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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
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.

July 10, 2015
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting

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, itle 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. Please register for this workshop.

July 10, 2015
1:00 - 2:45 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Bring your laptop for open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. Please register for this workshop.

July 29, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room 419, Watson Library
2015 Summer Statistical Institute

The Summer Statistical Institute is presented by KU’s Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis, and graduate students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and others are invited to attend. Held in August before classes begin in Fall 2015, the Institute has workshops on statistical methods and related computer programs. The Institute follows a daily topic framework along with daily pricing for participants; participants can “pick and choose” days in which they are interested and pay for those days. There will be 40 seats open in each workshop and enrollment (as well as refund eligibility) will cease at the close of business (5pm) on August 7, 2015. Visit the Summer Statistical Institute website to learn more and sign-up for workshops.

August 10-21, 2015
All Day
Room 455, Watson Library
Graduate Student Orientations

Schools, departments, programs, and offices across KU host orientation events for new graduate students during the two weeks before classes begin on August 24. To find out about these events, visit the graduate student orientation listing page, or contact your school, department or program for more information.

August 10-21, 2015
Across KU
About Teaching: New GTA Conference

Presented by KU's Center for Teaching Excellence, this event is a mandatory orientation for new graduate teaching assistants (GTA) in Fall 2015. It is open only to those with GTA appointments.

August 17, 2015
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Budig Hall
Jayhawk Welcome and Information Fair

Graduate Students are invited to attend the annual Jayhawk Welcome and Information Fair. Representatives from offices and centers across campus will be available to answer your questions about their services and opportunities. For information on other welcome events for graduate students, including school and department orientations, please visit the Orientation page.

August 17, 2015
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-In

Write-ins provide a large block of time during which to focus, relax and get some writing done. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, this event is for you. Staff from the KU Writing Center and from KU Libraries are available for on-site consultations. Also, at the Write-in these programs will be offered:

** Sign up for a one-hour dissertation consultation with the Graduate Writing Specialist (Ph.D.). Ask your dissertation specific questions and get guidance and support on this difficult process. Spots are limited so consider arriving early in the day to secure one.

** Opening Session: Guided Freewriting (12:30-1:00): Jumpstart your day and increase your productivity as you follow freewriting prompts to get your writing off to an effective, energetic start.

** Graduate Level Research Skills (1:00-2:00): This workshop provides participants with an orientation to the resources available from KU Libraries. Also, key databases such as Web of Science and Google Scholar are discussed, and how to find and select the best resources, as well as tips and strategies for becoming efficient and effective researchers.

** EndNote: Building Your Library and Cite While You Write (2:00-3:30): EndNote is a reference management application that academic writers can use to streamline and simplify the research process, then save time by creating an automatic bibliography in Word from your EndNote library. Specific workshop topics include: downloading EndNote and creating your EndNote library, adding references to the library, organizing references in the library, attaching files to EndNote references, backing up your library, using Cite-While-You-Write in Word to automatically create and update your bibliography.

September 20, 2015
12:00 - 6:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
Graduate Research/Write-In

Write-ins provide a large block of time during which to focus, relax and get some writing done. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, this event is for you. Staff from the KU Writing Center and from KU Libraries are available for on-site consultations. Also, at the Write-in these programs will be offered:

** Sign up for a one-hour dissertation consultation with the Graduate Writing Specialist (Ph.D.). Ask your dissertation specific questions and get guidance and support on this difficult process. Spots are limited so consider arriving early in the day to secure one.

** Opening Session: Guided Freewriting (12:30-1:00): Jumpstart your day and increase your productivity as you follow freewriting prompts to get your writing off to an effective, energetic start.

** Data Management Basics (1:00-2:00): This workshop will introduce some basic data management tips that you can start using today. Whether you're managing the data output of a research team, your own project or class data, or just trying to keep your documents and other files organized, the practical skills covered here can help. Topics include creating and naming directory structures and files, maintaining documentation, backup practices, file formats for long-term storage, and an overview of research data resources.

**Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting (2:00-3:30): This workshop will teach you quick solutions for creating your title and acceptance pages, inserting properly formatted page numbers, captioning tables, and more. If you're just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. 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; converting to PDF.

**APA Style and Citation Guide (3:30-4:30): This workshop will teach you the basics for citing with APA style at the graduate level. You will learn about tone, writing style, verbs, punctuation, formatting, paraphrasing, direct citations, the reference page, citing websites, and citing a source within a source.

November 8, 2015
12:00 - 6:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library

 


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