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VIDEO: Undergraduate Research Grows Among Disciplines

Contact: Janet Sassi

On April 17, some 350 Fordham undergraduates participated, along with faculty, in the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at Fordham College at Rose Hill. Projects ranged from the interpretation of Egyptian hieroglyphics in the study of anthropology to calculating minimal energy shapes of fusion pores in mathematics.

The daylong event was sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. Faculty mentor awards went to Evon Hekkala, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, Suzanne Hafner, Ph.D., assistant professor of modern languages and literatures, and Melissa Labonte, Ph.D. assistant professor of political science.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College, University of London, in the United Kingdom. 4/13

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