This year’s Faculty Research Day will bring more than 60 professors and experts together to share their research interests and accomplishments in an interactive forum with students, colleagues and other members of the Hofstra community – Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, 11 am – 1 pm, Student Center Multipurpose Room.
During the popular event, faculty from disciplines as diverse as sustainability, audiology, legal studies, English, media studies and chemistry are on hand to discuss their areas of study and present posters that highlight their latest research projects and interests.
“Faculty Research Day allows students to interact directly with highly accomplished professors and professionals in many disciplines, all at once over a few hours,” said Neil H. Donahue, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. “This one-on-one connection forms the heart of the Hofstra learning experience.” He will also be presenting his work on German literature and culture in the 20th century.
The event, now in its sixth year, is a good opportunity for first-year students, in particular, to learn about dozens of major and minor options. 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.
Faculty Research Day is a spinoff of Undergraduate Research Day, which celebrates the scholarly work of students every May.