Undergraduate Research

Paideia

Paideia (pi DAY ah) is the classical Greek education of liberal learning, which was believed to develop the intellectual, moral and aesthetic capacities.

This annual conference is dedicated to fostering undergraduate and graduate research in liberal arts, sciences and professional studies. The conference provides a valuable venue to share academic information and current research among peers.

The 21st annual Paideia Conference will be held Friday, April 14, 2023. The keynote speaker will be animal historian Dr. Nigel Rothfels.

Past keynote speakers

  • 2022 - Linda Villarosa, journalist
  • 2021 - Kathy Reichs, novelist, forensic anthropologist
  • 2019 - Brian Greene, string theory physicist
  • 2018 - Lisa Cirenza and Matt Kelly '15 (Music)
  • 2017 - Mark Howard Rich '08 (Communication)
  • 2016 - Rebecca Howard '08 (Fine Arts)
  • 2015 - Michael Bland '97 (Fine Arts) and '01 (Computer Science)
  • 2014 - Nicholas Huber '07 (English)
  • 2013 - Alex Ruble '10 (History)
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