Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fourth annual Student Technology, Arts & Research Symposium at UIS

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield presents the fourth annual Student Technology, Arts & Research Symposium (STARS). The two-day event showcases student research and creative activities during the academic year.

WHEN: Thursday, April 2 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: UIS campus – with various presentations in the Sangamon Auditorium Lobby, Public Affairs Center, and Brookens Auditorium

DETAILS: UIS undergraduate and graduate students will present their research and creative activities through short talks, poster presentations, art exhibitions and music performances. All events are free and open to the public.

The symposium events begin on Thursday, April 2, with a musical performance and keynote speech by poet Jericho Brown, author of Please, which won the 2009 American Book Award, and The New Testament. The speech will take place at 7 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium.

The second keynote speaker is Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She’s the author of the The How of Happiness (2008) and Myths of Happiness (2013). Her work has been featured in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles. She will speak on Friday, April 3 at 11 a.m. in Brookens Auditorium.

Events on Friday conclude with the launch of the student-run literary journal Alchemist Review at 7 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium.

View the schedule at http://www.uis.edu/undergraduateresearch/stars/ or contact Meagan Cass, assistant professor of English, with questions at 217/206-8358 or mcass3@uis.edu.

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