OUR Newsletter: September 17, 2015

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.

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• OUR News

• Other News, Events and Opportunities

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OUR News

Read about Ellen Saunders Duncan's 2015 SURF project on the Human Ecology of Honeybees.

Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Donovan Lounge (Greenlaw 223)
      Are you curious about research in English, History, Communications 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! Check out our complete Fall Events Schedule.

Scenes from the OUR Welcome Brunch

Scenes from the OUR Welcome Brunch.


Other News, Events and Opportunities

On Thursday, September 17 from 3:00-4:30pm, the Southern Oral History Project will host a basic "How-To-Do Oral History" workshop at the Love House and Hutchins Forum (410 E. Franklin St.). We will cover diverse topics such as:

• Identifying people and preparing to interview them for a research paper or project

• Recording the interview

• Asking the right questions (and avoiding the wrong ones)

• Navigating awkward situations

• Using oral history to improve your research

• And more!
Everyone is welcome, especially those with no experience in oral history, or those looking to improve their interviewing skills. Please RSVP at tefaulk@live.unc.edu.

Are you an undergraduate researcher working on a project related to digital or public humanities? The Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH) invites project proposals for its inaugural conference which will be held November 6-8 conference at Davidson College. Deadline to submit proposals: September 20, 2015.

Coursera is hosting An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching beginning September 28. The eight-week course "explores effective teaching strategies for college or university STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) classrooms" and is "intended for graduate students and post-docs in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) planning faculty careers who are interested in developing their teaching skills. We expect that current STEM faculty, particularly early-career faculty, will find the course useful, as well. Others interested in undergraduate STEM teaching are welcome to participate."

Want your students to use data and statistics but think it's too complicated? This workshop will present a variety of tools and resources from very simple to more complex that will have them using data right away. Hosted by the Librarian for Numeric Data Services & Data Management in Davis Library and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Davis Library Room 246

Sophomores: you can apply for a George Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Award. The deadline is October 16, 2015.

Abstract submission is open for the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium. The deadline to submit your abstract is October 16, 2015.


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