News and Announcements
Dr. Linda Blockus will be doing a special workshop designed for undergraduates going away for the summer to do research.
Artifacts invites submissions of writing projects and photographs by undergraduate MU students for our Fall 2013 issue. While all topics are welcome, submissions that engage directly with the four Mizzou Advantage topics (see http://mizzouadvantage.
Announcement sponsored by Campus Writing Program
MU’s annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum is Tuesday, April 23, in the Bond Life Sciences Center from 1:30-5:00 p.m. Undergraduate students from a variety of majors and academic levels will present research projects, scholarly activities, and creative achievements during one of three poster sessions.
Poster topics include fields such as theatre, engineering, political science, business, anthropology, music, life sciences, and education. This year, there will be more than 275 undergraduate presenters.
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum is open to all students, faculty, staff and the public to attend. The event serves as a great opprotunity to explore the research projects that are being done on the Mizzou campus.
More than 30 University of Missouri students participated in the highly competitive Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 45 (KCACTF 45) in January with several coming away with Certificates of Merit, awards and special recognitions.
Twenty-one MU students will be traveling to the Missouri State Capitol in March to present their research to elected officials. The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to invite you to a "Sneak Preview" of the students' poster presentations!
The Campus IRB is
offering educational sessions this Spring to all MU faculty, students, and
staff. Please contact the CIRB office to register.
Kinship is disputed territory, investigated by a wide array of disciplines that include anthropology, cultural studies, evolutionary biology, family studies, genetics, law, medicine, psychology, sociology, and women’s and gender studies. Kinship classifications change across cultures and over time. As measures of legitimacy and arbiters of social standing, such categories have significant consequences. In the contemporary world, kinship is in flux as a result of such developments as reproductive technologies, blended families, same-sex marriage rights, and shifting gender roles. Our kin is not limited to humans, however. We belong to a vast evolutionary family tree, the history of which may influence the ways we interact with kin and organize kinship itself. The 2013 MU Life Sciences & Society Symposium, Claiming Kin, will explore the evolution of kin groups and evolving notions of kinship.
The Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology (NEP) is pleased to announce the addition of a Summer Nutrition Research Internship to encourage MU undergraduates to gain research experience in the fields of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. The department includes faculty from three MU colleges (Human Environmental Sciences, school of Medicine, and CAFNR) and offers diverse and integrated research opportunities for interested students.
The University of Missouri has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which will provide funding for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research.