2010 GSE Student Research Symposium

2010 GSE Student Research Symposium

"Knowledge in Global Transition: Multiple Perspectives and Contexts"

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The 17th Annual GSE Graduate Student Research Symposium was held Thursday, April 8, 2010 at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott. The 2009 Symposium was a great success for nearly 200 presenters. Please participate and share GSE's aspirations to give students authentic experiences before they begin their first years as professionals in a range of fields.

To help build connections within GSE and to showcase the extraordinary work that is being pursued by all GSE students, the Symposium invites graduate students to present their research or degree-related work in an environment that imitates regional, national, and international conferences important to various fields' associations and affiliations. Please find a Schedule, Call for Proposals, and Registration Forms available for download at the bottom of this page.

Student Presentations

Presentations meet a range of student objectives and illustrate a range of formats and professional interests:

  • dissertation findings to workshops informed by fieldwork.
  • in-progress research and completed studies.

Students may submit proposals:

  • as a panel or individually
  • in one of the various formats (paper presentation, poster, or workshop) to best reflect their degree, career, and academic objectives.

GSE faculty members serve as the session moderators. This year, the Symposium Committee has updated the proposal formats and guidelines to ensure opportunities for presenting a range of research and degree-related work. If you are planning a presentation at a spring conference, this is a wonderful forum for practicing and polishing presentations for spring or future conferences. We encourage adapted class projects and papers.

Event Information and Schedule

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Buffalo Niagara Marriott (directions)
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
Session 1 begins at 10:00 a.m.


Thursday, April 8, 2010
9:00 a.m.–9:35 a.m. Registration
Coffee, fruit, pastries to be served
9:40 a.m.–9:50 a.m. Welcome Address (Grand Ballroom, First Floor)
UB President John B. Simpson
10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. Session 1 Special Audio Session
Norman Denzin & Yvonna Lincoln (Grand Ballroom, First Floor)
11:00 a.m.–11:50 p.m. Session 2 Concurrent Panels, Posters, & Workshops
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. Lunch (Grand Ballroom, First Floor)
1:00 p.m.–2:20 p.m. Keynote, coffee and dessert (Grand Ballroom, First Floor)
Keynote Introduction: Provost Satish Tripathi
Keynote Address: Dr. Fazal Rizvi, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Director of the Global Studies in Education online program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m. Session 3 Concurrent Panels & Workshops
3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. Session 4 Concurrent Panels & Workshops
4:20 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Reception (Grand Ballroom, First Floor)
  Download Schedule

Symposium Events

Along with the student presentation sessions, the complimentary breakfast and lunch provide opportunities for presenters and attendees from all areas of GSE to connect around an education-related theme, discuss the sessions, and engage in other collaborative conversations.

Keynote Speaker

A keynote address with question and answer time and reception will reflect the theme, the symposium events, and conclude the conference. The keynote speaker for this year's Symposium is Dr. Fazal Rizvi, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Director of the Global Studies in Education online program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Check back for the address title.


Rizvi Article


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Amy E. Stich, ELP
GSE Student Research Symposium Chair


Call for Papers
Registration Form - Presenters
Registration Form - Non-presenters