SURE Symposium 2013

September 19, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Aquinas Atrium

Welcome back! It’s time to prepare for the annual SURE Symposium to showcase our students' research projects conducted this past summer.  

The SURE Symposium 2013 will be held on Thursday, September 19, starting at 5 pm in the Aquinas Atrium. Students will have the opportunity to present their research in poster format. Easels and cardboard trifolds will be provided.

6 pm, Keynote Speaker: Bernard McSherry (pictured at right)
Former Governor of the NY Stock Exchange and assistant professor of finance at New Jersey City University

The keynote address will take place in Aquinas Hall Theatre, and is open to the public.

All SURE students and faculty mentors are invited to a dinner at 7:30 pm catered by Sodexo in Whittaker Hall. This will be a great opportunity to speak with Dr. McSherry in an informal setting. Faculty and students should RSVP to James Moran at james.moran@msmc.edu by Monday, Sept. 9, if they plan to attend the dinner.

Student Presentations

Using Nanoparticles as a Catalyst in the Oxidation of 2-Butanol
Adam Earle and Janet Petroski

Creative Economic Development in the Hudson Valley
Angela Wise and James Griesemer

Soda as A Solvent? A Greener Synthesis of Aspirin from Salicylic Acid
Annie Dineen and Jodie Wasacz

Literacy Conversations Session ll: With Asma A. Neblett
Asma Neblett and Janine Bixler

Explorations into safer, alternative reduction conditions in the synthesis of coumarin derivatives
Brandon Annabel and Jodie Wasacz

An Observational Study of the Forest Understory at the Mohonk Preserve
Brittni Troy and Thomas Sarro

An Observational Study of the Forest Understory at the Mohonk Preserve
Brittni Troy, Fiona Robins, and Clara Wilkinson

Investigation of the Products Formed by Acid Catalyzed β-elimination of Menthol
Carlos A. Luis and Jodie Wasacz

Brand Authenticity and Psychological Ownership
Caroline Ning'ang'a and Colleen Kirk

Facilitating Active Engagement with Web 2.0 Technology
Clarisa Rosario, Ludmila Smirnova, and Bojan Lazarevic

The "Sound" of Music: The Significance of Songs and Meaning of Songs and Poetry in 16th and 17th Century Boys' Plays
Emily DiBiase and Stephanie Pietros

Evaluation of the Immune Response in Balb-C Mice to the Blood Substitute OxyVita After Multiple Exposures
Hannah Mulhall and James Moran

Graduate Students' Experiences with Teaching Disciplinary Literacy
Jennifer Kurtz, Rachel McGinty, David Gallagher, and Matt Holibush

Pride and Prejudice
Jessica Perk and Colleek Kirk

A Study of Physalis longifolia and Related Physalis species and Their Potent Anticancerous Activity
Jordyn Catapano

A Case Study:Psychological Ownership in Constituents of a Not for Profit Organization
Joseph I. Borden and Colleen Kirk

Health Assessment of Mount Saint Mary College
Kellie Stevens and Jill Brennan-Cook

Alternative Cancer Treatments: Using ISL--Licorice Root Extract on HeLa Cancer Cell and L6 Cell Lines
Lara Guindi and Suparna Bhalla

iPadagogy: The Expanding Use of iPads in the Classroom
Lindsay Bordonaro and Ludmila Smirnova

A New Analysis For Iron and Spinach Using Microwave Digestion and Spectroscopic Analysis
Lynn Maelia, Nathaniel Dziuba and Eric Berlinghoff

Filipino American Literature: Exploring the Influences of Carlos Bulosan, Manuel Buaken and Jessica Hagedorn
Mary Kehoe

The Effectiveness of Using, Diagrams, Cross-sectional Diagrams, Tables, Captions and Flow Charts in the Science Curriculum
Meghan Bauer, Rebecca Norman, and Nancy Benfer

The Selective, Anti-Tumor Effect of trans-Cinnamaldehyde Upon HeLa & L6 Cell Lines
Melanie Hofbauer and Superna Bhalla

The Social Behavior of African Clawed Frogs In Kin and Non-Kin Interactions
Nathaniel Dziuba and Douglas Robinson

Literacy Conversations
Nicole Zazzero, Katie Kelder, Janine Bixler, and Rebecca Norman

Using Internet Discussion Boards to Explore Pregnant Women's Decision Making
Rosemarie Whyte and Yasmine Konheim-Kalkstein

Literary and Aesthetic Traditions in Ireland
Stephanie Weaver and Daniel Shea

Dr. Bernard McSherry

Bernard McSherry is a 33-year Wall Street veteran, and long-time member of the NYSE. He founded McSherry & Company in 1988, eventually growing it into one of the largest independent brokerage firms on the floor of the NYSE. In 2000, his firm was acquired by SunGard Global Execution Services, and Bernie served as CEO of its New York and London-based Broker/Dealers for two years following the acquisition. He then joined Prudential Equity Group in 2002 and held the position of Managing Director-Head of Sales Trading and NYSE Operations, before joining Cuttone & Company as Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives in 2007.

Dr. McSherry has served in a number of leadership positions within the industry and has chaired several New York Stock Exchange committees, including the Equity Traders Advisory Committee. He was a member of the Market Performance Committee and served as a New York Stock Exchange Governor for six terms. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP). He is a past President of the Alliance of Floor Brokers, an industry trade group and is a member of the Security Traders Association of New York (STANY).

Dr. McSherry has regularly appeared as a market commentator on CNBC, FOXBusiness, Bloomberg, and CBS, and he has offered periodic commentary on ABC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, NPR, Reuters, and AP. His market views have been frequently quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, and other media outlets. His writings have appeared in Barrons, Financial Times, Forbes.com, and other publications.

Since 2011, Dr. McSherry has served as a full-time faculty member at New Jersey City University where he holds the position of Assistant Professor of Finance. He holds a doctoral degree from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University; his research interests include financial history, behavioral finance, and market microstructure. He is a graduate of Wagner College and holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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