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Undergraduate Research Symposium Showcases Scholarship and Creative Activity

Posted by Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville on Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014

Event Date/Time: Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 9:30 am
End Date/Time: Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 4:30 pm
Location: Morris Campus


University of Minnesota, Morris students will present their research, creative, and scholarly work during the 14th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) on Saturday, April 12. This is the only event on campus that celebrates student achievement across all disciplines.

The event is free and open to the public. Posters and visual displays will be available for viewing in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall from 9:30–11 a.m. URS Co-Chair Jimmy Schryver, associate professor of art history, and Chancellor Jacqueline R. Johnson will welcome guests at 10 a.m. in Oyate Hall. Oral presentations will begin at 11 a.m. in Science, Imholte Hall, and Humanities Fine Arts (HFA).

A second welcome in the HFA Recital Hall by Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean Bart Finzel will be followed by remarks from University of Minnesota Vice President for Research Brian Herman. This will be followed in turn by a feature presentation from 1:30–2:15 p.m., also in the Recital Hall. Afternoon performance presentations will take place in the Edward J. & Helen Jane Morrison Gallery, the Recital Hall, and the Black Box Theatre from 2:30-3:30. Additional oral presentations will take place in Imholte Hall from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The URS organization and selection process is a collaborative effort of students, faculty, and staff. Funding for this activity is generously provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean, the University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), and the Divisions of Education, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences.

Additional information, including the program and abstract booklet and a detailed schedule, is available at morris.umn.edu/urs.