CURCA News

 

12/23/2014 Kulsum Shaikh (Physics, Sophomore) presetned a poster titled "RNA pseudoknots and algebraic topology" at The 1st Annual Sigma-Aldrich Symposium on RNA Science and its Applications & RNAi Workshop with Dr. Graziano Vernizzi.
1/23/2014 Mother Myrick's Confectionary, a case and teaching note co-authored by Associate Professors Paul Thurston and Erik Eddy, and Siena College student Mary Hartwick was selected as the first round case in the University of Vermont's Global Family Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Case Competition. The case was analyzed by 6 graduate and 14 undergraduate teams representing 10 countries. In addition to the honor of being one of four cases chosen in the case writing competition, the authors were awarded $1,500. Information on the case and case writing competition can be found at http://www.uvm.edu/business/?Page=fecc/fecc.html&SM=familybusiness_submenu.html .
11/13/2013 There is a new economics class at Siena this semester, bringing to life real issues of crime and employment in the Capital Region. The elective, Economics of Crime, is taught by Assistant Professor of Economics Ashley Provencher, Ph.D. The class is a product of Provencher's Summer Scholar research with senior economics major Audrey Sabatini '14. They developed the supplemental survey together during the summer and have seen that work implemented in the class. To read more of the story click here.
9/11/2013

Two Siena Summer Scholars, Kelly Nealon and KJ Robinson spent eight weeks this summer working on their own robotics research projects as part of the College's Summer Scholars program. They plan on continuing that work through independent study and advanced lab during the Fall 2013 semester while narrowing their career focus. Read more of the article here.

5/17/2013

 

 

Two Siena Summer Scholars, Kulsum Shaikh and Alex  Friele along with another Siena student, Lindsay Blake who is conducting research with Dr. Graziano Vernizzi attended a workshop for interaction and scientific collaboration, "Viruses and Other Selfish Elements" at the Life Science Research center of the University of Albany. The students attended all lectures, and had the chance to broaden their knowledge in their research topics, and to meet and talk with prestigious scientists and research leaders in the field.

4/27/2013

Congratulations are in order to Biology majors Kate Updike, Kale Hartmann and Cory Stewart for winning one of three best poster awards today at the SUNY-Adirondack Science Symposium.  They gave up a good chunk of this beautiful Saturday and time at Siena Fest to present their work and they did a great job.

4/12/2013

Miguel Franco presented his research, “Rap’s Sacred Sensibilities: A Window Into the Soul of the Oppressed" at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

4/12/2013

Betsy Stevens, Katherine Updike, and Michaelyn Hartmann presented their research, “Next Generation Sequencing of the Chloroplast Genome of the Invasive Grass Phragmites australis" at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

4/12/2013

Casssandra Jane Werking presented her research, “Orsell Cook Brown: A Personal Lens into the 44th Volunteer Infantry of New York" at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

4/7/2013

Andrew Geragotelis presented his research, “Investigating the Sticking of Hydrogen on Graphene” at the National Chemical Society Conference, New Orleans.

4/7/2013

Joshua Kranick presented his research, “Synthesis of Discotic Liquid Crystalline Porphyrin Precursors" at the National Chemical Society Conference, New Orleans.

 4/6/2013

Eight Siena Physics students presented their research at the Rochester Symposium for Physics Students (RSPS).

  
  1. Chris Godfrey "Testing the use of GPUs to calculate the two-point angular correlation function"
  2. Alissa Earle "Measuring the incidence of LIRGs among blue EDisCS Cluster Galaxies"
  3. Amy McCann "The Incidence of Dust-Obscured Star Formation in Nearby Galaxy Clusters"
  4. Sheila Hanna "Proof of Principle for Positioning System for Outdoor Robotics Applications"
  5. Renee Bourgeois "Proof of Principle for Positioning System for Outdoor Robotics Applications"
  6. Thaddeus Savery "On the Perturbative Solution of Functional Differential Equations"
  7. Lindsay McTague "The Firefly CubSat: Mission and Scientific Motivation"
  8. Colleen Kelleher "Rate constants of lithium molecules"

4/4-4/6/2013

Neidy Hammer and Chelsea Platt,  presented papers at the Queer Studies conference at the University of North Carolina at Asheville,  on a panel organized by Dr. Rachel Stein.   Neidy read a creative non-fiction essay entitled "Mixed Marriages"  that explored similarities between biculturalism and bisexuality.  Chelsea Platt read excerpts from a short story entitled "Under the Cross"  about religious conservatism and transphobia. 

3/22/2013

The following students made panel presentations at the 8th Annual Siena College-Concordia University Conference on Globalization," The Future We Want: Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice" at Siena College:

  1. Zachary Larson and Colin Duncan, "Global Shipping Pollution"
  2. Jennifer DeMaria and Eric Socha, "Alternative Energy"
  3. Joanna Bebber and Taramarie Crisafulli, "Hydrofracking"

3/16/2013

Christopher Weaver presented his research, "That's a Technical Foul! Fan Identification and Buyer Behavior of Counterfeit Sports Merchandise" at the International Academy of Business and Economics Spring Conference in Orlando, Florida.

3/12-3/16/2013

Mitchel Clow, Megan Lesperance, Shayne Peris and Emily Scimeca participated in the choral competition at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Dallas, Texas with Dr. Timothy Reno. [See Hitting a High Note in Siena News.]

3/01/2013

Jessica Abel presented her research,"From Facebook to Fearful: Proposing a Scale to Measure the Fear of Missing Out" at the Marketing Management Association Spring Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

2/15/2013

Francesca Romano '14 presented her research "More Explicit Formulas for Euler and Bernoulli Numbers" at the Mathematics Department Colloquium at Siena College.

2/11/2013

The following students presented posters at a Siena College 75th Anniversary Academic Colloquium, "Siena and the Environment, 1937...to the Present: 'Environmental Studies Student Research on Stormwater and Watershed Management in the Greater Hudson-Mohawk Region,' " in connection with the visit of the Riverkeeper "Hudson River Journey" Traveling Exhibit:

  1. Daniel Liguori, Katherine Meierdiercks, “Detailed Mapping, Multi-Dimensional Flood Analysis, and Solution Proposal within the Kromma Kill Watershed”
  2. Nicholas Giannetti, Jonathan Glueckert, Timothy Golden, Lauren Griffith, Jacqueline Kelly, Jacob Kruger, Gabriel Mulero,  Amanda Stasiewicz, Natalie Topalian, Katherine Meierdiercks, “EPA Rainworks Campus Challenge: Siena’s Role in the Community”
  3. Nicholas Giannetti, Jonathan Glueckert, Timothy Golden, Lauren Griffith, Jacqueline Kelly, Jacob Kruger, Gabriel Mulero,  Amanda Stasiewicz, Natalie Topalian, Katherine Meierdiercks, “EPA Rainworks Campus Challenge: Design Components”
  4. James B. White, “Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy: Mapping Van Dyke Spinney Preserve”
  5. Amanda Stasiewicz, Jonathan Glueckert, Jacqueline Kelly, Nicholas Giannetti, Daniel Liguori, Katherine Meierdiercks, “Siena College Rain Garden Project”
  6. Melyssa Smith, Jean Mangun, “Got Flood? A GIS-based Approach for Identifying Recreation Sites Impacted by Tropical Storm Irene”
  7.  Devin Rigolino, “Maps of the Kayaderosseras Creek in the Town of Milton, N.Y.”
  8. Devin Rigolino, Katherine Meierdiercks, “Educational and Outreach Brochure of the Kromma Kill Watershed”
  9. Rami AlyGad, Adam Davis, Kelly Byrnes, Yu Shen, Katherine Meierdiercks, “GIS and Flood Analyses of the Kromma Kill Watershed."

2/01/2013

Christopher Weaver presented his paper "Today's Sports Fan: Fair or Foul? An Exploratory Study of Fan Identification and the Purchase of Counterfeit Sports Merchandise" at the 2nd Annual Marketing Department Colloquium at Siena College.

2/01/2013

Jessica Abel presented her paper "From Facebook to Fearful: Proposing a Scale to Measure the Fear of Missing Out" at the 2nd Annual Marketing Department Colloquium at Siena College.

2/01/2013

Elma Ramik and Olivia Whelly presented their paper "Product Placement in Movies and Television and Impact on Consumption Behavior" at the 2nd Annual Marketing Department Colloquium at Siena College.

2/01/2013

Nicholas Stark presented his paper, "Preliminary Examination of Self-Handicapping in Purchase Decisions" at the 2nd Annual Marketing Department Colloquium at Siena College.

1/28-2/2/13

Sean Baldwin, Ashley Broady, Jennifer Cullen, Ryan Davis, Julie Feeney, Dylan Lukowski, Shayne Peris, Audrey Sabatini, and Catherine Santino delivered dramatic scene presentations at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Hyannis, Massachusetts.

1/28-2/2/13

Mitchel Clow created materials for a workshop, designed to  train other students and educators how to do theatre criticism for broadcast, at the Kennedy Center Annual Theatre Festival,  Hyannis, Massachusetts

1/28-2/2/13

Taryn Dibble and Daniel Hogan gave design presentations at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Hyannis, Massachusetts.

1/28-2/2/13

Caitlyn Flaherty gave a stage management presentation at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Hyannis, Massachusetts.

1/10/2013

Michael Cauvel and Dr. Aaron Pacitti had their opinion piece “Austerity and the Consolidation of Elite Power” published at the Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aaron-pacitti/austerity_b_2326164.html

 1/1/2013

Nick Stark presented his research, “Theoretical Framework of Consumer Self-Handicapping in Purchase Decisions,” at the 8th Annual SIMSR Global Marketing Conference, Mumbai, India

12/7/2012

Nick Stark (’15) and Dr. Raj Devasagayam, have been awarded best paper for their research “Millennial Development Goals and Business: Opportunities, Challenges, and Exemplars.”  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/Global-forces-shaping-future-business-society/articleshow/17446871.cms

12/1/2012

Cheryl Posillico had her research, “Attitudes towards People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,” published in The New York Sociologist, Vol. 6, 2012, 54-71.

11/6/2012

Andrew Reynolds and Chris Rivadeneira presented their research, “MIRS: Medical Information Retrieval System,” at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

11/6/2012

Karl Appel and Lauren Mathews presented their research, “STIRS: Siena’s Twitter Information Retrieval System,” at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

11/6/2012

Carl Tompkins and Zachary Witter presented their research, “SAWS: Siena’s Automatic Wikipedia Update System,” at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

11/2/2012

Lindsay Davenport presented her research, “The Mutiny of the 20th New York,” at the Capital District Civil War Round Table, Siena College.

11/2/2012

Cassandra Jane Werking presented her research, “Orsell Cook Brown of the 44th NYVI,” at the Capital District Civil War Round Table, Siena College.

10/31/2012

Creative Arts Students Showcase work in Troy

10/21/2012

Francis Butler participated in the NEH Landmarks of American History Conference, Washington, D.C.

10/16/2012

Kayla Every presented her research, Marcellus Shale Environmental Review, at the Annual Environmental Consortium, Marist College.

10/13/2012

Jessica Abel presented her research, “Can they defer the cellular lure? College students’ self-control and cell phone usage,” at the International Academy of Business and Economics National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

10/13/2012

Christopher Weaver presented his research, “You’re so vain…want to buy a counterfeit product? An exploratory study of vanity and counterfeit product purchase,” at the International Academy of Business and Economics National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

10/5/2012

Michael Cauvel presented his research, “An econometric analysis of the effect of advertising on saving and consumption,” as the New York State Economics Association Conference, SUNY Farmingdale.

10/2/2012  

Serena Moore, Katie Sitaro, Kelly Bedard, Jess Reinhardt, Kathleen O’Hara, Shanon Pfohl, and Francesca Romano attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Baltimore, Maryland.