GradLink@Madison, January 2006
GradLink@Madison is an electronic monthly digest for graduate
students. This digest was created to help you keep up with what is going on
beyond the classroom, library and lab. You will find relevant information about
upcoming campus and graduate school events related to professional development,
opportunities for student involvement, and important academic deadlines. Make
sure to check the sponsoring organization for additional information and
1. UW-Madison Graduate Student Scholarships at Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn, Germany
As part of an exchange agreement, the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University at Bonn hopes to offer two scholarships for the 2006-07 academic year to University of Wisconsin-Madison advanced graduate students and outstanding graduating seniors who wish to follow an independent research program under the guidance of a senior faculty member.
Application deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2006 by 12:00 pm. For information on application procedures or to apply contact the International Fellowship Office in 328 Ingraham Hall, call 262-9632 or email.
2. UW-Madison Graduate Student Scholarship at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom
As part of an exchange agreement, the University of Warwick hopes to offer two scholarships for the 2006-2007 academic year to University of Wisconsin-Madison students for study at the University of Warwick.
Application deadline is Wednesday, February 15 at 12:00
pm. Interested candidates should apply to the Fellowships Office,
328 Ingraham Hall. For more information on application procedures please contact
the International Fellowship Office, 262-9632 or email. Visit the University of Warwick Web site to review
3. Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowships
Funding is available from UW-Madison Area and International Studies Programs for Summer Intensive Language Study (2006) and Academic Year Language/Area Studies (2006-07). FLAS Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to encourage area and international studies and to stimulate foreign language acquisition and fluency.
Fellowships are offered by the following Programs and Centers:
The African Studies Program, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for European Studies, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, Center for South Asia, Center for South East Asian Studies, and Global Studies Program
Application Deadline: February 6, 2006. Please consult the relevant area studies program or this Web site for further details and application forms.
Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Internship Grants are given by Global Studies to doctoral students interested in undertaking practitioner internships on social justice issues. Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Predissertation Travel Grants support summer travel for doctoral students exploring potential field research sites.
Deadline for applications is Friday, February 17. The UW program is open to students of any nationality who are enrolled in a doctoral program at UW-Madison.
5. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and National Girls Collaborative Project Mini-Grants
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is thrilled to announce that Wisconsin has been selected to participate as a regional site for the National Girls Collaborative Project. The project has funds to award 20 mini-grants of $1000 to groups who will collaboratively develop and deliver programming to create and maintain the interest and participation of girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. If you are interested in participating in this statewide effort, or just want to learn more, you can visit the program's Web site.
6. Additional Funding Resources - For more information on the above and other funding opportunities check out the current edition of Wisconsin Week. Additionally, individuals looking for funding opportunities are usually best served by starting with the Funding Sources for Individuals category. For a complete list of fellowships and other funding opportunities for graduate students, check out the Graduate School's Office of Fellowship Newsletter.
Don't forget that the UW Job Center offers a great online resource for finding graduate student assistantships on campus. Register with the Job Center to receive weekly updates.
Are you interested in a faculty career? Do you want to display your expertise in and commitment to teaching to future employers? Sign up to attend the next workshop in the Teaching Portfolio Workshop Series.
Teaching Philosophy Workshop
Wednesday, February 1
9:00 am - Noon
Tong Auditorium (1003 Engineering Centers Building, 1550 Engineering Drive).
The focus of this workshop will be on developing a teaching philosophy, which is often a required piece of many faculty job applications. This workshop is intended for graduate students and post-docs from any discipline. Individuals with working philosophies as well as those who have never developed one are both welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there! Please register to attend this workshop online at by January 27.
Delta Presentation: How Does A Post-Doctoral Position Fit into a
Thursday, January 26
Science House, 1645 Linden Drive
Speaker: Dr. Lynn Allen-Hoffmann, Environmental Toxicology, Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine. Sponsored by the Post-doc Discussion Group, the Delta Program for Research, Teaching, and Learning, and the NIH Toxicology Pre- and Postdoc Training Grant. Refreshments provided.
The Writing Center offers non-credit classes throughout the semester, held in Helen C. White Hall. Writing Center classes are free, and are open to currently registered UW-Madison students. Each class will give you the chance to pick up valuable writing skills in a supportive, small-group environment.
|Mondays, January 23 - February 13; Wednesdays, January 25 - February 15||
Writing for Graduate Nursing Students
|Wednesday, February 1||
Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy
|Friday, February 3||Writing Literature Reviews of Published Research|
|Tuesday, February 7||Writing Graduate Research Proposals|
|Monday, February 13||
The Basics of APA Documentation
Wednesday, February 15; Monday February 20
A Dissertatorís Primer
|Thursdays, February 16||
Developing and Delivering Conference Papers
9. Graduate School Seminar and Workshop Series offers opportunities throughout the year.
|Wednesday, January 25, 2006||Consulting Agreements|
|Friday, February 17, 2006||Guidelines for Keeping Laboratory Notebooks|
Are you working on a technology that has business potential? Spend two hours getting a clear picture of what it takes to transfer research and technology into a business. You will learn the basics of disclosure, patenting, and licensing. Assess your own strengths and weaknesses as an entrepreneur. Learn about ways to finance the start of your business. Discuss the various options for developing new technology and which may be the best fit for you.
Wednesday, January 25
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Grainger Hall, School of Business , 975 University Avenue
Fee: $35.00, program #9611
The program will be presented by Technology business Development Institute staff, a WARF patent agent, and Wisconsin SBIR-FAST program (Federal and State Technology partnership) staff. Register online or by calling 262-3909
libraries conduct workshops throughout the year at no charge.
Topics include: Using Refworks and EndNote, Using Dreamweaver to build Web sites, Keeping up with the latest in your field through RSS feeds and self-service alerts, Using Web-based learning tools like My Web Space and Learn@UW, and publishing your research article
Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:15 am-4:15 pm
The Pyle Center, UW-Madison
Register online by February 10
The conference will offer workshops on the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing face of graduate education and student financial aid, increased technology, federal relations, affirmative action, social justice in student affairs, communicating with people of diverse experiences, service learning, and transforming our work as we welcome new generations of students.
GSC Professional Development
13. Women in Academia Discussion Group
Attention Graduate Women! Join us for monthly Women in Academia
Discussions. This semester's informal meeting times will be the last
Friday of each month: Jan 27, Feb 24, March 31, and April 28. We'll meet
from 4:30 - 6 pm at Memorial Union. All are welcome. It's a great
time to share thoughts with other women striving to succeed and balance
different aspects of life here at UW well. Contact Hillary Lum (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any
14. Future Faculty Career Coffee Chat - Friday, January 27 (3:30 -4:30 pm) 350 Bascom
Want to hear about the experience of a new faculty member or what the hiring process is like? How is life at a regional institution different than UW-Madison? If so, come to the Future Faculty Career Coffee Chat. Katja Marquart, former involved GSC student and current tenure track faculty member at UW-Stevens Point in Interior Architecture will join us on Friday, January 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in 350 Bascom for a new faculty career development program. Join us on Friday, January 27 for coffee and a discussion with Katja about her experiences of being a new faculty member. Please RSVP to GSC if you would like to join us.
15. GSC Spring Retreat - Saturday, January 28, 1:00-6:30 pm (Engineering Centers Building)
Would you like to get motivated for the spring semester and develop your personal and professional goals more effectively? Would you like to enhance your connection to GSC, UW, and graduate students from different departments? Are you interested in increasing your self knowledge and growing as a grad through an interactive, reflective, and group activity focused retreat? Then join us at the spring GSC Grad Student Retreat!
Theme: Personal Development through Creative Insight & Connection
When: Saturday, January 28, 1:00-6:30 pm
Where: Tong Auditorium, Room 1003, Engineering Centers Building
Cost: FREE to UW graduate students
To register for the retreat, email
Darin Eich at the Graduate Student Collaborative. Email soon as space will be
limited to 35-40 grad students.
16. Passing Through Hoops - General Advice from Dissertators on Preliminary and Qualifying Exams
Prelim preparations getting you down? Looking for an opportunity to discuss the exam process with others and hear advice from dissertators who have already gone through it? Join us for a peer-led discussion for graduate students on taking preliminary or qualifying exams. Professor Aili Tripp will join the panel to offer a faculty perspective.
Passing Through Hoops - General Advice from Dissertators on Preliminary and
Wednesday, February 14
Noon - 1:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Research Center, the Graduate Student Collaborative and the OGSPD. If you have any questions please contact GSC.
17. Volunteer and Career Fair
Nonprofit and government agencies will be at Memorial Union to promote their job, internship, and volunteer opportunities.
What: "Government and Non-profit Volunteer and Career Fair:
Opportunities in Public Service"
When: January 31, 2006, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Where: Memorial Union
Cosponsored by L&S/SoHE Career Services and Morgridge Center for Public Service. Visit the L&S/SoHE Career Services Web site for more information.
18. Volunteer Tutors Needed The Hmong Literacy, Language & Jobs Project
Are you considering a career in teaching? Do you enjoy working with people from other cultures? The Hmong Literacy and Language & Jobs Project is looking for volunteer tutors to support recent Hmong refugees in developing skills necessary to enter the workforce. No teaching experience or Hmong language skills are necessary although experience in the workplace, patience and flexibility are important.
Tutors will work one-to-one with their Hmong learners a minimum of two hours per week; a six month commitment is required. Tutoring is scheduled at convenient times, and most commonly held in the Northport Community area on Madison's north side. Having transportation will be helpful. If you are interested in volunteering please join the upcoming tutor training to prepare you for this satisfying experience. Attendance at all three sessions is required. Training location: The Pyle Center, 207 Langdon on the UW-Madison campus
Part One: Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 9:00-11:00 am
Part Two: Tuesday, February 21, 9:00-11:00 am
Part Three: Tuesday, February 28, 9:00-11:00 am
To Register: Call or email Jane Griswold at (608) 890-0474. For more information please visit the Web site . Academic credit may be possible, for information please email Eileen Callahan.
19. GSC Friday Social
Friday, January 20
The Angelic Brewing Company
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Don't miss the first GSC Friday Social of the Spring semester! This Friday, January 20, we will be at the Angelic Brewing Company from 5:00 -7:00 pm. The Angelic is located at 322 W. Johnson and offers drink and appetizer specials. Walk down State St (towards the Capitol) and take a right on Johnson. We will try and save the couch area, look for the red GSC signs. Check out the Web site for more information about the Angelic. Hope to see you there! Email GSC if you have any questions.
20. GSC Graduate Student Bash with Wisconsin Student Planning
Association (WSPA) and German Department Graduate Student Association
Friday, January 27
514 E. Wilson St.
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Officially welcome in the spring Semester with GSC, Wisconsin Student Planning Association (WSPA) and German Department Graduate Student Association (GDGSA) at the Essen Haus for the January Grad Student Bash. The Essen Haus is at 514 E. Wilson Street. The Essen Haus is Madison's authentic German Restaurant and drinking hall. The feature 17 German biers on tap, 200 import bottles and live oompah music, Old World favorites, daily specials and lots of Gemuetilchkeit. We will be giving away prizes! E-mail GSC for more information.
ADDITIONAL GRADUATE INFORMATION RESOURCES
Want more? See the Graduate Student Professional Development Web site, the GSC Web site, the University Events calendar, Software Training for Students, the Library Workshop Calendar for general and specialized workshops.
|Friday, January 20||Last Day to Enroll without $25 Late Initial Enrollment Fee except Specials and Guests|
|Wednesday, January 25||Last day to drop courses or withdraw without DR or W grade notation on Transcript|
|Friday, January 27||
Last Day to Add your first class without Departmental & Dean's permission - All Students
Last Day to Add Courses without Departmental approval - All Students
Last Day for 100% tuition adjustment on dropped classes.
|Friday, February 3||Last Day to pay tuition and fees without $100 Late Payment Fee|
|Friday, February 20||
Last Day for 50% tuition adjustment on dropped classes
Last Day to Apply for Pass/Fail Privilege
Last Day to Convert from Credit to Audit - Undergrads/Specials/Professionals
For a list of all spring Semester deadlines check out the Office of Registrar Web site.
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of the month, from September 2005 to April 2006 as a pilot project. Each issue
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