2019

The Humanities Center held its 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (formerly called ORCA Symposium) on Friday, November 1st at 3:00 PM in 4010 JFSB. This year’s event featured undergraduate student research from around the college. Megan Orr — A Room of Their Own: The Paradoxical Role of the Gynaikonitis in Women’s Oppression and Independence in …

2018

  The Humanities Center in coordination with BYU’s Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) will hold its annual ORCA Symposium on Friday, October 26th at 3:00 PM in 4010 JFSB. Blake Perry Smith – Open Source Consistency Evaluation for Chinese Word Segmentation Chinese in its written form does not separate its characters by spaces. Imagine …

ORCA Symposium Presenters 2016

2016

  Friday, October 14th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in room 4010 JFSB. Tamara Thomson — “The Intersection of Truth, Memory, and Fiction in State Mental Hospital Patient Experience” Relying upon my research for context and as a foundation, I have composed six short stories dealing with the experiences of the youth patients and staff …

Orca student presenters 2015

2015

  Friday, October 16 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in 4010 JFSB. Cai Elisabeth Olsen —” Mergulhando nos Bastidores: The Translation Errors Surrounding Grande Sertão Veredas” Ash McMurray — “Korean Drama and Philosophy” Ash’s research focused on how South Korean historical dramas advance the arguments of classical Chinese philosophy. He examined three dramas as argumentative …

ORCA Student presenters 2014

2014

  Megan Armknecht Megan presented on how Louisa May Alcott was influenced by German Romanticism–specifically the German thinker and writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. She had noticed resonances between Goethe’s thinking and personality in the character of Dr. Bhaer in Alcott’s classic, Little Women, and wanted to find out if these connections meant anything and if …

ORCA Symposium flyer 2013

2013

November 8, 2:30-5:00, JFSB 4186/88 Speakers: Daniel Cardoza (Russian), Romy Franks (German), Adam Lloyd (Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature), and Kylan Rice (English) Keynote speaker: Bryce Christensen, Dept. of English, Southern Utah University: “Of Sonnets and Subphylums: How Poetry Lives (or Dies) in a Scientific World.”