In 1987, a small group of a couple hundred researchers met at the University of North Carolina in Asheville to promote undergraduate research. From this, grew the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Now in its 27th year, the conference has moved to various colleges and universities each year. This year, the conference was hosted […]

On April 15-16, 2013, Dr. Stephen Medvec, Professor of Political Science, led a delegation of four excellent students to Harrisburg for the annual “Student Lobby Day” sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania (AICUP) to meet with legislators in the Capitol to discuss issues of student funding and higher education in […]

The Criminal Justice Graduate Program is hosting the second in its annual series of workshops on topical crime control and policy-related issues. This year’s symposium, “Perspectives on Guns and Violent Crime,” will feature speakers from the law enforcement, political, and academic communities who will address such aspects of the subject as enforcing straw purchase laws, […]

Political Science Professor Stephen Medvec gave a guest lecture on the “Lewis & Clark Expedition of 1803-1806” on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013 to the Frankford Lodge No. 292, Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania. Medvec is a graduate of the University of Montana in Missoula and is a native of Great Falls, Montana, where […]

Associate Professor Leanne Owen is serving as co-convener of a SEPCHE initiative, “Building Faculty Capacity for 21st Century Teaching,” which is being funded by a grant from the Teagle Foundation. Dr. Owen’s work on this initiative began during the 2011-2012 academic year, when she was awarded a grant to create a faculty-driven community of learners […]

Three Social and Behavioral Sciences students will present their research at the SEPCHE Honors Conference on March 23, 2013 at Rosemont College. Molly Finnegan, a Psychobiology major, will give a presentation entitled, “Is Addiction a Brain Disease?” Her presentation will discuss the biological and genetic aspects of addictive behavior. Andrew McErlean, a Psychology major, will […]

Kaitlin Bonner, an undergraduate student in mathematics, will present her research at the SEPCHE Honors Conference on March 23, 2013 at Rosemont College. Kaitlin, who conducted her research as part of her senior graduation requirement, will present on the topic “How Epidemiologists Use Mathematical Modeling to Track Infectious Diseases.” Her project examines specific mathematical models […]