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University Research Week

University Research Week 2020 took place October 19-23, 2020. Please visit the site for details, including a number of recorded events available on demand.

University Research Week (URW) is an annual, campus-wide event designed to improve awareness of what it means to be a research university, align the University’s missions of producing world-class research and providing a world-class undergraduate education, and promote opportunities for students to discover and engage in research and scholarship. In support of this week-long effort, departments are encouraged to coordinate department-specific activities such as research interest group meetings; workshops for faculty and students to network and foster new research opportunities; symposia highlighting faculty and student research and scholarship; and tours of laboratories and other research facilities. In addition, faculty are encouraged to take 15-20 minutes during a class that week to discuss their own research with undergraduate students.

Please contact Bob Pleasants if you have ideas or questions regarding sponsoring activities or events during University Research Week.

Click here for 2020’s full University Research Week Schedule.

Posts that are made in regards to University Research Week, should include the hashtag #UNCResearchWeek making posts easy to find and to help promote the week.