Undergraduate Symposium presenters May 20 include seven from A&AA

The Sixth Annual Undergraduate Symposium will take place Friday, May 20, in the Global Scholars Hall on the UO campus.

A&AA students presenting their work include:

Above: Global Scholars Hall

• Claire Aubin (History of Art and Architecture), “Legality, Memory, and Monstrosity: An Examination of International Postwar Justice Systems and the Trials of John Demjanjuk,” 6 p.m., Bean Moore Conference Room.

• Carly Bushman (Architecture), “Strain of Black Blood: The Role of the New Negro Movement in Passing,” 6 p.m., Global Scholars Hall Room 130.

• Kiara Kashuba (Planning, Public Policy and Management), “The Plow in a Land of Sand and Sagebrush: Agrarian Ideology as an Agent of Assimilation on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, 1850-1870,” 6 p.m., Global Scholars Hall Room 117.

• Brittany Lang (Material and Product Studies), “Feminine Hygiene in America: What Problems America has Socially, Economically, and Environmentally With Current Products and How to Solve Them: A Study in Product Design and Sustainability,” 3:15 p.m., Global Scholars Hall Room 130.

• Basil Price (Art), “Then Brynhild Laughed: Female Heroism and Changing Tradition in Volsunga Saga,” 3:15 p.m., Global Scholars Hall Room 131.

• Zachary Sherrod (Architecture), “Room for Thought: A Transformation of the Values of Emerson and Einstein,” 6 p.m., Global Scholars Hall Room 130.

• Brandi Wilkens (History of Art and Architecture), “Not Just a Pretty Face: 19th Century Japanese Courtesans and their Influence in Art Exportation,” 3:15 p.m., Global Scholars Hall Room 117.

The year’s symposium features the largest and most diverse cohort of undergraduates to date. The symposium debuted in 2011 with 69 presenters and 40 faculty mentors spanning 20 majors and four colleges, and in its sixth year has grown to 236 presenters and 213 faculty mentors spanning 57 majors and seven colleges. Over the past six years the Symposium has hosted nearly 900 student presenters. 

All poster and creative work presenters are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Global Scholars Hall Great Room, Main Hallway, Library Commons, Bean Moore Conference Room, and Mezzanine Level. Students will be present with their posters and creative work installations during this period and prepared to engage in discussion and short presentations with attendees.

Oral presentations will be delivered during two concurrent sessions scheduled from 3:15-5 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. 

A reception will begin at 5 p.m. in the Global Scholars Hall Great Room and Main Corridor with remarks delivered by Provost Scott Coltrane and Vice Provost Lisa Freinkel at 5:15 p.m.

For more information visit the event website.