Announcements Archive



April 2014

Week of April 1, 2014

Thurs., April 3 from 2 - 3:30 pm: "All-Network TAR Presentation Session." To join this session, click here.

Mon., April 7 from 2 - 3:30 pm: "TAR Capstone Series: All-Network TAR Presentation Session." To join this session, click here.

Fri., April 4 from 2 - 4 pm: "Diversity in the Classroom." To register for this event, click here.

Mon., April 7 from 10 - 11:30 pm: "SCALING-UP in Biology: Using an Active Learning Environment to Maximize Student Engagement and Performance." To register for this event, click here.

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March 2014

Week of March 24, 2014

Wed., March 26 from 1 - 2 pm: "Teaching and Learning in the American System - A Forum for International Graduate Students and Post-docs: Utilizing Your International Background in the Classroom." To join this session, click here.

Wed., March 26 from 2 - 3 pm: "Large Undergraduate STEM Classroom - The Twitter Revolution: Engaging Students in 100+ Classes." To join this session, click here.

Wed., March 26 from 2 - 4 pm: "From Teaching to Scholarly Teaching to Turning Your Teaching into a Scholarly Act: The Scholarship." To register for this event, click here.

Thurs., March 27 from 1 - 2 pm: "Leveraging Diversity - Capitalizing on First Generation College Students' Experiences: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for University Professors." To join this session, click here.

Thurs., March 27 from 1 - 3 pm: "Flipping the Classroom: Idea and Strategies Grounded in What We Know About Learning." To register for this event, click here.

Week of March 17, 2014

Fri., March 21 from 9 - 11 am: "Encouraging Collaboration in WordPress." To register for this session, click here.

Fri., March 21 from 2 - 4 pm: "Kids Today!: Myths and Realities about Millennial Students." To register for this session, click here.

Fri., March 21 from 2 - 3 pm: "Inclusive Design for Learning: Introduction to Inclusive Design for Learning." To join the session, click here.

Mon., March 17 from 3 - 4 pm: "Working Session: Qualitative and Quantitative Data Management and Analysis." To join the session, click here.

Tues., March 18 from 1 - 3 pm: "Active Learning with Large Classes: Strategies that work better with 100 students than 10 students." To register for this session, click here.

Wed., March 19 from 9 - 1 pm: "Writing (and Rewriting) Multiple-Choice Test Items." To register for this session, click here.

Week of March 10, 2014

Thurs., March 13 from 1 - 2 pm: "Work-Life Balance: Work-Life Balance That Works." To join this session, click here.

Week of March 03, 2014

Mon., March 10 from 5 - 6 pm: "Career Development for Post-docs: Mentoring and being Mentored." To join this session, click here.

Fri., March 7 from 2 - 4 pm: '"Writing to Learn:" Assigning and Assessing Low- and-Mid-Stakes Writing A ssignments.' To register for this session, click here.

Wed., March 5 from 3:30 - 5 pm: "National Speaker Series: Strategies Pedagogies, and Technologies for Collaborative Online International Learning with Jon Rubin." To register for this session, click here.

Thurs., March 6 from 9 - 11 am: "Developing Collaborative Online International Courses." To register for this session, click here.

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February 2014

Week of February 24, 2014

The Graduate Student Association of UGA would like to invite you to attend the 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference (IRC) this Friday, February 28th on the first floor of the Tate Student Center. Attendance for the IRC is FREE, and the conference will be happening all day on Friday. For more information about the IRC, the schedule of events with descriptions, and how to get more involved, please visit the GSA website.

Fri., Feb. 28 from 2 - 3:30 pm: Preparing Job Applications: From Job Ads to Negotiations. To register, click here.

Fri., Feb. 28 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Inclusive Design for Learning: Universal Design. To join this session, click here.

Tues., Feb., 25 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm: Award Winning Faculty Series: Enhancing Student Learning through Group Projects: Applying Chamber Music Coaching techniques to Any Classroom Setting with Jean Martin-Williams. To register, click here.

Wed., Feb., 26 from 10 - 11:30 am: Reframing our Image of UGA's Student Veterans. To register, click here.

Wed., Feb. 26 from 2 - 3 pm: Large Undergraduate STEM Classroom: Incorporating Service Learning into the Large Undergraduate Classroom. To join this session, click here.

Week of February 17, 2014

Fri., Feb. 21 from 2 - 3:30 pm: "Getting Students Going:" Selecting Active Learning Techniques Tied to Learning Goals. To join this session, click here.

Thurs., Feb. 20 from 2 - 3:30 pm: CIRTLCast: Modeling and Wikipedia Entry Writing in Upper Level Biology. To Join this session, click here.

Week of February 10, 2014

Fri., Feb. 14, 2 - 4 pm: Portfolio Development for the Graduate School's Teaching Portfolio Program. To register, click here.

The Center for Global Health has announced a new 2014 summer graduate study abroad program in Israel, Developing Leaders of Global Health Systems. An informational session will be held on Wed., Feb. 12 from 6 - 7 pm at Wright Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. For more information on the program, click here.

Tues., Feb. 18, 3 - 4 pm: TAR Capstone Series: Working Session: Survey Design. To join the session, click here.

Week of February 03, 2014

Tickets for TEDxUGA go on sale Thurs., Feb. 6. The event, which will be held on March 28, will feature 16 speakers on "Ideas Worth Spreading." Tickets are available here.

Thurs., Feb. 6, 2 - 3:30 pm: "Teaching Scientific Literacy to Undergraduate Students: Using Primary Literature to Teach Science Literacy to Introductory Biology Students." To join this session, click here.

Mon., Feb. 10, 5 - 6 pm: "Career Development for Post-docs: Responsible Conduct." To join this session, click here.

Fri., Feb. 7, 2 - 4 pm: "It Looks Like an 'A' but I Don't Know Why: How to Construct and Use Rubrics for Assessment and Learning." An introduction to rubric contraction, especially on the advantages and disadvantages of analytic and holistic rubrics. To register, click here.

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January 2014

Week of January 20, 2014

Wed., Jan. 29, 12 - 1:30 pm: "Power Sharing and Real Learning," presented by Dr. Chase Hagood, Coordinator of Faculty Development and Recognition in UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning. To join the session, click here.

Wed., Jan. 29, 2 - 3 pm: "Teaching Scientific Literacy to Undergraduate Students: A Twenty-Year Survey of Science Literacy Among College Undergraduates," presented by Gina Ceylan, graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. To join the session, click here.

Fri., Jan. 31, 2 - 3 pm: "Inclusive Design for Learning: Views of Ability", presented by Gina Ceylan and Cathy Thomas, both graduate students at the University of Missouri-Columbia. To join the session, click here.

Fri., Jan. 31, 2 - 4 pm: "How Do I Decide What to Teach? Determining What to Teach Through the Use of Learning Taxonomies and Goals," presented by Dr. Paul Quick, Coordinator of TA Development and Recognition. To join the session, click here.

Week of January 13, 2014

Thurs., Jan. 23, 1 - 2 pm: "Leveraging Diversity: Leveraging Gender Diversity to Improve Student Learning Outcomes," presented by Dr. Dana Dunn, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Carter Tiernan, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering, and Dr. Desiree Herdenson, Associate Professor and Director of Women's and Gender Studies, all at the University of Texas at Arlington. To join the session, click here.

Wed., Jan. 22, 2 - 3 pm: "Large Undergraduate STEM Classroom: Incorporating the Workshop Model into Labs," presented by Dr. Laurel Carney, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Rochester. To join the session, click here.

Tues., Jan. 21, 12:30 - 2 pm: "Classroom 2020: What is the future you want to make," presented by Dr. Eddie Watson, Director of UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning. To join the session, click here.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is now taking applications for their annual Dissertation Fellowship Award. The award supports advanced doctoral students completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. The deadline to submit an application is February 4, 2014. Visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website for more information.

Week of January 06, 2014

Check the new student "to-do" list on our website for helpful information as you begin your graduate program at UGA. There is also a FAQ for new students and enrolled students that can answer many of your questions.

CIRTL is offering a variety of online professional development courses and mini-courses about teaching during the spring semester.  Information about the courses and registration can be found on the CIRTL website. Registration deadline is Jan. 12.

Successfully completing graduate school sometimes requires skills you acquired in unlikely places. If you have an interesting story to tell, please consider submitting it to be included in the forthcoming book, "All I Needed to Know to Survive Grad School." The editors are currently seeking a diverse group of students and recent alums to describe how their past experiences helped them to develop the knowledge, skills, and habits that lead to their survival--and success--in grad school. For more information, visit their website or contact the editors.

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December 2013

Week of December 16, 2013

Interested in learning to communicate across disciplinary lines and to non-specialist audiences? Check out GRSC 8200 Wednesday in Spring 2014.

Week of December 2, 2013

Teresa Sullivan, President of the University of Virginia, will deliver the 25th annual Louise McBee Lecture on Friday, Dec. 6, at 11:00 am in the UGA Chapel.

The Dept. of Energy Scholars Program introduces graduate students and postdocs to the agency’s mission and operations. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. Application deadline is January 12, 2014.

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony will be Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm in Stegeman Coliseum. Information about the Graduate Ceremony can be found on the Graduate School website. Additional comencement information is on the UGA website.

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November 2013

Week of November 4, 2013

The University of Georgia will celebrate the investiture of Jere W. Morehead, the institution's 22nd president, on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. in the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall on UGA's East Campus. A reception will be held immediately following the investiture on the Performing Arts Quadrangle. The public is invited to attend. The investiture will be broadcast on UGA Channel 15 and streamed live at http://www.ctl.uga.edu/ctlcable.

Week of November 18, 2013

Wed., Nov 20, 2-3 pm: CIRTLCast “Flipping an Undergraduate Class,” presented by Dr. Wendy Dustman, UGA Dept. of Microbiology. To join the session, go to: http://www.cirtl.net/node/8226

Wed., Nov 20, 1-2 pm: Virtual Coffee Hour for International TAs, "Grading in the American System and Offering Effective Feedback." To join the session, go to: http://www.cirtl.net/node/8225.

Thurs., Nov 21, 1-2 pm: Virtual Coffee Hour, "Not Just for Students with Disabilities: Using Universal Design to Help All Students Learn." To join the session, go to: http://www.cirtl.net/node/8225

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October 2013

Week of October 27, 2013

As part of Homecoming Week 2013, UGA will host a day of service on Wednesday, November 6 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Check in will take place from 3:00-3:45 p.m. on the first floor of the Tate Student Center, and transportation to service sites will be provided. To sign up for a service project please visit Hands On Northeast Georgia.

The Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Research will host an online workshop on implementing active learning in large enrollment, lecture hall classes. Instructors will learn how to implement, organize and conduct group work within the lecture hall, and specific examples of active learning exercises will be demonstrated. Finally, instructors will learn about ways to informally assess learning in the lecture hall. To join the session, click here.

The Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Research will host an online coffee hour to discuss issues from a global, local, and individual perspective regarding learning environments for multicultural students. These seminars will prepare instructors to better understand and address racial dynamics in the classroom with a focus on the student voice. The session will focus on three different populations: Men of Color, Latino/a Students, and African American students. To join the session, click here.

Week of October 14, 2013

Four finalists have been announced in the search for the next senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Each of the candidates will hold a public presentation on the day of their visits from 9:30-10:30 in the Chapel. The presentations will be open to faculty, staff, students and media.

Pamela S. Whitten will give her presentation Oct. 17.
José Luis Bermúdez will give his presentation Oct. 21.
Jeffrey Thomas "Jeff" Roberts will give his presentation Oct. 28.
Kimberly Andrews Espy will give her presentation Nov. 4.

Links to the finalists' curricula vitae are available here.

Week of October 01, 2013

U.S. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper will deliver the fall 2013 UGA Charter Lecture on Oct. 16 at 11:15 a.m. Admission to the lecture will require a ticket. Anyone with a valid UGACard can obtain a ticket at the 3rd floor cashier's window in the Tate Student Center by 9 a.m. Oct. 9. Tickets will be first-come, first-served. UGACard holders must be present to pick up tickets. For more information on Clapper and the Charter Lecture, click here.

The 29th UGA annual Study, Work and Travel Abroad Fair would be on Oct. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center. The fair is free and open to the public and will showcase programs led by UGA faculty, at UGA residential centers, at international partner universities. Click here to find more information on the Fair.

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September 2013

Week of September 28, 2013

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) offers research fellowships to promote international scholarly exchange, foreign language study, and collaborative research projects.  Click here for specific eligibility and application information.

The Office of Sustainability has called for proposals for the 2013-2014 Campus Sustainability Grants. October 15, 2013 is the pre-proposal submission deadline. Visit the Campus Sustainability Grants Program or email sustain@uga.edu for more information.

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is accepting applications for the NNSA Graduate Program, which provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in domestic and global nuclear security. Visit here to learn more and apply. Applications are due October 21, 2013.

Week of September 21, 2013

Graduate Portfolio in Community Engagement program Thurs., Sept. 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the office of Service-Learning. The program is intended to help graduate and professional students develop and document competencies relating to community-engaged teaching, research, and public service and outreach. Students interested in taking part in the voluntary, non-credit recognition and professional development program may register here.

Week of September 14, 2013

The 9th annual Athens Volunteer Fair will take place this Wednesday, September 18th from 11:30-5:30 p.m. in the Tate Student Center's Grand Hall. The event will introduce students to volunteer opportunities with dozens of campus-based service groups as well as Athens-area nonprofits, social services and government agencies. Visit here for more information.

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, events honoring the contributions of Hispanic Americans in the U.S. and highlighting the diverse heritage and cultures of Latin America will be held from September 15 through October 15. For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month visit the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute website.

A free service-learning workshop series for faculty and graduate students interested in exploring how to design and implement service-learning enhanced coursework has been announced by the Office of Service Learning. Introduction to Effective Service-Learning Course Design will be offered both Wed., Sept. 11 or Thurs., Sept. 19 from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Integrating Critical Reflection in Service-Learning will be held Wed., Oct. 16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Participants may register here.

Week of September 09, 2013

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is now taking applications for the NNSA Graduate Program, which provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in domestic and global nuclear security. Visit here to learn more and apply . Applications are due October 21, 2013.

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August 2013

Week of August 28, 2013

Part of Center for Teach and Learning's fall 2013 Pedagogy Workshops. This interactive, research- informed session will consider the recent research regarding how today's students learn. The session will provide guidance for those who teach, especially at the undergraduate level, and will critically examine multitasking, learning styles and other concepts. To register, visit, click here.

David Olali of T'fori-Atta Institute for the Study of Religious Heritage of the African World, Atlanta will give a lecture entitled, "Unscripted Anxiety, Amnesia, and the Complex Duplications of Black Identity." For more information, click here.

Week of August 25, 2013

UGA has announced the launch of vLab, a new service that allows students remote access to applications including Microsoft Office, SPSS, Stat, EndNote and more. The vLab allows students the freedom to complete schoolwork anywhere while using their personal phones, tablets, or computers. To remotely access the UGA vLab, click here and follow the instructions to install and access the vLab.

Week of August 17, 2013

The video of the Graduate school Orientation program on Wednesday, August 7, is now on our website. If you were not able to attend, take some time to listen to the information provided by a number of UGA speakers.

There will be a make-up TA Orientation on Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in room 250 in the Miller Learning Center for all new teaching and lab assistants who were not able to attend the Orientation on August 8. Please contact Denise Domizi if you plan to attend the make-up session or if you have any questions.

Looking for interesting or practical electives to take fall semester? Check out our list of course announcements.

Need to know when the next bus will arrive at your stop? Looking for a specific building on campus? Check out the brand new UGA App for iOS!

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May 2013

Week of May 06, 20143

Share photos of your favorite times at UGA! If your photo is picked, look for it in an upcoming UGA television promo. The spot (and your image) will air nationwide during 2013 football season!

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April 2013

Week of April 15, 20143

Interested in applying for a Fulbright grant to fund a year abroad? Come to an information session! The campus deadline for the 2014-2015 U.S. Student Fulbright competition is September 9, 2013. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who will have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree completed by spring 2014.

Are you "Arch Smart?" Play along with UGA's Photographic Services on Facebook as they document the wide variety of ways the Arch symbol is used around campus.

Looking for interesting or practical electives to take next semester? Check out our list of course announcements.

The IDEA Society is co-sponsoring a talk with the School of Public & International Affairs on Islam and Democracy in the Middle East at 3:30PM on Apr. 19 in MLC 102.

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March 2013

Week of March 25, 2013

Congratulations to doc student, Virginia Schutte, whose short film "Improving Mangrove Management to Protect the Ocean’s Tropical Nurseries" will be shown at the Beneath the Waves Film Festival in Savannah. The film explores the critical role of red mangrove forests in marine ecosystems of the Caribbean.

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November 2012

Week of November 22, 2012

Dr. Sherry Clouser will be teaching EDHI 9040 - Using Technology in the College Classroom on Monday afternoons in the Spring. The purpose of the course is to encourage participants to critically reflect on the use of instructional technologies in their fields and provide them with opportunities to develop skills in employing technology in the classroom.

Dr. Denise Domizi will be teaching GRSC 7800 - College Teaching and Student Learning on Thursday afternoons in the Spring. The course is directed toward graduate students who are concerned about how to teach undergraduates more effectively, interested in being a part of an unique learning community, and pursuing the Interdiscplinary Certificate in University Teaching.

Dr. Nic Holt will be teaching RLST 8000 - Games: culture and human development on Tuesday evenings in the Spring. This course explores the growing body of scholarship and research investigating the role of games in contemporary society and potential uses for education. Using a holistic approach, students will explore issues such as identity development, perspective taking, learning and motivation, and community.

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October 2012

Week of October 22, 2012

The UGA philosophy department is hosting an interdisciplinary conference on pop culture (with particular focus on Politics and Science Fiction in Pop Culture) on Oct. 26. Show us how your research is inspired by and is clearly demonstrated in a variety of mediums, such as literature, film, music, and other forms of visual art. Faculty and grad students from across all disciplines are encouraged to attend. Presenters should submit their papers by Oct. 17 to shiver@uga.edu.

The next UGA-ROOTS Training Series will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Paul S. Coverdell Auditorium from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. This is part of a free training and orientation series that will consist of an orientation session at 1:30pm and a UGA job search/process talk at 3:15pm. Students and post-docs are welcome to attend one or both sessions as well as the catered reception at 4:30pm.

Week of October 08, 2012

The Campus Sustainability Grants Program provides funding for competitive, student-proposed projects and initiatives designed to advance campus sustainability through education, research, service, and operations. Proposals are accepted from current UGA students (with a faculty/staff sponsor) and will be selected based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, ad available funding. The deadline for pre-proposals is Oct. 5.

The Graduate School is co-sponsoring a a free workshop with the Center for Integrative Conservation Research that will explore the links between food production, policy and sustainability on Oct. 1 starting at 9 a.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The workshop, titled “The Future of Food,” is for those individuals interested in the challenges and potential of reshaping food systems. Rashid Nuri, founder of the Truly Living Well Center for Urban Agriculture in Atlanta and president of the board of Georgia Organics, will deliver the keynote address at 3:45 p.m. in room 271 of the Special Collections Library.

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September 2012

Week of September 24, 2012

Columbus State University has issued a call for proposals for the 2012 meeting of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Conference at CSU on October 25, 2012. The rise of globalization, rapid dissemination of information and increased interconnectivity has drastically changed the dynamic of everyday existence. What challenges will we face in this new world as a result of the ever-growing rise and distribution of technology and increased spread of culture and ideas? The deadline for submission is September 7, 2012.

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August 2012

Week of August 06, 2012

For those students who were unable to attend Orientation on August 8, a video of the event is now available on YouTube. We also have a very limited number of bags with information materials available at the front desk of the Graduate School. If you were able to join us at the Classic Center, we hope you enjoyed the program and welcome your feedback about how we can improve Orientation for future graduate students.

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August 2012

Week of August 06, 2012

Want the chance to have your research animated by PHD Comics' Jorge Cham? Check out the 2 Minute Thesis Contest he's hosting! Entries must be submitted by August 1.

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May 2012

Week of May 29, 2012

The GSPS 4th Annual Research Day will be held Friday, May 25 in the Pharmacy South Building from 9AM to 5PM. All graduate students, postdocs, and faculty are invited to attend. Dr. Lisa Hensley, Director of Regulatory Science, Medical Science Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi) at the FDA will present the keynote at 4PM.

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April 2012

Week of April 30, 2012

The deadline to nominate graduate students for fellowships and scholarships managed through the Graduate School is Friday, April 27. Nominations must be received from your department's Graduate Coordinator.

UGA-ROOTS, a new, quarterly training series for UGA graduate students, postdocs, and new faculty aimed at providing basic information on the ins and outs of research opportunities at UGA will be held on April 27 from 1:30-5:00. For more information, including the workshop schedule and registration details, visit the Postdoc Portal.

Week of April 09, 2012

Monday, April 9 is the final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for May 2012 graduation.

Week of April 02, 2012

The Center for Communicating Science is asking scientists to answer the question – “What is a flame?” – in a way that a child would find intelligible and maybe even fun. Answers can be written, spoken (on video), or told through graphics and will be judged by a panel of 11 year-old children. Entries must be submitted by April 2, 2012. For more information, visit the Flame Challenge.

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March 2012

Week of March 26, 2012

Interested in learning more about how Fulbright can fund your research abroad? Come to an information session on Friday, March 23rd at 3:30pm in 264 Baldwin Hall. The session will feature two UGA graduate student Fulbright recipients, who will speak about the highlights of their Fulbright year and offer advice about crafting research proposals and making contacts abroad.

Week of March 19, 2012

The UGA Grad Studies' 1st Annual Three Minute Dissertation (3MD™) Competition, will be held March 29. Currently enrolled doctoral students will have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their dissertation topic and its significance.

Week of March 05, 2012

University of Georgia students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn more about opportunities abroad available through the Fulbright Program, the largest U.S. international exchange program, during a 2012-fulbright.pdfcampus-wide presentation on Thursday, February 23 from 3-6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Tate Student Center.

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February 2012

Week of February 06, 2012

Reminder: January 20 is the final date for submitting Admission to Candidacy for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in May 2012. Students who were not admitted to candidacy prior to October 03, 2011 must register for 10 hours in Spring 2012.

Students who have an idea for a business or aspire to one day own their own business—but don't know how to get started—can take their venture idea to the next level—thanks to UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur contest sponsored by the Terry College of Business. The submission deadline for Round I is January 26.

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January 2012

Week of January 17, 2012

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is accepting applications for various postoctoral fellowships, including the CINAR Postdoctoral Scholar, Postdoctoral Fellowship in marine Radiocarbon Studies, and fellowships with the Coastal Ocean Institute, Deep Ocean Exploration Institute, Ocean and Climate Change Institute, and Ocean Life Institute. Completed applications will be accepted up to January 15, 2012.

The American Research Center in Egypt will be awarding four fellowships in 2012 through the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), William P. McHugh Memorial Fund, and Theodore N. Romanoff Prize. Applications will be accepted online through January 15, 2012.

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December 2011

Week of December 19, 2011

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program (DOE SCGF) is accepting applications through January 3 for Fall 2012 fellowships. This three-year award, provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research. Contact Dr. Ping Ge, the DOE SCGF Program Manager, with any questions about the program or application process.

Week of December 05, 2011

Information about the candidates for the Associate Dean of the Graduate School and the schedules for the campus visits are available for review.

The Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science (GSPS) is hosting the 4th Annual Career Symposium on Friday, December 2, from 9-3 at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. This event aims to give graduate students and postdocs insight into alternative career paths in the sciences that they can follow. The event is free for all interested individuals, but registration is required.

The 10th Annual SQUIG Qualitative Research Conference will be hosted Wednesday, December 7 from 8:30 to 4 on the first floor of Aderhold. The conference is an interdisciplinary conference on qualitative research methods, and is an exciting opportunity to learn about the qualitative work of the students from the different academic departments at UGA. Admission is free and includes breakfast and lunch.

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November 2011

Week of November 28, 2011

A Kwanzaa celebration, presented by the UGA African American Cultural Center, will be held on Dec. 15 at 4:00 p.m. in the Tate Grand Hall. Tickets are free and may be picked up from 404 Memorial Hall on a first come first serve basis.

The Campus Sustainability Grants Program provides funding for competitive, student-proposed projects and initiatives designed to advance campus sustainability through education, research, service, and operations. Proposals are accepted from current UGA students (with a faculty/ staff sponsor) and will be selected based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, ad available funding. The deadline for proposals is December 16.

Week of November 14, 2011

Students interested in attending graduate school at UGA should attend the “Graduate Education at the University of Georgia" webinar on Nov 17 from 12-1:30 EST. Topics include information about UGA, financial aid, funding, and admissions. Register now to reserve your seat.

UGA graduate students can apply for scholarships to study at Erlangen, Bamberg, or Rostock universities in Germany. Students should possess sufficient German language skills to undertake course work in German. For more information, visit the German & Slavic Studies website

Week of November 07, 2011

UGA is hosting a symposium entitled "Global Engagement 2011: Public Diplomacy, Economic Development, and Trade" in conjunction with the Atlanta Consular Corps at The Tate Center Grand Hall on November 10, from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. Early registration is advised due to space limitations. For more information please visit the event website.

Mattias Klum, Swedish photographer, filmmaker and international conservationist, will deliver the 2011 Fall Boyd Lecture at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11 in the Mahler Auditorium of The Georgia Center. His lecture, titled “The Big Picture: Communicating Conservation in a Complex World,” is free and open to all.

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October 2011

Week of October 24, 2011

The deadline to submit nominations for the Outstanding Mentoring Award and Excellence in Research by Graduate Students is November 04. For more information about these two programs, visit the Graduate School Recognition Awards.

Monday, October 31 is the deadline for doctoral students to submit dissertation titles for the commencement program for December 2011 graduation. Pleae note that this is not the same as the Application for Graduation that was due on August 26. If you previously applied for December 2011 graduation and you do not expect to graduate this term, please contact gradinfo@uga.edu to request to move to a later graduation semester.

Week of October 17, 2011

The Institute for African American Studies is proposing a graduate certificate in African American Studies that will require 15 semester hours, including an introductory course in African American Studies. They are asking graduate students (in any program or discipline) to respond to a survey in order to determine the level of interest in establishing such a certificate. All responses are strictly anonymous.

What could be better than Jorge Cham on campus for Graduate Student Appreciation Day last Spring? Why Jorge Cham on campus for a screening of The PhD Movie and Q&A of course! Save the date...graduate students will take over the theater on October 24 at 7PM.

Week of October 03, 2011

A professional development seminar, Dealing with Deficit Spending: Money Management for Graduate Students, is being presented by Michael Rupured on Wednesday, October 5th from 3:30-4:30 in Miller Learning Center room 348. More information including online registration is available here.

On October 29, 2011 The UGA philosophy department will host an interdisciplinary conference on pop culture. Faculty and grad students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. Organizers are looking for research inspired by and clearly demonstrated in a variety of mediums, such as literature, film, music, and other forms of visual art. Abstracts no longer than 300 words and any technological needs should be submitted to ljo@uga.edu by Oct. 1. Full papers must be submitted by Oct. 18.

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September 2011

Week of September 19, 2011

Nominations are now open for the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. Doctoral-level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible. The award is sponsored by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and the deadline for nominations is October 03.

Applications for the George C. Marshall/Baruch Fellowships for doctoral or postdoctoral research in 20th-century U.S. military or diplomatic history and related fields are due October 14.

Week of September 12, 2011

Nominations are now open for the James L. Carmon Scholarship. Departments may nominate up to two candidates through their graduate coordinators, and the deadline for nominations is September 20.

Week of September 05, 2011

The Department of Romance Languages is offering a translation exam for graduate students who must demonstrate foreign language competency as part of their graduate degree requirements on Monday, September 12. Any questions should be directed to Amy Simone Duran.

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August 2011

Week of August 22, 2011

Columbus State University is hosting an Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Conference on November 3. The deadline for submission is September 1.

Week of August 15, 2011

Classes at the University of Georgia will begin on Monday, August 15 for the Fall Semester. For other important dates, please refer to the UGA Academic Calendar.

Week of August 08, 2011

The Fall 2011 Teaching Assistant Orientation will take place August 11, 2011 in the Miller Learning Center from 8:45 - 12:30. All new graduate students with instructional responsibilities are required to attend. Returning graduate students are encouraged to attend sessions of interest. The full program is available from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony is at 9:30 am on Saturday, August 6th, in Stegeman Coliseum. See the commencement website for additional information.

The Graduate School Orientation and Information Fair will be held on Wednesday, August 10th, from 9 - 11:30 a.m. at the Classic Center in Athens. For more information including registration, a new student to-do list, FAQ for new students, and FAQ for enrolled students, please visit the orientation website.

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July 2011

Week of July 25, 2011

Associate Dean David Knauft will be leaving the Graduate School as of July 29. We wish him well upon his retirement. Drop by between 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at the Michael Brothers Building Mezzanine (one floor below the Graduate School) to offer your best wishes in person.

Week of July 11, 2011

The International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (iCALT) will be held in Athens from July 6-8. The theme for iCALT 2011 is "Educational Technology Forecast: Cloudy with a Slight Chance of Gain", with cloud-based learning and assessment as featured topics. More information, including how to register, is available through the Georgia Center.

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June 2011

Week of June 27, 2011

The Georgia Center is hosting a four-day workshop titled, "Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling" from June 21 - 24. Deborah Bandalos, Professor and Director of the Assessment and Measurement Doctoral Program at James Madison University, will introduce participants to the basics of model estimation, evaluation of model fit, and model interpretation for basic structural equation models.

Week of June 13, 2011

The Georgia Center is hosting a two-day workshop titled, "What In The World Is Phenomenology?" on June 9 & 10. Mark D. Vagle, instructor and professor of education at The University of Georgia, will provide insight into the philosophical and methodological foundations of phenomenology and practice some of the core methodological techniques of phenomenological research.

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May 2011

Week of May 30, 2011

Congratulations to the 1200 graduate students who received degrees on Friday. The Graduate School Commencement video is now available online.

Week of May 16, 2011

The UGA Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science will hold its third annual Scientific Research Day on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The interdisciplinary event will feature presentations by graduate students, postdoctoral associates and other members of the UGA research community.

Week of May 9, 2011

The Government of Canada is seeking applicants for its Doctoral Student Research Award. The grant provides funding for doctoral students whose dissertations are related to the study of Canada or U.S.-Canada relations.

Week of May 2, 2011

Checkout the latest PhD comic from Jorge Cham, who credits Tamar, a UGA graduate student in Psychology with the idea. Cham spoke on campus April 7 in celebration of Graduate and Professional Students Appreciation Week.

Carol Lee, a Northwestern University professor of African-American Studies and Learning Sciences, will give the keynote presentation for the College of Education’s Graduate Research Conference in S-150 in the Lamar Dodd School of Art on at 10 a.m. on May 3. Lee’s speech is called “Continually Re-thinking the Mentoring of Doctoral Students as Future Scholars.”

The UGA Graduate School congratulates the following graduate students who will represent the Graduate Student Association during the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • President: Hongyu Zhang, Ph.D. in International Affairs
  • Vice President: Kim Kesterke, Master's of Business Administration
  • Secretary: Zac Watne, Ph.D. in Sociology

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April 2011

Week of April 25, 2011

Information sessions about the scholarship competition to attend Singularity University this summer will be held on Monday, April 18 from 5:00-6:00 pm in 141 Coverdale Building and on April 19 from 5:00-6:00 pm in 508 Chemistry. Details about the scholarship competition can be found on the Graduate School website.

Elderhostel is accepting applications from doctoral students who are researching lifelong or later-life learning for its Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant. Graduate students must be currently conducting dissertation research. Application deadlines are due May 2, 2011.

Week of April 18, 2011

Applications for Graduate School scholarships and fellowships are due on Friday, April 15, 2011. Applications should be made through your graduate department.

Week of April 4, 2011

Graduate students can apply for the Emerging Leaders Program, a two-day workshop about professional development and building leadership skills, until April 1, 2011. Application materials should be submitted to graduate coordinators.

The UGA Graduate Student Association will present its 11th annual conference on April 2, 2011, in the Miller Learning Center on the Athens campus. Lorilee Sandmann will deliver the keynote presentation. The Graduate Student Association asks attendees to register for the conference on the GSA website.

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March 2011

Week of March 28, 2011

Graduate students are invited to the 2011 Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium in the Classic Center on April 4, 2011. Professor of Marine Sciences Samantha Joye will deliver the keynote presentation.

Week of March 21, 2011

The Institute for Women’s Studies is seeking qualified applicants for graduate teaching assistantships in two classes, WMST 1110 – Multicultural Perspectives on Women in the U.S. or WMST 2010 – Introduction to Women’s Studies. Applications and supporting materials are due by March 21, 2011.

Week of March 14, 2011

To show appreciation for our fantastic graduate students this year, the Graduate School’s next guest speaker is most widely recognized for his ability to combine graduate student life, research, and humor on a regular basis. Can you guess who it will be?

Week of March 7, 2011

The UGA College of Public Health will hold “Information Day” on March 4 at 2 p.m. in the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences. The open house will highlight all of the academic units in public health and focus on graduate level programs.

Graduate students can still register for the upcoming interdisciplinary critical studies conference, “Making Ends Meet.” Instead of formal research presentations, sessions will be built around key problems related to the conference’s theme. The conference will take place on March 26 at the Tate Student Center.

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February 2011

Week of Feb. 28, 2011

The UGA School of Law will host a reenactment of the legal case that desegregated UGA on Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The reenactment will be followed by a panel discussion that includes Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham and U.S. District Court Judge Horace T. Ward.

The Council on International Education Exchange is offering two $20,000 fellowships for doctoral students researching U.S. undergraduate study abroad. Interested graduate students can find nomination and eligibility requirements online.

Week of Feb. 21, 2011

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Associated Colleges of the South are offering 12 two-year postdoctoral fellowship positions for recent doctoral graduates in interdisciplinary environmental sciences. Each postdoctoral fellowship position is open for the academic years 2011-2013.

Week of Feb. 14, 2011

The UGA Graduate Student Association has extended the deadline for abstract submissions for its 11th annual conference. Graduate students can submit abstracts to the Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference until Feb. 18, 2011. The conference will take place on April 2, 2011, in the Miller Learning Center on the UGA Athens campus.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities is offering a graduate course in May for students interested in learning more about research techniques for biological investigations. The one-week course will be held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory beginning May 23, 2011.

Week of Feb. 7, 2011

The UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute is offering graduate student travel awards for master’s or doctoral students conducting summer research in Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking countries. Visit the LACSI website for more information about the awards and sample proposals.

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January 2011

Week of Jan. 31, 2011

Welcome incoming graduate students! Be sure to check out our Virtual Graduate School Orientation for important information.

The Udall Foundation is seeking doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution to apply for its two one-year fellowships of $24,000. Interested graduate students can apply online until Feb. 24, 2011.

Week of Jan. 24, 2011

The UGA Graduate Student Association will host its 11th annual conference April 2, 2011, on the Athens campus. Graduate students can submit abstracts to the Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference until Feb. 11, 2011. The conference’s theme this year is “Building Bridges: Impacts of Graduate Research.”

The UGA Office of Sustainability is offering a Campus Sustainability Grants Program to fund student-proposed projects and initiatives designed to advance campus sustainability through education, research, service and operations. The final proposal deadline is Feb. 1, 2011.

The Center for Global Health is offering graduate students a new certificate designed to equip students with the skills necessary to function effectively in global health practice. Interested students can e-mail ghcertif@uga.edu for more information about the Global Health Certificate.

Week of Jan. 03, 2011

Over the holiday break the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will host a listserv to help graduate students achieve their writing goals for theses and dissertations. Interested students can learn more about the listserv and how to subscribe on Columbia University’s website.

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December 2010

Week of Dec. 20, 2010

Resources for the Future is offering fellowships for doctoral students who are finishing dissertation research related to the environment, natural resources or energy. Proposals from students studying economics or other social sciences will be given priority. Doctoral students can apply until Feb. 18, 2011.

Week of Dec. 13, 2010

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for U.S. graduate students to expand their graduate education in an international setting. The National Security Education Program awards Boren Fellowships to students who want to study national security issues abroad. Graduate students may apply online until Feb. 1, 2011.

Week of Dec. 6, 2010

The “la Caixa” Foundation and the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre are seeking applicants for their International Ph.D. Program in Madrid. The program will provide 10 four-year fellowships in 2011 in genetics, cellular biology, clinical research and molecular pathology. Graduate students may apply online until March 15, 2011.

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November 2010

Week of Nov. 29, 2010

The Udall Foundation is offering two one-year fellowships to doctoral students whose research concerns environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution. The dissertation fellowships cover one year of tuition and living expenses. Graduate students may apply until Feb. 24.

The Graduate School invites all members of the graduate community to participate in its Fall Food Drive. Donations of non-perishable food items can be brought to the Graduate School at 320 E. Clayton St., Suite 400, until Nov. 22. All donations will be delivered to The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.

Week of Nov. 15, 2010

Graduate students interested in Singularity University’s 2011 Graduate Studies Program have until Dec. 1 to apply for the second round of applications. The 10-week interdisciplinary program brings together outstanding graduate and postgraduate students to develop technologies that confront global challenges.

Week of Nov. 8, 2010

The Graduate School will host a professional development seminar "Doing Research Right" on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 3:30-4:30 in room 200B, Geography/Geology Building. David Knauft, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, will discuss research-related problems commonly faced by graduate students. Please register to let us know you plan to attend.

The College of William and Mary will host its Tenth Annual Graduate Research Symposium March 25-26, 2011. Interested students can submit abstracts by Dec. 3 for a variety of disciplines in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

The National Physical Science Consortium’s fellowship program provides a $20,000 annual stipend, covers tuition, and includes up to two summer internships at a government agency. The NPSC provides fellowships to students in a broad range of disciplines, including mathematics, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. Graduate students should apply the year before they begin their dissertation research. The NPSC accepts applications until Nov. 30.

Week of Nov. 1, 2010

The 22nd Annual Louise McBee Lecture will be held on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. in the UGA Chapel. Nancy Zimpher from SUNY will speak about Educational Leadership in Tough Economic Times.

The Graduate School is seeking nominations for its annual Excellence in Research by Graduate Students Awards. The awards recognize outstanding scholarship by graduate students in the following areas: fine arts; humanities and social sciences; life sciences; mathematics and physical sciences; and professional and applied sciences. Five recipients will receive an award of $1,000. Contact Judy Milton at jmilton@uga.edu for details. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 5.

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October 2010

Week of Oct. 25, 2010

Nominations are open for the 2011 Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates. Nobel laureates in Chemistry, Physics, and Physiology/Medicine discuss issues of importance with doctoral students from around the world. Deadline for application is Oct. 27, 2010.

Week of Oct. 18, 2010

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme is seeking applicants from graduate students across all disciplines who are interested in studying at universities in Hong Kong. HKPFS fellowships provide a monthly stipend of approximately $2,600 and a conference and research-related travel allowance of approximately $1,300 per year for three years.

Week of Oct. 11, 2010

Finding Work-Life Balance in Graduate School, a professional development seminar, will be held on Wednesday, October 13, at 3:30 pm in room 350, Miller Learning Center. Dr. Andy Case-Simonson, a Counseling Psychologist, will give students techniques and skills for managing school and ensuring a life outside of graduate school. Register to attend.

The Bioenergy Systems Research Initiative will hold its annual retreat on Nov. 15 in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Graduate students can submit abstracts for presentation until Oct. 22. The retreat also features a keynote speech by Dr. Ken Keegstra, scientific director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.

Educational Teaching Service is seeking applicants for its 2011-2012 fellowship and internship programs. ETS offers several programs for scholars who either hold a doctoral degree or are currently enrolled in a doctoral program in educational research or related fields.

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September 2010

Week of Sept. 27, 2010

The Social Sciences Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship offers nine to 12 months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research abroad. The SSRC is accepting applications until Nov. 3, 2010.

Week of Sept. 20, 2010

Want to make use of your time doing research for your courses? Plan to attend a workshop to learn how to "Improve Your Research Capabilities: UGA Libraries - Books and So Much More" on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in 350 Miller Learning Center. Carla Buss from the UGA Libraries will help you to make efficient use of your time for searching and researching relevant materials. Registration for the seminar is open.

The University of Georgia’s BioBusiness Center is hosting a seminar for graduate students and post-docs interested in learning more about research commercialization on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Coverdell Center. Three panelists will discuss intellectual property protection and how to transfer knowledge from a university setting to industry.

Week of Sept. 13, 2010

Plan to attend a workshop to learn about Creating Teaching Portfolios: The Who, What, When, Why, and How on Thursday, September 16, at 3:30 in 150 Miller Learning Center. Paul Quick from the Center for Teaching and Learning will talk how a teaching portfolio can assist in your job search. Click here to register for the seminar.

The U.S. Department of Education is inviting doctoral and master’s of fine arts students to apply for the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program for graduate study in the arts, humanities or social sciences. The department expects to award 33 new fellowships at an average amount of $43,989. Applications are due by Sept. 30, 2010.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is seeking applicants for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities program. Doctoral candidates and medical students from underrepresented populations in biomedical research are eligible. The four-day program takes place on the National Institute of Health’s campus in Bethesda, Md.

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August 2010

Week of Aug. 30, 2010

The Office of the Vice President for Research is offering the Carmon Scholarship to graduate students whose research reflects computer or networking technology in the sciences or creative arts. Nominations are due by Sept. 21, 2010, and must come from the nominee’s department through the graduate coordinator.

Week of Aug. 23, 2010

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a national security research center, is soliciting applications for its three-year Lawrence Fellowship. Applicants must be either in the last year of completing their Ph.D. or have received their Ph.D. within the last five years.

Week of Aug. 16, 2010

Trans-Scripts, a new interdisciplinary online journal, invites graduate student to submit their work for its inaugural publication. The first issue’s theme is “Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the ‘Post-Racial’ Society.” Submissions are due by Sept. 19, 2010.

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July 2010

Week of Jul. 12, 2010

Graduate students who are interested in developing their teaching skills are encouraged to learn about the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. The Graduate School and the Center for Teaching and Learning provide the certificate to enhance graduate students’ teaching skills and prepare them for future academic positions.

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June 2010

Week of Jun. 28, 2010

The Center for Asian Studies has organized an exhibition of photographs that showcases Japan’s World Heritage Sites in the Tate Student Center until July 11. The traveling photography can be seen on the walls in the area between the Tate Center and the Tate II annex.

Week of Jun. 14, 2010

The UGA Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science will host the 2nd Annual Scientific Research Day on June 18 in the Paul D. Coverdell Center. The event includes poster presentations from UGA researchers and the George H. Boyd Keynote Lecture.

Paul Manoguerra, curator of American art, will give a lecture about landscape works from the Georgia Museum of Art’s permanent collection June 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden. The event is held in conjunction with Spirit of the Land, an exhibition of landscape works from local artists.

Week of Jun. 7, 2010

The UGA Career Center and the UGA Alumni Association are hosting a career fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 in the Gwinnett Center Ballroom. Interested applicants can register in advance over Dawglink.

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May 2010

Week of May 24, 2010

Thomas Lauth, dean of the university’s School of Public and International Affairs, delivered the keynote address at the graduate student ceremony on May 8. Lauth encouraged every graduating student to address the problems of society and enhance the reputation of UGA. Don't forget to check out the Graduation Slideshow!

Week of May 17, 2010

EPIT still has space available in the online Multicultural Perspectives on Technology course. Students from Brazil and Mexico will join the online collaboration. For more information, check the syllabus or contact Daisyane Barreto.

Week of May 10, 2010

Thomas Lauth, dean of the university's School of Public and International Affairs, will deliver the keynote address for the graduate student ceremony on May 8. Lauth has been the dean of the school since 2001 and was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2000.

Graduation is at 10:00am on Saturday, May 8, 2010, in Stegeman Coliseum. Congratulations to all our grads and don't forget to check commencement details for information regarding the ceremony, parking, and diplomas.

Week of May 03, 2010

Graduate students can still apply for the Emerging Leaders Program, a two-day leadership and professional development program held during Fall Break. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on May 3, 2010. Application materials should be submitted online by your Graduate Coordinator.

The Social Science Research Council is seeking proposals from pairs of tenured faculty to design and lead dissertation proposal workshops for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences. Selected field directors will lead groups of 12 graduate students in workshops on preparing their dissertation research and writing funding proposals.

Walter Dellinger, former solicitor general of the United States, will deliver the keynote address at the UGA School of Law’s commencement on May 15. The commencement will begin at 10 a.m. on the quadrangle in front of the law school on North Campus.

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April 2010

Week of Apr. 26, 2010

EITS and Microsoft are demonstrating the new e-mail system being adopted by UGA from 1-2 p.m. on April 27 and 28. The new e-mail system will include a calendar, shared workspace and web-based storage. The demonstration will include free pizza and prizes, including an Xbox and Zune.

The College of Education is hosting a graduate student research conference at River’s Crossing in Room 114 on April 23, 2010. The conference will highlight research from across the university. Presentations begin at 4:30 p.m.

Week of Apr. 19, 2010

Thinking of applying for a Fulbright Scholarship? An information session about the U.S. Student Fulbright Program will be held for graduate students at 3:30 p.m. April 19 in 102 Moore College. Guest speakers include graduate students familiar with the program and Dr. Edward Halper who served on a Fulbright national screening committee.

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies is offering a May session course on reading German texts. The class aims to help graduate students understand German scholarly texts within their field of studies. For more information, contact Dr. Brechtje Beuker.

Week of Apr. 12, 2010

The College of Education is hosting a research conference open to all graduate students on April 23, 2010. Abstracts should be submitted by April 13. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories, including quantitative, qualitative and conceptual/theoretical.

Week of Apr. 05, 2010

The Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology department will offer an online course during the first summer short session to examine how teaching and technology can affect cultural identities. Students from Brazil and Mexico will join the online collaboration. For more information, check the syllabus or contact Daisyane Barreto.

Ecology Professor James W. Porter will present a public lecture on the environmental effects of war from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. April 15 in the Ecology auditorium. “The Ecology of War” will focus broadly on the impact of war on environmental and human health.

The University of Notre Dame is accepting papers for its international conference next fall about the Iberian Empire’s history and literature from the Middle Ages to the conquest of the New World. Submitted abstracts are due by May 1, 2010. Registration information is available online.

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March 2010

Week of Mar. 29, 2010

Ambassador Andrew Young will speak at the Tenth Annual Mary Frances Early Lecture on April 6 at 4 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. Young is a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and civil rights leader.

UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art will display its 2010 Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition March 19-April 7 in galleries 101 and 307. The exhibition marks the culmination of 14 student artists’ education and research into their individual disciplines.

Week of Mar. 22, 2010

UGA will host the Educational Design Research Conference on March 26-27, 2010 in the Paul D. Coverdell Center. The conference will feature keynote speakers from around the world and honor Professor Thomas C. Reeves upon his retirement from UGA.

An academic writing course intended for multilingual students will be offered during the 2010 fall semester. The course will focus on mastering grammar difficulties and developing an academic style. For more information, contact Dr. Molly Moran at mhmoran@uga.edu or Ms. Teresa McClure at tmcclure@uga.edu.

Week of Mar. 15, 2010

Dr. J. Stephen Lansing, a professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, will screen his film Voyagers on the Ring of Fire on March 15 at 5 p.m. in Room N106 of the Instructional Plaza in between the psychology and journalism buildings. On March 16, he will deliver a related lecture in the same venue.

The UGA Office of Academic Special Programs is seeking graduate student judges for the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair from April 1-3 at the Classic Center. The GSEF provides junior and high school students an opportunity to showcase research projects or other studies regarding biological and physical sciences.

Week of Mar. 01, 2010

Ron Clark, an innovative educator and co-founder of Atlanta’s Ron Clark Academy, will give the 2010 Hunter-Holmes Lecture on Friday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the UGA Performing Arts Center. The free event is open to the public.

The Scientific Writing Group will hold a six-week workshop in March and April to assist doctoral students with their writing skills. The free workshop is open to all disciplines. Contact Dr. Kimberly Clay for details.

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February 2010

Week of Feb. 22, 2010

President Adams will hold a forum for UGA students next week, Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in Myers Hall. The public forum is an opportunity for students to discuss university-related issues with Adams.

The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars Fund is seeking applicants by Feb. 26 for an assistantship in the UGA Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education. Applicants should be committed to further contributing to Latino education in the United States, proficient in Spanish and possess an outstanding academic record.

The Graduate School is developing a Strategic Plan for 2010-2020 and would like your input. Visit our strategic planning section to complete the online questionnaire.

Week of Feb. 15, 2010

The Open Society Institute has released a call for applications for its Global Supplementary Grant Program. The program provides funding for doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences from countries in Eastern and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia.

Tufts University is looking for participants in its second annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies in July. The two-week course examines topics related to citizenry, public institutions and civic skills. It concludes with a public conference on July 22.

Week of Feb. 08, 2010

The Graduate School is developing a Strategic Plan for 2010-2020 and would like your input. Visit our strategic planning section to sign up to participate in one of the group meetings or complete the online questionnaire.

The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars Fund is seeking applicants for an assistantship in the UGA Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education. Applicants should be committed to further contributing to Latino education in the United States, proficient in Spanish and possess an outstanding academic record.

The ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and the Caucus for Women in Statistics are offering a $2,000 scholarship for the Gertrude Cox Scholarship for Women in Graduate Statistics Programs. Two awards will be given to women admitted to full-time study in graduate statistics, including biostatistics. The application form is due Feb. 15.

Week of Feb. 01, 2010

ThinkSwiss is accepting applications for its 2010 ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship. The two- to three-month exchange program is looking for graduate students who are applying to any Swiss university.

The UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute is seeking applicants for its 2010 Graduate Field Research Summer Travel Awards competition. The competition is open to graduate students from all disciplines looking to study in Portuguese- or Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, the Caribbean or Iberia.

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January 2010

Week of Jan. 25, 2010

The Graduate Student Association is accepting abstracts for its 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: Health and the Disciplines. All academic fields are welcome to participate. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to Jan. 31, 2010.

Week of Jan. 18, 2010

The Udall Foundation is offering two one-year fellowships to doctoral students whose research concerns environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution. The dissertation fellowship is meant to cover one year of tuition and living expenses.

The Graduate School is issuing a call for nominations for its third annual Diversity Awards. More information about the awards is available on the Diversity Awards page.

Week of Jan. 11, 2010

The Graduate Student Association is accepting abstracts for its 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: Health and the Disciplines. All academic fields are welcome to participate. Abstract submissions are due by Jan. 15, 2010.

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is accepting applications for its three-month Young Scientists Summer Program. The IIASA’s program brings researchers together to examine global environmental, social and economic changes.

Week of Jan. 04, 2010

The Social Sciences Research Council is seeking applications from graduate students in social sciences and humanities for its dissertation fellowship program. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops in support of research during the summer of 2010.

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December 2009

Week of Dec. 21, 2009

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony is at 2:30 pm on Friday, December 18, 2009, in Stegeman Coliseum. See the commencement website for additional information.

Week of Dec. 14, 2009

The Studies Abroad in the South Pacific office is seeking applicants for a graduate part-time employee position. Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s program at UGA. For more information, contact Mary Alice Quinn.

Week of Dec. 07, 2009

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is seeking applicants for its Young Scientists Summer Program. The three-month program invites 50 doctoral students to study matters of global importance in Vienna, Austria. Application information is available on the IIASA website.

UAS7, a consortium of seven German universities of applied sciences, is offering scholarships for its year-long educational and internship experience. Application information is available on the UAS7 website.

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November 2009

Week of Nov. 30, 2009

The Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science will hold their second annual Science Career Symposium on Dec. 3 at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. The free symposium provides professional advice for graduate students seeking a non-academic career path. More information is available on the GSPS website.

Doctorate candidates who have completed all doctoral work other than their dissertation are eligible for 2010-11 Dissertation-Year Visiting Fellowships. Five institutions in the Northeast are host campuses for visiting fellows. Further information is available from DiversityOnCampus.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is soliciting applications for its three-year Graduate Research Environmental Fellowship. Interested applicants should have completed their first year of graduate school and can visit the Global Change Education website for more information.

Week of Nov. 16, 2009

Scholarships are available to pay for living costs while studying abroad at several German institutions, including those in Rostock, Erlangen, and Bamberg. More information is available of the German and Slavic Studies website.

The Law School is presenting two free performances of Clarence Darrow’s Search for Justice, as portrayed by Gary L. Anderson. One of the most famous lawyers of all time, Darrow fought social injustices around the turn of the 20th Century. More information is availabe on the event flyer.

Educational Testing Services is accepting applicants for its 2010-2011 fellowship and internship programs. Internships and fellowships are available for current doctoral students and post-docs. Information for the internships and fellowships is available on the ETS website.

Week of Nov. 09, 2009

The Department of Energy Office of Science is requesting applicants for its DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship program. The federal fellowships provide support for students in biology, chemistry, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences. Application materials are available on the DOE website.

The 21st Annual Louise McBee Lecture will be November 12 at 11:00 am in the UGA Chapel. Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation for Education, will speak about “Three Critical Outcomes: Why Better Preparation for College, Improved Completion Rates, and Increased Higher Education Productivity are Essential to the Nation.” The lecture is sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education.

Week of Nov. 02, 2009

The Institute of International Education will host an informational meeting about the David L. Boren Fellowships on Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m. in 216 Moore College. The Boren Fellowships are awarded by the National Security Education Program to students who wish to study national security issues abroad. Application information is available online. To RSVP for the session or for more information, please contact Rebecca Cheney in the Honors Program (rcheney@uga.edu).

The College of William and Mary will host its 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium on March 26-27, 2010. The university is seeking abstract submissions from graduate students for a variety of disciplines in arts and sciences. Interested students can visit the graduate symposium’s web site.

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October 2009

Week of Oct. 26, 2009

The Graduate School will host a workshop about the National Research Council’s Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs on Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in Room K/L of the Georgia Center. Interested faculty can register online.

The Graduate School’s Award for Innovation in Graduate Education is open for nominations until Nov. 13. The award recognizes innovative thinking and advanced practices in graduate education. Any college, school, program or department offering a graduate degree at UGA is eligible.

Week of Oct. 12, 2009

Students interested in the Presidential Management Fellows Program can visit the Graduate School Professional Seminars section for resources from the Oct. 7 seminar. The PMF program attracts students from across academic disciplines to job opportunities within the federal government.

The Udall Foundation is accepting applications for the 2010 Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship. The one-year Udall Fellowships award $24,000 to two qualified Ph.D. students. Application materials are available on the foundation website.

Week of Oct. 05, 2009

Teaching Portfolio Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants Part 3 will be held on Monday, October 05, 2009, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning North Conference Room.

The Presidential Management Fellows Program seminar will take place on October 7 at 3:30 p.m. in room 150 of the Miller Learning Center. The PMF program attracts students from across academic disciplines to job opportunities within the federal government. Registration information is available online.

Graduate students can nominate UGA Faculty for the 2010 Outstanding Mentoring Award through October 16, 2009. Download the program summary and nomination form for more information.

Nominations are open for the 2010 Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates. Nobel laureates in Chemistry, Physics, and Physiology/Medicine discuss issues of importance with doctoral students from around the world. Deadline for application is Oct. 30, 2009. Contact David Knauft at dknauft@uga.edu for details.

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September 2009

Week of Sept. 14, 2009

The 10th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference will take place Sept. 28-30, 2009, on multiple locations around the UGA campus.

Week of Sept. 07, 2009

The University of Georgia and University Health Center officials continue to monitor the spread of the H1N1 virus. UGA is following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control for college and university environments.

Teaching Portfolio Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants Part 1 will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning North Conference Room.

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