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Randolph Hosts First Artists & Scholars Symposium

Two-day event features student work from all disciplines

4/23/2008 11:26:16 AM


LYNCHBURG – Randolph College will host its first Symposium of Artists and Scholars April 25-26.

The symposium features work by Randolph College students representing a variety of disciplines. The opportunity allows students, who were competively selected, the opportunity to present the results of their research, scholarship, and creative work to the entire College community and beyond.

The symposium program begins with a keynote address Friday, April 26 at 1:30. Presentations will occur throughout the day Friday. Saturday’s events begin at 1 p.m.

The two-day symposium, modeled after a typical academic conference, features oral presentations of student research, readings of creative work, musical performances, and exhibitions of student artwork.

Students work selected for the program runs the gamot from dance and musical performances to presentations of scientific research. Research topics range from the environmental impact of electricity deregulation in Virginia to the evaluation of horse personalities.

The symposium concludes with a poster session and reception in Smith Banquet Hall.

The symposium also features a keynote speaker, Francine (Frankie) Trull, founder and president of the Foundation for Biomedical Research. Trull attended R-MWC from 1968-1970. Trull will speak about the value of a liberal arts education.

The Symposium Schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 25

1:30 – 2:15 Keynote Address

Francine (“Frankie”) Leoff Trull ’72
“Nothing is Irrelevant: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education”
Smith Hall Theatre

2:30 – 3:30 Session 1: Dinner, Dawning, and Divas

Wimberly Recital Hall

Dani K. Hansen
“This is the Dawning of the Age of ... Liberal Apostates?”

Leah M. Campbell
“A Naked Lunch and a Bizzare Dinner”

Jennifer Woodward and Stephanie Millholland
“A Taste of American Song”

3:45 – 4:45 Session 2: Defending, Dreaming, and Dancing

Smith Hall Theatre

Marrissa L. Rodriguez
“Defense of Agamemnon under Fire”

Emily M. Miller
“Investigating the Role of Dreams”

Kelly C. Coughlin
“A Dance to the Death: Performances from an Intensive Dance Workshop”

5:00 – 6:00 Session 3: Poster Presentations and Reception

Student Center/Main Hall

Sreya Bagchi, Pusupa Thapa, and Priyanka Uprety

“Creating a Plasmid Construct for the Immortalization of Cells”

Aliyah R. Barrett

“Designing a Lab Activity fro Removing Lead from Soil in Plants”

Wai Sze Cheung

“Optical Spectroscopy of Defects in Yttrium Orthovanadate (YVO 4

Archana Datta

“Remote Sensing to Define the Depth to Bedrock at the Old Hockey Field”

Alexandra B. Knoppel

“Erasing Memories: Effects of Cycloheximide on Memory in Rats”

Matea Osti

”Pathways to Sustainability: Creating an Environmental Checklist for the City of Lynchburg”

Reeju Pokharel
“Why Not Solar?”

Jennifer R. Powers and April D. Birchfield
“Coping Without Control: An Examination of Coping Strategies, Negative and Positive Affect and Illness in College Students”

Himesha Ranamukhaarachchi
“Environmental Impacts of Electricity Deregulation in Virginia”

Saturday, April 26

1:00 – 2: 00 Session 4: Image and Voice — Bodies and Words in Motion

Smith Banquet Hall

Ashley N. Hale
“Family Photos: A Collection of Pictures in Words”

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations