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Celebrating 27 Years of Achievement and Innovation at Petersheim Academic Exposition  

A photo of the Petersheim poster event.

A photo of the Petersheim Academic Exposition poster event.

Now in its 27th year, the 2023 Petersheim Academic Exposition "Share, Honor, Unite" will take place on Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 28, 2023. This annual celebration of scholastic accomplishments involves the entire Seton Hall University community including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff from among the various disciplines. Petersheim Academic Exposition abstract submissions are now being accepted.

The Opening Ceremony, from noon to 2 p.m., on Monday, April 24, includes a welcome by President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. and a keynote address by Carl W. Lejuez, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Stony Brook University. The program will take place in-person in Bethany Hall, Rooms B and C as well as being live streamed. Throughout the week participants will present their work in research symposia, poster sessions, presentations, panel discussions, theatrical performances, art exhibits, debates, concerts and more.

Monica Burnette, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Services, is the featured keynote speaker for the Closing Celebration and Awards Ceremony from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28, in McNulty Hall Amphitheater. The celebration will honor all presenters and a select number of student presentations will be recognized and those chosen will receive Student Travel Award Reimbursements to help enable them to attend conferences and symposia, where they can gain important presentation experience and network with other scholars.

Professors Sulie Lin Chang and Jose L. Lopez

Petersheim Academic Expo Co-chairs, from left, Professors Sulie Lin Chang and Jose L. Lopez.

"The Petersheim Academic Expo illustrates the University's ongoing commitment to student and faculty research, mentorship and academic achievement and success as a home for scholars from every field to be able to engage in conversation within and between their disciplines," said Professor Sulie Lin Chang, Petersheim co-chair, Director of the Institute of Neuroimmune Pharmacology and Professor of Biological Sciences.

The deadline for Petersheim Academic Exposition abstract submissions is Friday, March 31, 2022. Click here to submit your application.

Rev. Pritchett watching a poster presentation.

Rev. Pritchett watching a poster presentation at the Petersheim Academic Expo.

"The Petersheim Academic Expo is a special gathering of great minds, enabling an entire week where the University community joins together as one community to share all of our gifts, including what our students have learned and how to put these lessons to use on a professional level. Seton Hall is brought together in the spirit of servant leadership and what Great Minds can do," said Professor Jose L. Lopez, Department of Physics, and event co-chair.

A Multitude of Events
Information on events and their locations will continue to be added to the schedule. Here is a sampling. Click here to view the 2023 schedule of events»

Monday, April 24

2023 Petersheim Academic Exposition Opening Ceremony and Keynote Lecture
Organizers: Sulie L. Chang, Jose L. Lopez
Welcome Address from Joseph Nyre, Ph.D., Seton Hall University President
Keynote Speaker: Carl W. Lejuez, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Stony Brook University
Noon – 2 p.m. | Bethany Hall, Rooms B and C and Virtual

Mission Mentors Program Presentations
Organizer: Mary Balkun
Participants in the 2022-23 Mission Mentors Program will present their projects.
3 – 4 p.m. | Virtual (Click here to join the event)

Tuesday, April 25

Petersheim Interdisciplinary and Study Abroad Poster Session 
Martha Schoene 
Students will share their research posters and orally present their research for topics in geology, study abroad and a variety of other topics. 
9:30 – 11 a.m. | Beck Rooms, Walsh Library

Graduate Research Presentations from Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
Organizer: Joseph Laracy
Research presentations will be shared by students Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology (Systematic Theology and Church History concentrations) students.
10 – 11 a.m. | Location to be determined.

Bioethics Research Session
Bryan Pilkington
In this session, student scholars will present new research in the field of bioethics.
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Virtual (Click here to join the event)

Petersheim Interdisciplinary and Study Abroad Oral Presentations Event
Martha Schoene 
This session will feature live and recorded presentations from students in Catholic Studies, Diplomacy & International Relations, Economic, Nursing, Education & Human Services, Political Science, and other subjects.  
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Beck Rooms, Walsh Library

Institute of Neuroimmune Pharmacology Presentations
Sulie Chang
5 – 7:30 p.m. | McNulty Hall, Room 107

Wednesday, April 26

Community Research and Engagement in Action
Timothy Hoffman
The Center for Community Research and Engagement (CCRE) will host a session where students who have been working with CCRE throughout the past academic year will share their research findings from projects on topics including social justice, immigration, environmental justice, nonprofit management education, and other community-focused research.  
10 a.m. – Noon | Beck Rooms, Walsh Library and Virtual (Click here join the event)

Parental Involvement on College Student Success
Sandro Tejada
Help university leaders and those who work with parents better understand family members' attitudes and concerns. The presentation will provide an overview of the challenges universities like Seton Hall face in meeting various family needs. The presentation will also offer strategies and initiatives that a broad range of institutions use to make families truly partners. 
3 – 4 p.m. | Bethany Hall, Admissions Tour Room

Thursday, April 27

Cultivating Research, Innovation and Talent at Seton Hall with the New Jersey Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grant 
Michael LaFontaine
Seton Hall University received an award in the Fall of 2021 from the New Jersey State Office of the Secretary of Higher Education through the New Jersey Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grant program. This award led to the development of an intramural grant program to "Cultivate Research, Innovation, and Talent" at Seton Hall, designed to create interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities among faculty and students from different academic disciplines.

  • Teams of Seton Hall University faculty and students were given the opportunity to develop a proposal for a prospective, interdisciplinary investigation of a topic that could be investigated by two or more academic departments and scholarly fields represented by the nine Colleges and Schools within Seton Hall and the University Libraries.
  • A central research question was developed and pursued through an appropriate investigation to reflect the intellectual contributions and physical resources of the participating departments and laboratory environments.
  • The projects focused on myriad topics and the collective efforts of each research team is on display in this event. 

11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Virtual (Click here to join the event)

Friday, April 28

Mathematics, Computer Science and Data Science Petersheim Day
Tara Wager
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department presents a daylong event for the 27th Petersheim Academic Exposition. Events of the day will include the Charles H. Franke Memorial Lecture, Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society induction ceremony and the John J. Saccoman Graduation Award ceremony. The day will conclude with the mathematics, computer science and data science students’ poster presentations. This year's Charles H. Franke Memorial Lecturer will be Sandra Kingan, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Brooklyn College.
Noon – 4 p.m. | Arts and Sciences Hall, Rooms 104, 109 and 110

2023 Petersheim Academic Exposition Closing Celebration and Awards Ceremony
Edward Tall
The formal close to our week of events. The Closing Ceremony will feature a keynote address by Monica Burnette, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Services at Seton Hall University.
3:30 – 5 p.m. (McNulty Hall, Amphitheater)

Click here to submit your abstract admission form. To learn more about the entire program and activities, please visit the Petersheim Academic Exposition website.

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