the Diversity & Inclusion Summit, November 13-15, UMC
CU-Boulder graduate students are making their presence known by leading the most workshops ever at the Diversity & Inclusion Summit, and we at the Graduate School would like to encourage all graduate students to attend as many sessions as will be possible for you over the course of the three-day Summit.
From November 13-15, over 35 sessions will be offered for professional and personal development over a broad range of topics, from cultivating a sense of inclusion, respect, and full collaboration within your classrooms as budding teachers, to maintaining your calm in the eye of a storm.
Some highlighted offerings from your fellow students:
Tuesday, Nov. 13
12:30-1:45 pm, UMC 247
"Exposing Students to Diversity in the Classroom: Experiences and Insights Teaching Black, Latino and Minority Politics Courses at CU"
JulieMarie A. Shepherd
12:45-1:45 pm, UMC 382-386
"Flowing Through Conflict or “Ki on Campus”:
Applying Ki Aikido Principles to an Academic Environment"
Graduate students Maegan Gilmour and John Helsel
Graduate alums Missy Schreiner (PhD) and Jen Trotter (PhD)
3:30-4:45 pm, UMC 382-386
"Clean Energy Access: The Musical"
Deanna Downes and Lindsay Weitkamp with Prof. Beth Osnes
View feature on Lindsay Weitkamp
3:30-4:45 pm, UMC 247
"Diversity in the Classroom: Strategies for Teaching and Learning"
Tamara Williams Van Horn
Wednesday, Nov. 14
12:00-1:30 pm, Glenn Miller Ballroom
"Ubuntu: An Exploration Into African Community Life Through Dance, Songs, Stories, Proverbs And Metaphors"
Mecca Madyun with Prof. Nii Armah Sowah
1:45-3:15 pm, Glenn Miller Ballroom
"Ubuntu" (See above.)
2:30-3:45, UMC 247
"Teaching and Learning in Diverse School Settings"
Thursday, Nov. 15
9:30 - 10:45 am, Dennis Small UMC 457
"Body and Soul: Get Inside! Exploring the Self and Community"
2:00-3:15 p.m., UMC 325
"The Student Perspective on Religious Diversity"
See the full Summit schedule for over 35 sessions on the best practices around matters of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.
The Summit aims to collectively increase awareness, move towards greater respect and inclusion, and practice diversity, large and small.
Travel grant application opening November 15th
The Graduate School offers partial funding for graduate students to present research findings at meetings or conferences outside Colorado. The grant application for travel occurring 1/1/13-6/31/13 will open on November 15, 2012 at 9:00am. Funding goes very quickly, so be sure to apply early! >> See full details.
View this video on "Climate Change: Making Choices that Make a Difference" which features graduate students Charlotte Van Voast and Graham Allen.
See related news story >>
Participate in Paid Research!
A study being run by graduate student Yoni Ashar is seeking right-handed individuals 23-50 years old with no neurological impairment, no current or past major psychiatric disorder, and no metal implants/pacemakers for laboratory and brain imaging (fMRI) studies.
Eligible participants will be paid $200 over the course of 6 weeks, with 2 fMRI scans, plus opportunities for additional compensation. Please visit http://canlabresearch.colorado.edu/webrecruit.html for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
Grad Students In the News
Quyet Le, an Anthropology PhD student, submitted the above winning “amateur” photograph of the month for the latest National Geographic. Nothing amateur about this compelling portrait of an endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey in the rainforest of Vietnam.
Nobel Prize-winner David Wineland praised as mentor to CU-Boulder graduate students
Bad Knees Drive CU Student to Pursue Both MD and PhD
IQ Biology Graduate's Adventure Continues View Grad School feature as well >>
Kathryn Wingate, a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering was named as a recipient of a $5000 ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) scholarship. Kathryn is in the final year of her PhD, working with Dr. Wei Tan in the Vascular Bioengineering Laboratory.
Two Mechanical Engineering alums, Frank Del Rio, PhD 2006 and Adam Eisele, MS, Spring 2009 receive the PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers) in July 2012.
Three Boulder ECEE grad students won awards at a recent Colorado Photonics Industry Association conference.
From the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences:
- Three audiology students presented at the Colorado Academy of Audiolog: In Ki Jin, Naomi Croghan, and Krista Waterman.
- On October 3, the CU-Boulder chapter of the National Student Speech, Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) hosted their first annual fall fundraiser at Avery Brewing Co. Proceeds benefitted Brain Buddy, a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping those affected by aphasia.
- People presenting at ASHA include:
Susan M. Moore, Clinical Professor
Brian Manzanares, Graduate Student
Bella Alongi, Graduate Student
Tyker Buchholtz, Graduate Student
Cameron Frothingham, Graduate Student
Eric Schliemann, Graduate Student
Paula Messamer, Gradauate Student
See also News Service's Graduate Education In-Depth Series
Nov. 14 - Tuition due date
Nov. 21 - Doctoral defense/final exam deadline
Nov. 30 - Masters final exam/thesis defense deadline
Nov. 30 - PhD dissertation submission deadline
Also, be sure to look at the Graduation Requirements to make sure you have everything turned in to graduate on time!
Getting Off to a SMART START in Graduate School
November 8, 2-3:30 pm
If you recently started graduate school--or if you started a while ago and haven't quite found your footing--come join a psychologist and a librarian to learn skills that will stand you in good stead throughout your graduate career. We'll learn skills in reviewing and retrieving literature, managing time and stress, taking tests and writing papers, and balancing work and other parts of life. Glenda.Russell@colorado.edu
Dissertation Support Group
Tuesdays, 1-2:45 pm
A quarterly drop-in discussion group on topical issues related to the graduate student experience.
GRADUATE TEACHER PROGRAM WORKSHOPS
Nov. 1 - Cooperative Games and Activities for K-12 Audiences to Enhance STEM Presentations
Nov. 2 - Making the Past Exciting for Students as Learners and Researchers
Nov. 2 - Do You Feel Like You Belong? Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome
Nov. 9 - Finding Your Comfort Zone in Teaching & Learning
Nov. 9 - 10th Annual Colorado Bioneers “From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature
Learner’s Lunch: ongoing series of free workshops every Wednesday, 12-1, Norlin E113.
- Nov. 7 - Finding Geospacial Data for Your Research
- Nov. 14 - Using Online Mapping Technologies for Research and Fun
- Nov. 28 - Finding Geospacial Data for Your Research
- Dec. 5 - Mobile Apps for Productivity
CU ART MUSEUM
Nov. 2 - Liminality, Luminosity, and the Everyday: Selections from the CU Art Museum's Painting Collection
Nov. 2 - Primal Seen: Selections from the CU Art Museum's Collection of Photography from the 19th Century to the Present
Nov. 1 - Aboriginal Skies
Nov. 2 - Secrets of Andian Skies
Nov. 29- Colorado Skies
CU NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Nov. 2 - What's With the Long Necks? Methodology and Mythology Regarding Sauropods
GRADUATE STUDENT MUSIC RECITALS
Nov. 2 - Joseph Howe, cello
Nov. 2 - Owen Zhou, piano
Nov. 8 - Allan Armstrong, collaborative piano
Nov. 10 - Joanna Sabater, jazz trombone
Nov. 10 - Rachel Claire Wilkinson, violin
Nov. 10 - Whitney Kelley, flute
Nov. 10 - Jonathan Kohne, jazz piano
Nov. 10 - Doreen Lee, collaborative piano
Nov. 11 - Kajsa Teitelbaum, organ
Nov. 11 - Jessica Lindsey, clarinet
Nov. 11 - Daniel Jonas, jazz trumpet
Nov. 12 - Julie Silver, soprano
Nov. 13 - Yen-Meng Tung, collaborative piano
Nov. 15 - Selena Adams, horn
Nov. 16 - Valerie Estes, flute
Nov. 26 - Christine Palmer, trumpet
Nov. 29 - Haley Dove Montoya, soprano
GRADUATE STUDENT RESOURCES
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