June 5, 2023

UMW Students Present Research at Annual Symposium, April 25

Hundreds of University of Mary Washington students will present their research as part of the annual Undergraduate Student Research and Creativity Symposium on Friday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event celebrates excellence in undergraduate student research by giving students the opportunity to share their work with faculty, their peers and the public.

Every year, students showcase their work at the Research and Creativity Symposium.

Every year, students showcase their work at the Research and Creativity Symposium.

Hui Cao, professor of applied physics and physics at Yale University, will present a keynote lecture on Thursday, April 24 to kick-off the symposium. Cao’s lecture, “Structural Color – Origin and Evolution,” will be held at 7 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 100.

The symposium, in its eighth year at UMW, will feature oral presentations, poster sessions, art exhibits, and theatrical and music performances from numerous disciplines across the university. Diverse oral and poster presentations will be held in Jepson Hall; geography, history and American studies presentations will be held in Monroe Hall; a mindfulness gallery and religion talks will be held in Trinkle Hall; English, linguistics, and communication presentations will be held in in Combs Hall as part of the Kemp Symposium; and art history senior presentations will be held in Melchers Hall. Students will perform original music compositions and scenes from several plays in duPont Hall’s Studio 115.

The Undergraduate Student Research and Creativity Symposium is funded by the Class of 1959 Endowment. For a full schedule and list of student presentations, visit http://cas.umw.edu/student-research-and-creativity-symposium/.

Students Showcase Work at Kemp Symposium, 4/25-4/26

Students majoring in English, linguistics and communication will present their work at the ninth annual William Kemp Symposium, held in Combs Hall on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26. The more than 15 presentations range from “A College Students’ Guide to Social Media” to “Language and Gender” to “Tolkein and Four UMW Critics.”

On Thursday, April 25, the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication will hold its induction ceremony for Lambda Iota Tau, a national literature honor society. The induction will include the Taddesse Adera Memorial Address by Assistant Professor of English Danny Tweedy entitled “The Importance of Literature.” The induction and lecture will be held in Combs Hall, Room 139 at 5 p.m.

The symposium will conclude on Friday with the department picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. at 1201 William St.

A full schedule, with times and locations for each presentation, is available in PDF format.