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  Monthly Water and Soil Analysis On Trotters Creek In Elizabeth, New Jersey And Kean University In The Spring 2019 Semester
Urban waterways can easily be affected by pollution, runoff, and leaching, which can have biological, chemical, and economic impacts. Trotter’s Creek, which begins at the Peerless Beverage Company in Union, New Jersey and ends at the Phil Rizzuto Park in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is a local example of an urban waterway currently being impacted by such factors. To assess the overall health of Trotter’s Creek, a qualitative assessment was conducted on soil and water samples that were taken once a month from February to April. The samples were taken upstream at the Peerless Beverage Company, midstream at Kean University, and downstream at Phil Rizzuto Park. Water analysis included measuring the flow rate and temperature of the stream in addition to the pH, nitrate, and phosphate concentrations.....
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Student Authors: Maurizia De Palma


Keywords: urban waterways; Trotter's Creek; pollution runoff; Phil Rizutto Park; water analysis; phosphate concentrations; nitrate; soil samples

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   Analyzing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Using Relational Frame Theory, Experiential Avoidance, and Emotion Regulation

Image result for kean quest logo image Relational frame theory (RFT), experiential avoidance (EA), and emotion regulation (ER) are psychological frameworks that can inform useful conceptualizations describing the experience, perpetuation, and maintenance of obsessive and compulsive symptomology in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). RFT-based processes of language and cognition, including bi-directional stimulus relations, arbitrarily applicable derived relational responding (AADRR), and relational framing facilitate evaluative and higher-order conditioning; together, these forms of conditioning can account for the experience and perpetuation of obsessions. EA, which is a behavioral process addressed by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), can contribute to the maintenance of compulsive responding through negative reinforcement.......
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Student Authors: Ritvik Dutta


Keywords: obsessive-compulsive disorder; body dysmorphic disorder; relational frame theory; experiential avoidance; emotion regulation; acceptance and commitment therapy; exposure-and-response prevention

Creative Works
  Domus Commune: Modular Flexible Co-Housing in Rome
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This project was developed from the desire to create affordable housing in Rome, as well as address the issue of the large quantity of uninhabited buildings in the city. An abandoned hospital was used as the base to inform the design of a new building system, creating a multi-purpose living space sited on the outline of the original building. This living space is constructed within a three-dimensional steel grid which overlaps the exterior of the hospital and builds off of it as a way to respond to the architecture of Rome....

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Student Authors: Sean Boud

Additional Authors: Camille Sherrod, M.Arch., Kean University


Keywords: affordable housing; Rome; multi-purpose living space; self-construction; community

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J. M. Barrie: His Search for a Mother Figure
Image result for kean quest logo image J.M. Barrie’s works collectively have a theme of children being overwhelmed by
the struggles of the real world. His characters flee to fairytale lands to preserve their innocence for as long as possible. The most common example of this is in Peter Pan. Peter flies to “Neverland” where he can never grow up. Similarly, the title character of Mary Rose disappears on a fishing island and reappears without aging a day, thus also keeping her youth and innocence. By examining Barrie’s characters, one finds parallels between them and Barrie’s mother, Margaret Ogilvy.....
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Student Authors: Elise Joyner


Keywords: Peter Pan; mother figure; Wendy; Mary Rose; Margaret Ogilvy; Susan Aller; depression; Jackie Wullschlager

 
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  Review of the Energy Rating Systems for Historic Preservation
Image result for kean quest logo image When considering the rehabilitation of historic buildings, we should not just think about how much energy we can save, but in addition, what sustainable measures could be implemented as to not destroy the cultural integrity/authenticity or the historic structure of the building. Therefore, performing rehabilitation measures on historic buildings is more complex than buildings that do not contain the same architectural importance or value. This research focuses on assessing the energy rating systems ('green building certification' programs) and discusses if those systems can address historic values and building preservation.......
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Student Authors: Alejandra P Magallanes, Danielle Junio

Additional Authors: Mark Yuschak, Sustainability Consultant, Adjunct Professor, Kean University

Kimberly Yuschak, Sustainability Consultant, Steven Winter Associates

Dongyan Mu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences, Kean University


Keywords: Historic buildings, Building evaluations, Energy efficiency, Green building rating system.