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.

Humanities Graduate Student Grant Development Coaching

The Hall Center is offering small group coaching sessions for graduate students in the humanities, arts, and humanities-oriented social sciences. Participants are invited to bring grant applications and materials to workshop with peers and staff. These brown bag sessions will take place at the Hall Center. Please register to attend.

October 12, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
Introduction to Zotero

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 to attend.

October 12, 2018
3:00-4:00 pm
419 Watson Library
Introduction to EndNote

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 to attend.

October 17, 2018
3:00-4:00 pm
419 Watson Library
Grammar, Language, and Writing: Understanding Phrasal Verbs

Every Wednesday afternoon an English Language Learning Graduate Consultant will hold a presentation on a topic related to grammar, language, and writing. Attendees can receive personalized writing feedback if they bring drafts and attend the open lab after the presentation. Walk-ins are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to fill out our online registration form in advance. Learn more about these workshops and register to attend.

October 17, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm
421 Anschutz Library
Data Analysis Outside of Academia - How does a PhD Translate?

Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis will be hosting a Data Science Career Day. They have welcomed back previous GRA’s who are now working in the data science industry, and they will answer questions about their current careers in data analysis, how they got these jobs, and what graduate students can do to prepare and achieve careers in data analysis. Learn more about the event and register to attend by October 16.

October 19, 2018
3:00-4:00 pm
455 Watson Library
LaTeX Workshop

This seminar will demonstrate how to get started using the KU thesis/dissertation LaTeX template through the easy to use (and free!) software LyX. Learn more about the event and register to attend by October 12.

October 20, 2018
1:00-4:00 pm
455 Watson Library
Graduate/Research Write-In

Graduate/Research Write-Ins provide a large block of time during which to focus, relax, and get some writing done. Attendees often appreciate the opportunity to write in a community setting and the energy and helpfulness of staff from the KU Writing Center and KU Libraries. Consultations will be available about writing, research, EndNote, Zotero, and formatting. Please register to attend. In addition, participants may attend the following optional workshops:

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting (12-1pm): 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.

October 20, 2018
10:00am-5:00 pm
410 Watson Library
Thesis/Dissertation + Copyright Workshop

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. Please register to attend.

October 22, 2018
10:30am-12:00 pm
419 Watson Library
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. 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. The event has a basic structure: Two 25-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 at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

October 23, 2018
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

This workshop presents information on the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants and how to apply for them. These grants help doctoral students in social, behavioral, and economic 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.

October 23, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
Pine Room, Kansas Union
Job Search Strategies and Tips for Interviewing American Style

University Career Center staff will explore resources and strategies that will enable international students to conduct a successful search for a job or internship in the U.S. Next, knowing how to present oneself in the job interview is key to being hired. A discussion of what to expect in an American style interview and how that may differ from other countries forms a major second focus of this presentation. Feel free to bring your lunch and eat while listening.

October 24, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
Grammar, Language, and Writing: Writing with Infinitives and Gerunds

Every Wednesday afternoon an English Language Learning Graduate Consultant will hold a presentation on a topic related to grammar, language, and writing. Attendees can receive personalized writing feedback if they bring drafts and attend the open lab after the presentation. Walk-ins are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to fill out our online registration form in advance. Learn more about these workshops and register to attend.

October 24, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm
421 Anschutz Library
Introduction to Zotero

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 to attend.

October 25, 2018
10:30-11:30 am
419 Watson Library
Be an Active Bystander: Gender Based Violence Recognition and Response

We have invited the experts from the KU Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center to discuss Gender Based Violence and how it intersects with your duties as a GTA. Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a broad and overwhelming topic. This foundational training will break down the definition of GBV, the KU Policy relating to sexual harassment, and resource options. Participants will gain a working knowledge of what GBV is and how it intersects with their daily lives and an increased understanding of the systems in place to respond to sexual violence on and off campus. This session is limited to 20 participants. Once we reach capacity, we will start a waiting list and you will be notified of future workshop opportunities. Register to attend here and contact Kaila Colyott with questions.

October 26, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Grammar, Language, and Writing: Navigating Verb Tenses

Every Wednesday afternoon an English Language Learning Graduate Consultant will hold a presentation on a topic related to grammar, language, and writing. Attendees can receive personalized writing feedback if they bring drafts and attend the open lab after the presentation. Walk-ins are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to fill out our online registration form in advance. Learn more about these workshops and register to attend.

October 31, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm
421 Anschutz Library
Fall 2018 Thesis and Dissertation Workshop: What do I need to do before I graduate?

This workshop covers what you need to know as soon as you get ready to submit your thesis or dissertation. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies, the KU Libraries and the Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis (CRMDA). Learn more about this workshop on the Graduate Studies ETD site.

November 5, 2018
1:30-3:00 pm
455 Watson Library
Thesis/Dissertation Formatting and Copyright Workshop

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. Please register for this workshop.

November 6, 2018
10:30 am-12:00 pm
455 Watson Library
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. 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. The event has a basic structure: Two 25-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 at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

November 6, 2018
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
Grammar, Language, and Writing: Improving Flow With Transitions

Every Wednesday afternoon an English Language Learning Graduate Consultant will hold a presentation on a topic related to grammar, language, and writing. Attendees can receive personalized writing feedback if they bring drafts and attend the open lab after the presentation. Walk-ins are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to fill out our online registration form in advance. Learn more about these workshops and register to attend.

November 7, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm
421 Anschutz Library
Pursuing a Data Science Position in Academia

Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis and the Department of Psychology will be hosting a colloquium with KU graduate alumni who currently have careers in academia doing data science. Lunch will be provided. Learn more about this event.

November 9, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
455 Watson Library
Learn Markdown and Stationery Package For R

Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis presents a workshop on Markdown, a new way to prepare documents. It has been growing in popularity, especially since the R packages knitr and rmarkdown were introduced. It is possible now to write markdown documents that incorporate R input and output. CRMDA has prepared an R package called "stationery" that provides eight skeleton documents and working examples prepared with markdown and/or LaTeX. Learn more about this workshop.

November 10, 2018
1:00-4:00 pm
455 Watson Library
Zotero

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.

November 12, 2018
12:30-1:30 pm
419 Anschutz Library
Introduction to Archives

Archives are the unpublished papers of an individual or the records of an organization preserved because of their enduring value, after they have served their original purpose. Archival materials can provide a wealth of information, but they can be tricky to navigate. This workshop is designed for graduate students in all disciplines who, as scholars and teachers, are novice users of archives. Please register for this workshop.

November 14, 2018
1:00-2:30 pm
Room 350, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Grammar, Language, and Writing: Paraphrasing and Citing Sources

Every Wednesday afternoon an English Language Learning Graduate Consultant will hold a presentation on a topic related to grammar, language, and writing. Attendees can receive personalized writing feedback if they bring drafts and attend the open lab after the presentation. Walk-ins are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to fill out our online registration form in advance. Learn more about these workshops and register to attend.

November 14, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm
421 Anschutz Library
Graduate Student Grant Development Coaching

The Hall Center is offering small group coaching sessions for graduate students in the humanities, arts, and humanities-oriented social sciences. Participants are invited to bring grant applications and materials to workshop with peers and staff. These brown bag sessions will take place at the Hall Center. Please register to attend.

November 16, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. 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. The event has a basic structure: Two 25-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 at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

November 20, 2018
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
EndNote

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.

November 27, 2018
3:00-4:00 pm
419 Anschutz Library
Grammar, Language, and Writing: Recognizing Patterns and Revising Your Writing

Every Wednesday afternoon an English Language Learning Graduate Consultant will hold a presentation on a topic related to grammar, language, and writing. Attendees can receive personalized writing feedback if they bring drafts and attend the open lab after the presentation. Walk-ins are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to fill out our online registration form in advance. Learn more about these workshops and register to attend.

November 28, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm
421 Anschutz Library
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. 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. The event has a basic structure: Two 25-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 at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

December 4, 2018
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
Developing Clear and Commpelling Applications - Humanities Grant Development Workshop

In the second part of this introductory grant development workshop series for graduate students in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences participants will learn techniques for writing clear and compelling funding applications. Please register for this workshop.

December 6, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities

 


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