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Undergraduate Symposium on Identity and Resistance in Global Contexts

5 April 2019

Win scholarship money! Bolster your resume! Enjoy free food!

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What is the Symposium about?

This symposium provides an intellectual forum for TTU undergraduate students to discuss issues of identity, conflict, and resistance in the United States and around the world. It serves as a venue for sharing theoretical and practical approaches to these issues from multiple perspectives. In the 21st century, the global population faces increased challenges related to population and conflict that demand rigorous study and the collaboration of individuals in multiple fields. This symposium will spark interdisciplinary conversations about how these issues can be addressed – and how they are being addressed – in the recent past, in the present, and in the future. The goals of the symposium align with the goals of Texas Tech University's current quality enhancement plan (QEP), which focuses on the importance of Communicating in a Global Society. By participating in this symposium, undergraduates will:

1. Develop communication skills in a variety of media that are appropriate to their disciplines and focus on developing them within a global context.
2. Successfully apply these communication skills in a range of situations with audiences, both local and global.

We invite undergraduate students to register projects in a variety of formats that address the global challenge themes of Population and Conflict, with a special focus on Identity and Resistance. Your contribution may be in one of the following formats:

• Paper presentations
• Poster presentations
• Digital stories
• Digital portfolios
• Podcasts
• Original music
• Webpages
• Photographic documentation of sites of conflict
• Three dimensional objects-to-think-with
• Others...

IMPORTANT DATES

Symposium Date: 5 April 2019

Location: Library Room 309 and Croslin Room, Texas Tech University

Registration Opens: 1 November 2018

Early Registration Closes: 19 November 2018
Early acceptance announced 5 December 2018. Presenters must confirm participation and complete projects by early March 2019.

Registration Closes: 4 March 2019
Presenters will be informed if proposals are accepted by 8 March 2019.

Registration Link:http://bit.ly/IRGC2019

Thanks to the generous support of the TTU Center for Global Communication, the Humanities Center, and the Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, there is no registration fee!

For more details about the IRGC project, visit: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/globalcommunications/irgc/

Why present at the Symposium?

-Showcase your work in the digital collection on Identity & Resistance in Global Contexts
-Win scholarship money!
Best student presentation: $1,000
Runner-up presentation: $750
Third place presentation: $500
-Bolster your CV/resume and professional development
-Network with others working on similar themes
-Enjoy free meals and receive a free T-shirt

What kinds of projects can you present on? For inspiration, check out the Symposium program below from April 20-21, 2018.

Still have questions? Contact Dr. Alec Cattell at alec.cattell@ttu.edu 

Friday Program

 

Saturday

Identity and Resistance in Global Contexts