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Spring Symposium a Showcase for Student Work, Projects

April 30, 2012

Lasell's Spring 2012 Connected Learning Symposium concluded April 28 after a week full  of student poster sessions, presentations, art and fashion displays, and a mock trial.  The week concluded with musical performances and the annual Runway Fashion Show.

The annual symposium is designed to showcase the best of student work and collaboration under Lasell's Connected Learning philosophy, which promotes hands-on, project-based learning both inside and outside the classroom.

Jim Ostrow, Vice President for Academic Affairs, gave a brief talk at the symposium to students, faculty and staff describing the event as an example of students exploring learning opportunities and boundaries in the spirit of taking risk as part of the academic experience in higher education.

Among the presentations were poster sessions ranging from "The Effect of Music on Short Term Memory Retention" to Apparel Design Portfolios. Presentations explored "Activism in Song: The Music of Woody Guthrie" to an Upper Extremity Orthopedic Clinic and a Mock Trial.

Displays included a fashion showcase "Theatre of Sustainability" and, in the Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, an exhibit of Artful Books. The Lasell Chorus and Bands also gave a final concert. Student artwork was on display at the Wedeman Gallery.

The symposium concluded with the annual Undergraduate Fashion Show and the Runway 2012 Senior Fashion Show April 27 and 28.

 

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