Symposium Features Student Research

Event Details


Date: April 18, 2020

Location: Hamre Recital Hall and the Humanities Building for presentations and poster sessions

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public


The Arthur Olsen Symposium, a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research, will be held Saturday, April 18, in Hamre Recital Hall and the Humanities Center.

Presentations will showcase student work from departments across campus.

View last year's student presentations and poster presentations.


Dr. Sorcha BrophyThe 2020 Symposium will feature a keynote by Dr. Sorcha Brophy, researcher and lecturer in the undergraduate Public Policy Studies program at the University of Chicago, where she teaches courses on the politics of health care, police reform, organizational ethics, and policy implementation. Her research, teaching, and writing all explore the complex politics that emerge in organizations as they attempt to create and implement ethics policy. She has recently authored articles in Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, the Journal of Professions and Organization, and Sociology of Religion.

About the Symposium

The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research at the university. The structure of the Symposium follows that of a traditional academic conference, and Augustana students from all disciplines are invited and encouraged to present their original research in this forum. 

In 2015, the family of Dr. Arthur Olsen made an endowed gift to support the Augustana Symposium and student research. In honor of that gift and in tribute to Dr. Olsen's many contributions to the campus community and student research, the Augustana Symposium was renamed the Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium.

The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is supported by the Office of Academic AffairsCivitasMikkelsen Library and UBG.