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Eugene Lang College Dean’s Honor Symposium Moves to the Internet

Part of the teaching philosophy at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts is that the best way for students to demonstrate that they understand a concept is to explain it to someone else. Putting this philosophy to practice, the Dean’s Honor Symposium gives students from across Eugene Lang’s academic programs the opportunity to develop and display subject mastery through learning how to present the results of their rigorous projects.

The Dean’s Honor Symposium is an undergraduate research conference grounded in and celebrating the liberal arts. Students from different areas of study do not just present their work, but find ways to put their projects in context with one another. Now in its fifth year, the symposium showcases how student work at Lang brings different disciplines into lively, often unpredictable, conversation. Whether they pursue careers in theater, technology, or academia, the skills they learn from having to present intricate materials in an easily digestible manner will serve them throughout their lives.

This year, due to the need for social distancing, the Dean’s Honor Symposium is taking place entirely online, on Instagram and livestream. The program kicks off with a student poster session takeover of the @EugeneLang Instagram account, followed by four student panel sessions that will be shown on the New School Vimeo account.  

Dean’s Honor Symposium Schedule:

Monday, April 6

Poster Session – Instagram Takeover

instagram.com/eugenelang

Starting at 1:00 pm

Panel Sessions, 2:00 – 3:40 pm:

Reframing and Reclaiming: Navigating Power in Space, Art, and Narrative

Sofia Mateu-Gelabert, Global Studies ‘20

Thomas Koenigs, Politics ‘20

Anya Andrews,  BA/MA Sociology ’21, Liberal Studies ’22

Faculty Anne Yust, Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Watch here

This Must Be The Place: Destroying, Preserving, and Reimagining Home

Grace Tarducci Henry, Visual Studies ‘22

Emily Dosal, Journalism + Design and Anthropology ‘21

Oliver Dillon, BA/BFA: Urban Studies and Architecture ‘21

Jay Tobin, Liberal Arts: Contemporary Musical Technology ‘20

Caroline Willis, BA/BFA: Journalism + Design and Photography ‘ 22

Jade Gomez, Journalism + Design ‘19

Faculty Adam Brown, Psychology

Watch here

Panel Sessions, 4:00 – 5:40 pm

Searching for Meaning on the Periphery

Claire Howard, Philosophy ‘21

Isabela Cordero, Literary Studies ‘20

Bianca Padova, Liberal Arts ‘20

Cale Zepernick, Cultural and Media ‘22

Tricia Stortz, Psychology ‘20

Faculty Stefania de Kenessey, Contemporary Music

Watch here

Body Language

Crystal Ellington, Culture and Media ‘20

Liv Koreman, Visual Studies and Urban Studies ‘21

Eric Osovsky, Culture and Media ‘21

Emma Jones, Literary Studies ‘22

Adrian “Art” Lajara, Literary Studies ‘20

Faculty Pacho Velez, Screen Studies

Watch here

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