OUR Newsletter: October 14, 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.

In this newsletter:

• OUR News

• Other News, Events and Opportunities

• Make a Gift

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OUR News

Faculty Members: The Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University is hosting a conference on Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research on July 24 – 25, 2016. You may be interested in attending or submitting an abstract (Deadline: November 15).  

Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences
Thursday, November 5, 2015
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Hamilton 271
      Are you curious about research in Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Anthropology and other disciplines in the social sciences? 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 10, 2015
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Gardner 105

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. We will discuss the approval process for 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.

Check out our complete Fall Events Schedule.

New on the OUR Blog: Read Morgan Welch's appreciation for her GRC-supported research-exposure course: CMPL 460 Transnational Romanticism.

Here is a short video on the Loray Mill project in Gastonia featuring comments by 2015 SURF recipient Karen Sieber and OUR Liaison Elijah Gaddis.

Congratulations 2013 SURF recipient Michael Welker on receiving the Raymond J. Cunningham Prize from the American Historical Association.

The College of Arts and Sciences' Fall 2015 magazine includes this spotlight on two Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship projects: Rachel Atkinson's 2013 project and its evolution, and Grace Farson's 2014 project.

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Other News, Events and Opportunities

Read about Emma Kelly's research on improving clean access to water in Ghana.

The Coastal Research for Undergraduate Students in North Carolina (CRUS-NC) program is an innovative semester-long opportunity for university students throughout North Carolina to take courses and conduct research on the coast and at the coast. Review of applications begins October 15, 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.

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

This Friday is the opening night for H is for Hayti, an exhibit on the Hayti community in Durham curated by 2015 SURF recipient Karen Sieber.

If you're interested in undergraduate research in Psychology, you'll want to check out PsychFest on October 23, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. in the Davie Hall Library.

Data Tools for the Classroom: 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

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies offers undergraduate research and travel grants with various deadlines.

Here is a call for papers for the Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM) Fall 2016 special issue on Mentoring Undergraduate Research in the Professional Disciplines. Educators and students are invited to submit papers that explore the unique challenges and experiences of mentoring undergraduate research in these professional fields. Deadline for submission: February 1, 2016.

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