Simpson University Holds Seventh Annual Student Research Symposium

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - The public is invited to sit in on thought-provoking presentations and participate in Q&A sessions at Simpson University’s 7th Annual Student Research Symposium on Saturday, March 4, in LaBaume-Rudat Hall on campus, 2211 College View Drive.

The free, daylong event features presentations and posters by undergraduate and graduate students on topics from multiple disciplines.

Registration starts at 9 a.m., with the opening plenary session at 10, featuring an address, "Neighborhoods not Nationhoods," by Dr. Stephen Backhouse, lecturer in social and political theology at St. Mellitus College, London.

The symposium, sponsored by the university’s Office of Academic Affairs, is designed to showcase scholarly achievement among undergraduate and graduate students.

Participants present their scholarship through 10- to 30-minute presentations or facilitated poster sessions. This year’s conference focuses on the theme of “Belonging.”

This year’s presentations include titles such as “Skating in a Sari: Hybridity, Gender, and Clothes in Monica Ali’s 'Brick Lane,'" "Extremophilic Bacteria in Acid-Mine-Drainage," "The Implications of Jesus as a Nonviolent Nonconformist Protestor in the Gospel of John," and "The War on Trade: The Negative Impact of the Continental System and the Embargo of 1807 upon Britain," among others.

The symposium will conclude with an awards presentation. The Stanley Clark Student Research Awards—named after former university provost Stanley Clark, a strong supporter of student research—will be presented to students for best research paper and best research presentation.



Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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