News and Events

University Events:         

The University at Albany and the Graduate School offer events for current and prospective students. Please look at the most up to date list of events.

  • Information Science Virtual Meet Up
    When: Monday, October 19 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join current Information Science graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about the Information Science graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here
  • Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
    When: Tuesday, October 20 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: This workshop will provide an overview of how to develop an undergraduate IDP, goals worksheet, skills assessment, undergraduate core competencies, and professional development competencies.
    Register Here
  • Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
    When: Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: This workshop will provide an overview of how to develop an undergraduate IDP, goals worksheet, skills assessment, undergraduate core competencies, and professional development competencies.
    Register Here
  • School of Social Welfare Information Session
    When: Tuesday, October 20 from 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join us on Zoom to learn more about the School of Social Welfare at UAlbany.
    Register Here
  • Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Effective Cover Letters
    When: Wednesday, October 21 from 1:00pm - 2:15pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: What does your cover letter communicate to a search committee? Will they see you as a potential colleague or as a desperate graduate student? The cover letter is your first interaction with the search committee and will set the tone for future interactions (and may determine whether there are any!). In this interactive workshop, you will learn the key principles of writing an effective cover letter that will impress search committees. You will have an opportunity to begin sketching out a plan for using those principles and be invited to work further on your cover letter with an ITLAL consultant.
    Register Here
  • Benefits of Graduate School Webinar
    When: Wednesday, October 21 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join the Graduate School at the University at Albany for one of our informative webinars focused on the benefits of going to graduate school.
    Register Here
  • Social Welfare Virtual Meet Up
    When: Friday, October 23 from 10:00am - 11:00am
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join current Social Welfare graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about the Social Welfare graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here
  • School of Social Welfare Information Session
    When: Monday, October 26 from 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join us on Zoom to learn more about the School of Social Welfare at UAlbany.
    Register Here
  • School of Public Health MPH Information Session
    When: Tuesday, October 27 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join us online via Zoom to learn more about earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University at Albany School of Public Health.
    Register Here
  • Three Minute Thesis Info Sessions (Select one)
    When: Tuesday, October 27 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm, 12:30pm - 1:00pm, 6:00pm - 6:30pm, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: 
    The Graduate School at the University at Albany is hosting the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) in Spring 2021. These popular competitions have become a global phenomenon and offer graduate students the opportunity to communicate the significance of their research to a general audience, all in three minutes or less.

    UAlbany's 3MT event celebrates the research accomplishments of our graduate students while helping students develop their presentation and communication skills. Plan to join us for the 2021 3MT, as a competitor or audience member.

    These Info Sessions will outline 3MT details and regulations as well as offer advice on why you should compete and how to best prepare.
    Register Here for the 12:00pm - 12:30pm Session
    Register Here for the 12:30pm - 1:00pm Session
    Register Here for the 6:00pm - 6:30pm Session
    Register Here for the 6:30pm - 7:00pm Session

  • Three Minute Thesis Info Sessions (Select one)
    When: Wednesday, October 28 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm, 12:30pm - 1:00pm, 6:00pm - 6:30pm, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: 
    The Graduate School at the University at Albany is hosting the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) in Spring 2021. These popular competitions have become a global phenomenon and offer graduate students the opportunity to communicate the significance of their research to a general audience, all in three minutes or less.

    UAlbany's 3MT event celebrates the research accomplishments of our graduate students while helping students develop their presentation and communication skills. Plan to join us for the 2021 3MT, as a competitor or audience member.

    These Info Sessions will outline 3MT details and regulations as well as offer advice on why you should compete and how to best prepare.
    Register Here for the 12:00pm - 12:30pm Session
    Register Here for the 12:30pm - 1:00pm Session
    Register Here for the 6:00pm - 6:30pm Session
    Register Here for the 6:30pm - 7:00pm Session

  • Public Health Virtual Meet Up
    When: Wednesday, October 28 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join current Public Health graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about the Public Health graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here
  • Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Effective Teaching Statements
    When: Thursday, October 29 from 2:00pm - 3:15pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Whether you apply for positions at research-oriented universities or teaching-focused community colleges, or anywhere in between, you will be asked to communicate your approach to teaching. Teaching statements are notoriously difficult to write, but even if you have very little teaching experience, you can write a strong teaching statement! In this interactive workshop, you will learn the key principles of writing an effective teaching statement that will persuade the search committee that you will be an asset to their students. You will have an opportunity to begin sketching out a plan for using those principles and be invited to work further on your teaching statement with an ITLAL consultant.
    Register Here
  • Virtual Meet Up - General Questions
    When: Friday, October 30 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join our current graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here
  • Searching for Non-Academic Careers
    When: Tuesday, November 3 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Are you a Ph.D. student (or Master’s student) considering an “alternative” or non-academic career path? This workshop will cover the non-academic job search process.
    Register Here
  • Virtual Meet Up - General Questions
    When: Tuesday, November 3 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join our current graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here
  • Searching for Non-Academic Careers
    When: Tuesday, November 3 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Are you a Ph.D. student (or Master’s student) considering an “alternative” or non-academic career path? This workshop will cover the non-academic job search process.
    Register Here
  • Admitted Student Webinar
    When: Wednesday, November 4 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join the Graduate School at the University at Albany for one of our informative webinars focused on admitted students.
    Register Here
  • Computer Science Virtual Meet Up
    When: Monday, November 9 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join current Computer Science graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about the Computer Science graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here
  • School of Public Health MPH Information Session
    When: Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join us online via Zoom to learn more about earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University at Albany School of Public Health.
    Register Here
  • Data Science Virtual Meet Up
    When: Wednesday, November 11 from 9:30am - 10:30am
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join current Data Science graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about the Data Science graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here
  • School of Social Welfare Information Session
    When: Friday, November 13 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join us on Zoom to learn more about the School of Social Welfare at UAlbany.
    Register Here
  • Part-Time Weekend MBA Information Session
    When: Monday, November 16 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Where: Capital Region Chamber of Commerce
    Description: Advance Your Career with an MBA
    The session will provide an in-depth look at:
    - The value of completing a MBA program to your career.
    - The benefits of choosing the high-quality MBA Program at the dual AACSB-accredited University at Albany School of Business.
    - How you can successfully incorporate our part-time MBA program into your demanding career and family responsibilities
    - The real investment value of the program compared to other MBA options in New York.

    During the event, you will also be able to hear from MBA students and alums and have your questions answered.
    Register Here
  • MBA Virtual Meet Up
    When: Monday, November 16 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join current MBA graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about the MBA graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here
  • School of Social Welfare Information Session
    When: Tuesday, November 17 from 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join us on Zoom to learn more about the School of Social Welfare at UAlbany.
    Register Here
  • Funding Graduate Studies Webinar
    When: Wednesday, November 18 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join the Graduate School at the University at Albany for one of our informative webinars focused on best practices to help you secure funding (living stipend and tuition scholarship) for graduate school.
    Register Here
  • Social Welfare Virtual Meet Up
    When: Friday, November 20 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join current Social Welfare graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about the Social Welfare graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here
  • School of Social Welfare Information Session
    When: Monday, November 23 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join us on Zoom to learn more about the School of Social Welfare at UAlbany.
    Register Here
  • PhD Student Virtual Meet Up
    When: Monday, November 23 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join current PhD graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about the PhD graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here
  • Virtual Meet Up - General Questions
    When: Tuesday, November 24 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Join our current graduate students and other prospective students to learn more about graduate programs at UAlbany and get your questions answered about life as a graduate student.
    Register Here

The Graduate School has partnered with the University Libraries to offer virtual office hours for graduate students seeking assistance with their dissertations and theses. Staff are available to assist in areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Submittal deadlines
  • Formatting questions
  • Publishing options (traditional, open access)
  • Reuse of copyrighted/previously published materials (journal articles, images)
  • UAlbany online repository (Scholars Archive)
  • Reuse of social media content (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

Graduate students can register for available sessions using the links below:

August 26th at 11am
September 3rd at 3pm
September 8th at 6pm
September 9th at 11am
September 16th at 11am
September 24th at 3pm
October 1st at 3pm
October 7th at 11am
October 13th at 6pm
October 15th at 3pm
October 21st at 11am
October 29th at 3pm
November 4th at 11am
November 10th at 6pm
November 12th at 3pm
November 18th at 11am
November 23rd at 3pm
December 3rd at 3pm
December 8th at 6pm
December 9th at 11am
December 17th at 3pm
January 6th at 11am
January 12th at 6pm
January 14th at 3pm
January 20th at 11am
January 28th at 3pm

The University Libraries offers free 1 – ½ hour workshops on video editing, research strategies, and more. Below are workshops of interest to graduate students. The schedule and registration are here. Walk-ins are welcome. These topics may be available by appointment.

Contact: Regina Testa, (518)442-3608, or rtesta@albany.edu.

Introduction to Zotero – a free powerful tool to manage, organize, and cite documents. Users will easily save citation information while searching the Web. Learn how to install Zotero, add and organize citations, and create a bibliography and in-text citations.
Citation Literacy - explore the value of citations in scholarship, including how to read citations strategically, how to protect citation integrity in your work, and ways to incorporate citation organization into research and writing practice. The role of proper citation practices in academic integrity will also be discussed! This will also be an opportunity for students to set up ORCid accounts and discuss ways to boost research impact.
Maximizing Your Research Impact - Academics who publish (or hope to publish) scholarly research find measuring the impact and influence of their work helps others understand its value within one’s department, institution, even throughout the discipline. Learn how to generate unique author identifiers using ORCID and Researcher ID, and how they are used. Discover indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor, the h-index, and altmetrics, and their significance. Issues like choosing the best journal for your research, and scholarly networking through tools such as Mendeley are also discussed.

The Graduate School Announcements

Graduate Scholar Ambassador Award

The Graduate Scholar Ambassador Award provides funding for graduate students to travel to their alma mater, present their scholarly activities, and serve as ambassadors for our graduate programs. The major focus of the award is to support the Graduate School’s commitment to global engagement by offering opportunities for our top students to disseminate their work in scholarly arenas and promote graduate educational opportunities. The goal of this award is to increase global awareness of UAlbany’s research, scholarship and graduate programs by attracting the best and brightest students to UAlbany. Please click here to learn about this opportunity. Please note, you must have the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader properly installed on your computer in order to use and print the Scholar Ambassador Award Application PDF Form.

Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards Program

The Dean of the Graduate School 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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