More than 50 professors from across the University will come together on Wednesday, Sept. 10 to participate in the third annual Faculty Research Day, an interactive forum where they can share their research interests and accomplishments with Hofstra students and colleagues. It will be held in the Student Center Multipurpose Room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During the popular event, faculty from many diverse disciplines including art history, speech pathology, education, international business, sustainability studies, computer science, economics, and biology share their research projects, accomplishments, and experiences on posters and are on hand to answer questions about their areas of study and expertise.
First-year students, in particular, can learn about dozens of major and minor options that might be of interest and take inspiration from a broad range of Hofstra’s faculty members. Previous events over the last two years have also led to professors from different subject areas discovering common interests and collaborating on interdisciplinary research projects. In addition, many classes incorporate the event into the curriculum with assignments that encourage students to engage with the faculty participants.
The event is a spinoff of Undergraduate Research Day, which celebrates the scholarly work of students every May. “The heart of the Hofstra learning experience is intense, direct contact with highly accomplished professors and professionals in a wide array of disciplines, and Faculty Research Day makes that happen all at once over several hours,” said Neil Donahue, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and organizer of both the undergraduate and faculty research events. He will be on hand as well to discuss his work in German literature and culture in the 20th century.