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School of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Date: Dec 2016

HaSS students frequently present their work at academic conferences and publish in academic journals.  We are very proud of what they have accomplished this year!

Human Services students Linnea Bleacher and Yasmine Byrd presented the poster, “Putting Values Into Action: Preparing for the Future at Stevenson University,” at the annual NOHS (National Organization for Human Services) conference.

Interdisciplinary Studies student Joseph Acqui’s abstract of the work he conducted at the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse was accepted for presentation at ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students): Joseph K. Acqui, III, Michael T. McCoy, Jean Lud Cadet, M.D. The Effects of Food Self-Administration on the mRNA Expression of Activator Protein 1 Genes in the Hypothalamus.

Dr. Ingrid Tulloch and senior Psychology major Larry Fort published a paper in Modern Psychological Science: Fort, L & Tulloch IK (2016) Behaviors of a captive Coenobita clypeatus in the presence of varying light stimuli. Modern Psychological Studies 21(2): 23-32.

Senior psychology major Rachel Clein’s abstract of the work her research team did this summer was accepted for presentation at ABRCMS: Rachel Clein, Larry Fort, Shanice Hasting, Sarthak Shah and Ingrid K. Tulloch. Varying wavelengths of light affects serotonin positive cells and associated behaviors in Coenobita clypeatus

Senior psychology major Erick Guzman received a full travel award to present at ABRCMS: Erick Guzman, Sarah Tweedle, Caitlin Miller, and Ingrid K. Tulloch.  Physical Consciousness Quotient Predicts Body Image Dissatisfaction in College Students

English majors can do it all.  From research on the work of Henry David Thoreau to internships at a range of exciting sites, Stevenson English majors have a wide variety of opportunities and develop a versatile set of skills in writing, research, and critical thinking.  Students explained how the skills they gained in their English courses could be transferred to their internships at places such as the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, Drink Me magazine, and 100.7FM.  The close reading, research, writing, and analysis the students perform in their writing and literature classes prepares them for internships and jobs in diverse fields.  Congratulations to all of the English Department students--we can't wait to see what you do next!

Faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences frequently present their work at professional conferences and meetings as well as in classrooms and community settings.  Recent presentations include:

Amanda Licastro was as a guest speaker in two sections of Clotile Galbraith’s education course on teaching reading. She presented on digital reading techniques.

Nanette Tamer gave a presentation to our MSCHE Steering Committee about the view from the other side: how she became a visiting team member, how team members are assigned, how team members are paired as first and second investigators for each standard, and other aspects. 

Cheryl Wilson presented  “Social Dance Anxiety” at the 2016 North American Victorian Studies Association Conference

Lauri Weiner, President of the Tau Alpha Upsilon National Human Services Honor Society, presented at the national conference on how to start a chapter and also conducted an induction ceremony at the conference.

Ingrid Tulloch presented research with three students at the annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). 

Jamie Goodall  presented "Tippling houses, rum shops and taverns: how alcohol fueled informal commercial networks and knowledge exchange in the West Indies" at the New York University Atlantic Workshop in May 2016.

 

 

Last week, students from a range of Psychology courses participated in a poster session to share the research they accomplished this semester.  Several of the projects involved behavior modification (going to the gym, saving money, practicing yoga), and students explained how they were able to modify their behavior through positive or negative reinforcement.  Congratulations to the faculty and students on another successful semester of psychology research!

If history has taught us anything, explains James Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association, it is that we need more history majors.  In his May 2016 op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, Grossman uses recent employer data to demonstrate how the narrative that history majors are too-often unemployed or underpaid is simply not true.  He also makes a compelling argument for why the skills taught in humanities disciplines, such as history, are essential for employers seeking future leaders: "historical thinking prepares one for leadership because history is about change — envisioning it, planning for it, making it last."  Stevenson's Public History program helps students develop these leadership skills through extensive fieldwork, experiential learning, and internship opportunities at sites such as the Smithsonian Museum and Library of Congress.  If you want to make a difference in the future, consider learning more about the past.

 
 
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