CFP for “Undergraduate Research in Support of Sustainability” CUR Quarterly

Call for Submissions for the Fall 2014 issue of the CUR Quarterly:

“Undergraduate Research in Support of Sustainability”

The theme of the Fall 2014 CUR Quarterly will be on mechanisms and models that focus undergraduate research efforts on issues of sustainability in all forms.  We seek 4 to 5 authors who can write articles that address issues about creating, implementing, sustaining, and assessing undergraduate research experiences to support sustainable practices, systems, and educational efforts. In addition, we welcome shorter vignettes (300 words) that offer concrete, creative suggestions on how to connect undergraduate research programs to campus or community sustainability initiatives.

Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • · Models for developing institution-wide initiatives to increase undergraduate research on sustainability.
     Models that utilize sustainability as a mechanism for engaging undergraduate students in authentic interdisciplinary research experiences.
    · Utilizing sustainability research to connect undergraduate research and service learning programs.

If you are interested in contributing an article or vignette, please submit a short (300-500 words) prospectus describing the focus of your proposed article or vignette online at  by October 15, 2013. Accepted authors will be notified by November 1, 2013.
Final articles will be 2000 to 3500 words in length.  The final text for review and editing must be submitted by December 15, 2013.
Please forward the message to anyone who might be interested in submitting an article or vignette.

-October 15, 2013 Short (300-500 words) prospectus of proposed article or vignette submitted online.

-December 15, 2013    Final text for review and editing deadline

Kelly McConnaughay              Janet Stocks
Editor-in-Chief                        Issue Editor
CUR Quarterly                       CUR Quarterly

-We will now be taking abstract/article submissions through content management software.

-To start the process visit:
– For first time users please click the link “
register for an account” 
(Please note you login information will not work on this page)
-After registering for an account, login
-Click the link “
Submit Manuscript” 

 Select the Prospectus button
-The software will walk you through the remainder of the process


About Ian MacInnes

Ian MacInnes is Professor of English at Albion College, where he teaches courses in Elizabethan poetry, Milton, and early modern women writers. He has published essays on human and animal bodies in Shakespeare, including an article in EMLS on "Mastiffs and Spaniels: Gender and Nation in the English Dog." He is presently working on a larger project: _Albion's Breed: Zoology and the Birth of the Environment in the English Imagination, 1550-1650._
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