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Daniel Gorman Jr.

Daniel Gorman Jr. is a historian, teacher, and consultant.

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Undergraduate Work

This page provides an archive of academic and cocurricular work I did as an undergraduate at the University of Rochester.

Peer-Reviewed Undergraduate Papers

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • “Toward the Evening Star: The Rochester Origins of the Latter-day Saints.” Conference Paper and Poster Presentation (Winner of the Deans’ Award and Professors’ Award), Undergraduate Research Exposition, University of Rochester, April 18, 2014.

  • “Candid Ken and the Cuban Crisis: Senator Kenneth Keating, the Red Menace, and the Missile Crisis of 1962.” 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2014. http://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/Final_Program_small.pdf.

  • “Mr. Moyers Goes To Myth Land: The Power of Myth Revisited.” 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2014. http://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/Final_Program_small.pdf. Also: Poster Presentation, Undergraduate Research Exposition, University of Rochester, April 19, 2013. http://uofrphoto.smugmug.com/Events/2013-Events/2013-04-19-Undergraduate/29062877_QqmcTP#!i=2473180477&k=2F8jkFn&lb=1&s=A.

  • “Practical Religious Pluralism: Building Interfaith Community on Campus.” Co-author and co-presenter, with Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough, F. Bawany, A. Marans, S. Merrill, I. Pershing, S. Salazar, and B. Walters. 2014 Diversity Conference, University of Rochester, March 28, 2014.

  • “The Joy of Piracy: Ned Buntline, Mark Twain, and the Black Avenger of the Spanish Main.” 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, April 12, 2013. http://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/NCUR_program_2013_for_web.pdf. Also: Deans’ Award, Undergraduate Research Exposition, University of Rochester, April 20, 2012.

  • “Giving Us Courage: The Political Rhetoric of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.” 26th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, March 29, 2012. https://www.weber.edu/wsuimages/ncur2012/ncur-032712.pdf. Also: Deans’ Award, Undergraduate Research Exposition, University of Rochester, April 15, 2011.

Blogs

Presentations

  • “How My Major in the Humanities Has Influenced My Life.” Guest speaker. Rettner Hall, University of Rochester, October 25, 2013.

  • “No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education.” Panelist. Interfaith Chapel, Meliora Weekend 2013, University of Rochester, October 12, 2013.

  • “Research: Get Involved, Get Ahead” — The First Phi Kappa Tau/Journal of Undergraduate Research Symposium. Panelist. Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, September 12, 2013.

  • “Research Opportunities.” Panelist. Freshman Orientation, University of Rochester, August 28, 2013. Also: During two previous Freshman Orientations (August 24, 2012 and August 25, 2011).

  • Opening Event for Travel Stories: 19th Century – Present. Guest speaker. Welles-Brown Room, University of Rochester Libraries, April 28, 2013.

  • “21st-Century Academic Libraries: The Power of Collaboration!” Co-presenter. The Highlands At Pittsford (Senior Living Community), Pittsford, NY, January 15, 2013.

  • “Playing Fast and Slow: A Brief History of American Popular Music, 1890-1990.” Lecturer. No Jackets Required Music Performance Group’s Fall Lecture, University of Rochester, October 16, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3nI_tggvyw&feature=plcp.

  • The Post Family Papers Project: Conversations Among 19th-Century Revolutionaries – Student and Faculty Panel Discussion at the Launch Event. Panelist. Hawkins-Carlson Room, University of Rochester Libraries, September 13, 2012.

Contributions to public exhibits at the University of Rochester Libraries

Undergraduate Leadership

  • Creative Director for Spring 2014 Concert, University of Rochester No Jackets Required Music Performance Group, December 2013–February 2014.

  • Senior Orientation Volunteer, University of Rochester Freshman Orientation, August–September 2013. Also: Orientation Volunteer, August–September 2011 and 2012.

  • Vice President, University of Rochester Students’ Association for Interfaith Cooperation, April 2013–May 2014.

  • President, U.R. Protestant Chapel Community, April 2012–May 2013.

  • Steering Committee, U.R. Protestant Chapel Community, April 2011–April 2012.

Media Appearances, including Journalism

Employment

  • Archival Research Assistant for Prof. Margarita S. Guillory, University of Rochester Dept. of Religion & Classics, May–July 2013.

  • HOUR Program Researcher, University of Rochester Dept. of History, February–May 2013: I produced an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources for Prof. Theodore Brown’s Ringworm, Irradiation, and History project.

  • Freshman Fellow, University of Rochester Residential Life, August 2012–May 2013: I lived in a freshman dormitory, organizing programs about academics, leadership, and volunteer service throughout the school year.