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Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tel: 310.825.2935
Fax: 310.267.5515
eMail: urhass@college.ucla.edu


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SPRING 2014 WORKSHOPS

Getting into Research and SRP in Spring 2014
 

Are you interested in becoming involved in undergraduate research? SRP workshops are offered each quarter to provide students with information on research opportunities, finding a faculty mentor, receiving academic credit, writing a curriculum vitae, and many other topics.

Upcoming workshops are:

  • Monday, March 31 from 1:30-2:30pm in the Undergraduate Research Center (A334 Murphy Hall)
  • Thursday, April 3 from 2-3pm in the Undergraduate Research Center (A334 Murphy Hall) 
  • Wednesday, April 9 from 3-4pm in the Undergraduate Research Center (A334 Murphy Hall) 

The Spring SRP Contract DEADLINE is FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 by 4PM in A334 MURPHY HALL

 

Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) Workshops

The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is open to all juniors and seniors completing comprehensive research projects for three quarters in academic year 2014-2015. This workshop will go over the URSP program and its application. We encourage all interested students to attend! No RSVP necessary.

  • Monday, May 19 from 1-2pm in the Undergraduate Research Center (A334 Murphy Hall)
  • Thursday, May 29 from 2-3pm in the Undergraduate Research Center (A334 Murphy Hall)
  • Wednesday, June 4 from 3-4pm in the Undergraduate Research Center (A334 Murphy Hall)
  • Thursday, June 5 from 2-3pm in the Undergraduate Research Center (A334 Murphy Hall)

The URSP application deadline is June 15, 2014!

 

POWELL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH  WEEK

May 12-16, 2014

Powell Undergraduate Research Week showcases undergraduate research and creative projects in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Applications are due April 15, 2014! Share your humanities, arts, or social sciences research or creative project in an interdisciplinary conference!

This event is part of Undergraduate Research Week 2014, which includes Science Poster Day for students in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering.

 

 

SRP RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY

Title: Constructing Student Protest Event Histories, 1960-1995

Research Description: Colleges and universities experience differential rates and types of student activism on campus. Local campus cultures influence whether and how college students organize around a range of social and political issues. This project examines the histories of student protest on two campuses located in New York City, Columbia University and CUNY City College, over a 35 year time period, 1960-1995, in hopes of better understanding how campus cultures surrounding political and social activism are developed and reproduced. Work on this project will proceed in two phases. During the first phase, articles covering student protest events will be collected from the student newspapers for Columbia University and CUNY City College. In the second phase, details of the protest events will be coded from these newspaper articles to create a dataset of protest event histories for both campuses.

Qualifications: Positions are open to sophomores or juniors with social science backgrounds who have completed Sociology 20 (Research Methods).

Responsibilities: In the first phase of the project, students will follow guidelines to identify and collect articles from campus newspapers that mention student-led protest events. In the second phase, students will record details of protest events from newspaper articles and perform data entry tasks. Initial training will be provided at the beginning of each project phase and students will be expected to meet regularly with the project supervisor.

Hours per week: 6-10

Number of Positions Available: 6

Quarters Recruiting: Spring 2014, Summer 2014


Contact Information:

PI: Dr. Edward Walker

Dept: Sociology

Address: 264 Haines Hall

E-mail: walker@soc.ucla.edu


If interested in this position, please contact:

Name: Ashley Gromis

E-mail: ashley.gromis@gmail.com

 

 

Join Aleph: UCLA's Undergraduate Research Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences



To all undergraduate students on behalf of Aleph--UCLA's undergraduate journal encompassing the humanities and social sciences--and its editorial board:

Join Aleph, UCLA's enduring and revelatory undergraduate journal for the humanities and social sciences. Ever wanted to know what it's like to review, edit, and publish? Curious to peer behind the curtain of the publication process? Hope to make a contribution to scholarship offered to the public? Need Honors credit or something intriguing on your CV or resume? Aleph is currently seeking new editors for the upcoming winter 2014 term, and a spot is waiting for you.

For all those wishing to join, please attend the first meeting on Monday, March 31st from 4 to 6 PM in Humanities A26. Aleph meets once a week, same time and place, and is registered under Honors 101C, Seminar 2. Any and all questions will be answered; any and all willing and dedicated can enroll in the course for an invaluable experience. Please e-mail alephjournal@ucla.edu with any further questions.

We hope you're having a fantastic quarter, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

--Aleph

"...supported only by those twin staffs universally known as work and solitude." --Jorge Luis Borges, "The Aleph"