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Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Expression in Community Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccocus Aureus from Rural Alaska
Incidence of infection by Methicillin resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA) has historically been attributed to nosocomial sources, but there is currently an increasing trend towards community acquired infection not associated with hospital settings ...
John Kennish, Mindy Graham

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Participatory Action Research - What Do First Year Students Need to Know About UAA?
Participatory Action Research focuses on a specific issue or problem in a community and seeks to uncover a local solution to the problem with the assistance of community stakeholders. The stakeholders are the people whose lives are affected by the pr ...
Diane Erickson, Christie Flanagan, Kent Spiers, Karen Carlson, Lauren Wolford

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Performance of Songs for Voice, Guitar and Lute
Professor Roland Stearns and Mari Hahn have provided an exceptional opportunity to study and perform repertoire for solo voice, accompanied by lute or guitar. Coachings will occur during the Spring 2009 semester, and culminate in a concert in the his ...
Mari Hahn, Merrill Flint

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Performative Intimacy: A Self-Portrait
As part Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) I have the opportunity to present a thesis exhibition in the Kimura Gallery located in the UAA Arts Building. This semester the BFA committee approved my propose ...
Sean Licka, Garry Kaulitz, Ruby Kennell

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Perpretrators of Genocide
During this project, I will be conducting research on perpetrators of Genocide, specifically the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. In order for genocide to occur, there must be a great number of people invoLved in the killing process. For this reas ...
Alyssa Logan, Bill Myers

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Person Perception
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been a growing sense of fear and hostility about people of Middle Eastern descent, and numerous reports of discrimination, threats, and harassment aimed at this group. This study seeks ...
Claudia Lampman, Mandy Yan

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Personality Perceptions on MySpace: Inaccuracies Predicting an Individual\'s Personality Submission
Traditional offline social interactions, such as dating and seeking employment, are moving quickly into an online environment. With more people are signing online and expressing themselves more freely, news headlines appear almost daily warning peop ...
Robert Boeckmann, Kresenda Keith

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Physiological and Behavioral Changes Associated with Arctic Ground Squirrel Reproduction
This project is designed to monitor the physiological and behavioral changes associated with arctic ground squirrel (AGS) reproduction. Specifically, results from this study will elucidate the timing and hormonal correlates of reproduction with the g ...
Loren Buck, Jessica Ladd

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Physiological Development in seals and sea lions
Research in my lab is designed to understand how the age and physiological status of juvenile marine mammals influences their diving and foraging capacities, and on how differences in rates of physiological development impact life history traits. I c ...
Jennifer Burns

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Police Officer Perceptions of Police Patrol Activity Tracking
Currently Law Enforcement Officer productivity is tracked on the basis of number of arrests and citations issued. While this is an indicator it fails to give credit for things like problem solving, counseling of people in traumatic events, etc. I des ...
Marny Rivera, Justin Voss

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Polybromiated of Diphenyl Ethers in Alaskan Sea Otters and Antarctic Weddell Seals
The goal of this study is to measure amounts of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) compounds in bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) and Alaska sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni).  I would like to obtain a ratio of different isomeric forms of pB ...
John Kennish, Revathy Thiagarajan-Smith

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Postpartum Depression, Social Support, and Perception of Birth
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a mood disorder affecting 10% to 15% of women following childbirth (Surkan, Peterson, Hughes, & Gottlieb, 2006; Baker, Cross, Greaver, Wei, & Lewis, 2005; Boyce & Hickey, 2005). The relationship between psychosocial ris ...
Claudia Lampman, Rebecca Robinson

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Power of Commerce: Tradition and Discourse in a Changing World
Tlingit market artists (1870-present) have been largely ignored, and even reviled, by Native art scholars and historians.  The contribution of these men and women has been incalculable in terms of cultural continuity and transmission of traditiona ...
Phyllis Fast, Christopher Smith

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PREFERENCES AND VALUATION OF BENEFITS
Measuring Total Compensation (TC) for work has changed over the last century; consisting of only monetary compensation in the past to including a full menu of new (and costly) benefits. For example, many companies now offer a flexible benefits plan ...
Kevin Dow, Rashmi Prasad, Carol Tabolt

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Property Rights, Inequality, and Endowments: A variation on the standard dictator game
Perceptions of property rights and inequality influence individual preferences for distribution and redistribution of wealth. Experimental economics has used the dictator game to investigate individual reactions to perceived unfairness and property ...
James Murphy, Kelcie Ralph, Mike Redlinger