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University Research Council

The University Research Council (URC) supports the faculty's research, scholarship and creative activities through competitive grants and leaves. In addition to helping faculty maintain their intellectual vitality, the grants and leaves are intended as a stepping stone for securing external funding. Faculty should consult with the Office of Research Services (ORS) for assistance with external funding resources. You can reach the URC by emailing

URC Programs

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University Research Council (URC) Members

Claudia Anderson Theatre x5-4661
Jason Bystrianksy Biology x5-8726
Katherine Brucher Music x5-4383
Amira Proweller Education x5-4320
Christopher Kalis Computing & Digital Media x2-6959
Alexander Rasin Computing & Digital Media x2-7008
Gagik Aroutiunian Art, Media, & Design x5-4039
Deborah Holton School of Continuing and Professional Studies x2-8595
Helen Lavan Management x2-8539
Lisa Mahoney LAS x5-4621
Charles Naquin Management x2-5237
Joshua Sarnoff Law x2-6326
Robert Steel Computing & Digital Media x2-5237
Ilie Ugarcovici Mathematics x5-1354

Ex officio:

Lawrence Hamer Academic Affairs, URC Chair x2-7230
Cate Ekstrom Office of Research Services x2-5412