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Conference Papers, Lectures, Readings, Talks, Workshops

The following professional accomplishments represent work done in 2012. Click on faculty names to view individual profiles.

Katherine A. Adelsberger
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

  • "Spring Mound Geoarchaeology in Dakhleh Oasis." Presentation. 7th International Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project: New Developments in the Archaeology of the Egyptian Desert and its Oases. Leiden University, Netherlands. (2012)
  • "The Geoarchaeology of Desert Pavement Development in Central Egypt." Presentation. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC. (2012)
  • "Geoarchaeological Approaches to Paleoenvironments and Landscapes." Co-chaired the topical session (with Justin Holcomb, graduate student at Oregon State University) and organized the poster session Archaeological Geology (Posters). Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC. (2012)

Caesar Akuetey
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures-French

  • "Le griot dans un monde en mutation permanente." Paper. College Language Association (CLA) Conference in Atlanta, GA (2012)

Stuart Allison
Professor of Biology

  • A Comparative Study of Global Attitudes Towards Ecological Restoration: Where have we been and where do we need to go? Invited Keynote Address. Annual meeting of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences. (2012)
  • Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change. Presentation. Joint Research Centre Facility. Ispra, Italy (2012)

Monica Berlin
Associate Professor of English

  • Reading, TriQuarterly in Chicago. (2012)

Neil Blackadder
Professor of Theatre

  • Fellowship to Translation Lab, Writers Omi at Ledig House, to collaborate with Ewald Palmetshofer on translation of "wohnen.unter glas." (2012)
  • Featured speaker, Theatrical Translation as Creative Process Conference, UNC/Duke. (2012)

David P. Bunde
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • Bunde, David and Samoore, Casey. "Introducing Parallelism Using Habanero Java (HJ)". Tutorial. Paper, Midwest Regional Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC-MW). Eastern Illinois Unversity. (2012)
  • "An Educator's Tool box for CUDA" and "High-level Parallel Programming Using Chapel." Tutorials. Paper, HPC (High-Performance Computing) Educators program of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC). Utah. (2012)
  • Bunde, David and Mache Jens. "Teaching Parallel Computing with Higher-Level Languages and Compelling Examples." Poster. SIGCSE Conference. (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Raleigh. (2012)
  • "A Stratified View of Programming Language parallelism for Undergraduate CS Education." Panel member. SIGCSE Conference. Raleigh. (2012)
  • "Adding Parallelism to AP CS Principles." Invited Speaker. Purdue University. (2012)

Diana Cermak
Professor of Chemistry

  • Synthesis of Novel Castor Oil Phosphonates. Cermak, S. C., Cermak, D. M., Fayer, E. L., Coley, C. L., Deppe, A. B., Durham, A. L. Poster. 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. San Diego, CA. (2012)
  • Synthesis of α-Hydroxy Phosphonic Acids via Lesquerella Oil. Cusimano, John S., Hart, Margaret M., Cermak, D. M. and Cermak, Steven C. Poster. Midstates Consortium for Math and Science. Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological Sciences and Psychology. The University of Chicago. (2012)
  • Synthesis of α-Hydroxy Phosphonic Acids via Lesquerella Oil. Cusimano, John S., Hart, Margaret M., Cermak, D. M. and Cermak, Steven C. Poster. Midstates Consortium for Math and Science. Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science. Washington University. St. Louis. (2012)
  • Synthesis and Characterization of 8,8-([1,3-dioxolane]camphoryl)sulfonyl oxaziridine. Herbst, Z.M., Cermak, D. M., Hill, A.H., Goodenough, A. K. and Wilke, B. I. Poster. 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. San Diego, CA (2012)
  • Synthesis of Biologically Active Phosphonates from Lesquerella Oil. Coley, C. L., Cermak, D. M., Fayer, E. L. and Cermak, S. C. Poster, 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. San Diego, CA (2012)

Craig Choma
Associate Professor of Theatre

  • Designer, dance concert. New Orleans Fringe Festival. (2012.)

Andrew J.W. Civettini
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations

  • Civettini, Andrew J. W. and Miller, Beth. "Mike Ditka's a Republican? The Effect of Celebrity Endorsements on Candidate Evaluation." Paper, International Society of Political Psychology 35th Annual Meeting. Chicago. (2012)
  • Civettini, Andrew J.W. "Does Hope Motivate? Assessing the Effects of Manipulating Hope on Engaging in Political Participation." Paper, Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago. (2012)
  • "Emotions in Political Communication and Citizens ' Attitude Formation." Discussant. International Society of Political Psychology 35th Annual Meeting, Chicago. (2012)
  • "Information Processing and Impression Formation." Discussant. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago. (2012)

Steve Cohn
Professor of Economics

  • Discussant and Session Chair, Allied Social Sciences Associations meeting. Chicago (2012)

Jeremy Day-O'Connell
Associate Professor of Music

  • "Speech, Song, and the Minor Third." Presentation. The History, Theory, and Aesthetics of the Musical Canon. Ithaca, NY. (2012)
  • "Motherese and Universals of Musical Pitch." Presentation. Annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology. New Orleans (2012)

Catherine Denial
Associate Professor of History

  • "Am I a Woman that I Should Hoe Corn?": Marriage a s Imperialism, Marriage as: Resi st ance: Dakota Country, 1835-45." Conference Paper. A World of Citizens: Women, History, and the Vision of Linda K. Kerber. Iowa City (2012)
  • "SOCC it to ‘ em: Teaching Historical Thinking Skills in High School and College." Paper, Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting. Milwaukee (2012)
  • "Course Design for Historians." Presentation. Workshop for Graduate History Instructors. University of Iowa, Department of History. (2012)
  • "Catherine Denial." Humanities Storycorps Project. University of Iowa. (2012)

Laura Donnelly
Visiting Assistant Professor of English

  • Poetry Reading. The Beanhive, Galesburg (2012)
  • Poetry Reading. Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest (2012)
  • Poetry Reading. Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville. Read from The Principle of Flickering. (2012)
  • "When Change is the Only Constant." Presentation in panel on strategies for literary magazines run by graduate students. Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference. Chicago. (2012)
  • "Beyond Confession: The Feminist Poetics of Rich, Plath, Sexton, Lorde, and Swenson." Paper, Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. Rochester, NY. (2012)

John F. Dooley
William and Mary Ingersoll Professor of Computer Science

  • "Turing @ War." Presentation. Iowa-Illinois Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society. (2012)

Claudia R. Fernandez
Assistant Professor of Modern Language and Literatures

  • "Técnicas de enseñanza basadas en input para la adquisición de la gramática en la sala de clase." Workshop Presentation. Primer Congreso Internacional Nebrija en Lingüistica Aplicada a la Enseñanza de Lenguas. Madrid, Spain. (2012)
  • Linguistic Competence of Spanish Heirtage Speakers. What Does Recent Research Suggest? In the Role of Language, Literature and Culture in the Teaching of Mexican in the U.S. and Abroad and Mexico. Colloquium. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). San Juan, Puerto Rico. (2012)

Stephen Fineberg
Szold Distinguished Service Professor of Classics

  • "Theseus and the Sow of Krommyon." Reading. Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Baton Rouge, LA (2012)

Greg Gilbert
Associate Professor of Art and Art History

  • "The Solitary Art Historian in a Liberal Arts College: Strategies for Aligning Faculty and Student Research." Paper. College Art Association Conference. Los Angeles (2012)
  • Council for Independent Colleges, Seminar on Teaching Pre-Modern European Art "Making and Meaning in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Europe (c. 1300-1625)". Nominated participant. Oberlin College. (2012)

Michael J. Godsil
Instructor of Art and Journalism - Photography

  • Locating Place: Perceptions of Space in 20th Century Photography. Invited talk. Figge Art Museum. Davenport, IA (2012)
  • "David Plowden' s Iowa." Invited Talk. Figge Art Museum. Davenport, IA (2012)

Jeff Grace
Assistant Professor of Theatre

  • "The ‘Pass-the-Hat Theatre Circuit': Working for Pittance Off-Off-Broadway." Paper, Mid-America Theatre Conference. Chicago. (2012)
  • "Hidden Truths, Rocky Roads, and Something New: Working to Make History." Panel Chair, Mid-America Theatre Conference. Chicago. (2012)

Todd Heidt
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - German

  • "It Takes a College. Institutional Support for Successful Undergraduate Research." Paper, German Studies Association. Milwaukee, WI. (2012)

Jason Helfer
Associate Professor of Educational Studies

  • Helfer, J. A. and Schroth, S. T. "Opera in the Neighborhoods: The Magic Flute." Presented. Chicago Public School Teachers for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. (2012)
  • Helfer, J. A. and Schroth, S. T. "Teen Opera Circle: Hansel and Gretel." Presented. Chicago Public School Teachers for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. (2012)
  • Schroth, S. T., and Helfer, J. A. "Do You Hear What I Hear? Using Instructional Technology to Build Gifted Learners' Musical Repertoire." Paper. Annual meeting of the National Association for Gifted Children. Denver, CO. (2012)
  • "Getting Started with the TPA." Presentation. Monthly meeting for the Associated Colleges of Illinois. Chicago. (2012)
  • Schroth, S. T., Helfer, J. A. "I Think I Can, I Think I Can: Planning Differentiated Arts Instruction to Benefit Each Learner." Paper. Annual meeting of the National Association for Gifted Children. Denver. (2012)
  • "Faculty Roles and Responsibilities Prior to and During the TPA." Presentation. Annual meeting for Illinois Association for Teacher Education. Bloomington, IL. (2012)
  • Schroth, S. T., Helfer, J. A., Mahone, C. D. Taylor, M. E. and Nelson, J. A. "Conquering Underachievement: Ways Teachers & Parents Can Improve Gifted Children's Performance." Paper. Annual meeting of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children. Chicago. (2012)
  • Schroth, S. T., Helfer, J. A., Mahone, C. D., Taylor, M. E. and Nelson, J. A. "Planning Differentiated Instruction & Assessing Res ults: Teaching to Assure Each Student's Success." Paper. Annual meeting of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children. Chicago. (2012)

Mark Holmes
Associate Professor of Art

  • Lecture. Illinois Wesleyan University. (2012)

Matthew Jones-Rhoades
Assistant Professor of Biology

  • "Diverse MicroRNAs in Dictyostelid Social Amoebas." Presentation, International Dictyostelium Meeting. Madrid, Spain. (2012)

Karen Kampwirth
Professor of Political Science and International Relations

  • "Organizing the hombre Nuevo Gay: LGBT Politics and the Second Sandinista Revolution." Paper, Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. San Francisco. (2012)

Tim Kasser
Professor of Psychology

  • "Using the Science of Values in Campaigns and Communications." Virtual Presentation. CEO's of the British Overseas Aid Group (conference in London) (2012)
  • "Public Attitudes and Motivation: Using the Science of Values." Virtual Presentation. Engaging Minds: New Research, New Challenges Conference (conference in London) (2012)
  • Q&A session with nursing students at Carl Sandburg College (Galesburg) after they had watched the film Happy (in which Professor Kasser appears). (2012)
  • "Values and Caring for Others: A View from Psychological Science." Keynote Lecture. 22nd Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium. Belmont University. Nashville, TN. (2012)
  • Q&A session (virtual over phone) about the ‘commercialization of children' with 9th graders. Richlands High School, Richlands, NC. (2012)
  • Kasser, T., Dittmar, H., Bond, R., and Hurst, M. "Pursuit of Materialistic Values May Reduce Community-Oriented Values and Behaviour: A Meta-Analysis." Poster. American Psychological Society Annual Conference. Chicago. (2012)
  • "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Values: Research Questions and Methodological Approaches." Virtual Talk. Part of a workshop to researchers and Ph.D. students at the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom. (2012)
  • "Using the Science of Values to Benefit Children' s Well-being." Virtual Talk. Part of a workshop to staff at the Save the Children-UK, London. (2012)

Schahrazede Longou
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - French

  • "`Poétique de la migration" Routes et déroutes : L'impetueuse traversée de deux femmes en péril dans Harraga, roman de Boualem Sansal. Secretary. 26th Annual Francophone Studies International Colloquium. (Congrès Annuel du Conseil International d'Études Francophones) Thessalonique, Greece. (2012)
  • "African Literatures and History" "Echec et rebondissement au Coeur de l'Afrique : Récit d'un naufrage salvateur dans L'Equation africaine" de Yasmina Khadra. Panel Chair. 38th Annual African Literature Association Conference. Dallas. (2012)

Nicole Malley
Assistant Professor of Music

  • "Foundations of Ethnomusicology." Guest Lecturer. University of Iowa Graduate Seminar. (2012)

Deborah Manion
Visiting Assistant Professor of English

  • "Pregnancy via Telepathy in Thomas Hardy's 'An Imaginative Woman.'" Paper, Victorian Psychical Messaging, North American Victorian Studies Association, University of Wisconsin, Madison. (2012)

Frank T. McAndrew
Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology

  • McAndrew, F. T. and Jeong, H.S. (Knox student) "The Evolutionary Psychology of Facebook: Mate Seeking, Status Signaling, and the Maintenance of Kinship Networks." Poster, Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. Albuquerque. (2012)
  • "Academic Careers at Primarily Teaching Institutions." Presentation/Panel Discussion. "Preparing Future Faculty Program," Graduate school of the University of Missouri - Columbia. (2012)

Thomas R. Moses
Professor of Physics

  • "A Simple Scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer for High-Resolution Spectroscopy Experiments." Presentation. American Association of Physics Teachers Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. (2012)

James Mountjoy
Associate Professor of Biology

  • McCracken, B., Mountjoy, D. J. and Templeton, J. J. "Lateralization of Visual Mate Choice in Male Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata)". Paper, Joint meeting of the Animal Behaviour Society and the Human Evolution & Behavior Society. Albuquerque, NM (2012)
  • Templeton, J. J., Mountjoy, D. J., Pryke, S.R., and Griffith, S.C. "In the Eye of the Beholder: Visual Mate Choice Lateralization in a Polymorphic Song Bird" (Erythrura gouldiae). Paper, joint meeting of the Animal Behaviour Society and the Human Evolution & Behavior Society. Albuquerque, NM. (2012)4fg

Julio E. Noriega
Visiting Associate Professor of Modern Languages

  • "El indigenismo migrante de Uriel Garcia." XXIX Congreso Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Diálogos Culturales. Cádiz, Spain. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Cádiz. (2012)
  • "El hermano José María Arguedas." Il Encuentro Intercultural de Literaturas, Palabras de los Pueblos Amerindios. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. (2012)
  • "Caminan los Apus: escritura andina en migración." Comunidad Universitaria, Salón de grados Antenor Orrego. Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal. Lima, Perú. (2012)
  • "Caminan los Apus: escritura andina en migración." Dirección Regional de Cultura de Ancash, ministerio de Cultura. Huaraz, Perú. (2012)
  • "Caminan los Apus: escritura andina en migración." Feria del Libro Zona Huancayo. Huancayo, Perú. (2012)
  • "Caminan los Apus: escritura andina en migración." Il Encuentro Intercultural de Literaturas, Palabras de los Pueblos Amerindios. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. (2012)

Brandon Polite
Visiting Instructor of Philosophy

  • "Prelude to a Theory of Musical Representation. Paper. Illinois Philosophical Association. University of Illinois. Urbana-Champaign. (2012)
  • "Making Sense of Music." Paper. The Philosophy of Performance: Art in Modern Society Conference. Notre Dame University (2012)

Michael Schneider
Professor of History

  • "Rising Aspirations in an Age of Declining Expectations: Challenges for Experiential Learning in the 'Post-Japan' Era. Paper, Japan Study 50th Anniversary Conference. Earlham College. (2012)

Stephen Schroth
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

  • Schroth, S. T., and Helfer, J. A. "Do You Hear What I Hear? Using Instructional Technology to Build Gifted Learners' Musical Repertoire." Paper. Annual meeting of the National Association for Gifted Children. Denver, CO. (2012)
  • Schroth, S. T., Helfer, J. A. "I Think I Can, I Think I Can: Planning Differentiated Arts Instruction to Beenfit Each Learner." Paper. Annual meeting of the National Association for Gifted Children. Denver. (2012)
  • Schroth, S. T., Helfer, J. A., Mahone, C. D., Taylor, M. E. and Nelson, J. A. "Conquering Under- achievement: Ways Teachers & Parents Can Improve Gifted Children' s Perf ormance." Paper. Annual meeting of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children. Chicago. (2012)
  • Schroth, S. T., Helfer, J. A., Mahone, C. D., Taylor, M. E. and Nelson, J. A. "Planning Differentiated Instruction & Assessing Results: Teaching to Assure Each Student 's Success."
  • Paper. Annual meeting of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children. Chicago. (2012)
  • Treffinger, D. J., Schroth, S. T., and Collins, C. "Levels of Service: Contemporary Inclusive Pro-gramming for Talent Development." Paper. Annual meeting of the National Association for Gifted Children. Denver. (2012)
  • Smutny, J. F., Schroth, S. T., Freeman, M., and Rick, S. "Gifted Authors and Artists Come Alive: the 2012 Torrance Legacy Awards." Paper. Annual meeting of the National Association for Gifted Children. Denver. (2012)

Peter Schwartzman
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

  • "Living Green...It is Happening but it Could Happen in a MUCH Bigger Way." Keynote Speaker. Environmental Summit. Western Illinois University. (2012)
  • "Living Green...It is Happening but it Could Happen in a MUCH Bigger Way." Invited Speaker. Environmental Summit. Western Illinois University-Quad City Campus. (2012)
  • "Growing Your Community Food System ‘ From the Group Up'" Participant, Growing Power Workshop. Milwaukee, WI (2012)

Emre Sencer
Assistant Professor History

  • "The Past in the Turkish Military Culture of the 1930s." Paper, Society for Military History Annual Meeting. Arlington. (2012)
  • "The Past in the German Military Culture of the 1930s." Paper, German Studies Association Conference. Milwaukee. (2012)
  • "Past, Image, and Ideology: Rereading History in the AKP Discourse." Paper, Taking Stock: Ten Years of AKP Rule in Turkey. Conference at the New York University Department of Politics. (2012)
  • "Looking at History in the AKP Discourse." Invited Talk, Marmara University Research Center for International Relations. Istanbul. (2012)

Chad Simpson
Associate Professor in English

  • Arts Illiana WordFest. Panelist. Terre Haute. (2012)
  • Readings:
  • Fires of Our Choosing Book Release Party. AWP off-site reading. Chicago. (2012)
  • For Out of the Heart Proceed Book Release. Champaign. (2012)
  • WORDHARVEST. Champaign. (2012)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. (2012)
  • William Woods University. Missouri. (2012)
  • Sunday Salon NYC. New York City. (2012)

Robert M. Smith
Professor of English

  • "'Wouldn't you miss me at all?': The Postmodern Afterlives of Syd Barrett." Paper, Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Columbus, OH (2012)

Jaime Spacco
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • Invited talk, Carnegie Mellon University's Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) about my work with Marmoset, the automated grading and data collection system I worked on in the mid 2000s. (2012)
  • Jaime Spacco, David Bunde, Casey Samoore '12. Workshop on Habanero Java, a parallel programming language. Consortium for Computing at Small Colleges - Midwest (2012)

Jennifer Templeton
Associate Professor of Biology

  • McCracken, B., Mountjoy, D. J. and Templeton, J. J. "Lateralization of Visual Mate Choice in Male Zebra Finches" (Taeniopygia guttata). Paper, Joint meeting of the Animal Behaviour Society and the Human Evolution & Behavior Society. Albuquerque, NM (2012)
  • Templeton, J. J., Mountjoy, D. J., Pryke, S.R., and Griffith, S.C. "In the Eye of the Beholder: Visual Mate Choice Lateralization in a Polymorphic Song Bird" (Erythrura gouldiae). Paper, joint meeting of the Animal Behaviour Society and the Human Evolution & Behavior Society. Albuquerque, NM. (2012)

James H. Thrall
Knight Distinguished Assistant Professor for the Study of Religion and Culture

  • "Feeling Political: Religion, Media, and the Politics of Emotion." Discussion group organizer and leader, Religion and Media Workshop. American Academy of Religion. Chicago. (2012)
  • "Memory Loss, and Return in Kore-eda Hirokazu' s Still Walking" (Aruitemo aruitema). Paper, International Society of Religion, Literature and Culture. Copenhagen, Denmark (2012)
  • Moderater, Film and Religion Panel, International Society of Religion, Literature, and Culture, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012)

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