Student Academic Showcase and Honors

SASH 2017

 A celebration of scholarship and creative activities for undergraduate and graduate students.

 The mission of SASH is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to share their academic and creative activities with the RWU community. SASH represents our collective intellectual accomplishments as a university during the academic year.


SASH 2017 consists of these components:  (download the 2017 program .pdf

  • Monday, April 17- Friday April 21 — SAAHP Showcase
    • Showcase of Continuous Exhibits and Displays (SAAHP)
  • Monday, April 17 — Student Multimodal Display
    • 8:00am — 10:00 am “REVEALED” (Mary Tefft White)
    • 10:15am — 12:15pm “Project Intersectionality: Social Conflict as Functional in A Quest for Equality,” Justice, Equality, Critical Thinking & Praxis (Mary Tefft White)
    • 12:30pm — 2:30pm “Specter Detectors: Vulnerability Risk Assessment in the Era of Homeland Security,” Justice, Equality, Critical Thinking & Praxis” (Mary Tefft White)
  • Tuesday, April 18 — Student Research Spotlight — Posters
    • 10:00am — 12:00pm — Poster Session (Mary Tefft White)
    • 12:30pm — 2:30pm — Poster Session (Mary Tefft White)


Tuesday April 18 — Keynote Address — 3:30pm — 5:00pm — GHH Atrium

The Syrian Civil War and Refugee Crisis: From Bad to Worse

Ora Szekely, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Clark University

Professor Szekely is an Assistant Professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has a B.A., from Cornell University, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from McGill University. She is the author of several articles and her book, The Politics of Militant Group Survival in the Middle East: Resources, Relationships, and Resistance, was published by Springer this year. The book examines the foreign and domestic policies of militant organizations in the Middle East, especially Hamas, Hizballah, Amal, and the PLO. She teaches courses on comparative politics, ethnic politics, and a capstone seminar on civil war.

  • Wednesday April 19 — Student Research Spotlight — Posters
    • 8:00am — 10:00 am — Poster Session (Mary Tefft White)
    • 10:15am — 12:15pm — Poster Session (Mary Tefft White)
    • 12:30pm — 2:30pm — Poster Session (Mary Tefft White)
  • Wednesday April 19 — Honors Academic Showcase
    • 2:30pm — 6:30pm — Honors Concurrent Sessions (CAS)
  • Wednesday, April 19 — Music Showcase
    • 4:00pm — 5:00pm — Music Showcase (CAS 152)


Academic Symposium Program 2017 (.pdf)