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NAS Seminar: “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Challenges Faced by Litigants in Environmental Cases at the Court of Appeals”

Please join us Friday, October 25th for the next NAS Seminar Series with Elizabeth Wheat, Assistant Professor of and Pre-Law Coordinator Project Leader in the Department of Public & Environmental Affairs as she presents “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Challenges Faced by Litigants in Environmental Cases at the Court of Appeals.”

Social gathering at 3:00 pm in ES 317

Presentation at 3:30 pm in ES 301

Featured Researcher: Associate Professor Susan Gallagher-Lepak

Associate Professor Susan Gallagher-Lepak and Dr. T. Heather Herdman received funding for development of a clinical support tool (CST) using the NANDA-I  nursing diagnosis taxonomy for use by nursing students, nursing educators and nurses. The process of nursing diagnosis is central to nursing practice. Nursing diagnoses are used in the United States as well as across the world (especially Japan and Latin America).
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NAS Seminar: “The Costs and Benefits of Coloniality in Cliff Swallows: Insights from a 30-Year Study”

Please join us Friday, September 27 for the next NAS Seminar Series with Dr. Charles Brown, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Tulsa as he presents “The Costs and Benefits of Coloniality in Cliff Swallows: Insights from a 30-Year Study.”

Social gathering at 3:00 pm in ES 317

Presentation at 3:30 pm in ES 301

Featured Researcher: Professor Ryan Currier

I am curious about the behavior of magmas. Rock melt at depth, lava pours forth from volcanoes, but what happens in between? A challenging question considering active magma bodies typically reside several kilometers deep, and the ancient ones have cooled, weathered, and eroded away much of their information. We still don’t have a clear understanding of how these magmatic systems grow and evolve.
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Posters in the Rotunda 2013 in Review


Posters in the Rotunda: Explore the Power of Undergraduate Research


Zona Fang

Zona presenting her findings to Chancellor Harden

An International Approach to Examining the International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Studies in the United States: Comparing a Topic in Statistics between IB and Chinese High School Mathematics Textbooks

Abstract: Hoping to find the evidence of how International Baccalaureate (IB) programs may help U.S. students compete academically with students from other countries, I examined textbooks from an IB math program and a Chinese high school to determine similarities and differences in a purposefully selected topic on a basic statistics concept.


Holly James

Luteolin Suppresses Daidzein Induced Cell Proliferation in Breast Cancer Cells

Abstract: We evaluated the effects of luteolin, a phytoestrogen found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, and daidzein, a phytoestrogen found in soy, alone and in combination on cell proliferation in MCF-7 BOS breast cancer cells.  We found that luteolin suppressed daidzein induced cell proliferation and daidzein antagonized the anti-proliferative effects of luteolin.  These findings have broader implications in regards to using dietary phytochemicals as chemotherapeutic agents.


Daniel Mueller

Daniel walking Chancellor Harden through his research

German Media and the 2012 US Presidential Election: How Ideology, Regionalism, and Issue Coverage Shape the German Public Attitude toward US Politics

Abstract: This research project, under the guidance of Dr. Levintova, investigates German media coverage of the 2012 US presidential election. Using 247 articles across the ideological spectrum during the period from July 2012 through mid-November, three questions are explored: how the political orientation of each news source affects its coverage of the candidates, how the regional coverage of each source affects its portrayal of the election, and what issues each source covered and how its regional or ideological orientations affect issue coverage. 


Robyn Nielsen

Robyn and Professor Katia Levintova

Brown County Zero Waste

Abstract: UW-Green Bay Environmental Policy and Planning student Robyn Nielsen presents the findings of the Brown County Waste Stream Committee’s year-long work to establish a business plan and long-term strategy for redirecting waste from landfills, by turning it into marketable materials, as part of a more environmentally sustainable local economy.


Mai Chee Vang

Mai Chee and her faculty advisor, Gaurav Bansal

Role of Cultural Congruence and Trust in Online Charitable Giving

Abstract: We study the influence of cultural-congruence on the relationship between trust and intention to donate online. We created two exact website homepages – with different images in order to manipulate the cultural congruence. Each respondent saw only one type of homepage, and answered the questions. We got 352 useful observations.


Emily Vogels

Emily presenting to Professor Christopher Martin

Hidden Intelligence: Downplaying Intelligence in Social Settings

Abstract: This study was aimed at better understanding why people might downplay their intelligence. Participants took a survey which consisted of scenarios and questions measuring personality characteristics. A regression analysis will be performed to see what predicts hiding one’s intelligence. Revisions will be made to create a measure. Results are pending.

“Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series” by Dr. Tom Sauer

On Friday, May 3rd, Dr. Tom Sauer will present “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Agriculture”. The seminar begins with a social at 3:00 p.m. in ES 317 and continues with the presentation at 3:30 p.m. in ES 328.

Academic Excellence Symposium and Posters in the Rotunda FAQs

  12th Annual UW-Green Bay Academic Excellence Symposium 10th Annual Posters in the Rotunda: A celebration of undergraduate research
Sponsor UW-Green Bay Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Professional Studies The University of Wisconsin System and the UW-Green Bay Office of Grants and Research
When Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 from 11:30AM – 2:30PM Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Where Phoenix Rooms A-B-C and the lobby of the University Union, UW-Green Bay Campus State Capitol Rotunda; Madison, Wisconsin
Requirements / Eligibility Proposal deadline: March 6th, 2013
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
Application: Deadline March 13th, 2013
Must be able to attend the Celebration in Madison, WI. Only undergraduate students are eligible.
Contact For more information contact:
Teri Ternes, TH 335
For more information and the application, visit
Email applications to Lidia Nonn at

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10th Annual Posters in the Rotunda 2013

A Celebration of Undergraduate Student Research

Wednesday April 17th, 2013, Capitol Rotunda, Madison, Wisconsin

General Information

‘Posters in the Rotunda’ – intended to highlight the extent, quality, and value of undergraduate involvement in faculty-guided research projects. Students and faculty from all UW schools will have the opportunity to display their work for Wisconsin legislators in the Capitol Rotunda, highlighting the importance of undergraduate research and education support at the state and national levels.

For further PITR information and to view past events visit

Application Information

Application deadline: 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. Submit your completed application, via e-mail, to Lidia Nonn at Selected applicants will be contacted by the PITR Coordinator. In addition, selected applicants will need to submit a completed poster by March 25th, 2013. Please Click Here for Posters in the Rotunda Application Form.

A faculty mentor is required: Each presentation should be sponsored or co-sponsored by a UWGB faculty mentor(s); non-sponsored abstracts will not be accepted.

Presentation Information

Poster specifics: If chosen to present, the PITR Coordinator will be in contact with you. Presenters will need to construct a self-supporting poster to be placed on an easel for viewing. Students will receive one-on-one assistance in creating their poster or adapting it for the session in Madison. Presenters will receive assistance with poster printing costs and easels will be provided.

Eligible work: An eligible presentation will report, perform, or represent the outcome of substantial work by a student or group of students. While the project may have its origin in an assignment for a class, the presentation should show it has been developed above and beyond a class requirement. It is a paper, artifact, or performance that can truly be called a creative achievement.

Abstract requirement: Each poster presentation requires an abstract. An abstract is a summary of the project and should reflect the professional format normally associated with scholarly work in its discipline (e.g., an abstract of an artistic performance may be similar to the program notes that typically accompany such a performance; science abstracts typically include background information, methods, results, and a brief discussion).

Abstract preparation: Student authors should adhere to professional submission standards when preparing abstracts and should work with their faculty mentors to ensure that their abstract is correct, complete, and that all guidelines are followed. The body of the abstract should not exceed 50 words, and can be composed and edited using standard word processing software. The final abstract, along with other information, will need to be submitted electronically via the application form.

Faculty mentor is required: Each presentation should be sponsored or co-sponsored by a UWGB faculty mentor(s); non-sponsored abstracts will not be accepted.

Interdisciplinary presentations: Interdisciplinary presentations are especially encouraged!

Travel: Travel to Madison will be provided.

If you are interested in participating but aren’t sure, contact the Office of Grants & Research, we will be happy to talk you through your research, poster, or the event with you!  Presenting at the Posters in the Rotunda (PITR) symposium is an excellent way to share what you know or what you’ve learned in your field of research.  It’s also a great way to meet new people from the other UW campuses.  So don’t wait – participate!

“Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series” by Dr. Michael Zorn

On Friday, November 30th, Dr. Michael Zorn will present “Environmental Sensors for Continuous, In-Situ Water Monitoring in the Great Lakes”. The seminar begins with a social at 3:00 p.m. in ES 317 and continues with the presentation at 3:30 p.m. in ES 328.

“Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series” by Dr. Christopher Martin

On Friday, November 16th, Dr. Christopher Martin will present “The Rational Structure of the Order of Things”. The seminar begins with a social at 3:00 p.m. in ES 317 and continues with the presentation at 3:30 p.m. in ES 328.