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Annual Undergraduate Research Conferences
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    Abstract: late September-early October | Presentation: late Oct.-early Nov.
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  • General Program Abstract: October | Presentation: May
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Student Psychology Research at St. Norbert College 

2013-2104

Martin, A. & Arnold, A. (2013, November).  Convergent and discriminant validity of an online extraversion measure.   Presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Martin, A. & Lockery, M.  (2013, November).  The effect of auditory condition on work recognition and false memory occurrence.  Presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

McDonald, Z.  (2013, November).  Demands on attention and search efficiency.  Presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

McDonald, Z. & Fagan, C. (2013, November).  Perceptual processing of attractiveness.  Presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Zernicke, A. & Novak, N. (2013, November).  The effect of visual information on gustatory perception.  Presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Ziemer, E. & Dorow, S. (2013, November).  You be the judge:  Mood and impression formation.  Presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

2012-13

Skenandore, C.  (2013, April).  Social support, health, and life satisfaction in diabetic and non-diabetic Native Americans.  Presented at the St. Norbert College Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations Conference, De Pere, WI.

Tulachaka, J.  (2013, April).  The validity of a brief, online version of Eysenck’s Extraversion Scale.  Presented at the St. Norbert College Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations Conference, De Pere, WI.

2011-12 

Cantrall, H.  (2011, November).  A great debate: Does sex education affect abortion rates? Presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference,Rockford College, Rockford, IL.

Catenacci, K. & Tremel, A. (2012, April).  Infant engagement and regulation in the still-face paradigm.  Presented at the St. Norbert College Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations Conference, De Pere, WI. 

Hansen, M., Knueppel, J. & Lathrop, T. (2011, November). The title is Me Too!: Social Modeling Influences on Early Autobiographical Memories.  Presented at the Annual Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Rockford College, Rockford, Ill.

Hephner, C. & Schindler, R. (2011, November).  Talker-specific auditory imagery: Effect of hearing voices on reading rate. Presented at the Annual Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Rockford College, Rockford, Ill.

Petrouske, A. & Lubinski, K.  (2011, November).  Effects of bowl size and shape on portion size. Presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate PsychologyConference, Rockford College, Rockford, IL. 

Scherer, D. (2012, April).  Effects of social support and stress on health.  Presented at the St. Norbert College Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations Conference, De Pere, WI.

Schroeder, C. (2012, April).  Leadership programs at St. Norbert College.  Presented at the St. Norbert College Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations Conference, De Pere, WI.

Schroeder, C. & Zurawski, R. (2012, April).  Correlates of formal leadership programs.  Presented at the Wisconsin Psychological Association Convention, Middleton, WI.

2010-11 

Hill-Söderlund, A.L. , VanSchyndel, S.K.*, & Braungart-Rieker, J.M. (April, 2011) Regulation in early childhood: Strategy use and prediction of performance across effortful control tasks.  Poster presented at the 69th biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, CA.

VanSchyndel, S.K.*, Laws, K.M., Naso, M., Farraj, M., Oddi-Lance, K, Bridgette, D.J., Hill-Söderlund, A.L, Rutherford, H.J.V., Mayes, L.C. (April, 2011). The contribution of problematic emotion regulation frustration during interactions with a distressed simulated infant. Poster presented at the 69th biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec,CA.

Catenacci, K.*, Scherer, D.*, Tremel, A.*, VanSchyndel, S.K.*, & Hill- Söderlund, A.L. (March, 2011). Gender differences in behavior across delay of gratification tasks. Poster presented at the St. Norbert College Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations Conference, De Pere, WI

Emmendorfer,E. & Colbeth, P. (2010, November).Does depression correlate with hostility and pain?  Presented at the Annual Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Loras College, Dubuque, IA.

Stevenson, B. & Majowski, E. (2010, November).  Gender stereotypes of interpersonal trust and internal-external locus of control.  Presented at the Annual Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Loras College, Dubuque, IA.

2009-10

Benson, A. & McVey, B. (April, 2010).  Illusion and the Creation of Social Norms.  Presented at the Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference.  University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN.

Haroldson, H. & Parmeter, L. (April, 2010).  Recall of words heard in noise.  Presented at the Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference.  University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN.

Holmberg, B., Freundl, T., & Beekman, L.  (2009, October).  Differential memory for picture and word stimuli.    Presented at the Annual Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Symposium, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.

Mader, C. & Kehl, R. (2010, March).  Self-reference and the encoding of information.  Presented at Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI.

Stratton, J. & Engebos, J. (2009, October).  The effect of visual stimuli on the discrimination of taste stimuli.   Presented at the Annual Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Symposium, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.  

VanSchyndel, S. & Lathers, L. (2009, October).  Working memory capacity and the self-regulation of emotional expression and experience.  Presented at the Annual Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Symposium, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.   

2007-08 

Bungert, R.  (2007, November).  Contributions of exposure duration and color to recognition memory.  Paper presented at the Annual Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Symposium, Rockford College, Rockford, IL.  

2006-07 

Flood, M. & Conradt, T. (2006, October).  Recall and persuasiveness of creative advertising.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

Gollhardt, A., & Kubichka, K.  (2007, April).  Effects of serial position on the recall of television commercials. Paper presented at the Wisconsin Psychological Association Convention, Madison, WI.

Hilbert, G. & Morphew, H. (2006, October).  An attributional analysis of reactions to stigma.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa. 

2005-06 

Derouin, E., & Bond, N.  (2006, May).  Searching for a default scan:  Gender-related scanning differences. Paper presented at the Psi Chi Session of the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Dixon, N. (2005, November). Failure to confirm the influence of affective state on cognition of children: Methodological shortcomings.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Schachtlie, L. and Johnson, L. (2005, November). Racial similarity and memory for faces. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. 

2004-05 

Adams, A., & Counard, J.  (2004).  The effect of group size on social facilitation and social loafing as measured in productivity.  Modern Psychological Studies, 10, 20 - 26.

Gagala, L. (2004, November).  In-group bias among American and British college students. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Gagala, L., VanDerMolen, K., & von Knobelsdorff, C. (2005, April).  The effects of restricting hand gesture production on lexical retrieval and free recall.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Wisconsin Psychological Association, Madison, WI.

Haase, A. & Wendt, B. (2004, November).  Effect of visual field and facial attractiveness on recognition. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Haase, A., Marson, E., & Hagedorn, J. (2005, April).  Effects of varied focus on eyewitness suggestibility.  Paper presented at Annual Convention of the Wisconsin Psychological Association, Madison, WI.

Hagedorn, J., Vandewalle, B., & Damon, L. (2004, November).  Conformity to ingroup members as a function of prejudice level. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Karm, A. & Mallek, A. (2005, April).  Frequency recognition of pictures and words. Paper presented at the meeting of the Wisconsin Psychological Association, Madison, WI.

Ledesma, K. & Witte, K. (2004, November).  Examining the differences in conceptual strategies of preschool-age children.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Marson, E. & Zuskar, M. (2004, November).  Does learning strategy affect recall ability? Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Voigt, A. & Mueller, K. (2004, November).  The effect of color intensity and appropriateness on color induced odor enhancement. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI. 

2003-04 

Hardy, R. R., Andrews., R., Mackin, K., & Oakes, C. (2004, April).  Long-term psychological impacts of effective therapy for sleep apnea.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Kreuger, J. R. & Rusniak, M. M. (2004, April).  The effects of unvocalized music on short-term memory.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Wisconsin Psychological Association, Madison, Wisconsin.

Adams, A. (2004). The impact of previous operant learning on subsequent maze learning in rats.  Modern Psychological Studies, 9, 73-77.

Hardy, R. R., Andrews, J., Mackin, K. & Oakes, C.(2003, November).  Long-term psychological impacts of CPAP treatment for apnea.  Paper presented at the Bellin Hospital Sleep Medicine Conference.

Rutkowsky, A. M., Butz, J. A., & Hunt, P. S. (2003, November).  False recognition:  Remembering the unseen. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois. 

2002-03 

Webber, E. & McNett, D. (2002, November).  Effects of picture size and general and specific word level distraction on picture naming response time. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

Oakes, C. & Bentley, T. (2002, November).  The effects of background music on the cognitive performance of introverts and extraverts. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

Collien, J. (2002, November).  The effect of time on the judgement of how others view oneself. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

Kavalunas, A. & Busateri, M. (2002, November).  Visual perception:  Stimuli similarity and its effect on intentional blindness and divided attention. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

Thull, J. (2002, November).  Ingroup favoritism among American and Australian undergraduates. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa

Glisch, K. & Tangeman, A. (2002, November).  Leader-follower pairs:  Effects of leader's gender on inferences about the follower. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

Kavalunas, A. (2003, April).  Effects of stimulus salience on magazine training in rats.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Psychological Association.

Reblin, M. (2003, April).  The effects of stress and social affiliation on maze learning in rats. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Psychological Association.

Cornelissen, C. & Ascher, B. (2003, April).  The unintended consequences of idealized imagery in the media on self-attractiveness satisfaction.  Paper presented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Oakes, C., Bastian, T., & Kispert, S. (2003, April).  The role of source misattribution errors on eyewitness testimony.  Paper presented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Lyon, K., Ascher, B., & Reible, J.  (2003, April).  Conformity within decision-making throughout the lifespan. Paper presented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI. 

2001-02 

Adams, A.  (2001, November).  Gender differences in personal satisfaction in romantic relationships.  Paper presented at the Midwest Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Bloomington, MN.

Adams, A. (2001, November).  The impact of previous operant learning on later maze learning in rats. Paper presented at the Midwest Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Bloomington, MN.

Adams, A. (2002, May).  The impact of previous operant learning on later maze learning in rats.  Paper presented at Psi Chi Program of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, 2002.

Danube, C. & Rodgers, M. (2002, April).  Cross-cultural differences in psychological, physiological, and psychophysical responses to affective stimuli. Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Evers, T.L., & Cyrus, E.  (2002, May).  The effects of emotional targets and depth of processing on recognition.   Paper presented at Psi Chi Program of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, 2002.

Reblin, M. & Sorenson, S.  (2002, April).  Music-dependent memory in immediate word recall. Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Thull, J. & Kiehnau, E. (2002, April).  Judgement of emotion from face in context: A replication. Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI. 

2000-01 

Adams, A.  (2000, October).  The effect of group size on social facilitation and social loafing as measured in productivity. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Bellin, A., & Schubring, J. (2001, April).  The effects of exercise and relaxation on anxiety. Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Chenier, D., Moon, M., Folley, M. A., & Folley, H. (2000, October).  Have you really seen it all?  Memory confusion in source monitoring of familiar objects.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Ferguson, R. (2001, April).  Emotional responses to looming stimuli. Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Ferguson, T.  (2000, October).  The effect of music with emotional content on psychophysical responses.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Hendricks, J., & O'Connell, D. (2001, April).  Gender, attractiveness, and perceptions of academic ability. Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Immel, M.  (2000, October).  The effect of syntactic focus on recognition memory for identical, syntactic, and phonologically related words in sentences. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Schweitzer, N. & Ferguson, T. (2000, October).  Social physique anxiety and a model of exercise behavior. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Schweitzer, N. & Rodgers, M., Trate, K. (2001, April).  The incidence of false memories in directed forgetting tasks. Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Soler-Baillo, J. M., Bradley, M. M., deJongh, R., Ferguson, T., & Lang, P. J. (2000).  Looming pictures:  Effects of movement on affective reflex modulation.  Psychophysiology, 37, S93. 

1999-2000 

Ball, K., Ferguson, T., & Schweitzer, N. (2000, April).  Directed forgetting and false memory. Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Bonacci, A.  (2000, April).  The effects of social rejection on aggression and self-esteem. Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Bonacci, A., Smudde, M., and Nitka, E. (1999, October).  The effects of gender and proxemic seating violations on compliance gaining. Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Rockford College, Rockford, IL.

Chenier, D. & Westerdale, L (2000, April).  The persistence of false memories in list recall.  Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Hoskins, G.  (1999, October). Signal detection theory: The effects of reward on false alarm frequency.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Rockford College, Rockford, IL.

Rodgers, M. & Trate, K.  (2000, April).  The effect of presentation modality on false recall and recognition.  Paper presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

Roth, T. & Evers, T.  (2000, April).  Effects of warning labels on consumption of full-fat, reduced-fat, and no-fat products. Paper presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

1998-99 

Zeise, M.  (1999, April).  Do marijuana and cocaine cause long-term cognitive deficits. Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Dobzyn, E. & Liptack, T.  (1998, October).  Effects of pre-event information on perceptions and recollections.   Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Con­ference, Loras College, Dubuque, IL.

Echola, E. & Buth, C.  (1998, October).  Effects of tokenism on motor skill performance.   Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Con­ference, Loras College, Dubuque, IL.

Van Drisse, P. & Mulvey, M.  (1998, October).  Adaptation to self-awareness and its effects on performance under pressure.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Con­ference, Loras College, Dubuque, IL. 

1997-98 

Deprez, M. & Skerrett, K. (1998, April).  Memory of names and faces:  A measure of extraversion.  Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Dalsky, D. & Skerrett, K.  (1998, April).  A study of the moderators affecting stress and health in the population of the mentally ill.  Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Hewitt, N. & Ehlers, J. (1997, November).  Humor appreciation as a function of sexual, aggressive, and sexist content:  A replication.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Con­ference, Augustana College -- Rock Island, IL.

Stoffel, E. & Franco, A.  (1997, November).  A review of the psychometric qualities of the Eysenck Personality Inventory.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Con­ference, Augustana College -- Rock Island, IL. 

1996-97 

Camilli, R. & Rogers, R. (1997, April).  The effect of verbal distraction upon short-term recall of consonant items.  Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Platkowski, C. & Dossinger, K. (1996, October).  Perceptions of sexual harassment:  An analysis of gender and status effects.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Con­ference, University of Wisconsin -- Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Rebarchik, J. & Brehmer, D. (1997, April).  Relationships between Achievement-related motives, extrinsic conditions, and task performance:  A replication.  Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Schaetz, H. & Hoffman, J. (1997, April).  Adult structuring and sex-typed behaviors in children.  Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Schweitzer, N. & Dederich, S. (1997, April).  Attitudes towards women and the appreciation of sexist humor.  Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Stoffel, E. & Penasa, A. (1996, October).  Memorization and manipulation of visually en­coded stimuli.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Con­ference, University of Wis­consin -- Platteville, Platteville, WI.

Yoshimaru, K. (1997, May).  Transfer of discrimination behavior in rats.  Paper presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin -- Stout, Menomonie, WI. 

1995-96 

Feher, L., Krukowski, A., & Pauwels, B. (1995, October).  Being really, really certain you know the main idea doesn't mean you do:  An attempt to replicate.  Paper presented at the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychol­ogy Conference, Rock­ford Col­lege, Rockford, IL.

Friberg, A. (1996, May).  "One flew the coop:"  The effect of pecking order on initiative in chick­ens.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Janisch, D., & Keffer, M.  (1996, April)  The effects of test anxiety and need for achievement on test performance.  Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Kaczmarowski, K., Lambert, S., & Yoshimaru, K. (1996, April).  Gender-related differences in spatial ability.  Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.

Salm, T., & Vrana, J.  (1996, April).  The effects of caffeine and environmental stimulation on maze learning in rats.  Paper pre­sented at the Psi Chi Undergradu­ate Psy­cholo­gy Re­search Sym­posium, Uni­versity of Wis­con­sin - Mad­ison, Madi­son, WI.