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Faculty Research Presentations

* — Related to the First-Year Common Reading

1:30 – 2:15 pm

  • The (Im)possible Task of Translation: Adventures in Bilingualism at VassarRoberta Antognini (Italian) Chicago Hall FLRC
  • A Russian Country Estate in Downtown New York? Viewing Film and Stage Versions of Chekhov's PlaysCharles Arndt III (Russian Studies) Rockefeller Hall 200
  • Carbon Nanotubes and Prussian Blue: Building a Better BatteryStuart Belli (Chemistry) Bridge for Laboratory Sciences 217
  • * Caring for the Text: The Work of an EditorRobert DeMaria (English) Sanders Classroom 013
  • A Glimpse of Galaxies at the Dawn of the UniverseDebra Elmegreen (Physics and Astronomy) Sanders Classroom 212
  • Place Memory and Mental Mapping: Student Perceptions on the Vassar Campus and BeyondBrian Godfrey (Geography) Ely Hall 200
  • French Pop and the French Song TraditionKathleen Hart (French and Francophone Studies) Chicago Hall 137
  • Fashion, France, and the FeminineSusan Hiner (French and Francophone Studies) Chicago Hall 102
  • * Water in Fiji and Singapore: Environment, Advertising, PostcolonialityMartha Kaplan (Anthropology) Blodgett Hall 105
  • * Women in Fantasy Film and LiteratureSarah Kozloff (Film) Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film 109
  • Bad WritingAmitava Kumar (English) Sanders Classroom 017
  • Researching with Robots to Understand Development and EvolutionJohn Long (Cognitive Science) Olmsted Hall 169
  • * Microplastics in Sand Dunes of Cape Cod, MassachusettsJill Schneiderman (Earth Science) Ely Hall 204
  • Multi-Decade Follow-Up of Adolescent PersonalitySue Trumbetta (Psychological Science) New England Building 206
  • * The Journey Towards Discovering My Theatrical VoiceShona L. Tucker (Drama) Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film 309
  • Women in the Archive: Gender and Holocaust MemorySilke von der Emde (German Studies) Olmsted Hall 266

2:30 – 3:15 pm

  • Doing Archaeological Research with the National Parks ServiceApril M. Beisaw (Anthropology) Blodgett Hall 101
  • What is ‘Civilization in Question’? An introduction to the Team-Taught College CourseNancy Bisaha, Rachel Friedman, and Chris Raymond (College Course) Rockefeller Hall 300
  • Contextual Effects of U.S. House Redistricting: Sometimes Constituent Ignorance Means Bliss for the IncumbentRichard Born (Political Science) Rockefeller Hall 203
  • Ending Deadly ConflictBob Brigham (History) New England Building 105
  • Can the Internet Save the Behavioral Sciences?Josh de Leeuw (Cognitive Science) Olmsted Hall 266
  • Ultimate Experience: Visuality, Sexuality, SpiritualityMarc M. Epstein (Religion & Jewish Studies) Taylor Hall 203
  • Dante, a Medieval Refugee: What the Past Can Teach UsFilippo Gianferrari (Italian) Chicago Hall FLRC
  • When the Westboro Baptist Church came to Vassar College: An Experiment in PedagogyJonathon Kahn (Religion) Blodgett Hall 201
  • Not Just A Matter of Translation: The What, Why, and How of Second Language ReadingKarin Maxey (German Studies) Chicago Hall 102
  • Mathematics and the MoonJohn McCleary (Mathematics and Statistics) Rockefeller Hall 200
  • “A Big, Beautiful Wall“: Constructing (In)security in the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands and BeyondJoseph Nevins (Geography) Ely Hall 200
  • X-ray Crystallography: Determining the Three Dimensional Structures of MoleculesJoe Tanski (Chemistry) Bridge for Laboratory Sciences 217
  • Embracing Art and Poetry: The Sound and the Visual Fury of the Russian Silver AgeFarida Tcherkassova (Russian Studies) Rockefeller Hall 201
  • Soils and Agriculture of Dutchess CountyJeff Walker (Earth Science) Ely Hall 204
  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?Travis Wilkerson (Film) Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film 109

3:30 – 4:15 pm

  • Birds of a Feather Drink Together: Mapping Alcohol Use at VassarAllan Clifton (Psychological Science) New England Building 105
  • What Fossils, Caves, and Lasers Tell Us About How We Became HumanZachary Cofran (Anthropology) Blodgett Hall 105
  • The Death and Rebirth of Ancient Greece and RomeCurtis Dozier (Greek and Roman Studies) Rockefeller Hall 200
  • A Slap In the Face of Public Taste: Revolutionary Art in Russia 1910-1917Nikolai Firtich (Russian Studies) Rockefeller Hall 203
  • Sensory EcologyMegan Gall (Biology) Olmsted Hall 266
  • The Blue Angel’s Twin Sister: How Early Sound Film Tackled the Global MarketLioba Gerhardi (German Studies) Chicago Hall 102
  • Ritual, Brain, and Belief: The Cognitive Science of Religious ExperienceKen Livingston (Cognitive Science) New England Building 206
  • * Scientific Mythologies of the Past, Controversies of the Present, and Visions of the FutureJose Perillan (Physics and Astronomy & Science, Technology, and Society) Sanders Physics 105
  • * What Sort of Fiction is Nonfiction? Notes on Documentary CinemaShane Omar Slattery-Quintanilla (Film) Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film 109
  • Beyond Norman Bethune (Bai Qiu'en): Transnationalism in Wartime Chinese Medicine, 1937-1945Wayne Soon (History & Asian Studies) Chicago Hall FLRC
  • Mapping Architecture in the 21st CenturyAndrew Tallon (Art) Taylor Hall 203
  • Of Long and Short Skirts: Islam, Race, and Gender in FranceKirsten Wesselhoeft (Religion) Blodgett Hall 101
  • Alternate Dimensions in Science, Science Fiction and Pop CultureChristopher White (Religion) Rockefeller Hall 201
  • What Can China Teach Us About Dealing with Environmental Challenges?Yu Zhou (Geography) Ely Hall 200
  • Learning About Abnormal Neurodevelopment From Ultrasonic Vocalizations of Newborn MiceBojana Zupan (Psychological Science) New England Building 106