On the Ridge

Two NU Students Recognized at Undergraduate Research Conference

Two NU students were presented with awards for presentations they made at the Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication, held April 18 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Senior communication studies majors Lauren Merrick and Molliann Zahm were recognized for posters that resulted from research they conducted as part of their communication studies classes at Niagara. Merrick’s presentation was titled “Magazine Cover Images as Social Representations for Male and Female Business Leaders” while Zahm focused on “Conducting International Investigative Journalism for Project Censored.”

All accepted papers are published in a paperback, which is available for online purchase.

Other Niagara University students who attended the conference were Kaitlyn Bayne, Shawna Cordon, Alex DiVirgilio, Amy Harvey, Tiffany Hyman, Scott Reilly, Matthew Riley and Amy Young.

The Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication, which began in 2004 as a small gathering of communication students from Western New York, has grown into a vibrant regional conference. Sponsored by RIT’s department of communication, the conference has drawn nearly 250 undergraduate scholars from colleges and universities in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Virginia.