Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Synthesist: May 3, 2016


Graduate Education Spotlight

Beyond the Data: One researcher's quest to improve student health

Beyond the Data: One researcher's quest to improve student health

Zachary Pope, a second year Ph.D. student in the School of Kinesiology, is trying to help motivate students to get moving and eat better by leveraging the technology that’s already a part of their daily lives. Learn more about his research

Conferences, Events & Calls for Papers

GPEA Event

2016 GPEA produces recommendations and action steps to address diversity in graduate education

Over 100 graduate students, faculty and University administrators convened at Coffman Memorial Union on April 5 to explore issues related to diversity and inclusion in graduate and professional education. Learn about what local and national diversity leaders and advocates had to say, and view recommendations and key action steps. GPEA Recap 


Acara courses

Acara — the impact entrepreneurship program of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management — provides students from all across the University of Minnesota an opportunity to learn about and develop innovative solutions to tough, seemingly unsolvable problems facing humanity. There are two great classes being offered in fall 2016:
GCC 5005 Global Venture Design – What Impact Will You Make? Students work on multidisciplinary teams to develop scalable venture solutions to global environmental challenges. Course description

GCC 5003 Grand Challenge: Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues. Complex global health problems can often only be addressed through approaches that go beyond traditional health science disciplines. Course description

Summer research internships awarded to 24 grad students

24 students to receive summer research internship awards

In a continuing effort to broaden research experiences and career options for graduate students, the Graduate School recently awarded 24 students with stipends of up to $4,000 each for research internships during summer 2016. View this year's recipients. You can also hear from a few of last year’s internship participants about their experiences via this brief video.

Change in RAC coverage of graduate education issues

The Registrar's Advisory Committee will no longer hold a graduate education session during the RAC meeting. The newly-formed Graduate Program Coordinators Network (GPCN) gives any staff in a graduate or professional program a forum to communicate across colleges/campuses, share best practices, and develop skills/knowledge. Contact Lisa Hubinger or Stacy Doepner-Hove if you have any questions about the GPCN.

Synthesist: Summer schedule

The Synthesist will be shifting soon to its summer schedule, and will be published approximately once each month in June, July, and August. Visit http://www.grad.umn.edu/news-synthesist/submit-content for more information.