2011 Research Forum

Thinking Big: Graduate Research Making a Difference

On Friday, February 11, 2011, the Graduate School hosted the second annual Graduate Student Research Forum. With the theme, “Thinking Big: Graduate Research Making a Difference,” the 2011 Forum focused on research that connects to the five “Big Ideas” themes adopted as part of the University’s 2009 Academic Plan and research that encourages discussion and interaction with a broad audience. Proposals from over 80 students from a wide range of graduate programs were accepted for presentation as part of the Research Forum's twelve faculty-moderated paper-panel sessions and two large-scale poster sessions. The Big Ideas themes are:
  • The Americas in a Globalized World
  • Global Oregon
  • Green Product Design
  • Human Health and Performance
  • Sustainable Cities
At the paper-panel sessions, 4-6 graduate students from a variety of disciplines presented their work and, along with a faculty moderator, engaged the audience in lively discussion.  Nearly 60 students participated in one of the two poster sessions. Panel abstracts and all presenter names can be found in the event program.
See video footage from the Forum:

Session Titles:

Cultural Meanings and New Media Technologies

Reading Cultural Texts

Global Oregon: Sustainability and Justice

Social Change and Inquiry through the Performing Arts

Global Oregon: Translation as Craft and Metaphor 

Sustainable Cities: Applied Practical Research 

Graduate Research Making a Difference in Health and Human Performance Poster Session

Sustainable Cities: Community Engagement and Place Making

Migration, Discrimination and Resistance  

Thinking Big: Graduate Research Making a Difference Poster Session

Queer Researchers/Queering Research: Making a Difference in the Academy 

Translational Health-Related Research: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective 


Transnational Femininities and Masculinities


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