StatewideTuesday, April 5Newswise — Students from Duquesne’s Mylan School of Pharmacy and School of Education will participate in the 14th Annual Undergraduate Research at the Capitol—Pennsylvania Poster Conference in Harrisburg. During this event, undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the state showcase their research to the Commonwealth’s key decision-makers. Participating students will spend the day in the Capitol Building, sharing experiences and ideas with their peers from other schools and presenting critical topics to state legislators.

Participants are:Peter Mysels, School of Education, Perspective Progress: Interpreting Redevelopment Efforts Within the Hill District of Pittsburgh

Anastasia Ipatova and Lindsey Sosnowski, School of Pharmacy, Direct Costs of Pulmonary Manifestation of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: Policy Implications for Third Party Payers.

University-wideWednesday, April 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Duquesne’s eighth annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium will be held in the Power Center Ballroom. The event will provide more than 200 undergraduates with the opportunity to gain valuable presentation experience as they showcase their research in a public venue. Participants representing each of the University’s nine schools will be eligible to win the 17 awards for outstanding research that will be presented by various schools, centers and departments across campus.

From 9:30 to 10 a.m., Wesley M. Oliver, associate dean for faculty scholarship, and professor of law, will deliver the keynote, How My Undergraduate Thesis on Jacksonian Democracy Led Me to Look to Prohibition to Explain Modern Police Shootings.

Students will give formal presentations from 10:45 to noon and from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

NationwideThursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 9,

Seven students from Duquesne’s Mary Pappert School of Music and Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences will participate in The National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Asheville, N.C. Conference participants will give either oral or poster presentations, and learn more about how research and scholarship are conducted in various fields.

Matthew Morgan, who is a student in the Mary Pappert School of Music, will give an oral presentation on Bach’s Fugue no. 12 Interpreted through Philosophy as Mechanism for Self-cultivation.

Other students presenting posters will be:• Biology student Lianna Paul, A Genetic Screen for Blood-Induced Promoters from Asaia Bogorensis, a Midgut Symbiont of Malaria Vector Mosquitoes• Biology student Adam Uraco, Distribution of the Enzyme Steroid Sulfatase in Mouse (Mus Musculus) and Frog (Xenopus Laevis) Tissues• Physics student Andrew Voloshin, Strangeness and Necleon Spin• Biology students Marisa Ross, Connor Graca and Rebecca Goldinger, Primer Optimization for Allelic Databasing of Felis Catus.

Participating in research and presenting results is integral to students’ academic and professional success, said Dr. Alan Seadler, associate provost for research. “It is important to encourage and involve undergraduate students in meaningful academic research,” Seadler explained. “It allows them the opportunity to share what they have learned with others and to understand how the work that others do can have an impact on their own.”

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