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.

Red Hot Graduate Research

Red Hot Graduate Research is intended to bring together graduate researchers from all disciplines. The format of these sessions is inspired by Red Hot Research, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. In this iteration, Red Hot Graduate Research will feature five graduate researchers speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, graduate students will have an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discourse that will in turn give new perspectives on their work and provide a forum for future work in their chosen research fields.

November 17, 2017
4:00 - 5:00 pm
The Commons
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Please join us for coffee in The Commons in Spooner Hall for some concentrated writing time. Whether you’re writing a dissertation chapter, blog post, thesis, research paper, or creative work – everyone is welcome! Structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks Community: Connect via Twitter using #sutwna. Learn more here.

December 5, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 am
The Commons
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.

January 25, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union
Writing Research Abstracts

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

January 30, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union


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