Sara Orel, Professor of Art History, has been elected chair of the Arts and Humanities Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). CUR is a national organization for promotion of undergraduate research in all disciplines and provides support for faculty development, including publications and outreach to share successful models and strategies for implementing research at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. The organization sponsors the National Conference of Undergraduate Research every spring as well as workshops and institutes throughout the year.
Dr. Orel was one of the presenters at a CUR institute for promoting undergraduate research in the Arts and Humanities at the University of Delaware in November of 2012 and will be a co-editor of their publication on successful models for involving students in research through classwork and other settings. She will assume her position as chair of the Arts and Humanities Division at the end of the June business meeting of CUR.