2010 Issue

Preface

Preface to The Eagle Feather 2010

Editor-in-Chief: Gloria C. Cox, Honors College and Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Editor: Susan Brown Eve, Honors College and Department of Sociology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Scholars Day Keynote Address 2010

Stepping Into Another Culture: On-site and Societal Research Considerations of a Documentary Film Director

Keynote Speaker:
Melinda Levin, Department of Radio, Television and Film, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas

Social Sciences

Legitimacy and Participation: A Longitudinal Analysis of Public Opinion in Costa Rica, 2004-2008

Henry Pascoe, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Science; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
John A. Booth, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Is Development a Myth? The Failures of Capitalist Economic Development in Developing Nations

Clara Bensen, Department of Sociology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Daniel Rodeheaver, Department of Sociology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Rebuilding the World With Green Brics

Desiree Hubby, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Ryan Engen, International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Behavioral Sciences

Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Risk in College Students

Kristen Kettler, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentors:
Joseph W. Critelli and Joseph A. Doster, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

The Impact of Guardianship on the Rights of Adults With Developmental Disabilities: A Case Study

Martin Smith, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Gloria Olness, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Make A Move: Creating a Culturally Aware Community of Masters and Scholars

Sara N. Montejano, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

The Humanities

The “Nature” of Sovereignty and the Female Intellectual in Milton’s Paradise Lost

Megan Trotter, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Kevin Curran, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Mental Illness in Literature: Case Studies of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Darby Dyer, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Theresa Flowers, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Fitzgerald’s Women: Motherhood and Masculinity in the Flapper Era

Emily S. Vincent, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Stephanie Hawkins, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Special Section: Undergraduate Research Initiative in Engineering

Undergraduate Research Initiatives at UNT

URI Director:
Gloria Cox, Honors College and Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Flight Control Subsystem

Jennifer Williams and David Bratton, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering

Aaron Jones, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Additional Project Members:
Alyse Anderson, Jonathan Befort, Ryan Lowe, Adam Portman, and Sherard Temple, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering

Randy Burrows, Barret Lewis, Warnie Meisetschleager, and Joel Thomas, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Faculty Mentors:
Kamesh Namuduri, Oluwayomi Adamo, Shengli Fu, Xinrong Li, and Parthasarathy Guturu Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering; and
David Keathly, Richard Goodrum, Daniel Harris, and Robert Akl, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Special Section: Undergraduate Research Scholars in Art History

Introduction to Special Section on Art History

David Thomas and Charisse Weston, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts and Design

Avalokiteśvara: Bodhisattvas and Signs Of Change

S. M. Santayana, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts and Design; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa N. Owen, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts and Design

Silencing the Bells: A Statement of Power in Medieval Spain

Kelly Bevin Butler, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual arts and Design

Faculty Mentor:
Mickey Abel, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts and Design

Women and Printmaking: An Approach Informed by Gender and Technology Studies

Lauren Hirsch, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts and Design; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Jennifer Way, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts and Design

Special Section: Undergraduate Research Scholars in Education

The Action of Action Research: A Case Study of Four Projects in a Professional Development School

Guest Editor:
Jeanne Tunks, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Comparing Classroom Assessments to District Assessments to Analyze Assessment Guided Instruction Effectiveness

Vanessa Sampogna Western, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Effectiveness of Growth Plans in Kindergarten Classrooms

Rachel Leslie, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Read To Succeed

Monica Daniel, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

African American Parental Involvement

Nikki Brookshire, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Special Section: Proceedings of the Department of Political Science National Science Foundation Summer Research Program at the University of North Texas

Preface to the Proceedings of the University of North Texas Department of Political Science 2010 National Science Foundation Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Guest Editors:
John Ishiyama and Michael Greig, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Gender Equality and Post-Conflict Peace

Eliza Kelly, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas

Faculty Mentors:
Marijke Breuning and Angela Nichols, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Ethnicity, Civil War and International Disputes

Michael Kenwick, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Faculty Mentors:
Paul Hensel and Jeremy Backstrom, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

The Relationship Between Central Banking Independence and the Onset of Civil Conflicts

Minh Mai, Department of Philosophy and International Relations, Clark University

Faculty Mentors:
John Ishiyama and Angela Nichols, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Globalization and Indigenous Group Violence in Latin America

Jacqueline I. Rojas, Department of Political Science, Bloomfield College

Faculty Mentors:
John Ishiyama and Anna Pechenina, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Explanations for Mass Provincial Protest in China

Victor Cheung Yin Chan, Department of Sociology, Department of Economics, College of Social Sciences, City University of New York-Hunter College

Faculty Mentors:
T. David Mason and Jeremy Backstrom, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

The Effect of Counterterrorist Policy on Terrorist Success in Western Europe

Daniel McGee, Department of Political Science, Xavier University

Faculty Mentors:
James Meernik and Angela Nichols, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Regional Peacekeeping in the Developing World: Conditions That Permit a Successful Peacekeeping Campaign

Joseph S. Jones, School of Government and Public Policy, The University of Arizona

Faculty Mentors:
Michael Greig and Jeremy Backstrom, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Regional Security Organizations: Factors Behind Peacekeeping Participation

Gene Puerta, Department of Political Science and Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Faculty Mentors:
Michael Greig and Anna Pechenina, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Special Section: Proceedings of the Department of Anthropology National Science Foundation Summer Research Methods Program at the University of North Texas

Preface to the Proceedings of the University of North Texas Department of Anthropology 2010 National Science Foundation Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Guest Editors:
Beverly Ann Davenport and David Franco, Department of Anthropology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Identity Presentation in Facebook “My 25s”

Jennifer Beard, Department of Psychology and Special Education, College of Education and Human Services; Honors College, Texas A&M University – Commerce

Faculty Mentors:
Raymond Green, Honors, Texas A&M University – Commerce; and
Gabe Ignatow, Department of Sociology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Play and the Subculture of Larpers: Gender, Motivations, and Self

Mai Cha (Michi) Lee, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Program; University Honors Program; University of Wisconsin-Stout

Faculty Mentors:
Beverly Ann Davenport, Department of Anthropology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service; and
Susan Wolfgram, Associate Professor; Department of Human Development and Family Studies; College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; University of Wisconsin-Stout

Performing in the Public Sphere: Flash Mobs and Their Participants

Atiliano Rodriguez, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bowdoin College

Faculty Mentor:
Doug Henry, Department of Anthropology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

American Indian Cultural Identity: A Narrative Analysis of Identity in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Yolanda Cevaal-Moore, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tennessee

Faculty Mentor:
Beverly Ann Davenport, Department of Anthropology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Dallas Freedman’s Town: One Community’s Preservation Within a Gentrified Environment

Gabriel Velin, Department of Anthropology, University of California San Diego

Faculty Mentor:
Jamie Portillo, Department of Anthropology, University of North Texas; Syracuse University

Health Practices Among Immigrants to the US: The Intersection of Cosmopolitan Medicine and Traditional Ethnopharmacology

Rubén Bernal, Department of Sociology, College of Social Science; Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Program; San Jose State University California

Faculty Mentors:
Beverly Ann Davenport and Shimaa Dessouky, Department of Anthropology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Do You Get Me? Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication Between Vietnamese Refugees and Health Practitioners

Kayla Hayes, Department of Anthropology, College of Social Sciences; Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Program, San Jose State University

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Henry, Department of Anthropology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service