University Research Council

The University Research Council (URC) serves as an advisory body to the Vice President for Research, recommending policies and procedures which will enhance the University’s ability to realize its potential for distinction in research, creative, and scholarly activities. The complete Purpose and Charge statement is available here (PDF).

University Research Council
2015 University Research Awards Day 
Luncheon & Innovation Awards Recognition Ceremony
November 13, 2015
Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms

Innovation Award Presentations — Ballroom I

8:30 am - 8:35 am Welcome, Dr. Brian Collins, University Research Council

8:40 am - 9:00 am Dr. Robert Lochhead, Lifetime Achievement

9:05 am - 9:25 am Dr. Fengwei Bai, Applied Research

9:30 am - 9:50 am Dr. Sergei Nazarenko, Basic Research

9:55 am - 10:15 am Ms. Meredith Early, Creative Activity

10:20 am - 10:40 am Dr. Sarah Morgan, Multidisciplinary

10:45 am - 11:05 am Dr. Glenmore Shearer, Academic Partnerships

11:15 am Luncheon invitation, Dr. Brian Collins

Poster Session & Dessert — Ballroom II

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Poster Session Chair, Dr. Chad Miller

Luncheon Invitation and Program — Ballroom III

11:15 am - 1:30 pm Lunch immediately following the presentations

Welcome by Chair of the University Research Council, Dr. Teresa Welsh

Comments by Vice President for Research, Dr. Gordon Cannon

Innovation Awards presented by Interim Provost Steven Moser and Dr. Cannon

Invitation to Poster Session and Dessert by Dr. Teresa Welsh

Displays — Third Floor Hallway

9:00 am - 2:30 pm Displays Chair, Dr. Melanie Gilmore


Download this schedule (PDF)

Key Responsibilities of the URC

  • To serve in an advisory role to the Vice President for Research
  • To provide a forum for discussion and to make recommendations to the Office of Research Integrity, Office of Research Administration, and other University Committees, Councils, and Offices concerning policies and procedures related to the research enterprise at The University
  • To recognize excellence in research, creative activities, and scholarly activities
  • To sponsor an annual University Research Awards Day


URC Annual Report 2014-15 (PDF)

URC Annual Report 2013-14 (PDF)