Seniors to Highlight Their Work

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 10:21

Nearly 150 Mount Holyoke seniors will present the results from their independent studies at the annual Senior Symposium Friday, April 20, in the Kendade Science Center. During this daylong event, seniors will share their research on an array of topics. Each student will have 15 minutes to present and to answer questions from the audience.

"Each year, more and more of our seniors choose to present their independent research at Senior Symposium,” says James Harold, associate professor of philosophy and director of the Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts.

“The remarkably rich and varied program this year—the largest ever—includes presentations on nonviolent action in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, immunological ‘wrong turns’ in mice, Internet trolling, a critical assessment of altruism, and higher education reform in Chile. As always, our students' passions are local and global, creative, intellectually deep, and often hands-on. We look forward to a spectacular day."

All members of the Five College community are invited to attend the presentations, which are scheduled from 8:45 am to 5:15 pm in Kendade and Cleveland Halls.