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Graduate WebShop: The Impact of the Internet on Society
June 2 13, 2003

University of Maryland College Park
Application deadline for best consideration: April 7, 2003

The Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland is hosting the 3rd annual graduate student workshop  or WebShop.  Supported by a grant from
the National Science Foundation, 30 to 50 leading scholars and experts who study the behavioral aspects of information technology will discuss current
issues and research.

Student participants will receive up to $750 as a support grant as well as room and board.  Students will develop original research projects as the basis for
their thesis, dissertation, or other publication.

Topics include, but are not limited to: Inequality/Digital Divide, Public Access and Usage, Navigational Skills, Social Networks, Time/Activity Displacement,
and Social Capital Implications.  Please access the WebShop web page for the latest information about the WebShop and the invited participants.

Please find application information at:

For more information:

Graduate WebShop
Department of Sociology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 1315
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: 301.405.6421 Fax: 301.314.6892

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