Chad Johnson - Computing and New Media Technologies: "Image Forgery and Deepfake Detection in Computer Investigations"
The ubiquity of image processing leads to ever more convincing image forgeries. This is a growing concern in cybersecurity in all industries. While the potential for automated detection remains, there is no doubt that a trained investigator is and shall remain a critical component in the identification of image and video forgeries. This session will present an investigative process model developed for the processing of digital image evidence particular to the discovery of image forgeries.
A discussion on the experience of translating contemporary Spanish poet Alfonso Brezmes for the university's Cornerstone Press. Selles will present on the landscape of Spanish poetry and provide a reading of several poems both in Spanish and in translations.
Justin Rueb - Psychology: "Revisiting the Educational and Psychological Benefits of Study-Abroad Programs"
Study-abroad programs exist throughout the world, and the United States is a major consumer of these popular programs. This presentation will look at the many psychological and educational benefits for studying in a foreign country to include improved cultural awareness and increased self-confidence. Furthermore, a student research project concerning gratitude, done partially while studying abroad in London, will highlight increased understanding of the differences between American and British cultures. Finally, the presentation will look at the successes of UWSP International Education program concerning a variety of programs as well as total student participation.
Alek Toumi - World Languages & Literatures: "AmericCamus 1959" Albert Camus in America under McCarthyism"
newly published play on Albert Camus: In the 1950s, McCarthyism was
rampant in the U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy encouraged Americans to
denounce imaginary "communist spies" that allegedly infiltrated the
country. During this "red fear," tens of thousands of people were
accused, declared guilty, then fired from work. An unhealthy climate of
hatred and fear has swept over many cities, where young Fascists are
demonstrating. The author of this play imagines Albert Camus in the fall
of 1959, a few months before his death. He goes to the Midwest of the
United States, to the Chicago, IL-Madison, WI area, still seriously
affected by the McCarthy plague.
Ross Tangedal - English: "The Preface: American Authorship in the Twentieth Century"
prefaces are usually seen as unimportant textual asides, Ross Tangedal
repositions the space as one of conflict and compromise, with authors
writing prefaces willingly to better position their books, their
authority, and their legacy for life beyond the first edition. Authors
under investigation include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa
Cather, Ring Lardner, Robert Penn Warren and Toni Morrison.