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Clarkson University Hosts Humanities & Social Sciences Conference for Students April 18

Clarkson University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will host its sixth annual Humanities & Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, April 18, showcasing the creative, critical, and analytical work of students from across the University, as well as from SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University.

Brianna Beltran '13 presents at last year's 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. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature presentation sessions, as well as a gallery space with research posters and creative projects.

Topics include the construction of the science fiction paperback; the life and death of the Buddha; the history of psychiatry in northern New York; the James Bond franchise; the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution; the French Revolution; the 1963 Test Ban Treaty; and many others.

For more information and a full schedule, please contact Prof. Christina Xydias at 315-268-3988 or

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 the health professions, 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 will host its Humanities & Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, April 18. Above, Brianna Beltran '13 presents at last year's conference.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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