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Upcoming Events

The Office of Graduate Studies works with other campus units to provide information on upcoming events of interest to graduate students. Registration may be required; please see each listing below for more information. If you are interested in knowing which events were offered in the past, please consult the 2013-2014 program schedule.

Event Date
Graduate Student Book Club

This semester the Center for Teaching Excellence's Graduate Student Book Club will discuss How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Participants will receive a copy of the book and a light lunch will be provided. This program meets 12:00 - 1:00 pm on the following Fridays: September 19, October 3, October 17, October 31, and November 14. To register, email Aaron Long of CTE.

Multiple Fridays
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
The Global Teaching Commons: A Seminar for NEW International GTAs

A semester-long seminar for new international GTAs who want a place to discuss teaching and the unique challenges and benefits of being an IGTA. Meets Friday afternoons. Please register by emailing Judy Eddy of CTE.

Multiple Fridays
Time TBD
135 Budig Hall
Part-Time Job Fair

The Part-Time Job Fair is an opportunity to network with  employers who are hiring part time help. For current part-time job listings, visit the Career Center's Part-Time Jobs website.

August 25, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
4th Floor Lobby, Kansas Union
EndNote X7: Building your Library and Cite While you Write

This workshop is an introduction to Endnote, a reference management application that academic writers can use to streamline and simplify the research and writing process. You can export citation information to EndNote from online searches, attach PDF files to the citations in your library, then save time by creating an automatic bibliography in Word from your EndNote library. Endnote is available free to KU graduate students, faculty and staff at. This workshop requires registration.

August 25, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Spencer Museum of Art Graduate Student Reception

The Spencer Museum of Art welcomes entering and returning graduate students from all departments to this social event. Join us for food, conversation, and interdisciplinary networking opportunities with other graduate students.

August 28, 2014
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Spencer Museum of Art
EndNote X7: Building your Library and Cite While you Write

This workshop is an introduction to Endnote, a reference management application that academic writers can use to streamline and simplify the research and writing process. You can export citation information to EndNote from online searches, attach PDF files to the citations in your library, then save time by creating an automatic bibliography in Word from your EndNote library. Endnote is available free to KU graduate students, faculty and staff at. This workshop requires registration.

August 29, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Friday GTA Lunch Discussion - Creative Approaches Toward Assignment Design

Join staff from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and graduate teaching assistants from across campus to discuss a teaching-related topic. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please register for this program by emailing CTE.

August 29, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Graduate Research Skills

In this workshop a specialist from the Libraries' Center for Graduate Initiatives will provide an overview of important skills and valuable resources for graduate students who are conducting research. Please register for this workshop.

August 29, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Non-Academic Job Search

In this presentation Career Center specialists will guide you through the process of a non-academic job search. Please register for this event.

This presentation is a webinar delivered through Adobe Connect to your internet browser. Access to the webinar occurs through a hyperlink that will be provided before the presentation on Sept. 3.

September 3, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
via webinar
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants

This workshop presents information on National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants and how to apply for them. These grants help doctoral students in social, behavioral, and economic sciences, and selected areas of the biological sciences, to improve their dissertation: for examples, to purchase items not normally available through the student's university, to undertake significant data-gathering projects, or to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Please register for this workshop.

September 4, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Parlors Room, Kansas Union
Improving Research Impact and Visibility

Did you know that your research “impact” is measured in terms of machine-collected data? And with this data your “value” as scholars will be assessed by employers, administrators, granting agencies, and tenure and promotion committees? Unfortunately, the data may not reflect well on your scholarship if the venues in which you publish are not “counted” and the ways your scholarship is disseminated are not “visible.” Presented by Prof. Marc L. Greenberg of Slavic Languages & Literature and Ada Emmett of the Libraries, this workshop will introduce the still-evolving virtual world of innovative research metrics and teach you how manage your research visibility and impact. Intended primarily for graduate students but faculty are welcome to attend, seating is limited so please register for this workshop.

September 8, 2014
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Improving Research Impact and Visibility

Did you know that your research “impact” is measured in terms of machine-collected data? And with this data your “value” as scholars will be assessed by employers, administrators, granting agencies, and tenure and promotion committees? Unfortunately, the data may not reflect well on your scholarship if the venues in which you publish are not “counted” and the ways your scholarship is disseminated are not “visible.” Presented by Prof. Marc L. Greenberg of Slavic Languages & Literature and Ada Emmett of the Libraries, this workshop will introduce the still-evolving virtual world of innovative research metrics and teach you how manage your research visibility and impact. Intended primarily for graduate students but faculty are welcome to attend, seating is limited so please register for this workshop.

September 10, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 am
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Online Image and Networking

In this workshop Career Center specialists will provide information and guidance about online networking and managing your online professional image during the job search process. Please register for this event.

This presentation is a webinar delivered through Adobe Connect to your internet browser. Access to the webinar occurs through a hyperlink that will be provided before the presentation on Sept. 10.

September 10, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
via webinar
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program

This workshop presents information on National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and how to apply for them. The Fellowships fund master's or doctoral students for three years, supporting individuals in areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Please register for this workshop.

September 10, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Alderson Room, Kansas Union
GIS II: ArcMap Intermediate

Work through hands-on exercises using ArcMap and ArcToolbox, and continue learning how to manupulate data and get around in ArcGIS. Workshop may also involve use of extensions (special add-on capabilities) such as Spatial, Network, etc. Analyst. This workshop requires registration.

September 11, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Budig Instruction Lab, Budig Hall
Digital Humanities Forum

The fourth annual Digital Humanities Forum is entitled “Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, Processes.” The two-day event consists of keynote talks, paper and poster presentations, and workshops such as “Web Data 101.” Registration for the Forum is free, but space is limited, especially for workshops. Please register early, but only if you know you will be able to attend.

September 12 & 13, 2014
All Day
Watson Library & Kansas Union
Ford Foundation Fellowships

This workshop presents information on the Ford Foundation Fellowships, including the Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowships. These Fellowships support students from underrepresented groups with the goal of increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of college and university faculties. Please register for this workshop.

September 15, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Pine Room, Kansas Union
Improving Research Impact and Visibility

Did you know that your research “impact” is measured in terms of machine-collected data? And with this data your “value” as scholars will be assessed by employers, administrators, granting agencies, and tenure and promotion committees? Unfortunately, the data may not reflect well on your scholarship if the venues in which you publish are not “counted” and the ways your scholarship is disseminated are not “visible.” Presented by Prof. Marc L. Greenberg of Slavic Languages & Literature and Ada Emmett of the Libraries, this workshop will introduce the still-evolving virtual world of innovative research metrics and teach you how manage your research visibility and impact. Intended primarily for graduate students but faculty are welcome to attend, seating is limited so please register for this workshop.

September 15, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
C.V. & Resume Clinic

For this walk-in clinic, bring your resume or curriculum vita (C.V.) and visit with Career Center specialists to polish your document(s). No registration or appointment required - stop by any time from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.

September 18, 2014
12:00 - 3:00 pm
University Career Center, Burge Union
GIS II: Running ArcMap with Keyboard Shortcuts

This hands-on workshop will show attendees how to perform basic functions in ArcMap without using the mouse (most of the time), i.e. by the use of keyboard shortcuts. Attendees should be familiar with geospatial data and comfortable working in ArcGIS. Participants will be introduced to shortcuts or hot keys that are more efficient and ergonomic ways for regular users of ArcGIS software to effectively use this application, where intensive use of the computer mouse is often required. Please register for this workshop.

September 18, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Graduate Research/Write-in (Lawrence campus)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian and writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: "Writing in the Sciences", "APA Style and Citation Guide", "Using EndNote", and "Graduate Level Research Skills". Please register for this event.

September 20, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
Dissertation Completion Toolkit

This interactive program will focus on tips and techniques to move advanced students towards completion of the dissertation. The workshop will emphasize strategies and methods for setting goals, identifying the necessary elements of your dissertation, making and meeting deadlines, working with your advisor, and managing your dissertation as a large project that you are in charge of (note: this session is not about formatting your dissertation for submission). Please register for this workshop.

September 23, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Parlors Room, Kansas Union
Graduate Writing Groups Information Session

Whether you are just beginning writing papers for graduate courses, preparing a talk for a conference, working on your thesis, planning your prospectus, or drafting chapters of your dissertation, you need not finish these projects by yourself. Graduate students have high expectations for quality research and writing but also need for ongoing support throughout the writing process. Graduate writing groups can provide peer feedback, accountability, and support to writers. Come to this information session to learn more if you are interested in joining or in starting your own group. Open to all KU graduate students and staff members.

September 25, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Room 421, Anschutz Library
Friday GTA Lunch Discussion - Grade Smarter, Not Harder: Developing Rubrics

Join staff from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and graduate teaching assistants from across campus to discuss a teaching-related topic. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please register for this program by emailing CTE.

September 26, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
University in the Art Museum: Perspectives on Representation & Identity

University in the Art Museum introduces graduate students to the many opportunities for object-based teaching, learning, and research through collaborative partnerships with the Spencer Museum of Art. The fall workshop will include tips for working with large classes in the Museum and in-gallery dialogue about perspectives on representation and identity. Discussions will lead by two Sociology Department GTAs, Adrianne Showalter Matlock and Emily Kennedy, and by Bulaong Ramiz, Program Coordinator for Diversity and Social Justice in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Please register online by Monday, September 22nd at the Spencer Museum of Art website. Questions? Please e-mail Alissa Meehan or call 785-864-0136.

September 26, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Spencer Museum of Art
Graduate Research/Write-in (Edwards campus)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: "EndNote and Database Research", "APA Style and Citation Guide", and "Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting". Please register for this event.

September 27, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
369 Regnier Hall
EndNote X7: Building your Library and Cite While you Write

This workshop is an introduction to Endnote, a reference management application that academic writers can use to streamline and simplify the research and writing process. You can export citation information to EndNote from online searches, attach PDF files to the citations in your library, then save time by creating an automatic bibliography in Word from your EndNote library. Endnote is available free to KU graduate students, faculty and staff at. This workshop requires registration.

September 30, 2014
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
ETD Word: Formatting for Thesis and Dissertations

This workshop is for graduate students working on their thesis or dissertation. The topics that will be covered include general formatting for: title page, acceptance page, abstract, acknowledgements, table contents, page numbering, and more. This workshop requires registration.

October 6, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Fall Etiquette Dinner

This event provides a unique opportunity for current students as well as student groups (GSOs) to learn professional networking and dining etiquette during a guided three course meal. Seats are $20.00 per student and payments are non-refundable. To attend, please follow either the group registration or the individual registration.

October 15, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Grant Writing

This workshop is targeted to students who have begun actively searching and applying for grants and awards. It will mainly focus on research proposals (common in academia) and problem grants (common in the non-profit world) and will also cover different types of grantors, writing tips, and grant resources for graduate students. Please bring application materials for any grants for which you are applying. Please also register for this event.

October 21, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union
Mentoring 101: Tips and Strategies for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

In this interactive workshop, graduate students will learn tips and strategies for mentoring undergraduate researchers.  We will share strategies for preparing students to get started in research, troubleshooting problems as they arise, and managing the time demands of mentoring undergraduate researchers.  The workshop is open to any KU graduate student, including those who have not yet started mentoring students and those who already have several years’ experience. Please register for this event.

October 22, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Centennial Room, Kansas Union
Friday GTA Lunch Discussion - Get Them Talking: How to Generate/Sustain In-class Discussions

Join staff from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and graduate teaching assistants from across campus to discuss a teaching-related topic. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please register for this program by emailing CTE.

October 24, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Zotero: Citing Your Sources

Come learn about the Zotero citation software that is freely available from Firefox. This application allows you to store, organize, format your citations, and cite your references in your papers. This workshop requires registration.

October 27, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Abstract Writing

This workshop provides instruction on the process of writing abstracts of research, as required for journal articles, dissertations, funding applications, and many other uses. Please register for this event.

October 29, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
English Room, Kansas Union
National Institutes of Health F31 & F32 Fellowships

This workshop presents information on the National Institutes of Health F31 (predoctoral) and F32 (postdoctoral) Fellowships and how to apply to them. These fellowships provide multiple years of funding to students in “scientific health-related fields” that are conducting biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. Please register for this event.

October 31, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
English Room, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-in (Edwards campus)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: "EndNote and Database Research", "Writing Academic Job Search Materials", and "Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting". Registration for this Write-In will be made available as the event nears.

November 1, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
369 Regnier Hall
Education Career Fair

The Education Career Fair is open to all students and professionals interested in learning more about career opportunities in PK-12 education. Attendance is free, and there is no pre-registration required for attendees. Candidates in all areas of PK-12 education, including elementary and secondary education, speech-language pathology, special education, school social work, physical/occupational therapy, counseling, administration and school psychology, are welcome and encouraged to attend to explore job opportunities and to network with school administrators from more than 60 school districts from Kansas and Missouri and from across the country.

To prepare for this event, please attend the Education Career Fair Prep Workshop on Tuesday, October 7th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. OR on Thursday, October 9th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 150.

November 5, 2014
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-in (Lawrence campus)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: "Writing the Literature Review", "Writing Academic Job Search Materials", and "Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting". Registration for this Write-In will be made available as the event nears.

November 8, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
EndNote X7: Building your Library and Cite While you Write

This workshop is an introduction to Endnote, a reference management application that academic writers can use to streamline and simplify the research and writing process. You can export citation information to EndNote from online searches, attach PDF files to the citations in your library, then save time by creating an automatic bibliography in Word from your EndNote library. Endnote is available free to KU graduate students, faculty and staff at. This workshop requires registration.

November 10, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
ETD Word: Formatting for Thesis and Dissertations

This workshop is for graduate students working on their thesis or dissertation. The topics that will be covered include general formatting for: title page, acceptance page, abstract, acknowledgements, table contents, page numbering, and more. This workshop requires registration.

November 18, 2014
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Friday GTA Lunch Discussion - Setting Your Course with Syllabus Design

Join staff from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and graduate teaching assistants from across campus to discuss a teaching-related topic. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please register for this program by emailing CTE.

November 21, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 15, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 16, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 17, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 18, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library

 


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