Wilkes University Scholarship Highlights Faculty Scholarship In Presentations From April 2-5

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The Second Annual Wilkes University Scholarship Symposium celebrates the outstanding faculty research and scholarship taking place throughout Wilkes University’s spectrum of disciplines. The event takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. from Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 5, and includes numerous research, performance and poster presentations.  The event is free and open to the public.

 The symposium kicks off on Monday, April 2 at 4 p.m. in Room 106 of Breiseth Hall. After a welcome from Wilkes President Patrick Leahy, Thomas Baldino, professor of political science, will begin the event with a lecture titled “Unlocking the Keystone State:  Using elite interviews to uncover the differences between the theory and practice of Pennsylvania’s government in the 21 st  Century.”

 The event closes Thursday at 6 p.m. with the O’Hop Final Word Lecture. The lecture will be in the McHale Athletic Center of the University Center on Main. It will be delivered by Helen Davis, associate professor of English. Her presentation is titled “Ambitious Women Then and Now: Charlotte Brontë to Hillary Clinton.” 

 Presentations throughout the four-day symposium covers topics as diverse as research science impacting health care, social media marketing, neonatal mortality in Africa, entrepreneurship, literature and creative writing. To view the complete 2018 schedule, visit www.wilkes.edu/symposium

 Leahy committed $1 million to create the Research and Scholarship Fund at Wilkes University in 2016. The fund provides financial support to faculty for their work as scholars and creative practitioners. Faculty, students and Research and Scholarship Grant recipients will share their work at the annual symposium.

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