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.

New Graduate Student Orientation

The Office of Graduate Studies invites all new graduate students to attend the second annual New Graduate Student Orientation! This campus-wide orientation will give you the opportunity to meet other new graduate students from across disciplines, get acquainted with essential campus resources and offices, and learn a little bit about what Lawrence has to offer you and your families. We recognize the unique needs of graduate students, and this event is designed to give you the tools and connections you'll need to be successful in your professional and personal lives. We'll also be serving lunch options from a variety of Lawrence restaurants!

August 23, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00
Capitol Federal Hall
Cost: Free
Don't forget to RSVP!
Contact: Office of Graduate Studies
Software Carpentry Workshop

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 R that is readable, reusable, and reliable. This workshop is for you especially if you have no prior experience with these topics.

This workshop is aimed at faculty, staff, and students across disciplines who want to lear how to automate repetitive tasks, approach coding in a systematic way, and document the evolution of their work through version control measures. No prior experience with the workshop topics is expected or required.

August 20-21, 2019
8:30am - 4:30pm, both days
Learned Hall, Room 3152 | Lawrence campus
Cost: Free
Don't forget to RSVP!
Contact: Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, Data Services Librarian 
Zotero: Citing your Sources

Come to 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.

August 15, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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August 22, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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September 10, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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September 25, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 am
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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October 2, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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October 9, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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EndNote Basics

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!)

This hands-on workshop provides step-by-step instructions for these tasks, as well as an introductory overview of EndNote and information about resources for getting additional help.

If you would like to work from your own computer, please download and install EndNote in advance. A step-by-step installation guide is available at http://guides.lib.ku.edu/citation/EndNote

August 16, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 am
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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August 30, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 am
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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September 16, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 am
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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September 30, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 am
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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October 8, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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October 23, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 am
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Workshop

This workshop is for graduate students at any stage of the thesis or dissertation process. If you're just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. If you're nearing the end, come join us for some quick tips that will save you some time and trouble as you move forward.

August 27, 2019
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Watson Training Lab | Room 419, Watson Library
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Graduate Research Skills

This workshop is an overview of research skills and databases.

August 30, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 am
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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September 9, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 am
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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Introduction to Data Management

This workshop is focused in teaching you the basics of Data Management.

August 30, 2019
11:00am - 12:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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.

September 4, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Jayhawk Room | Kansas Union
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Systematic Reviews

"A systematic review is an academic research paper that uses a method called 'evidence synthesis', which can include meta-analysis to look for answers to a pre-defined question. The purpose of a systematic review is to sum up the best available research on that specific question". Campbell Collaboration

In this workshop, you will receive an introduction to the purpose and the structure of systematic reviews.

September 13, 2019
9:00am - 12:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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Mentoring 101: Tips & Strategies for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

This is a graduate student workshop hosted by the KU Center for Undergraduate Research. It will provide tips and strategies for graduate students working with undergraduates in conducting research.

September 19, 2019
4:00am - 5:00 pm
Malott Room | Kansas Union
No RSVP required
Literature Reviews

This workshop includes a brief overview of KU Libraries resources and services; types of literature reviews; forming a research question; choosing databases; harvesting search terms; conducting searches, managing, and synthesizing results.


September 20, 2019
8:30am - 12:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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October 15, 2019
8:30am - 12:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center | Room 340, Watson Library
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Building Inclusive Graduate Communities: A Gathering for Diverse Graduate Students

A strong network of professional and social support is critical to your academic success and overall well-being, regardless of your fields or stage of study. Please join us for this event sponsored by the Office of DIversity & Equity and the Office of Graduate Studies.

This event is open to all graduate students. It will provide light refreshments and a child-friendly activity.

September 24, 2019
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Ballroom | Kansas Union
Please RSVP here

NASA's 60th Anniversary Symposium: Celebrating 60 Years of Kansas Contributions

In honor of NASA's 60th anniversary, the University of Kansas will host a one day symposium highlighting the schience happening right here in the heart of America. We will have focuses on space science and the solar system, extragalatic astronomy, and the vital role of Kansans in all of it. Join us for a day of demos, poster sessions, and talks by featured speakers.

October 12, 2019
8:30am - 12:00 pm
Integrated Science Building
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Deadline to submit abstract: August 31, 2019

Deadline to register: September 30, 2019