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Friday, April 26, 2013

Dillard University Students Participating in Undergraduate Research Who are Interested in Pursuing Graduate Study

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers.  The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research.  The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

Any undergraduate may go to to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form.  There is no charge to the student and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools or research programs that contract with CUR for this service.  Organizations or companies seeking the students’ information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access.  Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.

Graduate schools provide a link to their websites, and provide a short description of opportunities, such as research fields and fellowships.

I hope that students who are currently in their junior year will register now, but anyone with undergraduate research experience may register at any time.  You will be able to update your listing as appropriate, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores.

CUR believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match.  So if you are interested in graduate school, please take a moment to register now.  Be sure to include a statement of your research interests, as this will be important for making the match.

Please feel free to contact me, should you have any questions.


Lynn Strong

Director, Undergraduate Research

Human Subjects Research Protection/IRB

Dillard University

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CHEA Federal Update: April 26, 2013



Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce are seeking comments and suggestions from the public as Congress prepares for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), expected to begin early in 2014.
An April 25, 2013 letter asked for students, parents, college leaders and higher education stakeholders to provide recommendations for policies and amendments that should be included in the upcoming HEA reauthorization. The letter was signed by Committee Chair John Kline (R-Minnesota), Ranking Member George Miller (D-California), Chair of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) and Subcommittee Ranking Member Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas).
The members expressed particular interest in recommendations on ways to 1) empower students as consumers in higher education, 2) simplify and improve the student aid and loan programs, 3) increase college accessibility, affordability and completion, 4) encourage institutions to reduce costs, 5) promote innovation to improve access to and delivery of higher education and 6) balance the need for accountability with the burden of federal requirements.
The letter asked that recommendations be specific, including citing current statutory language or regulations and detailing suggested changes, with proposed legislative language where possible. Letters should be sent to by August 2, 2013.
In an April 18, 2013 letter to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), responding to the announcement of a forthcoming negotiated rulemaking on program integrity issues, several House Republicans and Democrats asked that USDE stop efforts to advance regulations relating to gainful employment and state authorization. USDE will hold a negotiated rulemaking later in 2013 to draft regulations concerning a number of issues, including gainful employment and state authorization.
The members noted that, since 2010, state authorization and gainful employment regulations have been the subject of legal challenge, with court rulings blocking implementation. The letter also pointed out that the regulations have faced significant congressional opposition, including passage by the House during the last session of legislation to block implementation of gainful employment regulations. "We urge you to abandon these efforts and instead let Congress address these issues as part of the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act," the letter stated.
The letter was signed by Education and the Workforce Committee Chair John Kline, Chair of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Virginia Foxx, Education Committee members Robert Andrews (D-New Jersey) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-New York) and Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-Florida).
Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have begun hearings in preparation for HEA reauthorization (see Federal Update #32 ).

The Federal Update informs CHEA members and interested parties on federal policy developments related to self-regulation and peer review. Please direct any inquiries or comments to Jan Friis, CHEA Vice President for Government Affairs, at or at (202) 955-6126.

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The Water Institute of the Gulf RFQ for Subject Matter Expertise

The Water Institute of the Gulf

RFQ for Subject Matter Expertise

RFQ Due:  Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by 5:00 PM CDT


Request for Qualifications for Subject Matter Expertise

The Water Institute of the Gulf issued a Request for Qualifications for the purpose of soliciting subject matter expertise and review services to assist the Institute with anticipated scientific and engineering research projects. Professional services are required for a number of review boards and panels that include participation in  independent science or technical advisory committees and rendering recommendations, and performing independent evaluations and peer reviews. 

Projects that will require scientific and engineering expertise for review and advisory services include:

  • Innovative Review Board
  • Innovative Engineering and Project Implementation
  • Flood Protection Measures
  • Oversight of Modeling, Monitoring and Data Management

This RFQ seeks to identify individuals who are nationally or internationally recognized in their field as experts.  The deadline for submission is May 1, 2013 by 5:00 PM CDT.  For more information, visit Please feel free to forward this RFQ to your colleagues, associations and members.

This email distribution list was derived from a variety of sources and lists.  To receive future notifications of funding opportunities, you must sign up through The Water Institute website by clicking here.


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Baton Rouge, LA 70825




Cengage Learning eNewsletter: School Life: Maintaining Your Balance and Managing Your Stressors



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We share tips to maintain your balance, and link to a recorded session in which Dr. Constance Staley reveals ways you can feel "fired up" instead of burned out. Read More »

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eClassroom News: Top News Stories April 26, 2013

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April 26 , 2013
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