LAWRENCE — University of Kansas students will present research at the Global Scholars Symposium this weekend on topics ranging from graffiti in Brazil to modern African literature. The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the Kansas Union's Big 12 Room.
Thirteen students will serve on panels, which will include a final roundtable panel with the all of the Global Scholars discussing their program experiences. The program can be found here.
“This symposium is an opportunity to see the culmination of the students’ experiences both on the Lawrence campus and during their time abroad. The students’ presentations illustrate what can happen when they are provided with resources to pursue topics that they care about deeply. Guidance by their faculty mentor helps shape the questions they ask and how they pursue answers in a scholarly way. Both the students and faculty mentors make this program a great success,” said Dena Register, director of faculty programs.
The Global Scholars program recognizes and encourages undergraduate students who have an interest in global studies and a strong academic record. The students come from a wide range of disciplines across the university. They were selected for their demonstrated interest in global and international studies, plans for studying abroad and potential for continued high academic achievement and leadership. Students participated in a three-hour seminar and were paired with faculty mentors with similar interests. Four cohorts are currently participating in the program.
The Global Scholar presenters:
Margo Bogossian, El Paso, Texas, senior in journalism and Spanish
Hannah Duff, Manhattan, senior in environmental studies and global and international studies
Jamie Fuller, Lawrence, senior in anthropology and French
Maslyn Locke, Los Alamos, N.M., senior in global and international studies and psychology
Ethan Lovell, Overland Park, senior in English
Jon Nelson, Smolan, senior in sociology
Phuc Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, senior in engineering physics
Brenna Paxton, Stillwater, Okla., senior in visual communication-graphic design
Sydney Rayl, Salina, senior in English and French
Allen Schaidle, Metamora, Ill., senior in secondary education
Miles Simpson, Lake Quivira, senior in economics and Chinese language and culture
Amanda Swanson, Erie, Colo., senior in linguistics
Jerrica Werner, Wichita, senior in chemical engineering.