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04-10-2012

Clarkson University Hosts Humanities & Social Sciences Conference for Students April 19

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Clarkson University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a conference on Thursday, April 19, showcasing the creative and critical intellectual work of students from across the University.

Clarkson University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a conference on Thursday, April 19, showcasing the creative and critical intellectual work of students from across the University. Here, a student presents at a past conference.Student presentations will take up themes of local and global significance, such as gender, environmentalism, culture, art, politics, diversity, scientific engagement, and literature.

Both the conference and keynote address will take place in the new Student Center Multipurpose Rooms and are open to the public free of charge.

The conference will culminate at 4 p.m. with the keynote address “Global Palestine: Thinking Beyond Conflict” by St. Lawrence University Chair of Global Studies Prof. John Collins.

Collins is the author of Occupied By Memory: The Intifada Generation and The Palestinian State of Emergency, and is coeditor, with Ross Glover, of Collateral Language: A User’s Guide to America’s New War.

His articles and reviews have appeared in the Journal of Palestine Studies, Social Text, Globalizations, and Middle East Report, among other publications. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative studies in discourse and society from the University of Minnesota, where he was a MacArthur Scholar.

Sessions with presentations will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a noon-1 p.m. lunch.

Topics include:

9:30-10:50 a.m.: Epistemological Games: from Gender Constructs to Infinity; Crossing Borders: Gender, Translation, and Immigration; and The WWII Combined Bombing Campaign in Hindsight: The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey & Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-5.

11 a.m.-noon:  Media, Sexuality, and Identity; Creative Writing and Poetry Readings; and Healthcare Policy & Reform: A Cross-border Analysis.

1:15-3:30 p.m.: War & Society: From the Hoplites to the Present; Films: Social Documentation; and Active Research.

For more information, please contact Prof. Michael Garcia at 315-268-3992 or mgarcia@clarkson.edu .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a conference on Thursday, April 19, showcasing the creative and critical intellectual work of students from across the University. Here, a student presents at a past conference.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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