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Symposium Students Make Learning Connections

December 08, 2015

An all-day showcase, celebrating the Fall semester's best individual and collective student work, launched Connected Learning Symposium 2015 on Tuesday, December 8. The day included a range of presentations from research findings on Racial Controversies to marketing plans for a new student-alumni business to visual artistic performances.

The day began with oral presentations, including "Scenes from Contemporary Playwrights" and "Understanding How Organizations Fulfill Their Corporate Social Responsibility." At 12 noon, an electronic poster display of research projects, from "Investigating Women's Equality in Sports" to "Domestic Violence," engaged students, faculty and staff. Simultaneously, some students served as the prosecution, defense and witnesses in a Mock Trial, while Graphic Design seniors presented their portfolios and launched their publication Tarnished while other students diagnosed real-patient injuries in an Athletic Training assessment clinic.

Afternoon oral presentations featured such topical subjects as "The Riddle of Gender," "Multicultural Activism: Taking Further Strides" and "Global Boston: Researching Cultural Communities in the Boston/Metro West Area."

On the performing arts side, a provocative program of "Four Short Original Performance Works" took the afternoon stage at Yamawaki Auditorium, as did an evening Fall Concert.

A Symposium Display Case in Winslow, "Breaking Bad-Art & TV," continues through the week. A full schedule is available at