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Monday, September 18, 2017


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




International Conference of Undergraduate Research at Baruch College

TUESDAY, SEPT 26 in ROOM H763 in Library

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 27 in H763 in Library


Day One – Tuesday 26 September 2017

Time (Baruch, USA)

Event – Baruch College

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:30

Session 8B - Warwick, Leeds & Baruch 

10:30 - 12:00

Session 9B – Sussex, Warwick & Baruch 

12:00 - 12:30

Lunch Break

12:30 – 2:00

Session 10A – Warwick  & Baruch 



5:30 – 6:30pm

Session 11A – Monash Australia & Baruch  

6:30 – 7:30pm

Session 11B – Monash Australia & Baruch 


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Session 8B FROM 9:00-10:30 AM

Theme:  The Environment, Health, and Well-Being

Speaker 1:  Marium Sarder (Biological Sciences Major, Baruch College) “Methoprene (juvenile hormone mimic) regulated enhancer at the foraging locus” Research conducted under direction of Prof. Rebecca Spokony

Speaker 2: Callum McCarthy (University of Warwick, UK)

Speaker 3: Katerina Gonos (University of Warwick, UK)

Speaker 4:Holly Mills (University of Leeds, UK)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Session 9B FROM 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Theme:  Spaces, Communities, and Culture

Speaker 1:  Tanzila Mahmood (Political Science and History Double Major, Baruch College) “From the Art Mecca to the Commercialized Tourist Pit: SoHo’s Cultural Transformation from the 1950’s-Present Day” Research for History Major Capstone with Prof. Mark Rice  

Speaker 2: Hanxiao (Helen) Yue, (Economics Major, Baruch College), “Analysis of Volatility in US Equity Markets in years 2007-2014 in the framework of FOMC”

Speaker 3: Laura Mitchell (University of Warwick, UK)

Speaker 4: Phinn Jennings (Sussex University, UK)

LUNCH BREAK 12:00-12:30 PM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Session 10A FROM 12:30-2:00 PM

Theme:  Drugs and the Body

Speaker 1:  Harriet James (Warwick)

Speaker 2: Lady Cardenas, (Biology and Chemistry Ad Hoc Major, Baruch College), “The effect of Methoprene on larval mortality” Research conducted under direction of Prof. Rebecca Spokony 

Speaker 3: Frankie Benavides, (Biological Sciences Major, Baruch College) “Isomerization of Ibuprofen” Research conducted under direction of Prof. Edyta Greer

Speaker 4: Andrzej Zacharjasz (Warwick University, UK)

BREAK 2:00-5:30 PM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Session 11A FROM 5:30-6:30 PM

Theme:  Heroes, Heretics & the Supernatural

Speaker 1:  Goldie Gross  (Baruch College) “Parker’s Back: Interpretive Sculpture”  Project for class with Prof. Kathryn Swanton          

Speaker 2: Alice Capstick (Monash University, Australia)

Speaker 3: Gianna Lenzi (Monash University, Australia)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Session 11B FROM 6:30-7:30 PM

Theme:  Green Cities

Speaker 1:  Nicole Murphy, (Operations Management Major, Baruch College) “New York City's High Line Park”  Research for History Minor Capstone with Prof. Mark Rice         

Speaker 2: Daniel Ricardo, Bonnie Taylor, Mukund Premakumar (GLARP, Monash University, Australia)

Speaker 3: Iliana Gomez and Samantha Diaz (Psychology Majors, Baruch College), “Environment by Personality” Psychology research for Prof. Mindy Engle-Friedman


Day Two – Wednesday 27 September 2016

Time (Baruch, USA)

Event – Baruch College

07:30 - 08:00


08:00 - 9:00

Session 17.1 – Baruch & Nanyang Technological University (NTU) H 763

9:00 - 10:30

Session 18B - Leeds & Baruch (With Warwick audience) H763


Session 19A – Warwick, Baruch & Sussex H763




Session 20A – Warwick & Baruch H763




WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Session 17.1 FROM 8:00-9:00 AM

Theme:  Identity

Speaker 1: Shannon Gaffney (History and Political Science Double Major, Baruch College), “Feminist Nationalism in 20th Century Ireland”      Research for a class with History instructor Meghan Butler

Speaker 2: Olivia Sztanga, (Political Science Major, Baruch College), “A Solution For Only a Few:  Comparing U.S. Policy in the Cases of Soviet and Syrian Refugees” Political Science Senior Thesis Advised by Prof. Els DeGrauw          

Speaker 3: Karen Lui Jia Yi (NTU)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Session 18B FROM 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Theme:  Medicine & the Brain

Speaker 1: Thuong Tran (Biology Major, Baruch College) “Exploring The Tautomerization of Thiotropocin and TDA” Senior Thesis Advised by Edyta Greer  

Speaker 2: Minkyung Lee (CUNY BA in Environmental Pharmacology), “Do Juvenile Hormone Mimics Regulate Microcephaly Genes in Drosophila melanogaster” Research conducted under direction of Prof. Rebecca Spokony

Speaker 3: Aimee Lloyd (Leeds)

Speaker 4: Sarah Binti Mohd Mokhdhari (Leeds)

 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Session 19A FROM 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Theme:  Money and Power

Speaker 1: Jack Alexander (Warwick)

Speaker 2: Carly Murphy, (Accounting Major, Baruch College), “Combating Accounting Fraud: Comparing the U.S. and U.K. Accounting Laws” Paper for English Prof. Suzette Andrews-Parker  

Speaker 3: Charles Liu (Actuarial Science Major, Baruch College) “Convenience Stores in Japan: Are They Too Convenient?” Research for Japanese Prof. Shigeru Suzuki         

Speaker 4: Tobias Burke (Sussex)

Break: 12:00-12:30

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Session 20A FROM 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Theme:  Economics and Culture

Speaker 1: Pawel Pomorski (Warwick)

Speaker 2: Rebecca Vicente (CUNY BA // The Ethonomics of Art) “Digital Technology and the Traditional Arts Institution“        

Speaker 3: Jiah Yen Lee (Warwick)

Speaker 4: Camila Fernandez, Desiree Pena and Cheryl Lynch (Public Affairs Majors, Baruch College), “Public-Private Partnership Boston Housing Authority" Project for Prof. Richard Hochhauser      

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This conference is generously funded by the Office of the Provost, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences,

and the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College.