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Creighton Highlights Research During Day-Long Activities

Creighton Highlights Research During Day-Long Activities

Creighton University will hold a University Research Day on Tuesday, March 31, at the Skutt Student Center to highlight and celebrate faculty and student research. The event is free to the public.

Undergraduate and graduate student research will be featured, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., through posters or 15-minute presentations on a wide range of topics, including dynamic light scattering in sodium ultraphosphate liquids, the synthesis of a supramolecular polysilane-fullerene hybrid, religious life and Catholic education, and creative activities for hospitalized children. The student event is called St. Albertís Day in honor of St. Albert Magnus, a scientist, philosopher and theologian whose life and writings emphasized the importance of experiment and investigation.

From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., faculty will display scholarly works, including books, articles, projects, and papers. Joan M. Lappe, Ph.D., Criss/Beirne Endowed Chair in Nursing and professor of medicine, will also be recognized. Lappe is internationally known for her research on calcium and vitamin D.

At 4 p.m., a panel presentation on the economy and its impact on nonprofits, including universities, will feature Creighton experts Patrick Borchers, J.D., professor of law and vice president for academic affairs; Ernest Goss, Ph.D., professor of economics and the Jack A. MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics, College of Business; and Rowen Zetterman, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine. Mary Ann Danielson, Ph.D., associate vice president for academic excellence and assessment will moderate.