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Calling for Abstracts for 2014 Scholarly Forum

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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. Image

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/


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December 2, 2013 at 8:56 am

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UND Women in Science hosts a Graduate panel today

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If you are a graduate student, or considering graduate school be sure to get along to the UND Women in Science panel today at 11:30am in the Memorial Union’s Badlands Room. 


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November 7, 2013 at 7:48 am

Graduate and Professional Student Gathering is tomorrow

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Take a break before final exams and projects heat up!
* Rhombus Guys (free pizza!)
Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:00-7:00 pm 
This week’s gathering is sponsored by Altru Health Systems. Dave Molmen, CEO of Altru, will be stopping by if his schedule allows. We will confirm this on the Facebook page. This a great opportunity to meet a healthcare and business leader in our community. 
Come and go as your schedule allows. Hope to see you there!
-Kylie Oversen and Kyle Thorson

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November 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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Grad Student Association and Women in Science events today

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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

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October 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

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UND Women In Science Meeting, Monday 23 Sept

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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.”


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September 19, 2013 at 8:19 am

Graduate and Professional Student Gathering on Thursday

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Take a break from the demands of your studies and spend some much needed social time with your fellow graduate and professional students. This group will be hosted by Kyle Thorson, a graduate student, and Kylie Oversen, a law student. The gathering is open to all disciplines and will give you a chance to meet people beyond your own field of study. We hope to meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Our next gathering will be this Thursday, September 19th @ 5:30pm at University Park, Shelter #2. Christus Rex has graciously agreed to provide food one more time –we will have pulled pork sandwiches, veggies, fruit, cookies, and water. You are, of course, welcome to bring your own food and drink as well.

If you are on Facebook, you can connect with the larger group here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/385538778240964/ – The “Events” tab on the top will have updated information for each gathering.

Please join the group and invite your friends to do the same! We had about thirty people show up last time and we are expecting even more this week!

· Note: Because Christus Rex is providing this food, we don’t want it to go to waste if the weather doesn’t cooperate. If it rains, we’ll move the party inside to the Christus Rex lounge. Again, no agenda or religious intentions behind this meeting- open to students of all or no faiths! Just a chance to get to know people from other areas of campus.

You can email Kylie, kylie.oversen@gmail.com or Kyle, kyle.thorson@UND.edu , if you have any questions!

Hope to see you there!

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September 18, 2013 at 8:04 am

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SGS to present the Distinguished Creative Exhibition today

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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.


Read our Grad Story with Patrick here, and read more about the awards here.

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.

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May 3, 2013 at 7:37 am