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SPRING 2012 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


Wednesday February 29, 2012

Session 1 - 10:00-10:50
Acad 100

Panel: Discovering Code-Switching

MODERATOR: George Rice

Emma Suarez-Murias, Jillian Reed, Sarai Quigley –“Discovering Code Switching”
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

 

Session 2 - 10:00-10:50
Acad 310

Panel: Access to Information: Copyright vs Censorship

MODERATOR: Emily Bliss

Rachael Bevill –“Mickey Mouse's Musical Manipulation: How Disney Theme Parks Use Music to Get Your Money”
Nominating Professor: Matt Riley

Jenna Bernick–“Suicide, the Internet, and Censorship: An Argument Against American Censorship of Suicide Content Online”
Nominating Professor: Joshua Buursma

Session 3 - 10:00-10:50
Ames B201

Panel:Writing Process: Working Past Initial Roadblocks

MODERATOR: Katherine Larsen

Bailey Lucero-Carter - “Virtual Idol: The Existence of Hatsune Miku and the Justification of Her Fan Base”
Nominating Professor: Matt Riley

Rachael Gonera–“Team Jacob: Orientalism in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight”
Nominating Professor: Katherine Larsen

Helena Wu–“The Struggles of Multi-Racial Asians”
Nominating Professor: Jee Yoon Lee

 

Session 4- 11:20-12:10
Acad 100

Panel: If It Walks Like a Duck…Framing Discrimination, Stigma, and Acceptance

MODERATOR: Bernard Demczuk

Mallory Hytrek – “"That's The Whole Point": How the Hetalia Comics Fandom Deals with Racism”
Nominating Professor: Phil Troutman

Suty Komsonkeo – “To Find a Place Called Home: the LGBT Asian-American Experience”
Nominating Professor: Jee Yoon Lee

Session 5 - 11:20-12:10
Acad 310

Panel: Elle: A Paper on Societal Standards of 'Beauty'

MODERATOR: Robin Marcus

Angelica Florio Roberts, Jada Smith, Priyanka Kaur, Lindsay Martin, Laura Orella –“Defending Beauty with Science: An Analysis of the Elle.com "Health and Beauty" Section”
Nominating Professor: Danika Myers

Session 6 - 11:20-12:10
Ames B201

Panel: Writing Process: Defining Terms and Focusing the Project

MODERATOR: Phyllis

Rian Shambaugh –“Music Education Under Attack: Analysis of the Funding Problem in the Music Education System”
Nominating Professor: Matt Riley

Catherine Jessen–“Success on its Own Terms: Exploring the Relationship between Qualitative and Quantitative Success as Influenced by Physical Environments in LDS Missions”
Nominating Professor: Shannon Berry

Session 7 - 1:10-2:00
Ames B201

Panel: Searching for the True Meaning of Equality: Feminists and the Roman Catholic Church

MODERATOR: Jee Yoon Lee

Nicholas Senra –“Searching for the True Meaning of Equality: The Struggle Between Feminists and the Roman Catholic Church and Its Connection to the Catholic View of Environment”
Nominating Professor: Shannon Berry

Session 8 - 1:10-2:00
Eckles Auditorium

Panel: The Role of Sports in the Political Arena

MODERATOR: John Danneker

Brennan Murray –“The Illusory Power of Sports Images: Mandela, Pienaar, and the 1995 Rugby World Cup”
Nominating Professor: Wade Fletcher

Melissa Dorow–“The Healing Powers of Happiness: The Social Impact of the Homeless World Cup”
Nominating Professor: Niles Tomlinson

Session 9 - 2:30-3:20
Eckles Auditorium

Panel: Writing Process: The Role of Frameworks/Lenses in Academic Writing

MODERATOR: Sandie Friedman

Daniel Dunitz –“Upholding the Ideals of the Big Dude in "I Do" and Gay Duos Too: The Environment in Reformed Judaism Seen through Marriage and Homosexuality”
Nominating Professor: Shannon Berry

Alex Marchak–“Occupy Wall Street vs. Wall Street: Is Liberty Killing Itself?”
Nominating Professor: Niles Tomlinson

Session 10 - 4:10-5:00
Acad 100

Panel: African-American Involvement in the Criminal Justice System

MODERATOR: John Danneker

Lio (Doohyung) Kang, David Huppert, Jonathon Jones –“African-American Involvement in the Criminal Justice System”
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Session 11- 4:10-5:00
Acad 310

Panel: Shattering Sexism: Gender in Medicine and the Holocaust

MODERATOR: Debbie Gaspar

Christine Cronin –“Shattering the Glass Ceiling in Medicine: Integrating Women Wholeheartedly into the Medical Field”
Nominating Professor: Pam Presser

Billie Katz–“Women as Subjects of Torture, Atrocity, and Death: Analyzing Gender and the Holocaust”
Nominating Professor: Cayo Gamber

Session 12- 4:10-5:00
Ames B201

Panel: Writing Process: Differentiating What Is True From What Is Known

MODERATOR: Robert Snyder

Marissa Price –“How to Combat the Effects of Homelessness on Children”
Nominating Professor: Phyllis Ryder

Francisca Cromwell –“Black Genocide”
Nominating Professor: Randi Kristensen

Thursday March 1, 2012

Session 1 - 10:00-10:50
Acad 100

Panel: Research Process: Developing Standards of Comparison

MODERATOR: Chandler Christofel

Mohan Berg –“Analyzing the IPCC's Review Protocol: Does the 2011 Revision Represent a Shift Towards Transparency?”
Nominating Professor: Michael Svoboda

Spencer Gibbs –“The 24-Hour Political Punditry Machine: An Empirical Analysis of Partisan Bias in Cable News”
Nominating Professor: Pam Presser

Session 2 - 10:00-10:50
Acad 310

Panel: Biliteracy: Education and Language

MODERATOR: Jee Yoon Lee

Julia Rinker –“Understanding, Appreciating, and Utilizing Black English”
Nominating Professor: Phyllis Ryder

Marshall McMurry –“Latino Youth Education and Biliteracy: Una Cuestion de Identidad”
Nominating Professor: Phyllis Ryder

Session 3 - 11:20-12:10
Acad 100

Panel: Writing Process: The Role of Frameworks/Lenses in Academic Writing

MODERATOR: Jee Yoon Lee

Rebecca Levy –“We Will Demand Nothing: The Revolutionary Potential of Occupy”
Nominating Professor: Randi Kristensen

Amanda Smith –“A Grateful Nation Thanks You: Funeral Protesting by Westboro Baptist Church”
Nominating Professor: Carol Hayes

Session 4 - 11:20-12:10
Acad 310

Panel: Writing Process: Framing the Argument

MODERATOR: Katherine Larsen

Liz Hart –“Propaganda for Power: Dictators and Celebrities”
Nominating Professor: Katherine Larsen

Josephine Mascher –“Advising the Politicians: How Do Politicians Use Frames to Communicate Climate Change to the Public?”
Nominating Professor: Michael Svoboda

Session 5 - 11:20-12:10
Ames B109

Panel: From Norman Bates to Ritalin - Humanizing Mental Illness

MODERATOR: Robin Marcus

Hadley Fielding –“Unmasking Invisibility: The Need for Recognizing and Accomodating AD/HD”
Nominating Professor: Pam Presser

Kanako Kashima–“"We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes": How Hitchcock's Psycho Challenges the Stigma of the Mentally Ill”
Nominating Professor: Sandie Friedman

Session 6 - 11:20-12:10
Acad 303

Panel: Testing Educational Theory and Practice: How Bias Affects Outcomes

MODERATOR: TBA

Lisa Campbell –“Theories of Multicultural Education and Using Them to Close the Achievement Gap”
Nominating Professor: Phyllis Ryder

Melissa Kraus–“When Knowledge Deceives: The Corruption of Education in Nazi Germany”
Nominating Professor: Cayo Gamber

Session 7 - 1:10-2:00
Acad 100

Panel: Reactions to Trauma

MODERATOR: Bill Gillis

Isabel Johnson –“The Many Efforts of the Liberators upon Freeing the Prisoners from the Concentration Camp”
Nominating Professor: Cayo Gamber

Scott Lauermann –“The Day After: How Tom Tomorrow Was Paralyzed by September 11th”
Nominating Professor: Phil Troutman

Session 8 - 1:10-2:00
Acad 310

Panel: The Role of Newspapers in War and Politics

MODERATOR: Robin Marcus

Aaron Poliak –“President Obama Informally Defends Auschwitz Lines: A Study of Political Speech and Media Representation”
Nominating Professor: Carol Hayes

Katie Luker –“The Washington Post Fails to Report: Coverage of the Contras and Abu Ghraib”
Nominating Professor: Mark Mullen

Session 9 - 1:10-2:00
Ames 222

Panel: Writing Process: Testing Hypotheses and Unexpected Results

MODERATOR: Michael Svoboda

Brianna Gurciullo –“Filling the Gap, Exposing Truth, and Strengthening Democracy”
Nominating Professor: Mark Mullen

Jaqueline Sodano –“Who Is to Blame?: Connecting the Catholic Teachings about Contraception to Population Growth”
Nominating Professor: Shannon Berry

Session 10 - 1:10-2:00
Ames B109

Panel: Popular Culture: Graphic Novels and Zombie Films

MODERATOR: Niles Tomlinson

Raynell Cooper –“Flesh on the Menu: The Birth of Modern Zombie Culture”
Nominating Professor: Sandie Friedman

Kathleen McCarthy–“The Hero in Me: Heroes in Graphic Narratives by Female Authors”
Nominating Professor: Phil Troutman

Session 11 - 2:30-3:20
Acad 100

Panel: Free Speech, Public Space and the Ideal State

MODERATOR: Cayo Gamber

Ricky Zhu –“A Living Memorial: Fined for Freedom of Speech at the National Mall ”
Nominating Professor: Carol Hayes

Julia Menell –“Occupaper”
Nominating Professor: Randi Kristensen

Session 12 - 2:30-3:20
Acad 310

Panel: Writing Process: Writing Effective Conclusions

MODERATOR: Shannon Berry

Denali Waldron-Francis –“Biraciality in America ”
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Madeline Bardi –“Mental Health Policy in the United States of America: Our Failing System and the Bipartisan Approach That Can Fix It”
Nominating Professor: Zak Wolfe

Session 13 - 2:30-3:20
Ames B109

Panel: Gender Sterotypes in Gaming and Comics

MODERATOR: Pierre Vigilance, MD

Samantha Waldman –“It's a Man's Virtual World: Female Portrayal and Exclusion in the Video Game Industry”
Nominating Professor: Pam Presser

Elizabeth Settoducato–“Savage Sexism: Examining Gendered Intelligence in Hulk and She-Hulk Comics”
Nominating Professor: Phil Troutman

Session 14 - 4:10-5:00
Acad 100

Panel: British and American News Coverage

MODERATOR: Michael Svoboda

Andrew Reynolds –“The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Cross-National Comparison of Coverage of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the United Kingdom and the United States”
Nominating Professor: Michael Svoboda

Amisha Sisodiya –“Royal Fever: How Will and Kate's Wedding Exemplifies American Fascination with British Culture and Unified the American Public”
Nominating Professor: Wade Fletcher

Session 15 - 4:10-5:00
Acad 310

Panel: Framing Community, Framing Fandom

MODERATOR: Michael Tapscott

Daniel Egel-Weiss –“Die Hard Fans: Ironies of Deadhead Culture”
Nominating Professor: Matt Riley

Robert Block–“William Shatner is God: Fandom as Religion ”
Nominating Professor: Katherine Larsen

Session 16 - 4:10-5:00
Ames B109

Panel: Writing Process: Placing Yourself--and Others--In Scholarship

MODERATOR: Phil Troutman

Brooke Marchewka –“Racism in Comics: Is the Dark Side Too Black?”
Nominating Professor: Phil Troutman

Kaitlyn Wright – “Miscarriage: The Big Misunderstanding”
Nominating Professor: Joshua Buursma

Session 17 - 4:10-5:00
Acad 303

Panel: The Role of Media in Foreign Policy

MODERATOR: Zak Wolfe

Yehudah Abraham –“A Presidential Crisis and an American Myth: The News Media's New Responsibility”
Nominating Professor: Mark Mullen

Erika Mohr – “The Art of Truth: The Use of Photojournalistic Techniques to Comment on US Intervention in Afghani Women's Rights”
Nominating Professor: Carol Hayes


 

 

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