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SUBJECT: Public invited to attend interdisciplinary lecture conference at Memorial University
DATE: Feb. 12, 2004

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, the Graduate Students' Union and the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial University will present the 2004 Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture and Conference. The Aldrich Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Marc Renaud, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Dr. Renaud will present the lecture, Human Science: Dreams, Barriers and Opportunities. The lecture will address the value of traditional research in the social sciences and humanities and will explore questions such as: How can we transfer our knowledge further into the world? How can the work of scholars in the human sciences enhance Canada's role on the world stage? How can researchers in history, literature, philosophy, sociology, contribute to the transformation of the world itself?

The public is invited to attend this lecture, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert G. Reid III Theatre, Arts and Administration Building. Free parking is available in lot 15. Gate operated parking ($2) is available in lot 15B.

During the course of the day, graduate students will present 20-minute long papers on their research. The conference will be held in the Education Building. The presentation of papers begins at 9 a.m. in Rooms ED-4008, ED-4011 and ED-4015. There is no conference fee and all members of the university community and general public are encouraged to attend. A schedule of presentations, along with abstracts, can be found at www.mun.ca/gsu/.

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