Kia Jane Richmond (English) gave a presentation titled "Multiple Intelligences and Young Adult Literature: Reader-response Goes Technicolor" at the Michigan Annual Convention of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English. She presented an interactive workshop on the benefits of integrating multiple intelligences and reader-response theory into courses focused on young adult literature in middle school, high school and college classrooms.

Carol Strauss Sotiropoulos (Modern Languages and Literatures) presented a paper titled "(De)Gendering Perfectibility: Romantic Women Reformists Translate Male Models of Education" at the annual national conference of the American Comparative Literature Association in Ann Arbor. The paper was given in a refereed session on women translators of the Romantic era. Her focus was on the work of early 19th century German teacher, school director and feminist educational reform writer Betty Gleim in "translating" the educational reform ideology of Wilhelm von Humboldt for women's education.

Suzanne Williams (Chemistry) and senior biochemistry student Jeffrey Szymanski presented a poster on the "Binding Properties of the Caenorhabditis elegans Receptor Associated Protein" at the 6th annual Wayne State University Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium. Their project involves investigating the nematode as a model system in which to study receptor proteins that are thought to be involved with Alzheimer's disease.



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