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CUSE workshops aim to broaden undergraduate research opportunities

first_imgIn an effort to promote intellectual development, the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) hosts workshops across campus that cater to undergraduates interested in research, scholarly engagement, creative endeavors and fellowships.Assistant director of undergraduate research, Yvonne Mikuljan, said the CUSE workshops introduce students to various kinds of research and learning experiences while offering advice about how to pursue those opportunities.“CUSE workshops and advising are designed to encourage undergraduates to think about their own unique interests and goals and assist students in developing meaningful research projects and experiences,” Mikuljan said.The two workshops CUSE regularly offer are “Getting Started in Undergraduate Research,” which explores different kinds of research and scholarly engagement opportunities, strategies for finding a faculty mentor and developing a plan for pursuit of such interests and goals, and “Crafting a Strong Grant Proposal,” which walks students through funding sources at Notre Dame, the components of a grant application and a composing an effective grant proposal, Mikuljan said.Student programming coordinator for CUSE, Kati Schuler, said the workshops welcome students from all majors and grade levels every week.“If you’re not quite sure where to begin exploring research and engagement opportunities at Notre Dame, ‘Getting Started in Undergraduate Research’ is the right workshop for you,” Schuler said. “If you have a specific project planned and would like to start the process of securing funding, ‘How to Write a Strong Grant Proposal’ would be the best.”Since 2012, CUSE has offered about 35 workshops annually that are open to all undergraduate students, Schuler said. The workshops are typically held in Brownson Hall.“We also bring our workshops into classes if a professor requests it,” Schuler said. “For example, in 2016–2017, 130 students attended the workshops held in the CUSE office, but we saw another 245 students during in-class workshops.”Outside of workshops, Schuler said CUSE offers individual mentoring and advising to students pursuing scholarly engagement outside of class. Students can make an appointment with an advisor to discuss their project plans and get help on drafting a proposal, she said.“CUSE can also help students connect to all of the various centers, institutes and resources on campus,” Schuler said. “We work like a compass, helping to guide you through all of the different opportunities at Notre Dame.”Mikuljan said CUSE is currently in the process of developing a grant writing series to provide more hands-on assistance during the grant writing process.“CUSE is always working to create new and better workshops and resources to help students be successful in their research and scholarly endeavors,” Mikuljan said. “Undergraduate students of every level and every college and discipline participate in a range for research activities at Notre Dame, around the country and abroad.”Sophomore anthropology major Dayonni Phillips said she attended CUSE workshops to learn how to write a grant after being invited to do research in Ireland and attend a field school in Poland.“I would definitely recommend students attend CUSE workshops or get involved with CUSE even if they do not have research plans,” Phillips said. “Although the CUSE workshop was meant to teach students how to organize a general grant proposal, I felt like the instructor was interested in specific questions that students had pertaining to their personal grants, and he would then address those questions as well.”Tags: CUSE, Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, grant proposal, grant writinglast_img read more

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Saints, Hikers register wins in GHB’s indoor tournament

first_imgSAINT Stanislaus and Hikers registered victories when the Guyana Hockey Board’s (GHB) Lucozade indoor tournament continued on Tuesday evening at the National Gymnasium with a double-header.According to a press release, Saints blanked Old Fort Knockers 4-0, while Hikers secured a 7-4 win against Georgetown Cricket Club’s Vintage.In the opening game, Yonnick Peters netted a double for Saints in the 29th and 32nd minutes, while Joel Hunte opened the scoring with a field goal in the 10th minute. This was followed by a penalty corner goal off the stick of Hilton Charles in the 19th minute.Tuesdays 23rdIn the second game, the score was tied at 1-1 at the end of the first half after Aroydy Branford opened the scoring for Hikers in the 3rd minute, but this score was levelled by Vintage’s Alan Fernandes who registered a field goal in the 20th minute.On resumption for the second half, Eric Hing sent Vintage into the lead with a 21st minute field goal, but Branford levelled the score for Hikers with a 23rd minute field goal.Two minutes later, Randy Hope sent Hikers back into the lead with a field goal and Michael Harding extended the lead for the Hikers side with a 28th minute field goal.Fernandes then responded for Vintage with a 31st minute field goal and in the same minute, Harding netted a field goal for Hikers.GHB president Philip Fernandes subsequently netted Vintage’s final goal in the 33rd minute but Hikers were not to be outdone as Hope and Jamari Assanah found the back of the opposition’s net in the 35th and 37th minute respectively.The tournament will continue this weekend at the same venue with six more matches.last_img read more

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Palestine Awareness Week

first_imgAustin Vogel | Daily TrojanOn March 10-March 14, the USC Students for Justice in Palestine are holding Palestine Awareness Week. The week will feature a variety of evening events focusing on and discussing a wide range of topics such as student activism and solidarity. The mock apartheid wall pictured above is displayed at the Von KleinSmid Center courtyard for the duration of the week’s festivities.last_img