Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium - April 18, 2015


The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research at the college. 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.

2015 Symposium Schedule(pdf)

2015 Keynote Speaker Announced

Dr. Douglas Owsley, Division Head for Physical Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, will deliver the Symposium keynote, "Seriously Amazing Moments in Smithsonian Forensic Anthropology and Skeletal Biology".

The keynote address will begin at 3:00pm in the Kresge Recital Hall in the Humanities Building at Augustana College.

More information about Dr. Owsley

Kennewick Man Finally Freed to Share His Secrets (Smithsonian Magazine, September 2014)

Video: Forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley discusses the skeletal specimens in a new exhibit at the Natural History Museum (

Video: Scientists learn from 9,000 year-old man (CBS news, October 7, 2014)

"Written in Bone: Reading the Remains of the 17th Century" by Kari Bruwelheide & Douglas Owsley published in AnthroNotes, Spring 2007

Symposium Committee

The Symposium is supported by the Arthur Olsen Endowment, Office of the Academic Dean, Civitas, Mikkelsen Library and UBG.