A Celebration of Canisius Graduate and Undergraduate Students’ Research, Creativity, and Performances

Friday, April 20, 2012 | 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Over 300 expressions of student work Papers, Posters, Media Presentations, Art, Performances, Exhibitions and Demonstrations Locations: Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, Christ the King Chapel, Bouwhuis Library and Montante Cultural Center

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The 2012 Ignatian Scholarship Day Program is dedicated in memory of

Justine D. Price, PhD
Justine joined the Canisius Fine Arts Department in 2005 and quickly became an active and much beloved member of the campus community. In addition to teaching art history, Justine also taught seminars in the All-College Honors Program. Justine was on the Ignatian Scholarship Day planning committee for the past four years, and was an Ignatian Scholarship Day mentor to many student presenters. She was active in the Faculty for Study Abroad Programs and participated in the London Metropolitan Study Abroad Seminar for Canisius students in January 2010, and the exchange between Canisius and the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts with the Digital Media Program in the Communication Studies Department for a number of years. Outside the classroom, Justine participated in the Ignatian-based Kairos retreats with fellow faculty, students and staff. She was also a faculty mentor for the 2011 summer’s service-immersion trip to Poland. Justine’s heart and soul were every bit the measure of her intellect. In and out of class she showed her students and colleagues how to live a smart, beautiful and joyful life.

Pictured above: Justine D. Price, PhD (right) with Mark Makar ’11 (left) and Nadean Bettilyon ’12 (center)

Welcome
Welcome to this fifth annual special day of celebration spotlighting the academic achievements of our undergraduate and graduate students in various forms of expression:
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Schedule of events
10:00 a.m. Welcome by President John J. Hurley, and beginning of first poster session 10:00 a.m. Opening of first series of presentations; papers and multimedia performances continue beginning on the hour and the half-hour 11:30 a.m. Second poster session begins 1:00 p.m. Third poster session begins; musical and other performances begin in Christ the King Chapel 2:30 p.m. Fourth poster session begins 3:30 p.m. Conclusion of poster sessions 5:00 p.m. Exhibits, presentations of papers and multimedia performance conclude 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Rebekah Champ Art Reception, Bouwhuis Library 7:00 p.m. Concert featuring Canisius Concert Band, directed by Paul D. Biddle, and Canisius Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Schiavone, sponsored by the Fine Arts Department

Poster Displays Paper Presentations Multimedia Presentations Two- and Three-Dimensional Art Performances (poetry, drama, vocal or instrumental music) Demonstrations and Exhibits

It is an opportunity for all students to submit evidence of their best work from the current or a previous semester for exhibit, presentation, or performance in a conference environment similar to that of a learned society or organization. Participation in the event is a mark of high quality academic and creative work. Over 300 student expressions have been endorsed by more than 75 faculty members. Feel free to wander among the posters, listen to a variety of talks, view wonderful artwork, enjoy poetic and musical performances, and watch exciting demonstrations, all the while appreciating the accomplishments and collaborations among students and faculty which are most evident at a celebration such as this.

Thank you
Thank you to the following for their contributions to the success of this Ignation Scholarship Day:
Program Committee Members for their support, direction, and participation in the planning for this event: Sr. Patricia Brady, SSMN, Director for Community-Based Learning Barbara Burns, Chair, Adolescence Education Jane Cary, Professor of Fine Arts/Music Patricia Coward, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence Kathleen DeLaney, Archives Coordinator Mary Ann Langlois, Director of Sponsored Programs Tanya Loughead, Associate Professor of Philosophy Leah MacVie, Instructional Designer, ITS Patrick Mizak, Director of Institutional Research Janice Nagle, Director of Art Gallery Jerome Neuner, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Valerie Nugent, Assistant Director of Admissions Donna Ortolani, Executive Associate to the Dean of the School of Education & Human Services Kathy Peter, Executive Associate to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs John Rudenko, Graduate Assistant for Event Management Veronica Serwacki, Executive Associate to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Amanda Snider, Assistant Director for Academic Special Events J. Joseph Van Volkenburg, Assistant to the Director of Campus Ministry Barbara Wozniak, Administrative Associate in Student Retention
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Additional thanks to: Richard A. Wall, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, for his enthusiastic support of the planning of this day Janice Nagle, Director of Art Gallery, for curating the showing of the artwork Jane Cary, Professor of Fine Arts/Music, and Melissa Thorburn, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts/Music, for their assistance with the musical performances Andalyn Courtney, Shaun Maciejewski, and Rose Twardowski, Creative Services Department, for the production of materials Robert Grabowski, Instructional Support Specialist in the Media Center, for his assistance with the technical details of the multimedia presentations Dan Drew, the staff of the Media Center and students in the Communication Studies program for videotaping and photography of the events Margaret Kraatz and Marsha Stokes of the Print Shop for their help in the printing of the program Michael Odojewski, Mark Dzielski, and the staff of the Event Management Office for the set-up of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center and Montante Cultural Center

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Student poster presentations – 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
GRUPP FIRESIDE LOUNGE, STUDENT CENTER, SECOND FLOOR
LOC. G-1 G-2 G-3 G-4 G-5 G-6 G-7 G-8 G-9 G-10 G-11 G-12 G-13 G-14 G-15 G-16 G-17 G-18 G-19 G-20 G-21 G-22 G-23 G-24 G-25 G-26 G-27 G-28 G-29 G-30 G-31 STUDENT PRESENTERS Sarah Brach ’13, Heather Ward ’13 Kristen Ehrhardt ’12 Gina Heinzinger ’12, Kari Kiber ’12, Chandra Wingrove ’12 Darryl Newton ’12 Debra Dudek ’12 Karen Essery ’12 Paula Franchino-Fordham ’12 Peter Grossi ’12 Lindsay Janik ’12 Kristen LoVullo ’12 Jennifer Ness ’12 Megan Overbeck ’12 Katherine Peterson ’12 Nicole Pigeau ’12 Katherine Shea ’12 Angela Solland ’12 Tamara Tambre ’12 Hanna Tortorelli ’12 Jaclyn Volchoff ’12 Margaret Pitass ’13 Joelle Rozier ’13 Gina Stout ’12 Julie Van Uchelen ’13, Antoinette McMyne ’12 Shannon Dziadaszek ’12 Kenneth Held ’12 Vincent Croglio ’13, Jean Munezero ’13, Paul O’Connor ’13 Allyson Severyn ’13, Jane Bednarz ’13, Ashley Edsall ’13 Onochie Esenwah ’13 Ashley Kalstek ’12, Carly Story ’12, Jenna Gorko ’12, Julia Merrill ’12 Paul Wirth, Lindsey Machnica, Susan May Meredith Brown, Danelle Capobianco, Alexandra Ferrente, Elizabeth George, Ashley Holmes, Jenny Inzero, Justin Miller, Kimberly Patterson, Lyndsey Pierson, Vance Reeds, Laura Stevens, Amanda Torre, Melissa Young FACULTY MENTOR Ellen Hamm, Education Ellen Hamm, Education Ellen Hamm, Education Ellen Hamm, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Kelly Harper, Education Ellen Hamm, Education Ellen Hamm, Education Ellen Hamm, Education Ellen Hamm, Education Judith Larkin, Psychology Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Psychology Barbara Hanson, Biology Charles Goodsell, Psychology Melissa Wanzer, Communication Studies Susan Putnam, Psychology Michael Noonan, Biology Michael Noonan, Biology TITLE OF PRESENTATION Education Undergraduate Research: The Impact of Graphic Organizers on Research for Young Children The Impact of Choice on the Intrinsic Motivation of Elementary Students Investigating Research Inquiry: The Effects of Teacher-Student Ratio on Fourth Grade Students Teaching Communication Through the Use of Sign Language and Picture Exchange Communication System Helping a Kindergarten Child to Focus on Academics and Eliminate Negative Behaviors The Effects of Daily Physical Activity on Classroom Behavior The Effects on Student Learning of Integrating the Arts Through the Curriculum Creating a Culture of Caring Among Students to Improve the Effectiveness of Classroom Managment The Incorporation of Children’s Literature for Elementary Social Studies Instruction The Effect of Using a Variety of Formative Assessment on Cumulative Knowledge The Effect of Manipulatives on Student Engagement and Learning in Elementary Mathematics The Effects of the Chosen Instructional Method on Children’s Behavior How Classroom Arrangement Effects Behavior Prompt, Write, Reflect: What are the Effects of Self-Reflection on Students’ Creative Writing? The Effects of Physical Activity on Student Behavior The Effects of Technology on Students’ Knowledge of Mathematical Concepts The Effects of Daily Physical Activity on Student Engagement and Off-Task Behavior Ways on How Self Reflection Influences Students’ Self Confidence The Effects of Daily Physical Activity Behavior Management and Token Economy Systems: The Effects of a Token Economy System on Behavior Management Inquiry Based Teaching with Fourth Grade Students in an Urban Public School The Use of Co-Teaching Models in Secondary Classrooms Inquiry-Based Research Effortful Control Predicts Self-Regulation of Study Behaviors and Test Performance How Do College Students Talk About Personality Change? The Disruption of the Mitotic Cell Cycle in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Inositolless Death Exploring Familiarity and Commitment Based Lineup Errors Following Mugshot Exposure The Significance of Family Stories: An Analysis of a Personal Story Emotional Intelligence and the Ability to Correctly Identify Emotional Cues in Children Long-term Vocal Changes in the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Social Development in the Neonatal Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)

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Student poster presentations – 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
GRUPP FIRESIDE LOUNGE, STUDENT CENTER, SECOND FLOOR
LOC. G-1 G-2 G-3 G-4 G-5 G-6 G-7 G-8 G-9 G-10 G-11 G-12 G-13 G-14 G-15 G-16 G-17 G-18 G-19 G-20 G-21 G-22 G-23 G-24 G-25 G-26 G-27 Christopher Broda ’12 Michael McClurkin ’13 Morgan Preston ’12 Michael Heilemann ’13 Adam Skowron ’15 Maria DeMartinis ’13 Daniel Radwan ’13, Romain Dehan ’12 Sarah Burke ’13 Alayla Henry ’13, Allison Borth ’13 Christopher Petrotto ’13 Ashley Stewart ’12, Dana Harris ’12, Julia Merrill ’12, Laura Shepherd ’13 Adam Parulski ’12, Siobhan Brady ’13, Evan Morgan ’13, Alex Briand ’13 Melissa Owczarzak ’13, Kathryn Kionke ’11 Melissa Owczarzak ’13 Shannon Dziadaszek ’12, Ryan McAdoo ’14 Gina Gramaglia ’12, Joel Diaz ’12, Caroline Robert ’12, Steven Sroka ’12 Joshua Rowley, Lauren Tamburro, James Smith, Kayla Boldt Corey Callaghan ’13, George Arnott ’13, Bishoy Saleeb ’13, Kyle G. Horton ’11 Lisa Shaw ’12 Robert Makin ’12 Lyndsey Pierson ’12, Vance Reeds ’13, Melissa Young ’13 Kim Patterson, Meredith Brown, Melissa Young, Vance Reeds, Lyndsey Pierson, Elizabeth George, Alexandra Ferrente, Justin Miller Joseph Warner ’12, Mary Butlak ’12, Megan Niblock ’12 Paola Fajardo-Heyward, Political Science Devonya Havis, Philosophy Melissa Menasco, Sociology/Anthropology & Criminal Justice R Mark Meyer, Computer Science Robert Bode, Biology Nicki Calabrese, Education; Julie Henry, Education Katie Costanzo, Biology Melissa Wanzer, Communication Studies Julie Henry, Education Todd E Shatkin, DDS Johanna Fisher, English Susan Putnam, Psychology Harvey Pines, Psychology; Judith Larkin, Psychology Harvey Pines, Psychology; Judith Larkin, Psychology Neva Sanders, Psychology Patricia Erickson, Sociology/Anthropology & Criminal Justice Patricia Erickson, Sociology/Anthropology & Criminal Justice Sara Morris, Biology Lisa Morey, Biology Michael Wood, Physics Michael Noonan, Biology Michael Noonan, Biology LGBT Rights in Africa: A Global Responsibility The Utilization of the Physical Sciences to Describe Race Neuroscience Research Supports a Restorative Juvenile Justice System Microcontrollers as a Basis for Electronics Education in the Computer Sciences Seed Predator Distribution in an Urban Archipelago Undergraduate Student Research: Dialogic Reading at the Prekindergarten Level Effects of Photoperiod on Competition Between Container-Dwelling Mosquitoes Cyberbullying: A Growing Issue in Schools Around the World Undergraduate Education Research: Early Literacy Learning in a Professional Development School Mini Dental Implants for Long-Term Fixed and Removable Prosthetics: An Analysis of 5396 Implants Female Sex Trafficking The Relationship of Personality Dominance and the Stress Response Trick or Treat: Distinctiveness Threat, a Halloween Party and Contingencies of Self-Worth Enhancing Education Through Technology: The Use of iPads in Schools The Choice of Psychology as the Undergraduate Major: Illuminating the Continued Growth Trends Issues Concerning the Use of Tasers Ethics in Prison Health Care Systems Investigating Magnolia Warbler Flight Calls Using the MARS Rover (Mobile Avian Recording Studio) Effects of Estrogenic Compounds on Histone methyl transferases Expression in a Prostate Cancer Model Forward Tagger Monitoring Program Sexual Behavior in the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) Periparturient Behavior in the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) STUDENT PRESENTERS William Burke ’14 Hannah Ball ’12 Nicole Graham ’12 Kristin Skrzynski ’12 FACULTY MENTOR Anne Marie Dobies, Student Academic Support Services Melissa Wanzer, Communication Studies; Timothy Servoss, Psychology Melissa Wanzer, Communication Studies Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies TITLE OF PRESENTATION CEEP Research Grant - Disability Support Services Giving the Gift of Life: Examining the Relationship between Blood Donation and Organ Donation Parent-Child Cancer Communication: A Review of Literature Capstone: Polish Legacy Project of Buffalo

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Effects of a Neoprene Sleeve on Balance

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Student poster presentations – 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
GRUPP FIRESIDE LOUNGE, STUDENT CENTER, SECOND FLOOR
LOC. G-1 G-2 G-3 G-4 G-5 G-6 G-7 G-8 G-9 G-10 G-11 G-12 G-13 G-14 G-15 G-16 G-17 G-18 G-19 G-20 G-21 G-22 G-23 G-24 G-25 G-26 G-27 G-28 G-29 G-30 G-31 STUDENT PRESENTERS Jeffrey Holmberg ’12, Ryan Dobos ’12, Kara Bergstresser ’12 Robert Novak ’13 Michelle Bittner ’13 Jamie Hitro ’13, Zack Falls ’12 Rachel Siegrist ’12 Meghan Joyce ’12 Shannon Dziadaszek ’12 Kevin Hughes ’13 Robert Welliver ’13 Megan Robertson ’12 Alyssa Guercio ’13 Graidi Ainsworth ’12 Jenny Inzero ’13, Brittany Coppinger ’14 Meredith Brown ’12 Alexandra Hofner ’12 Matthew LeFauve ’14 Lindsey Robbins ’12 Macy Madden ’14, Lindsey Perkes-Smith ’13 Jennifer Williams ’13 Juliann Koleszar ’13 Kimberly Patterson ’12 Corey Damon ’13 Elisabeth Geyer ’13 Vance Reeds ’13 Jessica Stachowski ’12, Andrew Forrestel ’12, Jesse Fodero ’13 Ziyun Cao ’13, Alyssa Pepe ’12, Megan Marrano ’14, Steven DiLuca ’13 Eric Bellinger ’13 Michael Keenan, Sarah Whittington, Mwengwe Ndhlovu Nathan Olszewski ’12, John Sebastiani ’13, Gina Sparacino ’13, Elizabeth Sciarrino ’13 Brenden Whelehan ’13, Hillary Andelora ’12, Jennifer Griffin ’12, Stephanie Lander ’12 John Platten ’12, Corey Costa ’12, Nicholas Pollinger ’12, Bradly Newton ’12 FACULTY MENTOR Charles Goodsell, Psychology Anne Marie Dobies, Student Academic Support Services Anne Marie Dobies, Student Academic Support Services Jeremy Steinbacher, Chemistry & Biochemistry Debra Burhans, Computer Science Patricia Christian, Sociology/ Anthropology & Criminal Justice Dr. John Roberts Robert Grebenok, Biology Elizabeth Hogan, Biology Melissa Menasco, Sociology/ Anthropology & Criminal Justice Melissa Wanzer, Communication Studies Gregory Wood, Marketing/ Information Systems Michael Noonan, Biology Michael Noonan, Biology Susan Margulis, Biology Susan Margulis, Biology Susan Margulis, Biology Susan Margulis, Biology Ann Wright, Biology Susan Aronica, Biology Michael Noonan, Biology Sarah Evans, Chemistry & Biochemistry Sarah Evans, Chemistry & Biochemistry Michael Noonan, Biology Mary O’Sullivan, Chemistry & Biochemistry Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Psychology Susan Aronica, Biology Katie Costanzo, Biology Robert Grebenok, Biology Patricia Erickson, Sociology/ Anthropology & Criminal Justice Michael Dolan, Kinesiology TITLE OF PRESENTATION Enhancing Eyewitness Identification Accuracy with a Pre-Identification Procedure Canisius College Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) Statistical Analysis of the Mentoring Program Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Linkers for use in Silica Multifunctional Drug-Delivery Agents Globorum: A System for Gene Cluster Detection Racial Differences in Death Penalty Support Deficits in Effortful Control as a Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression The Presence of Oxidized Sterols in Transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana The Effects of Sirtuin-2 Inhibitor on Growth Cone Advance and Growth Cone Area The Effects of Extracurricular Activities on Juvenile Delinquency Connecting Through Family Stories Web 2.0 Technologies and Collaboration in the Workplace Head Tapping as an Index of Maternal-Calf Attachment in Killer Whales Individual Difference in Distant Motion Matching by Adult Beluga Whales with Neonates Do Different Observers Influence the Behavior of Animals? Functionality in Tool Use in Western Lowland Gorillas The Effects of Auditory Enrichment on Gorillas Western Lowland Gorilla Behavior Development from 0 - 12 Months of Age Science Education Regulation of Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) and aVb3 by Chemokine and Hormone Treatments Allomothering in Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) The Impact of Protein Modification on the Formation of DNA-Protein Cross-links What Makes Lyme Disease Tick? Preparation and Characterization of the Global Regulator, BosR Adult Male-Juvenile Interactions in the Killer Whale Synthesis of N-carboxamidine polyamines and Inhibiting Effects on T. cruzi trypanothione reductase The Effects of Study Abroad and Immersion Trips on Personality IP-10 Activation of p53-mediated Tumor Suppression Pathways Phenotypic Plasticity and Life History in an Invasive Mosquito Across Photoperiod Regimes Conjugated Cholesterol and Impact on Sterol Bulk Flow and Communiation Ethical Issues Concerning Lawyer/Client Relations Short Term Effects of Warm Whirlpools on Ankle Strength

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Student poster presentations – 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
GRUPP FIRESIDE LOUNGE, STUDENT CENTER, SECOND FLOOR
LOC. G-1 STUDENT PRESENTERS Mary Mietlicki ’12, Sandra Casey ’12, Nicole Augustine ’12, Jon VanRemmen ’12 Michelle Collier ’12 Diana Mura ’12 Brian Meyer ’12 Graidi Ainsworth ’12 Timothy Hirschbeck ’12 Mariel Klein ’13, Kim Cologgi ’13, Nicki Hazzard ’13 Holly Brown ’12, Bridget McPhelin ’12, Kristen Schugardt ’12, Kurt Zimmerman ’12 Monique Laroche ’12 Christine Mulvihill ’12 Eric Kaczor ’12 Russell Algera ’12, David Fortman ’13 John Frandina ’13, Joseph Pittari ’14 Ryan Carey ’13 Kristin Hill ’14 Amber Meyers ’14 Hillary Klier ’13 Marshall Binns ’13, Justin Young ’13 Michael Cochrane ’12 Ryan McAdoo ’14, Christina Zawalski ’14 Chase LaDue ’14 Elizabeth Suchan ’13 Jordan Tripi ’13 Justine Duquette ’12 Nicholas Tyler ’12 Evan Morgan ’13 Nicholas Pantano ’14, Derek Zemla ’12, Adam Dannenhoffer ’14 Alicia Bajdas ’12 Ziyun Cao ’13 Corey Costa ’12 Clare Peters ’12, Jill Shea ’12, Katie Dole ’12, Erica Dutter ’12 FACULTY MENTOR Julie Henry, Education; Jeffrey Lindauer, Kinesiology Julie Henry, Education Julie Henry, Education Julie Henry, Education Melissa Wanzer, Communication Studies Melissa Wanzer, Communication Studies Sarah Signorino, Campus Ministry; Judith Larkin, Psychology Nicki Calabrese, Education; Camille Pontrello, Education Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Robert Grebenok, Biology Timothy Gregg, Chemistry & Biochemistry Barbara Hanson, Biology Matthew Hertz, Computer Science Frank LaRocca, Management; Luanne Firestone, Campus Ministry Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Psychology John Occhipinti, Political Science Phillip Sheridan, Chemistry & Biochemistry Kathryn Williams, Classics; Thomas Banchich, Classics Charles Goodsell, Psychology Susan Margulis, Biology E Christine Moll, Counseling & Human Services Robert Bode, Biology Sara Catherine Foster, Communication Studies Michael Wood, Physics Susan Putnam, Psychology Mariusz Kozik, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Steven Szczepankiewicz, Chemistry & Biochemistry Lisa Morey, Biology Erin Makarius, Management Michael Dolan, Kinesiology Michael Dolan, Kinesiology TITLE OF PRESENTATION Capstone Seminar for Teachers: Critical Incidents from Student Teaching Related to Core Curriculum Activating Recent Prior Knowledge in Type I Gifted Students: Effects on Learning Differentiated Instruction & Playwriting in the Gifted Elementary Classroom Does Student Choice Affect Achievement? Communication Apprehension: Effects on the Individual’s Selection of and Success in the Organization Setting Verbal Aggression Within Sports: Trash Talking Teaching Tolerance Capstone Seminar for Teachers: Critical Incidents from Student Teaching Related to the Core Curriculum Capstone Project - Rifle Club Christine Mulvihill’s Portfolio The Role of ELT-2 in Intestinal Gene Regulation Cyclopropanation Cross-Coupling Strategy for the Synthesis of Chiral alkylidine cyclopropanes The Measurement of Cell Cycle Proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Undergoing Inositolless Death Speeding to the Secret - Cryptography through the Fourier Transform Canisius 500 A Critical Evaluation of The Psychosocial Development of Queen Elizabeth I Eclipse of the West Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy of Alkali Metal Hydrosulfides: Detection of KSH Roman Frontier Policy Under Diocletian, 284-305 AD Comparing Showup and Lineup Identifications: Are Showups Biased? The Effects of Pregnancy and Motherhood on a Captive Gorilla’s Behavior Media and Female Perceptions of Romantic Love Identification of Insects in the Goldenrod Floral Community PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter Analysis of K0 Meson in the Nucleus WNY Sibshop at Canisius College Evidence for Dimer Formation by Transition Metal Substituted Polyoxometalates in Nonpolar Solvents The Effect of Bisphenol-A on HAT Activity in PC3 Prostate Cancer Cell Lines The Influence of Group Diversity on Work-life Balance, Engagement, and Satisfaction Prediction of Ankle Limb Volume Using Digital Photography Time Needed to Induce Analgesia Using an Ice Cup

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2 & 3 dimensional art
STUDENT(S) Sarah Jaworowicz ’12 Hannah Hampton ’12 Garrett Weinholtz ’12, Hannah Hampton ’12, Szymon Tomsia Charlene Sparcino, Jan Burns Students enrolled in Thomas Wolf’s FAS 142 Travel Photography Class

BOUWHUIS LIBRARY, ALUMNI GALLERY
FACULTY MENTOR Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies; Thomas Wolf, Fine Arts/Studio Art Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Przemyslaw Moskal, Communication Studies E Christine Moll, Counseling & Human Services Thomas Wolf, Fine Arts/Studio Art TITLE Quadrangle in Photos Urbex Buffalo The Polish Exchange Program Exhibition FOCA: Focus On Consequences for Adolescents Italian Culture From the Inside Looking Out

Musical performances
CHRIST THE KING CHAPEL
TIME 1:00 – 1:20 1:30 – 1:55 1:30 - 1:55 1:30 - 1:55 2:00 – 2:20 2:30 – 2:50 3:00 - 3:20 3:30 - 3:55 4:00 – 4:20 STUDENT(S) Rachael Bosak ’14, Jena Abati ’14 Maria Lee ’13, Laura Shepherd ’13, Michael Menard ’15 Michael Daddario ’12 Maria Lee ’13 Emily Yancey ’13, Ariana Incao ’13, Jena Abati ’14, Rachael Bosak ’14 Miranda Lombardo ’13, Joshua Osmanski ’14 Davidlee Klimchuk ’12 Matthew Scarano ’12 Alfred Runkel ’14, Megan Michalak ’15, Rebecca Walker ’15 FACULTY MENTOR Melissa Thorburn, Fine Arts/Music Ansgarius Aylward, Fine Arts/Music; Karen Schmid, Fine Arts/Music Ansgarius Aylward, Fine Arts/Music; Jane Cary, Fine Arts/Music Ansgarius Aylward, Fine Arts/Music Melissa Thorburn, Fine Arts/Music Melissa Thorburn, Fine Arts/Music David Schiavone, Fine Arts/Music Robert Accurso, Fine Arts/Music Lawrence Deni; Joel Cohen TITLE Two friends who sing together....about LOVE! Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 3 in C minor, Ludwig van Beethoven Schubert Sonatina in D-major, Op. 137. Mov. 1 Meditation from ’Thais’ Chamber Music for the Voice From Operetta to Sondheim Jazz Combo Canisius College Drum Club Canisius Brass

Other demonstrations
STUDENT(S) Craig King ’15, BS-Physics, Andrew Beiter ’15, BS-Physics, David Schlant ’14, BS Physics; Josh Smith ’15, BS-Communication Studies/Digital Media Arts Michael Lanighan ’12, BS-Physics/Computer Science, Jerod Sikorskyj ’12, BS-Computer Science/Physics

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FACULTY MENTOR Robert Selkowitz, Physics TITLE Jim: The Interactive Emotive Robotic Paper

Robert Selkowitz, Physics; Debra Burhans, Computer Science

Lego Plays Chess: A Low-Cost, Low Complexity Approach to Intelligent Robotics

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Student papers and multimedia presentations
TIME 10:00 – 10:20 STUDENT CONF. ROOM (STUDENT CENTER) Laura Scott ’13; Mentor: Patrick Lynch, Religious Studies/Theology The Morality of Nuclear Weaponry EXECUTIVE CONF. ROOM (STUDENT CENTER) Monica Walter ’12; Mentor: Nancy Rourke, Religious Studies/Theology Catholic Social Teaching and Foster Care STUDENT CENTER LOUNGE (SECOND FLOOR) Timothy Kucinski ’12; Mentor: Jennifer Desiderio, English Analyzing Mary Jemison’s Cultural Transcendence

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Meagan Dellavilla ’12; Mentor: Steven Halady, Philosophy A ’Brighter’ Future: The Alleviation of Energy Poverty in the Year of Sustainable Energy For All Amanda Edick ’12, Juan Parker ’12, Melanie La Fornara ’12, Jayme Cook ’12; Mentor: Patricia Erickson, Sociology/Anthropology & Criminal Justice The Ethics Associated with the Three Strikes Law Conor McMahon ’13; Mentor: John Zeis, Philosophy Philosophical Therapy Meghan Joyce ’12; Mentor: Melissa Menasco, Sociology/Anthropology & Criminal Justice Phish Hooks: The High Prevalence But Lack of Conviction in Phishing Crimes Norman Brown ’12; Mentor: Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Digital Media Arts Core Capstone Brian Zylinski ’12; Mentor: Patricia Christian, Sociology/Anthropology & Criminal Justice Poverty in India: A Grave Human Rights Concern with an Emphasis on Public Health Kayla DeCoste ’12; Mentor: Eileen Angelini, Modern Languages; David Devereux, History The Preservation of Francophone Culture in the United States Meghan Joyce, Amy Daub, Daren Sporski, Elizabeth Gatto; Mentor: Patricia Erickson, Sociology/ Anthropology & Criminal Justice The Ethical Discrepancies in the ’Police Brotherhood’ Laura Jakiel ’12; Mentor: Susan Margulis, Biology The Healing Power of Non-Human Animals

Amanda Klee ’12; Mentor: Neil O’Donnell, C.O.P.E. The True Nature of Museum Collections

Hillary Hamp ’12; Mentor: E Roger Stephenson, English There’s a real mother talking: The Queer Experience of Family in the Absurdist Drama of Edward Albee Ann Klements ’12; Mentor: Robert Butler, English The American Success Myth Still Works

11:00 – 11:20

Diamon Redfield ’15; Mentor: Johanna Fisher, English Fellini’s La Dolce Vita: A Critique on Gender

11:30 – 11:50

Taryn Spencer ’12; Mentor: E Roger Stephenson, English Breast Cancer: The Importance of Public Awareness Students from EDC 615 ONL; Mentor: Karen Dutt-Doner, Education Virtual Presentations for the Research Techniques class in Education Students from EDC 615 ONL; Mentor: Karen Dutt-Doner, Education Virtual Presentations for the Research Techniques class in Education Joshua Little ’14; Mentor: Sarah Signorino, Campus Ministry Education for All: The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM Act) Brianna Blank ’14, Brian Russ ’13, Jordan Smith ’13; Mentor: Przemyslaw Moskal, Communication Studies; Melissa Wanzer, Communication Studies NutWarz Juan Parker ’12, Norman Brown ’12; Mentor: James O’Neil, Communication Studies In Other News: Studying Media News’ Effects On Society Ezinne Chimah ’13; Mentor: Patrick Lynch, Religious Studies/Theology; John Kelly, Philosophy African Conflict in the Last Decade: Behind the Justice Chelsea Shumaker ’13; Mentor: Tanya Loughead, Philosophy Domination/Oppression and Racism in Service Learning Kouliga Koala ’12; Mentor: Larry Jones, History Burkina Faso and the United States: The Study of an Evolving Relationship 1960- 2011

Dawnmarie Wahl ’14; Mentor: Jennifer Desiderio, English The Battle of the American Indian Catherine Connors ’12; Mentor: Jennifer Desiderio, English Revisting Melville’s ’Botches’

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Maria DeMartinis ’13; Mentor: Jennifer Desiderio, English Mary Jemison, A Seneca Indian: A Closer Look at Her Captivity Narrative Joseph Bieron ’12; Mentor: Robert Butler, English Evolution of the Modern American Woman in Literature

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Stephanie Huber ’12; Mentor: Nancy Rourke, Religious Studies/Theology Age Diversity within in Marriage Shannon Meyers ’13; Mentor: Jennifer Desiderio, English Red Indians: Angela Carter’s Communist Manifesto Zhasmina Tacheva ’14; Mentor: Tanya Loughead, Philosophy Too much, too early Matthew Mullin ’14; Mentor: Jennifer Desiderio, English The McCrea Manifesto: Analyzing the Revolutionary Ideals of Miss McCrea Kelsey Alvarez ’13; Mentor: Jennifer Desiderio, English Coexistence in ’Hope Leslie’ Chelsea Shumaker ’13; Mentor: Jennifer Desiderio, English Mary Rowlandson as a Hybrid Candice Madill ’12; Mentor: Jennifer Desiderio, English Weeping by the Waters of Babylon: Carter’s Subversion of the Captivity Narrative

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Daniel Kuether ’12; Mentor: Yvonne Widenor, Fine Arts/Art History Barnett Newman and the Fight for the Self: Libertarian Anarchism in Abstract Expressionist Painting

3:30 – 3:50

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Aryn Keyel ’13; Mentor: Jonathan Lawrence, Religious Studies/Theology Transformation Eliza Fields ’13; Mentor: Lindsey Row-Heyveld, English The Outcasts of Society in Shakespeare’s ’Tragedy of Othello’

Gabriella Ortiz ’14; Mentor: Paola FajardoHeyward, Political Science The Future of Sierra Leone Stephanie Schelble ’12; Mentor: Katie Costanzo, Biology The Effect of Photoperiod Regimes on the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) 8

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Student papers and multimedia presentations
TIME 10:00 – 10:20 REGIS SOUTH (STUDENT CENTER) Joseph Heifferon ’12; Mentor: Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies HockeyStats Application FACULTY DINING ROOM (STUDENT CENTER) Kristen Flick ’12; Mentor: Jane Fisher, English Victim to Hero: How Government Indifference Transformed the Gay Community? FRISCH CONFERENCE ROOM (TUNNEL) Caitlin McAneney ’12; Mentor: Hamilton Cochrane, English; Janet McNally, Creative Writing ’Deep Greens and Blues’

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Richard Lunghino ’13; Mentor: Jane Fisher, English The Role of the Plague in Ancient Greek Literature

Meghan Burke ’12; Mentor: Jane Fisher, English The Ruined Maid in Space in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure Matthew Gorczyca ’12; Mentor: Jane Fisher, English The Metaphor of Suffering and its Consequences of Heightened Strength and Enlightenment on the Individual and Society Timothy Kucinski ’12; Mentor: Robert Butler, English The Deeper Truth: An Analysis of Tim O’Brien’s Uses of Fictional and Factual Truth Joseph Parshall ’15; Mentor: Kevin Hardwick, Political Science The American Urban Expressway: Past, Present, & Future Jennifer Laughlin ’12; Mentor: Girish Shambu, Management Shared Transportation for a Greener Buffalo: A Collaborative Project Mwengwe Ndhlovu ’13’ Mentor: Tanya Loughead, Philosophy The New Racism Yuqi Szumla ’14; Mentor: Philip Reed, Philosophy Is Sexual Intimacy Really Necessary in a Marriage?

Gabrielle Caruana ’12, Mary Bianca ’12; Mentor: James Oigara, Education Using Interactive SMART Boards Lyndsey Boettcher ’13, Brad Beiter ’14; Mentor: James Oigara, Education Using Interactive SMART Boards

11:00 – 11:20

Davidlee Klimchuk ’12; Mentor: Hamilton Cochrane, English Creative Writing Thesis

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Suraj Seth ’12; Mentor: Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Branding and Marketing a Professional Blog Regina Pollack ’12; Mentor: Terrence Bisson, Mathematics & Statistics Connections Between Mathematics and Music: The Auditory Aesthetics of the Baroque Era Erik Taheri ’14, Tim Gaughan ’12, Nick Parisi ’12, Erin Pawlik ’12; Mentor: Barbara Irwin, Communication Studies Our Lady of Hope Home School Christina McMahon ’12; Mentor: Jennifer Desiderio, English Mary Jemison: Going Beyond the Hybrid Andrew Smyczynski ’12; Mentor: Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Squatch Watch

Brian Russ ’13; Mentor: Przemyslaw Moskal, Communication Studies 3D Animation Kelly Gorman ’13; Mentor: Lindsey Row-Heyveld, English Masques and Tension Management in Early Modern England Nicholas Everett ’13, Alissa Lamphron ’13; Mentor: James Oigara, Education The Industrial Revolution - Factory Workers Casey Lanighan ’13, Kelsey House ’13; Mentor: James Oigara, Education Using Interactive SMART Boards Alayla Henry ’13, Maria DeMartinis ’13, Chelsea Elledge ’13; Mentor: James Oigara, Education SmartBoard Activity: Compare and Contrast Native American Tools, Clothing, and Food to Modern Times Magdalena Bax ’12; Mentor: Lisa Morey, Biology Prostate Cancer: The Disease of Old Men

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Benjamin Bell ’12; Mentor: Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Trail of Fears Carleton Thayer ’12; Mentor: Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Dark Inspirations Jacob Nolan ’12; Mentor: Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Title of movie (to be determined) Christopher Barrile ’13; Mentor: Patricia Christian, Sociology/Anthropology & Criminal Justice The Death Penalty: How Education, Race, and Religion Effect Our Opinions Sean-Erik McKinney ’12; Mentor: Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Canisius Women’s Lacrosse: Road to the 2012 MAAC Championship Katherine Landahl ’14; Mentor: Jonathan DiCicco, Political Science Promoting Peace? American Militarism in Africa

Emily Cole ’13; Mentor: Esther Northman, International Programs Study Abroad: Experience the World, A Student Panel Discussion Ashley Stewart ’12, Rich Theus ’14, Josh Rowley ’12, Dennis M. Long ’13; Mentor: J. Joseph Van Volkenburg, Campus Ministry Sandwiches and Spirituality

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Maxine Meyerhofer ’14, Jen Lennox ’14; Mentor: James Oigara, Education Using Interactive SMART Boards Mason Roessler ’13, Kathleen Riley ’13; Mentor: James Oigara, Education Smart Board Presentation

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Alexandria Hartman ’13; Mentor: Tanya Loughead, Philosophy The Upholding of Gender Assigned Roles Amongst the Elderly at the Lutheran Church Home Brendon Najm ’14; Mentor: Paola FajardoHeyward, Political Science The Water Crisis: A Worldwide Search for Solutions Joseph Danna ’12; Mentor: Tanya Loughead, Philosophy Tradition vs. Progress: Understanding Generation Gaps in Society 9

Brian Zylinski ’12; Mentor: Edward Kisailus, Biology Man, Machine, or Something in Between: The Disadvantages Posed by Robot-Assisted Surgery Andrew DeCoster ’13; Mentor: James Oigara, Education What Does It Mean To Be An Immigrant? Alyssa Erazo ’13; Mentor: Sarah Signorino, Campus Ministry Support for LGBT Youth

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Student papers and multimedia presentations
TIME 10:00 – 10:20 REGIS NORTH (STUDENT CENTER) Students from Nativity/Miguel; Mentor: Rosemary Murray, Graduate Education & Leadership Picturing the future: Educating Urban Middle School Students to Envision Themselves as Successful Learners with Long Term Academic and Career Goals Students from Nativity/Miguel; Mentor: Rosemary Murray, Graduate Education & Leadership Picturing the future: Educating Urban Middle School Students to Envision Themselves as Successful Learners with Long Term Academic and Career Goals Neil Savoy ’15, Michael Lillis ’15, Gabrielle Walter ’15; Mentor: Jane Fisher, English Train: A Video Production of the Short Story by Joyce Carol Oates Kimberly Panuccio ’12, Maria Morse ’12, Lakia Johnson ’12; Mentor: Patricia Erickson, Sociology/ Anthropology & Criminal Justice Ethics and the Police Subculture *Mulitple presentations at one time Emilie Clark ’13; Mentor: Joseph Rizzo, Information Technology Srvs. (ITS) Young Women and Mathematics Austin Nottingham ’14; Mentor: Jennifer Herrmann, Student Academic Support Services Exploring Assistive Technology through Online Video Tutorials Kurt Vogt ’12; Mentor: Benjamin Dunkle, Communication Studies Helping Hands Xiaoran Wang ’13; Mentor: Christopher Lee, Religious Studies/Theology The Story of Chinese Tea Jason Tata ’12; Mentor: Anthony Weston, Mathematics & Statistics The Supremal p-negative Type of a Finite Metric Space Mary Russell ’12; Mentor: L Christine Kinsey, Mathematics & Statistics Utilization of Lyapunov Exponents for Predicting Chaos in Regions of the Three-Body-Problem Danielle Mallare ’12; Mentor: Anthony Weston, Mathematics & Statistics New Techniques for Computing the Generalized Roundness of Metric Trees Christopher Eppolito ’14; Mentor: Anthony Weston, Mathematics & Statistics Euler’s Summation Formula Samantha Youmans ’13; Mentor: Anthony Weston, Mathematics & Statistics Non Linear Geometry of Ultrametric Spaces Lauren Mosier ’13, Elizabeth Williams ’12, Chelsea Witnauer ’12, Brian Quinn ’13; Mentor: Barbara Irwin, Communication Studies SPCA Paws & Patriots 10 Elizabeth Anne Jasen ’15; Mentor: Estelle Siener, Information Technology Srvs. (ITS) Digital Story-Dia de los Muertos Mary Wainwright ’13; Mentor: Joseph Rizzo, Information Technology Srvs. (ITS) Bullying in Schools

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CANISIUS ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION (CEO)
Student Participants: Alexandra Finn, Jason Frizlen Advisor: Ji-Hee Kim, Ph.D., Management Time present: 10 am - 2 pm

PSYCHOLOGY CLUB

Student Participants: Sam Bobbe, Joseph Mondo, Zoe Morse Advisor: Susan Putnam, Ph.D., Psychology Time Present: 12 pm - 5 pm Exhibit: The Psychology Club will showcase its past activities and upcoming plans to firmly establish their club around campus. Club members will share how new members can become involved. Information on the various benefits of being a Psychology major will be available.

Exhibit: The Canisius Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) offers student members the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial leadership, professional communication skills, successful team building and team work, and knowledge in entrepreneurship by creating, designing, planning, leading, organizing, and implementing educational outreach and experiential entrepreneurship projects. The Canisius Entrepreneurs Organization informs, supports, and inspires Canisius College students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunities through the life long journey of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, and enterprise creation.

SPANISH CLUB (Ñ)

Student Participants: Kimberly Huber, Ashley McCartney Advisor: Margaret Stefanski, Ph.D, Modern Languages Time Present: 10 am – 5:00 pm Exhibit: ¡Hola a todos! The Spanish Club (Ñ) will be present to serve some great tapas (Spanish snacks) and to discuss the ways to get involved with the Hispanic community at Canisius College and in Buffalo. Submitted photos for our 1st Annual Photo Contest will be on display. Stop by, try new food, and choose which photo you think is best!

CAN DO SOCIETY

Student Participants: Billy Burke, Kevin Cheney, Ryan Zawistowski Advisor: Ji-Hee Kim, Ph.D., Management Time present: 10 am - 5 pm Exhibit: The Can Do Society (CDS) is an organization of Canisius College students, alumni, and mentors who are committed to excellence, professionalism, positively impacting the community. The Society aims to build synergistic relationships with a network of established business leaders in the surrounding community. Dreams will fuel our society and teamwork will help us achieve our success.

STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

Student Participants: Emily Cole and students from our various study abroad programs Advisor: Esther Northman, International Programs & Partnerships Time of Demonstration: 10 am – 5 pm Exhibit: The study abroad experience is presented to students and other members of the community through pictures and student testimonials. Information will be on hand about the programs that are available through the Office of International Partnerships and Study Abroad. Students and members of our Study Abroad Office staff will be available to assist with any questions about the programs.

EUROSIM

Student Participants: Christina Farone, Adrienne Fortini, Cristina Wasinger Advisor: John Occhipinti, Ph.D., Political Science Time present: 10 am - 5 pm Exhibit: Students will present the main goal of EuroSim and what it entails. This will include details from their latest experience in Wroclaw, Poland, where the theme of the simulation was asylum policy. They will also discuss their post-conference travels to various cities in Poland and Germany, where they experienced new cultures and were able to apply their knowledge of European history and the European Union.

TEACHER EDUCATION CLUB (TED)

Student Participants: Alycia Bobak, Danielle Mallare, Kaitlyn Press, Greg Rusch Advisor: Nancy Bailey, Ph.D., Adolescence Education and Nicki Calabrese, Ph.D., Education Time Present: 10 am – 2:30 pm Exhibit: Teachers’ Education Club (TED) is a club dedicated to giving education majors an understanding of teacher education as a discipline. The club provides education majors with numerous opportunities to become more familiar with the educational field, as well as a chance to meet with fellow education majors and share experiences. Through volunteer work, professional development, service learning and more, Teachers’ Education Club aims to provide valuable experiences for its members, while serving the campus and the community.

FRENCH CLUB

Student Participants: Kayla Decoste, Kaitlyn Hatch, Caroline Robert Advisor: Eileen Angelini, Ph.D., Modern Languages Time present: 10 am - 4 pm Exhibit: The French Club organizes special French events on campus throughout the semester including movie nights, a Mardi Gras party, and a beret making activity. We help bring French culture, language, and culinary delights to campus. A picture slide show and posters of the New Orleans Cajun culture conference trip will give a visual representation of the activities that were participated in and the many education sites that were visited. Students who participated will be on hand to relate their experiences and answer questions.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS (WIB)
Student Participants: Julianna Wojcik Advisor: Roslyn Colon, Career Center Time Present: 1 pm - 4:30 pm

MYLINKFACE

Student Participants: Bradley Beiter, Lindsay Bender, Lindsey Rizzo Advisor: Ji-Hee Kim, Ph.D., Management Time present: 10 am - 5 pm Exhibit: MyLinkFace provides excellent service instructing English as a second language to individuals over Skype in foreign and domestic communities. We offer knowledge to empower our students in their pursuit of learning the English language, while maintaining a creative and enjoyable environment. MyLinkFace is envisioned to provide high quality service to a new and expanding market. By providing quality English education, our goal is to spread professionalism and fluency of the English language.

Exhibit: Through networking, educational events, and community service, Women in Business creates and strengthens skills in leadership, business education, and life management.

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Student project abstracts
Alumni Gallery, Bouwhuis Library (hallway from Old Main to Library) CKC - Christ the King Chapel ECR - Executive Conference Room (2nd floor, Student Center, room 207) FCR - Frisch Conference Room (Frisch Hall tunnel level, right side near Bookstore) FDR - Faculty Dining Room (1st floor, Student Center) G -# - Grupp Fireside Lounge (2nd floor, Student Center) #=table number RN - Regis North (2nd floor, Student Center) RS - Regis South (2nd floor, Student Center) SCR - Student Conference Room (2nd floor, Student Center, room 205) SCL - Student Center Lounge (2nd floor, Student Center)

PARTICIPANT: GRAIDI AINSWORTH ’12, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA WANZER, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-5 - 2:30 PM

Communication Apprehension: Effects on the Individual’s Selection of and Success in the Organization Setting
Communication apprehension (CA), an individual’s anxiety about actual or anticipated communication with others, affects as many as one in five individuals in a variety of communication settings. One setting where CA is particularly detrimental is within organizations. Many studies show CA impacts an individual’s occupational choices, and may result in multiple negative outcomes for high CA individuals in the workplace; discrimination in the job interviewing process, less satisfaction with their occupation, poor retention rates, and fewer promotions or advancement opportunities when compared with their low CA counterparts in organizations. This paper outlines classic and contemporary research conducted in these areas and offers suggestions for further research that would benefit both individuals and organizations within organizational settings.

collaborative team and helping it function effectively. Several scholars have advanced the idea of collaboration personas which help define how individuals function in a group/teamwork setting. Additionally, managers must help their team choose appropriate tools; while Web 2.0 technologies can be use for most projects, they are designed to be most effective with specific tasks or functions.
PARTICIPANT: RUSSELL ALGERA ’12, BS-ACS CERTIFIED CHEMISTRY DAVID FORTMAN ’13 BS-CHEMISTRY FACULTY ENDORSER: TIMOTHY GREGG, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-12 - 2:30 PM

terror in the hearts of their readers about the Native Americans. In 1827, Catharine Sedgwick radically changed the traditional captivity narrative by challenging popular stereotypes of the Native American. Hope Leslie is a novel that pushed for coexistence between the Native Americans and English. In my paper, ’Coexistence in Hope Leslie,’ I argue that Sedgwick teaches and depicts her hope for the potential of future coexistence between the English and Native Americans through the marriage of Mary and Oneco, Magawisca as a character herself, and the similarities between the British Hope and the Native American Magawisca.

PARTICIPANT: ALICIA BAJDAS ’12, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: LISA MOREY, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-28 - 2:30 PM

Cyclopropanation Cross-Coupling Strategy for the Synthesis of Chiral alkylidine cyclopropanes
Our research has set out to show that our cyclopropanation reaction can be an efficient and broadly applicable method chemists can use to prepare complex molecules. In previous work, we showed that cyclopropanation using rhodium-catalyzed reactions works best with allene substrate molecules with electron-rich groups on them. We have now applied this chemistry to silicon-, tin-, and boron-substituted allene substrates, resulting in enantiomerically enriched silyl-, stannyl-, and borono-alkylidene cyclopropane products. We demonstrate that boron- and tinsubstituted methylidene cyclopropanes are good substrates for further reactions, enabling construction of an even wider variety of product structures from a single common substrate. Future directions include optimization of cross-coupling methodology and development of a silyl-allene cross-coupling strategy.

The effect of Bisphenol-A on HAT activity in PC3 prostate cancer cell lines
Studies have shown that estrogens are associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Bisphenol A or BPA is an environmental estrogenic compound that is primarily used in plastics. We study expression levels of histone acetlytransferases and deactelytransferases in response to endocrine disruptors. Here, we show that BPA increased the expression of histone acetyl transferases (HATs) activity in the PC3 cell model (which has high metastatic potential and is representative of later stage prostate cancer) compared to cells only treated with estrogen. The expression level of HATs displayed a dose response, when treated with increasing levels of BPA. This research is important when considering the epigenetic regulations that result from environmental estrogenic compounds, such as BPA.

PARTICIPANT: GRAIDI AINSWORTH ’12, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: GREGORY WOOD, MARKETING/ INFORMATION SYSTEMS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-12 - 1:00 PM

Web 2.0 Technologies and Collaboration in the Workplace
Collaboration has long been a vital part of many business organizations. In recent years, organizations have increasingly been searching for ways to make teams for efficient. With the development of Web 2.0 technologies, numerous tools have become available for teams that can improve efficiency. Differences in geographic location and conflicting schedules are no longer an issue; Web 2.0 provide them with means to collaborate with other from around the world at times that are convenient for them. There are several key factors manager must consider when building a

PARTICIPANT: KELSEY ALVAREZ ’13, BS-SPEC ED GR 1-6/ CHILDHOOD 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER DESIDERIO, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 3:30 PM

Coexistence in ’Hope Leslie’
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PARTICIPANT: HANNAH BALL ’12, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES/MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA WANZER, COMMUNICATION STUDIES; TIMOTHY SERVOSS, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-2 - 11:30 AM

Giving the Gift of Life: Examining the Relationship between Blood Donation and Organ Donation
Using consistency theory and the foot-in-the-door technique, this study explores: 1) whether blood donors are more likely than non-donors to be organ donors, and 2) how donors and non-donors differ in health literacy, self-efficacy, and attitudes and knowledge regarding organ donation. An online survey was completed by 338 participants who answered questions about their blood donation history and completed self-efficacy and health literacy scales. Participants also completed a scale about attitudes and knowledge associated with organ donation and answered questions about their actual behaviors and intentions regarding organ donation. Findings indicated that blood donors are more likely then nondonors to be organ donors and to intend to register as organ donors. Both blood and organ donors were found to be more health literate than non-donors. Finally, organ donors were found to have more positive attitudes and greater knowledge regarding organ donation than non-donors.

being exposed to this chemical each and every day. I study the expression levels of various Histone acetyl transferases and histone deacetyltransferases (enzymes that modify the tails of the histones to silence or activate transcription) in response to endocrine disruptors. I analyzed the LNCaP prostate cancer cell line (cell line established from a human lymph node metastatic lesion of prostatic adenocarcinoma frequently used in prostate cancer research). We are studying this cell line to understand the effects of these environmental estrogens of epigenetic regulation.
PARTICIPANT: BENJAMIN BELL ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 2:00 PM

compared to controls. We are currently trying to identify the nature of the signaling pathway used by IP-10 to activate p53.

PARTICIPANT: JOSEPH BIERON ’12, BA-HISTORY/ ENGLISH/CREATIVE WRITING FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT BUTLER, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 1:00 PM

Evolution of the Modern American Woman in Literature
In my presentation I will discuss the progression of the modern American woman through a close analysis of ’The Yellow Wallpaper,’ ’Maggie A Girl of the Streets,’ ’The Awakening,’ and ’Sister Carrie.’

Trail of Fears
I will be designing a 3d interactive game using the game engine Unity. It will be a first person ’shooter’ that takes place on an isolated road in the country, near a forest, in which enemy phantoms can attack the player. The player will navigate this road with the sole use of light; the flashlight the player has as well as ambient light from street lamps will both heal the player as well as help the player fight off the enemy phantoms, which can ’kill’ the player. Sound will be used throughout to give the environment a sense of tension as well as to alert the player to the immediate presence of enemies, which may come from behind. The end game will be the inevitable death of the player at the hands of these phantom enemies in a dead-end scenario. This game will be more about the environment and exploration than about story or combat. The goal is to create an unsettling ambiance and an overall unique experience.

PARTICIPANT: MARSHALL BINNS ’13 BS-CHEMISTRY, JUSTIN YOUNG ’13 BS-CHEMISTRY FACULTY ENDORSER: PHILLIP SHERIDAN, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-18 - 2:30 PM

Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy of Alkali Metal Hydrosulfides: Detection of KSH
Fourier transform microwave (FTMW) spectroscopic techniques have been used to record pure rotational spectra of potassium hydrosulfide in its ground electronic state. This study represents the first gas phase spectroscopic observation of KSH. FTMW spectra of NaSH were also recorded. The metal hydrosulfides were produced by discharge assisted laser ablation of the solid alkali metal in the presence of hydrogen sulfide or deuterated hydrogen sulfide. Rotational transitions in the 5 - 20 GHz range were measured and hyperfine splittings due to the alkali metals and deuterium were resolved. Rotational as well as metal and deuterium quadrupole coupling constants have been determined from the data. The hyperfine parameters will be interpreted in terms of metal-ligand bonding character. Geometric parameters of the alkali metal hydrosulfides will be compared.

PARTICIPANT: CHRISTOPHER BARRILE ’13, BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICIA CHRISTIAN, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 3:30 PM

The Death Penalty: How Education, Race, and Religion Effect Our Opinions
The idea behind my research focuses on data provided by the General Social Survey (GSS) on how the level of education, an individual’s race, and how often an individual attends religious services effects their opinion on the death penalty as a punishment for murder. Looking at previous studies to base my hypothesis, I compiled and analyzed data to come to my conclusion about how these variables effect our view on Capital Punishment.

PARTICIPANT: ERIC BELLINGER ’13, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN ARONICA, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-27 - 1:00 PM

IP-10 Activation of p53-mediated Tumor Suppression Pathways
p53 is a key regulatory protein known to be involved in controlling several signal transduction pathways within cells. Most notably, p53 has been identified as a tumor suppressor protein due to its ability to regulate cell cycle pathways, inhibiting the uncontrolled cell growth attributed to cancer. Deficiencies in p53 activity are often associated with tumor growth and metastasis in breast cancer. Research in cervical cancer cells indicate that deficiencies in p53 activity can be reversed by treatment with IP-10, a cytokine associated with tumor suppression. The goal of my project was to determine if IP-10 could produce similar effects on p53 in breast cancer cells. Breast cancer cells were treated with IP-10 for various times. Activity levels of p53 proteins in cell lysates were determined by ELISA. IP-10 substantially increased p53 activity within 1 hr., 14

PARTICIPANT: MICHELLE BITTNER ’13, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: ANNE MARIE DOBIES, STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-3 - 1:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: MAGDALENA BAX ’12, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: LISA MOREY, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 2:00 PM

Statistical Analysis of the Mentoring Program
Student Academic Support Services is composed of five main academic service components including Disability Support Services, the Tutoring Center, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Mentoring Program, and the Study Center. The Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) at Canisius was the focus

Prostate Cancer: The Disease of Old Men
BPA is a weak environmental estrogen that elicits a hormone-like response in the body. This chemical is found in everyday plastics, water systems, piping, Tupperware, etc. 95% of the human population is

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of the analysis of this study. It pairs up an academic mentor with a student in need of academic support as well as time management, life balance, and study skills assistance. This study looks at the past four years, analyzing the retention rates of students within the program, change in GPA for students who chose not to participate in the program versus those who did, and the percentage of students who are now in good academic standing with the college versus those who are still on academic probation.

Our theme for this program is the many manifestations of love, as shown through the melodies and lyrics of various heart-struck characters. Selections for the performance include ’Think of Me’ from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Andrew Lloyd Webber and ’Gimme Gimme’ from THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE by Jeanine Tesori, as well as operatic arias by Mozart and Verdi. Enjoy!

PARTICIPANTS: HOLLY BROWN ’12, BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD BIRTH - GR 2/SPANISH, BRIDGET MCPHELIN ’12 BA-EDUCATION, KRISTEN SCHUGARDT ’12 BA-EDUCATION, KURT ZIMMERMAN ’12 BA-EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: NICKI CALABRESE, EDUCATION, CAMILLE PONTRELLO, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-8 - 2:30 PM

PARTICIPANTS: SARAH BRACH ’13 BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD/CHILDHOOD DUAL, HEATHER WARD ’13 BA-EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: ELLEN HAMM, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-1 - 10:00 AM

PARTICIPANTS: BRIANNA BLANK ’14 BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS, BRIAN RUSS ’13 BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS, JORDAN SMITH ’13 BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: PRZEMYSLAW MOSKAL, COMMUNICATION STUDIES, MELISSA WANZER, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 1:30 PM

Capstone Seminar for Teachers: Critical Incidents from Student Teaching Related to the Core Curriculum
Capstone Seminar for Teachers is the reflective course that accompanies student teaching for education majors. In this course, teacher candidates reflect on their student teaching and observations, complete readings, engage in classroom discussions, and complete projects related to issues of diversity, ethics, global awareness, and social justice and how these pertain to their own development as teachers. One project for this course requires that teacher candidates generate a few PowerPoint slides telling the story of a specific critical incident from student teaching and some actions taken related to the Core attributes. The collaborative PowerPoint presentations will be shared, and student teachers will discuss how the Capstone Seminar assisted them in connecting the Canisius College core curriculum with their own journey as educators.

NutWarz
The Testicular Cancer (TC) Awareness Campaign, known for its humorous slogan Check Yo Nutz, is an educational effort lead by Dr. Melissa Wanzer and her students from the Communication Studies Dept. The campaign employs a number of media channels to communicate the mission of the campaign and to educate young males about the importance of selfexamination and TC prevention. Despite its success, the campaign needs constant nourishment to attract new visitors to its website and educational materials. The goal of our research project was to develop an educational type of mobile game that would attract, engage, entertain and expose target audience to TC and its prevention. The game, ’NutWarz’, is a fully developed game for mobile devices which will be available to wide audiences on mobile market places.

Education Undergraduate Research: The Impact of Graphic Organizers on Research for Young Children
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of graphic organizers throughout the research process. We conducted the research at a local Buffalo public school, with 4th grade students. While at the school, researchers taught three lessons that demonstrated how to develop an inquiry question, how to collect credible information, and how to cite your work. Over a six week period, the researchers went to the school twice a week and became mentors for specific groups of student. Results were obtained through observation and questionnaires given to the students over a series of 6 weeks. The impact of the use of graphic organizers in assisting students to organize the information for their research project will be presented.

PARTICIPANT: MEREDITH BROWN ’12, BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL NOONAN, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-14 - 1:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: CHRISTOPHER BRODA ’12, BA-POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: PAOLA FAJARDO-HEYWARD, POLITICAL SCIENCE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-6 - 11:30 AM

PARTICIPANTS: LYNDSEY BOETTCHER ’13 BA-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6, BRAD BEITER ’14 BA-EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: JAMES OIGARA, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 11:00 AM

Individual Difference in Distant Motion Matching by Adult Beluga Whales with Neonates
As a process, evolution is best understood in terms of selectivity that acts on variations that exist among individuals within a species. Because of this, animal behavior researchers are increasingly investigating behavioral syndromes i.e., consistent differences among conspecifics that are somewhat akin to personality differences in humans. In this light, the goal of the present investigation was to examine differences in the degree to which adult beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) coordinated their movements with babies. The findings confirm the existence of high day-to-day consistency within individuals, and low animal-to-animal consistency across individuals. In other words, some whales showed high tendencies to match their movements with baby whales, while others did not, in ways that were consistent across time. We cautiously interpret this behavior as reflecting an important dimension of individual differences in mothering style in this species.

LGBT Rights in Africa: A Global Responsibility
While Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people in the United States and other developed countries fight for marriage equality and adoption rights, the same community in Africa is struggling to survive. Only in this region, 36 countries consider ’homosexual acts’ illegal, and four of those recommend the death penalty for such crimes. Such persecution has other equally negative consequences. Fearing for their lives, LGBT people often do not get tested for HIV or AIDS, contributing to the rapidly expanding epidemic across the continent. It is time for the international community to take serious steps toward combating the human rights violations against the African LGBT community where conditions cannot afford to become any worse. This poster is aimed to call attention toward this issue.

Using Interactive SMART Boards
SMART Board technology in instruction. SMART Board technology allow teachers to use interactive applications with their students to enhance learning experience.

PARTICIPANT: RACHAEL BOSAK ’14 BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER/MUSIC PERFORMANCE, JENA ABATI ’14 BA-MUSIC FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA THORBURN, FINE ARTS/ MUSIC TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: CKC - 1:00 PM

Two friends who sing together....about LOVE!

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PARTICIPANTS: MEREDITH BROWN ’12 BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER, DANELLE CAPOBIANCO, ALEXANDRA FERRENTE, ELIZABETH GEORGE, ASHLEY HOLMES, JENNY INZERO, JUSTIN MILLER, KIMBERLY PATTERSON, LYNDSEY PIERSON, VANCE REEDS, LAURA STEVENS, AMANDA TORRE, MELISSA YOUNG, DANELLE CAPOBIANCO, ALEXANDRA FERRENTE, ELIZABETH GEORGE FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL NOONAN, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-31 - 10:00 AM

PARTICIPANT: MEGHAN BURKE ’12, BA-ENGLISH FACULTY ENDORSER: JANE FISHER, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 10:30 AM

The Ruined Maid in Space in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure
This piece is an excerpt from my honor’s thesis entitled ’The Construction of a Ruined Maid: Late Victorian Attitudes Towards Female Ruination in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure.’ Women’s sexual freedom (and thus their identities) in the late Victorian period was largely defined by the spaces they occupied, e.g. public and private space, sacred and secular space, or the home and the workplace. Thomas Hardy’s late novels emphasize the importance of space to women’s sexual freedom, drawing on both ancient and new locations such as Stonehenge and railway stations. When women, like Hardy’s characters Tess and Sue Bridehead, attempt to transgress the boundaries of a woman’s proper space, they are forced to martyr themselves and conform to society’s traditional views of a woman’s proper place and position.

Social Development in the Neonatal Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)
In order to explore the enculturation process in beluga whales, the present study was designed to characterize the social contacts made by three new calves. During the first month of life the calves social contacts were found to be almost exclusively centered on their mothers . Following that, and over the course of the next five months, the calves showed an increasing tendency to temporarily leave their mothers to approach other adults. Following these brief separations, the reunions of maternal-infant dyads were initiated by the calves as often as by the mothers. Social contact between calves initially consisted of brief parallel swims, almost always in the company of adults. Between two and four months of age, bouts of independent contact among calves were observed, gradually taking on the form of recognizable play. These findings provide us with new knowledge about the social development in a very important, largebrained, charismatic species.

the Canisius community, conclusions were made in regards to office procedures, areas of possible improvement, and the overall impact of the office within the college. The positive influences made on students’ college experiences, regardless of disability, have been cited in abundance. While supporting students with academic accommodations, the study showed that the effect of the office runs far deeper than that. The greater affect on these students is immeasurable, but is certainly one of the greatest traits of the office.

PARTICIPANTS: COREY CALLAGHAN ’13 BS-ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS, GEORGE ARNOTT ’13 BS-BIOLOGY, BISHOY SALEEB ’13 BS-BIOLOGY, KYLE G. HORTON ’11 BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: SARA MORRIS, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-26 - 11:30 AM

Investigating Magnolia Warbler Flight Calls Using the MARS Rover (Mobile Avian Recording Studio)
Flight calls are given by some migratory birds during migratory flights, probably to maintain in-flight associations. We have developed a method to study flight calling behavior in wild migratory birds using a modified travel trailer. The MARS unit includes a double-walled recording chamber lined with acoustic foam and a Faraday cage to provide acoustic isolation and allow control of stimuli during experiments. In association with the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory (Rochester, NY), we investigated the effect of sound cues on flight calling behavior in migratory warblers. Specifically, we investigated the responses of Magnolia Warblers to intraspecific, interspecific, and control sounds. Magnolia Warblers readily responded to flight calls although responses varied significantly among individuals. Intraspecific flight calls resulted in the highest response and the control resulted in the lowest response. Our results confirmed the utility of the MARS Rover for future flight call studies.
PARTICIPANTS: ZIYUN CAO ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, ALYSSA PEPE ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, MEGAN MARRANO ’14 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, STEVEN DILUCA ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER LODI-SMITH, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-26 - 1:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: SARAH BURKE ’13, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA WANZER, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-13 - 11:30 AM

PARTICIPANT: NORMAN BROWN ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 12:30 PM

Cyberbullying: A Growing Issue in Schools Around the World
The purpose of this paper is to explore the topic of cyberbullying; a form of bullying that is becoming more common among adolescents with the rise of the digital age. Specific topics that will be discussed include factors that differentiate cyberbullying from other types of bullying, why adolescents choose to participate in this type of bullying, common variables and/or traits among cyberbullying offenders and victims, long-term negative consequences of cyberbullying, prevention programs, and why some students refrain from reporting incidences of cyberbullying.

Digital Media Arts Core Capstone
Over the course of my collegiate career I have worked on many different projects and exercises for my major, digital media arts. Completing these many different projects has improved my overall skill set with the various applications utilized within DMA such as adobe Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop. As my time at Canisius College comes to an end, I will be working on my capstone project for this last semester. For my capstone project I will be creating a 2-dimensional side scrolling fighting game using Flash. The story of my game is about a ninja who is a bunny named Ezekial and his job is to protect the local bunny village with his master from any dangers that threaten the village. The village is relatively small with only 100 bunnies living inside a connection of underground tunnels they built in the forest. One day when Master Bunny was scavenging for food in the forest, a group of his wellknown enemies came together and killed him in a surprise attack.

PARTICIPANT: WILLIAM BURKE ’14, BS-BUSINESS ECONOMICS FACULTY ENDORSER: ANNE MARIE DOBIES, STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-1 - 11:30 AM

The Effects of Study Abroad and Immersion Trips on Personality
The current study analyzes the effects of study abroad and service learning immersion trips on personality. Past research has found a link between study abroad and different aspects of personality. Multiple studies have found an increase in the personality trait of openness after study abroad (Andersona, et.al., 2006; Dwyer, 2004; Widamen, 1988; Williams, 2005).

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Studies have also found greater acceptance of diversity (Dwyer, 2004) and cultural empathy (Wilkinson, 1998). Preliminary findings at Canisius College indicate that students gained insight into themselves after their study abroad experience. The current study seeks to focus on personality to a greater extent than its predecessors. Using a structured online questionnaire format, the current study assesses students personalities before and after their study abroad or immersion trip. This study aims to broaden our understanding of the impact of international and domestic engagement on personality development.

PARTICIPANT: GLORIA CARDWELL ’12, MSEDADOLESCENCE EDUCATION GR 7-12 FACULTY ENDORSER: KAREN DUTT-DONER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 12:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: EZINNE CHIMAH ’13, BS-ACCOUNTING/ BUSINESS ECONOMICS FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICK LYNCH, RELIGIOUS STUDIES/THEOLOGY, JOHN KELLY, PHILOSOPHY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 2:30 PM

Second Language Acquisition
In this virtual presentation findings from a research project will be shared I which examined whether learning a second language helps students with acquisition of other languages. In addition,other intellectual benefits of learning a second language will be examined.

African Conflict in the Last Decade: Behind the Justice
This presentation discusses the morality behind of some of the conflicts in Africa. Four independent wars would be used to determine whether the integrity behind these conflicts fit with St Augustine’s Just War Theory or not. The Chadian civil war, the Libyan war, the Sudanese war and the Rwanda/Burundi civil wars are the four conflicts that would serve as a basis for this topic. The causes (political, religious, ethnic) and the consequences; both negative and positive of these wars, would be discussed and serve as factors in determining whether the criteria of Just War Theory was met.
PARTICIPANT: EMILIE CLARK ’13, BA-ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION GR 7-12/MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS FACULTY ENDORSER: JOSEPH RIZZO, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SRVS. (ITS) TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 12:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: ZIYUN CAO ’13, BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: ERIN MAKARIUS, MANAGEMENT TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-29 - 2:30 PM PARTICIPANT: RYAN CAREY ’13, BS-COMPUTER SCIENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: MATTHEW HERTZ, COMPUTER SCIENCE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-14 - 2:30 PM

The Influence of Group Diversity on Worklife Balance, Engagement, and Satisfaction
This study is exploring the relationships among group perceptions of work life balance, job engagement, and satisfaction. Prior research has demonstrated that age similarity is related to higher levels of engagement among older workers, and satisfaction with ones coworkers related significantly to engagement (Avery & Mckay, 2007). Another study found that engagement is associated with higher levels of work interference with family (Hallbesleben & Bolino, 2009). The current study examines the results from a total rewards survey given to employees of an automotive company in the Midwestern United States. Employees were asked about their perceptions of work-life programs, balance, satisfaction, and engagement and provided demographic information about their sex, age, race, and number of children. The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of sex, age, race, and childcare diversity in work groups on perceptions of work life balance, job engagement, and satisfaction.

Speeding to the Secret - Cryptography through the Fourier Transform
A method of cryptography in which multiple keys are generated, and all keys must be put together to uncover encrypted ’secret’ is called secret sharing. For example, if you want to give each person in a group of 7 people a key (number) and require all 7 of those people to come together which each key value to decode the secret (with any less than all 7 decoding will be impossible) this is the method you would use. There have been some pre-existing schemes and algorithms for this type of encryption, including Shamir’s secret sharing algorithm using Lagrange polynomial interpolation. I have implemented a more efficient way of doing this using the discrete fourier transform, more specifically the discrete sine transform to encode the numbers by generating points on a sine wave, and the only possible way to get to the original value is too have all of the generated points to reconstruct the exact sine function. This method is much faster than any existing methods and is unbreakable

Young Women and Mathematics
I have created a digital story about women in mathematics. I aspire to become a high school Math teacher, and the lack of women interesting in this subject causes me great concern. I feel that there are things that can be done to encourage more young women to pursue the field of mathematics. Lack of encouragement and opportunity seem to be some of the bigger problems. So I created this video as a possible presentation to make in the future to parents and fellow teachers in order to raise awareness. It might also be an good example for students who might think about mathematics as a field but may have been ’programmed’ otherwise.

PARTICIPANT: DEIRDRE CARDWELL ’12, MSEDADOLESCENCE EDUCATION GR 7-12 FACULTY ENDORSER: KAREN DUTT-DONER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 12:00 PM PARTICIPANTS: GABRIELLE CARUANA ’12 BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD/CHILDHOOD DUAL, MARY BIANCA ’12 BA-DEAF EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: JAMES OIGARA, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 10:30 AM

PARTICIPANT: MICHAEL COCHRANE ’12, BA-HISTORY FACULTY ENDORSER: KATHRYN WILLIAMS, CLASSICS, THOMAS BANCHICH, CLASSICS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-19 - 2:30 PM

Grade 9 Core French
In this virtual presentation, findings from an action research study will be shared. The research project focused on examining ’In what grammar areas are students in Grade 9 Core French in the York Region District School Board not meeting the Board Curriculum Expectations in grade eight before entering grade nine?’ The subjects of this study were grade nine core-French students at at a secondary school Richmond Ontario. Participants were high school freshmen whose program is in English but who need one high school French course to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements and graduate secondary school.

Using Interactive SMART Boards
This digital media presentation will demonstrate various ways teachers can integrate interactive SMART Board technology in instruction. SMART Boards allow teachers to use interactive tools with their students to enhance teaching and learning experiences.

Roman Frontier Policy Under Diocletian, 284-305 AD
This presentation analyzes the effects of Diocletian’s reforms on frontier security. By the time he resigned in 305 AD, the emperor Diocletian had put the Roman empire in a more stable position than it had been during the preceding half century. Major administrative and economic reforms were enacted in order to stabilize the empire’s frontiers. Diocletian’s establishment of the tetrarchy and his revisions to the tax system provided Roman soldiers with the resources

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and ability to face multiple high-intensity threats. As a result, Diocletian was able to remain in power for over twenty years. His administrative expansion, however, was met with some criticism. In particular, Christians opposed his enforcement of traditional religious policies, which they claimed enhanced suffering rather than security. Most of Diocletian’s reforms were successful, however, since they prevented usurpation and returned stability to the frontier regions.

PARTICIPANT: CATHERINE CONNORS ’12, BA-ENGLISH FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER DESIDERIO, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 12:00 PM

Revisiting Melville’s ’Botches’
The mid-1800s were a time when conceptions of publication and authorship had not yet solidified in America. A duality emerged in which the independently wealthy could write whatever they pleased; ignoring market demands while those writing to make a living had to publish works that appealed to public taste. My paper, ‘Revisiting Melville’s `Botches’’, explores Herman Melville’s desire to consolidate artistic indulgence with commercial publication. I use his short story ‘Benito Cereno’ as a rebuttal to Melville’s own contention that his works were “botches” for trying to write pieces that appealed to both himself and the common reader.
PARTICIPANT: COREY COSTA ’12, BS-ATHLETIC TRAINING FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL DOLAN, KINESIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-30 - 2:30 PM

PARTICIPANT: EMILY COLE ’13, MS-COLLEGE STUDENT PERSONNEL FACULTY ENDORSER: ESTHER NORTHMAN, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 2:00 PM

transcription of CLB2 mRNA. The gene product (CLB2p) eventually is degraded by the AnaphasePromoting Complex to end of mitosis. The reduced CLB2p levels may block the signals for tubulin depolymerization. To test this idea, changes in polymerized tubulin in the spindle apparatus in cells undergoing inositolless death were examined. The polymerized tubulin was stained with Oregon Green 488 Taxol bis-acetate. Changes in TUB1 mRNA and transcription of key regulatory genes were measured. In the cells undergoing inositolless death for 24 h, there was a 2.5 fold increase in polymerized tubulin staining in nonbudding cells when compared to control cells. The TUB1 mRNA levels during inositolless death also remained constant. These results suggest the tubulin depolymerization signals may be disrupted due to of the reduced CLB2p.
PARTICIPANT: MICHAEL DADDARIO ’12, BS-CHEMISTRY HEALTH PROF TRACK FACULTY ENDORSER: ANSGARIUS AYLWARD, FINE ARTS/ MUSIC, JANE CARY, FINE ARTS/MUSIC TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: CKC - 1:30 PM

Study Abroad: Experience the World, A Student Panel Discussion
In this student panel, attendees can experience through our very own Canisius College students what it is like to study abroad in another country and learn about other cultures. Through this interactive panel discussion our study abroad returnees will talk about how they benefitted from their study abroad experiences academically, culturally, and socially. They will also share personal anecdotes about their adventures abroad with humor and nostalgia. Attendees will learn how they too can experience the world and change their lives by studying abroad with Canisius College.
PARTICIPANT: MICHELLE COLLIER ’12, MSEDDIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FACULTY ENDORSER: JULIE HENRY, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-2 - 2:30 PM

Prediction of Ankle Limb Volume Using Digital Photography
Assessment of swelling allows clinicians to quantify and evaluate progress during the rehabilitation process. The purpose of this study examined the validity of using digital photography(DP), weight, and an ankle girth(AG) measurement to develop a multiple regression model(MRM) equation for prediction of volumetric measurements(PVM) using a sample of 6 subjects(3 male, 3 female, age = 32.5 12.5, height = 1608.2 cm, weight = 8029kg). VM used a foot volumeter(14cm, 33cm, 23cm) and calibrated digital scale. Previous research has established DP reliability. Intraclass Correlation Coefficient were calculated in SPSS and resulted in excellent reliability. A MRM regression equation of y=1329.58+314.26(AG)+14.2 (weight)+.0033(DP) was calculated. The study established MRM that can be used as a calculated estimation of limb volume. Future research will correlate MRM estimation with VM to establish validity of the system.
PARTICIPANTS: VINCENT CROGLIO ’13 BS-BIOCHEMISTRY, JEAN MUNEZERO ’13 BA-BIOLOGY, PAUL O’CONNOR ’13 BA-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: BARBARA HANSON, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-26 - 10:00 AM

Schubert Sonatina in D-major, Op. 137. Mov. 1
Schubert undoubtedly called this work a Sonata, though it is now usually listed and programmed as a Sonatina, which adds rather than detracts from its charm. Composed when he was only 19, it was not published until after his death in 1828. The piece incorporates many elements typical of the Romantic Era. There is an emphasis on lyrical song-like melodies, interesting modulations and rich chromatic harmonies. The combination of these rich melodic passages, harmonies, and lively tempo makes the composition not only enjoyable to listen but to perform as well.

Activating Recent Prior Knowledge in Type I Gifted Students: Effects on Learning
This study examined the relationship between schema and student second-language learning for second grade Type I gifted and talented students in two classrooms. Spanish instruction was provided linked to recent prior knowledge, and effects were tracked for student achievement and expressed student enjoyment. These results were contrasted with instruction in Spanish not linked to recent prior knowledge. Observations, student work, and student interviews were used to collect data, and inductive analysis was used to generate categories from student responses about the relationship between schema and student learning. Results and implications for instruction will be presented.

PARTICIPANT: COREY DAMON ’13, BS-ACS CERTIFIED BIOCHEMISTRY FACULTY ENDORSER: SARAH EVANS, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-22 - 1:00 PM

The Impact of Protein Modification on the Formation of DNA-Protein Cross-links
DNA oxidation has been implicated in deleterious processes in cells, including cancer, aging, and cell death. Oxidation to DNA in a cellular environment by reactive oxygen species can lead to several products including DNA-protein cross-links (DPCs). DPCs alter the ability of cells to function by changing the structure of proteins and inhibiting important cellular mechanisms. In cells, DNA is closely associated with histone proteins. Amino acids on the histones are covalently modified to signal replication and transcription of the DNA. It is unknown if protein modifications have an effect on the rate or type of cross-links that occur, but a change in the rate and

The Disruption of the Mitotic Cell Cycle in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Inositolless Death
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reaction mechanism is expected upon the introduction of an amino acid modification. In this work, we explore the ability of methylated lysine to form crosslinks with guanosine. Using a chemical oxidation method and HPLC to study the products, we present the preliminary findings of the impact of lysine methylation on DPCs
PARTICIPANT: JOSEPH DANNA ’12, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: TANYA LOUGHEAD, PHILOSOPHY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 4:30 PM

allowing students to be directly involved with the activity.Students will learn what an immigrant is and what immigrants had to go through during the major immigration period in the 1900’s.
PARTICIPANT: BARBARA DEFILIPPIS ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KAREN DUTT-DONER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 12:00 PM

Mentorship Programs for New Teachers; Action Research Project
In this virtual presentation the strengths and weaknesses of the New Teacher Induction Program in Ontario will be explored. Specifically, by focusing on teachers that have had the opportunity to participate in this program, certain aspects of the mentorship component will be examined and assessed as to how valuable they are to beginning teachers. Some of the areas that will be addressed are the length of time of the program, selection process in matching the new teacher with the mentor, frequency of communication between mentor and mentee as well as new teacher readiness to teach as a result of the mentorship.
PARTICIPANT: MEAGAN DELLAVILLA ’12, BA-SOCIOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY/ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: STEVEN HALADY, PHILOSOPHY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 10:30 AM

Closer look at Her Captivity Narrative,’ sets out to establish and prove the idea that Mary Jemison, a woman taken captive at the age of fifteen by the Seneca Indians, chooses to stay with her ’captors’ and considers them her family. Mary Jemison’s choice to immerse herself in the world of Native Americans is evident throughout the narrative through her language, dress, and most importantly, her choices. Mary Jemison is a white woman who becomes a Seneca Indian, and finds herself content and happy in her so-called ’captivity.’ Jemison’s captivity narrative should thus not be looked at as a captivity narrative, but rather as the narrative of a Seneca woman.
PARTICIPANT: MARIA DEMARTINIS ’13, BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD/CHILDHOOD DUAL FACULTY ENDORSER: NICKI CALABRESE, EDUCATION, JULIE HENRY, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-11 - 11:30 AM

Tradition vs. Progress: Understanding Generation Gaps in Society
Every generation of the human race is different from the next. The different rules and requirements set forth by popular culture dictate how one must act within these different age groups. But do these societal rules and norms impede on our journey to a whole self? Is it possible that individuals in more progressive societies are able to achieve a higher level of selfconsciousness? This paper explores the more traditional way of understanding gender roles. My analysis includes reflections on the service that I completed at the Lutheran Home retirement community. This paper analyzes growth, progression, gender and consciousness.
PARTICIPANT: KAYLA DECOSTE ’12, BA-INT RELATIONS/ EUROPEAN STUDIES/FRENCH FACULTY ENDORSER: EILEEN ANGELINI, MODERN LANGUAGES, DAVID DEVEREUX, HISTORY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 1:30 PM

Undergraduate Student Research: Dialogic Reading at the Prekindergarten Level
Throughout the semester, I have been a part of a research team conducting Action Research at a Buffalo City School focusing on Dialogic reading. Dialogic reading is an interactive adult-child shared picture book reading method. This method focuses on making the reading of the book into a conversation, with the teacher speaking less and the student speaking more. The goal of dialogic reading is to facilitate oral language development at a younger age. Specifically, I work with the students in fostering this idea of the books becoming a conversation. Students work to retell the story to me and are able to use props provided by the classroom teacher to aid them and further facilitate their oral language skills. Through observations and analysis of oral language samples, we have been able to answer research questions about the value of dialogic reading in facilitating oral language development. Results and implications for instruction will be shared.
PARTICIPANT: DEBRA DUDEK ’12, MSED-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-5 - 10:00 AM

A ’Brighter’ Future: The Alleviation of Energy Poverty in the Year of Sustainable Energy For All
Approximately 1.4 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity. Without electricity, educational opportunities are limited, the potential of health care is stifled and one’s quality of life is significantly tainted. While the issue is apparent, and the implications extensive, the solution is more convoluted. As we enter into the Year of Sustainable Energy for All, as deemed by the United Nations, energy poverty is at the forefront of the global agenda. This digital presentation not only addresses the issue, but also assess the potential of projected solutions. In addition to addressing the international response, it also focuses on the role of a local nonprofit, Solar Liberty Foundation, which provides renewable energy resources to rural areas of developing countries.
PARTICIPANT: MARIA DEMARTINIS ’13, BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD/CHILDHOOD DUAL FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER DESIDERIO, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 12:30 PM

The Preservation of Francophone Culture in the United States
There is a significant, but normally overlooked, population of francophones living the United States. They are primarily concentrated in the areas of New England and Louisiana, but scattered pocket communities also exist. The main francophone areas of New England and Louisiana, along with other small pocket communities across the United States, demonstrate the struggles and the successes of American francophones in their attempt to preserve their culture against influences attempting to assimilate them into mainstream America. It is up each American francophone to help shape the American francophone identity.
PARTICIPANT: ANDREW DECOSTER ’13, BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD/CHILDHOOD DUAL FACULTY ENDORSER: JAMES OIGARA, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 4:00 PM

Helping a Kindergarten Child to Focus on Academics and Eliminate Negative Behaviors
Disruptive behavior in the classroom can interrupt the educational process for both the teacher and the students. This research will implement a case study using the three tier form of intervention to develop a student’s positive behaviors. The research will use OTR opportunities to help guide the student to create strong positive models to develop the student’s confidence.

What Does It Mean To Be An Immigrant?
This presentation will make use of the SMART board,

Mary Jemison, A Seneca Indian: A Closer Look at Her Captivity Narrative
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PARTICIPANT: JUSTINE DUQUETTE ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS/COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: SARA CATHERINE FOSTER, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-24 - 2:30 PM

PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter
This is a program to help high school students become more aware of potential careers and opportunities in the Public Relations field. The video will showcase public relations professionals in the Buffalo area as well as students who are working towards a Public Relations degree. There are also supplementary materials that will be used during presentations and handed out at college and career fairs at local high schools.
PARTICIPANT: SHANNON DZIADASZEK ’12, BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: DR. JOHN ROBERTS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-7 - 1:00 PM

limited immediate employment prospects within this field upon graduation and the necessary obtainment of a post-graduate degree for advancement within the discipline. The purpose of the current paper is to report our growth trends, explore various factors associated with this occurrence, and to examine the effects of choosing this college major.
PARTICIPANTS: AMANDA EDICK ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE/POLITICAL SCIENCE, JUAN PARKER ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE, MELANIE LA FORNARA ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE, JAYME COOK ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICIA ERICKSON, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 11:00 AM

PARTICIPANT: CHRISTOPHER EPPOLITO ’14, BA-MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS/PHILOSOPHY IGNATIAN SCHOLAR FACULTY ENDORSER: ANTHONY WESTON, MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 3:30 PM

Euler’s Summation Formula
Euler’s Summation Formula is a useful method for estimating the sums of convergent series in terms of integrals. However, the converse is also true; the method may also be used to approximate integrals in terms of sums. Here, we will examine some aspects of Euler’s Summation Formula in elementary terms.

The Ethics Associated with the Three Strikes Law
Our presentation concerns the ethics of the Three Strikes Law. We will begin with a brief overview and explanation of this law. We will present statistics examining the use of the law. We will also discuss how judges view the law. Judges’ discretion in sentencing and their personal feelings on the law will also be examined. Another section will focus solely on the defendant’s point of view regarding the Three Strikes Law. The final part of the presentation will cover the reasons why this law is successful in reducing the crime rate. Throughout the presentation, will discuss the ethical issues associated with the law.
PARTICIPANT: KRISTEN EHRHARDT ’12, MS-SPEC ED GR 1-6/CHILDHOOD 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: ELLEN HAMM, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-2 - 10:00 AM

PARTICIPANT: ALYSSA ERAZO ’13, BA-ENGLISH FACULTY ENDORSER: SARAH SIGNORINO, CAMPUS MINISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 4:30 PM

Support for LGBT Youth
Suicide and self-mutilation are on the rise for youth who identify as part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. Western New York has recently experienced the aftermath of many teen suicides, including the death of Jamey Rodemeyer this past fall. What are factors that have contributed to the increase in LGBT teen suicides? Why is there such a focus on LGBT teen suicides - what about the other teen suicides that have happened in the past year? What can private, Catholic high schools and colleges do about issues such as bullying, and attacks on the LGBT community? How does this apply to Catholic Social Teaching, and Jesuit values? All of these questions and more will be discussed in this presentation.
PARTICIPANT: ONOCHIE ESENWAH ’13, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA WANZER, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-28- 10:00 AM

Deficits in Effortful Control as a Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression
Looking at previously depressed individuals, hypothesizing that they would exhibit deficits in each of the EC components relative to never depressed individuals.
PARTICIPANT: SHANNON DZIADASZEK ’12, BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: JUDITH LARKIN, PSYCHOLOGY, HARVEY PINES, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-24 - 10:00 AM

Effortful Control Predicts Self-Regulation of Study Behaviors and Test Performance
This poster presentation looks at the effortful control scores of students in relation to study habits and test performance.
PARTICIPANTS: SHANNON DZIADASZEK ’12 BAPSYCHOLOGY, RYAN MCADOO ’14 BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: NEVA SANDERS, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-20 - 11:30 AM

The Impact of Choice on the Intrinsic Motivation of Elementary Students
In contemporary effective classrooms, motivation is seen as a vital prerequisite to improved learning achievement. Grounded on the framework of selfdetermination theory, research findings have suggested that choice-based instruction is effective in helping students satisfy the fundamental innate needs that promote intrinsic motivation, ultimately resulting in gains in learning and academic performance. This study examined the impact that student choice of independent practice assignment had on the intrinsic motivation of students in a general education classroom. Twenty-four third grade students were given three choice options of independent practice assignment for one week. The choice options were removed the following week. Data was collected to assess student perception of autonomy, relatedness, and competence, in addition to perceived interest/ enjoyment, effort, value, external pressure, and choice. Implications for classroom practice will be discussed.

The Significance of Family Stories: An Analysis of a Personal Story
Families have a number of meaning-making practices such as family stories, metaphors, rituals, and themes. These practices add meaning by creating a shared identity, building identity and teaching us life lessons. This paper takes an in-depth look at the significance of family stories and how they affect family members’ lives. It also sheds light on how family stories may differ based on one’s cultural perspective. A personal story is shared and analyzed to illustrate the key characteristics and functions of family stories.

The Choice of Psychology as the Undergraduate Major: Illuminating the Continued Growth Trends
Institutions of higher education are dually impacted by the effects of the economy; fewer traditional students are attending college immediately upon graduating from high school due to financial constraints, and financial constraints are resulting in fiscal restrictions within higher education. Of particular interest during the current recession, is the upward trend in choosing psychology as an undergraduate major in light of

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PARTICIPANT: KAREN ESSERY ’12, MSED-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-6 - 10:00 AM

PARTICIPANT: ELIZA FIELDS ’13, BA-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/ENGLISH FACULTY ENDORSER: LINDSEY ROW-HEYVELD, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 4:30 PM

The Effects of Daily Physical Activity on Classroom Behavior
The goal of this action research is to track the immediate effects of daily physical activity (DPA) on student’s behavior. By using data (observations, surveys and teacher journal entries) studied over a 2 week period, the question ’In what ways does daily physical activity promote better on-task behavior in students during academic instruction?’ will be answered and critically analyzed.
PARTICIPANTS: THOMAS ETU BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS/ CREATIVE WRITING, TIMOTHY MARCOLINI, MARY TERESA GALANTE, MONIQUE LAROCHE, BRIDGET SCHAEFER, KAITLIN VIENNE, JOSEPH WARNER, COLIN GORDON, MICHAEL BEARD, TIMOTHY MARCOLINI, MARY TERESA GALANTE, MONIQUE LAROCHE FACULTY ENDORSER: THOMAS WOLF, FINE ARTS/STUDIO ART TYPE OF PRESENTATION: 2 OR 3 DIMENSIONAL ART LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ALUMNI GALLERY

The Outcasts of Society in Shakespeare’s ’Tragedy of Othello’
In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello, Moor of Venice, the playwright criticizes the way Venetian society upholds a narrowly defined image of the ideal citizen, and, as a consequence, creates outsiders who consider themselves insignificant because they do not meet that idealized standard. Because of their imposed insecurity, the outsiders, Othello and Iago, are forced to react negatively: they can either destroy the Venetian system that devalues them or they can conform to it, becoming successful according to that system’s standards but degrading their own self-image and individuality. I argue that, by observing the attitudes and motivations of Othello and Iago comparatively, one can view Shakespeare’s critique of imposed homogenization. The complexity of both Othello’s and Iago’s reactions reveal the problem of a social ideal that elevates a few privileged individuals at the expense of the devalued majority.

The purpose of this action research will be to examine the effects on student learning by integrating the arts through the curriculum. This action research will be conducted in a grade three class over the course of three weeks. This research will be monitored through observations of students during lessons, journal entry prompts and administering surveys on multiple intelligences.
PARTICIPANTS: JOHN FRANDINA ’13 BS-BIOLOGY, JOSEPH PITTARI ’14 BA-SCIENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: BARBARA HANSON, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-13 - 2:30 PM

The Measurement of Cell Cycle Proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Undergoing Inositolless Death
When an inositol-requiring mutant of yeast is starved for inositol, there is a loss of cell viability known as inositolless death. Two important cell cycle proteins which may be affected are a B cyclin (CLB2P) and the Anaphase-promoting complex (APC) (CDC20). Normally, the gene product (CLB2p) is degraded by APC to end mitosis. If these proteins decrease, it may prevent cells from progressing to the end of mitosis. The Western Dot Blot procedure will be used to quantitate these proteins. In this procedure, CLB2 and CDC20 proteins in cell extracts are bound to an Immobilon-P membrane. Primary antibodies are bound to these proteins. Then, secondary antibodies with horse radish peroxidase (HRP) are bound to the primary antibody-protein complexes. The membranes then are placed in the reagent that reacts with HRP resulting in chemiluminescence proportional to the amount of protein present. This allows us to quantitate these proteins in cells undergoing inositolless death.
PARTICIPANT: ELISABETH GEYER ’13, BS-ACS CERTIFIED BIOCHEMISTRY FACULTY ENDORSER: SARAH EVANS, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-23 - 1:00 PM

Italian Culture From the Inside Looking Out
The students of FAS142 Travel Photography will present an in-depth, intimate photographic study of the people and culture of the Italian coastal commune of Castellemare di Stabia and their psychological relationship to the volcano that dominates their skyline. Living in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius, its ancestor city, ancient Stabiae was buried in the same cataclysmic eruption that fell on Pompeii in AD 79. Today the volcano remains an ever-present threat to the modern city. However, in an ironic game of dare, Castellemare di Stabia thrives as a living city and its current residents enjoy the agricultural benefits of the nutrient packed volcanic ash that may one day ultimately revisit their city in a catastrophic fashion as it has in the past
PARTICIPANTS: NICHOLAS EVERETT ’13 BA-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6, ALISSA LAMPHRON ’13 BA-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: JAMES OIGARA, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 12:30 PM

PARTICIPANT: KRISTEN FLICK ’12, BA-ECONOMICS FACULTY ENDORSER: JANE FISHER, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 10:00 AM

’Victim to Hero: How Government Indifference Transformed the Gay Community?
The AIDS epidemic uniquely challenges our society biologically, socially, and politically. Since its outbreak in 1981, the disease has called into question American traditions, beliefs, and political values. The U.S. governments ineffectiveness in responding to the AIDS epidemic played a major role in forming the disease’s legacy. This governmental failure mobilized the national gay community to organize on its own behalf. The transformation of the gay community from victim to hero is so important to American history that it is reflected in modern American literature such as Tony Kushner’s drama Angels in America and Jonathan Larson’s musical Rent. The positive change of public perception towards the gay community begun by its own empowerment renders this topic universally applicable, extending to the 2012 Canisius College community.
PARTICIPANT: PAULA FRANCHINO-FORDHAM ’12, MSED-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-7 - 10:00 AM

What Makes Lyme Disease Tick? Preparation and Characterization of the Global Regulator, BosR
Caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease is the fastest growing and most common tickborne illness in the United States. Vital to the survival of B. burgdorferi in ticks and vertebrates, Borrelia oxidative stress regulator, BosR, is a regulatory transcription factor that functions to activate and repress nearly 80 genes, including genes for DNA protection from damage during starvation or oxidative stress and genes for outer membrane proteins that are crucial to B. burgdorferi colonization and infection. Thought to be a member of family of metalloregulatory proteins known as Fur, ferric uptake regulator, little has been discovered about the types of

The Industrial Revolution - Factory Workers
This digital media presentation will demonstrate various ways teachers can integrate interactive SMART Board technology in instruction. SMART Boards allow teachers to use interactive tools with their students to enhance teaching and learning experiences.

The Effects on Student Learning of Integrating the Arts Through the Curriculum
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metal ions that may influence BosR regulation. Therefore, the metal binding properties of BosR will be determined and DNA binding properties of BosR will be studied to define DNA sequences to which BosR may bind. In this work, focus will be placed on preparation, purification and initial characterization of the BosR protein.
PARTICIPANT: MATTHEW GORCZYCA ’12, BA-ENGLISH/ CREATIVE WRITING/COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: JANE FISHER, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 11:00 AM

PARTICIPANT: NICOLE GRAHAM ’12, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA WANZER, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-3 - 11:30 AM

PARTICIPANT: ALYSSA GUERCIO ’13, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA WANZER, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-11 - 1:00 PM

Parent-Child Cancer Communication: A Review of Literature
This paper highlights the importance of parent child communication about sensitive health related issues with special emphasis on cancer prevention discussions. For females, breast cancer is generally discussed among mothers and daughters. However, information about testicular cancer is not generally shared among fathers and sons. This form of cancer can be detected by conducting testicular self-exams and is highly curable as long as it is caught early (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2011a). While parents generally take the initiative to discuss a wide range of health issues with their children, there is little discussion of testicular cancer among parents and sons and the importance of prevention strategies such as testicular self-exams.

Connecting Through Family Stories
This poster summarizes extant research on the diverse functions of family stories. It discusses the impact that different types of family stories have on family members’ lives. Family communication scholars note that sharing stories among family members helps individuals develop close relationships and create a sense of a shared history. Members share a connection with each other through the process of telling of the story; this act creates a tighter knit and more satisfied family unit. This paper explores research from a variety of experts in the field of communication who have highlighted the overwhelmingly positive effects these stories have on family members.
PARTICIPANT: HILLARY HAMP ’12, BA-ENGLISH/ CREATIVE WRITING FACULTY ENDORSER: E ROGER STEPHENSON, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 10:30 AM

The Metaphor of Suffering and its Consequences of Heightened Strength and Enlightenment on the Individual and Society
Suffering stemming from disease and illness is one of the most profound metaphors in all literature because it can bring about physical, mental and spiritual revival. Suffering forces change upon the individual; if he or she is able to conquer the disease, the patient can come out stronger for the self-knowledge gained through the ordeal. This greater knowledge can also branch out into the community, as when writers such as Kushner use suffering as a way to challenge the stereotypes of homosexuality in America.
PARTICIPANT: KELLY GORMAN ’13, BA-EUROPEAN STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: LINDSEY ROW-HEYVELD, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 12:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: GINA GRAMAGLIA ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE/POLITICAL SCIENCE, JOEL DIAZ ’12, CAROLINE ROBERT ’12, STEVEN SROKA ’12 FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICIA ERICKSON, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-21 - 11:30 AM

There’s a real mother talking: The Queer Experience of Family in the Absurdist Drama of Edward Albee
With a prolific career that now spans seven decades, it is undeniable that Edward Albee is a major force in the American theater. Yet critics have alternately lauded and reviled Albee’s plays, which defy simple classification. A comprehensive view of Albee’s career requires an understanding of both the presence of the absurd in his plays and the queer sensibility that informs them. An examination of several of what can be called Albee’s ’family plays,’ starting with ’Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ (1961), concluding with ’The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’ (2002), and in-between resting on some of his lesser known works (’A Delicate Balance,’ ’All Over,’ and ’The Lady from Dubuque’) allows for conclusions on the family to be drawn that can only be seen on the large scale of his work. Ultimately, the intersection between the absurd and Albee’s exploration of the changeable nature of identity results in an affirmative vision of a ’queer family portrait’ over the course of Albee’s career.
PARTICIPANT: HANNAH HAMPTON ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: 2 OR 3 DIMENSIONAL ART LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ALUMNI GALLERY

Issues Concerning the Use of Tasers
Our group will present research on tasers. This research will include their history, alternatives (such as pepper spray), individual cases (such as news stories), statistics, justification for use, provide a definition, and give information on how the taser works (such as voltage and safety features), and what effects tasers have on those that they are used on.
PARTICIPANT: PETER GROSSI ’12, MSED-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-8 - 10:00 AM

Masques and Tension Management in Early Modern England
This paper examines the role of masques in early modern England through two lenses: that of sociologist Amitai Etzioni’s definition of ’tension management holidays’ and that of contemporary literary texts. I argue that while, in theory, masques ought to be a form of tension management within the communities that participate in them, literary figures of the period offered a negative critique of masques as a form of tension management. Two literary pieces in particular, John Ford’s ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore and John Milton’s A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle, support this reasoning. In his depiction of masques and their consequent tragedy, Ford contends that they offer far too much opportunity for suspension of social regulation. Likewise, Milton asserts that masques and tension management opportunities as a whole break societal values down by reducing rational men and women to beasts without virtue, seeking pure pleasure without ethical ballast.

Creating a Culture of Caring Among Students to Improve the Effectiveness of Classroom Management
The purpose of this action research study is to determine whether classroom management is enhanced by creating a sense of family with the classroom stressing care and support for student community. The research will attempt to support the following question: in what way does creating a caring culture among students in a classroom influence the overall effectiveness of the teacher’s ability to manage the class?

Urbex Buffalo
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of urban decay. The blog focuses on all aspects of exploration as well as trying to connect local explorers with each other so they can share their experiences. However, my presentation will focus more on the artistic aspect of finding beauty even in things that are falling apart. I will have some of my personal photography to display and I can talk about how I got those shots and some of my experiences exploring.
PARTICIPANT: ALEXANDRIA HARTMAN ’13, BA-SPANISH FACULTY ENDORSER: TANYA LOUGHEAD, PHILOSOPHY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 3:30 PM

is terminated (A save feature) 3. It should be simple to modify the stats- only a button press or two to modify a given stat.

PARTICIPANT: KENNETH HELD ’12, BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER LODI-SMITH, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-25 - 10:00 AM

PARTICIPANT: MICHAEL HEILEMANN ’13, BS-PHYSICS FACULTY ENDORSER: R MARK MEYER, COMPUTER SCIENCE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-9 - 11:30 AM

How Do College Students Talk About Personality Change?
The present research focuses on the relationship between life-story scene narratives of personality change during college and trait development during the same period. Specifically, we examine how the words and themes people use to describe personally meaningful life-story scenes change together and demonstrate how personality is transformed during college. Narrative responses to a query of personality change from students at the University of California at Berkeley were recorded after their first year and fourth year at the university. Responses were then coded for several thematic variables based on previous research (Lodi-Smith et al., 2009) and examined for word use using the LIWC linguistics program (Pennebaker, 2001). Analyses tested the hypothesis that within a longitudinal framework, maturation in personality at a trait level would parallel maturation in both themes and word use in narratives of personality change.

Microcontrollers as a Basis for Electronics Education in the Computer Sciences
Many computer-science (CS) majors graduate with a thorough knowledge of how computers work at the theoretical and abstract level but not at the hardware level of electricity and electronics. Most colleges try to compensate for this by opening up the physics course to CS majors. This solution proves inadequate however, because these electronics courses are often difficult to follow for students without a strong physics background, and they fail to give hands on examples of the inner workings of computers. CSC 253L was developed to resolve these issues. This course teaches the basic electrical principles necessary to develop working circuits. Students then use their knowledge of coding to program PIC microcontrollers. Finally they build their own circuits and program a microcontroller to carry out the circuit functions. This knowledge is especially useful for those students interested in robotics and engineering.
PARTICIPANTS: GINA HEINZINGER ’12 MS-SPECIAL EDUCATION CHILDHOOD, KARI KIBER ’12 MS-SPECIAL EDUCATION, CHANDRA WINGROVE’12 MS-SPECIAL EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: ELLEN HAMM, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-3 - 10:00 AM

The Upholding of Gender Assigned Roles Amongst the Elderly at the Lutheran Church Home
During the spring 2011 semester I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Lutheran Church home, an assisted living center for the elderly in Buffalo, New York. During my time spent there, I had the opportunity to speak to the men and women and observe them conforming to ’gender assigned roles’ of society. A great majority of the residents demonstrated philosophical ideas such as essentialism (the idea that there is a predetermined behavior for how a man should be and how a woman should be), the lack of a subjective role for women in marriage, and the idea of man’s ownership of women. By discussing things with the residents such as past jobs and how their marriages were, it became clear that for women there was a lack of representation and appreciation in both their marriages and society throughout their lives. Shockingly I found that they had not only come to know these roles as normal and ’right’, but continued on with them while living at the Lutheran Home.
PARTICIPANT: JOSEPH HEIFFERON ’12, BS-COMPUTER SCIENCE/DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 10:00 AM

PARTICIPANTS: ALAYLA HENRY ’13 BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD/CHILDHOOD DUAL, MARIA DEMARTINIS ’13 BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, CHELSEA ELLEDGE ’13 BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: JAMES OIGARA, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 1:30 PM

SmartBoard Activity: Compare and Contrast Native American Tools, Clothing, and Food to Modern Times
We designed this SMART Board interactive activity for second grade. The students use the SMART Board Vortex activity to sort different images based on whether they were from Native American Times or Modern Times. Students sort images from three categories; food, clothing, and tools. This activity is created based on the National Council for Social Studies Standards as well as the New York State Standards for Social Studies.
PARTICIPANTS: ALAYLA HENRY ’13 BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD/CHILDHOOD DUAL, ALLISON BORTH ’13 BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: JULIE HENRY, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-14 - 11:30 AM

Investigating Research Inquiry: The Effects of Teacher-Student Ratio on Fourth Grade Students
Action research procedures were used to determine effective methods of teaching inquiry-based instruction to fourth graders. The researchers conducted lessons to teach research concepts and mentored students through their inquiry project. Six fourth grade classrooms participated in a student-directed research project on the concept of Who We Are. The students research projects were part of the requirements for maintaining International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programmed School status. The National Science Standards were referenced in association with the inquiry-based instruction model. Implications for teaching and suggestions for future practice are discussed.

HockeyStats Application
Purpose: To design an application to keep track of goals and saves for a given hockey goalie. Background: Ben Dunkle, a professor in the Digital Media Arts department, has a son who plays goalie in a hockey league. He would like an application to keep track of the number of saves his son makes and the number of goals that he does not save. He then wants a display of the percentage of saves he makes versus all shots on goal. Adaptation: To pick up on Bens idea and expand it a little more, I would like to make an application for keeping track of some of the stats of any given player. Goals: 1. Application should keep track of specific stats depending on the type of player: Goalie or Non-Goalie 2. Application should retain memory of different players even after the application

Undergraduate Education Research: Early Literacy Learning in a Professional Development School
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Tier 3 interventions within a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. We delivered intensive one-on-one literacy intervention utilizing evidence-based practices to each student for seven weeks. We then matched these students up with students from a previous year who did not receive the intervention to determine the effectiveness of the intervention as measured by pre and post testing utilizing the dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) test. DIBELS gains were superior for the intervention group. Results demonstrate how undergraduate education students can assist schools in delivering Tier 3 intervention in partnership schools. This research was also presented at the National Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Las Vegas in March.
PARTICIPANT: ALLISON HETTRICK ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KAREN DUTT-DONER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 12:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: BRIDGET HILLERY ’12, MS-COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING FACULTY ENDORSER: KAREN DUTT-DONER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 12:00 PM

Group Counseling’s Impact on the Friendships of Adolescent Girls
In this virtual presentation, the impact of group counseling on the friendships of adolescent girls is examined. Eight 7th grade girls participating in a counseling group at school are studied to determine if their group counseling experience positively impacted the relationships they have with their friends.
PARTICIPANT: TIMOTHY HIRSCHBECK ’12, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA WANZER, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-6 - 2:30 PM

under acidic or reducing conditions that contain either an azide or a terminal alkyne, making them reactive in the high-yielding click reaction of the Huisgen dipolar cycloaddition. Our linkers may be used to attach a variety of potential payloads (MRI contrast agents, chemotherapeutics, fluorescent dyes, oligonucleotides) to any silica theranostic agent.
PARTICIPANT: ALEXANDRA HOFNER ’12, BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN MARGULIS, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-15 - 1:00 PM

Do Different Observers Influence the Behavior of Animals?
Any observer of animal behavior runs the risk of altering the behavior of the animals because observers themselves may cause changes in the behavior of the animals under observation. While some studies have attempted to address this, no studies have evaluated how different types of observers may influence behavior. Behavioral research in zoos has become an important supplement to the study of animal behavior, but often utilizes many types of observers for one study (staff, students, volunteers). This study focused on the behavior of white-cheeked gibbons at Lincoln Park Zoo and behavioral fluctuations that could be attributed to the animals’ familiarity with the observer. Data were collected from November 2004 to January 2009. Our null hypothesis was that there would be no difference in behavior based on type of observer. The data do not show any substantial differences in the behavior between categories. This suggests reliability in data across many types of observers.
PARTICIPANTS: JEFFREY HOLMBERG ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY, RYAN DOBOS ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, KARA BERGSTRESSER ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: CHARLES GOODSELL, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-1 - 1:00 PM

Impact of Preschool and a Hands on Learning Experience
This virtual presentation will focus on research that studied the impact of a hands on learning experience for preschool age students. For this research a teacher and her tudents were observed and working with the students to see how they learn with a hands on approach. Data will be collected through observation, along with working with some of the students. Observations will be based on John Dewey’s theories of children learning through experience and hands on methods. The advantages and disadvantages of preschool on students was also studied.

Verbal Aggression Within Sports: Trash Talking
This paper examines research on verbal aggression in sports. Our society has continuously accepted a form verbal aggression within sports called trash talking. We accept and continue to tolerate its existence for many reasons including the fact that sports seem to be a primary source of entertainment in America. A significant portion of this research analyzes the work of sports philosopher Nicholas Dixon. Dixon argues that there is no moral defense to trash talking. In rejecting Dixon, I reach the conclusion that trash talking is simply part of the game and is too deeply engrained within the culture of sports to ignore. This paper sheds light on the different types of trash talk and the reasons individuals engage in this type of communication.
PARTICIPANTS: JAMIE HITRO ’13 BS-CHEMISTRY HEALTH PROF TRACK, ZACK FALLS ’12 BS-CHEMISTRY FACULTY ENDORSER: JEREMY STEINBACHER, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-4 - 1:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: KRISTIN HILL ’14, BS-BIOCHEMISTRY FACULTY ENDORSER: FRANK LAROCCA, MANAGEMENT, LUANNE FIRESTONE, CAMPUS MINISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-15 - 2:30 PM

Canisius 500
For the relatively small fee of $1500.00 a student at the University of Central America, located in El Salvador, can pay their tuition for an entire year of education. This has been brought to the attention of this year’s El Salvador Service-Immersion team, a trip facilitated by Campus Ministries. As a team we have decided to take on the challenge of raising $1500.00 in order to support a student. Our proposal is simple, challenge the students of Canisius, and the members of the public, to donate just $3.00. If 500 people make this small sacrifice the overall effect will be life-changing for one student in El Salvador. The project will be promoted in more than one way, including a poster at the RAISE Benefit, a poster presentation at Ignatian Scholarship Day and general promotion to the student body. This project will not only benefit the student of the UCA but it will also help the students of Canisius to live the Jesuit ideal of men and women for others.

Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Linkers for use in Silica Multifunctional Drug-Delivery Agents
Theranostic materials, which combine delivery and imaging in one, are examples of novel drug-delivery agents that can overcome the systemic toxicity of traditional chemotherapeutics. One potential platform for such an agent is nanoparticles consisting of porous silica, which has minimal toxicity but great flexibility for functionalization. Many theranostic systems depend on triggers from biological stimuli, such as a decrease in pH in tumor stroma or intracellular reducing environments, to affect the release of a payload or the activation of some imaging modality. We are synthesizing a set of organoalkoxysilanes cleavable 24

Enhancing Eyewitness Identification Accuracy with a Pre-Identification Procedure
The current study was designed to test a new preidentification procedure aimed at improving eyewitness identification performance. Gronlund, Carlson, Dailey, & Goodsell (2009) showed that the sequential lineup advantage tends to occur when the suspect (guilty or innocent) is placed late in the lineup and hypothesized that witnesses could be learning as the lineup unfolded. To test this hypothesis, witnesses to a mock crime were asked to evaluate known innocent faces just prior to a lineup identification. This pre-ID procedure showed beneficial effects for witnesses that evaluated faces with a high degree of match to the perpetrator prior to making an identification from a simultaneous lineup. Replicating prior work, the control conditions exhibited a

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sequential advantage with the suspect placed late in the lineup. The pre-ID procedure shows promise as a technique to enhance eyewitness identification accuracy that avoids these shortcomings.

Attachment in Killer Whales
Although there is ample evidence that long-term social bonds occur in cetacean species, little is known about the communicative signals by which such bonds are established. The present investigation assessed the role of physical contact in the form of head tapping in two mother-calf killer whale pairs held in captivity at Marineland of Canada. The prevalence of this behavior in mother-baby dyads was found to be compatible with the hypothesis that head tapping is a principal means by which attachment is maintained in this species. If so, this finding may provide an important insight into the development of secure attachments between mother and calf orca whales.
PARTICIPANT: LAURA JAKIEL ’12, BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER/PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN MARGULIS, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 2:30 PM

PARTICIPANT: ELIZABETH ANNE JASEN ’15, BA-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: ESTELLE SIENER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SRVS. (ITS) TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 12:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: STEPHANIE HUBER ’12, BS-FINANCE FACULTY ENDORSER: NANCY ROURKE, RELIGIOUS STUDIES/THEOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 1:30 PM

Digital Story-Dia de los Muertos
This digital story discusses the Mexican holiday called The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Mertos. The movie discusses the traditions of the holiday and its importance to Mexican families. The topic is very interesting, as it is similar to Halloween in the United States. I believe it is worthwhile for students and faculty to view this movie as it is an opportunity to understand an important part of another culture, the holidays that are valued.
PARTICIPANT: SARAH JAWOROWICZ ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES, THOMAS WOLF, FINE ARTS/ STUDIO ART TYPE OF PRESENTATION: 2 OR 3 DIMENSIONAL ART LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ALUMNI GALLERY

Age Diversity Within Marriage
In earlier times, age heterogamy in a marriage was closely tied with the idea of having money when the spouse passes away. Society has changed over the years and it is not uncommon for people to fall in love with someone who is significantly older than the other, without taking into account the financial status of the other person. In this case, each person was born and raised in a different generation. They have different ideas of raising children, which leads to conflict. Despite the dissimilarity, the love they share for each other should never be questioned, regardless of their age differences.
PARTICIPANT: KEVIN HUGHES ’13, BS-BIOLOGY/ SPANISH FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT GREBENOK, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-8 - 1:00 PM

The Healing Power of Non-Human Animals
Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field in which non-human animals play an integral role in goaloriented interventions and treatments carried out by professionals in an effort to improve human functioning. Although this type of thereapy has become more widely used in recent years it is still in its infancy and is in need of clarification as well as scientific validation. I evaluated available studies on the subject and found that while anecdotal evidence does support the effectiveness of these therapies, further research is necessary before animal-assisted therapies and interventions can be ethically and reliably used to treat a variety of disorders from schizophrenia to autism. Building on the available body of knowledge I have proposed a study to test the efficacy of animalassisted therapies for use with individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
PARTICIPANT: LINDSAY JANIK ’12, MSED-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-9 - 10:00 AM

Quadrangle in Photos
This is a photo exhibition depicting what goes on in making the Quadrangle. Not many students get to work on it each year, so this series of photos gives a peek into the work that goes into putting the Quadrangle together. As I am the designer of the Quadrangle, the photos are a look into both my role, but into the roles of the rest of the E-Board. Hopefully this series will show the raw emotions like frustration, stress, joy, and pride that go along with such a big project that is seen by so many people.
PARTICIPANT: MEGHAN JOYCE ’12, BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA MENASCO, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 12:00 PM

The Presence of Oxidized Sterols in Transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana
A genetic construct, that contained the bacterial cholesterol oxidase gene, was inserted into the genome of the Arabidopsis thaliana. This gene insertion allows for a cholesterol oxidase (enzyme) to be expressed in the chloroplast of the transgenic plants. The seeds from the transgenic plant were collected and the plants were grown and screened with the use of different growth mediums and chemical selection methods. The transgenic plants that exhibit proper characteristics in the growth medium and chemical selection were tested for the presence of oxidized sterols with the GC-MS instrument. The selected plants will allow other techniques such as western blotting and use of an in vitro assay to verify location of the enzyme and begin the analysis of sterol movement throughout the plant. Through the use of these plants we will be able to test our hypothesis; sterols do exist in the chloroplast, and are transported there from the endoplasmic reticulum.
PARTICIPANTS: JENNY INZERO ’13 BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER, BRITTANY COPPINGER ’14 BA-BIOLOGY/ABEC FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL NOONAN, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-13 - 1:00 PM

The Incorporation of Children’s Literature for Elementary Social Studies Instruction
This research examined the effects of the incorporation of children’s literature into the elementary classroom, particularly examining the effects on students’ motivation and interest for learning in the area of social studies. It is often necessary to study how the learning opportunities presented in the classroom affect the students’ desire for learning the content material. Understanding the ways in which experiences in the classroom affect students’ desire for learning can allow educators to create more positive and meaningful learning experiences.

Phish Hooks: The High Prevalence But Lack of Conviction in Phishing Crimes
The internet crime of phishing involves the stealing of a person’s credentials, which leads to financial theft, and is extremely prevalent in today’s society. If not you, then someone you know has most likely been a victim of this crime. Despite the fact phishing is consistently on the rise and losing America over billions of dollars in financial loss every year, the culprits behind it are hardly ever prosecuted. The lack of investigations, arrests, and convictions are due to a multitude of reasons, including lack of written legislation, minimal resources in law enforcement, lack of legal ability in private companies, difficulties arising when attempting to work across borders, and the mindset many have that since phishing is mostly nonphysical, it is not a ’real’ crime. Without any sort of

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repercussions, phishers are continuing to steal substantial amounts of money without fear of being punished.
PARTICIPANT: MEGHAN JOYCE ’12, BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICIA CHRISTIAN, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-6 - 1:00 PM

the mutant GATA site reporters should not cause the worms to glow. Several of the genes that we are examining have more that one GATA site. Currently, we are close to making the final reporter constructs.

controls, and development time was significantly longer in long day treatments compared to controls. We discuss the possible fitness benefits from the phenotypic responses across the photoperiod regimes.
PARTICIPANT: ARYN KEYEL ’13, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES/RELIGIOUS STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: JONATHAN LAWRENCE, RELIGIOUS STUDIES/THEOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 4:00 PM

PARTICIPANTS: ASHLEY KALSTEK ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, CARLY STORY ’12 BA PSYCHOLOGY, JENNA GORKO ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, JULIA MERRILL ’12 FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN PUTNAM, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-29 - 10:00 AM

Racial Differences in Death Penalty Support
Using data from the 2006 GSS (General Social Survey), patterns were studied to determine whether race, education (by race), and opinions on the Criminal Justice System (by race) had any correlation to a person’s support or opposition to the death penalty.
PARTICIPANTS: MEGHAN JOYCE ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AMY DAUB, DAREN SPORSKI, ELIZABETH GATTO FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICIA ERICKSON, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 2:00 PM

Emotional Intelligence and the Ability to Correctly Identify Emotional Cues in Children
Our study investigated the relationship between emotional intelligence and the ability to correctly identify emotional cues in music in typically developing male and female children between the ages of six and twelve years of age. Parents of each participant completed a 7-item demographic questionnaire about their child. On the day of data collection, each child completed a 30-question Emotional Intelligence test (EQ-iYV) with answers based on a four-point Likert scale. The children were then played eight 30-second segments of music one at a time on a CD player. Immediately following each segment, each participant was asked to indicate on an answer sheet whether the piece sounded happy, sad, angry, or calm. We hope to apply this study to children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD) in the future in order to gain a more complete understanding of the development and capabilities of children with HFASD in comparison to their typically developing counterparts.
PARTICIPANTS: MICHAEL KEENAN ’13, BS-BIOLOGY SARAH WHITTINGTON, MWENGWE NDHLOVU FACULTY ENDORSER: KATIE COSTANZO, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-28 - 1:00 PM

Transformation
The early stages of life can be an important transitional period of spirituality; this video is a look into the transformation and evolution of the religious experience of eight Canisius College Seniors.

PARTICIPANTS: CRAIG KING ’15 BS-PHYSICS, ANDREW BEITER ’15, BS-PHYSICS; DAVID SCHLANT ’14, BS PHYSICS; JOSH SMITH ’15, BS-COMMUNICATION STUDIES/DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT SELKOWITZ, PHYSICS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: STUDENT CENTER LOBBY – ALL DAY

The Ethical Discrepancies in the ’Police Brotherhood’
In this presentation, we look in depth at ethical discrepancies involved in the ’Police Brotherhood.’ We examine the history concerning how this bond has developed over time, the internal issues these bonds can create(for example, the ethical issue that arose in Rochester over police distributing seized drugs amongst themselves), the external issues they create (such as police contaminating evidence to protect another officer), and different actions that have arisen in order to combat these issues and preserve justice.

Jim: The Interactive Emotive Robotic Paper
The Canisius College Robotics Working Group is designing an interactive robotic puppet that requires an array of elements. The mechanical system displays a series of emotions via gestures. Jims skin was designed in the spirit of his namesake, Jim Henson; his muppetesque appearance allows a more emotional connection to him. The mechanical emotional displays are manipulated through original student written code in NQC. Jims vision, voice recognition, and facial recognition will be modeled around the XBOX Kinect sensor. His voice synthesis will be accomplished by a combination of voice markups and the Free TTS voice synthesis system. This presentation will demonstrate the current progress of the project, with plans to implement further upgrades.

PARTICIPANT: ERIC KACZOR ’12, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT GREBENOK, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-11 - 2:30 PM

The Role of ELT-2 in Intestinal Gene Regulation
ELT-2 is a GATA-type transcription factor that has been theorized to control all intestinal gene expression in the nematode C-Elegans. We are examining several intestinally expressed genes involved in lipid metabolism and the control of longevity to see if their expression is indeed regulated by ELT-2. This is accomplished by making reporter constructs using the GATA promoter region of the gene in question and the genetic sequence for the fluorescent protein GFP. Two constructs are made for each candidate gene, one with the wild-type GATA site and one with a mutant version of that same GATA site. These reporter constructs are then used to create transgenic worms. Our hypothesis is that the wild-type GATA site reporters should cause the worms to glow, and that

Phenotypic Plasticity and Life History in an Invasive Mosquito Across Photoperiod Regimes
The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus was introduced into the United States from Japan in 1985. Its invasion affects the native fauna and epidemiology of disease in the communities it invades; thus, understanding what factors affect its performance is imperative. Our experiment investigated the effects of photoperiod regimes on life history traits of A. albopictus. We raised 1st instar larvae to adulthood until death in the following photoperiod treatments (light:dark): control (12:12), short day (9:15), or long day (15:9). In each treatment, mean survivorship, larval development time, adult size, and adult longevity were recorded. There was a significant effect of photoperiod on size and development. Adults from short day treatments were significantly larger than the 26

PARTICIPANT: AMANDA KLEE ’12, BA-ANTHROPOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: NEIL O’DONNELL, C.O.P.E. TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 10:30 AM

The True Nature of Museum Collections
Museums are available to the public to explore collections for the purpose of learning and enjoyment. What most people do not realize is just how much work goes into designing and preparing exhibits. Even small museums, such as the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society (BECHS), are managed through careful organization and preservation of artifacts. As an intern at the collections department at BECHS, I have learned how particular the nature of museum work is. Items must be handled and stored with extreme care, and are named according to specific museum

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nomenclature. Information regarding each individual artifact is catalogued into a computer database called Past Perfect. In a presentation, I plan to demonstrate the nature of museum work and the preservation and restoration of collections that will include information people might be surprised to know about museum operations.
PARTICIPANTS: MARIEL KLEIN ’13 BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER, KIM COLOGGI ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, NICKI HAZZARD ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: SARAH SIGNORINO, CAMPUS MINISTRY, JUDITH LARKIN, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-7 - 2:30 PM

PARTICIPANT: DAVIDLEE KLIMCHUK ’12, BA-ENGLISH/ CREATIVE WRITING FACULTY ENDORSER: HAMILTON COCHRANE, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 11:00 AM

PARTICIPANT: JULIANN KOLESZAR ’13, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN ARONICA, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-20 - 1:00 PM

Creative Writing Thesis
I would like to read a story from a collection of short stories that I am currently working on. The stories are all connected by the thread that they all describe members of a German American family whose origins on the East Side of Buffalo define their legacy. They range from the earliest German immigrant who traveled over on a boat when he was fifteen to his Grandson who was raised far from the city, but wants to learn about and discover the now deteriorated and failing neighborhood.
PARTICIPANT: DAVIDLEE KLIMCHUK ’12, BA-ENGLISH/ CREATIVE WRITING FACULTY ENDORSER: DAVID SCHIAVONE, FINE ARTS/ MUSIC TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: CKC - 3:00 PM

Regulation of Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) and aVb3 by Chemokine and Hormone Treatments
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is a matrix associated protein which is thought to stimulate cell proliferation, adhesion, and integrin expression. Previous research has established that CTGF expression is upregulated in breast cancer cells, and that integrin aVb3 regulates the CTGF signaling pathway via the activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase I (ERK-1). It has also been established that MIP-1a , like many other macrophage proteins, is overly expressed within tumor cells leading to tumor progression and metastasis. We exposed MCF-7 breast cancer cells to various agents, and assessed surface aVb3 and intracellular CTGF expression by flow cytometry. We predicted that treatment with MIP-1a would elevate both aVb3 and CTGF expression in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Our current results have not demonstrated this correlation within cells, but ongoing experiments will address regulation of extracellular CTGF expression by MIP-1a.
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Teaching Tolerance
In order to demonstrate personal leadership and teach leadership to others, we are going into local schools and leading workshops aimed at teaching children tolerance for others, especially those who are different from them in race, sexuality, looks, etc.
PARTICIPANT: ANN KLEMENTS ’12, BS-ACCOUNTING FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT BUTLER, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 11:00 AM

Jazz Combo
We will be showcasing a number of Jazz Standards with a select group of students from the Canisius Jazz Ensemble
PARTICIPANT: KOULIGA KOALA ’12, BA-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/HISTORY FACULTY ENDORSER: LARRY JONES, HISTORY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 3:30 PM

The American Success Myth Still Works
The American success myth based on the idea that hard work and moral character lead to success has survived through the economic cycles of the twentieth century to the present, as seen in an analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s interpretation of the Alger myth in conjunction with the economic trends of Fitzgerald’s era in coping with the stock market crash of 1929 and modern applications of the myth including Oliver Stone’s Wall Street films in conjunction with modern trends of economic regulation and deregulation.
PARTICIPANT: HILLARY KLIER ’13, BA-INT RELATIONS/ EUROPEAN STUDIES/POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: JOHN OCCHIPINTI, POLITICAL SCIENCE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-17 - 2:30 PM

BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES/ENGLISH FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER DESIDERIO, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 10:00 AM

Burkina Faso and the United States: The Study of an Evolving Relationship 19602011
The current stage of US- Burkina cooperation can be summarized in a statement by Thomas Dougherty , the current U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso , when he declared that the U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou is working to strengthen the U.S.-Burkinabe partnership through policies and programs that support Burkina Faso’s efforts to build strong democratic institutions, promote economic reform, encourage sustainable development, improve health and education, and foster regional stability. Bilateral relations, according to Dougherty, would mean the process of common or negotiated policies in the economic, political, social, and military development for the benefit of the people of both countries or for the defense of a common goal. The purpose of this presentation will be to examine the evolution of relations between the United States and Burkina Fasso from 1960 to the present and will assess the progress that has been made towards Doughertys stated goals.

Analyzing Mary Jemison’s Cultural Transcendence
’Analyzing Mary Jemison’s Cultural Transcendence’ serves as an analysis of the captivity narrative ’A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison’ which compares Jemison’s life and actions to traditional colonialist values. In my paper, I argue that Jemison ultimately becomes more of a Seneca woman than a colonialist as she was originally raised, and demonstrates that cultural boundaries can be transcended, as Jemison transitions from a white colonial woman to an accepted member of Seneca culture and society.
PARTICIPANT: TIMOTHY KUCINSKI ’12, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES/ENGLISH FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT BUTLER, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 11:30 AM

Eclipse of the West
I will be attending the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference in April. The theme of this year’s conference is the Eclipse of the West. I would like to present on my roundtable topic for the conference. I will be researching on whether or not Western government models will continue to persist across the developing world in the future, or if local and regional governmental models will develop out of the specific economic, religious, and cultural needs of their people. I will also discuss on how the attempts of the developed world to introduce their governmental model in the developing world have succeeded or failed.

The Deeper Truth: An Analysis of Tim O’Brien’s Uses of Fictional and Factual Truth
Tim O’Brien’s three primary Vietnam War novels demonstrate an author and Vietnam veteran’s attempt to illustrate a much deeper and emotional truth to his

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readers than what can be portrayed through straight fact. O’Brien’s three works, as they progress chronologically, shift from nonfiction to ultimately a balanced mix of fiction and fact. O’Brien’s shift in style is part of an effort to illustrate emotional truths and themes that he experienced in the war, such as love, that are notably absent in works of straight nonfiction. O’Brien is only able to demonstrate these truths to his readers through use of blending factual truth with imagination and ’story-truth.’
PARTICIPANT: DANIEL KUETHER ’12, BA-ART HISTORY/ EUROPEAN STUDIES/HISTORY FACULTY ENDORSER: YVONNE WIDENOR, FINE ARTS/ART HISTORY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 3:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: KATHERINE LANDAHL ’14, BA-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: JONATHAN DICICCO, POLITICAL SCIENCE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 4:30 PM

PARTICIPANTS: MICHAEL LANIGHAN ’12 BS-PHYSICS/ COMPUTER SCIENCE, JEROD SIKORSKYJ ’12, BS-COMPUTER SCIENCE/PHYSICS FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT SELKOWITZ, PHYSICS; DEBRA BURHANS, COMPUTER SCIENCE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: STUDENT CENTER LOBBY – ALL DAY

Promoting Peace? American Militarism in Africa
The United States, known as the world’s foremost global power in terms of having the world’s largest national economy, farthest-stretching military, and global political power, is not immune to rapid changes occurring in the world that in time promise to erode U.S. power and influence. Has the United States reached too far beyond its borders, and in so doing, has the United States relied too heavily on military solutions to its (and others) problems? This project poses the question: should the foreign policy mission of the United States continue to be one of security interests and defense, or should it instead prioritize the promotion of peace, equality and fairness in the world? While a world of complete peace and harmony is unlikely, by promoting peace though non-militaristic actions across the globe the United States could begin a new wave of foreign policy. Africa, the focus of the United States most recent regional military command AFRICOM, is a possible place to start.
PARTICIPANTS: CASEY LANIGHAN ’13 BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD/CHILDHOOD DUAL, KELSEY HOUSE ’13 BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD/CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: JAMES OIGARA, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 1:00 PM

Lego Plays Chess: A Low-Cost, Low Complexity Approach to Intelligent Robotics
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) 2011 Small Scale Manipulation Challenge pitted robots against each other in a game of chess. In the first chess challenge, which occurred at AAAI 2010, the field of competitors was dominated by fixed arm robotic platforms. Sadly, these sophisticated platforms are often out of reach for institutions without a large robotics budget. Shallow Blue, named in honor of Deep Blue and it’s minimal budget, differed greatly from past entries. It is not an arm, but rather resembles a copier in the way it scans the board from above with a rolling bridge. Designed and constructed at Canisius College, Shallow Blue was constructed with low-cost, off the shelf Lego Mindstorms and is programmed using Java, OpenCV, and Lejos. Shallow Blue performed admirably at the competition, placing third. It is tangible proof that intelligent robotics can be low cost.
PARTICIPANT: JENNIFER LAUGHLIN ’12, MBA-MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMIN FACULTY ENDORSER: GIRISH SHAMBU, MANAGEMENT TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 12:30 PM

Barnett Newman and the Fight for the Self: Libertarian Anarchism in Abstract Expressionist Painting
Abstract Expressionism is about the understanding, presentation, and acceptance of the artist’s selfidentification. Barnett Newman, one of the founders of the New York School, presented this idea in many writings and through his own paintings. His oeuvre and essays helped to explain his struggle with the Self and its depiction in Abstract Expressionism. His writings on anarchism and libertarianism helps to explain the internal struggle between self-identification and painting in a post WWII America.
PARTICIPANT: CHASE LADUE ’14, BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN MARGULIS, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-21 - 2:30 PM

Using Interactive SMART Boards
This digital media presentation will demonstrate various ways teachers can integrate interactive technology in instruction. SMART Boards allow teachers to use interactive tools with their students to enhance teaching and learning experiences.
PARTICIPANT: MONIQUE LAROCHE ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-9 - 2:30 PM

Shared Transportation for a Greener Buffalo: A Collaborative Project
This project explores the ongoing Buffalo Shared Transportation Project, which is a collaborative effort between Buffalo Niagara Medical Center, Buffalo Car Share, Green Options Buffalo and Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. This project seeks to make use of varied forms of shared transportation for a greener Buffalo while simultaneously reducing the need for transportation by focusing on job creation nearer existing communities. Although Buffalo’s dwindling population limits travel congestion, there is still a need for shared transportation here. Our area’s increasingly suburban population places similar demands on transportation infrastructure as a larger city would. Implementing transportation sharing is not only environmentally friendly, it also holds financial and health benefits for participants.

The Effects of Pregnancy and Motherhood on a Captive Gorilla’s Behavior
Behavioral monitoring in zoos provides a means to quantify how unplanned events may influence an animals behavior. We have been collecting such data on a troop of western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at the Buffalo Zoo. Using scan sampling to record the behavior of a focal animal, we conducted 184 observations to track behavior changes in a mother before, during, and after her pregnancy. By comparing data between these three periods, we predicted that we would observe differences in the mothers overall activity budget between the three phases. We found that the mother spent significantly more time out of view of the public during her pregnancy, and spent progressively less time with her infant as the infant aged. Additionally, we documented that the mother spent significantly less time in close proximity to a female conspecific during and after her pregnancy. This study shows that pregnancy and motherhood have measurable effects on behavior.

Capstone Project - Rifle Club
As a member of Rifle Club as well as a graduating senior here at Canisius, I would like to help the club grow. Many of our club leaders are seniors as well and we need people to be able to take our spots. I am creating posters and ads to display on campus in order to gain more interest in the club.

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PARTICIPANT: MARIA LEE ’13, BS-CHEMISTRY HEALTH PROF TRACK FACULTY ENDORSER: ANSGARIUS AYLWARD, FINE ARTS/ MUSIC TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: CKC - 1:30 PM

Meditation from ’Thais’
The Meditation from the opera Thais by Jules Massenet is one of the most marquee encore pieces among violin performers. As the title suggests, the story deals with a beautiful courtesan named Thais meditating on a monks advice to leave her licentious life and seek salvation through God. The tempo marking ’Andante Religioso’ adds significance to the serene and celestial melody. Between the two recurring main themes the middle section stands out with a rather passionate and agitated timbre, possibly expressing Thais’ inner struggle between conscience and desire. The long-lasting note at the very end seems to suggest that she finally found peace in her mind. It is fascinating to me that the melody itself brings more than just feelings, creating an invisible connection to God.
PARTICIPANTS: MARIA LEE ’13 BS-CHEMISTRY HEALTH PROF TRACK, LAURA SHEPHERD ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, MICHAEL MENARD ’15 BA-MARKETING FACULTY ENDORSER: ANSGARIUS AYLWARD, FINE ARTS/ MUSIC, KAREN SCHMID, FINE ARTS/MUSIC TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: CKC - 1:30 PM

users. We have previously observed the western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at the Buffalo Zoo using buckets, given for enrichment, to collect water (Margulis et. al., 2011). To further explore the cognitive ability of these gorillas, we designed a study that tested whether the gorillas could distinguish between a functional and a non-functional tool. The gorillas were given four buckets, two of which had holes drilled in the bottom (the non-functional tool). We collected 85 hours of videotaped data to test the null hypothesis that the gorillas could not distinguish between the functional and the non-functional buckets. We documented that there were individual differences in bucket usage depending on the functionality of the bucket. This study sheds light on the cognitive ability of gorillas and reveals opportunities for further investigation.
PARTICIPANT: JOSHUA LITTLE ’14, BA-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS FACULTY ENDORSER: SARAH SIGNORINO, CAMPUS MINISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 1:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: KRISTEN LOVULLO ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-10 - 10:00 AM

The Effect of Using a Variety of Formative Assessment on Cumulative Knowledge
The purpose of this action research study is to determine if using a variety of formative assessments during instruction impacts the results of summative assessments. This research study will be conducted within an urban classroom setting in the fourth grade. Using data collected over a two week period (observations, questioning, various formative assessments), the research will be able to answer the question: In what ways does using a variety of formative assessments impact cumulative knowledge?
PARTICIPANT: RICHARD LUNGHINO ’13, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: JANE FISHER, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 10:30 AM

Education for All: The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM Act)
My presentation will be on the Federal and State DREAM Acts. The acts seek to provide undocumented students, living in the United States and having graduated from American High School, along with meeting a number of other criteria, with a means to achieve higher education through the ability to attend college, apply for state and federal financial aid, and even the opportunity to become fully documented, legalized, citizens of the United States.
PARTICIPANTS: MIRANDA LOMBARDO ’13 BA-MUSIC PERFORMANCE, JOSHUA OSMANSKI ’14 BA-MUSIC/ HISTORY FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA THORBURN, FINE ARTS/ MUSIC TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: CKC - 2:30 PM

The Role of the Plague in Ancient Greek Literature
Ever since ancient times, plagues and epidemics have ravaged populations and affected cultures around the globe. Naturally, these epidemics made their way into mythology and folklore of the respective areas where they were experienced. In much of classical mythology, plague can be a cause for transformation and can be literal or symbolic of a heroes actions. Plague also carries with it connotations of catharsis, rejuvenation, and purification. In The Iliad and Oedipus Rex, plague starts out as a literal disease, but gradually shifts to a symbolic sickness that reinforces these themes throughout the narrative.
PARTICIPANTS: MACY MADDEN ’14 BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER/BIOLOGY, LINDSEY PERKES-SMITH ’13 BS-ABEC FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN MARGULIS, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-18 - 1:00 PM

Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 3 in C minor, Ludwig van Beethoven
Maria Lee (violin), Laura Shepherd (cello), Michael Menard (piano) The piece we are going to perform is the third trio of Beethovens Piano Trios, Op. 1. The composer’s fierce and penetrating sound is passionately carried through all participating instruments, although he leaves sufficient room to breath a sigh of relief through modulations into major keys and meticulous arrangements in dynamics. Beethoven’s virtuosity as a pianist is reflected in rapid movements in the piano part reminiscent of a runner running through the finish line. The best part of playing Beethoven’s trio is that it encompasses such a wide variety of timbres that generate a whole spectrum of emotional feelings: calm, but cheerful, cheerful, then yearning, yearning that grows into extreme urgency. Welcome to Beethoven’s world!
PARTICIPANT: MATTHEW LEFAUVE ’14, BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN MARGULIS, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-16 - 1:00 PM

From Operetta to Sondheim
Operetta originated during the 19th century, as a musically lighter form of opera. What we know as musical theater today has evolved from operetta. ’Sorry Her Lot Who Loves Too Well’ is from Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S. PINAFORE. In this piece Josephine bemoans her fate of marrying the man her father has chosen for her. In ’Green Finch and Linnet Bird’ from Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD, Johanna, who is locked in her room, wonders how caged birds can sing and be so cheerful. In ’Make Believe,’ from Kern and Hammerstein’s SHOW BOAT, Magnolia and Ravenal express their love for each other despite the fact that they have just met.

Western Lowland Gorilla Behavior Development from 0 - 12 Months of Age
Few gorillas are born in zoos each year therefore it is important to look at each one’s behavior in order to document what is ’normal’. Having a baseline of normal behavior allows abnormal patterns of behavior and development to be detected. We studied the behavioral development of an infant gorilla at the Buffalo Zoo for the first 12 months of her life. Sixtytwo observations were collected throughout the year using focal animal sampling and an established ethogram from October 2010 to October 2011. We analyzed her changes in activity budget and independence from her mother throughout those 12

Functionality in Tool Use in Western Lowland Gorillas
Nonhuman primates are known to use objects as tools. Gorillas however seem to be the least proficient tool

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months. As expected, we found that the infant increased independent behaviors such as foraging, terrestrial locomotion, and object play while exhibiting a decreased time in contact with her mother. The infant’s behavior appears to follow normal patterns. These results contribute to the growing database of normal behavior for gorilla infants.
PARTICIPANT: CANDICE MADILL ’12, BA-ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION GR 7-12 FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER DESIDERIO, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 4:30 PM

PARTICIPANT: DANIELLE MALLARE ’12, BA-ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION GR 7-12/ MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS FACULTY ENDORSER: ANTHONY WESTON, MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 3:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: CAITLIN MCANENEY ’12, BA-ENGLISH/ CREATIVE WRITING FACULTY ENDORSER: HAMILTON COCHRANE, ENGLISH, JANET MCNALLY, CREATIVE WRITING TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 10:00 AM

New Techniques for Computing the Generalized Roundness of Metric Trees
Computing the exact generalized roundness of a metric space depends on one being able to solve complicated families of non-linear inequalities. The notion arose in relation to the study of uniformly continuous maps between metric spaces that have uniformly continuous inverses. Even in the case of a finite metric space of small cardinality, exact computation of the generalized roundness of this space can easily remain elusive. Recently some new techniques for enabling this type of computation have been isolated. The purpose of this talk will be to discuss some of these developments, particularly as they pertain to computing the generalized roundness of finite and countable metric trees. We will utilize these techniques to identify spherically symmetric trees of generalized roundness one, and extend their implications to examine asymmetric trees.
PARTICIPANTS: RYAN MCADOO ’14 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, CHRISTINA ZAWALSKI ’14 BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: CHARLES GOODSELL, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-20 - 2:30 PM

’Deep Greens and Blues’
For my Honors thesis, I wrote a full-length Young Adult book entitled ’Deep Greens and Blues.’ It is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl named Shaye Reynolds who comes home one night to find that her mother has left. She is sent from her comfortable suburban home to live with her eccentric grandmother in less-than-ideal South Buffalo. In the summer than follows, she learns about the secrets her mother kept, the mental illness and tragedies she’d never talk about. This is a story of the pride and silence of the Irish Catholic family and unlikely connections between strangers. I will be reading one or two chapters from the middle of my book to give the audience a feel for my content, themes, and language. Afterwards, I will open up for questions and possibly discuss my writing process.
PARTICIPANT: MICHAEL MCCLURKIN ’13, BA-PHILOSOPHY HYPATIAN SCHOLAR FACULTY ENDORSER: DEVONYA HAVIS, PHILOSOPHY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-7 - 11:30 AM

Weeping by the Waters of Babylon: Carter’s Subversion of the Captivity Narrative
Weeping by the Waters of Babylon: Carter’s Subversion of the Captivity Narrative’ examines the ways writer Angela Carter subverts the traditional captivity narrative genre with her short story, ’Our Lady of the Massacre.’ It holds up ’A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson’ as emblematic of the captivity narrative’s earliest Puritanical intent. A comparison of both narratives reveals paradoxical similarities in form and content which diverge in message and meaning. I argue that Carter systematically adulterates the captivity narrative, divorcing the genre from its traditional ideological aim, in order to break down the social, cultural, theological, and patriarchal constructs which continue to have a tyrannical hold on American society.
PARTICIPANT: ROBERT MAKIN ’12, BS-PHYSICS FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL WOOD, PHYSICS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-25 - 11:30 AM

The Utilization of the Physical Sciences to Describe Race
This poster presentation provides a detailed descriptive model of race-based interactions using the physical sciences. It draws upon the intense and controversial intramural debates among scholars about how to successfully describe Race and social phenomenon related to Race. In coupling the physical sciences with conventional Race theory, this session seeks to promote the formation of novel models to describe Race by utilizing the empirical nature of the former that lends itself to experimentation and quantification. The two following theories harness the empirical nature of Newtonian Mechanics and Organic Chemistry, respectively, to model Race-related phenomenon.
PARTICIPANT: SEAN-ERIK MCKINNEY ’12, BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES/DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 4:00 PM

Comparing Showup and Lineup Identifications: Are Showups Biased?
Is a showup (a one-person identification) a viable procedure compared to a lineup? Showup identifications have been repudiated as less reliable than lineup identifications (typically 6-person) by the United States Supreme Court (Stoval v. Denno, 1967; United States v. Wade, 1967), state courts (Bradley v. State, 1980), and social science researchers (Clark & Godfrey, 2009). In fact, in a recent survey of eyewitness identification experts, Kassin et al. (2001) reported that 74% of the respondents endorsed the statement that showups increased the likelihood of a false identification relative to lineups. Despite these views, research has yet to fully demonstrate whether showups are in fact more biased. In the current study we extended Gronlund, Carlson, Dailey, and Goodsell (2009), which compared lineup performance between simultaneous and sequential lineups, to include a showup condition. Results suggest showup performance is less optimal than lineup performance.

Forward Tagger Monitoring Program
Hall B, one of the experimental halls at Jefferson Lab (JLab), is currently upgrading its detector system. JLab is a world-class facility investigating the dynamics of the atomic nucleus. One new detector being developed is the Forward Tagger. The prototyping of the Forward Tagger is currently taking place in the INFN laboratory in Genoa, Italy. The prototype is a scaled down version of the Forward Tagger and has just nine crystals versus the 400 crystals that will be in the final version. Over this summer, I designed and implemented a program in Java to interface with the Forward Tagger’s data acquisitions systems and display the data being produced in order to provide a rough idea of the reactions taking place within the detector and the behavior of the detector.

Canisius Women’s Lacrosse: Road to the 2012 MAAC Championship
This is a video project documenting the Canisius College Women’s Lacrosse team’s journey to defend their first ever MAAC Conference title. This piece will touch on the history of the Women’s Lacrosse

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program at Canisius and the successful 2011 season. Included will be footage of their games and practices as well as the thoughts and feelings of the coaches and the players. The video will serve as a preview for the MAAC Women’s Lacrosse Championship tournament which will be hosted by Canisius College at the end of April.
PARTICIPANT: CHRISTINA MCMAHON ’12, BA-ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION GR 7-12/ENGLISH FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER DESIDERIO, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 1:00 PM

Mary Jemison: Going Beyond the Hybrid
The argument of nature versus nurture inevitably comes into play when examining the identity of Mary Jemison, a young woman who was taken captive by Seneca Indians in 1758. Her story is interesting to literary and cultural critics owing to the fact that she was born a white woman, yet was raised by Seneca Indians. This begs the question: Is she a white American or a Native American? The age at which she is abducted is of interest when attempting to categorize this unique woman, in that she still had many years of growing and maturing which occurred in her captivity. In ’Mary Jemison: Going Beyond the Hybrid,’ I examine the role of dress, language and personal choice as a means to define Mary Jemison’s identity. I argue that her assimilation into Seneca culture is so thorough that she far exceeds the definition of the classic Atlantic hybrid and, by choice, becomes completely identifiable as a Native American woman.
PARTICIPANT: CONOR MCMAHON ’13, BA-PHILOSOPHY IGNATIAN SCHOLAR FACULTY ENDORSER: JOHN ZEIS, PHILOSOPHY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 11:30 AM

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of alternate assessment and student choice on vocabulary outcomes with high school students identified as gifted and talented. These results were obtained through observation and testing. The students were broken into three separate groups across various sessions. One group answered the vocabulary questions in multiple-choice form. The second group answered the same vocabulary words in short answer form. The last group demonstrated knowledge of vocabulary words through the use of alternative assessments. Seventy-five students participated in this study. Students were also asked about their enjoyment levels as well as their anxiety levels while taking the tests using a Likert scale at the end of the test. A complete chart of the grades was used to identify the difference in achievement levels. This chart was also used to look at any differences by grade level and age. Results and implications for instruction will be shared.
PARTICIPANTS: MAXINE MEYERHOFER ’14 BA-EARLY CHILDHOOD/CHILDHOOD DUAL, JEN LENNOX ’14 BA-EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: JAMES OIGARA, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 2:30 PM

PARTICIPANT: SHANNON MEYERS ’13, BA-ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION GR 7-12/ENGLISH FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER DESIDERIO, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 2:00 PM

Red Indians: Angela Carter’s Communist Manifesto
The traditional American captivity narrative genre typically exemplified a single captive’s story as a cautionary tale: a warning of the consequences of disobeying the Puritan doctrine. I posit that within her short story, ’Our Lady of the Massacre,’ twentiethcentury author Angela Carter has no interest in religious doctrine and dogma, but instead uses the captivity narrative genre as a framework in which she can put forward her own ideas concerning class and gender. Through close literary analysis, I argue that Carter inverts the captivity narrative in order to critique the greed of capitalism and ultimately to privilege communism as the most effective economic system.
PARTICIPANTS: MARY MIETLICKI ’12 BS-SPEC ED GR 1-6/ CHILDHOOD 1-6, SANDRA CASEY ’12 BS-SPECIAL EDUCATION, NICOLE AUGUSTINE ’12 BS-PHYS/HEALTH ED, JON VANREMMEN ’12 BS-PHYS/HEALTH ED FACULTY ENDORSER: JULIE HENRY, EDUCATION, JEFFREY LINDAUER, KINESIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-1 - 2:30 PM

Using Interactive SMART Boards
This digital media presentation will demonstrate various ways teachers can integrate SMART Board technology in instruction. SMART Boards allow teachers to use interactive tools to enhance teaching and learning experiences.
PARTICIPANT: AMBER MEYERS ’14, MS-COLLEGE STUDENT PERSONNEL FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER LODI-SMITH, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-16 - 2:30 PM

Capstone Seminar for Teachers: Critical Incidents from Student Teaching Related to Core Curriculum
Capstone Seminar for Teachers is the reflective course that accompanies student teaching for education majors. In this course, teacher candidates reflect on their student teaching and observations, complete readings, engage in classroom discussions and complete projects related to issues of diversity, ethics, global awareness and social justice and how these pertain to their own development as teachers. One project for this course requires that teacher candidates generate a few PowerPoint slides telling the story of a specific critical incident from student teaching and some actions taken related to the Core attributes. The collaborative PowerPoint presentations will be shared, and student teachers will discuss how the Capstone Seminar assisted them in connecting the Canisius College core curriculum with their own journey as educators.

Philosophical Therapy
The early modern period of philosophy and science brought to the forefront a number of challenging issues dealing with knowledge and certainty. Specifically, the mathematician/philosopher Descartes gave these problems sharp focus, influencing the very way in which philosophy was practiced through the entire period of modern philosophy. Our aim will be to understand this philosophic tendency created by Descartes and to then place in contrast the alternative method of Ludwig Wittgenstein, using his method as a kind of philosophic therapy to get beyond the Cartesian paradigm.
PARTICIPANT: BRIAN MEYER ’12, MSED-DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FACULTY ENDORSER: JULIE HENRY, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-4 - 2:30 PM

A Critical Evaluation of The Psychosocial Development of Queen Elizabeth I
The current paper uses Erikson’s model of identity development to examine the young life of a Queen who left a giant mark on the history of Europe by focusing on four of Erikson’s stages: industry, identity, intimacy, and generativity. Queen Elizabeth I’s life brings forth questions regarding the validity of Erikson’s stage model of identity development. Using Elizabeth’s life to examine Erikson’s theory suggests that Erikson’s adult stages of identity development, intimacy formation, and generativity may not be independent constructs as proposed in Erikson’s model. Elizabeth’s life instead suggests that these stages may develop throughout the life span simultaneously rather than at distinct ages and one before the other. Furthermore, each stage may not have to be completed in its entirety before successes are made within the more mature stages of the model.

Does Student Choice Affect Achievement?

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PARTICIPANT: EVAN MORGAN ’13, BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN PUTNAM, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-26 - 2:30 PM

WNY Sibshop at Canisius College
The WNY Sibshop at Canisius College is a project that is dedicated to the common concerns and challenges faced by the siblings of individuals with special needs. We believe that having a family member with a developmental disorder or special need exerts a profound effect on the lives of the entire family. Therefore, we work to increase opportunities for peer support and information for the siblings of such individuals. At the same time, we hope to increase overall understanding of ways that parents and health providers can better relate to and address sibling issues. At this point in time, our workshops are held three times a year on Saturdays from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. We look ever forward to increasing the status of our program and helping siblings across WNY.
PARTICIPANTS: LAUREN MOSIER ’13 BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS, ELIZABETH WILLIAMS ’12 BA-COMMUNICATION, CHELSEA WITNAUER ’12 BA-COMMUNICATION, BRIAN QUINN ’13 BS-JOURNALISM FACULTY ENDORSER: BARBARA IRWIN, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 4:30 PM

Henry, Hilliard d’Auberteuil uses the American Revolution’s success story as a template for his own plea for revolution in his homeland. With careful analysis, it becomes apparent that this once entertaining romance bears a far heavier political agenda, one full of revolutionary thoughts, symbols, and attractions, culminating in the author’s own call to arms.
PARTICIPANT: CHRISTINE MULVIHILL ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-10 - 2:30 PM

water is necessary to maintain human wellbeing. We have created an expectation for ourselves as a human race, and that expectation is that all people are entitled to water. This task is becoming more challenging. Being presented with this crisis, one thing has become quite clear: there is no one size-fits all solution. Governments will need to change policies and take the issue seriously. Societies need to identify that tackling this crisis is more important than sectarian violence or internal conflict. It’s time to crack down on our water problems worldwide and make a difference. Everyone has a right to water.
PARTICIPANT: MWENGWE NDHLOVU ’13, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: TANYA LOUGHEAD, PHILOSOPHY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 1:00 PM

Christine Mulvihill’s Portfolio
I believe that traveling should be on everyone’s life to-do list. In the Spring of 2011 I had the privilege to study abroad in London and study my digital design concepts. I would like to present my portfolio that I worked on when I was studying at London Metropolitan University. I also backpacked to many underrated and unfamiliar places in Europe and would like to present my photography on my experiences and why everyone should learn about these amazing places.
PARTICIPANT: DIANA MURA ’12, MSED-DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FACULTY ENDORSER: JULIE HENRY, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-3 - 2:30 PM

The New Racism
The social construction of race and cultural imperialism requires that a group marked out as the Other has stereotypes. These are stereotypes that may have existed for centuries but have been exploited and modernized in order to fulfill their relevant needs. The stereotypes of Black women are often generated by controlling images that allow race, gender, and class oppression to appear normal and natural for this particular group. Images of Black women as the Other allow sociopolitical justification for different forms of oppression. These controlling images of Black women are created by cultural imperialism and in fact are necessary in maintaining the interlocking systems of race, gender, and class oppression. This system diverts attention from the historical and economic inequality that led to the existence of these conditions in the first place. After volunteering at the HEART foundation I met young women who were a product of this system, and we must listen to their pleas.
PARTICIPANT: JENNIFER NESS ’12, MSED-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION, ANNE MARIE TRYJANKOWSKI, EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP/ GRADUATE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-11 - 10:00 AM

SPCA Paws & Patriots
This video, created by students in the Canisius College Video Institute, was made to showcase the Paws & Patriots program at the SPCA Serving Erie County. The SPCA Paws & Patriots program is designed to engage the community in helping both animals and Western New York’s military veterans. While the shelter animals are provided with the enrichment that increases their potential for adoption, veterans receive similar enrichment, assisting them in their coping skills and readjustment from their experiences in uniform to civilian life.
PARTICIPANT: MATTHEW MULLIN ’14, BA-ENGLISH FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER DESIDERIO, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 3:00 PM

Differentiated Instruction & Playwriting in the Gifted Elementary Classroom
The purpose of this research was the examine the effectiveness of differentiating the process of writing plays with a group of gifted elementary students and assess student motivation as a result of deliberate scaffolding and tiered lessons. Results were obtained through teacher observation of students before and after lessons were tiered and scaffolded by readiness and through students’ written responses using a modified Likert scale. Eight, first grade children participated in this study. Students were selected by their homeroom teachers as demonstrating exceptional abilities in writing and creativity. Results and implications for instruction will be shared.
PARTICIPANT: BRENDON NAJM ’14, BA-POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: PAOLA FAJARDO-HEYWARD, POLITICAL SCIENCE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 4:00 PM

The McCrea Manifesto: Analyzing the Revolutionary Ideals of Miss McCrea
This essay, The McCrea Manifesto: Analyzing the Revolutionary Ideals of Miss McCrea, attempts to seek out the political agenda and implications of an author in a universally revolutionary time. While at first glance a historical and patriotic romance, after thorough analysis, French author Hilliard d’Auberteuil’s novel Miss McCrea: A Novel of the American Revolution transforms into a social commentary with great political implications. Echoing the same words and declarations of men such as John Locke and Patrick

The Effect of Manipualtives on Student Engagement and Learning in Elementary Mathematics
The purpose of this action research study is to determine if the use of mathematical manipualtives in the classroom will increase student engagement and promote a conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts. I will be using action-based research that utilizes previous literature to show the correlation between mathematics engagement and the use of manipulative materials in the classroom. Using data collected over a two week period through the form of observations, personal reflection, hands on activities and formative assessment, the action research will be able to answer the following question: In what ways do

The Water Crisis: A Worldwide Search for Solutions
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mathematical manipualtives impact student engagement and learning?
PARTICIPANT: DARRYL NEWTON ’12, MS-SPECIAL EDUCATION CHILDHOOD FACULTY ENDORSER: ELLEN HAMM, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-4 - 10:00 AM

friendly tour of assistive technology, addressing how to best approach assistive tech, its strengths, weaknesses, and overall potential, from first-hand experience.
PARTICIPANT: ROBERT NOVAK ’13, BS-ACCOUNTING/ ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS FACULTY ENDORSER: ANNE MARIE DOBIES, STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-2 - 1:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: GABRIELLA ORTIZ ’14, BA-POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: PAOLA FAJARDO-HEYWARD, POLITICAL SCIENCE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 4:00 PM

The Future of Sierra Leone
It is estimated that 30,000 children under 18 years old participated in the conflict in Sierra Leone. How can we recover these children and rebuild the country for future generations? This presentation describes a plan to help child soldiers move away from conflict. The main objective in recovering these children is making them into active members of society. If they are receiving proper health attention, education, and have some form of stability in their life, they will be less likely to return to violence. My plan not only entails strategies to help these children improve their physical and psychological health, but also provide them with an education that allows them to obtain a job. The plan is aimed to demonstrate to these children and their communities that they are capable of being productive members of the society if granted an opportunity. Thus we can ensure that Sierra Leone will escape the conflict trap.
PARTICIPANT: MEGAN OVERBECK ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-12 - 10:00 AM

Teaching Communication Through the use of Sign Language and Picture Exchange Communication System
The purpose of this action research was to describe how children with autism communicate through the use of sign language and Picture Exchange Communication System. For the purpose of this research, communication will be operationally defined by sending and receiving messages, and the three aspects of communication, Form, Function, and Content. Implications and suggestions for classroom practice will be presented.
PARTICIPANT: JACOB NOLAN ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 3:00 PM

Canisius College Academic Mentoring Program (AMP)
The purpose of my presentation is to raise awareness of and promote the Canisius College Academic Mentoring Program (AMP). Currently we are working on securing a grant through the United State Department of Education to help fund and develop our AMP. Ms. Dobies created our AMP a few years ago and continuously grown the program; our goal now is to take it to the next level. Through the AMP we hope to help first semester freshman who fall below are near the College’s admissions standards. Specifically, students who have a high school average below 80 and/or SAT scores between 850 and 990. In addition to first semester freshman, the program would also benefit students who have a grade point average below 2.5. Raising awareness about the AMP to the Canisius Community is essential to it’s growth and support. Gaining interest from Faculty and other administrators will provide necessary support to establish and develop a comprehensive AMP.
PARTICIPANTS: NATHAN OLSZEWSKI ’12 BS-BIOLOGY, JOHN SEBASTIANI ’13, GINA SPARACINO ’13, ELIZABETH SCIARRINO ’13 FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT GREBENOK, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-29 - 1:00 PM

Title of movie (to be determined)
I am creating a fantasy movie about a boy who is pulled onto another planet to fight an evil ruler. Before he fights the evil ruler, the boy meets a girl in the woods. She is able to help him find a weapon that will defeat the evil ruler. I will not be showing my whole movie for my presentation. This will essentially be a promotion for the premier during exam week. I will have two trailers to show and a few posters on display. I will be talking about my progression through this production and how I used what I knew before and what new things I have learned.

The Effects of the Chosen Instructional Method on Children’s Behavior
This study examined instructional strategies and their connection to behavioral issues that arise in the educational setting. The use of cooperative learning, independent learning, or teacher-directed learning can effect whether the students’ behavior is off-task or disruptive. It is worthwhile to investigate which learning strategy is connected with increased behavioral issues, as students who are off-task or being disruptive are less likely to grasp the material.

Conjugated Cholesterol and Impact on Sterol Bulk Flow and Communiation
Cholesterol is present in the phloem exudate obtained from Arabidopsis thaliana, bean and tobacco. The cholesterol that is present in the aqueous phloem environment maintains two chemistries and is described as a conjugated compound. The cholesterol is conjugated to either a hydrophobic material, called acylated cholesterol, or conjugated to a hydrophilic material, called glycosylated cholesterol. We report for the first time that these conjugated sterol forms are found in the phloem exudate. Previously little was known about sterol presence in the phloem of higher plants and sterols had not been examined in association with the phloem exudate analysis. The plants studied to date may be using conjugated cholesterol as a means of transporting cholesterol throughout the plants potentially as a means of communication. This theory is based on the fact that conjugations allows for a great deal of flexibility in cholesterol movement in the aqueous environment, such as phloem.

PARTICIPANT: AUSTIN NOTTINGHAM ’14, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER HERRMANN, STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 12:30 PM

PARTICIPANT: MELISSA OWCZARZAK ’13, BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: HARVEY PINES, PSYCHOLOGY, JUDITH LARKIN, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-19 - 11:30 AM

Exploring Assistive Technology through Online Video Tutorials
Technologies impact on our everyday lives is both immense and self-evident. Despite this, while the realm of assistive technology has the potential to open the digital world to many additional users, and streamline the experiences of others, it is largely under-explored. Adding to this problem, many who do explore assistive tech find it to be overwhelming, or become disenchanted when it is not a panacea. In hopes of at least partially addressing these problems, I have constructed video tutorials of several representative programs. These tutorials attempt to provide a viewer

Enhancing Education Through Technology: The Use of iPads in Schools
An evaluation of the Enhancing Education Through Technology grant received by the Depew, Iroquois, Alden, and Pioneer school districts was conducted to focus on the use of technology, particularly Apple iPads, to better assist limited English proficiency/ English language learners and students with disabilities. In addition to the use of the new technology, teachers

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also visited the classrooms of teachers from other districts to observe the different ways in which the iPads were used as well as different teaching styles. Elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers all participated in the grant. After a school year of using the iPads, both teachers and students reported extremely positive results. Teachers enjoyed the increased engagement and participation from students, as well as their improved behavior. Students enjoyed the iPads’ hands-on nature and were able to work more independently.
PARTICIPANT: MELISSA OWCZARZAK ’13, BA-PSYCHOLOGY, KATHRYN KIONKE ’11 BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: HARVEY PINES, PSYCHOLOGY, JUDITH LARKIN, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-18 - 11:30 AM

low temperature (low water contents) indicate that another phenomenon takes place. NMR spectra for mixtures of zinc- and cobalt-tungstates confirm that in a nonpolar solvent two TMSHT anions join together through oxide bridges, and more NMR signals appear. Theoretical calculations show preference for certain isomeric structures.
PARTICIPANTS: KIMBERLY PANUCCIO ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE/ ANTHROPOLOGY, MARIA MORSE ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE, LAKIA JOHNSON ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICIA ERICKSON, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 11:30 AM

PARTICIPANT: JOSEPH PARSHALL ’15, BA-ANTHROPOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: KEVIN HARDWICK, POLITICAL SCIENCE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 12:00 PM

The American Urban Expressway: Past, Present, & Future
My project will seek to analyze the effects on the built environment that have arisen from the increase in popularity of urban expressways over the past century. This will include a historical overview of the context that created the modern urban expressway, and a proposal of future alternatives that attempt to maintain the same level of efficiency whilst eliminating the detrimental characteristics of these freeways.
PARTICIPANTS: ADAM PARULSKI ’12 BS-BIOLOGY SIOBHAN BRADY ’13 BS-BIOLOGY, EVAN MORGAN ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, ALEX BRIAND ’13 BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN PUTNAM, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-17 - 11:30 AM

Ethics and the Police Subculture
We are interested in presenting on the ethical issues of the police subculture. We would like to touch upon topics such as police brutality, how the job has affected their home lives, and the mental difficulties that they have to deal with every day. The presentation may include case studies or research conducted on the subject matter.
PARTICIPANTS: JUAN PARKER ’12 BA-POLITICAL SCIENCE/CRIMINAL JUSTICE, NORMAN BROWN ’12 BA-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: JAMES O’NEIL, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 2:00 PM

Trick or Treat: Distinctiveness Threat, a Halloween Party and Contingencies of SelfWorth
Distinctiveness is an important concept in social psychology, particularly in relation to one’s identity. In a previous study, we explored what happens when one’s distinctiveness is threatened by using the classic example of appearing at a social event to find someone wearing the same thing as you. In the present study, we investigated whether the same reaction occurred if another person was wearing not the same clothing, but the same Halloween costume. We found both similarities and differences in emotional reaction to this distinctiveness threat, depending on personality (contingencies of self-worth) and elements of the situation.
PARTICIPANTS: NICHOLAS PANTANO ’14 BS-BIOCHEMISTRY, DEREK ZEMLA ’12 BS-CHEMISTRY, ADAM DANNENHOFFER ’14 BS-CHEMISTRY FACULTY ENDORSER: MARIUSZ KOZIK, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY, STEVEN SZCZEPANKIEWICZ, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-27 - 2:30 PM

The Relationship of Personality Dominance and the Stress Response
The present study investigates the relationship between trait dominance and sympathetic nervous system responsivity during timed tests in both competitive and non-competitive situations. Participants are recruited from Psych 101 and 102 classes at Canisius College. Each person must complete two trait dominance questionnaires, the International Personality Item Pool Scale and an adaptation of the Personality Research Form. The Biopac Physiological Assessment System is then used to record heart rate variability and galvanic skin response during three fiveminute trials as follows: computing a set of basic algebra problems, finding hidden information in pictures, and playing Tetris on a laptop computer to test mental three dimensional mapping and puzzle solving. Findings may elucidate associations between trait dominance and sympathetic nervous system arousal during such challenges, and lead to further research that will aid development of personalityspecific stress management skills.
PARTICIPANT: KIMBERLY PATTERSON ’12, BS-BIOLOGY/ ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL NOONAN, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-21 - 1:00 PM

In Other News: Studying Media News’ Effects On Society
Ever wonder why Fox News and CNN report different news on the same story? Or why you turn on the evening news and all you see is negativity, crime, and drama? Is there a reason you favor one news source over others? This social project is an attempt to illustrate the evolution of media news among all news sources. We’ve seen an increasingly negative trend of news’ personnel reporting on news that only appeal to their audience, instead of news that would most benefit their viewers. Does this cause news bias? Finally, we challenge viewers to ask: WHAT IS NEWS? Is a controversial celebrity story considered news, or gossip? Is their a difference between news and ’gathered information’? In an technological era, we are able to attain news from a variety of news sources, including Facebook and Twitter. But is there ’built-in’ bias using such sources? No doubt, society has heavy influences on what makes today’s news. People have become their worst fear, which is our breaking news for you.

Evidence for Dimer Formation by Transition Metal Substituted Polyoxometalates in Nonpolar Solvents
Our recent work demonstrated that structures of Transition Metal Substituted Heteropoly Tungstates, TMSHT, in nonpolar solvents are more complex than published in the literature. Phase transfer of TMSHTs, which is accomplished by mixing the potassium salt of TMSHT in water with tetraheptylammonium bromide in toluene, also causes some KBr to be transferred into the toluene phase, as indicated by elemental and extracted ion analysis. Characteristic 31-P NMR signals are attributed to the presence of the K+ and Br- ions interacting with TMSHPTs in toluene solution. However, even after the quantitative removal of potassium and bromide ions, new 31-P NMR data at

Allomothering in Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas)
In nature, it is rare for care-giving behaviors to be provided by adults to unrelated juveniles. The present investigation assessed the degree to which such behaviors -- termed allomothering occur in a captive population of beluga whales. Toward this end,

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instances of adult-calf parallel swimming, touching, and/or actual suckling were recorded in a pool containing three calves, four post-partutient adult females, one adolescent female, and one adult male. The provision of such behaviors to non-related calves was found to comprise a significant percentage of all adult-calf interactions. This finding appears to establish the beluga as one of those rare species in which allomothering occurs with some regularity. It is tentatively hypothesized that this trait is part of the ways in which these whales adapt to the harsh arctic environment.
PARTICIPANTS: KIMBERLY PATTERSON ’12 BS-BIOLOGY/ ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER, MEREDITH BROWN, MELISSA YOUNG, VANCE REEDS, LYNDSEY PIERSON, ELIZABETH GEORGE, ALEXANDRA FERRENTE, JUSTIN MILLER FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL NOONAN, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-27 - 11:30 AM

this study was to determine the amount of time needed to induce analgesia as measured by sensation of pressure (SOP) using monofilaments. Baseline sensation of pressure was determined in 24 subjects who then received a standardized ice massage over the forearm and sensation was re-tested every 3 minutes in a repeated measure design using an ANOVA at the .05 alpha level. The analysis revealed that the most significant decrease of SOP occurred within 0-3 minutes. This data suggests that current treatment times may be excessive and unnecessary to induce analgesia prior to exercise.
PARTICIPANT: KATHERINE PETERSON ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-13 - 10:00 AM

PARTICIPANTS: LYNDSEY PIERSON ’12, BS-BIOLOGY VANCE REEDS ’13 BS-ABEC, MELISSA YOUNG ’13 BS-ABEC FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL NOONAN, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-26 - 11:30 AM

Sexual Behavior in the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)
Because of their remote arctic habitat, little is known about the natural history of the beluga whale. It has been hypothesized that they are seasonal breeders, and males selectively segregate themselves from females when out of breeding season. The goal of the present study was to assess whether either or both of those behavioral traits occurred in a captive population of belugas. Using a focal-whale, ethogram-based paradigm, all social contacts made by three adult males were recorded in a pool that also contained five adult females and five juveniles. During mid-winter months, the majority of social contact and records of close proximity for the three adult males were with each other. By contrast, during early-spring months, the three males were more often found touching, or in the proximity of, adult or juvenile females. These findings are compatible with the notion that belugas are seasonal breeders and that males do, in fact, have a natural tendency to segregate in the winter.
PARTICIPANT: NICOLE PIGEAU ’12, MSED-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-14 - 10:00 AM

How Classroom Arrangement Effects Behavior
Despite the research that has been done on classroom arrangement and the effect it has on behavior, little is known about how the classroom arrangement effects elementary age students who do not have a disabilities. This study shows the effect the classroom arrangement had on eight students selected from one classroom. The students seats were changed and their behavior was charted using a school wide behavior system. The students were also given the opportunity to express their opinion through the use of a survey.
PARTICIPANT: CHRISTOPHER PETROTTO ’13, BS-BIOCHEMISTRY FACULTY ENDORSER: TODD E SHATKIN, DDS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-15 - 11:30 AM

Periparturient Behavior in the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)
In any mammal species, birth is a critical moment that is usually associated with tightly controlled speciesspecific behaviors. The goal of the investigation was to document the pre-, peri-, and post-natal behavior of beluga whales. Females were found to be less active during the pre-natal periods than during post-natal ones. Also the adoption of the unusual S-shape occurred with increasing frequency as the time of parturition approached. Immediately postpartum, all individuals characteristically mouthed the newborn or swam in close proximity to it. Following these hypersocial interactions, the maintenance of a close proximity of each new calf to its own mother characteristically was established within 1-2 hours postpartum. Nursing was observed to commence within eight to twelve hours following birth, and most often occurred after delivery of the placenta. It is hoped that these findings will establish norms against which other births in this species can be compared.
PARTICIPANTS: CLARE PETERS ’12 BS-ATHLETIC TRAINING, JILL SHEA ’12 BS-ATHLETIC TRAINING, KATIE DOLE ’12 BS-ATHLETIC TRAINING, ERICA DUTTER ’12 BS-ATHLETIC TRAINING FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL DOLAN, KINESIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-31 - 2:30 PM

Mini Dental Implants for Long-Term Fixed and Removable Prosthetics: An Analysis of 5396 Implants
Recently, small diameter endosseous implants have been incorporated into dentistry. Small diameter implants (SDIs) are generally 2.75 mm to 3.3 mm in diameter. Because of their smaller size they are often used in cases of limited bone anatomy. Mini dental implants (MDIs) have even smaller diameters than SDIs, with diameters ranging from 1.8 mm to 2.5 mm and are suitable for long-term use. Over a 10-year period, 5599 MDIs were placed in 1249. The mean length of follow-up was 3.5 years. The implants places supported removable (2270) and fixed prosthesis (3289), with placement in the mandible (2463) and maxilla (3096). The overall implant survival was 92.1%. Failures of implants (441) were attributed with mobility of the implant. The mean time to failure for these implants was 14.1 months. The small size of these implants has led to the development of techniques that enable placement and use in a short amount of time for the doctor and patient. The high rates of success show that MDIs are suitable for use in supporting fixed and removable prosthetics. 35

Prompt, Write, Reflect: What are the effects of self-reflection on students’ creative writing?
This proposed study examines the effect of selfreflection by suburban fourth grade students in their creative writing. Through questionaires/surrveys and observations, the effectiveness will be assessed.
PARTICIPANT: MARGARET PITASS ’13, MS-SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVANCED FACULTY ENDORSER: ELLEN HAMM, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-20 - 10:00 AM

Time Needed to Induce Analgesia Using an Ice Cup
Exercise in the form of range of motion and strengthening are critical components of rehabilitation following orthopedic trauma. However, pain can limit these exercises and ice massage is used to manage pain allowing exercise and movement. Ice decreases the sensitivity of cutaneous nerve receptors leading to numbness and analgesia. Treatment time is variable and often ranges from 5-20 minutes. The purpose of

Behavior Management and Token Economy Systems: The Effects of a Token Economy System on Behavior Management
This action research study involved token economy systems implemented into classroom and the effect on behavior management. The study discussed behavior management, the effectiveness of token economies, and the implementation of token economies into classrooms. Results and implications for classrooms practice will be presented.

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PARTICIPANTS: JOHN PLATTEN ’12 BS-ATHLETIC TRAINING, COREY COSTA ’12 BS-ATHLETIC TRAINING, NICHOLAS POLLINGER ’12 BS-ATHLETIC TRAINING, BRADLY NEWTON ’12 BS-ATHLETIC TRAINING FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL DOLAN, KINESIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-31 - 1:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: MORGAN PRESTON ’12, BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA MENASCO, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-8 - 11:30 AM

PARTICIPANT: DIAMON REDFIELD ’15, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: JOHANNA FISHER, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 11:00 AM

Short Term Effects of Warm Whirlpools on Ankle Strength
Following ankle injuries, warm whirlpool baths (WWB) are often used to enhance the warm-up before rehabilitation exercises are performed. The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effects of heat and exercise on strength of ankle dorsiflexion (DF) and plantar flexion (PF) as measured by a handheld dynamometer (HHD). Twenty subjects were randomly selected into the thermal-therapy group (TTG), or the exercise group (EG). The TTG limb was immersed in a warm whirlpool (105 F), followed by a 5 minute warmup on an exercise bike. The EG group rested at room temperature in dependent position followed by the same exercise bike protocol. PF and DF strength measurements for limbs were done pre and post interventions and at 5 and 10 minutes post treatment. Data was analyzed using a repeated measures ANOVA, with the alpha level set at .05. Our results indicate that the addition of a WWB had no effects on muscle strength of the ankle joint.
PARTICIPANT: REGINA POLLACK ’12, BA-MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS/ECONOMICS FACULTY ENDORSER: TERRENCE BISSON, MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 12:00 PM

Neuroscience Research Supports a Restorative Juvenile Justice System
Neuroscience research has been advancing rapidly in the past decades. It has provided insight into the human mind through techniques such as MRI studies. With recent findings that highlight differences between the juvenile and adult brain, like myelination process and neurotransmitter differences, new questions have surfaced in the justice system. Since biology supports that juveniles are still undergoing fundamental brain development, it is safe to say that they should not be held under the same retributive system as adults. A restorative treatment model would serve as a more constructive method for juvenile delinquents than branding them with the harsh stigmatizing punishments of an adult retributive justice system. Research, like the MacArthur studies, is finding innovative ways to integrate new areas of neuroscience into the justice system. After reviewing research and articles on the topic, it is my stance that a restorative outlook on delinquents would benefit society as a whole.
PARTICIPANTS: DANIEL RADWAN ’13 BS-BIOLOGY, ROMAIN DEHAN ’12 BS-ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: KATIE COSTANZO, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-12 - 11:30 AM

Fellini’s La Dolce Vita: A Critique on Gender
This paper will focus on identifying the ways in which gender construction is reflected in Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita. Furthermore the paper will explore the ways in which the female characters in the film navigate through gender restrictions in a patriarchal society. This subject has been an ongoing study as part of my English 101 course this semester. The paper will also address changes in the images of women since Fellini’s 1960 film with an emphasis on some recent films that treat many of the same themes.
PARTICIPANT: VANCE REEDS ’13, BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL NOONAN, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-24 - 1:00 PM

Adult Male-Juvenile Interactions in the Killer Whale
The killer whale is a long-lived species in which adult males and females live together with offspring in closely knit groups. Yet, there is little available information about the nature of any interactions that may occur between males and young in this species. In an effort to fill in this gap, the goal of the present study was to characterize interactions between a single adult male and three of his own calves, held at Marineland of Canada. There were three principal findings: 1. Juvenile contact with the adult male did comprise a small portion of all interactions. 2. Such interactions were more often initiated by the father than by the offspring. 3. Often such interactions closely resembled the care-giving behaviors that are normally shown by mothers with their babies. If similar findings were to be confirmed in other adult males, it would establish this species as among those very few in which ?fathering? behavior is included in their normal repertoire.
PARTICIPANT: BRENDA RICHEY-VAN BAKEL ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KAREN DUTT-DONER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 12:00 PM

Connections Between Mathematics and Music: The Auditory Aesthetics of the Baroque Era
The Baroque era signifies a new beginning of music theory and a transition from early musical compositions to an era of strong musical pattern and technique. The most basic musical substances such as beat, rhythm, and pitch, all have an obviously mathematical and scientific foundation. Although these theoretical aspects of music are important to analyze in such a mathematical style, it is especially interesting to consider the aesthetic portion of music in a mathematical sense. Within newer branches of mathematics such as Information Theory, one can analyze the predictability of musical tones and pattern and attempt to discover a musical composition’s aesthetic potential. The baroque era introduced musical theory that has been a continuous source of inspiration for musical composers and its connection to mathematics is extremely significant to the development of later works.

Effects of Photoperiod on Competition Between Container-Dwelling Mosquitoes
The invasive Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus has displaced many native populations in the United States, primarily due to its superior competitive abilities. Since photoperiod causes life history shifts in A. albopictus, we wish to determine its effects on the interactions of A. albopictus with other species. We experimentally investigated the effect of photoperiod on interspecific competition between A. albopictus and Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito. There were three competition treatments: 40 A. albopictus larvae, 40 A. aegypti larvae, or 20:20 A. albopictus: A. aegypti larvae; each crossed with one of three different photoperiod treatments (light:dark): short day (9:15), control (12:12), and long day (15:9). We measured larval development time, survival, adult size, and population growth across all treatment combinations. We will compare the effects of intra- vs. interspecific competition and determine if the outcome is condition-specific to photoperiod treatments.

The Effectiveness of Manipulatives in Mathematics Teaching of Subtraction in First Grade Classroom
In this virtual presentation of an action research project, the role of manipulatives, virtual (computersimulated applets) and concrete (hands-on) in teaching the concept of subtraction was examined. Eighteen first-grade students (15 females and 3 males; age of five or six) in a general education classroom, in a predominantly high need, urban setting, were studied.

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Using both quantitative and qualitative data collection methodology, research into student involvement(anecdotal observation: engagement), student attitude(interview & questionnaire: confidence, interest, preference), and student academic achievement(pre/post subtraction test with/without concrete manipulatives and pre/post test with/without virtual manipulatives) was examined for their effectiveness in building conceptual knowledge in mathematics.
PARTICIPANT: LINDSEY ROBBINS ’12, BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER/PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: SUSAN MARGULIS, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-17 - 1:00 PM

sports actually tend to increase aggressive behavior, a leading factor in predicting delinquency.
PARTICIPANTS: MASON ROESSLER ’13 BA-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6, KATHLEEN RILEY ’13 BA-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: JAMES OIGARA, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 3:00 PM

PARTICIPANTS: ALFRED RUNKEL ’14 BS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ECOLOGY CONSER, MEGAN MICHALAK ’15 BA-INT. BUSINESS, REBECCA WALKER ’15 BA-MUSIC FACULTY ENDORSER: LAWRENCE DENI, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SRVS. (ITS), JOEL COHEN, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SRVS. (ITS) TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: CKC - 4:00 PM

Canisius Brass
The Canisius Brass is made up of a tuba, trombone, french horn, and two trumpets, playing a large variety of music ranging from Classical Renaissance to Dixieland Jazz. The ensemble contains two freshmen, sophomore, and two faculty members. The Canisius Brass rehearses weekly and performs at several events throughout the academic year.
PARTICIPANT: BRIAN RUSS ’13, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: PRZEMYSLAW MOSKAL, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 11:30 AM

Smart Board Presentation
The SMART Board Presentation will demonstrate multiple tools using the smart board along with a range of higher order thinking skills that can be utilized in a classroom presentation. The use of SMART board makes classroom more interactive and easier for students to understand the content material in a more precise way.
PARTICIPANTS: JOSHUA ROWLEY ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE, LAUREN TAMBURRO, JAMES SMITH, KAYLA BOLDT FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICIA ERICKSON, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-22 - 11:30 AM

The Effects of Auditory Enrichment on Gorillas
Research has shown that auditory enrichment can be used to reduce stereotypic behaviors of captive animals. The purpose of this study was to determine if one of three different types of auditory enrichment, naturalistic sounds (the African Rainforest CD), classical music (Chopin), and rock music (songs by the artist Muse), were effective in reducing stereotypic behavior displayed by lowland gorillas. Four gorillas were observed at the Buffalo Zoo for a total of 24 hours per music trial, including a control observational period, for a total of 3 weeks per trial with a 2 week control period in between each music type. The results reveal a decrease in stereotypic behaviors from the control period to naturalistic sounds and that the naturalistic sounds also affected patterns of several other behaviors including locomotion. These results suggest that auditory enrichment, which is rarely used in zoos, can be utilized to help decrease stereotypic behavior and is easily done by keepers.
PARTICIPANT: MEGAN ROBERTSON ’12, BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA MENASCO, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-10 - 1:00 PM

3D Animation
The creation of 3-Dimensional Digital artwork combines elements of the traditional arts, such as drawing and painting, with modern technology to develop compelling computer graphic imagery. As a 3D modeler and animator, I would like to show some of my finished work as well as demonstrate techniques used to generate such creations. This will include highquality renderings as well as short animations, utilizing industry-standard software applications, including Maya, Mudbox, ZBrush and Unity.
PARTICIPANT: MARY RUSSELL ’12, BA-MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS FACULTY ENDORSER: L CHRISTINE KINSEY, MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS, ANTHONY WESTON, MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 2:30 PM

Ethics in Prison Health Care Systems
We will discuss the controversial topic of Ethics in Prison Health Care Systems. We will examine a wide range of issues as they apply to inmates, guards, and other individuals involved in the corrections system. We are hoping to enlighten our viewers so that they may have a better understanding of what health care is like in the prison systems found throughout the United States.
PARTICIPANT: JOELLE ROZIER ’13, MS-SPEC ED GR 1-6/ CHILDHOOD 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: ELLEN HAMM, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-21 - 10:00 AM

Inquiry Based Teaching with Fourth Grade Students in an Urban Public School
Elementary teachers from an urban school in Western New York used action research methodology as a guide to effectively teach their fourth grade students how to conduct and present research. The students completed a self-directed research project on several different topics of their choice. The students were instructed on how to develop a research question, how to review current research on their topic, and how to present their findings to a diverse audience. Results are discussed in regards to data on student reflection of their topic choice.

The Effects of Extracurricular Activities on Juvenile Delinquency
While a child is confronted with risk factors for juvenile delinquency throughout their youth, there are also important factors that may help offset their risk for delinquency. Extracurricular activities include any club, organization, or team that occurs after school or on weekends. Studies have reported that sponsored, supervised extracurricular activities have a negative correlation with juvenile delinquency. Children are given a structured set of rules and procedures to follow, guiding them down the ’right’ path. This presentation will discuss research which reports a positive correlation between organized sports and delinquency, particularly males. For male participants,

Utilization of Lyapunov Exponents for Predicting Chaos in Regions of the ThreeBody-Problem
A dynamical system is a set of possible states where present states can be determined by past states. A Lyapunov number measures the average distance increase between two points in the orbit of a dynamical system upon iteration. Therefore, a positive Lyapunov exponent determines that an orbit is chaotic. An old mathematical problem questions the stability of the solar system and can be simplified into the threebody problem. This problem wishes to measure the interaction between three masses. Even when this problem is further simplified, it is still not solvable. Computer programs are able to compute estimates of future states of these masses, but these results are never accurate enough. This talk will explore both the importance of Lyapunov exponents and their use in

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the three body problem. One question is if the Lyapunov exponent is positive for some area for some restricted three-body problem, is the system chaotic for some area.
PARTICIPANTS: NEIL SAVOY ’15 BA-ENGLISH, MICHAEL LILLIS ’15 BA-BIOLOGY, GABRIELLE WALTER ’15 BA-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: JANE FISHER, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 11:00 AM

We compared larval development time, adult size, fecundity, propensity to blood feed, and size fecundity relationships across treatments. Photoperiod had a significant effect on development time and adult size; larger adults emerged from short day treatments and longer development time was observed in long day treatments. There was no significance of photoperiod on blood-feeding behavior and fecundity. We discuss the possible fitness benefits of plasticity of various life history traits.
PARTICIPANT: LAURA SCOTT ’13, BA-ART HISTORY FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICK LYNCH, RELIGIOUS STUDIES/THEOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 10:00 AM

important to know and understand the importance of utilizing these tools to attract the attention of internet users all over the world. It’s a vital means of communication and establishing relationship with readers. By creating a brand a blogger is able to establish an identity not only based on visual elements, but contact and reader engagement as well.
PARTICIPANTS: ALLYSON SEVERYN ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, JANE BEDNARZ ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, ASHLEY EDSALL ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: CHARLES GOODSELL, PSYCHOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-27 - 10:00 AM

Train: A Video Production of the Short Story by Joyce Carol Oates
We created a film presentation of the short story ’Train’ by author Joyce Carol Oates from her book The Assignation. The film depicts a comfortable gentlemen, none the less displeased with his current life and his wife taking the subway home from work. He considers seducing a particular young woman whom he has spotted before and hopes to have an affair with.
PARTICIPANT: MATTHEW SCARANO ’12, BS-INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS/INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT ACCURSO, FINE ARTS/ MUSIC TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: CKC - 3:30 PM

The Morality of Nuclear Weaponry
This presentation discusses the morality of nuclear weapons from a Catholic Just War perspective. After explaining the basic principles of the Just War theory, the presenter will explain how these principles can be applied to the use of nuclear weapons. Rather than dismissing the use of nuclear weaponry categorically, the Just War theory instead suggests that most nuclear weapons are disproportionate and that the use of such weapons against noncombatants is inherently immoral.
PARTICIPANT: MARCEL SEIGNORET ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KAREN DUTT-DONER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 12:00 PM

Exploring Familiarity and Commitment Based Lineup Errors Following Mugshot Exposure
Police routinely employ mugshots in criminal cases involving eyewitnesses. Goodsell et al. (2009) demonstrated that showing mugshots to an eyewitness was highly problematic because witnesses would either (1) select their prior mugshot choice from a lineup containing the real culprit or (2) reject a lineup containing the culprit but not their prior choice. The present study manipulated mugshot search task instructions to reveal when witnesses make commitment or familiarity based lineup errors. We found a robust commitment effect. When participants were required to choose several foils that resembled the perpetrator from the mugbook (rather than searching for a single perpetrator), no differences in correct identification between the mugbook and no-mugbook control were found. Following lineup decisions, participants were asked to make source judgments for all lineup members. We found evidence for errors to due to conscious inference and source monitoring in all mugbook conditions.

Canisius College Drum Club
The Canisius Drum Club is a weekly drumming and world rhythm club that is open to all Canisius College students, regardless of ability or musical experience. Students learn basic percussion skills rhythms, techniques, common sticking practices, tone production and the care and maintenance of various instruments. Students also learn about the instruments and music of other cultures from around the world. Each week, students participate in the Drum Circle Experience. Here, students develop a culture of creativity and teamwork where every player contributes to the spontaneous creation of music.
PARTICIPANT: STEPHANIE SCHELBLE ’12, BS-BIOLOGY/ ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: KATIE COSTANZO, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 4:30 PM

Cultivating Best Behavior
In this virtual presentation, different classroom management strategies for encouraging appropriate student behavior are examined. A comparison is drawn between a teacher who gives students one warning to behave, before issuing a penalty, versus a teacher who serves an immediate penalty that will be lifted if the student shows good behavior. Through a variety of research methods, conclusions are made to determine which of the two strategies is most effective for regulating behavior in a classroom.
PARTICIPANT: SURAJ SETH ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS/ COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 11:30 AM

PARTICIPANT: LISA SHAW ’12, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: LISA MOREY, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-24 - 11:30 AM

Effects of Estrogenic Compounds on Histone Methyl Transferases Expression in a Prostate Cancer Model
This experiment involves looking at the effects of estrogenic compounds, such as Bisphenol A (BPA), on histone methyl transferases (HMT) expression in a prostate cancer model system. BPA is found in many household products, such as plastic water bottles and the lining of soda cans. Through various research projects, this agent along with estrogen has been shown to increase susceptibility to prostate disease in animal model systems. By using human LN-CaP cells as a prostate cancer model system, which is sensitive to hormones, the effects of estrogen and BPA were analyzed. The epigenetic alteration of histone methylation was studied, which is a heritable change in gene function without a change in DNA sequence. In

The Effect of Photoperiod Regimes on the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus)
The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is an important invasive species in United States and determining what conditions alter its performance has both ecological and medical implications. We investigated the effect of photoperiod regimes on larval and adult life history of A. albopictus. We raised 1st instar larvae to adults in three different photoperiod treatments (light: day); long day (15:9), control (12:12), and short day (9:15). Adult mosquitoes were blood fed and housed for oviposition.

Branding and Marketing a Professional Blog
The presentation is to explain the process and the importance of creating a brand for bloggers in an effort to separate themselves form the countless others on the web. Social media is a booming industry and has infiltrated most, if not all industries ranging from the arts to business, to non-profit, etc. It’s

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this experiment, the prostate cancer cells were treated with different concentrations of estrogen and BPA to identify expression changes in HMTs. Different HMT enzymes were chosen based on scientific literature. Specific enzymes that were analyzed were GAP-DH, SMY, and SET8.
PARTICIPANT: KATHERINE SHEA ’12, MSED-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-15 - 10:00 AM

explain her captivity. In ’Mary Rowlandson as a Hybrid,’ I argue that we see her change into a hybrid through her use of Indian diction, her appetite for savory Indian food, and her interactions with Indians. This occurs because of contact zones and her ability to overcome the Puritan idea of a ’hallowing wilderness.’ Rowlandson comes out of captivity with a broader understanding of the Atlantic world and is transformed into an Atlantic hybrid.
PARTICIPANT: RACHEL SIEGRIST ’12, BS-BIOINFORMATICS/COMPUTER SCIENCE CERTIFICATE FACULTY ENDORSER: DEBRA BURHANS, COMPUTER SCIENCE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-5 - 1:00 PM

high seed predation. We had hypothesized that low home value neighborhoods would have larger patches and thus more seed predation. In effect, low income neighborhoods may have high insect biodiversity.
PARTICIPANT: KRISTIN SKRZYNSKI ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-4 - 11:30 AM

Capstone: Polish Legacy Project of Buffalo
For my capstone class I am working with a gentleman from the Polish Legacy Project of Buffalo. I will be creating a brochure for him and helping him with the beta version of his website along with anything else he thinks of for me to do.

The Effects of Physical Activity on Student Behavior
The purpose of this action research study is to determine whether incorporating physical activity in the classroom will increase students’ on-task behavior. Using data collected over a two week period in an urban fourth grade classroom, the research obtained will be able to answer the question: In what ways does engaging students in physical activity effect their on-task behavior?
PARTICIPANT: CHELSEA SHUMAKER ’13, BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: TANYA LOUGHEAD, PHILOSOPHY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 4:00 PM

Globorum: A System for Gene Cluster Detection
We present Globorum, a system for analyzing microarray data that enables a user to explore physical gene clusters. The system includes a Java interface that allows a user to either upload a genome data file or use one that is already stored. Subsequently gene lists with optional expression values that represent the results of microarray experiments can be uploaded and analyzed to check for the presence of physical clusters along the chromosomes of the genome. The definition of physical cluster includes a user-defined window size, which is incorporated into the hypergeometric distribution to compute the cluster p-value. We are currently using Globorum to analyze data sets from the NASC-Arrays website. These data include microarray experiments using Arabidopsis under a variety of stress conditions. Preliminary results show clustering in the mitochondria which would be expected given its bacterial origin.
PARTICIPANT: ADAM SKOWRON ’15, BS-ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT BODE, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-10 - 11:30 AM

PARTICIPANT: ANDREW SMYCZYNSKI ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 1:30 PM

Squatch Watch
The project I will present for Ignatius Scholarship Day is a snowboarding video entitled Squatch Watch. The movie is an integration of my two main interests of video production and extreme sports. What the project has allowed me to do is to take the footage I have of my friends snowboarding and use my knowledge of visual effects and editing to create a movie that makes the footage come to life. Another part of this project will be creating print media such as posters as part of an identity campaign to promote the movie. This project is much different from any other project I have worked on for a class because there are no restrictions on what techniques I can use, allowing me creative freedom. This creative freedom gives me the opportunity to test my skills but also gives me the chance to make something that I would want to watch. This project will ultimately be a showcase of all that I have learned in the past four years I’ve been at Canisius.
PARTICIPANT: ANGELA SOLLAND ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-16 - 10:00 AM

Domination/Oppression and Racism in Service Learning
Racial and class-based oppression in the Buffalo school system is a huge problem that affects our society. I observed as much when I completed service hours at the Hamlin Park Elementary School. This paper explores Iris Marion Young’s concepts of domination/ oppression, specifically her ideas of powerlessness and violence. This school system can also serve as an example to remind people to look at justice as a ’plea,’ suggesting that we must look at how we oppress others, and investigate why injustice is happening in the first place. My service learning paper also explores Lichtenberg’s theories of ’racism in the head’ and ’racism in the world.’ These theories help us understand the vicious cycle of oppression and can be related to the fact that white people are often comfortable in thinking that racism does not exist.
PARTICIPANT: CHELSEA SHUMAKER ’13, BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER DESIDERIO, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 3:00 PM

Seed Predator Distribution in an Urban Archipelago
We applied the theory of island biogeography to isolated patches of goldenrod (Solidago spp) within the city of Buffalo, considering them as islands in an ocean of well-maintained lawns and parks. Plants in islands with high numbers of seed predators will have higher seed predation and thus lower fitness. For each patch, we measured the number of plants and their isolation from other patches. Isolation measurements were made with a map of the city of Buffalo with each patch marked. We found that in isolated patches in Tonawanda, Kenmore, and Riverside there was a positive correlation between patch size and percentage of seeds eaten. In addition to patch size and patch isolation, we measured home value (using Zillow) to see if plants from low home value neighborhoods had 39

The Effects of Technology on Students’ Knowledge of Mathematical Concepts
The purpose of this action research study is to determine whether or not the use of technology in the classroom promotes a better understanding of content. Using data collected over two weeks of observations and assessment, the research will be able to answer the question. Does the use of technology in

Mary Rowlandson as a Hybrid
In her famous captivity narrative, Mary Rowlandson exemplifies the term hybridity when she is taken from her typical Puritan home and thrust into the Native American world. She begins her narrative as ’an angel in the house’ who relies on religion and typology to

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the classroom increase students’ knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts?
PARTICIPANTS: CHARLENE SPARCINO ’12 MS - MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING, JAN BURNS FACULTY ENDORSER: E CHRISTINE MOLL, COUNSELING & HUMAN SERVICES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: 2 OR 3 DIMENSIONAL ART LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ALUMNI GALLERY

4 Part Problem Solving Model that is used in elementary math classes in Ontario. Research conducted in a grade 4/5 split examining if the problem solving model is helpful to students in solving word problems in math. The students problem solving abilities were assessed before learning the model, and their ability to solve a problem after learning the 4 parts and using it in classroom work to solve a word problem were compared.
PARTICIPANTS: JESSICA STACHOWSKI ’12 BS-ACS CERTIFIED CHEMISTRY, ANDREW FORRESTEL ’12 BS-CHEMISTRY, JESSE FODERO ’13 BS-BIOCHEMISTRY FACULTY ENDORSER: MARY O’SULLIVAN, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-25 - 1:00 PM

number of victims that fall prey to traffickers,end the stigma women face and aid victims’ reaclimation into sociey. Come learn what you can do to help resolve this important issue.
PARTICIPANTS: ASHLEY STEWART ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY RICH THEUS ’14 BA-ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION, JOSH ROWLEY ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE, DENNIS M. LONG ’13 FACULTY ENDORSER: J. JOSEPH VAN VOLKENBURG, CAMPUS MINISTRY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 2:30 PM

FOCA: Focus On Consequences for Adolescences
The Adolescent Program is available for adolescents ages 14-21 years old who: show high-risk behaviors linked to substance abuse, need education about alcohol and other drugs, need a better sense of personal risks and responsibilities, qualify for an alternative to detention, suspension or expulsion. The adolescent interventions are solution-oriented, fitting the needs and situations of each individual, and utilize a one-on-one format that includes two brief sessions. Three-month follow ups allow for continued client support as well as six-month and annual contacts. Referrals to the Focus on Consequences Program come from attorneys and judges; coaches; counselors/social workers; EAPs; health professionals/physicians; parents/guardians and school administration.

Sandwiches and Spirituality
Sandwiches and Spirituality is Campus Ministry’s newest homeless outreach program. It was started in October 2011 by Canisius students and faculty to accommodate the growing need of the students to do outreach programs in the Buffalo community. Students and facility make 50 sandwiches and deliver the sandwiches, along with cookies and hot chocolate to the poor and homeless of downtown Buffalo.
PARTICIPANT: GINA STOUT ’12, MS-SPECIAL EDUCATION ADOLESCENCE FACULTY ENDORSER: ELLEN HAMM, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-22 - 10:00 AM

Synthesis of N-carboxamidine polyamines and inhibiting effects on T. cruzi trypanothione reductase
Protozoan parasites that are members of the family Trypanosomatidae cause human diseases including Chagas disease in South America (Trypanosoma cruzi) and trypanosomiasis in Africa (T. brucei subspecies). Trypanosomatids have a unique antioxidant metabolism in which the enzyme, trypanothione reductase (TR), plays a central role. This enzyme catalyzes the NADPH reduction of a disulfide of trypanothione. Trypanothione is an unusual glutathione-spermidine conjugate (N1,N8bis(glutathionyl)spermidine) and the reduced (dithiol) form of trypanothione acts as a reducing agent in several vital processes including maintenance of the parasites cellular thiol redox balance and reduction of tryparedoxin (which is a substrate for ribonucleotide reductase). Thus inhibitors of TR have potential as novel anti-trypanosomal chemotherapeutics. Here we report the syntheses of several novel polyamines, and studies of the inhibiting effects of these compounds on recombinant T. cruzi TR.
PARTICIPANTS: ASHLEY STEWART ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY DANA HARRIS ’12 BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES, JULIA MERRILL ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY, LAURA SHEPHERD ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: JOHANNA FISHER, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-16 - 11:30 AM

PARTICIPANT: TARYN SPENCER ’12, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: E ROGER STEPHENSON, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 11:30 AM

The Use of Co-Teaching Models in Secondary Classrooms
The purpose of this study was to describe the use of co-teaching models in a secondary inclusion classroom. In this study, co-teaching was defined and described using a teacher survey. The study investigated which models were used most often, the amount of collaboration evident between co-teachers, and the difference in comfort levels amongst co-teaching models. Implications and suggestions for practice in the co-teaching classroom are presented.
PARTICIPANT: ELIZABETH SUCHAN ’13, MS-COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH COUNSL FACULTY ENDORSER: E CHRISTINE MOLL, COUNSELING & HUMAN SERVICES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-22 - 2:30 PM

Breast Cancer: The Importance of Public Awareness
Public awareness, by means of campaigns and movements, plays an important role in decreasing the mortality rates of breast cancer by informing women about the risks associated with the disease and promoting early detection. Studies have shown that women of higher-income areas have taken charge of their health and ultimately increased the longevity of their lives due to premature detection and education about the disease. However, the same has not prevailed in women of lower-income regions. Therefore, not only should more efforts be made to educate women of lower income in order to eliminate breast cancer as an epidemic amongst all, but as much funding should be allocated for these efforts as they are for scientific research.
PARTICIPANT: JENNIFER SPRINGMANN ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KAREN DUTT-DONER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 12:00 PM

Female Sex Trafficking
Every year 600,000 to 800,000 women are trafficked across international borders and it is reported that 14,500 to 17,500 are trafficked into the United States. The women are promised jobs or marriages in other countries and some are sold by family and friends to help pay off debts. As a result,these women face a variety of physical and psychological traumas. If they are lucky enough to escape or be released they face even more serious problems such as homelessness and poverty. Awareness of sex trafficking and the issues women and children encounter will help to reduce the 40

Media and Female Perceptions of Romantic Love
An increase in ’chick-lit’ and ’chick flicks’ appears to bombard young-adult women with ideas, messages, and themes conveying stances in ones roles in relationships. Fairytale endings may suffice for an audience, but the paradox created seemingly results in anxiety and self-doubt for those women, who take the ending to heart. A review of the research suggests that media that romanticizes love heightens some women’s expectations and can sabotage one’s relationships.

Problem Solving with the 4 Part Problem Solving Model
In this virtual presentation, I am going to evaluate the

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PARTICIPANT: YUQI SZUMLA ’14, BS-FINANCE/ ACCOUNTING FACULTY ENDORSER: PHILIP REED, PHILOSOPHY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FDR - 1:30 PM

Is Sexual Intimacy Really Necessary in a Marriage?
In ’The Fundamental Argument for Same-Sex Marriage’, the philosopher Ralph Wedgewood discusses what criteria are essential in a relationship for it to be considered a marriage between two people. He argues that marriage exhibits a social meaning that is necessary to explain why marriage plays such a central role in many people’s lives. One essential aspect of the social meaning of marriage, according to Wedgewood, is sexual intimacy. However, I argue that sexual intimacy is not always needed for two people’s union to be considered a marriage.
PARTICIPANT: ZHASMINA TACHEVA ’14, BA-GERMAN/ PHILOSOPHY FACULTY ENDORSER: TANYA LOUGHEAD, PHILOSOPHY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 2:30 PM

atmosphere for their students and creates important experiences that will help the students be successful in their lives. Many of the students have never ventured beyond the East Side and are unaware of the world around them. The school helps them to see the possibilities for their future. Our Lady of Hope has created the opportunity for every one of its graduates to attend a Catholic high school and to continue their education through college. The video captures the uniqueness of the school, and also reveals the challenges its students face. The video is being used to create awareness about the home school, and shows that there is hope on the East Side of Buffalo.
PARTICIPANT: TAMARA TAMBRE ’12, MSED-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-17 - 10:00 AM

PARTICIPANT:CARLETON THAYER ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 2:30 PM

Dark Inspirations
Corporate branding for darkinpirations.net, a photography website centered around the concept of alternative beauty. Included are the website itself and print materials to promote the photographer’s work.

PARTICIPANT: HANNA TORTORELLI ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-18 - 10:00 AM

The Effects of Daily Physical Activity on Student Engagement and Off-Task Behavior
Research supports the positive link between Daily Physical Activity (DPA), cognitive function, academic achievement and classroom behavior. The purpose of this action research study is to determine whether DPA executed prior to or at the beginning of the last period of the school day will have positive effects on student engagement and off-task behavior.

Ways on How Self Reflection Influences Students’ Self Confidence
This study focuses on how the role of self reflection influences students’ self confidence and their academic success. Through self reflection, goal-orientation and self regulation strategies, students will be assisted to build upon their own self-efficacy. This action research will be conducted with six students. Data sources include observations, one-on-one interviews, documentation on students work and self reflection journaling.

Too much, too early
Each year, tens of thousands of legal and illegal immigrants enter the United States in search of a new, better life. Do they manage to find it, or do they rather undergo a paradoxical oppression, in that they are both marked out by stereotypes and at the same time rendered invisible? Being an immigrant myself, I decided to devote this essay to the various issues of justice that arise in the daily intercourse of immigrants with their American surroundings by drawing on my experiences during my 15-hour-long service at Catholic Charities, Buffalo, as on my own American experience. I have based my analysis on Iris Marion Youngs book ’Justice and the Politics of Difference’ as well as on Judith Lichtenberg’s text ’Racism in the Head, Racism in the World’. This essay argues that although fear and racial hatred are deemed among the main propellers of oppression, there is yet another, even more dangerous hue of the spectrum of attitudes towards immigrants neglect and disregard.

PARTICIPANT: JASON TATA ’12, BA-MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS FACULTY ENDORSER: ANTHONY WESTON, MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 2:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: JORDAN TRIPI ’13, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: ROBERT BODE, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-23 - 2:30 PM

The Supremal p-negative Type of a Finite Metric Space
Given a finite metric space (X,d), we will define the supremal p-negative type and give an explicit expression for calculating it in terms of the associated distance matrix for (X,d). This shows that analytic information about negative type can be found using linear algebra. The method is used to compute the supremal p-negative type of complete bipartite graphs with the usual path metric.

Identification of Insects in the Goldenrod Floral Community
Solidago (Goldenrod) is found throughout upstate New York and supports a wide array of insect herbivores, seed predators, and pollinators. The purpose of this study was to characterize the insect community on Solidago by their interactions with the plant. We collected specimens of each species and identified them using a dichotomous key. Further investigation was done to better understand insect behavior and their interactions with the plant itself. A key product of this study has been a reference booklet for insects associated with Solidago. This guide allows for any individual, regardless of their background in the subject, to learn about the behavior of insects in this community. Because other types of taxonomy methods such as a dichotomous key contain entomological jargon understood only by experts, this was created to use simpler terms in order to be accessible to anyone, from an elementary bug collector to a PhD level investigator using the goldenrod model system.

PARTICIPANTS: ERIK TAHERI ’14 BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS, TIM GAUGHAN ’12 BA-COMMUNICATION, NICK PARISI ’12 BA-COMMUNICATION, ERIN PAWLIK ’12 BA-COMMUNICATION FACULTY ENDORSER: BARBARA IRWIN, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RS - 12:30 PM

Our Lady of Hope Home School
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PARTICIPANT: NICHOLAS TYLER ’12, BS-PHYSICS FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL WOOD, PHYSICS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-25 - 2:30 PM

Analysis of K0 Meson in the Nucleus
Studying the neutral Kaon meson (K0 short) inside the nucleus of atoms to understand the effects of the presence of protons and neutrons on the production of Kaons. The K0 is the lightest subatomic particle with a strange quark. This research was done in association with the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

instruction. The research will be able to answer the question: In what ways does DPA influence on-task behavior of students during academic instruction? Data will be collected over a two week period. A teacher interview, student survey and behavior tracking form will all be used to collect data. The teacher interview and student survey will be conducted pre and post data collection. The behavior tracking forms will track 5 selected sample students. Students on-task behavior will be tracked for 15min during instruction time before DPA and 15min after DPA.

PARTICIPANT: MONICA WALTER ’12, BA-RELIGIOUS STUDIES/PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: NANCY ROURKE, RELIGIOUS STUDIES/THEOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ECR - 10:00 AM

Catholic Social Teaching and Foster Care
It is important that we take care of the children of the world; especially those in the foster care system. Children in the foster care system do not receive proper attention from the caseworker. The foster children are left to slip between the cracks in the educational system as well as in the health care system. Catholic Social Teaching provides people with the tools and guidance needed to find and fix the problems in the foster care system.

PARTICIPANT: DAWNMARIE WAHL ’14, BS-SPEC ED B-2/ EARLY CHILD B-2 FACULTY ENDORSER: JENNIFER DESIDERIO, ENGLISH TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ORAL PAPER LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCL - 11:30 AM

PARTICIPANTS: JULIE VAN UCHELEN ’13 MS-SPEC ED GR 1-6/CHILDHOOD 1-6, ANTOINETTE MCMYNE ’12 MS-SPECIAL EDUCATION FACULTY ENDORSER: ELLEN HAMM, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-23 - 10:00 AM

The Battle of the American Indian
The history of Native American stereotypes began when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean in 1492. Since his first letters describing the so-called new world and its inhabitants, there has been a tragic misconception of the lifestyle and humanity of the American Indians, and this misrepresentation continued into the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries especially in the genre of the American captivity narrative. In her book American Indian Stories, Zitkala-Sa uses the model of the Captivity Narrative and reverses the common conceptions of Native Americans and White society. She brings light to the injustices that American Indians faced at the hands of the white man through her Boarding School experience specifically. She demonstrates through her own experiences and stories that white society is the true captor and the Native Americans the captive.

PARTICIPANT: XIAORAN WANG ’13, BS-FINANCE/ BUSINESS ECONOMICS FACULTY ENDORSER: CHRISTOPHER LEE, RELIGIOUS STUDIES/THEOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 1:30 PM

Inquiry-Based Research
This action research project examines students’ knowledge of research after being taught lessons on how to do research based on the inquiry model. This action research was conducted with fourth grade students who are actively working on their own action research projects. Direct observation and a survey were used to discover the students’ knowledge of research. The students used inquiry-based learning to research their projects. Results and implications for teachers will be presented.

The Story of Chinese Tea
A basic introduction of the story of Chinese tea, with a focus on its production, history and cultural importance. The Chinese tea ceremony distills the ideological essence of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. It has a long history and has had a profound effect on Chinese culture.

PARTICIPANT: KURT VOGT ’12, BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS FACULTY ENDORSER: BENJAMIN DUNKLE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 1:00 PM

PARTICIPANTS: JOSEPH WARNER ’12 BS-ATHLETIC TRAINING, MARY BUTLAK ’12 BA-ATHLETIC TRAINING, MEGAN NIBLOCK ’12 BA-ATHLETIC TRAINING FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL DOLAN, KINESIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-28 - 11:30 AM

Helping Hands
I am going to submit a documentary/promotional video about the non-profit group Neighborhood Housing Services of Buffalo. It’s a group that works with low-income residents and provides weatherization, home rehabilitation projects, counseling and low interest loans to those in need. They are looking for someone to make a video to promote their organization and spread awareness about their services that are available.

PARTICIPANT: MARY WAINWRIGHT ’13, BA-ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION GR 7-12 FACULTY ENDORSER: JOSEPH RIZZO, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SRVS. (ITS) TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 12:00 PM

Effects of a Neoprene Sleeve on Balance
Balance is crucial for activities of daily living (ADL)and athletic performance. Injury to an extremity disrupts joint receptors and impairs balance. A common tool used after an injury is a neoprene sleeve(NS) with the rationale that it can be used to improve proprioception and joint position sense, although limited evidence supports this clinical intervention. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a neoprene sleeve as compared to a control on balance measured by Y-Balance Tool (YBT). Forty-four healthy subjects were split into a treatment group and control group, and tested using the YBT for a pretest measurement in anterior, posteromedial, and posterolateral directions. A second measurement was taken in the same directions after applying the NS to the treatment group. Statistical analysis indicated that a NS had no effect on balance. A limitation of this study was the use of uninjured subjects.

Bullying in Schools
The presentation is a digital movie about bullying in schools today. There are some statistics in this movie to help people understand the problems of bullying but the main point is to show the emotional appeal to bullying. The purpose of this movie is to show empathy and awareness to children and the problem of bullying.

PARTICIPANT: JACLYN VOLCHOFF ’12, MSEDCHILDHOOD EDUCATION GR 1-6 FACULTY ENDORSER: KELLY HARPER, EDUCATION TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-19 - 10:00 AM

The Effects of Daily Physical Activity
The purpose of this action research study is to examine the correlation between daily physical activity and on-task behavior of students during academic

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PARTICIPANTS: GARRETT WEINHOLTZ ’12 BA-COMMUNICATION STUDIES/DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS, HANNAH HAMPTON ’12 BS-DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS, SZYMON TOMSIA FACULTY ENDORSER: PRZEMYSLAW MOSKAL, COMMUNICATION STUDIES TYPE OF PRESENTATION: 2 OR 3 DIMENSIONAL ART LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: ALUMNI GALLERY

PARTICIPANTS: BRENDEN WHELEHAN ’13 BA-PSYCHOLOGY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE, HILLARY ANDELORA ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE/SOCIOLOGY, JENNIFER GRIFFIN ’12 BA-PSYCHOLOGY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE, STEPHANIE LANDER ’12 BA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICIA ERICKSON, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-30 - 1:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: PAUL WIRTH ’13, BS-BIOLOGY, LINDSEY MACHNICA, SUSAN MAY FACULTY ENDORSER: MICHAEL NOONAN, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-30 - 10:00 AM

Long-term Vocal Changes in the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)
The vocalizations of most animal species are quite stereotyped and invariant. However, in some species there is evidence of more vocal flexibility, suggesting an important role of learning/culture in this behavioral dimension. The goal of the present investigation is to assess the degree of change shown in the vocalizations of two killer whales held in the captivity at Marineland of Canada. Hundreds of discrete calls are being digitally captured from audio/video recording obtained over a ten year period. If the results reveal considerable change over time, they will suggest an important role of vocal learning in this species.

The Polish Exchange Program Exhibition
The Polish Exchange Program Exhibition is comprised of two different showcases. First, by Canisius College students who traveled to Poland and Tunisia, and second by a student from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw who studied for a semester at Canisius College. Hannah Hampton ’12 and Garrett Weinholtz ’12 are the two Canisius students who traveled to Warsaw where they met up with students of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts for a photography expedition to various portions of Tunisia; Monastir, Tunis and portions of the Sahara desert. The exhibition consists of portraits of locals and their various surroundings representing the aspects of the subjects. On the other hand, the Polish student from Warsaw, Szymon Tomsia, presents photographs of the urban landscape of the city of Buffalo through the lens of an outsider.

Ethical Issues Concerning Lawyer/Client Relations
We will examine the ethical behaviors of lawyers as it pertains to their clients. Most notably, we will look at the Casey Anthony trial and the suggestion that she had sexual relations with her lawyer. We will also address the issue of attorney-client privilege and whether or not it should pertain to acts of violence. We will compare the differences between attorneyclient privileges and patient-doctor confidentiality to get a further understanding of what both entail and which seems to be more appropriate and acceptable. Lastly we will discuss the ethical decisions of the defense tactics of lawyers as it pertains to admissible and inadmissible evidence presented to the courts.

PARTICIPANTS: EMILY YANCEY ’13 BA-MUSIC PERFORMANCE, ARIANA INCAO ’13 BA-MUSIC, JENA ABATI ’14 BA-MUSIC, RACHAEL BOSAK ’14 BA-MUSIC/ BS-ABEC FACULTY ENDORSER: MELISSA THORBURN, FINE ARTS/ MUSIC TYPE OF PRESENTATION: ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: CKC - 2:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: JENNIFER WILLIAMS ’13, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: ANN WRIGHT, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-19 - 1:00 PM

PARTICIPANT: ROBERT WELLIVER ’13, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: ELIZABETH HOGAN, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: POSTER DISPLAY LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: G-9 - 1:00 PM

Science Education
The United States public school education system has recently increased its emphasis on mathematics and English language arts (ELA). This increased emphasis has led to an increased amount of time devoted to ELA and mathematics. Consequently, the amount of time allotted for teaching science has decreased. Therefore supplementary education programs, such as Science Firsthand are compensating for the decrease in formal science education. Science education is important for all students because it teaches inquiry skills, problem solving, and health literacy. Before these essential skills can be learned, students need to be motivated and curious about science. Therefore we are studying the students participating in the Science Firsthand program to determine if they are successful in motivating and increasing the curiosity level of their participants. If they are successful in these aspects than they will also be able impart the wisdom of science upon their participants.

Chamber Music for the Voice
Chamber music, such as ’Six German Songs’ for clarinet, voice, and piano by 19th century German violinist Louis Spohr, is performed by a small group of instruments, voices, or both. The second song in the cycle, ’Zwiegesang’, is a conversation about love and spring between a maiden (soprano) and a bird (clarinet). The sixth song, ’Wach Auf’, reminds us to experience the love and beauty in the natural world. ’Light Out of Darkness’, a women’s vocal trio with piano based on the words of Helen Keller, was written by a living American composer, Barbara Harbach. The music brings Keller’s words to life with intertwining lines and emotional melodies.

The Effects of Sirtuin-2 Inhibitor on Growth Cone Advance and Growth Cone Area
Previous experiments have suggested that treatment with resveratrol accelerates growth cone advance and increases growth cone area in Helisoma trivolvis axons. Resveratrol has also been shown to activate Sir2, a member of NAD-dependent deacetylases. We hypothesize that resveratrol accelerates growth cone advance and increases growth cone area by promoting microtubule dynamics via microtubule deacetylation. To determine the role of Sir2 in resveratrol-mediated growth cone advance and increase in growth cone area, H. trivolvis axons were treated with AGK2, a Sir2 inhibitor. It was found that axons treated with AGK2 showed a decreased rate of advancement of the growth cone leading edge and central domain. Treatment with Sir2 inhibitor was also found to decrease growth cone area in H. trivolvis axons due to a decrease in area of the peripheral domain. These results suggest that acetylation of microtubules causes a decrease in rate of growth cone advance and decrease in growth cone area.

PARTICIPANT: SAMANTHA YOUMANS ’13, BA-MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS FACULTY ENDORSER: ANTHONY WESTON, MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN - 4:00 PM

Non Linear Geometry of Ultrametric Spaces
An ultrametric space is a metric space that satisfies a strong triangle inequality. In practice, this means that any three distinct points in an ultrametric space form an isosceles triangle in which the length of the base does not exceed the length of the legs. Ultrametric spaces arise in a variety of fields including number theory, physics, theoretical biology, and so on. It is possible to visualize ultrametric spaces in terms of

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certain trees. The purpose of this talk will be to examine this process and to describe some new non linear characterizations of ultrametric spaces.

Off-campus partnerships
PARTICIPANT: NATIVITY/MIGUEL SCHOOL CANISIUS FACULTY MENTOR: ROSEMARY MURRAY, GRADUATE EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP TYPE OF PRESENTATION: MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: RN – 10:00 AM

PARTICIPANT: BRIAN ZYLINSKI ’12, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: EDWARD KISAILUS, BIOLOGY TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: FCR - 3:30 PM

Man, Machine, or Something in Between: The Disadvantages Posed by Robot-Assisted Surgery
There is little question that robot-assisted surgery is a promising asset to the healthcare systems of many developed nations. However, this particular surgical strategy entails troubling economical, ethical, and technological shortcomings that need to be addressed urgently. Additionally, there is ample evidence to suggest that robot-assisted surgery is held in excessively high regard by the medical, scientific, and business communities, as well as in the media. While this type of surgery may benefit global healthcare immensely in the future, it should be utilized minimally until it has proven itself to be financially sustainable, ethically sound, and technologically reliable. Also, the medical, scientific, and business communities need to do a better job of looking at robot-assisted surgery with an objective eye (as does the media). In the meantime, laparoscopic surgical techniques have proven to be a viable alternative to robot-assisted surgery on multiple grounds.

Picturing the future: educating urban middle school students to envision themselves as successful learners with long term academic and career goals
This presentation highlights a culminating activity for a project involving students from the NativityMiguel Middle School’s St. Monica Scholars, Canisius College Service Learning students, and Canisius College faculty and staff. The project involved interviewing, research, reading, writing, and presentations using technology. The NativityMiguel students toured the Canisius College campus, visited various departments and spoke with faculty members. The young women wrote summaries of their visits, revised and edited these with the help of a service-learning student, and used their summaries and photos to create an iMovie account of their experiences at the college. The project provided students with the opportunity to think critically about media messaging, express themselves through creative language and media arts, and enhance their awareness of college life (both academic and extracurricular).

PARTICIPANT: BRIAN ZYLINSKI ’12, BS-BIOLOGY FACULTY ENDORSER: PATRICIA CHRISTIAN, SOCIOLOGY/ ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE TYPE OF PRESENTATION: DIGITAL PRESENTATION LOCATION & TIME OF PRESENTATION: SCR - 1:00 PM

Poverty in India: A Grave Human Rights Concern with an Emphasis on Public Health
In the last several decades, India has shown remarkable progress in terms of modernization, particularly in the country’s healthcare sector. Nowadays, wealthy citydwelling Indians have access to similar medical conveniences that resemble those currently existing in most developed countries, including the United States. However, these unprecedented medical advances remain largely inaccessible and unaffordable to the country’s poor citizens, especially those living in rural areas. As a result of this disparity, many demographically poor areas within India suffer from rampant public health problems. These issues stem from unsanitary conditions, overpopulation, malnutrition, environmental risk factors, and inadequate protection from common diseases, among other causes. Additionally, a lack of education about the importance of individual and public health has resulted in an insufficient understanding of the necessity of quality medical care within the general populace.

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