Graduate School Digest

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Dear Noell,

The UW Graduate School sends out a list of upcoming events and resources available to all graduate students. You’ll receive this digest every other week — we hope this helps you keep track of the myriad of opportunities here at UW!

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The relationship between a graduate student and a faculty advisor is one that can have a profound, lifelong influence on both parties. At its best, this mentoring relationship inspires and gives confidence to the student while providing the faculty member with a valued colleague.This award recognizes a UW faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the education and guidance of graduate students.

The Graduate School is accepting nominations for the 2013 award
Deadline: Dec. 3, 5 p.m.
Please review the criteria for the award and nominating guidelines.

All lectures are free and open to the public. To ensure a seat, please register in advance. The 2012-13 public lecture series is being brought to the UW community through The Walker-Ames Fund, The Jessie and John Danz Fund, and the Mary Ann and John D. Mangels Fund.

Dowell Myers
Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m., Kane Hall, Room 120

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Demographic Forces Shaping Trend Reversals in the 21st Century City: Meeting the Challenge of Seeing Ahead for Better Decisions Today

Gary Jacobsohn
Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., Kane Hall, Room 120

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Religion, Republicanism, and Emergency Power: American Lessons from the Indian Experience

Laurie Anderson
Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., Kane Hall, Room 130
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Laurie Anderson Talks Technology, Art, Dreams


GO-MAP Open House
Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., G-1 Communications Bldg., #034
Drop in to meet new and returning graduate students. Our GO-MAP and Graduate School community will be on hand to welcome you with treats, refreshments and smiles.

“Getting Connected” New Student Orientation & Reception
Oct. 19, 4-10 p.m., UW Club
Register here If you only have the opportunity to attend one GO-MAP event this year – make it this signature event! “Getting Connected” is a chance to meet new and returning graduate students of color, faculty and staff from all disciplines as well as benefit from faculty and student panels about how to thrive in graduate school. Join us for good food and great company!

**While many of GO-MAP’s events are geared toward minority and underrepresented students, they are open to all UW graduate students, faculty and staff, especially those interested in maintaining and increasing a racially diverse graduate student population and wishing to network with graduate students of color.**

The Graduate School Core Programs provide resources and experiences aimed at success for both graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Our programs focus on necessary skills and capacities that help contribute to flourishing from the moment you enter to the time you transition successfully into a career of your choosing. In collaboration with our partners across campus, we host workshops, events, presentations and online resources that are free of charge to all students and postdocs. See our website for online resources and links to our partners for even more events.

Please join us for next week’s upcoming workshops:

Manage your Research and Bibliographies with RefWorks
Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-noon, Allen Library, Research Commons – Green A

Manage Your Research and Bibliographies with Zotero
Oct. 9, 2-3 p.m., Allen Library, Research Commons – Red C

Graduate School 101
Oct. 10, 11:30-12:30 p.m., Allen Library, Research Commons – Green A

General Graduate Funding
Oct. 12, 1-2 p.m., Allen Library, Research Commons – Red C


Before equipment is installed, Aresty listens to make sure sound is coming from both of the pipes attached to a recorder. Her compositions play at seven sites in the arboretum.Read about UW graduate student Abby Aresty’s "sound art" in the Seattle Times.