Conference Details

Conference Details

Conference Details

17th Annual Faculty Day Conference

Student Center
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

9:30 – 10 a.m.

Kick-Off / Breakfast

State Lounge, fifth floor

  • For the remainder of the day, the State Lounge will have refreshments and computer for conference participants. Check your e-mail, grab a snack, and chat with your colleagues!

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Gallery and Academic Posters

Maroon Room, sixth floor

  • Presenters available to discuss their work during the luncheon period from 12:45 - 2:15 p.m.

10 – 11:15 a.m. — Symposium Session 1

The Feminine Mystique: Fifty Years On

Jefferson-Williams Lounge, fourth floor

Moderator: Joseph Entin, English

  • Wendy Fairey, English, "Is It 'Relatable'? Teaching Feminist Theory in the Twenty-First-Century Brooklyn College Classroom"
  • Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Conservatory of Music, "Subverting the Suburban: Miriam Gideon's Music at the Close of the 1950s"
  • Barbara Winslow, Secondary Education and Women's and Gender Studies, "The Feminine (and feminist) Mystique at Fifty"

Has anything really changed for women since Betty Friedan published her groundbreaking book in 1963?

Obama Redux: What Can We Expect in the Second Term?

Maroney-Leddy Lounge, fourth floor

Moderator: Len Fox, English

  • Alan Aja, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, "Latinos, Obama and the Paradox of Immigration Reform"
  • Veronica Manlow, Finance and Business Management, "Obama's Promises to the Middle Class"
  • Deborah Shanley, Dean, School of Education, "Are We There Yet?"

Will we make progress in the vital areas of immigration reform, the economy, and education?

Speak to Me: Culturally Diverse Communication

Alumni Lounge, fourth floor

Moderator: Herman Jiesamfoek, Early Childhood Education/Art Education

  • Sharon O'Connor-Petruso and Barbara Rosenfeld, Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education, "Mobile Phone Use: A Comparison of Chinese and American Students"
  • Akiko Fuse, Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, "Service Delivery for Students and Their Families From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds"
  • Jason Thompson, Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, "Memorable Messages and Intergenerational Transmission in the African American Community"

Does modern communication serve as a bridge across cultures? How does a dramatic increase in cultural and linguistic diversity affect educators and clinicians across the nation?

10:15 – 11 a.m. — Mini-session 1

What Is Politically Correct Teaching?

Aviary Lounge, fifth floor

  • Joe Burden, Physical Education and Exercise Science

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. — Mini-session 2

Constructing Superstorm Sandy

International Lounge, fifth floor

  • Katherine Fry, Television and Radio
  • Michael Menser, Philosophy

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. — Symposium Session 2

Out and Proud on Campus: Why We Can't Wait — A Conversation

Jefferson-Williams Lounge, fourth floor

Moderator: Eliza Dragowski, School Psychology, Counseling and Leadership

  • Wayne A. Reed, Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education
  • David McKay, English
  • Maria Scharron-del Rio, School Psychology, Counseling and Leadership
  • Matthew Moore, Philosophy
  • Gail Horowitz, Chemistry
  • Matthew Harrick, Library
  • Arshad Bacchus, President, BC-LGBT Alliance
  • Sunny Wilder, BC-LGBT Alliance

What will it take for Brooklyn College to be Out and Proud by 2015?

Letter to the New Mayor: School Reform in New York City

Maroney-Leddy Lounge, fourth floor

Moderator: Jessica Siegel, English and Secondary Education

  • Stephan Brumberg, School Psychology, Counseling and Leadership, "Past Efforts at School Reform in NYC"
  • David Bloomfield, Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education, "The Bloomberg Administration's School/Community/Parent Record"
  • Sonia Murrow, Secondary Education, "The Impact of Current Reform Practices"
  • Harold Golubtchik, School Psychology, Counseling and Leadership, "Changes in Educational Leadership Practices"

What will our public schools look like after Mayor Bloomberg?

On Reforming U.S. Health Care

Alumni Lounge, fourth floor

Moderator: Leslie Jacobson, Health and Nutrition Sciences

  • Anna Law, Political Science, "Reforming Health Care: What Do the Federal Courts Have to Do With It?"
  • James Greenberg, Health and Nutrition Sciences, "Skyrocketing Costs: The Ongoing Problem"
  • Robert Cherry, Economics, "Making Health Care Equitable"

Will "Obamacare" lead to improvements in U.S. health care?

Noon – 12:30 p.m. — Mini-session 3

Urban Sustainability: Podwalks at BC

International Lounge, fifth floor

  • Tammy Lewis, Sociology
  • Brett F. Branco, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Kenneth Gould, Sociology

12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Luncheon and Roundtable Discussions

Gold Room, sixth floor

Gallery and Academic Posters

Maroon Room, sixth floor

  • Presenters available to discuss their work during the luncheon period from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. — Symposium Session 3

Oh, the Posthumanity!

Jefferson-Williams Lounge, fourth floor

Moderator: Mobina Hashmi, Television and Radio

  • Karl Steel, English, "Worms and Ethics"
  • Scott Dexter, Computer and Information Sciences, "On the Autodissection of an Android"
  • Armand Diaz, Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, "Considering Transdisciplinarity"

How can we think about the ever-fluid Humanities in new ways?

Teaching Sandy: Natural Disasters in the Classroom

Maroney-Leddy Lounge, fourth floor

Moderator: Tammy Lewis, Sociology

  • Barbara Winslow, Secondary Education and Women's and Gender Studies, "The Impact of Sandy on the Schools, Students and Teachers in the Era of High Stakes Testing"
  • Hindi Krinsky, Secondary Education, "Eyewitness: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Trauma and Disaster"
  • Karel Rose, Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education, "Emotions and Education"
  • Ken Gould, Sociology, "Teaching Urban Sustainability Before and After Sandy"

Is teaching about Hurricane Sandy a pedagogical or a philosophical issue?

The Life Aquatic: Dispatches From the Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center (AREAC)

Alumni Lounge, fourth floor

  • John Marra, Earth and Environmental Sciences, "The Life Aquatic at Brooklyn College: An Overview of Research in AREAC"
  • Brett Branco, Earth and Environmental Sciences, "Eutrophication and Regime Shifts in Urban Waters"
  • Jennifer Basil, Biology, "Cephalopods as Model Systems for the Evolution of Complex Brains and Behavior"
  • Frank Grasso, Psychology, "Intelligence and Anesthesia in Cephalopods: Where Research, Government Regulation and Ethics Meet"

Animal intelligence, behavior and learning, aquaculture, sustainability, ecology, vocal and auditory modulation in fish brains and biofuels?  What are they doing in AREAC?

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. — Mini-session 4

The Art of Problem Solving

Aviary Lounge, fifth floor

  • Christian Beneš, Mathematics 

3 – 3:30 p.m. — Mini-session 5

The Rights of Authors When Publishing Journal Articles

International Lounge, fifth floor

  • Jill Cirasella, Library
  • Mariana Regalado, Library

3:45 p.m.

Awards Ceremony and Reception

Penthouse