Katie Bardine, Sean Sullivan, and Jonathan Sulzer
Poster explores five views that influence Hindu views on sustainability and the environment, the first of which is that the ecological consciousness is the way of living in which it respects the environment and the ecological world. A Hindu’s ecological consciousness is well constructed, as a main aspect of the religion is care for the Earth and respect for creation.
The proposed research is designed to address major deficits in the knowledge regarding the development of dual-language learners in the U.S. preschool setting, including the lack of information about the impact of free choice play with non-dual-language learning peers and the absence of descriptive data on the social interactions that occur during free play as such. The focus of the study is on the dual-language learners’ growth of executive functioning skills and English language development across the preschool year, in relations to their social interactions during free play with non-dual-language learning peers. The participants will be 50 dual-language learning children attending preschool programs residing in low socioeconomic status communities. Participating children will be screened for English proficiency and administered the Woodcock-Johnson and Minnesota Executive Functions Scale to assess executive functioning skills at the start of the school year, with quarterly executive functioning assessments, and a final screening for English proficiency at the end of the year. Observations of the free play social interactions will be completed via teacher-report in relations to the Child Observation in Preschools Manual, and teacher/parent surveys will identify potential outside influences on the child’s development. Higher frequency of effective socialization during free play is expected to be associated with positive executive functioning and language growth. The proposed research will provide additional support to existing research on specific methods and educational tools that need to be implemented in preschools with dual language learners to support their development and academic success.
Community Engagement Project: Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley and Erma's House Family Visitation Center
Learn how urban sociology themes function in practice through “community studies” and intentional community engagement
Explore how urban sprawl, political fragmentation, race and class segregation, housing, and community changes relate to household and family dynamics
Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley (CSSMV): offers programming to strengthen individuals, families, and communities through refugee resettlement, poverty alleviation services, pregnancy and parenting support, and supervised visitation.
Conflicting Identities: The LGBTQ-Jewish Identity Conflict and How the Jewish Community is Working to Fix It
Gavin Christy, Sam Crew, Molly Klimo, and Peter Sparrow
This work studies the identities of Jewish people who are also a part of the LGBTQ community. It examines the conflict that many LGBTQ Jews feel between these two identities and how this conflict decreases these people's involvement in the Jewish community. Looking from the Jewish community side we examine how the Jewish community has responded to this problem and how they are working to better integrate their LGBTQ members into their community.
Maya Drayton, Rachel Burton, Caroline Donnelly, Brianna Wolfe, and Erika Cambron
In this project, we researched the relationship between Islam and the state. We conducted our research by using the University of Dayton databases to find different journals and articles analyzing our topic. We found that the relationship is constantly evolving and depends on where you are located. We also found that Islam has not always been properly investigated and is not as widely understood as it could be.
Impact of a Dialogic Reading Intervention on the Effectiveness of an Adaptive Magnitude Comparison eBook for Improving Young Children’s Magnitude Comparison Skills
Patrick Ehrman and Mary Wagner Fuhs
Dialogic reading interventions have been used successfully to increase reading skills. This study aims to investigate whether a dialogic reading intervention will also assist children with spatial and numerical magnitude comparison skills learned through a novel adaptive number e-book designed to be read together by parents and children. This study proposes that a dialogic reading intervention will improve spatial and numerical magnitude comparison skills that will transfer to general math skills following the reading of an adaptive number e-book more so than reading without dialogic reading instructions. Additionally, there are predicted benefits for executive functioning skills and for improving parental attitudes toward math.
The purpose of my internship was to gain advocacy experience in a political setting. I interacted with community members in Ohio’s 10th Congressional District including Montgomery, Greene, and Fayette counties.
Although the election did not provide us the results we had hoped to see, I took away some valuable experience in mobilizing the community to vote for issues that impact this district. Throughout this experience I learned more about civic engagement, public policy, and political activism. Additionally, I reflected the team’s norms of respect, transparency, trust, accountability, and ambition for progress.
The church has been losing members especially amongst its youth, but the Pew Research Center did a survey on practicing Christians and found that One-quarter of US adults overall (24%) say their faith has become stronger because of the coronavirus pandemic, while just 4% of people say their faith has become weaker. The majority has said their faith hasn’t changed much (67%) and 5% had no comment on the issue.
Dallas Johnson and Peder Harvey
Michaela Kendig, Elizabeth Kolb, Brett Heininger, and Patrick Fath
Our research focused on the religious tradition, Buddhism and how the teachings and traditions of Buddhism affect work life, economics, and developmental aspects of society.
- How does Buddhism affect women’s careers?
- What developments both economic and other has Buddhism contributed?
- What’s going on in Bodh Gaya?
Islamophobia: An American Conundrum Spurred By Donald Trump’s Executive Order and Political Rhetoric
The negative rhetoric directed toward Muslims in the United States has largely been focused on Muslim refugees because it allows for a connotation that a radical group is entering the United States.
Preschool education is designed to foster school readiness among three to five-year-old children before entering kindergarten. Past research suggests that elements of the classroom, such as quality of teacher-child interactions, can influence the development of academic and social skills during the preschool year. Utilizing data from a longitudinal correlational study, the current study investigates the relationship between classroom variables and academic achievement throughout the preschool year. The findings suggest that there is a significant relationship between classroom variables and student outcomes, which calls for further research investigating the importance of high-quality preschool programs for young children.
- What is the relationship between quality teacher-child interactions and academic achievement?
- How are classroom variables related to students’ development of academic skills and school readiness?
Seth Longstreth, Maria Zaki, David Quick, Lindsey Coulter, and Sophia Locker
- Contrary to assumptions of suppression in Islam, female sexual discourse and agency expresses freedom within the faith.
- Homosexual Muslim men face identity suppression.
- While many think Islamophobia hinders Muslims, in many cases it is shown to motivate and propel them.
- While some believe that Muslims have the right to practice their faith they don’t see what they experience daily to make them feel suppressed.
- Islamophobia is the perpetuated form of racism against those who practice the Islamic faith and incorrectly associate them with extremism and violence.
Marissa Mark, Richard Morisette, Jennifer Rosio, and Jack Willerton
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict has been a major issue since 1948 when the Israelis and Palestinians engaged in a Civil War. One of the driving factors in the conflict is the religious affiliation from each side, with Jewish Israelis clashing with Muslim Palestinians. While religion has been a driving force for hostility, religion can also be seen as a beacon of hope and peace. In our research, we have found that religious affiliation from the Israeli side tends to result in more positive attitudes towards their Palestinian counterparts. In our research, we investigated three major fields: Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology. By researching in multiple fields, we were able to establish some key points that address different parts of this complex issue.
Audrey Melton and Allison Zelinskas
- Catholic Nations are the most likely to advocate for the abolishment the death penalty.
- Observed: Catholics Against Capital Punishment.
- Most religious groups prefer life in prison over the death penalty.
- More religions are now opposed to the death penalty than they were in the past.
- Church attendance may be a factor when it comes to support or opposition of the death penalty.
- Persons who view their deity as compassionate are more likely to be opposed to the death penalty.
This poster presents what the Big Brothers-Big Sisters nonprofit organization entails, such as what is their mission is, what types of programs they offer, and why BBBS is so important.
Sebastian Rawl and Kingsford Adjei
Through the literary analysis of eight scholarly writings, we sought to answer our research questions and were able to form hypothesis based on the evidence provided by the authors. From there, we formulated ideas on what we think can and should change in the relationship between religion and race relations.
Poster describes my field experiences in the Dayton-area school districts of Springboro and West Carrollton. During my time at each school, I helped students with disabilities and observed a school resource officer and her duties.
The research explores and uncovers the truths concerning Judaism and its impacts toward peacemaking. It correspondingly exposes the Jewish relationship towards the choice of nonviolence and the commitment to the common good.
Simone Schuller, Deja Tart, Rebekah Beamer, and Kathleen Sebastian
4 paws is a nonprofit organization that trains and places service dogs with children to increase the independence of the child and assist the families.
Why Does This Work Matter? Without volunteers, 4 Paws would be unable to operate as an organization. Kids like the boy to the left who at the age of three was diagnosed with autism and struggles with communication, anxiety, and wandering off would not be able to seek comfort in a service dog.
Though a major aspect of Hinduism is ahimsa, or non-violence, and Islam also admonishes violence, there is often religious conflict in any area that has people of more than one religion. There is an underlying tension between Muslims and Hindus that goes further than just differences in beliefs.
Mission of Mary Cooperative consists of 6 urban farming plots in the Dayton area. It runs a community supported agriculture program that provides access to fresh produce to people living in the food desert of Dayton. The organization focuses on fostering experiential learning, engaging the community in processes of agriculture and food production, and installing gardens in backyards to allow people to grow their own food.