Around Campus: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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Apply to Present at UNC's Research Day

UNC's Research Day welcomes graduate and undergraduate students to present their research, creative works, and scholarly projects in a daylong celebration.

All presenters must submit an online application via URSA by March 1. The application is now open via the student, faculty or staff URSA account. For more information on Research Day, go to

All Research Day activities take place at the University Center. Students present their projects as oral presentations from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., or as poster presentations in one of three poster sessions in the ballrooms.

The campus community, high school students and the general public are welcome to attend Research Day. Over 300 students are expected to present at this event representing all colleges and demonstrating the exceptional level of scholarly work at UNC.

Research Excellence Award competition is held in conjunction with Research Day. Participants submitting to present at Research Day should check the Research Excellence Award box on the application form if they are interested in being considered for awards. Three finalists will be selected in both the poster and oral presentation categories, with graduate students and undergraduate students judged separately.

Disciplines are grouped as follows based on the methodology of the project:

• Natural & Health Sciences

• Humanities & Arts

• Social Sciences, Education & Business

A reception hosted by the Graduate School will be held at 4 p.m. to recognize all Research Excellence Award finalists and winners.

UNC Writing Center open for Spring Semester

UNC's Writing Center is a free service for enrolled students, faculty and staff. Representatives from the center are available to visit classes and present a brief introduction of the services offered, which include writing assistance for all writing and useful handouts covering almost every writing concern. To schedule a class presentation, email Crystal Brothe, providing three days advance notice to facilitate scheduling. Faculty can also refer students directly to the center, which is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday in Ross 1230. Learn more at the Writing Center's website.

Hike Pawnee Buttes this Saturday

The Geography & GIS Club invites all students to come on a free hike with at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan.27, to see one of the state's treasures, the Pawnee National Grasslands. Snacks, water, and transportation will be provided. Dress warm and in layers. The group will meet in Candelaria Hall west parking lot at 8 a.m. (look for three UNC vans and our signature Geography & GIS Club flag) and depart shortly thereafter.

Submissions Due Friday for the UNC Crucible

Mappy Hour

A play on words, "Mappy Hour" is a weekly social gathering sponsored by the Geography & GIS Club at our club sponsor's Right Coast Pizza. All are invited. Geography & GIS club members get discounts on food and drink specials! Not a member? Join for $10. Not wanting to become a member? No worries, come and hangout anyway. This week's special guest (5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25) is a team from NASA DEVELOP Fort Collins Node Center.