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Undergraduate Research Seminars in the Humanities

Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Room

Fridays at 3:30 p.m.

University Honors, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Undergraduate Research work together to coordinate the Undergraduate Research Seminar in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

This seminar offers a formal venue for undergraduates to share their original research in these fields of study. A forum of student presenters, student attendees, and faculty attendees discuss and improve the presenters' research projects, introducing undergraduate researchers to the value of exchange and collaboration in the production of knowledge in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Particular attention is given to projects lending themselves to interdisciplinary and international inquiries.

All interested undergraduate students are welcome to attend. Seating in the Hall Center's conference room is limited, so come early!

Fall 2015

September 25

Nadia Vossoughi, Sociology and Psychology

  • A Look at Tehrangeles: interviews with second generation Iranian Americans about Community

Elli Rao, English

  • Violent Desire in Philip Roth's American Pastoral

October 23

Rebecca Kurtz, Eugenia Hernandez-Ruiz, Megan McCluskey, Alyssa Ott, Music Therapy

  • Developing a unified terminology for music interventions in healthcare settings

December 4

Jake Doerr, History and Classics

  • Modern urban history in the Rust Belt

Ashlie Koehn, Environmental studies, Economics, and International studies

  • An analysis of the German industry and their respective pollution count production

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