Current Events

University Research Symposium

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (reception to follow)
Location: Hunt Library, Duke Energy Hall

The goal of the University Research Symposium is to introduce research scholars to each other, and to promote opportunities for new partnerships. Participants from faculty across campus are encouraged to attend to learn more about your colleagues and find new ways to address important research problems.

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MBA Graduate students use the Hunt Library. Photo by Marc Hall

Upcoming Events

The Research Leadership Academy (RLA) is constantly striving to promote the research enterprise across NC State’s campus. We are looking forward to bringing you more events in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Past Events

RLA Lunch & Learn: Opportunities and Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Talley Student Union

Interdisciplinary research is the hot topic of many research institutions. Have you always wanted to participate in interdisciplinary research, but haven’t known where to start? Have you been curious how interdisciplinary research will factor in to your promotion and tenure? Join the RLA for a Lunch & Learn session on opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary research Wednesday, February 27th from 12-1:30pm.

**Registration for this event is now closed.**

The RLA Hosts Speaker Melissa Marshall

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Ballrooms

Melissa Marshall, a science communications expert, will be returning to NC State to give a speech on “Powerful Presentations.” Melissa’s knowledge and experience have helped transform the way researchers present their science. Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn new presentation techniques to stand out amongst your fellow research peers!

Visit the RLA intranet site “Powerful Presentations”


RLA Lunch & Learn: Navigating International Research

Date: Wednesday, December 5th
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3285

The Research Leadership Academy will host a faculty Lunch & Learn titled “Navigating International Research” Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Talley Student Union. In this Lunch & Learn you will have the opportunity to question a diverse panel with knowledge of participating in International Research at NC State. Learn how to successfully navigate the international research community and have the opportunity to voice your concerns with scholarly panelists.

**Registration for this event is now closed.**

RLA Junior Faculty Forum: Enhancing Success in Navigating the Path to Tenure

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Talley Student Union – Ballroom

In this forum you will have the opportunity to question a panel of senior faculty and university leaders about your concerns and challenges as junior faculty in today’s research environment. Some of the topics we expect to cover include: when to say yes/no, grant writing, advising and mentoring students, work-life balance, publishing, navigating peer review, collaboration, committee work and finding mentors. We’d like to hear from YOU.

**Registration for this event is now closed.**

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