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Feb. 22 , 2005
CONTACT: Pam Young
734.487.4400
pamela.young@emich.edu

EMU to host Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters conference, March 4-5

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University will play host to more than 400 educators from Michigan, Ohio and Ontario during the annual meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, March 4-5.

            The meeting will feature peer-reviewed research and research-in-progress for all disciplines; undergraduate and graduate papers; and panel discussions. Sessions are scheduled Friday, March 4, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 5, 8:30 a.m. – noon on EMU’s Ypsilanti campus.

            Areas of disciplines to be represented include biological anthropology; archeology; cultural anthropology; art history; chemistry/molecular biology; botany and plant ecology; movies and culture; culture, media and communications; computers; economics; education; foreign language instruction; physical geography; native literature; and history.

Among the topics to be presented are:

•  Animal response in settings including tourist tracking activities of mountain gorillas, shelter volunteer and zoo visitor contacts;

•  “Road Kill on the On-Ramp: Entering Students and the Most Vulnerable Time in Higher Education”;

•  “Do Tax Changes Affect the Unemployment Rate?”

•  “School Violence”; and

• “High Noon in New York City: The Gangs of New York and the Irish Immigrant Struggle Against Nativism.”

Richard Douglass, professor of health administration at EMU, will be the featured luncheon speaker. His presentation will be “Follow-Through: The Agenda of an Academic Activist.”

The cost for the meeting is $40 for academy members; $75 for nonmembers; and $40 for students and retired faculty for registrations received before March 1. On-site registration fees are $45 for academy members; $80 for nonmembers; and $45 for students and retired faculty. For more information, call Rita Bullard at 734.487.0020, extension 2141 or go to http://people.emich.edu/jnims/michacad/

Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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