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History Students and Faculty Mentors at CERCA 2017

| Jim Oberly

2017 marks the 25th year that UWEC features faculty-student undergraduate collaborative research.  The event is called CERCA (Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity) and once again, students and faculty from the History Department will be well represented.  CERCA runs the week of May 1-5 with posters and presentations the highlights of Wednesday the 3rd and Thursday the 4th.   All presentations are in Davies Center

History Oral Presentations--

Wednesday, May 3

  • 11-11:50 in the Ho-Chunk Room, "Historic Rails and Trails:  Preserving and Interpreting Historic Transportation."  Faculty mentor Prof. John Mann with student researchers Kiersten Bauer, Benjamin Johnson, Andrew Kellerman, Kendra Polzin, Maxx Handel, Rachel Lange, Rachel Lavender, Kendall O'Neal, Erica Schrader, Tyler Shustarich, Samantha Teske, and Nathan Why
  • Noon-12:50 in the Menominee Room, "The National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Museum 100 Years in the Making." Faculty mentor Prof. James Oberly with student researcher Sarah Beer
  • 1:00-1:25 in the Woodland Theater, "Fear, Money, and Racism in the 1920s: a Recipe for Disaster."  Faculty mentor Prof. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton with student researcher Mitchel Orlovsky


Wednesday and Thursday

  • "Wir bleiben hier!  History, Memory, Aging, and Civic Activism in Berlin."  Faculty mentors Profs. Teresa Sanislo and Joshua Brown (Languages) and student researcher Hannah Schneeman
  • "Why do Revolutions Fail?:  A Network Approach to Analyzing Counter-Revolutionary Movements in Western France, 1791-1799”  Faculty mentor Prof. Patricia Turner and student researcher Amanda Krueger
  • "Sustaining Prater Park: UNESCO World Heritage Site Proposal." Faculty mentors Jill Olm (Art & Design), Karen Mumford (Watershed Institute) and James Oberly with student researchers Alyssa Westphal, Clarissa Moschkau, and Brittney Rohlik