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Tuesday, September 29, 2015


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From:  Prof. Katherine Pence, Chair, Department of History

Event Description:

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.), University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and Monash University branch campus in Johannesburg, South Africa.  

The following is the revised schedule of the conference including titles of papers from students on other global campuses. 


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:


ICUR  (International Conference of Undergraduate Research) SCHEDULE 2015

DAY 1:  Tuesday, September 29: Newman Library Building, room H-620


7:00-8:00 a.m.:  Coffee and Bagels


7:45 am: Welcome from Provost David Christy and Dean of SPA David Birdsell


8:00 - 9:30 a.m.: Social Issues Panel (Session 8A)

Student Moderator: Phil Chen

1.   Hyran van Schalkwyk (Monash University in South Africa):  “The Value of the Death Penalty: Retribution or deterrent?”

2.   Vuyolwethu Ncube (Monash University in South Africa): “Female on Male Intimate Partner Violence”

3.   Kristina Kutleva (Baruch--Accounting) "Domestic Violence as a Cultural Issue"

4.   Thomas Averre (University of Warwick, UK): “Britain’s Nuclear Weapons: A Study of the Political Impact of Think Tanks and Advocacy Groups.”


9:30 - 11:00 a.m.: Markets and Welfare Panel (Session 9B)

Student Moderator: Helen Yue

1.   Christian Blex (University of Warwick, UK): “Irrationality, Explosive Bubbles & the Efficient Market Hypothesis: A Critical Empirical Analysis”

2.   Phil Chen (Baruch--International Business) "Real Estate Revitalization, Renovation, Reproaches"

3.   David Perez-Suarez (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro):  “Evolutionary Graph Theory Revisited”

4.   William Gildea (University of Warwick, UK): The Foundations and Flaws of Capitalism: A Re-Examination of Private Property Rights.”


11:00-11:30 a.m.: Light lunch break


11:30a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: New Perspectives on Historical Milestones (Session 10-B)

Student Moderator: Alexandria Tava

1.   Sebastian Hager (University of Warwick, UK): Economic Inequality—The Roaring Twenties and Now.”

2.   Aristida Pllumaj (Baruch--History) "The Revelation of Global Atomic and Communist Anxieties"

3.    Mohammad Deen (Baruch--History) "America Takes to the Road: The Impact of the Automobile on American Society, 1893-1980"

4.   Amber Mansfield (University of Warwick, UK): “What can we Learn from the Failed American Equal Rights Amendment of 1972?”



1:00 - 2:30 pm.: Education and Youth Services (Session 11-B)

Student Moderator:  Muhammad Deen

1.   Alexandra Enache (University of Warwick, UK): “The Role of Education in the Democratic Transition in Romania”

2.   Alexandria Tava (Baruch--Public Affairs) "Sound and Color" 

3.   Beth Mabey (University of Warwick, UK): “Black Box CALLing: is Moodle invisible yet?”


DAY 2:  Wednesday, September 30: Newman Library Building, room H-620


8:00-9:00 a.m.: Coffee and Bagels


8:45 a.m.: Welcome from WSAS Dean Alison Griffiths


9:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Understanding Cultures (Session 19B)

Student Moderator: Pennell Somsen

1.   Annie Sharples (University of Warwick, UK): “Uncovering the Literary Experience of Disability within Ancient Greece: From Homer to Hippocrates

2.   Sara Seber (Baruch--Public Affairs)  "How does Service-Learning Impact the Self-Efficacy of Under-served Youth?"

3.   Jonathan Ruiz (Baruch--Sociology/Biology) "Disordered Discourse: Exploring the Perception of Gender Among Parents of Children Living with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia" 


10:30 - 12:00: Country Cases (Session 20A)

Student Moderator: Jonathan Ruiz

1.    Michael Yip (University of Warwick, UK): “Enter the Dragon, Exit the Rising Sun: Comparing Japan’s and China’s Current Ability to Exercise Leadership in East Asia”

2.   Denise Garcia (Baruch--Sociology)  "Hip-Hop: A Way of Life"

3.   Pennell Somsen (Baruch--CUNY BA in Study in Translation of Latin American Women Writers) "Cuba and the Diaspora: Family and Nation"

4.    Michael Masny (University of Warwick, UK) “Wars without Political Consequences: US and the Use of Private Military Companies in Bosnia, Iraq and Colombia.”


If you would like to follow the ICUR students in Australia, England and elsewhere on social media you can "like" "ICUR Students" on Facebook or follow #ICUR15 on Twitter.