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Contributed by Hillary Barrett on 04/07/2009
Kicking off the inauguration of President Thomas R. Rochon will be the 13th annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium. This year's symposium will be held in the Campus Center (Emerson Suites, North Foyer, Clark Lounge, Klingenstein Lounge, and Taughannock Falls Meeting Room) on Thursday, April 16, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.
A program of presentations by students from all five schools and the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies will feature work they have accomplished in collaboration with a faculty sponsor.
Research projects in anthropology, art history, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, psychology, history, legal studies, economics, environmental studies, health sciences, communication, and business; plus original written works, musical performances, art works, and video projects will be presented. The presentations are a result of course work, independent studies and research projects, seminars, and honors projects.
A program of oral presentations, poster sessions, showings, and performances will continue throughout the day. Over 120 presentations involving work by more than 100 students will constitute the program.
A reception for the student presenters, faculty sponsors, and conveners in recognition of their work will be held in the Emerson Lounge at 4:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.