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University Events:    

Graduate School Fair
The Graduate School Fair is an event offering students the opportunity to talk informally with representatives from diverse graduate and professional schools from the University at Albany.

Date: Thursday, October 18th
Time: 11am to 2pm
Location: Campus Center Ballroom

Register now for a chance to win prizes!

Science: Navigating Your Early PhD Career
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 3:15-4:45pm
Sponsor: University Libraries/Graduate Student Association
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZCTSGGC

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Overview (for domestic students in 1st two years of study)
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm
Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/NSFGRFPfall18

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Essay Writing (for domestic students in 1st two years of study)
Date/Time: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm
Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/GRFPEssaysFall18

What is “plagiarism” all about? How to avoid it?
Date/Time: Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:30am–12:30pm
Sponsor: University Libraries
Register: please contact Yu-Hui Chen (ychen@albany.edu)

Introduction to Research Process
Date/Time: Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:15–3:15 pm
Sponsor: University Libraries
Register: please contact Mary Van Ullen (mvanullen@albany.edu)

Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Powerful Cover Letter
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:00-4:30pm
Sponsor: Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership (ITLAL)
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoverLetters2018

Science: Managing Your Dissertation & Planning Your Career Path
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:15-4:45pm
Sponsor: University Libraries/Graduate Student Association
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZCTSGGC

Workshop III: Citation Practice
Date/Time: Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Sponsor: University Libraries
Register: please contact Yu-Hui Chen (ychen@albany.edu)

Humanities: Navigating Your Early PhD Career
Date/Time: Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:00-1:30pm
Sponsor: University Libraries/Graduate Student Association
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZCTSGGC

Social Sciences: Managing Your Dissertation & Planning Your Career Path
Date/Time: Monday, October 1, 2018, 2:30-4:00pm
Sponsor: University Libraries/Graduate Student Association
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZCTSGGC

30-Second Commercials (Elevator Speech)
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm
Sponsor: Office of Graduate Education
Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/30SecondFall18

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy for an Academic Job
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm
Sponsor: Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership (ITLAL)
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TeachingPhilosophy2018

Humanities: Managing Your Dissertation & Planning Your Career Path
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 12:00-1:30pm
Sponsor: University Libraries/Graduate Student Association
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZCTSGGC

Managing LinkedIn and Professionalizing Your Social Media
Date/Time: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm
Sponsor: Office of Graduate Education
Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/ManagingLinkedInFall18

Teaching Portfolios for Future Faculty
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 2:30-4:00pm
Sponsor: Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership (ITLAL)
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TeachingPortfolios2018

Applying to Graduate School (for masters students interested in applying to PhD)
Date/Time: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm
Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/ApplyingtoGradSchoolFall18

What is “plagiarism” all about? How to avoid it?
Date/Time: Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:15pm–3:15pm
Sponsor: University Libraries
Register: please contact Yu-Hui Chen (ychen@albany.edu)

Finding Funding for Graduate School
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm
Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/FundingGradSchoolFall18

Personal Statement Writing (for masters students interested in applying to PhD)
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5:30-6:30pm
Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/PersonalStatementFall18

Searching for Non-Academic Careers
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm
Sponsor: Office of Graduate Education
Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/Non-AcademicCareerFall18

Managing Personal Finances
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm
Sponsor: Office of Graduate Education
Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/PersonalFinancesFall18

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm
Sponsor: Office of Graduate Education
Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/ImpostorSyndromeFall18

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:

  • There’s Money Out There for You: Free Scholarship Information Resources
  • Podcasters Drop-In Forum
  • Understanding Legal Citations
  • Editing with iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and Final Cut Pro
  • Introduction to Zotero

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.

Academic Writing Listserv through Cornell Graduate School

Do you have writing goals for your thesis or dissertation in the new year? Have you resolved to be a more productive writer? Sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School, the Productive Writer listserv is designed for graduate students who are writing their proposal, thesis, dissertation, fellowship applications, or other manuscripts. Subscribers receive email messages every other week with writing tips, strategies and encouragement to help you start, persist (and endure), and complete your academic writing projects. Writing tips focus on managing your time for greater writing productivity, reducing distractions, staying motivated, revising and editing, binge writing, communicating with your advisor, dealing with writer's block, and managing procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies. Subscribe to the Productive Writer here.

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5 Questions with Faculty: Samantha Phillips

The head of CEHC’s National Center for Security and Preparedness brings her practical experience to the classroom.

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The Human Face of Urban Renewal

An historian gets NEH support to present digital visual evidence of how lives were forever altered in four New York State cities.

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