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Union students to present research at 9th annual Scholarship Symposium May 1

Union senior Whitney Williams presents her research during last year's Scholarship Symposium. (Photo by Victoria Stargel)
Union senior Whitney Williams presents her research during last year's Scholarship Symposium. (Photo by Victoria Stargel)

JACKSON, Tenn.April 30, 2012 – More than 250 students from 22 disciplines will present research findings May 1 as part of Union University’s Scholarship Symposium.

The university’s Undergraduate Research Program sponsors the annual event. Presentations are open to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed a collaborative, innovative scholarly project during the current academic year.

The program’s goal is to provide students with the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor on a research project. More than 50 faculty members participated with students in this year’s symposium.

“Research and scholarly investigation at Union University provide students and faculty mentors the opportunity to explore creative ways to expand existing knowledge and share the anticipation of discovery,” said Randall Phillips, director of research at Union. “The commitment of Union’s faculty to student learning and student inquiry is pervasive. The enthusiasm that students exhibit is evidenced by the outcomes they report and the result of a special learning partnership between student, faculty and Union University.”

Among the presentations scheduled:

About 125 presentations will be held at various locations around campus all afternoon, beginning with poster displays at 12:30 p.m. in the Carl Grant Events Center.

More information, including a complete schedule and program, is available at www.uu.edu/events/uuss.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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