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York College faculty to present Feb. 5 scholarly showcase, several research talks included in honor

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January 29, 2019

York College faculty to present biennial scholarly showcase, several research talks included in honor of 50th anniversary
 
What:  York College’s faculty biennially present their scholarly work – books, journals, articles, posters, etc. – to the campus community. In honor of the College’s 50th anniversary, this year’s event will also include several faculty presenting “PechaKucha” research talks before the showcase opens. 
Media are invited to attend the talks and showcase.



When:  5-7 p.m., Feb. 5, 2019 (itinerary below)
 
Where:  Weinstock Lecture Hall (talks) and Yorkview Hall (faculty showcase), Willman Business Center
 
Itinerary:
5 p.m. – Welcome and Retrospective Reflection on scholarly work at York College by Dennis Weiss
 
5:10 p.m. – PechaKucha Research Talks
Corey Brooks, Associate Professor of History
BOOK: “Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics” 
Abraham Lincoln’s Republican Party was the first party built on opposition to slavery to win on the national stage, but its victory was rooted in the earlier efforts of under-appreciated antislavery third parties. “Liberty Power” tells the story of how abolitionist activists built the most transformative third-party movement in American history and effectively reshaped political structures in the decades leading up to the Civil War.
 
Stacy Lutter, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Arts-based Learning Strategies in Clinical Post-conference: A Qualitative Study
Arts-based learning (ABL) is an innovative approach that educators can use to integrate the art and science of nursing. ABL requires both active participation and reflective observation. Clinical post-conference provides an opportunity to implement this student-centered strategy to promote learning from clinical experiences. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand nursing student perspectives of ABL activities in clinical post-conference and to explore the impact of ABL strategies on nursing students’ perceptions of their own practice.
 
Molly Sauder, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, and Michael Mudrick, Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Perceived Barriers and Sources of Support for Undergraduate Female Students’ Persistence in the Sport Management Major
Male undergraduate sport management majors substantially outnumber females, suggesting that the path to a career in the sport industry is male dominated and gender stereotypes may exist. Simultaneously, there is a dearth of research on females’ experiences while enrolled in higher education and within sport management career development. Through qualitative focus groups conducted at two institutions with female sport management majors, this research seeks to understand the barriers and sources of support that female students perceive while engaged within this academic discipline.
 
Jeffrey Thompson, Associate Professor of Biology, mentor to student Carson Jenkins
The Impact of Glycosylation on the Binding Affinity of IL-13 to the Receptor IL-13Rα-2
It has been shown that the cell surface receptor IL-13Rα-2 is overexpressed on the surface of human glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cells, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. Many studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of GBM therapies using IL-13Rα-2 as a target. This study provided knowledge that allows for the potential development of more advanced and more effective methods of IL-13Rα-2 targeted GBM therapies.
 
Carla Strassle, Associate Professor of Psychology
Reducing Mental Illness Stigma in the Classroom: An Expanded Methodology
Psychology courses present unique opportunities to reduce mental illness stigma. The literature highlights contact with people diagnosed with disorders as the best stigma reduction technique. Simple stigma education, however, is also promising and can be accomplished as part of course content coverage. Abnormal Psychology students participated in one of five conditions to gauge the impact of different stigma reduction techniques. The current study supports the use of stigma reduction techniques but highlights the usefulness of stigma education as a simple but powerful tool for stigma reduction within standard course curricula.
 
5:40 p.m. – Vinny Cannizzaro, Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy Fellow
Policy in Focus: Community Based, Participatory Research for Social Change
Over the past year and a half, the Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy has made major strides in assisting local non-profits, government agencies, and school districts in advancing the socioeconomic mobility of the community. Vinny Cannizzaro, director of the Institute, will discuss portions of the research, analysis, and public policy development they have undertaken, as well as some of the short-term impacts. 
6 p.m. – Faculty showcase in Yorkview Hall
 

Contact:
Mary Dolheimer
Assistant Vice President of Communications
York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA  17403
717-815-1584
717-577-0810 (mobile)