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Iona Scholars Day

Thank you for the participation in the Ninth Annual Iona Scholars Day.
Iona's student scholars presented 60 poster presentations, 8 panel discussions, and performing arts presentations, involving over 130 student scholars.
We look forward to next year's celebration, marking the 10 year anniversary of the Iona Scholars Day, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

The Ninth Annual Iona Scholars Day

Thursday, April 12, 2018
9am - 5 p.m.

Time Topic Room
9-10 a.m. Panel: Ethical Questions in Ancient World Humanities Studies Spellman Hall Faculty Reception Room
10-11 a.m. Panel: For the Love of God: Explorations of Practice and Belief in Sufi Islam Spellman Hall Faculty Reception Room
11-noon Panel: Communication and Development Spellman Hall Faculty Reception Room
12-1 p.m. Poster Presentations
Boxed Lunch
Mulcahy Gymnasium
1-2 p.m. Visual Arts Presentation Spellman Hall Portico & the Quad
1-2 p.m. Panel: Therapeutic Storytelling: The Humanities as a Healing Art Spellman Hall Faculty Reception Room
1-2 p.m. Ned Thanhouser, "Florence LaBadie and the Archetype of the 'New Woman' in Silent Film" End Zone, LaPenta
2-3 p.m. Panel: The “Rule of Law” Spellman Hall Faculty Reception Room
2-3:15 p.m. Celebrating Fine Arts Scholarship on Visual Arts, Music, and Dance Fine and Performing Arts Center Room 105
2-4 p.m. Panel: Gender and Film End Zone, LaPenta
3-4 p.m. Panel: Sexuality and the Sacred: Distortions and Reconsiderations Spellman Hall Room 106
4-5 p.m. Independent Research Roundtable & Closing Ceremony End Zone, LaPenta

Iona Scholars Day (ISD) is an annual event to celebrate the scholarship and creative activities performed by Iona students. The day showcases faculty-mentored student work and allows students in all disciplines to recognize and appreciate each other's work through oral presentations, panel sessions, performances, and poster presentations. We encourage all students to engage in scholarly and creative work with faculty, and share your work with the Iona community. ISD projects may be initiated as part of a course or as independent collaborations with faculty.

We look forward to your participation as presenter and guest.

Contact: Questions can be directed to Professor Sunghee Lee (at


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