Marissa Sarver at NCUR

Marissa Sarver has been accepted to present at the International Conference of Undergraduate Research on September 27. This conference is a sponsored by the University of Warwick (UK) and Monash University (AUS), and it allows undergraduates to “present their research in joint sessions alongside peers on the other side of the world, interacting with fellow presenters and audiences in real-time through video-links and social media” (http://www.icurportal.com/).

Marissa will be presenting her work on Ammianus Marcellinus’ critique of Christianity in the Res Gestae, which is based on a paper she wrote last semester in LAT 312 (with lots of influence from CCI 327). She is in a panel with students from UNCG, Warwick, and the University of Leeds.

Last spring Marissa presented a different paper at the 30th Annual National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) on April 7-9, 2016 in Asheville, NC. NCUR is the largest undergraduate research conference in the United States, and Marissa was chosen from among the over 4,000 abstracts submitted from students across the country and across all academic disciplines.

Marissa is a senior in the Classical Languages and Literature concentration. She spent the Spring 2015 semester studying Classics at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter, Wales, United Kingdom and participated in UNCG in Rome in the summer of 2015.