Columbus State to Host Domin Graduate Research Conference

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University will host the Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference Thursday, Oct. 24 at CSU’s Cunningham Center.

The conference, open to the public, begins at 7:30 a.m. with the welcome and breakfast and runs through 6:15 p.m. Registration for the conference is from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Founded in 2011 by Greg Domin, CSU’s former associate provost for graduate education, distance learning and international affairs, the conference this year was renamed in his memory. Domin died of natural causes on April 10, 2012 while en route from CSU to his home in Byron, Ga.

“This interdisciplinary conference allows graduate students from across the U.S. an opportunity to present their research among their peers in an open and relaxed atmosphere,” said conference chair Amber Dees, assistant director of CSU’s Master of Public Administration Program. “Now more than ever, it is important that we provide support for graduate research and encourage cross-disciplinary solutions to increasingly global challenges. The administration, faculty, staff and students at CSU have all been very supportive of the development of the conference and instrumental in its growth.”

This year’s theme is, “Tipping the Scales: Using a Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Solve Global Challenges.” The theme asks participants to consider what challenges researchers face as a result of the ever-growing, rapid rise and global distribution of technology and its impact on culture and ideas.

A conference call for papers encouraged graduate students from all disciplines to submit their research for discussion and review on topics related to the broad theme, and beyond. The conference chair will arrange accepted paper proposals into panels based on topic and-or discipline, with a focus on encouraging debate, discussion and potential collaboration. Posters and arts presentations will occur in an open session to foster discussion and potential collaboration. 

The Domin conference’s objective is to encourage the free flow of ideas and knowledge across a broad spectrum of subjects, to initiate new thought processes and methods for dealing with issues facing the world today.

Conference details can be found on the conference website:  http://ColumbusState.edu/gradschool/gradconference/.

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