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Have you renewed for the 2014-2015 member year?
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It is time to renew your membership with the Council on Undergraduate Research! Our member year ends June 30, so please take the time to renew your membership before it expires. Log in and pay your dues online or print an invoice for processing-http://www.cur.org/membership/renew_your_membership/. For any questions, please contact Lindsay Currie our Director of Communications and Membership at lcurrie@cur.org.
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CUR Conference 2014
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We hope you are joining us for the CUR Conference this week in DC. Be sure to share your experiences and track others using #CUR2014.
*Please note the CUR National Office will be onsite June 25-July 1. If we miss your call/email, we will follow up as soon as possible.

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 CUR EVENTS AND INSTITUTES



Upcoming submission deadline: Nurturing Creativity and Passion in Undergraduate Research: A Scholarly Discussion
CUR
Pre-ISSOTL CUR Symposium, Université Laval, Québec-city, Oct. 22, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

In this day-long symposium, we plan to explore how undergraduate research programs can provide individuals and institutions opportunities to nurture creativity and passion in students and faculty. Posters will play key roles in this seminar; in particular, viewing and discussing posters will be central to a number of the sessions. All delegates are invited to submit a poster abstract by July 25, 2014 to mptwomey@cur.org for display on the seminar web site before the event and during the symposium. Notifications of acceptance to the poster session will be sent in early August. We are interested in posters about undergraduate research and inquiry, focused on the theme and sub-themes of the symposium:
  • Leveraging innovation, design thinking, and creativity in undergraduate research,
  • Fostering interdisciplinarity and collaborative scholarship,
  • Ideating transformative learning spaces and structures, and
  • Engaging external stakeholders and building partnerships.

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Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities Institute
CUR
Next Offering: Nov. 7-9, 2014 — University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Application Deadline
: Sept. 19, 2014.

Click here to submit your application.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting in July 2014. The institute will assist teams of 3-5 faculty and administrators in developing transformative opportunities for undergraduate research, scholarship and creativity in the arts and humanities.

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Beginning a research program in the natural sciences at a predominantly undergraduate institution
CUR
Next Offering: November 2014
Registration opening soon, details can be found here.

Starting a successful research program and doing scholarly work at a predominantly undergraduate institution pose unique challenges for a beginning faculty member. A goal of the institute is to give individual pre-tenured faculty members the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experienced faculty how to establish and manage a research program with undergraduates. While at the institute, participants will also prepare plans for starting and/or advancing their individual research programs at their respective campuses. A range of topics will be covered during the institute that show ways to achieve career success in undergraduate research by learning how to:
  • select undergraduate researchers,
  • mentor student researchers and develop and use their research skills,
  • manage time — balancing teaching, research and service activities,
  • develop and select research projects appropriate for undergraduates,
  • adapt to an undergraduate research environment vs. that in graduate school,
  • link research to the classroom, and
  • develop grantsmanship skills related to gaining external and institutional research support.

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 CUR EVENTS AND DEADLINES


Date Event
June 28-July 1, 2014 CUR Conference, Washington, D.C.
July 17-21, 2014 Proposal Writing Institute, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
July 18-20, 2014 Joint CUR-NCIA workshop for community college faculty, Southeast Community College, Lincoln , NE
September 2, 2014 Posters on the Hill Abstract Submission Opens
September 29, 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Online Submission of Abstracts Opens
October 22, 2014 CUR-ISSOTL Pre-Conference Event, University of Laval, Quebec, Canada
November 5, 2014 Posters on the Hill Applications Deadline
November 7-9, 2014 Creative Inquiry in Arts and Humanities Institute, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
December 2, 2014 NCUR Abstract Submission Deadline
February 19-21, 2015 CUR Dialogues 2015, Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel


 OTHER RESEARCH OFFERINGS



Undergraduate Research Education Program to enhance diversity in the Environmental Health Sciences (R25)
NIH
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Application Receipt Date: Aug. 15, 2014

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIEHS undergraduate research education R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce in the environmental health sciences. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences for undergraduates at the junior and senior level.

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Language Resource Centers funding opportunity
Department of Education
The Language Resource Centers Program (LRC) provides grants to establish, strengthen and operate centers that serve as resources for improving the nation's capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages through teacher training, research, materials development and dissemination projects.

The Fiscal Year 2014 LRC application package will be available starting June 6, 2014 at www.grants.gov. The due date for submitting applications is July 9, 2014. For additional program information, please go to www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpslrc/index.html.

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 INDUSTRY NEWS



Jumpstarting American innovation through student research
Forbes
America is embedded in a vast global competition to discover, invent, create, teach, cure, scale, produce and sell. To succeed, we must leverage students' college years as a crucial time to build the new pipeline of advanced and agile thinkers our country needs for leadership in a global knowledge economy driven by innovation and ideas, especially in science and technology.
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Undergraduate majors become more tech-centric
Tech Page One
Technology has changed education in significant ways, from new degrees in technology education to the implementation of online courses that counteract rising classroom costs. Now, the traditional STEM undergraduate majors — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — are evolving to better align graduates with new jobs in the tech sector.
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