DSU Research Symposium

2018 Research Symposium

March 21, 2018

Poster Presentations

Time:  11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Poster Presentations

Location:  TC Southwest Lounge

Award Presentations and Speaker

Speaker:  Dr. William Aylor          

Time:  1 p.m.

Location:  Beacom Collaboration Center

Description:  Intellectual Property Rights for the University Community.

On March 21, 2018 DSU hosts its annual Research Symposium. The event will include a research poster session and a guest speaker(s). This year, we would like to invite participation in the research poster session to all students. 

 Presenters      Abstracts  

Research Day

Performance by Peter Hoesing

Peter HoesingDuring the poster presentation in the TC Southwest Lounge from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Repertories of Wellbeing: Songs and Sounds of Healing from the Baganda and Basoga of Eastern Uganda

Based on ethnographic field research in Uganda and hundreds of audiovisual recordings, this performance highlights some of the more playful elements of musical performance among the healer-musicians of southern central and southeastern Uganda. Sung in healers’ shrines along the shores of Lake Nalubaale and the banks of the River Nile, these songs emerge from two broad ethnolinguistic groups called the Baganda and the Basoga. British colonialists called it Lake Victoria, but Nalubaale had long prior been associated with the guardian spirits or balubaale and the former rulers of the kingdoms close to its littoral. This alternately swampy, marshy, and sandy area features rich cultural and natural resources inextricable from the lake and the lengthy river it feeds. Baganda and Basoga healers both here and inland engage in a set of practices known as kusamira that link human communities to the landscape, plants, animals, and spirits that shape their wellbeing. These songs and associated traditional narratives emerge from a ten-year investigation of the social behaviors surrounding kusamira performances.

Symposium Tips

Thank you for participating in this celebration of scholarly activities at DSU.  We are proud of your accomplishments and excited to showcase those. 

To prepare for the Symposium, you need to complete the following:

  • Create a poster utilizing Publisher or other software.  Ask your faculty mentor for suggestions.
    • Poster size:  20x30 (see attached template)
      • Poster must be put on foam board.  We have poster stands to set them on.
    • For ideas, search Google on tips for preparing a research poster
    • A good poster will
      • Match the audience knowledge base and interests
      • Focus your message – what do you want people to remember?
      • Convey your message visually
      • Be readable from about 4 - 6 feet away
      • Be clearly organized
    • You need to include the DSU logo somewhere on your poster (Request DSU logo here)
  • Have your faculty mentor review your poster and offer recommendations for changes
    • Make changes and repeat
  • Once poster is approved by mentor, have your poster printed.
    • Option 1:  The DSU Production Center can print your poster for $25
    • Option 2:  Outside source for printing or self-produce
  • You are responsible to pick up and pay for posters printed at the Production Center
  • Arrive with your poster 15 minutes prior to the event start time

Symposium Etiquette

On the day of the symposium:

  • Get excited!  You get to share your accomplishment!  Smiles and confidence on. 
  • Wear professional/business attire
  • Come prepared
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early
  • Remain for the entirety of the presentation
  • Interact with the guests and share your findings – this is exciting news, be proud to share.
  • Judging for awards will happen between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.