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Let's talk about research and scholarship in Scholars Corner.

Thomas Cooper Library - Scholars Corner


Scholars Corner is a newly created space in Thomas Cooper Library designed to showcase scholarship and engage the university community in conversation. Most of the time the multi-use space is a casual study area; other times it's a super-charged venue for student research talks, faculty presentations, or creative displays.

Its location -- on the Main Level, adjacent to the lobby -- makes Scholars Corner a natural gathering place. New soft seating provides comfortable space for studying and can easily be reconfigured to foster a informal panel or speaker event.

The first events at Scholars Corner were a series of student researcher panels led by a faculty facilitator.

"Leadership Starts Here: Undergraduate Research Panel" featured recipients of the 2017 Breakthrough Graduate Scholars Award. The scholars were asked questions about their research projects: How important is research? How did you get started with your research? How important is a mentor? How do you find a mentor? The panel discussions were followed by questions from the audience. These events were part of the Provost’s Leadership Week.

We want to hear from you! We welcome suggestions from students and faculty.

For more information, and to share your ideas, contact Jane Olsgaard at 777-1952 or