Research Appreciation Week Schedule of Events

  • 2021 Research Appreciation Week Schedule of Events 

    Monday, April 6

    27th Annual Research Awards Reception 

    Held via Zoom - Start Time TBD

    This invitation-only event recognizes and celebrates outstanding research by faculty and graduate students and commitment to sponsored research by faculty and staff. 

    Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and Research and the Research Institute

    Wednesday, April 7

    IUP Scholars Forum Online Event

    Asynchronous event - website information forthcoming

    The IUP Scholars Forum provides all undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting their original research, scholarly activities, and creative endeavors. Stop by to see the graduate and undergraduate student research posters and presentations. More info can be found on the IUP Scholars Forum website.

    Three-Minute Thesis Final Competition

    Held via Zoom - Start Time TBD

    The Three-Minute Thesis competition is an event for graduate students to present their original scholarship to a panel of judges in just three minutes with the aid of only one static PowerPoint slide as a visual aid. Watch as the finalists for Three-Minute Thesis compete on a virtual stage.  

    Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and Research

    Thursday, April 8

    Preventing Plagiarism Workshop

    Held via Zoom - 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

    Please join the Jones-White Writing Center for this virtual workshop! Common types of plagiarism will be discussed to help attendees understand the steps they can take to avoid plagiarism. Areas of focus will include self-plagiarism, paraphrasing versus quoting, and proper in-text references/citations. Attendees will learn about copyright laws and how they relate to theses, dissertations, and other academic publications following an overview of a plagiarism detection product, iThenticate. Zoom link:

    Sponsored by the Kathleen Jones-White Writing Center 

    Friday, April 9

    Coffee and Collaborate Session

    Held via Zoom - 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT

    Scholarly endeavors are more productive and satisfying when you collaborate with partners. Drop by this Zoom event to chat and connect with others interested in research and scholarship. Opportunities to learn more about copyright, authors' rights, open access, how to get started in grant writing, and financial support from IUP for scholarly publishing will also be available at this informal networking event.  Zoom link:

    Sponsored by IUP Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the School of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Research Institute