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Publication Date

Fall 2014

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Digital Commons at St. Mary's University


This is the seventh journal for the McNair Scholars Program at St. Mary's University.

"The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is a federally funded TRIO program that was designed to honor Dr. McNair by supporting and encouraging first generation, low-income students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education to pursue and earn doctoral degrees. St. Mary’s University McNair Scholars Program has now received its second award, enabling the program to serve another cohort of deserving undergraduates. St. Mary’s program is unique in that it includes students from Humanities & Social Sciences, the Bill Greehey School of Business and the school of Science, Engineering and Technology. Each scholar worked closely with a mentor from his or her specific discipline to complete an appropriate research project. Many of these mentors are faculty members at St. Mary’s, but others are from outside universities and agencies. Each of these mentors deserves special recognition for the dedication shown in preparing these scholars for their future. For many of the individuals whose work is here presented, this is the first published research in what will be a long and productive career. We are pleased to provide a forum to showcase these works and look forward to following the careers of these students through their doctoral studies and beyond." Jennifer Zwahr-Castro, PhD, Director, St. Mary's University McNair Scholars Program, VI


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Dress codes in the workplace; Belugas; Cooperation; Social skills in children; Color blindness; Fertility, Human; Music -- Psychological aspects; Virginia Woolf -- 1882-1941; Physical distribution of goods -- Management; Mental illness in motion pictures; Violent crime -- Effect of alcohol on;

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Avila Roque, Sergio; Castaneda, Yesenia; Chavez, Crystal; Cuellar, Maya; Kuhn, Caroline; Jimenez, Raul O.; Mialkowski, Rachel; Nunez, Jennifer; Rodriguez, Nicole; Sepulveda, Gabriela; Trevino, Christopher

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McNair Scholars Research Journal VII