Jefferson Fellows to Present Their Work at Annual Symposium

February 16, 2011

February 16, 2011 — The annual Jefferson Fellows Symposium, to be held Friday beginning at 1 p.m. in the Jefferson Scholars Foundation building at 112 Clarke Court, will showcase the talents of second- and third-year Jefferson Fellows by providing them an opportunity to present, in an academic setting, aspects of their work. 

Unlike traditional academic conference presentations, the symposium asks fellows – selected competitively from the ranks of graduate students across the University – to take an aspect of their work, broaden the scope, and then present it to an audience who may or may not be familiar with the specifics of their disciplines.
The symposium also allows the Jefferson Scholars Foundation to showcase the talents of its second- and third-year Fellows during the February fellowship selection weekend. Engaging Jefferson Fellowship finalists in the discussions enhances the finalists' weekend experience and differentiates the Jefferson Fellowship from competing peer fellowships by emphasizing the multidisciplinary nature of the fellowship program.

For information, call 434-243-9029.
The Jefferson Fellows Symposium schedule:

1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Concurrent Talks

"Do Good; Make Money: The Theory of Social Entrepreneurship
Clark Herndon, Darden School of Business
Foundation Hall
"Executive Compensation: Facts and Fables"
Alex Forrest, Darden School of Business
Middendorf Seminar Room
"Exploring Mosaic Patterns of Selection in the Wild"
Corlett Wolfe Wood, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biology
Conference Room C102
"In Defense of Motherhood: Depression and the Maternal Role in Mercé Rodoreda's La Plaza del Diamante"
Gabrielle Miller, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portugese
Conference Room C201
"Illusions of a Benevolent Statesman: Elihu Root & Latin America"
Benjamin Brady, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Corcoran Department of History
Kellogg Reading Room
2:00 to 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Talks

"Anticancer Drug Development: A Case Study and Perspective"
Andrew John Kennedy, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Chemistry
Foundation Hall
"Climate & Human Influences Combined Predict Range Expansion of Invasive Horticultural Plant"
Carolyn Beans, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biology
Middendorf Seminar Room
"Paradise Lost: Childhood in Istrian Narratives of Esodo"
Elizabeth Peckham, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Corcoran Department of History
Conference Room C102
"Merit-Based Pay Systems—A Way to Ameliorate Problems in Education?"
Caroline Davis, Darden School of Business
Conference Room C201

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