Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Synthesist: December 9, 2014


Conferences, Events & Calls for Papers

Call for abstracts: Addressing Change – Perceptions of Threat in Today’s World

COGS (Council of Graduate Students) invites graduate students to present their research in an upcoming symposium on perceptions of threat in today’s changing world to be held April 3, 2015. Graduate students whose research intersects with any aspect of this topic may submit a title and short abstract (up to 250 words) to brow3821@umn.edu by February 15, 2015.

Graduate School Updates

Call for Funding Proposals: Interdisciplinary Graduate Groups

Funding proposals for new or existing interdisciplinary graduate groups are invited by the vice provost and dean of graduate education to seed and support the development of research, educational and training activities in emerging areas of inquiry. Faculty with graduate education responsibilities are eligible to apply. Awards will be made through a competitive process and are expected to range from $3,000 to $12,000 for activities planned after June 30, 2015. Applications are due April 3, 2015. For more information, see call for proposals.

Survey on summer academic & professional development programming

Graduate Students: Want to develop your academic and professional skill set over the summer? If so, please let us know via this brief Google survey what kind of programming would most interest you and when during the summer you would be most likely to participate. Your responses will help gauge interest in a summer program and what the content and scope of a summer program might be. Feedback is invited through December 12.

Advising Corner

Graduate Student Advising: A Guide for Faculty

Advising, tutoring, supporting and supervising are all part of the faculty role as stewards of the profession and mentors to graduate students. This guide, developed by the Academic Civility Work Group, provides information about how to handle academic, personal and employment concerns with your advisees, issues with the advisor/advisee relationship, and guidelines for taking action. View guide >

Funding/Employment Opportunities

UM Thesis Research Travel Grants - Deadline:  Noon, February 4, 2015

Grants of up to $2,500 for domestic research and up to $5,000 for international research are available to Ph.D. students who have passed the oral preliminary examination by the application deadline.  More information:  http://www.grad.umn.edu/funding-tuition-fellowships-grants/thesis-research-travel-grant.


Free Copyright workshops from U Libraries in December

Want more information about options for using and reusing materials in face-to-face or online instruction? In Moodle? Want to learn more about Fair Use? Workshops will be held December 16-18 on East Bank, West Bank and St. Paul. Learn more at https://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration.

Be a #LibraryZombie

Walter Library and the Bio-Medical Library are now open 24/7 for studying. Wilson Library will be open 24/7 on Dec. 11. New this semester, students will be required to have their U Card to enter the Libraries after hours. Take a break with pet therapy (Gabe the Husky and Woodstock the chicken), crafty crafts, chair massages, Harry Potter, Frozen and holiday treats.