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Manrique, Cecilia
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Cecilia G. Manrique is a full professor who teaches in the Political Science/Public Administration and Women’s Studies Departments at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She received her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. After receiving her doctorate degree, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Quincy University. Her areas of specialization are comparative politics and international relations, especially regarding the developing world. She has published in the fields of immigration and incorporating technology in the political science classroom. She is the author of The Houghton Mifflin Guide to the Internet for Political Science, which is in its second edition. Her most recent publications include a co-authored book with Gabriel Manrique of Winona State University, The Multicultural or Immigrant Faculty in American Higher Education, and a chapter in the book Women Faculty of Color in the White Classroom.

She has been a member of the American Political Science Association (APSA) since 1988, was past President of the Computers and Multimedia Section (now the Information Technology and Politics section) of APSA, and has been Treasurer of the section since 1995. She also serves as Treasurer of the Wisconsin Political Science Association.

Manrique was named University of Wisconsin System Woman of Color in 1996 and YWCA Coulee Region Outstanding Woman in 1997. She has also been twice named Outstanding Advisor for the Central and Northern regions for her work with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society, and named Outstanding Advisor several times at the campus Celebration of Involvement. She is currently serving a second three-year term as Secretary of Golden Key’s International Leadership Council.

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- 10 of 149 reviews

  Identifying informative tweets during a pandemic via a topic-aware neural language model
Gao W., Li L., Tao X., Zhou J., Tao J. World Wide Web 2655-70, 2023.  Type: Article

Years ago, when Twitter was a new social media tool, I reviewed an article for Computing Reviews that looked at how tweets can be used in emergency situations. This new paper follows along similar lines: Twitter can be used to help with spe...

Apr 28 2023  
  Website visual design qualities: a threefold framework
Hartono E., Holsapple C. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems 10(1): 1-21, 2019.  Type: Article

This work contributes to the literature on information systems by studying a theoretical perspective “that integrates three [major] dimensions of artifact visual design quality”: the aesthetic, functional, and symbo...

May 19 2022  
   Toward effective robot-child tutoring: internal motivation, behavioral intervention, and learning outcomes
Ramachandran A., Huang C., Scassellati B. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems 9(1): 1-23, 2019.  Type: Article

Are robots effective learning tools for children? This paper hopes to answer this question. However, the study seems to raise more questions than it answers due to its short time frame (two weeks) and limited participation (29 students...

Jun 7 2021  
  Cybersecurity in Nigeria: a case study of surveillance and prevention of digital crime
Iorliam A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 72 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-030152-09-3)

Many of us have received a message from a “Nigerian prince” or a supposed “friend” in Nigeria. The first one involves an inheritance that the scammer needs to give out right away; in the second, ...

Feb 11 2021  
   Coders: the making of a new tribe and the remaking of the world
Thompson C., Penguin Books, New York, NY, 2019. 448 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-735220-56-0), Reviews: (2 of 2)

As someone who obtained a computer science (CS) degree after finishing a doctorate in political science in the 1980s, I took a walk down memory lane with this book. It was fun to reminisce using the author’s four waves of cod...

Feb 11 2020  
  Revisiting the risks of Bitcoin currency exchange closure
Moore T., Christin N., Szurdi J. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology 18(4): 1-18, 2018.  Type: Article

As someone who has written a few general articles on the topic of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, this review assignment was extremely interesting to me. Because of its specificity, it was interesting to delve into an aspect of currency ...

Mar 26 2019  
  Social interactions in virtual worlds: an interdisciplinary perspective
Lakkaraju K., Sukthankar G., Wigand R., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 452 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-107128-82-8)

As the title implies, this book is a compilation of studies on how virtual worlds may have applications to the real world. The editors claim that readers will find data on how individuals and pairs behave within a game; what patterns o...

Mar 15 2019  
  The application research of digital technology in the education for major of machinery in new engineering background
Bindi Y., Lin W., Huiying L.  ICDTE 2018 (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Digital Technology in Education, Bangkok, Thailand, Oct 10-12, 2018) 1-5, 2018.  Type: Proceedings

From the outset, the title of the paper presents a problem to the reader. The same goes for much of its grammar throughout. For this paper to be useful and readable to a wider audience, the authors will need to undertake some major rev...

Mar 13 2019  
   Reshaping the African Internet
Fanou R., Valera F., Francois P., Dhamdhere A. Computer Communications 113(C): 25-42, 2017.  Type: Article

When the focus of one’s teaching happens to relate to a topic that one is reviewing, it is a good way to share knowledge from one field to another. I happen to be teaching a course on African government and politics this seme...

Nov 30 2018  
  Context-aware trust network extraction in large-scale trust-oriented social networks
Liu G., Liu Y., Liu A., Li Z., Zheng K., Wang Y., Zhou X. World Wide Web 21(3): 713-738, 2018.  Type: Article

The power of social media is often taken for granted. We know that it has been used to advertise, to politicize, to inform, and to educate. But at times such information seems to be targeted at a particular audience, so that one gets t...

Oct 1 2018  
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