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The UW Graduate School sends out a list of upcoming events, deadlines and resources 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! (GPA/GPCs: No need to re-post to your students, unless you want to emphasize a particular item!) Feb 4-15, 2013

Professional Development




Higher Education Issues


C4C New Ventures Talk: “Demystifying the Process of Licensing Your Innovation for Commercial Use”
Thursday, Feb. 7, 3-4 p.m., New Ventures Facility (3rd Floor) at Fluke Hall
Whether companies are beating a path to your door, or you’ve got a start-up bug, you may have an idea that is ready to transition from your UW research into commercial development and sale. If so, it’s time to think about licensing out your UW innovation. C4C speakers will share their experiences for achieving a win-win license agreement and shed light on a process that can feel unfamiliar and mysterious to researchers. Register now →

GCC bannerPh.D. and Master’s Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 19
Looking for a job? Attend the Graduate Career Consortium’s Virtual Career Fair, a unique event where job seekers meet employers in a time-efficient, virtual way. For more information and to register →

UW Press seeks Graduate Publishing Fellow
2013-14 Academic Year
The Graduate Publishing Fellow program is designed to benefit both students who intend to pursue a career in publishing and those who go on to teach or work in academia. Graduate students with an interest in scholarly publishing are encouraged to apply.


The Basics of Publishing in the Physical Sciences and Engineering
Monday, Feb. 4, 3-4 p.m., Allen Library South, Research Commons
Learn important strategies and approaches for publishing in the physical sciences and engineering. How do you know when a paper is ready to send out for review? How do you select a journal for submission? What should you expect when you receive reviewer comments? How long does the process take? These questions and more will be addressed in this interactive presentation.

What Are Your Peers Writing? Using the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10-11 a.m., Allen Library South, Research Commons
Three reasons why you should be using ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: 1) Over a million full-text dissertations covering all disciplines with 2) bibliographies that can help you start your own lit review and 3) models to organize your dissertation. Come to this workshop to learn how to access and take advantage of this valuable resource.

Science Communication Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2-3 p.m., HUB 334
“What exactly do you do?" Are you stumped when people ask you this question? Do you have difficulty explaining your research to non-scientists? Come to the Graduate and Professional Student Senate’s Science Communication Workshop and Advocacy Training to learn how to communicate your science effectively to policy-makers, your peers and grandma!

Concept Mapping: Tools Showcase
Thursday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-noon, Allen Library South, Research Commons

Concept maps can help you describe your ideas in a visual form, visualize relationships between ideas, and outline a process. In this one-hour workshop, you’ll learn about a few concept mapping tools that you can use to organize, visualize and assess information and ideas for your research.


Power Hour: Preparing Future Faculty – Luis Fraga*
Wednesday, Feb. 6, noon-1:30 p.m., HUB 214
Dr. Fraga will discuss the path to professorship, the difference between tenured and non-tenured track positions, and the institution’s expectations for faculty. Don’t miss helpful tips and strategies to help you plan for a career in higher education. Register now →

Grad-Undergrad Diversity Mixer*
Thursday, Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., HUB Lyseum
In partnership with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, GO-MAP presents this opportunity for undergraduate students of color to learn about graduate school and for graduate students of color to share their experiences, connect with other graduate students and network across disciplines. Register now →

*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.

Habiba and Ralina"Troubling the Family" and "Transcending Blackness"
Thursday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m., University Book Store
UW faculty members Habiba Ibrahim and Ralina Joseph will discuss their new books,Troubling the Family: The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism and Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial.


Yaqui Profiles of Deportability, 1899-1912 by Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez, American Studies, University of Texas
Public Lecture: Thursday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m., CMU 120
Coffee Hour with Grad Students: Friday, Feb. 8, 10-11 a.m., CMU 202

Part of the Simpson Center for the Humanities‘ John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures: "B/ordering Violence: Boundaries, Indigeneity and Gender in the Americas."

Geoffrey Pullum, Linguist
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m., Kane Hall 120
Those who purport to know English grammar use it primarily to nitpick. The victims of this grammar bullying end up in a sorry state: insecure about their linguistic abilities yet clueless about what to do. Dr. Pullum will take these grammar bullies down a notch in "The Scandal of English Grammar Teaching: Ignorance of grammar, damage to writing skills, and what we can do about it." Register now →


edtrends. Many thanks to those of you who shared your ideas in response to the last report.