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    • African Cultural Retention in the African Diaspora ?

      Brown, Aaron; The College at Brockport, State University of New York? (2019-01-01)
      This research will discuss how African culture has survived throughout the diaspora. Through misinformation and myth perpetuated in part by Eurocentric media, many don’t recognize the lasting legacy of African culture. A closer look at music, language, food, religion, etc., will help dismantle false narratives pertaining to African culture and enlighten people to what has been retained. For example, Nigerian culture can clearly be found within Brazilian culture’s religious practices. My research seeks to encourage accurate and precise information in relation to the depiction of Africa and support a multicultural lens on African and Black History in our educational system.
    • Exploratory Analysis of Parents’ Perceived Barriers to Parent Child Verbal Interaction in the Home ?

      Pleasant, Tionna; The College at Brockport (2019-07-01)
      One-on-one verbal interaction and playful engagement between a parent and a child are important for a child’s language development. However, research has shown that the number of words spoken in the home varies depending on family socioeconomic status. Although the link between socioeconomic status and words spoken in the home is well established in the literature, less is known why this relationship exists. It is important to be aware of parents’ perceived barriers so interventions and programs can be put into place to break down those barriers. Doing so will benefit the child; having a home learning environment from birth will help prepare the child for future academic success.
    • Should Nursing Education Programs Be Stressful?

      Belnavis, Chantell; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      Our research involves identifying the main causes of stress in Nursing Students from Traditional Programs and developing interventions to limit the effect these stressors have on the educational experience of becoming a Registered Nurse. We are conducting this research through a narrative literature review, where articles are used as references in order to draw to a conclusion on how the “stress environment” within nursing curriculum could be decreased and ultimately better utilize the Nursing Care Model. The nursing core model treats the whole person to better promote well-being.
    • Female Desistance of Crime?

      Torres, Genyssa; The College at Brockport (2019-07-01)
    • Parent-Child Sexual Health Communication: A Literary Analysis of Interventions Within the Past Ten Years ?

      Wade, Marcus J. (2019-07-01)
      Adolescent African American and Latino children are increasingly engaging in risky sexual behaviors, resulting in higher rates of teenage pregnancy and STI diagnoses. An analysis of 14 current interventions have found that effective communication between caregivers and their adolescent children can successfully increase health communication amongst family members, thus decreasing sexually risky behaviors. Research has, however, found parent reluctance toward initiation of communication and unwillingness to have prolonged conversations about sexuality and sustained contraception use. Prospectively, there is a requisite for theory-based intervention that focuses on creating open communication on sexuality, to lower rates of risky behavior among adolescences.
    • Making Healthy Babies: The Role of a Mother’s Education

      Adjei, Anabel (2019-01-01)
      The purpose of this research is to synthesize information that expectant parents can use in promoting long term health benefits, both for themselves and their new born baby. To achieve this, an extensive review of the literature review was conducted to identify the most up- to date peer- reviewed information on how the mother’s attitude and lifestyle choices play a role in their health, and how these decisions could ultimately determine their newborns long-term well- being as well. This literature review identifies several important themes for expectant parents and other stakeholders. These themes include: the role of education, prenatal nutrition, behavior, immunization and exercise during pregnancy.

      Reyes, Jerami ? (2019-07-01)
      More than 200,000 people a year suffer from Ulcerative Colitis in the United States alone. Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the large intestine or colon causing irritation and swelling (inflammation). Eventually this can lead to sores in the lining of the intestines and significantly compromised health. Studies show that an increase in magnesium intake can lead to less severe symptoms of UC. This research seeks to determine how the use of magnesium may help in the treatment of hypomagnesemia (low levels of magnesium) and in lowering colonic bacteria to healthier levels.
    • Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes ?

      King, Kemara (2019-07-01)
      This research looks at the frequency of physical, verbal and sexual abuse in nursing homes that hired staff are suspected of committing. Research show that the elderly population is growing, and so is the issue of elder abuse in nursing homes. It is hoped that results from this study will help highlight the issue of elder abuse, and lead to policy solutions.
    • Reverend Thomas James and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

      Sampson, Cheryl; The College at Brockport (2017-04-01)
      Rochester’s African Methodist Episcopal Church Zion An empty church building stands on Favor Street in Rochester, New York. A for-sale sign stands in the yard. The grass is overgrown. A tall fence surrounds the property to fend off any would-be trespassers. This building was the third edifice of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church, originally built on this same location in 1830. The city wanted to build an expressway in the 1970s so the church membership moved to a different location less than a mile away. There is nothing spectacular about the building’s architecture. Its significance lies in the people who spoke there. Rev. Thomas James, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, and Hester Jeffrey all spoke in its pulpit for abolition or women’s suffrage in the nineteenth century. Its significance also lies in the activities that occurred within its walls. Douglass published the first few issues of The North Star in its basement. James published The Rights of Man there. African American men, women, and children learned to read and survive as free people in its hallowed walls. The noteworthy people turn an ordinary building into one of great import in the City of Rochester.
    • Social Media: How is it Affecting College Students?

      Myrie, Rene?e (2019-07-01)
      Research shows how participation in social media creates issues with self image, instant gratification, low self-esteem, affects relationships and exasperates symptoms of anxiety and depression. Social media has participants in nearly every age group, race, class, ethnicity, culture and socioeconomic background. Social networking sites (i.e.: Facebook), microblogging apps (i.e.: Twitter) and content sharing apps (i.e.: YouTube, Snap Chat, Tumblr) have become such an ingrained part of society that people check their phones constantly throughout the day, at work, even while driving. More than 98 percent of college-aged students use social media, says consumer insight service Experian Simmons (Gerlich, 2011) . In addition, an annual nationwide survey of college students by UCLA found that 27.2 percent of college students spent more than six hours on social media a week (Kalpidou, 185).
    • The Hidden Impact of Out-of-Home Foster Care

      Green, Honesty; The College at Brockport (2019-01-01)
      In 2016, approximately 421,000 children were in out- of- home foster care. Thirty-five percent of these children experienced two or more placement changes. Recidivism (the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend) for youth in out-of-home placement is four times higher than children who have never been involved with the child welfare system. Since this is an at risk population, this research is important for understanding, preventing and intervening to decrease recidivism as adults.
    • The One Disorder That Literally Crushes Your Mind ?

      Fuentes, James; State University of New York College at Brockport (2019-07-01)
      Hydrocephaly is one of the most debilitating neurological disorders. Given its prevalence, in order to treat it, it is key to understand whether it is a congenital disorder (birth defect) or the result of physical trauma. Multiple genetic disorders, and in some cases physical trauma can induce hydrocephaly. Severe forms, if left untreated, can lead to childhood death while individuals with non-severe hydrocephaly can live for years without treatment. Observing hydrocephaly’s impact on past populations can provide data that can eventually lead to advancements in its treatment. This study is based on cranial measurement analysis and literature review. Hydrocephaly affects one in every 10,000 individual. Looking at how individuals in the past survived with this disorder without treatment can lead to breakthroughs regarding the treatment of this disease. This study focuses on the most likely cause of Cranium 10s deformation.
    • Exploring the Factors that Influence Successful Aging in Older Adults

      O’Neill, Chelsea (2019-01-01)
      The topic of successful aging has been of reoccurring interest to researchers. Since the lifespan is increasing globally, it is essential to have an awareness of the factors that maximize older adult’s health and allow them to adapt and manage the changes that come with aging. This research moves the dialogue beyond clinical health terms to gain a more holistic view of the factor that influence older adults' perceptions of successful aging. The goal of this study is to increase knowledge regarding the health of older adults and understand what factors in their environment influence their views of successful aging.
    • The Black Body and American Wounds

      Nolley, Cinnamon Vivian; The College at Brockport (2019-01-01)
      My methodology was an interpretative approach largely using qualitative measures which consist of a close examination of materials that highlight the social and historical impact of American slavery. I have presented a holistic understanding of the effects of slavery on America through analysis of Beloved, one of the most prolific neo-slavery narratives. I specifically focused on how Morison molds the bodies of her characters to expose the chronic injury that slavery inflicted on American society. In support of my interpretation, I searched for the meaningful impact of slavery within correlating scholarly journals that investigate or are in conversation with Morrison's work.
    • Mental Illness Perceptions & Misconceptions Within Black Communities

      Vasciannie, Brielle (2019-01-01)
      The rise of mental illness in the US is increasing at an alarming rate. Approximately one in five adults will suffer from a mental illness in any given year. Along with this shocking statistic, the rates of untreated mental illness, especially within the black community has escalated. Mental illness and mental health are topics that tend to be stigmatized within society, specifically in the black community. This results in people believing like they can not even talk about these issues, let alone receive treatment and support. The goal of this research is to discove rwhati s causing individuals to shy away from receiving help and treatment for their mental illnesses. Hopefully, In turn, we can begin to dismantle these negative ideas in order to combat the rates of untreated mental illness.
    • The Analysis of Facial Identification and Race Leading to Faulty Eye Witness Identification ?

      Diaz, Amanda Diaz? M.; The College at Brockport (2019-01-01)
      Psychology and criminal justice are fields that constantly intertwine in the search to find justice. In recent years, hundreds of innocent people have been exonerated by DNA evidence due to the work and dedication of The Innocence Project. Out of these hundreds of exonerates, about 75% of these false convictions were due to faulty eyewitness identification. This research involves a literature review on seventeen articles on the own-race bias and how this bias affects facial identification. Own-race bias is the tendency to better recognize faces that one is most familiar with, usually one’s own race. Current research supports the conclusion that people are often flawed in their identification of races different from their own and further research can be conducted to prevent such errors. Bringing awareness to this bias to the criminal justice system can lead to policies and procedures that decrease the likelihood of these false convictions. Examining this bias can affect the way in which lineups are conducted and the way in which judges allow the admissibility of certain eyewitnesses and evidence.
    • Seeing Math Education through the Lens of Different Cultures

      Manning, Anthony; The College at Brockport (2018-07-01)
      Understanding math can be a challenge for some and a thrill to others. Math is a subject were the answers are always the same no matter where you are in the world. But what is different is how math is taught and embraced in various regions of the world. To understand how this impacts one’s relationship with math will be the focus of this research. Our primary comparisons will be between the United States and South East Asian countries. We will also discuss some best practices used by both countries and how they can possibly be incorporated into our classrooms.
    • The Cinematic Footprint: A Deeper Analysis of Minority Representation In Entertainment

      Peart, Chanque; State University of New York College at Brockport (2019-01-01)
      The development of minority representation and racial awareness within the history of the American entertainment Industry, is on the rise, with the explosive immersion of films and television series consisting of casts and directors who are minorities. This research identify factors, similarities and data to support the visible increase.
    • Evolution of Advancing its Workplace Culture

      Butler, Calvin; The College at Brockport (2019-07-01)
    • Comparison of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) fatty acid signatures in the Finger Lakes

      Brown, Hayley; Hammers, B.; Austerman, P.; Zollweg-Horan, E.; Speziale, M.; Faust, J.; Futia, Matthew Harrison; Rinchard, Jacques; SUNY Brockport (2020-01-01)
      Fatty acid signatures (FAS) can be used to study predator-prey relationships in aquatic food-webs and provide long-term foraging patterns that can reflect the diet composition of predators based on the principle “you are what you eat”. Lake trout Salvelinus namaycush is a native species in the Great Lakes region that relies on different prey throughout the Finger Lakes and therefore we predict that they will present different FAS among lakes. Lake trout were collected from six Finger Lakes between 2016 and 2020. FAS from lake trout were quantified using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Our results indicate that lake trout FAS significantly differed among the six Finger Lakes (ANOSIM, global R = 0.709, P < 0.001) and were characterized by concentrations associated with pelagic and benthic foraging. These results will ultimately be compared with FAS of prey species to evaluate lake trout diet composition in each Finger Lake.