February 17, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Julie Gdula
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

Self-Regulated Learning, Classroom Context, and Achievement: A Dual-Method Investigation

Monday, March 3, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, adviser
Dr. Annie Hansen
Dr. Michael Michlin

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Dissertation Seminar

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

Zoila M. Ganuza Hoaglund

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

A Continuum of Persistence: Low-income and First-Generation College Students' Perceptions of Critical Factors for Postsecondary Success

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, adviser
Associate Professor Tabitha Grier-Reed
Professor David R. Johnson

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February 13, 2014

National Council for Research on Women's Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

The National Council for Research on Women has launched the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award and announced the inaugural call for submissions. Established through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the Award honors and extends the vision of the Council's first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain. The Award enables the Council to continue Mariam's support of high-level scholarship.

Annually, a first-generation college graduate will be awarded $8,500 to continue work on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship. The Award is open to any first-generation college graduate currently pursuing a PhD (must be ABD by August 2014) at an accredited university in the U.S.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on March 10, 2014. The awardee and mentor duo will be announced during the Council's annual conference in May 2014.

For more information, including additional requirements, frequently asked questions and the complete application, please visit http://www.ncrw.org/MKCAwardInfo.

Posted by bouch004 at 11:41 AM

February 12, 2014

SPRING GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ASSEMBLY

The SPRING GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ASSEMBLY will explore tools, technologies, best practices, and issues in building digital capacity in graduate education. The assembly will provide opportunities for participants to interact in a variety of formats with those on campus who are using digital tools and technologies to conduct research and scholarship, teach courses, publish, and develop a digital presence in scholarly or professional circles. Apr. 2, 1-4:30 p.m., Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. For registration and more information, see Spring Assembly.

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2014 SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM

THE 2014 SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM offers an opportunity for graduate, professional, and undergraduate students to showcase their work and to improve their ability to communicate the sustainability implications of their research or creative work with others engaged in sustainability issues across the University. Submission deadline is March 14. Symposium takes place Apr. 11. For more information, see Sustainability Symposium.

Posted by bouch004 at 9:22 AM

February 11, 2014

DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANT

THE CENTER FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS (CURA) offers a grant to support doctoral students engaged in dissertation research on urban issues. The grant provides unrestricted, one-time funding of $20,000. Recipients must be registered Ph.D. students at the U of M who have passed preliminary exams and whose dissertation proposals have been approved by Mar. 1. The deadline for applications is Mar. 10. For complete proposal guidelines, see CURA Grant.

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Summer Research Fellowship Opportunity

In the U.S., Hispanics represent the largest, and one of the fastest growing minority population subgroups. To determine what programs and policies should be doing differently, if anything, to better serve Hispanic children and families, Child Trends and Abt Associates are pleased to announce the creation of the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families ("Center'). The Center is comprised of a strong team of national experts on Hispanic issues, and is a hub of research to improve the lives of Hispanics across three priority areas--(1) poverty reduction and self-sufficiency, (2) healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and (3) early care and education. The Center was established by a 2013 cooperative agreement from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families to Child Trends in partnership with Abt Associates and university partners - University of Maryland-College Park, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, and New York University.

The newly launched Center also is pleased to announce a new Summer Research Fellowship program for 2014. In its inaugural year, the goal of the Summer Research Fellowship Program is to attract, develop, and expand the pool of emerging scholars focused on studying issues concerning low-income and vulnerable Hispanic children and families. This 12-week program is open to those currently enrolled in an advanced graduate program (Master's, Ph.D., or ABD - "all but dissertation") and will provide graduate students with the opportunity to carry out policy-research in an applied setting, and in ways that can impact both policy and programs serving Hispanic children and families. We currently are accepting applications for summer 2014 research fellowships. Click here for more information on how to apply. Due to the demand, be sure to submit your application by March 7th, 2014.

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February 10, 2014

COGS Travel Award - Spring 2014

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) gives awards to Masters and Ph.D. students for travel to conferences. This award aims to help students with limited funding to further develop professional skills and contacts.

Conference travel: For travel to present work at a conference with a poster, oral presentation, or other acceptable formats.

Due Date: Applications are due Friday March 14th at 5:00 p.m. for travel that has occurred or will occur between January 21st 2014 and August 31st 2014. Application and associated materials must be submitted electronically to cogs@umn.edu. No paper applications will be accepted.

Further application instructions and the application form are available at http://www.cogs.umn.edu/

Award winners will be announced by Friday April 18th 2014.

Eligibility:
• Applicant must be a degree-seeking student in a Ph.D. or Master's degree program enrolled in one of COGS constituent units, must in good standing with their department at the time of their application, and must be registered for at least one credit. For a list of constituent units, see the COGS website.
• Student must travel a minimal of 1.5 hours and/or stay a minimum of one night at their destination.
• Travel must occur between January 21st 2014 and August 31st 2014, to be eligible during the Spring 2014 award cycle.
• Previous COGS travel award winners may apply, but preference will be given to those who have not received a travel award in recent years.

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