8th Annual Meeting of the Minds Symposium Highlights CSUSB Research Week

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Research Week at Cal State San Bernardino, highlighted by the 8th annual Meeting of the Minds Symposium on Thursday, May 16, is now underway at the university.

CSUSB Research Week is held to celebrate the research and scholarly achievements of faculty and students across campus in all disciplines, and the campus community is invited to learn about the research and creative activities currently taking place at the university.

“Meeting of the Minds” is a one-day event recognizing the scholarly accomplishments of CSUSB students. The Office of Student Research (OSR) provides a public forum where graduate and undergraduate students present their research, scholarship and creative activities.

More than 260 students from across all academic disciplines will present their research or creative projects at the Santos Manuel Student Union. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and run through 5:30 p.m.

The Meeting of the Minds symposium schedule:

  • 9-9:30 a.m., Opening Ceremony, SMSU Event Center A
    Welcome Remarks, Dr. Dorota Huizinga
    Opening Remarks, Dr. Christina Hassija
    Special Remarks, President Tomás D. Morales
  • 9:30-11 a.m., Poster Presentations & Art Exhibits, SMSU Event Center B and C
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lunch, SMSU Event Center A
    Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher Awardee, Alana Muller
  • 1-2:20 p.m., Student Presentations Session I, SMSU Fourplex
  • 2:40 – 3:55 p.m., Student Presentations Session II, SMSU Fourplex
  • 4:10 – 5:30 p.m., Student Presentations Session III, SMSU Fourplex

The symposium will be followed by the Recognition of Faculty Mentors and Student Researchers Luncheon on Friday, May 17, from noon-2 p.m. at the Yasuda Center.

The week officially kicked off on May 13 with the Faculty/Staff Book Launch, which honored faculty and staff members who have published a book in the past two years, and recognizes the outstanding contributions CSUSB authors make to further the body of knowledge in their discipline.

On May 14, was the Faculty Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) Recognition event, which honored faculty members for extramural grant activities in the past year, and refereed publications or juried creative activities in the past two years. The event celebrates the exceptional contributions CSUSB faculty make to the creation of new knowledge, artistic expressions and socially engaged practices.

“From Bloodhounds to German Shepherds: The Racist History of Interspecies Policing in American History,” by Tyler Parry, associate professor of history from Cal State Fullerton, was the Wednesday, May 15, presentation of Research Week at the Santos Manuel Student Union Theater. Parry’s research argues that canines were integral in the colonization of the Americas and the development of plantation slavery in the Western Hemisphere. He is specifically interested in examining the legacies of inter-species violence from slavery to freedom and their modern use in controlling and intimidating marginalized populations.

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