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CURO Symposium will highlight undergraduate research endeavors

Charles Bullock

The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities will host its spring undergraduate research symposium April 2 at the Classic Center. The event, which is open to the public, will feature students’ original research and creative works produced under the guidance of faculty mentors.

More than 190 students will present and discuss their research findings through concurrent oral presentations from 9:05 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. in Athena Rooms A-J or a poster session from 5-6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom-South.

Charles Bullock, the Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science, will deliver the keynote address, “A Prospective Look at the 2012 Elections,” at 4 p.m. in Ballroom E. Known for his expertise in legislative and Southern politics, Bullock was named among the “100 Most Influential Georgians” in 2011 and 2012 by Georgia Trend magazine. He is also a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, UGA’s highest honor for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Campus Transit will offer bus service from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to the Classic Center from stops at Memorial Hall and the Georgia Center for symposium attendees. Free parking also will be provided at the Classic Center.

The CURO Symposium is the cumulative event for undergraduates who have partnered with faculty members in their academic fields of interest for a year-long research project. Since 1999, the CURO Symposium has provided a public space in which the students can share their project ideas and results with their peers, the UGA research community and others.

“The CURO Symposium has become the premier undergraduate academic event at UGA,” said David S. Williams, associate provost and director of the Honors Program. “One of its great strengths is that from its inception, the CURO Symposium has showcased research and scholarship in all disciplines. The 2012 symposium evidences UGA’s broad and substantial support of research, and the invaluable commitment of UGA’s administration and faculty to mentoring and providing exceptional learning opportunities for our undergraduates.”