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Graduate Student Research Symposium Preparation Workshop

Are you a graduate student interested in gaining research presentation experience? Consider presenting at the 5th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Attend the research symposium preparation workshop to learn about the types of presentations at the Symposium, benefits of presenting your research, helpful tips for presenting, judging criteria, prize information and how to begin preparing for the Symposium.

Thinking About Graduate School

The Graduate College presents “Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS),” an event for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree. TAGS will consist of a presentation explaining graduate application processes, a question and answer session with a panel of current graduate students and professors, and an information fair of UNI graduate programs. Email for more information.

Graduate Student Information Meeting

The program for the Graduate Student Information Meeting includes a resource fair and presentations by Dr. Shoshanna Coon, associate dean for Graduate Academic Affairs, "The Road to Graduation" and Rachel Jones, Student Information Project trainer, "Student Center Overview" on the new Student Information System. A graduate student panel will share their expereinces as graduate students. There wil be refreshments and door prizes. No RSVP.

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture: "Ghosts of Past Data: Challenges and Advances in Secure Deletion of Files"

Sarah Diesburg, computer science, will present "Ghosts of Past Data: Challenges and Advances in Secure Deletion of Files."

Secure deletion is the act of completely removing file data from electronic storage so that it cannot be recovered.  This lecture will briefly outline why this is so challenging today and introduces TrueErase, my backwards-compatible secure-deletion framework. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture - “Guerillas in the Knit: Guerilla Knitters, Yarn Bombing, and Craftivism in Contemporary North America”

Marybeth Stalp, associate professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, and Therèsa M. Winge, assistant professor of apparel and textile design, Michigan State University, will present “Guerilla Knitters, Yarn Bombing, and Craftivism in Contemporary North America”

Sending knitted uteri to the US Congress. Angering the US Olympic committee. Vandalizing public spaces. Twisting everyday objects into subversive ones. What do all of these things have in common? Crafters! That’s right, knitting and crocheting have been making a youthful and public comeback since the 1990s, through the work of guerilla knitters, yarn bombers and craftivists. In 2004, we began following this seemingly innocuous phenomenon--handcrafting, and will share in this presentation our research experiences with craftivists, including local and global examples.

Attending an Academic Conference

Attending an academic conference allows you to present your work to faculty and colleagues, build your resume or CV, network and receive field-related experience outside of the classroom. Attend the workshop to learn the benefits of attending conferences, preparation suggestions, tips on networking and resources for more information. 

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series: “Changing Minds, Changing Behaviors, and the Changing Climate”

Jack Yates, psychology, and Carole Yates, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will present "Changing Minds, Changing Behaviors, and the Changing Climate." Can entire communities reduce energy use to win a competition and do the right thing? Yes, with know-how and community spirit. The Yates will share the results of the successful "Get Energized, Iowa!" competition among four small Iowa communities to see which could reduce the most energy use in one year. But is this enough to save the planet? No, individual actions must be followed up with collective action. The audience will be invited to think about how best to use what we know about social science to encourage local, state and national action on climate policies.


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