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    Connections Newsletter
    Issue 1                                                                                                                                         February 18, 2011


    Notes from the Collaborative

    A Note from the Collaborative Director

    Defining Collaboration: Collaborative Undergraduate Research Across the Disciplines

    Collaborative Opportunities

    Research and Academic Travel Funding Opportunities

    Academic Travel Award Recipients

    Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations

    Student Profiles

    Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer
    Jody Kolter
    Ellen Majowski
    Sarah Meyer
    Lauren Mongin
    Jessica Richards
    Danielle Schroth
    Brittney Stevenson

    Important Dates

    Mar. 25, 2011 Collaborative Summer-Fall Grant applications due

    Mar. 31 - Apr. 2, 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

    Apr. 18, 2011 Collaborative Continuation Grant applications due

    May 2, 2011 Student Academic Travel Grant and Attendee Grant applications due





    Student Profile: Jody KolterJody Kolter 

    On September 17 I presented at the Medieval Association of the Midwest conference held in Iowa City, Iowa. I presented my paper entitled "Abductive Reasoning as a Postmodern Aesthetic in Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose" on a panel we called "An Eco of Medieval Aesthetics" with Professor Ed Risden ("Beowulf and an Ecovian Aesthetic of Narrative"), Davide Toffolon ("The Gothic Imagination: Eco, Dante, and Moby Dick"), and Robert Ebben ("From Warriors to Dandies: The Evolution of the Heroic Aesthetic"). I received very useful feedback from Medieval scholars; in fact, Professor Toni Morris from the University of  Indianapolis discussed how the idea of Abduction emerged in the text for me, she recommended books to read for further research on my project, and encouraged me to email her my paper so she could discuss the detective novel plot more in-depth with me. Participating in the MAM conference allowed me to network with scholars actively researching and writing in their fields. Many of these professors were interested in how I synthesize Philosophy, English, and Aesthetics and offered helpful advice and encouragement for graduate school. Finally, I learned how to communicate my research interests and engage in helpful dialogue with a community of scholars.


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