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Belmont Faculty Offer BURS Keynote Address

The 2009 Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS) will be held Thurs., April 30, with faculty members from across the university providing the keynote address in Troutt Theater, offering insights into their current research. In addition, student presentations will be held throughout the afternoon and evening at locations across campus. Click here to view the complete BURS schedule.
Assistant Provost Glenn Acree said, “Undergraduate research is at the center of Belmont’s mission to provide an academically challenging education for our students. As students collaborate with faculty members and peers to explore their areas of interest more deeply, they engage their minds as active learners, complementing their classroom experiences. I hope the university as a whole will join together as we celebrate the explorations and discoveries of our students and faculty through their research presentations.”
Dr. Joseph Byrne (Honors), Dr. Mark Schenkel (Entrepreneurship), Dr. Jennifer Thomas (Biology) and Dr. Andy Watts (Religion) will be the speakers at Thursday afternoon’s keynote address, which is held in honor of Dr. Donald Ramage, former dean of the School of Sciences. Their 5:30 p.m. presentation will follow poster presentations and a 4:30 p.m. reception in Troutt Theater.
BURS provides undergraduates an opportunity to conduct independent research and present it to a community of peers. Each spring students at Belmont gather to present their findings, listen to eminent speakers and enjoy the company of fellow researchers.