Duquesne University will present its largest gathering of undergraduate scholars at its seventh Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. More than 150 poster and speaking presentations, involving more than 220 students will be given on Thursday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Duquesne’s Power Center Ballroom. “This interdisciplinary event highlights research and scholarship projects from every school across campus,” said Dr. Alan Seadler, associate academic vice president for research and technology. “The event illustrates the scope and depth of the work undergraduate students can accomplish with the encouragement and commitment of our faculty, and highlights the value of a Duquesne education.”

A sampling of the wide-ranging topics is:

DNA Barcoding of Stomach Contents Reveals Trophic Competition Among Three Species of Trout, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental SciencesQuality of Life in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis—A Systematic Review, Mylan School of PharmacyOccupational Therapy in the U.S. Criminal Justice System, Rangos School of Health SciencesDrain Water Heat Recovery: A Plan to Prevent Energy from Pouring Down the Drain, Palumbo School of BusinessDistorted British Identity behind Pink Floyd's ‘The Wall,’ Mary Pappert School of MusicWhen Privacy Is Invaded on Social Media: An Ethical Analysis, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal ArtsFormation of Steel Workers Unions in Pittsburgh, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal ArtsMusic, Confidence, and Motor Skill Learning, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal ArtsMathematical Framework for Evaluation of Short-Term and Long-Term Aid Programs for Human Trafficking Victims, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.Dr. Timothy Austin, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will deliver the symposium keynote, Roads Not Taken: On Ramps and Off Ramps on the Research Highway, at 9:30 a.m. To find out more about the symposium including participant information, presentation abstracts and schedule of events, visit http://www.duq.edu/research or call 412.396.1537. Duquesne UniversityFounded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Its memberships include the Council on Undergraduate Research.Contacts: Rose Ravasio, 412.396.6051/cell 412.818.0234Karen Ferrick-Roman, 412.396.1154/cell 412.736.1877# # #