Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Synthesist: May 17, 2016


Graduate Education Spotlight

Nora Durkin Research, Understanding Emotion Regulation in Eating Disorder Recovery

Understanding Emotion Regulation in Eating Disorder Recovery

Nora Durkin, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Psychology’s Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program, is investigating a growing body of research that suggests there is an important relationship between disordered eating and emotion regulation: the ability to recognize and accept an emotion, as well as the ability to influence the intensity of–and our reaction to–an emotion we’re experiencing in order to accomplish some sort of goal. Learn more about her research

Celebrating 10 Years of Mom Enough

Co-founder & UMN College of Education and Human Development alum Marti Erickson looks back on 10 years of Mom Enough, a podcast dealing with issues of modern motherhood. More information

Conferences, Events & Calls for Papers

The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) Twin Cities 2016
May 23, 2016 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Minneapolis Community and Technical College

The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) is an unconference: a free gathering where graduate students, faculty, instructors, and community members of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. BONUS: It's also a great opportunity to network with fellow humanities enthusiasts! Register

Open Invitation: Women in Technology
June 1, 2016 | 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Women in Technology (WIT) is a newly formed University community that provides a forum for women to share experiences and resources in a supportive network. Please join us for our inaugural event where keynote speaker Nancy Lyons, president and CEO of Clockwork Active Media, will speak about creating a culture that empowers women and promotes diversity. Please RSVP by May 25.

Following the event, there will be an opportunity to network with Women in Technology. Join our Google group to receive updates about upcoming events and to share resources with the community. Visit the WIT website to learn more.


Global Health in a Local Context: An Experiential Course on the Social Determinants, Community Engagement, and Social Action in Minnesota

This new fall semester course will immerse students in the study of health equity, the social determinants of health, global health in a local setting, and community-based healthcare.  The course will merge unique pedagogical approaches to explore the interactions between the biology of disease and the myriad social, cultural, economic, political, and historical factors that influence health and well-being.  Learn more and apply.

Four U of M Grad Students Receive Fulbright Awards

Four U of M Grad Students Receive Fulbright Awards

Created in 1946 as a means to fund “the promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science,” the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects to take place in one of more than 140 participating countries worldwide. Each of this year's awardees will spend the 2016-2017 academic year studying, researching and/or teaching in a host country outside the U.S. Learn more about their research

Apply for the 2016-2017 Office for Equity and Diversity Student Advisory Team
Deadline: June 3, 2016

The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) Student Advisory Team is a cohort of undergraduate and graduate/professional students interested in engaging more deeply with the work of achieving the University of Minnesota’s most ambitious equity and diversity goals. Advisory team members play a pivotal role in advising the Vice President and OED leadership on policies, procedures and best practices, and assisting us in assessing our current student-facing programs and initiatives. Learn more and apply

2016 Best dissertation recipients announced

2016 Best Dissertation Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Best Dissertation Award! Graduate students were chosen by faculty from four broad disciplinary areas: Emily Bruce, History (Arts & Humanities); Matthew Luttig, Political Science (Social Sciences & Education); Jonathan Rawson, Molecular, Cellular, Development Biology & Genetics (Biological & Life Sciences); and Huahua Wang, Computer Science (Physical Sciences & Engineering). Learn more about this year's winners

Reminder: Backup Your Work

Back it up, folks!

Safeguard your work by creating at least one backup in cloud storage such as Google Drive, as well as other backup methods for the things you can't afford to lose. External hard drives and even cheap thumb drives are great, but they can become corrupt, so save yourself the headache and avoid a potential data disaster by backing up your work using at least two methods.