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Symposium of Artists and Scholars

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The annual Symposium of Artists and Scholars (SAS) brings together Randolph  students of all disciplines to share the results and highlights of the best work being produced at the College.

Modeled after a traditional academic conference, the event often features a keynote speaker, oral presentations, readings of creative works, performances, exhibitions of student artwork, and poster presentations.

Present Your Work at SAS

For more information about how to submit your work, please see the overview and proposal submission link for presenters.

SAS 2023 Schedule

9:00-9:30 a.m.: Light breakfast and coffee (Presser Building, Wimberly Recital Hall entrance)

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Welcome and keynote address (Presser Building, Wimberly Recital Hall)

  • Welcome and introduction–Dr. Holly Tatum, Director, of the Center for Student Research
  • Keynote address-Dr. Beth Schwartz, Associate Director of the American Psychological Association’s Office of Applied Science “Beyond the Laboratory: Applying Psychological
    Science to Solve Real-World Problems”

10:45 a.m. to Noon: Poster presentations and Exhibits (Hampson Commons)

12:15-1:15 p.m.: Buffet lunch (Ashley Jack Room, Smith Hall; RSVP required)

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Session I-Oral Presentations (Nichols Theatre, Klein Board Room)

2:30-3:00 p.m.: Break & afternoon snack

3:00–4:00 p.m.: Session II-Oral Presentations (Nichols Theatre, Klein Board Room)

The complete SAS 2023  program is available in PDF.


2022 Symposium

Keynote Address “A Journey into Pure Mathematics and its Communities” by
Michael Penn, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
View his Youtube channel.

Click here for the complete SAS2022 program in PDF.

2021 Symposium

Keynote Address, Thursday, April 29
Pam Risenhoover, Charles A. Dana Professor of Dance, spoke on the topics of creativity, the liberal arts, and the pandemic: view her bio and presentation here:

Student Presentations, Friday, April 30
View the SAS21 program and videos of our student presenters at

2020 Symposium

Click through to see the SAS20 program and videos of our student presenters.

SAS20 Keynote Address  was  “Why Darwin Matters” by Doug Shedd, The Catherine Ehrman Thoresen ’23 and William E. Thoresen Professor of Biology

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