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National Conference on Undergraduate Research Returns to SU (read more...)
The city of Salisbury becomes an academic mecca this April as more than 2,800 student scholars and faculty descend upon Salisbury University for the 22nd National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). This is the second time in a decade that the conference has been in Maryland, both times at SU. Some 350 colleges and universities are represented and the diversity is remarkable. March Madness basketball fans take note: Scholars from UCLA and UNC will attend.
When the National Conference for Undergraduate Research comes to campus April 10-12, Salisbury University will have the largest representation of any institution with 108 students. The next biggest group is Utah Valley State College of Orem, UT, with 65 students attending. Truman State University of Kirksville, MN, follows closely with 60 students.
A world-renowned biologist, a nationally acclaimed environmental author, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and a theologian with a particular interest in computer science—what do they have in common? All are keynote plenary speakers during the 22nd annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 10-12 at Salisbury University. Speakers include Dr. Tyronne Hayes, Thomas Horton, Rudy Bednar and Dr. Anne Foerst.
Visting the Salisbury University campus for NCUR? Have questions about food? Computers? Parking? Things to do for fun? Here's a few answers. For more information visit Registration or Information Stations.
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Graduate School Fair Held April 10 For SU, NCUR Students (read more...)
As part of the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), a Graduate School Fair is held 1-5 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Maggs Gym. With some 2,800 students from around the country at NCUR and with over 7,000 SU students on campus, this is an excellent opportunity for universities to showcase their graduate programs.
SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University may not be waterfront property, but after a long day of academics, scholars participating in NCUR22 will be able to unwind at a “beach party,” Friday, April 11, on the Henson lawn. Five of the 85 tons of sand deposited near Henson Hall will be shaped into a massive sculpture of the NCUR logo by George Zaiser, whose work in Ocean City, MD, has attracted national attention.
SALISBURY, MD---Looking for a change of pace after presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research? Here are a few things happening on Salisbury University’s campus. Anyone in town early on Wednesday, April 9, is invited to a poetry reading by National Public Radio commentator Andre Codrescu a social critic, humorist and Katrina survivor. He is the author of more than 25 books of essays, memoirs and poetry. Held 8 p.m. in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall, the talk is followed by a reception in the adjoining Social Room.
Among the 2,800 oral and poster presentations to be delivered at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, held on Salisbury University’s campus April 10-12, are two dozen visual and performing arts presentations that give students a chance to exhibit their work in a variety of artistic fields to an audience from all over the country.
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NCUR Poster Sessions Illustrate Complex Research Topics (read more...)
A picture is often worth a thousand words--especially when it comes to complex research. For undergraduate students investigating such topics as “Pi-Pi Interactions in Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid” or “A New Pharmacotherapy for Schizophrenia” it is much easier to convey results with diagrams and images, than through an oral talk.
SALISBURY, MD---Sand, sand and more sand. That’s what Salisbury University alumnus Jason Curtin remembers most vividly from when the 1998 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) came to campus. Curtin, then a senior, and other volunteers spent hours shoveling 20 tons of sand around Red Square for NCUR’s celebratory beach party.
Last April, Salisbury University senior Clayton Alsup traveled to San Rafael, CA, to present at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR). One year later he is looking forward to returning to NCUR, held this year on the SU campus.
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SU Research Combines Technology, Conservation (read more...)
It takes a rare independence for undergraduates to pursue self-directed research outside of class. SU senior Zoe Hanley did just this when she decided to combine technology with her passion for wildlife conservation.
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SU Student Investigates Economics of 'Green Movement' (read more...)
SALISBURY, MD--Data on why people choose to buy hybrid vehicles is growing and high gas prices are frequently thought to be the primary motivation. When Julie Butler, an economics major from La Plata, MD, speaks at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), at SU April 10-12, however, she will present a different conclusion.