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    Duquesne Undergraduates to Showcase Research of Medication’s Impact on Body Temperature, Occupational Therapy Trends and More

    The achievements of undergraduate researchers at Duquesne will be showcased at the sixth annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium.

    Students will present on topics ranging from an exploration of current trends in school-based occupational therapy practice to the effect of atypical antipsychotic medications on body temperature in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome.

    The symposium serves as one way to acknowledge and applaud the achievements of undergraduate scholars while highlighting the research and scholarship that is so much a part of a Duquesne education, said Dr. Alan Seadler, associate provost for research and technology.

    This year's external awards recognized three Duquesne students as prestigious Goldwater Scholars, with seven teams of students presenting at the invitation-only National Council on Undergraduate Research, in addition presentations at the state Capitol and other honors.

    This year's symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Philip Reeder, dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, discussing Building a Program of Research: Fifteen Years of Multidisciplinary Research in Israel, at 9:30 a.m.

    Sponsored by the Office of Research, Academic Affairs and the Office of the Provost, the symposium will include poster displays, formal presentations and an award ceremony.

    When: Wednesday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Where: Duquesne University's Power Center Ballroom

    Admission: Free and open to the public

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.