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2010 IRC

More than one hundred graduate students from Texas State University-San Marcos as well as from various universities around the state, country and the world presented papers on wide-ranging topics at the second annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students on November 3 and 4, 2010 held at the LBJ Student Center.

Dr. Brent Yarnal, Professor and Associate Head, Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University. Gave the Keynote Address and 12th Annual James and Marilyn Lovell Distinguished Lecture, titled: "The Local Dimensions of Climate Change: People, Places and Policy.” Dr. John Tiefenbacher, Director, The James and Marilyn Lovell Center introduced the speaker.

The opening panel focused on sustainability research to complement the University’s Common Experience theme of sustainability for the academic year 2010-2011. Dr. Vicente Lopes, Professor of Biology, Dr. Joni S. Charles, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, L. Renee Ness, Master’s Student, International Studies, Dr. Craig Hanks, Professor, Department of Philosophy, all from Texas State and Daniel Reed, Doctoral Student, The University of Tennessee shared their research findings on various aspects of sustainability. Brent Ferguson, Music, ASG Graduate House Representative served as the moderator.

On Thursday, November 4, Dr. Dr.Cunhyeong Ci, Associate Professor, School of Communications, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea gave the opening address titled: “Is South Korea Culturally Different from the United States? - Answers Based on an Analysis of Advertising in the Two Countries.”

This interdisciplinary conference was sponsored by the Graduate College and co-sponsored by the ASG Graduate House, Common Experience, College of Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, Office of Research and Federal Relations, and the University Bookstore.

The Graduate College thanks our sponsors:

 ASG Graduate House, Common Experience; 
College of Applied Arts; McCoy College of Business Administration; 
College of Education; College of Liberal Arts; College of Science; 
Office of Research and Federal Relation; the University Bookstore