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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Reminder: Undergraduate researchers should register for the Virtual Summer Research Symposium by July 14

Undergraduate student researchers completing research throughout the UofSC System have the opportunity to participate in the 2021 Virtual Summer Research Symposium, hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) at the end of the month. This symposium will provide undergraduate students with a unique professional development opportunity to build skills interacting with faculty and other researchers and gain experience discussing their work in a professional setting.

If you are mentoring students who will participate in the Virtual Summer Research Symposium on Thursday, July 29, please remind them of the following key steps, details and dates:

  • Review information provided by the Office of the VPR for details to help with presentation planning.
  • Create a Microsoft Teams meeting/link for the event, on Thursday, July 29, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (MS Teams help information is available on the Office of the VPR website.)
  • Register for the symposium by Wednesday, July 14, at 11:59 p.m.


NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research provides update on measures to end harassment

Last week, we shared a story on new consequences for harassers imposed by the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Michael Lauer, recently provided an update on steps to end harassment to colleagues at the NIH, and on his blog. Read more on the NIH process for addressing harassment, view statistics and information on past cases and learn more about next steps as the organization works to end harassment in research.


Washington Post article explains differences in House and Senate research funding bills

In a fractious Washington, any deal that would inject billions in new federal spending into the economy and receives overwhelming support from a bitterly divided Senate would seem a good candidate to move swiftly through the House and onto the president's desk.  But a sprawling bipartisan Senate proposal that passed on a vote of 68 to 32 last month is being viewed warily in the House. An article in the Washington Post this week attempts to explain the thinking behind these differences.


8 July 2021

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