GW professors, students and community members came together for a day of learning and interaction at the third annual 1999 Scholars Showcase in the Marvin Center Tuesday.
During the day, Stage and Screen events in the Betts Theatre ran concurrently with Programs and Panels on the fourth floor and the Scholars Expo in the Continental Ballroom. Students and faculty members browsed through programs, panels and exhibits from all GW schools.
The exhibits were diverse, ranging from Joan E. Schaffner’s “Approaching the New Millennium with Mixed Blessings for Harassed Gay Students” to James K. Hahn’s “Principles and Applications of Virtual Reality.”
Touted by fliers and posters as “a faculty research and scholarship showcase free and open to faculty, students and visitors,” the day began at 11 a.m. in the Elliott Room with a welcome by Donald Lehman, GW’s vice president for academic affairs. Carol Sigelman, associate vice president for research and graduate studies, added a few words on what research means at GW.
The Scholars Expo featured the work of professors in every department from anthropology to women’s studies. The involvement of all the individual schools seemed especially attractive to students, said Carrie Lammers, associate director of external affairs for the Elliott School of International Affairs.
“This is great,” Lammers said. “We can show off the top works of our faculty and it’s a wonderful chance for students to really interact with them. I’ve talked to tons of students today. The students can really mingle here.”