UHA Hosts Its Third Annual Undergraduate Conference
The Undergraduate History Association hosted its third undergraduate academic conference on April 8, 2018. Eight undergraduates across different departments presented their original research on the theme of “Crisis.” Peers, family, graduate students, panel commentators, and faculty alike participated in a lively Q & A session and enjoyed complimentary breakfast and lunch supported by funding from the History Department. Panelist and History major Jessica Vielma won first prize for her exceptionally well-written and delivered paper “Crossing Thresholds: The Movement of the Madres of the Plaza de Mayo from the Private Sphere to Public Life.” Classics major Christina Tavella placed second for her paper, “‘The Crimes of Caligula.” Additional presenters included Victor Huang, John Crowley, Emily Latinsky-Ortiz, Olivia Brown, Shazil Chaundhry, and David (Ta-wei) Huang. The UHA plans to continue the undergraduate conference annually, and in future years hopes to collaborate with other local universities.