CUR Offers Travel Grants to Undergraduate Biology Students Presenting Original Research

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original biological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting* during the fiscal year 2015-2016.  Student must be an undergraduate at either a two- or four-year institution.  If the student is a graduating senior, travel must be completed within three months of graduation.

Communication Arts Faculty and Students Present at AEJMC National Conference

Lindsey Wwontanis2015otanis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and graduate students, Janice Richardson, B.A, and Bowei Zhong, B.A. from the Communication Arts Department presented research titled, Convergence on campus: A study of campus media organizations’ convergence practices at the Association for Educators of Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2015 National Conference in August. This paper asks: Are college media organizations practicing convergence? The researchers surveyed 142 campus media advisers to learn about convergence practices in campus newsrooms. Findings show that while half of advisers report that their campus media organizations are practicing convergence, most are only practicing cross-platform publishing. Findings also suggest a correlation between campuses reporting converged media organizations and those reporting convergence-focused curricula.

New Form Allows Faculty and Students to Report Presented or Published Research

Have you been active in research, made a presentation or had an article accepted for publication? Marywood University faculty and students may now easily report all research associated presentations and publications with the new ORSP Report of Presented and Published Research form. Simply download, complete, and return to Not sure what to report? Contact Kristie Congdon, ORSP Information Specialist at for assistance.

SPIN, A Funding Research Tool Now Available to all Marywood Faculty Staff, and Students

Marywood University faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to use SPIN to assist with funding searches.  Campus access is available without an account, if searching while off campus simply register for an account!  SPIN offers both active searching and automated opportunity matching and daily opportunity notifications and contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors.  Training videos are available for new users

Faculty Awarded Grant to Conduct Religious and Spiritual Experiences (RSEs) Study 

Congratulations to Melinda Krokus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and John M. DePoe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Philosophy, who were recently awarded $15,000 for their project  titled Religious Experience Cluster Group Initiative.  Funded by The Experience Project being conducted at the University of Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  The program will explore various aspects of religious and spiritual experiences (RSEs) and is part of the Cluster Initiative of The Experience Project.  2015-2016 speaker events will be held to allow Marywood University students and community to join in on the discussions.  

Internal Research Awards Announced

ORSP is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-2016 Internal Research Awards:

Undergraduate  Students Present Research at the 2015 URC-PA

Congratulation to Kenia Sedano (Criminal Justice), Gaetano Zarra (Criminal Justice), Elspeth Peterson (Psychology), and faculty advisor Dr. Brian Monahan, Associate Professor Sociology/Criminal Justice on their presentation of research titled, Parenting, Educational Attainment, and Juvenile Delinquency at the 2015 Undergraduate Research at the Capitol, Pennsylvania on March 3, 2015.  

Institutional Account with Survey Monkey

Effective immediately, use of Marywood University's institutional account with Survey Monkey will no longer be allowed for research involving human subjects (only research requiring review by the Institutional Review Board or Exempt Review Committee).  This is due to security issues and the protection of human subjects.

While you may still utilize Survey Monkey's service for research, you will need to subscribe to a secure, personal account.  Subscriptions at various levels are available and may last as long as the researcher desires.  The type of account allowed will depend upon the nature of the research.

CITI Offers New Learner Account Registration

Marywood University researchers and research personnel are required to complete basic and perhaps other additional research training courses. The required research training is available online through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).  Check out CITI's New Learner Account Registration.