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The title of our online undergraduate research journal references the architectural feature that tops Trible Library, thus honoring Cupola authors as the preeminent student researchers at  CNU.

In support of its mission, CNU's Undergraduate and Graduate Research Committee (UGRC) honors and promotes up to six outstanding student research papers by publishing them in The Cupola. Student researchers published in The Cupola receive a cash award.

Submissions are judged based on:

  • integration of research
  • originality / creativity
  • rhetorical qualities / style
  • advancement of liberal learning 

The Undergraduate-Graduate Research Council is pleased to announce this year's competition for The Cupola awards. Through generous support for The Cupola, the award amounts for the Cupola are again $500.  We anticipate funding up to four awards.

The deadline for Cupola submissions is 5 PM on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014. Questions regarding the Cupola awards should be directed to Dr. Margarita Marinova ( or Dr. Michael Mulryan (, Co-Chairs of the Undergraduate-Graduate Research Council. Cupola submissions should be sent to

Past Cupola volumes…

2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008