Undergraduate Research Symposium

2016 Global Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium

global eyes: critical perspectives of an interconnected world

 

April 11, 2016 Penn State University

Abstracts Due: February 26, 2016

The symposium will highlight student research on the complex array of social forces that characterize our increasingly interconnected world and will provide networking for students and faculty who are shaping how we approach these important topics and/or will provide leadership in the study of global issues in the future. 

We encourage a wide variety of research topics on diverse areas including (but not limited to) the economy, gender, health, education, politics, media, nationalism, ethnicity, spirituality, and community. We invite papers from various disciplines within humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional schools that address the theme of interconnectedness. Submissions that employ diverse theories, genres, and methodologies of research in a plurality of historical and geographical contexts are encouraged.

Pitt’s Global Studies Center and the Global Studies Center at Penn State will host the event April 11, 2016 at Penn State. The symposium will include a keynote lecture, student presentations and student networking. Global Studies will provide transportation and food.

Once abstracts are submitted and approved, papers will be clustered according to general themes that emerge. While we are not giving our awards, notable papers from each cluster will be highlighted on the Global Studies Center’s website.

For all details and to register click here.

Do not hesitate to inquire if you have questions about paper topics or symposium logistics. Contact either:

Elaine Linn
Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
eel58@pitt.edu, 412 648-2113 or

Sarah Lyall-Combs
Center for Global Studies, Pennsylvania State University
lyallcombs@psu.edu

Or visit

http://cgs.la.psu.edu/events/2016-global-studies-undergraduate-research-symposium

Deadlines and event schedule: Apply by February 26, 2016


HOW TO APPLY

Students must submit an application form and abstract (for help in writing effective abstracts visit here). From the submitted abstracts, a selection committee will determine which participants will be asked to forward finished research papers for participation at the symposium. Please forward finished research papers to Elaine Linn at eel58@pitt.edu. Students will receive feedback based on specific judging criteria. 

Presenters will be grouped into panel sessions according to categories that emerge from the papers selected.

PREPARING FOR THE SYMPOSIUM

There is an eight page minimum for papers. Papers must be double-spaced, with citations of at least eight resources (using MLA format).

Student presentations will be limited to 12 minutes with an additional five minutes for questions from faculty and audience. All rooms will be media equipped. 

A minimum of three judges (not from the applicant’s school) will read the research papers prior to the event and provide comments. During the presentation sessions, the panel and audience will listen to each student’s presentation and ask questions.

 

2016 CERIS Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Insight and Perspectives of Muslim Societies and Communities

April 9, 2016 Penn State University

Abstracts Due: March 23, 2016

CERIS hosts the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to encourage undergraduate students to advance their research experience, specially on issues that impact Muslims in historical or contemporary contexts or Islamic thought, history, and theology. A broad range of topics are accepted. Topics beyond theology may be covered, such as politics, policies, social change, culture, art, economy and technology. Former topics have included Hindu-Muslim Tension in India, Palestinian Hip Hop, Jordan’s Reproductive Policies, etc. If you think a paper you are writing may qualify but aren’t sure, please email Elaine Linn at eel58@pitt.edu.

Papers will be sorted into four broad categories: 

Politics, Policies, and Social Change

Cultural and Artistic Representations

Emerging Economies and Innovative Technologies

Theology, Doctrine, and Practice

Do not hesitate to inquire if you have questions about paper topics or symposium logistics. 

Please contact:

Elaine Linn
Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
eel58@pitt.edu412 648-2113

Or to register or submit your abstract visit

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1J8iLf5XiRLdPZAgGax4kNDnw48b_fwIfK7TSoWs...

PREPARING FOR THE SYMPOSIUM

An abstract of no more than 250 words is required by March 23, 2016. The abstract should include the following elements:

A statement of the purpose of the research

A statement of the kind of data or texts which provided the basis for the research

A statement of the relevant theory and research basis to which the research relates

A brief summary of the findings and conclusions (if complete)

There is an eight page minimum for papers. Papers must be double-spaced, with citations of at least eight resources (using MLA format).

Student presentations will be limited to 12 minutes with an additional five minutes for questions from faculty and audience.

A minimum of three judges (not from the applicant’s school) will read the research papers prior to the event and provide comments. During the presentation sessions, the panel and audience will listen to each student’s presentation and ask questions.

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