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URGO Summer Research Conference — Mon. July 23

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Student researchers present their projects.

STEM – HC 106
SSHA – HC 151

12:30: STEM Fields
Emily Chapman
Urea-Catalyzed Biginelli Reactions via Microwave Irradiation
Seahk Menheer
The Effect of Ammonia on Particle Formation
Isaiah Ripley
Dental Polymers: Optimization and Exploration of Polymer Protocols

12:30: Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Olivia House
Where Are All the Black Designers? We’ve Been Here.
Janet Nguyen
Muslim Community Perception of Countering Violent Extremism
Alexa Anderson
Silent Spanking: Analysis of Communication in School Corporal

1:45 STEM Fields
Kylie Rischer
The Isolation and Preparation of Intact Active c-Src
Soyome Moya
The Isolation and Preparation of Intact Inactive c-Src
Thomas Le
The Development of Locus-Specific Database (LSDB) for the Bcr-Abl

1:45 Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Fields
Maura Gunter
Asserting Authority in a Tale of Victimhood: Analysis of Ghost Bike
Reporting in the Media
Estrella Chavez Ayala
Cast(e) Into Uncertainty: The Role of Stigmas in DACA Recipients’ Self-
Saira Cervantes Montes
Neither Here nor There: DREAMers’ Self-Identity and How Citizenship is

3:00: STEM Fields
Brandon Perez and Andy Hotchkiss
Curve Fitting of Periodically Repeating Functions
Kouseng Yang and Jessica Hing
Neural Correlates of Cognitive Control Across Cortical Circuits in an
Animal Model of Schizophrenia

3:00: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Fields
Matthew Berning
Centennial of the Armistice: Monuments and Memorials to World War I
on the Minnesota Homefront
Erin Thompson
Unconventional Warfare in Korea, 1951-1953
Chad Berryman
Talking the Walk: Zapatista Voices on Authority

URGO Summer Research Conference — Tues. July 24

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Student Researchers present their projects; free and open to public.
STEM – HC 106
SSHA – HC 151

12:30: STEM Fields
Zachary Juaire
Relationship between Running Biomechanics, Hip Mobility, and Knee
Injury Risk in Division III Runners
Angelica Diaz-Juarez
The Phytobiomes Associated with Minnesota Populations of the Wild
Strawberry, Fragaria virginiana
Holly Kundel and Maia Crews-Erjavec
Phenological Shift of Canada Darner (Aeshna Canadensis) Emergence
in the St. Croix River Valley, MN

12:30 Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Fields
Oliver Stremple
Exploration of a Case Management Approach at Food Shelves
Skye Rygh
Line 3 Pipeline: Environmental Justice and Communication in
Skye Stier
This Isn’t Halloween, this is Self-Expression

1:45: STEM Fields
Brandon Ly and Emily Foley
An Exploration of the Euler-Bernooulli Beam Equation Discretizations: A
Classroom Project
Kei Heltemes
Photoinitiated Kinetics in a Flow-Tube

1:45: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Fields
Taylor Maness
Effect of Gaining Access to Electricity on Educational Outcomes in
Sadie Paulsen
The Restructuring of GM Korea
Jordan Marth
Becoming a Scientist: The Impact of Undergraduate Research on
Graduate School Intent

3:00: STEM Fields
Miranda Ullah and Dametre Thunberg
Fluorescence Microscopy and Image Analysis in Langmuir
Micah Vandersteen and Brent LaMuro
Saving the World at the Nanoscale

3:00: Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts
Ryan Moore
“Rewriting the Rules:” Postcolonial Perspectives on Contemporary
Young Adult Literature
Sonja Mischke
Humor as Power in Comedy Memoirs by Women
Emilie Tomas
The Effect of Stereotype Threat on the Implicit Relational Assessment

URGO Summer Research Conference – Wed. July 25

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Student Researchers present their projects; free and open to public.

12:30: STEM Fields – Hagfors Center 106
Cohl Dorsey and Jackson Nelson
Artificial Civ: Deep Learning Strategies for Multiplayer Turn-Based
Mohamed Omar
Interpolating Historical Photos with Neural Networks

12:30: STEM Fields– Hagfors Center 151
Aaron Khaimraj
Antioxidant Effects on Daphnia Magna Exposed to Manganese
Eric Perez
Daphnia Magna: Hedgehog Gene Expression throughout Embryonic
Shannon Dale
The Effect of Light Intensity on Daphnia Eye Size

1:45: STEM Fields – Hagfors Center 106
Kayla Cross
Effects of Diet on Sea Urchin Larval Development
Todd Fairbanks, Laura Kundel, and Eric Eldred
The Impact of Aging on Redox Balance in Skeletal Muscles

1:45 STEM Fields – Hagfors Center 151
Brittany Stokes
Artemia Hedgehog Gene Expression: When and Where
Laura Fricke
Artemia Franciscana Hedgehod Gene Expression Throughout
Jamila Mohammed
RNA Interference of the Artemia franciscana Hedgehog Gene

Sports Fans Looking for Extra Money

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Augsburg Athletics is looking for adult (non-student) workers for game day duties at home sporting events. We are currently looking for people with interest in soccer announcing, football press box duties, and volleyball table workers. Positions will also be available for winter and spring sports. These are paid positions. If interested please contact Melissa Lee at

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MFA Summer Residency – Readings and Screenings

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The MFA in Creative Writing 2018 Summer Residency will begin on Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 29. Please join us in welcoming our group of very talented students and acclaimed writers to campus for this festival of craft talks, workshops, evening readings and more. This summer’s visiting writers include Katelynn Hibbard, winner of the Howling Bird Press Poetry Award; fiction writer Ted Thompson; creative nonfiction writer Kao Kalia Yang, screenwriter Wenonah Wilms; and playwright Andrew Rosendorf.

In addition, nine graduating MFA students will be giving public readings of their works: Monica Birrenkott, Allyson Dwyer, Michael Ferraro, Gina Musto, Ciara Hall, Roz Perry, Ryan Purdy, Eric Rasmussen and Robby Steltz.

We invite you to join us for the evening readings/screenings and receptions from Thursday, July 19 through Friday, July 27, at which our visiting writers will be available to sign their works. All are free and open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium unless specified otherwise.

Thursday, July 19 – Graduating Writers
Monica Birrenkott, Poetry
Robby Steltz, Playwriting
Ciara Hall, Poetry
Gina Musto, Playwriting
Michael X. Ferraro, Fiction

Friday, July 20
Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer Kao Kalia Yang

Sunday, July 22
Howling Bird Press Book
Poetry Prize Winner
Katelynn Hibbard
Book Launch Party

Monday, July 23
Visiting Playwright Andrew Rosendorf
(held in Foss Center Theater )

Tuesday, July 24
Visiting Playwright Harrison Rivers

Thursday, July 26
Film Screening of “Waabooz” with
Visiting Screenwriter Wenonah Wilms

Friday, July 27 – Graduating Writers
Eric Rasmussen, Fiction
Allyson Dwyer, Playwriting
Ryan L. Purdy, Fiction
Rosalind Mariah Perry, Poetry
(starting at 7:30 p.m., Sateren Auditorium)

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