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.

If you are a graduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, check out the College Graduate Student 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, Lawrence dot com, and Unmistakeably Lawrence.

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.

Graduate Awards Ceremony

Join the Office of Graduate Studies as it celebrates the accomplishments of KU graduate students. Awards recognize the contributions that graduate students make to the research, teaching, and service mission of the University. Please contact Graduate Studies with questions about the event.

April 24, 2019
3:30-5:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Humanities Grant Development Workshop: What Happens After You Hit Click Submit?

The decision to fund or not fund a proposal typically lies in the hands of a review panel, but just who are these reviewers and how can you convince them to fund your application? In this workshop participants will hear from reviewers and participate in a mock review process while learning how to apply insight from these experiences to their next application. Please register to attend.

April 25, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
Intercultural Competency in the Classroom

Developing intercultural competence is an essential part of teaching. This session will include tools and strategies for successful communication and global awareness in an international classroom. We’ll discuss empathy, cultural understanding and moving beyond stereotypes, among other topics. Register here! This session is limited to 20 participants. Once we reach capacity, we will start a waiting list and you will be notified of future workshops.

April 26, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm
Center for Teaching Excellence (135 Budig Hall)
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.

Presenters are:

  • Dana Peterson, Geography
  • Neill Kennedy, American Studies
  • Pietro de Mello, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Imani Wadud, American Studies
  • Uzair Latif, Physics and Astronomy
April 26, 2019
4:00-5:30 pm
The Commons
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. Visit the Commons at KU on Tuesdays to participate and write.

May 7, 2019
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony celebrates the hundreds of graduate students who complete a doctoral degree at the University of Kansas. Visit the Hooding Ceremony website to find information about this event for students, staff, faculty, and guests. Participating doctoral students must register for the ceremony by March 12, 2019.

The Chancellor's Office provides information about the many other university-wide and school-specific graduation ceremonies at the KU Commencement website.

May 18, 2019
7:30 pm
Lied Center