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.

New Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Conference

The New GTA Conference is run by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Learn more at their website.

August 13, 2018
8:00am-3:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Graduate Welcome Fair

Graduate Students are invited to attend the annual Graduate Welcome 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 please visit the Orientation page.

August 14, 2018
1:00-2:30 pm
Forum AB, Burge Union
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.

August 15, 2018
10:30-11:30 am
419 Waston Library
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, skip the worry about producing and formatting a bibliography (EndNote does it for you!). For both Mac and PC users. Please register to attend.

August 16, 2018
1:00-2:00 pm
419 Waston Library
Software Carpentry

Software Carpentry teaches fundamental skills that can increase your productivity and improve the quality and reproducibility of your research projects. In this two-day hands-on workshop, you will learn how to automate tasks using the Unix shell, how to track and share your work using version control, and how to write software in Python that is readable, reusable, and reliable. This workshop is for you especially if you have no prior experience with these topics. Please register to attend this event.

August 16-17, 2018
8:30am-4:30 pm
Price Computing Center Auditorium
New Graduate Student Orientation

The New Graduate Student Orientation is a campus-wide events open to all graduate students. Representatives from a variety of offices across campus will be in attendance to share important campus resources. Campus tours will be offered and food will be available - learn more at the orientation page, and don't forget to register for the event.

Note: The New Graduate Student Orientation is not a substitute for other required orientations hosted by your graduate program, academic department, and School or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

August 17, 2018
1:00-5:00 pm
Burge Union
Brown Bag Book Club for Experienced GTAs

CTE will host a brown bag book club for experienced GTAs this semester. We will meet 5 times over the semester on Friday from noon -1pm. The meeting dates are as follows; September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, and November 2. We will provide the books, you bring your lunch and some talking points! We will be reading Small Teaching by James M. Lang. The book is described as employing cognitive theory in the everyday classroom and presents strategies that can be put into practice in a single class period to improve student learning. We ask that you commit to making it all of the sessions as spots are extremely limited. Apply here! Deadline for application is August 24th. The event is limited to 12 participants. Priority will be given to experienced GTAs that have the ability to implement new teaching strategies in the classroom this semester or next. 

Sign-up by August 24, 2018
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, skip the worry about producing and formatting a bibliography (EndNote does it for you!). For both Mac and PC users. Please register to attend.

August 28, 2018
10:30-11:30 am
419 Waston Library
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

This workshop presents information on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program and how to apply to it. The Fellowship funds graduate students for three years, supporting individuals in areas of social science, some humanities fields, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Please register for this workshop.

August 29, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union
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.

August 31, 2018
10:30-11:30 am
419 Waston Library
Dissertation Completion

This session will focus on tips and techniques to move advanced graduate students towards completion of the dissertation. 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 workshop.

September 12, 2018
12:00-1:30 pm
English Room, Kansas Union
Ford Foundation Fellowships

This workshop presents information on the Ford Foundation Fellowships, including the Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowships. Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Please register for this workshop.

September 25, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
Pine Room, Kansas Union
Writing Research Abstracts

This workshop provides instruction on the process of writing research abstracts, which are required for journal articles, theses, dissertations, grant applications, and many other uses. Please register for this workshop.

October 9, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
Crossroads Room, Kansas Union
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

 


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