A Celebration of Scholarship

2015 Schedule

The 14th annual A Celebration of Scholarship! will be held the week of April 13, 2015 at John Carroll University. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

The majority of events will be held in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology. See the schedule below for details on event locations. This schedule is subject to change; check back frequently for updates.

Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday

Monday, April 13, 2015

All Week: Celebrate the Art Exhibit
Grasselli Library, Tully Atrium & Gallery

MON 3:30-5 p.m. Faculty Research Reception
Dolan Science Center, O’Connell Reading Room
By Invitation Only

MON 5-6 p.m. Opening Reception for Participants
Dolan Science Center, O’Connell Reading Room
By Invitation Only

MON 5:30-6:30 p.m. Special Event
Early College Poster Session
Dolan Science Center, Muldoon Atrium, Upper Level

MON 5:30-7 p.m. Poster Session 
Dolan Science Center, Muldoon Atrium
Refreshments

 

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

All Week: Celebrate the Art Exhibit
Grasselli Library, Tully Atrium & Gallery

TUE 2-3:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session
Dolan Science Center, A203
PANEL: TRS Student Panel: Engaging Contemporary Issues
Moderator: Dr. Sheila McGinn, Theology & Religious Studies

TUE 3:30-4:45 p.m. Paper/Panel Session A
Dolan Science Center, A202
Moderator: Dr. Cynthia Marco Scanlon, Center for Career Services
(1) Rebecca McMenamin: “How Are Institutions of Higher Education Implementing Transition Courses for Student Veterans? A Pilot Study”
(2) Robert Haas: “Failing the Fagan Cognition Test”
(3) Robert Haas: “Wallace Stevens’s Salvaging”

TUE 5-6:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session B
Dolan Science Center, A202
PANEL: Arrupe Scholars 1 of 3
Moderator: Dr. Malia McAndrew, Arrupe Scholars Program
Panelists: Markus Creachbaum, Kristen Gittinger, Michael Gong, John Oddo

TUE 5-6:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session C
Dolan Science Center, A203
Moderator: Dr. David La Guardia, English
(1) Nickencia Weaver: “The French or the American Care Taker (Nursing) Programs”
(2) Robert Haas: “Wallace Stevens’s Salvaging”
See TUES at 3:30 p.m.

TUE 5-6:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session D
Dolan Science Center,  O’Connell Reading Room
PANEL: Rape Narratives and the Rhetoric of Sexual Violence
Moderator: Dr. Debby Rosenthal, English
(1) Jennifer Vrobel: “Rape, Non-consensual Sex, and Sexual Assault: What is the Difference”
(2) Michael Gong: “Consent: Defining the Undefinable”
(3) William Cameron: “The Rape Epidemic on College Campuses”
(4) Erin Kelley: “Moving Survivor Discourse into the Dominant Discourse”

TUE 7:00 p.m. Public Lecture
Dolan Science Center, Donahue Auditorium
“When Christmas Was a Crime:  the Nativity Feast during the Puritan Interlewd”
Dr. Joseph Kelly, Theology & Religious Studies

TUE 9-11 p.m. Tell Me Quickly!
A Powered by PechaKucha Event

Lombardo Student Center, The Underground
Sponsored by the Honors Program

 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

All Week: Celebrate the Art Exhibit
Grasselli Library, Tully Atrium & Gallery

WED Noon-1 p.m. Scholarly Lunch
Dolan Science Center, O’Connell Reading Room
(1) Dr. David Mascotti: “Protection from Radicals in the Mitochondria”
(2) Dr. Linda Koch: “The Mystic Lamb at the Portal:  Appropriating the New Jerusalem at the Medici Palace, Florence”

WED 2-3:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session E
Dolan Science Center, A202
PANEL: Violence and Virginity in Medieval Narratives
Moderator: Dr. Emily Butler, English
(1) Sean Kirby: “​The Destructive Properties of Virginity in Medieval Religious Texts”​
(2) Katie Ours: “‘​She Bore Me to Humankind’​: Birthing a New Model for Medieval Mothers in the Hagiographies of Transvestite Saints”​
(3) Darcy Egan: “Making Contact: Reading Marie de France’s Violent Language in the Lais”

WED 2-3:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session F
Dolan Science Center O’Connell Reading Room
PANEL: Honors Panel 1 of 5
Moderator: Dr. Colin Swearingen, Political Science
(1) Calli Hudock: “Cigarette Tax and its Affect on Smoking Behavior”
(2) Joseph McHugh: “Impact Analysis of Improved Hydrokinetic Project Regulations”
(3) Alexis Mittereder: “The Greenhouse Effect: What is the Relationship between Media Attention and Supreme Court Law Clerk Diversity?”

WED 2-3:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session G
Dolan Science Center, A203
PANEL: Explorations of the Social Condition
Moderator: Dr. Gloria Vaquera, Sociology & Criminology
(1) Kenneth Farona: “Food, Ethnicity and Identity: An Exploration of Italian Identity”
(2) Jose “Alex” Esparza: “Church as a Site of Social Capital Acquisition for Immigrants”
(3) Brittany Thompson: “Low-Income Students and the College Experience”
(4) Taylor Hartman: “Body Image Perceptions and Disorders among College Men: The Influences of Identity”

WED 3:30-4:45 p.m. Paper/Panel Session H
Dolan Science Center, A202
PANEL: Arrupe Scholars 2 of 3
Moderator: Dr. Malia McAndrew, Arrupe Scholars Program
Panelists: Ned Barnes, Alexandra Higl, Maris Howell, Betsy O’Brien

WED 3:30-4:45 p.m. Paper/Panel Session I
Dolan Science Center,
 A203
PANEL: Honors Panel 2 of 5
Moderator: Dr. Colin Swearingen, Political Science
(1) Keri Grove:  “A Compassion That Can Stand in Awe: Exploring and Addressing Homelessness through Sociological Analyses, Narratives, and Theological Responses”
(2) Brianna Lazarchik: “An Economic Examination of the Re-Structured Education System in New Orleans Ten Years after Hurricane Katrina”
(3) Elizabeth Malloy: “Utilizing ADHD Methods to  Support Low Performing Classrooms”
(4) Julia Hohner: “An Evaluation of the Critiques of Liberation Theology”

WED 3:30-4:45 p.m. Paper/Panel Session J
Dolan Science Center,
  O’Connell Reading Room
Moderator: Dr. Pam Mason, College of Arts & Sciences
“Thank You for Flying The Vomit Comet: Using Parabolic Flights to Examine Quantitatively the Stability of Liquid Bridges under Varying Total Body Force”
Dr. Greg DiLisi, Education and School Psychology

WED 5-6:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session K
Dolan Science Center, A202
PANEL: Shaping Visions: The Power of Rhetoric
Moderator: Dr. Brent Brossmann, Tim Russert Department of Communication & Theatre Arts
(1) Ellen S. Dietrick: “The Logic Versus Emotion Quandary: An Analysis of Blackfish”
(2) Haley Turner: “Apologia Criticism of Nostra Aetate”
(3) Leah Welker: “Nathan and Women in Leadership”

WED 5-6:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session L
Dolan Science Center, A203
PANEL: Living the Mission in the Classroom and the Community:  School Counselors Support and Advocate for the Whole Student
Moderator: Dr. Nancy Taylor, Counseling Program
(1) Dr. Nancy Taylor: “What’s YOUR Story?”
(2) Suzana Petkovic:  “School Counseling Supervision Strategies Supporting the Whole Person”
(3) Marla Henderson: “Positive Pathways”
(4) Christopher Petitti: “Transactional Analysis and the Whole Person Model”
(5) Bahjah Eckstein:  “Advocating the Champion in Every Child”

WED 6:30-7:45 p.m.  Special Event
Dolan Science Center,  O’Connell Reading Room
Early College Panel Session
Moderator: Dr. Mark Storz, Education and School Psychology
(1) Krista Cobb: “Prescription Painkillers and Over-The-Counter Medication Awareness”
(2) Na’Taeshia Hall: “Mental and Physical Effects of Adolescent Sleep Patterns”
(3) Sivaram Ainkaran: “Calculus’s Applications in Myocardial Infarctions”

WED 7:00 p.m. Public Lecture
Dolan Science Center, Donahue Auditorium
“Word for Word? Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity”

By Patrick McBrine, Hopkins Professor
Sponsored by the Department of English

WED 8:00 p.m. Paper/Panel Session M
Lombardo Student Center, Jardine Room
PANEL: We the People Service-Learning Program
Moderator: Liz Deegan, Center for Service & Social Action

WED 9-11 p.m. The Arts at Night
Lombardo Student Center, The Underground
Refreshments

 

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

All Week: Celebrate the Art Exhibit
Grasselli Library, Tully Atrium & Gallery

THU Noon-1 p.m. Scholarly Lunch
Dolan Science Center, O’Connell Reading Room
(1) Dr. Denise Ben Porath: “Memorial Bias in Eating Disorders:  A modification of the dot probe task”
(2) Dr. Scott Allen: “Know, See, Plan, Do – A Curricular Model for Leadership Learning”

THU 1-2 p.m. Meet the Artists Reception
Grasselli Library, Tully Atrium & Gallery
Refreshments

THU 2-3:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session N
Dolan Science Center, A202
PANEL: Honors Panel 3 of 5
Moderator: Dr. Erin Johnson, Biology
(1) Mary Skiffey: “What are the effects of circadian rhythms on the G-protein coupled receptors involved with glucose metabolism?”
(2) Alyson Wolk: “Ebola Virus Protein 24 Interactions with Phosphorylated STAT1 Signaling: A Source of Viral Pathogenesis and a Foundation for Novel Therapeutic Interventions”
(3) Tim Weeks: “Mathematical Explorations of Card Tricks”

THU 2-3:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session O
Dolan Science Center, A203
PANEL: TRS Student Panel: Engaging Contemporary Issues
Moderator: Dr. Sheila McGinn, Theology & Religious Studies

 

THU 3:30-4:45 p.m. Paper/Panel Session P
Dolan Science Center, A202
PANEL: Honors Panel 4 of 5
Moderator: Dr. Maria Marsilli, History
(1) Shamir Brice: “A Classy Constitution: Classical Influences on the United States Constitution from Ancient Greece and Roman History and Political Thought”
(2) Stephanie Haas: “If You Can Learn to Do It, I Can Learn to Do It: The Introduction of Humanism to the Court of Henry VII”
(3) Colleen Reilly: “Women in the A​eneid:​Foreign, Female, and a Threat to Traditional Roman Society or Examples of Model Male Citizens?”

THU 3:30-4:45 p.m. Paper/Panel Session Q
Dolan Science Center, A203
PANEL: Latin American Immersion Experiences
Moderator: Anne Mc Ginness, Campus Ministry
Panelists: Julia Hohner, Stephen Politano, Elliott Schermerhorn, Ghada Abushaweesh

THU 5-6:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session R
Dolan Science Center, A202
PANEL: Program Evaluation for the Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
Moderator: Dr. Penny Harris, Sociology
Panelists: Samantha Bailey, Elizabeth Bencivenni, Mark Berdelle, Ricardo Caraballo, Laura Grasinger, Taylor Hartman, Emma McCarthy, Madeline Metsch, Breahana Phillips, and Brittany Thompson

THU 5-6:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session S
Dolan Science Center, A203
PANEL: Arrupe Scholars 3 of 3
Moderator: Dr. Malia McAndrew, Arrupe Scholars Program
Panelists: Katie Coffey, Claire Grega, Elliott Schermerhorn, Nicole Shellenbarger

THU 5-6:15 p.m. Paper/Panel Session T
Dolan Science Center, Donahue Auditorium
PANEL: Honors Panel 5 of 5: Film Panel
Moderator: Dr. Maria Marsilli, History
(1) Ashley Bastock: “School of Hard Knocks”
(2) Hailey Meinen: “Professional Exploration: The Radio Industry”

THU 6:30 p.m. Special Event
Dolan Science Center, O’Connell Reading Room
Porter Scholarship Reception
By Invitation Only

 

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Friday, April 17, 2015

 

 

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