18th annual Harrison Symposium highlights Lawrence student research

Twenty-six presentations on topics ranging from a cross cultural comparison of eating attitudes and behaviors to the feminist movements in contemporary Sweden and China will be delivered Saturday, May 16 during Lawrence University’s 18th annual Richard A. Harrison Symposium.Harrison Symposium 2015_newsblog_edited-1

The symposium, which showcases exceptional student research in the humanities and social sciences, begins at 9:15 a.m. in various locations in Main Hall.A complete schedule of presentations, times and locations can be found here.

The symposium features 20-minute presentations arranged into panels by topic or field. Each is moderated by a Lawrence faculty member and includes a 10-minuyte question-and-answer session following the presentations. Symposium participants present their work in the format used for professional meetings of humanities and social sciences scholars.

First conducted in 1996, the symposium honors former Lawrence Dean of the Faculty Richard Harrison, who died unexpectedly the following year. The symposium was renamed in his honor to recognize his vision of highlighting excellent student scholarship.

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 and the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Engaged learning, the development of multiple interests and community outreach are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.