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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

CLASS Annual Research Conference


University of Guam 

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 

39th Annual Research Conference

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018


ARC website and registration


The University of Guam-Unibetsedåt Guahan College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Annual Research Conference is a multidisciplinary research conference platform for local, regional, and global scholars, scientists, visual and theatrical artists, and students to share their research and experiences. Conference Organizers accept a range of proposals that include presentations of academic papers, illustrated talks, interactive panels and demonstrations, engaging performances, informative poster sessions, as well as Skype presentations. The objective of the Annual Research Conference is to provide a forum for intellectual engagement and discussions on issues related and unique to Oceania, a global resource endowed with significant ecological and cultural diversity.


The 39th CLASS Annual Research Conference themed "Connections, Collaborations and Innovations in the Pacific" will convene on Friday, March 9, 2018 in the Humanities and Social Sciences building on the University of Guam-Unibetsedåt Guahan campus.


The theme of the 39th Annual Research Conference is meant to generate insightful conversations and novel ideas that evaluate, redefine, and promote the collaborative projects in diverse fields in Pacific region. Practitioners and scholars are encouraged to interrogate how those issues manifest in the Pacific, as well as examine the changing role of Oceania as it grapples with the social forces of globalization.


The conference organizers welcome proposals related to the multidisciplinary collaborations and innovations in multidisciplinary areas on topics such as:
  • Social interactions and mindfulness
  • Discoveries and rediscoveries
  • Humanities
  • Community
  • Materials of creativity
  • Indigenous identity in art and science
  • Education
  • Gender and women’s empowerment; and
  • Tourism
 
Proposals beyond the range of these topics will be considered if relevant to the Pacific. Send proposals (title, abstract, presenters/institutions) inquiries to arc@tirton.uog.edu


GUIDE FOR AUTHORS & IMPORTANT DATES

The Call for Proposals is open to faculty and graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline. Other professionals or artists not affiliated with an academic institution are also encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals must include a presentation title, an abstract of no more than 150 words, and a list of author(s) and institutional affiliation(s). If proposing a Skype presentation, please indicate it in the proposal’s Abstract. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. Presenters will have access to rooms equipped with projectors but must provide their own laptop.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPEN ON: JUNE 15, 2017

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2017

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: BY JANUARY 1, 2018

NOTIFICATION OF TRAVEL GRANT RECIPIENTS: END OF DECEMBER, 2017


Presentations of all types are limited to:

  • 20 minutes for presentation
  • 5 minutes for discussion
  • An abstract of no more than 150 words

Please note that off-island presenters and participants are responsible for securing appropriate travel visas and arranging their own travel and accommodations.

 

Conference Organizing Committee

    • Dr. Irena Keckes (Chair), Division of Communications and Fine Arts
    • Prof. Lewis Rifkowitz, Division of Communications and Fine Arts
    • Dr. Yoshito Kawabata, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Division of Humanities
    • Dr. Raymond Anderson, Division of Communication and Fine Arts
    • Dr. Sharleen Santos-Bamba, CLASS Associate Dean (Acting) 

The University of Guam is committed to equal opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities by providing access to its services and facilities through the ADA Office. Call 671-735-2995 or TDD 671-735-2243.

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