Socratic Symposium, Spring 2017

Each semester, our Honors community comes together to celebrate the achievements of our scholars and the faculty who have advised and mentored them in their research, coursework, and service projects. This tradition, which we call the Socratic Symposium, is an opportunity for us to break bread together while learning about some of the latest theses, Honors courses, and independent studies.

This semester, Hope Maxwell Schmid defended a thesis in linguistics at the Spring 2017 Socratic Symposium on April 6. Maddie Malfara, a sophomore Schreyer scholar, presented “Exploring the Arts in Barcelona” describing her travel with Global Studies, and David McDermott, a sophomore Cooper scholar, presented his computer science honors option work: “Project Stream.”


Schmid’s thesis, Spectrums: Vocal Pitch Characteristics of Those Outside the Gender Binary, was supervised by Dr. Evan Bradley, Psycholinguistics.


Another highlight of this Socratic Symposium was the sixth annual Arnold A. Markley Honors Faculty Award, given to Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, Associate Professor of English. Named for the late Dr. Markley, former Honors Coordinator and beloved Professor of English, this award is given in recognition of a faculty member whose instruction and support have been instrumental in students’ progress in Honors courses or independent research.

To all who attended and contributed to the Spring 2017 Socratic Symposium, thank you for all of your hard work and creative contributions to our distinguished Honors community.

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