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Current News from the Graduate School

Lunch and Workshop on Active Learning in the STEM Classroom - Teaching & Learning Innovation and the ASCEND Program, in collaboration with Bhavya Sharma, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, are pleased to announce a lunch and workshop event on February 11 starting at11:30 a.m. that will highlight active learning in the STEM classroom! Open to faculty, staff, and graduate students, join them for a FREE 1-hour lunch to discuss the challenges and successes of active learning. The lunch will then carry over into a 1.5 hour workshop on facilitating active learning within the STEM classroom. Lunch and the workshop will be led by Indiana University’s senior lecturer of Chemistry, Jill Robinson. Registration is required to attend either or both the lunch and workshop. Register and learn more here.
GPSPD is Asking About Your Professional Development Needs - During the week of March 30–April 3 of 2020, we will be celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW). As part of our primary mission, the Graduate and Professional Student Professional Development (GPSPD) partners plan to focus on using that week to provide opportunities for you to get training, tools and resources for your professional development. Please take a few minutes before January 31 to tell us how we can help you during GPSAW (and throughout the year).
Poster Design Workshop Part of What’s Your Work About Series - Whether you've already presented at a poster session at a conference, or expect to in the future, join us on January 28 from 5–6:30 p.m. in Hodges 128 for the second session in the What's Your Work About? series: Designing a Research Poster. Participants will explore poster design concepts, research poster elements, software available for poster design, and campus resources to support poster design and printing. Register at
Adulting 101: How to Navigate Tax Season - Are you ready for tax season? Do you know how to navigate taxes as a student? Join the Center for Student Engagement for Adulting 101 to learn more and have your questions answered!
GTA@OIT Grant Program is Accepting Proposals - Are you looking to rework a course for online delivery? Graduate Teaching Assistants or Associates within an academic department at UT may be eligible to apply for the GTA@OIT grant program. This program provides an award of $1,000 which can be used for travel or professional development purposes. You will also get assistance from OIT in redesigning a course or course component for web-based delivery in Online@UT (Canvas). To submit your proposal, visit the call for proposals for all the details. Submissions are due by Friday, January 31, 2020. 
Spring Workshops from Teaching and Learning Innovation - Teaching and Learning Innovation is offering a number of workshops for spring 2020. These include sessions on online teaching and learning and teaching non-traditional students. Register online for these workshops! Teaching and Learning Innovation is a partner in GPSPD (Graduate and Professional Student Professional Development).
W. K. McClure Scholarship for the Study of World Affairs is Accepting New Applications - The W. K. McClure Scholarship is awarding up to $5,000 for “international projects aimed at enhancing and promoting education for world responsibility through legal, cultural, political, economic, social and scientific studies.” The deadline for applications is March 4, 2020 and the scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The funding is eligible for use between May 12, 2020 and May 11, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit or contact Brittany Davidson at
Deadline for Student/Faculty Research Awards on January 21 - In order to be considered for the spring 2020 Student/Faculty Research Awards, applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on January 21. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded to student/faculty pairs who submit proposals for funds to support research or creative projects. To see examples of funded projects, read about the fall 2019 recipients. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Catherine Cox at

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