Abstract: An Insight into Migrant Students’ Limited Access to Public High School in Guangzhou, China

Hello everyone! My name is Ruochun (Rachel), a freshman who plans to major in physics and philosophy. This summer, I will conduct research for my Sharpe project to evaluate the difficulties students from migrant families face regarding entering public high schools in Guangzhou, China from the perspectives of students, families, schools, and non-profit organizations in a certain community.

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Abstract: Examining the Social and Emotional Development of Children of Incarcerated Mothers

Hello! My name is Amna Baloul and I am a freshman planning to major in Kinesiology and Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health. This summer, I will be a research assistant in Professor Dallaire’s Healthy Beginnings Lab.

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Abstract: An Examination of Counselor Education African American Women Graduate Students Experiences in a Campus Based Affinity Group

Hi Everyone! My name is Ty’leik Brandon. I’m a rising sophomore at The College of William & Mary. I plan to major in Economics and minor in Africana Studies. I take a lot of Africana Studies classes as well as Sociology classes. I’m a member of Aim 4 on campus which is an active citizen development program. A combination of all these things (plus some real life experiences) gave me such a drive to fight for social justice and equality in our society. So, when I was given the opportunity to conduct research on a topic that I’m so passionate about this summer, I could not pass it up. This summer, I will examine Affinity Groups which are used in Predominantly White Institutions to support African American women.

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Abstract: The Impact of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Mutations on the Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

The thyroid hormone receptor (TR) is a nuclear receptor that is essential for the proper regulation of metabolism and development as it regulates gene expression. The amino acid sequence of TR contains nuclear localization signals (NLSs) and nuclear export signals (NESs) that allow for TR transport into and out of the nucleus, respectively. Previous research has shown that nuclear import, nuclear retention, and nuclear export of TR is associated with modulation of gene expression, the alteration of which can lead to various diseases, including Resistance to Thyroid Hormone (RTH) Syndrome, type II diabetes mellitus, and several types of cancer.

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Abstract: Family Dynamics, Social Realities and Small Town Life

Hello everyone! My name is Thea Gu, and I am a rising senior here at William & Mary majoring in English Language and Literature. In the summer 2017, I feel very excited that I will conduct a literary research on comparative analysis of twentieth century American and Chinese small town literature. Born and raised in China, I have always been fascinated by beautiful rural countryside and small villages there. This semester, the study of American small town literature has inspired me to combine my passion for both small towns and comparative literature together, and to create this project.

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