"RIT Office of Graduate Studies Outreaches to Alumni"
RIT Office of Graduate Studies featured in the Democrat and Chronicle's ConXion blog for the Hispanic Community in Rochester.
The recipient of the Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium's Best Presentation of Session 1 Award, RIT Imaging Science Ph.D. student Abdul Syed, is featured in RIT News (link) and the Democrat and Chronicle (link)!
Golisano Institute for Sustainability
Sustainability Ph.D. and Sustainable Systems M.S.
January 31, 2012
Increasingly pressing and complex challenges in securing a global sustainable future requires innovative interdisciplinary problem solving. The Sustainable Systems M.S. and Sustainability Ph.D. programs prepare students to take on these challenges. Students from all academic disciplines are invited to learn about these interdisciplinary degree programs, research opportunities, and financial aid.
For further information, contact Paul Stiebitz Paul.Stiebitz@rit.edu.
Interpreters provided upon request subject to availability.
Please make your request by going to the following website: https://myaccess.rit.edu
Workshop: How to write a CV (Curriculum Vitae)
Thursday, January 26, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Bausch & Lomb Center, A190
Graduate Students: How to Write a CV
Should you write a resume or a CV? Graduate level students often write a CV (curriculum vitae), which is a comprehensive synopsis of academic credentials, research and scholarly achievements, and teaching experiences. Students use a CV to apply for jobs in academia and research or for grants and fellowships. Come learn how a CV differs from a resume. Dean Hector Flores will co-present and offer tips on writing a technical CV.
Sponsored by the Office of Co-op and Career Services
Graduate Student Wine and Cheese Holiday Reception
Save the date
University Gallery in the Vignelli Center, Bldg. 7
Friday, December 10, 2010 4:00-6:00 PM
Please RSVP to Susan Phillips(email@example.com ) by December 3, 2010 in order to gain admittance to this event
RIT GLBT Center Event
The RIT GLBT Center and Signatures magazine is pleased to invite you and friends to a night of spoken or signed word. The event details are below and the flyer can be found here.
THEME: The Mirror That Reflects Open Mic Poetry Night
DATE: November 4, 2010
WHERE: Idea Factory (Next to Java Wally's)
Teaching Assistant's Training
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 2
Email invitation and more info to all graduate students - arriving soon!
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies
TA Learning Styles Workshop
Friday April 30th
Location: Slaughter Building(CIMS), Room 2150
Participants will take and "score" a learning preference inventory based on the theories of Carl Gustav Jung and on the educational application of his theories by educational consultants, Harvey Silver and Richard Strong. Characteristics of the four Basic Learning styles' T.E.M.P.O will be explained to help participants understand their learning profile. Participants will discuss how to apply learning style and learning profile concepts in their educational and every-day lives to better understand not only how their own learning happens but also how to better communicate with those whose learning profile is different.Bio of Workshop Presenter
Mr. Michael DuPre' graduated from LeMoyne College with a B.S. in Biology and from Colgate University with a Master of Arts in the Teaching of Natural Science. He holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY-Brockport and a School District Administrator (Superintendent level) certification from the New York State Education Department. After teaching Biology for 20 years and being a K-12 director of science and health education for 11 more, Mr. DuPre' ran the graduate program in science education at the University of Rochester's Warren School of Education and Human Development for 2 years before "going across the street" to become an adjunct instructor at the University of Rochester's Medical Center. Working through the Department of Environmental Health's Life Science Learning Center, Mr. DuPre' has been involved in curriculum design and professional development for high school biology teachers across the state. He has been a member of the New York State Biology-Chemistry Professional Development Network for 17 years and, with his consulting partner, has presented at numerous local, state, and national science teachers' conferences for over 30 years. His current interest involves co-teaching a graduate course at the medical center for biomedical Ph.D. candidates and post-docs who want to learn some fundamentals about teaching and learning science to help raise the level of educational expertise among the scientists who may further their career as college and university professors.
Graduate Student Spring Picnic
Here are some pics from the second Annual Graduate Spring Picnic held on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Innovation Center.
2010 Winter Gala a Smashing Success!
Over 100 graduate students from all across RIT gathered together on Friday February 5, 2010 for the first ever graduate student Winter Gala. The students enjoyed a night of food, fun, and dancing. The event was sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and was also supported by the Province and Park Point.Everyone had a great time!
Graduate Student Holiday Tea
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Karaoke and Game Night
Friday, January 23, 2009
Holiday Graduate Tea
On Wednesday, December 10, 2008 The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies hosted a special Holiday Graduate tea. Pictures from the event are displayed below.
Photos of the Alumni Reception and art exhibition below (click for larger images).
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC SUMMER INSTITUTES FOR U.S. GRADUATE STUDENTS - 2011 APPLICATION NOW OPEN
The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.
The 2011 application is now open and will close at 5:00 pm local time on November 10, 2010. Application instructions are available online at www.nsfsi.org. For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nsf.gov/eapsi or www.nsfsi.org.
NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations and the value of ensuring that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The program is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program by the application deadline date.
The first Summer Institutes began in Japan in 1990, and to date over 2,000 U.S. graduate students have participated in the program.
Should you have any questions, please contact the EAPSI Help Desk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.
Graduate Student Research and Creativity Support Grants
Call for Proposals - Fall 2010
The Office of Graduate Studies is sponsoring small research and creativity support grants to graduate students. These grants are to support efforts such as conference travel, conference fees, publishing fees, materials/equipment/software purchases, and other research and creativity related activities. All graduate students from all academic programs are welcome to submit proposals.
Maximum proposal amount: $350.
Submit the following:
- A brief description of the research activity that needs support. (no more than two pages). Include in this a break-down of expenses including how the support funds will be used.
- Proof of an activity (such as a letter of acceptance from a journal or conference).
- A letter of support from a faculty advisor.
Send these items to the committee via email to Susan Phillips (email@example.com) with the subject line: Graduate Research & Creativity Grant.
October 29, 2010 (For Fall Awards)
Dr. Chance M. Glenn, Sr. - (chair) Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Dr. Danielle Smith - Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Warren Koontz - Professor, College of Applied Science and Technology
Mr. Billy Vasquez - Ph.D. Student, Astrophysics
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany
Wanted before November 1: Stellar Graduate Students to Meet Nobel Laureates
Do you have an outstanding graduate student? Send him/her to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany this summer to meet Nobel Laureates and rub shoulders with some of the brightest graduate students from around the globe.
The focus of the 2011 Lindau meeting will be Physiology or Medicine. The meeting will be June 26-July 1, 2011. The timeline is short. Nominations from your university are due November 1, 2010.
You can learn more about the Lindau Nobel Meetings at the following Web sites:
2010 ITERES Student Paper Contest
Student paper contest to be held as a part of the 2010 IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply.
Click here to view flier for more details
[Industry Studies Association] Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program Request for Proposals
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is now accepting proposals for the 2011 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supports doctoral students through the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. This competitive program is open to students seeking doctoral degrees from accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. This program is intended for students who are in the process of formulating their dissertation proposals as well as doctoral candidates with recently approved dissertation proposals. It is expected that applicants will complete their dissertation during the 2011-2012 academic year. The deadline for this year's program is 7:00 PM Central Time on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.
This initiative will help launch a cohort of world-class scholars into this exciting field, thus laying a foundation for future scientific advancement. We hope that the findings generated by this effort will be translated into knowledge with immediate application for policy makers, educators, service providers and entrepreneurs.
To view the official Request for Proposals, or to submit a proposal, please visit http://www.kauffman.org/kdfp. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Hydropower Fellowships Available
MASTERS AND DOCTORAL CANDIDATES
Upto 26 New Fellowships Available.Hydro Research Foundation Fellows will be awarded two to three years of support for applied research in the field of hydropower. Fellowship applicants must have completed a bachelors degree by the date of the Fellowship award and be a full time Masters or Doctoral Student.Important Dates:
All application materials must be received by April 9, 2010.
Applicants will be notified of application status by May 15, 2010.
* A living stipend of up to $26,000 annually.
* An annual tuition allowance of up to $16,000.
* An annual allowance of up to $900 to be used toward university-provided health insurance.
* A $2000 per year honorarium for their main academic advisor.
* Travel costs to attend the annual Hydro Fellows Roundtable.
More about the Foundation
The First Annual Graduate Research Symposium was an overwhelming success. Over 200 attendees heard talks or saw poster presentations given by over 70 graduate students from all over the campus. The symposium was an opportunity for the RIT community to learn of the depth and breadth of our graduate student’s research activities.Awards were given out for the top oral presentations and for best poster. The award for best overall presentation went to Ray Ptucha, a Ph.D. student in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, for his presentation, “Facial Pose Estimation Using a Symmetrical Feature Model.“
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Deans of Graduate Studies connect with the community
Dean Andrew Moore Gives Invited Lecture at the University of Oxford
Dean of Graduate Studies Andrew Moore was recently invited to give a lecture to the University of Oxford’s Institute of Archeology. The lecture entitled “From the Euphrates to the Adriatic: Investigating the Origins and Spread of Farming” was given on February 27, 2009 and was a summary of ongoing research that has been encapsulated in his book Village on the Euphrates: From Foraging to Farming at Abu Hureyra (Moore, et. al, Oxford University Press 2000).