Celebration of Scholarship 2009 Schedule

The eighth annual A Celebration of Scholarship will be held the week of March 23, 2009, at John Carroll University. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Noon-1:30 p.m. Celebrate The Arts at Lunch!
Student Center Atrium

2-3:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session A
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: Penny Harris, Ph.D., Sociology
Panel: “Critical Social Issues in Contemporary Society”
Presenters:
(A.1) Susan Orpett Long, Ph.D.: “Bodies, Technologies, and Aging in Japan”
(A.2) Gloria Vaquera, Ph.D.: “A study of social capital acquisition within a Latina/o community”
(A.3) Richard Clark, Ph.D.; Ernie DeZolt, Ph.D.; Jennifer Bremec: “The Enforcement of Anti-Social Behavior Legislation: An Examination of the War on Incivilities in Suburban Communities”
(A.4) Phyllis Braudy Harris, Ph.D.: “Intimacy, Sexuality and Early Stage Dementia: The Changing Marital Relationship”

2-3:15 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session B
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: Mary Weems, Ph.D., Education and Allied Studies
Panel: “Bringing Words to Life: Performance-Based Assessment”
Presenters: Jessica Driskell, Raynard Holmes, Irene Paparizos, Ashley Egson, Krystle Sky Rivera

3:30-4:45 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session C
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: Mark Waner, Ph.D., Chemistry
Panel: “Asynchronous Teaching and Learning by Video — It’s not just for online courses”
Presenters: Barbara D’Ambrosia, Paul Lauritzen, Lisa Lewis, Michael Nichols, Jay Tarby

3:30-4:45 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session D
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: John C. Soper, Ph.D., Economics and Finance
Panel: “Student Involvement in Entrepreneurship Activities at JCU”
Presenters: TBA

5:30 PM  Opening Lecture
War and the Environment: The Case of Japan During World War II
William Tsutsui, Professor of History, University of Kansas
Mitsui Distinguished Lecture
Sponsored by East Asian Studies
Welcome by John Day, Ph.D., Academic Vice President
Dolan Science Center, Donahue Auditorium
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Celebrate The Arts at Lunch!
Student Center Atrium

1-2 p.m.  Scholarly Lunch Series
Dolan Reading Room
Reservations required
Wendy Wiedenhoft, Ph.D., Sociology:
“Consuming Conflict: Touring the Troubles in West Belfast”
Scott Moore, Ph.D., Economics and Finance:
“The Relationship Between Corporate Governance Ratings of U.S. Banking Institutions and their Financial Performance”

2-3:15 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session E
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: Mindy Peden, Ph.D., Political Science
(E.1) Marilyn Oboh: “Accounting and Culture in South Africa”
(E.2) Todd Kooser: “Thomistic Anthropology and Contemporary Life Issues”
(E.3) James W. Rudyk, Jr.: “Measuring Success: Discrimination and Foreclosure in the Northeast Ohio”

2-3:15 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session F
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: Barbara D’Ambrosia, Ph.D., Math and Computer Science
(F.1) Daniel Palmer, Ph.D.: “The Second Life Classroom at John Carroll University — Content and Conduit”
(F.2) Linda Seiter, Ph.D.: “Computer Science and service learning: Empowering nonprofit organizations through open source content management systems”

3:30-4:45 PM  Paper/Panel Session G
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: John Day, Ph.D., Academic Vice President
(G.1) Zachary Walker: “Regression Analysis: Testing the Determinants of GDP per Capita Growth Rates”
(G.2) Bridget A. Ludwa: “The Jewish Gospel According to Matthew”
(G.3) David Shutkin, Ph.D.: “Educating the Other: Children, Technology, and the Future”

3:30-4:45 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session H
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: Paul Murphy, Ph.D., History
(H.1) Adam Foley: “The Revival of Platonism in the Renaissance and the Palaelogan Culture of Byzantium”
(H.2) Sarah Narkin: “The Humanist Laura Cereta”
(H.3) Matt Weiss: “Petrarchan Self-Fashioning”

5-6:15 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session I
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: Jackie Schmidt, Ph.D., Communications
Panel: Communication Research
Presenters:
(I.1) Erin Borger: “Ratings and The Late Night Show with David Letterman”
(I.2) Sarah Levicky: “Target marketing: How Well Do Marketers Advertise to Different Sexes, Ages, and Ethnicities”
(I.3) Caitlin Overdorf: “Interviewing Styles of Diane Sawyer”
(I.4) Kristin Rudman: “Women in Sports Media”
(I.5) Kate McCall: “Examining Women’s Interviewing Skills Based on the Gender of Their Subjects”

5-6:15 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session J
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: Nancy Taylor, Ph.D., Education and Allied Studies
Panel: “Emerging Views on Career Development in Childhood”
Presenters: Nicole Ebner, Megan Goldfarb, Marisa Luli
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

1-2 p.m. Scholarly Lunch Series
Dolan Reading Room
Reservations required
Joe Kelly, Ph.D., Religious Studies:
“A New Look at the Ecumenical Councils”
Susan Long, Ph.D., Sociology:
“Reluctant Husbands and Kind Daughters-in-Law: What Elder Care Tells Us about Changing Japanese Families”

2-3:15 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session K
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: Penny Harris, Ph.D., Sociology
Panel: “CHAMPS Program Evaluation: Community-based Research”
Presenters: Max Cotton, Jillian Kaltenbach, Dan Pirchner, Jimmy Rudyk, Alyson Werner, Ashley Bukach, Billy Mather, Jeanie Muellner, Jessica Bader, Katie Durante, Erin Kelley, Theresa Prabucki, Mallorie Hennessey, Brittany Fako, Maricela Almendarez, Natalie Terry, Peter Rembusch, Laura Heid

2-3:15 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session L
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: Brendan Foreman, Ph.D., Education and Allied Studies
(L.1) Katherine Durante: “A Marxist Analysis of the Prison-Industrial Complex”
(L.2) Margaret Phillips: “Speak Easy: Freedom of Expression According to John Stuart Mill and the Jesuit Catholic University”
(L.3) Danielle Goldstein and John Rausch, Ph.D.,: “Academic Motivators: The Influence of Self-efficacy, identification with Academics, and Emotion on Urban, Alternative High School Students”

3:30-5 p.m.  Research Reception
Dolan Science Center, Reading Room
By invitation only

5-6:15 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session M
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: Susan Long, Ph.D., Sociology and East Asian Studies Program
Panel: “Packaging Japanese Popular Culture”
Presenters:
(M.1) Patrick Santilli: “Japanese Popular Music: ‘Authentic’ Reflections of an American Graduate Student”
(M.2) Elizabeth Radgowski: “The Cultural Transformation of the Japanese Tea Ceremony”
(M.3) Christina Martin: “The Draw to Japanese Video Game Art”
(M.4) Alex Millar: “Made in Japan, Made for the World”

5-6:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session N
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: Greg DiLisi, Ph.D., Education and Allied Studies
Panel: “Project W.I.S.E. – Working in Informal Science Education”
Presenters: Nicole Bianco, Caroline Clarke, Kelly Cooper, Rebecca Jennings, Jennifer Krauss, Brynn McNicholas, Lianne Torok

6:30-8:30 p.m. Poster Session
Dolan Science Center, Muldoon Atrium
Refreshments
See Poster Presenters for a list of presenters, poster titles, and poster numbers.

7:30 p.m.  Spoken Word Performance
Richard Bausch
Dolan Science Center, Donahue Auditorium
Sponsored by the English Department

Thursday, March 26, 2009

1-2 p.m. Scholarly Lunch Series
Dolan Reading Room
Reservations required
Phil Metres, Ph.D., English:
“Remaking/Unmaking: Abu Ghraib and Poetry” (a talk and poetry reading)
Peter Kvidera, Ph.D., English: “Immigration and the Rhetoric of Americanization After 9/11″

2-3:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session O
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: Luigi Ferri, Classical and Modern Languages and Culture
(O.1) Garth Sabo: “September 11 and the American Literary Response”
(O.2) Charles Zarobila, Ph.D.: “Bishop John Carroll’s Eulogy for President George Washington”

2-3:15 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session P
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: James Martin, Ph.D., Boler School of Business
(P.1) Michele Scott Taylor: “The Learning Organization Concept as a Framework for Organizational Improvement”
(P.2) Denise Ben-Porath, Ph.D.,: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

3:30-4:45 p.m. Paper/Panel Session Q
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: Richard Clark, Ph.D., Sociology
Panel: “The Sociological Perspective: Different Lenses for our World”
Presenters:
(Q.1) Samantha Cocco: “Existing Social Stigmatization of Bipolar Disorder”
(Q.2) Stephanie Showalter: “Violence in Jamaica”
(Q.3) Julie Myers: “The Rastafarian Religion in Jamaica”
(Q.4) Jessica Shephard: “U.S. Secret Service Internship”

3:30-4:45 p.m. Paper/Panel Session R
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: Pam Mason, Ph.D., Political Science
(R.1) Stephanie Besser: “Global Innovation: China and India”
(R.2) Linda Koch, Ph.D.,: “The Economics and Politics of Royal Commemoration in Renaissance Florence”
(R.3) Ann Schaeffing: “The Political Role of Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala”

5-6:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session S
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D., Religious Studies
(S.1) Melanie Faithwalker: “A Qualitative Perspective of Outreach Ministry from the Eyes of African American Women in Christian Ministries”
(S.2) James Menkhaus: “Laws Restricting Feeding the Homeless: Implications for Labre Ministry”

5-6:15 p.m.  Paper/Panel Session T
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: Malia McAndrew, Ph.D., History
(T.1) Jillian Kaltenbach: “Listening to the Voices of the Poor: Recommendations to Reduce Poverty”
(T.2) Dina Baky: “The Effect of Conflict on social Identification and Tolerance”
(T.3) Megan Greene: “Environmental Factors of Domestic Violence”