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Spring 2015 Workshops

SURF Information Session
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: FPG Student Union Room 3408

In this workshop, you will hear from past Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) recipients about how they developed their successful proposals. There will be a short presentation by the Writing Center on how to develop proposals. A representative from the Office of Human Research Ethics will also speak briefly about human subjects research. You will have the opportunity to talk with OUR staff about proposal design, and learn more about the SURF Peer Writing Advisors who can give you valuable feedback on your proposal prior to submission.

Introduction to Oral History
Cosponsored by the Office for Undergraduate Research and the Southern Oral History Program
Thursday, February 5, 2015
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Graham Memorial Room 039

Are you interested in oral history for a class paper or thesis project? Do you want to interview people but aren’t sure where to begin or what are productive approaches? On February 5 from 5-6:30pm in Graham Memorial Room 039, Evan Faulkenbury from the Southern Oral History Program will give a free workshop on the basics of oral history. You will learn about the do’s and don’ts of oral history and, by the end, you will feel confident enough to conduct your own interviews with anyone.

About the presenter: Evan Faulkenbury is a doctoral student in the Department of History at UNC. He received his B.A. in History at Liberty University and his M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research focuses on the black freedom movement in the South, particularly on voter registration activism and education during the 1960s. For his master’s thesis, he relied heavily on oral history to tell the story of Dr. Reginald Hawkins’ 1968 gubernatorial campaign in North Carolina as a social movement based on black power ideology. Evan coordinates the SOHP’s undergraduate internship program.

Involving Undergraduates in Engaged Research
Cosponsored by the Office for Undergraduate Research and the Carolina Center for Public Service
Friday, February 13, 2015
8:45-10:30 a.m.
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Participants will gain insight from faculty about successful strategies for involving undergraduate students in engaged research through embedding research in courses, advising and mentoring students on independent projects and/or supervising them as research assistants or interns. Faculty panelists include Frank Baumgartner (Political Science), Barbara Friedman (Journalism and Mass Communication) and David Salvesen (Center for Sustainable Community Design, Institute for the Environment); the moderator is OUR Associate Director Donna Bickford. Coffee, tea and bagels will be provided beginning at 8:45 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 9 a.m. Please register here.

Celebration of Undergraduate Research
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
1:00-3:15 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union

If you are looking for guidance and advice about your poster or panel presentation at the Celebration, please see the resources on our Celebration FAQ page.

Fall 2014 Workshops

Community-Based Research Workshop

Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Bingham 103

Do you plan to conduct research during your undergraduate career here at Carolina? Are you interested in investigating a community need through that research? In this interactive workshop, Professor Beth Moracco will lead a discussion about what is involved in doing research with human subjects, the principles and methodologies of community-based and community-based participatory research, and the kinds of research questions for which these methodologies would be appropriate. Come ready to talk about your interests and to brainstorm how to turn them into undergraduate research projects. Cosponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service. Note: This workshop will count as a skills training for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program.

Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
Thursday, November 6, 2014
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Donovan Lounge (Greenlaw 223)

Are you curious about research in English, History, Art History and other disciplines in the humanities? Do you want to learn more about undergraduate research and the opportunities and resources available for you? Come hear from faculty members, student researchers, and OUR staff about their experiences, advice and guidance. We’ll have lots of time for questions and discussion. Come discover what’s possible for you!

SURF Information Session
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: FPG Student Union Room 3408

In this workshop, you will hear from past Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) recipients about how they developed their successful proposals. There will be a short presentation by the Writing Center on how to develop proposals. A representative from the Office of Human Research Ethics will also speak briefly about human subjects research. You will have the opportunity to talk with OUR staff about proposal design, and learn more about the SURF Peer Writing Advisors who can give you valuable feedback on your proposal prior to submission.

Here is a Fall 2014 Events flier.