14 UCCS students awarded travel grants

February 22, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — Fourteen University of Colorado Colorado Springs graduate students recently received travel grants to assist them in pursuing research topics.

  • Deon Cobasky, sociology, will present “Military Suicide: A Consequence of Self-Presentation and Emotional Labor” at the 2013Western Social Science Association Conference in Denver later this year.
  • Arjun Bhalla, clinical psychology, will present his research on Hypersexual Disorder Disorder at the 2013 American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Honolulu later this year.
  • Colin Mahoney, clinical psychology, will present “Relationships between Anxiety with Suicidality, Perceived Burdensomeness, and Thwarted Belongingness in Older Adults” at the 2013 American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Honolulu later this year.
  • Yanfei Guo, engineering a computer science, will present “V-Cache: Towards Flexible Resource Provisioning for Multi-tier Applications in IaaS Clouds” at the 2013 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium in Boston later this year.
  • Helen Lahrman, student affairs in higher education, will present “Student Perspectives on Inclusive Classrooms: Exploring a Student Inclusiveness Survey” at the 2013 American College Personnel Association Convention in Las Vegas later this year.
  • Joshua Hendrickson, applied geography, will present “Implementation of a Multi-Scalar Analysis of Vegetation Diversity Within An Urban Landscape” at the 2013 National American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Los Angeles later this year.
  • Candice Morris, sociology, will present “The Great White Father Extends Citizenship Once More: A Discourse Analysis” at the 2013 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Boston later this year.
  • BriAnn Medina and Arden Szepe, clinical mental health counseling, will present “Engaging Counselors in Community Needs Following a Natural Disaster” at the 2013 American Counseling Association Conference and Exposition in Cincinnati, OH later this year.
  • Grant Clayton and Nancy Hernandez, leadership, research and policy, will present “The Role of Faculty in Diversity and Inclusiveness Efforts: Results of a Campus Inclusiveness Survey” at the 2013 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco later this year.
  • Shannon Dunnan, clinical mental health counseling, will present “The Implications of Attachment in Counselor Preparation and Supervision” at the 2013 Colorado Counseling Association in Denver later this year.
  • Susan Jones, leadership, research and policy, will present “Censorship, Policy and the Correctional Culture” at the 2013 Research and Pictorial Showcase at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Dallas, Texas later this year.
  • Caitlin Tyrell, clinical psychology, will present “Repetition Blindness and Homophone Blindness in Older and Younger Adults” at the 2013 American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Honolulu later this year.

The UCCS Graduate School Travel Grant assists graduate students who have been accepted to present their original research at professional conferences within their fields. These graduate students were chosen from a highly competitive group of applicants.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The University offers 36 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s degrees and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 9,800 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.