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Thursday, April 10
8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Adelphi University
Garden City Campus
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Adelphi University’s 11th Annual Research Conference

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Adelphi University’s Eleventh Annual Research Conference is evidence of the Adelphi University Community’s commitment to scholarship. The purpose of this conference is to offer both faculty and students a stage from which they can display their scholarship, but also to inspire those who wish to engage in research and scholarly explorations in the future.

We encourage participation from all disciplines, including the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Nursing, Humanities, and the Arts.

» Conference details

» Conference program

» Poster location assignments

» Conference schedule

» Oral presentation locations

  » Map of poster locations

Keynote Speaker

Brenda Laurel, Ph.D.

Brenda Laurel, Ph.D.

Brenda Laurel, Ph.D.
Researcher, Writer, Consultant, Teacher, Performer

Brenda Laurel has worked in interactive media since 1976.  She currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Computer Science department at U.C. Santa Cruz.  She served as professor and founding chair of the Graduate Program in Design at California College of Arts from 2006 to 2012.  She designed and chaired the graduate Media Design Program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (2001 – 2006) and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems Lab (2005 – 2006). 

Based on her research in gender and technology at Interval Research (1992 – 1996), she co-founded Purple Moon in 1996 to create interactive media for girls.  In 1990 she co-founded Telepresence Research, Inc., focusing on virtual reality and remote presence.  Other employers include Atari, Activision, and Apple. 

Her books include “The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design” (1990), “Computers as Theatre” (1991), “Utopian Entrepreneur” (2001), and “Design Research: Methods and Perspectives” (2004). Her most recent writing, “Gaian IXD,” was the cover article in the Sept-Oct 2011 issue of the journal Interactions.  She earned her BA (1972) from DePaw University and her MFA (1975) and Ph.D. in Theatre (1986) from the Ohio State University.

Conference Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
Ruth S. Harley University Center
8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome
Dr. Katherine Fiori, Conference Co-Chair 
Dr. Gayle Insler, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 203
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Oral Presentations:

Arts and Humanities
Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 215-216
Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 313

Life Sciences and Physical Sciences
Science Building, Room 03 North
Science Building, Room 156
Science Building, Room 157

Nursing and Public Health, and Social Work
Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 211-212
Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 213-214

Center for Recreation and Sports, Campbell Lounge Rooms 1 and 2

Multidisciplinary and Other Social Sciences
Center for Recreation and Sports, Campbell Lounge Rooms 3 and 4

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.* Poster Presentations:
Center for Recreation and Sports

*Please note that participants will be at their posters according to the following schedule:

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.: Odd-numbered posters
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Even-numbered posters
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.: All posters

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 203
Reviewers’ Lunch, Ruth S. Harley University Center, Charter Room 210
Key Note Address: Brenda Laurel, Ph.D.
1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony, Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 203
Professor Fiori and Provost Insler

For additional conference and application information, please contact:

Research Conference Committee
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