March 2, 2015

Dissertation Seminar

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

Ryoka Kim

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

Best practices in grief counseling at University counseling centers: Current preparedness and future direction

Monday, May 11, 2015
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

Professor John Romano, chair
Professor Sherri Turner, adviser
Professor Matthew Hanson
Professor James Reinardy

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February 27, 2015

Dissertation Seminar

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

Pyung-Gang Jung
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

Effects of data-based instruction for students with intensive early writing needs: A randomized control trial

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

Professor Asha Jitendra, chair
Professor Kristen McMaster, adviser
Professor Robert delMas
Professor Matthew Burns
Professor Lori Helman

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February 17, 2015

Doctoral Fellowship application announcement

Minn-LInK is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Minn-LInK Doctoral Fellowship Program!

The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to access and utilize integrated, child and family-level data not regularly available to researchers. Fellows will have the opportunity to develop and execute their own Capstone research project using Minn-LInK's integrated data. Research may focus on cross-systems issues including K-12 education (including STEM research), physical and mental health, child welfare, and/or juvenile justice. Capstone projects may be used for program papers, dissertation research, journal publications, and more.

Applications must be submitted by March 11, 2015.

To apply or for more information, please visit or contact Nicole Mickelson at or 612-624-3656

Nicole Mickelson, MPP
Minn-LInK Researcher
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
School of Social Work
University of Minnesota
238 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

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2015 Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Graduate Group (MMIGG) Scholarship

Request for Applications

The MMIGG is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support University of Minnesota doctoral students interested in proposing or performing mixed methods research. The MMIGG Dissertation Proposal Scholarship includes a $1,000 award to support a doctoral dissertation proposal; the Mixed Methods Research Scholarship includes a $1,000 award to facilitate the completion of a mixed methods research study. Deadline is April 1, 2015; see or email Dr. Joe Gaugler for more information.

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February 16, 2015

MN LEND Fellows for 2015-16 -- CALL FOR APPLICANTS

MN LEND is currently seeking graduate (pre doc and post doc) students and community members who are interested in becoming MN LEND Fellows for Academic Year 2015-2016. MN LEND is a stipend-based training program specifically designed to train individuals to be future leaders in the field of autism and related neurodevelopmental disabilities. Read more about LEND at our website: where online applications are now being accepted. Funding is available for Post Doctoral, Pre Doctoral and Community Fellows.

Application deadline: February 28th, 2015.

Direct questions about the MN LEND program to Beth Fondell at or 612-624-6830.

LEND is a leadership grant funded by Bureau of Maternal and Child Health.

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CEHD Fellowship

Seashore Graduate Fellowship

Amount: One award of $3,000
Deadline: March 6, 2015
Contact: Patrick Doble, Dean's Office, 104 Burton, 612-626-0210,

Criteria: Applicants must be doctoral students enrolled in the Graduate School for the academic year in which the award will be made. An applicant's research interests should focus on issues of broad social inquiry problems, social and cultural change, or social justice. The applicant's dissertation topic should be approved at the time of this award and evidence of a strong academic record should be evident. Only students enrolled full-time are eligible.

Application: Please email the following information to in one document (word or PDF).

•A one-page personal statement that outlines why you are a candidate for this award. This may include your personal and academic history, research and teaching interests, and anything else you feel is pertinent for the selection committee to know.
•Resume or curriculum vita (not to exceed two pages)
•Names of two academic references we can contact.

All applicants will receive a notification letter regardless of your status.

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February 3, 2015

Spring 2015 Graduate and Professional Education Assembly

Beyond the Academy: Broadening Career Options for Graduate Students

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Employment that requires post-baccalaureate education is projected to grow by 18% for master's degrees and 16% for doctoral or professional degrees from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data from one recent report indicate that about half of today's doctorate recipients found initial employment in non-academic jobs in industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. In science, engineering or health-related fields, that proportion is even higher.

What can the University do to help ensure that our graduate students take full advantage of all the career options that are available to them?

Join faculty, graduate students, postdocs, employers, and academic and professional development staff at this year's Graduate and Professional Education Assembly for a University-wide conversation about career pathways for graduate students. Questions to be considered will include:
• Are graduate students leaving with the right skill sets to succeed in non-academic positions?
• Are they aware of the full range of non-academic careers that might be appropriate for them?
• Where do graduate students turn for career guidance?
• How can faculty make alternative career options more transparent for graduate students?
• How can students more effectively prepare for the non-academic careers many seek?

Dr. Suzanne Ortega, President of the Council of Graduate Schools, will open the conversation by providing a national perspective on the issues, and panelists will provide insights from their experience as area employers, University faculty members, graduate students and alumni.

For more information and to register, visit

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2015 U of M Job & Internship Fair

On Friday, February 20th, all University of Minnesota campuses will partner to host the 2015 Job and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event connects U of M students and recent alumni with nearly 250 employers and organizations. This is the largest student career fair in the state!

The fair is open to all U of M degree seeking undergraduates, graduate and professional students, certificate students, and alumni from 2012 - 2015. Free transportation is provided to and from campus. Registration is $10 for those who register online by February 17, or $25 at the door on the day of the event. A limited number of need-based fee waivers are available--applications are due by January 22 (early bird deadline) or Feb 12 (final deadline). Visit the Registration page to learn more.

Job and Internship Fair attendees can also receive a FREE professional headshot photo for use on LinkedIn and other social media! Photographers will be on site at the Fair during the entire event.

NEW for 2015 - we're on Guidebook! After registering for the Fair, attendees can download the free Guidebook app to their mobile device and search for "University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair." Attendees can plan their day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps, and general event information.

The U of M Job and Internship Fair happens just once a year - thanks for your support!

Robert McMaster, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, Twin Cities Campus
Danita Brown Young, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Twin Cities Campus

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February 2, 2015

Limited Service February 6 - February 13

Lori Boucher will be out of the office February 6 - February 13. Service will be limited during this time.

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January 28, 2015

Grant Writing and Funding for Your Interdisciplinary Research and Scholarship

February 6, 12:30pm, 140 Nolte Center

Discovering and developing solutions to today's complex problems often requires incorporating knowledge and methods across disciplinary boundaries. Additionally, more funding agencies and external sponsors are requiring grant proposals to take an interdisciplinary approach. In this panel presentation and discussion, we'll explore tools and resources to help you search for, develop, and stay up-to-date on grant opportunities.

Come early to network over lunch prior to the workshop. Lunch will be provided beginning at noon. The workshop will start at 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. Details | About the ID Commons

Other workshops offered via The Interdisciplinary Commons this spring:

February 20: Lunch with your Librarian--Don't have one? Get one here! (11:30am - 1:30pm)

February 20: Publishing your interdisciplinary scholarship/research (1:30 - 3pm)

February 27: Telling Your Story (1-3pm)

April 17: Writing an effective interdisciplinary research statement (Part I); hands-on (1-3pm)

May 1: Writing an effective interdisciplinary research statement (Part II); hands-on (1-3pm)

For more information and to register, visit The ID Commons website.

Vicki Field
Associate to the Dean
Office of the Vice Provost and Dean
of Graduate Education
Director, Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives
The Graduate School

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