Jennifer Collins was recently appointed budget director at Syracuse University Libraries. As budget director, Collins will be responsible for the implementation, management and reporting of the Libraries’ approximately $25.5 million budget. Prior to joining the Libraries, Collins was budget analyst…
Students: Name Your New Undergraduate Research Office
Last November, Syracuse University announced an annual commitment of $1 million to expand undergraduate research, creativity and discovery. The hub of this investment—the Undergraduate Research Office—will work across colleges and schools to foster and support diverse undergraduate engagement in faculty-guided work.
The concept for the student-focused research, creativity and discovery office was born of a collaborative vision of students, faculty, staff and administrators. Keeping this student focus in mind, the office, in partnership with the Student Association and the Renée Crown University Honors Program, seeks student ideas for a name for the new office.
Students have until Friday, Jan. 18, at 11:59 p.m. to submit their idea for the name of the office. The name should encapsulate all aspects of the office: research, creativity and discovery. A team of undergraduate peer mentors will judge entries. The student with the top idea will win a $250 gift card.
Students are encouraged to also think about a concept statement, which describes the ideas or emotions the suggested name intends to evoke. While the naming competition is underway, the office is gearing up for its grant competitions. Application information and deadlines will be announced soon.