Author DaMaris B. Hill Presents in Public Books Masterclass
On Wednesday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom, the UT Humanities Center is partnering with Union Ave Books to present the author DaMaris B. Hill in a discussion with UT professor Katy Chiles about Professor Hill’s book, A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland.
For more details about the event and how to participate visit the UT Calendar.
Dissertation Institute for Underrepresented Graduate Students in Engineering
The 4th Dissertation Institute (DI), will take place June 7th – 12th on the University of Michigan campus. This institute, an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, Native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering, is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by University of Texas, Dallas and Virginia Tech. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population. The application deadline is March 8th. If you have questions, please email them to email@example.com.
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Now Accepting Applications
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) would like to let PhD graduate students and post-docs in computer science and mathematics know about an opportunity to apply for one of 200 spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted researchers the opportunity to personally interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany. The application period for the 8th HLF closes February 14th, 2020 at midnight. Young researchers at all phases of their careers (undergraduate/pre-master, graduate PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications online. For more information, please visit: www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org.
Explore Career Options and Destinations for Graduate and Professional Students
The Strategic Planning for Your Life series continues on January 29 from 5–6:30 p.m. in Student Union 262A with “Career Options and Destinations”. The first session helped you better understand your goals, values and skills. Now we’ll discuss how to make use of that information by hearing from a panel of former graduate students now in rewarding careers. There’s no need to register, but if you’d like to register to get information about the series and materials from the sessions, you can do so at tiny.utk.edu/strategic-signup.
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.
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 workshop.utk.edu.
NEXUS Conference Accepting Proposals for March 2020
NEXUS is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference hosted by the graduate students in the University of Tennessee’s English department. In 2020, the theme of NEXUS is “Threshold(s).” Through this theme, the organizers hope to foster conversations within and among scholarly communities about the transformative concepts, experiences, spaces, and texts that connect us to each other and to our work in particular disciplines. The deadline for proposals for this March conference is December 6. Graduate students and faculty alike are invited to submit proposals, so take advantage! Visit nexus.utk.edu for more details.
Two More IRB 101 Sessions Available for Fall 2019
You might think that you won’t ever need to get IRB approval for the research you’re planning. You might be surprised. Wouldn’t it be better to be prepared? Register for an IRB 101 session on November 13 or December 3 and find out if you need to get IRB approval, and how to go about it.
Training Sessions Available for Research Evaluation Tool
The University of Tennessee has scheduled four training sessions for InCites, an online research analytics and evaluation tool. InCites is a research evaluation platform that allows for in-depth analysis of trends and citation patterns of the publication activity data. Visit the Office of Research and Engagement to learn more about InCites and register for a session.