Faculty Research Presentations

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

1:30 – 2:15 pm

Design Research
Tobias Armborst (Art) ­­­Taylor Hall 206

The Mexican Drug War and Migration
Sukanya Basu & Sarah Pearlman (Economics) Blodgett Hall 105

France and its Summer Festivals: Africajarc, a Gathering Around African Literatures and Cultures
Patricia-Pia Célérier (French and Francophone Studies) Chicago Hall 109

Here Lies Love: Mourning, Memory, and a Quilt
Lisa Collins (Art) Taylor Hall 328

Lasers, Ultrasound, and Nanotechnology: The Physics of the Very Small and the Very Fast
Brian Daly (Physics & Astronomy) Sanders Physics 105

Sports Mega-Events in Brazil: Challenges of Hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics
Brian Godfrey (Geography) Ely Hall 200 

Black Panther GIs, German Student Radicals and the Racial Crisis in the U.S. Military, 1969-72
Maria Hoehn (History) Swift Hall 101

Binomial Coefficients: A Chamber of Secrets
John McCleary (Mathematics) Rockefeller Hall 310 

The Most Heavily Illustrated Book of the 15th Century: the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493
Ron Patkus (Main Library Special Collections) Main Library Exhibition Cases

The Gig is in the Boiler Room: Filming the Soviet Rock-n-Roll Underground
Rita Safariants (Russian Studies) Chicago Hall 116

Is it Cream of Tartar or is it Gypsum?
Ellen Swallow Richards, Environmental Science and Home Economics
Jill Schneiderman (Earth Science and Geography) Ely Hall 204

Dynamic Binding of p53, a Protein Suppressing Cancerous Tumors
Kelly Thayer (Chemistry) Rockefeller Hall 307 

My Adventure to Ukraine: Developing a Global Family in a Dramatic Way
Shona Tucker (Drama) Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film 309

2:30 – 3:15 pm

Vampires, Monks, and Holy Fools: The Mystical in Russia and Eastern Europe
Charles Arndt III (Russian Studies) Rockefeller Hall 203

Using Archaeology to Understand Native American Responses to European Arrival
April Beisaw (Anthropology) Blodgett Hall 001

Europe's Romance with Africa: Two Films by Bernardo Bertolucci
Rodica Blumenfeld (Italian) Chicago Hall FLRC Computer Room

Tigers, Pangolins, and Pigs in Your History Courses (Oh My!)
Julie Hughes (History) Swift Hall 201

How Sexist Is This Movie?
Sarah Kozloff (Film) Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, Rosenwald Theatre 109

Illuminating Dark Matter: Cosmology and Particle Physics
Zosia Krusberg (Physics & Astronomy) Rockefeller Hall 310

Making Sense of Humor: The Psychology of Jokes and Riddles
Nicholas de Leeuw (Psychology) Blodgett Hall 105

Ancient Aliens, Flying Pyramids and Noah’s Ark:
How Cult Archaeology Affects Popular Views of Science and Ancient History
Lynn LiDonnici (Religion) Kenyon Hall 134

Hard Lines: The Boundaries of Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the United States
Joseph Nevins (Geography) Ely Hall 200

The Cost of an Oil Spill
Paul Ruud (Economics) Blodgett Hall 122

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris
Andrew Tallon (Art) Taylor Hall 203

Nazi Propaganda and Pop Culture: The Films of Leni Riefenstahl
Lioba Ungurianu (German Studies) Chicago Hall 116

Clay Minerals in Geothermal Prospecting
Jeff Walker (Earth Science and Geography), Ely Hall 204

3:30 – 4:15 pm

To Hear or Not to Hear: The Acoustics of Drama Theaters
David T. Bradley (Physics & Astronomy) Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, Martel Theatre 106

Seduction and Heresy: Sex, Scandal, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century France
Sumita Choudhury (History) Swift Hall 201

Sex on the Frontier: Understanding Fertility and Reproduction in Nineteenth-Century America
Rebecca Edwards (History) Swift Hall 101

Queens, Learned Ladies, and Courtesans: Women of Venetian Splendor
Eugenio Giusti (Italian) Chicago Hall FLRC Computer Room

French Culture in and Around Alison Bechdel's Fun Home
Kathleen Hart (French and Francophone Studies) Chicago Hall 102

Empty/Full/Inside/Outside, Abstract Paintings by Laura Newman
Laura Newman (Art) Taylor Hall 206

The Origins of Writing: From the Sumerians to the Iliad
Barbara Olsen (GRST) Sanders Classroom 013

Piano at Vassar
Thomas Sauer (Music) Skinner Hall, Recital Hall
 
What Sort of Fiction is Nonfiction? Notes on Documentary Cinema
Shane Slattery-Quintanilla (Film) Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, Rosenwald Theatre 109

Chemical Warfare in Our Backyards
Kate Susman (Biology) Rockefeller Hall 203

The Fifth Horseman of Apocalypse: A Power Ride through Russia’s Imperial Capital    
Dan Ungurianu (Russian Studies) Chicago Hall 134

Green Building and Eco-City Development in China
Yu Zhou (Geography) Ely Hall 200