About

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) serves as a campus hub for undergraduate students to pursue advanced learning opportunities in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. CURE guides and supports exploration efforts, offers funding support for research and experiential learning, and creates opportunities for students to showcase their research on the University of Oregon campus, in the Eugene/Springfield community, throughout the state and nationally.

CURE Team

Kevin Hatfield

Kevin Hatfield

CURE Director, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research, Director of Academic Residential & Research Initiatives, and Assistant Professor of History

Lanch McCormick

Lanch McCormick

Director of Student Engagement

Rylee Kahan

Rylee Kahan

CURE Student Team Assistant, Advertising '21

CURE Advisory Board

Jennifer Ablow

Jennifer Ablow

Associate Professor, Psychology

Shabnam Akhtari

Shabnam Akhtari

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Peg Boulay

Peg Boulay

Environmental Leadership Program Co-Director and Environmental Science/ENVS Internship Faculty Advisor

Stephanie Majewski

Stephanie Majewski

Associate Professor, Physics

Carrie McCurdy

Carrie McCurdy

Assistant Professor, Human Physiology

CJ Pascoe

CJ Pascoe

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sociology

John Seeley

John Seeley

Professor, Special Education and Clinical Services

Annie Zeidman

Annie Zeidman

Kenneth M. and Kenda H. Singer Science Librarian

CURE Board Ex Officio

Karl Reasoner

Karl Reasoner

UROP Program Manager, CURE Advisory Board Ex Officio

Josh Snodgrass

Josh Snodgrass

CURE Founder, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research and Distinguished Scholarships, Professor of Anthropology, CURE Advisory Board Ex Officio

Campus Partnerships

CURE is part of the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success and is aligned closely with other units in the division including:

Office of Academic Advising
The Office of Academic Advising offers individualized guidance, resources, and strategies to promote and support undergraduate academic achievement.

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Academic Residential Communities (ARCs)
The Academic Residential Communities (ARCs), centered around mutual personal, academic and cultural interests, provide an opportunity to foster community and thoughtful engagement.

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First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)
The First-Year Interest Group (FIGs) program, which centers around a themed coursework, offers an excellent opportunity to integrate into the academic culture for incoming first-year students at the UO.

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Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center
The Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center offers resources and accommodating options to increase and strengthen student learning development.

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Office of Distinguished Scholarships
The Office of Distinguished Scholarships provides resources, guidance, and support for high-achieving students interested in expanding their academic opportunities.

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Key campus partnerships:

VPRI's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
The Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) Undergraduate Fellowship awards fellowships to students who conduct research, creative scholarship or complete work on an innovative project full-time during the summer.

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University Housing and Residential Life
UO residence halls are designed to enhance student life on campus, with live-in faculty members, locally sourced and organic food, traveling tutors and advisors. University Housing is an instrumental partner in the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Student Orientation Programs
Student Orientation Programs introduce new Ducks and their families to life at the University of Oregon, by providing guidance and assistance to students making academic, personal, and social adjustments to college life.

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University of Libraries
The University of Oregon Libraries is committed to providing the university with outstanding library resources, programs, and services.

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Teaching Engagement Program
The Teaching Engagement Program (TEP) supports teachers across rank and discipline – to develop and refresh their pedagogy in dialogue with colleagues and research on how people learn.

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College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) provides academic programs that support the mission of the entire institution, and shape its identity as a comprehensive research university.

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Division of Equity and Inclusion
The Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources and through engagement with the campus and the community.

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Career Center
The UO Career Center assists students to explore their professional interests, establish professional connections, and engage in experiential opportunities that will help to define their career paths.

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