News and Events

Graduate Education Events:

Brown Bag Speaker Series Fall 2016

September 29th - Success Strategies for Applying and Securing Graduate Funding Grants: NSF, NIH, and Other Grant Opportunities

  • Presenters: Dean Kevin Williams, Vice Provost/Dean Graduate Education, Ms. Beth Large, Research Administrator, and Mr. Ernesto Findlay, 2016 NSF fellow and doctoral student, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Location and Time: Humanities 354, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Learn the tools to write winning grants to fund your graduate education. Hear firsthand experiences of a graduate student who recently competed and obtained the NSF grant.

October 13th - Thriving in Graduate School by Managing Stress

  • Presenter: Dr. Joyce Dewitt-Parker, Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Service
  • Location and Time: Humanities 354, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • While stress is an inevitable part of graduate study, you can thrive while pursuing your degree. Come to this workshop and learn how to manage stress, stay healthy, and achieve your academic goals.

October 27th - Women in the STEM Professions

  • Presenters: Dr. Marlene Belfort, Distinguished Professor, Biological Sciences, Dr. Cheryl Frye, Professor Behavioral Neuroscience, and Dr. Jayanti Pande and Dr. Rabi Musah, Associate Professors, Chemistry
  • Location and Time: Humanities 354, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • A panel of accomplished STEM women faculty discuss the representation of women in the professions, challenges and benefits, and the power of STEM researchers to influence the 21st century United States and world community.

November 10th - Enhancing Faculty and Student Communication

  • Presenter: Dean Kevin Williams, Vice Provost/Dean Graduate Education
  • Location and Time: Humanities 354, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Do you want to better understand what is expected of you or how to clearly describe your expectations to others? Do you feel uncomfortable addressing disagreements with your faculty advisor, for example, over your research agenda, composition of your dissertation or exam committees? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you! Discover how to promote effective communication, improve relations, save time and enhance productivity.

November 17th - Writing Publishable Papers

  • Presenter: Dr. Jason Lane, Associate Professor, Educational Administration and Policy Studies
  • Location and Time: Humanities 354, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Prolific scholar and author, Dr. Lane, shares his immense insight on how to get published and advance your research agendas.

Contact Information:
Betty P. Shadrick, Ph.D
518.442.3899
bshadrick@albany.edu

University Events:

International Student Workshops

Workshop I: Introduction to Research Process
Dates: Wednesday September 14th (1:15pm to 3:15pm, LI - B14/B15 University Library)
Friday September 16th (10:30am to 12:30pm, LI - B48 University Library)

Information covered in these two sessions will be the same. Please pick one session that fits your schedule. To sign up, please contact Mary Van Ullen at mvanullen@albany.edu

Workshop II: What is "plagiarism" all about? How to avoid it?
Dates: Wednesday September 28th (1:15pm to 3:15pm, LI - B14/B15 University Library)
Friday September 30th (10:30am to 12:30pm, LI - B48 University Library)

Information covered in these two sessions will be the same. Please pick one session that fits your schedule. To sign up, please contact Yu-Hui Chen at ychen@albany.edu.

Workshop III: Citation Practice
Date: Friday October 7th (10:30am to 12:30pm, LI - B48 University Library)

You are strongly encouraged to attend Workshop II before attending Workshop III because the contents of these two workshops are closely related. To sign up, please contact Yu-Hui Chen at ychen@albany.edu.

Doctoral Student Discussion Forum

The University Libraries and Graduate Student Association present in September and October discussion forums on multiple doctoral topics.  These sessions are being offered for multiple disciplines.  Dates and times vary based on the discipline.

Session 1: Navigating Your Early PhD Career

  • Starting a PhD: What do you need to know for your first year? How doctoral study differs from previous academic pursuits?
  • Developing your academic identity
  • Moving from course focus to research focus
  • Choosing a dissertation topic
  • Forming a dissertation committee (picking a committee chair and working with a committee)

Session 2: Managing Your Dissertation & Planning Your Career Path

  • Writing and defending the dissertation proposal
  • Strategies for completing components of your dissertation
  • Strategies for preparing for and defending your dissertation
  • Creating your career path beyond your dissertation

For Humanities
Panelists: Dr. Richard Hamm, Dr. Lotfi Sayahi, & Dr. Paul Stasi
Session 1: October 14, 12:30 - 2:00PM, HU 290, Humanities Building, 2nd Floor
Session 2: October 17, 12:30 - 2:00PM, HU 290, Humanities Building, 2nd Floor
Networking begins 15 minutes prior to start of sessions.

For Social Sciences
Panelists: Dr. Kajal Lahiri, Dr. Louise-Anne McNutt, Dr. Katherine Trent, Dr. Alan Wagner, & Dr. Alissa Worden
Session 1: September 22, 11:30AM - 1:00PM, HU 354, Humanities Building, 3rd Floor
Session 2: September 23, 1:30 - 3:00PM, HU 354, Humanities Building, 3rd Floor
Networking begins 15 minutes prior to start of sessions.

For Sciences
Panelists: Dr. Melinda Larsen, Dr. Igor Lednev, Dr. Christopher Thorncroft, & Dr. Christine Wagner
Session 1: September 26, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Life Sciences Building, LS 1143 close by the greenhouse
Session 2: September 27, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Life Sciences Building, LS 1143 close by the greenhouse
Networking begins 15 minutes prior to start of sessions.

Lunch/Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZCTSGGC

Questions? Please contact Dr. Yu-Hui Chen, Librarian for Education & East Asian Studies

iLearn Workshops
The University Libraries offers free 1 - 2 hour workshops on video editing, research strategies, and more.  This semester there are many workshops of interest to Graduate students. The schedule and registration can be found here as well as the University's Events Calendar. Walk-ins are welcomed. For more information contact: Regina Conboy, (518)442-3608 or rconboy@albany.edu. Highlighted topics include:

  • Maximizing Your Research Impact for Graduate Students and Faculty
  • An Introduction to Zotero
  • Speaking Digitally 
  • Introduction to Public Health Research
  • Testing 1... 2... 3... Free Graduate School Testing Prep Resources

Graduate Education Announcements

Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards Program

The Dean of Graduate Education has announced a limited restoration of the Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards Program, effective November 2012, to assist doctoral candidates who are incurring doctoral research expenses. Obtain details at the program's General Information page.

Bridge to the Doctorate Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate program is a graduate fellowship and support program for former LSAMP participants or students graduating from an LSAMP institution, who are planning to matriculate in a graduate program in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).  Obtain details at the program's General Information page.

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