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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 X7: Building your Library and Cite While you Write

This workshop is an introduction to Endnote, a reference management application that academic writers can use to streamline and simplify the research and writing process. You can export citation information to EndNote from online searches, attach PDF files to the citations in your library, then save time by creating an automatic bibliography in Word from your EndNote library. Endnote is available free to KU graduate students, faculty and staff at. This workshop requires registration.

September 30, 2014
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
F-1 Curricular & Optional Practical Training

Advisors from the ISS Office will explain the purpose, eligibility and application procedures for F-1 Curricular and Optional Practical Training. Application forms will be available and instructions on how to complete them will be provided. Plan to attend both the CPT and the OPT segments to learn about the full range of options for employment related to your F-1 academic program.

October 1, 2014
3:15 am - 4:15 pm
120 Snow Hall
Hands-On Technology: Tools for Teaching

It’s impossible to test every type of hardware and software available for teaching. In this workshop, though, we’ll give you a chance to work hands-on with several tools that instructors at KU have found useful in flipping classes, grading student work, and making classes more active. Presented with Doug Ward, CTE and Journalism, and John Rinnert, Center for Online and Distance Learning. To participate, please register; light lunches will be provided. If you have any questions or need accommodations, contact Judy Eddy.

October 2, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
F-1 OPT 17-Month (S.T.E.M.) and H-1b Cap Gap Extensions

Eligibility and application procedures for the 17-month OPT extension available to students in certain Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics degree programs will be explained by an ISS advisor. Also covered will be the potential for extending F-1 status and OPT work authorization for students who have a timely filed petition for H-1b approved or pending with an effective date beyond the expiration of OPT authorization.

October 2, 2014
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Governor’s Room, Kansas Union
Resume Writing for International Students

International students searching for jobs or internships in the United States will learn from University Career Center staff how to create a successful American-style resume. Workshop topics will include general resume guidelines, typical components, and formatting tips.

October 3, 2014
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center, Burge Union
Data Fair 2014

KU Libraries is hosting a community broadcast of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Data Fair 2014. The Data Fair consists of a series of webinars highlighting specific datasets available through ICPSR, discussing possibilities for teaching with data, and orienting attendees to various data services available through ICPSR. Though many of the webinars are focused on social science data, other webinars will speak to issues of data collection, storage, pedagogy, and methodology in the sciences, humanities, and arts. Please download KU Libraries’ program schedule for the Data Fair. If you have any questions about the Data Fair, please contact Jamene Brooks-Kieffer.

October 6-9, 2014
See program schedule for times
Room 455, Watson Library
ETD Word: Formatting for Thesis and Dissertations

This workshop is for graduate students working on their thesis or dissertation. The topics that will be covered include general formatting for: title page, acceptance page, abstract, acknowledgements, table contents, page numbering, and more. This workshop requires registration.

October 6, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Making Connections with Students

Many studies – including the Wabash National Study highlighted at the KU Teaching Summit – have shown that high quality interactions with faculty members are clearly linked to students’ achievement. In this session, we’ll discuss ways that faculty can connect with students and ways that KU can support these interactions. With Chris Haufler, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Carol Holstead, Journalism. To participate, please register; light lunches will be provided. If you have any questions or need accommodations, contact Judy Eddy.

October 15, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Fall Etiquette Dinner

This event provides a unique opportunity for current students as well as student groups (GSOs) to learn professional networking and dining etiquette during a guided three course meal. Seats are $20.00 per student and payments are non-refundable. To attend you must register by October 9, and please follow either the group registration or the individual registration.

October 15, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Pivot Profiles and Funding Searches

Pivot is an essential resource that graduate students need to know. Pivot combines a comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles, allowing for researchers and scholars to find collaborators and funding for their research and scholarly work. This session will be a general introduction to Pivot Profiles and Funding Searches, with time for individuals to ask interest-specific questions after the tutorial. Please register for this workshop.

October 17, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 am
Anshutz Instruction Center, Anschutz Library
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.

October 17, 2014
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center, Burge Union
Grant Writing

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

October 21, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union
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.

October 21, 2014
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union
Mentoring 101: Tips and Strategies for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

In this interactive workshop, graduate students will learn tips and strategies for mentoring undergraduate researchers.  We will share strategies for preparing students to get started in research, troubleshooting problems as they arise, and managing the time demands of mentoring undergraduate researchers.  The workshop is open to any KU graduate student, including those who have not yet started mentoring students and those who already have several years’ experience. Please register for this event.

October 22, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Centennial Room, Kansas Union
Friday GTA Lunch Discussion - Get Them Talking: How to Generate/Sustain In-class Discussions

Join staff from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and graduate teaching assistants from across campus to discuss a teaching-related topic. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please register for this program by emailing CTE.

October 24, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
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.

October 24, 2014
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center, Burge Union
Zotero: Citing Your Sources

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 requires registration.

October 27, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Abstract Writing

This workshop provides instruction on the process of writing abstracts of research, as required for journal articles, dissertations, funding applications, and many other uses. Please register for this event.

October 29, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
English Room, Kansas Union
National Institutes of Health F31 & F32 Fellowships

This workshop presents information on the National Institutes of Health F31 (predoctoral) and F32 (postdoctoral) Fellowships and how to apply to them. These fellowships provide multiple years of funding to students in “scientific health-related fields” that are conducting biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. Please register for this event.

October 31, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
English Room, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-in (Lawrence campus)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: "Data Management Basics", "Writing the Literature Review", "Writing Academic Job Search Materials", and "Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting". Please register for this event.

November 1, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
Education Career Fair

The Education Career Fair is open to all students and professionals interested in learning more about career opportunities in PK-12 education. Attendance is free, and there is no pre-registration required for attendees. Candidates in all areas of PK-12 education, including elementary and secondary education, speech-language pathology, special education, school social work, physical/occupational therapy, counseling, administration and school psychology, are welcome and encouraged to attend to explore job opportunities and to network with school administrators from more than 60 school districts from Kansas and Missouri and from across the country.

To prepare for this event, please attend the Education Career Fair Prep Workshop on Tuesday, October 7th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. OR on Thursday, October 9th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 150.

November 5, 2014
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-in (Edwards campus)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: "Database Research", "EndNote Citation", Writing Academic Job Search Materials", and "Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting". Please register for this event.

November 8, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
369 Regnier Hall
EndNote X7: Building your Library and Cite While you Write

This workshop is an introduction to Endnote, a reference management application that academic writers can use to streamline and simplify the research and writing process. You can export citation information to EndNote from online searches, attach PDF files to the citations in your library, then save time by creating an automatic bibliography in Word from your EndNote library. Endnote is available free to KU graduate students, faculty and staff at. This workshop requires registration.

November 10, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission

This workshop is for graduate students who will be completing their completed thesis or dissertation. Topics will include how to properly handle the submission of your document and related administrative processes.

November 11, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 am
Alderson Room, Kansas Union
ETD Word: Formatting for Thesis and Dissertations

This workshop is for graduate students working on their thesis or dissertation. The topics that will be covered include general formatting for: title page, acceptance page, abstract, acknowledgements, table contents, page numbering, and more. This workshop requires registration.

November 18, 2014
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Friday GTA Lunch Discussion - Setting Your Course with Syllabus Design

Join staff from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and graduate teaching assistants from across campus to discuss a teaching-related topic. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please register for this program by emailing CTE.

November 21, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 15, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 16, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 17, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 18, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library

 


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