Research Week at USD 2017

Please join us for Research Week—a celebration of the many research activities at USD. This multi-faceted showcase will focus on the importance of research at the university, and will include various events, open houses and demonstrations.

University of San Diego Research Week 2017 Events

April 18 through April 21, 2017

University of San Diego

Student-Faculty Research, Scholarship, Creative Works

Research Week is free and open to the public, so please join us!

By teaching we learn. Through research we grow.

Tuesday, April 18

12 - 2 p.m. | Hahn University Center Forums
Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference (CCURC)
The 27th Annual Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference will feature multidisciplinary presentations of student-faculty research, scholarship and creative works. CCURC 27 will be held in the Hahn University Center, Student Life Pavilion Exhibit Hall and La Gran Terraza patio during Research Week.

12 - 2 p.m. | Hahn University Center Foyer
Mulvaney Center
The Mulvaney Center and the Changemaker Hub partner with the community to cocreate community-based research that fosters civic-minded leaders by supporting students and faculty to engage locally and globally. This year’s research project will highlight the work of faculty and students through the Impact Linda Vista Initiative.

4 - 5:30 p.m. | Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Garden of the Sea
Research Week Kick-Off Reception (Invitation Only)
USD community members who have submitted proposals in the last year will be honored by the offices of Sponsored Programs, the Vice President and Provost, and the President. Wine and cheese will be served.

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Conference Rooms ABC
"Meet the Professors" Graduate Business Open House
At this exclusive prospective student event, you will meet professors and admissions staff and enjoy a personalized roundtable Q&A about your specific program of interest. USD representatives will also be available to discuss financial aid, scholarships, career services, and study abroad options. The event will begin with a special presentation by Alan Gin, associate professor of economics, on the "Local and National Economic Outlook."
Click here to RSVP.


Wednesday, April 19

9:45 - 11 a.m. | Serra Hall, Room 106
Behavioral Neuroscience Tours
Students and faculty are excited to share the newly renovated behavioral neuroscience laboratories located in Serra Hall. Come see research in action, focusing on sleep, learning, memory and other exciting brain-based topics.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Loma Hall, Cymer Ideation Space
Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering Open House
This open house will feature various poster-format examples of research collaboration between students and faculty, from both Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering and the cyber security program.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Maher Hall, Salomon Lecture Hall
Mathigami
Join USD students and community members to create a collaborative origami display.

12 - 1:30 p.m. | Olin Hall, Room 341
School of Business Student-Faculty Dialogue
Student-faculty research opportunities and experiential education activities in business courses will be discussed. Students who have participated in intercollegiate academic competitions will describe how participating in the competitions contributes to career preparation.

12 - 7 p.m. | Humanities Center, Serra Hall, Room 200
Traffic 2017 Opening Reception
Alongside its regular activities (including seminars, lectures and research working groups), the Humanities Center is hosting in its gallery an exhibition titled
Traffic 2017, a student-led exhibition of current student work produced at USD. The exhibition’s opening reception will include performance pieces and readings.

12 - 7 p.m. | Humanities Center, Serra Hall, Room 200, Digital Humanities Studio
Digital Humanities Student Projects
For the last two years, USD has offered an innovative course exploring the intersection of technology with the humanities (ENGL 294 Intro to Digital Research in 2016, and ENGL 494 Digital Humanities in 2017). The course is being offered in the state-of-theart Digital Humanities Studio in the new Humanities Center. See samples of student projects in the Digital Humanities Studio on Wednesday afternoon, April 19!

1 - 3 p.m. | Shiley Center for Science and Technology Atrium
College of Arts and Sciences Lab Tours
The Shiley Center for Science and Technology houses some of the finest faculty research laboratories on campus. Take a guided tour and get inspired talking with faculty researchers in physics, environmental and ocean science, chemistry and biology. Learn how practical experience and global research opportunities help prepare students for a meaningful career and purposeful life.


Thursday, April 20

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Room 253
Justice in Mexico
Justice in Mexico, a research and public policy program based at the University of San Diego, will release its 2017 special report, “Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and Analysis Through 2016.” As in previous years, this report compiles the latest available data and analysis to evaluate trends related to drug trafficking and organized crime in Mexico. Please join Justice in Mexico’s director, Dr. David Shirk, and program coordinator Octavio Rodríguez for this special presentation. Please RSVP by April 18. Register here.

12 - 2 p.m. | Hahn University Center Forums
Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference (CCURC)
The 27th Annual Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference will feature multidisciplinary presentations of student-faculty research, scholarship and creative works. CCURC 27 will be held in the Hahn University Center, Student Life Pavilion Exhibit Hall and La Gran Terraza patio during Research Week.

12 - 2 p.m. | Hahn University Center Foyer
Veterans Center
The USD Military and Veterans Program is recognized as one of the best in the nation for the support provided to our military population. The program uses a student-focused approach to work with all military-connected students from initial consideration through alumni status.

2 - 3 p.m. | Hahn University Center Forums
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Mixer
The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Mixer recognizes research mentors who bring respect and excellence to the practice of mentoring undergraduates in research and scholarly activities, and who have a longstanding commitment to the development of research scholars.

2:30 - 4 p.m. | Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Rotunda
Kroc School of Peace Studies Open House
Drop by to chat with Kroc School faculty members about their latest research on human rights, social movements and war, new books on forced disappearances in Mexico, trafficking and slavery in India and patterns of insurgency in Asia and Africa.

4 - 5 p.m. | Serra Hall, Room 215
Applied Mathematics Senior Projects
This event, open to all, showcases the senior projects in pure and applied mathematics. Topics range from genetic relationships of beer, to architectural redesigns of Serra mathematics, to the interplay between USD financial aid and economic crimes.

Gallery Exhibits

Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21

Monday-Friday, 12 - 5 p.m., Saturday, 12 - 4 p.m. | Hoehn Family Galleries, Founders Hall
British Modern Prints from the British Museum: From the Great War to the Grosvenor School
Selections from the world-renowned British Museum print collection.
 
Monday-Friday, 12 - 5 p.m. | Fine Art Galleries, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Duncan McCosker, 1944-2016: A Memorial Exhibition
This exhibit surveys 40 years of this talented photographer’s work.
 
Monday-Friday, 12 - 5 p.m. | Humanities Center Gallery, Serra Hall 200
Traffic 2017
Current works by USD students.
 
Tuesday-Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m. | David W. May American Indian Gallery, Serra Hall
Imprint: Recent Acquisitions from the David W. May Collection
This exhibit features works recently acquired for the May Collection of Native American Art.