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2020 CURE Fellowship & Grant Program

Join Smith Institute for Applied Research in a webinar on November 21st and 22nd from 12pm-12:30pm to learn about the 2020 Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Fellowship & Grant Program. Up to 10 faculty who apply by December 2nd and are selected will participate in six workshops, and develop a strategy for imparting research knowledge and skills to their students. Faculty/teaching staff selected for the fellowship program who satisfactorily complete all components of the program will receive a $1000 stipend for their participation. (more…)

Students Present E-Portfolio Research

Students Develop Research-based E-Portfolio Career Template

Students at Johnson C. Smith University used data analysis to investigate, develop, and market a template for an e-portfolio to be used in their careers post-graduation. The tool would be used to accumulate accomplishments, credentials, and successes by all JCSU students across majors during the entirety of their college career and beyond.

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Smith Institute Settled into Carnegie

There’s a particular crispness in the air. You hear birds chirping, see new faces, and the something great is in the air!

So you go over to Crutchfield to visit Ms. Tiffany, Ms. Margaret, or Ms. Keisha . . . wait. When did this happen? (more…)

Register to Vote

Need a ride to vote in NC? Sign-up for a ride!

This year’s election is important and if you have not registered to vote in NC, you can register and vote if you vote early.

If you are not yet registered in NC- VOTE EARLY (by 11/05)! You may register and vote at any early voting location. Here’s how to vote in your state! (more…)

7 Undergrads dance “3 Faces” for Study on Professional Readiness

In the Spring of 2015, Professor Jaclyn O’Toole applied for the 15th Anniversary Gala year of the White Wave Dance Festival in New York City.  The work submitted was entitled Eve, which presents a women’s struggle with dissociative identity disorder.  Instead of taking professional dancers, Prof. O’Toole chose to take the JCSU Repertory Dance Company to NYC to perform Eve.  To help fund part of this trip, Professors Ebright and O’Toole co-wrote the Smith Institute grant “Evaluating Professional Readiness in Dance”.  (more…)

John Bannister of Metropolitan College Receives National Treasure Award

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John Bannister, Metropolitan College‘s instructional designer, received the 2016 National Treasure Award for his dedication and support to nontraditional students. The presentation, “ANTSHE at JCSU,” highlighted the progress of the organization and the impact that it has had on JCSU’s nontraditional student population.

John is a member of the Smith Institute’s STAR Research Mentor Group and ensures nontraditional students’ viewpoints are considered in all of our decision making.

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Collaborative Research Cites Geography Cost & Economic Development as Impacting Food Security

Charlotte N.C., March 31, 2016– Key findings for the collaborative research project, State of the Plate assessment were presented to an audience of community members, policy makers, health practitioners, and researchers in JCSU’s HealthPlex, yesterday.
Speakers included Dr. Romano, Food Policy Council Chair Young-Sun Roth and Elliott Royal of the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Members of Charlotte City Council, Mecklenburg County Commission, and community stakeholders will also be present.

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Dr. Williams to represent JCSU as 2016 Penn Center ELEVATE Fellow

Dr. LaTonya Williams, assistant professor of Political Science, has been selected as an ELEVATE 2016 Fellow! (more…)

Call for Applications: 2016 Summer Research Institute

Smith Institute invites applications from JCSU faculty, staff, and graduate students for the Summer Research Institute. Ideal applicants are enthusiastic about improving or enhancing the research skills of themselves and their students.

Applications are due by 5pm on April 29, 2016.

If you would like to participate in the Summer Research Institute, please complete the application form available HERE.

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JCSU’s HealthPlex visits Health Disparities Conference

In New Orleans at Xavier University of Louisiana, JCSU”s own Dr. Victor Romano and his team presented research during the 9th annual Health Disparities Conference. (more…)