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UGA Graduate Student Association holds 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Graduate Student Organization will host the 13th annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference April 12 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the first floor of the Tate Student Center.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Unity through Diversity: Collaboration, Creativity and Contribution.” It will look at collaborative works and explore topics including the relationship between music and medicine or what Sherlock Holmes might have to do with social media.

This student-driven conference brings together graduate and professional students from departments and universities throughout the Southeast to share research and ideas. The conference will feature research presentations, workshops and art installations.

Tracie Constantino, an associate professor of art education at UGA, will be the keynote speaker. She will speak on “Meeting in the Commons: Putting Collaboration at the Center of Interdisciplinary Research.”

“The fact that UGA is holding its 13th Interdisciplinary Research Conference shows how the long-held value of working together is here,” said Garrett Jaeger, vice president of UGA’s Graduate Student Association and conference director. “This year’s conference will highlight teamwork across disciplines, with a focus on research that pushes the boundaries of specialization into those of curious collaboration.”

The conference is free and open to the public. Additional conference information is located at

The UGA Graduate Student Association promotes interdisciplinary discourse for research and practice in every field of study. For more information about the UGA Graduate Student Association, see