Duquesne University in Pittsburgh will host the Undergraduate Research Programs Division Conference, Executive Board Meeting, and Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in June 2021. At these annual events, approximately 400 faculty and academic professionals interested in the improvement, management, and promotion of undergraduate research and creative activities share ideas, strategies, and best practices as well as chart the future of CUR.

Said CUR Executive Officer Elizabeth L. Ambos, “Given Duquesne University’s broad and deep support for diverse undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry, it is fitting that it will host CUR’s 2021 summer meetings. The many amenities of Pittsburgh will provide a conducive setting for dialogue about the advancement of undergraduate research.”

Said David J. Dausey, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Duquesne, “Duquesne University is honored to have been chosen to host the 2021 CUR Executive Board Meeting, Annual Business Meeting, and Undergraduate Research Programs Division Conference. We look forward to welcoming everyone here to our campus.”


Council on Undergraduate Research: The Council on Undergraduate Research supports faculty development for high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. More than 700 institutions and more than 13,000 individuals belong to CUR. CUR believes that the best way to capture student interest and create enthusiasm for a discipline is through research in close collaboration with faculty members.

Duquesne University: Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service, and commitment to sustainability.

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Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)