OUR Newsletter: November 25, 2014

The Office for Undergraduate Research newsletter is published bi-weekly to share news about undergraduate research at UNC, relevant events, accomplishments of our students and faculty, and more.  For additional information, please visit our website or email us at our@unc.edu.

In this newsletter:

• On the Blogs

• OUR News

• Other News, Events and Opportunities

• Make a Gift

The staff in the Office for Undergraduate Research wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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On the Blogs

OUR Blog: Courtney Shepard talks about her research in India on a social enterprise organization that supports local artisans.

GRC Blog: Read about undergraduate research on UNC's monuments and memorials in an ENGL105 course. Also, Dr. Marisa Escolar discusses undergraduate research in her ITAL398 course; you can also read her GRC's reflections on the course.

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OUR News

Congratulations to 2013 SURF recipient Sarah Bufkin; Sarah is UNC's 49th Rhodes Scholar.

Congratulations to OUR Ambassador Layla Quran. Layla is one of just 12 plenary speakers invited to present her research at to be selected to present your research at the 2015 National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard in January.

Faculty, are you planning to apply for a Graduate Research Consultant for your spring, Maymester, or summer course? The deadline for Spring 2015 GRC courses is December 5. The deadline for Summer 2015 courses is January 27.

Undergraduate students, are you planning to apply for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship? The deadline is February 26.

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Other News, Events and Opportunities

The McNair Scholars Program is hosting several information sessions. McNair Scholars are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The program is designed to prepare students for graduate school. Get more information here.

Ideas for Action Competition: Has your research produced potential solution for a social problem? Consider the Ideas for Action Competition, the objective of which is to propose innovative ideas about financing the Post-2015 development agenda. Visit the website for more information. Deadline: December 22, 2014.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is accepting applications for a paid summer research internship. The deadline is January 5, 2015 at noon.

Are you interested in conducting research with NASA? Read more here about research internship opportunities. The deadline for spring opportunities is November 9; the deadline for summer opportunities is March 1.

Here is a list of undergraduate research opportunities and internships compiled by the American Psychological Association.

Pursuit: The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee is accepting submissions for its sixth volume, to be published April 2015.

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP): Are you looking for a summer internship that will help prepare you for graduate school in the humanities, social sciences or fine arts? Are you willing to devote yourself full-time to that goal during ten weeks this coming summer? Are you a sophomore or junior and a permanent resident or citizen of the US?  If you answered yes to all these questions, you qualify to apply to our program. The applications for our summer 2015 program (May 24-July 30, 2015) will be available on our website beginning on November 3, 2014. The deadline for submissions is February 6, 2015.

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