URA Board of Trustees and staff tour Fermilab

URA Board of Trustees and staff tour Fermilab   Batavia, Ill — URA Trustees and staff tour Fermilab as part of the fall Board of Trustees meeting on October 26, 2022.   Seven trustees attended the tour including Nobel Laureate Barry Barish of California Institute of Technology, President Greg Fenves of Emory University, President Lisa Freeman of […] Read More

Universities Research Association welcomes new Chief Financial Officer Neeti Kaur 

September 12, 2022 Washington — Neeti Kaur joins URA team as the new Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.  Neeti has 20 years of finance and accounting experience in the corporate, political and non-profit sectors where she has held various roles managing the fiscal functions of the organizations.   Prior to joining URA, she served as the […] Read More

Four URA member universities receive funding for Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) partnership in nuclear physics

Four URA member universities receive funding for Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) partnership in nuclear physics Washington — Department of Energy announced on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, $35 million for nuclear physics projects spanning across six national laboratories and four URA member universities. Funding will be allocated towards three nuclear physics projects: Femtoscale Imaging […] Read More

URA welcomes new technical writer and analyst Christina Beck

Christina Beck joins the URA Sandia team as the new technical writer and analyst. Read More

DOE funds URA member universities for high energy physics research

July 25, 2022 Washington — Department of Energy awards $78 million in high energy physics research to 44 universities including 31 members of the Universities Research Association (URA). The announcement was released Wednesday, July 13 by the DOE. The funding will support 58 university-led research projects across the United States, 44 of them by URA […] Read More

URA President John Mester serves as panelist at the National Science, Technology and Security Roundtable hosted by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine

June 30, 2022 Washington, D.C. – President Dr. John Mester spoke at GUIRR roundtable hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on June 29, 2022. “URA is attempting to gather and amplify the views of our members in a way that informs the policy discussion and is useful to national level […] Read More

Dr. Lia Merminga testifies for House Subcommittee on Energy

Washington, D.C. — Dr. Lia Merminga, Director of Fermi National Accelerator and Laboratory speaks before the House Subcommittee on Energy June 22.  Four other witnesses accompanied Dr. Merminga included in the following: Dr. Asmeret Berhe, Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy Dr. Brian Greene, Director of the Center for Theoretical Physics, Columbia […] Read More

Universities Research Association 2022 Honorary Awards

June 15, 2022 BATAVIA, ILL. — The Universities Research Association Inc. (URA) URA’s 2022 Honorary Awardees on June 15 during the Annual Fermilab Users Meeting. URA President Dr. John Mester presented the awards to three Fermilab-associated scientists to congratulate them on their exceptional research. The awards are a part of the 55th Annual Fermilab Users […] Read More

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