Center for Undergraduate Research

November 3, 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.

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Seminar Series:  
Call for Papers 

Are you a student researcher wanting to take part in the scholarly community on campus? The Undergraduate Research in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Seminar offers students a formal venue to discuss their work in progress and an introduction to the value of exchange and collaboration in the production of knowledge in these fields.  The organizers invite undergraduate students to take part in this series by presenting their research. Students at any stage of their research are welcome to get involved. 

 Interested students should submit a working title, short paragraph describing their tentative topic and a short bio to Anne Dotter ( by November 17. Questions can be addressed to Anne Dotter.

The next meeting will take place November 12 at 3:30pm in the Seminar Room of the Hall Center.
New Course  
Features Research Experience

GEOG 379/771/ENVN 420
M 11-1:50
Lindley 228
Prof. So-Min Cheong

This Course provides research experience and service learning. The focus is on coastal Louisiana and community responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Students will work with raw interview data and analyze them to understand disaster responses of the communities affected. Students will also learn participatory action research that promotes interaction with local communities, and build training modules to share with the communities. This course counts towards the certificates in Service Learning and Research Experience Program. 

For more information, contact Prof. So-Min Cheong...

November Spotlights 

Alumnus: Bruce Burton, Senior Principal Scientist 
Major:  Chemistry

Mentor: Kathryn Rhine
Department: Anthropology
Student: Rachel Cross
Major: English
KU is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

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