Dan Corts and Spencer Campbell ('10) have been invited to discuss their research at the University of Liverpool in July. This panel discussion will address methodological innovations in computer-based language research as part of the biennial Corpus Linguistics Conference.
Shirley Fenwick & Corts took a dozen students to the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago. These students presented SI and independent research projects, and the first three listed also received $300 Psi Chi Research Awards for their excellent work.
Clusters Facilitate Metaphor Comprehension: A Career of Metaphor Perspective.
Spencer Campbell, Nicholis Fox, Kathryn McCarthy, and Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor
Implicit Attitudes Toward Students Living in Poverty
Lisa Platt and Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor
Professional and Parental Beliefs about the Causes of Autism.
Anne-Jessica Steed, Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor
Measures of Neighborhood Quality and Parental Stress
Sarah Downie and Stephanie Loria, Faculty Advisor: S. A. Fenwick
Creating an Instrument to Assess Collegiate Attitudes Toward Hazing
Julie Gass, Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor
Comparison of Item-Method and Rule-Method Directed Forgetting.
Sean Austin, Allison Stoner, and Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor
Motivation for attending college varies by major and learning or grade orientation
Allison Stoner & Sean Austin, Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor
Dan Corts, Nick Fox ('10) and Spencer Campbell ('10) will be presenting their paper "How situation models facilitate nonliteral language comprehension" at the Association for Psychological Science meeting in San Francisco next week.
John Tawiah-Boateng attended the Africa Network's annual conference at Lisle, Illinois on 17-19 April and spoke on African Faculty and Students on the American Campus: Perspectives and Lessons. He was part of a four-college panel at this year's conference which was headlined, AFRICA ON CAMPUS: Enhancing The Place Of Africa Inside And Outside The Classroom. John's rendition generated positive feedback and lively exchange among the conference participants. Earlier, Augustana had also been represented by Dr. Kim Tunnicliff, who had chaired a panel on Africa's Place in the Design and Management of International Program Offices: Challenges and Exemplary Responses. Dr. Tunnicliff took the opportunity to make notable remarks on efforts being made at Augustana to augment studies about Africa and its peoples, including the West Africa Term (and other study abroad programs), the new Africana Studies Program, and the African Arts Festival held in March.