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2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 18, 2017, 9:00 am7:00 pm

10349944_425902167556903_3610227624159589777_nUO English majors and related minors will be representing the department at the 7th Annual Undergraduate Symposium this Thursday, May 18 in the Erb Memorial Union from 9:00am-7:30pm. Come support undergraduate research in English.

The Undergraduate Symposium debuted in 2011 includes 292 presenters and 177 faculty mentors spanning 60 majors and eight colleges.

A catered reception will begin at 5:00pm in the EMU Ballroom Lobby with welcome remarks by the organizers and a brief keynote address by Benjamín Aleman, Assistant Professor of Physics. The reception offers a great opportunity to mingle and interact directly with student presenters.

The Symposium concludes at 7:00pm with the announcement of the award winners (with six different awards offered) and the presenter group portrait.

Here’s the event program.

Here’s a list of the exciting research presentations by UO English majors:

  • Tucker Engle (SESSION 3F), “Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Insights on Historical Consciousness Applied to Interpreting the First Person Narrator”
  • Grace Hanich (Session 2E), “Recycling American Pop Culture: Memes as Transmission and Expression in Online Communities “
  • Erica Heim (Session 2G), “The Historical Culture of Romantic Literature and Modern Artworks
  • Sarah Hovet (Session 3B), “Countering Nature De cit Disorder in Eugene Middle Schoolers: Sense of Place at HJ Andrews Old-Growth Forest
” with Annalise Helm, Chaney Hart, Danielle Stein, Elizabeth Yurkov, Evan King, Jordan Morales, and Sara Fatimah.
  • Ross Lench (Session 2G), “Comedy, Chaos, and the New Norm in a Post-Network Era: The Tale of Norm Macdonald Live”
  • Maxfield Lydum (Session 2G), “Reading Niels Lyhne in the Anthropocene”
  • Kyrie’ Rau (Session 2B). “The Coping Strategies of USMC Spouses during Separations”