Issuing Forth: The Arnhold Undergraduate Research Fellows and the Launch of Emergence

Julia Panko

Abstract


In the fall of 2009, I began the happy task of directing the Arnhold Undergraduate Research Fellows Program, a new program in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  The program is part of a department-wide initiative to support and encourage English majors who want to pursue academic research beyond the level of ordinary coursework.  Participating students meet with faculty, attend workshops and panels on a variety of topics related to academic life, and present their own work at the Research Showcase, an end-of-year capstone event in the form of a poster session.  Twenty-one Junior and Senior English majors earned the distinction of Arnhold Undergraduate Research Fellow during the program’s first year.  Emergence, published and hosted by the UCSB English Department, was created to feature writing by the students participating in the Arnhold Program. . . .


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