College of Arts and Sciences

2015 Undergraduate History Conference

The 7th Annual Undergraduate History Conference was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in the Helmke Learning Commons. Twelve History (and Biology, English, Psychology and Women's Studies) majors presented their research on a wide variety of topics.

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Click HERE for the conference program. Abstracts are available on Opus

Panel 1: “Culture and Society in the Ancient World”    
  • Lauren Couture (English), “Ancient Greek Music”
  • Cody Fuelling (History/Secondary Education), “The Odyssey to Mediterranean Empire: The Roman Republic’s Movement into Naval Dominance at Carthage’s Expense during the Third Century BCE”
  • Melissa Norton (History/WOST), “Hidden Away: The Origins and Persecution of Roman Mystery Cults”
  • Chair/Moderator: Dr. Suzanne LaVere (History)

Panel 2: “Cold War Politics”               
  • Rachel Habegger (History/Biology), “Lysenkoism: A Triumph of Soviet Science”
  • Shawn Burns (History), “Khrushchev’s Yugoslavia Gambit and the Forces Compelling His Decision”
  • Andrew Hakes (History), “The Deterioration of US-Cuban Relations: Eisenhower, Batista, Castro, and JFK”
  • Chair/Moderator: Dr. Christine Erickson (History)

Panel 3: “France and United States as Works in Progress”
  • Brittney Fullmer (History), “Was the Reign of Terror Necessary?”             
  • Carmen Hamilton (History/Psychology), “Writing Out Hate: How a Team of Writers and Investigators Weakened a KKK Resurgence”
  • Aaron Ostermeyer (History), “The Politics Over Medicare”
  • Chair/Moderator:  Dr. Deborah Bauer (History)

Panel 4: “The Meaning of American Citizenship” 
  • Megan Stoffer (History), “Four Conditional Freedoms”
  • Brandon Perry (Secondary Education), “Interpreting American Citizenship in the Mid-Twentieth Century”
  • Zachary Jones (Biology),  “Understanding of American Rights”
  • Chair/Moderator: Dr. David Schuster (History)

Conference Booklet

Panel Introduction

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Deborah Bauer

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David Schuster

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Richard Weiner

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