Choreographed research

Shaina Goodman (left), a junior in Women and Gender Studies, and Patricia Engel, a junior in biology, both in Arts & Sciences, perform “Close.Closer.Closed” at the 2007 Undergraduate Research Symposium April 28 in the Athletic Complex. The senior dance thesis was choreographed by Jenny Boissiere, a dance major in the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences, who describes the dance as “a choreographic investigation of relationships.” The performance was one of 75 presentations — including poster, visual and oral presentations — of undergraduate research across several academic disciplines. This was the first time members of all undergraduate schools presented work at the symposium, with more than double last semester’s number of presentations.