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Point Park students present academic work at 2016 Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Cambridge, Mass. Photo | Helen Fallon(L-R) Anna Livia Rice and Nicolette Jones at the 2016 Northeast Regional Honors Council conference

Two Point Park University Honors Program students presented their academic work at the 2016 Northeast Regional Honors Council conference, March 31-April 3 in Cambridge, Mass.

Nicolette Jones and Anna Livia Rice, junior sports, arts and entertainment management majors, traveled to Cambridge for the conference, which attracted more than 500 honors students, faculty and staff from the region.

Jones presented her poster, "Online Music Sharing Platforms: A Forced Migration to a Modern Music Industry," and Rice outlined her research on "Societal Migration from Patriarchy to Egalitarianism" during one of the academic paper sessions.

Aside from presenting their academic work, the students participated in a Cambridge-Boston area scavenger hunt, City As Text, and heard from several academic experts and speakers.

"The conference was a great academic experience," Jones said. "Having the chance to present my research on a topic that I really enjoyed was a privilege. Seeing conference attendees become interested in my research was very rewarding."

The students were accompanied by Helen Fallon, director of Point Park's Honors Program and professor of journalism, who this year completed her term on the NRHC executive board as past president.

The NRHC is an organization of students, faculty and administrators dedicated to the encouragement and support of undergraduate honors learning.

Article by Beth Turnbull, a freshman mass communication major

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