Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)

Student Research

COPLAC NE Regional URSCA Conference at Keene State College

Every year Ramapo faculty members recommend students whom they have mentored to present research and artwork at the Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Conference, sponsored by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), which fosters the mission of public liberal arts colleges. In addition, all presenters may submit their research and artwork for possible inclusion in Metamorphosis, a journal that showcases student scholarly and creative work.

2014 Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly

and Creative Activity Conference

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This year’s Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference was held on November 7 and 8, 2014 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. Listed by student name, project title and faculty mentor:

School of Contemporary Arts

Student Name: Marina Consalvo
Project Title: Intercultural Communication Conflicts: They Happen Everywhere
Faculty: Patricia Keeton, David Oh, Ruma Sen

Student Name: Alyssa Maurin
Project Title:  Vortograph (2 works)
Faculty:  Yolanda Del Amo

Student Name:  Benjamin Reuter
Project Title: Cell Phone Connectivity and Separation Anxiety
Faculty: Patricia Keeton, David Oh, Ruma Sen

Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies

Student Name: Heather Debel
Project Title: Harley
Faculty: Hugh Sheehy

Student Name:  Mary DiPasquale
Project Title: “She Reminds Me of My Ex-Wife!” – Sexism and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 Bid for the Presidency
Faculty: Stacie Taranto

Student Name:  Jonathan Mangel
Project Title: Putting the Problem in the Crosshairs: Partisan Perspectives on the Causes of Gun Violence
Faculty: Jeremy Teigen, Michael Unger

Student Name:  Kenny Moncayo
Project Title: A Body on the Catafalque: Deconstruction of Race in Jean Genet’s The Blacks: A Clown Show
Faculty: Vassiliki Flenga

School of Theoretical and Applied Science

Student Name: Brian Wlodawski
Project Title: Severe Weather and Tree Mortality In a Mixed Hardwood Forest of the New Jersey Highlands
Faculty: Eric Wiener

October 2013

2013 Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference

2013 COPLAC overvhead2

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This year’s Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference was held on October 25 and 26, 2013 at the

Massachusetts College of Liberal Studies in North Adams, MA. Listed by student name, project title and faculty mentor:

 

School of Contemporary Arts

Student Name: Melissa Calvo

Project Title: Julie Taymor: The Face Behind the Masks
Faculty: Peter Campbell

Student Name: Alexandra Lehaf
Project Title:  Differences in Perceptions of Women’s Makeup Between the Sexes
Faculty:  Andrew Burns

Student Name:  Elena Rubinetti
Project Title:  Illegally Downloading Music Benefits Artists, Contrary to the Music Industry’s Belief
Faculty: Andrew Burns

Student Name: Lauren Fedorchak
Project Title:  Untitled, 2013, inkjet prints (Two 17×36″ pinhole camera images)
Faculty: Yolanda del Amo

Group Name:  CantaNova
Project Title:  24 person choral group performance
Faculty: Lisa Lutter

Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies

Student Name: Emily Moore
Project Title: The Great Depression Visual Expression
Faculty: Stephen Rice

Student Name: Laura Sancic
Project Title: Assimilation and Acculturation Among Ghanaians in Urban Areas
Faculty: Susan Hangen

School of Theoretical and Applied Science

Student Name: Kara Graham
Project Title: Divergence and Genetic Diversity of Species in Sphagnum (peat mosses), co-present with Alyssa Solimine
Faculty: Eric Karlin

Student Name: Amanda Skuriat
Project Title: Integrated Engineering Physics Laboratory Assessment
Faculty: Danela Buna, Caroline Brisson

Student Name: Alyssa Solimine
Project Title: Divergence and Genetic Diversity of Species in Sphagnum (peat mosses), co-present with Kara Graham
Faculty: Eric Karlin

October 2012

2012 Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference

Faculty-student research from six COPLAC campuses was presented on October 26 and 27, 2012 at host Eastern Connecticut State University. Listed by student name, project title and faculty mentor:

Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies

Student Name: Michael R Borell
Project Title: The Hollywood Horrors of the 1930’s
Faculty: Carter Jones Meyer

Student Name: Ashley Robin Netanel
Project Title: Weighing Metaphors: Analyzing Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ through Queer Theory, Ecocriticism, Marxist Structuralism, and Psychoanalytical Theory
Faculty: Todd Barnes

Student Name: Erin R. Mulligan
Project Title: Women’s Plight and Soldier’s Will to Fight; How Correspondence from the Home-Front Effected Confederate Desertion
Faculty: Stacie Taranto

Student Name: Jacqueline Thomas
Project Title: Semiotics, Desire, and the Constitutive Lack in Robert Hass’ Mediation at Lagunitas
Faculty: Todd Barnes

Student Name: Caitlin A. Vogel
Project Title: Let’s Talk About Translation: A Body of Translation Theory and Female Desire in Brossard’s Mauve Desert
Faculty: Vassiliki Flenga

Student Name: Ashley T. Wood
Project Title: Imagining Pocahontas: Representing Native Americans in US History Textbooks
Faculty: Monica Giacoppe

School of Contemporary Arts

Student Name: Emily Brawer
Project Title: Portrayals of Female Politicians in Film and Television: Reinforcement of Negative Gender Stereotypes
Faculty: Pat Keeton

Student Name: Tiffany S. Fischer
Project Title: You Want to Be A What? Perceptions of Women Sportscasters among College Students
Faculty: Ruma Sen

Student Name: Amy Cunningham
Project Title: Cast iron, bronze: Scrambled Truth
Faculty: Jay Wholley

Student Name: Corale Group: CantaNova
Project Title: Singing performance
Faculty: Lisa Lutter

October 2011

October 2011 COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference

More than 180 students, faculty mentors and campus administrators from six COPLAC campuses.

Artwork of Ashley Katalenas

L to R: Alison Culvert, Thomas Bulger, Asa Hilmersson, Amy Nasse, Amanda Lentino, Jacqueline Thomas

Gregory Gentile

Amy Nasse

Elizabeth DeSmet w/ Thomas Bulger

Art of Alex Bissonnette

 

Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies

Student Name: Thomas J. Bulger
Project Title: From Oregon’s Trails to Red Redemption: The Western in Interactive Media
Faculty: Carter Jones Meyer

Student Name: Alison Culvert
Project Title: Education as Common Ground
Faculty: Monica Giacoppe

Student Name: Amanda Lentino
Project Title: Special Needs and the Public School System
Faculty: Todd Barnes

Student Name: Jacqueline Thomas
Project Title: Intertextuality and the “Rape” of Miranda in the The Tempest and Eastwards
Faculty: Todd Barnes

Student Name: Maria Zampetoulas
Project Title: Yoga Within the Yoga Club: The Epicenter of Healing
Faculty: Susan Hangen

School of Contemporary Arts

Student Name: Asa Hilmersson
Project Title: WikiLeaks and the Censorship of News Media in the U.S.
Faculty: Pat Keeton

Student Name: Amy Nasse
Project Title: Facebook: Defining the Lives of People Today
Faculty: Ruma Sen

Student Name: Alex Bissonnette
Project Title: Artwork Untitled No. 1A
Faculty: Jackie Skrzynski

Student Name: Ashley Katalenas
Project Title: Artwork Untitled
Faculty: Jackie Skrzynski

School of Social Science and Human Services

Student Name: Marianela Clavelo
Project Title: Happiness: A Phenomenological Study
Faculty: Jim Morley

Student Name: Gregory Gentile
Project Title: Tactile Information Helps Children Solve Fitting Problems
Faculty: Shaziela Ishak

School of Theoretical and Applied Science

Student Name: Elizabeth DeSmet
Project Title: A Phylogenetic Study of Sphagnum subgenus Sphagnum Based on Plastid Sequences
Faculty: Eric Karlin

Student-faculty research presented on October 28 and 29, 2011, listed by student name, project title and faculty mentor:

October 2010

Past COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conferences

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis, a journal published by COPLAC, features the work of students who have presented at one of the regional conferences.

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