Center for Undergraduate Research

October 24, 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
Drop in office hours (151 Strong Hall):
10 am-noon,
every Friday

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Register your Research Abroad

 Have you heard about the Student International Travel Registry?  The Registry is designed to support undergraduate and graduate students traveling abroad with university affiliation (but not on regular study abroad programs).  The Registry provides a mechanism by which KU can disseminate resources to students so that they may be proactive in planning for their health and safety abroad.  In addition, it enables the university to provide timely communication with and support to student travelers in the event of an emergency.
Individuals who regularly advise students traveling abroad for non-credit bearing activities (such as research, academic conferences, performances or competitions, etc.) are encouraged to attend a session and learn more about this new service for KU students. No RSVP or registration is required.

Tuesday, November 4th at 2:30 pm  - Gridiron Room, Burge Union
Tuesday, December 2nd at 2:30 pm - Room 4062, Wescoe Hall


Learn more about the Student International Travel Registry...


McNair Scholars Program
Accepting Applications

The KU McNair Scholars Program provides year round academic support and offers a paid summer research internship ($2800 and 3 hours of research credit). They have a few spaces remaining for students to participate in the 2015 Summer Research Internship. The priority application deadline is November 4th.

In order for students to qualify for participation in the McNair Scholars Program, they must be sophomores, juniors or seniors (graduating August 2015 or later) who are either: low-income AND first-generation college students or from groups currently underrepresented in graduate education (African American, Native American, and Hispanic).  In addition, applicants must have at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA and plan to attend graduate school.
If you are interested and meet the qualifications contact as soon as possible or call their offices at 864-3415. 

Learn more about the McNair Scholars Program at KU...

  Mentoring Course
for Graduate Students 

Are you a graduate student interested in a structured experience to improve your mentoring skills? Prof. Jennifer Gleason, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, is teaching a 1 credit hour course about mentoring undergraduate researchers.  This course, Biol 701, is based on the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching publication, Entering Mentoring, and will meet on Mondays in Haworth 2041D from 9-10:40 AM starting October 27th until the end of the term.

For additional information, contact Dr. Gleason at

 Undergraduate Research
Seminar Series
A new Undergraduate Research seminar series started this fall!  Modeled after the Hall Center for the Humanities faculty seminars, the Undergraduate seminars' goal is to introduce students to the collective aspect of the production of knowledge, allowing for the works in progress to expand and improve based on of the exchange of viewpoints. Motivated undergraduate students will present on their current research in collaboration with faculty moderators Anne Dotter (Honors), F. Michael Wuthrich (Center for Global and International Studies), and Nicole Hodges Persley (Theatre). Particular attention is given to projects lending themselves to interdisciplinary and international inquiries. Interested undergraduate students are welcome to attend.

November 12: 3:30-5pm, The Hall Center for the Humanities
Featured Speakers: Paul Thomas, Anthropology/Classics and Anna Wenner, Creative Writing/History

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

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