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Graduate College Events and Workshops

Check this page for information on upcoming events. 
Announcements, including registration information, are usually sent via email.

The following events are sponsored, or co-sponsored, by the Graduate College.

Academic Year 2013-2014

Upcoming Events

Managing Life's Financial Transitions Workshop
Jointly sponsored by USFSCO’s Student Money Management Center, Campus Community Student Services (CCSS) and the Graduate College 
  Description:  This workshop focuses on setting financial goals while managing life’s transitions, and choosing a financial professional
   Date:  Thursday, April 3, 2014
   Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
   Location: Lincoln Hall Room 304
   Intended Audience: Graduate Students  
   Registration Required: Yes, https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3684649

ABC’s of the Literature Review
  
Description: This workshop will cover the essential elements of writing a successful Literature Review in a variety of disciplines.
   Date: Monday, April 7, 2014
  
Time:  12:00 PM -1:30 PM
   Location: 650 University Hall
   Intended Audience: Graduate Students
   Registration: Required: Yes-check here beginning 3/24/2014

Graduate Student Excursion to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  
Date:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014
   Time:  12:00 PM-4:00 PM
  
Location:  Meet at 650 University Hall
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students & Guests
   Registration:  TBA

Graduate Mentoring Awards & Outstanding Theses Ceremony
   Description: Presenting Graduate College Outstanding Thesis, Graduate Student Mentoring (co-sponsored by the Honors and Graduate Colleges), and the Graduate Faculty Mentoring Awards 
   Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
   Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
   Location: Cardinal Room (329), Student Center East (SCE)
   Intended Audience:  Open
   Registration Required: Not Required

Completed Events

2014 Annual Meeting of the Graduate Faculty
   Description: Annual meeting of the Graduate College faculty
   Agenda & HandoutsSimilarity, Copyright, & Plagiarism - Confusion in the Academy (Associate Dean Jon Art)
   Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
   Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
   Location: Conference Rooms B & C, Student Services Building (SSB)
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Faculty of the Graduate College
    Registration Required: No

Sleep Deprivation Management Workshop
   Description:  This workshop focuses on helping students learn how to manage stress and sleep deprivation.
   Date:  Wednesday, April 2, 2014
   Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
   Location: 650 University Hall (UH)
   Intended Audience: Graduate Students  
   Registration Required: Yes, Closed (limited space) 
     Light refreshments will be available

Directors of Graduate Studies Spring 2014 Meeting
   Agenda 
   Description: Informational meeting with Directors of Graduate Studies
   Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
   Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
   Location: Conference Room A, Student Services Building (SSB)
   Intended Audience:  Directors of Graduate Studies, support staff
   Registration Required: Not Required

Graduate Student Lucky Charms & More, Cereal Breakfast/Coffee Hour
  
Description:  Monthly social event where graduate students have the opportunity to mingle with one another as well as Faculty and Staff who work with graduate students.
   Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
  
Time: 10:30-11:30 AM
   Location:  650 University Hall
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff
   Registration Required: Not Required

Mechanics of Abstract Writing Workshop
  Description:  This interactive workshop examines the rhetorical expectations surrounding abstracts, analyzes the specific structure and organization of successful examples from various disciplines, and develops a framework that students can use to improve their own abstract writing.
   Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
   Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
   Location:  650 University Hall
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration Required:  Yes (ENDED)

Thesis/Dissertation Requirements for Graduation & Electronic Submission Step-By-Step
   Description:  Find out the requirements for submitting your Thesis/Dissertation
   Date 2: Friday, February 28, 2014
   Time: 3:00-4:45 PM
   Location: Lecture Center C101
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students currently completing their Thesis or Dissertation.

Taxation of Waivers Workshop for Graduate Assistants
    Description: Information on taxation of tuition waivers for Graduate Assistants (GA)-does not apply to TA or RA
    Date: Tuesday February 25, 2014
    Time #1: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Location: 650 University Hall
    Intended Audience: Graduate students with GA appointments

Taxation of Waivers Workshop for Graduate Assistants
    Description: Information on taxation of tuition waivers for Graduate Assistants (GA)-does not apply to TA or RA designations
    Date: Tuesday February 25, 2014
    Time #2: 4:00-5:00 PM
    Location: 650 University Hall
    Intended Audience: Graduate students with GA appointments

Graduate College Annual Fellowship Reception
   Description: Reception for graduate students with fellowships
   Date:  Friday, February 21, 2014
   Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
   Location:  Student Center East Cardinal Room
   Intended Audience:  Graduate students with fellowships, their advisors, faculty

Stretching Out Your Stress, A Workshop for Graduate Students
   Description: This unique workshop focuses on relaxation techniques such as:  acupressure, deep breathing, stretching, and meditation.
   Date:  Thursday, February 20, 2014
   Time:  3:30-4:30 PM
   Location:  SCE 605
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students

Thesis/Dissertation Requirements for Graduation & Electronic Submission Step-By-Step
   Description:  Find out the requirements for submitting your Thesis/Dissertation
   Date 1:   Tuesday, February 18, 2014
   Time:  3:30 - 5:00 PM
   Location:  Lecture Center B101
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students currently completing their Thesis or Dissertation.

Mechanics of Abstract Writing Workshop
   Description: This interactive workshop examines the rhetorical expectations surrounding abstracts, analyzes the specific structure and organization of successful examples from various disciplines, and develops a framework that students can use to improve their own abstract writing.
   Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
   Location:  650 University Hall
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students

CV Doctor Workshop and CV Review Session
   Description: Comprehensive and interactive career development workshop for students in all fields.  An opportunity to gain valuable advice for writing a powerful and effective CV in preparation for the academic job market.  This workshop will also include a presenter led peer review session where students will be able to evaluate and critique one another’s CV’s.
   Date: Tuesday February 11, 2014
   Location: 613 SCE
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students, Postdocs

Monthly Coffee Hour
   Description:  Monthly social event where graduate students have the opportunity to mingle with one another as well as Faculty and Staff who work with graduate students.
   Date: January 29, 2014
   Time: 10:30-11:30 AM
   Location:  650 University Hall
   Intended Audience: Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff

How to Make a Writing Plan: A Writeout! Workshop
Led by the Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy
   Description: Hands-on workshop for setting realistic writing goals and mapping out a strategy and plan for completion.
   Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
   Time: 1:00-2:30 PM
   Location:  Student Center East Illinois Room C

Graduate Student Bowling Night with Graduate Student Council
   Description: A fun social event for Graduate Students and their families, free pizza and bowling for all.
   Date:  Friday, December 6, 2013
   Time:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
   Location:  Student Center East Bowling Alley

CV Doctor
   Description: Comprehensive and interactive career development workshop for students in all fields.  An opportunity to gain valuable advice for writing a powerful and effective CV in preparation for the academic job market.
   Date:  Wednesday December 4, 2013
   Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
   Location:  Student Center East Room
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students

Measuring Your Research Impact: The H-index, Journal Impact Factors, and Beyond
  Description:  This workshop will cover ways to measure your research impact including citation analysis, the H-index and journal impact factors.
   Date #2:  Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
   Time:  4:00-5:30 PM
   Location:  Daley Library IDEA Commons Classroom (1-010)
   Registration:  Not Required

Measuring Your Research Impact:  The H-index, Journal Impact Factors, and Beyond
   Description:  This workshop will cover ways to measure your research impact including citation analysis, the H-index and journal impact factors.
   Date #1: Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
   Time:  4:00-5:30 PM
   Location:  Library of the Health Sciences (LHS 303)

Stretching Out Your Stress, A Workshop for Graduate Students
   Description: This unique workshop focuses on relaxation techniques such as:  acupressure, deep breathing, stretching, and meditation.
   Date:  Thursday, November 7, 2013
   Time:  3:30-4:30 PM
   Location:  Lecture Center F3
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration:  https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5043146

Introduction to Data Management
   Description:  Learn to manage your data effectively and efficiently!  This seminar will provide an introduction to capturing, storing, and describing research data throughout the life of the research project and after.
   Date #2:  Thursday November 7, 2013
   Time:  4:00-5:30 PM
   Location:  Library of the Health Sciences (LHS 303)
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration:  Not Required

Graduate Student Halloween Trick or Treat & Social
   Description:  Stop by for some treats, refreshments and Halloween fun.  Come see the Graduate College Staff in their costumes trick or treat for candy, and socialize.
   Date:  Thursday, October 31, 2013
   Time:  12:00-1:15 PM
   Location:  650 University Hall
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration:  Not required

Introduction to Data Management
   Description:  Learn to manage your data effectively and efficiently!  This seminar will provide an introduction to capturing, storing, and describing research data throughout the life of the research project and after.
   Date #1:  Thursday October 31, 2013
   Time:  4:00-5:30 PM
   Location: Daley Library IDEA Commons Classroom (1-010)

Financial Planning Clinic for Graduate Students
   Description:  Students have the opportunity to meet 1 on 1 with a Certified Financial Planner
   Date:  Wednesday, October 23, 2013
   Time:  2:00-4:00 PM
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration: Required

Thesis/Dissertation Requirements for Graduation & Electronic Submission Step-By-Step
   Description:  Find out the requirements for submitting your Thesis/Dissertation
   Date #2: Friday, October 18, 2013
   Time:  4:30-6:15 PM
   Location: TBA
   Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
   Registration: TBA

Steps Towards Financial Planning
   Description: Financial planning for graduate students
   Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
   Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
   Location: Commuter Student Resource Center
   Intended Audience: Graduate students
   Registration Required: Not Required

Directors of Graduate Studies Fall 2013 Meeting
   Agenda
   Description: Informational meeting with Directors of Graduate Studies
   Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
   Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
   Location: Conference Room B, Student Services Building (SSB)
   Intended Audience:  Directors of Graduate Studies, support staff
   Registration Required: Not Required

Fellowship Workshop
   Description: Information and tips for programs on fellowship/awards processes
   Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
   Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
   Location: Conference Room B, Student Services Building (SSB)
   Intended Audience: Directors of Graduate Studies, support staff
   Registration Required: Not Required

Know Your Rights:  Protecting your Copyright and using Copyrighted Material Responsibly
Description:  Dissertation publishing information, rights and responsibilities regarding copyrights and using copyrighted material.
Date #2:  Thursday October 10, 2013
Time:  4:00-5:30 PM
Locations:  10/2  Daley Library IDEA Commons Classroom (1-010)
                      10/10 Library of the Health Sciences (LHS 303)
Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
Registration:  Not Required

McNair and Friends Reception
Description: Reception to bring together current UIC graduate students that were either McNair, MARC or RISE.
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time: 3-5:30 PM.
Location: Hull House Museum
Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
Registration:  RSVP to invitation by email

Know Your Rights:  Protecting your Copyright and using Copyrighted Material Responsibly
Description:  Dissertation publishing information, rights and responsibilities regarding copyrights and using copyrighted material.
Date #1:  Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time:  4:00-5:30 PM
Locations:  10/2  Daley Library IDEA Commons Classroom (1-010)
                      10/10 Library of the Health Sciences (LHS 303)
Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
Registration:  Not Required

Thesis/Dissertation Requirements for Graduation & Electronic Submission Step-By-Step
Description:  Find out the requirements for submitting your Thesis/Dissertation
Date #1:   Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time:  2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location:  TBA
Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
Registration: TBA

Graduate Assistant (GA only) Taxation Workshop
   Description: Information on taxation of tuition waivers
       for Graduate Assistants (GA) - does not apply to TA or RA
   Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2013
   Times: 12:00 - 1:00 PM & 3:00-4:00 PM
   Location: 650 University Hall
   Intended Audience: Graduate students with GA appointments
   Registration: Yes - [CLOSED]

Graduate Student Toolkit
Description:  For new Graduate Students at UIC.  How to use the University Library, online research tools and resources.
Date:  Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time:  4:00-5:30 PM
Location: Daley Library IDEA Commons Classroom (1-010)
Intended Audience:  New Graduate Students
Registration:  Not Required

RefWorks Citation Manager
Description:  Learn to use the RefWorks citation management tool to organize your research
Date:  Thursday, September 19, 2013
Time:  4:00- 5:30 PM
Location: Library of the Health Sciences (LHS303)
Intended Audience:  Graduate Students
Registration:  Not Required

New Fellows Meet and Greet
    Description: New fellows (internal and external funded) -
        Come by the Graduate College for coffee and snacks and to meet other fellows
    Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Time4:00 – 6:30 PM
    Location: 650 University Hall
    Intended Audience: Graduate Students
    Registration Required: Not Required

Graduate Student Ice Cream Social
    Description: Come by the Graduate College for free ice cream and to meet other graduate students at this fun social event
    Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013
    Time2:00 – 4:30 PM
    Location: 650 University Hall
    Intended Audience: Graduate Students
    Registration Required: Not Required

NSF GRFP Workshop
   Description: for graduate students interested in NSF GRFP (funding)
   Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013
   Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
   Location: 950 University Hall
   Intended Audience: Interested graduate students who are eligible for Fulbright
   Registration Required: Yes -[CLOSED]

Mellon IDRF Workshop
   Description: for graduate students interested in Mellon IDRF (funding)
   Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
   Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
   Location: 650 University Hall
   Intended Audience: Interested graduate students who are eligible for Fulbright
   Registration Required: Yes -[CLOSED]

Graduate College New-Student Orientation 2013
   Description: General orientation for new Graduate College students
   Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
   Time:  Check-in 8:00 AM, Event: 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM,
               followed by Resource Fair and campus tours
   Location: Thompson Rooms, Student Center West
   Intended Audience: Newly admitted Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 graduate students
   Registration Required: Yes, through UIC Connect -[CLOSED]

Fulbright Information Session
   Description: for graduate students interested in Fulbright (funding)
   Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
   Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
   Location: 650 University Hall
   Intended Audience: Interested graduate students who are eligible for Fulbright
   Registration Required: Yes -[CLOSED]