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StARS 2014 11 Large

  • When: Thursday evening, April 2, and Friday, April 3, 2015.
  • Who: All students (graduate and undergraduate) involved in research or creative works.  You can elect to give a short oral presentation, a poster presentation, art exhibition, or performance of your work.
  • Early Registration: Abstracts and online registration will be accepted beginning November 3, 2014.  The first 30 posters submitted will be paid for by STARS.
  • General Registration: General registration will continue until Monday, February 16, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.  Abstracts will be accepted as space allows.

Symposium Keynote Speakers

Jericho BrownJericho Brown’s first collection of poetry, Please, won the 2009 American Book Award. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Bunting Fellowship from Harvard University, a Whiting Writer’s Award, and his poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, The New Republic, A Public Space, The American Poetry Review, and The Best American Poetry. His 2014 collection of poetry, The New Testament, was recently published by Copper Canyon Press. Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston and an M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University. For more information about Dr. Brown go to http://www.jerichobrown.com/.


Photo by Josh Blanchard

Photo by Josh Blanchard

Sonja Lyubomirsky (Harvard, A.B., summa cum laude; Stanford, Ph.D.) is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Her teaching and mentoring have been recognized with the Faculty of the Year (twice) and Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards, and her research has been honored with a Templeton Positive Psychology Prize and grants from the Science of Generosity Initiative, Templeton Foundation, and NIMH. Lyubomirsky’s best-selling 2008 book, The How of Happiness, has been published in 23 countries, and the 2013, Myths of Happiness, in 20 countries. Her work has been featured in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, as well as TV shows (20/20, The Today Show, Good Morning America), radio shows (NPR), and feature documentaries across the globe. For more information about Dr. Lyubomirsky go to http://sonjalyubomirsky.com/.


STARS Committee Members

Meagan Cass
Assistant Professor, English Department
UHB 3062     206-8358     Email

Michele Gribbins
Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist
BRK 430    206-8251   Email

Layne Morsch
Associate Professor, Chemistry Department
HSB 313     206-8487     Email

Sheryl Reminger
Associate Professor, Psychology Department
UHB 3128     206-8011     Email

Carrie Switzer
Associate Professor, Psychology Department
UHB 3126     206-7229     Email

Abigail Walsh
Applied Music Specialist, Art, Music, Theatre Department
VPA 49     206-7549     Email