholarship and creative activity.

11. Silva, J., Bailey Library, and Manning, M.

Project Title: The Role of Contemporary Archivists at American Colleges and Universities

12. Teodoro, Melissa. Department of Dance

Project Title: SRU dance majors participate in the research and re-construction of 18th century Afro-Colombian dances (see Photos in Project Abstracts and Photos)