Center for Undergraduate Research

August 18, 2014

The Center for Undergraduate Research would like to keep you informed about the opportunities and accomplishments surrounding undergraduate research here at KU. Please forward this message to students, faculty, and staff who might be interested and encourage them to sign up for our mailing list.

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Center for Teaching Excellence
Teaching Summit
August 21

Deadline: Interest Forms for Arts and Humanities Faculty Working Groups 
August 29

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10 am-noon, every Friday
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Call for Arts & Humanities faculty working groups     

This year, the Center for Undergraduate Research will facilitate two faculty working groups, one in the arts and one in the humanities, to help us identify some best practices and future directions for supporting students and mentors involved with undergraduate research in these areas.  The groups will each have four lunch meetings at the Hall Center for the Humanities over the academic year, and our hope is to develop a set of initiatives and/or policies that our Center can then implement. The results of the two working groups will be presented to faculty colleagues at a lunch in March.   


If you are interested in participating in the working groups, click on the following links.  All interest forms must be submitted by Friday, August 29th. 


Undergraduate research sessions at the Center for Teaching ExcellenceTeaching Summit  

Faculty: come share your experiences with undergraduate research inside and outside the classroom at this year's CTE Teaching Summit on Thursday, August 21, from 8:00 am-1:00 pm.  Among the many great sessions at the Summit will be several focused on the theme of undergraduate research: 
  • "Making a Plan: Contracts as a Tool for Undergraduate Research Mentoring," Mikhail Barybin, Evangelia Chrysikou, & Bob Hagen
  • "Why Are These Papers So Bad? Scaffolding Research and Writing Skills to Improve Student Learning," Bill Staples, Alesia Woszidlo, H. Faye Xiao, & Jill Becker
  • "Undergraduates as Disciplinary Researchers: Guiding the Production of Knowledge in Large Introductory Classes," Kelsey Bitting, Jennifer Roberts, & Akiko Takeyama


View the program from this year's Summit (pdf)... 


Register to attend the CTE Teaching Summit...

Featured Videos    

See below for some recent videos featuring KU undergraduate researchers:

It starts with the algae
It starts with the algae
Senior funds children's book, Jip the Zebra, with KU research award
Senior funds children's book, Jip the Zebra, with KU research award

KU is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

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