CARSCA Conference

The College Academy of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (CARSCA) addresses UA goals for advancing faculty research, scholarship, and creative activity. CARSCA consists of faculty representatives from the College’s three divisions who are charged with funding annually up to $100,000 in faculty projects that address those goals. The Conference acquaints faculty with Academy projects to encourage dialogue and development of future proposals.

For more information, contact the A&S Dean’s Office at (205) 348-7007.

2017 Conference Details

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Room 3108, Ferguson Center
26 April 2017


9:30-9:45 a.m.
Patricia Parmelee, Department of Psychology
Racial and Environmental Difference in Caregiving Process

9:50-10:05 a.m.
James Crank, Department of English
Understanding Randall Kenan

10:10-10:25 a.m.
Andrew Raffo Dewar, New College
Development and Recording of Electroacoustic Biofeedback Music

10:30-10:45 a.m.
Nichole Bauer, Department of Political Science
Deleting Sources of Gender Bias in Political Campaigns: The Role of Images in feminine Stereotype Reliance

10:50-11:05 a.m.
Margaret Peacock, Department of History
Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War

11:10-11:25 a.m.
Elizabeth Papish, Department of Chemistry
Catalytic Hydrogenation Reactions for Energy Storage and release and Conversion of Biomass into Useful Products

11:30-11:45 a.m.
Yuehan Lu, Department of Geological Sciences
Integrating Sensor Logging and Stochastic to Establish Mechanistic Understanding of Transport and Transportation of DOM in Streams

11:45 a.m.-12:55 p.m.
Lunch in the Anderson Room

12:55-1:10 p.m.
Seth Appiah-Opoku, Department of Geography
Ebola in West Africa: Assessing Perceived Ricks and Public Health Preparedness in Ghana

1:15-1:30 p.m.
Lisa Davis, Department of Geography
Reconstructing Past Floods in the Tennessee River Valley to Improve Flood Prediction

1:35-1:50 p.m.
Rachel Stephens, Department of Art & Art History
Subjective Suffering: The Visual Culture of Slave Violence in Antebellum America and Post-Slavery Response

1:55-2:10 p.m.
Yong Zhang, Department of Geological Sciences
On the Application of Inverse Functional Models (IFM) in Identifying Contaminant Source in Groundwater

2:15-2:30 p.m.
Timothy Feeney, School of Music
Development of New Work for Percussion, Viola, and Electronics

2:35-2:50 p.m.
Gary Mankey, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Atomic-scale Materials for Transforming Energy

2:55-3:10 p.m.
Heidi Staples, Department of English
“Emplaced and Multiple”: Mobile Bay Watershed Excursions for New Poetic Works

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Lucy Curzon, Department of Art and Art History
Women Artists at War: Gender, Modernism, and National Identity. 1939-1945

3:35-3:50 p.m.
Stephanie Fishel, Department of Gender and Race Studies
Nuclear Markers at trinity and Maralinga: Analyzing the Commemoration and memorialization of Nuclear Weapons Test Sites through the Digital Humanities

3:55-4:10 p.m.
Theodore Tomeny, Department of Psychology
Examining Teachers’ knowledge of Autism and Child development across Rural and Urban Settings: Does a Disparity Exist?

4:15-4:30 p.m.
Osiris Molina, School of Music
Patter: New Directions for Reed Trio