Fri.: Research Showcase features creative faculty
Friday, May 3, UW-Parkside faculty is featured during the campus research showcase. The Committee on Research and Creative Activity (CRCA) hosts the event in the Student Center Oak Room at 1:30 p.m. Faculty Summer Research Grant recipients Jeff Alexander and Ross Astoria present their findings. The keynote address is given by George Wang.
Dr. Wang, associate professor of sociology, speaks to "Teaching or research, which comes first?" He is the university's 2012 Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award recipient.
Dr. Alexander, associate professor of history, speaks on "Meth in Japan: Resident Non-Japanese and the Postwar Methamphetamine Panic." Exploring the gritty, frightening themes of Japan's '50s-era anti-meth propaganda campaigns and efforts to deport Korean and Taiwanese residents, the paper reveals that Japanese governments, police, and media cultivated a sensational "drug panic" to dissuade the use of meth and fuel a police campaign against non-Japanese involved in the drug trade.
Dr. Astoria, assistant professor of Political Science, speaks on "Climate Hawks and California Carbon Offsets." His research is on Global Warming Policy and Governance. In this presentation, he discusses the architecture of California's Global Warming Solutions Act, focusing on its extra-jurisdictional implications. "With the enactment and implementation of California's Global Warming Solutions Act, California continues in its traditional role as an environmental leader," said Professor Astoria. "Under the Global Warming Solutions Act, California will be in the forefront of technological innovation, development, and deployment. Other states and institutions that do not similarly pursue aggressive greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation will find themselves obsolete."
The CRCA Research Showcase is free and open to everyone.
In the photo, featured researchers Jeff Alexander, left, and Ross Astoria, right, will present their findings at Friday's CRCA Showcase. George Wang, middle, is the keynote speaker.