Events and Workshops

January

Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Preparatory Seminar

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Program Manager, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
10 a.m to noon
Graduate Student Commons, First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Follow directions
  • Understand respective application requirements
  • Ensure that they have prepared a competitive proposal
  • Include critical components of good writing
  • Avoid common mistakes in proposal development

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Introduction to Mendeley Web – Free Reference Management Software

Presenters: Associate Professor Michele Behr, Swain Education Services Librarian
Associate Professor Edward Eckel III, Science and Engineering Librarian
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons, First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Learn to use the free reference management software Mendeley to save your references, annotate and take notes on your articles, and create bibliographies for your papers and articles. Mendeley allows you to access your references on any device using the desktop software, iPhone/iPad/Android apps, and through a web browser through Mendeley.com.

Participants are encouraged to create a Mendeley account ahead of time at https://www.mendeley.com/ so that they are ready to begin working in the workshop. If you wish to use the desktop software (highly recommended) or the mobile/iPad software versions, please bring your own device.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Import references from library databases into their Mendeley Desktop accounts
  • Create new references by importing research articles in PDF format
  • Organize references using folders and tags
  • Annotate PDFs by highlighting and taking notes
  • Create bibliographies in MS Word and other word processing software
  • Create research groups for sharing references and notes with colleagues

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February

Preparing to Write Your HSIRB Protocol: What Researchers Need to Know

Presenters: Dr. Amy Naugle, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and HSIRB Chair, Office of the Vice President for Research
Ms. Julia Mays, Associate Director, Research Compliance, Office of the Vice President for Research

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons, First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Become familiar with the distinct elements of the HSIRB application
  • Understand the HSIRB process
  • Learn about CITI Program training
  • Understand how to write and organize an HSIRB proposal

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Preparatory Seminar: Dissertation Completion Fellowship; Gwen Frostic Fellowship; Patricia Thompson Dissertation Award

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Program Manager, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
1 to 3 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons, First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Follow directions
  • Understand respective application requirements
  • Ensure that they have prepared a competitive proposal
  • Include critical components of good writing
  • Avoid common mistakes in proposal development
  • Confer directly with faculty authoring letters of support

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Ensuring Digital Security: Protecting Your Data and Yourself

Presenter: Dr. Mohammed Aledhari, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons, First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Attendees will learn how to use tools to:

  • Learn about digital privacy and digital safety 
  • Secure their data, assets, identity and technology on line: on the computer and on the Internet 
  • Prevent digital security risks: data theft and hacking 
  • Understand about the importance of digital etiquette

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March

Strategies for Navigating the Dissertation/Thesis *

*Note: This seminar is designed for doctoral students who are just beginning the dissertation and for master’s students beginning the thesis.

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Program Manager, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College

Thursday, March 15, 2018
1 to 3 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons, First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Prepare for the dissertation experience 
  • Enhance communication with dissertation committee members 
  • Manage effectively the dissertation process 
  • Stay focused and “on task” 
  • Address writing concerns 
  • Prepare for the Literature Review

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LaTeX: An Introduction to a Document Preparation System for High-Quality Typesetting

Presenter: Dr. Mohammed Aledhari, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons, First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

 Attendees will learn how to:

  • Acquire knowledge about a powerful, open source, cross platform document preparation system for researchers, students, and academicians as they employ this system in professional writing for the dissertation; thesis; journal articles; conference papers
  • Install the LaTeX engine and document editor
  • Create basic LaTeX documents, including equations, tables, figures, and references
  • Create LaTeX-formatted, professional looking academic papers

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Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Preparatory Seminar

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Program Manager, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
1 to 3 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons, First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Follow directions 
  • Understand respective application requirements 
  • Ensure they have prepared a competitive proposal 
  • Include critical components of good writing 
  • Avoid common mistakes in proposal development

Register Here