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This past June, Dr. BJ Robinson and Mr. Matthew Pardue led an interactive session on how to start and run an undergraduate research journal at the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) National meeting. The session was based on their experiences in launching North Georgia's interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate research, Papers and Pub(lication)s (Papers and Pubs). Dr. Robinson is the Director of the University Press of North Georgia and Production Editor for Papers and Pubs, while Mr. Pardue is the Project Editor for the journal. Papers and Pubs is published by the University Press of North Georgia and supported by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA) at the University of North Georgia (UNG). Papers and Pubs promotes student learning by disseminating undergraduate research and creative works that make an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice. To see the presentation and other materials visit the CUR website.

Our Mission:

To promote learning through students' active engagement in undergraduate research and creative activities throughout their university experience.

What is undergraduate research at UNG?

An inquiry or exploration conducted and disseminated by an undergraduate student that makes an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice.

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Undergraduate Research News

UNG research conference showcases student innovation

Whether building a new cipher to safely encrypt sensitive text or mapping the North American speaking tour of British poet Matthew Arnold in the 1880s, research by University of North Georgia (UNG) students is already impacting their fields.

Honors program showing strong growth

In fall 2013, the Honors programs at the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Dahlonega, Gainesville and Oconee campuses began operating as a single unit, and students at each campus are involved in a robust, growing program that integrates academic rigor, leadership development and community service.

Undergraduates shine at state conference

Twelve students from multiple campuses of the University of North Georgia (UNG) recently presented the research contributions they are already making to their fields at the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference.

UNG seeks submissions for Papers and Pubs

For undergraduates looking to build their research portfolios before moving into careers or graduate programs, the University of North Georgia (UNG) is calling for submissions to its third issue of Papers and Pubs, a Southeastern interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate research that, like the university, supports research in all disciplines.

Mind power, maps and mulch: UNG research teams break new ground

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