Every April, St. John's University celebrates the
accomplishments of students and faculty for Research Month, a
series of events allowing both groups to showcase the scholarly
work that exemplifies academic life at the institution.
Robert Mangione, Ed.D.,
R.Ph., Provost, stressed that the purpose of Research Month is
directly tied into the University’s mission—not only to support the
work produced by students and faculty, but also to share their
productivity with the entire St. John’s community.
“Our Research Month exemplifies what makes St. John's such a
dynamic, scholarly community,” Mangione said. “The high caliber
research that our faculty and students produce is an essential
component of our academic culture.”
On the Queens, New
York, campus, the student events will be held on Thursday, April
11. Each one enables students to present their academic research
and scholarship in unique ways. Activities include a poster
session, oral presentations with panel discussions and a
roundtable, a fine arts exhibition, and film screenings.
Maura Flannery, Ph.D., Director of the University’s Center for Teaching and
Learning, said that programs like these are essential to
students who intend to pursue a career in academe. She added,
however, that participating benefits even those interested in other
career paths. “It gives them a certain sense of accomplishment as
well as experience with public speaking, which is a necessary skill
in many of today's careers.”
faculty, a Grants Reception takes place on Monday, April 8, in the
D’Angelo Center. Each year, the program honors professors and
administrators who further the University’s mission by securing new
grants or continued funding support from external sources. The day
also includes the Faculty Research Forum and the Annual Faculty
Book Reception. Research month also includes the
Interdisciplinary Research Roundtable, entitled, “VISA and the
University Mission” on April 15.
St. John’s Staten
Island, New York, campus holds Research Day on Thursday, April
25. Events will showcase students and faculty on the same day.
Poster presentations will be the primary focus, but presentations
in other media formats will be featured as well.
For more information, please visit the University’s Research Month