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Vol 39  No 10
Feb. 22, 2007



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Annual Aldrich conference next month
by David Sorensen

Graduate students will get a conference experience next month at the annual Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture and Conference. This year’s conference – scheduled for the Business Building March 3-4 – offers both graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable presentation experience in a positive academic environment, said co-ordinator Nicole Kieley.

“It’s really great for students to take part because it allows them to get a conference experience,” she said.

The Aldrich Conference is open to any student wishing to present a work or piece that they feel is valuable and interesting. Each presenter is given about 20 minutes to present followed by questions and discussion with the audience.

The organizers are encouraging applications from students who offer alternative forms of academic work including art, film, projects and performances.

The conference also includes the annual Aldrich Memorial Lecture. This year, the provincial minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, Trevor Taylor, will give a lecture titled From Fish Oil to Crude Oil: Newfoundland and Labrador’s Dynamic and Innovative Marine Industries. The Aldrich lecture takes place on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in room IIC-2001 of the Inco Innovation Centre.

The conference and lecture are name after Dr. Frederick Aldrich, a former dean of Graduate Studies at Memorial known for his love of educating the public about science.

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