Lark Mason to speak at undergrad research festival

Posted January 25, 2012

Lark Mason, appraiser on the popular PBS series "Antique Roadshow," will speak at ACU's fourth annual Undergraduate Research Festival on April 2.

During this daylong event, students will present their recent research findings in various disciplines and hear from several prominent speakers. "We are always searching for someone interesting to speak with students," says ACU's Dr. Greg Powell, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and festival director. He is looking forward to Mason's second appearance on campus - the art expert also spoke to business and design students in Oct. 2010.

New York City native Mason has authored and translated numerous articles and guides on Asian art, and is the founder and owner of, an international auction site for fine arts and antiques. He also is a former senior vice president of Sothebys, the auction house in London and New York.

The festival is open to all undergraduate students at Abilene colleges who have conducted research within the past year. Mason is scheduled to speak to students and their faculty mentors at the festival banquet.

Learn more about undergraduate research at ACU here.