LSC researchers present more than a dozen papers at summer conferences

LSC graduate student and faculty researchers will give more than a dozen research presentations at conferences over the course of the summer in the U.S. and abroad. Topics range from cross-cultural analysis of climate change perceptions to incivility in online comments effects on political participation and factors contributing to volunteer commitment to a stream monitoring program:

Akin, H. (2012, August). Concern about climate change: A cross-national analysis of political, cultural, and media influences. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL. Top student paper honor by ComSHER [Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk] division of AEJMC.

Akin, H. (2012, May). Cultural values, religiosity, and Indonesians’ assessment about the risk of global warming. Communication and Community. Presented at the International Communication Association (Environmental Communication Interest Group). Phoenix, AZ.

*Anderson, A. A., Xenos, M., A.;, Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2012, August). Caustic comments: Measuring incivility in online comments and testing its effects on political participation. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Political Communication Division). Chicago, IL.

*Cacciatore, M. A., Yeo, S. K., Su, L. Y-F., Choi, D-H., Xenos, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., Anderson, A. A., Kim, J., & Corley, E. A. (2012, August). Is Facebook making us dumber? Exploring social media use as a predictor of political knowledge. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (Political Communication Interest Group). Chicago, IL.

Choi, D.-H., Cacciatore, M. A., Kim, S.-H. (2012, August). The roles of emotions and news media on political participation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Iverson, C. (2012, June). Persuasive presentations. Breakout session presented at 2012 Wisconsin State Prevention Conference. Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Li, N. & Brossard, D. (2012, May). Do conflicting cues create uncertainty and fear? Exploring the effects of balanced news on perceptions of nanotechnology. Paper presented at the ICA (International Communication Association) 2012 Convention. Mass Communication Division. Phoenix, AZ.

**Hopke, J. E. (2012, May). The political ecology of mediating environmental activism beyond the nation-state. Paper presented at the annual congress of the Latin American Studies Association (Culture, Power and Political Subjectivities track). San Francisco, CA.

Shaw, B. & Isham, A. (2012, June). How to use iPods and smart phones with audio content to support people in recovery. Paper presented to the 2012 State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS) National Conference and Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) Summit in New Orleans, LA.

Shaw, B., Akin, H., & Stepenuck, K. (May 2012). Factors associated with ongoing commitment to a volunteer stream monitoring program. Paper presented to the 8th Natural Resource Extension Professionals Conference. Hendersonville, NC.

*Su, L. Y.-F., Li, N., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, August). Seeking information about complex science: The interplay of risk-benefit perceptions and prior knowledge. Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Communication (Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division). Chicago, IL.

Turville-Heitz, M. (2012, July). Legitimacy & power: A rebuttal in grassroots resistance. Paper presented at the Science in the Public conference. University College London, UK.

*Yeo, S. K., Runge, K. K., Li, N., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, May). The opinion dynamics surrounding nuclear energy in the U.S.: Exploring the interplay of risk perceptions, values, mass media use and knowledge on public support for nuclear energy. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Orlando, FL.

*This material is based upon work supported by grants from the National Science Foundation to the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (Grant No. SES-0531194) and the UW-Madison Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center in Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale (Grant No. SES-DMR-0832760). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

**This material is based upon fieldwork supported by a Nave Short-term Field Research Grant from the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies program at UW-Madison.