Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
- January 13, 2014
Spring Semester 2014 classes begin
- January 20, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance – University closed
Research Spotlight: History
Professors Rewrite Ohio History, Creating a “First-rate” Reference
Book based on new interdisciplinary scholarship, published by Wiley Blackwell
Drs. Kevin Kern and Gregory Wilson, associate professors of history at UA, turned to the latest scholarship in geology, archaeology, history and political science to produce Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State. It was published this fall by Wiley Blackwell of Boston.
Jared Rosenberger, M.A.
Jared Rosenberger, M.A. Sociology
Currently I am working on my PhD, focusing my research on the relationship between the media and opinion towards various aspects of the criminal justice system.
I am also involved in a content analysis collecting data on racial and gender depictions over twenty years of the television show Law and Order with Dr. Valerie Callanan. Preliminary analysis suggests that racial minorities are vastly underrepresented as victims of crime, and as criminal justice professionals. In addition, depictions of females and racial minorities have increased over the series’ twenty years, but these representations are largely negative and based on stereotypes.
The final research project will look to answer further questions about depictions on Law and Order including qualitative cues presented on race and gender, and how representations of criminal justice personnel on the show varies from those in real life.
University of Akron, MA, Sociology, 2010
Baldwin-Wallace College, BA, Sociology/Criminal Justice, 2008
Rosenberger, Jared S. and Callanan, Valerie. 2010. “The Influence of Media on Penal Attitudes.” Out for Review.
Callanan, Valerie and Rosenberger, Jared S. 2010. “Perceived Neighborhood Risk and Fear of Crime: Comparing the Effects of Crime-related Media across Gender.” Out for Review.
Callanan, Valerie and Rosenberger, Jared S. 2009. “Media and Public Perceptions of the Police: Examining the Impact of Race and Personal Experience.” Forthcoming: Policing and Society.
Rosenberger, J. S. and Callanan, V., 2010. “Crime-Related Media and the Goals of Criminal Sentencing.” Paper to be presented at the Joint Conferences of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, March 30 - April 2.
Callanan, V., Ross, J., Rosenberger, J. S., and Yatsko, L., 2010. “ Law and Order: Race and Gender Depictions over Twenty Years.” Paper to be presented at the Joint Conferences of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, March 30 - April 2.
Callanan, V. and Rosenberger, J. S., 2009. “Perceived Neighborhood Risk and Fear of Crime: Comparing the Effects of Crime-related Media across Gender.” Presented at the first Annual International Crime, Media, and Popular Culture Studies Conference, Terre Haute, IN, October 5-7.
Rosenberger, J. S., 2009. “Prostitution in the U.S.: Participation and Public Opinion.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the North Central Sociological Association, Dearborn, MI, April 16-18.
Flesicher, J., K. Nickles, and J. Rosenberger, 2008. "Assisting the Development of a Gender Studies Minor: A Capstone Project at a Liberal Arts College.”, Presented at the Annual Conference of the North Central Sociological Association, Cincinnati, OH, March 27-29.
13th Annual Math Poster Session
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well. —Rene Descartes, mathematician and philosopher
Descartes surely would have been impressed at brainpower displayed in the atrium at the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences during the annual poster session held by the Department of Mathematics. Dozens of graduate and high-level undergraduate students showed off their understanding of some of life’s most basic yet complicated rules by designing artwork that outlined various math problems and theorems. From economics to astronomy, the students showed that math is at the heart of many disciplines.
The chief goal of the session is to showcase the work that graduate students are doing on their theses, as well as some of the interesting projects taking place in senior-level math courses. In the photo, Executive Dean Chand Midha talks to math graduate student Ethan York about the theories behind his poster.
"However, one of the aims is to show people the broad scope of the discipline and its applications,” said Dr. Timothy Norfolk, chair of the Department of Mathematics.” A charge which I gave the organizers this year was to have posters to which the response would be `I didn't know that this material was mathematics’."
About 40 math students displayed their posters, but dozens and dozens of other students – from English to dance majors – came to view the work of the numbers wizards.
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