February 28, 2014

UM to host Faculty Research Symposium March 5

The 5th annual Faculty Research Symposium will take place Wednesday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Wills 200 (master classroom). This year’s event will include a Fulbright Scholar Presentation by Professor of Art Karen Graffeo.

Members of the UM community are encouraged to attend this annual event featuring presentations by recent recipients of sabbaticals and University grants. Faculty, administration, staff and students are encouraged to drop in as interest prompts and time permits.  Refreshments will be provided.

The program for the day is as follows:

11 a.m.
Welcome by President John W. Stewart

11:05 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
An Olio: Reading the Past
Chair: Andrew Battista
(Carmichael Library)

• Jill Wicknick (Biology), “Extinction in Amphibians”

• Virginia Ochoa-Winemiller, (Geography) “Using Laser 3D Technology to Test for Standardization”

• Stephanie Batkie (English), “Presenting the Past: Translating and Versifying Medieval Latin”

• Catherine Walsh (Art), “Landscapes in Renaissance Sculptures”


12:30-2 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

2-3:30 p.m.
A Magnificent Miscellany
Chair: Robert Barone

• Alex Mechitov and Helen Moshkovich (Business), “Recent Changes in Russian Business Programs”

• Clark Hultquist (History), “The Making of a French Advertising Agency: The Early Years of Publicis”

• Lori Ardovino (Music), “Clarinet Music from Montevallo and Beyond”

• Bryn Chancellor (English), “The Magnificent Wilds: A Novel: A Creative Reading”

3:45-4:50 p.m.
A Medley Mathematical and Musical
Chair: Sally Smith

• Karli Morris (Math), “Quadratic Forms and Trace Forms”

• Cynthia MacCrae (Music), “Rediscovering the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven”

• Benton Tyler (Math), “Visible Tilings and Hypercubes”

5-6 p.m.
Fulbright Scholar Presentation
Opening remarks from Provost Suzanne Ozment
Chair: Jody Landers

• Karen Graffeo (Art), “Negotiated Realities – the New RoAmerica: a Visual Overview from a Fulbright Appointment in Romania”

For additional information, contact Kathy King, director of faculty development and collaboration, at kingk@montevallo.edu or at 9-665-6504.