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Registration for the Write Winning Grants Workshop is Now Open

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) and Nebraska EPSCoR are hosting a free event designed to help you strengthen your grant writing skills.

What: Write Winning Grants Seminar
When: Monday, May 12, 2014
Where: UNO Alumni Center
Cost: Free
Program Facilitators: TBA

Space is limited to the first 100 registrants, so register here now.

Further questions should be directed to unoorca@unomaha.edu


Winners of the 5th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair Announced

As a student-focused university, UNO provides a variety of quality research and creative activity opportunities for students. To showcase these opportunities, we invited students to participate in the 5 th annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. Prizes were given for top display/exhibits, oral presentations, performances, and posters. View a list of the recipients here.

To find out more about the fair visit the RCAF Page.

Further questions should be directed to unoorca@unomaha.edu



Registration for the Second Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Institute for UNO Faculty Now Open

The Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) is hosting an event designed to help you develop/strengthen your program of undergraduate research and creative activity.

What: Second Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Institute for UNO Faculty
When: February 7-8, 2014
Where: UNO Alumni Center
Program Facilitators: Dr. Greg Young and Dr. Jenn Manak
Presented by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Institute

This event has a particular focus on the Fine Arts and on Education, but will help you think through the issues associated with undergraduate scholarship regardless of discipline. Indeed, the facilitators also have extensive experience with Honors Programs, and are used to figuring out how to "make things work".

Greg Young founded University College at Montana State University where he was Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education for eight years, and founding director of the Undergraduate Scholars Program. He supervised the implementation of a new core curriculum that was one of the first at a public university to require undergraduate research/creativity. He has served as Assistant Dean of the College of Arts & Architecture and helped start the Arts & Humanities division of CUR. Currently director of the MSU School of Music and principal clarinetist with the Intermountain Opera Orchestras, he received a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Western Ontario, and master's and doctoral degrees in music from the University of Michigan. Dr. Young has published several articles with undergraduates as co-authors, and has given invited talks in Italy, Spain and the United States on correlations between Music and Architecture. Other interdisciplinary undergraduate research classes have included Music and Literature, Music and Economics, and Music and Sculpture. He is a former treasurer and chair of the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, and a councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Jenn Manak, Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts), co-coordinates the Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research. She has mentored Education research projects and honors theses throughout her career, with her students presenting at local, regional, and national conferences. One of Dr. Manak's students is the first undergraduate ever to present at the Massachusetts Reading Association conference, a meeting of the International Reading Association. Bridgewater's Adrian Tinsley Program provides student researchers with small grants in the fall and spring semesters (up to $300) and significantly larger competitive summer research grants ($4,000 stipends plus $500 in expenses). Dr. Manak has mentored numerous semester grant projects in her Introduction to Education courses and has mentored summer research projects in the field of literacy education. Workshop sessions will address the many different disciplinary models for undergraduate research and how such experiences can be scaffolded across the curriculum.

Registration

Further questions should be directed to unofuse@unomaha.edu



Winners of the 5th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair Announced

As a student-focused university, UNO provides a variety of quality research and creative activity opportunities for students. To showcase these opportunities, we invited students to participate in the 5 th annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. Prizes were given for top display/exhibits, oral presentations, performances, and posters. View a list of the recipients here.

To find out more about the fair visit the RCAF Page.

Further questions should be directed to unoorca@unomaha.edu



FY 2012 Services Report Now Available

On behalf of Dr. Scott Snyder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity, we are pleased to provide the Services Report for Fiscal Year 2012 from the Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA).

This report includes all internal and external proposals submitted by UNO faculty and staff and awards received between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

To view the report, click on the link below or visit the SPR web page under the Newsletters and Reports tab. If you have any questions or comments, please contact ORCA at 554-2286.

FY 2012 Services Report



IRB Education Series Announced

Associate Vice Chancellor Scott Snyder and UNO's Office of Research and Creative Activity have coordinated with the UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board to develop a spring semester IRB Education Series for the UNO community. The series provides a great way for faculty, staff and students who are involved or interested in human subject research to understand and navigate the IRB process.

The series kicked off on Thursday, January 31, with a presentation by Joe Brown, UNO Professor of Psychology and Vice Chair of the UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board, who will share insights regarding "Recruitment and Compensation for Research Subjects: What is Ethical." The series continues with monthly presentations in February, March, and April and features speakers who will discuss various human subject research topics.

All sessions will be held from 12:00pm-1:00pm in UNO's Milo Bail Student Center, Gallery Room. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

See the attached flyer for the schedule of presentations and for registration information. UNO is not handling registration for these sessions. Attendees must register directly with IRB via the link on the flyer.

We hope you will join us for these interesting and informative sessions.



Nominations for the FUSE Speaker Series Now Being Accepted

The Office of Research and Creative Activity is accepting nominations for the 2013 FUSE Speaker Series. The Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) Speaker Series provides an opportunity for UNO students with FUSE grants to interact with those who are pursuing a successful career in research and creative activity. It encourages students to think about "Next Steps" and provides a forum for them to discuss potential issues as well as strategies for success. Faculty are invited to submit names of potential speakers. Nominations of young UNO alum speakers are encouraged but any distinguished speaker will be considered.

Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis

Speaker Series Nomination Page

For questions, please email unofuse@unomaha.edu or call Beth White at (402) 554-2292.



"Insights from the Inside" Brown Bag Powerpoint Now Available

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research hosted a brown bag event on November 8, 2011 to assist faculty and staff with their pursuits for external funding. In “Insights from the Inside.” Associate Vice Chancellor Scott Snyder will shared his insights on the pursuit of external funding, based on his serving over two years as a program director at the National Science Foundation.

His presentation is now available online.

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