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Call for proposals
2012 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference East Tennessee State University
April 6 and 7, 2012
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, invites you to submit proposals for the 2012 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference to be held April 6-7, 2012, on the ETSU campus.
The 2012 Regional GLS Conference is open to faculty, students, and alumni in any area of graduate liberal studies. Proposals will be accepted for papers, demonstrations, roundtable discussions of ongoing research, and pre-arranged panels. Please include your full name, graduate program affiliation and institution, title of presentation, phone number, e-mail, and mailing address with your proposal.
Proposals for individual presentations and demonstrations of approximately 20 minutes should include an abstract of no more than 300 words. Proposals for roundtable discussions and pre-arranged panels should include a proposal of approximately 300 words from each member, plus a group proposal of approximately 100 words outlining the focus of and rationale for the roundtable or panel. Roundtable presentations should be approximately 30 minutes long; pre-arranged panels should be approximately 60 minutes long (maximum four presenters). Proposals will be accepted via email only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to submit a proposal: February 5, 2012
Notifications will be made by February 20, 2012.
Deadline for conference registration: March 9, 2012
For First Generation. ETSU is full of them, and helping them succeed is a challenge. From The Atlantic. Meet Gen-F: Their Families' First College Students and Their Communities' Brightest Hope
When Ivan Delgado first considered going to college, he had little to go on. “I don't know anybody in my neighborhood who’s gone to college, nobody in my family,” he says. A high school advisor changed Ivan’s prospects by connecting him with scholarships at Texas A&M University. A quarter of A&M’s undergraduates—and nearly a third nationwide—are the first in their families to attend college. Ivan is now one of them.
Collectively they’re known as first-generation students, Gen-F for short. Most are from low-income families and disadvantaged communities in the U.S. and abroad. Their decision to continue their education is courageous in itself, since many are from families that can hardly scrape together the costs of applying, let alone the prohibitive cost of attending. Add to …
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5 new brain disorders that were born out of the digital age 1. Nomophobia
Some people are afraid of spiders. Others, heights. Or maybe you're unreasonably fearful of clowns. The list of phobias is long, and researchers recently added one more: In 2012, the world learned of "No-Mobile Phobia" or "nomophobia" — the feeling of panic one has upon being separated from one's phone or tablet. In one U.K. survey, 73 percent of respondents felt panic when they misplaced their phone. And for another 14 percent, that panic spiraled into pure desperation.
But the research into this new fear is so new, it's hard to say conclusively whether nomoph…