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Monday, September 24, 2018


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Students and faculty are welcome at the:

5th Annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) at Baruch College

Tuesday, September 25, Library, Room H765 and Admissions Conference Room H724

Wednesday, September 26, Library, Room H763 in the Library

See times below.


From:  Prof. Katherine Pence, History Department, Director of Women's and Gender Studies

The 5th annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) at Baruch College is a two-day academic conference, held on 25th - 26th September 2018. ICUR is a conference with a difference. Held concurrently in Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Africa, and the United States, ICUR connects undergraduate conference presenters from across the world on panels using cutting-edge video-conferencing technology. It is an exclusively undergraduate forum designed to showcase the best in undergraduate research from across the globe, and to provide a supportive environment for talented young scholars, many of whom are doing and presenting research for the first time. Students receive coaching in abstract writing and presentation skills. Baruch undergraduates from all disciplines and schools are encouraged to apply and the presentations feature a wide range of topics. The conference combines a global outreach with innovative technology and original research for a one-of-a-kind showcase of Baruch students' achievements.

Day 1:  Tuesday, September 25, Room H765 (evening session in H724)

Session 8B: 9:00-10:30am (Rm. H765): Experiences of Women (Warwick, Leeds & Baruch)  

  • Davida Mottram-Epson (University of Warwick, UK): “Iranian Women and the State: exploring stasis-kinesis in the revolution through Iranian Literature”
  • Sue Lemos (University of Warwick, UK): “Sisterhood and its Fragments: The Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent”
  • Mary Amigud and Theresa He (Baruch College): “Rebellious and Cute: Kawaii Fashion”
  • Megan Houston (University of Leeds, UK): “Women in the Early Islamic Conquests”

Session 9B 10:30am - 12:00pm (Rm. H765): Systems of the Future (Warwick, Leeds & Baruch)

  • Moderator: Tanzila Mahmood
  • Imogen Fitt (University of Warwick, UK): “Farmers: Time to grow up! A study on the contribution of Vertical Farming towards achieving global food security”
  • Kiara Marmolejos (Baruch College): “Mitigation of Eutrophication at Soundview Park/ Bronx River”
  • Bethany Holyoak (University of Leeds, UK): “The effect of climate change on the long term viability of the Scottish Ski Industry”
  • Alex St John (University of Leeds, UK): “Exploring computationally based rational methods to increase the stability of the artificial antibody scaffold Adhiron”

Session 10B: 12:30 - 2:00pm (Rm. H765): Stress, Sleep, and Cells (Warwick and Baruch)

  • Maxwell Renna (University of Warwick, UK): “A comparison of different investigations used in determining the treatment of airway narrowing/closure during sleep”
  • Natalie Steer (University of Warwick, UK): “Does Coping efficacy mediate the relationship between emotional intelligence and stress?”
  • Illya Aronskyy (Baruch College): “Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Axonal Retraction as a Function of Reactive Oxygen Species Generation”
  • Brian Tang (Baruch College): “Genetic Basis of Larval Crystal Cell Quantity Variation in Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel”

Session 11A: 6:00-7:30pm (Rm. H-724 Admissions Conference Room): Healthcare & Natural Science (Monash University Australia and Baruch)

  • Moderators:  Jessica Kraker & Rebecca Vicente Hoiyi Lau (Monash University Australia): “Addressing age barrier and personal space barrier in healthcare setting”
  • Aidan Ryall (Monash University Australia): “Our Nerve-Wrecked Australian Lasses: War Trauma, Psychiatry, and Eugenics, 1914-1939”
  • Noah Bloomberg (Baruch College): “Japanese American Medical Personnel: Heroes of the Internment Era”
  • Shinhye Jeon (Baruch College), “Free Radical Emission from the Cellular Power Plant: Role of the Novel Protein MGR2”


Day 2: Wednesday, September 26, Room H763

Session 18B: 9:00-10:30am (Rm. H763): Political Issues (Warwick, Leeds & Baruch)

  • Azeema Ghulam (University of Warwick, UK): “Do Indiscriminate Counter-Terror Policies Increase Terrorism?: Evidence from ‘precautionary’ Israeli house demolitions in Occupied Palestinian Territories”
  • Jialing Xie (Baruch College): “Deescalation of Tensions and Restorage of Peace Aid in the Cross-Border Issues Facing China's Mega-project: One Belt One Road Initiative”
  • Anton Witchell-Chibber (University of Leeds, UK): “The ‘Stateless State’: An assessment of the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya and its aftermath, 2011-2016”
  • Denise MacQuire (Baruch College): “Language of First Inhabitants of South Africa”

Session 19B: 10.30am - 12.00pm (Rm. H763): Models, Functions and Pathways (Warwick, Leeds & Baruch)

  • Andrew Darlington (University of Warwick, UK): ‘The number of ways of writing integers as the sum of 2n squares”
  • Ana Font Hernandez (Baruch College): “Assistive Utensil: A Spork for Hand Tremors and Spatial Awareness”
  • Carolyn McGrail (Baruch College):  “Methoprene induces the JAK/STAT pathway in Drosophila melanogaster”
  • Huang Shimeng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, presenting at Baruch College): “Two-Part Model with Three-Population Covariate Shift”

12:00-12:10 Welcome from Dean of the Zicklin School of Business Fenwick Huss

Session 20B: 12:30-2:00pm (Rm. H763): Sex, Gender and Morality (Warwick & Baruch)

  • Elena Mylona (University of Warwick, UK): “Attitudes towards homosexuality in Cyprus: What's religion got to do with it?”
  • Rachel Clark (University of Warwick, UK): “Dreaming of another life: transcending chronological time through romantic fantasy in Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love (2000)”
  • Veronica Stocker (Baruch College): “Assignment or Choice: The Effect of Gender on Experience-Taking”
  • Gabriella Epshteyn & Dvora Zomberg (Baruch College): “Social Desirability Bias and Conformity to Moral ‘Norms’: A Prospective Study”
  • Rebecca Fitzjohn (University of Warwick, UK): “Female Characters and Forensic Rhetoric in Early Modern Drama”


To RSVP or for information: contact or see

This conference is generously funded by the Office of the Provost at Baruch College.


Katherine Pence

Associate Professor of History

Director of Women's and Gender Studies

History Department

Baruch College, B5/200

1 Bernard Baruch Way

New York, NY 10010


History office: 646-312-4310

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