Institute for Advanced Study Conference to be held at the U of M, Crookston on Thursday, October 14, 2010

IAS_wordmarkcombo.jpgFor the first time in its history, the University of Minnesota, Crookston will host a conference
under the auspices of the University of Minnesota's Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). The conference, scheduled for Thursday, October 14, 2010, will explore themes related to visual persuasion and interdisciplinarity.

The conference keynote speaker is Bryan Crable, Ph.D., chairperson in the Communications Department at Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit the conference Web page at

For more information, contact Mark Huglen, Ph.D., at 218-281-8275 (

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

Contact: : Mark Huglen, associate professor, communication, 218-281-8275 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (