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Scholarly and Artistic Engagement Projects 2007-08





List of Projects and Abstracts for 2007-2008 Academic Year



Prof. Robert Gonzalez (Architecture) and Matthew S. Fox and Joseph Frederick Keppell III “Pan-America: Architectural Visions for the Western Hemisphere, Part I”

Prof. Ellen Weiss (Architecture) and Michael P. Keller “Robert R. Taylor of Tuskegee, an African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington.”



Prof. Harry Howard (Spanish & Portuguese) and William Kitchens “Sociocognitive computational neuroscience: modeling social learning with robots”

Prof. Elio Brancaforte (German & Slavic Studies) and Paul Moreno “From Rhubarb to Rubies: European Travels to Safavid Iran (1550-1700)

Prof. Vicki Mayer (Communication) and Tanya Goldman “Lights, Camera and Cash: Inside Louisiana’s Film Tax Incentive Program”

Prof. Brian Horowitz (German & Slavic Languages) and Zachary Rothbard and Lucille Escher


Fine Arts

Prof. John Allen (Theatre and Dance) and Tierney St. John “Ozymandias: An American-South African Collaboration


Life Sciences

Prof. Radhika Pochampally (Medicine) and Trivia Frazier “A Study of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Interactions With Indole-3-carbinol in Serum-Deprived Conditions”

Prof. Michael Cunningham (Psychology), Dr. Damon Bryant (Business) and Galen True “New Orleans Police Department Sergeant Promotional Assessment”

Prof. Peter Cserjesi (Cell & Molecular Biology) and Jason Ohlstein “Characterization of Hand2 Gene Expression Levels in the Conditional Hand2 Mutant Mouse

Prof. Laura Schrader (Cell & Molecular Biology) and Jared Backrell “Hormonal Regulation of Fear Memories: Implications for PTSD

Prof. Laura Schrader (Cell & Molecular Biology) and Cassie Kovach “Activation of signaling cascades in the limbic system by chronic stress

Prof. W T. Godbey (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) and Jamie Castillo “Adapting Linear DNA for Gene Delivery”

Prof. Paul Colombo (Psychology) and Jennifer N. O'Malley “Multiple Memory Systems: Investigating Recent and Remote Recall in the Hippocampus and Orbitofrontal Cortex of the Rat Brain”


Physical Sciences

Prof. Cedric Walker (Biomedical Engineering) and Justin Cooper

Prof. James Donahue (Chemistry) and Yvon Tran “Direct Sulfidation of Olefins to Form Olefin Sulfides Using Chromium Sulfido Complexes”

Prof. James Donahue (Chemistry) and Daniel Seth Clark "Synthesis of a Kinetically Activated Disilane for Use as a Powerful Oxygen Atom Acceptor Reagent”

Prof. Alex Burin (Chemistry) and Carleigh Hebbard “Investigation of DNA absorption spectra”

Prof. Scott Grayson (Chemistry) and Swati Jain “Synthesis of Initiator for the Radiolabeling of Biocompatible Polymers for Selective Tumor Targeting and Drug Delivery

Prof. Igor Rubtsov (Chemistry) and Christopher Keating “Towards a Movie of Atomic Motion Associated with Photo-Isomerization”

Prof. Victor Law (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) and Alexandra I. Lupulescu “Modeling PEM Electrolyzers for Integration with the Aspen Plus Process Simulator


Social Sciences

Prof. Dana Zartner Falstrom (Political Science) and Patricia Neves and Jennifer Sheppard

Prof. Ray Taras (Political Science) and Christopher Oates “Europe old and new: transnationalism, belonging, xenophobia”

Prof. Mark Vail (Political Science) and Xingzhou Liu “Recasting Welfare Capitalism: The Political Dynamics of Economic Adjustment in Contemporary France and Germany”


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