May 2020
A newsletter highlighting faculty research & scholarship
from the Office of Research and the Faculty Center
Faculty Spotlight
Professor Meaghan Brewer

Dr. Meaghan Brewer , Assistant Professor in the English Department, directs the
Writing Enhanced Course Program on the NYC campus and teaches courses in composition, rhetoric, and literacy. Dr. Brewer just published  Conceptions of Literacy: Graduate Instructors and the Teaching of First-Year Composition , which proposes a theoretical framework for examining new graduate student instructors’ preexisting attitudes and beliefs about literacy. She also wrote on the topic of literacy and graduate teacher education in a recent  Composition Forum  article. 
Professor Zhan Zhang

Dr. Zhan Zhang , Assistant Professor at the Seidenberg School of CSIS, studies the ways in which we can design and use novel technologies to support information sharing, decision making, and collaboration in highly dynamic environment, such as healthcare settings. Last month, Dr. Zhang received a major award from the National Science Foundation for his project “Novel Approaches for Real-Time Data Capture in Fast-Paced Medical Work.” His research will develop novel tools and interaction techniques for real-time and hands-free data capture in fast-paced medical work, such as Emergency Medical Services. 

Congratulations to the 2020
Classroom Based Research Awards Winners!
The Classroom Based Research Award is for innovative ideas that incorporate original, authentic research projects into the curriculum across disciplines. Winning projects present innovative research questions in a variety of areas including: human rights mobilization for girls around the world; exploration into artistic, historical, and political connections between Emily Dickinson and Audre Lorde; exploring the relationship between positive student outcomes and professor-student rapport, and how soil microbial communities will respond to environmental damage caused by the disintegration of tropical forests.
The Classroom Based Research Award is sponsored by the Provost’s Office and administered by the Office of Research.
Living in a Post-COVID World
Calling all faculty! We are recruiting faculty to begin discussing the scholarship of COVID-19 and what a post-COVID world will look like. There will be informal faculty presentations (‘brown bag lunch’ style but online) and information on funding opportunities over the summer and next semester
Interested? Sign-up via this doodle poll and you will receive more information over the coming weeks.

All  disciplines welcome!
Student Research
Council on Undergraduate Research

The nationally based Council on Undergraduate Research supports and promotes high-quality, mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.

All faculty, students and staff are eligible to join CUR through the Pace Enhanced Membership that can be accessed here

CUR members can access resources and participate in disciplinary-based communities to enhance teaching and learning. During the COVID-19 crisis CUR has been showcasing virtual best practices and online events. Explore what CUR has to offer .

If you have questions about CUR, contact Dr. Maria Iacullo-Bird.
Provost’s Student-Faculty Academic-Year 2020-2021 Undergraduate Research Program

This academic-year research program, designed for undergraduate students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year, is for projects that have developed in class settings but would benefit from further in-depth development. The goal of this program is to support faculty-mentored undergraduate research or artistic projects.

PaceHealth is a new type of Zoom account that provides a HIPAA-compliant platform while utilizing the resources and hardware that you already have to expand your research capabilities and telehealth offerings. This platform:

  • Maximizes resources -- Utilize the resources and hardware you already have to expand your research capabilities and telehealth offerings;
  • Facilitates internal communications – Boost research-related activities with face-to-face engagement with research participants in any location;
  • Fosters collaboration - Expedite research team members’ collaboration with real-time video communications.

Funding Opportunities and Research Resources
Looking for Covid-19
Funding Opportunities?

We have a curated list for you with deadlines in June and July. Opportunities are available at the National Science Foundation (NSF), Social Science Research Council (SSRC), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) among others.

Funding Agency Resources

The Office of Research has assembled information on proposal requirements and guidelines from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Faculty Center
Making Time to Write this Summer

Are you looking for a way to get writing time on your calendar this summer? Consider joining the Faculty Center’s  Write Club,  which will meet virtually every Tuesday and Thursday in June from 9-11am.

·         Meeting ID: 285 681 1276
·         Password: 454933
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