Virginia Commonwealth University

Center for Integrative Mediterranean Studies 6th International Conference

Conference Program

Unless otherwise noted, all program activities will take place in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom, 907 Floyd Avenue.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome
R. McKenna Brown, Executive Director, Global Education Office
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Session I: Sports and Society
Commonwealth Ballroom B

Egyptian Ultras and the Uprising
Faeda Totah, Virginia Commonwealth University

The Power of Sport: The Analysis of a Coaching Program’s Impact on Cultural Understanding
Carrie LeCrom and Brendan Dwyer, Virginia Commonwealth University

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Atlantis Film Presentation
Oliver Speck, Virginia Commonwealth University
Student presenters: Eloísa Ranea Palma, José Antonio Rodríguez, Daniel Trice
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch: Shafer Court Compass Room
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session II: Reports on Summer Sports Events
Commonwealth Ballroom B

La organización de eventos deportivos internacionales universitarios
Manuel Torres Aguilar, Universidad de Córdoba

Sports and Universities: An International Twinning Event
Patrizia Marcella Scalisi, Università degli Studi di Messina

Sport: Sustainable Practice
Letterio Guglielmo, Università degli Studi di Messina

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Student Poster Display & Coffee Break
Virginia Rooms C-D
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conference Reception
Scott House, 909 West Franklin Street

Friday, September 14, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Session III: Sports and Health Sciences
Commonwealth Ballroom B

Prescription of exercise as an instrument of prevention and therapy
Giuseppe Anastasi, L. Maggauda, F. Speciale, Università degli Studi di Messina

Sport Assisted Living
Antonino Artemisia, Università degli Studi di Messina

Cardiovascular adaptations to exercise in paralympic athletes with locomotor impairments
Marco Bernardi, University of Rome

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Session IV: Freedom and Social Memory
Commonwealth Ballroom B

Mediterranean versus North American Concept of Emancipation of Slavery
Bernardo Piciché, Virginia Commonwealth University

Van Gogh’s struggle for a new spirituality and an art for the future under the Mediterranean sun
Clifford Edwards, Virginia Commonwealth University

Foreign policy during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco regime
Manuel Torres Aguilar and Fernando López Mora, Universidad de Córdoba

The Collective Memory of the Republican Cause in Franco’s Spain
Javier Fernandez Galeano, The New School University of New York

Slavery and Popular Memory in Britain: Research, Creativity and Controversy
Madge Dresser, University of the West of England

Memory moulded from trauma
Rozena Maart, University of KwaZulu-Natal

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch: Shafer Court Compass Room
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CIMS Business Meeting
Alumni Boardroom
5:00 p.m. Keynote Address with World Affairs Council
Grand Ballroom at the Jefferson Hotel