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Honors Colloquium and Events

The Honors Colloquia are a series of scholarly talks and presentations offered throughout the academic year. They provide a venue for Honors students and faculty to present their research, but also for the Honors program to bring speakers to campus from outside the university community.

Check out our Facebook page to see pictures of all of our events- https://www.facebook.com/pg/TAMUTHonorsProgram/photos/ 

                                                     2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019

September 12th, 2:30-3:30, University Center Room 217

Dr. Brian Matthews, Jamie Daigle, Dr. Kim Murray, & Dr. Joy Cooper

“Overview of Leader-Member Exchange: Analyzing the Mediating Effects of Social Exchange Theory and Motivation Sources to Re-categorize Out-Group Members to In-Group Status” 

 

October 2nd, 6:00-7:00, University Center Room 210

  (co-sponsored by the Red River Center for Regional History & Culture)

Dr. Jaime Cantrell

"The South & Sexuality: Queer ArkLaTex Regional Oral History Narrative in the Graduate Classroom" 

 

October 8th, 12:15-1:00, University Center Room 210

Dr. Brian Matthews and Honors student Vallerie Klingbeil

“An exploration of leader-member exchange: How can leaders turn isolation into inclusion?” 

 

October 24th, 12:00-1:00, University Center Room 216

Dr. Jan Murdock and Dr. Frank Mullins

“Student Perceptions about Neurodiversity” 

 

November 5th, 12:00-1:00, University Center Room 210

Dr. Joy Goldstein

“How to disagree: Incommensurability and open-mindedness across political divides” 

 

November 12th, 12:00-1:00, University Center Room 210

Dr. Drew Morton

“‘We Don’t Really Talk About This.  Look, I’m a Comic Book.’:  The Fantabulous Emancipation of Stylistic Remediation in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Legion.”

 

November 21st, Noon-1:00, University Center Room 210

Dr. David Allard

“The Climate Reality Project”

 

December 3rd, Noon-1:00, University Center Room 210

Dr. Ben Neuman

“Using Viruses to Make Better Bananas,    Bananas to Fight Viruses, & Viruses to Keep Horse Chestnuts from Extinction”

 

SPRING 2020

January 30th, 12:00-1:00, University Center Room 210

Dr. WaiYuen Chan, “SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling”

 

February 18th, 12:00-1:00, University Center Room 210

Dr. Heather McKnight, “Coming out of the Shadows: Shedding light on workplace violence”

 

March 3rd, 12:00-1:00 University Center Room 210

Dr. Abbie Strunc, “The Never-Ending Story: Frontloaded Election Cycles”

 

March 26th, 12:00-1:00, University Center 3rd Floor Atrium

Dr. Doris Davis, “Three Women and Two Men: A Study of the Blues Piano”

 

April 7th, 12:00-1:00, University Center Room 210

Dr. Ben Neuman, “Meet some new 300 million year old brachiopod fossils from North Texas”

 

April 23rd, 12:00-1:00, University Center Room 210

Dr. Tom Jordan, “Gunsmoke: The Cultural Divide on Guns on Campus”

 

May 5th, 12:00-1:00, University Center Room 210                                        

Dr. Kevin Ells, "Signs of Understanding: How American Semiotics Informs Everything from Cognition to Communication"

 

2018-2019 Academic Year

FALL 2018

September 19th: Dr. Dana Leighton

"The Revolution Begins Here: Undergraduate Researchers as Open Science Revolutionaries"

October 2nd: Dr. Oscar Alzate

"The OMICS View of Humans"

October 24th: Dr. Greg Hogan

"Are Hydrogen Bonded Metal-Organic Frameworks Selective in Their Intercalative Method?"

November 12th: Dr. Drew McKevitt (Louisiana Tech University)

"Consuming Japan: Popular Culture and the Globalizing of 1980s America"

December 6th, 2018: Dr. Ben Neuman

 “A look at the biological machinery inside Influenza, king of viruses”

SPRING 2019

February 12th, 2019: Dr. Andrew McGregor

"Trouble with The Mann: Jack Johnson, White Hopes, and the First Black Heavyweight Champion"

February 26th, 2019: Kenny Irizarry

"3D Printers for Rapid Prototyping"

March 13th, 2019: Dr. Jaime Cantrell

"Coming Out and Tutor Text Performance in Jane Chambers' Lesbi-Dramas"

March 26th, 2019: Jamie Daigle

"How Artificial Intelligence Benefits Supply Chain Management" 

April 22, 2019: Dr. Del Doughty

“Boring By Design: An Epic Dodge of Anything That Matters”

April 30th, 2019: Dr. Ram Neupane

“Modeling Pinyon-Juniper Dispersal in the Real Landscapes”

SUMMER 2019

June 12, 2019: Rein Johnson (Honors program alum)

"Why a "Somewhat Asexual" Daryl Dixon is Not Enough: The Importance of Labels in Queer Media"

 

2017-2018 Academic Year

FALL 2017

October 18, 2017: Alisa Robinson and Lara Jolley (Honors program students- Biology)

"Raising Chickens without Shells"

October 24, 2017: Dr. Jan Murdock, Assistant Professor of Special Education 

"Making All Students Our Students"

November 15, 2017Dr. David Yells, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs

"The Opidemic: Local and National Issues"

November 30, 2017: Dr. John Oxford, Assistant Professor of Psychology (Southern Arkansas University)

"Evolutionary and social neuroendocrinology of human competition"

December 5, 2017: Dr. Ben Neuman, Associate Professor of Biology

"Viruses are All Around You"

SPRING 2018

February 6, 2018Wai Yen Chan, Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

"Modeling Annuities by Mathematical Equations"

March 1, 2018: Dr. Doris Davis, Emeritus Regents Professor of English 

"The Science of Music"

April 18, 2018: Dr. Jon Grahe, Professor of Psychology (Pacific Lutheran University) 

"Authentic Research Projects Benefit Students, Faculty, and Science"

April 24, 2018: Samantha Gallegos (Honors student- History/English) 

"King Arthur, Merlin, and the Reductio Ad Absurdum: The Search for King Arthur in History, Myth, and Legend"

April 25, 2018: Dr. Angela Sikorski, Associate Professor of Psychology

"The Psychology of Trauma"

2016-2017 Academic Year

FALL 2016 

October 4, 2016: Dr. Richard Parsons, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance

"The Power of Economic Incentives in Shaping Our History" 

October 13, 2016: Amanda Nix (Honors Program Student EC-6) and Kristen Childress (Honors Program Student EC-6)

"Deepening Our Understanding of Educational Standards Through Collaboration of Pre-Service Teachers and the Discovery Place Museum (Texarkana)"

November 7, 2016:  Rein Johnson (Honors Program Student- History/English)

"That Dragon, Cancer: Traces of Loss, Life, and Language"  
December 1, 2016: Dr. Ben Neuman, Assistant Professor of Biology
"Fighting Viruses by Tweaking Lipid Metabolism: Exploring the World of Designer Drugs that Could Keep You Thin and Virus-Free"

 

SPRING 2017 

January 26, 2017: Dr. Craig M Nakashian, Associate Professor of History
"A NEW KIND OF MONSTER....PART MONK, PART KNIGHT: Warrior Clerics in Medieval Europe" (Click here to view the presentation)

February 9, 2017: Dr. Rebecca Martindale, Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology
"SKETCHNOTING: A Visual Approach to Note Taking"

March 7, 2017: Dr. Doris Davis, Regents Professor of English 
"Male Composers-Female Muse"

April 4, 2017: Rein Johnson (Honors Program Student- History/English)
"Death, Duality, and Deconstruction: The Lively Lyrics of Conor Oberst"

April 11, 2017: Dr. Greg Hogan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
"The Intercalation and Molecular Transport of Guest Molecules into Hydrogen-Bonded Metal-Organic Frameworks"

3rd Annual HONORS PROGRAM SHOWCASE 

April 27, 2017

Jolley and Robinson            Click here to view video of Honors Program project by Lara Jolley and Alisa Robinson: Who came first?  The chicken or the cup?  The video documents a process to use artificial egg shells to cultivate chicken and duck embryos.
Allison Johnson Allison Johnson holds her original art that illustrates her Honors Program project theme:  Applying art to the study of the Oxford English Dictionary and early use of language related to Zombies.
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Lindley Harris, a student in the Early Childhood to grade 6 teacher preparation program created an original children's book demonstrating the process for becoming a teacher  that can be used in elementary classrooms.
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Amanda Nix and Kristen Childress worked with Discovery Place Children's Museum to align the museum's childrens's activities and stations to the state education standards for Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

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