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Submissions from 2017

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A note on extending Bondy’s meta-conjecture, Megan Cream, Ronald J. Gould, and Kazuhide Hirohata
Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science,Electronic and Computer Engineering

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A Century of Mathematical Excellence at Spelman College, Colm Mulcahy
Department of Mathematics

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Amoebozoans Are Secretly but Ancestrally Sexual: Evidence for Sex Genes and Potential Novel Crossover Pathways in Diverse Groups of Amoebae, Yonas I. Tekle, Fiona C. Wood, Laura A. Katz, Mario A. Cero´ n-Romero, and Lydia A. Gorfu
Biology,Department of Biological Sciences

Submissions from 2016

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The Role of Black Colleges in the Development of Mathematicians, Viveka O. Borum, Adriel Adon Hilton, and Erica Walker
Mathematics Department

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Principles and Practices Fostering Inclusive Excellence: Lessons from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Capstone Institutions, Patricia Marten DiBartolo, Leslie Gregg-Jolly, Deborah Gross, Ellen Iverson, Cathryn A. Manduca, David B. Cooke III, Gregory K. Davis, Cameron Davidson, Paul E. Hertz, Lisa Hibbard, Shubha K. Ireland, Catherine Mader, Aditi Pai, Shirley Raps, and Kathleen Siwicki
Clark Science Center, Science Education Resource Center, Department of Biology,Department of Geology, ,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,Department of Physics,

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Examining the Effectiveness of a Semi-Self-Paced Flipped Learning Format in a College General Chemistry Sequence, Lisa Hibbard, Shannon Sung, and Breché Wells
Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Education Studies Program

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Variation in the Zinc Finger of PRDM9 is Associated with the Absence of Recombination along Nondisjoined Chromosomes 21 of Maternal Origin, Tiffany Renee Oliver, Ariel Harden, Nyeisha Scott, Blair Johnson, Jillian Jones, Christin Walker, Corinthia Wilkerso, Abisola Akinseye, Candace Middlebrooks, Tunde Smith, Eleanor Feingold, and Stephanie L. Sherman
Department of Biology, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics,Department of Human Genetics, Department of Bio statistics,

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Free to learn: why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life, Aditi Pai
Teaching Resource and Research Center

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Phylogenomics of ‘Discosea’: A new molecular phylogenetic perspective on Amoebozoa with flat body forms, Yonas I. Tekle, O. Roger Anderson, Laura A. Katz, Xyrus X. Maurer-Alcalá, Mario Alberto Cerón Romero, and Robert Molestina
Biology, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,Department of Biological Sciences,Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology,American Type Culture Collection

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Cytoskeletal architecture and its evolutionary significance in amoeboid eukaryotes and their mode of locomotion, Yonas I. Tekle and Jessica R. Williams

Submissions from 2015

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Leaders Needed: Experimental Evidence from Rural Producer Organizations in Senegal, Tanguy Bernard, Ligane Sene, Fleur Wouterse, and Angelino Viceisza
Department of Economics

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Three Risk-elicitation Methods in the Field: Evidence from Rural Senegal, Gary Charness and Angelino Viceisza
Department of Economics

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Using Network Clustering to Predict Copy Number Variations Associated with Health Disparities, Yi Jiang, Hong Qin, and Li Yang
Department of Biology

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The Veiled Woman Makeover, Pushpa Parekh
Department of English

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Bayesian Age-Period-Cohort Model of Lung Cancer Mortality, Bhikhari P. Tharu and Ram C. Kafle
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Huntsville

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Understanding the Difficulties African-American Middle School Girls Face While Enacting Computational Algorithmic Thinking in the Context of Game Design, Jakita O. Thomas, O. Carlette Odemwingie, Quimeka Saunders, and Malika Watlerd
Department of Computer & Information Science

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MTOTO: Supporting Greater Access to Pre-and Post-Natal Care for Women Living in Rural Developing Economies, Jakita O. Thomas and Yolanda Rankinb
Department of Computer & Information Science

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Context matters: sexual signaling loss in digital organisms, Emily G. Weigel, Nicholas D. Testa, Alex Peer, and Sara C. Garnett
Department of Integrative Biology,BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action,Department of Computer Sciences

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Book Review: Tambú: Curaçao’s African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory, written by Nanette de Jong, Jerry Wever
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Submissions from 2014

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Aphid Facultative Symbionts Reduce Survival of the Predatory Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens, Kelly Costopolous, Jennifer L. Kovacs, Alexandra Kamins, and Nicole M. Gerardo
Department of Biology

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INSuRE: Information Security Research and Education, Melissa Dark, Brandeis Marshall, Courtney Falk, L Allison Roberts, and Filipo Sharevski

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Realigning the Crooked Room: Spelman Claims a Space for African American Women in STEM, Kimberly M. Jackson and Leyte L. Winfield
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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RNA-Seq Analysis of the Effect of Kanamycin and the ABC Transporter AtWBC19 on Arabidopsis thaliana Seedlings Reveals Changes in Metal Content, Ayalew Mentaweb, Kinnari Matheson, Morayo Adebiyi, Shanice Robinson, and Brianna Elston
Department of Biology

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From Consumers to Producers: African American Middle School Students as Game Designers, Yolanda A. Rankin, Jakita O. Thomas, India Irish, and Stevie-Mari Hawkins

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The suitability of lean, six sigma and lean six sigma for small, medium and large scale firms, Shweta Sareen, Chad Laux, and Brandeis Marshall

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LLW-3-6 and Celecoxib Impacts Growth in Prostate Cancer Cells and Subcellular Localization of COX-2, Tokunbo Yerokun and Leyte L. Winfield
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Biology

Submissions from 2013

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Cysteine (C)-X-C Receptor 4 Undergoes Transportin 1-Dependent Nuclear Localization and Remains Functional at the Nucleus of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cells, Ayesha S. Don-Salu-Hewage, Siu Yuen Chan, Kathleen M. McAndrews, Mahandranauth A. Chetram, Michelle R. Dawson, Danaya A. Bethea, and Cimona V. Hinton
Department of Biology

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Contrasting Evolutionary Patterns of Spore Coat Proteins in Two Bacillus Species Groups are Linked to a Difference in Cellular Structure, Hong Qin and Adam Driks
Department of Biology