Recap: 2017 Graduate Student Symposium

2017 Graduate Student Symposium, student host introduces event, posters behind her

Graduate students presented their multidisciplinary global research at the Graduate Student Symposium in April 2017.

Mapping New Directions in International Research: Second Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Wednesday, March 28th 01:00 pm
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Livingston Student Center | 1:00–6:00 p.m.

In this five-hour event, graduate students from New Brunswick, Camden, Newark, and RBHS will share their international research projects with faculty, university administrators, other students, and members of the public.

 

PROGRAM

1:00–1:15 p.m.

Welcome Remarks
Debabrata (Debu) Banerjee, Assistant Dean for Global Initiatives, School of Graduate Studies

1:15–2:00 p.m.

Panel I: Place

“Materiality and State (un)-Making in Rural Egypt”
Nada El-Kouny (Anthropology Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Critical Interventions in Theory and Ethnography, Dept. of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Visible Properties in an Obscure State: Collective Land Titling for Afro Colombian Communities”
Monica Patricia Hernandez Ospina (Geography Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Transforming the Homeownership Society: Housing Movement and Urban Policy Reform in Taipei”
Wei-chieh Hung (Geography Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)
 

2:00–2:30 p.m.

Panel II: Displacement

“Supporting Syrian Refugees Abroad: Recommendations for U.S. Policy Approaches to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Other Border Countries”
Joanna Gardner, Tamara Anaie, Omar Rana (Rutgers Law School, Rutgers University–Newark)

“Being Expelled: The (Im)Mobility of African Refugees in Cape Town, South Africa”
Tolu Lanrewaju (Global Urban Studies, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark)
 

2:30–3:00 p.m.

Panel III: Cultural and Linguistic Exchanges

“Expressing Uncertainty in a Second Language: The Use Of Numeric Approximators in L2 Spanish”
Abril Jimenez (Spanish Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition Program, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“The Overtures of a Muslim Ally: Diplomatic Gifts from Persia to Italy between 1450 and 1700”
Negar Sarah Rokhgar (Art History Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Art History, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)
 

3:00–3:15 p.m.

BREAK

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Panel IV: From Land to Sea

“Human Dimensions of Taimen Conservation in Northern Mongolia”
Abigail Golden (Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Farming in Rwanda: Shifting Landscapes and Agendas”
Justin Mullikin (Geography Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Determination of Phytochemicals in Leaves and Fruits of African Indigenous Solanum Scabrum”
Bo Yuan (Food Science Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Bugs on Drugs: The Influence of Redox Environments on the Microbial Degradation of Pharmaceuticals in the Jiulong River Estuary”
Michelle L. Zeliph (Microbiology Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)
 

4:15–6:30 p.m.

Poster Session and Reception

“Imagining Filipino Americas — Aesthetics and Identity in Anglophone Filipino Literature”
Anna Alves (Dept. of American Studies, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark)

“Ethnographic Research in Ethnomathematics: A Proposal for Andean Bilingual Teacher Training”
Martha Bernales (Education Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Land-Grabbing, Land-Use Transformation and Social Differentiation: Deconstructing 'Small-Scale' in Ghana's Recent Gold Rush”
Augustus Chang (MD Program, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences)

“Access to Breakfast among Impoverished Inner City School Children in Accra, Ghana”
Khadija Chowdhury (Master of Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program–Piscataway, School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Mediterranean Lifestyle and Gut Microbiota: A Holistic Approach”
Anastasia Diolintzi (Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Department of Kinesiology and Health, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Assessing Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Indicators in Medellín, Colombia Using 2017 Global Surgery Research Units”
Elizabeth Ginalis (MD Program, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences)

“Dynamic Organization of Non-Aqueous Liquids”
Syed Huq (Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“An Estimate of the Magnitude and Impact of the NJMS RECOVER Initiative on ISHI Missions”
Erica Jalal, Michael Huber, and Pamela Jumbo Cueva (MD Program, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences)

“Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Roadway and Bridge”
Abbas Jasim (Civil and Environmental Engineering Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Explaining Variations in International Alignments: The Post-communist States and the Choice between East and West, 1991–2014”
Ecaterina Locoman (Political Science Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Training Women in Urban Agricultural Methods to Increase Access and Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetable”
Emily Merchant (Plant Biology Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Plant Biology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Cervical Cancer Prevention in Low and Middle-Income Countries”
Shane Neibart (MD Program, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences)

“The Relationship between Siesta, Dietary Habits and Metabolic Syndrome in Elderlies Participating in MEDIS Study: The Role of Gender as Moderator”
Anastasia Papadimitriou (Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Department of Kinesiology and Health, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Dual-Maturity in Orangutans: Why its Mechanism is Complicated”
Didik Prasetyo (Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Understanding the Mechanistic Basis of Antifungal Resistance in Aspergillus Fumigatus”
Shruthi Satish (Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Program, School of Graduate Studies)

“Structure Of Na2O–B2O3–P2O5–Sio2 based Model Bioactive Glasses”
Nick Stone-Weiss (Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“A Pilot Study of Air Quality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María”
Nirmala Mary Thomas (Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)

“Online Reviews and Authenticity in a Cross Cultural Context”
Sevincgul Ulu (Dept. of Marketing, Rutgers School of Business, Rutgers University–Newark)

“’Legitimate’ Mobility and Whiteness in Australian Migration to New York City”
Dawn Wells (Anthropology Graduate Program, School of Graduate Studies & Dept. of Anthropology, School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University–New Brunswick)