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Researchers From University Of Bridgeport To Show Off Breakthrough Work

University of Bridgeport researchers will show off their projects at a reception at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center in Bridgeport.
University of Bridgeport researchers will show off their projects at a reception at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: University of Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim and the Downtown Special Services District have invited faculty to present breakthrough research at the University of Bridgeport, at a free reception on Thursday, April 7.

The public is invited to view breakthrough research at the UB. The two-hour wine-and-cheese reception that will also feature special contributions from downtown restaurants.

The university notes that its faculty and grad students perform leading research that influences a broad spectrum of fields, from political science to health, and business to social sciences. Additionally, their work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and some is funded by leading governmental and private institutions, including NASA, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright Program.

What's new, however, is that UB research will be presented off-campus for the general public, and individuals will have a chance to meet directly with researchers in a relaxed, non-academic setting.

"The University of Bridgeport is one of the greatest resources our city has, and we are more than proud to display the cutting-edge work of some very talented and dedicated faculty," Ganim said.

"This work is inspirational, and it is well known globally that some of the most innovative ideas for science, engineering and the humanities emanate from the UB campus. This idea generator also greatly benefits education in our city, and I look forward to our continuing, growing partnership in years to come."

"We are thrilled to collaborate with Mayor Ganim and the Downtown Special Services District to present awe-inspiring research that's being conducted on campus," VP of University Relations Mary-Jane Foster added. "Thanks to them, Bridgeport residents can see some of the exciting innovation that's happening right in their own back yard."

The reception will be from 5-7 p.m., at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center -- formerly known as the City Hall Annex -- at 999 Broad St.

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