Photo of Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy standing outside with trees in the background.

Rutgers vice president to take research reins at WMU

Following a nationwide search, WMU has named Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy the new vice president for research. Kinzy, currently vice president for research at Rutgers, will take the reins of WMU's research enterprise, effective Jan. 8

Common Rule Changes

The Final Rule for 45 CFR 46, the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects a.k.a. the "Common Rule" by the Department of Health and Human Services, was published on Jan. 18, 2017.  The majority of changes will go into effect July 19, 2018.  

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award deadline Jan. 19

The application deadline for 2018-19 Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award cycle is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Dr. Steve Bertman, chair of the screening committee, will hold office hours to answer questions from potential applicants from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9 and 10 in 264W Walwood. Direct questions to Kay Mortellaro at (269) 387-8204. 

Undergraduate Award application deadline Jan. 31

Undergraduate students have until Wednesday, Jan. 31, to apply for WMU's Undergraduate Research Excellence Award program, which gives students an opportunity to conduct hands-on research and interact with faculty mentors outside the classroom.

Those chosen will receive $500 to carry out a research project mentored by an externally funded faculty member. Contact your department to find out which faculty are externally funded.

WMU Mallinson Institute receives $622,992 NSF grant

Dr. Charles R. Henderson, director of WMU's Mallinson Institute for Science Education, has received a National Science Foundation grant of $622,992 in support of his project, which evaluates instructional strategies.

January 18

Undergraduates Discover Discovery research workshop For undergraduate WMU students, "Summer Experience: Applying to NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates and Other Summer Programs Outside of WMU," Bernhard Center Brown and Gold Room, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Free.

January 23

Discover Discovery research workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "Engaging Students in Research," Fetzer Center, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free; registration required. Lunch provided.

February 6

Discover Discovery research workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "Yes, They are Talking About You! An Inside View of the Review Process," Fetzer Center, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free; registration required. Lunch provided.

February 15

Undergraduates Discover Discovery research workshop For undergraduate WMU students, "Dissemination: Telling Others About your Work," 3310 Sangren Hall, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Free.

February 20

Discover Discovery research workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "Maximize Your Research Efficiency This Summer," Fetzer Center, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free; registration required. Lunch provided.