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“This day is about creating connections,” said Dr. Clifton Griffin, dean of graduate studies and research, as he kicked off Salisbury University's second Research Day and Innovation Showcase on Friday, October 3. Such links could be between faculty members in different departments or with the greater region, he added.
Scholars from across campus, students on longboards, community members and others gathered in Perdue Hall's Bennett Family Auditorium to learn about engaging faculty work through a series of nine TED-style talks. Dr. Frank Shipper of SU's Management and Marketing Department began the afternoon with a discussion of how shared entrepreneurship is a next-generation workforce strategy.
Others that followed explored everything from the comeback of the bald eagle, to coastal flooding and Amazon deforestation, to communication in the early Atlantic World and today via social media, to teaching strategies for mental health nursing and for reading and writing. Dr. John Wesley Wright of the Music Department also included vocal performance as part of his exploration of Leonard Bernstein's Mass. A reception and evening showcase of campus outreach organizations followed.
“A university affords many opportunities for intellectual growth and expansion of ideas,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU's provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, citing Research Day as an excellent example. “I continue to be impressed with the breadth of expertise at Salisbury University.”
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We are excited to announce the second annual
SU Research Day and Innovation Showcase.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014 • PERDUE HALL
The theme of this event is “Creating Connections” – connections within the campus community and between the campus and our local community.
1-5:30 p.m.: Faculty Presentations
Each highlights the research and scholarly endeavors of selected faculty.
5:30-7 p.m.: Reception and Innovation Showcase
The Provost's Office sponsors a closing wine and cheese reception for all participants and attendees. Enjoy refreshments as you peruse our showcase highlighting SU’s faculty labs, academic programs, service units and centers, galleries and more!