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THURJ Volume 15

The Honors Undergraduate Research Journal (THURJ) Volume 15 is now available!  THURJ is an annual publication that celebrates undergraduate research in all academic disciplines. Each spring, THURJ publishes the best undergraduate research papers from the previous year written by Honors students, as determined by an editorial board of their peers. 

Undergraduate Research Day (URD)

Students on OU campus

Undergraduate Research Day (URD) is a blue-ribbon event that will be held on April 2nd at the OCCE Thurman J. White Forum Building, 1704 Asp, University of Oklahoma. At this annual conference and celebration, the Honors College hosts students who were funded in their research or creative activities from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and students in general who want to show what they have discovered in their fields. This one-day conference hosted by the Honors College showcases outstanding undergraduate research and creative activity for an audience of other students, faculty, and parents.

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016

Location: Thurman White Forum Building, 1704 Asp Avenue

URD Location Map    URD Program

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Cooper at 405-325-8692 or or Dr. Melanie Wright at 405-325-9428 or

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Bizzell Library

At the University of Oklahoma, the Honors College makes sure that undergraduate researchers have the support they need to work on the frontiers of knowledge. Through an inspired program of research support for undergraduate students, the Honors College partners with the Provost’s Office each semester to sponsor undergraduate research projects.  In other words, at the University of Oklahoma undergraduates do high-level research in their fields long before they graduate.  We believe that high-achieving undergraduate students should set their own goals, and there should be no preset limit to achievement. (09.24.14)

Applications are due by March 4th, 2016.


Dr. Amanda Minks Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

Dr. Amanda Minks

Dr. Amanda Minks was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in Nicaragua for seven months in 2016.  She will teach a class on Music and Culture at the Universidad Centroamericana in Managua, and conduct archival research on mid-20th century discourses of Nicaraguan folklore and indigenous culture.  She will also travel to the autonomous regions of the eastern coast, the site of her previous research, to give presentations drawn from her book Voices of Play: Miskitu Children’s Speech and Song on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (University of Arizona Press, 2013).  She is pictured here with children on Corn Island during her linguistic anthropology fieldwork in 2003.

The Honors College Newsletter

The Spring 2016 edition of the Honors College Newsletter features stories on the Honors at Oxford program, profiles of the Honors College faculty, and interviews with Honors students Ryan Fritz and Blessing Ikpa.  Also included are stories highlighting OUtdoor Adventure, the Informal Reading Groups and Informed Citizens Discussion Groups programs, and the incoming Honors Board of Visitors.