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From: Prof. Katherine Pence, Chair, Department of History
International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR)
For the second year, Baruch undergraduates present original research via videoconferencing in this international conference, on panels alongside counterparts at the University of Warwick (U.K.) and Monash University branch campus in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The conference, organized by an alliance of the University of Warwick-U.K. and Monash University in Australia involves 12 colleges globally; Baruch is lucky to be one of four campuses in the U.S. that participates. We invite you to attend to see our own undergraduates present their original research and to see British and South African students present their research, as well, in real time.
From the classroom in the BCTC computer center in our Library Building, you will have the chance to ask questions of these student researchers around the globe and engage in dialogue about their work. Students who are writing theses in particular might wish to attend so they can plan ahead to participate next year. Morning coffee and lunch (on Tuesday) will be served.
Seating is limited, so if you and and any of your students plan to attend, please RSVP to Baruch's ICUR faculty coordinator, Prof. Katherine Pence: Katherine.Pence@baruch.cuny.edu
DAY 1: Tuesday, September 29: Newman Library Building, room H-620
7:00-8:00 a.m.: Coffee and Bagels
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.: Social Issues Panel (Session 8A)
Kristina Kutleva (Accounting) of Baruch presents a paper on "Domestic Violence as a Cultural Issue" on a panel with students from Warwick and South Africa.
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.: Markets and Welfare Panel (Session 9B)
Baruch's Phil Chen (International Business) presents a paper entitled "Real Estate Revitalization, Renovation, Reproaches," along with students from Warwick and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
11:00-11:30 a.m.: Light lunch break
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.: New Perspectives on Historical Milestones (Session 10-B)
Baruch student Aristida Pllumaj (History) presents "The Revelation of Global Atomic and Communist Anxieties" and Baruch's Mohammad Deen (History) presents "America Takes to the Road: The Impact of the Automobile on American Society, 1893-1980," alongside Warwick students.
1:00 - 2:30 pm.: Education and Youth Services (Session 11-B)
Baruch's Renee Cotsis (Psychology) returns to the conference for a second year with a paper on "Effects of Effort and Ability-Based Sense of Belonging on Performance, Learning, and Engagement of Under-Represented Minorities under Stereotype Threat," and Sara Seber (Public Affairs) presents "How does Service-Learning Impact the Self-Efficacy of Under-served Youth?" along with students from Warwick.
DAY 2: Wednesday, September 30: Newman Library Building, room H-620
8:00-9:00 a.m.: Coffee and Bagels
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Understanding Cultures (Session 19B)
Baruch's Jonathan Ruiz (Sociology/Biology) presents "Disordered Discourse: Exploring the Perception of Gender Among Parents of Children Living with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia," and Denise Garcia (Sociology) presents "Hip-Hop: A Way of Life," on a panel with students from Warwick.
10:30 - 12:00: Country Cases (Session 20A)
Penell Somsen (CUNY BA in Latin American Women Writers) presents "Cuba and the Diaspora: Family and Nation," and Edson Flores (Economics) presents "Land of the Aging Sun: Measuring the Impact of Population Decline on Japanese Economic Performance," with Warwick students.