English Students at URCAD 2016

The Department of English is pleased to announce that we have a number of English students presenting oral and poster presentations at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD) on Wednesday, April 27th this year. URCAD features research, scholarship, and creative work carried out by UMBC undergraduates. Student work is shared through oral presentations, posters, artistic exhibits and performances, and film, and we are so proud to have our students participate again this year. Congratulations to the following students and their faculty mentors; we look forward to hearing your presentations and celebrating your exciting new work.

Poster Presentations

"Storyboarding the Creative Process: An Interdisciplinary Look into the Collaborative Production of Bartleby"
Student(s): Daniela Mujica-Martorell, Alison Kreckmann, and Lindsay Glang
Mentor(s): Ms. Sally Shivnan and Ms. Guenet Abraham
UC Ballroom, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

"Increasing Students' Writing Skills through Research-Based Practices"
Student(s): Cindy Arevalo
Mentor(s): Dr. Cheryl North
UC Ballroom, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

"Improving Argumentative Writing in Co-taught Tenth-Grade English"
Student(s): Lynne Deckel
Mentor(s): Dr. Cheryl North
UC Ballroom, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

"Improving Literature Analysis Skills in a Grade 11 English Classroom"

Student(s): Caitlin Dea
Mentor(s): Dr. Cheryl North  
UC Ballroom, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

"Improving Students' Abilities to Summarize and Speak Publicly"
Student(s): Sierra Reeb
Mentor(s): Dr. Cheryl North  
UC Ballroom, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Oral Presentations

"Cracked Messiah: Parody and Parable in Kurt Vonnegut's Troutean Novels"
Student(s): Sarah Spicer
Mentor(s): Dr. Piotr Gwiazda
UC 312, 1:15 PM

"Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print:
Student(s): Brittney Kramer, Elizabeth Chen, and Alexa Abee
Mentor(s): Dr. Lindsay DiCuirci  
UC 312, 1:30 PM 

"Nuture Their Growth: Non-Traditional Women Students at UMBC"
Student(s): Imani Spence
Mentor(s): Ms. Deborah Rudacille  
UC 312, 1:45 PM 

"Negative Modernism: Djuna Barnes, Theodor Adorno, and the Problem of Nightwood"
Student(s): Archie Slade
Mentor(s): Dr. Jessica Berman  
UC 312, 2:00 PM 

"By Ear: Hearing Poems into Being"
Student(s): Emily Grace
Mentor(s): Ms. Lia Purpura  
UC 312, 2:15 PM 

"Seamus Heaney's Strange Fruit, Billie Holiday, and the Bog People"
Student(s): Jackie Airhart
Mentor(s): Mr. Michael Fallon  
UC 312, 3:00 PM

Posted: March 28, 2016, 4:11 PM