Ashley DeLeon of Framingham, a member of Assumption College's class of 2015 presented her project "Para Ti Mujuer: An Original Poem Inspired by the Women Writer's Movement in Contemporary Spain" at Assumption's 20th Undergraduate Symposium.
She wrote an ode to the women writers of contemporary Spain who spoke up against oppression during the dictatorship period and about their liberation post-dictatorship, paving the way for future women.
The Undergraduate Symposium is a celebration of student research and creative works, and provides the campus community with an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation of the individual and collective, intellectual accomplishments of the College's faculty and students from all disciplines, including the humanities, fine arts, biological sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. This year, over 80 students presented their work.
"Our Undergraduate Symposium highlights the research and scholarly achievements of Assumption students working in collaboration with dedicated faculty mentors," said Assumption College Provost Francis M. Lazarus. "These collaborations represent a model for integrating teaching, original research and the beneficial effects of peer review in promoting intellectual development and professional growth."
Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Assumption College offers 42 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies, through an educational experience grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition coupled with professional programs.