AU College of Arts and Sciences’ Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium Open to the Public

AU College of Arts and Sciences’ Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium Open to the Public

3/4/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium that will feature the works of approximately 60 students from 14 departments in the College.

According to Dr. Diane Bonfiglio, assistant professor of psychology, the April 8 symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center. The symposium will feature oral presentations, performances, poster presentations and art exhibitions.

Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will provide the welcome and opening remarks. She said the symposium will showcase the many and varied talents of the students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

“This event provides students in the College of Arts and Sciences the chance to present the results of independent research, exhibit their artwork, or give literary readings, musical or theatrical performances in a professional setting,” Weber said. “And we are excited that the public as well as all faculty, staff and students will be able to attend these presentations and performances.”

Oral presentations from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the Trustees Room will include: Courtney Bailey’s “Thomas Jefferson, Family, and Republican Education”; Kelly Murray’s “Blocking the Expression of Zebrafish αA-crystallin to Determine Its Role in Lens Development and Cataract Prevention”; and Amanda Mayes’ “The Affective Forecasting Error: Predicting Negative Affect.”

Oral presentations from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Trustees Room will include: Chris Beisel’s “The Work Involved in Live Radio Broadcasting: A Look Into What is Usually Only Heard”; Garrison Stima’s “The ‘L’ Train”; September Long’s “Classical Ballet in the American Democratic Regime”; and Mack Reece’s “Characterization of the Bacteriophage AUEF3 Nucleotides.”

Oral presentations from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty Room will include: Brandon Cook’s “Islamic Government and Footholds for Democracy”; Johnathon Case’ “The Wisdom and Faith of King Solomon”; Garrett Tresch’s “Sieve Bootstrap-Based Prediction Intervals for GARCH Processes”; and Emily Cardwell’s “Intellect and Satire: The Role of Mrs. Selwyn in ‘Evelina’.”

The Poster and Exhibition Sessions from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Alumni Room will include: Ashley Keres’s “Context Effects in Trustworthiness Ratings”; Kylee Bogner’s “Synthesis of Four-Armed Star Block Copolymers for Potential Drug-Delivery Applications”; Melissa Smith’s and Sara Amato’s “Impact of Reward on Helping Behavior”; Hannah Baumann’s “Chemical and Toxicity Analysis of an Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Product”; Edie Henthorne’s “Consumer Behavior and the Impact of ‘No’ Labels”; Mackenzie Taylor’s “Chemical and Petrographic Analysis Indicates Differences in the Origin for Granitic Gneisses Within the Popple Hill Gneiss in the Adirondack Lowlands, New York”; Peter Kobunski’s and Alison Biro’s “Aluminum Cookware is a Potential Source of Lead Exposure in Developing Countries”; Nicole Brigham’s and James Lentine’s “Priming Optimism and Memory Function”; Courtney Troyer’s and Haley Pittman’s “Then and Now: The Kardiac Kids”; and Cecelia Maxwell’s “Sehnsucht: Longing for ‘Home’.

The Poster and Exhibition Sessions from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the Alumni Room will include: Ashley Keres’s and Emily Shrider’s “Many Labs 3: Time of Semester Effects”; Alexander Kaple’s “Investigation of the Chemistry of Red Maple Foliage, Acer rubrum L.”; Sara Lautzenhiser’s “Switching Rules in Tacit Coordination: Deciding Who Will Act to Ensure Group Success”; Olivia Perna’s “The Effects of Posture on Persistence”; Edie Henthorne’s “Personality Traits and Online Dating: Differences in Age Groups and Gender”; Rosalie Sepesy’s and Olivia Macek’s “Evidence for the Effect of Pond Type and Hydroperiod on Fall Zooplankton Abundance in Diverse Small Ponds at the Black Fork Wetlands Preserve”; Lauren Miller’s “Obama and Isis”; Emily Embrescia’s “Face and Object Memory Tests: Introverts and Extroverts with Anxiety Condition”; CJ Hassmann’s “Synthesis of 2-alkoxy Ether Substituents of Niclosamide Analogs for SAR Study of Anti-tumor Activity”; and Danielle Rhonemus’s “The Fantasy Inside Reality.”

Oral presentations from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Trustees Room will include: Abigale Brady’s, Fatima Imani Smith’s and Deric Dove’s “‘Little Red Riding Hood’ by Seymour Barab”; Paul Pernici’s “Comparing Feature Extraction and Feature Selection Algorithms in Pattern Recognition”; Megan Scarberry’s “Anglo-Indian Women and Competing Gender Roles in E.M. Forster’s ‘A Passage to India’”; and Samuel Mariscal’s “A Union Worthy of the Saving.”

Oral presentations from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Faculty Room will include: “The Golden Periodical” by Hallie Carrino, Halee Heironimus and Kate Siefert; Joey Barretta’s “A Paragon of Proslavery Thought: The Forgotten Influence of Thomas Roderick Dew”; Mary Moeller’s “The Effects of Essay Topic, Gender, and Education Level on Peer Grading”; and Kristen Herrick’s “The Importance of Sexual Reputation in Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World.”

Oral presentations from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the Trustees Room will include: Hallie Carrino’s “The American Obesity Crisis: How to Keep Our Freedom and Our Health”; Joseph Scott Glorioso’s “Constant Speed or Constant Effort: Which Is the More Efficient Way to Run?”; Benjamin Isaiah Black’s “Is Disney Art?”; and Don Haught’s “Beatbox Flute: An Analysis of Greg Pattillo's 3 Beats for Beatbox Flute.”

Oral presentations from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the Faculty Room will include: “Pedagogy of Vanitas” by Rachel Yaeger, Hannah Thome, Shauna Spiesz, Dana Reed, Emily Minns, David Truesdell and Kara Mewhinney; Sara Lautzenhiser’s “Video Game Perspective and Physiological Stress”; Charles Michel’s ““Always be closing”: Really Existing Capitalism in Glengarry Glenn Ross”; and Rachel Ann Gollhardt’s “FDR's Dilemma: A Historical Documentary.”

For a complete listing of presentations, go to: http://ashlandurca.blogspot.com/search/label/2015%20Symposium

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