October 10, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Lan Huang

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Improving the Use of Subscores on a Test Battery: Some Reliability and Validity Evidence From the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

Professor Ernest Davenport, chair
Professor Mark Davison, adviser
Professor Michael Harwell
Professor Adam Rothman

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October 1, 2014

COGS Grant Announcements

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is now accepting grant applications for Fall 2014. A variety of grants are available to fund conference travel, professional development opportunities, or intellectual and social community building events. Applicants must be COGS fee-paying graduate students in order to be eligible to apply. For guidelines and deadlines, please visit http://www.cogs.umn.edu/Grants.html or email COGS.

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is now accepting applications. The program provides three years of support for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds. Learn more >

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September 18, 2014

2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa

Attention Students of the Educational Psychology Department!

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of 2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered: April 20 - November 6, 2015.

As an OHS Volunteer, you will:
* Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift
* Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students
* Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world
* Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports
* Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students
* Develop yourself intellectually through leadership, service, and dialogue

We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.

Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to
Next Application Deadline: Sept 26

For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/

Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!

ONEHEARTSOURCE is a non-profit organization designed to empower young people through education and to provide high quality education and care for vulnerable children in Tanzania and South Africa.

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September 15, 2014

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship

The CIC and the Smithsonian Institution invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000 for 12 months.

Students apply through the Smithsonian's Online Application System (SOLAA). Deadline: 5 p.m. (EST), December 1, 2014. There is no limit on the number of applicants who can apply from the University of Minnesota. The Smithsonian Institution will review applications and award up to seven CIC Fellowships. All unfunded applications will be eligible for consideration in the general Smithsonian Institution competition.

Eligibility Criteria:
Must be enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Minnesota
Must have completed all course work for the program
Must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy
Must have satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation

See Program Guide for full details.

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September 12, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Quintin Love
in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Revisiting Three Comparisons of Unobserved Conditional Invariance Techniques for the Detection of Differential Item Functioning

Friday, October 10, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

Professor Mark Davison, chair
Professor Ernest Davenport, adviser
Professor Geoff Maruyama, adviser
Professor Lesa Clarkson

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September 9, 2014

University-wide Fellowship Competitions with Fall 2014 Deadlines

Please see the information below for University-wide Fellowships. The Eva O. Miller Fellowship and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) may be of particular interest. There is an internal departmental deadline of November 3rd for the IDF.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Graduate School Fellowship Office
Date: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 1:53 PM
Subject: University-wide Fellowship Competitions with Fall 2014 Deadlines
To: Graduate School Fellowship Office

Please forward the following information to eligible students in your program.
TO: Directors of Graduate Studies and Plan Level Coordinators
FROM: Alison Skoberg, Associate Director, Graduate Fellowship Office

I am pleased to announce the following competitions with fall 2014 deadlines:

Thesis Research Travel Grants - Deadline: Noon, October 1, 2014
Grants of up to $2,500 for domestic research and up to $5,000 for international research available to Ph.D. students who have passed the oral preliminary examination by the application deadline. More information at http://www.grad.umn.edu/funding_tuition/fellowships_grants/trtg/index.html

Privately-endowed Fellowships
Alexander & Lydia Anderson Grant - Deadline: Noon, November 4, 2014
Summer Research Grants available to students in the plant and animal sciences. More information at http://grad.umn.edu/funding_tuition/fellowships_grants/andcros/index.html

Charles J. Brand Fellowship - Deadline: Noon, November 4, 2014
Fellowships available to PhD students doing study/research in the botanical sciences. More information at http://grad.umn.edu/funding_tuition/fellowships_grants/andcros/index.html

Carolyn M. Crosby Grant - Deadline: Noon, November 4, 2014
Summer Research Grants available to PhD students engaged in field-based plant biology investigation. More information at http://grad.umn.edu/funding_tuition/fellowships_grants/andcros/index.html

Stanwood Johnston Fellowship - Deadline: Noon, November 4, 2014
Fellowships available for PhD students in biochemistry, chemistry, geology, geophysics, microbiology, or physics. More information at http://grad.umn.edu/funding_tuition/fellowships_grants/brandjohnstonkunze/index.html

Frieda Martha Kunze Fellowship - Deadline: Noon, November 4, 2014
Fellowships available for PhD students in biochemistry, chemistry, or biomedical sciences. More information at http://grad.umn.edu/funding_tuition/fellowships_grants/brandjohnstonkunze/index.html

Eva O. Miller Fellowship - Deadline: Noon, November 4, 2014
Fellowships available to PhD students in the broad areas of psychology or statistics and measurement. More information at http://grad.umn.edu/funding_tuition/fellowships_grants/miller/index.html

Thomas H. Shevlin Fellowship - Deadline: Noon, November 4, 2014
Fellowships available to PhD students in the biological and agricultural sciences, basic physical and medical sciences, and liberal arts. Relevant graduate programs may nominate one student. More information at http://grad.umn.edu/funding_tuition/fellowships_grants/shevlin/index.html

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (IDF) --Deadline: Noon, November 13, 2014 (Administered by the Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives)
Fellowships available to PhD students with interdisciplinary dissertation topics who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of the University's interdisciplinary research centers or institutes. Center or institute endorsement required. More information at http://www.grad.umn.edu/projects-priorities/idinitiatives/fundingopps/idf/index.html

A complete Graduate Fellowship Office calendar can be found at http://www.grad.umn.edu/funding_tuition/fellowships_grants/.

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UCCS Groups and Workshops

University Counseling & Consulting Services is recruiting students to join their groups this semester. They have a variety of groups available; the support groups for undergrad and grad students and the "Let's Do This!" group on procrastination/motivation may be of particular interest. Also, there are currently openings available in all of the dissertation/thesis support groups. For more information check out the groups page or call 612-624-3323.

The Graduate and Professional Student Support Group will meet Mondays 3:30-5:30pm.

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Funding/Employment Opportunities

Banting Fellowship available for postdocs: The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. The Banting Fellowship is a two-year, non-renewable fellowship that carries a stipend of $70,000 (taxable) per year. Approximately 70 fellowships are awarded annually. Learn more at http://www.grad.umn.edu/faculty-staff/postdocs/banting/.

Luce Scholars Program for Professional Apprenticeships in Asia: The Luce Scholars Program provides young Americans with demonstrated leadership the opportunity to spend a year in Asia as professional apprentices under the guidance of leading Asian professionals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens no more than twenty-nine years of age by July 1 of the year they enter the program and they must have earned at least a Bachelor's degree by that date. They may be currently enrolled students in any college at the University of Minnesota, recent graduates, or junior faculty. Those who have a major in Asian Studies or who have spent more than twelve weeks in Asia are ineligible. Applicants must apply through the UM Graduate School Fellowship Office. Campus deadline: October 1, 2014. More information at http://grad.umn.edu/funding_tuition/fellowships_grants/luce/index.html.

International Research Experiences for Students: The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program. Learn more at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831.

Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities: This is a two or three-year, Mellon-grant funded fellowship that allows recent PhD graduates to do research and teach at Columbia. It is one of the oldest fellowship programs in the United States. The current competition is for the 2015-2016 academic year; applications are being accepted from students who received their PhD between 1 January 2013 and 1 July 2015. View application at http://sof.columbia.edu/.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program: This is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals. For more details about the program and how to apply, visit www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/.

American Council of Learned Societies: The 2014-15 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open. ACLS offers fellowship programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at www.acls.org/programs/comps.

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2015 International Symposium on Education and Psychology

ISEP 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 1-3, 2015


The 2015 International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP 2015) will be held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 1-3, 2015. We would like to take this opportunity to extend a cordial invitation to you and your colleagues to submit your manuscripts. full papers or abstracts are all welcome. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference website, http://www.tw-knowledge.org/isep2015.

Please note that all manuscripts must be submitted on-line and will be blind reviewed by at least two independent peers. Full papers submitted by November 1st will have the qualification to compete for the distinguished paper award or the best paper award. Also competetive papers will be recommended to be published in the supporting journals of the conference. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to your participation.

Conference Website: http://www.tw-knowledge.org/isep2015
On-line Submission:
Enquiries: ISEP.conf@gmail.com

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