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Released: 26-Sep-2022 9:40 AM EDT
CUR’s MCS Division Announces New Name
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On September 13, 2022, the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Executive Board moved to approve the submitted name rephrasing to the formerly known Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division effective immediately. The approval comes with a Divisional name change: the Mathematical, Computing, and Statistical Sciences Division (MCS).

Released: 23-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT
CUR Releases 2022 STR Program Participants
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) congratulates the following 75 teams accepted to be a part of the 2022-23 Scholars Transformed Through Research (STR) Program. These teams represent 62 institutions from 28 states and are made up of 75 Campus Representatives and 124 undergraduate researchers.

     
Released: 4-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT
NCUR 2024 to Take Place in Long Beach, California
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has selected the city of Long Beach, California to hold the 2024 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

   
Newswise: Celebrating CUR Division 2022 Awardees
Released: 13-Jul-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Celebrating CUR Division 2022 Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) recognizes its divisional award recipients for the first half of 2022. CUR’s community aligns across its thirteen divisions. The divisions work to recognize the best of the undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry community.

   
Newswise: CUR Names Haverford’s Charkoudian First Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Awardee
Released: 25-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
CUR Names Haverford’s Charkoudian First Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Dr. Louise Charkoudian, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, has been selected as the first recipient for the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Award.

Released: 15-Apr-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Newly Elected Division Councilors Named for CUR’s 2022-2023 General Council
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) congratulates the 75 new and or re-elected division councilors to the General Council for a three-year term starting on July 1, 2022.

Newswise: George Mason University’s Bethany Usher Elected as 2023-2024 CUR President
Released: 15-Apr-2022 9:30 AM EDT
George Mason University’s Bethany Usher Elected as 2023-2024 CUR President
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Dr. Bethany Usher, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has been elected to serve as president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Usher will become president-elect on July 1, 2022, taking a seat on CUR’s Executive Board, and succeeding 2022-2023 CUR president Ruth Palmer (emeritus College of New Jersey) in the summer of 2023.

Newswise: Newly Elected Representatives to CUR’s 2022-2023 Executive Board
Released: 15-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Newly Elected Representatives to CUR’s 2022-2023 Executive Board
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Beth A. Cunningham, PhD (American Association of Physics Teachers), Maria Iacullo-Bird, PhD (Pace University), and Charlotte K. Simmons, PhD (University of Central Oklahoma), have been re-elected to serve as council representatives on the Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR) executive board.

Newswise: Furman’s Shields Selected as 2022 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 31-Mar-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Furman’s Shields Selected as 2022 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Dr. George Shields, professor of Chemistry at Furman University, has been selected as the 2022 Council on Undergraduate Research – Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee. The award consists of a plaque and $5,000 for the awardee’s research program.

Newswise: Ball State’s Emeritus Professor Trimmer Selected as 2022 CURAH Awardee
Released: 31-Mar-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Ball State’s Emeritus Professor Trimmer Selected as 2022 CURAH Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Joe Trimmer, emeritus professor of English at Ball State University, has been selected as the 2022 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) – Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Released: 7-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EST
John Barthell (UCO), Sunghee Lee (Iona) Honored as 2022 CUR Fellows
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

John Barthell (University of Central Oklahoma) and Sunghee Lee (Iona College) are the latest Fellows of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to be honored for their leadership and service as role models for those involved in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Released: 4-Mar-2022 10:00 AM EST
2021 AURA Awardees: Elon University; Mercer University; University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

CUR congratulates its 2021 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) awardees Elon University (Elon, NC), Mercer University (Georgia), and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (La Crosse, WI). This award recognizes institutions with exemplary programs that provide high-quality research experiences for undergraduates. A celebration of these awardees will take place during the national Undergraduate Research Week (URW) on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Released: 15-Feb-2022 8:05 AM EST
CUR’s New Chemistry Mentor Award to Honor RCSA’s Silvia Ronco
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) announce a new initiative to support research within the Chemical Sciences in honor of CUR's past president and current RCSA Senior Program Director, Silvia Ronco.

Released: 7-Oct-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Council on Undergraduate Research Issues Updated Definition of Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

.The Undergraduate Research Definition Task Force of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) announced an updated definition for undergraduate research, reflecting the broadened scope for undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry as well as attention to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
CUR Executive Board Announces New Editor-in-Chief for Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research
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The Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research announced the appointment of Patricia Ann Mabrouk, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern University, as the next editor-in-chief of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, the academic journal of the organization.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 7:05 AM EDT
CUR Physics and Astronomy Division Announces 2021 Outstanding Research Mentor Awardee
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The Physics and Astronomy Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipient of its Outstanding Research Mentor award: Thomas Pannuti (Morehead State University).

Released: 23-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
CUR Social Sciences Division Announces Mentoring Awardee, Undergraduate Presentation Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The CUR Social Sciences Division announces its latest awardees: Andrew "Drew" Christopher (Albion College), mentoring awardee; Jack Dempsey and Taylor McGown (TAMU), undergraduate conference presentation awardees

Released: 17-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Council on Undergraduate Research's Education Division Announces 2021 Awardees
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The Education Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Awards and its Course (Re)Design Awards.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 12:15 PM EDT
CUR Engineering Division Announces 2021 Mentoring Awardees, Student Video Competition Winners
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Engineering Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Mentoring Awards and winners of its Student Video Competition.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 8:30 AM EDT
CUR Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division Announces 2021 Faculty Mentor Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Faculty Mentor Awards, which honor mentors for their success in mentoring undergraduate researchers.

Released: 9-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
CUR Biology Division Announces 2021 Recipients of Mentor Awards, Small Research Grants
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The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its mentor awards and small research grants.

Released: 3-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research Issue Features Undergraduate Research in Community Colleges
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The spring 2021 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR), the academic journal of the Council on Undergraduate Research, focuses on dynamic programs and initiatives advancing undergraduate research in community colleges.

Released: 7-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
CUR Geosciences Division Announces 2021 Awardees for Excellence in Student Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announced the 2021 awardees for excellence in student research: Zoe Lacey (Trinity University) and Hanna Szydlowski (Grand Valley State University)

Released: 7-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
CUR Chemistry Division Selects 2021 Outstanding Mentorship Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Chemistry Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has announced the 2021 recipients of its Outstanding Mentorship Award: Tarek Abdel-Fattah (Christopher Newport University); Fadi Bou-Abdallah (SUNY Potsdam); Loretta Jackson-Hayes (Rhodes College)

Released: 23-Apr-2021 8:25 AM EDT
2021 Posters on the Hill Spotlights Exemplary Undergraduate Research Projects for Policymakers, Scholars, and the Public
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Via a virtual public poster session on April 28, undergraduate researchers from colleges and universities in 42 states and the District of Columbia will share their research projects in the 2021 Posters on the Hill event, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
CUR Health Sciences Division Announces 2021 Mentor Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Health Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Mentor Awards, which honor exceptional mentoring and advising by higher education faculty across all subdivisions of health sciences.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
CUR Health Sciences Division Announces 2021 NCUR Presentation Awardees
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CUR's Health Sciences Division announces the 2021 recipients of its NCUR Presentation Awards. The awards cover the cost of registration for undergraduates presenting original research at the 2021 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
CUR Psychology Division Announces 2021 Psychology Research Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Psychology Research Awards. The recipients are undergraduate students conducting original psychological research, who receive awards of up to $500 per project.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
CUR Arts and Humanities Division Announces 2021 Student Scholarship Recipients
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Arts and Humanities Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its student scholarships. The scholarships—a maximum of $300 each—support undergraduate student research and creative inquiry projects at any stage of development.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
CUR Physics and Astronomy Division Announces 2021 Barlow Awardees
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The Physics and Astronomy Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of the Nadine Barlow Undergraduate Research Support Awards. The awards seek to assist undergraduate students in conducting faculty-mentored research.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
CUR Social Sciences Division Announces 2021 Undergraduate Conference Presentation Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Social Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipient of its Undergraduate Conference Presentation Award. The recipient is an undergraduate student presenting original research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Montana State’s Gregory Young Selected as the 2021 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Gregory Young, professor in the School of Music at Montana State University in Bozeman, has been selected as the 2021 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee. The award consists of a plaque and $1,000 for the recipient’s work with undergraduate researchers.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
first virtual national conference on undergraduate research features covid 19 presentations
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

On April 12–14, 2021, students from institutions around the world will participate in the Nat Conference on Undergraduate Research, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Faculty mentors and more than 3400 undergraduate researchers will come together online to share their research.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Geologist Karen G. Havholm Re-elected as Treasurer of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Karen G. Havholm—former asst vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs, and former director of the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration at UW–Eau Claire—has been elected to a second term as treasurer of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Moravian’s Sarah K. Johnson Elected to CUR Executive Board
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Sarah K. Johnson—associate professor in the Department of Psychology/Neuroscience at Moravian College in Pennsylvania—has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Representing CUR’s Psychology Division, Johnson will begin a three-year term on the board in summer 2021.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Davidson College’s Nicole Snyder Elected to CUR Executive Board
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Nicole Snyder—professor of chemistry and assistant dean for research and creative works at Davidson College (NC)—has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Representing CUR’s Chemistry Division, Snyder will begin a three-year term on the board in summer 2021.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Mizzou’s Linda Blockus Elected to CUR Executive Board
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Linda Blockus—director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Missouri–Columbia—has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Blockus will begin a three-year term on the board in summer 2021.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Educational Psychologist Ruth J. Palmer Elected as President-Elect of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Ruth J. Palmer, associate professor emerita in the School of Education at The College of New Jersey, has been elected as president-elect of the Council on Undergraduate Research. She will take office as president-elect in summer 2021 and become president of the organization in summer 2022.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 8:50 AM EDT
IUPUI’s Jennifer Thorington Springer Elected to CUR Executive Board
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Jennifer Thorington Springer—associate dean of student affairs, professor of English, and adjunct professor in the Women Studies and Africana Studies Programs at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis—has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Released: 23-Mar-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Dominick J. Casadonte Jr. Selected as 2021 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Dominick J. Casadonte Jr., Minnie Stevens Piper Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University, is the 2021 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Released: 1-Mar-2021 9:35 AM EST
Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research Issue Features Nontraditional Approaches to Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The winter 2020 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR), the academic journal of the Council on Undergraduate Research, focuses on unusual approaches to undergraduate research such as research for chefs and a video game for biology majors.

Released: 12-Feb-2021 8:05 AM EST
2020 AURA Awardees: Georgia College & State University; Utah State University
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research announces the recipients of its 2020 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments: Georgia College & State University (Milledgeville, GA) and Utah State University (Logan, UT).

Released: 22-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST
Honorees Announced, SPUR Best Article Awards
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Announcing the inaugural SPUR Best Article honorees: Bruce Evan Blaine (St. John Fisher College); Franziska Nikolov, Constanze Saunders, and Heike Schaumburg (HU Berlin / U of Jena); Mitchell R. Malachowski (U of San Diego)

Released: 17-Nov-2020 11:35 AM EST
CUR’s First Virtual UR Exchange Features Undergraduate Work across Borders amid COVID-19
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The first virtual UR Exchange of the Council on Undergraduate Research featured many inspirational stories of faculty-student research conducted during the challenges of the COVID-19 environment.

Released: 5-Oct-2020 10:40 AM EDT
CUR’s First Virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research Will Highlight Student Projects from across the Globe
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

On April 12-14, 2021, students from colleges and universities from around the world will participate in the 2021 virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), coming together online to share their research in all academic disciplines.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 7:30 AM EDT
USF’s Collins Selected as 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Jennifer Collins, professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida, has been selected as the 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee.

Released: 29-May-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Kennesaw State University’s Charles Parrott Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Charles Parrott, associate professor in the Department of Theater & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, has been selected as a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Released: 29-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Trinity University’s Rubén R. Dupertuis Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Rubén R. Dupertuis, associate professor and department chair of religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, has been selected as a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Released: 8-May-2020 8:30 AM EDT
New CUR Board Members Elected
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

John F. Barthell (NSF), Donna Charlevoix (UNAVCO), Niharika Nath (NYIT), Karen K. Resendes (Westminster College), and Binod Tiwari (CSU-Fullerton) have been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Released: 1-May-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Radford University’s Jeanne Mekolichick Elected as 2021–2022 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Jeanne Mekolichick, associate provost of academic programs at Radford University in Radford, VA, has been elected as 2021-2022 president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).


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