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Global Scholars Senior Symposium 2013

Saturday, April 20
8:30-5:00 P.M.
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

The Global Scholars Program at the University of Kansas is designed to recognize and encourage its most academically talented and motivated undergraduate students who have demonstrated an interest in global studies and are selected in a competitive process. The program selected its first cohort of sophomores in the Fall of 2010.  That first cohort, now graduating seniors, is presenting their research at the first ever Global Scholars Symposium on Saturday, April 20. The symposium consists of several panels with three scholars each presenting their independent research on topics of global importance from their own disciplinary background. The symposium also includes a final roundtable panel with the whole cohort discussing the ‘Global Scholars’ experience. Click here to see the list of student presenters and their abstracts.

8:30-9:45 A.M.
Science Crossing Boundaries
Katie Fankhauser, Jay Patel, Taylor Patterson
10:00-11:15 A.M.
The Americas
Ryan House, Jeff Miller, Sarah Stern
11:30-12:45 P.M.
Education and the Global Economy
Josh Dean, Shenji Pan, Matt Werner
1:00-2:15 P.M.
Lunch in the Malott Room (by invitation only)
2:30-3:45 P.M.
Narrating Global Issues
Alexandra Chase, Sarah McCabe, Amy Sinclair
4:00-5:00 P.M.
Q&A Roundtable
All Presenters

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