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Baruch Students Take Part in International Conference of Undergraduate Research

NEW YORK, NY- October 1, 2014  - On September 23, 2014 Baruch College undergraduates participated for the first time in the annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR), organized through an alliance of Monash University in Australia and the University of Warwick in the UK.

This conference brings together undergraduates at universities around the world to present their original work to each other via teleconferencing on simultaneous panels over a 24-hour period. The other participants are Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, the University of Western Australia, and the University of Washington. 

Two Baruch undergraduates presented their original research papers to a local audience in the Baruch Library and to other undergraduate presenters and an audience at Warwick University linked up in real time via teleconferencing. These participants on both sides of the Atlantic all joined in a lively question and answer sessions following each panel.

Baruch participants were Psychology major Renee Cotsis, who presented "White and Asian Difference in Overall Sense of Belonging and Intent to Pursue Math," and recent graduate in Political Science Daniel Sungmo Yang, who presented "In Search of Truth and Justice: South Korea’s Delayed Democratization." They were joined by a recent Warwick graduate now pursuing an MA at MIT, Edward Woodward, who came to Baruch to present his paper on "America's Covert Wars: Secrets, Contradictions and Paradoxes."

This conference was a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates to showcase their work in a professional setting to an international audience. It also demonstrated how BCTC can use our instructional technology in innovative ways, particularly to foster global connections.

For more information about the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) visit or contact History Chair Katherine Pence at




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Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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