Poster awards were announced following the viewing session with winners recognized in three categories. Winners were:
Comprehensive Literature Review
First Place: Sang Hyun Rim and Tae Young Shim, chemistry
First Place: “High-valent Molybdenum Complexes as Precursors to Olefin Metathesis Catalysts” -- John Hernandez, Aubrey Ferguson, DaeSunLee, chemistry
Second Place: “Health Literacy, Neuroticism, and Information-Processing as Predictors for Dental Anxiety” -- Gabriela Hernandez, psychology
Third Place: “Increasing Concentration of Caffeine Proliferate Development of Sea Urchin Embryos” -- Jorge Enciso-Carmona, Sonia Molina, Safia Ghaniezadeh, Esther Lee, biology
First Place: “Isolation and Preliminary Characterization of Hypersaline Viruses” -- Eunice Choi, Tabitha Bayangos, Kephraim Codilla Kang-janaphumchai, Ricardo Lopez, Michael Aguilar, mentor Shereen Sabet, biology
Second Place: “mtDNA Phylogenetic Haplogroups of Human Remains from Ancient Near Eastern Aite, Tall al ‘Umayri” -- Ronald Nance, Meagan Miller, with mentors Douglas Clark, Erv Taylor, Lee Greer, biology and religion, La Sierra University;
Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, University of California, Irvine.
Third Place: “Phylogeography of the Bent-Toed Gecko Cyrtodactylus Intermedius in Southern Cambodia Based on Two mtDNA Genes” -- Fawaz Tarzi, Rachel J. Salvador, Niraj A. Bhalani, Caitlin Hutchinson, Vian Tarzi, mentors L. Lee Grismer, Lee F. Greer, biology
Following the ceremony, Gary Chartier, associate professor of law and business ethics and associate dean of La Sierra’s School of Business delivered a lecture titled “Anarchism as a Research Program in Law.” His talk focused on the form legal research might take into the nature of peaceful, voluntary cooperation. This includes historical research, such as ways people organized themselves anarchically in the past; philosophical inquiry into such as matters as whether the notion of “law” entails reference to the state and whether the state is just; and social and behavioral-scientific inquiry that examines such issues as identifying the economics of self-organization.
Click here for a video link to his lecture: http://www.lasierra.edu/index.php?id=7416.
Last year the university recognized Chartier’s work with the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award. His numerous published works include nearly 30 scholarly articles and three books: “The Conscience of an Anarchist” (2011); “The Analogy of Love: Divine and Human Love at the Center of Christian Theology” (2007); and “Economic Justice and Natural Law” (2009, Cambridge University Press). His legal scholarship has appeared in such top tier publications as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Legal Theory and The American Journal of Jurisprudence. Additionally his work has been cited in many major legal publications including the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Boston University Law Review and the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.
Additional Research Week events on June 2 included an Honors program scholarship project involving interviews with students, and English and Communication undergraduate presentations on such topics as traditional ballads of Baja, California, studies of anti-tumoral plant compounds, William Faulkner book characters and nanoscale drug delivery for cancer treatment.
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