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Local Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 2016 Penn State Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 5. This event affords Penn State Lehigh Valley students the opportunity to share their academic research projects with the Penn State Lehigh Valley community through the presentation of scholarly posters. Many project types will be presented during the Undergraduate Research Symposium. These will include independent research and research-based course projects, honors research projects, and traditional course-related projects that required significant research.

Keynote Speaker

The Penn State Faculty Invitational Lecture Series will sponsor the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium's keynote speaker:

Dr. Charles Cantalupo
Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and African Studies
Penn State Schuykill

"Research and Creativity: 'Self Portrait (Artist Unknown, Florence, ca. 1471)'"
The making or performance of art can depend upon and be inspired by research. It is fundamental to artistic creativity. Literary, musical, and visual artists deeply engage in research, and their works are their discoveries. A poem to reinforce this fact, “Self Portrait (Artist Unknown, Florence, ca. 1471)" invokes art, literary, and world history in a poetic form based on classical Greek and Roman heroic or dactylic hexameter. It is rooted in everyday language and experience within a cultural construct of correspondences not polarities within global contexts.

Additional Questions?

If you have any further questions at this juncture, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Todd Retzlaff, Chair of the Penn State Lehigh Valley Research and Scholarship Committee.