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03-29-2011

Clarkson University Hosts Humanities & Social Sciences Conference for Students April 14

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/hss-conf-2010.jpg .]

Clarkson University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a student conference on Thursday, April 14, showcasing the creative and critical intellectual work of students from across the University.

Students present at last year’s humanities and social sciences conference.The conference will take place in the new Student Center Multipurpose Rooms and is free and open to the public.

“What is a Critical Thinker? Students as Active Producers of Knowledge” is the theme of the third annual conference, which will include student presentations on gender, environmentalism, culture, art, politics, diversity, scientific engagement, and literature.

The conference will culminate at 5:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Rooms with a keynote address, titled “A Liberal Descent: The Politics of Darwinism,” by University of Oklahoma History of Modern Science Professor Piers J. Hale.

Hale’s research interests focus on the ways in which the life sciences have contributed to the ways in which we think about what it means to be human.

Sessions with student presentations will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a 12:15-1 p.m. lunch.

Session titles include Science as Practice and Culture; Social and Cultural Experiences of 20th Century Medicine; From Your Kitchen to Your Planet: Environmental Policy Debates in Perspective, Media Constructs the Human; Gender, Sex & Language; The Practices of Space and Time; Debates in our Times; The Vote that Matters and the Public Influence that Counts; Past and Present Experiences of Globalization; Race and Work in “Ma Rainey’s” Black Bottom; The True Woman: Critiques of Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; The Supreme Accomplishment is to Blur the Line Between Work and Play; and Alternative Realities.

For more information, please contact JoAnn Rogers at 315-268-3985 or jrogers@clarkson.edu .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six 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 student conference on April 14, showcasing the creative and critical intellectual work of students from across the University. Here, students present at last year’s 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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