MCLA to Hold 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference April 21

April 20, 2022

On Thursday April 21, 2022, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will hold its 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) to recognize students for their hard work and dedication in producing outstanding academic projects.  

Members of the media are welcome to attend the URC and speak with students and faculty about their work. See a full program at

Schedule of Events 

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM 
Conference Registration (Bowman Hall Lobby) 

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM 
Welcome Remarks from Dr. Anna Jaysane-Darr, Chair of Undergraduate Research, and Dr. Ely Janis, Dean of Academic Affairs (Bowman Hall Lobby) 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Paper Presentations I A (Bowman 201) 
Paper Presentations I B (Bowman 203) 
Special Session: MCLA Institute for Arts and Humanities Student Grant Panel (Bowman 122) 

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM 
Poster Session (Venable Gym)  

Noon – 12:45 PM 
Lunch and keynote address (Campus Center Gym) 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Paper Presentations II A (Bowman 203) 
Special Session: Feigenbaum Scholars (Bowman 122) 
Special Session: Explorations in Visual Culture (Bowman 201) 
Performance: Queering Sherlock Holmes (Murdock 218) 

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM 
Special Session: Interdisciplinary Worlds (Bowman 201) 
Special Session: Artist Talks (Bowman 122) 
Creative Writing at MCLA: A Special Session of Readings (Murdock 218) 

4:00PM – 5:00 PM 
Artist Open Studios (Bowman 319) 
Art Exhibit: Intro to Sculpture (Bowman 3rd Floor Gallery) 
Special Session: Community Nutrition (Bowman 119)