GSA Announcements

Events and Announcements for October 28th 2013

  1. Important Printer Reminder
  2. Office of Grad Studies Launches Facebook Page
  3. Presidential Forum
  4. Message from the President
  5. FFLC Spring Workshop Topic
  6. EGSO Annual Can & Coat Drive
  7. Decolonizing Language Lecture
  8. GSEU Events
  9. SASPA Lecture - Jim Wright
  10. Net Impact Park Clean up
  11. Comedy NOLA Fundraiser
  12. "Let's Talk About It" w/ABSW
  13. Physics Seminar with JingKang Lim
  14. Education Speaker- Dr.Scott Paris
  15. GAPS and SEA Change Graduate Conference
  16. Graduate Conference
  17. International Educational Conference
  18. ITS Help Desk Position
  19. Biological Video Center Contest
  20. Stay in the Know!



1. Important Printer Reminder

This is a friendly reminder to all graduate students that the computers in the GSA's office are not for use for research purposes. The printers in the office are allocated strictly for printing and we ask that as long as there are others waiting all students keep their time occupying the computers to 10 minutes or less. Thank you for your understanding!


2. Office of Grad Studies Launches Facebook Page
Please go to www.facebook.com/UAGradStudies and like this page! All programming, events, and announcements issued from the Office of Graduate Studies will be found here...including follow up information and slides to the Graduate Workshop Series as well as posts from Dean Kevin Williams. Twitter: Hear from the Dean of Graduate Studies! Follow Dean Kevin Williams on Twitter @UAlbanyGradDean


3. Presidential Forum
On November 4th 2013, we will be holding a Presidential Forum in conjunction with Student Association (undergraduate). This forum is an opportunity for students to pose questions and concerns to the President. Our goal is to have 5 main issues our student body is concerned about, to develop the our conversation with the president around. If you have any topics of concern, please email us at gsaprog@albany.edu as soon as possible. November 4th 2013 * 3:30 to 4:30 p.m - Student Preliminary Forum
* 4:30 to 5:30 p.m - President Q &A



4. Message from the President
Dear Graduate Students,
As some of you know, at our last assembly meeting I presented the idea that we invest in an organizational membership with NAGPS (National Association for Graduate-Professional Students). The assembly asked me present more than one option before deciding to do so. Below are the websites for a few different national student government associations. I want to point out, that NAGPS is the only one of the options which focuses exclusively on graduate students and their board members have made themselves available for any questions we might have. Please take a look around their websites and send me any feedback or questions you might have to email gsapresident@albany.edu. This item will be on the agenda at our next assembly meeting. http://www.asgaonline.com/ME2/Default.asp
http://nagps.org/
http://www.nasc.us/
- Caitlin


5. FFLC Spring 2014 Workshop Topic The Future Faculty Leadership Council wants to know what you need! Help us choose a topic for our Spring 2014 workshop that will be most helpful and interesting to you. Follow this link to a one-question survey:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F7HF6MM
Don't forget to check out our blog at uafuturefaculty.blogspot.com and Like us on Facebook (UAlbany Future Faculty Leadership Council)!


6. EGSO Annual Can & Coat Drive I am happy to announce the kick-off of the Annual Can and Coat Drive by the English Graduate Student Association Outreach Committee. Last year, we collected over 10 bags of coats and over 400LB's of cans. I am hoping we can either match or beat that this year. So bring your stuff and tell everyone about the drive. Clothing, Canned Goods, Hygiene Items
October 11 - November 31st
HU 140 (Writing Center), HU 333 (Eng. Main Office)



7. MCAA Decolonizing Language Lecture Decolonizing Language Lecture
Thursday, October 24, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm in Lecture Center 22
On October 24, 2013 we will be having a panel discussion on language and the etymology of selected words within the English language. The panel will be lead by members of the Timbuktu Study Collective who will focus on critically analyzing and understanding the history of the words we have selected for the program. The words around which the discussion will be held are Africa, Moors, and Nigger. The objective of the discussion will be not to decide whether these words need to be change but more to truly understand the etymology and histories of these words.


8. GSEU Events
* Work Party to Prepare for Grade-In Action Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3:00pm in Arts and Sciences Room 309 Come by and make a sign to help prepare for the Grade-In on Oct. 31 (see below).
* GSEU and Adjunct Grade-In Thursday, October 31 11:30am - 2:30pm in University Hall, Main Campus Bring your teaching work and celebrate Halloween by being VISIBLE labor! Get creative!
* Tabling for Campus Equity Week Thursday, October 31 & Friday, November 1, 2013 9:00am to 5:00pm outside the Campus Center Stop by to sign a membership card, chat about academic union concerns, or sit a while and help get the word out about our issues. Sponsored by UUP.


9. SASPA Lecture with Jim Wright
Monday November 4th, 2013
6:00 - 8:00pm in the Standish Room
SASPA will be hosting Jim Wright on November 4th from 6-8pm in the Standish Room located on the third floor on the Science Library. Jim Wright will be presenting on Strong Classroom Management: Strategies for School Psychologists. This is an RSVP event, please go to the following link to RSVP http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JC2DJBW.



10. Net Impact Park Cleanup Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
1:00pm at the Pond
Supplies and Cider will be provided!



11. Social Welfare Comedy NOLA Fundraising Event Every year since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA), graduate students from SUNY Albany?s School of Social Welfare have contributed their time and effort to help rebuild the structure and morale of those affected by this disaster. Come out for a barrel of laughs with Carmen Lynch at
Thursday, November 21, 2013.
Comedy Works Comedy Club
Doors open at 5:30pm, the show starts 6:30pm to 8pm.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Here is how you can purchase tickets in advance:http://joketix.com/NOLA
Full cash bar and dinner menu will be available.
All proceeds raised support the NOLA service learning trip. MSW students will be traveling to New Orleans, LA in January 2014 to volunteer with a variety of organizations, as well as examine policy and infrastructure both before and after Hurricane Katrina.
Discounted hotel rooms are available next door.


12. The Association of Black Social Workers presents "Let's Talk About It"
A dinner and discussion event Join your peers and faculty members for dinner and a round table discussion, understanding the influences of minority cultures on the personal lives and professional practice of social workers in America. Conversations will acknowledge the role of assimilation versus accommodation and its effects on the everyday life of a clinician. This event to open to all students, faculty, and colleagues at UAlbany. This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Robert Miller October 30th, 2013
5:30pm - 7:30pm in Draper Room 246
Caribbean dishes will be provided. $5 minimum donation is welcomed



13. Dept. of Physics Seminar - Jinkang Lim "3 GHz Femtosecond YB-fiber laser sources and nonlinear wavelength conversion"
Friday, November 1st, 2013
2:45 to 4:00pm in Physics Room 129



14. School of Education Speaker - Dr. Scott Paris
"Research at Educational Testing Service (ETS): Preparing the next Generation of Assessments for Education and the Workforce"
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
2:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center on the University at Albany Uptown Campus.

There will be a reception immediately following outside the Recital Hall in the Futterer Lounge.


15. GAPS & SEA Change Seminar
GAPS (Graduate Association of Political Science) & SEAChange (Students of Educational Administration for Change ) are excited to announce the second edition of a major and successful event in Spring 2014: 2014 Institutions and Societies: Graduate Conference
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Downtown Campus - University at Albany-SUNY
University at Albany graduate students and graduate students from institutions in the Capital Region are invited to participate in a conference aimed at giving them the opportunity to gain conference experience conveniently at our own institution, while getting useful feedback from other departments and faculty members. This is a unique experience. A 200-word proposal is due by December 13, 2013.
More info and online proposal submission: Click Here!


16. Institutions and Societies: Graduate Conference
GAPS (Graduate Association of Political Science) & SEAChange (Students of Educational Administration for Change ) are excited to announce the second edition of a major and successful event in Spring 2014: 2014 Institutions and Societies: Graduate Conference
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Downtown Campus, University at Albany-SUNY
University at Albany graduate students and graduate students from institutions in the Capital Region are invited to participate in a conference aimed at giving them the opportunity to gain conference experience conveniently at our own institution, while getting useful feedback from other departments and faculty members. This is a unique experience. A 200-word proposal is due by December 13, 2013. More info and online proposal submission: Click Here


17. International Teacher Education Conference Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
February 5th-7th, 2014
Call for papers!
The main goal of International Teacher Education Conference is to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presentations should be in Turkish, English and Arabic and should address both theoretical issues and new research findings. Furthermore if the presenter is unable to attend the oral presentation, video presentations are available. For further information on how to submit, please refer to the Paper Submission section on our website. For paper guidelines, please refer to the Paper Guidelines section. ITEC 2014 conference will take place on February 5-7, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Sharjah Hotel, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.. All full papers (in all languages) will be published in an online proceedings book on ITEC web site after the conference. We would like to invite you to share your experience and your papers with academicians and professionals.
Conference Languages The official languages of the conference are English and Turkish. Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. But all submission process will be done in English. Please, submit your proposal according to the following presentation category descriptions in paper guidelines. Deadlines Proposal & Abstract Submission Deadline : January 24, 2014 Full Paper Submission : January 26, 2014 Registration : January 24, 2014 Conference : February 5,6,7- 2014


18. ITS/OMH Help Desk Position
OMH - 44 Holland Avenue, Albany NY 12220 There is a full-time temporary position available at the ITS/OMH Help Desk. The schedule for this position is Monday through Wednesday 7 AM through 8 PM. Interested candidates should send their resume to Rebecca.McConaghy@omh.ny.gov and Jennifer.E.Wilson@omh.ny.gov. Salary: $14.19 per hour. This position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is found. Qualifications/Experience Required:
* Should have experience using and Enterprise-wide Problem Management tracking system for reporting, tracking, updating and escalating problems;
* Should have experience providing Level 1 user support troubleshooting and resolving issues through a help desk environment (experience providing support in a healthcare environment is preferred.
* Should have experience using monitoring tools (such as a client level application like "WhatsUp Gold") to monitor Wide Area Networks for equipment/system failures that lead to interruptions in service to mission critical applications and/or facility network connectivity.
* Experience using a mainframe terminal emulator to connect to a mainframe platform to allow for user account management, production application monitoring would be preferred.



19. FASEB Biological Research Video Contest The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is sponsoring a competition for the most effective and creative video of how biomedical and biological research is funded in the U.S. and how the results of federally funded research benefit Americans. Ideas for submission include, but are not limited to: * Interviews
* Animation
* Music/dance videos
Grand prize winner will receive $5,000!
Video submissions will be accepted starting October 1 through November 30, 2013. The winner will be announced in February 2014.
For more information and to enter, please visit: Click Here


20. Stay in the Know!
Follow the GSA on Twitter: @UAlbanyGSA
Like us on Facebook: Graduate Student Organization