Nearly 300 graduate students expected to participate in the Graduate Exhibition

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Nearly 300 graduate students are expected to present their scholarly work to the public and more than 200 volunteers are entered as judges in the 29th annual Graduate Exhibition to be held Friday, April 4, and Sunday, April 6, at the University Park campus.

At 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the Playhouse Theatre, graduate students enrolled in the performing arts will perform contemporary to classical music selections, and first-year students of the School of Theatre's Graduate Professional Actor Training Program will present scenes or monologues that they performed previously in studio projects. The performances are free and open to the public.

On Sunday, April 6, in the HUB-Robeson Center, more than 250 students will present their research in Alumni and Heritage halls, and 18 students will discuss their works of art on display in the HUB Gallery. Judging begins at 11 a.m.; the event opens to the public at noon.

The Graduate Exhibition places special emphasis on communicating research and creative endeavor to a general audience, and challenges graduate students to present their work in clear, comprehensible terms to people outside their fields of study. Students whose presentations are judged best in the categories of Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Health and Life Sciences, Performance, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Visual Arts will receive monetary awards.

For more information about the Graduate Exhibition, visit For questions, contact the Graduate School at 814-865-2516.

Last Updated March 31, 2014