CASL Faculty Research Events

2023 - 2024 CASL Faculty Research Celebration


This year, our faculty research event was a symposium of combined works. Faculty members were invited to participate in a celebration that highlighted their contributions to our college, campus, and communities in multiple formats. The 2023-2024 CASL Faculty Research Celebration included 5 minute lightning talks, 2 minute elevator pitches, tables to house books, publications, and physical research artifacts, a wall of research posters, and the opportunity to share a photo/tweet for our slideshow. Over 20 faculty members participated, sharing their research in differing formats. 

Elevator Pitch & Lightning Talk Presenters

Poster Presenters

  • Jie Fan 
  • Sheila Smith
  • Bushra Hussain
  • Christos Constantinides
  • Shannon Li
  • Marilee Benore
  • Matthew Heinicke
  • Simona Marincean
  • Besa Xhabija

Book, Artifact, & Tweet Presenters

  • Pam Aronson
  • Georgina Hickey
  • Francine Banner
  • Kathleen Darcy
  • Nick Iannarino
  • Yunus Zeytuncu
  • Adam Sekuler
  • Wessam Elmeligi
  • Antonios Koumpias
  • Caitlin Finlayson

2022 Research Slam

Ten CASL faculty members presented their research at the eighth annual Faculty Research Slam on October 20, 2022.

Below you will find their research abstracts along with some of their presentation recordings.

Fall 2022 Slam Videos


2021 Research Slam

On October 28, the following faculty discussed their research in seven minute presentation formats. Click on presentation titles to view abstracts of the talks. Videos of the talks are posted below.

3:00-3:05 pm: Welcome

4:25-4:30 pm: Closing Remarks

Fall 2021 Slam Videos


2020 Research Slam

On October 30, the following faculty discussed their research in seven minute presentation formats. Some of the videos of their presentations are posted below
  • John Abramyan (biology): Genetic Analysis Reveals Early Tooth Loss in Toads 
  • Maya Barak (criminal justice): Rethinking Procedural Justice: Hypnobirthing and Immigration Court
  • Michael Dabkowski (mathematics): Nonlocal Equations: Understanding Coagulation and Fragmentation of Particle Clusters
  • Shelly Jarenski (English literature): "No Such Thing as a Black Cowboy”—Re-capturing Black Cowboy Culture and Black Eco-Critical Consciousness in Shelton Johnson’s Gloryland
  • Brian Dates (public administration and policy): The Effect of Transition to Telemental Health on Service Delivery in the Community Mental Health System in Response to SARS-Cov-II
  • Georgy Khabarovskiy (French): Ways of Traveling and Knowing in French Women’s Colonial Writings from the Interwar Period
  • Maureen Linker (philosophy): What we can learn from an 18th century British Philosopher about Ethical Leadership Today?: Hume on Natural Virtues
  • Zhong Xu Liu (psychology): Visual exploration facilitates memory formation: The involvement of the hippocampus
  • Kristin Poling (history): How City Walls Fell: Uncovering the Origins of a Modern Myth
  • Peter Oelkers (biology and biochemistry): Membranes, the Fabric of Life
  • Nadja Rottner (art history): Claes Oldenburg and the Beautiful Schlopp with a Cherry on Top
  • Tian An Wong (mathematics): Variations of a parallel search game

Fall 2020 Slam Videos