Belmont University is hosting Belmont Connections April 16-25, 2007. Belmont Connections is an annual 10-day event at the end of the spring semester to recognize significant academic achievements through the presentation and celebration of outstanding student research, scholarship, guest speakers and creative productions from all areas of academic study. Click here for a complete schedule of events.
Dr. John Mueller, professor of political science at The Ohio State University, will deliver the keynote address during Opening Convocation on Monday, April 16, 2007. Mueller is the author of Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them. Dr. Gary Wells, professor of psychology at Iowa State University, will conclude the Belmont Connections activities on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, with his keynote address, “Eyewitness Memory: An Application of Psychological Science in Justice.”
Belmont Connections intersects every field of study at the university. For many disciplines and student organizations their contribution to Belmont Connections is the culminating event of their year. The events scheduled recognize and celebrate the best of the best in academic achievement, student research and creative production. Students will participate in a host of events ranging from art exhibits and dramatic productions to poster presentations and research symposiums.
A key part of Belmont Connections is the Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS). This one-day event on Wednesday, April 25, from 2 – 9 p.m., includes over 100 student presentations representing a body of independent research made to a community of peers.