James J. Whalen Academic Symposium

Announcing the 19th Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium  Award Winners - April 14, 2016 

Awards for Oral Presentations

School of Business:
Melinda Carlison, Management - The Transition to Fatherhood: Men’s Narrative Identity Work on the Path to Working Father (Faculty Sponsor, Christine Bataille)

School of Communications:
Dominick Recckio, Kaitlyn Logsdon, Megan Goldberg, and Kaitlyn Tynczuk, Strategic Communications - The Paradox of Sustainability and the Global Betterment Imperative (Faculty Sponsor, Gordon Rowland)

School of Music:
Jocelyn Armes, Music Education - Music Education as Social Action: A Systematic Review of Literature and Research Surrounding Incarcerated Students and the Impact of Music Programs (Faculty Sponsor, Keith Kaiser)

School of Humanities and Sciences:
Humanities 1:
Jordan Cowell, Communication Studies - Kairos and Crisis: Failure to Meet the Rhetorical Situation of a Racial Crisis at Ithaca College (Faculty Sponsor, Robert Sullivan)

Michael Rizk, Art History – Razing Cities: Syria’s Architectural Crisis (Faculty Sponsor, Nancy Brcak)

Humanities 2:
Courtney Leo, Anthropology - Walking Tour Ethnography: Drawing Connections between Ethnographic Methods and Street Art Tourism in London’s East End (Faculty Sponsor, Sue-Je Gage)

Humanities 3:
Ngan Tran, Economics - Economic Effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) on the Vietnam Manufacturing Sector, with a Focus on the Textile and Footwear Industry (Faculty Sponsor, Shaianne Osterreich)

Sciences 1:
Emily Conklin, Biology - Evolution and Characterization of Vertebrate Neuropeptides (Faculty Sponsor, Ian Woods)

Sciences 2:
Samuel Lloyd, Mathematics - Approximation with Orthogonal Polynomials (Faculty Sponsor, Osman Yurekli)

Jonathan Smucker, Physics - Measuring the Temperature of the Ithaca College Magneto-Optical Trap (Faculty Sponsor, Bruce Thompson)

School of Health Science and Human Performance:
Hannah Robison, Health Promotion and Physical Education - Promoting Global Citizenship by Engaging the Philosophies and Practices of Western and Chinese Medicine (Faculty Sponsor, Hongwei Guan)

Valerie Cohen, Exercise Sports and Sciences - Handheld Tablets Are a Valid Measure for Analyzing Vertical Drop Jump Landing Tasks (Faculty Sponsor, Deb King)

Award for Visual, Media, Performing Arts

McKinleigh Lair, Park Media Lab - Seed to Cup (Faculty Sponsor, Carol Jennings)

Awards for Poster Presentations

School of Humanities and Sciences:
Taylor Ford, Sociology - Non–Medical Use of Prescription ADHD Medication at Ithaca College (Faculty Sponsor, Stephen Sweet)

Danielle Bucior and Collette Piasecki-Masters, Biology - Plant Uptake of Heavy Metals from Bombing Sites on the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico (Faculty Sponsor, Susan Witherup)

School of Health Science and Human Performance:
Jamie Kronenberg, Physical Therapy - Lower Extremity Biomechanics Displayed by Individuals with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis during Vertical Jumps (Faculty Sponsor, Rumit Singh Kakar)