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Ninth Annual Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference to be held at UNI

April 16, 2002
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Linda Walsh, UNI associate professor of psychology, (319) 273-2690
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The ninth annual Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference will be held from 8:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m., Saturday, April 20, in the Schindler Education Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

This year's conference speakers include Roy S. Malpass, director of the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. Malpass will speak, at 2:15 p.m., on 'Psychological Issues in Eyewitness Identification and Facial Recognition.' At 9:25 a.m., Mark Grey, UNI professor of anthropology, will speak about 'Immigration in Iowa.'

Some 200 students from nearly a dozen colleges and universities are expected to attend the conference at which 85 students will be presenting 53 different research projects. Also at the conference, 13 UNI alumni will serve on two panels, 'What can I do with a degree in the social sciences?' and 'What is graduate school like?' The panels will be held concurrently, beginning 10:35 a.m.

The conference is sponsored by the UNI Psychology Club, with funding from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This year the conference also received a grant from Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. The conference also is being planned with assistance from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, in conjunction with the Iowa Sociological Association meeting.

Registration will be available at the door. For more information, visit the conference Web site at www.csbs.uni.edu/conferences/research. Conference questions also may be directed to Linda Walsh, UNI associate professor of psychology, at (319) 273-2690.