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Senator ‘Amazed’ by Students, Posters at the Library



Sen. Richard Briggs, right, speaks with Emma Pugmire, senior in Classics, about her research on the Latin inscription at ‘Ayn Gharandal during the Posters at the Library event at Hodges Library Friday, March 27, 2015.

The Office of Undergraduate Research held a Posters at the Library event Friday afternoon, March 27 in Hodges Library. This event was previously scheduled in February as the annual Posters at the Capitol event in Nashville. However, due to inclement weather the trip was canceled.

“We are excited to give our students another chance to share their research with our state legislators and the general public,” said Marisa Moazen, director of undergraduate research.

Nine undergraduate students presented eight posters at Friday’s event on subjects ranging from physics to archaeology. Approximately 100 people stopped by to hear presentations and speak with students about their research.
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PRIM&R Institutional Review Board (IRB) Training (4/27)

The Office of Research and Engagement will host a day-long Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Institutional Review Board (IRB) course on April 27th. Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101sm is based on an established, continuously updated curriculum that covers the ethics, history, and federal regulations involved in conducting research on human subjects.

This course is free and open to the public.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup: March 27, 2015

Dreyfus Foundation Accepting Applications for Emeritus Faculty in Chemical Sciences Mentor Programs

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. The Senior Scientist Mentor Program provides an award of $20,000 over two years for undergraduate stipends and modest research support. The Senior Scientist Mentor Program is open to all academic institutions in the States, Districts, and U.S. Territories that grant a bachelor’s degree or higher in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Faculty with emeritus status on or before Oct. 2014, and who maintain active research programs in the chemical sciences are eligible. More than one application per department or institution is permitted. Successful applicants are expected to be closely engaged in a mentoring relationship with undergraduate students.
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ORE Announces New SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant

The Office of Research and Engagement is glad to announce a new Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program. The program, intended to enhance faculty collaboration between SEC universities, gives faculty members from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, conduct research, present a recital, or engage in whatever activities are agreeable to the visitor and host unit.
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NSF Career Award Workshop Introduced Enhanced Review Process

The Office of Research and Engagement hosted an NSF Career Award Workshop Tuesday, March 24. Twenty potential applicants were in attendance, as well as three faculty members: Jeff Reinbolt and Kivanc Ekici, both from Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE), who recently received career awards, and also Dan Roberts, head of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB), who has served as an NSF program officer.

ORE staff outlined a new enhanced review process, which requires applicants to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) by April 14, 2015.

Those interested can contact Alan Rutenberg ( for more information.

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