Research and Engagement Day
Research and Engagement Day is a day-long showcase of the innovative research contributions of students and faculty. Throughout the day, in lieu of classes, faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students will share, discuss and learn from one another's academic and creative work by participating in roundtable discussions, presentations, and collaborative art galleries.
The theme for the fifth annual Research and Engagement Day, to be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, is "Scholarship in Action Through Collaborative Innovation." The keynote speaker is award-winning journalist Hedrick Smith. His current best-seller, Who Stole the American Dream?, is hailed both for its compelling stories and “brilliant analysis.” In 26 years with The New York Times, Smith served in Saigon, Cairo, Paris, the American South and as bureau chief in Moscow and Washington. In 1971, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team for the Pentagon Papers series and in 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe.