College of Arts & Sciences Grads Receive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

June 13, 2013 by University of La Verne

Recent graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences received awards for research in the arts, natural sciences and social sciences.

Several recent University of La Verne graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences were presented with the Dean’s award for Excellence in Research Friday, May 31 after an extensive evaluation process conducted by the college.

Each project considered was evaluated based on its overall quality and creativity and demonstrated originality of thought, mastery of content, and clarity and expression of ideas.

Categories included arts, natural sciences and social sciences, which included numerous subcategories.

Undergraduate Awards

Arts

First
Theatre Arts:  Teresa Beardsley, Mademoiselle X: Ourselves in Disguise, Mentor: Director of Theatre, Steven Kent

Finalist
Photography:  Rafael Anguiano, Sentinels, Mentor: Professor of Photography, Gary Colby

Finalist
Photography:  Warren Bessant, Merchant: Inside a Theatre Production at the University of La Verne, Mentor: Professor of Photography, Gary Colby

 

Natural Science

First
Biology:  Steven Johnson, Origin and Evolution of West Indian Livebearing Fishes of the Genus
Limia, Mentor:  Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Kathleen Weaver

Finalist
Kinesiology/MSS:  Megan Eikey, Effects of Warm-up on Breath-Hold Time in Novice Free-Divers, Mentor:  Professor of Movement & Sports Science, Marilyn Oliver

Finalist
Kinesiology/MSS:  Michael Stewart, Effects of Motivation on Exercise Adherence, Mentor:  Assistant Professor of Movement & Sports Science, Dr. Megan Granquist

 

Social Science

First
History/Political Science:  Kaveh Farzad, Ethics in International Relations: A Case for Virtue,
 Mentor: Professor of Political Science, Dr. Jason Neidleman

Finalist
History/Political Science: Kristin Howland, Tunes of Heaven and Hell: Music of the Civil War, 1861-1865, Mentor: Professor of History, Dr. Stephen Sayles 

Finalist
Sociology/Anthropology:  Sandra Patlan, The Study Drug: Strain, Social Learning, and Prescription Stimulant Use, 
Mentor: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dr. Roy Kwon

 

Graduate Awards, Psychology

Marriage and Family Therapy
Phu Luu, The Effects of Gratitude upon Well-Being and Relationships: A Critical Literature Review, Mentor: Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr. Leticia Arellano-Morales

Marriage and Family Therapy
Sara Rodriguez, Sexual Abuse and Resiliency, Moving Away from a Pathological Model: A Critical Literature Review, Mentor: Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr. Leticia Arellano-Morales

 

 

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