Creighton University will celebrate “University Research Day: Celebration of Scholarship,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 5, in the Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom. The event will feature more than 70 posters submitted by students along with projects by Creighton faculty members.
Poster awards will be presented for the best presentation and the best poster in each of three categories – basic sciences; clinical sciences; and arts and sciences/Humanities. The display will be separate between graduate and undergraduate posters.
Faculty will also display posters and scholarly artifacts such as articles, books, media projects and other creative works. These works will remain in the ballroom throughout the day.
The schedule of events for the day:
- 10 a.m. to noon – Student poster/presentation session (first judging session)
- Noon – Lunch in Harper Center Room 3023 (open to all Creighton faculty, students and staff )
- 12:15 p.m. – Presentation of 2011 University Research Award to Devendra K. Agrawal, M.D., professor of Biomedical Sciences and keynote speaker
- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Student poster/presentation session (second judging session)
St. Albert's Day is celebrated in honor of St. Albert Magnus, known as Albert the Great, who was a scientist, philosopher and theologian, and served as a mentor to St. Thomas Aquinas. During his lifetime, he composed a veritable encyclopedia which contained scientific treatises on almost every subject. His life and writings emphasized the importance of experiment and investigation.