Events

Below are events that URMA members have shared that may be of interest. To see the details of an event click on the event in the calendar or view the entire listing below.


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May
14

CONFERENCE

URMA 2024 at UNC

TIME: 10:00 am—12:00 pm EST

FORMAT: In-Person at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
United States

Join us for URMA 2024 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! You’ll connect with colleagues from universities and institutions who communicate about research through online and print magazines, media relations, social media, videos, podcasts and more. Our conference features practitioners in realms such as journalism, design, photography, multimedia and other areas relevant to telling the stories of research. If you communicate about your institution’s research, URMA’s annual conference is for you.

MODERATOR: Alyssa LaFaro,

PAST EVENT

Apr
17

April URMA Live!

Speed networking

TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm EST

Polish up those networking skills in time for this year’s URMA Annual Conference. Gail McCormick of Penn State University, URMA’s Secretary, will facilitate a virtual networking session so we can get to know one another better in small groups (via breakout rooms) and discuss issues of mutual interest before many of us gather at UNC-Chapel Hill next month. All should feel welcome to join, whether or not you’re attending the conference.

MODERATOR: Gail McCormick, Penn State University and URMA’s Secretary

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Mar
19

AppSciComm Storytelling Series: Beyond the News Release

AppSciComm Storytelling Series: Beyond the News Release

TIME: 4:00 pm— EST

PIOs are often tasked with finding ways to highlight their institution’s expertise. This session is aimed at discussing ways to do this that don’t rely on traditional news releases. We’ll talk about both formats for highlighting expertise and how to generate story ideas. (Hint: it’s helpful if you know some curious kids!)

MODERATOR: Christina Dierkes,

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Mar
13

March URMA Live!

URMA Annual Conference preview

TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm EST

FORMAT: On-Line

This year’s conference organizer, Alyssa LaFaro of UNC Chapel Hill will give us an in-depth preview of the events she and other members and partners are planning for May. Bring your questions and get ready to register and book your room! If we have time left over we will open the floor for general discussion among membership.

PAST EVENT

Feb
14

February URMA Live!

Research Crisis Communications Planning

TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm EST

FORMAT: Zoom

Lindsay Lewis of the Baylor College of Medicine will host this discussion, including Julie Kiefer of University of Utah Health and Catherine Zandonella of Princeton University, on how to prepare yourself, your leaders, and your institution for challenging times.

Please register in advance for this meeting on Zoom:
https://upenn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlde-prTgrEtVuyiCzTlEIFph0oI-Ime2S

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you then and there!

MODERATOR: Lindsay Lewis, Research Communications Strategist (Lead)

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Jan
24

January URMA Live!

What’s on Your Professional Development Calendar?

TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm EST

FORMAT: Zoom

Our January URMA Live!, coming up on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. Eastern, will offer a round up of members presenting about the conferences they attend for professional development. I’m still looking for presenters, so if you’re willing to share a brief explanation of a conference you’ve attended in the last couple of years and what you got out if it, let me know! It could be one of the usual suspects (NASW, AAAS) or something more out-of-the-box.

MODERATOR: Katherine Baillie, Interim Director, Environmental Innovations Initiative

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Dec
13

December URMA Live!

That’s a Wrap! Conference announcement, URMA web tour & your best projects of the year.

TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm EST

FORMAT: Zoom

For December, log on to receive a tour of URMA’s beautiful new website and to hear an announcement about the 2024 URMA Annual Conference. If we have time, we will also open the floor so you can share projects from the last year of which you are particularly proud.

PAST EVENT

Nov
15

November URMA Live!

Understanding where your audience comes from: UTM codes, QR codes, GA4 and more

TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm EST

FORMAT: Zoom

Catherine Zandonella of Princeton University will guide us through our next URMA Live, focused on understanding your audience. Technology like UTM codes, QR codes, Google Analytics, and other platforms offer powerful ways to gather data. Learn how your peers are using these tools and share your experiences to improve your content and your reach.

In addition, I’m happy to report that the recording from last month’s URMA Live, on generative AI applications in research communications, is now up on the members-only page of the URMA website: https://urma.org/resources/urma-live-videos/.

MODERATOR: Catherine Zandonella, Senior Associate Director for Communications

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Sep
27

September URMA Live!

Research Newsletters

TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm EST

FORMAT: Zoom

At our next Live, we’ll discuss a topic that is relevant for many URMA members: research newsletters. Who is producing them and how do you make them great? URMA Member Beth Potier of the University of New Hampshire will moderate a panel discussion to highlight a few examples of stand-out research newsletters and explore audience development, platform selection, content strategy, metrics, and more. There will be plenty of time for Q&A to learn from panelists and one another. Join us!

MODERATOR: Beth Potier, Marketing, Elliott Alumni Center

PAST EVENT

Aug
23

August URMA Live!

URMA Conference Recap

TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm EST

FORMAT: On-Line

At our next Live, URMA members will share highlights from the Annual Conference at the University of Pennsylvania. Leah Hesla will moderate and Christina Hernandez Sherwood and Christie Kennedy will talk over their experiences before opening up a general discussion about conference learnings. We’ll also reserve time to go over post-conference survey results. And, if desired, the board and former conference hosts will be able answer questions about applying to host a conference. (Proposals are due August 25!)

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Jul
25

CONFERENCE

SciPEP 2023: New Insights for Communicating Basic Science

TIME: 11:00 am—4:00 pm EST

SciPEP 2023 will take place July 25-26, 2023. Join with other science communication scholars, practitioners, and trainers to explore new insights and generate ideas and opportunities to advance basic science communication research and practice.

This virtual event is free and open to the public.

PAST EVENT

Jun
05

WORKSHOP

2023 Summer Grant Writing Workshops

TIME: 8:00 am—2:00 pm EST

This 8-week USF Summer Grant Writing Workshop is designed to guide grant seekers through the basics of the application process to develop competitive proposals. Join us to learn the latest in grant writing techniques and strategies to attract funding for your projects. Participants will be provided access to the Research Resources that include grant templates and sample proposals, as well as the Training Activity Guide (TAG). Walk through the grant application process with us this summer because your research matters.

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May
31

May URMA Live!

How to create short-form videos that make viewers curious about science!

TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm EST

FORMAT: Zoom

This month, meet chemistry teacher and TikTok star Phil Cook, who will talk about how to create short-form videos that make viewers curious about science!

At the suggestion of a student, Cook began filming science demonstrations for TikTok as @ChemTeacherPhil in 2019. The following year, he racked up multiple millions of views with his first viral video. He continues to share his love of science with an audience of 3.9 million followers.

MODERATOR: Kathryn Jepsen, Editor-in-Chief, Symmetry Magazine, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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Apr
27

URMA Conference Travel Grant Deadline

URMA Conference Travel Grant Deadline

TIME: 8:00 am—5:00 pm EST

The University Research Magazine Association is pleased to announce the Nick Houtman Travel Grants for the annual URMA Conference. Travel grants cover half of URMA conference travel expenses – up to $1,000. This year’s conference at the University of Pennsylvania hosted by Team Penn will be amazing. Registration is online at https://urma.org/2023-conference.

Travel grant recipients are required to submit a brief synopsis of their experiences at the conference to be posted to the URMA website. Priority will be given to URMA members who have not attended the conference. Members who have received a travel grant in the past are not eligible.

The deadline to apply for a travel grant is Friday, May 5. Recipients will be notified by May 12.

The travel grant application is attached. To apply, please return it to me at lindsay.lewis@bcm.edu.

PAST EVENT

Apr
26

April URMA Live!

URMA Conference Sneak Peak

TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm EST

FORMAT: Zoom

At our next Live, URMA members Katie Baillie, Michele Berger and Heather Davis will give an overview of the exciting program they have planned for our annual conference, June 13–16, at the University of Pennsylvania. We also will provide information on URMA travel grants.

MODERATOR: Katie Baillie, Senior Science News Officer

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