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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College invites the community to attend Undergraduate Research Day on Friday, March 29 from 12:30 – 6 p.m. in Suber Banquet Hall and Hatcher Dining Room on YHC’s campus, which is located at 1 College St., Young Harris, Ga. 30582. This event is free to attend and will showcase student and faculty research across all academic disciplines.

The event will include 21 oral and 32 poster presentations. Topics include “Alterations in Melanin Content in Response to Oxidative Stress in Embryonic Zebrafish,” “The Monstrous Other: Abjection and the White Gaze in H.P. Lovecraft,” “Blackness and Success,” “The Marshall Plan and the Economic Recovery of Europe After the Second World War,” “Comparing Plato and Aristotle’s Ideologies on the Soul,” and many others.

“At Undergraduate Research Day, it’s always so interesting to see what my peers are researching and the unique ways certain majors are represented,” said Bree Buffington, a senior communications major from Cleveland, Ga., who will be presenting at this year’s event. “Undergraduate Research Day is also a fun, rewarding way to challenge myself in a more professional setting.”

A woodwind quintet composed of YHC students will perform between academic sessions outside of Suber Banquet Hall in the Rollins Campus Center lobby from 2:30 – 3 p.m. At 5 p.m., four YHC alumni will discuss their experiences in graduate school and in other parts of the world where they sought opportunities to expand their horizons or gain more training in their respective disciplines.

“I look forward to organizing this event every year with the help of other faculty members,” said Dr. Linda Jones, who serves as dean of the Division of Mathematics, Science and Technology at YHC. “It is always very exciting to see our students’ research projects, and I am always very much impressed by the quality of their work. This is a great opportunity to see a variety of interesting and thought-provoking student presentations.”

YHC’s Undergraduate Research Day is an annual event that began in 2013 to provide students the opportunity to showcase the work they have accomplished outside of the classroom. It is also a means to bring the YHC community together to better appreciate the work done across campus. Students from all disciplines are invited to present, and most disciplines are represented each year. It is a day of cross-fertilization and celebration of scholastic pursuits. To learn more, visit

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has three academic divisions: Arts and Humanities, Professional Studies, and Mathematics, Science and Technology, with more than 1,400 students enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, residence facilities and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit