The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Graduate Scholarly Forum, a two-day conference showcasing the cutting edge research and creative scholarship of UND’s graduate community. Last year’s event was the largest to date with more than 200 participants who presented their research through oral presentations, posters and panel sessions.
Dr Wayne Swisher, interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies said, “The Scholarly Forum has grown to be the largest gathering of our academic community on our campus. The depth and breadth of graduate research is evident both in the Forum’s growth and the increasing number of interdisciplinary projects”.
The Scholarly Forum is the ideal opportunity to discover the independent and collaborative research projects that engage our graduate community. It allows students to gain valuable presentation experience and feedback ahead of regional and national conferences, and for departments to gather and support their peers and colleagues. For undergraduates interested in an advanced education, the Forum provides a perfect environment to learn more about a research topic of interest and what is expected at the graduate level.
Next year’s Scholarly Forum is set for Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday March 12. The School of Graduate Studies is now calling for abstracts. If you would like to arrange a special session for your department or have questions about the event, please contact Susan Caraher.
SF Guidelines: http://graduateschool.und.edu/learn-more/sf-guidelines.cfm
Submission form: http://apps.und.edu/scholarly-forum/
Two events today will appeal to our graduate students:
Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) meeting is today, October 25th at 1pm in the Memorial Room at the Memorial Union. The topic of today’s meeting is “Health Needs of Graduate Students”. Bring your concerns to the table and brainstorm for beest ways to address them. A representative from the Health and Wellness Hub will be joining us for this discussion.
All graduate and professional students are invited. Snacks will be provided!
Women in Science
Guest scientist, Michelle Liniggi from Richland, Washington, is a Medical and Scientific Editor. Michelle Linggi’s formal talk will be held on Friday, October 25th at 1pm in the Medical School Room 5510 and all are invited. The title of her talk is “Editing a Science Career.
UND’s Women in Science group is also holding it’s Business Meeting on Monday, October 28th from 3-4pm in the Education Building room #12. Snacks and stimulating conversation about the topic of “women in leadership” will be provided. Please visit this link or our Facebook page for an article related to our topic of discussionhttp://www.cnn.com/2013/10/11/opinion/rosin-women-in-charge/index.html?hpt=hp_t4
The first UND Women in Science meeting of the year will be held on Monday, September 23rd from 3-4pm in the Education Building Room 12, snacks will be provided.
We will talk briefly about what the Women in Science organization is all about, along with some of the events we have planned for the year and volunteer opportunities. We will end the meeting with a discussion about “science on the big screen.”
It’s Reading and Review Day at the University of North Dakota, which means it is also the day that the School of Graduate Studies recognizes the outstanding research and scholarship of graduates in the categories of Dissertation, Thesis and Creative Exhibition.
Our 2013 Distinguished Creative Exhibition Award will be presented to Patrick Awotwe, MFA today at 10am in the East Asia Room of the Chester Fritz Library. A Ghanaian native, Patrick’s exhibition, Adinkra the Messenger, reflected aspects of his own cultural heritage through the use of metals and fibers in Jewelry design. He used Ghanaian traditional symbols to convey social, political, religious and historical issues that have impacted his country.
Others recognized today, though unable to be present, are Eric Netterlund (Master of Arts in Communication) and John Degenstein (MS Chemical Engineering). Both are now pursuing PhD programs at University of Colorado and Purdue University respectively. Advisors Dr Timothy Pasch and Dr Yun Ji will accept the awards on their behalf.
All are welcome and a reception will follow.