GSO Announcements

Events and Announcements for December 3rd

  1. GSO Office Hours during Finals Week
  2. GSO Assembly Meeting Dec. 7th
  3. Initiatives for Women
  4. GSO Winter Celebration
  5. "The History of Joseph Henry" Sponsored by the Department of Physics
  6. Panel Discussion on Health Care & Natural Disasters
  7. SUNY Albany 11th Annual English 2012 Graduate Conference: Considering Relevance
  8. Last Ed Psych and Methodology RGSO Brown Bag (The Alumni Survey)
  9. Meditative Mondays
  10. Graduate Academic Conference- March 2013
  11. The Voice of Albany
  12. Donate School Supplies to Students Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
  13. Graduate Student Poster Session, Department of Information Studies
  14. Anthropology Graduate Student Organization's Fall Speaker Dr. James Aimers
  15. BMS/EHS GSO Movie Night (Elf)
  16. The Entrepreneurial Spirit
  17. Turkish Student Association Screening of "Ejder Kapani-Dragon Trap"
  18. Follow the GSO on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook



1. GSO Office Hours during Finals Week
The GSO will be open during Finals Week but at reduced hours. Finals week hours start Wednesday, December 12.

The GSO Office will be open during finals from Wednesday, December 12th- Tuesday, December 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The GSO will be closed from December 19th- until January 23rd


2. GSO Assembly Meeting Dec 7th
The next GSO Assembly Meeting will be Friday, December 7th at 5p.m. in LC 25.
Any questions, please contact the GSO at gso@albany.edu


3. Initiatives for Women
Initiatives for Women (IFW) benefits women students, faculty, and staff - and the University at Albany and our community as a whole - by providing them the means to advance their educational and professional goals. IFW awards, generally $500. to $1500., enhance the educational and career opportunities for women students, staff and faculty. These awards provide monetary awards for women pursuing education or research in any discipline. Some awards are specific for individuals planning a career in medicine, science, law, government, social welfare, and other areas. IFW awards also support any University person or group developing a program for the advancement of women or women concerns. Past recipients have used IFW funding to support a variety of endeavors including study abroad projects, research travel, speakers' fees and training attendance at conferences or training workshops.

These awards are presented at the annual IFW Summer Celebration. The 2013 ceremony is scheduled for July 18 in the Standish Room at 2:00pm.

IFW applications are available online at http://www.albany.edu/ifw/
The 2013 due date is March 1, 2013.

If you have questions about the IFW application process, please contact Carol Anne Germain - via email at cgermain@albany.edu or phone 442-3590.

Carol Anne Germain
Initiatives For Women (IFW), chair


4. GSO Winter Celebration
Thursday, December 13th

Join us for more celebrating following the Graduation Reception taking place at Mid Town Tap and Tea Room from 5-6:30pm. We will head over to Legends Sports Lounge on Pearl Street at 6:30pm for more fun! Attire is semi-formal.

HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT!


5. "The History of Joseph Henry" Sponsored by the Department of Physics
Department of Physics University at Albany State University of New York
Presents
William Lanford Physics Department University at Albany Speaking on:"The History of Joseph Henry"

Friday, December 7, 2012

Refreshments -- 2:45 p.m.

Colloquium -- 3:00 p.m.

Physics 129
C. Luther Andrews Seminar Room

All (physics) students are Expected to Attend

Your GSO Funds at Work


6. Panel Discussion on Health Care and Natural Disasters
Panel Discussion on Health Care & Natural Disasters (as part of Health and Human Rights Week)
Co-sponsored by The Graduate Student Organization and the International Academic Program
Tuesday, Dec. 4th @ 5:30PM
Campus Center Rm 370

Speakers:
Andrew Coates: secretary of the Capital District chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, teaches at Albany Medical College and practices internal medicine in Albany, NY. He is a member of the Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO.

Meghan Keegan: received her MA at UAlbany from the School of Social Welfare. She currently works as a person with disabilities advocate for the Commission on Quality Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities.

Colin Donnaruma: UAlbany doctoral student in Philosophy and has helped coordinate Sandy relief efforts through Occupy Albany. He is also on the Board of Directors for the NYCLU.


7. SUNY Albany 11th Annual English 2012 Graduate Conference: Considering Relevance
SUNY Albany 11th Annual English 2013 Graduate Conference: Considering Relevance
March 8-9, 2013 - http://egsoalbany.weebly.com/

Please see Call For Papers For our 11th Annual Conference, we invite graduate students of any discipline to consider the applications and effects of relevance. We schedule approximately 15 to 20 minutes for each presentation. For research or critical presentations, please submit a 250-word abstract to egsoalbany@gmail.com by January 18, 2013.

We are also seeking graduate student artists to submit proposals. The conference will offer an opportunity for presentations from creative writers, visual artists, performers, audio/video or digital artists, and any students actively engaged in other creative media, which would ideally include discussion about how your work deals with issues of relevance. We schedule approximately 15 to 20 minutes for each presentation. Please send an e-mail with a small sample of your creative work (.mp3, .jpeg, .tif, .avi, .mp4, or .doc files) as well as a 250-word description of your presentation to egsoalbany@gmail.com by January 18, 2013. Video projectors, computers, speakers, and other technologies can be arranged to supplement presentations.


8. Last Ed Psych and Methodology RGSO Brown Bag (The Alumni Survey)
With a blink of an eye, we're looking at the last Ed Psych and Methodology RGSO Brown Bag of the semester! Please save the date: Wednesday, 12/5 11:30-1PM ED335. At this brown bag, four students from the Ed Psych and Methodology PhD program (Georgia Brooke, Fei Chen, Angela Lui, and Christopher Valle) will be presenting on a recently conducted alumni survey study of this very program. Come join us to learn what alumni think of the program and what they are currently doing, followed by an open discussion on methodological challenges encountered and ideas to consider for the next administration of the survey.


9. Meditative Mondays
MEDITATIVE MONDAYS! - A Yesplus Initiative.

Jump-start your week with a guided meditation and enlivening yoga of breath (avoiding crazy postures that break your back!!) Every Monday evening in The Interfaith Center from 5pm - 6pm. The sessions are open to all and FREE as these are your GSO funds and student activity fee at work! No prior experience of yoga/meditation is required. Lets breathe, lets meditate, lets live!

Contact Nikhil at njain@albany.edu for more details or call 518-390-7913.

Find more info and flyer on http://www.albanyinterfaithcenter.org/.

P.S. - Follow us on www.myinvolvement.org by looking up "Yesplus" under the "Organizations" tab.


10. Graduate Academic Conference- March 2013
Sponsor: Department of Political Science and Graduate Association of Political Science (GAPS)
Who: All UAlbany graduate students
What: Graduate Academic Conference
When: Friday, 1 March 2013
Time: 12:00 P.M.- 1:00 P.M.
Where: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy (Downtown Campus)
Paper and Panel Recommendation Deadline: Friday, 14 December 2012
Conference Theme: Institutions & Societies
Registration Fee: None

Call for Papers and Panel Recommendations:
The Rockefeller College Graduate Association of Political Science (GAPS) is hosting its 1st Annual Rockefeller College Graduate Conference. The conference is currently scheduled for Friday, 1 March 2013, and the deadline for proposals is Friday, 14 December 2012 (Please click here for call for paper & panel recommendations).

The aim of the conference is to provide graduate students in the Capital Region an open venue for sharing their work and promote cross-discipline dialogue to improve the overall quality of graduate research. The conference also seeks to allow graduate students to present their work and receive peer and faculty feedback in a "low threat" environment without the pressure of a major academic conference.

The theme for the 2013 conference is Institutions & Societies, and we have left the definitions of these two concepts purposefully broad and vague to allow for the largest variation in the proposals. We have also not pre-formed any panels for the conference for the exact same reason - we will form the panels as we accept both paper and panel proposals.

We welcome proposals from area/regional studies, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental studies, gender studies, history, informatics, law, nano-economics, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration & policy, organizational studies, sociology, social welfare, and urban planning as well as interdisciplinary proposals.

We ask you to only submit one paper per individual. You may, however, propose to present a group of papers as a single panel. When submitting an individual paper proposal, please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words. If you are proposing a panel, please keep in mind that there must be a minimum of three and a maximum of five papers to form a panel.

We are currently working on an IT solution where you can submit your proposals, but in the meantime, please submit your proposals to Rockefeller.gaps@gmail.com.

Please visit our 2013 Conference website for more information and the conference flyer. If you have any questions, please address them to the Rockefeller College GAPS Executive Board.


11. The Voice of Albany
The Chinese Student and Scholar Association Present "The Voice of Albany" on December 5th from 7:30pm- 9:30pm in the Campus Center Ballroom.


12. Donate School Supplies to Students Impact by Hurricane Sandy
The Ed Psych and Methodology RGSO is collecting school supplies for families and students attending Waterside Children's Studio School (P.S.317), located in Far Rockaway, a NYC area severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. There's a donation box in ED223, and will be there now until Thursday 12/20. Please donate! (If you'd prefer to donate money, please contact Angela Lui at ms.angelalui@gmail.com)


13. Graduate Student Poster Session, Department of Information Studies
When: December 7th, 1-4 pm

Where: Downtown campus, Milne 200

Description: Graduate Student Poster Session, Department of Information Studies

The Student Chapter of the American Library Association will be hosting its first Graduate Student Poster Session on Friday, December 7th in Milne 200 on the Downtown Campus from 1-4 pm.

Students will be presenting various posters with the theme of "Access". Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the poster session and students from all departments are welcome to attend.


14. Anthropology Graduate Student Organization's Fall Speaker Dr. James Aimers
Anthropology Graduate Student Organization's Fall Speaker
Dr. James J. Aimers, SUNY Geneseo

When: Friday, December 7, 3:30 pm
Where: BA 227

Why Can't We Explain the Maya Collapse?

In this presentation Dr. Aimers will review historical and contemporary approaches to the Terminal Classic (ca. 800-1000 AD) Maya collapse. Dr. Aimers will highlight development in both data and theory, with an emphasis on recent ideas about the role of drought. Differences between the "hard" and "soft" sciences are drawn into relief by current debates on the Maya collapse.

Funding for this speaker series event was provided by the Graduate Student Organization, the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, and the Anthropology Graduate Student Organization


15. BMS/EHS GSO Move Night (Elf)
We will be screening Elf in the Massry Auditorium located on the East Campus in the Cancer Research Center at 6:00 pm on Thursday, 12/13. Pizza will be provided! Come take a break from the lab and studying to join us for a little holiday fun. Hope to see you there!

"Your GSO Funds at Work"


16. The Entrepreneurial Spirit
Alternative Career Trajectories for the Academic in a Non Academic Market

Please join our Dean of Graduate Studies,

Dr. Kevin Williams for a roundtable dialogue, addressing nontraditional career trajectories for the budding academic in a market outside of the academy. Learn the various applications of your degree and engage in a conversation on what doors are open to you!

Wednesday, Dec 5th
HU 354
12:30---2:30


17. Turkish Student Association Screening of "Ejder Kapani-Dragon Trap"
Give a break before finals. Turkish Student Association will screen the Turkish movie, "Ejder Kapani-Dragon Trap" on December 8, 2012 from 7:30- 10:15 in LC 1. "Ejder Kapani, Dragon Trap" is a movie with the most popular actors, Kenan Imirzalioglu and Ugur Yucel. You don't want to miss this. Please visit http://turksa.blogspot.com/ to check our previous Turkish Movie Night events.


18. GSO on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook
Follow the GSO on Twitter: @UAlbanyGSO
Like us on Facebook: Graduate Student Organization