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Jan. 17: MALS Colloquium

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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies alums present research

The most recent graduates of University of Delaware’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program will present a synopsis of their research beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Room 209 of the Trabant University Center.

The University community and the public are invited to this free event.

• Yuqing Wang will give a presentation titled, “K-pop Face-pop: The Surgery Undergoes South Korean Pop Culture,” based on her thesis, “Behind South Korean Cosmetic Surgery,” which was one of the 25 most accessed theses among ProQuest’s two million dissertations and theses in October 2016.

• Krista Hudson, who was awarded the 2015 Raymond Callahan Prize for excellence in graduate work in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, will present “The Long Way Home,” about the novel she wrote as her capstone project and her experiences in the MALS program.

• Patti Cleary will present “Monika Kehoe (1909-2004): Prodigy, Pedagogue, and ‘Pervert,’" a biographical study of Monika Kehoe, an educator and writer whose work examined aging and sexuality. Cleary was selected to present a paper at the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies annual conference in October 2016 and was a 2016 winner of the Callahan Prize.

• Ryan McNulty, the program’s most recent graduate, will speak on his project, “Food and Us: A Social Studies Curriculum.”

Light refreshments will be served. Further information is available by calling 302-831-4130 or emailing mals-info@udel.edu.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary graduate program in which students can shape their curriculum to fit their intellectual interests and to follow their passions. Courses are taught by faculty from across the College of Arts and Sciences and break down traditional departmental boundaries to explore important questions through a variety of perspectives.

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