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(Last updated: 9/14/14)

University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA)

Contact: Sponsored Programs and Research (402-554-2286)

POSITION

MEMBERS

FACULTY TERMS: 3 YRS 08/01 - 07/31.

Faculty (9):
 

 

  A&S, Humanities
Danielle Battisti 08/01/14 - 07/31/17, (R4149-i)
A&S, Sciences
John McCarty (Chair 2014-15) 08/01/12 - 07/31/15, (R4043-i)
  A&S, Natural Science
Harmon Maher 08/01/13 - 07/31/16, (R4095-i)
BA
Mark Wohar 08/01/14 - 07/31/17, (R4149-i)
  CFAM
Matthew Harden 08/01/13 - 07/31/16, (R4095-i)
ED
Sofia Jawed-Wessel 08/01/13 - 07/31/16, (R4095-i)

IS&T

Ann Fruhling Haifeng Guo

08/01/12 - 07/31/15, (R4043-i) (R4126)

PACS
Peter Szto 08/01/12 - 07/31/15, (R4043-i)

At-large Member

Matt Germonprez 08/01/14 - 07/31/17, (R4149-i)
At-large Member

Abhishek Parakh

08/01/13 - 07/31/16, (R4095-i)
Graduate Student (1):

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(Chancellor Appoints)
Ex-officios (2): Mary Laura Farnham Director, Sponsored Programs & Research
  Scott Snyder Assoc V.C. for Research and Creative Activity
Staff (Assistant to UCR) (1): Beth White

Coordinator - Internal Research Resources
Office of Research and Creative Activity

Governance: http://www.unomaha.edu/spr/ucr.php

Charge: This committee shall be responsible for encouraging and stimulating campus-wide research efforts. It shall implement this by determining procedures for the allocation and distribution of available research monies based upon criteria designed by the committee.

The University Committee on Research shall make its recommendations for allocation of research monies to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean for Graduate Studies and shall report its deliberations to the Chancellor. The committee shall select its own chairperson.

Membership: This committee shall consist of eleven members (one graduate student and ten members of the graduate faculty, eight of whom will be selected in the following manner: one each from the Colleges of Business Administration, Public Affairs and Community Service, Education, Fine Arts and Information Science and Technology; and one faculty member representing each of the three divisions of the College of Arts and Sciences.) Two members will be selected from the faculty at large, but in no case shall any college have a majority of members serving on the committee. The committee members will be selected by the Faculty Senate, except for the graduate student who will be selected by the Chancellor. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean for Graduate Studies and the Director for Sponsored Programs and Research shall serve ex-officio, without vote.


Resolutions:

RESOLUTION 4149, 5/14/14: University Committees (a-j)

BE IT RESOLVED , that the following be appointed to University Committees as designated:

i. UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity)   (completed 9/10/14)

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from 08/1/11 through 07/31/14, to replace members who are completing their terms on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

Danielle Battisti, A&S, Humanities (to replace Tammie Kennedy);
Mark Wohar , CBA, (to replace Wei Wang Rowe);

and,

Matt Germonprez , At-large Member (to replace Lotfollah Najjar).


RESOLUTION 4126, 2/12/14 :  Vacancy on UCRCA  

BE IT RESOLVED that the following name go forward to complete Ann Fruhling's term (08/01/12 - 07/31/15) on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

 Haifeng Guo, IS&T (to replace Ann Fruhling) 08/01/12 - 07/31/15.


RESOLUTION 4110, 9/11/13 : Replacement on University Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA)

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward to complete Lisa Knopp's term (08/01/11 - 07/31/14) on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):
Tammie Kennedy, A&S, Humanities (to replace Lisa Knopp) 08/01/11 - 07/31/14.

Resolution 4095, 5/8/13: University Committees Resolution (a-j)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be appointed to University Committees as designated:

i. UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity)  

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from 08/1/13 through 07/31/16, to replace members who are completing their terms on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

  • Harmon Maher, A&S, Natural Science, to replace Karen Falconer al-Hindi;
  • Matthew Harden, CFAM, to replace Barb Simcoe;
  • Sofia Jawed-Wessel, ED, to replace Julie Delkamiller; and
  • Abhishek Parakh, At-large Member, to replace Gert-Jan de Vreede.
AND a temporary replacement for Peter Szto for Fall 2013, who will be on Paid Professional Leave:
  • Robert Meier, CPACS.

RESOLUTION 4043, 5/9/2012 : University Committees (a-i):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be appointed to University Committees as designated:

i. UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity)  

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from 08/1/12 through 07/31/15, to replace members who are completing their terms on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

John McCarty, A&S, Sciences, to replace Dana Richter-Egger;
Ann Fruhling, IS&T, to replace Dhundy Bastola; and
Peter Szto, CPACS, to replace Angela Eikenberry.


RESOLUTION 3099, 5/11/11: University Committees Resolution (a-j)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be appointed to University Committees as designated:

i.        UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity)  

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from 08/1/11 through 07/31/14, to replace members who are co mpleting their terms on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

Lisa Knopp, A&S, Humanities (to replace Lisa Buchelt);
Wei Wang Rowe, CBA, (to replace Catherine Co); and,
Lotfollah Najjar, At-large Member (to replace Pamela Smith).


RESOLUTION 3062, 10/13/10 : Replacement on University Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA)

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward to complete both Wendy Guo's term (08/01/08 - 07/31/11) on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

Catherine Co, CBA (to replace Wendy Guo) 08/01/08 - 07/31/11.


RESOLUTION 3036, 5/12/10 : University-Wide Committees

i. UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity)  

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward to replace Jayaram Betanabhatla, Matthew Harden, David Carter, and John McCarty, whose terms are ending on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

Karen Falconer al-Hindi, A&S, Natural Science (to replace Jayaram Betanabhatla) for 08/01/10 - 07/31/13,

Barb Simcoe, CFAM (to replace Matthew Harden) for 08/01/10 - 07/31/13,

Julie Delkamiller, ED (to replace David Carter) for 08/01/10 - 07/31/13,

Gert-Jan de Vreede, At-large Member (to replace John McCarty) for 08/01/10 - 07/31/13.


 

Resolution 3009, 1/13/10: UCRCA Replacement (Harden for Lipschultz)

BE IT RESOLVED that, on the University Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA), the following name go forward to complete the term of Jeremy Lipschultz (CFAM) (08/01/07-07/31/10), who has resigned from the committee:

Matthew Harden.


Resolution 3001, 9/09/09 : University Committee on Research and Creative Activities (UCRCA ): (Passed)

BE IT RESOLVED, that Weiyu (Wendy) Guo be appointed to complete the term of Catherine Co on the (UCRCA), 08/ 01 /08 - 07/31/11.


Resolution 2978, 5/13/09: University-Wide Committees

i. Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA), University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED that the following three names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/09 through 07/31/12, on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

 

  • Dana Richter-Egger, A&S - Sciences, reappointed
  • Dhundy Bastola, IS&T, to replace Harvey Siy
  • Angela Eikenberry, PACS, to replace Ann Coyne.

Resolution 2956, 2/11/09: University Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA)

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward to complete both Wendy Guo’s term (08/01/08 - 07/31/11) and Shing-Jye Chen's term (08/01/07 - 07/31/10) on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

  • Catherine Co, CBA (to replace Wendy Guo) 08/01/08 - 07/31/11
  • David Carter, ED (to replace Shing-Jye)08/01/07 - 07/31/10.

Resolution 2919, 5/14/2008: University Committees

j. UCRCA ( University Committee on Research & Creative Activity)

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following three names go forward as three year appointments, from 8/1/08 through 7/31/11, and the following two names as one year replacements, from 8/1/08 through 7/31/09, on the University Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA):
  • Lisabeth Buchelt, A&S (Humanities), (to replace Patrice Proulx)
  • Weiyu Guo, BA, (to replace John Erikson)
  • Pamela Smith, At Large Member, (to replace Zhenyuan Wang Linda Parker)

AND

  • Dana Richter-EggersA&S (Natural Sciences) to complete the term for Scott Snyder, who must resign)
  • Daniel Hawkins, At Large Member, (to temporarily replace John McCarty for one year).

Resolution 2891, 10/10/2007: University Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA)

BE IT RESOLVED that the following name go forward to temporarily replace Zhenyuan Wang for Fall 2007, on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

  • Linda Parker, LIB (to replace Zhenyuan Wang as At-Large-Member).

Resolution 2888, 9/12/07: Committees to be filled or completed:

C. University Committee on Research & Creative Activity
 

BE IT RESOLVED: that, on the University Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA), the following name go forward to complete the term of Deb Anderson (CPACS), (08/01/06 - 07/31/09):

  • Ann Coyne (CPACS), 08/01/06 - 07/31/09.

Resolution 2867, 5/09/2007: University Committees

i. UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity) (completed 6/6/07 with Lipschultz)

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from 8/1/07 through 7/31/10 on the University Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA):

  • Shing-Jye Chen, ED, (to replace Mary Friehe)
  • Jayaram Betanabhatla, A&S (Social Science), (to replace Melanie Bloom)
  • Jeremy Lipschultz, CFAM, (to replace Sharon Sobel)
  • John McCarty, At Large Member, (to replace Dwight Haworth)

Resolution 2841, 91/13/2006: University Committee on Research (UCR) Replacements

BE IT RESOLVED, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to temporarily replace for one year Patrice Proulx (A&S, Humanities) through July 31, 2007, and complete Henry Bulley’s (A&S, Sciences) term through July 31, 2009, on the University Committee on Research:

  • Sue Maher, A&S (Humanities: English) (to replace Patrice Proulx),
  • Scott Snyder, A&S, (Science: Biology) (to replace Henry Bulley).

Resolution 2829, 5/10/06: University-wide Committees

i. UCR ( University Committee on Research)

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2009 on the University Committee on Research (UCR):
  • Henry Bulley, A&S (Sciences: Geo/Geol), (to replace Elaine Lahue)
  • Harvey Siy, IS&T (to replace Sajda Qureshi)
  • Deb Anderson, CPACS (to replace Karl Kosloski).

And that the following name go forward to complete the term of Timi Barone Barone (Social Science) through July 31, 2007, on the University Committee on Research

  • Melanie Bloom, A&S (Social Science: Foreign Languages) (to replace Timi Barone)

Resolution 2797, 9/14/05 (University Committees):

f. University Committee on Research (UCR):

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from August 1, 2005, through July 31, 2008 on the on the University Committee on Research (UCR):

  • Patrice Proulx (Humanities ), Arts & Sciences - Social Science (to replace John McKenna)
  • John Erickson, BA (to replace Art Diamond)
  • Zhenyuan Wang, At-large Member (to replace Jeannette Seaberry).

Resolution 2734, 05/05/04: University-wide Committees

G. University Committee on Research

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2007 on the on the University Committee on Research:

  • Timi Barone (Sociology), Arts & Sciences - Social Science (to replace Mark Rousseau)
  • Mary Friehe, Education (to replace Thomas Lorsbach)
  • Sharon Sobel, Fine Arts (to replace Gary Day)
  • Dwight Haworth, At-large position (to replace Roger Hoburg).

Resolution 2687, 07/02/03

J. University Committee on Research:

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2006 on the on the University Committee on Research:
Elaine Lahue (Biology), A&S, Sciences (to replace Lisa Boucher)
Sajda Qureshi, IS&T (to replace Mansour Zand)
Karl Kosloski, PACS (to replace John Bartle).

Resolution 2619, 03/13/02, (Committee on Rules): Replacements on the University Committee on Research

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2005 on the on the University Committee on Research:

  • John McKenna (English) - Humanities position - replacing Jeremy Lipschultz
  • Art Diamond (Economics) - Business Administration position - replacing Sufi Nazem
  • Jeannette Seaberry (Counseling) - At-large position - replacing Donald Greer

Resolution 2595, 09/12/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED: .......that the following name go forward to complete the term of Hesham El-Rewini through 07/31/2003 on the University Committee on Research: Yong Shi. (later changed to Mansour Zand by a misunderstanding of the Office of Sponsored Projects)


Resolution 2550, 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, on the University Committee on Research (UCR):

Mark Rousseau (to replace Roni Reiter-Palmon, A&S, Social Science)
Thomas Lorsbach (to replace John Hill, Education)
Gary Day (to replace Douglas Paterson, Fine Arts)
Roger Hoburg (to replace John Shroder, At-Large)


Resolution 2462, 05/10/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/00, through 07/31/03, on the University Committee on Research (UCR):

Lisa Boucher, A&S (to replace Bruce Chase)
Hesham El-Rewini, IS&T (to replace H. Saiedian)
John Bartle, PACS (to replace Pamela Smith)

Resolution 2456, 05/10/00: Committee on Professional Development

WHEREAS, research is the foundation of academic growth, and

WHEREAS, funding of academic research varies widely among the disciplines, and

WHEREAS, securing adequate funding is fundamental to research activities, and

WHEREAS, the University Committee on Research (UCR) has provided valuable seed money for research projects across disciplines, and

WHEREAS, UCR has also offered support for presentation of research results at academic conference by both faculty and students, and

WHEREAS, UCR has been the target of budget cuts in the past, and

WHEREAS, the current budget situation threatens UCR again; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha urges the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to refrain from any cuts to the UCR budget due to reallocation of funds for the next fiscal year.


Resolution 2364, 03/10/99: Committee on RulesBE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2002, on the University Committee on Research (UCR) to replace outgoing members Larry Bradshaw (at-large), Harmon Maher (A&S), and Mark Wohar (BA):
Donald Greer, at-large representative
Jeremy Lipschultz, Arts and Sciences/Humanities
Sufi Nazem, Business Administration.