September 25, 2007


The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Ashley Lewis

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

The Moral Judgment of Gifted Adolescents

Thursday, November 1, 2007
1:00-2:00 p.m.
240 Burton

Dr. William Bart (chair)
Dr. Jay Samuels (co-advisor)
Dr. Paul van den Broek (co-advisor)
Dr. Muriel Bebeau
Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom

Posted by kwalter at 9:53 AM

September 24, 2007


As you may be aware, the Educational Psychology Department will be moving into the Education Sciences OCTOBER 16 AND 17.

Please note: There will be extremely limited service in 206 Burton, October 15-18.

Faculty and staff, as well as Ed Psych Graduate Assistants who currently have offices in Burton Hall, will be assigned to new office space in the new building. See the office supervisor in your area after October 8th to find out where your new office will be.

Posted by kwalter at 11:36 AM

International Connections 2007-08

(formerly “International Pizza and Talks�)

“Education in Mexico: Development of Human Capital for the Future Workforce�

Dr. Gloria Castillo, Professor FLACSO-Mexico

Monday, October 1, 2007
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
250 Wulling Hall

Posted by kwalter at 9:36 AM

September 18, 2007


The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Fall 2007 commencement exercises will be held on Friday December 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Fall 2007 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form to Kathy Walter by Thursday, September 27.

Posted by kwalter at 10:45 AM

September 17, 2007


Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival (Lantern Festival) with Chinese and Korean snacks (e.g., moon cakes and songpyon). The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the Chinese calendar (usually around mid- or late-September). During this time the moon is at its fullest and brightest and people celebrate the abundance of the summer's harvest. This is your chance to enjoy the company of and connect with other international and US students and, at the same time, drink our famous coffee, some Chinese tea, and enjoy traditional Chinese and Korean food.

DATE: September 21, 2007
TIME: 4 pm to 6 pm
PLACE: 110 Heller Hall, West bank

Co-sponsored by the ISSS Culture Corps and the China Center.
Cost: Free!!!

Posted by kwalter at 3:59 PM



Getting off to a Good Start! 7 Keys for Grad Student Success
Regardless of your major, there are certain resources, services and databases that EVERY grad student must know about in order to get ahead in their program here at the U. This session covers the BEST resources to help you become more efficient, more effective - more successful - in your career here, whatever your personal or professional career goals may be.

Are You /Sure/ You Haven't Missed Something?
Digital Dissertations is just one of the tools for your 'research safety net' that can help you vet your research to make sure you haven't missed some key piece of literature - annual reviews and other sources will also be discussed. Whether you're working on a key paper, an article for publication or your dissertation - you'll want to come and learn how to hone your research skills! This 50 minute workshop could save you hours of searching and worry.

Got money? Need more?
The University offers many great databases to locate sources of grants, fellowships and other funding to support yourself in your graduate work. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, the Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Keeping up-to-date painlessly!
The pace of discovery is rapid in most disciplines today. Are you keeping up? Many research databases today offer automatic alerts - new research on specific topics regularly sent to your email inbox - a service used extensively in academe. It takes a just a few minutes to set them up - and it will save you hours of your time! Learn more about them and how to set them up for yourself!

Citations - Tracing the past or raising your own visibility
ted references are available in a wide variety of databases today.
They can lead you important research or they can help you to see who's citing /your/ research. This workshop looks at some of the sources of citations and why you need to care about who's citing /you/!

Finding All the News That's Fit to Print - From Today's Headlines to Key Historic Events
The Libraries offer databases that can give you news as it is being made - from press releases to transcripts from major network/cable news sources to thousands of newspapers across the globe - or give you access to the entire full-text of major newspapers since their first days of publication. Whether for personal information or secondary research, these resources are important to everyone.


For a complete listing of all 21 workshops - and registration information - go to

This investment opportunity is too critical to miss!

Other events include a noontime reception - to meet your librarians and fellow grad students informally - tours of the award-winning MLAC caverns and self-guided tours to some of the amazing special collections and libraries on campus.

Join us!

Posted by kwalter at 10:12 AM

September 13, 2007


Center for Writing is offering two upcoming workshops for students

An Introduction to APA Documentation & Editorial Style

This workshop is offered twice:
Monday, October 1
1:00–2:00 pm
Magrath Library, room 81

Wednesday, October 3
2:00–3:00 pm
Wilson Library, room S30C

Learn the basics of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) documentation and editorial style through discussion, handouts, and exercises.

Register now online at ( Seating is limited.

Posted by kwalter at 11:07 AM


United States Institute of Peace invites applications for Peace Scholar awards offered by the Jennings Randolph program. These fellowships are intended to support the research and writing of doctoral dissertations addressing the sources and nature of international conflict and ways of preventing or ending conflict and sustaining peace.

Dissertation projects from all disciplines are welcome. Priority will be given to projects that contribute knowledge relevant to the formulation of policy on international peace and conflict issues. Application deadline is January 10, 2008. More information is available at

Posted by kwalter at 10:51 AM


Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Predoctoral fellowships support study toward a Ph.D. or Sc.D.; Dissertation fellowships offer support in the final year of writing the Ph.D. or Sc.D. thesis; Postdoctoral Fellowships offer one-year awards for Ph.D. recipients. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in research-based fields of study.

See for additional information and specific deadlines.

Posted by kwalter at 10:36 AM

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering (including Science, Math, Engineering & Technology Education and Social, Behaviorl & Economic Sciences):

1) first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan;
2) an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location; and
3) orientation to the society, culture and language.

The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. The institutes last approximately eight weeks from June to August 2008.

Application deadline is December 12, 2007. More information is available at

Posted by kwalter at 10:27 AM

September 7, 2007

University Counseling Services

University Counseling & Consulting Services (UCCS) offers counseling, consultation, instruction, and testing services to the Minnesota educational community at two Twin Cities campus locations:

Minneapolis: 109 Eddy Hall
St. Paul: 199 Coffey Hall
Phone: 612-624-3323

UCCS has a Grief Group for students who have lost parents. During the fall semester, the group will be meeting on Tuesdays, 4:40 - 6:10. Students can contact UCCS at 624-3323 to set up a group orientation appointment, or they can contact Sarra Beckham-Chasnoff, the group facilitator, directly at 624-3675 or

More information on UCCS services is available at

Posted by kwalter at 12:19 PM