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Symposium to highlight undergraduate research

October 23, 2007

Nearly 100 students from varied disciplines will demonstrate the broad range of academic inquiry being pursued by undergraduates at Wake Forest University during a research symposium Oct. 26 in conjunction with Family Weekend.

The symposium will be from 3 to 5 p.m. in Rooms 401, 407 and 409 at the Benson University Center and is free and open to the public.

Undergraduate research to be presented ranges from the tiny to the expansive, from the local to the international and from the contemporary to the distant past.  Examples include a study of brain neurons in honeybees, a comparison of urban greenways in London and Paris, an analysis of presidential rhetoric and approval ratings, an examination of how different people remember the “Greensboro massacre,” and an archeological study of a pre-Columbian village on the southern coast of Puerto Rico.

Participating departments include anthropology, art, biology, chemistry, communication, computer science, health and exercise science, history, mathematics, music, physics, political science, psychology, Romance languages and sociology.

The event is made possible by support from the Office of the Dean of the College, the Office of Summer Sessions, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and a gift from Medical Mutual Insurance Company in recognition of Catherine Harris and Ralph Peeples.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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