Arts & Sciences' Annual Student Symposium set for April 15

April 8, 2011

The School of Arts & Sciences will host its 26th annual Student Symposium on Friday, April 15 at the Modlin Center for the Arts. The symposium celebrates student and faculty collaborative achievement in research and the creative arts and will include 223 oral and poster presentations this year, featuring the work of 328 students.

Student presenters have participated in an independent research experience, such as a summer research fellowship, an independent study project, performance or senior art exhibit, under the mentorship of a faculty member in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Ten-minute oral presentations and one-hour poster presentations take place from 1:30 to 5 p.m. A full schedule of presentations is available online. Artwork will be on display in the Modlin Center’s Harnett Museum of Art, accompanied by gallery talks by the artists.

Presentations vary widely with topics that range from the psychology surrounding dieting setbacks to novel ladder polymers to Civil War loyalties to the excavation of human remains in a Byzantine church.

Awards will be given to the best student papers and accomplishments in the creative arts.