Posted: March 18, 2008
Updated: April 10, 2008, Post News Story, Photo Gallery
One hundred and eighteen Mount Holyoke seniors will present research on subjects as diverse as recent immigration policy in Italy, the thermal structure of the Adirondack Mountains, and Christian missionary work in the fifth and sixth centuries, at the third annual Senior Symposium on Friday, April 4. The event will take place from 10 am to 6 pm in designated lecture halls and classrooms in the Science Center.
The senior symposium has become a popular and festive event, drawing standing-room-only crowds of family, friends, and faculty. Each presenting student will discuss her research and field questions from the audience. The Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts, in cooperation with other offices on campus, is organizing the program.
"This year's Senior Symposium highlights the depth, intensity, and enthusiasm that our students and faculty bring to academics and research," said Lois Brown, associate professor of English and director of the Weissman Center. "We look forward to a day that invigorates us all and illuminates the initiatives and intellectual drive that make Mount Holyoke the enriching school that it is." The Weissman Center is especially proud of the increasingly interactive technological support for students and faculty, as well as the new symposium materials such as an interactive Web schedule and an overview of student presenters that includes images of all symposium students and details about their work.
All members of the Mount Holyoke College and Five College communities are invited to attend. Morning pastries, coffee, and afternoon appetizers will be served in the Kendade atrium.