Upcoming Events

The Office of Graduate Studies works with other campus units to provide information on upcoming professional development events of interest to graduate students. Registration may be required; please see each listing below for more information.

For information on academic semester dates and deadlines, go to the KU Academic Calendar and the Graduate Student Academic Calendar.

For listings of all campus events, go to the KU Events Calendar.

For recent KU press releases and stories, go to KU News.

For information on social events of interest to graduate students, see the Student Union Activities events calendar.

For information on the Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) and Student Senate participation by graduate students, see the Student Senate website.

Information for postdoctoral researchers is provided at the KU Postdoctoral Association website.

ASCEND Professional Development Workshops for STEM Grad Students: Professionalism

In this workshop, we will cover aspects of professionalism, including etiquette and communication skills that can help you stand out for all the best reasons, during interviews, on your first days at a new job, and beyond.This session will be available online to those attending at a distance. Please contact organizers for more details. Registration is required. Pizza provided

April 25, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union
Shut Up & Write Tuesday

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write, and built-in feedback from peers. Free coffee provided!

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person. The event has a basic structure: Two 45-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna. Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice,

May 1, 2018
9:30 - 11:00 am
The Commons
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 will cover building your library to citing sources. Please register for this workshop.

May 2, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 am
419 Watson Library
EndNote Basics

For both Mac and PC users, this hands-on workshop provides step-by-step instructions on how to use this citation software to organize articles, produce research, and publish scholarship. With EndNote you can: quickly save citation information as you comb through databases; annotate and save journal articles in one place; sort your citations into different groups for different projects; insert citations into your Word document with the click of a button; and skip the worry about producing and formatting a bibliography (EndNote does it for you!). Please register for this workshop.

May 4, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm
419 Watson Library
Bayesian Analysis with Stan Presentation

This presentation will review some applications of the No U-Turn Sampler and other subtleties of Bayesian modeling. It will be provided via Zoom, however participants are welcome to watch the remote presentation in Watson Library room 455. Registration is not required to attend.Please register for this workshop.

May 4, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 pm
455 Watson Library
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony celebrates the hundreds of graduate students every year who complete a doctoral degree. The graduating doctoral candidates come from all of the professional schools, including the University of Kansas Medical Center, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas. Please go to the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony website to learn more about this special event.

May 12, 2018
7:30-9:00 pm Lied Center


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