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Quest Proceedings

Quest Proceedings

 

Quest is a yearly campus-wide event during which faculty, staff, and students at SUNY Oswego present their research and their creative projects. This provides an opportunity for faculty, students, and staff to share their scholarly and creative efforts and communicate across disciplines. Each year approximately 170 talks, demonstrations, and other activities are presented at Quest. Any member of the campus community may submit a presentation for inclusion in the Quest program. Quest presentations feature talks, posters, panel discussions, performances, demonstrations or competitions. This collection features papers and presentation materials from the students and staff who have presented at Quest.

Recent Submissions

  • Phoenix, Daniel; Wilcox, Ellen; Halsey, Jessica; Ruckel, Lindsay; Fancher, Hannah; Gardiner, Matthew; House, Hollie; Isbell, Kimberly; Knoop, Kelly; Monaghan, Kelly; Richwalder, Alex; Smith, Kristen; Kyunghye, Yoon (2011-04-27)
    The Quest Proceedings are papers presented at Quest, SUNY Oswego's annual symposium dedicated to sharing the scholarly and creative pursuits of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Hassan, Thea (2008-11-03)
    The foundation upon which ethics should be based is debatable in the field of philosophy. Nel Noddings proposes “An Ethic of Caring” which offers a feminist approach to ethics based on caring. Noddings’ ethic of care is ...
  • Calak, Katherine (2008-11-03)
    Barbara Kruger explores feminist theory through artistic expression. Her continued use of black and white imagery combined with red blocks of text derive from her background in art and design and her previous careers ...
  • Feldheim, Andrew (2008-11-03)
    In this paper, I reply to Ward Churchill’s contention that, in struggles against tyrannical regimes and oppressive political systems, nonviolent resistance is ineffectual without either corresponding violence or the threat ...
  • Magnan, Jeremy (2008-11-03)
    Allegories of Vampire Cinema is a theoretical film essay involving the issue of spectator relations to vampire films before, during, and after viewings. The piece closely examines which character the spectators are truly ...
  • Kavanaugh, Claire (2008-11-03)
    Adoption is a legal process in which a child is raised by someone other than his or her biological parents and can be accomplished with varying degrees of openness. Adopted children often experience a period of grief at ...
  • Getz, Sara (2008-11-03)
    Due to scientific theories about reproduction, women during the sixteenth century were thought of as inferior to men, unable to create, and unequipped to create new and unique artwork (Jacobs, 1999). During the sixteenth ...
  • Muniz, Marie (2008-11-03)
    Defined benefit plans were the main type of retirement plans offered by companies up until the mid 1980s. From the mid 1980s to the present there has been a dramatic increase in the number of defined contribution plans. ...
  • Leader, Nori G.; Cuthill, Ian (2008-10-24)
    Store brands of U.S. packaged food products have made considerable strides in the last 20 years. Readily available technology has enabled manufacturers and retailers to understand consumer trends and buying habits and ...
  • Dorsey, Justin; Lee-Fang, Lee; Morris, Megan K. (2008-10-24)
    The purpose of this paper is to discuss environmental issues concerning Oswego State University. These issues include current commitments we are undertaking and changes that have already been made. It will also include ...
  • Valentino, Joshua; Cuevas, Regina L.; Valentino, David W.; Gates, Alexander E. (2008-10-24)
    Detailed bedrock joint patterns were studied in two parts of NY, integrating outcrop data and analysis of high-resolution images obtained through the NYS GIS Clearinghouse and supported by The Institute for the Application ...
  • Bianchi, Laura (2008-10-24)
    Inclusions within porphyroblasts from Petrel Cove and the Strathalbyn Anticline provide evidence for metamorphic events not previously recognized in the Delamerian orogen because they contain more than five foliations ...
  • Aizer, Andrew; Letcher, Ted; Steiger, Scott (2008-10-24)
    Lake-effect weather can affect millions of lives in upstate New York every winter. A major field project aimed at studying lake-effect weather is currently in the planning stages. In order to assist the planning and ...
  • Tenbergen, Bastian; Buck, Rick; Lazarro, Lisa (2008-10-24)
    The Interactive Learning Technology Laboratory of the State University of New York at Oswego has developed a Tablet PC-based, ink-input enabled learning utility that will aid students in learning the UML syntax as well as ...
  • Schlegel, Daniel R. (2008-10-24)
    Herein a new system for the automatic organization of user files based on metadata is presented. The system is based on a new derivative of Kohonen’s Self-Organizing Map algorithm which is also discussed in detail. The ...
  • Schlegel, Daniel R. (2008-10-24)
    Here the early work on a new user interface for the Evolve ZAMS stellar evolution code is presented. The initial goal of this project is to provide an easy way to generate and visualize stellar evolution tracks for use in ...
  • Alexander, Colleen M.; Pagano, James J. (2008-10-24)
    Chinook, coho, and steelhead eggs collected in 2006 from Lake Ontario, L. Erie, L. Michigan, and L. Superior were analyzed by gas chromatography for congener-specific polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated ...
  • Pursel, Kyle (2008-10-24)
    This presentation will report on the work and results of a genetic study on the wood turtle, Glyptemys insculpta, at two sites in Eastern Oswego County, NY for the Student/Faculty Challenge Grant. This study looked ...
  • Sara Ressing (2008-10-24)
    Long-term longitudinal studies can provide information on habitat quality over time. The Short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) is carnivorous, abundant in most habitats and lives 18 months or less. Ageing criteria based ...
  • Unknown author (2008-10-24)
    The Scholarly and Creative Activity Committee (SCAC) and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) are genuinely proud to present the first Quest Proceedings. For many years we have been thinking about publishing ...

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