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September 2013

First graduate "STEMINAR" - September 5

Come to the first Graduate STEMinar on Thursday, September 5th from 5 – 6pm in KOBL S 127. 

The STEMinar is a new interdisciplinary graduate student seminar for math, science and engineering. Trubee Davidson (Mathematics) will give a talk on fractals: mathematical patterns found in nature, in objects such as snowflakes, crystals, clouds, and trees. The talk will be non-technical and accessible to everyone.

There will be FREE pizza provided by the Graduate School and  a STEMinar happy hour following at the Dark Horse.

To be added to the STEMinar email list, please send an email to Trubee Davison:

Funding Opportunities From the Grad School

Dean’s Research Grant – application is open now and has a deadline of October, 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Bev Sears Small Research Grants – application will open September 16, 2013 with a deadline of November 1, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship – application will open October 24, 2013 with a deadline of November 22, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Graduate School Travel Grants – there will be two days that the application is open, November 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. for first-time applicants only and November 15,2013 at 9:00 a.m. for everyone.

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UGGS Student travel grants

Are you traveling to a conference or workshop and need funding? Then apply for an UGGS Student Travel Grant! Max award $300. All graduate students are eligible to apply for funding, but you can only receive UGGS travel funding ONCE during your tenure at CU. UGGS also offers two types of student group grants for events taking place during the spring and summer (both with a max award of $750):
  1. Group Event Grants: for graduate student groups putting on an event that is open to students such as conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.
  2. Outreach Event Grants: for graduate student groups putting on an event or seeking funding for a program that will benefit the community and highlight how higher education can benefit the community outside of the university.
Apply for Fall 2013 UGGS Travel and Group Grants at All applications must be submitted online by 5 pm on Wednesday, September 18. Please email UGGS at with any questions.

Technology Transfer Office (TTO)  "Proof-of-Concept" Grants Session

Join CU's TTO Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to learn about proof-of-concept grants available to Colorado university researchers to advance technologies from the lab toward commercial products and services, Wednesday, September 11, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Biotech Building, Linfield/A400 and 12-1 p.m., ATLAS 204. 

For more info or to RSVP:


The Ins and Outs of Visas
Thursday, September 19, 12:00-1:30
pm, C4C S350
Learn the ins and outs of navigating your visa status in the U.S., including how to obtain legal status, work permits, and a driver’s license.  Please bring your lunch and your questions!
Speaker: Paige Gardner, Immigration Lawyer, Green and Gardner LLC.

Grad Students In the News

Laura Michaelson, co-leads study on"Ability to delay gratification may be linked to social trust."  >> For more info, see and

See also News Service's Graduate Education In-Depth Series.

"Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples." --Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Guatemalan Indigenous Rights Activist, 1990 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Winner; b. 1952)



Be sure to look at the  Graduation Requirements to make sure you have everything turned in to graduate on time!

October 1: Deadline to apply to graduate this December.


Mondays -Monday Workshops
Tuesdays - Technology Workshops
Thursdays - TIGER Workshops
Fridays - Forums with Faculty
Intercultural Workshops


Learner's Lunch Series

September 19 - Managing Research with Zotero
September 25 - Managing Research with Mendeley


Getting Off to a Smart Start in Graduate School

The group meets weekly for five weeks on Wednesdays from 1:00-3 pm, beginning September 25, C4C S440. No registration required. Questions? (303) 492-6079

Dissertation Working Group

The group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 pm, C4C S435. No registration required. Questions? (303) 492-6079

Master's Thesis Working Group
The group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 11:00 am to noon, C4C S440. Just show up ready to work and make real progress on your thesis. Questions? (303) 492-6079

Grad Speak
A monthly, drop-in brown bag for graduate students to discuss issues relevant to them. The first meeting will be on September 12 from noon to 1:00 pm.


Sept. 6Fulbright Grant Writing Seminar for Study/Research Applicants



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