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 Conference Program 


8:30 - 9:50 am

Poster set-up and Registration in Hargray 156

 Session 1 in Hargray 156

10:00 - 10:10 am

Welcome from the Conference Organizers:

  • Kasia Pawelek, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Swati DebRoy, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Lukasz Pawelek, Doctoral Candidate and Spanish Instructor
  • Juanita Villena-Alvarez, Professor and Chair of Department of Humanities

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

  • Charles H. Keith, Professor and Director of General Education

10:10-10:40 am

Keynote Speaker:

University of South Carolina

  •  Al M. Panu, Chancellor of USCB

10:40 – 11:00 am

Department of Public Health Sciences,  Medical University of South Carolina

  • John E. Vena, Professor and Founding Chair

11:00 - 11:20 am 

Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

  • Andreas Handel, Associate Professor of Epidemiology

11:20 am -12:20 pm

Student Poster Session and Networking Break in Hargray Lobby

12:20 - 1:00 pm

Lunch and Networking Break

 Session 2 in Hargray 156

1- 1:20 pm

Department of Biology, USC

  • Beth Krizek, Professor of Biology

1:20 - 1:40 pm

Computer Science and Engineering, USC

  • Jason O'Kane, Associate Professor and Associate Graduate Director

1:40-2:00 pm

College of Nursing, USC 

  • Cheryl Nelson and Allison Toney, Recruiter and Adviser

2:00-2:50 pm

Q & A Session about graduate programs, scholarships, and fellowships

2:50-3:00  pm

Networking Break  with Refreshments in Hargray Lobby

Session 3 in Hargray 156

3:00 - 3:20 pm

Department of Social Sciences, USCB

  • Kimberly Cavanagh, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

3:20 - 3:40 pm

Department of English and Theater, USCB

  • Lauren Hoffer, Assistant Professor of English

3:40-4:00  pm

Department of English and Theater, USCB

English Institute, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Beaufort High School

  • Agata Marzec, Doctoral Candidate, English Instructor, and Teacher

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