Tag Archives: SURE

Television, Pizza, and Political Beliefs [SURE Stories]

13 May
Kara Dunford, performing research.

Kara Dunford, performing research.

This post is written by UHP student and SURE Award winner Kara Dunford.

Television viewers across the country need little more than a remote to explore life inside our nation’s political arena, as writers for series such as The West Wing, Veep, and most recently, House of Cards present their own imagined political realities via scripted programming. Continue reading

Coo-KIES, Conferences, and the SURE Award [SURE Stories]

10 May

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Seattle – home of notable Starbucks, Nordstrom, and the awe-inspiring Costco – is also the home of my research début at the 2013 SRCD Biennial Meeting. The UHP/SURE award partially funded my travel expenses for this three-day conference with professionals in the field of child development research. With the help of two of my professors in the Speech and Hearing Science Department, Dr. Francys Subiaul and Dr. Cynthia Core, I submitted my Independent Study research as a poster presentation for the conference and was fortunate enough to be selected. Continue reading

Writing Hollywood [SURE Stories]

8 May
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Jacob Garber and Prof. Phalen working together.

The following post is written by UHP student Jacob Garber, who received a UHP SURE award for research in Spring 2013. —

Hollywood TV is created behind the closed doors of the writers’ room. The writing staff brings life to comedies and dramas alike, yet the operation of these writers is largely unexplored. I am assisting Professor Phalen conduct an in-depth study of Hollywood writers, venturing into the writers’ room, exploring the relationship between the writer and the program, and tracing the history of TV writing from its roots in radio and stage performances. We hope to provide a holistic view of TV writers, from professional microculture to their larger role in the Hollywood system.  Continue reading

Last Chance for $500 [Spring 2013 SURE Award]

23 Jan

It’s your last chance! The deadline for the SURE Award application is next Friday!

If you’ve got an excellent research proposal, we’ve got up to $500 to help you do it. Your research can be independent, or it can be part of a course or senior project as well!

The possibilities are endless, but the deadline to apply for the spring 2013 semester is February 1, 2013.

Keep reading for more info, or read about the award here.

$500 to Research Your Passion [Spring 2013 SURE Award]

16 Jan

Time is running out! You’ve got just over a week to complete and submit your SURE Award application!

That’s right, if you’ve got an excellent research proposal, we’ve got $500 to help you do it. Your research can be independent, or it can be part of a course or senior project as well!

The possibilities are endless, but the deadline to apply for the spring 2013 semester is January 25, 2013. **UPDATE** February 1, 2013.

Keep reading for more info, or read about the award here.