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Meet OURCA 

Anna LeahyOURCA DIRECTOR: Professor Anna Leahy, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor in Department of English, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Anna Leahy's book Constituents of Matter won the Wick Poetry Prize. Her poetry and nonfiction appear widely in anthologies and journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, The Journal, and The Southern Review. Her essay in The Pinch was a Notable in The Best American Essay 2013. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs, curates the Tabula Poetica reading series, and edits TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics. With Sciences Librarian Douglas Dechow, she writes in the Lofty Ambitions blog.

 


 

Lisa KendrickOURCA COORDINATOR: Lisa Kendrick received her B.A. in Communications with an Emphasis in Film and Television Production from Chapman University in 1987. She worked briefly for PCTV in Placentia before entering the apparel industry. In 2005, Lisa received a Teaching Credential and taught fourth grade at St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Long Beach. She returned to the apparel industry until 2014, when she accepted her position with OURCA at Chapman University.

 

Mike-G-HeadshotOURCA GRADUATE ASSISTANT: Mike Gravagno served seven years as a linguist in the US Army before receiving his B.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University in 2014. Mike is currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University, and is the multimedia editor for the interdisciplinary graduate journal, Anastamos. 

 

OURCA Deadlines & Events 2016-2017

FALL 2016

Lunch With a Professor
October 3rd-7th

Grant Proposal Workshop
Thursday, October 27th 
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
AF 209C

Faculty Research Expo
Wednesday, November 9th
4:00-6:00 pm
BK 404
Friday, November 11th,
4:00 pm

Poster Design and Presentation Workshop
Monday, November 14
2:00 pm-3:00 pm 
AF 209C

291/491/682 Early Enrollment Forms & Contracts Due
Monday, December 5th

CU Student Research Day
Wednesday, December 7th
Times TBA
Sandhu Conference Center

CUSRD Lunch & Keynote Speaker
Invitation Only
Wednesday, December 7th
12:00 – 1:30 pm
BK404

 

SPRING 2017

SURF Application Deadline
Wednesday, March 1st

Grant Proposal Workshop
March TBA

Lunch with a Professor Week/
National Undergraduate Research Week
April 3rd-7th

Scholarly/Creative Grant
Deadline:
Friday, April 14th,
4:00 pm

Poster Design and Presentation Workshop
April TBA

291/491/682 Early Enrollment Forms & Contracts Due
Monday, May 8th

CU Student Research Day
Wednesday, May 10th
Times TBA
Sandhu Conference Center

CUSRD Lunch & Keynote Speaker
Invitation Only
Wednesday, May 10th
12:00 – 1:30 pm
BK404

SURF Program
June 5th – August 11th

 

Contact Us

ourca@chapman.edu
714-628-2889
Smith Hall 101B

Mailing Address:

OURCA
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866