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Ramapo College to Host Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Conference

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 22, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey will be the site for the 2015 Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Conference, sponsored by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The two-day conference, hosted by the Ramapo College Office of the Provost, will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24.

The conference showcases the talent and collaborative spirit of students and guidance and support of the dedicated faculty at COPLAC campuses. Undergraduate research projects in a broad range of subjects highlight what students have learned in the classroom and demonstrate the applied knowledge, critical thinking and presentation skills they have developed through their work.

Students from the following colleges will participate:

Eastern Connecticut State University

Keene State College (New Hampshire)

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Ramapo College of New Jersey

SUNY College at Geneseo

University of Maine at Farmington

An estimated 100 students and faculty are expected to attend the event.

COPLAC fosters the mission of public liberal arts colleges. Students at COPLAC institutions have the opportunity to present the results of their undergraduate research at regional conferences where they can meet and discuss their work with peers and faculty members. Undergraduate research projects span the disciplines and afford students the prospect of intellectual engagement beyond the formal classroom setting.

For more information, contact the Ramapo College Office of the Provost at 201-684-7515.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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