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Thursday September 3rd, 2015 11:52PM

NGCSU launching online, print journal on undergraduate research

By Staff
DAHLONEGA - Papers and Pubs - or Papers and Publications - a southeastern interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate research, has launched its inaugural issue. Papers and Pubs is an online and print journal published by the University Press of North Georgia and supported by North Georgia College & State University's (NGCSU) Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA).

"Papers and Pubs showcases some of the exceptional work of students who have conducted research as part of their undergraduate experience," said Dr. Patricia L. Donat, vice president for academic affairs. "The breadth of the topics and the excellence of the publications are a testament to the commitment of the students and the support of their advisors."

During the 2011-2012 academic year, submissions from undergraduate students throughout the southeastern region were read and selected through a rigorous peer review process directed by the journal's editors: Dr. Miriam Segura-Totten, editor in chief, Dr. Tanya Bennett, humanities editor, and Dr. Robb Sinn, STEM editor.

The research topics of the selected articles include eco-criticism, international economics, the Holocaust, African-American literature, sponge habitat, and elementary education. The authors are undergraduates from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Davidson College, Hollins University, North Georgia College & State University, and Sewanee: The University of the South.

The journal aims to promote student learning by disseminating undergraduate research and creative works that make an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice.

"Research experiences can help undergraduates learn more about themselves, discover how they can contribute to society, and get initiated in what could become their future career," wrote Dr. Miriam Segura-Totten, associate professor of biology, in her letter from the editor.

To access Papers and Pubs online, visit http://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/papersandpubs.

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