Undergraduate Research

Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, November 9, 2018, 9am-4:30pm
Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin

**Registration for the Fall 2018 Symposium will be open in September 2018**

Each year, several hundred people from the tri-state area convene on the Viterbo University campus to see and experience undergraduate student research and creative works from a variety of disciplines. Undergraduate students from institutions throughout the Midwest (and beyond!) share their work via research posters, artistic displays, and oral presentations. Please see the links below for more information about this year's event.  Questions?  Contact us at sevenrivers@viterbo.edu.

Most Updated Schedules Below:

Thanks to the generosity of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, our 2017 Seven Rivers keynote speaker will be Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas, Professor of Spanish & Director of Translation at Florida Interntational University.  Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas is Professor of Hispanic Studies, Graduate Program Director, and Director of Translation Studies at Florida International University, Department of Modern Languages. A Harvard-trained communications analyst, social theorist, and expert linguist at federal and state courts, Dr. Camayd has testified before Congress, contributed as amicus curiae to the U.S. Supreme Court, and received human rights awards from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has interpreted for ten heads of state, including President Obama and Pope Benedict XVI.

Dr. Camayd has lectured on linguistic, literary, and cultural studies, immigration, labor, ethics, and human rights in law schools, bar associations, and professional organizations nationally and internationally. He has published Realismo mágico y primitivismo (University Press of America, 1998), Primitivism and Identity in Latin America(University of Arizona Press, 2000), Postville: La criminalización de los migrantes (F&G Editores, 2009), La etnografía imaginaria: Historia y parodia en la literatura hispanoamericana (F&G Editores, 2012), Orientalism and Identity in Latin America (University of Arizona Press, 2013), and U.S. Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), in addition to numerous articles in collective volumes and journals throughout the Americas and Europe. Dr. Camayd specializes in cultural studies, literature, and historiography of the colonial and contemporary periods of Latin America and the Caribbean.

What are people saying about Seven Rivers? 

Participant Feedback: 

  • "I loved being able to present my research for my first time at such a welcoming university!  The people were all very friendly and accommodating" - Student Presenter 2017
  • "My favorite part was the numerous students and faculty from other schools who came to share their research with us.  Many of these projects provide good examples for our students and faculty of what is truly rigorous and high-quality undergraduate research" - Faculty Attendee 2017
  • "The evaluation forms were my favorite part.  Receiving the comments from my oral presentation was extremely useful for my future presentations." - Student Presenter 2017


Materials from Past Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposiums







Questions? Contact us at sevenrivers@viterbo.edu.