A new walk-in technical help desk has opened at Memorial Union. Hours will be Sunday noon to 8 p.m., Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The DoIT Help Desk at 1210 W. Dayton St. will keep its current hours of Mon-Fri 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both locations offer free, in-person support for a variety of topics including operating system issues, hardware diagnosis, email and wireless issues, and access to campus services.
Deadline: Open until filled
The Student Personnel Association (SPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2009-2010 executive board. Serving on the executive board is a great way to meet new people across campus and engage in personal and professional development. The Graduate Student Representative (one-year term) serves as the liaison between the Executive Board, SPA general membership, and the student population. This position also chairs an SPA Committee, plans panels and forums about career opportunities in higher education and related areas, and participates in the planning of all board events of interest. http://www.uw-spa.org/
Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This grant is open to students whose doctoral research focuses on lifelong and/or later-life learning. This $5,000 grant is awarded annually to a
student in various disciplines including, but not limited to,
psychology, education, gerontology, cognitive studies, neuroscience,
leisure studies, aging and social work. Because the selection committee
requires an abstract and description of your current research, you must
already be engaged in your dissertation research. www.elderhostel.org/grants
Deadline: Postmarked Friday, April 3
Established by IFES' former Chairman of the Board and his wife, the program awards up to two eight- to ten-week fellowships each year exclusively to graduate students from universities in Midwestern states. I have enclosed further information below and in the attached; please distribute widely and let your students and colleagues know about this exciting opportunity.
Manatt Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 and work just three blocks from the White House at IFES' international headquarters in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Working alongside IFES experts involved in a variety of challenging and exciting international projects, Fellows are based at IFES' Applied Research Center and have access to the F. Clifton White Resource Center, a leading collection of democracy-building materials highly regarded by policymakers and researchers.
Eligibility: Graduate students working towards a degree in international relations, political science, public administration or a related area. If Ph.D. candidates, students should be pre-dissertation. www.ifes.org/fellowships
Deadline: May 1, 2009
The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Grant money may be used for travel to the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research here. If in residence during the semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America.
Preference will be given to proposals undertaking research in print culture history researchers from outside Madison research likely to lead to publication.
Applicants are encouraged to speak with the Reference Archivist at the WHS (phone: 608-264-6460; email email@example.com before applying for a grant. We are happy to help identify potential collections of which you may not otherwise be aware.
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
4234 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706
Are you a UW-Madison student parent and have your child (children) enrolled in a licensed childcare center, licensed in-home provider or a licensed after-school program?
You may be eligible for financial assistance toward those childcare costs while you attend classes at the UW-Madison during the spring 2009 semester. You may apply for financial assistance through the ChildCare Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP). CCTAP provides financial assistance toward childcare costs to eligible low-income student parents. Not all students are eligible. All student applicants must reside in Wisconsin and have licensed childcare in Wisconsin.
For more information, eligibility, deadlines and an application, visit the CCTAP Web site and click on financial assistance. While on the CCTP site check out the the Kids-Kare Program, a program that provides financial assistance for sick, back-up and evening care to eligible CCTAP student parents. Please note deadlines.
Individuals looking for funding opportunities are usually best served by starting with the Funding Sources for Individuals category under the Grants Information Collection. 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.
Research Policy Seminars: Intellectual Property
The seminars sponsored by the Graduate School for the month of April include sessions from the Research Policy Seminars - Intellectual Property Series. These sessions are open to all members of the campus community.
Registration is required.
WARF's Role in Patenting and Licensing, and Activities in Between
Thursday, April 9, 2009
10:00 - 11:30 am
UW Biotech Center Auditorium, 425 Henry Mall
Description: WARF is a national leader in technology transfer. This talk will focus on the basics of WARF's evaluation of disclosures for patentable and licensable intellectual property and efforts the organization is making to enhance the potential of promising UW technologies to make it into the marketplace.
Copyright on Campus: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
9:30 - 11:30 am
UW Biotech Center Auditorium, 425 Henry Mall
Presenters: Nancy Lynch, Edward Vangemert, and Krista Coulson
Description: This is a presentation of the basic principles of copyright law as they
apply to the university community. The topics covered will include:
* Assemblage and use of published materials for instruction and research
* What types of intellectual property copyright protects
* Who owns papers, software and graphics produced at UW-Madison
* Protection of copyrightable materials
* Rights of copyright owners and copyright infringement
* "Fair use" and obtaining permission to use copyrights materials
* Research and publication issues; licensing your copyright to others
Legal Issues in Sponsored Research
Thursday, April 16
10:00 - 11:30 am
UW Biotech Center Auditorium, 425 Henry Mall
Presenter: Ben Griffiths
Description: This seminar will address the legal issues that may need to be resolved before the University can accept sponsored research agreements. Specific examples of contract and grant provisions that most commonly are an issue between the university and a sponsor will be discussed. The presentation will last approximately one hour. An open discussion period will follow for those who wish to stay.
The academic job market is fickle and slow. Why not keep your options open by exploring careers outside academia while you wait? Learn about alternatives to adjuncting and how to avoid the job-hunting mistakes that grad students most frequently make. Dr. Susan Basalla specializes in helping graduate students find ways to apply their skills outside academia. Basalla was on campus in February to give a presentation entitled, "How to Find a Job Outside of Academia, Even if You Aren't Sure That You Want One".
You can view the presentation by going to http://www.grad.wisc.edu/education/gspd/careerplanning.html and scrolling down to the Non-academic options for Ph.D.s section.
Thursday, March 24
Memorial Library, Room 126
Learn about several tools that can help you stay up-to-date in your field of research. Learn how to create a custom list of library databases to be always at your fingertips. Have table of contents of the most recent journals sent directly to your email. Be alerted to the most recent articles on a topic. Monitor Web sites, blogs, and other important resources with ease. Keep track of citations and make bibliographies quickly.
Registration is required.
Thursday, March 26
206 Ingraham Hall
Erin Crawley, Fellowships Advisor in the International Institute, will hold several information sessions about Fulbright grant programs during spring semester. Fulbrights are federally funded grants and as such have citizenship requirements: to be eligible for the Fulbright (IIE) US Student program, you must be a US citizen; for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program (US Department of Education), you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Information sessions for GRADUATE students (Information on both the Fulbright-IIE US Student program and the Fulbright-Hays will be presented in March on the dates listed below. Both sessions are the same:
Deadline: Thursday, March 26
The Morgridge Center for Public Service is now accepting online nominations for two awards: Excellence in Civic Engagement Student Award and Outstanding Community Partner Award.
Excellence in Civic Engagement Student Award:
This award is designed to recognize a student who has made community and civic engagement integral to his/her college experience. The award also honors student involvement in the community that promotes strong reciprocal partnerships with community agencies and makes a significant impact. The student award recipient receives a $500 stipend and will be featured in the Memorial Union Kiosk and on the Morgridge Center web site. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for this award.
Outstanding Community Partner Award:
This award was founded to recognize and honor the vital role of commitment from our community partners in this collaboration to increase student volunteerism. Any non-profit agency or community partner with UW-Madison who has provided students with opportunities in volunteerism, service-learning or civic engagement is eligible for the community partner award. The community partner award recipient receives a $1000 award for their agency and will also be featured on the Morgridge Center web site.
For more information and the link for the online nomination form, visit our web site.
These awards are sponsored by the Morgridge Center for Public Service.
Second Thursdays from 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Meet CPO colleagues from across campus for networking and informal conversation around suggested topics relevant to our work. We’ll meet in a campus café where you can purchase breakfast or bring your own. Drop by or, for *free coffee,* register in advance at http://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/reg/catalog_course.aspx?groupcoursekey=23870
April 9 - Health Sciences Learning Center Atrium, Daily Dose Deli
May 14 - Memorial Union, Lakefront on Langdon
For more information, contact Katherine Loving at firstname.lastname@example.org or 263-5714.
Wednesday, April 15
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Bascom Hall, Room 260
This discussion panel aims to offer advice to future PhD graduates considering an academic postdoc. A variety of departments will be represented on the panel which will consist of recent graduates who are currently completing an academic postdoc and faculty members who have completed an academic postdoc or overseen postdocs in an academic setting. The topics covered during the discussion will range from choosing whether to pursue an academic postdoc, advice on how to obtain a postdoc position and how to make the most of the postdoc experience.
Registration is required. www.grad.wisc.edu/gsc/registration
This event is co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Collaborative and the Graduate School's Office of Professional Development & Engagement
Tuesday, April 14
Memorial Library, Room 126
This lecture, particularly suitable for graduate students and newer faculty in the arts and humanities, introduces library resources that will help you prepare your research article for publication, find an appropriate journal to which to submit it, and manage your rights when signing a contract with a publisher. Also, understand copyright in terms of its consumption and production in relation to published materials.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please follow the link below to register for this event. www.grad.wisc.edu/gsc/registration
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Health Sciences Learning Center
Eminent speakers include Jordan Cohen, MD, addressing "Industry Funding of Medical Education," and Leon Rosenberg, MD, addressing "Academia/Industry Interactions in Medical Research: Bidirectional, Valuable and Conflicted."
Panel discussions will focus on proposed federal legislation, the UW experience and the challenges facing academic health centers.
The symposium will take place at the Health Sciences Learning Center, begins at 1:00 p.m. and concludes with an informal dinner using the learning community format to foster and continue discussions.
Registration required for the dinner. Please contact Branden Pfefferkorn, coordinator of student involvement, at email@example.com to register.
Emerging Issues in Dispute Resolution Conference on April 22-23
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences Building
Life Sciences Careers Day (LSCD) is financed by the
Graduate School and several NIH Training Grants that is held every
other year at UW-Madison for graduate students and post docs. The symposium provides participants with perspectives about career choices after obtaining a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences. The event is FREE and includes lunch.
Registration is required.
To register and/or to obtain more information, please see the LSCD
2009 web site: http://www.biochem.wisc.edu/lscd .
Campus libraries workshops and tours help you learn how to find what you need quickly and efficiently. They will help you save time when deadlines for papers and projects approach. Most of these are hands-on. And best of all, they're free. Take advantage of these great workshops before classes start up again.
Visit the library Web site to find out more about upcoming library workshops.
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. For more information visit the Writing Center Web site or 608-263-1992.
Events offered in April include:
Developing and Delivering Conference Presentations
Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy
Writing an Effective CV--NEW!
Grammar I: A Review of English Grammar
Grammar II: Grammar and Editing for Style and Clarity
Toward a Rhetoric of PowerPoint: Using PowerPoint More Effectively
Writing Literature Reviews of Published Research
If you are faculty, an instructor or a teaching assistant who supports a UW-Madison timetable course, DoIT Academic Technology invites you to participate in one of several free training sessions and demonstrations. Learn web development, Learn@UWtools and tricks, how to use clickers, and much more. See the DoIT Training Web site for details.
Wisconsin Film Festival
April 2 - 5, 2009
Times and location vary
The Wisconsin Film Festival showcases a variety of films suited for every taste. Showings are spread over four days in ten downtown Madison theaters which are all within walking distance of each other. Tickets are currently on sale at $7 for general admission and $4 for students - the same prices since 2002. If you order tickets online, they will be mailed to you.
Presented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Institute. For more information, go to 2009.wifilmfest.org.
Veterinary Medicine Open House
Listen to a cow's heart, meet unusual animals, find out what it takes to get into veterinary medical school, and learn more about the many specialty services available at the UW Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The hospital will showcase its UW Veterinary Care services on Sunday April 26 from 12 noon to 4 pm at 2015 Linden Drive. Admission to the Open House is free. For more info, see http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/articles/0/5/1090
GSC Socials are held every Friday during the semester to give grad students from all across campus a weekly chance to mingle, get to know people outside their department, and unwind from the hectic week.
Friday, March 27
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
119 N. King St.
Friday, April 3
216 State St.
Friday, April 10
105 W. Main St.
Join grad students from a wide variety of disciplines for the GSC's Monthly Midweek Mingle. The first Wednesday of every month, GSC gathers at Genna's Lounge for some much needed social time. Meet new and continuing grad students and get rejuvenated for the rest of the week!
Check the GSC Events Calendar often to see where future social events will be held.
(Please see correction below) *
Last Day to Drop courses
Last day to apply for Pass/Fail Privilege
Last day to convert from Credit to Audit
|Friday, May 8||Last Class Day|
*Be aware the University Bookstore calendar has an incorrect date listed for the drop deadline for graduate students. The correct date is listed above as March 27. Students are responsible for adhering to the proper dates listed by the on the UW-Madison Registrar's web page.
For a list of all spring semester deadlines check http://www.registrar.wisc.edu/deadlines.php?term=1094
|April 24*||Request for all Masters and Ph.D. Degree Warrants|
|May 15||Degree Deadline|
|May 18 - June 12||Summer Degree Window**|
*For master's students only: If you want your name to be printed in the commencement program, your department must submit your warrant request before April 3.
**Important Note: The "Window Period" is the time between the end of one degree period and the beginning of the next. If you were registered in previous semester and met all degree requirements by the end of the window period, your degree will be granted in the next semester but you will not have to register or pay fees for the next semester.
For questions about Graduate School policies and procedures, see the Academic Guidelines at http://www.wisc.edu/grad/education/acadpolicy/introduction.html