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Sociology student accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum.

This year, Ithaca College is sending a delegation of 23 students representing 25 different projects to the conference at the University of Montana, from April 14 through 18. A total of 38 students were involved with the projects.

Among those students accepted to NCUR 2010 is Kiera Duckworth ’10 (Sociology) who will be presenting “College Athletes Attitudes and Perspectives toward Non-Heterosexually Oriented Teammates.”

Her sponsor Ellen Staurowsky, Department of Sport Management and Media, says, "It has been a pleasure to work with a student of Kiera's intellectual talent and social conscience. Kiera is an outstanding young scholar whose work in the area of assessing athlete perceptions of homophobia in sport has the potential to improve the lives of athletes and coaches in all sports at all levels."

Ithaca College is proud to be hosting the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research March 31-April 2, 2011. For more details, please visit the NCUR 2011 website atwww.ithaca.edu/ncur2011.



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