C-SoDA Holds First In-Person Event Since the Start of Covid

C-SoDA Holds First In-Person Event Since the Start of Covid

As the University started the semester of fully in-person classes for the first time since the start of the Covid pandemic, C-SoDA held a welcome back event. “C-SoDA’s Kick-Off Tent event and Poster session” was held on Thompson lawn where the Center’s new Director, Bruce Desmarais introduced the new personnel and spoke about the changes that have happened over the last two years. Immediately following was a poster session presented by:

Muhammed Cifci, PhD Student, Department of Political Science, Poster title: “Political Reaction to Economic Globalization.”
Xinyu (Ginny) Wang, PhD Student, College of Information, Sciences, and Technology, Poster title: “U.S. State Legislators’ Anti-vaccine Rhetoric on Twitter.”
Cassandra Tai, Postdoctoral Scholar, C-SoDA, Poster title: “Examining States’ Public Health Failures by Measuring Trust Cross Countries and Over Time.”
Rachel Peng, PhD Student, College of Communications, Poster title: “Understanding information needs during COVID-19: A comparison study between an online health community and a Q&A website.”
Ryan Wang, PhD Student, College of Communications, Poster title: “The Trump effect: Did Trump fuel the toxicity in the Twitterverse?”
Liang Yun, PhD Student, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Poster title: “How does the COVID-19 pandemic impact national park visitation? A gravity model analysis by mobile device data.”
Michael Burnham, PhD Student, Department of Political Science, Poster title: “Stance Detection: A General Framework and Applications With Zero-Shot Classifiers.”
Isaac Pollert, Postdoctoral Scholar, C-SoDA, Poster title: “Things Have Changed in the South: The Role of Shelby v Holder in Election Administration Policy Choice”
Chris Julien, PhD Student, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Poster title: “Terrorist Attacks and Domestic, Diffuse Terrorism: The Shifting Discourse of the Manosphere.”

Attendees shared a meal while discussing with the presenters their posters and research. We would like to thank everyone who stopped by and made the event a huge success.

8/7/2022