The fourth annual Faculty Research Day will bring more than 75 professors from across the University – the most ever in the program’s history – together in an interactive forum where they can share their research interests and accomplishments with Hofstra students and colleagues. It will be held on Wed., Sept. 30 in the Student Center Multipurpose Room from 11 AM to 1 PM.
During the popular event, faculty from many diverse disciplines including art history, speech pathology, digital research, education, international business, public health, engineering, economics, rhetoric, and biology present their research projects, accomplishments, and experiences on posters and are on hand to answer questions about their areas of study and expertise.
“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 H. Donahue, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. He will also be presenting his work on German literature and culture in the 20th century.
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 few 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.
Photos from last year’s Faculty Research Day: