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:

Please contact 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

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

Charles J. Brand Fellowship - Deadline: Noon, November 4, 2014
Fellowships available to PhD students doing study/research in the botanical sciences. More information at

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

Stanwood Johnston Fellowship - Deadline: Noon, November 4, 2014
Fellowships available for PhD students in biochemistry, chemistry, geology, geophysics, microbiology, or physics. More information at

Frieda Martha Kunze Fellowship - Deadline: Noon, November 4, 2014
Fellowships available for PhD students in biochemistry, chemistry, or biomedical sciences. More information at

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

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

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

A complete Graduate Fellowship Office calendar can be found at

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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,

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:
On-line Submission:

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September 5, 2014

Discovery Across Disciplines Showcase

Discovery Across Disciplines

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Third Floor, Coffman Memorial Union

Many intellectual, social, and practical problems transcend the scope of a single field of study. Creative solutions to these types of complex problems often require the integration of multiple perspectives, methods and concepts. The centers and institutes at the University of Minnesota provide opportunities for researchers to collaborate across disciplines, and to seek the answers to some of the world's toughest challenges.

The Discovery Across Disciplines showcase will highlight the exciting and engaging work of more than 50 of the University's interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. Take time to connect with others across campus who share your research and scholarly interests at this poster-session-style event. Browse the exhibits, interact with researchers, network with colleagues, and learn about opportunities for involvement in interdisciplinary inquiry. Graduate students, postdocs, and new and relatively new faculty are especially encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact, 612-625-6532.

Sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research

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Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship competition for 2015-16 awards

Note: The DGS needs to provide a letter of support for these fellowships. Our internal deadline is Monday, November 3rd.

FROM: Henning Schroeder, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship competition for 2015-16 awards. The IDF provides a unique opportunity for outstanding Ph.D. students whose research is interdisciplinary and who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of the University's interdisciplinary research centers or institutes during the fellowship year. The program nomination deadline is 12:00 noon, Thursday, November 13, 2014. Complete application instructions--including information for prospective applicants, graduate programs, center and institute directors, and letter writers--are available on the IDF website.

The deadline for submitting application materials to research centers and institutes that have an initial review process is October 24, 2014. Prospective applicants must check with centers and institutes well in advance of this deadline to ensure a good match and to determine whether there are specific application materials the center or institute requires. Centers and institutes are encouraged to pre-screen applicants and only support those that are a good fit. All applications must be forwarded to the student's graduate program for submission in the form of an online nomination; students are responsible for communicating their graduate program's internal review deadline to the center or institute to which they are applying.

This year, administration for the IDF will shift from the Graduate School Fellowship Office to the Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives. Questions about the IDF may be directed to

Please encourage prospective applicants to stop by the Discovery Across Disciplines showcase on October 16. Sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research, this poster-session-style event will give graduate students an opportunity to browse the exhibits, interact with researchers, and learn about opportunities provided by the University's research centers and institutes for involvement in interdisciplinary inquiry.

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September 3, 2014

Council of Graduate Students Representative

Educational Psychology is looking for a graduate student representative to the Council of Graduate Students (COGS) for 2014-15. COGS represents the interests of all graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Their mission is to work with the administration and the Graduate School to make sure the needs of graduate students are known. More information is available at

Our representative would attend general assembly meetings (usually three per semester), participate in discussions, and report back to Ed Psych students. If you are interested in serving as Ed Psych's COGS representative, please contact me by Thursday, September 11th. An election (via email) will be held if we have more than one person interested.

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