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Bridging Across Disciplines

Thursday, April 21, 2016
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cal U Convocation Center

This annual conference on research, scholarship, creative activity and application highlights the efforts of our learning/teaching community. Across campus students and faculty work on research, hone their scholarship, engage in creative expression, practice their skills and apply their knowledge. From painting and sculpture to historical analysis and critical critique, from graphic design to marketing plans, from field to laboratory, bridging a variety of disciplines faculty and students seek, solve, design and perform.

This year our theme of “Bridging Across Disciplines” focuses attention on the interconnectedness of creative, scholarly and entrepreneurial activities practiced all over Cal U. The members of the campus community regularly develop new ideas, methods, processes and products of various kinds within and beyond their disciplines.

A significant addition to this year’s programming is the 10th Annual Celebration of Student Writing (CSW) which will take place from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This conference provides our campus community with a showcase and a means to share their scholarly and creative work with one another and with a broader audience, further enabling participants to bridge disciplines.

Keynote speaker

Patrick Mullen, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity in the University of Pittsburgh’s Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, will be presenting the keynote address. Learn more about the keynote speaker.

Contact us

Questions on CSW can be directed to Christina Fisanick and any other questions can be directed to either Paul Hettler, FPD coordinator, or Gregg Gould, Center for Undergraduate Research director,


Conference links

Participate in this year's conference by being a judge, presenting your work or viewing student's work on display.

Call for JudgesCall for AbstractsCSW SubmissionsSubmit Proposals