ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The Center for Social Science Research at SUNY Oneonta will host the second annual "Urban Space and Social Life: Theory and Practice" conference from 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, April 1 at the Fine Arts Building Quad. The event is a partnership between the college and the 4C5M Studio, a non-profit research organization that promotes understanding and improvement of social life in urban areas. Admission is complimentary, and community members are invited to attend.
Professor Yu Hai of Fudan University in Shanghai, China will deliver the keynote address, entitled "Rediscovery of Historical Value in Globalizing Shanghai: Urban Renovation from Demolition to Preservation." Fudan University is among the most selective and prestigious universities in China. Its social sciences and humanities programs are especially highly regarded.
The conference also will include several presentations of immediate local significance. Among them will be: "The Role of Theatres in Reviving a Historic Downtown District," "Nostalgia and the Ideology of the Market: Shoppers and the Downtown American Department Store, 1930 to the Present," and Cultural Affairs Policy and New York's Upstate Regional Identity."
Additional information about SUNY Oneonta's 2011 Student Research Day and its schedule can be found at www.oneonta.edu/academics/ssr or by contacting Dr. Ho Hon Leung of the SUNY Oneonta Center for Social Science Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.