<p><span>Kristen Conroy will spend a year in Kenya helping an organization that matches orphans of those killed by HIV/AIDS with elderly residents who lost their own adult children to the disease.</span></p>
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-20432d58-440a-4d1b-8f36-01f211c1e778">A senior political science major studies the evolution of Internet security and warns about the risks of responding to all cyber attacks with militaristic rhetoric.</span></p>
<span id="internal-source-marker_0.8820511663062561">Cynthia Lowen visited Elon University this month as part of a series of campus programs organized for “Anti-Bullying Week.”</span>
Five faculty members from the Department of Religious Studies and five undergraduate students participated in the recent Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion conference in Greenville, S.C.
Lauren Kolodrubetz, a 2012 graduate of the School of Communications and Elon's Honors program, presented a research paper at the American Journalism Historians Association conference Oct. 13 in Raleigh, N.C.
Tony Crider, associate professor of physics, and Anthony Weston, professor of philosophy, have published an article describing several experiential activities from their co-taught, interdisciplinary "Life in the Universe" class.
Faculty and students from the School of Communications and Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences presented original research at the annual conference of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Sept. 23-25 in Baltimore.
From researching new chemical methods of detecting explosives, to the mathematical modeling on synapses related to epileptic seizures, Elon University students taking part in a summer research program shared their work July 22 in a series of morning presentations that showcased a variety of academic disciplines from across campus.
People with disabilities have made significant progress raising awareness of public policy issues that affect them in recent years, advances that students in an Elon University interdisciplinary course learned this spring as they researched the history, culture and psychology of a population that is often overlooked.
Congratulations to our School of Education senior Honors Fellows for successful completion and defense of their honors theses. And, a special thank you to their faculty mentors for their guidance and support. The School of Education is very proud of their academic achievements.
Since the 1600s, lawyers and scholars have grappled with how to best bring to justice the men and women who commit war crimes. Elon University senior Elizabeth Leman studied three of the biggest global conflicts in recent history to shed light on the complexities of international humanitarian law, and her work is the latest to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on Lumen Scholars in the Class of 2011
Four faculty members were honored May 11, 2011, for superior scholarship, teaching, mentoring and service at Elon University’s faculty-staff awards luncheon. Those recognized included Mary Jo Festle, Ann J. Cahill, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Stephen Bailey.
Though most news coverage of the Catholic Church focuses on its scandals, the positive impacts of the world’s largest organization can often be understated, which Elon University senior Stephen Ferguson argues based on his research into the emerging public perception of the institution. His work is the latest to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on undergraduate research to be presented during CELEBRATE! 2011.
Research shows how the growth of a nation’s economy harms its air quality, at least until citizens live comfortably enough to demand change. Does the same hold true for water pollution? Elon University senior Stephanie Franz examined that question, and her work is the last to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on undergraduate research presented during CELEBRATE! 2011.
With their growing number of students who speak little or no English, American school systems have turned largely to one of two approaches for teaching such children. Elon University senior Lindsay Mann compared the models – “English as a Second Language” and “Spanish Dual Language” – and her work is the first to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on undergraduate research to be presented during CELEBRATE! 2011.
Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Larissa Ferretti (Class of 2009) presented research on children's early numeracy in two presentations at the Society for Research in Child Development in Montreal, Canada last week. One of the presentations was based on part of Larissa's honors thesis while she attended Elon. She is now a graduate student at Auburn University, pursuing a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies.
Two Elon University students have been named finalists for a 2011 Truman Scholarship, a prestigious national fellowship awarded each year to college juniors with goals of working in education, government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, or elsewhere in public service.
More than 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia that impairs memory and behavior. Elon University senior Caroline Peckels is analyzing compounds found in walnuts that may one day lead to new treatment for patients with the degenerative condition, and her work is the latest to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on Lumen Scholars in the Class of 2011.
Since the arrival of the Spanish to Ecuador, indigenous peoples have struggled against political and economic elites trying to introduce Western norms that undermine cultural identities. Elon senior Chris Jarrett is examining how groups interact with Ecuadorian society through political activity and development projects, and his research on the Amazonian Kichwa people is the latest work to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on Lumen Scholars in the Class of 2011.
Churches have always split on doctrinal or political grounds, and prior to the Civil War, that wedge issue, more often than not, was slavery. Elon University senior Amber Woods explored how early churches in Kentucky responded to debates over emancipation, and her undergraduate research is the latest to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on Lumen Scholars in the Class of 2011.
On Oct. 27, the Council on Undergraduate Research and the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research celebrated the merging of their organizations with a gala at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The event included a slide show highlighting undergraduate research students from various institutions across the country. Because of Elon's commitment to undergraduate research and the recognition its students have received over the years, CUR and NCUR asked to include several Elon alumni in the presentation.
Thirty-five students shared findings this week from recent work on campus as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences, an eight-week program where scholars work full-time on a project in collaboration with a faculty mentor with expertise in the discipline.