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04-05-2013

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

Clarkson University's Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will host its fifth annual Humanities & Social Science Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, April 19, showcasing the creative and critical intellectual work of students from across the University, as well as from SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University.

Clarkson University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a conference on Friday, 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, warfare, music, literature, health care, the environment, language and more.

The conference will take place in the Student Center Multi-purpose Rooms and is open to the public free of charge. Sessions with presentations will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a noon-1 p.m. lunch.

Topics include life in the Loire valley under German occupation; fraternity masculinity; the continuity of war from the Iliad to Matterhorn; Caesar’s relationship with his army in De Bello Gallico; the life of a Clarkson chemical engineering student; the distribution and maintenance of power in Gangs of New York; the survival of a farming family in upstate New York; early American women’s health, health care, and work; humans’ effects on pollution of the earth; Nigeria’s dirty secret: oil bandits and illegal refineries; Jerusalem, the black sheep of us foreign policy; and more.

A full schedule is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/humanities-ss/huss2013.pdf .

For more information and a full schedule, 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 Friday, April 19, showcasing the creative and critical intellectual work of students from across the University. Here, a student presents at a past conference.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/hss-conf.jpg .]

[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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