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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
Applied Humanities Panel on Non-Academic Careers

A panel discussion featuring leaders from Kansas City-area museums, archives, foundations, non-profits, and arts and cultural organizations will outline strategies on how graduate students can apply their intellectual interests and scholarly skill sets to pursue productive and satisfying non-academic careers in applied humanities fields.

March 26, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
Working with Diverse Students

Teaching at KU involves working with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. In this session we’ll discuss how to build on the knowledge that students bring to the classroom in order to promote learning and growth for all students. We’ll also talk about how to address controversial topics in a diverse classroom setting. With Meagan Patterson, Psychology & Research in Education/CTE. Lunch will be provided; space is limited so please register for this event.

March 27, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Interviewing Tips for International Students

Whether applying for a job or for an internship in the U.S., interview skills are important. University Career Center staff will explain how to prepare for a successful American-style interview. Workshop topics will include interview preparation tips, strategies for answering questions successfully, and how to follow up after an interview.

March 27, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center, Burge Union
REDCap

This seminar will help researchers learn how to construct a REDCap database and survey in order to collect, manage, and analyze their data in the most secure and organized way possible. While, there are other database and survey tools available, REDCap is certified HIPAA compliant and provides a user-friendly interface for building both surveys and databases. The topics for this seminar include: An introduction and overview of REDCap and REDCap survey; Building various types of REDCap databases and surveys; Importing and exporting data from a survey or database; Managing user rights; Using the scheduling module; How to use the forms library to save time; Building reports. These topics will be addressed through hands-on activities with example data sets. The goal of this seminar is to introduce to students, faculty, and staff an efficient and effective way to capture, manage, and analyze their data. Time will be available for a short period after the seminar for individual consultations. Please register for this workshop by emailing the Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis.

March 28, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room 455, Watson Library
Grant Writing

This workshop is targeted to students who have begun actively searching and applying for grants. 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.

April 2, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
EndNote Basics

For both Mac and PC users, this hands-on workshop provides an introductory overview of EndNote and information about resources for getting additional help. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for: saving citation information as you comb through databases; annotating and saving journal articles in one place; sorting your citations into different groups for different projects; inserting citations into your Word document with the click of a button; producing and formatting a bibliography. Please register for this event.

April 2, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Watson Training Lab (419), Watson Library
Job Search Strategies for International Students

International students seeking employment in the United States will learn from University Career Services staff how to conduct a successful job or internship search. Workshop topics will include job/internship resources specific to international students and job/internship search strategies.

April 3, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center, Burge Union
Using the KU Thesis and Dissertation template with LaTeX and Lyx

Paul Johnson, Professor of Political Science and Director of CRMDA, will present on how to use KU templates for theses and dissertations with LaTeX and Lyx, systems used to communicate and publish documents in the sciences and social sciences. Please register for this workshop by emailing the Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis.

April 4, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room 455, Watson Library
Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduation Student Appreciation Week celebrates the contributions of graduate students to the mission of the University of Kansas, raising awareness of their efforts in teaching, research, and service to the campus. Visit the Graduate Student Appreciation Week webpage to learn more and see a list of events for the week.

April 6-10, 2015
See listings on GSAW page
Across Campus

H-1b and Employment-Based Permanent Residence

An attorney from Bordeau Immigration Law, LLC, a law firm specializing in employment-based immigration practice, will explain the process for obtaining H-1b employment status and acquiring permanent residence (commonly known as a “green card”) through employer sponsorship.

April 8, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center, Burge Union
Graduate Research Competition

The Graduate Research Competition is a campus-wide event that provides graduate students from all disciplines and departments the opportunity to present their research to faculty judges and peers from across the University. It is a chance to improve communication skills, refining research concepts, and network with students and faculty from other departments. Students can apply to give a poster presentation or an oral presentation. Prizes will be awarded by Graduate Studies and the KU Chapter of Sigma Xi, an international, multidisciplinary research society. To apply, please visit the Graduate Research Competition webpage.

April 9, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-In (Edwards)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. 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, the Writing Center can help. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: Database Research (10:30-11:30), Electronic and Thesis Dissertation Formatting (11:30-1:00), APA Citation and Style Guide (1:00-2:00). Please register for this event.

April 11, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
369 Regnier Hall
SAS software

Statistical Analysis System is a software suite for advanced analytics and data management. Please register for this workshop by emailing the Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis.

April 11, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room 455, Watson Library
Dissertation Completion Toolkit

This session will focus on tips and techniques to move towards completion of the dissertation, and is intended for all types of doctoral students at any stage of the writing process. 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 event.

April 15, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-In (Lawrence)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. 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, the Writing Center can help. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: Writing Abstracts (12:00-1:00), Electronic and Thesis Dissertation Formatting (1:00-2:30). Please register for this event.

April 18, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission Workshop

This event is for students planning to finish a thesis or dissertation, and is an opportunity for graduate students to learn the steps necessary to submit a theses and dissertations electronically. The workshop is a collaborative effort by the KU Libraries and Graduate Studies. At the time of the event, you may also participate online via Adobe Connect.

April 21, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 pm
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union
Graduate Awards Ceremony

Join the Office of Graduate Studies as it celebrates the accomplishments of KU graduate students. Awards recognize the contributions that graduate students make to the research, teaching, and service mission of the University. Please contact Graduate Studies with questions about the event.

April 23, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Learner-Centered Teaching: Rethinking the Classroom Power Structure

As the Internet continues to offer a platform to anyone who has access, it fuels a democratic view of learning and research that might be overshadowed by classroom hierarchy. Furthermore, this hierarchy may actually be harming our students’ ability to critically engage with the content we’re teaching. How do we rethink the classroom in order to make the next step toward a university in which students have a voice and use it to engage in the academic conversation that’s been going on since long before they arrived? This session will review some of the major points of Maryellen Weimer’s book, Learner-Centered Teaching, prompting a discussion of how to strategically abdicate control of your classroom in order to help your students learn. With Aaron Long, CTE/English. Lunch will be provided; space is limited so please register for this event.

April 24, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
see/saw Film Festival

Presented by graduate students in the School of Education, the See/Saw Film Festival centers on exhibiting, disrupting and renegotiating constructions of children and young people who come from historically underserved and marginalized backgrounds. The festival takes place April 24 - 26, 2015 at the Lawrence Public Library. The festival is free and open to the public. Check out the festival's website for trailers and program information.

April 24 - 26, 2015
All Day
Lawrence Public Library
R software

This seminar will introduce the R statistical computing environment. R is an open-source (free!), programmable statistics platform with many options for different types of data analysis. Please register for this workshop by emailing the Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis.

April 25, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room 455, Watson Library
ETD Word: Formatting for Thesis and Dissertations

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; converting to PDF. Please register for this program.

April 30, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Watson Training Lab (419), Watson Library
Electronic 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. This lab will be held in the Shulenberger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright office, which is located on the 4th floor of Watson Library. From the front door of Watson, come up the stairs and follow the signs.

May 13, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room 400A, Watson Library
Electronic 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. This lab will be held in the Shulenberger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright office, which is located on the 4th floor of Watson Library. From the front door of Watson, come up the stairs and follow the signs.

May 14, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Room 400A, Watson Library
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Learn more about this event at the 2015 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony site. Students who are graduating should also consult the students' information page to register to attend the event by filling out the participation form.

May 16, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Lied Center

 


6th annual Mid-America Humanities Conference is happening!
University of Kansas Humanities and Western Civilization Program
HWC's 6th annual Mid-America Humanities Conference is happening this Thursday and Friday! Free and open to the public! Keynote address, Thursday, March 26, 7:00 pm in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Union, "The Coming War with Robots: A Historian's Perspective," Dr. Minsoo King, Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

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