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Undergraduate Research Conference 2014 Speaker Information


Date Time Title Presenter(s) Location Details
April 15, 2014 12:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Merging Historical Film and Modern Music: The Creative Process Behind Metropolis Elektro Scott and Amy Faris SUB: Allen Theater Click Here

Synopsis: Composers Amy and Scott Faris give a behind-the-scenes look at the launch of Metropolis Elektro, a new original soundtrack for the 1927 silent film Metropolis. The critically acclaimed cinematic and musical experience debuted in 2013 to sold-out audiences and featured twenty-four musicians synced live with the film.

In their multimedia presentation Merging Historical Film and Modern Music: The Creative Process Behind Metropolis Elektro, the Farises share intimate moments in their artistic process and discuss the convergence of research and creativity that led to this exciting new work.

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April 16, 2014 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Visiting Scholar Panel Discussion: Eat, Think, Be Successful Alumni Scholars: Dr. Daragh Heitzman, MD; Dr. Jay Vollet, PhD.; Dr. Ed Graviss, PhD; Dr. Todd Cowan, MD; Dr. Gary Fish, MD; and Dr. Mark Johnston, MD McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center  

Synopsis: Enjoy lunch and inspirational discussion with revered Texas Tech University alumni who have found success in various fields. Take the opportunity to hear, first account, how being Red Raiders has effectuated lasting changes within the panelists' lives and led to successful professional careers.

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April 17, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Undergraduate Research Banquet: Keynote Speaker Dr. Robert Duncan Dr. Robert Duncan, TTU Vice President for Research Frazier Alumni Pavilion