First Annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference (UIC) - Submissions being accepted

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Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us for the First Annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference (UIC), hosted by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and the Institute for Global Studies. This conference will take place on April 4th and April 5th and will include presentations in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Applications are due February 15th. Submit applications to spadvise@umn.edu.
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UICApplicationForm.doc

The Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference (UIC) planning committee will be holding a series of workshops to guide you through the process of proposing and presenting a conference paper: Writing an Effective Abstract and What Makes an Effective Conference Presentation?

Workshop Information

The Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference (UIC) planning committee will be holding a series of workshops to guide you, the student, through the process of proposing and presenting a conference paper. First, on Thursday, February 7, 2013, faculty and staff from the departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Global Studies will hold two workshops on Writing an Effective Abstract. Then on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, after abstracts have been reviewed and conference presenters have been selected, there will be a second set of workshops: What Makes an Effective Conference Presentation? Both workshops will provide time for students to get individual feedback on work in progress from their peers and from members of the UIC planning committee and review board, so please bring drafts. See below for more information on each set of workshops.

Writing an Effective Abstract:

When: 2-3:30 and again from 3:30-5, Thursday, February 7, 2013
Where: 113 Folwell Hall
Who: Students interested in submitting abstracts for the UIC conference
What: In this workshop, faculty and staff from the departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Global Studies will guide you through the process of writing an effective conference abstract. How do you summarize your complex ideas concisely and succinctly? How do you convince your readers of the importance of your paper? How do you sell your work to an interdisciplinary audience? And, um, what the heck is an abstract, anyway...

What Makes an Effective Conference Presentation:

When: 2-3:30 and again from 3:30-5, Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Where: 113 Folwell Hall
Who: Students accepted to present at the UIC conference
What: In this workshop, faculty and staff from the departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Global Studies will give you tips and go over best practices for creating successful conference presentations. How do you strike a balance between an academic and conversational tone (and should you even try)? How do you use visual aids and media to enhance your presentation without distracting from your argument? What types of questions and discussion should you expect after your panel?

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