The 2008 Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS) will be held this Thurs., April 24, with keynote speaker author James Loewen providing his address at 5:30 p.m. in Troutt Theater. Student presentations will be held throughout the afternoon and evening at locations across campus. Click here to view the complete BURS schedule.
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.
Loewen’s gripping retelling of American history as it should, and could, be taught, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong, has sold more than 800,000 copies and continues to inspire K-16 teachers to get students to challenge, rather than memorize, their textbooks. The book has been chosen as the common book for the 2008-09 First Year Seminar at Belmont. Loewen taught race relations for 20 years at the University of Vermont. He now lives in Washington, D.C., continuing his research on how Americans remember their past.