Event Showcases Faculty Research

Researchers, Scholars Will Present Work at April 23 Conference 

College of Arts and Sciences faculty will present their work on a variety of research and scholarly topics at the College of Arts and Sciences 2013 Academies Conference, Tuesday, April 23, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Birmingham Room of the Bryant Conference Center, 40 Paul W Bryant Dr., adjacent to the UA campus.

The presentations focus on research that has received funding from the College of Arts and Sciences Academy on Research and Creative Activity (CARSCA). The academy awards some $100,000 annually to provide seed or support funds for promising research. Any College of Arts and Sciences faculty member may apply for the funding. Awards are made by the academy’s panel of faculty, who represent the College’s three divisions: sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts and humanities, and social sciences. The conference acquaints faculty with Academy projects to encourage dialogue and development of future proposals.

The conference is free and open to the public. Faculty and their presentations are as follows:

1:00-1:15 p.m.
Faythe Freese, School of Music
“The Freese Collection”

1:20-1:35 p.m.
Christopher Lynn, Department of Anthropology
“The Behavioral Ecology of Religion and Infectious Disease in Costa Rica: An Exploratory Study of the Parasite-Driven Wedge”

1:40-1:55 p.m.
Julia Cherry and Justin HartDepartment of Biological Sciences
“Changes in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function Associated with Succession in Beaver-Formed Wetlands of the U.S. Coastal Plain”

2:00-2:15 p.m.
Geoffrey Tick, Department of Geological Sciences
“Assessing the Extent of Pharmaceutical Compounds in the Water Supplies of Birmingham, Alabama: Groundwater, Surface Water, Wastewater, and Drinking Water”

2:20-2:35 p.m.
Diane Boyd Schultz, School of Music
“Love, Laughter, and Song: Works for Flute and Voice”

2:40-2:55 p.m.
John Blitz, Department of Anthropology
“Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Prehistoric Pottery from the Moundville Site, Alabama”

3:00-3:15 p.m.
Jeffrey Lozier, Department of Biological Sciences
“Comparative Conservation Genomics of Stable and Declining Bumble Bees in Eastern North America”

3:20-3:35 p.m.
Edward Tang, Department of American Studies
“Teach Your Children Well: the Postwar Literature of Yoshiko Uchida”

3:40-3:55 p.m.
Greg Szulczewski, Department of Chemistry
“Development of Polymeric Thin Films for Thermoelectric Applications”

4:00-4:15 p.m.
Angela Barber and Rachel Saffo, Department of Communicative Disorders
“The Effects of Peer-Mediated Play Intervention on the Social Communication Skills of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”