Contours of Knowledge Program: March 28, 2017

Sorenson Student Center 206 B and C, 8:30am - 4:00pm

Science Building Atrium, 9:00am - 3:00 pm

Academic Panels and Papers, 8:30am - 4:00pm

SORENSON STUDENT CENTER 206 B AND C

 

8:30-9:50: SC 206B

Session 1: FEMINISM AND RELIGION, CONFLICT AND RESOLUTION

                Gabriel Toscano

                Jessica Turnblom

                Alicia Waters

                               Moderator: Gae Lyn Henderson, Associate Professor of English

 

10:00-11:20: SC 206B

Session 2: THEATER AND GENDER: THE ROLE OF GENDER IDENTITY AND CULTURAL SUBTEXT IN ACTED MEDIA

                Jess Bird

                Eliza Cotton

                Sam Kleyh

                               Moderator: Debjani Chakravarty, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies

 

10:00-11:20: SC 206C

Session 3: TRUMPISM AND CULTURE SHOCK

                Dustan Copeland, “Trump: a Randian Hero”

                McKhelyn Jones, “The Impacts of Conspiracy Theories on U.S. Democracy”

                Shawn Wright, “Back to Greatness”

                Phil Gordon, “We're All Conspiracy Theorists Now”

                                Moderator: Chris Lee, Lecturer, Department of English

 

 11:30-12:50: SC 206B

Session 4: THE FUTURE OF WASATCH WINTERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY DIMENSIONS OF CLIMATE, BUSINESS, AND SUSTAINABILITY

                Luke Cartin, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Park City

                Brody Leven, Professional Skier, Protect Our Winters

                Paul Marshall, Director of Communications, Ski Utah

                Maura Olivos, Ecologist and Sustainability Coordinator, Alta Resorts

                David Whittekiend, US Forest Service, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

                                Moderator: McKenzie Skiles, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences

 

1:00-2:20: SC 206B

Session 5: INTER-NATIONALISM(S): THE SHIFTING GROUNDS OF US. FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICY

               Oakley Hill, “Contra Wars: The CIA and Its Own Definition of Terrorism”

               Samuel Hill, “How History and the 14th Amendment Prove Donald Trump Wrong on Immigration”

               Lee Winkleman, “Iran : International Puppet in Securing U.S. Interests”

                               Moderator: Jeff Torlina, Associate Professor of Sociology

 

1:00-2:20: SC 206C

Session 6: TO THINK, DO, AND BE: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION AND PEDAGOGY

                Hayley Lopez, “Classical Ideas”

                Lydia Mongie, “Pedagogy of Privatization: In Defense of the University's Unique Mission”

                Aaron Larsen, “Overcoming Apathy: A Study on Increasing Student and Teacher Engagement Through Classroom Role-Playing Games”

                                Moderator: Mark Pepper, Associate Professor of English

 

2:30-3:50: SC 206B

Session 7: MEDICATING THE END OF HUMAN LIFE: THE COMPLICATIONS OF END-OF-LIFE CARE, EUTHANASIA, AND INDIVIDUAL WILL

                Tyler Jaynes

                Melvin Davila Martinez

                Jacob Morey

                Thomas Bretz

                                Moderator: Jason Slack, Associate Dean, College of Science and Health

 

2:30-3:50: SC 206C

Session 8: REPRESENTING: HOW WE REIMAGINE HISTORY, GENDER, AND IDENTITY THROUGH CONTEMPORARY AND POP CULTURE

               Caitlin LaVange, “Shattering the American Melting Pot: How Hip Hop and Literature Rewrite History”

               Christina Hawkins, “Autism and the Discrepancy in Gender Representation in Pop Culture, and the Psychological Effect of Those Who Go Undetected”

               Shea Haskell, “Water for the Fire: Analyzing Displacement and Identity in Native American Depictions and Contemporary America”

                               Moderator: Adrienne Winans, Assistant Professor of History

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies Information Tables, Research Posters,
and Multimedia Presentations, 9:00am - 3:00pm

SCIENCE BUILDING ATRIUM

 

Session 1: 9:00am - 11:00am

“Efficiency and Engagement in Health Mobile Application” by Henry Ng

 

“Students Promoting Sustainable Mountain Development Agenda in Utah and North America” by Sadie Conover, Regan Warner, and Andy Loy

 

“Synergistic Efficacy of Amphotericin B and Essential Oils against Fungal Strains Known to Cause Mucormycosis” by Karaleen Anderson

 

Interdisciplinary Group Presentations by Secondary Education Students (details TBA)

 

Session 2: 11:00am - 1:00pm

 

Interdisciplinary Group Presentations by Secondary Education Students (details TBA)

 

Session 3: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

“Enhancing Employee Engagement and Motivation in the Workplace” by Philippe Thibault

 

“Women of the Rocky Mountains: How Utah Women are Influencing Developing Countries” by Sadie Conover

 

“Implementing CUR recommendations: Expanding the High Impact Practice of Undergraduate Research within the Curriculum” by Chantelle Shapcott, Justin Felkins, Brooke

                                   Bradford, and Bryan Dalley

 

Interdisciplinary Group Presentations by Secondary Education Students (details TBA)


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