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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Law School Information Meeting

Daniel Webster Law Society will host a law school Q&A session. Scott Peters, associate professor of political science and pre-law adviser, will discuss how to best prepare for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and other areas of concern for pre-law students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Contact Peters at 273-2727 or scott.peters@uni.edu for more information.

Social media around the world: A discussion with international students

A panel of international students will explore similarities and differences in the forms and use of social media both within the students’ home countries and as international students in the United States. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series, the Department of Languages and Literatures, Reaching for Higher Ground and UNI Business Global Associates.

Lecture: Social Media and Chinese Trans/Nationalism

Public lecture by Dr. Hui Wilcox, associate professor of sociology at St. Catherine’s University. Wilcox will discuss the spread of the multisensory social media app WeChat among Chinese immigrants and its implications for the study of transnationalism. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series, the Department of Languages and Literatures, Reaching for Higher Ground and UNI Business Global Associates.

Thesis Defense

Rebecca Singer will defend her history M.A. thesis, "'Democracy Put in Action':  Experiences of African Americans in the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942-1945." 

19th Annual CSBS Student Research Conference

The CSBS Student Research Conference features scholarly projects from diverse departments at UNI as well as other regional schools and universities. The conference provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to exchange ideas, present research and learn more about developments in social sciences.

Students can attend seminars, lectures and panel discussions. Topics include future possibilities and job prospects after graduating in the social sciences, current research focus in the fields and graduate education in the social sciences.

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Caroline J. Tolbert, whose research explores political behavior, elections and representation widely defined (her subfields include voting, elections and representation, public opinion, American state politics, direct democracy, race/ethnicity, digital politics and information technology). 

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