Former ambassador to present lecture on nuclear security

Retired Ambassador Laura Holgate will present a lecture titled “Nuclear Security After the Summits” on Tuesday, February 27, at 4:00 p.m. in 101 Reber. A meet-and-greet session with refreshments will be held in the E-Knowledge Commons prior to the lecture, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and the School of International Affairs.

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OERA launches online Proposal Request System

The Office of Engineering Research Administration (OERA) is pleased to launch our new Proposal Request System, which replaces the current PDF Proposal Information Form. The purpose of the new system is to decrease the administrative burden with proposal notification, preparation, and to facilitate communication between the investigators and our pre-award coordinators.

How to Access

If you are planning to submit proposals in the next few months, please fill out the online request form You will need to be on the COE network or VPN in order to access it. For more information on how to request proposal assistance, please visit the OERA website.

Transition Plan

During the transition period between now and March 14, 2018, we will accept both the web form and the PDF form. Beginning March 15, OERA will only accept the web form as an official request for proposal assistance.

User Manual

The content of this web form is similar to the current PDF form. The user manual provides a step by step guide to generate a proposal request.

  • Section 1: Getting started (Pages 1-3)
  • Section 2: Using the system (Pages 5-16)
  • Section 3: Navigating your proposal request (Page 18)

Proposal Processing Timeline

When you complete the web form you will receive an estimated proposal processing timeline. During major and heavy deadline periods, additional processing time will be required. These internal deadlines will be clearly communicated to you by the assigned coordinator.


Your feedback will help improve the system and provide a state-of-the-art way to receive assistance from the OERA team. Please address your questions and feedback to Youyou Cheng (, 865-6185) or Ben Chicka (, 865-7668).

“Plastic Entanglements” opens at the Palmer Museum

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials recently opened at the Palmer Museum of Art. Organized by the Palmer, this groundbreaking exhibition brings together 60 works by 30 contemporary artists that explore the environmental, aesthetic, social, and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with the paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance we call plastic.

More than 30 entities across campus are co-sponsoring lectures, gallery talks, films, and other events in connection with this transformative interdisciplinary exhibition. Click here to view the complete list »

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