Caine College of the Arts – Creative Research/Research and Creativity: Celebrating Undergraduate Research in the Arts
This round-table discussion and reception on October 27, 2010 commemorates the merger of the two largest advocacy groups for undergraduate research in the United States: the Council on Undergraduate Research and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. From their beginnings as organizations focused on science and engineering, both CUR and NCUR have recently become far more active in promoting undergraduate research in the arts and humanities. In addition, Utah State University has a 36-year commitment to developing young scholars in all fields through hands-on research opportunities, making ours the second-oldest institution-wide program of undergraduate research in the country (after MIT). Students in the arts have been among our corps of undergraduate researchers in increasing numbers in recent years; Undergraduate Research Fellows, URCO-grant winners, and now Undergraduate Research Scholarship in the Humanities students have been drawn from across the departments of our new college.
The round-table discussion will bring together faculty, administrators, and students to talk about some of the achievements of UR in the CCA, and also to outline the challenges and the goals we have for UR in our college going forward. Afterwards, a reception will encourage discussions about undergraduate research opportunities, including institutional support, participation in CUR and NCUR, and the new Undergraduate Research transcript designation.
All students, staff, faculty, and interested alumni of CCA are invited to join us in celebrating creative research as experienced by undergraduates.