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BYU hosts Field Studies Inquiry Conference March 3-5

Students to present results of international research

Topics including ethnobotany, child welfare, agriculture and African culture will be addressed during the 6th annual Field Studies Inquiry Conference Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 3-5, on the Brigham Young University campus.

"The conference is an opportunity for students to present their international research and to share their experiences while conducting field studies," said Tricia Fifita, conference organizer and presenter at the 2003 conference.

Sessions for the three-day conference will be held in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The conference is sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

The conference is free and the public is invited to attend.

Different regions of the world will be the focus on respective days.

Wednesday, March 3, is designated as "World Day" with presentations featuring research conducted by students in various countries beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 4, sessions will focus on Latin America, with student presentations on topics such as religion, education, agriculture, history, culture and health. Sessions will begin at 10 a.m.

Friday, March 5, Africa will be the topic of discussion, with presentations covering such topics as international development, culture, international health and medicine, gender, religion and African culture. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m.

All students who participate in a field study receive faculty mentoring.

Papers submitted to the Inquiry Conference committee are reviewed and conference presenters selected.

A complete schedule is available online at

For more information, contact Tricia Fifita, Inquiry Conference coordinator, at (801) 422-1489, or

Writer: Thomas Grover

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