International Conference of Undergraduate Research:

International Conference of Undergraduate Research at Baruch College

in Room H-620 in BCTC in the Baruch Library, 151 E. 25th Street, 6th floor

 

Day one – Tuesday 27 September 2016
Time (Baruch, USA) Event – Baruch College
07:30 – 08:00 Registration
08:00 – 09:30 Session 8C – Warwick, Leeds & Baruch
09:30 – 11:00 Session 9B – Warwick & Baruch
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break & Poster Session
11:30 – 13:00 Session 10B – Warwick  & Baruch
  BREAK
17:30 – 18:30 Session A – Monash Australia & Baruch
18:30 – 19:30 Session B – Monash Australia & Baruch

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 FROM 8:00-9:30 AM

Theme:  Aging, Health, and New Technologies

 

Speaker 1:  Nicholas Miller (English, French & History, University of Warwick, UK) “Remember this? The issues and advantages of social media as a historical source for memory studies”

 

Speaker 2: Nikita Lai (Medicine, University of Leeds, UK) “Pediatric Meningitis Treatment: Audit 2015”

 

Speaker 3: Seonghee (Joy) Park (Biochemistry, Hunter College/Baruch College) “Generation of a Novel Mouse Model for the Study of Cisplatin Resistant Bladder Cancer”

 

Speaker 4: Stephanie King (Psychology, Baruch College) “The Relation between Theory of Mind and Socio-Emotional Functioning in a Sample of Older Adults”

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 FROM 9:30-11:00 AM

Theme:  Attitudes and Experiences

 

Speaker 1:  Eleanor Kerfoot (History, University of Warwick, UK) “Presley Admirers: ‘Delinquent’ Girls in Cold War Germany”

 

Speaker 2: Ma Su Su Aung (Biological Sciences, Baruch College) “Elimination of the pro-apototic pretein Bak effects free-radical production in mitochondria”

 

Speaker 3: Yu Shing (Jason) Hung (Sociology, University of Warwick, UK) “How many more can we take?: The impact of discriminatory media coverage on refugee and asylum seeker experiences in Coventry”

 

Speaker 4: Brianna Vernoia (Psychology, Baruch College) “Obstacles to Habitual Exercise and Mindfulness”

 

COFFEE BREAK AND DIGITAL POSTER SESSION 11:00-11:30 AM

Digital posters will be on view from students at international participating universities, including the following Baruch students

Ishrath Ahmed (Political Science), “Why does India Choose to be a Nuclear State?”

Rachel Parroco (Psychology), “Life Seems Harder When You Haven’t Slept Well”

Alanna McAuliffe (English), “Differences v. Disabilities: Emerging Perspectives on Neurodiversity”

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 FROM 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Theme:  Popular Opinion & Changing Cultures

 

Speaker 1:  Monika Jankowski (History/Psychology, Baruch College) “Popular Culture in 1970s and 1980s Poland”

 

Speaker 2: Yustyna Yaremchuk (Finance, Baruch College) “Do Millennial College students at an urban, non-residential university believe that there is a link between material wealth and happiness?”

 

Speaker 3: Lisa-May Mosse (Film and TV, University of Warwick, UK) “Filming the Berlin Clubbing Scene as a Postmodern Construct”

 

Speaker 4: Yasmin Nartey (Politics & International Studies, University of Warwick, UK) “The Changing Cultural Identity of St. Lucia Carnival”

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 FROM 5:30-6:30 PM

Theme:  Social Inclusion & Inter-cultural Understanding

 

Speaker 1:  Amanda Er (Radiography & Medical Imaging, Monash Australia) “Medical imaging settings in different countries: a cross-cultural observational study”

 

Speaker 2: Dana Frenkel (Communication Studies, Baruch College) “Decoding Campus Dynamics”

 

Speaker 3: Anna Velychko (Psychology, Baruch College) “Training for Success”

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 FROM 6:30-7:30 PM

Theme:  Human Rights

 

Speaker 1:  Roger Wu (Human Rights Law, Monash Australia) “Statutory Interpretation and Limits in the Victorian Human Rights Charter”

 

Speaker 2: Anthony Hallal (Human Rights Theory, Monash Australia) “Ticking Time Bombs and Absolute Rights: Is Torture Ever Permissible in Theory or Practice?”

 

Speaker 3: Ruth Laryea-Walker (International Human Rights, Baruch College) “Child Marriage: An Abuse of Children’s Rights—Strengthening Policies to Eliminate It”

 

Day two – Wednesday 28 September 2016
Time (Baruch, USA) Event – Baruch College
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:30 Session 18C – Warwick, Leeds & Baruch
10:30 – 12:00 Session 19A – Warwick & Baruch

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 FROM 9:00-10:30 AM

Theme:  Environment, Evolution & Systems

 

Speaker 1: Matthew Lane (Physics, University of Warwick, UK) “The Cosmic History of Galactic Habitability: Probing our Origins and place in the University in the search for the Genesis of Civilization”

 

Speaker 2: Emma Latham Jones (Politics, University of Warwick, UK), “A critical study of the politics of climate change in the main oil-producing states of Latin America”

 

Speaker 3: Cherisse Fraser (Biochemistry, Baruch College) “tRNA Evolution and Remolding in Marine Snails”

 

Speaker 4: Fiona Pye (Geosciences, University of Leeds, UK) “Did Jurassic brachiopods from the Swiss Alps live at methane seeps?”

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 FROM 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Theme:  New Perspectives and Improvements

 

Speaker 1: Zijing Yang (Economics, University of Warwick) “Degree of market segmentation: Price dispersion across and within the US and China”

 

Speaker 2: Jessica Kraker (English & History, Baruch College), “Mental Health in New York: It’s Time to Shed Some Light”

 

Speaker 3: Katharine Spark (International Studies, Monash Australia presenting from the University of Warwick) “How does your country’s immigration policy affect your national security?”

 

Speaker 4: Margia Shiriti (Psychology, Baruch College) “Idiographic Assessment of Self-Efficacy for Everyday Problem Solving in Adult Development”

 

RSVP or information contact Katherine.Pence@baruch.cuny.edu or see icurportal.com

 

This conference is generously funded by the Office of the Provost, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, the Zicklin School of Business, and the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College.

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