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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. If you are interested in knowing what professional development events were offered in the past, please consult the 2015-2016 program schedule.

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

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

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.

Summer Statistical Institute (a.k.a. Stats Camp)

Graduate students, faculty, post doctoral fellows, staff, and others are invited to attend the KU Stats Camp to learn statistics, computing tools, and strategies for reproducible research. There is a weekly topic framework (along with daily pricing for participants) for three weeks of topics: R software, Stata software, and multilevel regression. Registration is open to non-KU folks, as well, whether students or faculty in other institutions, or employees of the private or public sectors. Please contact the Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis with any questions.

May 23 - June 10, 2016
See website for schedule
CRMDA, 470 Watson Library
EndNote Basics

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!). For both Mac and PC users. This hands-on workshop provides step-by-step instructions for these tasks, as well as an introductory overview of EndNote and information about resources for getting additional help. Please register for this workshop.

June 2, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room 419, Watson Library
ETD Word: Thesis and Dissertation Formatting and Copyright

This workshop is for graduate students at any stage of the thesis or dissertation process. If you're just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. If you’re nearing the end, come join us for some quick tips that will save you some time and trouble as you move forward. Specific workshop topics include: general information about the thesis/dissertation process, content order, title and acceptance pages, page numbering, building an automatic table of contents using heading styles, generating a table of contents, captioning figures, equations, tables and more, embedding fonts and converting to PDF, copyright and fair use info. The workshop also covers the basics of copyright for grad students as scholars and teachers, including copyright considerations for theses and dissertations, and resources in the KU Libraries that can help. Topics include: general information about copyrights in the U.S.; copyrights and scholarly publications, including theses and dissertations; Fair Use and scholarly work; Copyright Decision Tree – Tool developed at KU to help users decide whether they are using copyrighted materials in compliance with U.S. copyright law and/or fair use; copyright services provided by the Libraries’ Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright. Please register for this workshop.

June 2, 2016
12:45 - 2:15 pm
Room 419, Watson Library
Jayhawk Welcome and Information Fair

New graduate students are invited to attend the annual Jayhawk Welcome and Information Fair. Representatives from offices across campus will be available to answer your questions about their services and opportunities, including everything from buying parking passes to exploring available student services.

August 15, 2016
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union


Congratulations to Meghan Kelly (MA, Geography) and Andrés Rabinovich (MA Spanish & Portuguese) on their awards! https://t.co/mc9Mrw8K05

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