It’s Undergraduate Research Week, as resolved by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. Across the nation, colleges and universities will be highlighting student research projects and hosting events this week to discuss the importance of research in undergraduate education.
At Augsburg, we will mark this week with a series of events including Zyzzogeton, the annual celebration of student research and creativity. Events will be held Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, Apr. 15 at 4:30 p.m., we also will recognize Day and Weekend graduating seniors who have achieved departmental or Latin honors as well as those who have been inducted into national honor societies at the honors convocation ceremony.
In addition, mathematics professor John Zobitz and Jeremy Anthony, a senior mathematics major, will meet with Minnesota’s Congressional representatives and present Anthony’s research work at the Council of Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill event on Wednesday, Apr. 13 in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, April 13
10:20-10:40 a.m. Prelude and Postlude in Chapel
Kate Adornato, flute; Anna Peterson, oboe; and Sam Cantrall
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Becky Shaheen, Music
“Exploring Techniques to Express Poetry Through Music by Analyzing Successful Art Songs and Experimental Composition”
Thomas Westcott, Religion
“The Extraordinary Way of the Cross: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s View of Loving the Enemy and Responsible Action”
Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Over 70 posters featuring undergraduate research and creative projects
Part of the two-week marathon reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses
Lindell Library, Room 301
Thursday, April 14
Boneshaker Books (Franklin and 23rd Avenues)
Elle Thoni, Theater for Social Change
“Give Me Your Hands, If We Be Friends: Performing Shakespeare with Haitian Youth”
Nathaniel Schenheit, Mathematical Economics
“An Economic Analysis of School Resources and Student Achievement”
Murphy Square Writers and Friends: An Open Mic
(5 minute limit)
Mississippi Riverbank (S. 4th Street and W. River Parkway)
Kou Lee, Music
Augsburg College Theater Department
Susan Druck’s students in Liederabend, a recital