Recipients of Grauel Faculty Fellowships, Summer Research Fellowship, and Wasmer Research Fellowships have been invited to share their work with the University community. We hope you’ll join us for these informal yet informative gatherings.

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in the Dolan Science Center, Rooms 202/203. Lunch will be available at 11:45 a.m. with presentations taking place from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. RSVPs are required. Please let Eileen Egan (eegan@jcu.edu, extension 4370) know if you’d like to join us for any of the lunches.

For additional information, please contact Anne Kugler, Associate Academic Vice President for Faculty Development and Summer Programs (akugler@jcu.edu, extension 4770).

Schedule for 2013-2014:

Monday, September 23

  • “Dialectical Behavior Therapy Applied to Parent Skills Training:  Adjunctive Treatment for Parents With Difficulties in Affect Regulation,” Denise Ben Porath, Department of Psychology
  • “Predicting Relationship Commitment in Gay Men:  Contributions of Vicarious Shame and Internalized Homophobia to the Investment Model,” Paula Britton, Department of Education and Allied Studies

Thursday, September 26

  • “The Wisdom of a Crowd of Radiologists:  Collaborative Diagnosis of Digital Medical Images,” Dan Palmer, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • “When Language is Action:  The Performativity of Speech in Literature,” Debby Rosenthal, Department of English

Thursday, October 10

  • “Poetry GPS,” Phil Metres, Department of English
  • “The Costs of Silence: Implications for Memory” Angie Jones, Department of Psychology

Monday, October 21

  • “Restoring Aridlands: Critical Ecosystems under Threat,” Rebecca Drenovsky, Department of Biology

Thursday, November 14

  • “Odilon Redon: The Mystic Knight and the Severed Head,” Leslie Curtis, Department of Art History and Humanities
  • “What Did Africa Mean to Frederick Douglas?” Dan Kilbride, Department of History

Thursday, January 23

  • “Evolutionary Changes in Timing of Bone Formation: Methods of Assessing Sequence Heterochrony,” Chris Sheil, Department of Biology
  • “”Bottom-up” Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials,” Jeff Dyck, Department of Physics

Monday, February 10

  • “Stem cells, immortality, and heat shock:  Surprises in the C. elegans germline,” Jim Lissemore, Department of Biology
  • “There is Something Chic about Women Wearing Men’s Clothes’: Lesbian Activists as Fashionable Women in the Fight for Gay Rights 1955-1972,” Malia McAndrew, Department of History

Monday, February 24

  • “Factors that Promote Resilience in Middle Aged and Older Women across Two Chronic Diseases:  HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s Disease,” Penny Harris, Department of Sociology and Criminology
  • “For a One to One Laptop Initiative, the Drill & Practice Algorithm is Pedagogy Made Durable,” David Shutkin, Department of Education and Allied Studies

Thursday, March 13

  • Using Computational Modeling to Characterize Biomolecules,” Chrystal Bruce, Department of Chemistry
  • “An Introduction to Consumer Society and Culture,” Wendy Wiedenhoft, Department of Sociology and Criminology

Wednesday, April 9-Celebration of Scholarship – Scholarly Lunch will be held in the O’Connell Reading Room in the Dolan Science Center.

  • “Ideas toward a Contemporary Theological Anthropology,” Joan Nuth, Department of Theology and Religious Studies
  • “Rankings in a cluster?  Symmetry can save your analysis!” Paige Rinker, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Thursday, April 10-Celebration of Scholarship – Scholarly Lunch will be held in the O’Connell Reading Room in the Dolan Science Center.

  • “Developing and Index of Relational Competencies,” Nathan Gehlert, Department of Education and Allied Studies
  • “Modulating The Immune System To Fight Infection.” Erin Johnson, Department of Biology