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Friday, November 16, 2012
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel 1:
Medieval History & Literature: Child Abandonment, Arthurian Studies, and the Crusades
Moderator: Bernice Braid, Long Island University, Brooklyn
NCHC Past President 1979

The Saint Meets the Sultan
Mark Wolfe,* University of Indianapolis

Unwanted Children in Medieval Europe
Dana Liu,* Marist College

A Perfect Reign of Queen and King
Ethan Escareno,* Elmhurst College

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel 2
Underground Movements: Vietnam War Protests, Marijuana Slang, and Ethical Zombie
Moderator: Joan Digby, Long Island University/LIU Post
NCHC Past President 2000

Slang and Criminalization: How Cannabis Slang has Changed in Response to Federal Drug Control Policy in the United States, 1937 – 2011
Rose Bono,* Virginia Commonwealth University Honors College

Use Your Braaaaaiiinss: The Ethical Value of Zombies
Stephen Marzocca,* Marist College

Vietnam War Protests: How Declined Censorship and Increased Television Broadcasting Played a Part
Samantha Howell,* Emerson College

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel 3: Queer Theory, Sexual Orientation, and Power Relations
Moderator: Ada Long, University of Alabama
NCHC Past President 1995

Critical Legal Studies: Challenging Traditional Legal Thought
Emily, Cross* The University of Montana

That's Not Purple, Mary, That Color Up There Is MAUVE: AIDS and the Evolution of Fabulous Theater
Robert Onorato,* Emerson College

The Sexuality of the Unicorn
Brittany Oswald,* Emerson College

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel 4:
Histories of Science and Social Science: Sociobiological Ethics, Utilitarianism, and Economics
Moderator: Sam Schuman, University of North Carolina, Asheville
NCHC Past President 1992

Balancing the Birthrate, Planning Parenthood
Lauren Johnson, Westminster College*

Tool or Science? : The Methodological Paradox of Neoclassical Economics
Melanie Long, Westminster College*

Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel 5:
Pressures of Globalization: the Arab Spring, Medical Ethics, and Jordanian Politics
Moderator: Nigel Gibson, Emerson College
NCHC Past President 2005

Friends with Benefits? Examining the Relationship between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Bojan Francuz,* St. Norbert College

Doing Anything for the Cure: Exploitation through the Globalization of Clinical Trials
Nicole Bedera,* Westminster College

Democratization of the MENA Region: An Analysis of the Causes of the Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya
Cori Simmons,* Suffolk University

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel 6:
American Challenges and Solutions: Refugee Law, Urban Gardening, and Educational Reform
Moderator: Rosalie Otero, University of New Mexico
NCHC Past President 2002

American Education: A Work In Progress
Rebecca Isenhart,* Emerson College

Community Gardens Select for Unique Assemblages of Wild Bees in Urban Landscapes
Alicia Miggins,* Long Island University Brooklyn Campus

The Inefficiencies of American Refugee Law as Highlighted by the Current Plight of Mexican Immigrants
Caitlin Lezell,* Suffolk University

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel 7:
A Changing Africa: Cultural Practices, Global Investment, & Educational Opportunity
Moderator: Vicky Bowden, Azusa Pacific University

Is Foreign Aid Tyrannical?
Matthew Cherry,* Azusa Pacific University

African Women of the 21st Century: Educational Opportunities Begetting Environmental Sustainability
Emma-Jean Weinstein,* Emerson College

Memory Erasure In Historic Sites
Divine-Favour Anene*, University of Louisville

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel 8:
Evolution of the Literary Word: Native American Oral Tradition, Copyright History, and Translation as Cultural Appropriation
Moderator: Bonnie Irwin, Eastern Illinois University
NCHC Past President 2011

Native American Children's Literature: Issues and Inquiries
Jennifer Ackerman,* Elmhurst College

By Any Other Name: The Politics of Popular Fiction in Translation
Elizabeth Cortright,* Emerson College

A Penny for You Thoughts: E-Book Piracy and the Value of Ideas
Megan Seabaugh,* Emerson College

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