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Scholarly Engagement Projects 2009-10


List of Projects and Abstracts for 2009-2010 Academic Year



Prof. Felicia McCarren (French and Italian) and Ann D. Calvin “French Moves: Poetics, Politics, and Techniques of le hip-hop”

Prof. Idelbar Avelar (Spanish and Portuguese) and Eva-Marie Canan “Rethinking masculinity in contemporary Latin American literature”

Prof. Frank Ukadike (Communication) and Samantha Kaplan “Nollywood’s Wondrous Worlds: Myths, Realities, Formulas, and Contemporary Nigerian Cinema”

Prof. Nick Spitzer (Communication) and Anna Whalen, Liesbeth Ramirez, and Alexandra Naparstek “Research on New Orleans Vernacular Cultural Expression and Its Creators: Documentation, Interpretation and Representation”

Prof. Tatjana Pavlovic (Spanish and Portuguese) and Monika Kumar “100 Years of Spanish Cinema”


Social Sciences

Prof. Diane Grams (Sociology) and Kristin Mast “Local New Orleans Cultural Production”

Prof. Tom Langston (Political Science) and Emma Chapman “High Society and the White House”


Biological Sciences and Engineering

Prof. Nandini Vasudevan (Cell and Molecular Biology) and Holly Gill “Investigation of aggressive behavior in male mice via non-genomic modes of estrogen signaling”

Prof. Laura Schrader (Cell and Molecular Biology) and Mai Lam “Cellular Signaling Changes in Chronic Stress in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex”

Prof. Benjamin Hall (Cell and Molecular Biology) and Carmen Lam “Molecular Mechanisms that Regulate Cortical Synapse Development”


Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Prof. Vic Law (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Charlie Sklare “Aspen Plus Modeling of the Copper-Chloride Thermochemical Cycle for Hydrogen Production from Water”

Prof. Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Michael Armbruster “Artificial Blood Substitutes from Lipid Emulsions”

Prof. Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Corey Pratt “Acids and Marine Lubricants”

Prof. Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Chris Boustany “Incorporation of protein into HPMC- PEG blended films as a vehicle for sublingual delivery”

Prof. Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah (Chemistry) and Matthew Griffin “DNA-Chimera Based Carrier Molecules That Release Apoptotic Agent CD-437 in Response to Cancer-Associated MicroRNA 21”

Prof. W T. Godbey (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Stephen Ashe “Unraveling the Cellular Processing of PEI-mediated Gene Delivery Complexes”


Physical Sciences and Engineering

Prof. Dae Ho Kim (Physics and Engineering Physics) and Alan Liu “Investigation on Exchange Bias at Ferromagnetic/Antiferromagnetic Interfaces of Epitaxial Complex-Exide Thin Films”


Health Sciences

Prof. Allan Kalueff (Pharmacology) and Brett Bartels “Understanding Emotionality and Pharmacological Response in Zebrafish”

Prof. Allan Kalueff (Pharmacology) and Julia Tan “The Role of Serotonin Transporter and BDNF Genes in Affective Pathogenesis”

Prof. Deborah E. Sullivan (Microbiology and Immunology) and Ana Schultz “Role of Netrin Signaling in Migration and Invasion of Human Trophoblasts”

Prof. Zongbing You (Structural and Cellular Biology) and Alexander Drake Cigan “The role of doublecortin on motility of articular chondrocytes”



Prof. David Lesmond (Business) and Austin Simon “Credit Ratings and Liquidity in International Debt Markets”

Prof. John Page (Business) and Jesse Lingenfelter “The Development of the Art Market in England: Money as Muse, 1730-1900”


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