CASL Faculty Research Slam and Undergraduate Research Showcase

Friday, October 26
8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Kochoff Hall
University Center (UC)

Join us for the 8th annual Sargon Partners Undergraduate Research Showcase presented by the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and the 4th annual CASL Faculty Research Slam!


8:45-10:45 a.m.: CASL Faculty Research Slam 

(faculty members will present their current research in PechaKucha style -- 20 slides x 20 seconds)

  • 8:45-8:47    Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 8:49-8:56    Cam Amin (SSCI): “Me, Michigan, and Iran: Travels in Oral History”
  • 8:58-9:05    Pam McAuslan (BSCI): “Modeling Media’s Influence on Rape Myth Acceptance and Reactions to Sexual Assault”
  • 9:07-9:14    Ilir Miteza (SSCI): “To de-dollarize or not to de-dollarize: a monetary policy dilemma”
  • 9:16-9:23    Deborah Smith Pollard (LPA): “‘Oh, Happy Day’”: 50th Anniversary of a Game Changer”
  • 9:25-9:32    Kris Bandyopadhyay (NSCI): “Nanoparticle as catalyst, cancer remediation and biosensor”
  • 9:34-9:41    Lisa Martin (CWP): “The Sky Doesn’t Fall: Combatting Abortion Stigma in Medical Institutions”
  • 9:43-9:50    Thomas Bianchette (NSCI): “If Coasts Could Speak - Geological Impacts and Paleo-reconstructions of Extreme Events”
  • 9:52-9:59    Amy Brainer (CWP/BSCI):  “Queering Family Immigration”
  • 10:01-10:08  Don Shelton (CWP): “The Criminology Theory of Relativity: Using Genealogy Databases to Solve Crimes”
  • 10:10-10:17  Rose Wellman (BSCI): “A More Nuanced Perspective: State Supporters in the Islamic Republic of Iran”
  • 10:19-10:26  Caleb Siefert (BSCI): “Stay Away, It Hurts: How Attachment Ambivalence contributes to Stress-Related Physical Symptoms in Young Adults”
  • 10:28-10:35  Margaret Murray (LCC): “Race, Class, and Authenticity in Pitchfork Music Reviews: The Reception of Vampire Weekend and Lil Wayne”
  • 10:37-10:44  Mike Lachance (MATH): “Un-crushing the Can”
  • 10:45    Presentation of the Kiska Award

10:45-11:00 a.m.: Refreshments and remarks

11:00 a.m.-noon: CASL undergraduate students present their research during an hour-long poster session.

The event is sponsored by Sargon Partners, Inc.

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