Scholarly Research and Creative Works Conference

The Scholarly and Creative Works Conference (SCW) is an annual event celebrating undergraduate and graduate students' research and creative work.

Student presenting to another student at conference

Dominican’s Scholarly and Creative Works Conference is open to all members of the University and the greater community. The conference kicks off with an inspiring keynote address followed by live music, compelling scholarship, and much more. Throughout the conference, students deliver oral and poster presentations, gallery exhibitions, and live performances to students, staff, faculty, and community members. 

Creating signature work and then presenting it to an audience is part of every student’s Dominican Experience. It deepens learning and underlines the value of their work. 

Due to COVID-19, we ask that non-Dominican associated parties refrain from attending this year's in-person conference. Oral presentations are available to view online. For more information regarding our COVID-19 policies, please visit our Campus Health and Safety page.

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2022 Keynote Speaker

Adding Your Voice: Translation as a Creative Process
Judy Halebsky
Director of MFA Creative Writing, Professor of English

Judy Halebsky is the author of three poetry collections—Sky=Empty, Tree Line, and Spring and a Thousand Years (Unabridged)—and the chapbook Space/Gap/Interval/Distance. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she graduated from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. She holds an M.F.A. in English & Creative Writing from Mills College and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California, Davis. On fellowships from the Japanese Ministry of Culture, she spent five years living in Japan, where she trained in Butoh dance and Noh theatre. Her research explores cultural translation, haiku, and storytelling. Currently, she is co-translating a volume of post-Fukushima ecopoetry by Wago Ryoichi. Her essay “Translations and Migrations of the Poetic Diary” will be included in the forthcoming Global Haiku Reader from Routledge. Her honors include fellowships from MacDowell, Millay, the Vermont Studio Center as well as the New Issues Poetry Prize and a Graves Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities. This spring, she will be the poetry judge for the Marin Poetry Center’s high school poetry contest. At Dominican, she teaches creative writing, live storytelling, literature and effective communication.

SWC Website

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Briana Chavez, '19


For Briana's signature work, she tested a case study using a new approach to teaching students about ocean acidification.

Meet the Team

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Mojgan Behmand, PhD

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
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Christina Mayes, MS

Digital Portfolio Specialist Integrative Coach
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William L. Phillips, PhD

Professor of Psychology