UND’s 2013 Graduate Scholarly Forum Is March 5-6

The 2013 Graduate Scholarly Forum is scheduled for March 5-6 in the Memorial Union on the University of North Dakota campus. This annual conference showcases cutting-edge research and creative scholarship from across the University’s graduate community.

Graduate students and faculty will share their research in oral presentations, panels and posters. One of the largest events on the calendar is the poster session that fills the ballroom for a lively two hours. This will be held on Wednesday, March 6 from 2-4 p.m., and is a perfect opportunity to discover current research projects from each college.

More than 200 submissions were received this year making this one of the largest in its 12-year history.

This year also highlights two Dean’s Lecture Series presentations acknowledging the outstanding research and scholarship of our faculty.  The School of Graduate Studies is excited to announce presentations by Associate Professor Mark Askelson, atmospheric sciences, and Assistant Professor Timothy Pasch, communication program.

Both Dean’s Lecture Series presentations will take place at noon in the Memorial Union’s Lecture Bowl (second floor). Askelson will present Unmanned Aircraft: From Potential to Reality on Tuesday March 5. Pasch will present The Evolution of the Scholarly Journal: Digital Convergence and Broader Impacts on Wednesday March 6.

Other highlights include an interdisciplinary session on small spacecraft, biology, engineering, history, education and more.

The Graduate Student Association will also host a panel looking at best practices for writing, life-study balance and making the most of graduate courses.

The School of Graduate Studies would like to take this opportunity to thank the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs for its support.

Susan Caraher