Welcome to the eighth volume of VURJ, a showcase of some of the best undergraduate research conducted at Vanderbilt University. Since 2005, VURJ has featured over 100 articles in the sciences, humanities, social sciences.
This year, we received 57 submissions originating from all four undergraduate schools at Vanderbilt for an overall acceptance rate of 30%. Manuscripts were read by two to three trained peer reviewers, ranked numerically, and selected for publication by our team of associate editors. Articles in the 2012 volume explore topics ranging from the use of rhythm in Brahms' music to hidden messages in Alexandrian tombs and the future of limb regeneration.
I am pleased to announce this year that VURJ will soon be indexed with EBSCO Publishing, a testament to our excellence as a premier forum for academic discourse. I encourage you to contribute your own ideas to the upcoming 2013 volume and consider joining our editorial staff in Fall 2012.
We bid you happy reading!
Vol 9 (2013)
Table of Contents
|Note From The Editor|
|Blake Evans Dewey|
Humanities and Social Sciences
|Romans 8: Dead to the Law, Alive in the Spirit|
|Opening a Political Opportunity for Women in China|
|Marco Jose Salgado|
|The “Nightmare of History” in James Joyce’s Ulysses|
|Roby Evan Record Jehl|
|The Flight of the Nightingale: From Romans to Romantics|
|Kevin Patrick Milewski|
|Share-Issue Privatization in China: 2002-2008|
|The Voiceless Colonizer: The Homosexual Man of Imperialism in Nineteenth Century Britain|
|Connor Douglas Henderson|
|Black and Gold... and Army Green|
|Christopher Charles Colletta|
|China Looks to the Sea: A Historical Analysis of Geopolitical Strategy|
|Benjamin W. Juvelier|
|Effects of Different Types of Educational Tracking on Achievement and Achievement Variance|
|Erika Anne Leicht|
|Mainstreaming Third-Gender Healers: The Changing Perceptions of South Asian Hijras|
|How the fear of death incites suicide in men and women according to Classical literature|
|Kathryn Stevens Ivy|
|What is the literary function of the motherhood motif in Toni Morrison’s A Mercy?|
Engineering and Natural Sciences
|Security of Cyber-Physical Systems: A Generalized Algorithm for Intrusion Detection and Determining Security Robustness of Cyber Physical Systems using Logical Truth Tables|
|Curtis G. Northcutt|
|Characterizing Acquired Resistance to TKIs in EGFR Mutant Lung Adenocarcinoma Cell Lines|
|Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Cardiac Sarcomere Protein Titin Through 3’ Untranslated Regions|
|Tara A Shrout|
|CARP Plays a Key Role in Cellular Growth Under Hypertrophic Stimuli in Neonatal Rat Ventricular Myocytes|
|Tara A Shrout|
|Chemical and Physical Analyses of Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles|
|Design and Control of a Free-Liquid-Piston Engine Compressor for Compact Robot Power|
|Nithin Kumar, Mark Hofacker, Eric Barth|
Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Jean and Alexander Heard Library System, and the Office of Innovation through Technology.