The fifth annual Faculty Research Day will bring dozens of professors from across the University together to share their research interests and accomplishments with Hofstra students and colleagues. It will be held on Wed., Oct. 12 in the Student Center Plaza Room from 11 AM to 1 PM.
During the popular event, faculty from diverse disciplines ranging from art history and international business to public health and engineering present their latest research projects and interests 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, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. 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.
Last year’s Faculty Research Day drew more than 70 professors, the most in the program’s history. The event is a spinoff of Undergraduate Research Day, which celebrates the scholarly work of students every May.