Frontier Forum

The annual Frontier Forum lecture series was created in 1980 to encourage scholarly exchange of research among faculty, students and the community. The Forum provides an environment for sharing and stimulating discussion on scholarly interdisciplinary research, contemporary issues and the ideas from the disciplines in the former College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

In this transitional year (2022-2023), faculty members of the former College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are eligible to apply. A plan is in process to expand selection criteria in the 2023-2024 academic year to all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to best represent the merged college. Collaborations between faculty members and graduate students are also encouraged.

The topic that is selected for the lecture must:

  1. Address contemporary or interdisciplinary research and debate
  2. Stimulate and be likely to encourage discussion
  3. Have the potential to engage faculty, students and the broader community
  4. Be the product of scholarship and one’s own research

Applications Now Open for the 2023 Frontier Forum

Faculty members in the former College of Social & Behavioral Sciences are encouraged to apply for the 2023 Frontier Forum. Deadline to apply is January, 12, 2023.

View complete details and access online application.

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Presented by Dr. Beth Wielde Heidelberg