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So, Then Where Does that Leave the Humanities? PURM 2.2

Sarah Glasco, Elon University, US My institution, Elon University, already has a vibrant and thriving undergraduate research (UR) program, and the number of humanities projects undertaken each year is impressive. Elon also boasts strong participation each year at NCUR, with … Continue reading

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We Grow UGROW: A Model for Undergraduate Research at a Public Liberal Arts University, PURM 2.2

Mitzi Lewis, Assistant Professor, Midwestern State University, U.S. Dale B. McDonald, Assistant Professor, Midwestern State University, U.S. Jane Owen, Interim Dean, Midwestern State University, U.S. Magaly Rincón-Zachary, Professor, Midwestern State University, U.S. Brandon Smith, Assistant Professor, Brevard College, U.S. “During … Continue reading

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Not Only for the Sciences: Undergraduate Research in the Humanities, PURM 2.2

John C. Orr, Ph.D., University of Portland, US I confess at the outset that for years I resisted the notion that a professor of English, or any other discipline in the humanities, for that matter, could have a student join … Continue reading

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Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies: Promises and Challenges, PURM 2.2

Lynn Huber, Elon University, US Mentoring religious studies students in undergraduate research (UR) has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career so far. As a mentor I have had the opportunity to work alongside of students who … Continue reading

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Letter from the Editors, PURM 2.2

Mat Gendle, Elon University, U.S. Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Elon University, U.S. Undergraduate research as a best practice in higher education has its roots firmly in the STEM disciplines. Including undergraduate researchers in an established lab, especially one with a hierarchy of … Continue reading

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Defining Undergraduate Research in the Humanities, PURM 2.2

Bernadette McNary-Zak, Rhodes College, US Rebecca Todd Peters, Elon University, US What is Undergraduate Research in the Humanities? Involvement with Undergraduate Research (UR) is something with which we have both been engaged since our own undergraduate days when we pursued … Continue reading

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But Is It Really Research?: Undergraduate Anxieties in the Humanities, PURM 2.2

William FitzGerald, Assistant Professor of English, Rutgers Camden Natalie Midiri, Class of 2012, English Major at Rutgers Camden Each April at Rutgers Camden, approximately 100 students and as many faculty and administrators crowd into the Multi-Purpose Room of the Campus … Continue reading

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Book Review: Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies, PURM 2.2

Bernadette McNary-Zak and Rebecca Todd Peters, eds. (2011). Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199732869, $55.00, pp. 193. Reviewed by Lynn S. Neal, Department of Religion, Wake Forest University Teaching Undergraduate Research … Continue reading

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Adventures in Long-distance Research Mentoring in Music, PURM 2.2

Victoria Fischer Faw, Professor, Department of Music, Elon University Wesley Rose, Elon University, Music Education and Music Performance, 2014 It’s been my privilege and honor to work with quite a few students in their undergraduate research projects during my 25 … Continue reading

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De-mystifying Creative Research, PURM 2.2

Lauren Kearns, Elon University, US The curtain rises, theatrical lights fade up, a sound score begins to waft through the space, and dancers paint the stage with vivid and colorful feats of physical prowess. The audience remains enraptured from beginning … Continue reading

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