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2006 - American Political Science Association Words: unavailable || 
1. Tannehill Lodigiani, Aimee. "Help for the Connected?: The Effects of International Network Connections on Third-Party Interventions in Intra-State Conflict" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott, Loews Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <>
Publication Type: Proceeding

2011 - National Women's Studies Association Words: 86 words || 
2. Hernandez, Christine. "Connections for Transformation: Connecting Feminist Research Methods with Critical Race Theory" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women's Studies Association, SHERATON HOTEL (DOWNTOWN) ATLANTA, Atlanta, GA, <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <>
Publication Type: Poster
Abstract: This poster employs feminist methods and critical race theory to interrogate the role that history/heritage months have on the climate on university campuses. For example, the research raises questions about the role of history/heritage months on the collective identity of the campus, the collective identity of marginalized groups, and the overall campus climate. The conclusions suggest that whereas history/heritage months may contribute to a positive collective identity for marginalized groups, there are environmental effects that limit the overall impact on the wider campus climate.

2012 - International Communication Association Words: 110 words || 
3. Burns, David. "Connecting the Dots: How Social Media Connects Emergency Responders, Aid Organizations, and Communities During Disasters" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ, <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <>
Publication Type: Session Paper
Abstract: The headline from a 2009 UK newspaper read, “Girls trapped in storm drain use Facebook to call for help…instead of calling emergency services.” Luckily, a schoolmate saw the status update and summoned aid. Stories like this share a common thread: people in trouble turn to what they believe is the quickest way to get help -- their preferred social media tool.
This same social media technology has spawned numerous community volunteer efforts that have been instrumental in adding vital and accurate information used by first responders. Additionally, growing networks of communities want to assist in times of emergency, and they are using social media tools to organize and deliver aid.

2017 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
4. Wellman, Barry., Quan-Haase, Anabel., Mo, Guang Ying., Wang, Helen Hua. and Zhang, Alice (Renwen). "Connected Seniors: How Connected Seniors: How Older Adults Exchange Social Support On and Offline" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, Aug 12, 2017 Online <PDF>. 2019-07-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Our research is part of our fourth East York project, examining the role of digital media in how older adults mobilize social support. We focus here on 42 interviews with older adults 65+, residing in the Toronto locality of East York. We find that digital media help in the mobilization process of social support and strengthen existing social ties both with close and distant contacts. This is especially important for those who—or their companions—have limited mobility. Once older adults start to use digital media, the technology becomes routinely incorporated into their lives. They use digital media as well as telephoning to maintain existing relationships, but not to develop new ones. Companionship is the predominant type of support exchanged. Contradicting fears that digital media is inadequate for meaningful contact, the participants consider digital media to provide ‘real’, not ‘token’, support. Those older adults who use digital media to communicate add their exchange of support to that which they provide in-person and by telephone. Our research suggests that efforts need to be placed in strengthening existing networks, rather than in establishing interventions that are outside of older adults pre-existing ties. Learning how to master technology is in itself a form of social support mobilization that provides opportunities to strengthen older adults’ networks.

2015 - Advocating for the Silenced: The Educators’ Vocation Words: 134 words || 
5. Blair, Heidi. "Connective Technologies: Connecting Students, Faculty, K-12 Mentors, and Data In Support of Growth" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Advocating for the Silenced: The Educators’ Vocation, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, Feb 13, 2015 <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <>
Publication Type: Roundtable Format
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: What is possible when you leverage the power of connective technologies to drive practice in teacher education preparation forward? The presenters would like to start a conversation about what is possible now and what we can vision for the future. What are connective technologies and what innovations in teacher preparation are possible because of them. As a launching point for the conversation, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Arizona State University will share the suite of technologies they have developed to meet current needs and enable future innovation. The suite, referred to at the Connective Technologies Suite, includes a data dashboard, mobile data collection app and the Professional Learning Library. A demonstration system and tour of the components will end with an invitation to attendees to share the technologies they have implemented.

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