April 2011 Archives

Information Session on GA Unionization

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What: Moderated informational panel discussion on the graduate assistant unionizing efforts at the University. Participants from the University and the union will be on hand to answer student questions about what is going on and what the implications are.
When: Monday, May 2, 2011, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: Mondale Hall Room 25 (http://www.umn.edu/twincities/maps/MondaleH

Questions for the panelists can be submitted in advance to infosessionquestions@gmail.com. Questions can be general or directed to one or more of the participants. Questions will be selected by the event moderator and distributed to participants in advance. All questions will be anonymous. Advance questions are due no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The audience will also have the opportunity to submit questions in writing at the event.

Find out more!


Focus Group on Degree Progress Tracking Tools

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John Vollum from the graduate school is looking for volunteers to serve on a focus group to help develop online tools to track progress on degree benchmarks (e.g. courses, degree program form, etc). If you are willing to help him out, or have additional questions, please e-mail him (vollu004@umn.edu) by May 2nd. This would be a really valuable tool for all of us; I encourage you to help out if you have time!

Duration: 1 hour meeting

Purpose: Identify student needs tracking their requirements [courses, degree program form, prelim exams, thesis proposal, graduate packet, application for degree, committee(s), etc.] and managing progress to degree.

Location: Twin Cities campus

Attendance: 8-12 students from a wide variety of colleges/programs

COGS Awards Reception

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Join us today (April 25) for the COGS Awards Reception from 4-6:30 in the Campus Club in Coffman Memorial Union. We will be recognizing the Outstanding Faculty Award Winners, Travel Award Winners, and announcing the Leadership Award Winner.

COGS 2011-2012

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Congratulations to the COGS 2011-2012 Executive Board!

President: Emily Combs
Exec. V.P.: Melody Hoffmann
V.P. of Internal Relations: Gabe Shapiro
V.P. of University Relations: Scott Thaller
V.P. of Communications: Adam Dahl

GEC Chairs:
Tim Salo (2 year term)
Kimi Johnson (1 year term)
Pamela Weisenhorn (1 year term)

Emily Durham-Shapiro
Lauren Deland
Kathleen Vandevoorde
Amit Singh
Sara Nelson

Travel Grant Winners

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 COGS Travel Grants!

Millicent Adjei (Comparative International Development)
Charlotte Karem Albrecht (Feminist Studies)
Myrl Beam (American Studies)
Kelly Condit-Shrestha (History)
Stephen Dillon (American Studies)
Matthew Dufort (Ecology, Evolution and Behavior)
Laura Hatfield (Biostatistics)
Chih-Ming Hung (Ecology, Evolution and Behavior)
Hyojin Im (Social Work)
Chaitali Passey (Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology)
Angie Pohl (Educational Psychology)
Allison Prasch (Communication Studies/Rhetoric)
Gina Qiriam (Ecology, Evolution and Behavior)
K. Lee Raby (Child Psychology)
Sara Saljoughi (Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society)
Mary Small (Public Policy)
Shannon Stevens (Communication Studies)
Ryan Thompson (Musicology)
Jesse Wozniak (Sociology)

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

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Graduate Student Appreciation Week is April 11-15. We have lots of fun events!

Tabling! Stop by and claim your reusable shopping bag full of gifts and goodies. Every 15 minutes we'll have a drawing for a copy of Jorge Cham's book 4. Don't miss it!

Saint Paul Student Center: Monday 11th, 10-12, Terrace Table

Coffman Union: Tuesday 12th 10-12, Contact Table 4

Henning's Happy Hour! Join us for appetizers and a chat with Henning Shroeder, Dean of Graduate Education.

Tuesday April 12th, 5:30pm, Stub and Herb's Basement.

Why? Having problems in your graduate program and don't know what to do? Instead of complaining to your friends, or your Mom, come along, have an appetizer, and complain to him - he's the one who can fix it. Students have told him firsthand how they are dealing with low pay, NIH funding caps, and problems with advisors. Hope to see you there!

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra! We have 100 tickets to give away to a concert on Friday April 22nd. Watch for more details of how to request a ticket!

Join club 2030 to get tickets to SPCO shows for only $10! Not in your 20s or 30s? Don't worry! Email cogs@umn.edu for details of how to get $10 tickets though our special partnership with SPCO.

Doctoral Research Showcase

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Doctoral Research Showcase

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Noon-2 p.m.
The Great Hall
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Avenue S.E.
Twin Cities campus, Minneapolis

Come view more than 60 posters representing 40
graduate programs. Meet recipients of 2010-11 Doctoral
Dissertation Fellowships--outstanding final-year Ph.D.
candidates--and Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships
as they describe their work in fields from engineering to
English and in five of the U's interdisciplinary centers.
Candidates for these fellowships are selected in
University-wide competitions sponsored by the
Graduate School. This year, 115 DDFs and 12 IDFs
were awarded.

No reservations required.
If you have questions, please contact
612-625-7579 or gsfellow@umn.edu.

Hosted by the Graduate School

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