University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
 

March 13, 2008
Contact: : Alice Jackson, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6639

15th Annual Research Forum to Focus on "The Science in Social Science"

Professors, students prepare for 15th Annual Research Forum
Professors, students prepare for 15th Annual Research Forum
 

University of South Alabama faculty and students will display and discuss their research, scholarly and creative works during the 15th Annual USA Research Forum March 17-20.

Viewing of the 45 poster presentations, which represent 22 departments of the University, will begin at noon Monday and continue through 4 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center Lobby.

This year’s guest speaker is Dr. H. Russ Bernard, prominent anthropologist and research methodologist. He will speak for the Forum Presentation at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, in the Student Center Ballroom. His topic will be "The Science in Social Science: How Social Science Runs (almost) Everything."

Bernard is the 2003 recipient of the Franz Boas Award from the American Anthropology
Association. He was the founding editor of "Field Methods" and is the past editor of the "American Anthropologist, Human Organization, and Cultural Anthropology Methods Journal." He has written or edited more than 10 books, and he is the author of more than 80 articles and chapters. Bernard recently retired from the department of anthropology at the University of Florida.

During the Forum presentation, the USA Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award will also be awarded.

From 2:30 until 4 p.m., the "authors" will be available by their posters in the Student Center Lobby to meet with anyone interested in discussing their findings.

At 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, in the Dean’s Conference Room, Humanities Building, Room 122, Dr. Roy Ryder, USA professor of geography in the department of earth sciences, will speak on "Land Use Diversification in the Elite Residential Sector of Latin American Cities."

All Research Forum presentations are free and open to the public.
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