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English Professor Publishes Article on Undergraduate Research


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Honors Student Jade Burt explains the "Growing West" exhibit
to Chief of Staff Sydney Peterson

The Council on Undergraduate Research’s summer issue of CUR Quarterly includes “Curating Exhibitions as Undergraduate Research,” authored by Professor Joyce Kinkead of English, Professor Alexa Sand of Art History, and Librarians Becky Thoms, Erin Davis, and Darcy Pumphrey. For Kinkead, the Honors Think Tank course she taught in spring 2016 provided the inspiration for the article. She said, “The students worked on two exhibitions as part of the class, one a digital exhibition mentored by our wonderful librarians and the other a curated exhibition, ‘Growing West: Exploring Art and Agriculture,’ in collaboration with a dedicated art museum staff.”

The abstract for the article notes “Librarians and museum curators are knowledge experts who can collaborate with faculty and serve as exemplary men­tors to undergraduate researchers.” The CUR Quarterly serves as the official public "voice" of CUR to both its members and to a broader community. Its purpose is to provide useful and inspiring information about student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship from all types of institutions. Kinkead was named a CUR Fellow in 2012, the first and only humanist to be so honored.

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