Scholarship Sewanee, the University’s annual celebration of student scholarship, research, and creativity, this year will be held Friday, April 27. Additional events related to student scholarship and creative endeavors will be held during that week.
Scholarship Sewanee 2018 will feature 88 posters and 55 oral presentations representing biology, physics, chemistry, earth and environmental systems, politics, economics, English, history, visual arts, and more. (The complete schedule may be found here at . Scholarship Sewanee began more than 20 years ago as a half-day poster session, at which approximately 40 posters affiliated with the sciences were on display.
The McCrady Lecture, begun in 2013, will bring Karen Till to campus this year. Till is a professor in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University in Kildare, Ireland. She is a cultural geographer, ethnographer, and curator who engages in collaborative research about place, memory, and creative practice. Till is also the director of the Space&Place Research Collaborative. Her presentation, “Difficult Pasts and the Care of Place: Memory-Work as Imagining More Just Futures,” will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 27, in Blackman Auditorium. A reception will follow.
Just prior to Scholarship Sewanee, the Sewanee Festival of Speaking and Listening will showcase student speakers from across the University engaging in topics of political, legal, social, scientific, cultural, professional and rhetorical significance, from April 23–26. In addition, the senior art majors’ exhibition, “A Tear in the Veil,” will be on display in the University Art Gallery from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The University jazz ensemble will present its end-of-semester concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in St. Luke’s Chapel.
Immediately following the conclusion of Scholarship Sewanee, the Department of Physics and Astronomy will induct four students into Sigma Pi Sigma, the national Physics Honor Society. Finally, the Gospel Choir will hold its end-of-semester concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in St. Luke’s Chapel.