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PEER (Program for Excellence & Equity in Research) will be hosting a lecture in the International House, Room 100 at 3:40 p.m. The title of the lecture is “Disrupting the Face of Leadership: Challenges Posed and Lessons Learned” and will be delivered by Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch. This presentation is designed to provide insights to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and others embarking on their academic careers and considering options for their professional trajectory in the future. The observations shared in this lecture reflect the conversations and perspectives in a recent book by the presenters, Truth Without Tears: African American Women Deans Share Lessons in Leadership (Harvard Education Press, 2018).

3rd Dissertation Institute (DI) will take place June 23rd–28th on the University of California, San Diego 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 Old Dominion University 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 1st. If you have questions, please email them to

Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program is looking for a graduate teaching assistant for the 2019–2020 academic year to assist with EF 157 and EF 158. Duties include running recitation sessions, grading, and assisting with setup and cleanup of activities. This assistantship carries a tuition waiver, health insurance, and stipend. Get more information about this position and apply.

Graduate Education Week 2019