March 27, 2003
Annual Event to Showcase
Scholarly Work of Smith Students
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.--On Saturday, April
12, more than 180 students will make presentations about their
research and special projects during "Celebrating Collaboration:
Students and Faculty Working Together," a day-long program
showcasing Smith College student/faculty research.
The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible.
Presentations represent senior theses and independent study and
research seminar projects and will consist of individual talks,
panels, poster sessions, exhibits and performances. They will
take place at several locations -- including Neilson Library,
McConnell Foyer and Seelye Hall -- during four, hour-long sessions
(beginning at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 and 2:45 p.m.) that
have been grouped in three categories: science and technology;
performing arts; and social, cultural and literary studies.
Science session topics range from "Bacterial Adhesion and
Transport" to "Enzymatic Conversion of Phenylpropanoids
to Aldehydes" and "Investigation of Esterification
Reactions Using Coupling Reagents" to "Urinary Behavior
of Female Domestic Dogs."
Less specialized, but just as interesting, will be topics in
social, cultural and literary studies, including "The Downfalls
of Gentrification and Alternatives for Revitalizing Communities";
"Models of Asian-American Politics"; "Financial
and Currency Crises: The New Plague of Emerging Markets";
and "Nordisch by Nature: The Localization of Rap Music
in Hamburg, Germany."
Those interested in the performing arts can hear the third and
fourth movements of the Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32,
by Anton Sepanovich Arensky; explore dance therapy and emotional
representation in dance; or attend a talk and demonstration about
staging an interpreted play.
All titles, times and locations are listed on the "Collaborations"
Web site at www.smith.edu/collaborate.