2005 Schedule of Events

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
    Research Appreciation Week 2005
    Schedule of Events

    IRB 101

    Monday, April 11, 2005
    HUB, Multi-Purpose Room (Ohio Room)
    Advance Registration Required
    Program 8:30am—4:00pm

    IRB 101 is a highly acclaimed, one day training course that educates participants about the history and ethics of human subjects research, and the federal regulations associated with the conduct of human subjects research. The session will include lectures, case studies, and a Question and Answer session.

    Designed by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), IRB 101 will be taught by Moira Keane, MA, CIP ,Director of Research Subjects’ Protection Programs at the University of Minnesota, and Daniel Nelson, MS, CIP, Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    To register for the session, please email Julie Bassaro at jbassaro@iup.edu by Friday, April 1, 2005.


    Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

    Tuesday, April 12, 2005
    Continuing Education Computer Lab
    9:00am—10:30am or

    Session will include information about:

    Writing successful grants, "A Twelve Step Program"
    Finding funding opportunities
    Applying for a research grant as a graduate student
    To register please email Julie Wyse at jwyse@iup.edu by Friday, April 8, 2005.


    Faculty and Staff Poster Display

    Wednesday, April 13, 2005
    Folger Dining Hall, Banquet Room
    10:30am—1:30pm - Luncheon Attendees
    1:30pm—3:00pm - Public

    For additional information, contact Vivian Filer by calling 724-357-2856 or by emailing vcfiler@iup.edu.


    11th Annual Research Appreciation Luncheon

    Wednesday, April 13, 2005
    Folger Dining Hall, Banquet Room
    11:30am – 1:30pm
    By Invitation Only


    Poster Session for Undergraduate and Graduate Students. sponsored by Sigma Xi

    Wednesday, April 13, 2005
    HUB, Susquehanna Room

    For additional information, contact Ed Donley by calling 724-357-3792 or by emailing Edward.Donley@iup.edu.


    Using Grants to Achieve Your Professional Goals

    Thursday, April 14, 2005
    HUB, Conemaugh Room

    Part I Session 8:00am – 9:30am
    Part II Session 9:45am – 11:15am

    Sessions repeated in the afternoon for your convenience

    Part I Session 2:30pm – 3:45pm
    Part II Session 4:00pm – 5:15pm

    In this lively, fast paced seminar, you will learn how to find and win grant funds to help achieve your professional goals.  You will learn how to successfully approach foundations, corporations, and government funding sources, and how to develop a tightly written letter proposal and winning grant application. The seminar will be led by David Bauer, an energetic and humorous “teacher's teacher,” who has shared grant seeking techniques with thousands of educators. 

    Additional information and the registration form are available by e-mailing Vivian Filer at vcfiler@iup.edu or by calling

    Stats for Lunch, sponsored by the Applied Research Lab

    Thursday, April 14, 2005
    HUB, Allegheny Room

    These popular lunchtime sessions are open to all campus researchers.

    An Analysis of “ANCOVA”
    Presenter: Dr. Christoph Maier
    Mathematics Department, IUP

    Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) is an approach to statistical modeling that can be used when a factor has considerable effect on the response variable, but can not be controlled because its values are not known until the experiment is run.

    Consider a study to determine the effect a “smiley face" on a restaurant bill will have on the size of the server’s tip. Blocking can take care of many differences between servers, between restaurants, and between customers, since these factors can be assessed before the customers place their order. But ANCOVA might be useful here since some factors, such as the total amount of the bill, are not known until after the meal has been completed.

    This talk will focus on concepts of ANCOVA. It will tackle questions such as:

    When should ANCOVA be used or not used?
    How does ANCOVA work?
    Concepts will also be illustrated with some diverse examples.
    For additional information, contact Edie Bash by calling 724-357-2439 or by emailing eabash@iup.edu.

    IUP Centers and Institutes Director and Staff Appreciation Breakfast

    Friday, April 15, 2005
    Folger Dining Hall, Banquet Room
    By Invitation Only