Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  Thursday, August 25                   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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8:30 a.m. – 9:45a.m.

TH-1  Faculty Research Presentations (Two sessions - 8:30-9:00 and 9:15-9:45)

Lindner 204 and 208

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Session 1

Session 2

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

TH - 2  FR&D Session on Funding Opportunities

Lindner 204

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10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

TH -3 College Coffee

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza (Rain location: Lindner patio and foyer)

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10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

TH - 4  Undergraduate Research Interest Group

Lindner 204

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11:30 a.m. –12:15 p.m.

TH - 5  IRB Basics and Q&A

Lindner 208

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11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
TH - 6 New York Times Digital Access Information Session

McEwen 011

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1:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

TH - 7  Department Meetings

Various Locations

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TH - 1 Faculty Research Presentations (two sessions:  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.)

Lindner 204 and 208

Faculty who have previously received funding from the Faculty Research and Development Committee present results of their scholarship to colleagues.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 
Room 204

Ketevan Kupatadze

"Literature as a Potentially Cosmopolitan Landscape"

In this presentation, I will examine cosmopolitan discourse within the literary tradition, exploring how the literary landscape turns the seemingly utopian political tradition of cosmopolitanism into something more realistic and achievable. My touchstone will be Argentinean novelist Rodrigo Fresán, particularly his novel Kensington Gardens, a text that theorizes writing literature, viewing it as an inclusive physical and geographical territory. In a world where national and cultural boundaries are blurred, where migration is a norm, and where the ideal of the Nation State seems to be incapable of articulating one’s belonging, Fresán proposes to consider literature as a space that could be called home. Rodrigo Fresán’s understanding of literary landscape challenges the tradition of authorial rights and property, suggesting that literature be viewed as a territory constructed entirely through collaboration.

Room 208

Amy Allocco

"Domesticating the Dead: Hindu Invitation and Installation Rituals in South India"

For the past year I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Tamil Nadu, South India in order to record and analyze the range of Hindu rituals performed among non-elites to honor their deceased relatives. I have focused especially on two types of ceremonies to propitiate the spirits of auspicious women (puva?aikkari): the routine annual offerings designed to keep them satisfied and elicit their blessings, and the occasional dramatic invitation rituals that call the departed back into the world. While the scholarly literature privileges high-caste death rites and offerings to the deceased that are oriented toward sending the soul on toward reincarnation and liberation, the middle- and low-caste invitation and installation rituals on which this research project focuses do precisely the opposite: convince the dead to return home to facilitate the needs of living kin. Through its examination of these popular but little-noticed practices my ethnography theorizes a system of ritual relationships with the dead that contrasts sharply with the paradigm articulated in elite texts and enriches our understanding of a central feature of vernacular, lived Hinduism.

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

 
Room 204

Matt Valle

"Understanding the Effects of Political Environments on Unethical Behavior in Organizations"

Based on a framework that integrates moral disengagement (Bandura, 1986, 1999) and regulatory focus theory (Higgins, 1997), the purpose of this research is to investigate the relationship between perceptions of organizational politics and subsequent moral disengagement and unethical behavior. We collected data in two separate surveys from 206 individuals working fulltime; the data collections were separated by 6 weeks.  We examined both the direct relationship of politics perceptions on unethical behavior in organizations as well as the indirect relationship through the influence of moral disengagement. We also investigated the moderating effect of regulatory focus (prevention-focus and promotion-focus) on the relationship between moral disengagement and unethical behavior. Results indicated that perceptions of politics were significantly related to our mediator, moral disengagement, which was significantly related to our dependent variable, unethical behavior. While prevention- and promotion-focus were significantly correlated with one another, only prevention-focus moderated the relationships examined. Implications for future research and managerial practice are discussed.

Room 208

Ben Evans

"Biomagnetics: Engineering Nanoparticle Solutions for the Biomedical Sciences"

Reformulating common materials as nanoscale particles has proven to have a profound effect on their properties and applications. In recent years, ensembles of iron oxide nanoparticles have begun to transform subsets of biophysics and biomedical engineering by enabling microscale manipulation and remote energy delivery in biological tissues. At Elon, we have developed a new type of magnetic nanoparticle composite which is uniquely suited to solving a variety of current challenges in the field. In this talk, we will explore some of the work my group has been conducting with this material in collaboration with each of our nearby research institutions, including the development of stimulus-responsive drug carriers and hyperthermia therapeutics (Wake Forest), flexible actuators for soft robotics (NC State), acoustically-responsive magnetic tags for cell targeting and sequestration (Duke), and high-force magnetic probes for cellular mechanics (UNC Chapel Hill).

Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University.

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TH - 2. FR&D Session on Funding Opportunities (9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.)

Lindner 204

The Faculty Research and Development Committee allocates funds for: 1) Sabbaticals, 2) Summer Fellowships, 3) Release Time Fellowships, 4) Research, Development and Advanced Study, and 5) Hultquist Awards for new faculty. Attend this session to learn about these options, the online application process, and eligibility. Members of the FR&D Committee will be present to answer your questions.

Intended Audience: Program designed for full-time faculty members.

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TH - 3. College Coffee (10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza (rain location: Lindner patio and foyer)

Elon’s weekly tradition of community gathering begins with this year’s first College Coffee. This event continues throughout the year on Tuesday mornings from 9:40-10:10 a.m. Show your support for sustainability by bringing your own coffee cup.

Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University.

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TH - 4. Undergraduate Research Interest Group (10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Lindner 204

Faculty members interested in mentoring undergraduates in research will meet to discuss programs supported by the Undergraduate Research Program and best practices on initiating and maintaining research efforts with undergraduates. Members of the Undergraduate Research Program Advisory Committee and the program’s Director will discuss the year’s activities and solicit ideas for enhancements to the program. New offerings will be announced as well. In addition, editorial staff members from Elon’s undergraduate research journal, Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring, will be in attendance to discuss the journal and recruit editorial board members. This session is appropriate for all interested persons regardless of experience in mentoring undergraduate research.

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TH - 5. IRB Basics and Q&A (11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

Lindner 208

The Institutional Review Board reviews all research proposals involving human participants. If you or your students will conduct research in 2015-16 that will involve human participation, you should attend this session to clarify the procedures you will need to follow.

Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University.

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TH - 6. The New York Times Digital Access Information Session (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

McEwen 011

All Elon faculty, staff and students have been provided free digital access to The New York Times for the coming year through a simple registration process using elon.edu. Learn from New York Times education manager Laura Reino how the Times offers special features for faculty who wish to use the news in classes or for research. Her half-hour presentation will be followed by time for Q&A.

Digital access is being funded by Belk Library, the Residential Campus Initiative, Elon College, and the School of Communications.

Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University.

 

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TH - 7. Department Meetings (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. unless noted)

Faculty will meet with other members of their department. When known, department meeting rooms are listed below. For other departments, consult the department chair or program assistant for the location of the department meeting.

Department

Meeting Location

Fall Semester Department Chair

Accounting(See LSB listing) Linda Poulson
Art and Art HistoryArts West 126 Michael Fels
Biology McMichael 226   Antonio Izzo
ChemistryMcMichael 331 Karl Sienerth
CommunicationsMcEwen 011 Jessica Gisclair
Computing SciencesLong 101 Joel Hollingsworth
Economics(See LSB listing) Jen Platania
EducationMooney 111 Marna Winter
EnglishBelk Pavilion (AVTL) 208 Jean Schwind
Environmental StudiesMcMichael 003G  Mike Kingston
Exercise ScienceKoury Athletic Center, Room 140  Caroline Ketcham
Finance(See LSB listing) Wonhi Synn
Health and Human Performance Koury Athletic Center,  Atkins Room Amanda Tapler
History and GeographyLindner 110 Charles Irons
Human Service StudiesPSYHSS 125 J Budd Warner
LSBKoury Business Center, LaRose Digital Theatre Raghu Tadepalli, Dean
Management & Entrepreneurship(See LSB listing) Amy Allen
Marketing & International Business(See LSB listing) Coleman Rich
Mathematics & StatisticsDuke 203 Crista Arangala
MusicIsabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts and Terrace (until 6:30) Jon Metzger
Performing Arts Belk Library 206 Fred Rubeck
PhilosophySpence Pavilion (AVRP) 108 Stephen Bloch-Schulman
PhysicsMcMichael 207 Martin Kamela
Political Science/Policy StudiesGray Pavilion (AVPS) 200 Betty Morgan
PsychologyPSYHSS 136 Alan Scott
Religious StudiesSpence Pavilion 207 Lynn Huber
Sociology & AnthropologyLindner 207 Rissa Trachman
Sport & Event ManagementPowell 304 Tony Weaver
World Languages and Cultures Alamance 101 Sophie Adamson

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