Academic Initiative Program Awards Spring 2017


Curriculum Projects

Facilitating Virtual Language Immersion for Second Language Classes*

Carolina Barrera-Tobon, Modern Languages

 

Screencasting Problem Solutions for MAT 147-148-149

Bill Butterworth, Mathematical Sciences

 

Lightboards for Online Business Calculus

Bill Chin, Mathematical Sciences

 

Encore Entrepreneurship:  A Pilot Program

Marty Martin, Management and Entrepreneurship

 

The Modern Marketing Lab: Blending Classroom Learning with Practical Application

Jim Mourey, Marketing

 

Expanding the Arts Leadership MFA to the School of Music

Alan Salzenstein, Music

 

Online Executive track in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Shaljia Sharma, International Studies

 

Online Minor in Professional Writing

Pete Vandenberg, WRD

 

Investigating Graduate-Level Curricular Initiatives for and with Chicago Nonprofit Organizations

Pete Vandenberg, WRD; Lisa Dush, WRD; John Mazzeo, Public Service; Noam Ostrander, Social Work; Tracey Mabrey, Sociology; & Robert Stokes, Public Service​

 

Research and Creative Activities Projects

Short Film:  "Oh Baby!"

Meghann Artes, Cinematic Arts

 

Explaining Community Choice Aggregation

Hugh Bartling, Public Services

 

Translating Newberry Library French Revolution Collection Pamphlets for Digitization

Pascale-Anne Brault, Modern Languages

 

A Software Framework for Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning

Eli Brown, Computing

 

An Examination of Barriers to Housing Among Individuals with Extensive Shelter Histories:  Provider Perspectives

Molly Brown, Psychology

 

Music and Public Space in Chicago

Kate Brucher, Music

 

The Radiocarbon Dating Initiative of the Avdat in Late Antiquity Project

Scott Bucking, History

 

Reading Chicago Reading

Robin Burke, Computing

 

Bridge between Combinatorics and Representation Theory

Andrew Carroll, Mathematical Sciences

 

Take Back the Halls:  Ending Violence in Relationships and Schools

Beth Catlett, Women’s and Gender Studies

 

The Classification of Triangular Deltoids

Stefan Catoiu, Mathematical Sciences

 

Electronic Word-of-Mouth Antecedents in Chinese Travelers on WeChat

Shu-Chuan Chu, Communication

 

"Oriental Peaceful Penetration" and Othering the Household Object in Gertrude Stein's "Tender Buttons"

June Hee Chung, English

 

Comics on the Margins

Blair Davis, Communication

 

Original Composition for International Clarinet Association Clarinet Fest 2017

Julie Deroche, Music & Seung-Won Oh, Music

 

Fit for Life Research Study

Sydney Dillard, Communication

 

Maria Stewart, Black Womanhood and Radical Pamphleteering

Marcy Dinius, English

 

Decision Making in Situations of Uncertainty

Ning Du, Accountancy

 

Stockyard Institute Exhibit at Hyde Park Art Center

Jim Duignan, Education

 

Iraq History Project

Chris Einholf, Public Service

 

Feature Film:  "Changing the Debate"

Ron Eltanal, Cinematic Arts

 

Otok Zoon Politicon: A Civic Education Game for Croatian Teens

Dick Farkas, Political Science & Doris Rusch, CDM School of Design

 

Improving Communication, Coordination, and Health Outcomes for School-Based Health Centers in Chicago

Elissa Foster, Communication & Jay Baglia, Communication

 

Shadowing as a Research Technique in Healthcare:  Connecting with a Patient Perspective

Andrew Gallan, Marketing

 

Extrapolating Influence:  Mapping the Histories of Artemisia and ARC Galleries, Chicago (1973-2003)

Joanna Gardner-Huggett, History of Art & Architecture

 

Efficient Algorithms for Minimum Obstacle Removal

Jonathan Gemmel, Computing & Iyad Kanj, Computing

 

Meiosis in Fruit Flies

Bill Gilliland, Biology

 

Converting the Missionary:  Mary Mills Patrick and the Constantinople Women's College

Carolyn Goffman, English

 

Emotion Regulatory Mechanisms Involved in Culture-Based Coping with Death Awareness

Verena Graupmann, Psychology

 

Building Positive Multidisciplinary Relationships within Sexual Assault Response Teams

Megan Greeson, Psychology

 

People's Guide to Chicago

Euan Hague, Geography & Larry Bennett, Political Science

 

Preventing Web Attacks:  Split HTML

Karen Heart, Computing

 

Jewish Community Life in Croatia

Nila Hofmann, Anthropology

 

Geospatial Health:  Mining GPS Data toward Understanding Health Implications of Activity Space

Sungsoon Hwang, Geography

 

Bio-prospecting or Bio-piracy?:  Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, Indigenous Communities

Kathryn Ibata-Arens, Political Science

 

Improving Teaching and Learning in the Global Classroom

Li Jin, Modern Languages & Jason Schneider, WRD

 

Characterizing Problems that are as Hard as Satisfiability

Iyad Kanj, Computing

 

Feature Film:  "Oblivion Verses"

Alireza Khatami, Cinematic Arts

 

Russian Theatre Directors, 1917-1940; How to Rehearse a Play

Damon Kiely, Performance

 

The Virtual Asian American Art Museum "Michiko Itatani:  Painting the Cosmic Narrative" Module

Laura Kina, Art, Media, and Design

 

A Qualitative Case Study of the Impact of Metacognitive Practice on Student Retention in STEM

Mary Bridget Kustusch, Physics

 

Towards a Molecular Movie of Parkinson's Disease

Eric Landahl, Physics

 

Evaluation of Physical Health and Mental Health Literacy of Korean Americans

Young-Me Lee, Nursing

 

Investigations in Random Matrix Theory

Karl Kiechty, Mathematical Sciences

 

DBBuild:  Tools for Conducting Reproducible Analyses in Urban Data Infrastructure

Tanu Malik, Computing

 

The Effects of Valuation and Instrument Complexity on the Preparation and Assessment of the Reasonableness of Fair Value Measurements for Complex Financial Instruments

Stephani Mason, Accountancy

 

Evaluating YMCA Early Learning Program

Jennifer Mata-McMahon, Teacher Education

 

The Center for Robust Decision-making in Climate and Economic Policy

Nathan Mattson, CDM School of Design

 

Career Counseling with Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Chicago

Rebecca Michel, Psychology

 

Proboscis Theatre Company

Jeff Mills

 

Diversity in Personalized Recommendation

Bamshad Mobasher, Computing

 

Terror, Terrorism, and Terrosit Organizations: Understanding the Threat

Tom Mockaitis, History

 

DePaul - YMCA Contextual Analysis Project

Karen Monkman, Educational Policy Studies and Research

 

What's in your Soil?  Characterizing and Mapping Spatial Patters of Residential Soil Quality Indicators in Four Northside Chicago Neighborhoods

Jim Montgomery, Environmental Science

 

Happily Ever After:  Black Women, Romance, and Racial Uplift

Julie Moody-Freeman, African and Black Diaspora

 

Translation of Jacques Derrida's "Life Death"

Michael Naas, Philosophy

 

Designing a Sociotechnical System to Enable and Enhance Educator Roles to Support Youth Learning

Denise Nacu, Computing

 

Plant Matters

Don Opitz, School for New Learning

 

Sounds Like a Mystery:  20th Century Broadcasts for 21st Century Podcasters

Roxanne Owens, Teacher Education

 

Justice and Racial Reconciliation in Charlotte

Scott Paeth, Religious Studies

 

Children's Language Use and Development in a Spanish Immersion Early Education Classroom

Sung Park-Johnson, Leadership, Language, and Curriculum & Carolina Barrera-Tobon, Modern Languages

 

The Exact Stretch Factor of Delaunay Triangulations

Ljubomir Perkovic, Computing

 

HAB APEX: High-Altitude Balloon Air Pollution Experiment

Mark Potosnak, Environmental Science

 

Human-Computer Interaction in Practice:  Support for Pedagogy

Cynthia Putnam, Computing

 

Medical Image Interpretation using Smart Computer-Aided Diagnosis

Daniela Raicu, Computing

 

Documentary Feature Film:  "Language of Opportunity"

Anuradha Rana, Cinematic Arts

 

Identifying Security Breaches in a Hacked Database

Alexander Rasin, Computing

 

Nanobot:  Operation Pacific Vortex Mobile Game

B. Rich, CDM School of Design

 

"Gamiconocron" Short Film

Brad Riddell, Cinematic Arts

 

Indexing Translation of Derrida's Death Penalty Seminar

Elizabeth Rottenberg, Philosophy

 

What Makes and Electronic Health Record System Effective:  An Empirical Study of Patients' Patterns of Use

Hamed Qahri Saremi, Computing

 

Addressing Health Disparities in Chicago through Collaboration with Health Foundations

Daniel Schober, Public Health

 

Revolutionary Time:  On Time and Sexual Difference in Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray

Fanny Soderback, Philosophy

 

Structural Studies of Glycosylated and Deglycosylated Immunoglobin E

Catherine Southern, Chemistry

 

Building an Intelligent Interview Assistant System

Adam Steele

 

"A Place to Call Home" - Homelessness in America

Susanne Suffredin, Cinematic Arts; Dana Kupper, Cinematic Arts; & Joanne Zielinski,

Cinematic Arts

 

The Archaeology of Montagu Cave, South Africa:  The Keller Artefact Collection and its Association to the Middle Stone Age Sequence

Alexandra Sumner, Anthropology

 

Authoritarianism and the Evolution of Electoral Politics in Western Europe

Erik Tillman, Political Science

 

Automatic Summarization of Privacy Policies Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

Noriko Tomuro, Computing

 

A New Approach to the Synthesis of Neuroactive Azepanes and their Derivatives

Paul Vadola, Chemistry

 

The Role of Competitive Actions on Fashion Social Network

David Wang, Accountancy

 

Death of a Flyboy

James Wolfinger, Education & History

 

Assessing Spatial Disparities in Urban Green Spaces and Developing Community-based GIS Applications in Chicago

Byunyun Yang, Geography

 

System Justification

Jennifer Zimmerman, Psychology​​