Graduate School Student Success
Mohammad Adibuzzaman's paper entitled, Towards In Situ Affect Detection in Mobile Devices: A multimodel Approach, was presented at RACS 2013 in Montreal, Canada, where it was selected as the best paper of the conference. His paper investigates affect detection in a natural environment using sensors available in smart phones. He has found an important correlation between facial image and energy, validating Russell’s two dimensional theory of emotion using arousal and valence space. In summer 2013, Adib worked for the Medical Counter Measure Initiative at the US Food and Drug Administration by an appointment to the Research Participation Programs at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Adib is a PhD student in Computational Sciences.
Hannah Werner recently attended the Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference in Boulder, Colorado, where she presented her paper, Lady Florence Dixie Reconsidered: Surveying the Conventional Foundations of an Unconventional Victorian Woman. Hannah is a second year Master’s student in the History department. She is studying Modern Britain, gender, and imperialism. She hopes to continue her research on women, identity, and travel within a doctoral program next fall.
Jeff Ramsey, a PhD student in Marquette’s History Department, will present his paper, Big Men on Campus: The Administrative History of Title IX in the Big Ten, 1970-1976, this October in St. Louis at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. In September, he also presented A ‘New’ Conference: The Incorporation of Women’s Athletics into the Big Ten in the Wake of Title IX at the Northern Great Plains History Conference in Hudson, Wisconsin. Jeff is ABD and will be completing his dissertation this spring.
Marcus A. Bouterse attended the Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference (RHIMC) at the University of Colorado-Boulder on September 21, 2013 where he presented his paper, Metaphorical Refuse and the Crystal Palace, 1851: Nature Left Defenseless against the Ambitions of England. Marcus is a second-year History MA student. He is currently is in the application process for doctoral programs in modern Britain and environmental history and intends to build on the research he presented at RHIMC.
Cheryl L. Petersen, a doctoral student in Marquette University’s College of Nursing, was awarded a Graduate Student Research Travel Award to present a concurrent session lecture at the 2013 Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Conference in Louisville, KY, on September 20, 2013. Cheryl is a currently completing her final year of coursework in the BSN-PhD Program. Her lecture was entitled “Care of the Spirit for Children with Cancer at the End of Life” and highlighted ways for nurses to address the spiritual needs of these special children and their families. Her mentors on this project included, Dr. Margaret Callahan, PhD, CRNA, FNAP, FAAN, Dr. Marianne Weiss, DNSc, RN, and Dr. Richard Fehring, PhD, RN, FAAN.
In August, 2013, Cheryl was chosen from over 50,000 applicants nationwide to receive a Tylenol Future Care Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to individuals who exemplify academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement with a dedication to a health career.
The Journal of Advanced Nursing has accepted Cheryl’s manuscript, “Spiritual Care of the Child with Cancer at the End of Life: A Concept Analysis,” for publication. The concept analysis is currently in press.
Matthew Henningsen presented at the International Aldous Huxley Symposium at Oxford University on September 2. His paper discussed Aldous Huxley's relationship to the grotesque tradition in literature, and especially analyzed Huxley's landmark 1932 novel, Brave New World.
A.K.M. Jahangir Alam Majumder will be presenting his paper, smartPrediction: A Real-time Smartphone-based Fall Risk Prediction and Prevention System at the 10th International Conference on ACM RACs (Association for Computing Machinery Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems) in Montreal, Canada, October 1-4, 2013. Established in 1947, The ACM is the world’s leading educational and scientific computing society. In March of this year, Jahangir also presented a research paper at the 28th ACM SAC (Symposium on Applied Computing) as an ACM SIGAPP Award Recipient, in Coimbra, Portugal.
Mr. Majumder’s research explores the Smartphone- and SmartShoe-based fall prevention system. In his system, the Smartphones are integrated with two powerful sensors -accelerometer and gyroscopes- with pressure sensor embedded shoes to identify abnormalities in walking patterns. The system is useful for fall prevention in the elderly, as well as gait disorders found in children, physical rehabilitation patients, and individuals with autism, among others.
On Marquette’s campus, Mr. Majumder has been honored as a CSSRP summer 2013 Research Assistant, as well as with the Richard W. Jobling Fellowship. We are also pleased to announce that he recently passed his comprehensive exams as he works toward the completion of his PhD in Computational Sciences in the MSCS department.
Katelyn Lucas has been awarded a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. This honor is given to the most distinguished and capable American diplomats of the latter half of the 20th century. Katelyn says the fellowship presents an incredible opportunity for students. Beyond her excitement of a funded graduate degree, Katelyn is ecstatic knowing that after graduating she will be taking on a position as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. In addition to financial support, The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program also provides opportunity for internships and mentoring. Katelyn will also serve as a research assistant in Political Science and International Affairs.
Bethany Harding has been awarded the Filson Fellowship at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky. Bethany is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Early United States History.
Claire Van Fossen has been selected for the A. David Schwartz Future of Change Award, which will be presented at the 24th annual Champions for Change banquet on Wednesday evening, September 25, 2013 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s Expo Center.
This annual award is given to an outstanding, young community leader who has made notable contributions to building a more just, caring, and healthy community in Greater Milwaukee. Claire were chosen for this award because of her inspiring work in community education and dedication to improving the academic achievement of Milwaukee's central city students. Some of her work includes serving as a Trinity Fellow and Master's Candidate in Nonprofit Management at Marquette University; a Communications and Development Manager at WINS for Children; a FemSex Co-founding Co-facilitator; a BoardCorps Member; a Secretary of the Board of Arcos Milwaukee; and a Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Member.
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