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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
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
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, we invite you to join us. Staff from the KU Writing Center and from KU Libraries are available for on-site consultations. Also, at the Write-in there will be four programs 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.

* Writing at the Graduate Level / A Roundtable Discussion with the Graduate Writing Specialist (11am-12pm): Come attend an informal discussion about writing and share your writing joys, struggles, tips, and encouragement with your fellow graduate students and the KUWC’s Graduate Writing Specialist. What have you learned as a graduate writer? What do you find difficult? Where do you need help and what are you doing to improve? How is writing at the graduate level different than at the undergraduate level? What advice do you have for other graduate writers? How do you overcome writer’s block?

* Graduate Research Skills (12-1pm):The 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.

* Electronic and Thesis Dissertation Formatting (1-2:30pm): 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.

June 20, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, 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.

Augst 10-21, 2015
All Day
Room 455, Watson Library


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