April 14-18, 2014
This year the Office of Graduate Studies is proud to present the first Graduate Education Week. This week will be filled with events which will culminate with the Convergence Art Show Reception on April 17th and The Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium on April 18th. During this week of events we will be holding gatherings, information fairs and speakers from all across campus.
If you have an idea for Graduate Education week please contact Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Success Rauncie Ryan.
Monday April 14th - Opening Events for Graduate Education Week
Monday April 14, 2014 ~ 11:00am-12:30pm
SAU Room 1510 (The “1829” Room)
Research Beyond Boundaries: Translation as Interdisciplinary Practice
Abstract: Disciplines draw boundaries; research crosses them. Disciplines need to be in conversation with each other, but in whose language should such a conversation take place? Translation is thus necessary and unavoidable. Increasingly, creative problem-solving requires that science and art be in conversation, that discovery and invention be connected, that natural and computational systems work together, that different modes of representation—natural, aesthetic, and mathematical—interact coherently with each other. In effect, we are all inevitably caught in translation; we must, therefore, confront the question of translation in its own right. This panel will discuss a variety of ways in which we are challenged by questions of translation, across a variety of cultural and disciplinary boundaries. Ultimately, boundaries are artificial; they are made to be useful and to be crossed. With your participation, we will explore what the theme of translation could mean for transdisciplinary conversation and research at RIT.
Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm (Ph.D. in Linguistics) is Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at RIT. She teaches computational linguistics and language science. Her research centers on computational inference with text, speech, and multimodal data, with a focus on applications in the health domain.
Timothy Engström is Professor of Philosophy at RIT. His research and teaching focus on comparative Anglo-American and European philosophy, philosophy of vision and imaging, and aesthetic and rhetorical theory.
Babak Elahi is Professor of English and the Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts at RIT. His teaching and scholarship range across American literature, Iranian film, and transnational cultural studies, particularly Iranian diasporic literature and culture.
Attendance limited to the first 50 registrations (snacks included)
Please RSVP to Rauncie Ryan at 475-4261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
GRADUATE OFF CAMPUS HOUSING FAIR
Monday April 14th
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Come by and talk to off campus apartment representatives about options for housing. No reservation needed just show up!
Tuesday April 15th
Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop
This workshop has been Cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Wednesday April 16th
Graduate Thesis: The Endgame!
Noon - Wallace Library - Third Floor Bib Lab
This workshop is geared toward those graduate students planning to defend a thesis or dissertation in May or August. Library staff members will lead the workshop informing you of the requirements for submitting print and electronic copies of your final work. They will discuss how and where to submit in print and electronically as well as where your electronic work will be available for the world to view and download! They will also discuss how to apply for an embargo of your work if necessary. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about title pages, signatures, abstracts, costs, editing, and general guidelines. Attending this workshop will help you understand all the steps in the process and will make a very stressful time in your graduate career proceed smoothly.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Facilitated by Peggy Tirrell
LOW(12)-1225/35 Multipurpose Room
Informational Interviewing - This seminar will cover the why and how to conducting informational interviews and provide the participants with an opportunity to develop and practice their "elevator" speech/introduction.
Thursday April 17th
3rd annual juried exhibition of graduate student creative work
University Gallery Reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 17th
Show runs April 16- May 3
Friday April 18th
6th Annual Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
See information below