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Graduate College Events and Workshops 2011-2012

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

Academic Year 2011-2012

Completed Events

2012 McNair Day @ UIC
    Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012
    Time: 9:00 AM Registration; (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM),
    Location:  Molecular Biology Research Building MBRB),
       900 S Ashland, Chicago
    Intended Audience:  McNair Scholars; McNair Directors and staff
    Registration Required: Yes (Contact: Franciso Pina, fpina@uic.edu)

Improv-e Your Way to a Better Research Presentation
This workshop uses improv exercises to help graduate students with their communication skills to explain their research

   Date:  Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    Time2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Location:  Details given with RSVP confirmation
    Intended Audience:  Graduate degree-seeking students
    Registration Required: Yes  [CLOSED]
 

Image of Research
 Winners of the following awards will be honored:
    Image of Research
    Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Awards
    Graduate Mentoring Awards
   - Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2:00 PM,
        Daley Library (East Campus), Reserve Reading Room
   - Intended Audience:  Students, faculty, staff, administration
   - Registration Required: No

Annual Meeting of the Graduate Faculty
   - Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 2:00 - 4:00 PM,
         Student Services Building (SSB), Conference Room A
   - Intended Audience:  Graduate faculty
   - Registration Required: No

DFI / IALHEA Conference and Diversity Research Forum
   - Thursday, April 12, 2012, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM,
       Illinois Room, Student Center East (SCE),
       750 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607
   - Intended Audience:  Students, faculty, staff, administration
   - Registration Required: Yes (both presenters and attendees)

Directors of Graduate Studies Spring 2012 Meeting
   - Monday, April 2, 2012, 2:00 - 4:00 PM,
     MM Thompson-A (formerly called Chicago Rooms),
      Student Center West (SCW) - 828 S Wolcott
   - Intended Audience:  Directors of Graduate Studies, support staff
   - Registration Required: No

The Versatile PhD Workshop
Paula Chambers, founder & director of  The Versatile PhD will explore opportunities and careers that are available to PhD graduate students outside of the academy

   - Student Event I: Dr. Chambers Keynote Address and Q&A
        Friday, March 16, 2012, Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM,
        Illinois Room A and B, Student Center East (SCE)
   - Intended Audience:  Graduate degree-seeking students
   - Registration Required: Yes [CLOSED]

   - Student Event II: Student Small-Group Discussions with Dr. Chambers
        A.  Friday, March 16, 2012, Time: 2:30 - 3:00 PM [CLOSED]
        B.  Friday, March 16, 2012, Time: 3:00 - 3:30 PM [CLOSED]
        C.  Friday, March 16, 2012, Time: 4:00 - 4:30 PM [CLOSED]
       (Location will be provided to registrants)
   - Intended Audience:  PhD students given priority
   - Registration Required: Yes   [CLOSED]

   - Post-doc Event:  Post-doc Small-Group Session with with Dr. Chambers
       Friday, March 16, 2012, Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM     
       (Location will be provided by Post-doc Association)
   - Intended Audience: UIC Post-docs
   - Registration Required:  Registration will be coordinated with the Post-doc Association

Create Your Personal Career/Professional Development Plan Workshop
For graduate students to develop a plan for reaching their career/professional goals by helping identify individual skills that will enhance career potential

   - Friday, March 9, 2012, 1:00 -  3:00 PM,
       Conference Room A, Student Services Building (SSB)
   - Intended Audience:  Graduate degree-seeking students
   - Registration Required: Yes [CLOSED]

Getting In Shape Financially I Workshop
For graduate students to improve budgeting skills and examine how to cut costs and increase income
Co-sponsored by the Office fo Student Financial Services
   - Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 4:00 - 5:00 PM,
        Room 202, Douglas Hall (East Campus)
   - Intended Audience:  Graduate students
   - Registration Required: Yes [CLOSED]

Thesis/Dissertation Requirements for Graduation
Workshop prepares students for the electronic submission of their Thesis/Dissertations

   - Thursday, February 2, 2012, 3:00 PM,
        Lecture Center D1 East Campus
   - Intended Audience:  Graduate degree-seeking students
   - Registration Required: Yes [CLOSED]
 

Fellowship Reception
   - Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
       Conference Rooms B & C, Student Services Building (SSB)
   - Intended Audience:  Current graduate students with fellowships
      (internal and external fellowships)
   - Registration Required: By invitation only; RSVP

Jorge Cham - Movie Second Screening
   - Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:00 - 7:15 PM,
       Room 250, Science & Engineering South (SES)
   - Intended Audience:  Graduate students and faculty
   - Registration Required: Yes [CLOSED]

Jorge Cham - Visit and Movie Screening
   - Saturday, October 8, 2011, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM,
       Illinois Room, Student Center East
   - Intended Audience:  Graduate students and faculty
   - Registration Required: Yes

Graduate College New-Student Orientation 2011
   - Wednesday, August 17, 2011, Check-in 8:00 AM,
       Event: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, followed by lunch and campus tours
       Illinois Room, Student Center East
   - Intended Audience:  Newly admitted Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 graduate students
   - Registration Required: Yes [CLOSED]