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National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard

URP editor’s note: UW students who have attended this conference in previous years have had nothing but great things to say about their experience. Take advantage of this great chance to mingle with the brightest minds in your field.

The National Collegiate Research Conference, held at Harvard University in January, is an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to share their work at poster sessions and to give plenary speaker presentations while hearing from leaders in various fields of research. Topics in the sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary fields are all encouraged!

For information about our recent conference please see our website at Applications are live and can be found on our website at

This year, the 3rd annual NCRC will feature keynotes such as Stephen Wolfram, Laurie Santos, and Robert Gallo. Student participants will also have the opportunity to earn prizes up to $500 from a prize pool of $5,000 by presenting a poster or being a plenary presenter.

The deadline to apply to NCRC has been EXTENDED to this Sunday, November 10th.

11th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference (WRIHC)


Submit an Abstract for the 11th annual Western Regional International Health Conference (WRIHC)

April 4-6, 2014 in the HUB at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Call for Abstracts: Posters and Presentations

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013 (we will notify submitters of their status by February 1, 2014).

Criteria for Submission: Students, faculty, and professionals of all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for posters and/or oral presentations on the conference theme of “Uncensored: Gender, Sexuality, & Social Movements in Global Health.”

The intent of this conference is to extend and amplify the dialogue surrounding gender, sexuality, and social movements in global health.  By questioning and conversing, analyzing and disseminating ideas, and searching for what can be accepted within the inconsistencies, we can break down stigmas and stereotypes, and gain greater insight and understanding of these themes.  And though there are significant challenges and problems to be addressed, there is also much to be celebrated: pleasure, creativity, empowerment, and rich cultural diversities.

We will be accepting approximately 30 posters through a competitive process and a very limited number of oral presentations.  We are looking for presentations that speak to the following conference foci:

Voices & Visibility: Power, Media, & The Arts in Global Health
“If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you’ve got to find a language.” –Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie.
This track will emphasize the importance of bearing witness and giving a voice to the voiceless, while addressing the complexities of power and privilege. It aims to explore the marginalized voices of people of all genders, the LGBTQ community, and social activists. By extending beyond the biomedical framework of global health, perhaps we can find a more equitable discourse of visions, aspirations, and change.

Perceptions Unspoken: Language, Culture, Rhetoric, & Religion
The Perceptions Unspoken Track highlights a variety of topics within regional cultural practices, identity and rhetoric surrounding sexuality, and personal perspectives within a larger community. Perceptions Unspoken focuses on topics that are often overlooked, but which have a large humanistic component. This track emphasizes the individual and intimate narratives and how individual stories impact the larger societal dialogue.

Seeking Justice for Vulnerable Populations
This track will highlight the interplay between power and gender within and around institutional frameworks. By attending these panel discussions, you will hear from experts with a variety of perspectives speaking about some crucial topics related to human rights, reproductive health, gender violence, and equal representation in conducting clinical trials.

Celebrating Gender & Sexuality
So often gender and sexuality and problematized and medicalized in global health, without acknowledging the joys, creativity, and diversities of gender and sexual expression in different cultures throughout the world. This track will explore these themes and look at what sexual health can mean–not just as the absence of disease, but as a vital component of overall well-being.

The People United: Advocacy, Activism, & Social Movements in Global Health
>From street protests to strikes, from community organizing to online campaigning, grassroots social movements have played a major role in shaping global health. In this track, we will focus on advocacy and activism, and discuss alternative viewpoints that challenge mainstream perceptions of global health and health care. Topics include political resistance, indigenous peoples movements, economic justice, and feminist perspectives on global health, among others.

The Modernization of Sexual Health: The Impact of Technological and Clinical Advancements on the Developing World
This track will explore the impact of technology and clinical services on gender and sexual health. Breakout sessions will address the role of globalization and social media in dating, sexuality, and identity development. Panelists will present innovative perspectives, ranging from new scientific technologies to emerging social movements.

Criteria for selection: The abstract committee will review all submissions by the following criteria: originality; organization; quality and clarity; methods and materials used; and relevance of the project to the conference foci.

Deadline: Late submissions will not be accepted.  If you have any questions regarding an abstract submission, please contact Mariel Boyarsky at the Global Health Resource Center (GHRC) at

Guidelines: All abstracts must be submitted in English.  Total word count, excluding author names, affiliations and titles, must be under 250 words.  Submissions with word counts far exceeding 250 will not be considered by the review committee.  Handwritten abstracts will not be reviewed.


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Presentation Opportunity: National Conference on Undergraduate Research


Abstract Submission PortalNow Open!

Submission Period: September 30-December 6, 2013

The Council on Undergraduate Research and University of Kentucky, the NCUR 2014 host, invite undergraduate students to submit abstracts for posters, oral presentations, and creative and performing arts presentations.  NCUR is a multidisciplinary conference for bright, motivated, and talented students, who come from all types of institutions including research universities, community colleges, comprehensive universities, and private liberal arts colleges.  This conference is an opportunity for students to present research to peers, receive feedback from faculty from other institutions, network with graduate school representatives, and hear from inspiring plenary speakers.

For more information, visit:


859-257-0049 The NCUR office is staffed Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm (Eastern Time).

Presentation Opportunity: 2014 NACCS Conference


April 9-12, 2014
Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Fragmented Landscapes in Chicana and Chicano Studies: Deliberation, Innovation or Extinction?

Submission deadline is October 15, 2013.

Nearing half a century, Chicana and Chicano Studies remains a site of fragmented spaces. We continue to confront the legacy of racialized, classist, homophobic, and sexist certainties. We are in the midst of great demographic change while encountering major social upheavals such as globalization, technological innovations, social media, educational standards, and college access which transform and invent new inequalities.  We exist in the context of the so-called “post-racial” era. It is fitting then, that we ask of our discipline:  Are we post-Chicanas and Chicanos?  How does the idea of post-racial life affect us?  Is this even a valid point in our communities?

As Chicana and Chicano Studies moves into the depths of 21st century, we must develop tools to combat the struggles that shaped Chicana/o Studies in a form that fits the present.  Identity, inequality, racism are more complex in the present.  The landscape of Chicana and Chicano Studies has shifted, fragmented and transformed into segments of experiences, needs, and objectives.  These changes, however, are deeply rooted and connected to the legacy that shaped Chicana and Chicano Studies as a field in quest of social justice.

As our communities and we have changed, new tensions have emerged.  Let our 2014 gathering be a space for creating depth in our discourse with critical narratives for a context of innovation and continuity.  Let us use our space to engage in critical dialogue to make steps for change and action.  We seek actions, not mere words, as we rise to the challenge of praxis for liberation rooted in our experiences of hope.

NACCS welcomes submissions of papers and panels to present at the conference. 

Carlos Reyes Guerrero, Chair-Elect, carlos @
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies

click here to submit your proposal