Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

Allen, A. & Silka, L. (2006). Invited workshop on community-based participatory research.  Workshop presented to MAConnect Coalitions, Dana Farber Cancer Researchers and Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, Framingham, Massachusetts, October 19, 2006.

Barry, S. Facilitating Overall Program Design for Sustainability: Increasing College Awareness. (2006).  Paper presented at the New England GEARUP Conference, Leominster, MA, October, 2005.

Barry, S.; Daley, L.; Porter, L.; & Tucker, B. (2006). Partnerships for Success in Math GEAR UP Lowell. Poster presented at NCCEP/GEAR UP National Conference, Washington, DC, July 2006.

Beck, J.; Kim, H. J.; Martin, M.; Silka, L.; Testa, D.; & Yanco, H. (2007) Artbotics: The challenge of new partnerships. Presented at International CITA Conference: Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve The Promise?, Lowell, Massachusetts, April 27, 2007.

Cleghorn, D., Grullon, M., Koch-Weser, S., Roelofs, C., Siemons, R., Silka, L., and Thomas, C. (2007). A community and universities working together to change the approach to research partnerships. Presented at International CITA Conference: Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve The Promise?, Lowell, Massachusetts, April 27, 2007.

Forrant, R., & Silka, L. (2005). Inside and Out: Universities and Sustainable Development.  Presentation to Worcester Communiversity, October, 2005.

Kim, H. J., Martin, F., Silka, L. ,Yanco, H., Beck, J., Coluntino, D., and Testa, D. (2007). Artbotics: The challenge of new partnerships. Presented at International CITA Conference: Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve The Promise?, Lowell, Massachusetts, April 26, 2007.

Liang, S; Pot, M; Toof, R.; & Laskey, A (2006). Cambodian community health 

2010: Community approaches to eliminating health disparities. Presentation at Fifth biennial conference of the international Society of Critical Health Psychology, July 20, 2007.

Porter, L.; Sim, S.; Addae, A. M.; Phan, H.; Chan, N.; Kham, K.; Perez, J.; Sannoh, A.; & Tivey, M. (2006). Using high school students as tutors and mentors. Workshop presented at the New England GEAR UP Conference, Leominster, MA, October 27th, 2006.

Silka, L. (2007). Strengthening community-university engagement: The UML experience. Presentation at Australian Universities Community Engagement Association (AUCEA) Annual Conference, Alice Spring, Northern Territories, Australia.

Silka, L. (2006). Transnational ethical considerations in research partnerships.  Paper presented in D. M. Mertens (Convenor) Global Diversity, Ethics, and Politics at 2nd International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champagne-Urbana, Illinois, May 5, 2006.

Silka, L. (2005). Building cultural competent research partnerships.  Paper presented in G. Hall (Convenor) Managing Ethics in Cross-Cultural Treatment Research.  American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington DC, August, 2005.

Silka, L. (2005).  Building Strong Community-University Partnerships.  Invited Workshop to Massachusetts Campus Compact, Worcester, Massachusetts, December 15, 2005.

Silka, L.; Grigg-Saito, D.; Liang, S.; & Toof, R. (2007). Cambodian Community Health 2010: Seven Years, Seven Lessons.  Workshop presented at the 10th Annual Community-Campus Partnerships for Health.  Toronto, Canada, April 11, 2007.

Silka, L. et al. (2007) When the community is a school: Strategies for partnership success. Presented at International CITA Conference: Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve The Promise?, Lowell, Massachusetts, April 26, 2007.

Silka, L., Grigg-Saito, D., Laskey, A., Liang, S., Och, S., Toof, R., & Wall, M. (2007). From Data to Policy and Practice: The Cambodian Community Health 2010 Experience.  Presented at Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, California, February 23. 2007.

Silka, L., & Renault-Caragianes, P. (2006).  Research Ethics with Underserved Groups.  Workshop presented at Community Campus Partnerships for Health National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June 3, 2006.

Silka, L., Turcotte, D., Boyer, D., Buxbaum, L., Renault-Caragianes, P. & Villareal, J. (2007). Community university partnerships: Achieving the promise in the face of changing goals, changing funding patterns, and competing priorities. Paper presented at the International CITA Conference: Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve The Promise? Lowell, Massachusetts, April 27, 2007.

Toof, R., Wall, M., & Liang, S. (2006). Cultural Adaptations for Program Evaluation: Lessons from a Cambodian Community Health Program. Poster presented at Community-Campus Partnerships for Health National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June 3, 2006.

Toomey, D. Presentation to Host the 12th Annual Grassroots Radio Conference. Eleventh Annual Grassroots Radio Conference, Madison, WI, August 2006. 

Tucker, B.; & Barry, S. (2006). Making Use of Community Partners to Enhance GEAR UP Efforts. Presentation at GEAR UP New England Regional Conference, Leominster, MA, October 2006.

Turcotte, D. (2007). Case studies in sustainable housing. Paper presented at UMass Lowell Qualitative Research Network’s Research Sharing Day, Lowell, MA, May 9, 2007.

Turcotte, D. (2007). Cases in sustainable housing.  Paper presented at the Sustainable Urbanism Conference, Texas A & M, College Station, Texas, April 2, 2007.

Turcotte, D. (2007). Sustainable housing. Invited presentation at El Colegio de Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico, January 18, 2007.

Turcotte, D. (2007). A Framework for Sustainable Housing Development in the U.S.  Paper presented at Second World Planning Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, July 2006.

Turcotte, D. (2006). A Framework for Sustainable Housing Development in the U.S.  Paper presented at the Planners Network Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2006.

Turcotte, D., & Tilly, C. (2006). Incorporating Community Development Work into a Planning Education, Coordinators’ Perspectives: What have we learned?  Paper presented at the Planners Network Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2006.

Turcotte, D., Villareal, J., & Bermingham C. (2006). The benefits of building green: Recommendations for green programs and incentives for the city of Lowell. Green Building Forum, Lowell, MA. December, 2006.

Yanco, H. A., Kim, H. J., Martin, F. G., & Silka, L. (2007): Artbotics: Combining art and robotics to broaden participation in computer science.  Presented at American Association for Artificial Intelligence Conference.