Faculty, Students To Present Research At Annual Scholars' Day Feb. 14

Feb. 8, 2001

Baylor University faculty and students will present their latest research at Scholars' Day Wednesday, Feb. 14. Presentations will run from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in various rooms in the Bill Daniel Student Center and Tidwell Bible Building and in the Language Acquisition Room at the Draper Academic Building. Scholars' Day is sponsored by the Graduate School.

This year's event will feature more than 100 presentations from a variety of disciplines, such as physics, history, physical therapy, sociology, religion and marketing. Presentation topics include "Distinguishing Characteristically Happy, Characteristically Not Happy and Depressed Individuals," "Blest Be the (Social) Ties That Bind: Rethinking the Power of Elite Women," "Research Behind the Scenes at the Census Bureau" and "Money Attitudes, Credit Card Use and Compulsive Buying Among American College Students," among others. Each presentation will last approximately 45 minutes.

A Scholars' Day luncheon for presenters will be held at noon in the Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Featured guest speaker will be Dr. Teresa Sullivan, dean of the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin. Sullivan received her doctorate from the University of Chicago and is well-known as a labor force demographer. She is past secretary of the American Sociological Association, past chair of the section on Social, Economic, and Political Science of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Sociological Research Association. She received the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association for her book "As We Forgive Our Debtors" and is co-author of "The Social Organization of Work." Her most recent book is "The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt."

Scholars' Day presentations are free and open to the public. A complete schedule of presentations can be found at http://www.baylor.edu/~Graduate_School/scholars_day.htm. For more information, contact the Baylor Graduate School at 710-3582.

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