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, Reading Room. 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 (, extension 4370) know if you’d like to join us for any of the lunches.

For additional information, please contact Jim Krukones, Associate Academic Vice President.

Schedule for 2014-2015:

Monday, September 15

  • “Voices, Community, Fascism,” Michael Eng, Department of Philosophy
  • “Trembling with Pathos:  T.S. Eliot’s Paris Poems,” Jayme Stayer, S.J., Department of English

Thursday, October 9

  • “Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Tehran,” Debby Rosenthal, Department of English
  • “Testing Pedagogy,” Angie Jones, Department of Psychological Science

Monday, November 10

  • “The application of Quantile Mixed Models to Teacher Evaluation,” Yi Shang, Department of Education and School Psychology
  • “Costume in Ancient Greek Comedy,” Gwen Compton-Engle, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures

Tuesday, November 18

  • “Emotion, information, and health: The effects of information seeking and processing on health behaviors,” Jennifer Catellier, Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
  • “Winning the Ground Game:  The Impact of Presidential Field Offices in Ohio, 2008-2012,” Colin Swearingen, Department of Political Science

Monday, December 1

  • “Simulating the light propagation in the brain with a realistic tissue model,” Peifang Tian, Department of Physics

Tuesday, January 20

  • “Conversations after the Fall,” Phil Metres, Department of English
  • “Fruit Flies, Hippos, and Tumor Suppressors,” Pam Vanderzalm, Department of Biology

Tuesday, February 3

  • “Backing the Wrong Horse:  Worldview Threat Reduces the Predicted Age of One’s Own Death,” John Yost, Department of Psychological Science
  • “Sense of Place in Hyperlocal Media,” Carrie Buchanan, Department of Communication and Theatre Arts

Monday, February 16

  • “Reading through Nuances:  Exile and Identity in Dante and Ignazio Silone,” Santa Casciani, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Jackie Schmidt, Department of Communication and Theatre Arts

Monday, March 9-CANCELLED

  • “Advancements in a human ABO blood group genotyping for use as a student laboratory exercise,” Mike Martin, Department of Biology

Tuesday, March 17

  • “Using SOLO to classify the programming responses of primary grade students,” Linda Seiter, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • “Laser Spectroscopy,” Naveed Piracha, Department of Physics

Monday, March 23

  • “Using Small Molecules to Modulate the Type I Interferon Response to Ebola,” Erin Johnson, Department of Biology
  • “Sister Mothers and Donor Siblings,” Medora Barnes, Department of Sociology and Criminology

Wednesday, April 15-Celebration of Scholarship – Scholarly Lunch will be held in the O’Connell Reading Room in the Dolan Science Center.

  • “Protection from Radicals in the Mitochondria,” David Mascotti, Department of Chemistry
  • “The Mystic Lamb at the Portal:  Appropriating the New Jerusalem at the Medici Palace, Florence,” Linda Koch, Department of Art History and Humanities

Thursday, April 16-Celebration of Scholarship – Scholarly Lunch will be held in the O’Connell Reading Room in the Dolan Science Center.

  • “Memorial Bias in Eating Disorders:  A modification of the dot probe task,” Denise Ben-Porath, Department of Psychological Science
  • “Know, See, Plan, Do – A Curricular Model for Leadership Learning,” Scott Allen, Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics