Ford Scholar Symposium


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Monday, September 16, 2019


3:00 pm


Library Class of '51 Reading Room

Ford Scholars Symposium

Monday, September 16, 5-7 p.m.

Class of 1951 Reading Room, Second Floor, Thompson Library

Since 1988, Vassar’s Ford Scholars Program has fostered faculty-student collaborations on research projects in the humanities and social sciences. In the summer of 2019, seventeen students conducted research with faculty members on a range of exciting projects such as creating a new introductory Latin curriculum, exploring community-engaged scholarship through a youth enrichment program, virtual reality, and exploring women empowerment. Students will discuss their projects at the Symposium. To help celebrate our students’ intellectual curiosity, the new Ford Scholars Director, Christine Howlett, Associate Professor of Music & Chair and Director of Choral Activities, will deliver the keynote address on her research.

Alexandra Hoffman

Ford Scholar Program