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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 supported by the Douglas K. Gordon Endowed Undergraduate and Graduate Research Fund.

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 from the Douglas K. Gordon Endowed Undergraduate and Graduate Research Fund, the UGRC will offer four $500 awards for Cupola publications.

Questions regarding the Cupola awards should be directed to Dr. Margarita Marinova (margarita.marinova@cnu.edu).

Past Cupola volumes…

2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008