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St. Albertís Day highlights undergraduate, graduate, faculty research

St. Albert's Day at CreightonCreighton University will host its annual showcase of research, St. Albertís Day, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty will present oral presentations and poster presentations to celebrate research at Creighton. The event will be held in the Ahmanson Ballroom in the Harper Center on Creightonís campus.

New to this yearís event is the presentation of the university research awards during the St. Albertís Day luncheon. The Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., president of Creighton University, will present the awards to Amy Badura Brack, Ph.D., and Yaping Tu, Ph.D. Brack is a professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Tu is a professor in the pharmacology department of the School of Medicine. Brack and Tu will deliver the keynote addresses for the luncheon.

During the luncheon, the audience will also vote on their favorite presentation of the Three Minute Thesis competition. Five graduate students will present three-minute summations of their research and the winner will be awarded the Peopleís Choice Award.

Throughout the day, posters will be displayed not only for the student competition, but also for departmental, school and college research and scholarship. The Dr. George F. Haddix Presidentís Faculty Research Fund participants and Summer Faculty Fellowship grant recipients will be presented as well.

Held annually at Creighton since 1997, St. Albertís Day is named for St. Albert the Great, the patron saint of scientists. St. Albert was called the Universal Doctor for his extensive knowledge, and was the mentor of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of universities.

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