2020 Undergraduate Arts & Research Showcase

NEW UPDATE AS OF MARCH 26, 2020

The 2020 Arts & Research Showcase will proceed as a virtual poster session. As part of the virtual poster presentation, your poster will be displayed on ThinkIR, :  https://ir.library.louisville.edu/, a permanent, public repository of professional work hosted through UofL. After you submit your abstract, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to ThinkIR where you will read and sign a nonexclusive license agreement and submit your poster. Because the posters will be published and available to the public, copyrighted images may not be used without permissions. If you have any questions about whether or not if it is permissible to use a particular image, see https://louisville.edu/copyright.

Posters are due on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by 5 pm. Poster judging will still proceed and presenters will receive feedback from judges. Whether or not awards are presented will depend on the number of posters submitted. Thank you for your flexibility in these transitional times.

Here are the steps you need to take to submit your application.

1) Complete the application, Undergraduate Arts & Research Showcase and Celebration of Student Writing Application

2) Once you receive a confirmation with the ThinkIR link, click on the link, sign the agreement and submit your .pdf poster.

3) Deadline is Wednesday, April 15 at 5 pm.

4) Only currently enrolled UofL undergraduate students are eligible to participate. Students must have the approval of a faculty member who will be sponsoring their presentation.

 

Any questions, please contact Linda Fuselier, linda.fuselier@louisville.edu


Graduate students still interested in judging the Virtual Poster Session, please follow these instructions.

Graduate Student Volunteer Judge, if you are a Graduate Student and interested is serving as a judge please complete this form.

 

The university-wide Undergraduate Arts & Research Showcase provides an opportunity for undergraduates to share their expertise with the larger university community. Starting this year, the Celebration of Student Writing, hosted by the Composition Department, will be joining the Undergraduate Arts & Research Showcase. This joint exhibition will showcase the variety of academic work that our undergraduate students are doing across the university. We encourage participation from all colleges and departments.

To participate, submit an abstract as described in the information above. All undergraduate student applicants are required to provide the name of a sponsoring faculty member who will receive notice of your submission. Only one presentation per student permitted.

Only currently enrolled UofL undergraduate students are eligible to participate. Students must have the approval of a faculty member who will be sponsoring their presentation.

2020 Showcase - SAVE THE DATE

Due: April 15, 2020 by 5 pm

 

Graduate Student Volunteer Judge, if you are a Graduate Student and interested is serving as a judge please complete this form.

 

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Showcase participants gain valuable experience in oral and graphic presentation. Students can include their presentations on resumes and graduate school applications. The Showcase includes projects from all disciplines, allowing students to learn from each other about a broad range of exciting research topics.

Humanities, Arts, and Creative Posters.

While poster sessions have been a long-standing and valued method of presentation in the sciences and social sciences, they are relatively new to the humanities, arts, and creative disciplines.  The process is similar, however.  For critical and research papers, presenters follow the research processes and procedures in their disciplines, and then summarize their work for the poster which would include their argument, their method, their conclusions, and any other relevant background information.

For the arts and creative posters, presenters would include samples of their work such as a poem, a sample set design, or an excerpt from their short story or play. The poster would also include some discussion of the particular method the presenter used, any historical context, or other relevant information. 

As with all posters, readers should understand the presenter’s project even when the presenter is not present.  Also, remember all posters have three main points:

  • To illustrate your project as you describe it to listeners when you are present
  • To provide a basic introduction to your work when you are not present
  • To spark interest in your project and make viewers want to learn more.

Here is a helpful link on posters in the humanities, arts, and creative disciplines:

http://curartsandhumanities.org/resources/posters-in-the-arts-and-humanities/

ABSTRACTS AND POSTERS

Instructions for MANDATORY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION for Abstracts and Poster Presentation Information - Coming Soon!

Helpful Information About Making Posters

https://projects.ncsu.edu/project/posters/#Note0

https://urca.msu.edu/posters

https://guides.nyu.edu/c.php?g=276826&p=1846154


Photos of the April 11, 2017 Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium