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SJU Faculty and Student Excellence on Display during Research Month

March 31, 2014

St. John's University will exhibit the accomplishments of its students and faculty during Research Month, which will be held this April. Through a series of events that showcase academic life on campus, this annual event reflects the University’s strong commitment to academic excellence.

Robert A. Mangione, Ed.D., R.Ph., provost, stressed that the monthlong celebration not only supports research conducted at St. John’s, but also shares its scholarly achievements with the entire University community and beyond. “Research Month best exemplifies what makes St. John’s such a dynamic academic community,” Mangione said. “The high level of research our students and faculty engage in is a testament to our successful academic environment and culture.”

At the Queens campus, Research Month will kick off on Thursday, April 3, with the Faculty Research Forum at the D’Angelo Center and the Annual Faculty Book Reception at the Institute for Writing Studies. The 25th Annual Grants Reception takes place on Tuesday, April 8, at the D’Angelo Center. The program honors professors and administrators who further the University’s efforts to secure new grants or continue funding support from external sources.

A host of student events will take place on Thursday, April 10, including a poster session at the Taffner Field House; oral presentations with panel and roundtable discussions and a fine arts exhibition at the D’Angelo Center; and a film screening and performance art at the Little Theatre.

Research Month also includes three Interdisciplinary Research Roundtables: “Digital Humanities” on Monday, April 7, and “Tuning the Core” on Monday April 14 (both at the D’Angelo Center), and “Social Media” on Monday, April 28, in Bent Hall

The Staten Island campus begins Research Month on Thursday, April 10, with an academic service-learning faculty presentation. On Monday, April 14, students enrolled in the finance class taught by Therese Pactwa, Ph.D., will present an equity research report. On Thursday, April 24, students will display the results of their research at a poster session.

For information about these events and others, please visit the University’s Research Month web page.