TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences 2004 Conference Underway

TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences Conference Underway

Texas A&M International University graduate and undergraduate students are joining visiting scholars for research presentations at the Annual College of Arts and Sciences Academic Conference April 15-16 at the TAMIU Student Center.

The Conference is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honorary, which has also provided funding support and prizes.

It begins Thursday, April 15 at 1 p.m. and continues till 8:15 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium and Western Hemispheric Trade Center rooms 103 and 104.

Over 40 presentations are scheduled in panel fashion with topics ranging from studies of human life and behavior and gender representations to scientific models demystified and probability theory explored.

Conference organizer Dr. Deborah Blackwell, TAMIU assistant professor of history, said the Conference affords students a remarkable research experience.

"This provides students in all disciplines throughout our College with a forum for presenting their research, a chance to experience an academic conference and could also act as a catalyst to encourage their interest in research and additional study. They'll also benefit from presentations by visiting academics who will join us for the Conference," Dr. Blackwell explained.

Guest keynote presenters include Dr. Luigi Manzetti, a Southern Methodist University comparative political scientist with a specialty in Latin America at 1 p.m. on Thursday and Dr. Charles Chui, who will offer a presentation on mathematics and technology at 2 p.m. on Friday.

The Conference continues Friday, April 16 from 10:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Student Center with a closing reception scheduled at 8 p.m.

For additional Conference information, contact Blackwell at 326-2628, or e-mail dblackwell@tamiu.edu, or call the Dean's office at 326-2460.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu