|Mark your calendars for 2008 Scholarly Forum|
The Graduate School 2008 Scholarly Forum will be held in the Memorial Union Feb. 11-12. The Scholarly Forum features the outstanding research and creative activities of our graduate students and faculty from all corners of campus.
Graduate School Dean Joseph Benoit said, “I am particularly excited about the addition of the Dean’s Hour Lectures. These lectures highlight junior members of the UND faculty whose contributions are already shaping the future of research and graduate education on our campus.”
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower (English) will present the first of these lectures at noon Monday, Feb. 11, in the Lecture Bowl. Her topic, “Before God This Was Their Country” builds upon her research which investigates the psychology of colonizers through examining literary narratives of conquest.
The second of the Dean’s Hour lectures is offered by Diane Darland (biology) at noon Tuesday, Feb. 12. She will discuss the ongoing collaborative research project conducted in her laboratory, “Neurovascular Factors Regulating Early Brain Development in Mice.” Dr. Darland is a recipient of the Graduate School’s 2007 Summer Professorship grant.
This year’s event will feature 40 oral presentations from physics, the SUNRISE initiative, nursing, education, aerospace and more. More than 80 research posters and exhibits will be on display in the Ballroom from Monday afternoon and throughout Tuesday. All are welcome to visit the displays. The authors of these projects will be available between 2 and 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss their works. We’d like to encourage peers, colleagues and interested viewers to join us for all sessions.
For complete session details and topics, please see the schedules on the Graduate School web site at www.graduateschool.und.edu
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