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A student works on a piece of artSenior fine arts majors display their work at Comiskey beginning March 31.
Student presents his research at conferenceStudents will present their work related to the body and soul at this year's Mind over Major Conference
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SOAR Program Showcases Student Work

April 01, 2016

Laura Lemire
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7242

Throughout the month of April, Saint Anselm College celebrates the outstanding research and artwork of over 190 students from all majors during the annual Showcasing Our Art and Research (S.O.A.R) Program. A range of student work will be on display, from interactive poster projects and research displays to the studio art thesis exhibitions.

Dr. Rajesh Prasad, Chair of the S.O.A.R. planning committee, explains, "We wanted to honor students from all majors for their achievements from the year. Through this campus-wide event, we recognize the excellence in what they have done."

Sponsored by the Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation, NH-INBRE, and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, S.O.A.R aims to "foster excellence in undergraduate scholarship, creative work, and research in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities." The program also includes distinguished speakers from the sciences and humanities, a music concert, the annual Science Poster Session, and interdisciplinary events such as the Mind over Major Conference and Outstanding Student Research Symposium.

The Fine Arts Department will honor its senior thesis group with a reception on Friday, April 15 in the Dana Center. The thesis work of the two studio art seniors, Nina Gozzi and Thomas Suglia be on display in the Dana Center alcoves now, and a second group of studio art thesis work by Amanda Borosavage and Jessica Halliday will be on display beginning April 6.

The Mind Over Major Interdisciplinary Conference on Saturday, April 16 is an all-day, on-campus event recognizing excellent written work by students. It provides an opportunity for students to present their ideas and research and to foster dialogue outside of the classroom.

This year's four distinguished speakers: Dr. Cameron Wake; author and philosopher Matthew Crawford; composer Kate Soper; and Dr. Joanne Stubbe, will speak at various events throughout the month.

Tuesday, April 5 at 5 p.m.
Dr. Wake will discuss the scientific basis of climate change and its ramifications on humans and life on Earth.

Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
Richard L. Bready Lecturer Crawford, an author, philosopher, and professional mechanic will speak speak about his latest work, The World Beyond Your Head, in which he investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. The event is at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Monday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m.
Composer Kate Soper will present Ipsa Dixit, an evening-length work of theatrical chamber music that explores the tantalizingly convoluted intersections of music, language, and meaning through a deep interweaving of music and text, complex instrumental textures, and blistering ensemble virtuosity.

Thursday, April 28 at 2 p.m.
The NH-INBRE distinguished speaker, Dr. Stubbe, Novartis Professor of Chemistry and Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will talk about radicals, highly reactive chemical. Although radicals are often involved in the development of a myriad of disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and adult onset diabetes, her talk entitled, "Radicals: Your Life is in their Hands" will discuss the role of "good" radicals in biology.

To see the full list of events and participants, visit

Story by Rosemary Lausier '16

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