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'Branching Out' conference set for March 19-21

"Branching Out: An Investigation of Diasporic Studies," a conference organized by undergraduates to allow students to present original independent work, is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, March 19-21, at three locations on campus.

Sessions will be held in the Frist Campus Center, the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding and Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. A schedule of events is available online .

The conference aims to create a dialogue in the field of diasporic studies, which the organizers describe as "the studying of issues relating to movements of ethnic, cultural, gender, national and/or religious ideas or groups across geographic or temporal boundaries."

Two speakers also will take part in the conference. Eddie Glaude Jr., an associate professor of religion at Princeton, will deliver a keynote address on intellectuals and academia at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room B. Kirk Nugent, an entrepreneur and motivational speaker, will discuss perseverance over obstacles at 8 p.m. Friday in Taplin Auditorium.

The conference is sponsored by the departments of comparative literature, art and archaeology, history, French and Italian, English, music and Near Eastern studies; the programs in Slavic studies and women's studies; the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life; the University Center for Human Values; and the Fields Center.

For more information, contact the event organizers .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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