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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

Mapping New Directions in International Research: Inaugural Graduate Student Symposium

April 18, 2017 | 1:00–6:00 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center

Rutgers graduate students from across the university present their innovative international research in flash presentations and poster sessions.

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SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks
Jerome J. Kukor, Dean, Graduate School–New Brunswick

1:15 p.m.

Flash Presentations

Sangeeta Banerji (Department of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Fixing (in) Mumbai: An Ethnography of Brokerage within the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.” Faculty Advisor: D. Asher Ghertner

Margot Baruch (Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University–Newark), “Exploring the Complex Relationships of Global Partnerships.” Faculty Advisor: Charlotte Bunch

Elizabeth H. Crane (Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “The Production of Philanthropic Subjects in Emerging Chinese Philanthropy.” Faculty Advisor: Louisa Schein

Haruki Eda (Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Queer Diaspora as a Methodology of Korean Unification: Nationalism and Affect in Community Organizing.” Faculty Advisor: Zakia Salime

Alexander Pritchard (Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Developing Project on the Personality of Stress Coping and Its Influence on Social Complexity.” Faculty Advisor: Ryne A. Palombit

Lina Qu (Program in Comparative Literature, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “A Modern Tale of the Historical Ruins of the Summer Palace: Artistic Reconstruction of the Site of Collective Memory in Post-Mao China.” Faculty Advisor: Weijie Song

Jordan Steiner (School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Interpretations of Sexual Relations between Male Secondary School Teachers and Adolescent School Girls in Benin, West Africa: Causes and Consequences through an Ecological Framework.” Faculty Advisor: Judy L. Postmus

Joëlla van Donkersgoed (Department of Art History, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Past in the Present: Cultural Landscape of the Banda Islands, Indonesia.” Faculty Advisor: Archer St.Clair-Harvey

3:15 p.m.

Break and Poster Session

3:30 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

Mohammad M. Herzallah, “Building Brains in Palestine: Characterization of Cognitive Markers for the Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders and Prediction of Treatment Response”

 

4:15 p.m.

Reception and Poster Session

Elizabeth F. Ballare (Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Comparison of Creatinine and Specific Gravity for Standardizing Urinary Urea in Rehabilitated Orangutans.” Faculty Advisor: Erin R. Vogel

David Byrnes (Department of Plant Biology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Improving Nutrition in Kenya and Zambia with African Indigenous Vegetables.” Faculty Advisor: James E. Simon

Chikaodinaka Ehirim (Learning, Cognition, and Development Program, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Black and International: Inside the Experiences of Nigerian Collegians in U.S. Higher Education.” Faculty Advisor: Ifeyinwa Onyenekwu

Ariel Otruba (Department of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “No (Wo)man’s Land: Gendered Geographies of “Arbitrary Detention” in Georgia.” Faculty Advisor: Joanna Regulska

Anastasia Papadimitriou (Department of Kinesiology and Health, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Determinants of Successful Ageing in a Mediterranean Population: The Multinational MEDIS (MEDiterranean ISlands) Study.” Faculty Advisor: Labros Sidossis

Pooja Pendri
(Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences), “Use of Simulation to Improve Diagnostic Otoscopy Skills among Medical Trainees in Rwanda.” Faculty Advisors: Javier Escobar and Karen W. Lin


Yubo Qin
(Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Exploring Energy-Performance-Quality Tradeoffs of AMR Applications in Power-Constrained Systems.” Faculty Advisor: Ivan Rodero

Ruzka Taruc
(Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick), “Anaerobic Microbial Degradation of Pollutants in the Environment.” Faculty Advisor: Lily Young

6:00 p.m.

Symposium concludes

CONTACT
Rick Lee, Ph.D.
Director
Center for Global Programs and Relations, GAIA Centers
rick.lee@global.rutgers.edu
848-932-3093

 

 

 

 

 


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