Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration Research Symposium Announcement

Dear Students,

We are pleased to announce the Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration’s (CRMRI) first Research Symposium. This Research Symposium will be held in the College of Social Work/Goodwill Humanitarian Building in room 155-A at the University of Utah on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 8:30 – 3:00 pm.

We would like to invite you to participate by submitting an abstract for a poster presentation.  The abstract will be 200 words and describe your research in working on issues around refugee and/or immigrant integration.  Please contact Delva Hommes with your poster submission.



8:30     Continental breakfast

9:00     Keynote speaker

10:00   Panel Presentations

11:00   Student Posters

12:00   Lunch

1:00     Breakout Network sessions

2:00     Education Conclusions

2:30     EndNote speaker

3:00     Dismiss


We would be honored if you would consider presenting a poster and look forward to hearing from you.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the event.



Caren J. Frost, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Director, Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration

College of Social Work

University of Utah

395 S 1500 E room 208

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

(801) 581-5287 (o)


Research Internship – Office for Inclusive Excellence

Are you interested in issues of diversity and inclusion as they relate to campus climate? Do you have a background in qualitative research, or would like some practical experience conducting qualitative research?

The Office for Inclusive Excellence is looking for research interns to fill a seasonal opportunity for the 2017 Spring semester.


Research interns will be responsible for:

• Interpreting & coding qualitative data (focus group transcripts)

• Some transcription

• Data management (Nvivo)

• Literature review(s)


• Completed at least one research methods course focused on qualitative research

• Completed at least one course focused diversity, social inequity, social justice and/or

inclusion in education, or a related topic.

Additional Skills:

• Strong communication skills & ability to work collaboratively on a team

• Strong organizational skills

• Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision

• Desire to learn


Interns will receive a $500 stipend for the semester. They will be expected to attend weekly research team meetings and conduct 8 hours of research related tasks per week.

To apply for a research internship:

Email a current CV or resume, as well as a cover letter detailing your relevant academic and work experience to Belinda Otukolo Saltiban at

Deadline for application is January 16, 2017