FUS Talks – Innovating for Change will take place during University Day to showcase unique ideas, projects, and opportunities of our students and faculty to inspire the rest of the Franklin community with their innovative ideas. With the launch of this new tradition, we will also be presenting the Leslie Innovation Fund, created by a generous parent of an alumnus to support future innovating ideas for projects and research in the Franklin community.


Preparing Our Peers for the Future
Dylan George, Student Government Association

FUS Springs Into Climate Action!
Cristina Biddlecome and Mary Newton, Environmental Science Capstone Project

Building Resilience: Brick by Brick
Professor Rakhi Mehra, Social Entrepreneurship

Refugee Camp Proposal
Thomas Liess, Economics and Forced Migration

Reclaiming Carnaval: How Samba Schools Took Political Action and Reinvented Brazil's Biggest Party
Giovanna Centeno Barbalho, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Beyond the Phonebank: An On-the-ground Look at How Political Campaigns are Innovating
Frederick Coleman, Political Science

Instruments of Memory: Human Rights Memorials for the Holocaust
Eric Bishel, History and Political Science

Changing Perception Through the Virtual Space: VR Therapy for PTSD Patients
Mercedes Horner, Communication Studies/Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Where Is the Brand Hate Leading Me?
Professor Giulia Miniero, Business and Marketing